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Reccomendations on where to spend summer vacation in New England

Old 01-27-2019, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Bassmantweed View Post
Thanks for the reccomendations so far. I’m liking the Portland idea. Maybe Newport as well.

Providing more details for those who asked.

- time - early to mid August.
- Medical treatment - cardiac.
- boat is a 23’ parker se and yes I’d like to leave it in the water.
- family acitvity fun is low key chilling. Beach and eating seafood.
- We do enough culture throughout the year so that is not really a requirement
- budget I’d say $4000 for a weekly rental.


Newport is a zoo during season and $4k will not go 1/2 as far as it would in Portland, Speaking as someone who owns a home between 1st and 2nd beach on the Newport/Middletown line. Its pretty muggy in Newport in august too whereas Portland will be more comfortable (not the water though...ME is cold as heck)

What about Marion, Mattapoisett, South Dartmouth, or Westport Ma? lots of great places to run your 23 while being close to Hospitals and sights.

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Old 01-27-2019, 06:52 PM
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Consider the Vineyard. Martha's Vineyard Hospital in the summer is a terrific, ramped up hospital equipped to handle Presidents and former Presidents with heart conditions.
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:46 AM
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Remember West/ South of Chatham MA the water is warm to swim in East / North is where the seals, sharks and cold water is.

I hate to say this because it's not real crowded (weekends yes, weekdays no) and we like it this way but search Air BNB for Great Island & Harbor Island RI. You can get a small house on the water with a dock or community dock for at or under your budget. You can day trip to BI, the launching ramp is right there at the Great Island Bridge, plenty of good restaurants.

Or go backwards to the NJ shore or DE / MD
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Old 01-28-2019, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Bassmantweed View Post
Was going to rent a house on block island this summer but my wife had a sudden health issue and needs to stay close to good hospitals and is spooked about being on an island not able to access good care in an emergency.

Ive done the cape and am over it.

Where else Lise can I trailer the boat and fish where the rest of the family would have fun. I love in ct and am looking for options within an 8 hour drive.

Gloucester. Wingaersheek beach.

45-60min to Boston.
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:08 PM
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Well, look at the south coast of MA, Westport has been mentioned which is great. In the same vicinity is South Dartmouth, summer communities like Nonquitt and Salter's Point are 2, easy access to Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound etc. and keeping the boat wet is doable too. All for much less $$ than the Cape and without the bridge traffic....
Here's a Nonquitt example: https://www.vrbo.com/365107?unitId=365107&CID=a_cj_7652753&k_clickid=f9 38e7c5235a11e9823900280a240610&utm_source=aff_cj&u tm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=goodideaZS_7652753& utm_content=12588772_&CJEVENT=f938e7c5235a11e98239 00280a240610 or in nearby Marion MA https://www.vrbo.com/467919

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Old 01-28-2019, 05:48 PM
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How about the south shore of Boston for either the spring or fall runs? You can blast over to Provincetown in an hour, fish the bay from the Canal north, fish Plymouth and Duxbury. If your wife needs the hospital you are 30 minutes by car to some of the best in the world. Some spots: Scituate, Marshfield, Humarock, Plymouth or Duxbury.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:28 AM
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I think you would enjoy Marblehead, 30min from mass general, very nice small town with nice restaurants, yacht clubs, just a great place- google it.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:57 AM
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I have a house for rent in Scituate, MA. 3 bedroom 1 bath, short walk to Minot Beach. Marsh access at the house for kayaks. Short ride to Scituate and Cohasset harbors, they have transit slips and moorings. Room in the yard for a boat trailer. Great Bass/Blue fishing inshore, less than an hour to Stellwagen bank for offshore action. Access to all of Bostons best Hospitals. Send me a message if you are interested.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Bassmantweed View Post


maybe I have been doing the cape wrong but it always seems so crowded. Plus sharks. I hate sharks. 🤪
But there are all those cute seals! Where else can you see ~~50,000 of them?



Regarding the sharks: you just need a biggaboat!
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Blcdog View Post
Why not Watch Hill? Ocean House views of Block, stuff to do all around and medical service available.
Ahh I see you're in Stonington...my old home town, I was born and raised there. Cove Road, on Quiambaug Cove, inside of Lords Point.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:24 AM
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Mid-coast Maine bath-brunswick mid coast hospital is very good lots of places to rent in harpswell - Georgetown freeport very nice boating / fishing plenty to do
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:26 PM
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Hey Stonecat, yep not in the borough tho. But close. Amble on down to Dogwatch and we can trade war stories. My go to home away from home.
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Blcdog View Post
Hey Stonecat, yep not in the borough tho. But close. Amble on down to Dogwatch and we can trade war stories. My go to home away from home.
Ahh you're in the borough?
Good old Sandy Point...that was my hangout for about 40 years til I left Stonington.
Back then, Johns Cafe in Mystic was my home away from home. She's gone now!.
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:55 AM
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I would go Maine. Water temps finally get bearable by August. Beautiful coast, you can cruise up and down the coast, the striper fishing is "meh" these days but you can get out to tuna fish if need be... We spent lots of time in York/Wells etc..due to having some family up there but I am sure there are some other areas that are more desirable. Portland is just awesome.

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Old 02-01-2019, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by sammythetuna View Post
I would go Maine. Water temps finally get bearable by August. Beautiful coast, you can cruise up and down the coast, the striper fishing is "meh" these days but you can get out to tuna fish if need be... We spent lots of time in York/Wells etc..due to having some family up there but I am sure there are some other areas that are more desirable. Portland is just awesome.

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where would I have to go to find tuna?
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Old 02-02-2019, 03:23 AM
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John's was a great spot. Took my now wife there on our first date. Had to warn her to not to swear. ��Not it the borough but just outside - Pawcatuck. Sandy Pt is a great spot to hang out too.
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Block Island Medical Center can get you to the hospital by helicopter pretty quickly in an emergency.
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
Ahh you're in the borough?
Good old Sandy Point...that was my hangout for about 40 years til I left Stonington.
Back then, Johns Cafe in Mystic was my home away from home. She's gone now!.
Unbelievable, just bulldozed. I was out for my morning walk and did a double take. The cellar hole had some very
currious walls and ledges. Filled in the next day.
So much for history....money talks.
Sad.
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by captpepin View Post
Narragansett RI, Pt Judith Harbor
Westerly or Charleston RI

All of the above get you in the same area as BI with access to Hospitals but I would try to avoid South County Hospital and go to RI Hospital, back to Yale or up to Boston.

Not an expert but somewhere North of Boston may be an option.
Those parts of RI are quite charming, lots to do. Weekends are crazy (everywhere) SE Ct is great too, everything is close by lots of day trips.
Let us know what you find?
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:36 AM
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Lake Winnie, NH.
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