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BEACH/OCEAN VIEWS NORTH SHORE BOSTON, CAPE ANN 3BR/2B IPSWICH

Elaine

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights
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BEACH/OCEAN VIEWS NORTH SHORE BOSTON, CAPE ANN 3BR/2B IPSWICH

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Ipswich - Windswept

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

'Windswept' on Great Neck

This is a Furnished Summer/Winter Rental. Winter rental starts Oct.15-May 2015 rate $2500 per month plus utilities. Summer rates below.

There are views from every window of this newly renovated, 4 season home north of Boston, with water access across the street to a rocky beach. The Atlantic Ocean is a distant view and Plum Island Sound is in front of the house with lobster boats and private boats moored nearby.

This area is great for kayakers, canoers, windsurfers, and boaters of every kind. Crane Beach in Ipswich, boasts of 6 miles of white sand beach and pristine sand dunes on a natural wildlife preserve. There is a small partially sandy beach for residents only included in your rental, a short 10 minute walk from the house or you can drive down and park.

The Crane Estate has summer family concerts at The Great House at Castle Hill on Thursday nights and many guided trails through the Wildlife Refuge.

Enjoy views of Plum Island, New Hampshire and Maine, plus many sand bars to stop and swim from and 3 public boat ramps within a 10 minute drive. Close to Cape Ann, Salem, and Boston and just 20 minutes from the New Hampshire border, makes this shore line community unique. Town is 3 miles away with a boat launch, train station, great restaurants, and golf and tennis within 6 miles. The town boasts of more pre-revolutionary homes than any other town in the US.

The north shore has plenty to offer for all ages with festivals and entertainment all summer long.

The house was renovated in 2003 with a 900 square foot addition, creating a 2000 sq. ft. open floor plan heated living area. There is a gourmet granite kitchen with a peninsula for morning coffee, with a view of Eagle River. A wrap-around deck is available, with plenty of deck furniture and table for evening dinners Al Fresco. The walk out ground floor has a king or 2 singles in the bedroom and a utility/laundry room.

The second level has the living area, with great room, kitchen, full bath and private living room. The third level has a master bedroom with balcony, full bath and small single bedroom.

Nature lovers can enjoy the many trails of the Essex Greenbelt, Plum Island's Parker River Wildlife, Trustees of the Reservations, and Audubon wildlife refuges. Great bird watching! Also North Ridge Road is a popular route on the North Shore touring bike trails. View the most breathtaking sunsets in the area, ranked one of the greatest in North America by National Geographic!!! (see link below for video)

ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:

*No parties, or smoking. If you do not comply with these rules, it is grounds for eviction.

*No more than the maximum number listed will be allowed on premises.

*Non refundable pet fee of $200 with approval of the owner

*Late check out fee of $200. Extra cleaning $75 per hour.

Keywords: Ocean, Seaside House, views, beach, summer, winter rental

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Guestbook comments from the owner
Summer guests were very pleased with the cleanliness and

views from this newly remodeled home. Most were familiar

with the North Shore and enjoyed the beaches in Ipswich.
Aug 2007
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Elaine

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2007
Speaks English
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I am a retired teacher and realtor. I worked several years with a large company doing vacation rentals on or near the ocean in the US. We have several properties

in the U.S. and Mexico. We would love to help you find a vacation for your family

that will maximize your relaxation and enjoyment. See our other listing number

in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

Elaine purchased this house in 2000

Gorgeous views and sunsets. Near Boston and New Hampshire. Beaches, beaches, beaches

Clamming, swimming, biking, hiking, birdwatching,etc. Children enjoy the new playground a short walk from the house with state of the art equipment in fenced, safe park by the beach.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Beach/Ocean Views North Shore Boston, Cape Ann 3BR/2b Ipswich
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
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Beach/Ocean Views North Shore Boston, Cape Ann 3BR/2b Ipswich
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p123484vb
(978) 500-9848 (Massachusetts, USA)
Ipswich Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Boston, MA
5

Spend your summer vacation here!

