Waterfront Ipswich Escape: 2 Miles to Crane Beach!

Sleeps 62 BR3 BA


Your next Massachusetts getaway begins at this private cottage in Ipswich! Situated on Rantoul Pond, just 2 miles from Crane Beach, this 2-bedroom, 3-bath vacation rental is perfect for a family retreat in the Bay State. In addition to a fantastic location, this home boasts 2,400 square feet of beautifully-appointed living space inside and an expansive deck outside with great views of the pond. Return from a day at the beach to unwind on the deck or cozy up by the fireplace!


  • Kitchen
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Washer


Location Details

Whether you’re visiting Ipswich to lay out on the beach, see historical sites, or spend some time in the great outdoors, you’ll find that this cottage is in the ideal location! When you’re not cooking for yourself, drive 9 minutes to downtown for a variety of tasty dining options including the Ipswich Clambake Co and Choate Bridge Restaurant.

Put on your swimsuit, pack up a picnic, and take a 2-mile drive down to Crane Beach - Ipswich’s most popular sandy beach. The adults will enjoy laying out and catching some rays while the kids build sandcastles. For more fun on the coast, be sure to check out Plum Island!

Don’t miss out on taking a tour of Castle Hill, an English-style mansion that sits on 165 acres of beautifully manicured grounds that slopes down towards the shore. The best part? The historic estate is just over 2 miles from your front door.

If you’re up for a history lesson (and potentially a scare), take a 15-mile drive down to Salem to learn all about the Salem Witch Trials!


6 reviews
  • Great stay


    The house is lovely in a beautiful setting. It's also really well located-lots to do within a 40 minute drive.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published November 22, 2021
  • Bedding is Important


    The property is nice enough, somewhat difficult to find as it is down a long dirt road. The biggest issue we had was the poor quality of the beds and linens. There are 2 twin beds in what should be the master suite and a queen bed upstairs. The twins were very springy and sagged a lot. The queen as extremely firm and unpleasant. For the rates that are charged I was expecting higher quality bedding. The towels were also of low quality and very stiff. I would recommend looking elsewhere.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Julie J.
    Published November 16, 2021
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Julie, we take guest feedback seriously and passed your comments on to the homeowner who would like to share the following:
    -The 1/3 of a mile dirt driveway, which serves the cottage and a couple of houses, is what provides privacy that guests value.
    -We're aware that both twin bed mattresses need attention, and we plan to make improvements during the off-season.
    -We understand mattress preferences are subjective, and we feel the queen mattress is of high quality.
    -Bed locations are a function of our cottage's use as a family house for most of the year.
    -Upgrading to more expensive linens and towels would require us to increase rates above those recommended by Evolve.
    -Despite contacting you three times before and during their stay, we had no response.
    -Thank you for your review. We encourage all our guests to contact us with suggestions on how to improve our unique and lovely cottage.

  • Harvest Moon over the Lake was icing on the cake


    Such a beautiful, comfortable house in a serene and lovely setting, two miles from Crane Beach, is a perfect escape from the city. The host is extremely responsive. Swans on the lake make it picture book beautiful.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Maryann O.
    Published October 20, 2021
  • beautiful and relaxing


    The house and location were spectacular and the host was very helpful and accommodating, even letting us borrow his canoe to explore the pond. Close to Crane Beach and completely quiet and tranquil.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Amy W.
    Published October 20, 2020
  • Perfectly beautiful tranquil retreat


    As we could not go to Paris to celebrate a milestone birthday/anniversary year, we drove to Ipswich in the year of COVID-19. This perfectly beautiful, peaceful sun-filled home on a pond with swans and egrets was lovely. Our hosts were delightful, left great instructions, and wood for the fireplace for the unusually cool evenings. We had a guided kayak tour in Fox Creek with the Trustees of the Reservation staff and delicious take out dinner from Ithikas. It is a very unusual and special setting one hour from Boston.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Maryann O.
    Published September 25, 2020
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