Nature Lovers Delight, Beautiful Post and Beam Home with Pool
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Gloucester house description
Nature lovers delight! A beautiful, sunny, post and beam home. Huge yard with fish pond and private pool for your use. Very private, long driveway, sunny deck, twelve acres, close to Lanesville and Rockport. The huge master overlooks the pond and has a king size bed with a walk through closet to the bathroom. The other front room has a four poster queen bed. The westward bedroom has a double bed. This home does not have air-conditioning, we have fans and plenty of trees.
On the first floor there is a smaller bedroom with a single bed and a bathroom attached. Large open kitchen, dining and living room, is excellent for entertaining. You love the rustic open concept of this restored barn.
Keywords: Country post and beam estate on 12 acres, abuts 100 acres of conservation land. Pool, garden, and pond complete this one of a kind setting. This home is rented from Saturday to Saturday.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Stove
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Video Library
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Rock Climbing
- Equestrian Events
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Live Theater
- Whale Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Gloucester is a working fishing city. The restaurants pride themselves on the freshest seafood. All beaches open up to the public, dogs and surfers at 5:00. This is my favorite time at the beach. Check out Gloucester Chamber for many festivals during the summer. Here are some of my favorites; August 10, 2013 is Gloucester Blues Festival. August 16-18 is Gloucester Waterfront Festival. August 31, 2013 is Schooner Festival in Gloucester Harbor....moreless
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Truly unique property with New England charm
Truly unique property with New England charm
My family stayed at this home the last week of June in 2013 and had a great time. I was amazed that a property could be so private and quite in the middle of Gloucester. Tons of space and it is a really picturesque setting with some dramatic rock outcroppings that make it unique. My kids enjoyed the frog pond and spent time every day catching and releasing frogs and turtles there. The pool was also great and we enjoyed spending time as a family hanging out pool side. The house is rustic with a ton of character. I would stay here again if I was in the area.
- Guest Jon Harol (West Simsbury, ct)
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/02/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.
We had a very pleasant stay at in Gloucester
We had a very pleasant stay at in Gloucester
We have stayed there twice in 2011 and 2012, each visit for two consecutive weeks in early July. We chose the place, originally, because it is pet friendly and we had 3 dogs, one of whom was a greyhound. We grew to like the place because it is semi-isolated from traffic, making it safe to leave the dogs wandering without fear of being hit by a car. This same situation makes it easy to leave the grand kids to pretty much supervise themselves. We have grown to appreciate Gloucester as it is closer to our Boston home than Cape Cod and has less of the traffice and crush of people there. The pool is a welcome feature. Although there always seems to be a breeze blowing, having the pool nearby allows for refreshing dips when the temperature gets too hot. It is also an attraction when we entertaned as the grand kids and others would entertain themselves for hours on end. The pool is very pretty at night with the pool light on. Although the house is semi-isolated, it is still close enough to Gloucester and Rock Port and other historical attractions that visiting them allows for scenic pleasure. There is a large state park on the edge of Gloucester harbor that hosts a farmer's market weekly that offers a variety of interesting and tasty foods. Downtown Gloucester offers a variety of interesting restaurants and shops along it main street. There are also several restaurants on the water offering a variety of fresh seafoods. Barry and Brooke, our hosts were always accommodating and gracious and quickly responded to any need. While they are resident on the property, they reside by close enough to respond promptly. The grass was always kept freshly cut. There is a frog pond on the property that is close to the house. The frogs at night offer a pleasant symphony or croaks. At first you will think they are too loud, but you soon learn to enjoy these sounds that you don't hear in the city. They are relaxing. And showing the grand kids some wild life is also enjoyable. The house has a strong wifi signal so that if and when you need to reconnect with the world you can do so efficiently. The house is best described as rustic and has a pleasant lived in feeling to it. There is a bedroom and full bath off or the first floor behind the kitchen, that provides private location for relatives and guests. The second floor has three large bed rooms and full bath room with separate tub and shower. We will be back again in 2013
- Guest Norm and Diane (United States)
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 01/11/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children.
