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Direct Waterfront Home with Sweeping Ocean Views, Deep Water Dock

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Gloucester House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious with 4 large bedrooms, sleeps 10

Wonderful Gloucester Oceanfront home. Home offers a deep water dock for kayaking, fishing and relaxation in the ocean air. Wingaersheek Beach is visible from the home and is a short 5 minute kayak ride away. Kayaks and stand-up paddle boards can be rented nearby and delivered to the home. Spend the day kayaking to the nearby coves (Lobster Cove, Goose Cove and Jones Creek) exploring marshlands and watching snowy egrets. Take in the home's sweeping ocean views from almost all rooms in the house. You can see Ipswich Bay, Wingearsheek Beach, and the Annisquam River. On a clear day you can see all the way to the New Hampshire shoreline from the dining area. Enjoy your morning relaxing with ocean views on the wrap around 3 season porch. Plus a spacious waterfront deck for outdoor dining. Neighborhood public right of way access to the mouth of the Mill River for bass fishing, beautiful sunsets and exploring tidal flats. 3 mile driving distance to beaches and public train service to Boston. Newer kitchen including adjacent dining area with spectacular views, spacious family room, living room, and wrap around screened in waterfront porch.

Dock usage: The dock is available for lounging, swimming, fishing, and launching tenant owned or rented kayaks or stand up paddle boards which can be rented locally and delivered to the home. Also a great spot to catch local stripers.

Renting our home with children: We do rent to families with children. As with any waterfront property regular adult supervision is required if children are near the waterfront and imperative while children are on the dock. Peak tidal currents ( the middle third of each incoming and outgoing tide) can be very strong in the river and around the dock. There is a small beach at the end of the street ( 3 minute walk) accessible at low to mid tide, that is best suited for younger children.

It is a large property with great areas for the kids to explore at low tide right in front of the house. The river and the tidal flats are feeding and nursing grounds for many aquatic creatures: crabs, periwinkles, eels, starfish, minnows and raven fish to name a few; are all right there for kids to explore. Enough to keeps the kids occupied for hours.

Please note: Owner's reserve the right to access their boats on the property dock and nearby mooring during rental periods. Owner's will board their boats and depart for the day. The owner's will respect tenant's privacy while on the property and the owner's will not enter the home without prior tenant permission.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Karen Odell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Karen Odell

This is a family owned home that we have owned for 4 generations. Come and experience for yourself what keeps bringing us back to this very special home.

Karen Odell purchased this house in 1940

Why Karen Odell chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

You can't beat the views!

What makes this house unique

Direct Waterfront

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nice waterfront property for Families & Couples

Really enjoyed the relaxing stay in Gloucester last summer with my extended family. The house location right on the water was great- so much more room and much quieter than than staying in a cramped hotel room. The four bedrooms upstairs each had their own quaint character (and names!) and included at least one queen size bed and two had additional twins for the kids. We did not need all the beds for our party but would work out well for a large extended family or a group of couples. The place had window air conditioners on each floors but we did not even use them as the afternoon sea breeze helped to cool things off. The upstairs bath was not huge but easily met our needs and there was a half bath down stairs as well. Parking was also decent as we often had four cars in the driveway and the house and grounds were well maintained like in the pictures on the website.

The kitchen was large and modern with most everything you would need for a simple breakfast to a large dinner party. We ate breakfast at home most days and had our coffee at the large table overlooking the water often with fresh bagels and muffins from Jim’s bagels in downtown Gloucester.

We ate out for Dinner a few times and enjoyed the fresh local seafood at The Rudder. The local beaches (about a 10 minute drive as I remember) Good Harbor

and Wingaersheek were very nice but we needed to get there early to get a prime parking spot. Sometimes we went back at 4 after the crowds left and had a long walk on the sand bar and late day swim in the surf. Also brought our own kayaks which we launched right off the dock at the house and were able to cruise the local tidal river right over to Wingaersheek beach. The enclosed outside shower was also convenient. The kids kept themselves busy before dinner finding crabs and periwinkles at the water’s edge. They showed us their catch each day and were sad when we needed to return them to the sea each night.

