The Ledge House is a charming mid 19th century farmhouse situated below a large granite ledge in the village of Bay View in Gloucester, MA. The beauty of the Ledges is that it is 70 steps from a fantastic view of Ipswich Bay. Those renting the Ledges will have access to two private beaches, tennis courts, a playground and an island attached by a granite causeway. Gloucester is known for its breath taking ocean views, its artists, and its quaint villages and fun shopping. There are many restaurants, galleries, and museums along with whale watches, hiking, boating and swimming.
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
4 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, 1/2 bathroom, sleeps six, 70 steps from water view
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 20, 2018
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Home from home
This is a lovely house to stay in with lots to do in site as well as an intold number of places to visit nearby
Wonderful September 2015 stay
This was our first visit but certainly won't be our last. The owner is very helpful and accommodating. The house is classic New England beach style, charmingly old with lots of character. It has a much larger and better kitchen than most reasonably priced rentals. The location is just steps from ocean view and beach access and the views are just gorgeous. The house is about 3 or 4 miles from downtown Gloucester and Rockport, so it is a quiet neighborhood and driving is required to reach shopping and dining destinations. My wife and I were alone, but I'd call this house a very family friendly place for families with children. Thanks, Jock, for such a nice experience!
The best part of this property is the land surrounding it. Our 3 dogs enjoyed running on the beach after 6 pm. It is such a big property that is great for walking. There is also a sunset fire pit on a cliff that is great for making s'mores. The house is well equipped and is comfortable. There are some minor repairs the house needs, but overall a great place to vacation. Jock was very accommodating and easy to work with.
Awesome home and property!
Maisy and I stayed at this lovely home for the month of October. It was wonderful to be in the area again. Having this cozy home away from home, the amazing property to roam and to be so near the sea was everything I had hoped for and more. Thanks Jock for the opportunity to stay in your home.
A rich and genuine Cape Ann experience
We were immediately comfortable and relaxed in Jock's family home, which felt little-changed from how it must have been when he grew up there. With obvious pride, he generously provided a fun and informative tour of the property, steeped in significant family history. The house is spacious and open with lots of light, simply but warmly furnished with wicker and lots of nautical and sea-themed art. The kitchen is huge and has everything one could need and more. We cooked lobster several times! We loved having our two Newfies with us and taking long walks each morning up the hill, along the path overlooking Hodgkin's cove, down to the beaches, and winding back up through the woods, all without leaving the property! This was a perfect relaxing vacation, keeping it simple while having it all. Thank you Jock.
Loved our week in Annisquam
We really enjoyed our stay in your house. The house was perfect for our needs. it was comfortable, clean and had a very well equipped kitchen. there were even spices that were freshly bought. We loved having access to the walking trails and beaches. Jock was awesome is providing what we needed. We loved the walk around the property so that we could see what was available. I sat on Sandy beach everyday and loved it.
I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family. In terms of restaurants, we enjoyed lobsta Land. We did go on the Thomas Lannon schooner cruise and liked it as well. It also really helped that the weather was amazing.
Thank you Jock for a great week.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The cleaning fee is refundable if the house is left the way you found it for the next vacationer. If renting for less than the full winter season the the rate will be $2000 per month and weekly rates will be $750 per week.