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Large summer cottage with beautiful ocean sunsets

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront cottage; 5 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; stretch porch with awesome views.

Enjoy beautiful views and sunsets in this serene and rustic oceanfront cottage, located between Annisquam and Rockport on Cape Ann just one hour north of Boston. At the end of a country lane, this large cottage offers a spectacular wrap around porch, rolling grass lawn leading to steps to the ocean. One can sunbath, kayak and swim at high tide, play crocket and badminton, or just read and watch the boats go by.

One can relax at the end of the day, cooking meals in the summer kitchen facing the ocean, while dining at a large country kitchen table or relaxing on the Adirondack chairs. There is a full kitchen in the back of the house, and a grand room for indoor dining or just hanging out by the woodstove. The second floor master bedroom has a king bed and amazing views of the coastline. The first floor has 2 bedrooms with queen beds, a bunk room, and a small room with a single bed. Washer dryer, dishwasher, stove, microwave and BBQ. There is internet and phone reception but no central heat, air conditioning, or TV.

Guest access

The whole house and property is your domain except some storage in the back of the house. There is a small cottage next door and we are respectful of their part of the front lawn on the water. You have immediate access to great rocks for climbing. You may see some folks walking along here because technically it's public space and they walk in from Halibut Point park. Just say hello!

Guest interaction

Warm Yankee hospitality comes with each reservation to facilitate your vacation in any way that you need. I'll meet you at the residence to give you the grand tour of the place, ensuring you know the essentials and more. You will have an orientation to the home, property, neighborhood and I'll let you know what great opportunities you have for touring in the the area, Gloucester, Rockport, Cape Ann and beyond. I am available on-call whenever you need via text, phone or need to attend to anything at the home in person.

Neighborhood overview

The property is on the edge of the Ipswich Bay just down the road from Halibut Point. You will love walking down to the seashore for a stroll or biking off to the nearby national park. You are in an exclusive area that has access to the waterfront of greater Ipswich Bay. Just nearby is the Halibut Point ensconced in a national park area. Rockport just a few miles down the road for a quaint visit to another seaside New England town. Down the road is the well-known Lobster Pool Restaurant. Sit outside at one of the dozen picnic benches and enjoy the sea breeze and the view of the bay. Lanesville is a small town center set apart with great local shops and restaurants. Pictures here are of the downtown area with restaurants and shops. There are a couple of places close by to pick up simple groceries or drive out to the main area where there is a Market Basket or Shaws.

Getting around

You will need a car. There is a T Commuter rail if you want to take it in to Boston for a day trip.

Other things to note

The wood burning stove isn't meant to heat the house, just to keep the chill off on cool mornings or evenings. Wood can be delivered at $10 for a small box, $20 for a larger box. - There are no air conditioners. The breeze is quite good and we have some small fans. - Parking is limited. Prefer 2 cars but we can discuss about it.

More Details

John Tagiuri
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017


Gloucester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king , Ocean view tower room
    Blue Room - 1 queen
    White Room - 1 queen , Ocean view
    Back Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Large summer cottage with beautiful ocean sunsets
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

special place, wonderful family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house and location! Nothing beats the views from the porch in the mornings and evenings, sound of the sea, and relaxing and reading on the rocks (and swimming at high tides) in front of the house. We loved the charm and history of the house. The children loved being on the lane, and playing in the yard and on the rocks. Wonderful time had by all.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, amazing sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

Mark was very helpful, house is large and charming. Porch is great to sit eat dinner, watch sunsets. House is very comfortable and we'll equipped. We lived it

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Danbury, CT

Great view of cove

  • 3 of 5

Great view and a lot of property. was very old looking inside, had new appliances

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Medfield, MA

Like Staying at my Grandparents' House on the Shore

  • 4 of 5

#1 Feature: That long screened in porch! We cooked, napped, read, ate every meal and lazily surveyed the spectacular view. (Glorious sunsets, lobster fishermen checking traps, our kids kayaking off the rocks, an immature bald eagle and even a small whaleglided by most days!)

We had a wonderful time on Ravenwood Lane! It was just like visiting my grandparents on the Jersey Shore back in the 60s: A bit rough around the edges but just our type of vacation place!

Three nice bedrooms for the adults and a "bunk room" for the kids (beds too small for adults and a bit "musty" but I'm sure when filled with the scent of suntan lotioned kids and with a fan bringing in the sea air it would be fine.) The single bedroom needs work especially the windows and area outside those windows- we didn't want to put anyone in it so used it for storage.

John was great about getting back us quickly to answer questions and to mow the lawn. Loved hearing about the history of the place and it's obvious that it has seen generations of happy family get-togethers.

Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old time New England Vacation

  • 4 of 5

This house may not be the fanciest place you have ever seen, but you can't question the views and the relaxed atmosphere. Amazing porch and lots of space. We had a birthday party with 20 people. No complaints from us. In addition to house there were kayaks and just about any summer activity you can imagine.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Rockport MBTA Commuter Rail
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Lobster Pool
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Plum Cove Beach
Car: recommended

Many visitors to Cape Ann go to see whales in the Atlantic. there are a number of boat tours that go out from Gloucester.

There are many great restaurants, featuring some of the country's best seafood.

Halibut Point is just nearby, so take a walk through this beautiful State Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $20
Damage Deposit $500

Up front deposit is not refundable if booking is cancelled unless owner is able to re-rent the property. Maximum occupancy for quoted rate is for up to 8 guests. Please inquire if there are more than 8 guests, we charge $20 per person per night fee for extra guests.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.