We ended most days with drinks on the large outside deck watching the sunset and then we used the fire pit after dark. On the two overcast days we went shopping in Rockport & Salem and took our drinks on the large enclosed sun deck We had a very nice stay in Gloucester and would recommend this place to anyone looking for a week or two to unwind. Considering coming back again next year.
Jul 2015
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Direct Waterfront Home with Sweeping Ocean Views, Deep Water Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Whitesboro, Texas


  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice with a beautiful view. The sun room and deck were made for relaxing conversation throughout the day. The bedrooms were perfect for every couple and the downstairs living areas with couches kept the youngsters quite comfortable. Travel to downtown Glouster and Boston were easy drives. Overall is was the perfect house in the perfect location for a perfect week. Thank you for everything.

Dwane & Debra Arnold

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a getaway with my husband and I, our 5 grown children (2 of which have spouses) and 2 grandbabies. I cannot say enough about this property. Just driving up to it we were in awe. The view even from the street was spectacular! Then we walked around the backyard and it was just breathtaking! The house was spacious and had plenty of room for all of us to sleep comfortably. There was plenty of space in the living room for us to gather and play games. Nice to have our morning coffee on the screened in porch looking out at the river. The owners were efficient and easy to work with. It was clean, beautiful and we will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crystal lake il

A great property for the family.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this property. The owners were very good to work with. The property was well equipped and you couldn't ask for a better location. We had 8 people with 4 kids and there was plenty of room for all. The beach was very accessible. We were close to a variety of activities. We will be looking to rent this again in the future for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Great house and atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four couples from Iceland in this beautiful Riverside home for 10 days. The house is a family owned country home and is well equipped. Great to have morning coffee on the patio facing the river. The owners are very helpful.

Many thanks form us

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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A Great Place for Family to Gather

  • 5 of 5

This home is simply delightful. The house is much nicer then it appears in the photos. Even with the unseasonably cool and wet weather we enjoyed the waterviews from the many picture windows in the kitchen/dining area and enclosed porch. The house is immuculate and well stocked. The beds are comfortable and there is plenty of linen. The rooms are cozy and inviting and uncluttered. The one and a half baths was sufficent for the ten of us.

The location is perfect for exploring the waterways in the kayaks the house provides. The information about the area and the house provided by the owners was thorough and helpful. We finally did get sunshine the day we had to check out and would have loved to stay.

We enjoyed celebrating my daughter's High School Graduation in this home away from home.The only drawback was having no heat on the first floor due to an issue with the circulator which did effect our evenings for three nights and had us retire earlier. But we did get to meet some very friendly neighborhood local firefighters who tried to remedy the situation.

We would loved to return sometime in the future to enjoy this home during a time with more sunshine.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Great north shore location. We spent much time in Gloucester, Rockport, and Salem and also ventured into Boston one day. The house was very comfortable for my family of eight. It was extremely clean and very well maintained. Extremely nice property with pleasant owner. AAA+++

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Wingaersheek Beach
Good Harbor Beach
Rocky Neck
Savour Wine & Cheese
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Boston Commuter Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Wingaersheek Beach (via boat)
Car: necessary

Relax and unwind in this beautiful waterfront property on Cape Ann. Located in historic Gloucester, the oldest fishing port in the country and rich with maritime history. The Gloucester shoreline is very accessible with a variety of beautiful beaches. Enjoy a day at sea on a whale watch, deep sea fishing excursion or sunset cruise. Explore Main street with abundant shopping, dining and museums. Stroll the boulevard for a visit to the Fisherman's Memorial, catch views of the Boston skyline and watch the boats pass in and out of the harbor. Stroll the streets of Rocky Neck, the oldest art colony in America. After exploring the many private galleries, dine waterside on the inner harbor. Spend the day in nearby Rockport, a charming coastal community, full of boutiques, cafe's and art galleries along Bearskin Neck. Come and enjoy local theater, the Cape Ann Symphony, festivals and other cultural activities to see and enjoy year round. Cape Ann, one of MA best kept secrets !


Rates & Availability

Gloucester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee and Linens $250
Refundable damage deposit $350

Owner's may be on property Saturday and/or Sunday, daytime only, to access and use their boats on the dock. Owner's will respect renter's privacy and will not enter the home, and will not be present anytime Monday through Friday w/out prior tenant permission. Use of owner's boats,including kayaks are prohibited. Tenants may bring kayaks/paddleboards. No dock space available for tenant powerboats.

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Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Available during warm season rentals
  • Outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • All of the bedrooms are spacious and have water views.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Deep Water Dock for lounging, and swimming. Dock is occupied by owner's boats and not available for tenant boat tie-up. Tenants are welcome to rent kayaks and launch from the dock or waterfront. Owner kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are not for tenant use. Air conditioning with window units, fireplace in home is not currently operational. Pets are not allowed anywhere on the property.

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