USA Massachusetts Plum Island Newburyport Listing #3850

Plum Island Perfection - Newburyport, MA

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Max. occupancy: 5 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Futon 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Cottage Charm with All The Updates - Close to the Beach

Light, airy, and elegant, this fantastic two-bedroom Newburyport vacation rental on Plum Island is the stuff of dreams. Cozy up in this charming Massachusetts cottage, decked out with high-end furnishings and amenities, and WiFi to keep you connected back home. This home is conveniently near the beach for moonlit walks and romantic sunset dinners, making it perfect for a couple or young family traveling together.

The Newburyport/Rockport line of the MBTA will take your right near your rental, from which you can easily take a bus to Plum Island. Plum Island Beach is just a block away so you can watch the sunset over the ocean in no time.

With Pottery Barn-inspired furnishings and other modern decor, you will be taking style cues from this well decorated New England cottage. Vintage and charming yet new and modern at the same time, this is definitely a unique place to stay!

After you arrive in your white seashell driveway, climb three stairs to the bright turquoise front door, stepping into an enclosed porch area, at which you'll want to sit and watch the romantic, white-paneled curtains flutter with the ocean wind. When you head into the home, you’ll finally get to see the gorgeous light-filled living room, enjoying the breeze coming through the open window as you lounge on the luxurious cotton sectional sofa.

If you’re an avid reader, there’s a small selection of books for your perusal nearby, and do take note of the gorgeous artwork and wildlife photographs on the wall, all by local artists.

In the evening, rest against seaside-inspired throw pillows and warm yourself by the elegant gas fireplace. Don’t forget to bring a selection of your favorite movies from home - there’s a large flatscreen TV and a DVD player here! Set a bowl of freshly popped popcorn down on the coffee table and watch your selection.

This home flows beautifully - look through the large cutout wall right into the kitchen area! You can sit on one of four modern stools at the breakfast bar and watch the chef in your party craft an elegant meal in the lovely kitchen. Black fixtures and granite countertops contrast wonderfully with snow white cabinets and warm hardwood floors. You'll find stainless steel appliances, including a microwave, gas range, large oven, fridge, and dishwasher.

Eat at the small dining table inside or take your meal outside to the back deck, which runs the length of the home, sitting down at the colorful four-person table. Outside, you’ll also find a gas grill and fire pit, as well as a wonderful outdoor lounge area with a sofa, chairs, and coffee table. There are even four beach chairs on the front porch for guest use.

Two wonderful bedrooms will sleep up to five lucky guests. The first bedroom, with a full bed, is located off the hallway. The spacious master bedroom has a queen bed with lovely sea-themed throw pillows, a full futon for more accommodations, and an attached full bathroom with a huge tile shower. The master also has access to the backyard through the sliding glass doors. There's another full bathroom just off the kitchen, with its own glass-enclosed shower.

Guests get central AC and ceiling fans in every room to keep cool during the summer! Head downstairs to the partially finished basement to find a private washer/dryer.

Appearing as an unnamed island in one of Captain John Smith’s maps, Plum Island is steeped in history. If you’re a nature and wildlife lover and in the mood for some adventure, drive just eight miles to the Sandy Point State Reservation on the south end of Plum Island.

If you’re hungry and not in the mood to cook, there are a few great restaurants on Plum Island! Walk or drive just over a mile to town and try Mad Martha’s Island Cafe for the best breakfast in Newbury, or if you get a late start to the day, Beachcoma is great for casual lunches near the beach. Better yet, savor a glass of wine as you watch the sunset at the Plum Island Grille.

If that doesn’t quite float your boat, you’ll only need to continue across the Plum Island Turnpike for a variety of great eateries, art galleries, and shops in the quaint seaport of Newburyport.

See the brighter side of things with a stay at this lovely New England vacation rental. Book today for a dreamy, romantic, and all around perfect vacation.

