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Annisquam/Gloucester sun-filled waterfront house with dock and great views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 2 half bathrooms, outdoor shower, sleeps 5

Charming farmhouse-style home w/wrap-around porch on the banks of Goose Cove in Annisquam. Enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing in beautiful protected tidal cove with easy access to beaches. Views from almost every room include Wingaersheek Beach and conservation land. Back porch and large covered wrap around with outdoor dining area overlooking the gardens and the water. There are two great bedrooms for couples and a third with a single bed and trundle option. Excellent kitchen-

Access to private beach that is walking distance.

The house is a romantic retreat 12 months out of the year (perfect for honeymooners). Every season offers something special in a really unique setting that is keyed in to the rhythm of the tides and the changing scenery and wildlife. Beaches and trails are plentiful as are excellent restaurants and cultural options.

More Details

Jonathan Katz
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful vacation. The location is perfect in every way: on an inlet, on a quiet street on Cape Ann. The house itself was well equipped with an updated well stocked kitchen, comfortably furnished living and dining room and relaxing bedrooms and baths. The views were breathtaking. The owners provided information on local attractions and restaurants and were available to answer questions. They also provided kayaks. Our children spent every moment they could rain or shine out on the dock fishing. I highly recommend this rental property.
Aug 2010
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Gloucester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • -half bath on first floor. -outdoor shower off the wrap around porch. -half bath and full bath on second floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Annisquam/Gloucester sun-filled waterfront house with dock and great views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Wow! Perfect home. Perfect owner. Highly recommended by this "user" / renter.

  • 5 of 5

This was only my third time renting via VRBO. My wife and I are familiar with this area and intrigued with the location. For us this was perfect. I could wake up in a wonderful home, with beautiful views, and walk to " Willows Rest" (wonderful spot/deli/coffee and great people) for my morning coffee and newspaper "hit". This is a special spot with a great (and methodical in detail) owner. I truly felt like I was visiting in a good friends home and felt great warmth and comfort.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in a wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, wonderful stay for the whole family (four of us with kids ages 6yrs and 8yrs). The house had everything we were looking for and more! Comfortable and tasteful rooms, well appointed kitchen (including a great espresso machine) and a great view looking over the private dock complete with kayaks. We loved paddling around the cove, sitting out on the deck and going for bike rides around Cape Ann. The access to Lighthouse Beach and Cambridge Beach were a real bonus and we will definitely be looking to rent this house again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful spot

  • 5 of 5

Lovely riverside home. Everything was as described on the website and the home was beautifully maintained and very clean. Great floor plan - lots of living space and a fabulous kitchen. The owners were a delight to deal with and most accommodsating. A great place to either just relax or to make use of all the water sports equipment. Loads of porches etc to relax and watch life on the river. Gorgeous sunset skies. Serene with the stillness only broken by the sounds of wildlifefe.

Our favorite white tasblecloth spot was the Ocean View in "downtown" Rockport. The Lobster Trap in Folly Cove has either inside or ooutside dining at picnic tables. Great value and the food is very good in both restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful vacation in this lovely home! The house is perfectly comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. Our family of four loved swimming off the dock, kayaking, and the short walk to the beach. The owner is helpful, attentive, and welcoming. We hope to return another time soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Goose Cove Gem

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this delightful cottage on numerous occasions in every season of the year. Each season brings different lighting, wildlife and recreational opportunities. Sunsets are a daily attraction Lovely walks through Dogtown woods or along the coast from your doorstep. Waterviews from every room and from porches along three sides of the cottage. On recent trip we saw seals, eiders, herons and a bald eagle. Well stocked kitchen. Dock provides swimming and kayaking opportunities.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hiking, biking, and swimming

  • 5 of 5

My fiancee and I enjoyed the hiking and mountain biking trails accessible from the house. We also liked the road riding around Cape Ann through Rockport and Gloucester. The dock was a perfect place to hang out after a day out playing. It is a comfortable and nicely furnished place; it's easy to feel at home. A great get-a-way.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Nearest Train
3.3 Miles
Downtown Gloucester
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Market
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cambridge Beach
Car: recommended

Property is uniquely located 50 miles north of Boston on a tidal cove that overlooks a conservation area and Wingarsheek Beach. Swim or kayak from the dock in your backyard. A 10 minute walk to 2000 acres of wooded trails in Dogtown Commons or the beautiful white sands of Cambridge Beach. A 10 minute drive to downtown Gloucester with fishing, whale watches, a fabulous museum. summer theater, waterfront festivals and a full range of dining choices. Nearby public beaches include Wingarsheek, Good Harbor and Cranes Beach. The shops and historic harbor of Rockport are nearby. A full service gourmet grocer is walking distance from the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Security deposit of $500 required.
Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks offered at post peak rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.