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Charming Coastal Rental - near Beaches/Ocean/Rocky Neck, Restaurants & Nightlife

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 31 nights


About the property

Weekly Only, Simple with Charm, Sleeps 2 (not more!), 1 BR, 1 Full Bath

As cozy & convenient as it is affordable, this simple, bright with petite bathroom efficiency is located a few minutes walk and drive of Gloucester's Back Shore and Atlantic Ocean leading to the popular Good Harbor Beach. It's an easy walk, bike or drive to Eastern Point and Niles Beach, where you can enjoy the coastline, estates & mansions, historic lighthouse, Gloucester breakwaters and scenic harbor views. Located on a residential property , the efficiency itself is not part of the main residence but rather in a separate building - a non-working garage used for storage below with a summer cottage ambiance. Led to the second level by a wooden outside staircase, the 550 sq. ft. suite is supplied with everything an individual, couple or small family (not more than 3 big people or 2 adults and 2 small little people total) might need while on vacation or in short term transition. The owners / family have 3 children, one fun, bouncy German Pointer & 1 older lovely Labrador.

Seashores and Coastlines: From seashore to coastlines, the beaches, byways and waters swimmers, sailors, boaters, surfers, & water sport enthusiasts love this region. Easy living with perfect sunsets and breathtaking dawns. Within a short walk or drive of the property is Rocky Neck, America's oldest art colony and home to many galleries, gift shops, restaurants as well as quintessential views from the working Smith Cove and gentler views to the outer harbor and Ten Pound Island from Wonson Cove. On East Main Street, an active theater, the Gloucester Stage Company offers live theater.

Adventurers and travelers alike enjoy Island Annie (Cape Ann), with the ability to be active as you wish between the natural surroundings of beach, ocean, open green spaces, trails for walking and biking. An abundance of wildlife attracts everyone from Audubon societies to vernal pond lovers.

About The Area: Cape Ann: America's first seaport, established in 1623, Gloucester offers history, charm, and quintessential New England coastal experiences. The best kept secret of New England, visitors and travelers alike are drawn by the natural surroundings, dramatic coastlines, a historic working waterfront, many cultural offerings from theater to art, pristine beaches, and America's oldest working art colony.

Enjoy the many restaurants from seasonal fish fries and eat in the ruff seafood shacks to breakfast eateries along Route 127. Enjoy a fine restaurant community with downtown restaurants, including modern cuisines to quintessential New England fare. Nightlife in Gloucester is alive with different genres including piano bars, rock and roll, and jazz. More fun things to do - moonlit walks along the coastline or Niles pond; Thurs p.m. music at Harbor Loop; sunset schooner sails aboard the Thomas E. Lannon, biking the 36 mile coastline of Route 127.

More Details

The Donalds
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2018

About The Donalds

A local family in Gloucester, we have busy but fun lives. Nine months of the year, we come and go, but in the summer, we like to enjoy the fair weather, coastal lifestyle and summer away from the hustle and bustle. Unless of course, we are heading out to a Red Sox Game, or Zac Brown Band at Fenway Park!

The Donalds purchased this apartment in 2006

Why The Donalds chose Gloucester

We love our home. It's located within 3 miles of anything and everything we need as a family, and within 5 miles of downtown Gloucester.

What makes this apartment unique

We live on the property, and it's likely that if you have a special need or request, we have it right here!


Gloucester Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Petite
  • The bathroom is small, with stand up full shower, and close quarters, but we have not had any complaints as its bright, clean and functional.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is limited wireless internet access on the property and can usually be accessed by the renters in the unit. However, there is sometimes and issue of connectivity configuration between the renters computer and the Comcast service. There is cable tv in the unit.


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Charming Coastal Rental - near Beaches/Ocean/Rocky Neck, Restaurants & Nightlife
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Scituate, MA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Last winter, I was in Gloucester on business and had the pleasure of staying in this great rental unit off season. It's everything the owner's advertise ... comfortable, convenient, affordable and close to the natural surroundings of Gloucester and the ocean. While I was there, it was winter and cold outside but the apartment is cozy and warm. The owners were nice, responsive and helpful with all my needs -- they even made me breakfast one morning. I would return with my wife for a romantic retreat, as well as with my little kids, in the warmer beach months. I would definitely recommend this location to any business traveler over the hotels in the area which I have frequented as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2008
  • Stayed: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn NY

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Earlier this summer in June, I was visting family in gloucester and we picked this coastal retreat because it was affordable, and close to the ocean and beaches. We loved it. From the comfy bed to the beautiful property with gazebo and pond, so close to the ocean you can touch the fresh air and enjoy the ocean breezes. The suite had everything we needed, was very cozy, but did not feel small. We enjoyed the property owners - their children and dog (a lab) were well behaved and playful. The owners were very accomodating and provided bike storage, and special touches.

Gloucester has much to offer, and this location is ideal for walking and short travel at night to restaurants, theater, and nightlife, as well as beaches for sunsets! My boyfriend and I recommend this location and Gloucester for a great vacation and retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2008
  • Stayed: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waltham MA

B&B like experience

  • 4 of 5

Great location in East Gloucester, friendly owners on site and respectful young family. Close to lots!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2008
  • Stayed: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milton MA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

What a retreat! Cozy, quiet, and near the beach. The hosts were quite welcoming, and went out of their way to make sure I had everything I needed, including wireless internet so I could do my work remotely. I had the most comfortable bed, a bottle of wine on my arrival, and beautiful beaches minutes away. Gloucester has some fun places,

good food and music. I enjoyed my quiet getaway, and had the option of turning up the dial come night time. This place is great when you need to clear your head, get a breather from the city, and want to stay close to the ocean. I'd love to come back next year...and hope that I can.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bass Rocks Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Rudder
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
1 Mile to Niles, 2.5 Miles to Good Harbor Beach
Car: recommended

America’s oldest seaport, settled in 1623, offers one of the busiest fishing ports on the Eastern seaboard as well as rich history, natural beauty, incredible beaches, fresh seafood, and on-water activities, such as the popular whale watch excursions or visits to a working enclave of art colonists. At the northern-most tip of Cape Ann lies the quaint town of Rockport settled in 1690. Known as a port and area of granite cutting, Rockport is one of the country’s oldest artist colonies, and offers Bearskin Neck as well as beaches and a working port for fish and lobstermen. Motif #1 is a must on sight seeing. Bucolic Essex, in the past a shipbuilding epicenter and home to 4000+ schooners - today known for exceptional antiquing, Essex river cruising, kayaking in the estuaries and award winning 'chowda' + fried clams. Experience historic Salem - its bewitching history of the Salem Witch Trials, Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of Seven Gables, and maritime history @ Peabody Essex Museum.

Other Activities: treasure hunting, island hopping, beach combing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $65

Rates change with season, including off season year round monthly rental Summer Beach Parking in Gloucester is not included in the rental. Beach parking is approximately $25-30.00 per day.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.