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Enjoy the quite off season in front of the cozy fireplace!

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:
January 19, 2018

Why Edward chose Newbury

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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Enjoy the quite off season in front of the cozy fireplace!
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 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: April 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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Perfectly Charming!

  • 5 of 5

This adorable cottage was not as described. . .it was even better! I stayed here while visiting my family on Plum Island for the Thanksgiving weekend. The home was fully equipped with everything we needed for a perfect weekend getaway - there were even coffee pods for the maker. There were plenty of towels and they were soft and fluffy. The beds were super comfy and I slept great every night. There is plenty of parking and the oyster shell pathway added to the beachy vibe of this cottage. Though I didn’t meet Edward in person, he was a great host; because I had an earlier flight and the home was available, I was able to check in earlier which was really nice. He also text me to make sure I arrived safely and everything was as expected. I would definitely recommend the cottage and stay again (perhaps in the summer as it’s a great, year-round place).

This was my first experience using a vacation rental service/site. If all experiences go as well as the one I had with Placid Plumtucket Cottage, I will absolutely do it again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little house, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable and charming. Perfect home base for our birding weekend. We highly recommend for a relaxing holiday close to the beach, nature, and villages with great dining options.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We love it as we know it!

  • 4 of 5

We love the place and will be back next year

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Placid Plumtucket Cottage is perfection!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful and welcoming, with everything you might need! The location is amazing, and just a few steps from a beautiful beach. The owner was wonderful, and made the overall experience very pleasant. In fact, the whole island was incredibly beautiful and relaxing, and everyone was warm and friendly! We will absolutely be back to Plum Island, and hope to stay in this cottage!!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Landlord Ed was very gracious and accomodating

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Refundable 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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