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

Bedrooms 1
Space 425 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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!

SUMMER PEAK SEASON - 1 week min (Sat-Sat only).

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.

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


More Details

Linda Amero, Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Linda Amero, Owner

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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Gloucester Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

A Sunset Serenade - Delightful Studio "Plus" with Deck Overlooking Scenic Harbor
average rating of 4.8679247 based on 68 reviews

Very Nice Stay!

  • 4 of 5

As I mentioned in your guest book, we felt at home in GLOUCESTER and your studio was perfect for us with this outstanding view of the marina. If we are still healthy, we shall be back next fall. Many thanks for your hospitality and your help. Wish you the best in the coming year.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highlands Ranch, CO

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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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

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 !


  • 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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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Gloucester Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75

Rates subject to change without notice until reservation confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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