Other permit number: C0113912060

Other tax number: C0113912060

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Beach access


Internet : Comcast


Cable : Comcast

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions


Golf nearby

On-site activities

Board games



Gas grill : Private

Beach chairs

Beach towels



76 reviews

Lisa B. Jul 2022
Very nice house! Really didn’t need to bring anything for the beach, it was all provided. Very relaxing area.
Catherine M. Oct 2021
Absolutely perfect house, location was peaceful and relaxing. House was equipped nicely, had everything we needed. Plenty of room for all 4 of us. I do have to add there should be more lights on the back deck especially on the steps.
Prudence D. Oct 2021
Upon arrival, we immediately felt relaxed and at ease. The home was clean and welcoming - just what we were looking for!
While we were there, we did have a family member over for dinner and the kitchen layout was perfect as everyone could still have great conversations while dinner was being cooked.
The Owners clearly care a great deal about this home and Vacasa certainly takes good care of it!
Courtney Q. Aug 2021
Sweet, simple, and clean house with a great location, walking distance to beach and Mad Marthas breakfast spot! our very brief stay was lovely. everything was super easy to access and use and the fire pit was fantastic! this house is exactly as it appears in the listing. wifi was only ok and my cell service was also only ok but we are at the beach after all...thank you for having us!
Lynn H. Aug 2021
cozy home, great for what we needed
Janice B. Jun 2021
Our second stay at this home, just booked a third.
Location is fabulous. Love the homes layout,
Fireplace and firepit. Great deck for barbecuing or relaxing. We hope to return for many years truly a home away from home!
Erik T. Dec 2020
Newburyport and Plum Island are fantastic, and when it's cold and rainy it's great to have a place to be inside. That said, we found this property a far cry from the "perfection" promised in the title. Two big issues.
First, the cleanliness: we stayed in November 2020, with high expectations (and high payment) for enhanced cleanliness during the pandemic. On first entering the property, we were greeted by a dirty HVAC filter on the floor of the kitchen, leaning against a wall, as if forgotten. Combined with the empty hand soap dispenser next to the kitchen sink and the dusty lampshades, the cleaning effort felt much more perfunctory than enhanced, by any stretch of the imagination. This was a little unnerving to say the least because we're quite cautious about COVID precautions.
Second, the maintenance and amenities were disappointing. Booking a New England beach bungalow in November, we chose this property because of the fireplace that was advertised (twice!) on the listing. Unfortunately, it was not working during our stay, and we were not informed of this until after we had tried to get it working, and reached out to Vacasa staff. We were also looking forward to cooking quite a bit, which was made more challenging by the fact that most of the number keys to program the oven temperature were broken. We could only set the oven to temperatures containing a 1, 4, or 7... 177 was a little too low, and 411 was a little too high for most of our dishes, but we made it work.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay in spite of, and not because of, this property, which was disappointing because of the cost and our high expectations going into the week.
Janice B. Oct 2020
This was our first time renting this little Plum
Island Gem, but already booked again for June!
Location great, fire pit, gas fireplace, great kitchen
And very well equipped!! Also property manager Keith very responsive!!
David D. Oct 2020
Great weekend!! Super clean house in a great location. Will definitely be back!!
Andrea S. Aug 2020
We loved the beach house! The decor was welcoming and perfect. Nice porch and patio to take in the summer breeze. Great place to enjoy Plum Island.
Daniel R. Aug 2020
We really enjoyed this cottage and the ability to walk to the beach. Everything was comfortable and clean. Not a lot of extras for cooking but the basic implements were there, and the deck and firepit really add to the space of the house.
Sarah S. Jul 2020
Great place! Excellent location!
Vanessa D. Jul 2020
We stayed for a few nights with two children 5 and 1 years old. It was great to have the kitchen available and we were not a far walk or drive to the few restaurants that are on the island. The property is a walk away from the beach and we were able to come back for lunch or a quick change and then head back out. We brought a beach cart only as we have lots of stuff for the kids. The house itself is so cute! And it has a fire pit to continue the great days!
Joanna T. Jul 2020
Location is fantastic - you can easily walk to the beach!
House was small and cozy, nicely decorated but felt quite spacious with plenty of outdoor areas - especially liked eating on the back deck.
Kitchen was as big as my own and well stocked in case you want to cook.
Master bedroom is very large - only complaint is that the bed was not comfortable and only a queen.
Suggestion to add an outdoor shower to rinse off sand.
Would love to return.
Andrea P. Jun 2020
The house was very nice, clean and close to the beach. Unfortunately our stay was just as things were opening up from the COVID virus so restaurants were limited as a result. Also as a result of the virus there were no basic kitchen necessities like salt, cooking oil, etc. Also there was one roll of toilet paper in each bathroom and one roll of toilet paper. We had to buy more ourselves. Also, there was no hand soap in the bathrooms
Manager response:
We apologize housekeeping missed stocking the hand soap and will be sure to follow-up with them. Thank you!
Elaine T. Feb 2020
Place was so comfortable. Liked the gas fireplace. Everything was new yet the place had a cozy feel.
Pamela C. Jan 2020
I loved everything about this sweet space! I recommend it 100%.
Cyril C. Oct 2019
The location of the property on the east coast of U.S. was excellent. The property was in excellent condition with good WiFi connection and tv channels available. The bedrooms were a good size and beds were very comfortable. There were places to eat and a grocery store nearby. It was convenient to Newburyport and other towns on the east coast. Thoroughly recommend this property
Casey L. Sep 2019
The house was pristine and well kept up. It was perfect for a late summer getaway. Would recommend to anyone!
Stacie R. Aug 2019
This house is beautiful. So well maintained in a quiet location with and easy walk to the beach. Loved it!
Robert E. Aug 2019
The house was beautiful, and spacious enough for 4 adults and 1 child. The living room is large and comfortable. The beds were comfortable, although only one is a Queen. The futon converted easily and was comfortable, as well.
It is located a short walk from the beach. There are several other beach areas nearby -- including a beach in the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (a $5 parking fee, but if you have a National Park card, parking is free).
The house is located in a quiet area of the island. There are several restaurants nearby, including Bob Lobster and The Plum Island Grill, both of which were excellent.
Newburyport is a cute town about 15 minutes away and Portsmouth and Hampton Beach are not far.
The house was modern and well-equipped with a dishwasher and washer/dryer. The air conditioning worked well. We barbequed on the grill most days. And eating on the enclosed porch was great.
Sandra K. Aug 2019
This is the second year that we rented this beautiful home. Perfect for a girls getaway. Highly recommend Plum Island Perfection. Beautiful home, surroundings, beaches, all-around perfect!
Ardis G. Jul 2019
The cottage is lovely, clean, and comfortable. It is well equipped and well maintained. Particularly like the central A/C and ceiling fans, the huge deck and convenient porch. We have booked it for next year.
Adam B. Jul 2019
First time visiting Plum Island with our family and absolutely loved it. The house was quiet and very relaxing. Great proximity to the beach (river side) and a short drive to the beach on the ocean side.

