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Rebecca Borden

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Prime Gloucester Property - Overlooking Harbor with Private Pool

59 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Merrimack Valley & Essex County Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.


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.


Our rates up to date.

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

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rebecca Borden (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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!


based on 59 traveler reviews

Prime Gloucester Property - Overlooking Harbor with Private Pool
average rating of 4.8305087 based on 59 reviews

A wonderful place to stay in Gloucester,Ma

  • 4 of 5

The three of us and our pup spent Mother's Day weekend in Gloucester at this property.

Although the weather did not cooperate (cold and drizzly) it was still a very nice weekend.

The apartment is super clean, well stocked, and very comfortable. Dot's quilts are a warming touch that definitely set a happy, relaxed mood.

We would not hesitate to stay there again and recommend it highly.


  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Location!

  • 4 of 5

Owners are very pleasant and checked with us daily to make sure all was well. Beautiful location with nicely kept/landscaped property. Owners guide to the area (restaurants, places to visit) was awesome!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests truly relied on our 7-page Visitors Guide to help them plan their stay. We really enjoy helping our guests take full advantage of all the hidden finds and true gems of our area - as well as places we wouldn't recommend visiting/dining! We want our guests to have the tools to help them make most of their time while staying with us in Gloucester.
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Great House to stay in Gloucester

  • 4 of 5


My family stayed for 4 nights. The house was very welcoming and Rebecca and Dot was super. They helped us with local information and where to go.

Sad to leave but have great memories.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting this family from UK, who are regular visitors to Cape Ann. Such a nice family. We hope they consider staying with us again in the future.
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Delightful property

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Gloucester 5 days early with tenants in our home. We were so relieved to find Rebecca's property to be so welcoming and beautiful. The apartment itself is large and cozy. The beds and furnitures are comfortable and the rooms well appointed/decorated. the linens and towels were good quality. Of course the view was astonishing overlooking the harbor and in general the grounds are large and park-like. There is a pool (which of course in the winter is closed) but it looks large and inviting. While Pilot Hill is on top of East Gloucester it is still right in town and very convenient to stores, restaurants and beaches. The icing on top is this is a dog friendly property, one of the few, and this makes traveling with our 2 Goldens feasible. We recommend Rebecca's home very highly, would certainly stay there again and have already begun recommending it to our friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm & Cozy~ Comfortable Apartment

  • 4 of 5

Spent Easter Weekend with our 3 grown children. (late teens -20's) Plenty of room for the 5 of us and our 4 legged family member!

Rebecca was very accommodating and made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived. Beautiful property...Safe, Secure feeling the whole stay!

Highly recommend for a get away by the harbor. 1 hour drive to Boston, plenty to do and see right in local towns as well!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were lovely and traveled a long way by car to spend Easter weekend together as a family. I loved watching Margie see how our pictures online measured up to her expectation and more. "I wanted to see your XXX because I want to do that myself." They loved that they could stay at a property that had beds enough for 3 adult children (16, 20, & 21) which was our Master Bedroom that has a queen, twin and trundle. No need for the couch!
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Cozy charming England rental

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, charming apartment overlooking the scenic harbor. We really enjoyed our time here, and the trundle bed was a perfect sleeping arrangement for our two kids (ages 5 and 2). Rebecca and Dot were very helpful but gave us our space. The apt is equipped with everything you could possibly need. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I built the trundle bed especially for families like yours. Our property is 2br/2ba but we try to add those extra amenities for families traveling with small children. We try to think of everything to make your stay exceptional - beyond our view :)
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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.


Rates & Availability

Gloucester and Annisquam Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season Winter 2015/16
Nov 30 2015 - May 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer Rates 2016
May 29 2016 - Jun 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
1-Peak Summer Rates 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 6 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer Short WK1
Aug 7 2016 - Aug 12 2016
6 night minimum stay
Peak Summer Short WK2
Aug 14 2016 - Aug 20 2016
6 night minimum stay
2-Peak Summer Rates 2016
Aug 21 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
September 2016
Sep 7 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
Columbus Weekend 2016
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late October 2016
Oct 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early November 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Off Season Winter 2016/17
Nov 28 2016 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Taxes and Cleaning Fee $50
Pet 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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Merrimack Valley & Essex County Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
Manicured garden landscape. Homegrown vegetable garden in summer.

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