Vacation Rentals

Bakers Island Light Station




Location: Bakers Island in Salem Sound is approximately 16 miles north of Boston, MA. The island is 3 miles from the City of Salem and 1 mile from Manchester-by-the-Sea. Adjacent to the light station property, there is a summer colony with 55 homes. The summer residents are protective of their privacy, and the island is currently not open to the public.         
Facility:  Offers overnight stays to Essex Heritage Voyager Members for up to 6 people in the Assistant Keepers House.  It is "off the grid" with solar power providing limited lighting and filtered well water.  Bakers Island also offers camping options. Details can be found at: Bakers Island Camping         

Borden Flats Lighthouse 




Location: Fall River, MA         
Facility:  Live the life of a lighthouse keeper with a one-of-a-kind overnight stay in this historic, off-shore light tower, circa 1881. Enjoy 5 levels of living, full kitchenette, eco-friendly bathroom, queen-sized bedroom, includes linens, paper goods, bottled water,  HDTV w/DVD, free boat transport, gas stove/oven and outdoor grill, 3 outdoor decks to relax off-the-grid, taking in the sunset as  the boats sail by. A perfect bucket list experience! Maximum 2 guests per night (must be 21 or older).          

Race Point Light Station

Race Point Lighthouse





Location: Near Provincetown         
Contact: Race Point Lighthouse, 855-722-3959.  Email:          
Facility: Located at the northern tip of Cape Cod, near Provincetown.  (1) Stay in the 1874 Keeper's House - Rent one, two or all three upstairs  bedrooms (sleeps up to 11), which also has a complete kitchen and living room. A Race Point representative resides in the bedroom located on the  first floor and maintains responsibility for all activities at Race Point. The half-bath on the first floor and the full-bath on the second floor are shared.    Transportation is provided to and from the Keeper's House. (2) The historic Whistle House - remodeled in 2007, features two bedrooms, each with  one full size bed and a bunk bed. Includes a full bath, kitchen and sitting room and is perfect for families or small groups. Available for stays of  2-7 days. You will need your own four-wheel drive vehicle and a weekly over sand permit (available from the National Park Service). 
Note: Overnight programs are currently running with one connected family/group at a time 

West Dennis (Formerly Bass River) Lighthouse 
Location: 1 Lighthouse Inn Road, West Dennis, MA 02670;         
Contact:  508-398-2244  Fax: 508-398-658.  Email:         
Facility: The Lighthouse Inn reactivated its lens in 1989 and is now known as the West Dennis Light. The Inn features sixty-one  rooms and cottages spread across nine oceanfront acres.         

Volunteer Host

Cape Ann Light Station Thacher Island & Straitsmouth Island Light Station

Location: On Thacher Island near Rockport and Straitsmouth Island         
Contact: Email:         
Facility: Lodging is in one of the keeper's houses         
Duties: Duties include welcoming guests to the island, offering tours and performing basic maintenance. Skills in carpentry, mechanical  aptitude and landscaping are preferred. Keepers must be able to operate a boat and tractor equipment as well as possess a basic knowledge  of CPR. Send resumes and rationales for interest to:  Thacher Island Association, PO Box 73, Rockport, MA 01966.        

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