  • 5 out of 5
The house is perfect. I stayed by myself, this was an exercise in solitude and possibly one of my top vacations and much of it was this house. The views are spectacular, endless and available from every single window. The home is well appointed, comfortably furnished, tastefully decorated and spacious. There is access to the wrap around deck from just about anywhere you are standing. Turn, see the view, step out and soak it in.

I found it very hard to leave and explore the surrounding beauty, but when I did it was well worth it. It's a few minutes drive to Crane Beach and the main street of Ipswich, which has nice shops and some restaurants. Lots of activities very nearby. I highly recommend Windswept.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It warms our hearts to hear such glowing but true responses from our guests. We have had years of wonderful experiences renting this house. We love Ipswich and the area, and are glad people enjoy our house.
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Beach/Ocean Views North Shore Boston, Cape Ann 3BR/2b Ipswich
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p123484vb
(978) 500-9848 (Massachusetts, USA)
Ipswich Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

A GEM on the Plum Island Sound!

  • 5 out of 5
This was truly a gem of a find! A large, beautiful home located at Great Neck in Ipswich, overlooking the gorgeous Plum Island Sound. Perfect for a group of six--five adults, one child. Two twin beds that convert to a king on the lower floor, a fold out couch on the main floor--with a view to die for!, and an upstairs master with adjoining twin room on the upper floor. Two full baths that were modern and clean. A big, spacious kitchen with all amenities and new granite countertops. A large dining table perfect for card and game playing. A roomy patio with nice furniture, and a terrace that wraps around the house. Spectacular! Plus, beach umbrellas, small coolers, beach chairs, passes to two local beaches - including the scenic Crane Beach that sits beneath the stunning Crane Estate. Only five minutes, but worlds away, from downtown, historic Ipswich, the birthplace of America's independence. Visit www.historicipswich.org to take in a slice of America's history. Forty minutes north of Boston, or just over an hour to enjoy a lobster roll in Maine. Take the Duck Tour in Boston, walk the two mile Freedom Trail (self-guided tour), visit Fanueil Hall, Salem, and the charming coastal towns of Newburyport and Rockport. For all your Ipswich attire, visit The Jungle Store on Main St. Great quality and excellent pices. Lastly, do not leave Ipswich without indulging in the highly acclaimed Clam Box, home of the most scrumptious Little Neck clams and other delicious seafood. Look it up on Yelp or TripAdvisor. All in all, VRBO #123484 is the ideal home away from home when visiting the North Shore/greater Boston Area. On behalf of our family of six: twelve thumbs, WAY up! We will absolutely be back! Thank you!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beach/Ocean Views North Shore Boston, Cape Ann 3BR/2b Ipswich
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p123484vb
(978) 500-9848 (Massachusetts, USA)
Ipswich Merrimack Valley & Essex County
WI
5

Great view

  • 5 out of 5
We spent a week at this beautiful, comfortable, well-maintained home at the shore. Wonderful location a short drive to Crane's Beach and half hour from Salisbury Beach. Numerous sliding doors provided cooling breezes. View from decks is spectacular. Very relaxing place to stay. Thoughtful, considerate owner called to make sure we were happy with the home.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you, Thank you! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay.
business
Beach/Ocean Views North Shore Boston, Cape Ann 3BR/2b Ipswich
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p123484vb
(978) 500-9848 (Massachusetts, USA)
Ipswich Merrimack Valley & Essex County
D.C.
5

Clean, well equipped home with fantastic views

  • 5 out of 5
We spent several weeks here and loved every minute of it. Thanks for all the special details the owners
took care to provide. Great for families and the beach is fantastic. We would recommend it to all ages.
  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beach/Ocean Views North Shore Boston, Cape Ann 3BR/2b Ipswich
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p123484vb
(978) 500-9848 (Massachusetts, USA)
Ipswich Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Northampton
1

