Charming cape cod cottage on beautiful grounds

Duxbury, Massachusetts

Hummingbird cottage is a charming cottage built for comfort. The ground floor has an open plan room with vaulted ceiling and beautiful venetian glass chandelier. The dining room area has a table that will comfortably seat six adults. The living area has a tv and comfortable slipcovered couch and two arm chairs. There are four large windows to maximise the natural light and provide wonderful cross breezes in the summer. The back door leads out to a patio with cushioned chairs and table for Al Fresco dining and sofa and coffee table for relaxing. There is an outdoor shower behind the house for showers after your days at the beach. Upstairs there is a loft style bedroom, quaintly tucked into the eaves,that has two twin beds that can also be pushed together to make a king size bed. The kitchen has a small fridge, microwave, convection stove top, toaster and coffee maker and Nespresso machine so you can enjoy light meals at home. A grill is also available to use. The marble walk in shower and marble floor bathroom is located next to the master bedroom which has a queen size bed.
Situated in Duxbury, a quiet town at the beginning of cape cod, close to everything but off the beaten track. This historic town has so much to offer, from oysters and lobsters to fresh baked french pastries. The six mile beach is just a few miles away from the cottage and here you can spend a day reaxing on the outer beach, home to endangered plovers and in the winter months, snowy owls.Just 35 miles from Boston you can see all the sites of the city easily in a day trip. There is a commuter train that takes you right to the city from the next town, Kingston. The ski resorts are just two hours drive and many can be reached in a day trip. Vermont and New Hampshire are also within a short drive and Rhode island too. The cottage is a perfect point from which to explore or to relax and enjoy all the local activities. The historic town of Plymouth, where the pilgrims landed is just a few miles away and a trip to Plymouth plantation or a whale watch off Provincetown are fun to do. We will do anything we can to make your stay wonderful and great. There is so much to see that one trip just wont be enough!



  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Cycling
  • Basketball Court
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Hiking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Wind-surfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Water Tubing
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hunting
  • Surfing


  • Museums
  • Marina


  • Recommended


  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • Minimum 1-day Vacancy Between Guest Stays
  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF
  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Whale Watching
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Boating


  • Not Sure


  • Hospital


  • Property Has Guest Safety Measures


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


  • Rural


  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Books
  • Games For Kids
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Police Contact


  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Baby Gate
  • Fitness Room/Equipment
  • Shampoo
  • Paper Towels


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Table
  • Toaster


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting


  • Fire Station Contact
  • Emergency Exit Route


  • Romantic
  • Family


  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Deck/Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Porch/Veranda


  • Free Wifi
  • Wifi Speed


  • Hospital Contact

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Smoke Detector


  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 4

No instant bookings will be accepted with pets unless prior approval is made with owner

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

40 Reviews

    Cottage By The Sea

    5/5 Stayed Dec 9, 2020
    Submitted Jan 2, 2021

    What a beautiful cozy cottage to spend my Christmas holiday season with my boys. Our hosts were amazing and even sent carolers to us, which was the highlight of our trip. Tastefully decorated in a beach shabby chic, this cottage was a lovely place to hang out. Fully equipped with everything you need. I look forward to my return

    Humming at Hummingbird

    5/5 Stayed Oct 6, 2020
    Submitted Oct 12, 2020

    We were looking for a charming, uplifting getaway place where we could relax, be safely socially distant, and leave uplifted and refreshed. Hummingbird -- with its charming decor, excellent amenities and garden-setting -- fit the bill perfectly. Ashley and Jon were lovely and thoughtful hosts. We left humming!

    Perfect getaway cottage with privacy, great location, and charm

    5/5 Stayed Sep 15, 2020
    Submitted Sep 23, 2020

    Quiet street located near Duxbury and Plymouth town centers, beautiful ground with private yard and patio, attentive and caring landlord when asked, but never intrusive. Lovely interior with lots of light and air, good heat for the cold mornings, comfortable beds and easy chairs/sofa, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, and other appliances. Our favorite rental in the area for my sister and me.

    Beautifully decorated cottage.

