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Linda Amero, Owner

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

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

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Merrimack Valley & Essex County 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.


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 Tempurpedic 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).


More Details
  • 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 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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based on 48 traveler reviews

A Sunset Serenade - Delightful Studio "Plus" with Deck Overlooking Scenic Harbor
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 63 reviews

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
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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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Awesome place looking at the harbor

  • 5 of 5

This place is really VERY spacious and has amazing harbor views. It is nicely decorated with quality furnishings like something you would see in Home and Gardens magazine. And the kitchen is well

stocked. It is located so convenient to all the fun of Gloucester but it's tucked away in a quiet spot. Sitting out on the deck with a glass of wine as the sun sets over looking the lights of the harbor was my favorite

time of day.

I highly recommend this and certainly plan to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carol, We are so pleased that you felt right at home in our studio. Thank you for mentioning that it is spacious (we call it a studio "plus"). I love to be surrounded by color and art and love that you enjoyed that aspect - and the view! You were a wonderful guest and we look forward to your next visit! All best, Linda
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Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this great little studio apartment for our stay in Gloucester. The location could not be better. We walked everywhere. Walked downtown. Walked to the lighthouse (long walk). The apartment is small but was perfect for the two of us. The bed was very comfortable. The deck provided us with a perfect spot to take a break between activities. The kitchen is fully equipped if you need to cook. Linda and Hank are really nice people and can provide you with tips on what to see and do. We would love to come back when in the area in the future. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer, It was such a pleasure meeting you both - couldn't have asked for nicer guests. We really take great pleasure in sharing our unique city with newcomers, so great to hear you took full advantage. Hope to see your vacation home someday! We look forward to having you back whenever you're in the area. All best, Linda & Hank
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Great place for a short or long stay

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Sunset Serenade. An apt name for the place as the whole view is filled in orange on a clear day when the set does set. Gloucester is a lovely town and ideally suited for a relaxing train ride to Boston or trips to the beautiful countryside. The apartment is ideal for one or two people. Everything worked great, it had a cozy feel to it where you feel immediately at home and it's spacious enough. Linda and Hank were very friendly, hospitable and forthcoming to every help I needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Linda, we had a great week at the Sunset Serenade, your kind attention, and a keen eye for detail, meant that we had everything at hand and more, for our needs whilst visiting Gloucester. The property was perfectly situated close to the centre of town, with so many excellent, restaurants, Diners, Grilles and bars to choose from.

We found the studio, very well maintained, clean, and comfortable, and quickly became, a welcome and ideal berth, for our stay on Cape Ann.

Gloucester is a great place to visit, we found people to be extremely friendly, and engaging.The beaches nearby, and there are plenty of them, are beautiful, as is the magnificent scenery, all across the Cape, I'm sure we'll be back this way again.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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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


Rates & Availability

Gloucester and Annisquam Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

CANCELLATION POLICY: Deposit is refundable, less 20% booking fee, provided dates can be re-booked.
PAYMENT: Personal checks or e-check (preferred), Credit card, Paypal.
Rates subject to change without notice.
WINTER RENTAL (Nov 1-end Apr).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Merrimack Valley & Essex County Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Features heat lamp, spa shower head, arched shower curtain for greater space and great water pressure.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Wi-Fi, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, beach chairs, umbrella & beach towels, cooler.

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