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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

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 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 4.571429 based on 16 reviews

Great house! Will return next year

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Great value. Will be back !

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Second stay . . .

  • 5 of 5

House is neat, clean . . . well appointed . . . kitchen is well-equipped . . . love the new bath/shower on the first floor. Our first choice when we come to the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great place to stay that was convenient to things we wanted to do. My wife and our two friends agree

  • 5 of 5

A great way to start our New England week. The great, comfortable weather was a real plus as well. Would certainly recommend this home. The drive way was a bit tight, but manageable.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable house! So comfy, charming and perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Gloucester is such an amazing little part of the world and this house is in the perfect spot to enjoy it! The owner was so sweet and helpful and I don't have enough good things to say about this charming little house. Fully furnished with everything you could need. They even had beach chairs for the perfect beach spot which is a 5 minute walk down the road. I'm so glad we stayed here and if we come back to Gloucester we'd love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2017
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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: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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