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CHARMING 1900'S HISTORIC, COLONIAL ESCAPE JUST STEPS FROM THE BEACH

Denise

Advertiser since: 2006
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 31 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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CHARMING 1900'S HISTORIC, COLONIAL ESCAPE JUST STEPS FROM THE BEACH

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 31 nights

Overview

Gloucester and Annisquam House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom

Delightful 8 room romantic, colonial home on beautifully landscaped lot just 5 doors from Plum Cove Beach. Get away from it all and watch the spectacular sunsets voted one of the best in the world by National Geographic. Cobblestone Sunroom, Patio and Deck with seasonal views of the Ipswich Bay. Hardwood floors throughout. Recently updated full Kitchen with granite counter and stainless steel appliances. Inviting dining and living room with cozy wood stove. Basement with new full sized, front-loading washer and dryer. This is the premier location to begin your exploration of Cape Ann. You can enjoy Gloucester's rich New England history, natural beauty, extraordinary beaches, fresh seafood and on-water activities - especially the popular whale watching excursions, lighthouses, art galleries, fall foliage tours and other year round events. A truly charming 1900’s home; old details mixed with modern amenities in a wonderful beach community setting.

Just the two of you: See our listing # 140506 on this site for our sister property. A luxurious cottage with all the amenities you could want.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Denise (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2014

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 31 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Charming 1900's historic, colonial escape just steps from the beach
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews
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Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
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Enjoyed our time in Gloucester, but....

  • 3 of 5
My husband, our 2 teenage girls, and myself enjoyed a week in Gloucester and the surrounding area. The house was very well kept and smelled of bleach cleaner when we arrived, so we knew cleaning had been done. The week we were in the area was the hottest they had seen in a long while. The listing indicated that the property had AC - it neglected to say only in the bedrooms. The downstairs had 1 fan to cool 3 rooms and it was quite uncomfortable. Word to the wise inquire if there is central AC. The bathroom - while the pictured in the listing - needs MAJOR WORK - MAJOR UPGRADES! Anyone over 5'7" would not be able to stand up in this make-shift shower stall. There was mold all along where the tub and the 'plexglass' shower stall met. Needless to say - GROSS! The air conditioners in both bedrooms had black mold or mildew in the vents and the lights to "change the filter" were flashing! We had to tape paper bags along the outside of the conditioners as the screens that run along side of the AC was filled with holes and let in a swarm of night time bugs. The kitchen is beautiful and well stocked, the living room was fine as was the dinning room. The washer and dryer were a nice amenity as well (the basement was a the typical scary dungeon type). The gas grill was out of propane. A strange alarm went off one night - something connected with the sewer system. We texted the owner who promptly responded and tended to the matter. Phone reception is HORRIBLE, but the wifi was a nice. Plum Cove beach is more than a few steps from this property. The beach itself was OK (if you are used to/are looking for white sands, you won't find it here), lots and lots of seaweed and rocky! Wild turkeys enjoyed roaming about the front yard especially in the early morning and evening. Train station for commuter to Boston was close (within 15 min), Rockport, Gloucester, Salem, Concord and Lexington all nice to visit. Make sure to check out the Hammond Castle in Gloucester - very neat! Essex Seafood was awesome! Nice area to visit!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Pennsylvania
5

Nice getaway home!

  • 5 of 5
We loved this cute getaway in beautiful Gloucester! The house was clean, inviting and nicely decorated. The yard was nicely landscaped and the back patio was quiet and peaceful--privately fenced. We enjoyed many nice evenings out there. The kitchen had a nice supply of cookware and utensils. The shower was slightly awkward due to the slanted ceiling, but we managed just fine. Plum cove was just a few minutes' walk down the road. There were usually a few people there, but was never crowded. (it was, however only the middle of June) The king sized bed was nice, but the other bed looked small. I'm guessing it was a full.

The property manager was also very prompt with answering any questions we had. We loved nearby Rockport and Gloucester Harbor. We enjoyed some great beers at Cape Ann Brewery and enjoyed lots of great seafood restaurants in the area. The Seaport Grille and Latitude 43 were especially great. Overall we really enjoyed our time here. I would recommend this home as a great place to stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
5

Simple, Affordable, Old New England Charm

  • 5 of 5
When you combine what this home has to offer with its extremely affordable rates it has be one of the best values around. There was plenty of cozy living space downstairs and comfortable sleeping quarters upstairs. You won't be wanting for any of the little things, such as coffee or laundry detergent, and the owners created the “Red Book,” a custom-designed guide-book for the area featuring what to do, where to eat, etc, with inside scoops as only locals could convey. A quaint courtyard out back affords views of the ocean, while the surrounding yard is well landscaped with plenty of mature trees and bushes. It’s a practical location for Cape Ann: many beaches to choose from within walking distance or a short drive; it’s away from the bustle of downtown Gloucester and Rockport, yet just minutes away from both; and it’s only a short walk from the small village of Lanes Cove with its coffee shop and post office. There are more modern and higher-end rentals available, but if you’re ready for some simple, affordable, old New England charm, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Columbus, Ohio
2

