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Rebecca

Speaks english, spanish, arabic
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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IDYLLIC OCEAN-FRONT GLOUCESTER COTTAGE

Gloucester - Annisquam Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6-7

Endless Summer is a beautiful ocean-front cottage in a quiet Lanesville neighborhood. The beach is large, flat rocks typical of the Northern New England coast. Endless Summer is a relaxing getaway located at the end of a gravel road. Plenty of large, picture windows: front-seat views of sunsets over Ipswich Bay, preeminent perspective on in-rolling thunder clouds, clear-day views along New England Coast from Northern Massachusetts to Southern Maine. Spacious wrap-around deck. Two bedrooms, each with comfortable queen beds and attached bath. Downstairs has a large open area that can be curtained off for some privacy when used as a sleeping area, and has a new full day bed and twin trundle. Washer/dryer, fireplace and gas heat. Cozy living room furniture, wall-mounted flat screen TV with cable, Netflix, and Pandora for music. Well-stocked kitchen with dishwasher. High-speed wireless internet and phone (US only) included. Due to the spiral staircase and raised deck, care should be taken to supervise young children, and the downstairs may not be accessible for elderly or disabled individuals.

The Waterfront- Swimming.: The shoreline is made up of large flat rocks. It's good for swimming, especially at mid-tide or higher. The rocky shore makes for great snorkeling- you might even see lobsters! On the sunset waterfront photo, the rock the farthest to the right curves in a backwards c-shape creating what we call 'the bathtub'. You can sort of see it in the picture-- the 'basin' of water just to the left of that rock. That's our favorite place to swim-- you can sit in it when the tide is coming in or out and the basin fills or empties slowly with water. The water here tends to be fairly calm, except on stormy or very windy days, when the waves can get big.

The Waterfront-: At low tide it's fun to explore the shoreline-- tidepools, baby crabs, periwinkle snails, etc. We also enjoy walking along the shore jumping from rock to rock (on the dry parts!!) Also, if sand is what you're looking for, there is a small sand beach just one mile from Endless Summer. The big sandy beaches are about 5 miles.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Rebecca

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english, spanish, arabic
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Idyllic ocean-front Gloucester cottage
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
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Idyllic ocean-front Gloucester cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182967
Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

A Uniquely Wonderful New England Experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This cottage provided the perfect base for an amazing family vacation. It was exactly what we needed. The cottage itself is very clean and homey, and the ocean-side setting is breathtakingly gorgeous. The landscaping around the cottage made us feel like we were completely surrounded in beauty. The ocean was warm enough for us to swim in everyday during our stay, and our children (6 yrs and 2 yrs) were kept very busy playing on the amazing outcropping of rocks just beyond the cottage. They were jumping and playing in the tidepools contentedly, making up games like "mermaid school" and "fishing" for hours each day. The weather was incredible, and we spent some time in Rockport shopping (I had a particularly wonderful experience in Thistle Hill and Milk & Honey) and exploring the trails at nearby Halibut Point State Park. The views at Halibut Point are also well worth the visit! We also loved visiting the art gallery just across the road in Lanesville, and the walk from the cottage to Folly Cove was beautiful. We really could have just stayed at the cottage the entire time, because it was just so wonderful to be on the rocks and swimming in the ocean. We just can't thank you enough, Becky and Patrick! This was truly a vacation that will stay with us for a long time. We hope to be back again soon!
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Idyllic ocean-front Gloucester cottage
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Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Extraordinarily beautiful, peaceful, private

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
This home is a precious and rare retreat, directly on the water. Quiet, private, and within walking distance to both quaint downtown Lanesville in one direction and Halibut Point State Park in the other.
Watch a local lobster fisherman from your dining room table, and walk up to street to enjoy the fresh catch.
Outstanding customer service by owners and local care-taker, and welcoming neighbors during the off-season.
All amenities, including phone, internet and tv make for a very reasonable price for an off-season rental.
The house is easy to care for, although furnishings are beautiful and tasteful. Because the cove is protected, storms blow across the water but not towards the home.
The small private shoreline is a haven for beach glass, small sea shells, bird watching, and ocean gazing. Popular Folly Cove scuba diving site also nearby.
Easy access to both Rockport and Gloucester, with bus service available.
Trash and recycle is picked up by the city, making a longer stay easy and convenient.
The house can serve as a hub for entertaining family and friends in your own ocean-side cook-out, or as a quiet peace-fillled contemplative retreat.
With a master bed and bath on each floor, there is plenty of privacy for two couples, or two adults, with extra bed space for and floor space for more. Part of the house easily functions as a home office, with a desk and enough extra space to unpack some books. Private parking for 2 cars, and extra shed for a bike or two.
The Lanesville section of Gloucester offers the rare and extraordinary combination of reasonable price, quietude, and direct access to the ocean, with easy access to attractions. With the bus availability, an out-of-towner could even function without a car, however, Cape Ann is the courteous driving capital of the world.
During the winter months, swimmers can count on the local YMCA, and join in the New Year's Day Plunge. The live music scene in Gloucester is a national treasure, including Celtic, Folk, and more. Strong local arts and healing communities (massage, Buddhist meditation, etc.), and local hospital all contribute to a sense of safety, support, and community for an extended off-season visitor.
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Idyllic ocean-front Gloucester cottage
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Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

