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4 Basin Front Drive | Plum Island | Newbury, Massachusetts

A town of approximately 7000 residents, Newbury Massachusetts is located about 32 miles north-northeast of Boston. This home is located in a precinct of the town of Newbury called Plum Island.

Newbury and Plum Island have easy access to I-95, as well as US Route 1 and 1A, as well as a MBTA Commuter Rail stop in nearby Newburyport.

Welcome to 4 Basin Front Drive a Plum Island Oasis.

Built in 1946 and totally redone over the past three years this shingle style year round home has panoramic views of the basin. This is actually one of the best locations on the island, as it is adjacent to a secluded beach. You can swim or kayak literally right out your front door!

The owners have taken great care to maximize the stunning views with a year round a wrap around glassed in porch.

The open floor plan, along with the white on white kitchen and new maple floors give this open and airy feeling for a tranquil lifestyle. The fireplaced living room is the perfect space to enjoy the views in any season and it opens to the porch.

There are four bedrooms in this home, ,so there's plenty of room for those occasional guests.

A great home office with full bath has a separate entrance from the outside, so this is a great work from home location.

An island located of the northeast coast of Massachusetts, Plum Island is a barrier island approximately 11 miles in length. Bordered by the mouth of the Merrimack River, Plum Island is divided between four cities and towns: Newburyport, Newbury, Rowley and Ipswich. Once largely a summer getaway, it's increasingly becoming a year round community. Offering miles of public sandy beaches, it is also home to the pristine Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, home to 800 species of birds, plants and animals on almost 5,000 acres. The island is accessible by one road running from Newburyport.

Plum Island Drive runs along the inland side of the island. In the refuge are numbered parking lots with boardwalks leading to the beach, overlooks and trails. At the southern end of the road is Sandy Point State Reservation, a state park. Plum Island and it's surrounding estuaries are a popular destination for birders. The refuge contains a wide variety of habitats including beaches, sand dunes, salt marshes, freshwater impoundments, and maritime forests. Even the non birders can enjoy the bird calls first hand by sitting on the benches in some of the thickets of the park.

The entrance to the refuge is situated less than four miles from Market Square, this historic downtown center of Newburyport.