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David Williamson

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English

Oceanfront Home - 6BR Spectacular Views & Handicapped Elevator

17 Reviews
People17
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Merrimack Valley & Essex County

House, 3 Bedroom Suites, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 14 -17)

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. The house underwent an extensive addition which dramatically changed it's appearance. 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 obstacles this house might have presented to the handicapped. 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 30-45 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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
David Williamson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

About David Williamson

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

Why David Williamson chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

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.

What makes this house unique

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?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Dave:



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.
Aug 2012
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Oceanfront Home - 6BR Spectacular Views & Handicapped Elevator
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karla, Thank you so much for your very kind words! I am so glad that your family had a great time and that the house worked out for everyone, and especially for Ron! You're welcome anytime!!!
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We had a great time! What a great house!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fred, I'm so glad it worked out so well for your daughter's wedding!! Congratulations to all!
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5

Absolutely fabulous place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home with a stunning view

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Spot for relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house while visiting from Europe. The house is beautiful, well kept and a perfect location. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect beach week

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this property and the owner who opened his home to us and made it our home for a week. We celebrated our son's wedding in July and were looking for a vacation place to hold our extended family for an opportunistic vacation. The minute we toured the place the previous winter, we knew that we not only had a great vacation spot but had also solved our problem of where to hold the rehearsal dinner. The deck would easily hold our large dinner party of up to 50 people and could even manage that many inside in case of rain.

The days preceding the hectic weekend were blissful. The grandkids played on the playset, the beach, and in the hot tub. The adults, young and not-so-young, relaxed or played on one of the three decks, on the beach or in the ever-popular hot tub. The beverage fridge drawers next to the deck got quite a workout! When it got hot, it was easy to cool off by either walking down to the ocean - a bit steep and rough for the little kiddies, so be aware of this if you're looking for tot-friendly beachfront - or into the house for an air-conditioned view over the beach (or a nap). With a convenience and package store across the street, you don't have to go anywhere. And we didn't except for a few adventurers who went kayaking/birding in the marshes and another few intrepid explorers who had fun in the shops of Newburyport, about five minutes away.

The owner stays about five minutes away and is available to help in large or small emergencies, whether it's trying to figure out his custom lighting or sound systems, a backed up bathtub, or an oven failure. There are detailed printed instructions to ward off the small emergencies, but he was out the next morning after the oven failure with a brand new high-end oven. (We postponed its installation until after we left because the remaining full-size oven in the gourmet kitchen was more than enough to get us through the week.) All in all, the personal attention was a wonderful thing - it made us feel like welcome guests and it made us act like conscientious guests who wanted to help keep this amazing house in good condition.

When the relaxing was over, the house became a fantastic party site. We hosted increasing numbers of visiting family and friends as the wedding grew near, and the rehearsal dinner could not have been lovelier. (Catered by Creative Catering in Beverly, who did a great job.)

Our only problem now is that everyone wants to make this an annual event!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Plum Island Beach
Plum Island Grille
"High End Dining - Great Seafood Great marsh and sunset views. Make a reservation. Pricier..."
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
"Great Birding. Can arrange tours through Parker River HQ. "
Mad Martha's Cafe
"Awesome local Plum Island breakfast and lunch restaurant. Some dinners with BYO offered!"
Waterfront Park
"Stroll the boardwalk along the Merrimack River in Newburyport. Enjoy concerts on the grass ..."
Abraham's Bagels
"Unfortunately there was a fire in early July 2016. It was a Newburyport favorite and is sor..."
Tender Crop Farm
"Nearest local farm stand on steroids with their own butchery, locally grown as well as shipp..."
Agave Mexican Bistro
"Great food and drinks on State Street in Newbury. Make reservations!"
Michael's Harborside
"Great seafood right on the Merrimack River! Inside air conditioned dining or eat outside o..."
Newburyport Rail Trail
"Great trail to walk and ride!"
Newburyport Whale Watch
"Great trip to see the humpbacks. If you want to have much less of a boat ride getting to th..."
Lowell's Boat Shop
"Great historical site where wooden dories are still made! Lowell's Boat Shop has been makin..."
Wang's Table
"Best sushi by far! Order the Tuna-Tini!! It's a chinese restaurant as well. Located in d..."
Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Co
"Kids looking for a thrill? Take them to Cinnamon Rainbows and rent a wetsuit and a boogie b..."
Captains Fishing Parties
"Go fishing on large boat from the northern tip of Plum Island! Catch mackerel, stripers, b..."
The Newburyport Farmers Market
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Beachcomber Bar
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Portsmouth, NH
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Newburyport Commuter Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I95
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Beachcomber or Plum Island Grille
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Plum Island Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Dick's Variety
Nearest Point of Interest
Beachcoma Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Surfland Bait and Tackle
Nearest Point of Interest
Mad Martha's
Nearest Point of Interest
Plum Island Grille
Nearest Point of Interest
Plum Island Bird Sanctuary
Car: recommended

