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A few weeks ago right before school started, we all headed to Plymouth, Ma as part of our Christmas gift (from last year) from my parents. My parents started a few years ago, purchasing a family trip instead of loads of gifts during Christmas. We are all for that around here! In the past, they have taken my family along with my brother’s family to Disney, Cape Cod, Lake Winnipesaukee and this year, Plymouth, Massachusetts. My grandparents stayed home and held down the fort. They are home bodies and don’t enjoy traveling that much. Although, I think they may have liked this place. They can handle a day maybe two of travel and then they want to kill each other and everyone else around them! ha
They rented this gorgeous home on Manomet Beach which my husband and I ended up extending the stay for a couple days.
The kitchen was gorgeous and the architectural detail throughout the entire home was beautiful. I should have brought my good camera, I would have loved to have taken more pictures of the home. My cell phone pictures are not the best quality but you’ll get the idea of the home. Unfortunately, the bedroom photographs were to dark to share but they were amazing.
Everyone should have an outdoor kitchen like this. What I wouldn’t do for one of these ;).
This is the main living room off the kitchen where the adults tended to hang out.
My dad enjoyed the back patio over looking the ocean. Perfect for his daily naps.
Sunsets were amazing from the deck.
Isn’t it beautiful? The house was large and perfect for all 10 of us.
My husband preparing breakfast.
Visiting the Mayflower was fun!
The downtown area was about 3 miles from the home. If you are ever visiting Plymouth, be sure to check out the Easy Bay Grill, Bayside Grill, The Lobster Shack, Crabby Shack and Cup Cake Charlies.
You can take a short or long guided tour around the town as well as a story themed visit on the Mayflower. Perfect for little ones.
It’s hard to imagine coming over across the ocean in a boat like this!
My parents had a great time and enjoyed hanging out with the kiddo’s and grandkids.
One of the nights we dined at RIO, a Brazilian Steakhouse. The amount of food was insane! You need to visit one of these restaurants if you ever have the chance. The food is carved right at your table and by the 7th course, I couldn’t eat another bite.
The kids were fascinated with the carving of the food.
A selfie with my parents.
One of the days we took the ferry to Province Town which is about a 1 hour ride from Plymouth.
Plymouth is the perfect spot if you are looking for a quaint seaside village loaded with historic charm.
Near the boat ramp in the center of town, there is a path of rocks that you can walk all the way out to the end. It took us about an hour and I won’t lie, I was a little nervous. Not my cup of tea but the kids loved it!
We did spend a lot time at the house playing games, swimming and enjoying the peace and serenity. The home had a large movie room that was perfect for the kids.
The private beach was so clean and clear it was amazing. The kids loved looking for jelly fish.
I found this cute sign in one of the shops. Isn’t it adorable?
Plymouth marks great prominence in American history as it is where the site of the colony that was founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims who arrived on the famous ship, the Mayflower. Plymouth is where New England was established. I learned a lot about my heritage on this trip as my ancestors (on my mom’s side) were passengers on the Mayflower. John and Priscilla Alden are somewhere in my family tree and I am on a mission to find out where. I started while we were on vacation researching and ended up back 5 generations and hit a road block, it will be fun to see where it ends up!
PS. Love this home and want to rent it? You can find it here, Homeaway.com property id is #289016. I was not paid to write this review either, we just REALLY like this place 😉