Dream Rentals Available
Newburyport, MA or Northport, MI--Where do you want to visit?
Spend a week or two this summer either on Plum Island, Massachusetts or the Leelanau Peninsula of Michigan, touring light houses, charming port villages, local wineries and spectacular water filled vistas.
Our Northport, Michigan retreat is idyllic, shaded by tall pines and sits right on the blue water of Grand Traverse Bay. It accomodates 4 comfortably, (plus 2 on a sleep sofa), has two full baths, modern kitchen and is lovingly furnished with antiques and Indian artwork. 30 miles north of Traverse City, close to Sleeping Bear Sand dune, Leland "Fishtown" and great birding and boating. $1200/week. Available most weeks in July and August. Contact Melanie Rogers for more information at 616 531-6155.
"Another World" Rental on Plum Island, Massachusetts
Updated ocean-view, three-level, year-round home just minutes from downtown Newburyport, ideal for a winter retreat or a summer vacation. The main level features wrap-around decks, open living room with sunken level, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a well equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, and entertainment center.
The top floor consists of three bedrooms and a full bath. Each bedroom has ocean views and the Master (Captain's Quarters) bedroom also overlooks the Basin and has its own private deck with sunset views. Waking up in the front room, with the sun climbing out of the sea, is a breathtaking way to start the day. It is furnished with a twin bed and full futon. The third bedroom has a twin bed and a fold-out bed for a child. Each bedroom is furnished with antique oak dressers, quilts, and appropriate artwork.
The lower level includes spill-over space for an extra bed, a 3/4 bath, laundry room and garage. Outdoor grilling and shady entertaining are available on this level, which also has a wrap-around deck. A flagstone walk leads around the house past the garden shed, lilac hedge, pine and spruce grove, and fragrant rugosa rose bushes.
Dune grass and salt air invigorate the senses, and the beach is just across Northern Blvd. A boat ramp to the Basin is close by on 20th Street. Birding is great, with the Parker River Wildlife Refuge an easy bike ride away. Walk to dinner at Mad Martha's Cafe' (right next door, and with a great breakfast menu), or try the Plum Island Grill. Many of our guests return year after year, and everyone enjoys the time they spend at "Another World." The owner is a licensed real estate Broker.
Available Sept. through June at $1800/month plus utilities.
A Summer Dream on Plum Island, Massachusetts
Delightfully updated two-bedroom, one bath cottage with large deck,
ample parking, private location on a dead end street. A pleasant hike
across the dunes to the ocean beach or the Merrimack river.