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Clamshell Landing

6 Bedrooms
5.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 14

Location:

Essex

Bedding:

  • Queen 2
  • Twin 10

Description

Available for rentals year round, Clamshell Landing is perfect for family vacations, family reunions, wedding accommodations, corporate outings or other events. This one-of-a-kind vacation rental home is perfect for sports enthusiasts or nature lovers and is complete with squash & tennis courts, a fitness room, locker room, kayaks, and much more.

Clamshell Landing sits on 22 acres of pristine conservation land and overlooks the green grasses of the Essex salt marsh. Several estuaries of the Essex River Basin flow through it like little glittering lanes in which one can swim or kayak to the beach or out to lunch in Essex. The “bones” of the original farmhouse are still here, but the property was enlarged and completely renovated in 2002. Most of the house has central air conditioning, except in the original part of the house.

The property is a 15-minute drive from the white sands of Crane Beach, and closer to the village of Essex famous for its restaurants, fresh seafood and local produce. And if you like antiques, Essex has more fine antique shops than any other locale north of Boston. Boston is less than an hour away, and the towns of Rockport, Gloucester, Ipswich and Manchester are all nearby. This vacation home is one of the best vacation spots on the North Shore -- come and see for yourself!

Speak to your Guest Experience Specialist about event opportunities and pricing. Please note that all events need to be pre-approved.

5000 Sq. Ft. No pets. No smoking.

GROUND FLOOR

Kitchen: The "new wing" has a custom kitchen with a wall of glass from which you can enjoy the endless views. This is a cook's kitchen, boasting high-end appliances, marble counters, and a massive island that is perfect for meal prep.

Living/Dining Room: From the kitchen, the open plan flows into dining and living areas that offer comfy seating and lots of light from the enormous windows and sliding doors to the deck.

Parlor: In what was once part of the original farm house, there is another large sitting room with a fireplace, a flat-screen HDTV, and 3 different sitting areas to accommodate many different activities.

Bedroom 1: The Master bedroom in this part of the house contains a Queen bed.

Full Bathroom 1: Ensuite to the Master bedroom, with a tub/shower.

Full bathroom 2: Just off the kitchen is a “mud room” with coat hooks fashioned from boat cleats and there you’ll find another full bath with tub and shower.

Screened Porch: To the other side of the kitchen is access to the screened porch, with a dining area and beautiful views of the grounds, marsh and sea beyond.

SECOND FLOOR (ORIGINAL WING)

Bedroom 2: Contains 2 Twin beds and this room doubles as a "movie loft," with a video projector with surround sound for hook up to a laptop. The sitting area offers two armchairs and a sofa for hanging out or watching movies.

Bedroom 3: This bedroom contains 2 Twin beds.

Full Bathroom 1: In the hall between the upstairs bedrooms, this bathroom contains a shower (no tub).

SECOND FLOOR (NEW WING)

Bedroom 4: This room contains a Queen bed.

Half Bathroom 1: This half bath is ensuite to Bedroom 4.

Bedroom 5: This spacious room contains 2 Twin beds.

Bedroom 6: This room contains 4 Twin beds and a private balcony.

Full Bathroom 1: Contains a glass-enclosed shower (no tub).

LOWER LEVEL (NEW WING)

Squash Court: This regulation-sized, climate-controlled squash court is complete with a viewing gallery above.

Locker Room: The “locker room” has two showers with changing cubicles, double sinks and a WC.

Fitness Room: Complete with treadmill, stationary bike, weights machine and other exercise equipment.

Billiards Room: This room contains a full-sized pool table and the many floor-to-celling windows frames the view of the marsh.

EXTERIOR

The tennis court, fire pit, lighted half-basketball court, and kayaks are all available for your use.

PARKING

There is off-street parking for 6 cars.

