The Studio

The Studio is a rustic stone cottage, originally built in 1905 as an artist's studio and expanded in the 1950s with a kitchen, bathroom, and three small bedrooms. The main living/dining area, centered around the fireplace, is illuminated by a north-facing skylight.

The Studio is located at the edge of a small cove with an expansive view of Ipswich Bay. At high tide, the house is literally steps from the water; when the tide goes down, it reveals a broad silver mica-sand beach. (The estate's white-sand beach is a two-minute walk away.) The stone terrace and cozy master bedroom both offer gorgeous views of the beach and water (with lovely water views from the kitchen and living room as well); one feels very close to nature here.

Three bedrooms (sleeps 5—one queen bed, one room with one twin bed, one room with two twins). One bathroom (stall shower); enclosed outdoor area for drying bathing suits and towels. Kitchen (fairly compact but charming) has breakfast table and washer/dryer. WiFi. The house is available April through October.