Kathy Eckles

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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WATER VIEWS OVERLOOKING GLOUCESTER'S INNER HARBOR

Gloucester - Annisquam House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, Sleeps 6

This graceful, easy-to-live in home is perched above the sparkling waters of Gloucester's inner harbor. Watch the gulls soar and fishing boats return home to this lively nautical port from the comfort of your enclosed sun porch, deck, or even as you prepare a scrumptious meal in the large gourmet kitchen which opens onto a plush family room with wood burning stove. The warm decor and beautiful furnishings create an atmosphere sure to please even the most discerning guests. On the main floor, in addition to the kitchen which opens onto the family room and sun room, there is a half bath, and a formal dining room which is adjacent to the living room complete with grand piano. Upstairs are three bedrooms, two full baths and laundry. The master bedroom overlooks the harbor. The convenient in-town location of this home makes it an ideal oasis for those who enjoy restful refinement while also delighting in being part of the Gloucester experience. Includes wireless internet and garage.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Kathy Eckles

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
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I grew up west of Cleveland and have lived on Cape Ann since 1997 when I purchased this home. My first career was as a

senior executive in the retail industry for 24 years. I now provide healing/psychology/coaching services for individuals and group facilitation and training.

I find Cape Ann inspiring. I love the sea, huge rocks, and rugged, genuine people. Once I knew I wanted to move here, I had a dream in which I saw the exact same view we have overlooking the inner harbor, so the moment I walked into this home, I knew I was in the right place.

I especially love the entire back of the house - the kitchen, family room, sun room, outdoor porch and master bedroom. Because they all overlook the inner harbor, there's a peaceful sense of being steeped in the vibrant blend of beauty and everyday life.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

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Water Views overlooking Gloucester's inner harbor
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Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

ABSOLUTELY IDEAL !

  • 5 of 5
The house is wonderful, and Kathy has thought of everything to make you feel welcome, comfortable, and relaxed. It's immaculately clean, and well-appointed. From the moment you arrive, you feel "on vacation" in a truly special space. Fully-stocked, great beds and linens. Beautifully decorated. Spectacular view of the harbor. All that you need and more. (Even if what you need is a grand piano.) Really! Could not have asked for a better week away!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Water Views overlooking Gloucester's inner harbor
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Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Ste. Genevieve, MO, USA
5

ONE OF GLOUCESTER'S FINEST

ONE OF GLOUCESTER'S FINEST
  • 5 of 5
When we arrived at the home we were overwhelmed by how genuinely perfect it was for our stay! As wonderful as the pictures looked, they did not do justice to how spacious, clean and inviting the home actually was! We are four best friends and were in Gloucester for a "girls' vacation". The harbor views were spectacular and considering the wonderful weather we had, the open windows let us enjoy all the sites and sounds of the area. Something we really appreciated about the home was that it has a garage which meant no street parking!Kathy was so welcoming and very helpful giving us insights on day tripping in the area. We took her advice and tried our first experience with kayaking at North Shore Kayaking in Rockport. It was great fun and for four landlocked, middle-aged, Midwestern women it provided us with stories to tell our friends and families the rest of our lives! Check that off the bucket list! In the evenings we were able to walk down to Main Street to window shop and let the ocean breeze take our stress away. We were within walking distance to enjoy lovely meals at restaurants including Topside Grill, Seaport Grille and breakfast at Sugar Magnolias (we recommend all!). In the mornings when we heard the sounds of the seagulls we were called to Good Harbor Beach to wile away the day. We loved our stay and made wonderful memories! This was our fourth vacation in Gloucester and was by far the best! We would recommend this home to ANYONE who wants to step out of their ordinary life and make dreams come true...
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Water Views overlooking Gloucester's inner harbor
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Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

PICTURE PERFECT!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
My family was fortunate to be able to rent this home as opposed to booking 3-4 motel rooms, as we were in Gloucester for our son’s wedding @ EPYC (5 min drive). Suffice it to say…”it was well worth it”. Communicating with Kathy was an, unexpected pleasure. She promptly responded to & answered all our questions whether by phone, email or text, from our initial inquiry, to our arrival, stay & departure, thoroughly & courteously. Kathy’s attention to detail(s) in her correspondence with us shows in the home!! From all the thoughtful touches throughout, you will not want or need a thing. There is even a display in the kitchen complete with various brochures & guides for site seeing or dining, if you’re not quite familiar with the area. The pictures you see here, is what you get, (yes the stuffed animals shown guarding the sun room are there awaiting you) but the pictures do not do justice to this beautiful home. The warmth, spaciousness & over all feel is most welcoming & relaxing. The views of the harbor from the deck, sun room or master bedroom are gorgeous whether watching the sunrise/sunset or taking a mid-afternoon breather. As beautiful as the home is, location wise may trump that. You are a short walk to the center of Gloucester, and everything that has to offer) or a 5 minute drive to Rocky neck’s galleries, shops, eateries (we do recommend the Rudder) & the beaches. (Good Harbor Beach)
If we happen to make our way back to Gloucester we will most certainly look to rent here again, and definitely recommend to family & friends.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Water Views overlooking Gloucester's inner harbor
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Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

