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

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


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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Karen Drazen
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 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.


Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1281 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Charming 1860's Gloucester House Just Steps From Plum Cove Beach
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 13 reviews

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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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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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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Glen Rock PA

Glouschester rental

  • 5 of 5

The rental property was very nice. It was clean, cozy, and very well equipped. The owners were pleasant and always responded to questions promptly. I would highly recommend the home for families or couples.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rutland, Vermont USA

Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

This historic home near Plum Cove is very comfortable and well-equipped. The simplicity and peacefulness is perfect for a relaxing long weekend in the fall. We even enjoyed an evening stroll under the harvest moon. The memories will sustain us until next year when we hope to stay for longer! Thanks, Karen, for your hospitality and sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I wish I could live here!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect rental for our family. We found Karen, the owner, easy to work with and the house as described. I have already told everyone what a great choice it was and that they should consider it for a Cape Ann vacation. We fell in love with the Plum Cove/Lanesville neighborhood and the house. Sunset at Plum Cove is amazing and just a short walk away. We went to a small local market/restaurant called the Willowrest everyday. Halibut Point State Park in Rockport was a beautiful place to watch the sunrise after a hike past a quarry, through the woods, and then out onto the rocks. Believe me it is worth the early morning! And, the 4 wild turkeys who visited the back yard everyday kept us all entertained.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Halibut Point State Park
Plum Cove Grind
The Lobster Pool
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Lobsta Land Restaurant Serving Fish, Seafood, Lobs -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
10 minutes
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Willow Rest
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Plum Cove Beach


Rates & Availability

Gloucester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $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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