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Wingaersheek, Private 1 1/4 Mile Beach, LUXURY HOME, Views - Cranes to Annisquam

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2.5 fully tiled bathrooms, 3 levels, 2 spacious decks, sleeps 11-14

Gorgeous Private Wingearsheek Beach, Ocean Front Luxury Home. Wonderful year round, winter rental available. Fully furnished, newly renovated, 5 bedrooms, 3 levels. Main bedroom looks over ocean with windows for amazing sunsets. Living & dining rooms, knotty pine paneling & sliders to upper wrap around deck . Views from Cranes Beach to the Annisquam River. Fireplace & wood in living room, flat screen & cable TV. New Gourmet kitchen with granite counters: DW, compactor, stove & frost-free fridge and W&D. Extra fridge/freezer in garage for storage. 2.5 modern porcelain tiled bathrooms, one on each level. Playroom on lower level with flat screen cable TV and slider to lower deck & outdoor shower. Personal decor with artwork and furnishings like home. Private 1 1/4 mile soft white sandy, shallow beach for walking, running or puddle sitting. Perfect setting all year round for family gatherings, Holidays or getting away from it all. An unforgettable experience, visit and enjoy it yourself

Baby equipment also available: Pack & Play, high chair, baby gate, table chair.

Beach towels, chairs and buckets of beach toys are provided for beach fun.

Upper and Lower decks have sitting areas, cushioned couch & chairs, dining tables & chairs and umbrellas if needed.

Need More Space Then One Beach House?: If you or your family needs more space then our Beach House can accommodate, our friend Angela's Beach House, adjacent to ours is also available at Homeaway #195397 - Rent both and have all your friends and family together for your visit to Wingaersheek Beach.

References: The Harrington Family: From the moment we arrived, we knew that it was going to be a special time. The New England June weather was fabulous, Only three off daysnout of three weeks, the rest was picture perfect.

The Leister Family: We all arrived travel weary, after seeing the hosue we were ready to explore. How beautiful! You can tell love and joy have been here for along time. The each was perfect for the kids and us. Every year we rate our facation as to if we would come back ornot. We would come back in a heartbeat. Loved the hosue, loved the b each and enjoyed our time in Gloucester and Rockport. We had a great time, thank you again!

The Dougherty Family: This is our second time using this awesome beach hosue on Bungalow Road and both times it has stood up our large family. For the two weeks we stayed hered, it's amazing to get away from everyhing else even though we are locals. It has an amazing beach side view, and very satisfying to sleep to ocean sounds.

References: The Young Family: Our first of hopefully many, summer holidays at 18 Rear Bungalow was all and more then we had hoped for. The weather was a far cry from the weather we have grown accustomed to in Belgium. To wake up every morning to the incredible water views is one we shall miss dearly. The memories of this shared with our family & freinds will not be fleeting. Marcia, Thank you for sharing your 'cottage by the sea.'

We are looker forward to many more memories next summer.

'One of the Very Best!'

'We have gone to many beach houses. The Outer Banks, Cape Cod, and RI. Our extended families included an 8 mth old, 3 year old, 5 and 6 year olds, along with two 14 year olds, 18 and 21 year olds along with 5 adults. Even though the weather was not perfect, the house was. It was everything we had hoped for and much, much more. We felt like we were at a relatives house, not a 'beach rental'. The house is very large and had plenty of 'space' for anyone to 'retreat' even on the

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Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Top floor with guest & main bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , On main living level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On lower level with deck access
    Outside wth hot & cold water - outdoor shower , Off in Winter
  • All bathrooms are renovated with modern decor & fully tiled: Lower family bathroom has porcelain tile floor and walls, granite counter vanity, separate shower tub room next to bathroom. Half guest bath has porcelain tile floor with granite vanity counter. Full upper bath with ceramic tile floor, open sky light and full shower. Outside shower is next to lower family bathroom, with entrance into bathroom. Hot & Cold water during warm months. All bathrooms have hand and bath towels, liquid hand soap for sinks and shower gel in showers, Toilet paper provided.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Over looking ocean
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Top floor guest bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Living level bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed + twin
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed + twin
  • All bedrooms come with linens, comforters, pillows and towels. Each bedroom is decorated for interest and comfort. Bunk beds in the two lower bedrooms are a exciting attraction for children. Adult bedrooms have foam toppers to ensure comfort. There is a full size couch and love seat in the living room and in the lower playroom, if additional sleeping for children is needed. This would add up to 4 more sleeping spaces. A pack-n- play is available for infants.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Visiting our Beach House at Wingaerhseek is as visitng a family home, warm, inviting and comfortable. The views are magnificent in any weather at any season. Family gatherings are welcome to share the Holidays or Joys of that special occassion. Your visit will be a memorable expericence, one we hope you will enjoy each year after your initial visit. Paper goods for kitchen and laundry soap are provided. A large assortment of spices, oils & vinegars, lobster pots and clam steamers. Large selection of cooking pots and pans, utensils, baking pans, serving platers & utensils are also provided. Two sets of silverware, two sets of plates and glasses, glass and plastic for your use. Any questiions or special requests, please give me a call or send an email message. Marcia