Will def be back!
Peter R. Jun 2019
We had a great stay. The house is spacious and perfectly located at the end of the street. Easy access to the beach- 5-10 minute walk. Would definitely stay again if in the area.
Susan S. Dec 2018
This is an adorable home and very, very comfortable. Beautiful walk to the beach and very well maintained home. Nice and close to Newburyport and Amesbury. I highly recommend this property.
Mionia Michael P. Sep 2018
We absolutely enjoyed the cottage, with the ocean only a 4 minute walk from doorstep down 77th Street. It was a perfect location for our plans for Plum Island Wildlife Refuge, which was only 11 minutes away and miles of ocean and beach as far as the eye could see and the feet could walk. Nice, quiet neighbors and to top it off a sweet lighthouse at the end of Northern blvd. Thank you and will be back next year.
Andrew G. Sep 2018
Amazing cozy cottage with an even better outdoor space to enjoy the time with family and friends. Extremely clean and great amenities. Would have loved the opportunity to use the kayaks to see the views from the river
Maria D. Sep 2018
This was a weekend girls trip and the home was perfect. Enough room. Fully stocked kitchen with everything you needed. We loved the fire pit, the gas fireplace, the space, location close to the beach and shops. It was beautiful. Clean. Spacious.
Frank & Arttisia G. Aug 2018
This beach cottage is more like a lovely, well-decorated home. It is small but comfortable, clean and has all the conveniences needed for a wonderful vacation: well equipped kitchen, comfortable furniture and beds, nice showers, terrific porch and deck for outside entertaining. We love it so much we will return next summer.
Kyle S. Apr 2018
Loved it all!
Patricia P. Nov 2017
Plum Island Perfection is the right name for this place. Three of us came for a short little get away and this place was perfect. It is a great location, the cottage has everything you need for a getaway weekend. We loved everything about this ... especially the heated bathroom floor during the cold weather!
Lori L. Oct 2017
Beautiful clean and perfect size. Outside area beautiful. Loved the cottage beachy decorations. Love Newburyport for shopping and resteraunts!!
Kelley M. Oct 2017
Beautiful spacious home. We enjoyed nights outside by the fire pit and walks on the beach or trails.
Wonderful home with everything you need.
Waltraud Z. Oct 2017
Very cozy! Very comfortable for the two of us. Could be great for 2 couples...2 full baths. Excellent wired internet connection and TV selection (Comcast).
The house was very clean, very well equipped and seemed like new. We had a wonderful trip.

