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Stunning Oceanfront Home and Location with Views, Land, Beach, Tennis on Estate

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Davis Neck, Bay View,and part of Ipswich Bay from house.


Last updated: 08/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Spectacular vacation home Big Driftwood and its equally spectacular location are true gems. The house is one of several on a large oceanfront old family estate on Davis Neck, Ipswich Bay, next to Annisquam, Gloucester, Mass. Set on the side of the hill, Big Driftwood overlooks Ipswich Bay and glorious sunsets. From the house there are paths (and road) leading to 2 beaches (one of soft white sand) and a pier just below the house. There are also 2 tennis courts and lots of fields, woods and rocky shore to roam, including a wild peninsula with path to the point. The beauty is indescribable. The variety of birds and wildlife is amazing.

Big Driftwood itself is modern, with spectacular sunset views over the ocean. Although it can sleep 10, it is also perfect for 1-2 people who can live entirely on the upstairs floor (which includes the living area as well as the master (queen) bedroom and bath). The living area (living, dining and kitchen) with fireplace, is spacious, high ceilinged, with skylights and glass sliding doors to deck, all of which look over the ocean. Downstairs there are 4 additional bedrooms and 2 baths. All have ocean views.

A lovely, soul inspiring opportunity! Available all year 'round.


Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 5

    bunk bed...moreless

  • All bedrooms have ocean views Queen BR on top floor has sweeping view of ALL of Ipswich Bay! Both Queen BR's have little balconies, as well as attached full baths One BR (2 twins) has fireplace...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • This house and its environs are truly special: 20 houses on 50 oceanfront acres, including 2 beaches and 2 tennis courts. Spectacular views and sunsets. Informal, fun!...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The dining area is part of the large room which also houses the living room area (inclu. fireplace) and kitchen area. Ocean views from everywhere. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    The living area is part of a very large space which includes the dining and kitchen areas. Ocean views from all areas....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    See "Deck" and Also each of the 2 master bedrooms has their own little balcony overlooking Ipswich Bay....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Long deck outside living area with views over all of Ipswich Bay!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    50 acres to roam---including 2 beaches, wild peninsula, rocks, paths, lily pond....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 grills----charcoal and propane....moreless

  • Tennis:

    2 Tennis courts right next to house. (Hardtop, some cracks)....moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 12 - Sep 18, 2015
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


SUMMER: $3,800 per week

SPRING/SUMMER/FALL: Also 3 BR Stone Cottage on Property: See HA #3565329

Deposit: $500 due at booking. Rent in full 30 days prior to arrival.

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Last updated: 08/31/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Gloucester or Rockport
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rte 128 and 127
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Market, Annisquam

Car: Recommended

beachcombing, bird watching, whale watching, scenic drives, eco tourism, deepsea fishing,

Explore the famous Gloucester port and quaint Rockport, their boat rides, museums, art galleries, shopping and restaurants. Go to Ipswich and Essex for their famous clams and antique shops. Fun festive atmosphere everywhere!


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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Davis Neck, Bay View,and part of Ipswich Bay from house.

    Davis Neck, Bay View,and part of Ipswich Bay from house.

  • LR part of Main Space overlooking Davis Neck

    LR part of Main Space overlooking Davis Neck

  • Dining area of Main Area

    Dining area of Main Area

  • Big Driftwood

    Big Driftwood

  • LR and DR part of Main Area (fireplace to the Right)

    LR and DR part of Main Area (fireplace to the Right)

  • Kitchen area of Main Area (little deck off kitchen)

    Kitchen area of Main Area (little deck off kitchen)

Minimum stay: 1-7 nights
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