Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Why John Foran chose Plum Island
There is a saying, "Once the sand of Plum Island gets in between your toes, you will always want to return.' This was true for my family as we visited Plum Island for the first time in 2000. We loved the unique island with its beautiful beaches and natural surroundings. We hope others will come to love and appreciate this unique island. Our cottage is a magical - the perfect place to reconnect and recharge. Spending days on the beach and nights in the screened in porch playing games or listening to music. Ride bikes to the lighthouse or to the pier to see the fishing boats off for the day. Greet the day from the basin atop the paddle board or kayak.
What makes this Cottage unique
50 step walk to the basin, shortwalk to the beach, explore island on bike, breezes and views of marsh and basin. Less than 5 minutes away is Newburyport. Enjoy endless dining experiences and take in the free entertainment in the town square.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Not as nice as we expected
We enjoyed the roof top and location of cottage, but it lacked pride of homeownership. The place was up for sale and perhaps that's the reason the owner doesn't want to invest in it's outside appearance. There was no toaster provided and drinking glasses were mostly plastic and very well worn. We had to buy drinking glasses and a toaster to use during our stay. The bedspread in the master room was dirty and looked like it hadn't been washed in in very long time. It was our first visit to Plum Island and really loved it. We do plan on visiting again and perhaps finding a different VRBO to rent.
Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention and please accept our apologies that you were not pleased with your stay. We agree that the outside is in need of some TLC; the fence is scheduled to be replaced soon. We have not had any feedback about the lack of a toaster but now based on your review are considering adding one for next season. I have contacted our management company about the bedspread and will ensure that such things do not get overlooked in the future. The cleanliness of a property is paramount. We have hosted many families over the years and strive to make each stay comfortable and welcoming. Again, thank you for bringing these items to our attention.
Great family vacation house
We had a lovely time in this house with our family of 6. Plenty of room to hang out in the evenings, adequate kitchen, and a deck to enjoy beautiful mornings and evening sunsets. The bikes, kayaks, paddleboard and beach equipment were much appreciated, and it was wonderful to be able to bring our dog as well. Thank you!
The perfect retreat
The cottage was beyond my expectations. The photos of the interior don’t do it justice. Just a lovely waterside cottage with all you could need. We walked to the beach a few days and used the kayak on the basin another. I would have been happy just sitting on the roof deck all week. My dogs loved the yard and walks along the marsh. We had a few rainy days but in the all season porch you could still enjoy the feeling of being by the water snuggled up with a book. Perfect
Everything we had hoped and more
We just returned from our weeklong stay. The home was very clean and well enough appointed for a week stay. Thankfully we have 3 dishwashers so none was needed :)
We could’ve used a toaster but certainly not a deal breaker.
The property is close enough to some beautiful beaches but you’ll need a car to get there.. not a big deal as they are close enough to get there quickly.
Very pleasant neighbors and very quiet area.
Our puppy loved the fenced yard and we loved the rooftop deck to sip wine and enjoy the views.
Thanks for a wonderful memory filled vacation
Perfect home for a relaxing getaway.
The home was as expected and close to everything! Off the beaten path enough on the basin side to avoid the craziness but walkable to anything you could want or need - coffee, newspaper, quick grocery or liquor run. Even 7 months pregnant I found the walk to the beach easy as well! Home has everything you could need and the roof deck was perfect. We also loved playing cards on the screened in porch. John was the perfect host and answered our one and only question while onsite quickly and we truly appreciated the bottle of wine upon arrival. I would definitely recommend this home as well as stay here again! Thank you!!!
Great view of the inner bay!
Nice access to the bay for kayaks, the roof top deck was amazing!