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Elegant Italian Villa On The Scenic Coast of New England

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths3
Space 603 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

10 bedrooms, 7 With Fireplaces, Sleeps up to 20, walking distance from beach

A ten bedroom, eight bathroom house sleeps up to 20 people. The house is across the street from a lovely semi-private beach and about 1 1/2 miles from one of the best beaches in New England. Across the street from Black and White Beach, property is on a hill so you can hear the ocean through the trees. We also have a large library with books, board games and a great place to curl up with your family and friends.The large dining room, kitchen and central courtyard as well as the small garden room off the dining room provides a lovely environment for different types of family and group activities.The formal gardens and the surrounding woods give a sense of privacy belying the close proximity to downtown Manchester and Gloucester. There is a small basketball court behind the house. Perfect for any vacation gathering. Located in the charming village of Manchester-by-the-sea, There are ten bedrooms in the house, two have double beds, Four have queen beds, three have two single beds and one has a single twin bad. There is a pool table in the basement (although it is not a finished basement) and an outdoor firepit ,perfect for a quiet evening and good conversation. All in all a lovely place to spend a memorable time with family and friends. A note: we do not rent out for less than a week during the summer season.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 603 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 1 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • Seven bathrooms, 4. Showers, 1 soaking tub
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sofa bed/futon , futon queen size
    Bedroom 8 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 10 - 2 single bed
  • 10bedrooms, 7 with fireplaces, 7 sleeps doubles, 3 sleeps singles. Several rooms have balconies. Six bedrooms have private baths.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private estate setting located a short distance from Black and White Beach and Singing Beach. Ten minute drive from many historic areas including Gloucester, Essex, Beverly Farms, and a little further to Salem and Marblehead, Mass. Perfect for entertaining during your dream beach vacation!


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Elegant Italian Villa On The Scenic Coast of New England
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
Boston, MA

Great space for large group!

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 kids and 5 couples over 3 nights, it was perfect! Plenty of space for all. Bruce, the care taker was able to answer all questions. Would rent again.

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Beautiful Home, Had a Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay at this home. There was plenty of room for all 16 of us (12 adults, 4 children). We all came into town from PA, CT and AZ for a wedding and wanted to stay somewhere quiet and away from the city. This house was perfect for that. We were able to catch the train into Boston and visit the city but yet come back to the peace and quiet in the evening. I would have rated this property a 4.5 if I could because the only complaint I had was that there were a few cosmetic things that I felt could have been better. But that is really my only "small" complaint. And I wouldn't let that deter anyone from staying here and enjoying this beautiful home. The place is an old gem. The town is beautiful with the nearby beaches and just that small town homey feel. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone wanting to visit the Boston area. The owner, Alix, was great to deal with and responded quickly to any questions that I had. And Bruce, the onsite estate manager, although we didn't need him, was only a phone call or email away. My only regret is that I wish I would have had more time to stay and visit and see some of the beautiful attractions that this town and others close by have to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Webster/Gloucester, Massachusetts


  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our time at the villa prior to, and a few days following, our wedding. We were looking for a place where several out of town family members could stay the day before our wedding, and where we could also host a few family gatherings before and after the ceremony. The property was perfectly suited for that purpose.

The estate owners were very flexible and accommodating, and the property manager was among the most helpful and pleasant professionals one could hope for. The property is secluded and one of Manchester-by-the-Sea's architectural wonders. But it is also conveniently located to town and transportation.

In short, our stay was exceptional. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

- Joanne and Mark

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I held a team retreat here and my they loved it.

  • 4 of 5

Great house.

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful and charming!

  • 5 of 5

We were on a retreat with 15 of our college age student leaders. It was a wonderful space for spending time together, reflecting, and preparing for the school year. The space was great, very accessible, clean, and group friendly!! Great experience!!

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing House and Host!

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous New England home for large families gatherings! The host is friendly and generous at heart, can not wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 14/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bruce Warren
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2018


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Boston Logan International Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Salem Ferry (Summer - Seasonal)
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bass Rocks Gloucester
Nearest Train
1 Miles
MBTA, Manchester Station which is 2 minutes by car
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Black and White Beach, Singing Beach
Car: necessary

Desirable beaches within walking and biking distance including legendary 'Singing Beach.' One the most beautiful coastal towns in New England close to historic areas like Salem, Massachusetts, home of the witch trials and Hawthorn's House of Seven Gables and Gloucester, Mass, setting for Sebastian Unger's ' The Perfect Storm' and the Gloucester fisherman. Don't miss the art colony of Rockport, Mass and the wonderful little sailing town of Marblehead. Great seafood restaurants, antiquing and sailing, as well as golfing and a wildlife preserve in Essex, MA. provide non-beach day activities. See for yourself why this is such a popular summer destination..


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$726.97
Damage Insurance AU$99.88

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made