Ocean Colony Landing
47 Old Colony Lane
The two-bedroom, one and a half bathroom condos at Ocean Colony Landing feature floor plans that span 1504 square feet of space. The average price for a condo that is for sale here stands at $220,000. For that price, owners can enjoy amenities that a private patio and backyard, as well as an in-unit laundry for their convenience. The laundry is located on the lower floor in the front hallway of the condo. It sits next to the living room, which itself contains like wall-to-wall carpeting and huge front windows that let in plenty of sunlight.
The kitchen can be found next to the living room and features modern comforts like a gas range and a side-by-side refrigerator. The tile flooring complements the maple cabinets and the white granite counters. It also has ample countertop space for cooking and preparing meals.
The bedrooms upstairs likewise have ample space, as well as large closets for storing clothes, toys, and other possessions. The master suite has vaulted ceilings and its own bathroom. Above the bedrooms, a cozy loft can be found and used as a bedroom or a family room.
Constructed in the early 1990s, the Ocean Colony Landing condo complex at 47 Old Colony Lane ranks among Marshfield's most highly-desirable communities. Easily accessible, the complex lies near Marshfield Municipal Airport and a quick 5 minutes from Route 3. As affordable as they are convenient, 35 of the 50 units are designated FHA-approved housing, and 15 are available at market rate. For an average price of $220,000, you can't go wrong, considering you have your own private patio and back yard, as well as a convenient in-unit laundry located in the front hallway on the lower level.
Each roomy two-bedroom, one-and-one-half-bath home features more than 1,500 square feet of open-concept living space. The luxuriously-carpeted, bright living room features massive front windows that let in plenty of natural light.
Adjacent to the living room, the modern kitchen features maple cabinets with ample white granite-topped counter space and complementary tile flooring. The contemporary appliances include a microwave, refrigerator and gas range.
Each spacious second-floor bedroom includes large closets for storing your clothing, shoes or whatever else you might treasure. Picture your master bedroom with vaulted ceilings and your own private bath. A bonus loft room above is great for an extra bedroom, family room or den.
Nearby Wildlife Sanctuary
The area features some of the state's most popular scenic natural attractions. Bordered by Bass Creek, the 578-acre Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary includes 3.5 miles of trails that take you through forestlands, open grasslands and red maple wetlands. Abundant grasslands provide a vital habitat for such endangered and threatened bird species as the bobolink and American kestrel.
Whether you're a bird watcher, artist, photographer or just an all-around nature lover, you'll be mesmerized by the abundance of flora and fauna within the sanctuary.
The 1.4-mile Fox Hill Trail is a straight trail leading to the Fox Hill Observation Platform, where you can observe panoramic views of the sanctuary's grasslands and intriguing wildlife, including northern harrier soaring over the marsh, osprey, coyote and white-tailed deer. The grassy trail is mostly level except for a small incline approaching Fox Hill.
The .4-mile Pond Loop is a level, grassy trail. The only dangerous feature of the trail is the abundance of chipmunk holes. The trail passes a purple martin colony near shallow Webster Pond, where you can observe ducks and Wilson's snipe as they feed along the water.
The .6-mile Secret Trail features level walking, mostly on boardwalks. After trekking through a red maple swamp, you'll quickly come upon a tree-hidden open field, where you can see wild turkeys, white-tailed deer and birds of prey, such as owls, during the winter. Just off the boardwalk, you can take the short loop surrounding an oak hill and relax on the bench while observing migrating warblers in the spring. Continue through the shrubbery, and you'll likely see cedar waxwings.
The one-half-mile level River Walk also features boardwalks passing through the red maple woods and open grassland, where praying mantis abound in the summer. During the fall, sparrows often feed among the shrubbery.
An easy, level trail, the .1-mile grassy Piggery Loop winds through an old apple orchard, where you'll see goldfinches, Eastern bluebirds and flycatchers.