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Joan Cotto

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Charming studio apartment in antique colonial home with private patio

8 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Massachusetts Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 full bath, sleeps 2

Charming studio apartment in an antique colonial home with an antique/gift shop on site. Why rent a hotel/motel room? This beautiful studio is a unique alternative. The apartment is located within walking distance to the North Shore Art Association, Rocky Neck Art Colony (the oldest working art colony in America), wonderful restaurants, beaches, and shopping. Private parking for 1-2 vehicles.

Main living space: The main living space is a bright, sunny large room with hardwood floors, a full size/double bed, kitchen set and seating area. We provide great comfy linens and quilts, and an extra cot can be provided if needed. The kitchen is small but fully equipped with a large refrigerator/freezer, small gas stove, breakfast bar, and everything needed to boil a lobster!

The bathroom has a full soaking tub with shower and beautiful floor to ceiling ceramic tile.

Patio: There is also a terrific outdoor private patio with wrought iron furniture. We also supply a small barbeque grill with everything needed for a great cookout.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joan Cotto (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english


based on 8 traveler reviews

Charming studio apartment in antique colonial home with private patio
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Perfect little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a few nights for our honeymoon and loved it! It was so cozy and perfect for the two of us. Joan was so great and made sure we had everything we would need. I would absolutely love to go back and I would highly recommend staying here :)

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Berwick, PA, USA

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Joan is a warm, friendly and welcoming host, responded quickly to our emails and was accommodating with our later arrival. She made sure to include everything you might need for a pleasant stay. The place was quiet, spotless, charmingly furnished, and had all the little conveniences, and then some! She thought of everything. An ideal place to stay for a single or couple. The little courtyard was a pleasant sanctuary to sit and eat in the shade. Easy to find, and located a 5 min drive from everything - close enough to be convenient, but far away enough to be quiet. Weather was great so we didn't avail ourselves of the books, games, CDs or DVDs, of which she has a fun selection to choose from. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much for such a great review. it was a pleasure having you stay here. i look forward to having you back again. best, joan
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Great location, solid apartment, great host

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with our stay at this solid studio apartment this summer. Kitchen, bath and AC in good working order. Apartment was quaint and nice. Location was excellent and the area even nicer than we had expected, especially the beaches. Our host was fantastic and very responsive and helpful when called upon.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: i'm so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay here in gloucester. your family was an absolute pleasure. you Iceland folks rock !!!-joan
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If you're looking for Charming and Intimate in a great location, this place is PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came out for a fall-time wedding in mid-October and we're SOOO glad we decided to stay at this quaint little studio apartment. We prefer to stay at vacation rentals when we can as opposed to hotels so we can plan our own meals and get a "true" feel for the area we're visiting.

The studio had everything we needed for our 4 night stay... wi-fi, well stocked kitchen, bathroom with ample hot water, T.V. (with dvd's and vhs tapes), games and more. The studio was very quiet (we slept well), and the owner is very kind offering an abundance of warmth, and hospitality.

If we ever venture back to the area we would definitely stay here again. We couldn't have been happier with our decision!

T+T...from San Diego area, California

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you here. Would love for you to stay with us again. All the best, joan.
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Perfect getaway for 2

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year renting this charming studio for the 4th of July week. The studio is compact and convenient to beaches and town. I loved having my tea on the patio every morning. Joan is a warm and accommodating host. We will be back next again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect little get-away

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our week-long stay at Joan's studio apartment. It was charming and comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. The studio is close to the water and walking distance from Rocky Neck with a great restaurant across the street. Joan was there when we needed her, but left us to ourselves the rest of the time. The pictures of the property on HomeAway reflect the property exactly which was much appreciated. We'll very likely be back next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanx for the wonderful review! it was certainly a pleasure having you here and would love for you to come back next year. i'll always remember you as my "beautiful honeymoon couple!"-joan
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Gloucester and Annisquam Studio Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Discounts: 6 nights or more: $100 Nightly
Jun 1 - Aug 31
3 night minimum stay
Discounts: 6 nights or more: $100 Nightly
Off Peak: Fall - Spring
Sep 1 - May 31
3 night minimum stay
Discounts: 6 nights or more: $100 Nightly

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Massachusetts Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Fully ceramic tile bath. Totally updated.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , extra cot + 1 mattress
  • 1 full size bed and cot provided upon request. There will be a $30 per night charge for each additional person. No cleaning charge.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Use of washer/dryer, all linens provided. Activities in site and nearby = shopping, sightseeing, whale watching, swimming, antiquing, etc.

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