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Plum Island Cottage - Quaint Cottage Living At Its Best!

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath (Sleeps 3)

Newly built small cottage on Plum Island with spectacular sunrise and sunset views. Quaint cottage with views of the Newburyport, Joppa Flats, Basin and Merrimack River with access to private beach just steps away. Full kitchen, eating & living area with 1.5 baths, fireplace, TV's and full staircase to Loft Master Bedroom, washer & dryer and lower & upper level decks. Fully furnished and nicely appointed, beach chairs and beach towels included. Property will be available for rent on a nightly or weekly basis starting July 1, 2017. Beach Cruisers available upon request for a small fee. Concierge items available. If you are looking to get away and enjoy what Plum Island has to offer, this is the Cottage for you.

Please note your quote will be modified for the appropriate cleaning fee based on the days you request for booking. (Nightly vs Weekly).

More Details

Kathy & Bill Barrett
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Kathy & Bill Barrett

We purchased our first beach house on Plum Island during the Spring of 2006 and after significant renovations we proudly made our Plum Island Beach House our permanent home with our 3 children just steps from the beach, 95 steps exactly therefore naming our Beach House "95 Steps". Thinking we would never leave 95 Steps, in 2013 we began the search for another property (one that would include our aging mother). As we constructed the main house we lived in a tiny cottage on the property and fell in love with the simplicity of small cottage living. Our small cottage (The Pearl) of 650 square feet is where our Mom currently resides just steps from the Main House - "The Oyster".

Kathy & Bill Barrett purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Kathy & Bill Barrett chose Plum Island

We couldn't wait to find just the right property to build another small cottage of our dreams and to share with our family and friends who also want to experience the beauty of Plum Island. Beautiful water views and the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see. Just minutes away from the Parker River Wildlife Refuge. The Cottage features water views on 3 sides and include the Basin, the Merrimack River and the beautiful Joppa Flats.

What makes this cottage unique

The Plover's Nest Cottage is tucked in a quiet neighborhood at the end of a cul-de-sac with the most unbelievable sunsets you will ever see. A small cottage with all the amenities one is accustomed to that will make your stay feel like home. With Stainless Steel appliances, wood floors and granite countertops, 1.5 baths, washer & dryer this is the perfect getaway for 2 people. It does sleep 3 as there is a twin pull out couch downstairs which is perfect for a young adult or small child. We are accepting reservation weekly or nightly with a 2 night minimum. We are a smoke free environment but pet friendly for your well behaved, well trained pets. A Pet fee will be added if your furry friend accompanies you. We wanted to take the worry out of your stay and hope that we have thought of everything you will need so won't have to. In addition, we also offer a concierge service for a small fee & will make sure everything you need (like milk, juice, eggs, butter & even wine, cheese & crackers) are all waiting for you upon your arrival.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a hard time leaving after a week stay. Beautifully decorated Plovers Nest is a real Hideaway. The Sunsets, fishing and beaches were awesome. The deck views and quiet Neighborhood make it hard to leave the cottage anytime during the day. Loved it
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Plum Island in Newburyport

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Full Bathroom on the first level with tiled shower, dual shower heads. Half Bath upstairs in Master Loft Bedroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen Size Bed in Loft with 1/2 bath and large slider to deck with beautiful views of Merrimack River and Joppa Flats. Washer & Dryer are located on this level. Gorgeous Sunsets. Twin pull out sleep sofa located in the living space
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Plum Island Cottage - Quaint Cottage Living At Its Best!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful Winter Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here during a winter visit and had an absolutely wonderful weekend. The home was the perfect size for us and the fact that it was pet friendly meant that we could get away without struggling to find a dog sitter. The space has wonderful natural light and everything felt brand new. We woke up early to enjoy the sunrise on the public beach, enjoyed breakfast at Mad Martha's, and had a blast exploring Newburyport. I'd highly recommend staying here for a perfect weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your return and thank you for staying with us.
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Another relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at Plover’s Nest and we love it. The cottage is delightful and Kathy and Bill have thought of everything to make it feel like home. There were even festive holiday touches. Plum Island and Newburyport are lovely even in December. The shops and restaurants are busy and booming. We highly recommend a stay at Plover’s Nest. It is truly the perfect getaway!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Kathy and Bill have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one. The cottage is beautiful extremely clean with tons of natural light. We couldn't have asked for more. You two are an absolute pleasure. We thank you so much for your gracious hospitality

The Fintas

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and so happy you and your dog enjoyed your stay. Dhe is welcome anytime. We are looking forward to your return.
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Plover's Nest is a beautifully decorated cottage in a great location. The home has everything you need and the decor and finishes are high end. We loved the short walk to the beach, the quiet location, and watching the sunset from the second floor deck. The gas fireplace was nice to have during the cooler evenings. We enjoyed everything about the cottage and Plum Island. Kathy and Bill are wonderful hosts and the whole weekend was just perfect. We can't wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a wonderful time. We love it too and think it is the perfect get away, Please come back soon. Thank you so much for your review.
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Newburyport, MA

Wonderful rental on Plum Island

  • 5 of 5

The Plover Nest is a wonderful rental with views of the Merrimack from the tip of Plum Island. Kathy and Bill rented the cottage to me for my out of town visiting family and they loved it. They were very helpful in preparing the space beforehand and helped us anticipate any needs. Wonderful communication. Would definitely suggest this spot and hope to use it in the future for the next time family is in town.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having your family stay at Plover's Nest and so happy everyone enjoyed their stay. We thank you for your review and hope that you consider renting for many years to come.
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Beautiful cozy cottage with amazing sunset views!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful long stay at the Plover's Nest. The owners had everything we needed -- except our clothes! We loved all of the light from the many windows -- that offered beautiful views no matter where you sat. There were many evenings we had dinner on the second balcony while watching amazing sunsets. You are just a short stroll from a quaint, private beach -- This place is a peaceful retreat! We plan to go back next year --- !!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Plum Island Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Plum Island Grille
Nearest Golf
5.7 Miles
Ould Newbury Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Plum Island Grille
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
PI Beach - Ocean
Car: recommended

Plovers Nest Cottage is within 2 miles to the Parker River Wildlife Refuge and Sandy Point and within 1 mile to Plum Island Beach - Ocean side. The Cottage is a short walk to Basin side beaches.

Downtown Newburyport is located just a short distance over the bridge approximately 3 miles to some of the nicest shopping and dining in New England.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £214.29
Cleaning Fee £142.86
Pet Fee £71.43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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