House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 7 people Max.
About Jill Montoni
I am a clay artist/art teacher. I have also trained as a yoga teacher and practice and teach in a great local yoga studio. I am available for private yoga classes on the property for your group - the back building is an art/yoga studio. I am a real estate agent for Keller Williams, grew up on the North Shore, I specialize in coastal properties here. Please ask for any information about the market for homes/condos on the beautiful North Shore Boston!
Jill Montoni purchased this House in 2007
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Crane Estate Wedding Weekend
This location is much better than staying in Rockport to attend a wedding at the Crane Estate. Most guests had a 1.5 hrs round trip our while staying here was 30 minutes.
Location was great. The yard is a bit overgrown. Lots of room to relax, nice screened in porch.
Great value, comfortable place
This was ideal for our family gathering.
Thank you so much for your stay in Ipswich!
great space, lovely setting. thank you!
Great Guests - so happy that you liked it out here in the marsh!
Rustic and charming
We enjoyed this house very much. There are lots of bedrooms to choose from, and the windows everywhere provide a nice, cozy feel. The kitchen has an awesome window looking out over the marsh area that was simply amazing to view come sunrise! I call it 'rustic' as it's not 'perfect' - If you don't mind a floor that creeks a little or a wall with a little bump in it, you will find this place quite charming. The beds were comfortable, with extra linens everywhere!! Most importantly to us - It was super clean!! We will visit again for sure (and bring family/friends!)
Bright and roomy
The house, built around 1877, is a bright, roomy farmhouse type of rental located amid large fresh water marshes. There was plenty of room for my family and it was well stocked with all the amenities including games and puzzles for rainy days. It was hot the week we were there, but there was enough A/C units in windows and fans to keep us cool. You do have to drive to get to the beach and other activities, but it was a nice place for a family vacation. We drove to Hampton Beach for the day and had a great time. I really enjoyed watching the lightening during a thunderstorm from the screened in porch. And a cup of morning coffee was great our there! The only comments I would make are that the overhead lights didn't work in the dining room (might be bad bulbs) and I spotted a little field mouse in the kitchen when we first arrived. But my husband chased it out and we never saw it again. I put out a trap just in case but didn't need it after all. Being near marshes, be sure to bring plenty of Deep Woods Off and Afterbite.
The house is a few minutes walk to the ocean on both sides of the road (in the Great Marsh).. Beach and kayak access (public boat access too) is one mile further out-a nice trip across the bay to Plum Island sanctuary. Bring binoculars as in all seasons migratory birds- egrets, herons, osprey and more abound in the views from the house. The tidal marsh surrounding the house is described in the natural history book- 'The House in Ipswich Marsh' written by a neighboring author. Birding, walking, kayaking, cycling - fun things to do. The nearby town wharf was the first colonial settlement in town. Ipswich is known for having the largest number of 17th century homes in America! To relax in this type of wildness while being centrally located and accessible to Boston, Salem, Newburyport and Gloucester makes this house truly a vacation find. Very well cared for animals are allowed with discussion. Help is offered seeking local animal day care if needed, as animals should not be left in the house alone in the first 24 hours especially. There is a private art studio on the property.