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A gorgeous Colonial home on Boston's North Shore with exceptional views

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs2
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Large Colonial house on 17 private acres overlooking the Great Marsh and Islands

The property is located approximately one mile from Crane’s Beach and the Russell Orchards in historic Ipswich. The location is ideal for experiencing Boston’s historic North Shore and its proximity to a commuter train line also makes it a great location to stay when visiting Boston.

The house, originally built as a summer home, has been upgraded and kept in pristine condition. There is an abundance of space. The first floor offers a large recently upgraded kitchen with a walk in pantry and butler’s pantry. Both the living room and dining room open up onto a large screened-in porch. There is an additional glassed in porch off of the dining room.

The second floor has 2 full bathrooms and 5 bedrooms. The master bedroom is attached to one of the bathrooms and a small dressing room. The third floor has two bedrooms and a large studio which can be used as an additional bedroom. The third floor also has it’s own full bathroom.

More Details

Property Manager
Sam Clapp
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ipswich in Essex County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • swimming


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A gorgeous Colonial home on Boston's North Shore with exceptional views
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Perfect place for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We booked the house for a family wedding in Ispwich. It was filled with various family members over the course of a long weekend, and worked wonderfully. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking, with space for working and a table for helpers/chatters. We seated 8 for a cozy breakfast one day. The dining room seated 12 for dinner another day with no problem.

The number and configuration of bedrooms made for flexibility as people came and left on different days. Beds were comfortable, and the rooms were charming.

Our weather wasn't the greatest, but when opportunities arose, guests enjoyed walking the grounds, and the views out the windows were lovely.

Though the house feels like it's out in the country, it was also close to all the places in Ipswich we wanted to visit, including pubs and restaurants and the grocery store.

All in all, a lovely place and a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

This house is spacious, comfortable, and elegantly decorated. The views of the marsh are spectacular.

We rented this home in order to be able to host a Thanksgiving meal for extended family in the area. The kitchen is well equipped and the dining room easily accommodated our group! We loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful old house with plenty and plenty of character.

  • 4 of 5

Our group consisted of adults and children, age 2-16, celebrating an anniversary. The house is charming and had plenty of indoor and outdoor space for all to gather, eat and play. We loved the proximity of Crane beach and Russell Farm down the road. We purchased a trustee membership and beach pass, which I recommend for any group planning a lot of beach time. We also arranged for a mosquito spray, which was worthwhile.during our mid-August stay.

The town of Ipswitch seemed quite lively and provided any services needed. We also visited other sites in the area, including Plum Island, Rockport, and Gloucester. I would definitely return but suggest a few bathroom upgrades over the winter.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful older home overflowing with tons of historic charm.

  • 4 of 5

Tons of space in this home that shows its age, but provides a peaceful relaxing atmosphere. The beds aren't necessarily the most comfortable, and we missed having air conditioning a couple of nights (though the attic fan does a good job of pulling the cool night air through the windows, it doesn't help with the humidity). The bottom line, our family vacation could not have been more enjoyable or relaxing (our family consists of my wife and me, our four daughters, four sons-in-law, and four grand children). One of our daughters lives in Manchester by the Sea (about 10 miles away), so we didn't go over the 12 occupancy at night. The only other minor problem with the house is showers need to be coordinated so only one person is showering at a time. Any other water running (washing machine, flushing toilet, etc.) while showering will reduce the flow to a trickle. This was only a minor annoyance, and did not diminish the enjoyment of our stay to any measurable degree (debated on weather or not I should even mention this). The large screened in porch on the back and sides of the house was a big hit. Spent hours here enjoying the scenery and each others' company. Laurie is a wonderful property manager, easy to work with, and will attend to whatever you need without delay. No negative surprises; everything was as advertised. Can definitely recommend to anyone looking for a large home in eastern Massachusetts to vacation in.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Providence, RI

Perfect Place For My Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house was a perfect place and had plenty of room for my family vacation. It is also very convenient to a ton of things to do and a short trip to Boston. Sam was very attentive and answered all my questions within minutes.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding property!

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful and peacefully set on a hill overlooking the salt marsh. The house is quaint and charming with modern conveniences. We especially loved the wrap around screen porch. There is no air conditioning, however the attic fan and the breezes kept the house comfortable. We held an event on the property and the caretakers went above and beyond to accommodate us. Inquiries were responded to promptly. We can't wait to go back again next summer!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Crane's Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £188.42
Damage Deposit £753.7

Manager'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.