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Charming 1860's Gloucester House Just Steps From Plum Cove Beach

Karen Drazen

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Karen Drazen

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015
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Charming 1860's Gloucester House Just Steps From Plum Cove Beach

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Gloucester and Annisquam House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

This lovely house with an ocean view is a typical example of Gloucester architecture from the late 1800's. Although some upgrades have been made over the years, the house is in largely original condition. There are wood floors and white painted walls throughout. The furniture is comfortable and includes some antique pieces. The back yard is large and is well equipped with outdoor furniture.

Plum Cove Beach, a small beach from which the sunsets are spectacular, is only 1/10 of a mile down the street. No parking sticker is needed since you can easily carry your beach gear with you! A scenic drive will take you to any part of Gloucester or Rockport in 15 minutes or less.

Keywords: House

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Drazen (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015

About Karen Drazen

My husband and I currently live in Eastern Connecticut. I am a retired Montessori Head of School. I currently am a jewelry designer and have a shop on etsy.com, ('Karen Drazen'). My husband is a carpenter and cabinet maker. Our older son lives in Austin, Texas and our younger son studies birds around the world.

Karen Drazen purchased this house in 2006

Why Karen Drazen chose Gloucester and Annisquam

I have been visiting Gloucester since I was in college in Boston. When my children were born we began renting a cottage here for our summer vacations. When my parents passed away, I used my inheritance to put a down payment on this house. We hope to retire here someday.

What makes this house unique

Our house is a very well preserved 1860's example of the architecture in Gloucester at that time. The house is simply but tastefully decorated and has a well stocked kitchen. The back yard is lovely and offers a view of the ocean and northern MA and southern New Hampshire across the bay.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Charming 1860's Gloucester House Just Steps From Plum Cove Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
5

What a charming place!

  • 5 of 5

Living in The Netherlands, looking for a nice place to stay during our trip to Boston / Cape Ann Area, we found this rental.

Our expectations were more than met, it is a lovely, charming place, with a great view, peacocks walking around the house.

The house is so well kept and well equiped, we didn't have to take anything (like linens) with us.

Rockport, Halibut Beach, Crane Castle, Crane Beach, Gloucester, it is all nearby and so worthwile to visit.

We made trips to Boston and even NYC.

We love to come back to this house!

Karin and Marc

  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Port Dover, ON Canada
5

Great Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! It was very welcoming, clean and had everything we needed to make a great vacation. The owners have lots of information about the area and reading the messages from previous vacationers gave great ideas on where to go each day. Plum Cove is minutes away and the sunsets are awesome. We spent several evenings watching them and visiting with the local people. It's close to everything and we packed our vacation full of beaches and good food and even a ferry ride to Boston. We'd recommend this house to anyone. It's very well looked after. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Delft,The Netherlands
5

Dutch Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Coming for our second visit as a family with two girls to Cape Ann from Delft,Holland, we were again so pleased by the relaxed atmosphere and the nice people. The beach is close by and our two daughters could walk there and a lifeguard was present. We went kayaking with Discovery Adventures in Lanesville, a pleasant little town a couple miles down the road. There is a nice shop with coffee and sandwiches. Actually you could do most things locally but Rockport and Gloucester are nearby if you are looking for cultural activities,e.g. we went to a maritime festival in Gloucester. Shopping is also possible in the large malls close by [30 min]. So we had plenty to do but were also happy to return to our "home away from home" and have all the necessary amenities. Especially handy was the gas B.B.Q. and we picnicked often outside in the backyard under the grape vines. The house was nicely decorated with old fotos of the owner. The owner was very helpful, e.g. with the payment because we could not write a check but had to pay her otherwise. Also we used the kitchen disposal for our corn cobs and it broke down, but she had it fixed with no extra costs to us. The house was well maintained and the kitchen fortunately had some condiments such as olive oil,herbs,sugar,etc. that we did not have to buy. You could see that the owner also used the home and as guests we profited from her hospitality. The linen and towels were all clean and fresh, enough for all our needs. In short, we would certainly recommend the house and the Cape Ann area to our friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
LEVITTOWN, PA
5

Relaxing, quiet get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this home numerous times, girls get-a-way, and with family. It's very quiet and you feel very comfortable, not as though you're in someone elses house & afraid to touch anything. The homeowner is always accessible should you have a maintenance problem and can have someone there to correct it promptly - just call - she has her phone #'s posted. There is alway an assortment of spices, condiments, staples and cleaning supplies should you choose to use them, and enough pots and pans to cook for an army. This is a big plus when you're flying and very limited on what you can travel with. Beds are very comfortable, and with an ocean breeze, you may oversleep. Beach chairs and a hammock out back for your use. A 15 minute drive to Rockport (bring quarters for the meters). The train station is also right there and in a little over 1 hr you can be in Boston. At the Blackburn Circle (10 minutes) is a Market Basket grocery store that recently opened which carries everything - Great seafood to bring home & cook. We definitely will return, too bad its a 7 hr ride so we can't go more frequently.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
New Boston, MI USA
2

...but the cleanliness was a problem.

  • 2 of 5

The city was lovely, the location convenient and the owner quite nice. But the cleanliness was a problem. Normal cleanliness you'd expect in the bathroom and kitchen were not there. Open food from prior guests were in the refrigerator, freezer and pantry. Kitchen drawers had food and dirt in them making me not want to use utensils and dishware. Plus there was a ring in the toilet and bathtub on our arrival. There were problems with some of the amenities not working properly: dryer, stove burner, grill. While I would definitely return to Gloucester, I would not return to this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
michigan
5

Charming

  • 5 of 5

We came in october for halloween in salem. The house was as nice as the pictures. It was close to rockport where we took the train to salem and boston and just walked around from there so did not have to deal with car traffic. The property was well maintained and the owner was very nice to deal with.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Halibut Point State Park
Plum Cove Grind
Lobster Pool
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Gloucester
Lobsta Land Restaurant Serving Fish, Seafood, Lobs
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rockport
Nearest Train
4 Miles
10 minutes
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
128
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Willow Rest
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Plum Cove Beach

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Gloucester and Annisquam House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
$4,200
 
 
Peak Season
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$4,800
 
 
Fall
Sep 13 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
$4,200
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
$875
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100
Notes You may choose either the Property Damage Protection OR the Refundable Damage Deposit.
Sorry, no pets.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gloucester and Annisquam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1281 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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