Amenities

Living

  • Fan(s)
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heat
  • Linens
  • Rollaway Bed
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Landline Telephone
  • Telephone Long Distance Block
  • Telephone Answering Machine
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blow Dryer
  • Beach Towels
  • NO cats allowed
  • No Pets Allowed

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Electric Stove
  • Electric Oven
  • Self Cleaning Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • French Press Coffee Maker
  • Toaster Oven
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Food Processor
  • Electric Hand Mixer
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Ice Bucket
  • Lobster Pot
  • Cooler
  • Disposal
  • Granite Counter Tops
  • Center Island

Outdoor

  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Enclosed Sun Porch
  • Landscaping Included
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Screened Area
  • Yard
  • Front Door Two Car Parking
  • Shared Driveway
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Outdoor Fire Pit/Fireplace
  • Private Waterfront Access
  • Basketball Hoop
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis Court
  • Badminton/Volleyball
  • Smoking-Outside Only

Geographic

  • Swim From Property
  • Walk to Art Galleries
  • Walk to Restaurant(s)
  • Walk to Waterfront Public Path
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront
  • Walk to River

Entertainment

  • High Definition TV
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Sensurround Entertainment System
  • Cable Television
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • iPod Dock
  • Croquet
  • Pool Table
  • Home Gym
  • Indoor Squash Court
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Telescope

What's Included

What does my rented vacation home provide?

Since all Atlantic Vacation Homes rental properties are residential homes, and not hotel rooms, they are all fully furnished and include a living room, kitchen, and bedrooms and bathrooms as described on each property detail page.

  • The kitchen includes cooking utensils, pots & pans, dishcloths, potholders, flatware, dishware, glassware and a corkscrew. Standard appliances include a refrigerator, microwave, stove, toaster, and coffee maker. Some properties are equipped with additional items; please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property. If you require specialty items, such as kitchen scales or food processors, it is best to bring your own.
  • Bed linens and bath linens (bath towels, hand towels and face cloths) are provided in accordance with the advertised occupancy of the property. Beds will be made with linens, pillows, blankets, and bedspreads prior to your arrival, with the exception of trundles, top bunks, futons, and sleep sofas.
  • The property includes basic housekeeping supplies, such as brooms and dustpans.
  • Many (but not all) properties have a landline for local calls. Please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property.
  • Air conditioning, beach towels, hot tubs, TVs, DVD players, porch furniture, grills, docks, recreational games and equipment, and other amenities are furnished as a courtesy by the homeowner and are not guaranteed. Please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property for details.

Guests will also receive a “Welcome Kit” that contains:

  • An area guide
  • One kitchen sponge
  • One small bottle of dish soap
  • One dishwasher detergent pod or packet
  • One laundry detergent pod or packet
  • One trash bag

In addition, the complimentary items below are provided as a convenient starter supply for when you first arrive. Additional items beyond the starter supply are the responsibility of the guest.

  • One full roll of toilet paper per bathroom
  • One box of tissues per bathroom
  • Travel-sized bars of soap in each bathroom
  • One full roll of paper towels in the kitchen

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Reviews

2017 Gang Reunion

Reviewed on 2017-09-15 by Don B. of Egg Harbor Township, NJ United States
Updated on 2017-09-15
Review of stay from 2017-09-07 to 2017-09-13
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Annual Class of 1960 HS Reunion. 6 couples @ Clamshell plus one couple local in Manchester. Clamshell exceeded our expectations! Great base from which to see local Cape Ann sights. 6 nights wasn't enough!! :) ALL 5's!!!

Beautiful vacation

Reviewed on 2017-08-29 by Ted W. of Thornton, IL United States
Updated on 2017-08-29
Review of stay from 2017-08-23 to 2017-08-27
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Loaded with fun toys and beautiful scenery.

Beautiful house and great service

Reviewed on 2015-10-12 by Katherine C. of Atlanta, GA United States
Updated on 2015-10-14
Review of stay from 2015-09-01 to 2015-09-08
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We stayed at Clamshell Landing the week of my wedding, which was over Labor Day weekend. We wanted a place where both of our families could stay together near the wedding venue, as well as host small gatherings of guests and provide a hub for our guests, many of whom were from out of town. Clamshell exceeded our expectations on most levels - the house is truly gorgeous and the views are unparalleled. The location is super convenient, and the house and property is so beautiful, its hard to find reason to leave! We really had a fantastic stay and if the opportunity arose, would love to be back.