    5/5 Stayed Aug 17, 2020
    Submitted Aug 21, 2020

    You won't be disappointed. This cottage is beautifully decorated. It has everything needed for your stay. The owner took the time to put together a brochure of information of the local restaurants, entertainment and distance to some points of interest. I highly recommend this cottage and look forward to staying again.

    Spotless and charming

    5/5 Stayed Aug 14, 2020
    Submitted Aug 28, 2020

    We absolutely loved our stay at Hummingbird. It was cozy, but just what we needed. Especially in light of pandemic I was concerned about cleaning, but it was immaculate upon arrival. The situation of property while near, is very private from main house. We loved using the outdoor spaces- kids got a kick out of shower and swing. Lastly, I can’t say enough about Ashley as a host. She was accommodating and super responsive. She had great recs on local food, activities etc. and got back to my messages in lightening speed.


    5/5 Stayed Jul 19, 2020
    Submitted Jul 25, 2020

    Perfect little cottage! Immaculately kept and furnished. It could not have been cleaner (which is my top priority). Even if it is small, we had all we needed. Every small detail is carefully arranged, clearly they have a thing for interior decor! From the cottage you can drive to lots of cool places and beaches and the recommendations they gave us were amazing (mostly French bakery and Snug harbor for fish). Beautiful garden with nice outdoor table, bbq, flowers and outdoor shower! Ashley was super responsive and even if they live on the premises it felt very private. I really hope to go back!

    Hummingbird Paradise

    5/5 Stayed May 29, 2020
    Submitted Jun 4, 2020

    Hummingbird is a fantastic cottage to enjoy the beautiful peace and quiet Duxbury has to offer. It is the perfect jumping off point for all sorts of adventures. Ashley is a consummate hostess. We stayed in a Hummingbird while we moved to town, and it was the perfect sanctuary. We cannot wait to have friends and family stay in Hummingbird when they visit!

    Fall visit to Boston

    5/5 Stayed Oct 3, 2019
    Submitted Oct 7, 2019

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is quaint, clean, and nicely appointed. Our hostess was prompt on responding to our questions and gave wonderful recommendations on where to go and what to see. A perfect location for a weekend getaway. Highly recommend

    Great location

    5/5 Stayed Oct 19, 2018
    Submitted Oct 22, 2018

    We were in town for a family event and found the hummingbird cottage welcoming and comfortable. Plus the added extras were nice too. While we normally stay with family when in town, we would stay here again if we ever find ourselves in need of our own space. Thank you.

    Lovely Cottage

    5/5 Stayed Aug 13, 2018
    Submitted Aug 18, 2018

    My daughter and I throughly enjoyed our stay at Hummingbird Cottage. It is beautifully decorated and immaculate. We were greeted with a bottle of The Cottage wine in the fridge and some delicious breakfast pastries. We did not cook there, but every thing is there to help with a simple meal. Plus, coffee pods etc. for the morning. It was extremely convenient for us, our family lives less than a mile away. But, it is not far from Duxbury beach and some great restaurants. The only drawback is parking, and that is only of concern if you have more than one car.

    Lovely stay

    5/5 Stayed May 31, 2018
    Submitted Jun 6, 2018

    Probably my favorite vacation rental so far, beautifully decorated and very clean. Great location in Duxbury. Thank you!

    Beautiful, comfortable, close to the beach and Boston!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 20, 2017
    Submitted Oct 24, 2017

    The Hummingbird cottage was a wonderful place to stay during our visit to Boston. Ashley and Jon spoiled us with their hospitality. Comfortable and very well-supplied. My husband, daughter and I enjoyed the location, natural surroundings, and our own private backyard. Absolutely lovely place - Highly recommended, and we hope to visit again.

    Beautifully kept and decorated.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 7, 2017
    Submitted Jul 19, 2017

    We enjoyed the lovely Hummingbird Cottage during one week in July; and wish we might have stayed on longer. It is a charming place, so well designed for comfort and beauty.


    5/5 Stayed Jun 26, 2017
    Submitted Jul 11, 2017

    I love my visits to Hummingbird cottage. The owners genuinely care about their guests and the property is very well kept. It's my 'home away from home' a couple of trips a year.


