About the property
- House5000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Beautifully landscaped, 1790's large colonial, modern kitchen, quiet
You can bike or jog to the beach, or drive there in 5 minutes. It’s also an easy walk to the historic village of Manchester-by-the-Sea which features great shops and restaurants. Lovely large country house (approximately 5000 square feet) on 4 private acres with an inground swimming pool and gazebo- beautifully landscaped lawns, trees and flowers in quaint New England seaside town. The charm of a historic house which has been updated for modern ease. Fully furnished with four bedrooms. The master bedroom suite is self enclosed and has two fireplaces, a king bed, dressing room and bath. The second bedroom has a king bed and fireplace. The third bedroom has a queen bed overlooking the grounds and gazebo. The fourth has a full size bed and also overlooks the gazebo. Three upstairs bathrooms. One full and one half bath downstairs. The second floor is accessible by elevator and stairs.
Downstairs- A large eat-in country kitchen with a window seat. The living room is large, light and cheerful with down-filled sofas and chairs and a fireplace. The family room has a large flat screen TV, games, books and a desk area. The formal dining room has a fireplace and seats 12.
Beautiful large pool and pool area with gardens, available Memorial Day-Labor Day. Exclusive pool use for an extra $1000 per week. Or share the pool by the week with the owners who reside on their 3.5 acres adjacent property for an additional $75 per week per person
Larger groups can also inquire about the use of the separate annex available at an additional cost.
Washer/dryer. Wireless internet and cable t.v. Outdoor grill and seating area. Permits for Singing Beach available ($50 per week). Beach chairs and umbrella provided. Cranes beach is also nearby.
Available for rental by week or longer term. Check calendar for rates which vary by season and number of guests. The commuter rail runs through Manchester providing easy access into Boston.
The house is ideally situated for out-of-town Essex County Club members- tennis in your back yard, walk home from dinners on the deck.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Dana Vermilye
Mary Minott has worked for the Brookline Public Health Department for the past 18 years. Married to Owen Minott, an administrator for the Brookline Public School system, they have two grown children, a golden retriever and a rescue dog. Favorite activities include early morning runs on Cranes Beach and afternoon walks around black and white beach with our dogs. Our family also enjoys kayaking up the Essex river to the back side of Crane's beach, and paddle boarding off Manchester town docks. Mary's sister, Dana, also helps with the house.
Dana Vermilye purchased this House in 1965
Why Dana Vermilye chose Manchester-by-the-Sea
This country house is perfect for enjoying the ocean and nature. With 7, 000 square feet and four landscaped acres, the home is both spacious and private. Some of the most beautiful beaches in New England are close by. Manchester is in the heart of Cape Ann, the more relaxed, less harried Cape. Cape Ann's beauty is recognized by many of America's best painters who chose to paint here including Winslow Homer, Milton Avery and Edward Hopper. The area still has a thriving artist community and art galleries. Some of the best seafood in the U.S comes from here. Local farms and farm stands are minutes from the house. Excellent restaurants are close by. Manchester has a superb public school system, excellent library, tennis and basketball courts. We are just over 30 minutes outside of Boston with its rich cultural heritage and its first class arts institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston is also easily accessible by train from Manchester Center. From New York: Boston is just 3 and 1/2 hours by Acela. You can avoid traffic and get to our house for less time than to get to Montauk on a busy weekend. Once here, you can truly relax with life in a beautiful seaside town.
What makes this House unique
This historic home was built in 1790 and has the charm and details of a historic colonial home including 6 fireplaces with carved wood mantels including one with sailing ships, fitting to this seaside town. Our home has been updated with modern conveniences- the kitchen has top-of-the line appliances including a sub-zero refrigerator and granite counter tops. A unique blend of the charm of the old and the ease and convenience of the new. Many of the sofa's and chairs are down filled and the recliner is leather- comfort is yours! The house's four acres have gorgeous gardens, lovely trees and large lawns for kids to play on. The large, established trees provide for shade and cool breezes throughout the summer. Many birds live on the property - from hummingbirds to a pair of wild turkeys with their young.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful, historic home in ideal setting
This is a beautiful property for a family vacation. The house is elegant, comfortable, and filled with books. Each bedroom is distinctive and attractive, the living areas are charming, and the kitchen is perfect for gathering and cooking big meals. Manchester-by-the-Sea is an easy walk from the house and it was our favorite town in the area. Our family of six all enjoyed the town library, wonderful bookstore, harbor, sandy beach, and good restaurants. Dana made sure we knew she was available if we needed anything at all.
