Newly built small cottage on Plum Island with spectacular sunrise and sunset views. Quaint cottage with views of 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 with everything you will need including gas grill, beach chairs, umbrella and beach towels. Property is available for rent on a nightly (minimum of 2 nights) or weekly basis. Beach Cruisers available upon request for a small fee. Ask about Concierge items also available. If you are looking to get away and enjoy what Plum Island has to offer, this is the Cottage for you.
- Cottage500 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay2 nights
1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath (Sleeps 3)
Kathy & Bill Barrett
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Sep 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.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Perfection on Plum Island
Cathy & Bill have thought of EVERYTHING. Bikes, umbrellas, grills...outdoor seating in the perfect spots. Absolutely perfectly designed for a romantic time away. Private beach we launched our own kayaks from; saw seal and water birds, great fishing; Super sunsets; great place to meditate in the morning, looking over the Merrimack River to Newburyport. Everything in Plover's Nest is tops; the best of everything. Our hosts could not have been more helpful or accommodating. Cannot recommend highly enough, although maybe I should cuz we want to be sure to come back and don't want it all booked out LOL
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We love hearing from our Guests and what we can possibly do better. The cottage was built with our guests in mind and so happy it is enjoyed. The location is well....just perfect and kayaking & paddle boarding would be top on the list of activities to enjoy at Plover's Nest. We would love you to come back so book your next stay with us soon. :-) You were wonderful guests. See you next year!!!
A beautiful oasis for an easy getaway
The plovers nest was so nice. Perfectly maintained and a beautiful location. We will certainly be back
Quaint Yet Beautiful Stay on Plum Island
My family and I just spent a week and at the Plover's Nest and as usual, it was hard to leave Plum Island. The cottage was perfect for us. When I go on vacation, I appreciate staying in a place that is clean and updated; something I would like to call "home."
The cottage has a good mix of indoor and outdoor space, including a yard that we could hang out in with the kids. The upstairs deck was a good place for my husband and I to hide from the kids :)
The cottage was well-stocked. I had packed a tote full of kitchen and bath supplies but these items were already there if we had needed them. It is nice to not have to drive in on Day 1 and have to run out to get toilet paper!
We loved the shower. So relaxing after a day at the beach!
Kathy was always quick to answer our questions and made us feel right at home.
Perfect, spotless, pristine!
From the moment I arrived to the moment I left I felt like I was a character in a Nicholas Sparks book or movie! The setting is unbelievable. Steps away is the dreamy basin beach. The house is gorgeous and equipped with everything you would need and more. The hosts provide so much more than most rental houses! The Plover’s Nest was beautifully decorated and the views were incredible! Need I say more? Worth every penny!
Best weekend getaway
This is our first time renting Plover’s Nest in the summer and we loved it. It’s a quick bike ride to the beach, which was great. We have now stayed at this special cottage during all four seasons and it’s great during all of them! It’s a little slice of heaven on a friendly island. The lofted bedroom is spacious and all of the fixtures and furnishings are top notch. The views are different out every window...water, sand, sunset. We can’t wait to return. Our only disappointment is that we don’t own the cottage ourselves!!
Fantastic Couples Cottage!
One of the best (if not the best) rentals I've stayed at. The owners were pleasant to work with, and provided quick responses to inquiries. Conveniently located to multiple water accesses, not only for beaching it, but great for kayaking too! The cottage was immaculately built and decorated wonderfully for the size, space and location, with all the amenities you could think of; great for a couple's stay. Great ocean views and sunsets! One note: although on a cul-de-sac, there was quite a bit of traffic turning around daily, but wasn't a big factor, and fun people watching from the top deck! We hope to return next year!
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.