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Luxury 1900's romantic retreat steps from the beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

1 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 2

This quaint 1900's cottage was completely renovated in 2006. It has seasonal ocean views and Plum Cove beach is just 500 ft away! The full gourmet kitchen has granite counters and stainless steel appliances. There is also a spa shower, romantic bedroom with maple spiral stairs and 3 skylights which provide amazing light throughout.

Watch the spectacular sunsets voted one of the best in the world by National Geographic. This is the premier location to begin your exploration of Cape Ann. You can enjoy Gloucester's rich New England history, natural beauty, extraordinary beaches, fresh seafood and on-water activities - especially the popular whale watching excursions, lighthouses, art galleries, fall foliage tours and other year round events.

Need more space??: If you need additional space for your family you can also rent our sister property right next door; a charming colonial 2 bedroom home. See property # 238293 on this website.

Even more space required??: If you need additional space for your family, you can also rent the property around the corner; a delightful 1860's 3 bedroom home. See property # 133898 on this website.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017


Gloucester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12 ...
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Leave the sand at the beach
  • Please take all garbage to the garage, wash and put away all dirty dishes.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spa shower with 3 body spray jets with luxurious plush robes for you to snuggle in after your shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Sofa bed in the living room provides additional sleeping space.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Single car garage parking and one additional off street parking spot Our outdoor patio overlooks a coi pond


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Luxury 1900's romantic retreat steps from the beach
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Wish we could stay longer.. it was the perfect vacation home for us!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us!!!! It was lovely having you.
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Seattle, Washington

Just as it appears - cozy and lovely cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Excellent communication and lots of helpful information about the surrounding area. Sitting outside enjoying our tea we were delighted to see a cardinal. Favorite memory was opening the skylights and hearing a gorgeous range of birdsongs.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, NY

Adorable and Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location! This is a very well maintained, upgraded adorable cottage! It is in a great location and the owners are very helpful leaving a binder of information about things within the area to do and see! We were here for our mini-moon and plan to return again in the future! It was relaxing and simply perfect! We loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plum Cove Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife is from Cape Ann and we were visiting family and decided we needed our own place. The whole experience was just awesome! The location is a very short walk to Plum Cove that has a nice and usually uncrowded beach. The cottage is set-up beautifully for two with a whole downstairs for a kitchen, bath and living area. Upstairs is the bedroom loft that has a pretty comfortable queen sized bed and a sweet view of the ocean. I really liked the motorized roof shades both for ventilation and sun shade. You can open up all the windows at night for a really pleasant breeze. The outside patio is nicely outfitted for barbecues and just hanging out. The whole yard has a very Zen feel to it with the nice water feature.

The only suggestions I have is a new toaster and DVD player (maybe replace w a Blue Ray, pretty cheap these days). Also I have never had to be responsible for making sure the garbage and recycling is at the curbside by 7AM or having to buy the required garbage bag.

But all-in-all minor matters compared with the enjoyment we had.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little home away from home.

  • 4 of 5

The photos do it absolute justice. We loved our week long stay in this little piece of heaven. The attention to detail involved in the cottage is impressive. The front porch area is a great place to spend the early morning watching the fish in the little pond. The plum cove beach area is about a 5 minute walk down the street. The little parking garage is a bit tricky to get in to, and be sure there is purple trash bags on your stay. The city wont pick up trash unless you use the city sanctioned bags. We had to go buy our own but the local convenience store has them. The shower was amazing and the whole house integrated sound system was a nice feature also. The wifi was a bit spotty it seemed to come and go. On our visit we checked out the lighthouse area around the breakers, went on the 7 sea's whale watch, ate plenty of clams, cooked our own lobsters (there is a big boiling pot included), drove around the entire cape, checked out Salem, visited Cape Pond Ice, saw the Hammond Castle and went to the Ryan & Wood distillery. There is so much to see and do in the area, that a week is not enough time to see all the sites. I would highly recommend a stay at this little cottage its perfect for a couple visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our cottage. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Since your stay we have updated the router for our little cottage so there is no longer spotty wifi service. Thank you again...we hope you come stay again.
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying here and we love the place. Its peaceful and quiet, just a short walk to a nice private beach. Wild turkeys come through every morning while I drank my coffee & read my book. This is our child free getaway & we look forward to going again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ravenswood Park
Franklin Cafe Cape Ann
Clam Box of Ipswich
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
J.T. Farnham's
"Fresh Ipswich clams...."
Good Harbor Beach
Ithaki Mediterranean Cuisine
Russell Orchards
Crane Beach
Halibut Point State Park
Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Plum Cove Beach
Car: necessary

On historic Cape Ann, Gloucester is only one hour by train or car from Boston and is one of New England's best-kept summer vacation secrets. Made famous in the movie 'The Perfect Storm,' Gloucester has a rich maritime history and is the oldest working seaport and active artist colony in the United States. From early settlers to Hollywood filmmakers, the beauty of Cape Ann has drawn people from around the world. Gloucester's historic fishing port, Rockport's famous art galleries, the unique antique shops of Essex, and the old, New England charm of Manchester-by-the-Sea, make Cape Ann the perfect vacation destination. Enjoy scenic coastlines from land or by boat, experience breathtaking beaches, dine in elegant restaurants, explore fascinating museums, and see for yourself why we're the Whale Watch Capital of the World. The retreat is conveniently located about 10 minutes from either downtown Gloucester or downtown Rockport.

Other Activities: Ocean kayaking, Hiking


Rates & Availability

Gloucester Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Our properties are non smoking only, No pets are allowed. Our winter season is for the full 6 months.

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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