Frank G. Aug 2017
The cottage was truly exceptional: comfortable furniture inside and on the deck, the cottage was very clean, all conveniences were handy in the kitchen, etc. Pottery Barn decor is lovely. There were extras like air-conditioining, a garbage disposal, loads of furniture on the deck, patio AND porch. We have booked it for two weeks next summer we were so pleased with everything.
Jordan W. Aug 2017
My family had 2 houses for the week, one at each end of the island. Very clean and a great open concept living room and kitchen with great adjacency to the deck. Outdoor furniture is very comfortable and plenty of it. We all enjoyed it very much!
Alexandre R. Jul 2017
Nous avons adorés cette belle maison. Très propre et bien rénovée. Idéale pour la famille !! Avec un bbq et un feu de camp. À 2 min de la plage!! Plage tranquille et propre.
Kira H. Jun 2017
We had a wonderful stay. The location was perfect- only a short walk to the beach & lighthouse and a short drive to the wildlife preserve & downtown Newburyport. The neighborhood was friendly and quiet, perfect for us. The house was so clean and nicely appointed. We had plenty of space and appreciated the kitchen for preparing meals. Seems like sometimes you have to choose between location and space, but this house really has it all!
Linda Q. Jun 2017
A beautiful place with all that you need for a relaxing vacation.
Sarah C. Jun 2017
This was our first time renting a vacation home and we were apprehensive, however, everything was much more enjoyable than we could have ever imagined. You only need to show up with food and beverages! It has everything any family or couple can possibly need and it is a very comfortable and attractive home. We will absolutely stay here again and recommend it to anyone. The only potential negative is that it is not wheelchair accessible from the outside, but there is a large sheet of plywood in the basement that could be used as a ramp if placed over the stairs .
Robert L. May 2017
So so nice! This VRBO had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Loved the furnishings, beds were very comfortable. Nice and spacious. Enjoyed it. Thank you.
Alison V. May 2017
We loved "our" plum island home. Just the most aesthetically pleasing cozy space. We loved everything about it. Everything we needed was easy to find. We didn't want to leave! Definitely want to return!
Kimberly B. May 2017
Had a relaxing enjoyable weekend. We went bike riding, sitting on back deck enjoying the weather. The house is very nice inside with all new updates. Location is good. We would definitely go back again.
Alison D. Apr 2017
I stayed here for a month while on a work assignment on in MA. The home is well updated with all the amenities you need - plus a bonus in the winter - a fireplace! Jared from Vacasa checked in on me during a blizzard and was more than accommodating. A super comfortable, clean and enjoyable stay. I will be back!
Jillian L. Dec 2016
My best friend and I stayed here over a weekend in December for a "mom's weekend" getaway from the kids! What a wonderful property! Everything was very clean and well stocked. The cottage was spacious, with two bedrooms, two baths, large living room and kitchen, plus screened porch and back deck. However, it felt very cozy and homey. The gas fireplace was wonderful to kick back in front of, have a glass of wine, and chat the night away! The cottage was not musty or damp at all (which is a problem with properties near the water), and did not bother my allergies (another problem with rentals that are damp, or allow pets, which this one does not, thank goodness). The beds were comfy and had lots of pillows and blankets. The bathrooms had good water pressure and were clean and up-to-date. The heating system was central forced hot air, and was working great, and had minimal noise when it turned on and off (this often seems loud in many rentals/hotels and can disrupt sleep). The neighborhood was very quiet in December! Very easy to sleep in late!

We contacted the property manger late on Friday night to ask a question about the gas fireplace, and the call was answered promptly and our question answered quickly. We asked another question via text message on Saturday about the key lock box, and again the reply came within moments. Perfect service!

