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Watch spectacular sunsets over the Essex River from the expansive deck of this one-of-a-kind vacation home. Clamshell Landing sits on 22 acres of pristine conservation land and overlooks the green grasses of the Essex salt marsh. Swim or kayak to the beach or out to lunch in Essex by way of the estuaries of the Essex River Basin.

The “bones” of the original farmhouse are still here, but the property was enlarged and completely renovated in the early 2000s. Most of the house has central air conditioning, except in the original part of the house. Sleeping 14 people in 6 bedrooms, there is more than enough space for everyone. This unique vacation rental home is perfect for sports enthusiasts or nature lovers and is complete with a squash & tennis courts, a fitness room, locker room, and much more.

Located in the village of Essex, Clamshell Landing is close to restaurants and a host of seasonal activities. Gloucester is just a short drive in one direction and Ipswich (and Crane Beach) is just a short drive in the opposite direction. If you like antiques, you'll be glad to know that Essex has more fine antique shops than any other locale north of Boston.

Available for rentals year round, Clamshell Landing is perfect for family vacations, family reunions, wedding accommodations, corporate outings or other events. Call us about event opportunities and pricing. Please note that any and all events need to be pre-approved.

5000 Sq. Ft. No pets. No smoking.


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.


Bedroom 2: Contains 1 King bed 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).


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).


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 many floor-to-ceiling windows frames the view of the marsh.


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


There is off-street parking for 6 cars.

Additional amenities: Badminton/Volleyball, Basketball Hoop, Beach Towels, Blow Dryer, Board Games, Ceiling Fan(s), Center Island, Coffee Maker, Cookware, Cooler, Croquet, Dishes & Utensils, Disposal, Electric Hand Mixer, Enclosed Sun Porch, Fan(s), Fitness Room / Equipment, Food Processor, French Press Coffee Maker, Front Door Two Car Parking, Full Kitchen, Granite Counter Tops, Hardwood Floors, Heat (Off-Season), Heating, Home Gym, Ice Bucket, Ice Maker, Indoor Squash Court, Landline Telephone, Landscaping Included, Lawn / Garden, Lobster Pot, No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Fire Pit/Fireplace, Outdoor Furniture, Pool Table, Private Waterfront Access, Rollaway Bed, Screened Area, Self Cleaning Oven, Sensurround Entertainment System, Shared Driveway, Smoking-Outside Only, Summer & Winter Rental, Summer Vacation Rentals, Swim From Property, Telephone Answering Machine, Telephone Long Distance Block, Telescope, Tennis, Tennis Court, Utensils, Walk to Art Galleries, Walk to Restaurant(s), Walk to River, Walk to Waterfront Public Path, Washer and Dryer, Winter-Short Term, Yard, iPo

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Atlantic Vacation Homes
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Languages spoken: English

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Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 09:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


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