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Stone Mansion

10 Bedrooms
6.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 18

Location:

Manchester-by-the-Sea

Bedding:

  • King 1
  • Queen 4
  • Twin 8
  • Other 1

Description

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 that can be not only possible, but intensely enjoyable! Beach passes for Manchester beaches available to guests for a nominal fee.

Amenities

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

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Yard
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Tennis Court

Geographic

  • Walk to Beach
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront

Entertainment

  • High Speed Internet Access
  • CD Player
  • Piano

Availability

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Reviews

Fabulous wedding and family reunion at the Stone Mansion!

Reviewed on 2011-09-11 by Iveta B. of Mountain View, CA United States
Updated on 2011-09-11
Review of stay from 2011-09-02 to 2011-09-09
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Recommend to Others
Wow, what an amazing location! We had the perfect wedding and family reunion/retreat afterward, all on-site.

Property Manager

Reviewed on 2009-09-10 by David M. of Winchester, MA United States
Updated on 2010-01-06
Review of stay from 2009-08-07 to 2009-08-14
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Marianne was wonderful. She couldn't have been more helpful. The whole stay was out of a dream. Thank you.

Great Historic House

Reviewed on 2008-07-29 by Darya C. of Brooklyn, NY United States
Updated on 2008-08-15
Review of stay from 2008-07-18 to 2008-07-25
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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 response on 2008-08-15 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
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!