We had a great time
We had a great time
Our family of seven (ages 9, 7, 6, 5, and 3) stayed over 3 months and we enjoyed the house and location very much. Located approximately a half a mile from the ocean yet it has the feel like you are secluded in Maine. If you have forgotten what quiet sounds like you will be reminded during your stay. Great place for kids. Our kids spend considerable time outside by the frog pond and climbing rocks. Toward the end of our stay the owner opened the pool early in the year so we would have an opportunity to use it before we left. Certainly not your typical beach vacation rental. My mother visited for a week and kept referring to the house as a museum. I would describe the hosue as rustic yet functional and very comfortable. The owner was very understanding and accomodating when we broke a window after the first week and was also responsive in getting a replacement coffee pot and toaster after they both died during our stay. We really enjoyed our time and I believe you will as well.
- Guest Dean (Grand Rapids MI)
- Date of stay 02/10/12
- Review Submitted 05/24/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.
We were very excited to stay here coming in from the Midwest, but this place quickly became a nightmare for my young family. We showed up there and the place hadn't been cleaned in months. The sheets on the bed were dirty from the last stay, there was dog hair everywhere, and the fridge was full of rotten food. The house is on a nice plot of land, but the owner has turned the property into a flea market with all of the junk that he has stored on the property. In addition, there is an actual working junk yard down the street that you look down onto from the front porch. It is a dangerous house for kids. The stairs are more like a ladder, and there is a 3 rd floor that should be condemned. I really wanted to like the place, but there are places much closer to the ocean that you can get that won't put your family at risk. Enjoy your vacation....just not here.
- Guest Matt (Boston, ma)
- Date of stay 10/01/11
- Review Submitted 04/06/12
Owner response: Dear disgusting experience. When I met you the day you moved in with your wife, triplet toddler boys and black lab, you were quite happy. When I showed up week after week to perform fall clean up, winterize the pool, blow out the sprinkler lines and perform other duties consistent with good property management, you never mentioned any of these problems. I assume this retaliation is due to the fact that I only returned a portion of your security deposit and not the entire amount due to the itemized outstanding utility bills and property damage. I was entitled to keep it all due to you breaking your lease 34 days early, but I didn't. (Shame on me). I have been in the rental business for 23 years and take great pride in my property. I have another listing on VRBO #241235. How is it possible to get such a great review on the quality of that property and my attentiveness to my tenants, yet maintain this property in the manner in which you reviewed. Your review is a complete fabrication of facts and a blatant lie. I'm sure prospective renters will recognize that as well.
Jun.....$2100/week Saturday to Saturday $100 cleaning fee Jul.....$2500/week Saturday to Saturday Aug .. $2500/week Saturday to Saturday Two weeks... $4,800 One Month....$9,800
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- Nearest Airport: Boston, Ma Logan Airport at 60 Miles
- Nearest Train: Gloucester or Rockport at 10 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Route 128 at 12 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Good Harbor, Wingaersheek, Rockport beaches at 10 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Bass Rocks at 8 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Lobsta Land at 11 Miles
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: Barry and I have owned Quarry Field Farm for seventeen years. We love this home, but employment brought us to Maine. Come visit Gloucester and enjoy this rustic, relaxing home. Enjoy!
Why the Owner Chose Gloucester:
Gloucester is a wonderful vacation spot with beautiful beaches, restaurants, shops, theater, and history.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Quiet, close to nature, refreshing pool, roomy bedrooms.
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A unique post and beam home with pool, decks, walking trails and frog pond.
The 'cement pond', very private and secluded.
The dinning room table has 3 additional leafs for a big family dinner!
Second floor tub if you want to soak. There is also a shower here too.
Pool and Garden
The open kitchen has beautiful views of the grounds.
The second floor office looks west over the pool.
Fish and Frog pond.
The second floor sitting area with futon and sky lytes. Overlooking the pool.
Fish eye view of kitchen and dinning room.
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Date last modified - Monday, November 11, 2013
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