|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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).
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
17 Oct 2016 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$2,618|
|Departure Cleaning Fee||A$655|