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A few wks still open! Newer cottage 1 block from beach w/ central A/C - Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Charming Nantucket-style year round modern hideaway with island ambiance.

One minute's walk from the beach, Placid Cottage located at 'Plumtucket' -is a charming 1½ story year-round cottage artfully designed & appointed. Placid Cottage offers an island ambiance and dramatic interiors!

This one-bedroom that sleeps four is stunning! 17' ceilings, central air, 2-car parking! This cottage has an open breezy living space, a modern (gas range, microwave, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops) fully appointed and applianced (everything from a crockpot to a submersible blender) kitchen, a cozy gas fireplace, a top of the line comfy queen bed, a memory foam pullout and a relaxed comfortable outside dining area complete with a gas grill. Although you are away, stay connected with wi-fi and streaming music and video through the flat screen. The island has everything you need. However, if you must head off island, city amenities abound in Newburyport, which include shopping, farm to table restaurants, bars with live music, performing art centers, free concerts and much more.

Walk to beach & Parker River Wildlife Refuge.

This is a fantastic hideaway for a weekend or long lazy week in the summer and is in a wonderful quiet tucked away location.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

Why Edward chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

After staying many times with friends, I could not pass up the opportunity to own a home on this laid back island. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


Newbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • One full size bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom with high end comfortable mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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A few wks still open! Newer cottage 1 block from beach w/ central A/C - Sleeps 4
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything we could have asked for! The kitchen was well stocked, so we were able to cook with ease. The fireplace added to the cozy vibe. The beach was a short walk away. Wifi and cable were a plus for the rainy day we had! We had a very relaxing time, and the location was perfect! The cottage is well cared for!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. The fireplace is the best on the unexpected chilly days. I especially like to sit on the leather recliner and read on days like that. We are pleased to have had everything you needed during your stay and hope to host you for another relaxing time in the future.
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Beach, eat, sleep, relax, repeat

  • 5 of 5

Two minute walk from the beach - nice little home with all the amenities necessary (much more than anticipated). Would highly recommend to everyone, including a family of four with two young children like us. Very nice area (compared to Salisbury Beach) and more quiet (compared to Hampton Beach).

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat, well organized and stocked with everything we needed! Not to mention adorable!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay and felt reassured that ed was available and willing to help with anything we may have needed while we were there!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, great location

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cottage with all the modern conveniences. The owner is very hospitable. This was the second year vacationing here and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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China, Maine

Excellent little place with everything one needs. The layout of the home is well designed.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for enjoying the beach, biking, birding and shopping within 5 minutes of town and restaurants. The kitchen has everything one would need to make your own meals.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carlsbad, CA

Perfect place for two to get away

  • 5 of 5

Ed's place was just as seen in the pictures on VRBO. My wife and I were stoked when we opened the door to exactly what we thought we were getting into. Ed was very responsive and helpful with local information since we were visiting from California. Our time was short since we were visiting for a friends wedding, but we felt right at home in this cottage. Very comfortable bed, great fire place that put out some heat and had all the amenities that you need. A very short walk to the beach for your long walks and surf when it hits. When we return we will be looking to contact Ed for possibly renting his place again.

Thanks again Ed!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The visual of you opening the door to find exactly what you had expected is a great comment and much appreciated. We employ a professional cleaning service to make sure everything is nice and clean when you arrive. Thank you for comments regarding responsiveness too, as we try our best to get back to everyone quickly. We would love to have you back, so please give us a shout if coming back to town.
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Boston Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Plum Island Grille and the Beachcoma
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Evergreen and Ould Newbury
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
MBTA North Shore Commuter Rail
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
495 and 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Plum Island Grille and the Beachcoma
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Plum Island
Car: recommended

This charming, new, modern cottage with everything you need for a stress free escape is located on Plum Island and is just a block from the beach.

Plum Island, Massachusetts is an island located off the northeast coast of Massachusetts, north of Cape Ann. It is a barrier island approximately 11 miles (18 km) in length. The island is named for the wild beach plum shrubs that grow on its dunes.

The island has a national wildlife refuge, restaurants and of course miles of beautiful sandy beaches.

Plum Island offers miles of public sandy beaches and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, home to over 800 species of birds, plants and animals on 4,662 acres. Sandy Point on the southern tip of Plum Island is a State Park and a wonderful place to swim, sun yourself or go tidepooling.

Massachusetts Audubon Society's Joppa Flats Education Center is located just over the bridge from the island. They organize bird watching tours and other educational programs for adults and family.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

* Cleaning fee included in pricing

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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