BUOY 23: DIRECT WATERFRONT COTTAGE WITH DEEPWATER DOCK ON THE ANNISQUAM RIVER

Scott Kingsley

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BUOY 23: DIRECT WATERFRONT COTTAGE WITH DEEPWATER DOCK ON THE ANNISQUAM RIVER

Gloucester - Annisquam Cottage Rental Photos and Description

CENTRAL A/C in 2013! Waterfront with dock this gem has four bedrooms and 1.5 baths, a deepwater dock (for up to a 20' boat) and a wrap around screened porch. Swim from dock, shore or sand bar.

NEW IN 2013: Addition of new windows, insulation, Heat & Central Air Conditioning now extends our season March 1 – December 31.This newly renovated and updated waterfront gem has four bedrooms and 1.5 baths, a deep-water dock (accommodates up to a 20 foot boat, with plans to extend dockage for the 2014 season) and a wrap-around screened porch where one can sit and watch the glimmering water, wildlife and passing boats go by on the tidal Annisquam River. At high tide swim from the dock or the shore directly in front of the house and at low tide there is great swimming from the sand bar. The sunny, modern eat-in kitchen has gas cooking, dishwasher, full size washer/drier and a half bath. The dining room seats 8 and is open onto the living area which has a huge new sectional and 50 inch flat screen TV complete with a high-end theatre sound system, deluxe cable service and DVD player. The screen porch is pure heaven for sitting during the day, or for those who wish, sleeping on those warm summer nights. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms (two with views of the water) with new linens and decor plus a completely renovated custom-tiled full bathroom with tub and shower. Outside there are lovely newly landscaped front and back yards and plenty of parking as well as an outdoor hot and cold water shower. This is the waterfront vacation you have been dreaming of!

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Events Allowed

Scott Kingsley

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Scott A. Kingsley, B.S., J.D., Northeastern University, Massachusetts School of Law. Lifelong resident of Buoy 23, family property since 1929. Constable at Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1974. U.S.C.G Licensed Master of Steam and Motor Driven Vessels.

Scott Kingsley purchased this cottage in 1929

Back during the Great Depression, more than 85 years ago, with much of the Gloucester waterfront available to him, Grandfather Angelo Russo, of Russo's Candy House fame, chose Buoy 23 as the base for his boating and tuna fishing hobbies. He spent the remaining 21 years of his life developing the property to his exacting specifications. Since that time, his family has made every effort to preserve the original style and charm of this wonderful property. In the past five years that we have been offering the property to the public, all income has been re-invested in property improvements. Our goal is to be the caretakers for a select group of long-term clients that appreciate and understand the vacation home rental concept. We look forward to see you as a cherished stakeholder in our venture. As more and more properties go private and become overdeveloped, we are proud to share this rare wonderful vacation experience with you. While effort has been made to provide modern kitchen, bath, comfort and climate control amenities, the remainder of the property has been meticulously maintained with it's original charm, and we encourage our guests to recommend further improvements.

Deep water dockage, a rare benefit in Annisquam area. Perched on the northern end of Riverview Cove, water view range exceeds 250 degrees.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Buoy 23: Direct waterfront cottage with deepwater dock on the Annisquam River
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews
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Buoy 23: Direct waterfront cottage with deepwater dock on the Annisquam River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p997308
+1 781-462-1130
Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Doylestown, PA
5

RELAXING RETREAT WITH A VIEW

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was very clean.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Our family, including our lab, enjoyed the home on the river. Fishing from the dock, swimming for the kids & dog, sitting on the large screened in porch watching the boat pass by, going to Good Harbor Bch, & dining in downtown Gloucester were a few activities this location provides.
One small problem arose, but the owner was quick to remedy the situation.
One suggestion to make the rental even better: enclose the outdoor shower.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Buoy 23: Direct waterfront cottage with deepwater dock on the Annisquam River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p997308
+1 781-462-1130
Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Carlisle, MA
4

OVERPRESENT LANDLORD

  • 4 of 5
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very unhelpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
This was our second time here, and we love the property and had a wonderful time. However, we purposely arrived a little late because the previous year, the owners had stayed well past check-in to clean, so we figured we'd allow them a little more time. When we finally gave up and went to dinner, at 6:30, the owners were still there. It was awkward in the intervening hours to know where to be. They are nice enough to talk to, and they are clearly and rightly proud of their property, but having them still there made us feel we couldn't start our vacation, and that perhaps we were being checked out. And I certainly didn't want to have them saying about us what they were saying about the tenants who'd just left.

