About the property
- Apartment550 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 30 nights
Perfect & Cozy 1 BR Coastal Getaway-Close to Beaches, Coastline, Restaurants
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, including 1 college aged daughter and 2 teens. We also have 2 medium spayed female dogs and 1 older lovely neutered male 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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 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!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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.
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.
B&B like experience
Great location in East Gloucester, friendly owners on site and respectful young family. Close to lots!
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.