The Other Side of Quaint

  • 2 of 5
Upon arrival, we could not enter the rental cottage according to the instructions (lockbox codes) provided by the proprietor. We simply flipped a latch on a rickety side gate (the top of the post came off in my hand) and pulled the slightly stuck back screen door open. I honestly can't remember where we found the keys that opened the sliding door into a lovely little renovated kitchen and spare clean ground floor. As my husband hauled our suitcases up the rickety stairs, I read the instructions and guidelines on the counter, impressed by the attention to detail and commitment to environmental issues.
Twenty four hours later, we were not so impressed. My spouse refused to sleep in the very comfortable king size bed for all the noise the AC in the window made, and even @ his height of 5'9" had to crouch in the shower the next morning. (Bathroom not for taller folks!) The bathroom sink had no plug so that one had to use a lot of extra water to wash & rinse properly. We had to tie up the window shade to get enough light in the morning. Shades & windows in other rooms did not function properly (if at all), which is usually the first and most basic method of energy conservation, yes? (BTW, "8" rooms includes sunporch, pantry, bathroom, and/or adorable closet size old schoolhouse computer room.)
Inside the cottage are BEACH HOUSE signs, encouraging a visit to Plum Cove, which is a short walk along a busy street to the very small inlet, mostly peopled by divers and young families.
The area around Gloucester is beautiful, and you can explore all the surrounding towns in a couple of days. The whale watching
is splendid. Some of the "joints" have better food and ambience than the "fine" restaurants. (Two Sisters for breakfast, Captain Hook
for supper, & the diner across from the StopnShop. Also, of course, Woodman's in Essex.)
Take an early morning hike in the Quarry, but above all, do not confuse Plum Cove with Plum Island, an essential short drive north
to a natural preserve and pristine beach that will take your breath away.
We admit that the extreme heat that week made us crabby, that the bad water alert was in no way the fault of the owners, and that last year's fabulous Manomet rental (at twice the price) has probably skewered our perspective irreparably.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Twinsburg Ohio
4

Very quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5
Very nice quiet home and area. Was a little concerned that there was no landline in the home and my cell phone didn't get reception. Very little.
Other than that we had a lovely vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Boston, MA
5

Truely Charming!

  • 5 of 5
My husband Michael surprised me with a well needed escape from our busy lives in the City to this special place in Cape Ann. This home was delightful, well decorated and appointed with everything you need for a beach vacation. The kitchen is beautiful, and if it weren’t for all the great restaurants nearby, I would have cooked in it every night. The house is so convenient to the beaches and restaurants. We walked to Plum Cove Grind for delicious coconut raspberry scones and lattes to take to Lane's Cove to enjoy the sun rising over the water. We also rented kayaks up the street and paddled around Ipswich Bay. Plum Cove Beach does have amazing sunsets! We walked down every night to appreciate it with a nice Merlot.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. We will be back this Fall!
  • Submitted: May 23, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Boston, Logan
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bass Rocks Country Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Rockport Commuter Rail
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Plum Cove Beach
Car: necessary

On historic Cape Ann, Gloucester is only one hour by train or car from Boston and is one of New England's best-kept summer vacation secrets. Made famous in the movie 'The Perfect Storm,' Gloucester has a rich maritime history and is the oldest working seaport and active artist colony in the United States. From early settlers to Hollywood filmmakers, the beauty of Cape Ann has drawn people from around the world. Gloucester's historic fishing port, Rockport's famous art galleries, the unique antique shops of Essex, and the old, New England charm of Manchester-by-the-Sea, make Cape Ann the perfect vacation destination. Enjoy scenic coastlines from land or by boat, experience breathtaking beaches, dine in elegant restaurants, explore fascinating museums, and see for yourself why we're the Whale Watch Capital of the World. The retreat is conveniently located about 10 minutes from either downtown Gloucester or downtown Rockport.

Other Activities: Ocean Kayaking, Hiking

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Rates & Availability

From $50 Per night

Gloucester and Annisquam House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Season
Nov 2 2014 - May 31 2015
31 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Spring
Jun 1 - Jun 28
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,015
$3,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$185
$5,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Notes Full winter season only. No month to month. November thru May.
We require a 50% deposit for reserving your holiday dates. Final payment is required 30 days prior to arrival. If you book with 30 days of the reservation full payment is needed. Sorry we do not accept credit cards.
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Amenities

Gloucester and Annisquam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The surround in our tub/shower was just recently tiled in the fall of 2013. But it is in the eave of the roof so if you are tall it will be a bit uncomfortable for a long shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Private backyard patio for dining alfresco or cooking up a meal on the gas grill

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