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Prime Gloucester Property - Overlooking Harbor with Private Pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Clothes Dryer

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:
May 28, 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 -
(82 traveler reviews)

Prime Gloucester Property - Overlooking Harbor with Private Pool
average rating of 4.8414636 based on 82 reviews
5

Mother's Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during mother's day weekend. Dot and Rebecca were wonderful! The house was perfect. Had everything we needed. My husband and son went fishing and we were so close to the pier. My mom and I spent the day shopping. Dot and Rebecca had recommendations on where to go shopping and where to go for dinner. We weren't disappointed! We brought our dogs and we were able to let them run a little on the property and play with the dogs that lived there. I would definitely stay here again the next time we are in Gloucester.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved the Gross family from NY. It was their first time to Gloucester, Cape Ann and the North Shore of MA and they felt right at home once they arrived. We really wanted to make sure they had everything to make the most of their short stay. The dad and son went out on The Yankee Fleet - which is my favorite day-fishing outfitter. We look forward to having them back again but we get booked up early. Good thing we rent year-round. ~ Rebecca & Dot
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5

Great private apartment, great location, great view!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy second floor apartment. Nice kitchen, two bathrooms and a gorgeous view overlooking Gloucester harbor. Very quick drive down the hill for grocery store, restaurants and downtown Gloucester sites. A very short drive to the rocky coastline and towns like Cape Ann and Ipswich.

And that bench sitting on a huge rock was perfect to watch the sun set with s glass of wine. Would definitely stay here again! And the quilts are lovely!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests stayed with us for some private family time together for private reasons. And we respect that. We were happy to provide them with a sense of sanctuary and splendor while enjoying our property. They needed this break and we were more than happy to share our slice of heaven on Gloucester's inner harbor, even if it is a glass of wine on a rock knowing there's a homemade quilt awaiting their return to bed. Small touches amount to so much more....
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5

This property is one of those special places that is a delight in every way.

  • 5 of 5

This is a secret place at the top of a hill from which to view the activity in Gloucester Harbor!! The apartment is charming and comfortable and worked well for three adults and two children, aged 9 and 12. The owners are helpful and welcoming. I can't wait come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Rebecca and Dot’s home was extremely clean, spacious, comfortable and well appointed. The kitchen was well stocked, mattresses with duvets and quilts were very comfortable and looking out of their living room window at the harbor below was very soothing and relaxing.

Rebecca and Dot were friendly, helpful and gracious hosts. We will recommend this home to our family and friends and look forward to staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were in town for a family wedding at Gloucester's Beauport Hotel. We love it when guests truly enjoy and appreciate our property with our comfy New England decor as much as we do. We like to help our guests feel comfortable on our property while still respecting their need for privacy - and when they, in turn, respect ours too. Their visit was the perfect balance. We're really happy they want to return and, more importantly, they're recommend our property to their family and friends. Word of mouth matters! As do reviews like Joanne's. We hope you agree
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5

Had a great time. Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Rebecca and Dot made the family very welcome. Gloucester is amazing.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Map

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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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 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 - Oct 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$950
 
 
Halloween 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
November 2017
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$700
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Off Season Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$700
 
 
New Years 2018
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Off Season 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Apr 13 2018
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$700
 
 
Early Spring 2018
Apr 14 2018 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
 
Memorial Day Wknd 2018
May 26 2018 - May 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Early Summer
May 29 2018 - Jun 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 

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

  • 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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