Play set on property with slide, corkscrew slide, swings, captain's wheel

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Plum Island, Merrimack Valley & Essex County

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Summer (Jul-Aug 2016)
26 Jun 2016 - 4 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£9,139
for 7 nights
£9,139
 
 
September 2016
5 Sep 2016 - 18 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£9,139
for 7 nights
£9,139
 
 
June - Sept 2017
18 Jun 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£9,139
for 7 nights
£9,139
 
 
June - Sept 2018
17 Jun 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£9,139
for 7 nights
£9,139
 
 
June - Sept 2019
16 Jun 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£9,139
for 7 nights
£9,139
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£9,139
for 7 nights
£9,139
 

Additional pricing information

Owner pays for damage protection insurance premium £-75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £75

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Kitchen Bathroom - Toilet , Primary bathroom for kitchen, LR, dining rm, sunroom & deck
    Downstairs Guest Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower with Glass Door
    West Bedroom Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower with Glass Door; ocean view
    Family Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Full Washer/Dryer with soap/dryer sheets; Ocean views
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Walk in Shower with Glass Door; Jacuzzi Tub
    Outdoor Shower - Full Enclosure - Outdoor Shower , New w/handicapped access - zero rise on main deck by kitchen
    Outside Shower - Outdoor Shower , Hot/Cold Water - Hand held shower head by Hot Tub for feet
  • 4.25
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Loft - Dorm - 4 Single Bed , Finished Attic w/Ship's Stairs; A/C, Window & 3 Skylights
    North Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd Floor - Shared Bath with Middle Guest BR and Loft
    Downstairs Guest Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Bed, Queen pullout sofa in separate room w/partition
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Brand new 2016 Tempurpedic Mattress; Door to Sundeck
    Guest Bedroom - Ocean - 2 Single Bed , Located on 2nd Floor - shared Bath with North BR and Loft
    West Bedroom Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Private Bath. Twin Bed is a Pull-out Loveseat; Elevator Door
  • King size bed (1) Tempur-Pedic bed with massage and head and foot raising mechanism and Temper-Pedic pillows in Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (4) 3 Regular Queen beds and one Queen convertible Sofa; 7 Twin Beds - 2 Twin Beds in Ocean side bedroom; (2) Single Beds with twin trundle bed each) in air-conditioned finished attic room accessible by ships ladder, (1) Wide Chair that pulls out into single bed located in bedroom with Queen bed; 2 twin inflatable mattresses can be placed in master bedroom (king size bed) for families with young children that need to sleep in same room with parents. Master Bedroom has brand new 2016 Tempurpedic Rhapsody Contour King Mattress on adjustable bedframes.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Individual and couples massage can be arranged on site with ocean view A soap sampler from the the Plum Island Soap Company is provided for weekly rentals. Stop by and visit the store! Catering is available as well as many options for take out food for large groups. I can provide information. Newburyport is known for its many wonderful and unique shops and colonial architecture. It was voted as one of top towns in the country for its flower box displays throughout the city. Enjoy shopping or strolling along the streets or the walkway along the edge of the Merrimack River!

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