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Kathy Eckles

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Kathy Eckles

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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WATER VIEWS OVERLOOKING GLOUCESTER'S INNER HARBOR

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

Overview

Overview

Gloucester and 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. Ceiling fans in each of the bedrooms. 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:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathy Eckles (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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About Kathy Eckles

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.

Why Kathy Eckles chose Gloucester and Annisquam

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

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

Reviews

5
based on 41 traveler reviews

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

Prime location, well maintained and spacious

  • 5 of 5
From the beginning Kathy was easy to communicate with through the whole rental process. As for the house,it is well maintained and spacious, a room for everything. My wife, myself, our younger son and my in-laws stayed in the house for 4 days while we were in the area for a fall New England wedding for our older son. We had originally planned for some site-seeing, but we all decided to chill out in the house during most of our stay. The sun room at the back of the house was our favorite spot, but I also enjoyed the living room where the fire place was, it was peaceful. The master bedroom was ours for the stay and it was awesome. My wife and I enjoyed the sites and smells from this room as well as the large bathroom. Having a place to park the cars was a great plus. Thank you Kathy for sharing such a lovely home while we enjoyed my son's wedding to a beautiful New England (Boston) girl.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Beautiful, character filled home in DT Gloucester!

  • 5 of 5
I didn't want to leave and already booked for next year! The house is clean and well appointed. The owner takes wonderful care of the house and property and is very easy to communicate with. The house is located right in downtown Gloucester, so it is walking distance to restaurants and shops. Quick drive to world class beaches, Good Harbor and Wingearsheek. Great home for families or for a couples get away. The sun porch overlooking the harbor is my favorite room.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Cleveland, Ohio
5

Great Home, Great Location, Great Owner

  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous time on Cape Ann. The house was perfect: great location, well appointed, lots of space, well cared for, and a great owner!

For a vacation on Cape Ann, you can't go wrong with this Gloucester location. Gloucester is a working town with a quaint restaurant row (Cape Ann Brewery and Zeke's) and main street and a nice harbor. In the immediate area, you are generally a 5 minute walk or a 10 minute car ride from plenty of options. You can walk to a Whale Watch cruise in less than five minutes, have plenty of beach options (Good Harbor Beach) in less than a ten minute drive, or be in Rockport minutes later (Robyn's Nest Gelato). The location is within a mile of the commuter rail stop for Gloucester. The commuter train takes you right to the North station in downtown Boston in an hour trip.

The home has lots of space, is very well cared for, and is a perfect home away from home. We had a group of five: Mom, Dad, Grandma, and two girls (10 and 13). The three bedrooms were perfect to accommodate all of us and were well appointed and very restful. We spent all of our waking hours in the kitchen, family room, and three-season room. There is additional space in a living and dining room. Parking is a non-issue as there is a spacious garage. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. (The are plenty of grocery store options nearby).

Finally, Kathy goes to great lengths to make sure you feel at home and get to know the area quickly. We took at least two of her recommendations on activities (I think actually more than two :)) and had a blast at both (Cape Ann Whale Watch and Sea Kayaking in Rockport). We needed some assistance on a minor issue midweek. I describe it as minor because it took one email to Kathy and the minor issue was resolved very quickly. Kathy is attentive, makes sure you have what you need, and respects your privacy. Couldn't ask for a better situation.

If we go back to the North Shore, this will be top of our list for lodging and we'll recommend this to our friends.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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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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Gloucester and 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
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Gloucester and 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
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

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

Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Gloucester and Annisquam House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 30 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes Rentals are typically Saturday to Saturday. Check-in any time after 3PM / Check out by 11 AM.
7 night minimum late June through August. Three/Four 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

Amenities

Gloucester and Annisquam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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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