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Maureen McCarthy

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Beautiful First Floor 2 BR Condo in Manchester

6 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Manchester-by-the-Sea Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Completely renovated 2 bedroom, 1.25 bath.

Spacious designer kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances.

Large Living room and wonderful master bedroom suite.

Close to town center, commuter rail, and Singing Beach.

4 minute drive to Singing beach, 20 minute walk (1.2 mile)

2 minute drive to Train station 10 minute walk (0.6 mile)

2 minute drive to Town center, 9 minute walk (0.5 mile)

Off street parking.

Relax in the wonderful town of Manchester-by-the-Sea. Meticulously clean high-end rental.

Nice back yard. Easy access to hiking trails.

AC Window units in bedrooms.

Keywords: beach town shops clean 2 bedroom

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Maureen McCarthy (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

Beautiful First Floor 2 BR Condo in Manchester
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Awesome place to relax away from home

  • 5 of 5

We came to Manchester-by-the-Sea after 5 days in New York City. This location was the polar opposite of where we had been. It was perfect for us. After a week in a cramped hotel room, it was excellent for the three of us to have our own space in this lovely home. The two bedrooms were fantastic and it was also nice to have a living room to meet up in for mornings and end of day.The laundry was also a plus. It was great to not have to go home with all dirty clothes!

Maureen was awesome about giving suggestions as to places to go for our needs. She was quick to answer our questions and give information.

This was the perfect location to base our Massachusetts week from. It was an easy drive to Gloucester for our Whale Watch Cruise and to Salem to sail on the Schooner Fame. The house was close to the beach which had incredible sunrises and sunsets. (The mosquitoes however were quite large, so I do suggest that anyone who goes takes insect repellent with them.)

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this very kind review and wonderful suggestions for our future guests. Many thanks, M
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5

Beautiful unit, well equipped, great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family very much enjoyed our stay in this Summer St condo. The unit and entire property were very well taken care of and very clean and it was very well equipped with all quality essentials for a rental. Beach passes were included which was nice. Great location, easy walk into town. Parking is very tight and limited but otherwise we were very satisfied.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with. Really glad that you enjoyed your stay! M
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5

86A School Street in Manchester

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our brief stay at 86A School Street. The apartment was recently renovated, had all the conveniences you'd expect and was a short walk to shops, restaurants and the beach...plus the owner was so accommodating and easy to work with. We highly recommend it -- 5 stars!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruce, thank you for that very kind review. We strive to please our guests. M
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5

4th of July stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean and wonderful to stay at. Maureen was very nice and always available for questions or concerns! We stayed during the 4th and were able to watch the parade go right by the house. She also put air conditioning units in for us which was great. I would suggest this house to anyone looking to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am grateful and delighted with this review. Furthermore, I highly recommend Brooke for a rental. It is very important that my guests have a very peaceful stay. Brooke's group was larger than I usually book (5 adults). I was a bit concerned about too much activity/noise. Brooke and her guests were highly respectful of our other guests. My guest on the second floor commented on what a terrific group Brooke and here guest were. Brooke, thanks for staying with us and hope to have you back soon!!!
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5

Beautiful place, fantastic owner

  • 5 of 5

We booked just two days before we arrived -- and were incredibly glad we did! Maureen is probably the most thoughtful owner we've ever worked with (and we've rented quite a few vacation homes). She arranged for local parking and beach permits, which saved us $45/day. She gave us flowers from her garden when we checked in and later brought a guidebook to local homes and extra blankets (without being asked - simply because she thought it was a bit chilly), made check-out very easy and even mailed us a little gift after we returned home.

The apartment is completely renovated and very clean. The kitchen in particular is just beautiful! I wanted to take it home with me! :) Rental includes dishes, pots and pans, sheets, towels, beach towels and most household supplies such as toilet paper, dishwashing soap and so on. There are a few beach chairs and toys to use if desired. There are window air conditioning units in the two bedrooms, but we never needed them.

