Dear Guests: THE 5-STAR REVIEWS say it all. 'House by the Sea' is a rare 1915 oceanfront home with incomparable Hawaii-like views, a sugar-sand beach, beach stairs from our land, and has been carefully and captivatingly renovated in a yesteryear-charm neighborhood of vintage homes and verdant lawns and gardens. With a Sub Zero refrigerator, 6-burner 4-oven English Aga cooker, and central air conditioning, this home is idyllic, comfortable, and ideal for unforgettable family vacations. Big screened oceanfront dining porch for your fresh seafood dinners, nap to the sounds of the surf, check email w Wi-Fi on the lawn, s'mores at the fire pit overlooking the ocean, with colorful Adirondack chairs circling the fire.
This amazing house has 5 bedrooms (all with ocean views) 3 bathrooms. House by the Sea is decorated in restrained Nantucket style. Its oceanfront living room has fireplace, wainscotting, beams, paintings, and books. The living room opens to the beamed dining room with ocean views and charming Oceanview bay window seats. Wine/coffee pantry has wine glasses, Keurig coffee maker +automatic drip (Mr Coffee)+ French Press, stainless-steel 2-drawer drinks refrigerator. The well-equipped kitchen has the iconic Aga cooker (4 ovens, 6 burners, custom paneled exhaust hood), 36" stainless steel Sub Zero refrigerator, and honed granite countertops. Ample quality cookware, dishes, flatware, small appliances, glassware, table linens, kitchen linens, spices, condiments, paper goods, and laundry supplies.
Adirondack chairs line up on the lawn or around a fire pit, where you can watch a sunrise over coffee or catch a glimpse of the big dipper on a mild summer night. (Starter supply of firewood provided.) You would think that all East Coast oceanfront homes have dramatic moon rises and sun rises, but not so… you have to be in the right spot, facing the right way, to get these glorious spectacles of nature. Is this the right spot? YES, it most certainly is.
There is a crushed stone patio with a gas grill and teak English patio benches umbrella and chairs. There is something special about seeing the ocean surf, bluffs, and beach through 100-year-old wavy glass.
You'll enjoy three private couples bedrooms 1) a queen, 2) another queen, 3) a king made of 2 singles, since we can't get a real king up the stairs.) 4) A "loft" full-bed bedroom on the same floor, with ocean view, railing on one side, and 5) bunk room w two bunk beds+ a single bed so the room sleeps 5 kids, or an adult and 4 kids, or all adults flexible enough to sleep in bunk beds.
The first-floor full shower-bathroom has a step-up (it's an antique house) and contains a 4-foot shower plus the laundry stacking washer dryer. The second floor has two bathrooms. One has a subway tile shower with octagon tile floor and replica antique plumbing with Antique-style exposed thermostatic valve. The other bathroom, newly renovated, has a shower, and pedestal sink.
From the vantage of House by the Sea, the arc of beach and bluff looks like a scene from Hawaii. There are 100 steps down to the beach, two landings with catch-your-breath built-in benches. On July 3, with magnificent fireworks rising from the beach, this is possibly the most spectacular place to be within 2,000 miles.