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Charming 1860's Gloucester House Just Steps From Plum Cove Beach

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,281 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

This lovely house with an ocean view is a typical example of Gloucester architecture from the late 1800's. Although some upgrades have been made over the years, the house is in largely original condition. There are wood floors and white painted walls throughout. The furniture is comfortable and includes some antique pieces. The back yard is large and is well equipped with outdoor furniture.

Plum Cove Beach, a small beach from which the sunsets are spectacular, is only 1/10 of a mile down the street. No parking sticker is needed since you can easily carry your beach gear with you! A scenic drive will take you to any part of Gloucester or Rockport in 15 minutes or less.

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More Details

Owner
Karen Drazen
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2017

About Karen Drazen

My husband and I currently live in Eastern Connecticut. I am a retired Montessori Head of School. ('Karen Drazen'). My husband is a carpenter and cabinet maker. Our older son lives in Austin, Texas and our younger son studies birds around the world.

Karen Drazen purchased this house in 2006

Why Karen Drazen chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

I have been visiting Gloucester since I was in college in Boston. When my children were born we began renting a cottage here for our summer vacations. When my parents passed away, I used my inheritance to put a down payment on this house. We hope to retire here someday.

What makes this house unique

Our house is a very well preserved 1860's example of the architecture in Gloucester at that time. The house is simply but tastefully decorated and has a well stocked kitchen. The back yard is lovely and offers a view of the ocean and northern MA and southern New Hampshire across the bay.

Amenities

Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1281 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

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Charming 1860's Gloucester House Just Steps From Plum Cove Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews
5

great house

  • 5 of 5

great house, walking distance to small public beach that has resident only access. games for kids, comfy beds.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review of our house. Your are welcome to come back any time!
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4

Beautiful place and very clean!

  • 4 of 5

A very short walk away from a great beach that is ideal for families. Very close to restaurants and shopping but far enough away to feel part of the outdoors. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property is beautiful the houses great wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful the houses great wonderful place to stay really well equipped everything you need to stay

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This is a charming 1860's home that is well appointed and comfortable. Had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

The home was a little hard to find as side roads and drives in the area are narrow and hidden by bushes. But by the 3rd day we had it down. Everything was as advertised. Homeowner was very responsive and helpful.

I would recommend the Whale watch and Thomas Lannon Schooner sailing. Both very enjoyable. Restaurants abound for every taste and the seafood cannot be better. Excellent shopping and scenic tours around the cape. Thanks for a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Nice old house quite adequate....

  • 3 of 5

It was hot, very hot, front bed room was impossible to cool down.... Small beach close by good for children.... But it was too hot there also..... Parking for occasional visitor impossible if you have two cars.... No street parking.... No beach parking ..... Grill needs to be replaced..... One leg broken and not really fixed.... Brother was injured while trying to move out of garage......

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This stay took place during the most severe heat of the summer. We have several pedestal fans and a ceiling fan and. I regret that they weren't adequate. I've never had a renter complain that the beach was too hot so I don't know how to respond. We live in a part of the Cape with no on-street parking. We do have our own driveway which fits a truck and an SUV (that's what we have) and has a grassy area beside it which could accommodate another car.
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3

great times

  • 3 of 5

It was very nice and enjoyable. I would stay again. This was our third time, if that tells you anything. The Charles E. Walker family

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These are wonderful, repeat renters who are very satisfied. i don't understand why they only rated their stay with 3 stars.
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Map

Halibut Point State Park
Plum Cove Grind -- CLOSED
The Lobster Pool
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Gloucester
Lobsta Land Restaurant Serving Fish, Seafood, Lobs -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rockport
Nearest Train
4 Miles
10 minutes
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
128
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Willow Rest
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Plum Cove Beach

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Rates & Availability

Gloucester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$4,500
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
$3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

You may choose either the Property Damage Protection OR the Refundable Damage Deposit.
Sorry, no pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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