    5/5 Stayed Jun 18, 2017
    Submitted Jun 21, 2017

    Beautiful! Private! Charming!

    the cottage was a peaceful oasis for us, we truly enjoyed out stay there.

    5/5 Stayed Apr 14, 2017
    Submitted Apr 29, 2017

    The cottage was charming, beautiful, Ashley was the perfect hostess. This was a most relaxing vacation for us, free from our usual daily routine. Duxbury is perfect, loved the area, enjoy discovering the town. I look forward to returing in the future.

    Beautiful cottage with friendly owners

    5/5 Stayed Mar 24, 2017
    Submitted Mar 27, 2017

    Had a great stay, was exactly what we were looking for

    Beautiful Cottage, Perfect Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Mar 10, 2017
    Submitted Mar 13, 2017

    We stayed for a winter weekend while visiting family in Duxbury and everything could not have been more perfect - from the wine and pasties upon arrival to the bright and sunny interior of the cottage. We will definitely be staying again for any future family trips! Thanks so much!

    Bright, adorable cottage

    5/5 Stayed Aug 5, 2016
    Submitted Aug 10, 2016

    This cottage is on the owner's property and couldn't be cuter! We squeezed 5 people into the cottage (3 adults, 1 15 year old and a 12 year old) as we were in town for a big celebration and wanted to stay together. There are beds for 4 (2 on the queen bed in the bedroom and 2 in the twin loft beds). We put the 12 year old on the couch with some extra blankets and pillows. She seemed very comfortable. Note that the loft is open to the living area below, and there is one bathroom to share. We found it to be quite spacious and wouldn't hesitate to share this cottage with friends again, but you're not going to have a lot of privacy. The steps to the loft are steep and the loft is somewhat open, so you may not want very young children sleeping there. I, however, did make it up and down the steps with a sprained ankle, so I wouldn't call them treacherous - just something to watch around little people. The cottage itself is extremely well furnished. There is a mini fridge, coffee maker, hot water pot, soap/shampoo, iron -- truly everything you could think to use. There were even cards and games to play as well as a take a book, leave a book basket. The towels were fluffy and the bedding quite comfortable. If you were planning to cook for yourself (we ate out), you would need to work around using a hot plate, microwave, and I think BBQ. There is no regular stove or oven. But, honestly, you're on vacation, right? We ate out at two recommended breakfast places - The Blueberry Muffin and Percy's Place and enjoyed them both. The Blueberry Muffin was quite crowded, but they had delicious muffins (go figure!) and HUGE omelets. Percy's Place had a fantastic corned beef hash. The owner stays in great contact with you (more so than I've had with other VRBO experiences) and I get the feeling that she would be extremely helpful if you needed anything - prestocking the fridge with milk and cereal, specific coffee and tea, etc. Truly a great experience.

    Small but comfortable

    4/5 Stayed Jul 22, 2016
    Submitted Aug 5, 2016

    Although small, the cottage was spotlessly clean, well decorated and appointed. Everything works, ( normally good news) but it does lack a range in the kitchen. If you need to be close to Duxbury or Plymouth, this cottage far outshines the hotels in the area!

    Great stay at Hummingbird Cottage

    5/5 Stayed Jul 5, 2016
    Submitted Jul 19, 2016

    We had a great time at the cottage. It is so cute and cozy. Everything we needed was there including beach towels, beach chairs, washer and dryer, etc. Loved the ping pong table in the basement also and enjoying the nice evenings in the private yard area. Beds were so comfortable and the bedding was beatuiful. Definitely will be back next time we are in Duxbury.

    Wonderful and comfortable stay.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 2, 2016
    Submitted Jul 8, 2016

    Beautiful cottage, great location.

    Charming ... great location!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 17, 2016
    Submitted Jun 22, 2016

    Couldn't be happier with our first experience with VRBO! And Ashley was wonderful to deal with! We'll be back.

    Lots of windows

    5/5 Stayed Jun 3, 2016
    Submitted Jun 7, 2016

    We really enjoyed Hummingbird Cottage. it is very light and airy, and has plenty of space (there were 2 of us). The cottage is immaculate. It is also very well equipped, including beach chairs and washer/dryer in the basement. The owners are very friendly, and there were french pastries waiting for us when we arrived. Duxbury is a very beautiful historic town, and the cottage fits right in. I would recommend this property to friends and family.

