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4 brm, 2+ bath, Walk to Beach & Village - Tennis Courts

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2+ Bath, (Sleeps 10) with tennis courts, walk to beach & village

New for SUMMER 2017 - we have refurnished the bedrooms and renovated windows & floors.

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, SUP, yoga, grocery store and fabulous restaurants during your week stay (6 night min) or relax on the front porch, within the 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 (families) - 2 tennis courts across the street and a new turf field, play ground and lots of space to play within the 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 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 for all interests.

Outdoor Grill.

Garage & shed.

Bikes for him, for her & for kids.

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

House outline:


Extra Frig/Freezer


First Floor:

Living Room #1 of 2 (big screen TV)

Dining Room


Living Room #2 of 2 (big screen TV)

Half Bath

Second Floor:

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

Bedroom #1 - double bed

Bedroom #2 - queen bed

Bedroom #3 - twin bed

Full bath (tub)

Walk in storage 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



Train to Boston


Gift Shops


Real Estate Agencies

Grocery Store

SUP Store





Ice Cream Store

Local Book Store

More Details

Stacey Lai
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

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.


Manchester-by-the-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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
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.


4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

4 brm, 2+ bath, Walk to Beach & Village - Tennis Courts
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Magical home in beautiful Manchester!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this Manchester-by-the-Sea home. The house is exactly as promised - lots of space, beautiful bedrooms, everything anyone would need for a family of four (or more). We arrived to find everything immaculate. This was a "turn key" experience. What an amazing neighborhood - so quiet and cute, but very close to downtown. Singing Beach (about a mile from the house) is unbelievably beautiful - with the beach passes, beach toys, chairs and umbrella, we were ready to go! We had a few questions during our stay and the owners were immediately responsive. The weather wasn't always perfect and that didn't bother us a bit! The house is so comfortable, we were able to just relax, read and watch a movie with the kids. I would highly recommend this home to anyone with a family - it's clean, roomy, convenient and homey. Our girls are 8 and the home was just perfect for them. Manchester-by-the-Sea is a perfect alternative to the very busy Cape. It's a very nice "hometown" feeling - with easy access to a gorgeous beach and delicious restaurants. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston MA

Wonderful vacation rental in beautiful Manchester-by-the-Sea

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly wonderful home for a family stay in Manchester-by-the-Sea! The description in the listing was accurate in all respects. Everyone in our party absolutely loved staying there. The property is very child-friendly, and the 4 children in our group were thrilled to be there from the moment we arrived throughout our entire stay. The house is gorgeous, very clean and well kept and equipped, and it comfortably accommodated our party of 6 adults and 4 children. The property has a terrific, large fenced-in yard with play structures for children - all the parents in our party felt that it was just perfect. The location is fantastic - just a very short walk to the town and shopping and also a short and pleasant walk to Singing beach. It is also just a short drive from the house to Crane beach. We had great beach days at both beaches during our stay. The house is in a very nice neighborhood, peaceful and quiet, and it is located right across the street from a park. The owners provided excellent customer service - interactions were all prompt and very nice. I would absolutely recommend the property to friends and family, and we hope to stay there again. It was terrific - we couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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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Fenway Park
Newbury Street
Museum of Fine Arts
Cala's Restaurant
"Yummy food, great service and excellent drinks!"
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


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.


Rates & Availability

Manchester-by-the-Sea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer - June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Summer - July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Summer - August 2016
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Fall / Winter / Spring
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $100

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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