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Linda Amero, Agent

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

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

44 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Merrimack Valley & Essex County Studio Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom/Livingroom, 1 kitchen & 1 Bathroom - Sleeps 2

We want your stay at our studio to be an exceptional experience!

Nestled on a hillside overlooking 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 (400 sq. ft.): Bedroom with 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.)

Beach Parking: From Memorial Day to Labor Day, parking at Good Harbor Beach is $25 on weekends - $20 weekdays.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Deposit is refundable, less 20% booking fee, only provided dates can be re-booked.

SAVE on Traveler fee by renting directly from owner:

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


More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda Amero, Agent (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Linda Amero, Agent

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 master carpenter/avid boater.)

Linda Amero, Agent purchased this studio in 1992

Why Linda Amero, Agent 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.

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 44 traveler reviews

A Sunset Serenade - Delightful Studio "Plus" with Deck Overlooking Scenic Harbor
average rating of 4.909091 based on 59 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

Sunset Serenade was a fabulous rental with wonderful and knowledgeable owners. Hank and Linda provided us a plentiful list of local attractions and restaurants of which we were quite pleased. The studio was a perfect size for my wife and I and was extremely clean and well maintained. We arrived later in the evening but were able to find everything we needed on night one and met with Linda the following morning when she gave us a rundown of the studio as well as the Gloucester and Cape Ann area. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Rockport, Halibut Point State Park (sunset was wonderful), a schooner ride on the Thomas E. Lannon ( and a day trip into Boston on the commuter train. We loved eating at Rudders, Stone's, and Cape Ann Brewing - and Linda and Hank have excellent recommendation - more then we could get to in our trip. Linda was always accessible if we had questions but fully valued our privacy. We felt quite at home and would highly recommend this to anyone. A return trip to Gloucester is definitely on the list. Thanks for a wonderful stay Linda and Hank!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: Dear Paul & Angie, Thank you for having such a wonderful time at our studio and in Gloucester! It makes us so happy to hear that you were comfortable and feeling right at home (our goal). We love hearing about what you enjoyed most about the area as well. Honestly, we just love this business and meeting so many wonderful people from all over. Please come back and stay again, you guys were great!!! Sincerely, Linda & Hank
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thank you for thinking of everything

  • 5 of 5

our first experience with vrbo and our first new England beach vacation and both were wonderful . thank you linda for thinking of everything needed to make your cottage a home away from home! our daily excursions always led us back to the cottage to sip drinks, watch the sunset and cook on the grill

Halibut point was breathtaking and the drives around the cape was one beautiful vista after another; walked singing beach, crane beach, and stage fort park/beach; lovely; drove to and around several villages and enjoyed the scenery; perhaps our favorite place was walking Atlantic road and overlooking the ocean; great views

thank you for all you did to make this vacation wonderful

jim and pat

st joseph, mo

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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The perfect spot to enjoy ocean, art, and sunsets.

  • 5 of 5

We did not want to leave this lovely apartment in Gloucester. Each morning began with us enjoying breakfast on the deck overlooking the inner harbor and ended on the deck watching the surreal sunset. The accommodations were immaculate and thoughtfully decorated. It is located less than a mile from Good Harbor Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches you can imagine. A mile in another direction is Rocky Neck Art Colony, an area filled with galleries and artist studios. There are many great restaurants in downtown Gloucester which is only a short drive away. However, most evenings we preferred to buy fresh caught lobster, a short walk at the end of the street, and local fish so that we could eat on the deck.

Linda and Hank are wonderful hosts. They are so well versed in all the area attractions and will direct you to places and activities that suit your style.

If only we could have stayed forever. . .

Pat and Jim

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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perfect new england getaway from florida summer he

  • 5 of 5

loved the studio-- bigger than we thought. furnished with everything we would need to make our stay easy and enjoyable. linda and hank gracious hosts. we could walk to everything. easy drive to rockport. beautiful view of the harbor and sunsets.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2016
May 7 2016 - Jun 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2016
Jun 11 2016 - Jun 17 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 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.
Owner reserves the right to change rates without notice.

SAVE on Traveler fee by renting directly from owner 978-281-0072:

Rates subject to change without notice.
WINTER RENTAL (Nov 1-end Apr). Requires full 6 mo. lease. Contact us for rat

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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:
  • 400 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 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
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Living/Bed Room - 1 queen , Queen Tempurpedic
  • Studio PLUS with a separate modern kitchen. Bedroom is 12' x 12' with a comfy queen bed, 2 comfortable chairs, 1 bureau and flat screen TV. Small but very nice - great view of harbor from the bed (which really opens the room up.). There is no 'living room' as such.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • 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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