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Dennis and Sally Plourde

Member since: 2015
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The Perfect Newburyport Experience- Near Town-Near Joppa-Near Plum Island

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Newburyport holiday house

Three bedrooms, two full baths, private gardens, sleeps six, walk to town

This charming gem, located in the desirable South End, combines historic seaport character with modern appointments—very Newburyport. The kitchen is thoroughly updated, fully equipped and is both attractive and efficient. It opens on one side into a dining room furnished with a shaker table and chairs. From here you can sometimes see seals sunbathing on rocks in the nearby river. Exiting the other side of the kitchen is a large living room area, the center of the house, furnished with a couch and four comfortable chairs. There is a large flat screen TV. Both cable TV and Wifi are available. There is a full bathroom which is convenient to the living room. Last but not least downstairs is a sunroom which provides a cozy place to visit or curl up with a book. The sun room opens onto a large patio in the center of the garden area. This provides a very pleasant place for entertaining with a patio table and chairs, a gas grill, and wicker furniture, all surrounded by a lush garden and the sound of the fountain from the pond.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms. The master bedroom features a raised ceiling, large closet, and glass sliders which open onto your own private deck where you can share a cup of coffee while catching a peek at the water view and listening to the boats on the river and the birds in the garden.

Back inside adjoining the bedroom is a large bathroom with a comfortably large shower, double sink vanity and plenty of cabinet space to store your things. The next bedroom contains both a trundle bed and a very cool loft bed. Its windows also lookout toward the river. Finally, there is an office/library with a loveseat that folds out to make a comfortable bed.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dennis and Sally Plourde (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Dennis and Sally Plourde

Sally and Dennis Plourde- we are both human service professionals. We have lived in this area for most of our lives. We ran a B&B on the island of Vinalhaven, Maine for 14 years. We became almost empty nesters and had always wanted to live in Newburyport because it offers so much to do, much of it within walking distance.

Dennis and Sally Plourde purchased this house in 1998

Why Dennis and Sally Plourde chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

It is in the South End, near Joppa Flats, the mouth of the river, Plum Island, yet very walkable to town

What makes this house unique

You can sometimes see the seals sunbathing on rocks in the river while sipping a cup of coffee at the dining room table.


based on 16 traveller reviews

The Perfect Newburyport Experience- Near Town-Near Joppa-Near Plum Island
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Quiet and Relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

It was a nice getaway for my cousin, sister and myself. The house is in a great location. Its next to all the shopping and restaurants and the beautiful beaches of Plum Island. The house is very comfortable. We loved sitting out in the sunroom with our coffee and enjoying some down time. If we had the chance there would be no hesitation in coming back here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very quaint property in an ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property! It is nicely furnished and in an ideal location. We were able to walk to downtown Newburyport...close to shopping, parks and many restaurants. The stairs are pretty steep but that's to be expected in all the more historic homes in this area.

Sally and Dennis left very detailed instructions for the house. They were also very responsive to our questions and some specific needs prior to the trip...which definitely made things easier!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We were in Newburyport to attend our only daughter's wedding. We were pleasantly surprised with the coziness and cleanliness of the house. Its location was perfect and everything we needed was there, just as if we were at home. The only negative aspect of the experience was with the financial fiasco created by Home Away. Fortunately Mr. Plourde provided us with his contact information. He made us aware that there was an outstanding balance on our account. We were not aware, and had assumed that the account was paid in full, We provided Mr Plourde with a check for the balance due, and appreciate his help. You should have a clearer and more efficient account availability with your clients.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend in this home. It was so close to downtown and a few beaches. We brought our small kids and they had a blast too. The house had everything we needed and the hosts were very accommodating- greeted us with a bottle of wine, gave us tips for our travels, and were even so kind to mail us something we had forgotten when we left. I'd definitely recommend this house to anyone wanting to see Newburyport!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice clean, comfortable house in quiet neighborhood in excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here one month mid July to Mid August. We were within walking distance to Downtown, and a short walk to the small park along the riverfront. Although the house has no private parking, we never had a problem parking in front of the house, even on the busy Homecoming weekend. The kitchen is reasonably well equipped, and the house is clean. The owners were very responsive to our needs, of which there were few. We would have liked to see available some tourist information about Newburyport. We were there during a heat wave, so the air conditioners struggled a bit, though we were comfortable enough. The living room is dark, but there's a great bright enclosed porch for reading. Nice outside garden and great grill for al fresco dining. Theoretically, the house sleeps six. However, the configuration of the bedrooms limits the sleeping arrangements. For example, the master bedroom can only be reached by passing through one of the other bedrooms. The upstairs bathroom is shared, but there is a full bath on the first floor. Older folks beware: The stairs are narrow and steep. Only other consideration: For sports lovers, the DirectTV channel lineup is thin. No ESPN's, NESN, NBA or GOLF channels.

Other than these few concerns, this is a nice, comfortable house in an excellent location, well worth the price. Lots of restaurants and boutique stores within walking distance, and of course the Plum Island beach a short drive away. We'll try to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive review and if the house returns to home away we will certainly incorporate your suggestions!
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Wonderful home with lots of charm!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, and 3 boys stayed at this wonderful spacious home in Newburyportt for a week. I have to say the home is very charming. It's very clean and decorated beautifully. The owners have the place stocked with necessities that you may need. The sunroom was a great place to catch a quiet moment and the back yard/patio is equipped with table and chairs, a little waterfall, and lovely flowers. The porch off of the master bath was a plus as well. The owner was quick to help with anything we needed. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
MBTA to Boston
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Plum Island
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Newburyport, Massachusetts

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2 night minimum stay

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Refundable Cleaning Fee A$268

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Newburyport, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Water View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Full bath, large shower, dual sink vanity, maple and granite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Master Bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing