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Prime Gloucester Property - Overlooking Harbor with Private Pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

You can really have it all in Gloucester's inner harbor.

Private pool (OPEN: mid-May - mid-Sept & unheated), garden landscape, panoramic views of Gloucester harbor AND less than 1-mile walk to Good Harbor Beach.

WE DO NOT ALLOW LONG TERM STAYS, TWO-WEEK MAXIMUM.

This 2BR apartment comfortably accommodates four on vacation or in town for a graduation weekend, college visits, but it’s also a perfect getaway for anyone looking for a small slice of Heaven on Cape Ann during the off season.

Past guests repeatedly say this apartment is bigger in person and the space looks just like the pictures online. Several said this property is the very best VRBO/HomeAway accommodation they have ever rented. They also write about how cozy and comfy the apartment is, many feel right at home, right away. Just read our stellar reviews.

This apartment is on the second floor of our house, where we live, with our amazing views of Gloucester's Inner Harbor. Within this apartment, there are two bedrooms each with its own private bathroom. The master bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed and a hidden trundle bed for young children with a full bathroom with soaking tub. The second bedroom, off of the living area, has a queen bed and a bathroom with a shower stall. Each bedroom is ideal for couples traveling together, but the twin & trundle bed make it flexible for up to 6 people. The living room couch is extra long and comfy for sleeping but it is not a sleep-sofa.

The apartment has its own separate entrance and our guests tell they feel they have a lot of privacy while staying with us, even though we share the same house. There is off-street parking for up to 3 cars. The open living-dining space has a dining room table that can seat 4, flat screen TV with basic cable, WiFi, a comfy sofa with coffee table, two over-sized chairs, and a breakfast bar with 4 stools at the kitchen counter. The well-equipped kitchen has an oven/stove, fridge with freezer, coffeemaker, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, and full set of dishes, pots & pans, flatware and many utensils. If anything is missing, just let us know. We’re right downstairs!

I am Rebecca and manage this property. I live on the first floor below this apartment with my retired mother, Dot, (aka 'Gloucester Quilter') who quilts and gardens at home. One of us is always on hand to attend to any question or concern.

We are very knowledgeable about how best to experience the North Shore and day trips in our region and towns across New England. PLEASE submit a property inquiry through this portal for a personalized quote. We will reply with a quote along with our comprehensive, 6-page, visitors guide which includes heaps of local do's and don'ts.

RATES AND DATES

Our rates up to date.

Keywords: Cape Ann, Gloucester, Good Harbor Beach, Artists, Rocky Neck, Eastern Point, Restaurants, Pets OK

More Details

Owner
Rebecca Borden
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Rebecca Borden

My mother has owned in this property since 2000. I moved back home in 2009 to help support her. We decided to join VRBO in Nov'11 after we had such a positive experience renting ourselves through VBRO. We have enjoyed hosting some great guests from all over the country and internationally!

This apartment is an 'in-law' apartment on the second floor of the house where we live on the first floor. We love sharing our property, pool (in summer) and landscape with our guests. As our reviews confirm, we have had many happy guests.

We do not rent for extended stays because, while we have had many amazing visitors, we did have a few bad apples . We are cautious about sharing our property with incompatible 'neighbors' for extended stays. Those are our terms and we hope you respect our perspective.

As a policy, we do not give out our address for privacy and security reasons. We live here along with our neighbors in one of the best kept secret locations on Cape Ann. We feel our online reviews speak for themselves.

Rebecca Borden purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Rebecca Borden chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

Gloucester and Cape Ann are an hour from Boston. We have amazing beaches, rich history and cultural legacy and award winning restaurants. You can easily take a day trip to Boston by commuter rail and come back and see a glorious sunset over the harbor.

What makes this apartment unique

We love sharing our views, pool and property with guests. Gloucester is such a great area to visit and vacation!