Outstanding Vacation Home

Reviewed on 2016-06-13 by Unknown of Galesburg, IL United States
Updated on 2016-06-13
Review of stay from 2016-06-01 to 2016-06-08
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This gorgeous home was perfect for our 12 family members. With 6 bedrooms and as many bathrooms no one was cramped for space. The fully equipped, modern kitchen was a dream. If you didn't come to cook there are many restaurants within walking distance of the house...we tried several and had wonderful meals. The house was clean and in perfect condition...the rental agency kept us fully informed and was very helpful. Sitting on the deck and watching the tide ebb and flow on the beautiful Essex River was a favorite past time. This is a home that we would definitely rent again....and look forward to doing so!

awesome stay at Clamshell Landingb

Reviewed on 2016-06-14 by Liisa & Douglas N. of Gloucester, MA United States
Updated on 2016-06-14
Review of stay from 2016-06-09 to 2016-06-12
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really wonderful house and location. the squash and tennis courts were a lot of fun.

Great property in Essex

Reviewed on 2016-08-03 by Unknown of New York, NY United States
Updated on 2016-08-06
Review of stay from 2016-07-01 to 2016-08-01
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We had a wonderful time at Clamshell Landing. The house is big and airy and tastefully decorated. The view is breathtaking and it has one of the most beautiful sunset that we have ever seen.

Long over due get together at a picturesque and spacail house!

Reviewed on 2013-08-12 by Unknown of Newton, MA United States
Updated on 2013-08-12
Review of stay from 2013-08-04 to 2013-08-10
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Was a perfect place for our family reunion with teenagers and early twenties nephews and nieces. Enough comfortable beds for all 14 of us and chairs for the beautiful dining table. Unbelievable craftsmanship went into the new section of the house as well as the upgrades they have done to the older section. Nothing in the house was left unused: from the kayaks, tennis courts, pool table, workout room, and most importantly the squash courts! The only recommendation I would say- having a love of cooking- would be to upgrade the oven/stove, pots and pans. Life is short and if you need a place for a reunion for a large family get-together, this is definitely the place you want to rent! My best to the owners as you've done a wonderful job.

Great Setting!

Reviewed on 2015-06-16 by Frank W. of Stuart, Florida United States
Updated on 2015-06-16
Review of stay from 2015-06-06 to 2015-06-13
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The house, its setting, and the town of Essex were immediate hits with all 13 of us on a Family Reunion. AVH was also a big asset and most appreciated - do use them. But, please note that they respond by email - we missed their messages.

Our biggest problem was the limited capacity of Recycle Bins and not having them emptied for a week. If you have a Refrigerator Magnet telling you about trash/recycling PLEASE do not take or lose it. Ours was missing.

The owners have a wonderful home and we appreciated it! Sure, the black ants are a little gross, but its a minor thing when the owners do so much to make stays as great as possible.

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Reviewed on 2015-06-24 by Unknown of New York City, NY United States
Updated on 2015-06-25
Review of stay from 2015-06-19 to 2015-06-22
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Excellent. We loved it. Beautiful house, would def do it again.
Did the maid find a Cannon Camera? I left it by the dining room table, I think in the bookcase. Please check. It has super valuable photos in it to me. I'll call later. Thank you and kind regards, Heather
Manager response on 2015-06-25 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Glad you enjoyed your stay at this exceptional home. Also delighted that you found your camera!

Fabulous family fun!

Reviewed on 2015-08-01 by Unknown of Lexington, MA United States
Updated on 2015-08-01
Review of stay from 2015-07-27 to 2015-07-30
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This was an ideal location for our family get-together! There were lots of things to do at home and in surrounding towns to keep everyone (teenagers to grandparents) entertained. The home was very comfortable with spaces to gather the whole family or enjoy privacy. We left with sweet memories of being together!