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Linda Amero, Owner

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A Sunset Serenade - Delightful Studio "Plus" with Deck Overlooking Scenic Harbor

52 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights

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Overview

Gloucester Studio Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom/Livingroom, 1 eat-in kitchen & 1 Full Bath - Sleeps 2

We want your stay at our studio "Plus" to be an exceptional experience.

BEST LOCATION EVER!

Nestled on a hillside overlooking E. Gloucester's scenic harbor... enjoy magical sunsets, dining al fresco, twinkling harbor lights, and warm summer winds from the deck of this romantic getaway.

This property is best described as a “studio plus”, featuring 3 separate rooms: Bedroom with memory foam queen bed & 2 comfy chairs, sliding glass door onto charming private deck overlooking the harbor (giving the room a larger, more open feel.) Quality linens and cookware, separate eat-in kitchen with modern appliances, full bath w/heat lamp.

Ideal for singles and couples. Artistically decorated, super clean and quiet. Owner lives on other side of house (privacy respected). Two separate entrances and parking for one car.

15 minute walk to Good Harbor Beach foot bridge and Rocky Neck Art Colony, 20 min. walk to downtown and restaurants. 1 mile to train to Boston (1 hr. ride). Perfectly situated in East Gloucester to experience all the beauty and charm that is Cape Ann (max. 2 people, min. one week.)

ASK ABOUT A WINTER RENTAL Nov 1-end Apr, (full 6 month commitment).

PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER RENTAL PROPERTY! 'SUMMERWIND COTTAGE' (HA# 953745). 2 BEDROOM, SLEEPS 4-5.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda Amero, Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Linda Amero, Owner

This is our 11th year of renting 'A Sunset Serenade' studio and we just love meeting all the wonderful folks who come from far and near to enjoy our beautiful surroundings. Hank and I grew up on Cape Ann and have lived in Gloucester for 30+ years... we wouldn't have it any other way! (Linda is a jazz vocalist/artist, and Hank is a woodworker/avid boater.)

Linda Amero, Owner purchased this studio in 1992

Why Linda Amero, Owner chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

A Sunset Serenade offers the best location ever - situated between Good Harbor & Niles beaches, 5 min.by car to downtown shopping/restaurants, and 5 min. to Rocky Neck Art Colony galleries with it's fabulous, funky restaurants on the harbor.

What makes this studio unique

Relax on your private deck overlooking Gloucester's scenic harbor after a stressful day at the beach!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Linda,



It was the first time that we choose a rental instead of an hotel for our vacation. My boyfriend prefer hotels! I had to work hard to convince him and we were very pleased with our new choice. If every rentals were like yours I would never choose the hotel option again. Particularly we appreciate, in addition to your warm welcome, many aspects that made our stay very pleasant: cleanliness, fresh smell and fresh air at night, bed comfort, pure cotton linens (we hate polyester that we find everywhere even in upscale hotels!!!), bare floors instead of rugs, well equipped kitchen, nice view, ocean proximity, Gloucester that we fell in love with decades ago, a great feeling of being at home and above all those details...our hosts! Thank you very much for this wonderful week.



We join two photos taken from your deck at sunset.



P.S. Be indulgent for my English!
May 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 52 traveler reviews

A Sunset Serenade - Delightful Studio "Plus" with Deck Overlooking Scenic Harbor
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 67 reviews
5

Adorable and homey rental with gorgeous views.

  • 5 of 5

Dave and I had a lovely stay at Sunset Serenade. Linda and Hank were wonderful hosts! Even though we only spent a few days in Glouchester Linda's "favorite things to do" list was perfect in assisting us with choosing restaurants and places to see during our stay. Enjoying our cup of coffee sitting on the deck overlooking the harbor watching the fisherman heading out to sea for their morning catch was delightful. The evening sunsets were even more spectacular. We enjoyed a fabulous whale watch, sunset windjammer cruise and of courses the beaches. Looking forward to our next visit to the Sunset Serenade already. Thank you Linda for your hospitality and a comfy cozy retreat for us. I highly recommend these accomodations. Perfect for a couples get away.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Highlands Ranch, CO
4

Quaint, cozy, clean, and nice view!

