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Beaches, Gardens & Sublime Peace on Private Estate

Entire house hosted by Julianna
5 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
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UPDATE: We are gratefully booked through June 2021! Our calendar IS accurate!
Malt Hill oceanside estate is on the Gold Coast of Cape Ann and sits on 25 acres with its own private beach & award-winning gardens. Stay in the historic carriage house's two-bedroom apartment & enjoy your own private patio while also taking advantage of the property's beautiful gardens, pool & tennis court. A quick 10 minute walk brings you to West Beach, and Gloucester, Salem, and Boston are a short train ride away.

The space
Built in the 1800s, Malt Hill is one of the last great Cape Ann Gold Coast estates. The Shell Grotto is one of three apartments in Malt Hill's carriage house, which was completely updated and renovated by my family. It's called the Shell Grotto because when we renovated it, we created mosaics in the plaster using local shells. You can see some of our work in the photos.

The Shell Grotto is on the back side of the house with its own private entrance; it's approximately 1,000 square feet, with two bedrooms and one bathroom. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and a walk-in closet, in addition to its beautiful shell murals. The second bedroom is perfect for kids, with twin bunkbeds and a daybed that converts to a twin-size bed that can comfortably fit an adult. Larger adults will likely not be comfortable in the bunkbeds!

The kitchen and living room are open concept, with big windows and French doors that open out to the Shell Grotto's private patio. The kitchen is fully equipped with dinnerware, flatware, an oven and stove, pots and pans, double sink, and cooking necessities like olive oil, salt and pepper. There's a gas fireplace that's great for knocking the chill out of the air on those gorgeous sea breeze nights.

The bathroom has a tub shower (tub is great for bathing little ones) and is stocked with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, a hair dryer, and towels for your convenience.

Outside on the private patio, enjoy a gas grill, outdoor seating area, and lounge chairs. You can easily walk down a short path to enjoy the hot tub, or mosey down to the beach. A little ways up the hill is the estate's private pool and tennis court, which we invite our guests to take advantage of.

Guest access
Guests in the Shell Grotto share a driveway and parking with other carriage house guests, and also have shared use of the estate's pool, fire pit, hot tub, beach, gazebo, and tennis court.

Please note that in order to access the space, you must travel down a path with granite stairs that people with limited mobility may find challenging.

Other things to note
Malt Hill is a working estate, which means we actively maintain the home and grounds so you'll see us out and about. Don't worry, we're friendly! And if we need to do work in an area that will impact the peace of your stay, we'll let you know beforehand or try to do it off hours. Sometimes, though, just like with any home, emergencies happen and we'll need to fix something ASAP. In the **extremely unlikely** case a scenario like that happens, we hope you'll bear with us.
UPDATE: We are gratefully booked through June 2021! Our calendar IS accurate!
Malt Hill oceanside estate is on the Gold Coast of Cape Ann and sits on 25 acres with its own private beach & award-winning gardens. Stay in the historic carriage house's two-bedroom apartment & enjoy your own private patio while also taking advantage of the property's beautiful gardens, pool & tennis court. A quick 10 minute walk brin…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed, 1 bunk bed

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Smoke alarm
Free street parking
Pool
Air conditioning
Pay TV
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Fire extinguisher
Dryer

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Beverly, Massachusetts, United States

Malt Hill is right on the town line dividing Beverly from Manchester-by-the-Sea. Beverly Farms has some lovely restaurants and bakeries, including Half Baked (best doughnuts, cupcakes and coffee), Vidalia's (epic sandwiches), Cygnet (fancier lunch and dinner spot), and Hale Street Tavern (Wednesday Wing Night and great sushi). Of course, there's a Dunkin' Donuts as well.

Manchester-by-the-Sea's town center and Crosby's, our local market, is about three miles away, an easy bike ride or quick trip in the car. Manchester also has excellent dining opportunities: Foreign Affairs (amazing raw oysters, fancy cocktails), Cala's (casual dining and yet another wing night), Beach Street Cafe (delicious, simple diner food), and Christo's Coffee Cup.

Beverly Farms has a stop on the MBTA Commuter Rail, so if you want to take a jaunt into Boston and not worry about parking, it's a 35 minute trip to North Station.
Malt Hill is right on the town line dividing Beverly from Manchester-by-the-Sea. Beverly Farms has some lovely restaurants and bakeries, including Half Baked (best doughnuts, cupcakes and coffee), Vidalia's (ep…

Hosted by Julianna

Joined in June 2016
  • 14 Reviews
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Hi! I was lucky enough to grow up at Malt Hill with my mom (she's in my profile picture with me). My mom is busy running a successful company and keeping Malt Hill beautiful--she and I both love gardening--so I help her with guests. I'm a marine biologist and fell in love with the ocean as a kid. Now I do most of my work with the shrimp industry in the Gulf of Mexico. If you stay with us you'll meet Skittles, the best dog ever, who I rescued from New Orleans after Katrina.
Hi! I was lucky enough to grow up at Malt Hill with my mom (she's in my profile picture with me). My mom is busy running a successful company and keeping Malt Hill beautiful--she a…
During your stay
We've made some life-long friends by opening our home to guests, and love to learn more about our visitors. However, if you want space to yourselves, we completely respect that. I live nearby and am only a phone call away if you need anything. There are two property managers available 24 hours on site to offer help.
We've made some life-long friends by opening our home to guests, and love to learn more about our visitors. However, if you want space to yourselves, we completely respect that. I…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $643
Cancellation policy