    Perfect Duxbury Beach Cottage

    5/5 Stayed May 30, 2016
    Submitted Aug 4, 2016

    I grew up in Duxbury and wanted to go back and visit to show my husband and 5-month-old son this very special area - and the Hummingbird Cottage could not have been more perfect. It was clean and beautifully decorated - Ashley has an amazing eye for interior design. The beds were comfortable and we always looked forward to going home after a day around town and at the beach. Ashley always went out of her way to make sure our stay went well. There was wine in the fridge and French Memories pastries on the counter upon our arrival. She even helped us bring our son to the Duxbury drive-on beach - which will forever be a cherished memory for us. Ashley and her family provided the perfect balance of privacy while also being accommodating when needed. I cannot recommend the cottage and Ashley enough. We will definitely be back. Thank you, Ashley!

    What a find!

    4/5 Stayed Jul 3, 2015
    Submitted Jul 10, 2015

    This cottage was very cute, well decorated and quite cozy. My kids loved the loft! Having a washer and dryer available was fantastic! The grounds were private and tucked away. It was in the perfect location for us! So glad we found this cottage and we definitely plan on staying here for our future visits to Duxbury!

    First time in Duxbury

    5/5 Stayed Jun 15, 2015
    Submitted Jun 19, 2015

    Exceptional and well-maintained cottage. Pictures accurately depict the property. Clean, cozy, and bright interior. Loved the natural light coming in from all directions. Garden was spacious for our son and two boxers. Grounds are very private and beautiful. Ashley was incredibly easy to work, kind and gracious. Owners are so friendly and warm. Would stay here again and again. We would have extended our stay by another day or two had the owners not had guests coming in on our day of departure. In fact, I wouldn't have left-ever-if I could have stayed!

    Cottage Gem in Duxbury - We'll be back

    5/5 Stayed May 29, 2015
    Submitted Jun 1, 2015

    Spent a long, fantastic weekend in Duxbury, and thank goodness we found the cottage! It was perfect - a very Duxbury feel - and exceeded our expectations even with the stellar reviews. The cottage itself is cozy, well-maintained and comfortable. Location is great as it's just a few miles from the beach and the marina, and the place is stocked with all of the goods you'll need for both. Bathroom and kitchen are both clean and spacious. Perhaps the best part of the cottage is the outdoor area where we enjoyed relaxing on a few gorgeous evenings after long days on the beach and exploring the town. Overall, great experience, Ashley & Co. were great and we plan on coming back!

    Fantastic Find! Highly Recommend

    5/5 Stayed Oct 10, 2014
    Submitted Oct 16, 2014

    My husband and I stayed at the Hummingbird Cottage for a family reunion. The cottage is cozy yet spacious and amazingly clean. It was perfect for our needs. Ashley, the owner, is gracious and caring. There's a notebook with all of the local area highlights. And, we found some delicious Danish pastries on the kitchen counter with a welcome note. This property is a great find. We will return.

    Charming Personified

    5/5 Stayed Aug 2, 2014
    Submitted Aug 12, 2014

    The Hummingbird Cottage is adorable, with yummy colors, lovely furnishings, clever accents, and a light and airy feel. Most importantly, it is comfortable from the overstuffed furniture and bed to the modern bath. Ashley is a most gracious host, who made us feel welcome and was ready to meet all our needs. We also loved the convenient location and private, attractive grounds of the cottage. We'll be back.

    Cute as a Button!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 25, 2014
    Submitted Sep 6, 2014

    We stayed here for a quick weekend to attend a nearby reunion. Though hard to believe, this little doll house of a cottage is even cuter than the photos depict. Everything was sparkling clean, and we were delighted to find everything we needed for a perfect stopover, right down to the morning Danish, coffee, and milk in the fridge. Thoughtful and sweet in every way. Thank you Ashley, Charlotte, and Family!

