Nestled in a very private, VERY exclusive enclave of gilded age mansions, our stay at Birdseye was the highlight of the most enjoyable getaway we have had in a decade. The three story, impeccably maintained tudor exudes charm at every turn.
Light and airy, with its own separate entrance, the two bedroom, two bath third floor apartment has been nicely updated with stainless steel appliances and stone countertops, yet manages to retain the appeal of the period with gleaming pine floors, a cast iron claw-foot tub, built-in dressers and closets, and exposed beam cathedral ceilings.
Rising above the tree-line, the apartment offers a nice ocean view from the master bedroom, and benefits from lovely breezes day and night. We were lulled to sleep each night by the sound of the surf rythmically lapping outside our window.
Brace Cove and its half mile expanse of private, nearly deserted, sandy beach is a short stroll down the meandering leafy streets of this Eastern Point neighborhood. Having access to this amenity alone is worth the nightly lodging rate! For those that enjoy people watching or volleyball, Niles beach and Good Harbor beach are just a few minutes away.
Birdseye represents the best of Cape Ann. It is off the beaten path and offers complete privacy, yet provides easy access to Gloucester (one mile to the Rocky Neck artist colony and less than 10 minutes to the working waterfront downtown), and is only 15-20 minutes from Rockport or Bear Skin Neck.
The property owners are refreshingly gracious and humble, and gladly share their knowledge of attractions and local eateries. We couldn't have chosen a more perfect place to call home during our stay and our only wish was that we were able to stay longer. Now that we have found this gem, we are already looking forward to a return visit.