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Ashley MacCallum

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Charming cape cod cottage on beautiful grounds

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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South Shore Massachusetts Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Two bedroom cottage

Completed in spring of 2013, hummingbird cottage is a charming cottage built for comfort. The ground floor has an open plan room with vaulted ceiling and beautiful venetian glass chandelier. The dining room area has a table that will comfortably seat six adults. The living area has a tv and comfortable slipcovered couch and two arm chairs. There are four large windows to maximise the natural light and provide wonderful cross breezes in the summer. The back door leads out to a patio with cushioned chairs and table for Al Fresco dining and two adirondack s for relaxing. There is an outdoor shower behind the house for showers after your days at the beach. Upstairs there is a loft style bedroom, quaintly tucked into the eaves,that has two twin beds that can also be pushed together to make a king size bed. The kitchen has a small fridge, microwave, toaster and coffee maker so you can enjoy light meals at home. A grill is also available to use. The marble walk in shower and marble floor bathroom is located next to the master bedroom which has a queen size bed.

Situated in Duxbury, a quiet town at the beginning of cape cod, close to everything but off the beaten track. This historic town has so much to offer, from oysters and lobsters to fresh baked french pastries. The six mile beach is just a few miles away from the cottage and here you can spend a day reaxing on the outer beach, home to endangered plovers and in the winter months, snowy owls.Just 35 miles from Boston you can see all the sites of the city easily in a day trip. There is a commuter train that takes you right to the city from the next town, Kingston. The ski resorts are just two hours drive and many can be reached in a day trip. Vermont and New Hampshire are also within a short drive and Rhode island too. The cottage is a perfect point from which to explore or to relax and enjoy all the local activities. The historic town of Plymouth, where the pilgrims landed is just a few miles away and a trip to Plymouth plantation or a whale watch off Provincetown are fun to do. We will do anything we can to make your stay wonderful and great. There is so much to see that one trip just wont be enough!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ashley MacCallum (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Ashley MacCallum

We have lived here since the year before our son was born in 2001. We have always dreamed of building a guest cottage and have visitors from all over the world to enjoy our beautiful town. My husband grew up here and I am originally from England.

Ashley MacCallum purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Ashley MacCallum chose South Shore Massachusetts

This is our dream cottage that we designed after years of renting homes all over the world. We designed a clean, comfortable space with a private patio and garden with all the modern conveniences.

What makes this cottage unique

This home is bright, decorated with beautiful furniture and decorated tastefully. The grounds have beautiful plantings with many birds and rabbits, chipmunks and occasionally turkeys and deer can be seen.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Charming cape cod cottage on beautiful grounds
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Great stay at Hummingbird Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cottage. It is so cute and cozy. Everything we needed was there including beach towels, beach chairs, washer and dryer, etc. Loved the ping pong table in the basement also and enjoying the nice evenings in the private yard area. Beds were so comfortable and the bedding was beatuiful. Definitely will be back next time we are in Duxbury.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful and comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Charming ... great location!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't be happier with our first experience with VRBO! And Ashley was wonderful to deal with! We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Lots of windows

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed Hummingbird Cottage. it is very light and airy, and has plenty of space (there were 2 of us). The cottage is immaculate. It is also very well equipped, including beach chairs and washer/dryer in the basement. The owners are very friendly, and there were french pastries waiting for us when we arrived.

Duxbury is a very beautiful historic town, and the cottage fits right in. I would recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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What a find!

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was very cute, well decorated and quite cozy. My kids loved the loft! Having a washer and dryer available was fantastic! The grounds were private and tucked away. It was in the perfect location for us! So glad we found this cottage and we definitely plan on staying here for our future visits to Duxbury!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First time in Duxbury

  • 5 of 5

Exceptional and well-maintained cottage. Pictures accurately depict the property. Clean, cozy, and bright interior. Loved the natural light coming in from all directions. Garden was spacious for our son and two boxers. Grounds are very private and beautiful. Ashley was incredibly easy to work, kind and gracious. Owners are so friendly and warm. Would stay here again and again. We would have extended our stay by another day or two had the owners not had guests coming in on our day of departure. In fact, I wouldn't have left-ever-if I could have stayed!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Logan, Boston
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
North Hill
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Kingston, ma
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route three
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
125 Miles
Sunapee, NH
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Duxbury beach
Car: recommended

Beautiful historic town with six mile beach. Historic homes of some of the first pilgrim settlers and an art museum, state parks and historical beaches to visit.


Rates & Availability

Duxbury Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
xmas/new year
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
for payments 2.5% fee $35

Fourth of July week, a minimum of six night stay
Thanksgiving week and Christmas week and New year eve are high season rates and xmas new year period requires a minimum of 7 nights stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South Shore Massachusetts Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • marble floor, walk in tiled shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • High quality mattress with down duvet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A perfect retreat for honeymooners or families alike. Relaxing with many activities close by including skiing, boating, sightseeing. Close to plymouth where the pilgrims landed and cape cod. Day trip distance to Marthas Vineyard, Nantucket, Newport Rhode island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Boston and so much more.

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