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Prime Gloucester Property - Overlooking Harbor with Private Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Private pool, 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.


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

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Rebecca Borden
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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!


Gloucester Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • 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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Prime Gloucester Property - Overlooking Harbor with Private Pool
average rating of 4.7934785 based on 92 reviews

Overall Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a fun place, the views of the harbor from the living room and from the beautiful grounds just outstanding. Great sunsets. The owners, Rebecca and Dot were very hospitable and nice, making sure we were comfortable, they were so good with my four year old grandkids. Letting them play with their super friendly labs. The pool was great super clean and even warm enough to swim.

We took Rebecca's advice on restaurants in Gloucester, all turned out super. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the kitchen supplied with everything you would need. There is so much to see and do in Gloucester that we didn't get out of town.Raye and I and my daughter's family are looking forward to our return.

Thank you Rebecca and Dot for helping us to have a wonderful time

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best ever

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful. Perfect. I can't say enough superlatives about the stay and the hosts

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location - very dog friendly!

  • 4 of 5

Rebecca and Dot were wonderful hostesses and the 3 Lab welcoming committee was always happy to see us. The apartment is in a terrific location with Good Harbor beach just a short walk and downtown a 5 min drive. We enjoyed the beautiful swimming pool and the fabulous harbor views from both inside and out.

Looking forward to visiting the Cape Ann peninsula again very soon.

Thanks for great memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Harbor View/Fantastic Hospitality/Amazing rental

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Rebecca and Dot are gracious and generous hosts. The space is so roomy and comfortable and the sunset views of the harbor were amazing. I can't believe how well equipped the kitchen was....everything you could want or need and more. It is close to everything in Gloucester and you can even walk to Good Harbor Beach. We loved that they supplied all the beach extra's like large beach towels, beach chairs, ice chest and even a wagon to pull everything in. It really made packing for the trip so much easier. The pool was a special treat and the landscaping gorgeous. Our 8 year old son was also relieved to learn that he had access to Wifi so he could stay busy on a rainy afternoon. Luckily Rebecca and Dot let our two small pups visit as well making it a true family vacation. We cannot wait to stay again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teena and her family made the most of their summer stay even though the weather was not ideal. We try to think of everything our guests will need to help their stay be as perfect as possible. AND we are proudly a very pet friendly property. Teena agrees and loved that and other extra benefits like a private pool, secure WiFi and all the beach accessories you need to enjoy Good Harbor Beach, which is .7m (1Km) away.
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Tranquil setting overlooking Gloucester harbor. Nice floor plan, had options of using fans or A/C

  • 5 of 5

Both hosts were pleasant and had a notepad to converse if anything was needed. Felt like home, great kitchen and great views. Would stay again. If you like dogs, the 3 labs are very friendly, loving, and swim in the pool given the chance.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott and his family had a great time staying with us. We operate a pet friendly property because we have Labs ourselves and we share our property with our guests - for a purpose! We know how difficult it can be to travel with your pet and how painful it can be leaving your pet behind. In many cases, our guests love enjoying our Labs for these same reasons. If you do not like dogs, we are not the property for you. If you have pet allergies, we are not the property for you. This is our property and we live as we want to with our pets - and we welcome the opportunity to share it with like minded pet/dog-friendly guests. And yes, our dogs swim in the pool on hot days. But it is a fenced pool and we don't normally let them swim with guests but Scott and his family really enjoyed it.
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  • 4 of 5

The apartment is the top part of owner's house. It is very quaint and authentic. Loved the rooms. Kitchen worked well and lots of sitting areas. Windows looked out at the bay and you could sit out on the lawn if you wished. We were very active and toured several areas not too far. There are a lot of lighthouses in area - loved Eastern Point. The House of the Seven Gables is not too far as well as several towns (Marblehead, Beverly, Salem, etc.). Gloucester is very nice and we could walk to the beach (10 minutes). Sunsets are gorgeous there. Wished we had more time at the beach. Owners are very nice and extremely helpful. They are well organized with sightseeing information (there is boxes of helpful information and maps). The apartment is roomy enough for a family of 5. There were only 3 of us so we had plenty of room. Loved the quilts. Nights were breezy and loved the windows opened (no need to turn on window air conditioner in June.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kahtleen summed up everything we like to do and why we share them with our guests. This property is an in-law apartment on the second floor of the house where we live. But we operate with an "ethic of common privacy." Your space is yours and our space is ours and the gardens and pool are shared.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

  • 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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