We loved Manchester by the Sea! Gorgeous public library, nice grocery store, interesting shops and places to eat. Spotted at the Stock Exchange, a really nice consignment shop: $25 cashmere sweaters, $20 Italian leather shoes, Limoges teacups from Paris--and a fast-changing collection of furniture, paintings, books, jewelry and more. Singing Beach is gorgeous, especially on a sunny day when the water, although cold, sports a stunning shade of blue. (And it's fun to be a "local"!)

We visited the odd little town of Salem, went whale watching leaving from Gloucester, visited Boston, Lexington and Concord, the tourist area of Rockport, Bear Neck - and caught a fantastic jazz concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center there, where a wall of glass overlooks the harbor. We enjoyed some great sea food and tasty New England dairy products (try Hood ice cream - available at the grocery store - delicious!)

More details: There is only one bathroom, with a sliding door separating the toilet area. The master bedroom (with great king sized bed) is right on the street, so there is traffic noise. You can also hear people from upstairs (high heels or children jumping). It wasn't a problem for us, but if you are noise-sensitive, you might be a bit unhappy. The train station is about 15 min. walk, so it would be possible to get by without a car, but not ideal if you want to travel around as trains are not that frequent.

In summary, we whole-heartedly recommend this lovely apartment and destination!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Myself, husband, seven year old son, and 15 year old niece stayed in this property for five nights in August. It was a stab in the dark of what area to stay in, I just knew I wanted to be north of Boston to tour the Cape Ann area, enjoy the shore and visit Boston one day. I never dreamed it would work out as well as it did.

Maureen, the owner, helped me finalize the plans via email. She was prompt and very easy to work with as we worked around my shift work schedule and other complications (on my end). She had great suggestions for the area and was available for questions or concerns while we were there. She even got us passes to the beach and a temporary resident sticker so we could easily park.

The house was lovely and the city of Manchester, even better. It was a wonderful town with tons of charm. It has a gorgeous beach with great sand, a nice local grocery store, and numerous stores and restaurants. We spent time walking the neighborhood, visiting the harbor, Coolidge Reservation, exploring the almost 50 acres of woods in the preserved powder house area behind the home, and driving to Rockport and Gloucester. I really enjoyed the fact that Manchester had all we needed with out the traffic and congestion of a more 'touristy' area.

The house was super clean (hurray!) and furnished nicely. It was a wonderful treat to come back to a place with nicer furnishings than you would find in a hotel, comfy beds with good sheets and big fluffy towels. The place had everything we needed, and more. I did not expect Maureen to have beach towels for us, but she did. She also had chairs and a few toys for the beach plus a very nice outdoor grill that we cooked on most nights.

The only unexpected thing I found was that it had one toilet and I expected two with a 1.5 bath description. The bathroom has the ability to be split with a sliding door; with the tub and sink on one side, and toilet and small sink on the other. The master bedroom is on the front of the house so you do hear traffic, but it was not a problem for us. The kids shared the room with twin beds, which worked, but we knew we could put someone on the pull out couch if needed. It was nice to not need the couch for sleeping so we had a room to gather in.

It was a great place, coupled with Maureen being so easy to work with, I don't hesitate to recommend this property. I look forward to going back but I will stay for longer than 5 nights, it is a winner!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gina, Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Many thanks for all the "local tips" in your reivew. All the best, M
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Logan
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cala's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Manchester Country Club
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cala's
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Singing Beach: 20 minute walk, 6 minute drive
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Manchester-by-the-Sea Townhome Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $250
Cleaning $125

If the number of guests is different than the reservation, please notify the owner. Also, this reservation assumes that there will be no large group gatherings at the home without prior owner approval. Large gathering defined as more than 6 people (including overnight guests).

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Amenities

Manchester-by-the-Sea Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.25: Main bath has is separated into to sections. The first section has a bath/shower area while the second area (separated by the pocket door) has a toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Manchester by the Sea resident stickers and beach passes can be obtained if the rental period is 7 days or longer. I will pay for one 7 day sticker (fee is $50). Rental may purchase additional stickers as they desire. Renter needs to provide car registration.

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