Plum Island Beach House Guest Comments...
"I have been at Plum Island for a few
days now with Zena, Emma and
Lilli...three twelve and three
quarterish aged girls born within two
weeks of each other. The day started out
a little cloudy so we headed into town.
I went to the library while they
explored the local shops. We made a
quick stop at a pizza place and then
with the skies just beginning to clear
despite an uncertain forecast, we were
off to the beach. We went to the beach
at the far end of the island, part of
the nature preserve. Suddenly, the day,
like the unwrapping of a present,
transformed from grey to bright yellow
before us. The intense heat of the two
prior days had broken a little and there
was a light breeze. There were only a
dozen or so other people around so we
were privy to the large empty expanses
of pristine sand meeting glasslike ocean
For the next six hours the girls basked
in serenity. Similar to the preceding
two days, giggles, smiles and songs were
ever present and there was much sharing
and caring between them. Over and over
they dove side-by-side like dolphins
simultaneously into the oncoming small
waves. They played a game where they
stood with their backs to the waves
screaming with the thrill of the
unexpected splash of the next oncoming
wave. They challenged the waters with
the pronounced gyrations of their hips.
When not playing in the water, they
climbed amongst the rocks making their
way slowly as they searched patiently
for shells. The tide was low making for
wonderful tidepools. I had never seen
such a bounty of perfectly intact shells
and sand dollars before. Lilli found two
very unusual delicate and perfect thin
maroon shells with purple interiors.
Emma found a live starfish. The gathered
treasures gradually covered our blanket.
We could not bring ourselves to leave
this idyllic spot but eventually we were
low on food and water and the day was
waning so home we went. Even then their
enthusiasm was not to be diminished.
They hopped on bikes and made an
excursion to the islandís little store.
There they purchased some aloe gel to
cool their sun-baked skin. Then, when
they returned back to the house, the ice
cream truck was there. The perfect
dessert for the perfect day. It doesnít
get any better than that."
Just wanted to tell you what a fantastic home you have on Plum Island. The house is updated, well-kept and with a fabulous view itís well worth the money! We enjoyed the lovely environment, the in-house toys and the large porch for a get-together. How pleasant it was to wake up and see the ocean each day from the house itself and to be surrounded by fireworks each night the week of the fourth.
Thank you! Rebecca