Great North Shore Option
From a stone's throw away (literally) from the renowned Essex County Club to the 2 minute drive to Singing Beach, this historically significant estate is a spectacular, serene and secluded gem. Owners are always available and super accommodating (even to the point of picking up fresh fish for us while they shopped for their own at the local market--wonderfully thoughtful). Great place for kids and extended family getaways. Nowhere up and down the North Shore is more than 30 minutes away (Newburyport, Lockport, Gloucester, etc.)--all very easily accessed via freeways. Downtown Boston, even in heavy traffic, is no more than a 40 minute drive away. Daily trips into Boston were very easy and stress-free.
We had a great time exploring the local Manchester-by-the-sea scenes: Captain Dusty's Ice Cream (a must), Manchester-by-the-book (a must for any bookworm--great local used bookstore), Singing Sand beach (highly recommend purchasing the local "resident" weekly parking and beach pass for $50--well worth it instead of the daily fee (purchase from City Hall (2 min drive from the house) during city office hours for the application and purchase--takes no more than 5 minutes).
Overall, Dana and Mary are wonderful hosts, extremely knowledgeable about the local customs and things to do, and wonderfully accommodating to your every need and expectation.
Thank you Chad for your great review! It was a pleasure meeting you, Natalie, your sons and Natalie’s parents. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will visit again next year!
A great old stately home in an ideal location in the best town on the North Shore
We enjoyed our stay immensely because the house had everything one would need for gracious living .The location to surrounding towns is also ideal because the easy access to 128. We will stay again when we head back to the north shore.The owners could not have been more nice in attending to our every need. Wonderful spot....
Thank you for your lovely review. We hope you and your charming family will visit again next summer- you were great guests!
Fantastic property and owners!!
My family and I were honored to stay at this property for 6 weeks while relocating to the area. (We're a family of five with three small children and a golden retriever). Needless to say, we got to know the property, and it's owners, quite well! We would highly recommend this property for families looking to stay in the Manchester area (no brainer for National Members of Essex County Club). The home exudes a distinct charm and "family" feel. The grounds are fantastic and well groomed. We honestly can't say enough great things about our stay, the property, and the owners. Their care, attention and responsiveness made our stay all the more special.
You'll love this property and the owners will certainly make you feel right at home!
Loved every minute of our stay
We could not have asked for anything more wonderful. Lovely old home elegantly decorated yet completely comfortable. Our hosts were gracious and most accommodating; we hated to leave.
It was such a pleasure to meet you and you were a great guest! Please come back again.
Regal House, Excellent Location
I had a great time staying in this tasteful house. When I was in the house, it was spacious and organized, but I spent most of my time either on the beach or relaxing on the lawns. The beach was a bike ride away, and was quiet and clean. While I was visiting, there was a charming fair, which was nice to drop in on. Overall, a great spot to vacation, as long as you don't mind unwinding for a couple of days.
Situated between two of New England's most beautiful beaches- Singing Beach and Crane's Beach. Enjoy paddle boarding around Manchester-by-the Sea harbor and outer islands, boards available in the center of town, or try the scenic bike route around Cape Ann, out to Halibut Point State Park.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The cleaning fee listed on the web site is based on a one week stay. There is an additional cleaning fee of $150 for each additional or partial week. For stays of more than week, renters are responsible for washing their own sheets and towels after the first week. Memorial Day through Labor Day there is an option of sharing a pool with the adjoining carriage house (on it's own 3.5 acres) for an additional $70 per week per person. Or exclusive pool use for an extra $1000 per week for up to 6 people and an additional $ 95 per week for each additional person. Anyone not in reservation party cannot stay overnight without prior authorization. Check in time is 4:00 p.m. Check out time is 10:00 am. No parties are allowed without explicit consent of the owners. Rates depend on the number of quests and the number of occupied rooms. Inquire about rate for to include use of the annex which can include 2-4 extra people with a queen bed (upstairs) and queen pull out sofa downstairs. Separate t.v. downstairs, bathroom upstairs. The school year, After Labor Day- Memorial Day: we prefer at least a 3 month rental. After September the monthly rate (without annex) for 3+ months is $4,500 plus utilities and cleaning (see above). If paying by credit card, please include an extra 2.75%