Vacation rental accommodations on Plum Island
are located just about an hour north of Boston
. Plum Island is a small barrier island
just off the extreme northeast coast of Massachusetts
and is part of Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, and Ipswich. The residential part is mainly Newbury and Newburyport
. You can tell which part is which by the color of the street signs, green signs for Newbury and blue signs for Newburyport. The island is named for the hundreds of beach-plum bushes
growing amidst captivating condo rental, apartment rental and villa rental accommodation.
The island is separated from the mainland by the Parker River
and the northern tip is at the mouth of the Merrimac River
. Most of the southern part of Plum Island is the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
, but the northern portion is densely settled with both year-round and seasonal apartment rentals, condo rentals and villa rentals. The architecture of vacation rentals is an almost unbelievable jumble of old beach cottages, comfortable saltboxes, standard residential homes, intriguing modest little treasures, and oceanfront trophy houses.
Once largely a summer getaway, it is now a year round community, and features all season vacation rentals, eclectic restaurants and of course miles and miles of beautiful, sandy beaches
. The wildlife refuge is home to over 800 species of birds, plants and animals on almost 5,000 acres
. Quaint apartment rental, condo rental and villa rental accommodations offer excellent opportunities for fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, birding
, or relaxing on the sandy beach. Plum Island vacation home rentals offer a little bit for everyone, and of course you're just a stone’s throw away for everything.
Virtually the entire oceanfront is a beautiful public beach, although much of it is accessible only by foot. There are boardwalks in the Refuge that take you through the dunes and out onto the beach; these are great for sightseeing or bird watching
or just relaxing. While staying in Newbury’s picturesque condo rental, apartment rental and villa rental accommodation don’t miss out on visiting nearby historic Newburyport
for even more villas, shopping and restaurants.
Memorable vacation home rentals in Plum Island are a jewel in any season
. There are numerous lodging options for tourists, including apartment rentals, condo rentals and villa rentals. In addition, there is a population of year-round residents hosting vacation rental accommodations where you can experience a full immersion of sun, sea, beaches and flora and fauna.