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Wingaersheek, Private 1 1/4 Mile Beach, LUXURY HOME, Views - Cranes to Annisquam
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Marcia's Beach House -- we love it. My son and daughter-in-law, sister, niece, brother and sister-in-law all vacationed together at the Beach House this year. We visited in June - knowing that it was "pre summer" season - but the weather was great -- sunny days, not too warm and wonderful ocean breezes!

It is so wonderful to be right on the beach - going to bed at night hearing the waves and if there is foggy weather you can enjoy the Annisquam lighthouse fog horn! So much to do and see in the Cape Ann area and it is wonderful to be able to have such a nice home to stay in while traveling!

The Beach House was even better than I had imagined!!! It is wonderful to have the windows open with the ocean breezes!!! Having a full kitchen made it so nice to be able to cook a meal at the house. The outside decks are where I spent a lot of my time if I wasn't wondeirng on the beach looking for treasures like shells, driftwood or sand-dollars.

Vacationing in a home is so much better than a hotel. All the comforts of home are right there!!!

I brag about this Beach House to all my friends and would 100% recommend this home for vacation to anyone I know -- without ANY reservations!

Thank you so much Marcia for sharing your wonderful Beach House -- I cannot wait to visit again!!!!!!

Activities: [besides enjoying the beach] downtown Gloucester shopping, Thomas E Lannon Schooner, Ryan and Wood Distillery tour, Cape Pond Ice tour, Rockport shopping, Marshalls Farm Stand - great bakery items, produce and meats.... Restaurants: JT Farnhams in Essex, LaTrattoria Italian, Virgilio's Italian Bakery & Deli, Sclafani Italian Bakery.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Dede & Familly, We are thrilled that you all enjoyed your selves so much on your return visit. We LOVED reading your review. Don't let another four years go by without coming back again to visit the Beach House! Marcia
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Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

My family wanted to have a memorable celebration for our parents 50th wedding anniversary and we found this house online. Only seeing the pictures and talking with the owner, we were not sure how it would be. We couldn't have been more pleased! There were 12 of us in all and we all fit very comfortably. The house is right on the beach with magnificant ocean views and a comfortable deck. Plenty of room for relaxing and family fun. The house was immaculate and comfortable at the same time. We all would recommend this rental for a peace filled time in the beauty of naturea with a wonderfully decorated home.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family celebration was a pleasure to have at our Beach House. They were delightful to meet when they arrived and left our home is perfect conedition. We would enjoy having them return for future celebrations or just to enjoy Wingaersheek Beach, our home and the Gloucester area. Marcia Sassoon
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  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th year at Wingaersheek Beach. We have traveled from Europe the first 3 and I am happy to say our 4th year we had a closer commute now living back in the USA. Our family has been blessed to visit many spectacular places in this beautiful world and when we gave our children the choice of, if we had one holiday a year where would they choose to be - it is always a unanimous answer Wingaersheek and Marcia's beautiful treasure by the sea.

Wingaersheek is truly a special place. The home is beyond most rentals as everything you need and beyond is available. Usually whatever is the latest kitchen gadget - it is in the kitchen here. We truly feel right at home from the moment we arrive.

We wanted a place our children can go from pj's to bathing suits, this home provides it.

We wanted a place our children can swim safely, explore endless hours, this location provides it.

We wanted a place that provided enough room for family and friends to visit and stay or visit for a few hours, and this home is perfect. In fact, our friends and family now include in their summer plans days to visit us.

We wanted a place to have either no need to leave or be in close proximity to venture and explore and this location is perfect.

Every year we visited - the first few days we look at real estate listings thinking of purchasing our own home by the sea however at the end of two weeks, we realize our two weeks here are perfect and why change it!

Our family is looking forward to year 5, 6, and on! We highly recommend Wingaersheek and especially Marcia's home but only if you want the "perfect" holiday with many wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Favorite Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Of all the spots we visit, this is our very favorite. Maybe that’s why me and my family keep coming back, year after year! We have been here every year for as long as I remember. We hate to leave, and we count down the time till we return. This place is a hidden jewel, the best choice in the area. My daughters just love “the beach house” begging to visit at the first sign of summer. They enjoy hanging out at the fireplace, collecting sea shells at the beach, and just hanging out with their friends. It works just as well for our teenager as it does for our toddler.