    Perfect Cottage

    5/5 Stayed Jul 1, 2014
    Submitted Jul 23, 2014

    Hummingbird Cottage was absolutely perfect! This quaint cottage had all we needed and more. Our daughter loved the sleeping loft, the ping pong table and the swing! Ashley, Jon and their children were wonderful hosts. Will definitely be coming back (couldn't keep us away from that cute Ting if you tried). Thank you for a wonderful week.

    Great mini-vacation at the Hummingbird!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 27, 2014
    Submitted Jul 9, 2014

    My family stayed at the Hummingbird Cottage for a long weekend and we wanted to move in permanently! The owners are absolutely wonderful and the property is gorgeous! If you're visiting the Duxbury area, this is a MUCH better alternative to a hotel. I recommend staying here without hesitation!

    Extremely special hospitality and the design of this cottage makes it the BEST in the Duxbury area!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 5, 2014
    Submitted Jun 25, 2014

    My two daughters and best friend traveled to Duxbury for my niece's high school graduation. The Hummingbird Cottage awaited us with 'welcome pastries' and a stocked refrigerator. We had all the amenities of home, plus more--with beautiful landscaped and wooded grounds where we all enjoyed swinging and watching the bunnys and birds. All four of us were very comfortable in the cottage and we plan to go back in the near future. We highly recommend the Hummingbird Cottage!!!

    Private Tranquil - Everything We Wanted & More!

    5/5 Stayed May 23, 2014
    Submitted Jun 10, 2014

    Our 5-night stay was beyond expectations! The sunny cottage was very clean, beautifully furnished, had comfortable beds, and offered features for either a short or long stay, including onsite laundry and ample parking in this quiet neighborhood. The cottage's garden and side yard are lovely and offer privacy to relax, have tea or read a book. We were delighted with the tranquility. We must thank the generous owners, who welcomed us with a lovely box of pastries and kindly lent us their personal GPS so that we never got lost while attending a family celebration. Ashley was always accessible and responsive to our needs. We highly recommend the Hummingbird Cottage!

    Cute Cottage!!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 24, 2013
    Submitted Jul 27, 2013

    This little cottage is adorable, so clean and comfortable. The upstairs loft does have steep stairs so easier to climb if young and spry! Ashley the owner was very welcoming and we enjoyed the area and the restaurants !

    Hummingbird Cottage, Duxbury Massachusetts

    5/5 Stayed Jul 19, 2013
    Submitted Jul 29, 2013

    Cozy, clean and bright cottage! A very well-planned design! We enjoyed our stay very much and hope to return in the future! We like the bonus of having a basement with a ping pong table to play! A very private cottage, with a personable hostess, Ashley, who was very helpful with area attractions and directions for sightseeing! Time went too fast and was definitely too short! Thank you Ashley!

    Charming is right!!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 17, 2013
    Submitted Jul 29, 2013

    What a beautiful cottage! My two sisters and I had the pleasure of staying in this newly built cottage which is located close to the ocean and not far from Cape Cod. The furnishings were beautiful and of fine quality. The owner, Ashley, was great to work with too. Anytime I had a question, I would email her and she would always respond quickly. My sisters and I would like to stay there again sometime in the future and stay even longer!

    Charming Gem

    5/5 Stayed Jul 4, 2013
    Submitted Jul 9, 2013

    Hummingbird cottage was a cozy, yet mondern and sophisticated. The interior design was impeccable. It was very convenient to have the grill outside, and it was nice and new and clean. The beds were clean and comfortable (in the dual AC units were a godsend on 95° day) And the surprise ping-pong table in the basement kepts us entertained for hours. Great rental. Would repeat.

    Most warm welcome in lovely cottage

    5/5 Stayed Jul 3, 2013
    Submitted Aug 27, 2013

    We had a wonderful stay in Hummingbird cottage. The cottage is well equipped with good beds, lovely living room and great outdoor kitchen. Everything is need, tidy and clean. Towels are washed every day and bed lining as often as you ask for it. The best part of the cottage, however, is its owners, who made it a very special place. Their warmth and welcome made our stay wonderful; we felt at ease straight away. They are very helpful in any possible way. They showed us unexpected, gorgeous areas where one can only come with the knowledge of locals. They arranged discounts for museums. They even insisted on doing our laundry!


      Duxbury, Massachusetts

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