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I stayed here for a long weekend when I was taking her back to college. It was perfect! Quiet and peaceful. I especially enjoyed the deck. We also both appreciated how clean it was. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great time in Gloucester

  • 5 of 5

We had never spent time in this part of Massachusetts and we really enjoyed it! It was a great location to mix up activities - beach, lobster eating, arts, and an hour's train ride to Boston. We also spent a day in Southern Maine which was very doable from here. Also, we found Gloucester to be very enjoyable with super nice people and delicious seafood! Linda is an EXCELLENT host and had tons of great suggestions of where to go and what to do. Also, the place is very true to the photos and has everything you need. We enjoyed several evenings on the deck and while we chose not to really cook, the kitchen was very agreeable for a vacation meal. Spots nearby we really liked were The Rudder, Zeke's for breakfast (beware of large portions!), Down River Ice Cream (Essex) and the Blue Collar Lobster Co. Good Harbor Beach was very enjoyable for us too. We had a wonderful, relaxing time!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. You two REALLY took advantage of everything... we hardly saw you the whole week! I love "Down River Ice Cream", too (too much). Glad you got to go to Maine & Boston - everything is pretty close together in these parts. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourselves at our studio and sincerely hope you will come back and stay with us in the future. Linda and Hank XO
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Montreal, Quebec
5

Perfect getaway !!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Linda and Hank 's studio. It was perfectly furnished, the view is amazing and the neighbourhood very quiet(I am a light sleeper). They take really good care making sure you feel at home.

Linda and Hank are really nice poeple to talk with, comminication was super easy.

We will definetly go back whenever we plan to go to Gloucester.

Thanks again !

Laurence-A.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laurence-A and Martin, Thank you so much for your kind review, we really enjoyed meeting you both and are happy to hear that you were comfortable in the studio - you were great guests. Please come back and stay with us anytime! Sincerely, Linda and Hank
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5

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Description as a "studio" doesn't do this place justice. The bed is comfortable, the studio very clean and there is plenty of room to put away your things and still have space to eat, drink or lounge. Perfect location for exploring the area. Everything you could possibly need for a wonderful stay is located in this place.

Linda and Hank are FABULOUS! Linda knows so much about the area and will give suggestions for dining, drinks or just "stuff to do". We can't recommend this location and this host/hostess enough!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kristin & Ed, We enjoyed you two so much... lotsa laughs! You are most excellent guests. Thank you for appreciating the studio, we always want everyone to enjoy their time here and and to take full advantage of the space and location. Sincerely hope you'll be back one day. Warm regards, Linda & Hank
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Very beautiful property. Awesome view!!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful place over looking the harbor. Linda was awesome with all the information about the area. We took a lot of her advise an enjoy sight seeing. The studio apartment made us feel at home. Very nicely decorated and very clean. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carol, Thank you for your kind review, always happy to hear that folks feel right at home when they stay here. Somehow this review showed up on my "Summerwind Cottage" 2 bedroom property and not on my "Sunset Serenade" studio that you rented... not sure how that happened since your review was meant for the studio. Just wanted to make this clear for future readers. Best regards, Linda
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Car: recommended

Gloucester, settled in 1623, is America's oldest seaport. Situated at the center of Cape Ann, Gloucester has one of the finest harbors in Massachusetts and remains one of the busiest fishing ports on the Eastern seaboard. Visitors are drawn to Gloucester's rich history, natural beauty, incredible beaches, fresh seafood, and on-water activities, especially the popular whale watch excursions. Gloucester also hosts a sizable artist population, many of whom can be found on Rocky Neck, the oldest working art colony in America.

Dine at the many fine waterfront restaurants and experience some of the world's freshest seafood.

Sunbathe & boogie board on beautiful Good Harbor beach.

Visit Rocky Neck Art Colony & the 3 great waterfront restaurants/bars on the neck (a real boating and music 'scene').

Sunset cruise on the beautiful schooner 'Thomas E. Lannon'.

Whale watch & deep sea fishing excursions.

Lots of night life/ music & great seafood restaurants..

Other Activities: kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Gloucester Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$140
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter 2016-17
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
180 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
May-Oct 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75

WINTER RENTAL: Nov 1 - end Apr (full 6 month period required).
Includes utilities, wifi and cable TV.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gloucester Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Features heat lamp, spa shower head, arched shower curtain for greater space and great water pressure.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Living/Bed Room - 1 queen , Queen Tempurpedic
  • Bedroom/Living room combo is 12' x 12' with a Tempurpedic queen bed, 2 comfortable chairs, 1 bureau and flat screen TV. Compact but very nice - great view of harbor from the bed (which really opens the room up.). There is no separate living room as such. Total 3 rooms: Kitchen, Bath & Bedroom/Living room combination. Deck with seating & scenic harbor view.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wi-Fi, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, beach chairs, umbrella & beach towels, cooler.

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