|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This house has been my family's primary residence for 24 years. It is a dream come true to live on the ocean in a community rich with maritime and American history. I have always loved to share my home with family and friends and now want to share it on a rental basis for 3 months in the summer with families who will enjoy it and treat it like their own home.
I bought the original cottage which was located in front (ocean side) of this house and helped build this house while living in the cottage. Since the house is built into the primary dune, the main entrance and driveway is at basement level. Since I literally want to spend the rest of my days in this house, I installed an elevator during the renovation to make that possible even if wheelchair bound. When I broke my ankle in April 2012, I appreciated immediately the accessibility aspects of the house. I used a wheel chair to do laundry, empty the dishwasher etc and truly was so thankful the elevator had been installed. I'm happy to extend all the joys you'll find in this house for those with extra needs.
Upon arrival, I strive to personally give everyone a 30+ minute tour of the house and show you how everything works (ie. elevator, German tilt/turn windows, A/C systems, fully automatic generator back up system, hot tub etc) and answer any questions you may have. I will be available by phone and in person if necessary during your stay and have technical support on call if any maintenance issues arise during your stay.
The surrounding area of Boston, North Shore, Portsmouth NH and all of northern NE for that matter are at your disposal while you stay at the house. Boston is 45 minutes away. Make the most of your vacation and enjoy! Enjoy what people love about Martha's Vineyard with less crowds, at a much better value, with much easier access.
Keywords: oceanfront, contemporary, stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, a gourmet party kitchen, private walkway/stairs to the beach, three decks with 360 degree views, a six person hot tub, an elevator with handicapped access to all floors. sunset deck, ocean deck, sundeck, views of the ocean, the Great Marsh, Newburyport harbor, Cape Ann and all points north, all amenities within walking distance. Martha's Vineyard, without the hassle and a much better value.
I'm 62 years old and have worked in the high tech industry for 25 years and have now quasi-retired to manage real estate holdings. I recently remarried and have a 19 year old daughter and a 22 year old son. Besides enjoying my children and extended family, I love to fish, boat, sail, swim in the ocean, body surf etc. The ocean itself is ever changing and every day it presents something different to enjoy and marvel at and makes you feel happy to be alive.
David Williamson purchased this house in 1991
It's always been a dream to live right on the ocean. The house sleeps up to 17 people and has an elevator for those less ambulatory and plenty of common area for everyone to hang out - perfect for the family reunion!! Enjoy views of the beach, the ocean, the Isle of Shoals, the Great Marsh, Newburyport, the Merrimack River, fireworks from Salisbury Beach and Hampton Beach and even a Maine mountain in the distance! Within walking distance of the house on Plum Island, there are restaurants, a convenience store, a liquor store and a bait and tackle shop. Newburyport, a ten minute drive, is an historic seaport town in all its original brick facades and was one of the most productive ports in early Colonial history. Newburyport is full of shops, restaurants, riverfront boardwalk, fishing charters, sailing charters, whalewatch tours, theatre, free waterfront concerts etc. It was voted one of the top three cities for it's flower box displays! The house is within a short drive of Boston, Portsmouth, Kittery ME etc. Enjoy all the history and sights of Boston, the outlet shopping in Kittery, ME and history and sights of Portsmouth, NH.
Fall asleep to the sounds of the waves hitting the shore or jetty in front of the house. Sit on the ocean deck and enjoy the boat traffic or people watch those on the beach. Enjoy views of the ocean from all six bedrooms. Bake in the sun on our Sun Deck which catches rays all day long. Watch the sunset from two of the five bedrooms. Enjoy the sunset with a cocktail as well as a panoramic view of downtown Newburyport, NH, Maine and the ocean from our Sunset Deck. Watch a movie with the extended family on a choice of 70' or 55' large screen TVs or play cards or board games at the dining room table with the ocean as your back drop. Play a game of corn hole on the deck if you're water logged from too much body surfing or swimming in the ocean. Make sand castles galore or relax the muscles in the 8 person hot tub. Need I say more?
Thank you for opening your home to us. Growing up spending summer months on Lewis Bay on the Cape was something I will never forget. Allowing my family the opportunity to know what my childhood was like is very special. The house is a home! Our family, extended family and friends all enjoyed our time here.
