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Stone Mansion

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 18, 10 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944 United States

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Booking now for 2015! Go back in time to the Civil War era when Brig. General Greely Curtis came to Manchester by the Sea to build his mansion on a high bluff overlooking the Atlantic, with the Boston skyline and the Cape Cod shore visible in the distance. Gothic stone arches and columns shade the patio which connects to paths leading to the shore where you can swim from "shelving rocks" or from the local neighborhood sandy beach. Located on 40 private acres, there is a clay tennis court, stables, rolling lawns and wooded glens. Little has changed from the earliest days: vegetable gardens, orchard, barns, family houses, forest, paths, and a third of a mile of shoreline beckon. When you enter the house you return to an earlier age redolent of Victorian charm and a strong family presence. Furnishings are essentially as the Curtis family left them. The mansion's magnificent staircase with carved balestrades came out of John Hancock's home in Boston. There are seven fireplaces, a large living room with handpainted murals, a sitting room, den, dining room, and, on the second and third floors, ten bedrooms, most with sea views. Six of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms (2 with showers, 4 with tubs). The newly renovated kitchen has two dishwashers and there are plenty of laundry facilities. A note for golf enthusiasts; the Curtis Cup was named after a daughter who grew up in the house. For poets; the General's brother-in-law was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The house is full of history and antiques with books, paintings, and memorabilia in their original locations requiring an extra level of care to avoid breakage or disturbance. A stay at the property is an extraordinary experience but bear in mind that although well-maintained, much of the house is not modern and many of its systems are almost original. We are seeking no ordinary tenant but rather occupants sympathetic to the trappings of an earlier period and willing to accommodate their lifestyle to it...something that can be not only possible, but intensely enjoyable! Beach passes for Manchester beaches available to guests for a nominal fee.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House, 3 story, Built in 1867
Unit Code Stone
Beds 1 king bed, 4 queen beds, 8 twin beds
Bathrooms 6.5 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 18, 2nd Floor BR1: King-ensuite tub wc BR2: 2 singles+futon-ensuite tub/shower wc BR3: Queen-with shower stall wc BR4: Queen-shared shower bath with bedroom 3 BR5: Queen-ensuite tub wc BR6: Single- tub bath off hall 3rd Floor-share w/c with tub - 4 more
Pets No pets allowed.
Living Fireplace, Heat, Linens, Futon, Dryer, Iron, Ironing Board, Alarm Clock
Kitchen Refrigerator, Gas Stove, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender, Utensils, Lobster Pot
Entertainment High Speed Internet Access, CD Player, Piano
Outdoor Deck, Patio, Porch, Yard, Charcoal Grill, Outdoor Deck Furniture, Outdoor Shower, Tennis Court
Geographic Walk to Beach, Water Views, Waterfront
Type of Rental Summer Vacation Rentals
Average Manager Rating (Based on 1646 reviews)
Overall satisfaction: 4.5 stars
Overall satisfaction
Services from rental manager: 4.5 stars
Services from rental manager
Average Vacation Rental Rating (Based on 3 reviews)
Overall satisfaction: 5 stars
Overall satisfaction
Cleanliness: 5 stars
Cleanliness
Location: 5 stars
Location
Property condition: 4.5 stars
Property condition
100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Fabulous wedding and family reunion at the Stone Mansion!

    Stayed 7 days in September, 2011

    • Services from rental manager
      Services from rental manager: 4
    • Cleanliness
      Cleanliness: 5
    • Location
      Location: 5
    • Property condition
      Property condition: 5

    Overall satisfaction: Overall satisfaction: 5

    Iveta B from Mountain View, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Wow, what an amazing location! We had the perfect wedding and family reunion/retreat afterward, all on-site.

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  • Property Manager

    Stayed 7 days in August, 2009

    • Services from rental manager
      Services from rental manager: 5
    • Cleanliness
      Cleanliness: 5
    • Location
      Location: 5
    • Property condition
      Property condition: 5

    Overall satisfaction: Overall satisfaction: 5

    David M from Winchester, MA recommends this vacation rental

    Marianne was wonderful. She couldn't have been more helpful. The whole stay was out of a dream. Thank you.

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  • Great Historic House

    Stayed 7 days in July, 2008

    • Services from rental manager
      Services from rental manager: 5
    • Cleanliness
      Cleanliness: 5
    • Location
      Location: 5
    • Property condition
      Property condition: 4

    Overall satisfaction: Overall satisfaction: 5

    Darya C from Brooklyn, NY recommends this vacation rental

    We were really happy with our stay at the Stone Mansion. We rented the house together with two other families. We had plenty of space for everyone to spread out, and the house is extremely quiet (noise does not travel at all). We loved looking at the 19th century books that are on every bookshelf, and the sense of history in the house. Although it was a bit warm during the day, it always cooled off to be very comfortable for sleeping at night. We didn't find the "swimming rocks" to be that great for swimming (but good for fishing), and we found the local beach (walking distance) to have a lot of seaweed, so we instead drove to nearby beaches in Manchester and Gloucester. We explored all the towns of Cape Ann, took the Salem Ferry into Boston one day, took the kids to Salem Willows Park in Salem and the Maritime Center in Gloucester. The property manager was very helpful and the property was well maintained (while showing some signs of wear and tear, such as leaks, in a few places). In spite of all the antiques, etc, the house was good for young kids.

    • Manager Responded on 8/15/2008

      Thank you for taking the time to complete the satisfaction review. The feedback is valuable to both the staff and homeowners of Atlantic Vacation Homes. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed both the house and the surrounding areas. We hope you will consider us again for your future vacations!

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