Amenities

Gloucester Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) each with private bathroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) in the master bedroom with a queen bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) single futons, inflatable double bed, extra large couch
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Manicured garden landscape. Homegrown vegetable garden in summer.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(77 traveler reviews)

Prime Gloucester Property - Overlooking Harbor with Private Pool
average rating of 4.8311687 based on 77 reviews
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5

A little slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our weekend stay. Dot & Rebecca were gracious hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. The view from the picture window in the living room is amazing. The rooms were warm and tastefully appointed, fully functional kitchen and plenty of space. Dot is an exceptional quilter and I was so pleased to be able to purchase one of her quilts as a remembrance of our wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Truly a gem!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and spacious apartment with an amazing view. The listing doesn't really do it any justice. Owners are close by and make it clear that if you need anything just let them know. Charming --bedrooms are comfortable and cozy. All amenities are available in the kitchen. Just take note, that it is an upper level apartment accessible only by stairs. Not a big deal at all for us, but could be an issue with somebody who doesn't handle stairs well. BTW--one of the owner's is an amazing quilter. I purchased one that was in the apartment for guest's use. It is so lovely! I hope to be back and highly recommend this amazing treasure!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Central, charming home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts provided a comfortable and welcoming stay in central Gloucester. There were 3 adults and we had plenty of space in the living and sleeping areas. The antique and heirloom furnishings make for a cozy atmosphere we enjoyed when cooking breakfasts at home and sharing wine together at night.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These lovely guests were in town for a short time to share Christmas with a Gloucester family. Holidays can be stressful, especially for people visiting from out of town. We were glad to help provide them with the home-away-from-home they needed to relax and find their own sanctuary while here. It's something we love doing and love to do well. ~ Rebecca & Dot
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4

Very nice place - conveniently located and a great view!

  • 4 of 5

We were very comfortable here and would certainly come back! Thank you for a great stay Rebecca and Dot.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat and her family stayed with us for personal family time. We were happy to give them the sanctuary they needed. It's something we know how to do well.
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Amazing ... I can't say enough good things about Rebecca and Dot . They thought of everything to make our stay just like home, only better. The house has the most amazing view . Quiet , clean, comfortable and just fantastic. I can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Immediately on arrival, Cathy said, "I don't want to leave. I want to live here." We agree (and we've head that before from past guests). We can't wait for Cathy to come back again because she understands how special our listing is and how much there is to explore and enjoy in Gloucester and Cape Ann.
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5

Everything we hoped for and more.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful view, roomy and comfortable accommodations. Friendly hostess's and well behaved pets. Dot and Rebecca were very informative with places to go and things to see and tasty and delicious foods to try. Area scenery is wonderful and the whale watching was exceptional. Gloucester Mass. is not only the oldest U.S. seaport but a wonderful place to visit and relax . Not only a good place to visit but also seems like an excellent place to live.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Frank and his friends were wonderful. We loved them because in the fall months, we really enjoy having retired couples traveling together stay with us while exploring New England. They are very curious. They ask questions about us, our property and our local history. This guest is a great example of how we want them to feel at home on our property and to use us as a local resource about what to do and see (whale-watching, Rockport), and most importantly, where to eat. We hope they come back again. Rebecca & Dot
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Rates & Availability

Gloucester Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
 
Early Summer Rates 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
1-Peak Summer Rates 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Summer Short Week 1
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Summer Short Week 2
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Early Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$950
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
 
Off Season Winter 2018
Nov 27 2017 - Apr 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$700
 
 
Early Spring 2018
Apr 16 2018 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Taxes and Cleaning Fee $50

If you cancel more than a month before your rental, there is a $100 fee.
If you cancel less than a month before your rental, there are no refunds.
Special agreements can be arranged if there is severe weather.

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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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Boston [BOS] Logan International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.4 Miles
Bass Rocks Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Gloucester Commuter Rail to Boston
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rt 128
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Duckworth's Bistro (best dinner on Cape Ann)
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Good Harbor Beach

Gloucester has some of the *best* whale watching in the world - operates May - Oct.

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