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WATERFRONT AT HODGKINS COVE INNER HARBOR - SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS AND SUNSETS!

Pat and John Austin

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Pat and John Austin

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2014
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WATERFRONT AT HODGKINS COVE INNER HARBOR - SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS AND SUNSETS!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Gloucester and Annisquam House Rental Photos and Description

Totally Renovated 4-bedroom Charmer On Cape Ann's Picturesque North Coast

A new vacation-home listing for 2014! The property has direct frontage on the tidal inner harbor at Hodgkins Cove. At high tide, we often swim from the property under the road bridge and out into the harbor with its tiny beach. Bring your kayaks, because this is a great spot for kayak explorations of Cape Ann's rocky north shore!

The bright and sunny home has 4 bedrooms. Three of the bedrooms are on the second floor (two bedrooms with queen beds and one bedroom with two twin beds) and one bedroom is in the finished attic (three twin beds and amazing views). It sleeps 9. The house has just undergone a total renovation from top to bottom, and boasts a brand new kitchen, 3 new bathrooms and a new rear deck for Summer entertaining. The refrigerator and stove are brand new for the 2014 season. All the matrasses and linen are brand new in 2014.

Starting at the walk-out lower level is a family room with rear-facing windows to the yard, two couches and a large flat-screen television. Also at this level is the laundry area (washer and dryer new in 2014) and a full bathroom with shower - perfect for rinsing off after a swim. On the next floor up, which is level with the front entrance, are the large kitchen/dining area with access to the elevated rear deck, the paneled front foyer, the comfortable living room with sectional couch and large flat-screen television, and an additional bathroom with glass-paneled shower. On the next floor up are three bedrooms, with ceiling fans, and a shared bathroom with tub/shower combination. Finally the attic contains a cute additional bedroom with 3 single beds and sloped ceilings.

From the deck, or from the rear yard with its granite seawall, the endless play of the tide in the inlet can provide a fascinating backdrop for your vacation, with plenty of wildlife-watching opportunities. We have watched beaver, otter, heron, kingfishers and endless species of ducks in the inlet, along with the expected shoals of small fish.

The house is positioned for great views out into the harbor, Ipswich Bay and the ocean beyond. At night, watch the twinkling lights on the distant coast extend right up to New Hampshire and Maine. The sunsets from this location are quite spectacular.

The property fronts onto Washington Street, which is a well-traveled way situated between the house and the main part of the harbor. Washington Street is part of the route that leads one completely around Cape Ann. The location is is very convenient for exploring the harbor, which is accessible directly across the street, beautiful Plum Cove beach and Lane's Cove (a 10 and 20 minutes walk, respectively, in one direction), and the quaint and picturesque village of Annisquam (a 10 minute walk in the other direction). In addition, hiking inland will bring you to some of the many abandoned quarries that dot the center of Cape Ann.

The house is well equipped, including two large flat-screen televisions with DVD players, wifi, washer and dryer, Kurig coffee maker, a well equipped kitchen and plenty of bed linen. The refrigerator has a door-mounted ice dispenser. The gas stove runs on propane, which is included in the rental fee. The sink has a disposal. There is plenty of parking.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pat and John Austin (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2014

About Pat and John Austin

Pat and John Austin, the Owners, fell in love with Cape Ann immediately after arriving in the US from England thirty years ago. Now Cape Ann residents, they hope to share their enthusiasm for the area with their guests.

Why Pat and John Austin chose Gloucester and Annisquam

Cape Ann has a charm that is all its own: the beaches, the rocky coastal paths, the beautiful vistas, the charming and characterful villages and towns and the wonderful people who live in them. The whole area is steeped in the history of America's earliest days. Even Boston is easily accessible, being just 50 minutes by car or train from Gloucester or Rockport. There is much to explore. The property provides a spacious and comfortable base for your stay on Cape Ann, with the added benefit of stunning ocean views, direct water access for aquatic activities ,and local points of interest within walking distance.

What makes this house unique

We love this property and think that it has much to offer to make your vacation special: comfort and convenient, water access, ocean views, character, history and stunning sunsets over the water.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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

5
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Waterfront At Hodgkins Cove Inner Harbor - Spectacular Ocean Views And Sunsets!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Stunning home, loc.terrif, cust, serv. everywhere!