I cannot say enough about this clean, bright, sunny, comfortable cottage! We will absolutely, definitely be back. We also enjoyed walking around Plum Island and Newburyport, and really enjoyed The Poynt restaurant!

I highly recommend this property for a couples getaway, a mom's or friends weekend away, or for a small family!
Kevin M. Oct 2016
Excellent spot! Great house! Will be back for sure!
Kimberley H. Oct 2016
We had the best stay at Plum Island Perfection. This two bedroom is so immaculately kept and had everything we needed. The fireplace was such a wonderful aspect and made our stay relaxing and cozy!
Christina B. Sep 2016
This house was everything we could have asked for and more! Exactly as described! Clean, no dust or hair like so many other places I've stayed and that's a huge plus when you have an Auto Immune disorder! It is literally only steps to an amazing beach! Look no further, this is my perfect vacation spot on Plumb island!
Jackie E. Sep 2016
We had such a wonderful time. Close enough to walk easily to the beach. Lovely, lovely home with all the amenities we needed. Such thoughtful owners!
John D. Sep 2016
It was a very enjoyable experience, everything was 1st. class and very relaxing. Look forward to doing it again next year.
Lace S. Aug 2016
This home is lovely . Very well furnished and perfect for our family of 3. Nice bathrooms (having two was great), comfortable beds, outdoor deck for eating or just drinking coffee. I would definitely return!
Lea B. Aug 2016
Wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed our visit enormously. Quiet, clean.. near beach. Perfect!
Ben J. Aug 2016
Great location. A little bit of a walk through thick sand to get to the ocean beach, but beautiful location. Didn't appear to be much, restaurant-wise, on Plum Island, but Newburyport is a short drive and there's a ton there. Great stay, and only an hour outside of the city.
Kara M. Aug 2016
Great weekend on Plum Island. House was well equipped with everything you might need. We brought a lot of stuff thinking that we might need it, but it was unnecessary. House was clean and ready to go when we arrived. Staff was helpful in letting us know the status of the house and answering any questions that we had prior to arrival, and made sure that we knew they were available if any other questions came up during our stay. Despite rain on 1 of our 2 day stay, we enjoyed our time!
Marie E L. Jul 2016
The place was clean and pretty! The central air was great on the humid days..lovely yard and nice deck to sit out on. I would stay there again. Everyone in my family loved it!
Michelle G. Jul 2016
What beautiful home. So cozy. And tastefully decorated. A perfect beach home. Back porch is perfect for hosting backyard fun. And the beanbag (corn hole) game was great during the rain. What a nice place. Can't wait to go back.
Diane P. Jul 2016
Very relaxing , the furnishings inside & out were comfortable & pleasing to the eye, we could hear the waves while sitting on the deck . This was our first time in plum island. We loved to hear the "concert" of unusual sounds from the birds
Natasha S. Jun 2016
We are so impressed with the property, it's beautiful! Even better than the photos. We live in Newburyport (born & raised), own property ourselves and this is by far one the nicest rental properties we've seen. I love every detail, the decor is perfect and the outdoor living space is fantastic. The large screened in porch, back deck and fire pit area add a ton of living space to the property and truly make this cottage an island oasis. We're in love and may have to make this an annual tradition. :)
Kerrie S. Jun 2016
A beautiful beach house that felt like home!
Chris & Karen M. May 2016
We thought this house was clean with modern amentities. It was very 'easy' for us to use for a long weekend in Newburyport vs. staying in an Inn or hotel. We recommend the house and the area...
Paul D. May 2016
Everything about this cottage was wonderful. Immaculate, first-class comfort, tastefully furnished and decorated. It was a real escape from mundane everyday life, very romantic setting, with modern conveniences in a fabulous location. Highly recommended.
Margaret T. Apr 2016
I was stunned when I walked in. Everything looked like the pictures, just beautiful. You thought of everything. If it had been warmer everything you needed for outdoor use was there! I wish my home looked this good.
Micah W. Mar 2016
Just as described. Great place to stay.
Beth T. Dec 2015
Plum Island Perfection was a lovely place for our post Christmas getaway! The house was clean--most important! The furnishings and style were welcoming. You immediately felt like you could relax and enjoy the house (even in the winter!) Can't wait to come back and visit in the summer....
Karen S. Nov 2015
This home is beautiful!