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Stacey Lai

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

4 brm, 2.5 bath, Walk to Beach, Town & Dinner (with Tennis Courts)

3 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Merrimack Valley & Essex County House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, (Sleeps 10-12) - tennis courts, sunny, open space

Located in the village of Manchester-by-the-Sea, this fully equipped 4 Bdrm, 2.5 bath home easily sleeps 8 with room for 10. Walk to the beach, harbor, library, train, tennis courts, yoga, grocery store and fabulous restaurants during your week stay or relax on the front porch, fantastic yard or grill on the back patio. Well appointed, furnished for comfort and easy to enjoy - this is the perfect vacation rental. Every aspect of living is available for you.

House rental comes with Beach Parking / Walk-On Pass for SINGING BEACH in Manchester and CRANE'S BEACH in Ipswich. Both beaches are delightful and wonderful experiences.

Location! Location! Location! Walk to town, to beach, to dinner, to tennis, to playground, to yoga, to surfing, to library, to train ... walk to it all. Best village location.

Gourmet kitchen ready to entertain. Gluten-free, allergy-free house & complete details to make your stay wonderful and stress free.

This is ideal for the active family - 2 tennis courts across the street and a new turf field, play ground and lots of space within view of the front porch. Bring your bike, skate board and rackets - this house is the ideal location for people who like to be outside and enjoying open space.

Here are some details:

4 sleeping cots, with bunk house (summer fun, for kids)

Beach toys

Beach chairs

Beach parking sticker for your car

Sun umbrella

Air mattress (twin & queen)

Full linens

Kitchen and eating for 12 people.

Dining table for 8 adults.

Fireplace (seasonal)

Games, books, technology (Google TV) for all interests.

Outdoor Grill.

Garage & shed.

Bikes for him, for her & for kids.

Cot, toddler bed & crib/pack-n-play.

House outline:

Basement:

Extra Frig/Freezer

Washer/Dyer

First Floor:

Living Room #1 of 2

Dining Room

Kitchen

Living Room #2 of 2

Half Bath

Second Floor:

Master Bedroom, master suite with bath & his/her closets - Queen Bed, desk & seating

Bedroom #1 - twin trundle

Bedroom #2 - twin beds

Bedroom #3 - twin with queen cot/air mattress

Full bath (tub)

Walk in book area with closets/storage.

Linen closets

Attic - off limits.

Keywords: House, home, cottage, 4 bdrm, tennis, beach, village, family, yard, garage, car, play, porch, grill, patio, walk to the beach, bike riding, walk to restaurants, sleeps 8 - 10, tennis courts, walk to town, walk to train, minutes to Boston.

Master Suite, with private bath. Premium Kitchen Appliances (Viking Range & Sub Zero Frig/Freezer, etc). Blue Ray, Google TV. LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Only steps from downtown, train, tennis courts & beach. Fantastic location (Brook St/ llen Ave)

Walk to:

Yoga Studio

Vet

Library

Train to Boston

Restaurants

Gift Shops

Bar

Real Estate Agencies

Grocery Store

SUP Store

Park

Playground

Beach

Harbor

Ice Cream Store

Local Book Store

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Stacey Lai (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Stacey Lai

We love our town, our home and immediate neighborhood - if you are interested in having a private, fun and enjoyable week - this house is for you. It's healthy, sunny, active and a great place to relax and enjoy. Our rugs are beautiful and floors are amazing - but, we also love sandy feet. Do what you can to help maintain this great house in the excellent condition, but we also understand what it means to be comfortable. We love animals, birds and fresh roses. Our grass is organically kept green and the landscape is almost perfectly groomed. Eating on the front porch is our most favorite past time with friends and family. We're excited to share with the right family, person or group. We love our neighbors and location, you will too!

Stacey Lai purchased this house in 2004

Why Stacey Lai chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

Location, Location, Location! The beach, the ocean, the harbor, the water, water, water! The sunset and sunrise from Singing Beach is amazing. Our village is on the harbor and filled with sweet shops, delicious restaurants and a great library, community center & grocery store. Walk to dinner, yoga and live music. This property is not for entertaining outside of the pre-approved guests. It's ideal for small gatherings and wonderful for families.

What makes this house unique

Tennis courts across from house with lights for fun extended night play, athletic field, great yard, porch & easy walk to Singing Beach! Walk to town, walk to train, walk to school and walk to church, beach, grocery store and more. Enjoy yoga, dinner, paddle boarding, fishing, tennis, the train to Boston/Gloucester/Rockport all within walking distance from the house.

