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

Bedrooms Studio
Space 420 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 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 and 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:
July 17, 2017

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 Merrimack Valley & Essex County

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • 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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(7 traveler reviews)

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La Bohème RETREAT Studio - UNPLUG, UNWIND & UPLIFT your spirits!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
Taunton, MA

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: Jun 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: Jun 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: Jun 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: Oct 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: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, cozy, and den-like

  • 4 of 5

My sweetie and I enjoyed a long weekend at Richard's charming Rockport getaway. Richard and Linda and Hank kindly and graciously got us oriented that first night and were there if we needed them. I came away wishing we shared some more time discovering friendship.

The 2nd floor studio is well laid out for the space, a little dark, comfortable, and well furnished. We were there during a small heat wave, had 2 fans going constantly, and closed off the solarium during the heat of the day which made the air in the living quarters heat up.

Gas stove. Comfortable sofas. Softish futon for sleeping (my sweetie didn't entirely fit). The clawfoot bathtub under a sky light is a plus. The walk to the Rudder for seafood and the active E Gloucester harbor was delightful. One morning we arose to catch sunrise at Good Harbor and have breakfast in Rockport. Overall, the retreat time was nourishing and restorative, feeling happy all around.

We'd come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The best part of the HomeAway experience is the potential of meeting new persons to share the surprises of life's journey. Keri and Patrick are guest who are both understanding and open to such simple joys. They are at the top of the list for people one would look forward to meeting. Wonderful to hear that you left feeling refreshed and restored! Just want to clarify a few things for future readers and guests: The studio is located in Gloucester (not Rockport). We are happy to hear that the 2 fans worked very well for you once the sliding door to the solarium was closed off during the day - the space stays quite cool. We rarely need A/C here in New England, especially on the coast. The double bed is best described as a Tempurpedic memory foam mattress on a futon frame - which many find is great for sleeping. It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the skylight over the tub and got to experience a Good Harbor Beach sunrise. Please come back and stay with us anytime! Richard & Linda
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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

Gloucester Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
May 4 2018 - Jun 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2018
Sep 15 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $85

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.
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