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Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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3 - 4 nights


Gloucester House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 7. Private yard / dock 4.3' depth at low tide

Lobster Cove House. Deep-water dock, 4'+ water at low tide. This house is set back from Washington Street, and cannot be seen from road due to the property owner cottage in front of it, very private.

Fun country home, perfect for families, built in 2008, 2,500+ sq ft, situated on a half-acre with 10' wide path to dock. Large private yard next to conservation woods. Kayaks and floats available; swim, fish, or just relax on the dock. Great for a family reunion! We are across from Wingaersheek beach, kayak over in about 10 minutes. House is set 500 feet back from water and has small water views of Wingaersheek Beach and Lobster Cove through neighbor's trees. There is a slate patio with seating down by the dock. Open plan living/dining/kitchen. Wide pine floors, big windows, clean and spacious. Quality linens, nice tableware and cooking supplies.

Upstairs: Large master bedroom has new king mattress plus additional twin bed, second upstairs bedroom has 2 twins, large bath with separate shower and tub. Downstairs has queen bedroom and bath with walk-in marble shower. Living room has 42' flatscreen TV with Apple TV. Wireless available.

Rental includes pass to Lighthouse Beach. Dogs OK, please tell us if you are bringing them. Plenty of parking. Walk less than a mile to country gourmet store and Annisquam Village.

Property owner will use dock occasionally to access a skiff, otherwise the yard and dock are yours alone.

We have been happily offering rentals on Cape Ann since 2004. Please: absolutely no smokers.

Precise dock coordinates:

42°39'04.6"N 70°40'29.1"W

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Ellen Higgins
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Ellen Higgins

Residents of Cape Ann since 1983. One lucky retiree, one happy Cambridge commuter.

Ellen Higgins purchased this house in 2004

Why Ellen Higgins chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

We wanted to build a new home on this 1/2 acre of private land, with the opportunity to build a deep water dock. Complete privacy but access to all Gloucester has to offer.

What makes this house unique

Deep water dock gives access to Ipswich Bay at all times. Kayak over to the sand bar flat or Wingaersheek Beach. We've had a Colgate 26' sailboat on the dock. Swim, float around in tubes, kayak, sail, great spot for stand-up water paddle. Abuts conservation land. Large private yard. Open plan kitchen/living great for families. Downstairs bedroom w/full bath. Casual but quality furnishings. Lots of places to hang out in the yard.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Fabulous Place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this terrific house! It is in a beautiful setting just steps to Lobster Cove and a huge dock with beautiful views. The house has everything you might think you need and more. The owners are lovely and are nearby to help with anything they can. The house itself is beautifully decorated all with updated amenities. It is a very comfortable and inviting home in a great location very close to Gloucester and Rockport. We plan to return in the Spring and can't wait!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Coming soon: Lobster Cove House on Homeway listing will be updated this week for rentals in Spring 2016 onward, plus Thanksgiving 2015 and Christmas 2015. Thank you!
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Every need we could think of was met.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here and would love to go back! The home and grounds are beautiful (larger than expected) and furnished with every amenity we could think of. The kitchen and bathrooms are gorgeous. The owner is fabulous and helpful. I absolutely would recommend this property. It was amazing being able to dock our boat on the property. If you don't have a boat, the views are spectacular. We launched the boat at the public landing at the local high school. The property is close to everything (beaches, restaurants) with plenty of parking. This was our first experience with Home Away or vacation rentals and we would definitely do it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Wingaersheek by kayak, Lighthouse Beach pass


Rates & Availability

Gloucester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October 2017
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee included; monthly rate discounted to subtract weekly cleaning fee.

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Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , upstairs bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs bath
  • Downstairs bath with beautiful marble walk-in shower. Upstairs has walk-in shower and separate deep tub. Toiletries provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Master suite has new king mattress.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fridge will be stocked with spring water, milk, OJ, bread, condiments, snacks. Plenty of soaps, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, lotion. Some first aid supplies. Open floor plan. Once inside, downstairs is suitable for elderly with one bedroom and bath, with walk-in shower.

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