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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 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.

More Details

Alix deSEife Small
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017


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..


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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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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(11 traveller reviews)

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Elegant Italian Villa On The Scenic Coast of New England
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
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: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Sep 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible, Unforgettable Property!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! My student organization held a banquet here honoring our graduating senior class and we were left speechless upon arrival. The house is Italian in architecture, with rooms surrounding a central courtyard. Although we only had 12 people sleep here and about 30 in total joining for the banquet, this place looks like it could easily hold 100+ people, especially when counting the beautiful back lawns.

In terms of administration, Bruce was our property manager; he was very timely and was there to help us move in and answer any questions. Alix, the property owner, was also very communicative, and both are wonderful people in demeanor. We will absolutely be coming back.

Thank you guys!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We hosted a special wedding weekend at the Villa and the reviews are correct- it is a magical place that was perfect for our family gathering. The house was very clean, the grounds were beautiful and the home owners were responsive and welcoming. We cooked a big feast for 14 people and were very happy to find the kitchen fully stocked- there were plenty of dishes and glassware, two dishwashers and enough pans to cook many, many courses! The house is very spacious and the foyer was a fun place where everyone could gather, chat and relax. We had a wonderful weekend and would definitely recommend to all, it is a very special location and we are so grateful we had the opportunity to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$703.62
Property Damage Protection A$101.06

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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