60 North St.

  • 1 out of 5
This house was not toddler-friendly as advertised. There were no baby gates and there were two staircases (including a particularly dangerous spiral staircase). There are no doors on any of the bedrooms, so there is no privacy. The owner accused us of stealing her beer, and then backed down from the accusation without apologizing for making it in the first place. She also kept part of our security deposit for "excessive fingerprints" on the slide doors (she knew we had a toddler) and accused us of having excessive garbage in the garbage pails. There is a hot tub but its use is prohibited. The beach is not walking distance as advertised. The decor is not updated, and the furniture on the porch is in particularly bad condition. When we let the owner know of several small items that needed repairing, she accused us of causing the damage.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry this family had such a negative experience. They seemed fine until I told them the cleaners were charging for excessive cleaning. There were dishes left in the sink, the refrigerator needed to be cleaned out, etc. It took the cleaners twice the amount of time than normal to clean before the next guests arrived.
Yes, we do have baby gates, however, they may not have been set out in full view for their use. The spiral staircase has fencing around the top and yes, you do need to watch a toddler near any stairs. Most of our guests have blocked the staircase to keep small children away. As for updating, I'm not sure what she means. The whole house was completely gutted and transformed in 2003 to the latest available premium details. We try to keep the house in tip top condition however, some minor repairs are needed during the summer when guests come and go weekly. This house has an open
floor plan which is mentioned in my description. Use of the hot tub was never advertised as stated in the contract due to liability issues. A ten minute walking distance is advertised which is easily achieved at a moderate pace following the directions left at the house. The home is professionally cleaned between rentals and inspected for damage. We have never had as many issues identified after a one week stay in the past, as evidenced by other reviews. We endeavor to make everyone's stay as enjoyable as possible.
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Beach/Ocean Views North Shore Boston, Cape Ann 3BR/2b Ipswich
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p123484vb
(978) 500-9848 (Massachusetts, USA)
Ipswich Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Bismarck, North Dakota
5

Ipswich Re-Visited

  • 5 out of 5
Living on Great Neck was a "dream" as I was enjoying my youth in Ipswich. My dream was fulfilled this past summer when my wife and I rented this immaculate house. My in-laws joined us on the trip so we ventured out daily to introduce them to the treasures of the North Shore. The kitchen was wonderfull enabling us to cook fresh local seafood and garden produce every night. We will return!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks to great guests like these we continue to offer the best for our renters.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Logan
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Ipswich T
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 1A
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Clark
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ipswich
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Wachussetts
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cape Ann
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Ipswich
Car: recommended

Whale watching, charter fishing, lobster boat trips, 40 minutes from Boston by train, 20 minutes by car to Newburyport, New Hampshire, Gloucester and Rockport.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Ipswich, Merrimack Valley & Essex County

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Winter long term
15 Oct 2014 - 15 May 2015
90 night minimum stay
$7,700
for 90 nights
$2,700
 
 
summer
20 Jun 2015 - 6 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
for 7 nights
$2,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
for 7 nights
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

each pet $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Pet Fee $200
Notes Winter rates are $2400 per month plus utilities. 3 month minimum
utilities are cable, phone, internet, oil heat

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ipswich in Merrimack Valley & Essex County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet
  • Workshop
  • Split-System Heating
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Water Tank
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , off master bedroom on top floor
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , has balcony with views on 3rd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , small single bedroom (pack n play available) 3rd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1st floor walk out can be twins or king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , open floor plan double sofa bed in great room 2nd floor
  • King size beds (2) king: one in master on 3rd level, king or twins on lower level, Twin or Single Beds (1) on 3rd level bedroom 3, Baby Cribs (1) pack n play available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) double size sofa bed in living room
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Golf Clubs
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
2 king beds, one king can be 2 singles, one single on 3rd floor, and a double pull-out sofa in living room, Wrap-around deck, yard, parking for 4 cars off street, or a boat trailer, water access across the street, private sandy beach 1 miles, boat launch nearby.
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