One of the most beautiful cottages ever

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We had a most woderful stay at this beautiful location! What impressed us most is that you can watch the sunsets from the great porch over the sea. Swimming on the little private beach is great, there are big rocks, and even our little kids jumped into the sea and enjoyed this combination of warm water and hot rocks in the sun.

The cottage is in good comdition, and it is equipped with really everything you need.

The landlady is wonderful, she organized everything in such a good way, we really felt at home right away!

And the neighbors are great, we and our kids enjoyed the presence of Carolin.

All in all - clearly a place we want to return to, hopefully sooner than later!
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Idyllic ocean-front Gloucester cottage
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Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Our stay at Endless summer was very relaxing. The house is perfect for a family with a teen. My son had his own space downstairs, which also has a walk way out to the water. The house is very clean and comfortable. There is a sweet coffee shop with in walking distance, about a mile away, as well as a short drive to all the Art galleries in Rockport. I am an Art teacher and being surrounded by so many artists was inspiring.
The sunsets were spectacular!
The ceiling fans kept the house cool. Our stay began at the end of the big heat wave and the cottage was a nice relief from the heat.
The rock area is perfect for fishing and watching the Lobster boats in the early morning or sitting and taking in the sun. The water is perfect for swimming.
The area was very quiet and all the surrounding neighbors were so nice and friendly. We had a wonderful stay and plan on returning.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Idyllic ocean-front Gloucester cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182967
Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Endless Summer has it all.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
First of all, it's a very clean and well-maintained home. It's immediately comfortable but also tastefully decorated. The owners were very knowledgeable of Gloucester and super friendly- sweet people. It's a quiet area at the end of a hard-to-find gravel path. Next door in either direction is family and everyone is friendly and charming. Things have been thought out and it's easy to find what you need. The downstairs bathroom is very nice and has a door to the bedroom. This charming cottage has a great floor plan for two couples (or for some separation between kids and parents) as the main bedrooms are on different levels. The place is very well equipped and the kitchen is stocked with high quality appliances and cookware. Beds were very nice and the laundry area is great, too. The lot has access to a charming boulder-rock beach (50 yards from water, perhaps) which changes hourly as the tide rolls in and out- the large rolling rocks are great for relaxing or viewing the bay. The view is due West (looking back at Mass.) so each day ends with a great view of the sunset. I snorkeled several yards out and was able to see a large dogfish and a starfish and thought it was beautiful. The lobster fishermen come very close each day to check their pots and we enjoyed watching them. If you want to be close to and enjoy the water this is a great place. We honestly can't say enough about how wonderful out experience was at this house and we're already planning another visit!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Boston Logan Airport
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Commuter Rail to North Station (Boston)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 128
Car: recommended

Gloucester, founded in 1623, is America's oldest seaport. It is the quintessential New England town. Among the many maritime activities offered by Gloucester are: world class whale-watching expeditions, lighthouse tours, stunning destination beaches, the Gloucester Schooner Adventure, the Cape Ann Historical Museum, fishing and boating opportunities in abundance, excellent seafood restaurants, and a lively nightlife rich with live music and theatre. Lanesville, the particular North-Gloucester neighborhood in which our cottage sits, is known for its freshwater granite quarries, its sunsets over Ipswich Bay, and its remarkable immunity to the unpleasant clutter of industrialization.

Rockport is a historical and thriving artist colony. Its local restaurants and art galleries are visited by thousands of tourists each year. Our cottage is only 1 mile from Rockport’s Halibut Point State Park, and 3 miles from its famous Bearskin Neck.

We are less than 1 hour from Boston by car.

Other Activities: kayaking

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Off-season rental available Oct 1 to May 31 for $1300/mo. Requires full season 9 month tenancy with lease.

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Amenities

Gloucester - Annisquam Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Abundant hot water, strong water pressure.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Upstairs - 1 queen
    Downstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 double , Curtained sleeping area on lower level.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
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