One other small matter: we had tornado warnings on July 1, and had no idea how to get into basement. Perfectly understandable that they would lock it, but it would be good to know how to attain shelter when on vacation. Interesting dilemma for you!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Buoy 23: Direct waterfront cottage with deepwater dock on the Annisquam River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p997308
+1 781-462-1130
Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
South Hadley, MA
5

GREAT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
We really enjoyed our stay at Buoy 23! It's a "cottage-like" spot, has an authentic Gloucester feel, charming, neat and clean. Beautiful sunsets, comfortable beds. We really loved our view of the river, watching boats come and go along the Annisquam.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Buoy 23: Direct waterfront cottage with deepwater dock on the Annisquam River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p997308
+1 781-462-1130
Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Somerville, MA
4

GREAT LOCATION IN GLOUCESTER

  • 4 of 5
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Buoy 23 was a wonderful place to stay. Lots of room, enough a/c to make it bearable (the units upstairs were quite noisy, so we shut them off at night and just used fans).
Lots of equipment--maybe a bit too much--in the kitchen. A suggestion would be to cull out non-functional stuff--like some mostly empty canisters that we removed from the counter to make work space; Enclosing the outdoor shower would also be a big plus, since there's only one other shower inside the house.
These are only minor issues; all in all, the place was excellent!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Buoy 23: Direct waterfront cottage with deepwater dock on the Annisquam River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p997308
+1 781-462-1130
Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Carlisle, MA
5

UNBELIEVABLY WONDERFUL VIEW

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was more than helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
The views were panoramic, and the house very comfortable. We had a great time kayaking from the dock. It was a real plus that we could have our dog with us. It was his first vacation with us, and he was in heaven, which made us all very happy.

Manager responded on 7/27/2012:
Here at AVH, we love dogs and we are glad that both you and your pup had such a great time! We hope you decide to return to Cape Ann again soon!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Buoy 23: Direct waterfront cottage with deepwater dock on the Annisquam River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p997308
+1 781-462-1130
Gloucester - Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Tenafly, NJ
5

BOUY 23

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
The house was very comfortable, in a beautiful location. It was clean and very well decorated. It also had a lot of kitchen equipment and a great BBQ. The TV was large and there were games to play.The house was also very centrally located to town, beaches, stores , restaurants and the highway.Watching the boats come and go was a great past time.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rocky Neck
Good Harbor Beach
Long Beach
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Gloucester
Tuck's Candies
Wingaersheek Beach
George's Coffee Shop
"Newly renovated, excellent food, great people!"
North Shore Kayak Outdoor Center
"All our adventurous guests go here. They deliver!"
Stage Fort Park
Turtle Alley Chocolates
Virgilio's Italian Bakery
Rudder Restaurant
Schooner Thomas E. Lannon
Bearskin Neck Country Store
Pewter Shop
Gloucester Cut Bridge
Maria's Pizza
"A hole-in-the-wall, but very clean, and the food is the best. My favorite restaurant. Closed..."
Captain Carlo's Fish Market
Dragon Light Restaurant
"Closed, now part of Pilot House restaurant. excellent Chinese Food."
Roy Moore Lobster Company
Seaport Grille
Madfish Grille
Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch
Bearskin Neck
Mike's Place
Sugar Magnolias
"Great breakfast!"
Thacher Island
Causeway
Man at the Wheel Statue
Annisquam
Gloucester
Annisquam Light
Capt Joe & Sons Inc
"The best source of fresh local lobster."
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Clam Box of Ipswich
"We all flock to the Clam Box. A bit of a ride from buoy 23 and always a line to get in, but ..."
Pilot House
"Tony & Winnie Chu's Barbeque and Chinese Restaurant. Best in Gloucester!"
Market Basket
"Best source of groceries anywhere!"
Essex River Cruises
Farnhams J & T's Seafood
"Where the fried clam was invented"
Woodman's
"Small portions and pricey, but good quality. Tourists love it."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Gloucester MBTA
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 128
Car: necessary

America’s oldest working fishing port and art colony, including the sea-faring communities of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester by-the-Sea.

Thirty minutes from Boston. Local beaches: Good Harbor Beach, Crane Beach, Wingaersheek Beach, Singing Beach. Golf, sailing, fishing, museums, art galleries, hiking, biking, rock climbing, shopping, restaurants, festivals.

Home of the Fisherman Statue and several vintage lighthouses.

Site of the movie 'Perfect Storm'. Where the Sound of Music was written. Hammond Castle,Rockport, Bear Skin Neck, Rocky Neck, Annisquam Village.

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Gloucester - Annisquam Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 14 2014 - Sep 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
$12,000
 
 
Post Season 2014
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,995
$7,000
 
 
Off Season #3
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$6,200
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,995
$7,000
 
 
Off Season #4
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
$7,000
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
$12,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Boat Docking Fee $69
Property Damage Protection $69
Pet Fee $180
Notes Cleaning fee for visits of less than 5 nights - $180.00

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Gloucester - Annisquam Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second Floor Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    First Floor Half Bath - toilet , Handicap Accessible
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • First Mate Quarters - 2 twin/ single , w/views-new mattress in 2010 & Cable TV
    Captain's Quarters - 1 queen , with views, new mattress in 2010 & Cable TV
    Crew Quarters - 1 queen , with views-new mattress in 2010 & Cable TV
    Stateroom - 1 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms on second floor. Entire home has Central Air Conditioning
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Events Allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • festivals
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private Beach, Swim From Property, Walk to Beach, Water Views, Waterfront ,Deepwater Dock, Dock,Outdoor Furniture, Outdoor Shower, Private Beach, Gas Stove, Ham Radio Friendly
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