The house is everything we hope for, and more. On nice days, we spend much of our time on the private side of beautiful Wingersheek beach, relaxing in the sun, and taking in the magnificent views. In the late afternoon, we have dinner on the grill, and sit on the large wraparound deck, watching the sunset, over the best beach in the area. From the great flat screen TVs, to the spacious bedrooms, to the wonderful fireplace, this house is a great place to entertain a crowd. The kitchen has granite countertops, luxury appliances, better than we have at home, and a large refrigerator, for all our barbeque supplies, and a stove for those days when we cook inside. The house always smells wonderful and the fresh linens make us feel like we are at home. The appliances, TV, Wifi, etc work as advertised. The woman who owns the house (Marcia) is overly accommodating, and always makes us feel welcome. She comes to welcome us when we arrive, and makes sure everything is as expected. She makes the whole rental experience so easy.

We would highly recommend this place to anyone. As long as you don’t want it the same time as us!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Two great weeks in June. The view is just incredible, from sunrise to sunset. It really is remarkable to walk out on the deck and see the mile and a half of uninterrupted beach--there were so few people on the beach during our stay that we hardly noticed. Marcia was responsive to our every need, from "where is the manual to operate the toaster?" to "who can we use to cater a clambake on the beach in front of the house." With 10 people we decided to "eat in a lot" and the well equipped kitchen is a delight to cook in. Easy wifi, tvs, etc. worked as advertised! This house has great karma. There is, of course, lots to do in this area--if you can break yourself away from watching the tide come in, and go out....What more can we say?

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the Very Best!

  • 5 of 5

We have gone to many beach houses. The Outer Banks, Cape Cod, and RI. Our extended families included an 8 mth old, 3 year old, 5 and 6 year olds, along with two 14 year olds, 18 and 21 year olds along with 5 adults. Even though the weather was not perfect, the house was. It was everything we had hoped for and much, much more. We felt like we were at a relatives house, not a 'beach rental'. The house is very large and had plenty of 'space' for anyone to 'retreat' even on the rainy days. It was equipped with everything and anything you would need. The beach is so perfect for all ages. Daily walks to 'rock island' and many walks on the beach finding sand dollars and huge clam shells, football games, castle building and just relaxing. No crowds, plently of room to spread out. My only complaint is that we were not ready to leave.....Many, many good memories. A great way to start off the summer. Hope to be back next year! Thank You Marcia!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marcia Sassoon
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, Limited Spanish & Portugese
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Marcia Sassoon

Our three children grew up on Wingaersheek Beach and loved every minute. Now they are gown and living their own lives, so we decided to allow others to enjoy what we still do without the children full time. Ours is a home, cozy and comfortable, not a rental space. We love to enjoy the off season, in the spring, fall and winter. Allowing you to enjoy the prime time all summer long. As well as family celebrations and Holidays throughout the year.

Marcia Sassoon purchased this house in 1979

Why Marcia Sassoon chose Gloucester

We rented on Wingaersheek when our kids were small and just loved the commute from Boston, the one and half mile shallow beach with no undertow, wonderful city of Gloucester and all the city has to offer. The commute is still easy, the beach pristine and Gloucester having the same small town feel, including history, culture, sights, interesting shops and delicious cuisine.

We couldn't think of a more wonderful place to spend time with family, friends, celebration mile stones or just alone watching the sun set, looking at the stars or sitting by the fire on a cool evening.

If you don't believe us, call us to schedule a visit and walk through the Beach House to ensure the perfect get away from it all!


What makes this house unique

A warm, comfortable living environment, a unique experience from getting away from it all, or inviting family and friends to share the time or festive gatherings and celebrations. Gloucester offers many interesting, historic and culinary attractions, something for everyone. Or just sit on the deck or beach and enjoy the view, the quiet off season, the activity in season or just a walk down the 1 1/4 mile walk to the Castles.


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
City of Gloucester, numerous
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Route 133, Essex
Nearest Train
3 Miles
West Gloucester Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 128, Exit 13
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lobster Pound
Nearest Beach
Private Section of Wingaersheek
Car: necessary

Gloucester, a Historical fishing town, located on the North Shore of Boston can be reached by car or train. About 40 minutes north of Boston by expressway and local picturesque roads. Located directly on a private 1 1/4 miles long glorious white sandy beach. Shallow water provides great playing area for children in the summer and long walks along the beach any time of the year. Listen to the waves, gaze at the views, while enjoying days, evenings, sun rise & sun sets and relaxing in this wonderful home. The Private Section of Wingaersheek Beach and Gloucester offer a multitude of activities, cuisine and experiences appealing to all ages. The Beach House is fully furnished including luxury amenities, an artistic decor and truly a 'Home' Away from Home.

Other Activities: Jogging, walking & shell collecting on the beach, fishing, bird watching.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Winter/Monthly Rental $3,750 per month not including Oil heat, electric, cable & phone. Off Season and Summer 2016: $2,500 - $5,650 per weekly with two week minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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