|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Spacious Antique 1800s Farmhouse nestled back from Lobster Cove (seasonal views) and just a 10 minute walk to private, beautiful Lighthouse beach and rocky Diamond Cove (beach passes included) Large yard, flat quiet property with stone patio in front - perfect outdoor living space. Back deck with outdoor shower. One double bedroom downstairs; upstairs two bedrooms incl sleeping porch upstairs: 1 queen and 1 set of twin beds. 4th bedroom - Cozy attic with twin beds and half bath. Eat-in kitchen and living room with large family room, and laundry area off the kitchen. Sunny Home with lots of antique details and great livable space... a perfect getaway location. Small, well behaved dogs considered with pet fee. The Market restaurant just a short walk away for dinner on the water. Enjoy all that Gloucester and Cape Ann have to offer.....boating, fishing, swimming, and sea kayaking, vibrant art community. Boston & Salem Ma. less than an hour away. WEEKLY RENTAL MINIMUM PLEASE.
About Annisquam - Gloucester: Gloucester, founded in 1623, is America's oldest seaport. It is the quintessential New England town. Among the many maritime activities offered by Gloucester are: world class whale-watching expeditions, lighthouse tours, stunning destination beaches, the Gloucester Schooner Adventure, the Cape Ann Historical Museum, fishing and boating opportunities in abundance, excellent seafood restaurants, and a lively nightlife rich with live music and theatre. Annisquam, the particular North-Gloucester village our cottage is located in, is known for its freshwater granite quarries, its sunsets over Ipswich Bay, and its remarkable immunity to the unpleasant clutter of industrialization. Rockport is a historical and thriving artist colony. Its local restaurants and art galleries are visited by thousands of tourists each year. Our cottage is only 1 mile from Rockport’s Halibut Point State Park, and 3 miles from its famous Bearskin Neck. We are less than 1 hour from Boston by car.
Thanks to Meredith and Bruce for sharing the Red Cottage with us last week. It had everything we needed and was the perfect size for two families with older kids (and one dog!). Meredith was so helpful responding to questions promptly both before and during our stay. Loved the outdoor shower and the front patio. The kids loved the rocky beach just down the street and Lighthouse beach was a truly special find. Breakfast at Willowrest was great but there were so many places that we didn’t get to try! Only complaint we had for the week was the weather! Look forward to returning.
We had a great time relaxing, reading books, and taking walks to the beach from the cottage. There is plenty of space inside the house and comfortable chairs in the front and back yard to find a sunny or shady spot and relax or read a book. Lighthouse beach is a 10-12 minute walk and is a fine place to be if the beach is your thing. We cooked almost every night and the kitchen is reasonably well equipped for that, once you find your way around the pots and pans and utensils. There is a new Weber gas grill on the back deck so bring on your steaks, chicken, vegetable kabobs and sausages! The house is older, but has been renovated in different sections, so it was fine. There is a nice main bathroom with shower. We did not use the outside shower but it is there and seems nice. The bedrooms are all functional. We did not use the small bedroom in the attic, which does have low headroom, but I'm sure 6-10 year olds would love that hide-away. Overall, the location is very convenient. It was our first time on Cape Ann, and we are sure to return,
If you like Cape Ann and quiet historic villages then Annisquam, Massachusetts is for you. The Red Cottage is a perfect place from which you can access both the town beach and the town of Annisquam. The house is full of charm but has modern amenities as well. It comfortably sleeps a bunch of folks and has neat stairways and hidden rooms. It worked great for a mixed bunch of adults and kids. One of the nicest features is the almost completely private yard. In the summer with all the leaves on the trees, you can barely see the neighbors. There is a nice deck on the back adjacent to a big yard which is great for a frisbee or whiffle ball. On the other side of the house there is a lovely shaded seating area where we spent a good deal of time on our vacation last summer. The town beach in Annisquam is small but great for kids. Although it dissapears almost entirely at high tide, anytime in between it is flat with little surf and shallow water. It provides great views of boats coming in and out of the Annisquam river as well. The beach is a bit of a long walk ( maybe 3/4 of a mile) so we generally take a car and shuttle people over to the beach entrance and then just park one car there. During the week there is generally no problem with parking. On weekends you have to be a little more flexible. The town center is a great place to walk around. The area has been occupied since about 1623 so there is lots of history. Check out the footbridge where you can jump off at high tide if you are brave and the marina restaurant where you can have breakfast on the deck overlooking the harbor. If you venture out of Annisquam, the rest of Cape Ann has much to offer. Rockport is a tourest mecca and has lots of great shops on Bearskin Neck. Gloucester is also a great place to visit. It has a wonderful old main street with lots of shops and good restaurants. Early every August they have a great sidewalk fair where they close main street to traffic and all sorts of vendors and food kiosks set up on the street. As you head back to Annisquam on route 127, keep an eye out for the signs for Halibut Point State Park. It is an old quarry right out at the point and is a great day trip. Just past that turnoff is the Lobster Cove Restaurant. It is a great place to stop in and see the sun set with a fresh boiled lobster in your lap. My family has been vacationing in Annisquam on and off for 30 years and we are convinced it is one of the hidden jewels of the Massachusetts coastline. Enjoy!
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
$1900 per week Summer
May 18th - June 8th - $1500 per week
Sept 17th - Oct 24th - $1500 per week
Fall, Winter & Spring Holiday Weeks - $1200 per week
Fall and Spring Rates - $900 per Week
Discounts for multiple weeks. Longer term available.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.