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Charming 1900's historic, colonial escape just steps from the beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 180 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms

Delightful 8 room romantic, colonial home on beautifully landscaped lot just 5 doors from Plum Cove Beach. Get away from it all and watch the spectacular sunsets voted one of the best in the world by National Geographic. Cobblestone Sunroom, Patio and Hardwood floors throughout. Recently updated full Kitchen with granite counter and stainless steel appliances. Inviting dining and living room with cozy wood stove. Basement with full sized, front-loading washer and dryer. This is the premier location to begin your exploration of Cape Ann. You can enjoy Gloucester's rich New England history, natural beauty, extraordinary beaches, fresh seafood and on-water activities - especially the popular whale watching excursions, lighthouses, art galleries, fall foliage tours and other year round events. A truly charming 1900’s home; old details mixed with modern amenities in a wonderful beach community setting.

Just the two of you: See our listing # 140506 on this site for our sister property. A luxurious cottage with all the amenities you could want.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at your beach house. Everything was perfect!!

Thank you!
Oct 2016
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Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Prior to leaving tenants will remove all garbage from premises...return any moved furniture to its original place...wash and put away all dirty dishes
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Our second full bath is located on the main floor.
  • The surround in our tub/shower was just recently tiled in the fall of 2013. But it is in the eave of the roof so if you are tall it will be a bit uncomfortable for a long shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private backyard patio for dining alfresco or cooking up a meal on the gas grill


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Charming 1900's historic, colonial escape just steps from the beach
average rating of 4.4 based on 12 reviews

Convenient, Quiet and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I found the cottage to be absolutely ideal. Everything was incredibly clean and spacious. The beach chairs by the door were convenient and we also enjoyed looking at the stars in the backyard and at the local beach that is a five minute walk away. We would definitely return here if we were going back to the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very quaint and cozy home, very clean too!

  • 5 of 5

Very quaint and cozy home, very clean too! This home has everything you may need from preparing your own dinner at home, to catching the sunset on the beach! Great location as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described, charming and perfect for our family beach stay

  • 5 of 5

Charming historic home with modern amenities, comfortable bedrooms with closets, good sized kitchen and dinin room and comfy living room with lots of seating. Movie collection was a nice touch. Kids loved eating in the back courtyard. Great location for multiple attractions...

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us in Plum's a delight for us to share this wonderful home with guests. It's a great starting point for your Cape Ann vacation.
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Beautiful Home, Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this location for three days with my wife and father-in-law, and we had a fantastic time. The house is beautiful, clean, close to the charming little beach at Plum was exactly what we were looking for, and at an incredible value. Denise was a pleasure to deal with, and we hope to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your time at our home...we hope to share it with you again.
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Enjoyed our time in Gloucester, but....

  • 3 of 5

My husband, our 2 teenage girls, and myself enjoyed a week in Gloucester and the surrounding area. The house was very well kept and smelled of bleach cleaner when we arrived, so we knew cleaning had been done. The week we were in the area was the hottest they had seen in a long while. The listing indicated that the property had AC - it neglected to say only in the bedrooms. The downstairs had 1 fan to cool 3 rooms and it was quite uncomfortable. Word to the wise inquire if there is central AC. The bathroom - while the pictured in the listing - needs MAJOR WORK - MAJOR UPGRADES! Anyone over 5'7" would not be able to stand up in this make-shift shower stall. There was mold all along where the tub and the 'plexglass' shower stall met. Needless to say - GROSS! The air conditioners in both bedrooms had black mold or mildew in the vents and the lights to "change the filter" were flashing! We had to tape paper bags along the outside of the conditioners as the screens that run along side of the AC was filled with holes and let in a swarm of night time bugs. The kitchen is beautiful and well stocked, the living room was fine as was the dinning room. The washer and dryer were a nice amenity as well (the basement was a the typical scary dungeon type). The gas grill was out of propane. A strange alarm went off one night - something connected with the sewer system. We texted the owner who promptly responded and tended to the matter. Phone reception is HORRIBLE, but the wifi was a nice. Plum Cove beach is more than a few steps from this property. The beach itself was OK (if you are used to/are looking for white sands, you won't find it here), lots and lots of seaweed and rocky! Wild turkeys enjoyed roaming about the front yard especially in the early morning and evening. Train station for commuter to Boston was close (within 15 min), Rockport, Gloucester, Salem, Concord and Lexington all nice to visit. Make sure to check out the Hammond Castle in Gloucester - very neat! Essex Seafood was awesome! Nice area to visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for your response...we take our reviews to heart. Last winter we did a minor remodel of our home..well I should say bathroom....we added a second full bath on the main floor of the home...and updated the upstairs bath with tile surround for the bath and a new vanity....we hope you all enjoy the updates we have done.
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Nice getaway home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cute getaway in beautiful Gloucester! The house was clean, inviting and nicely decorated. The yard was nicely landscaped and the back patio was quiet and peaceful--privately fenced. We enjoyed many nice evenings out there. The kitchen had a nice supply of cookware and utensils. The shower was slightly awkward due to the slanted ceiling, but we managed just fine. Plum cove was just a few minutes' walk down the road. There were usually a few people there, but was never crowded. (it was, however only the middle of June) The king sized bed was nice, but the other bed looked small. I'm guessing it was a full.

The property manager was also very prompt with answering any questions we had. We loved nearby Rockport and Gloucester Harbor. We enjoyed some great beers at Cape Ann Brewery and enjoyed lots of great seafood restaurants in the area. The Seaport Grille and Latitude 43 were especially great. Overall we really enjoyed our time here. I would recommend this home as a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Boston, Logan
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bass Rocks Country Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Rockport Commuter Rail
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Plum Cove Beach
Car: necessary

On historic Cape Ann, Gloucester is only one hour by train or car from Boston and is one of New England's best-kept summer vacation secrets. Made famous in the movie 'The Perfect Storm,' Gloucester has a rich maritime history and is the oldest working seaport and active artist colony in the United States. From early settlers to Hollywood filmmakers, the beauty of Cape Ann has drawn people from around the world. Gloucester's historic fishing port, Rockport's famous art galleries, the unique antique shops of Essex, and the old, New England charm of Manchester-by-the-Sea, make Cape Ann the perfect vacation destination. Enjoy scenic coastlines from land or by boat, experience breathtaking beaches, dine in elegant restaurants, explore fascinating museums, and see for yourself why we're the Whale Watch Capital of the World. The retreat is conveniently located about 10 minutes from either downtown Gloucester or downtown Rockport.

Other Activities: Ocean Kayaking, Hiking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Our weeks run from Saturday to Saturday during the summer season.
Full winter season only. No month to month. November thru May.
We are a no smoking property.
No Pets Allowed....

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.

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