Reviews

4.3
based on 3 traveler reviews

4 brm, 2.5 bath, Walk to Beach, Town & Dinner (with Tennis Courts)
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
4

Long Weekend in New England

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful long weekend with our adult children. Did not spend a lot of time at the house as we were out and about the whole time (Manchester to Ipswich to Rockport to Gloucester to Ogunquit to Kennebunkport to Portsmouth ... and the grand finale of a baseball game at Fenway Park) but it was perfect for our needs.

We had a couple of issues, but Stacey resolved quickly (and the wifi issue we resolved ourselves). The house is very nice. The only thing keeping me from rating it 5 stars instead of 4 is that I think "air conditioning" in the homeaway ad is a bit misleading ...

Otherwise, top notch!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and always, all the comments are so helpful. Your perspective and experience is important to us - it helps us get better at making the experience amazing for all. We are always available and willing to help each guest with their needs - and eager to resolve any issues that come up. The AC is a seasonal option we reserve for the hot summer months unless we pre-arrange with a guest to have them installed and ready for a stay. Or, we could have had them installed them for you ASAP. For most months, we rely on ceiling fans, box fans and ocean breeze / wind from fields. Your point is valid and we plan to update the wording on the listing and will make that super clear to our visitors. Thank you for everything, enjoy your summer and glad to be connected.
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Manchester by the Sea

  • 4 of 5

The home was lovely and fully equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Nice yard and lots of toys, bikes, etc. to make our stay with children enjoyable. Loved the convenience of walking to grocery and shops. Weather was lovely, too cold to enjoy the beach. Overall a nice family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having your family enjoy the property so much! You are welcome back any time. We'd love to welcome you back!
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Bad Aibling, Germany
5

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with our four kids. Weather was perfect, we enjoyed the ocean, had a lot of bbqs, followed the soccer world championships and played tennis. We all enjoyed the sport facilities on the other side of the street (tennis court, soccer field, playground). The house is perfectly equipped in a very nice neighborhood. Manchester is the best spot to discover Cape Ann etc., we went to Rockport, to Kittery....we would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having your family enjoy the property so much! You are welcome back any time. We'd love to welcome you back!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Calas Manchester,7 Central,Foreign Affairs Bistro
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Salem Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Cape Ann Golf, Essex County Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
MBTA Commuter Rail
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rte 128
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Calas Manchester, 7 Central & Foreign Affairs
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
New Hampshire
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Singing Beach
Car: not necessary

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!

House is 3 mins by foot to downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA and is ideal for a quick walk to Singing Beach, our local yoga studio, restaurants, grocery store, park, field, tennis courts, skate park, train to Boston, library, harbor and everything is small, perfect resort beach town has to offer.

Drive to Salem, MA: 20 mins.

Drive to Gloucester, MA: 10 mins. (whale watching)

Drive to fabulous full service athletic club: 3 mins. (Manchester Athletic Club)

Walk to Singing Beach.

Walk to fabulous book store, Paddle Board/Surf Shop, boutique gym, dinner, library, grocery store, small shops and/or yoga studio.

2 full tennis courts across from house, full field & play ground.

It's an easy house to access, enjoy and once you are here - leave your car and enjoy the area with your family and friends.

Families from Europe love the house as they can get here and just enjoy the house and walk to and from all you need ... walk to beach, library and train to Boston. Easy access to tennis courts and the house is equipped with all you need to play tennis, football, volleyball, lacrosse and bike riding. We are an active family and offer all access to sporting goods and equipment while you are visiting. The house offers privacy, excellent front porch to dine and relax on - dining on front porch seats 12 - 14. Lay the newspaper out, enjoy the sun or stay covered. House is situated up, across from a field so there is a constant breeze.

This house is located in a neighborhood and wonderful for families. It's not set up for entertaining and or parties. Only pre-approved events allowed and pre-approved over night guests. Parking for 4 cars only. No parties at all.

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Rates & Availability

Manchester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer - July
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$550
$3,850
$15,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer - August 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$600
$4,200
$16,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Rates are for weekly rental only. Check out Saturday @ 10 AM EST and check in Saturday @ 4 PM EST. Pre-approved pets only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Merrimack Valley & Essex County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master Bedroom has private bath with shower, window and closet. Bedrooms #1,2,3 have private bath with tub, shower and storage. First Floor has guest 1/2 bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom: 1) Master - queen w/ plenty of room for hide-a-way beds, up to 4. 2) Room #1 - Twin trundle (two twin beds) 3) Room #2 - Twin Bed with room for hide-a-way beds, up to 2 4) Room #3 - Twin Beds with room for hide-a-way beds, up to 4
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This property is located across the street from well maintained tennis courts with lights for night use, until 10 pm. There is a new turf athletic field across the way with a fabulous playground for all ages. You can walk to town, the beach and the commuter rail train which takes you to Boston in 35 mins.

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