Walks on the beach, an occassional fish off the rocks and quick rides to Newburyport all made our stay amazing. The view from the the deck is neverending and the sunsets can't be beat.
Thank you again for allowing my family to experience this house - your home.
Our family (12+) enjoyed our 3rd visit to Dave's Spectacular Home !!! 4 Families, 5 teens and lot's of visitors !!! This house accommodates everyone with lot's of space, Gorgeous Views and tons of things to do !!!
The Ocean is Fabulous and warm enough to swim...often !!! Everything we needed was already there or within
walking distance to get....such a well stocked house !!!!!
We All relaxed and Had A Ball!!!!
Thank You Dave for everything !!! You Are The BEST Host Ever !!!!!
Jane McDonald and Family
We loved our week at this Plum Island home!
We are an extended family of young and old(er), and this home allowed us to all be together for a beach week with plenty of room for all.
The location is the best on Plum Island, with a beautiful oceanfront deck and private way to the beach.
The well appointed kitchen allowed for everyone to have room to prepare and cook as needed. Two large TVs, plenty of casual seating and dining areas made it easy for us to relax in the evenings.
During the heat wave, the central AC was a welcome plus as we came off the beach!
We look forward to a return trip.
My husband had a stroke 6 years ago and we had looked for a wheelchair accessible property right on the beach for several years with no luck until we discovered this property. It has an elevator, tempurpedic bed and an outdoor enclosed shower which the owner was kind enough to finish before we got there so that my husband could have a shower. We had a family reunion and celebrated my 75th birthday. It was a wonderful week for us thanks to the owner David Williamson who was so helpful and considerate of our situation in every way. We had a small everyday issue with batteries for the remotes for the bed and he even offered to come over at 10 pm because he knew my husband had to sleep at a 35 degree angle. We have rented houses in several countries and I have never rented a house that was so well stocked nor have I encountered such a considerate owner. The view from the deck is wonderful. We enjoyed the hot tub every night. We did have a couple of days of not great weather but the house is large enough that the three generations had plenty of room to find things to do. I hired a trainer to come two different days for an exercise class. The deck was large enough for 5 of us to work out. I can't imagine that anyone would not enjoy this property. We would definitely like to do it again.
KJE - Newburyport, MA
David - we really appreciated you sharing your beautiful home with us! We were in town for my daughter's wedding and the house worked out great for our large group. I would highly recommend your home for large group or large families (like ours). Fred
We have stayed in many rental homes - 1 Southern Boulevard has to be the very best! It is spacious, gracious and oh so comfortable. It is beautifully decorated with high-quality appointments, tiled bathrooms and floors, elegant window treatments, great seating and dining arrangements and it has every amenity you could think of, from books & games to tea jars & coffee makers, hot tub to lobster pots. Two full refrigerators AND cold drink drawers (a great idea!); strong dependable wifi, Sonos, thick white towels, beach towels, more than enough outdoor loungers on the porch (high-quality ones at that...). And then, of course, there's the beach, just down the steps. Waves pounding away! (And there's even a swingset for kids.) If you have a crowd but don't want to be crowded (we were 14), this is a great place to stay. We all loved it; thanks ever so much to our gracious owner!
I had several friends and family come stay in this home for two nights and everyone was blown away by the view and elegance of the home. You can hear the waves while laying in bed at night, and just a short drive into Newburyport downtown for lots of great shops and restaurants. Everyone had their own comfortable beds and everything they needed for the stay.
Property was professionally cleaned before we arrived and there were ample clean towels and extra pillows and bed linens (along with extra toiletries if needed).
The views and property are even more amazing in person than in the photos.
I would absolutely invite everyone back to do this again.
Dave, the home owner, was very helpful and accommodating before and during our stay.
Highly recommend this place!!
Play set on property with slide, corkscrew slide, swings, captain's wheel
|Owner pays for damage protection insurance premium||£-79 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||£79|
Only weekly stays permitted in July & August. Minimum 3 night stays otherwise. Please appreciate that this is my primary residence. Personal affects are removed before & after your stay Owner pays for cleaning before & after your stay and a $99 damage protection insurance premium for $5000 in damage protection. Stays less than a week require single 100% payment at time of booking.