This 6 bedroom/5.5 bath waterfront vacation home complete with squash & tennis courts, gym, locker room, kayaks and more. Available on a weekly (or nightly) basis year round, Clamshell Landing is perfect for family vacations, family reunions, corporate outings or other events. Or, bring your own coach for a private squash camp in a unique setting.
This one of a kind vacation rental home is perfect for sports enthusiasts or nature lovers. It sits on 22 acres of pristine conservation land and overlooks the green grasses of the salt marsh. A myriad of 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. The original farm house is still here, but the property was enlarged and completely renovated in 2002. Most of the house has central AC, except in the original part of the house.
Enter into the "new wing" foyer and take a right into the custom kitchen with a wall of glass from which you, your guests and family can enjoy the endless views to Crane's Beach, Hog Island and beyond. This is a cook's kitchen which boasts high end appliances, marble counters, and a massive island perfect for meal prep, eating said meal, or just visiting. The kitchen is open to the dining and living areas with plenty of comfy seating, and the whole area is spacious and bright. Off of the living area is what was once the original farm house, and there is another large living area with a fireplace, and flatscreen HDTV, and 3 different sitting areas to accommodate many different activities. A huge deck for outdoor relaxing or entertaining is just off of the kitchen, dining and living area.
The master queen bedroom and full bath are privately situated around the corner on the main floor. Upstairs are two bedrooms and another full bath. One of these bedrooms doubles as a "movie loft" with a video projector with surround sound for hook up to a laptop. Back downstairs and just off the kitchen are a mud room and a full bath with tub and shower. Don't forget the screened in dining area with beautiful views of the grounds, marsh and sea beyond.
The new wing has two levels, the upper housing 3 bedrooms - two rooms containing 6 singles altogether, and a queen bedroom with ensuite half bath, as well as a full bath with glass enclosed shower off the hall. The layout of the house is perfect for two families to share since there are two master bedrooms with private baths in separate areas of the house.
The fun stuff is on the lower level of the house where the climate controlled (humidity and temperature) squash court is, complete with a viewing gallery above and a full bath with two showers and double sinks to accommodate a few players at a time. Also on this level is a pool table room and a gym with a treadmill, stationary bike and weight machine.
Outside there is even more; between the lovely lawns and gardens and those views, there is the tennis court, fire pit, lighted half-basketball court, and the kayaks for your use. You will not want for things to keep you busy! The house is a 15 minute drive from the white sands of Crane's beach, and closer to the village of Essex famous for its restaurants, fresh seafood and local produce from one of the most physically stunning spots in the North East. And if you like antiques, Essex has more fine antique shops than any other locale north of Boston! Boston is an hour away, and the towns of Rockport, Gloucester, Ipswich and Manchester are a short drive away. This vacation home is one of the best vacation spots on the North Shore -- come and see for yourself!
Speak to your reservation specialist about event opportunities and pricing. Please note that any gatherings of more than 25 people need to be pre-approved.