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La Bohème RETREAT Studio - UNPLUG, UNWIND & UPLIFT your spirits!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 420 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

La Bohème RETREAT Studio

UNPLUG, UNWIND & UPLIFT your spirits! No TV (wifi only). For those seeking to truly rest, relax, rejuvenate and contemplate their journey on earth.

For the more adventurous traveler:

Step back in time with this 60's Boho, funky-style studio. Creative objets d'art and romantic lighting creates a very cozy, dark atmosphere (a petite solarium off the living room brings some natural light.) Two walls are covered in vintage, sculpted carpeting. Charming outdoor covered deck and garden areas allow for dining al fresco.

Steps away from the working waterfront and ideally situated in the heart of E. Gloucester between two beautiful beaches (Good Harbor and Niles). Walking distance to downtown, waterfront restaurants, Rocky Neck Art Colony, North Shore Art Assoc. and Gloucester Stage Co. Close to train (1 mi). Right in the middle of all the action while quiet and privately tucked away.

LIVING ROOM - Couch, oversized-chair, wifi & DVD payer. No TV, no A/C. 2 fans keep the studio cool.

SLEEPING AREA is located at back of living room in secluded corner with a full-size (double) bed with comfy memory foam mattress.

PETITE SOLARIUM - Small area off living room with twin bed. Strong morning light from slanted roof with large glass-like ceiling (for early risers).

KITCHEN, fully equipped with coffeemaker, gas range, fridge, microwave, toaster, washer/dryer and seating for 2.

European flair bathroom boasts a large, old-fashioned claw-foot tub with a hand-held shower and skylight above tub (no stand-up shower).

OUTDOOR COVERED DECK for dining al fresco. Seating for 2.

PRIVATE GARDEN with wrought iron patio set.

LOCATION: 149 E. Main Street, Gloucester, MA

More Details

Linda Amero, Agent (TCR Trust-Richard Emmanuel, Host)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Linda Amero, Agent (TCR Trust-Richard Emmanuel, Host)

Host: T.C.R. Trust, Richard Emmanuel

My unrelenting quest to explore spiritual consciousness has been the central element of my life’s journey. During the failed youth revolution of the 60’s, I attended The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., studying comparative religion, philosophy, and sacred architecture. I decided to part ways in my fourth year and used my remaining college tuition to purchase an abandoned Church built in1800’s. In 1968 I created an experimental church. “The Church”, as it became known, continues to provide provocative stimulation on subjects of spirituality and the quest for the understanding of human consciousness. Walk -in art installations representing these central themes are juxtaposed and transcended with ancient sculptures of Hindu and Buddhist Art. I reside in “The Rectory” and it is part of the church complex where he has created a unique and charming retreat/studio space. It is a space to welcome people from all over the world to come and relax, rejuvenate and contemplate their journey on Earth.

Why Linda Amero, Agent (TCR Trust-Richard Emmanuel, Host) chose Gloucester

Serene, contemplative environment. Gloucester is also surrounded by a beautiful natural light, which is why many artists, past and present, come here to paint.

What makes this studio unique

This unique, retro-style studio is perfect for those seeking peace and tranquility. Tucked away yet very central to all activities, restaurants & shopping. You choose! It is perfectly situated between beautiful Good Harbor Beach and Niles Beach (15 min. walk in either direction). Very close to Rocky Neck, downtown, shopping and restaurants. While a car is recommended, it is not necessary. The fascinating waterfront is only steps away.


Gloucester Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Clawfoot tub with hand-held shower (not a stand-up shower).
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Full bed area is in corner of living room.
  • Bedroom area is located off living room. 1 x Full-size bed with comfy, memory foam mattress. 1 x twin bed in petite solarium. Room gets strong morning light (no shades) and it can get quite warm in summer (large fan available.)
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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La Bohème RETREAT Studio - UNPLUG, UNWIND & UPLIFT your spirits!
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

La Boheme offered me a unique opportunity to experience this retro furnished studio apartment...

  • 4 of 5

My host, Richard Emmanuel was quite gracious and accommodating not to mention his engaging willingness to share the history of one of Gloucester's more fascinating properties "The Church "...I am looking forward to a repeat stay at La Boheme in the near future and would highly recommend this studio to anyone seeking a quiet retreat in a comfortable TV free studio

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Cozy Tucked Away Nature Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Very unique, quaint little space perfect for two people. Bed is new, very comfortable. Living room and attached sunroom relaxing and spacious. Kitchen small, but very practical - has what you need. A working stovetop and oven, toaster oven, small fridge/freezer, sink, coffee maker. Even a washer/dryer. Nice outdoor covered sitting area surrounded by flowers and trees; a real Willoughby feel.

Bathroom cozy; shower is handheld and will be tough for anyone over 5 feet. Had to get creative and turn showers into sit-down bath rinses instead, and it got the job done. Nice warm/hot water, water temp never an issue.

Stayed in late June had some mid-80 degree days; the space never got too hot. 3 fans provided, easy sleeping weather at night, very comfortable temps.

Overall I'd highly recommend if you're looking for somewhere unique and off the beaten path with its own character. Way different and homier than a hotel stay. The owner Richard was extremely pleasant and welcoming. Thank you for the great experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Expectations met reality

  • 5 of 5

Had a terrific stay at La Boheme Retreat; Richard was a terrific host and the descriptions of the Studio were very accurate... Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Expectations were met!

  • 5 of 5

Had a terrific stay at La Boheme Retreat as the listing description was accurate regarding location, layout, and amenities. The owner Richard was there to welcome me. The location was terrific, very close to a convenience store and a 20 minute to downtown Gloucester.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Richard's cottage apartment. It was in a convenient spot in Gloucester- to both town and other near by towns, Boston as well. The apartment had everything we needed and Richard was very helpful in getting us oriented. We look forward to going back .

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay, Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the studio for a long weekend and I couldn't have asked for more. It was lovely having our own little private getaway. The outdoor space was a lovely place to enjoy breakfast in the morning and a glass of wine at night. Richard was a wonderful host. He met us when we first arrived providing us with recommendations for markets nearby and respected our privacy throughout the stay. I would recommend this retreat to anyone looking for their own private paradise in a beautiful beach town. Thanks Richard!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Barpub
75 Miles
The Studio Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cape Ann Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Downtown Gloucester
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Good Harbor & Niles Beaches
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $200

Rates are subject to change without notice until reservation is confirmed.

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.