SUPERB PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
We chose this home based on the other excellent reviews and the gorgeous pictures, but even those didn't do it justice. This is a fantastic place to stay and you will relax as soon as you go through the door.
The views over the harbor are marvelous and it's the perfect place to sit and relax. The home is equipped with everything you could ever need and Kathy is always available if you have any questions. We loved the quality of the furnishings and the tasteful color scheme. The house is large, so there's plenty of room for everyone to spread out.
We did lots of walks around the peninsula and spent the day in Rockport, eating at the Blue Lobster Grille. There are plenty of grocery stores nearby, so we usually ate at home.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Oswego
5

WONDERFUL & SPACIOUS FOR A FAMILY VACATION

Wonderful & spacious for a family vacation
  • 5 of 5
This rental property was a dream come true for our stay in Gloucester during the happy occasion of our daughter’s marriage at the nearby Cruiseport. The directions were spot on, and the location was centrally located.
It was immaculately clean, with an efficient kitchen I had to make good use of for preparing wedding cookies.
The homeowner was so helpful and receptive to anything we needed! She provided tons of information to enjoy restaurants, attractions, and all you would need to know concerning the house itself. I've never experienced such an accommodating homeowner!
The rooms were beautifully decorated, so spacious, and furnished with all we could have needed.
We hope to return someday to enjoy a more relaxing and slower paced trip, and take advantage of all the wonderful places Gloucester and Rockport has to offer. This will be our first choice for sure! I highly recommend this rental!
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Water Views overlooking Gloucester's inner harbor
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Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Southern New Jersy
5

WARM AND INVITING

  • 5 of 5
What a lovely home and so easy to use as a hub for visiting New England. It was so nice to be able to sit in the enclosed porch during the morning while having our coffee and in the evening for the view was so beautiful. My friend from the UK was thrilled that we were able to relax in a home situation in lieu of staying at a hotel where it would be hard to visit with each other.
My husband was so taken with the property (and loved the fact that we could use the garage) that he is trying to figure out if and when we can bring our adult children with us for our next visit.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Water Shuttle at Gloucester Maritime Center
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Commuter Rail from Boston to 'Gloucester'
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
128 to I-95
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Good Harbor and Niles Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Halibut Point
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Exit 14 off 128S to 133 towards Essex
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Seaport Grille
Car: recommended

Gloucester is the oldest working seaport and art colony in America, and prides herself on not being 'touristy'. This is also one of the top five whale watching areas in the world! There's so much to do here: charter fishing, hiking, biking, shopping, kayaking, birding (one of the top areas in the US), sunset schooner cruises, theaters, museums, live music, beautiful beaches, tours, world-class dining. Boston is only 50 minutes away by train or car.

Other Activities: kayaking, deep sea fishing, whale watching, museums, art colonies.

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Availability & Rates

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Gloucester - Annisquam House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring through Fall
May 1 2014 - Sep 1 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$330
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Once you decide 'this is the place for you' your dates will be reserved online, and you will receive a rental agreement to read, sign and return along with your $300 refundable security deposit. Receipt of these within 5 days confirms your reservation.

50% of rent due 60 days prior to arrival. Balance due 30 days prior.
Payment via check or money order in U.S. dollars payable to: Kathy Eckles
Notes Rentals are typically Saturday to Saturday. Check-in any time after 4PM / Check out by 11 AM.

7 night minimum June through August. Three night minimum balance of the year.

If a guest cancels, all pre-paid rental payments will become the property of the owner. If re-rented, the owner will deduct a $100 cancellation fee and return the balance to the guest.
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Amenities

Gloucester - Annisquam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Garage ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2 person master bath and shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master Bathroom has double vanity sinks, double jetted tub, over sized shower stall, and towel warmer. Queen and Twin rooms share full bath with double vanity in adjacent hallway. Half bath on main floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom overlooks inner harbor. It has a king bed, two comfortable chairs with ottomans, desk, and master bath with double vanity, double bath and shower stall. Queen Bedroom accented by beautiful book case and chair. Twin Room charming with its own desk and reading chair with ottoman.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Piano
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Deck Furniture
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • forests
  • pond
  • marina
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • pier fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Open floor plan on first floor with family room, kitchen and sunroom all adjacent. Family room has wood burning stove, pull out couch, comfortable chair, and small table with chairs. Sunroom has two chaise lounges and seats four with additional director's chairs available. Living room seats six with fireplace and baby grand piano.
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