  • 5 of 5
The listing was extremely accurate regarding layout, amenities, etc. What is hard to include it the charm and convenience of it all. AS a family of 15 people of multiple age groups coming an going all weekend with only 9 of us staying at the house we needed some flexibility for celebrating my moms 80th birthday. Everything was there for us down to float toys and a simple bouquet of flowers on the windowsill above the sink.
Customer service was great from first contact on. John really helped us to decide on a property ( he has more than one), and was quite accommodating around working with our schedule.
Good Harbor Beach was beautiful and big, the beach down the street was local and less hassle, we tubed right from the back yard, and the quarry gave all of us a chance to get out and stretch our legs. And.. the best meal we had was cooked and eaten on the back deck of the house...fresh swordfish from Turners Fishmarket in town that the Austins recommended caught that day.
5 stars all around
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterfront At Hodgkins Cove Inner Harbor - Spectacular Ocean Views And Sunsets!
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+1 -6178393246
Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

clean warm home, great loc., owners all service

  • 5 of 5
The listing was extremely accurate regarding layout, amenities, etc. What is hard to include it the charm and convenience of it all. AS a family of 15 people of multiple age groups coming an going all weekend with only 9 of us staying at the house we needed some flexibility for celebrating my moms 80th birthday. Everything was there for us down to float toys and a simple bouquet of flowers on the windowsill above the sink.
Customer service was great from first contact on. John really helped us to decide on a property ( he has more than one), and was quite accommodating around working with our schedule.
Good Harbor Beach was beautiful and big, the beach down the street was local and less hassle, we tubed right from the back yard, and the quarry gave all of us a chance to get out and stretch our legs. And.. the best meal we had was cooked and eaten on the back deck of the house...fresh swordfish from Turners Fishmarket in town that the Austins recommended caught that day.
5 stars all around
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterfront At Hodgkins Cove Inner Harbor - Spectacular Ocean Views And Sunsets!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3763531
+1 -6178393246
Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Newly renovated home perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5
This just renovated home in Cape Ann was perfect for our group! Each day we walked a few blocks up the road to the nearby family beach where we enjoyed the water and sun. We made good use of the outdoor grill and entertained a large group (10-12) for dinner on the deck. We loved the size-able round dining table where it was easy for all of us to play cards. Some of us rented kayaks from nearby Rockport and launched them from the side yard.

There was a second family room on the lower level which is a perfect place for younger kids to play (our kids are college aged and above). Loved the lower level bathroom which is a great way to shower off the sand when returning from the beach. Dining options in Gloucester were great and only 15 away.

The owners are nearby and were very helpful. This is a beautiful home and we look forward to returning there again!
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Logan International Airport in Boston
Nearest Barpub
4.2 Miles
The Rhumb Line Bar & Restaurant, 40 Railroad Ave
Nearest Golf
5.9 Miles
Bass Rocks Golf Club, 34 Beach Street, Gloucester
Nearest Train
4.2 Miles
MBTA Commuter Rail, Gloucester center
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
MA Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Lobster Pool, 329 Granite Street, Rockport
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Plum Cove Beach
Car: necessary

Gloucester prides itself as being 'America's Oldest Seaport' and evidence of its sea-faring traditions abound. Fishing, whale-watching and sailing trips are available from the main harbor, which still serves as an active fishing port. Scenic Cape Ann has much to offer as a vacation destination, from gorgeous sandy beaches to rocky coastal paths; from quaint old harbors to enchanting colonial buildings; from outstanding art galleries to excellent restaurants. A drive around Rte 127, which encircles the island, leads from one scenic vista to another. Be sure to check out the quaint and beautiful old fishing village of Annisquam (a walk from the property) and the artist's colony at Rocky Neck at Gloucester harbor. Also, be sure not to miss the scenic and characterful Town of Rockport, with its quaint harbor and Bear Skin Neck, complete with shops, restaurants and Motif #1, one of the most painted structures around! A short drive from the property is the Halibut Point State Park, with its abandoned quarry leading down to the sea, and its outstanding views all the way up the coast to Maine. Inland on Cape Ann, for those who enjoy hiking, are fascinating walks to other quarries and remains of the once-thriving granite industry. The property faces Hodgkins Cove harbor which was once used to load granite from The Cape Ann Granite Company onto square rigged sailing ships for transportation to destinations such as Boston, New York City other major East Coast cities. Indeed, the property itself is steeped in the history of the area, having been the Bayview general store and Post Office in an earlier time. A photograph, framed at the property, shows the house at the head of the harbor in the 1890's.

Many other delightful and historic New England coastal towns, are only a short drive away, including Salem, with its history of witch trials, Essex with its antique shops and pristine bay/estuary, Ipswich, Newburyport and many more.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Gloucester and Annisquam House Rental Rates

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Seasonal min
Nov 1 2014 - May 1 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,250
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Refundable damage deposit $400
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
There is a $300 non-refundable cleaning fee.
Change over day is Saturday. Check in after 4pm Saturday and check out by 10am Saturday.

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Amenities

Gloucester and Annisquam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor full bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First floor full bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level full bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bureau, chair, alarm, great views over Hodgkins Cove
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Closet, bureau, bench, alarm, great views over Hodgkins Cove
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Closet, bureau, closet, mirror, great views over tidal inlet
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , Attic bedroom with great views, skylight
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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