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Bruce Warren

Member since: 2015
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Speaks english

Historic Estate with Sweeping, Ocean Views, Beautiful Gardens, and Private Beach

3 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Manchester-by-the-Sea holiday estate

7 Bedrooms, 6-1/2 Baths with private ocean, garden, and forest views.

There are few destinations that afford sweeping ocean views, a sandy, privately owned association beach, formal gardens and a sense of privacy like Grafton. This historic estate offers a rare blend of luxury and relaxation. The formal gardens are classically designed and meticulously maintained, inviting a stroll through the arbor that arouses the senses and rejuvenates the soul.

With seven unique bedrooms and six and a half baths, Grafton affords beautiful coastal, garden and woodland views from every room. From the formal living and dining rooms, family room/library, breakfast room, and two outdoor terraces at the house, to the ocean terrace, expansive manicured lawns and gardens, and a beautiful walk to the private beach, you’re sure to find a space to complement any moment of your day. Whether you seek quiet solace or a unique location to celebrate a family event, the exclusive views from Grafton make any occasion special and memorable.

Events at Grafton: The maximum number of guests at any event is 30, including 12 overnight guests. Tents are not allowed on the grounds.

King Master Bedroom – 1 King Bed

Trundle Bedroom – 1 Trundle Bed-sleeps 2 (adjoins King Master Bedroom)

Twin Bedroom – 2 Twin Beds

Green Guest Room – 1 King or 2 Twins

Yellow Guest Room – 1 Queen Bed

Twin Bedrooms (2) – 1 Twin Bed Each

A fully appointed kitchen and adjacent pantry kitchen make it easy for you to plan and execute a simple breakfast or a celebration feast for your family.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bruce Warren (Property Manager)
Member since: 2015
Call Manager
Speaks english

Why Bruce Warren chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

The family maintains this property for both visitor and personal use as it is the home we grew up in and return to several times a year.

What makes this estate unique

Pictures will do a better job describing the benefits of the property. The views from every window are unique to Grafton, and are especially dramatic from any room on the ocean and garden side of the home.

EVENTS AT GRAFTON: The maximum number of guests at any event is 30, including 12 overnight guests. Tents are not allowed on the grounds.

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveller reviews

Historic Estate with Sweeping, Ocean Views, Beautiful Gardens, and Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Edmonton alberta
5

Perfect thanksgiving spot for all ages !

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property complete with gorgeous beach and lawns . We had a great huge 3 family Thanksgiving . Kids played soccer, we sat by roaring fires and enjoyed many walks on beach . Bruce was so helpful and restocked our firewood promptly:) when we asked .

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed Grafton with your family! It was a pleasure to have you and your family as guests!
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5

Stunning location, gracious home, beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful place. The house is gracious, charming and secluded. The garden is spectacular and the beach access is wonderful. I cannot recommend it highly enough. We will definitely return for another perfect summer's sojourn. Martin and Nicola

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to enjoy Grafton. Thanks for sharing! Bruce
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5

A great house, and a great property.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Grafton was better than we hoped it would be. The house is very comfortable, the grounds are spectacular, and the beach is great. We will be back. GH

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you were able to enjoy and celebrate at Grafton. We'll look forward to seeing you again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Boston Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Cala's Restaurant, Manchester
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Gloucester, MA
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bass Rocks Golf Club, Gloucester, MA
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Manchester, MA MBTA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Cala's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
On property
Car: necessary

EVENTS AT GRAFTON

The maximum number of guests at any event is 30, including 12 overnight guests. Tents are not allowed on the grounds.

ABOUT THE ACCOMMODATIONS

With seven unique bedrooms and six and a half baths, Grafton affords beautiful coastal, garden and woodland views from every room. From the formal living and dining rooms, family room, library, breakfast room, and two outdoor terraces at the house, to the ocean terrace, expansive manicured lawns and gardens, and a beautiful walk to the private association beach, you’re sure to find a space to compliment any moment of your day. Whether you seek quiet solace or a unique location to celebrate a family event, the exclusive views from Grafton make any moment special and memorable.

Once you arrive at Grafton, you might find it difficult to venture away. Should you decide to immerse yourself in the charm of Cape Ann, the beauty the of the North Shore, the unique neighborhoods of Boston, and the history of New England, they are only a short drive from your home.

If you do choose to explore away from Grafton scroll down to read about local attractions.

LOCATION AND ATTRACTIONS

Located in the small coastal town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, you are minutes away from unique local shops, award winning restaurants and artisan galleries. Explore the vast antique shops of neighboring Essex, the historic seaport of Gloucester, and the art colonies of Rockport. Then return to Grafton where you can reflect on your experiences and show off the spoils of your stroll down Bearskin Neck.

World-class theater can be found locally at The Shalin Liu Performance Center and North Shore Music Theater. In Boston, the Theater District is alive with Broadway shows, concerts and performing arts from around the world.

DINING

Many Cape Ann restaurants feature locally sourced seafood and seasonal produce. From casual dining to formal catered affairs, it’s easy to custom design your culinary experience. Grafton offers a fully appointed kitchen for those who prefer to self-cater. We encourage you to explore the seasonal local farmers markets. Or better yet discover a local, private chef and bring a personal restaurant experience to Grafton.

GETTING AROUND CAPE ANN AND GREATER BOSTON

Traveling by car to all that Cape Ann has to offer is the best way to enjoy the area. If you are visiting the city of Boston and choose not to drive, there is a commuter rail station (The T) with limited free parking in Manchester (5 minute drive).

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday estate in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2016
17 Oct 2016 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$873
A$6,046
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
A$13,435
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$2,687
Departure Cleaning Fee A$672

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 1 - Main Level - toilet , shower enclosure , Walk in shower
    Bathroom 7 - Main Level - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
  • In addition to the en-suite and shared baths upstairs, the main level includes a bath with walk in shower. There is a separate powder room as well.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Yellow Room - 1 large double bed , En-suite bath.
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Adjoins the Trundle Bedroom, en-suite bath.
    The Green Room - 1 extra lg. double bed , Can be converted to two twin beds, en-suite bath
    Bedroom 7 - 2 single bed , Bath located across the hall.
    The Twin Rooms #1 - 1 single bed , The Twin Rooms have a shared bath.
    The Twin Rooms #2 - 1 single bed , The Twin Rooms have a shared bath.
    Trundle Bedroom - 2 single bed , Adjoins the Master Bedroom, sleeps 2 with pullout
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis