|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Relax at the scenic New England coastline of Diamond Cove. Access 2 member beaches within walking distance. And the most breathtaking sunsets on the East Coast just steps away on Ipswich Bay. This newer Victorian vacation home offers a comfortable open floor plan. The living/dining/kitchen has 2 separate seating areas, a large dining table for up to 10 and plenty of counter space - great for entertaining, cooking, or sprawling out to watch the 52' tv. The 1st floor bedroom and separate full bath offer peace & privacy. The 2nd floor guest bdrm w/ contrasting views of woods & glimpses of the bay defines serenity. The master bedroom features a beautiful 4 post queen bed and a private deck with ocean views (you can hear the bell bouy). 2nd floor marble bath has lg built in tub & stall shower. For your convenience the full laundry is on the 2nd floor. The wrap around farmer’s porch overlooks a lovely rock garden & has a gas grill w/ patio table & chairs.
The home itself is way prettier than it appears on the web and well-maintained, well-equipped and comfortable - a true home-from-home. Actually almost too pleasant, we didn´t really want to leave at all.
The owner and her family made every effort to help us find our feet quickly in our new environs and our 9 short nights left us so refreshed we felt we´d been away for months.
Boston is easily reached by commuter train in around an hour from the small local station so there´s no need to drive in and fight to park and it´s an easy day out and a relief to return the the peace of the house and have a sundowner on the deck whilst enjoying watching the red and grey squirrels play in the trees.
We enjoyed the local seafood and grilling perfect lobsters on the deck by the light of the fireflies....almost a shame to leave and go to restaurants, although plenty are available locally. We even picked fresh herbs form the rock garden to use in cooking and drinks!
We have done nothing but talk about coming back since we got back home since the combination of comfortable house and quiet, shady surroundings (we get too much sun in Spain) proximity to the sea and pretty local area made for a perfect holiday. The locals are very welcoming and don´t appear to be suffering from tourist fatigue - or don´t show it - in stark contrast to many areas internationally.
Our only regret is that we couldn´t manage to stay longer didn´t arrange to take our two miniature dachshunds with us. Travelling all the way from Spain with them is complicated. The owners have two delightful basset hounds who kept us company for part of the stay and even welcomed us home one evening!
The downstairs bedroom and bath is handy for anyone who doesn´t want to tackle the wooden staircase every day. It´s worth remembering the washing machine and drier are upstairs as are the main bedroom and twin bedroom so you would have to go upstairs if you needed to wash clothes or use the other bedrooms.
This was our first trip to this area of the US and we will return soon, not only to the Gloucester area, but to this very spot.
Thanks again to the owner and all her family and friends for making our holiday the best in years.
We were in love the moment we approached the beautiful wrap around porch...and then we went inside and it only got better. We wondered around with excitement at each room we encountered. Everything was immaculate and nicely decorated as in the photos provided. It felt immediately like home and we settled right in. The well equipped large kitchen was amazing as we cooked most every meal there during our week. After unpacking cars and choosing bedrooms we ascended to the nearest beach a few minute walk down the pretty street. It was low tide so we were able to walk down the rocks and wade in the water. There we ran into the property owner and other family members who were all so friendly and fun. We went to lighthouse beach for most of the week because it was easier to navigate than the rockier beach nearer the house but still it was just a little longer walk that was quite lovely and manageable even with a one year old in tow. The neighbors were friendly and the street was quiet except for us in the evenings as we used the porch for dinners, cocktails and games. Can't say enough about the house...it fit us perfectly! We were able to pretend we owned it while we were there and it was a real treat to be surrounded by its comfortable luxury. We spent most of the week using the house and all it's offerings for our entertainment however there is so much to do in the area around Annisquam/Rockport/Glouscester to choose from should you want to do more. Halibut Point is close by and a must see...we had a lobster dinner at an comfortable family restaurant with outdoor seating one night just down the road. There is a great coffee shop that features homemade baked goods and sandwiches around the corner in Lanesville that we loved! Cool shops in Rockport and Glouscester if you need a diversion from the beach. Back at the house the outdoor space is perfect for playing lawn games like Bocce or washer toss or whatever. There is everything you need to take to the beach for use at the house which is a bonus. An amazing week was had by each of us...a great space to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. We will definitely remember our week here and highly recommend this property to anyone wishing to enjoy a wonderful week in the Glouscester area.
This was a special vacation for our family. We were spending it with our 4 month old grandson from England. The house was comfortable and big enough for all of us to have separate space even when he was crying. We loved sitting out on the porch watching everyone walk or drive by. Neighbors were incredibly friendly and helpful. The area is spectacularly beautiful. Every time, you go for a walk you get another view of the ocean.
The only thing that would have made the place more perfect would be rocking chairs on the porch:) especially with an infant. We will definitely return again. The owner was helpful, responsive and kind throughout the entire process of renting.
We stayed here for a month. This is the longest vacation I have ever taken and the only one that was truly relaxing. Our children came and went throughout our stay. Everyone was relaxed and enjoyed themselves. The house is was less than 10 years old with modern conveniences and lots of room. I would definitely do this again. I highly recommend this house and the Cape Ann area.
Vacation 17th July for a week. The house was perfect with all the amenities you could think of. A lovely quiet neighborhood with easy access to beaches. Also very easy to drive to all interesting places and a train to Boston. The weather was very good with the ocean not being rough thus allowing for fishing and sailing. We had a perfect week and thanks to Carol for her kindness and the use of her house
35 miles north of Boston you'll find Cape Ann, the East Coasts best kept secret (no traffic jams). Gloucester is the oldest working seaport and art colony in America, one of the top whale watching ports in the world and home to some of the best beaches in New England. Local activities include: Harbor cruises, charter fishing, sunset cruises around the Cape, chowder & seafood festivals, the Blessing of the fleet @ St Peter's Fiesta, (last wk in June). 'Motif #1', the world's most photographed landmark located on Rockport's, Bearskin Neck is less than 3 mi's from Annisquam. Famous Fenway Park, The Childrens Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, The Boston Pops on the Esplanade, The Aquarium, The Museum of Science, & The Historic 'Freedom Trail' & North End are just a 45 min car ride or a 55 min. train ride (3 mi's to commuter rail). The best activity this property offers is watching sunset from the cove, relaxing on the porch, or walking to scenic Annisquam Lighthouse & beach, 5 minutes away
Other Activities: Kayaking, mussel picking, clam digging, shell seeking
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
$2,000 - $2,500/week $7,000 - $9,000/month
May 15 to June 21 $2000/week $7000/month. June 21 to September 30 $2500/week $9000/month.
$500 per week deposit upon booking, which will act as a security deposit. Half the rent is due 4 weeks prior to occupancy; remainder of rent is due one week prior to check-in. A cleaning service fee of $150 will be deducted from the security deposit.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.