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Gloucester house description
******* VACATION PROPERTY********
DRIFTWOOD CAN ACCOMMODATE 1-14......CONTACT US TODAY TO SEE IF YOUR DATES ARE AVAILABLE. SEPT-MAY/ 2 NIGHT MINIMUM.....JUNE/JULY/AUGUST RENT BY THE WEEK...SATURDAY-SATURDAY.....WE JUST MAY HAVE AVAILABILITY FOR YOU AND YOUR GUESTS.....THANKS FOR CONSIDERING DRIFTWOOD WHERE MEMORIES ARE MADE TO LAST A LIFETIME!!! WHY RENT A HOTEL ROOM WHEN YOU CAN ENJOY AN ENTIRE HOME WITH ALL OF THE AMENITIES FOR LESS! GUESTS LOVE THE LOCATION BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH TO SEE AND SO MUCH TO DO 'ALL' WITHIN MINUTES OF THIS VACATION HOME.
TAKE A SCENIC STROLL ALONG EASTERN POINT BLVD. AND CAPTURE THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF EAST GLOUCESTER. VISIT ONE OF THE MANY FINE RESTAURANTS WHERE SEAFOOD IS COOKED ANY WAY YOU LIKE IT! ROCKPORT, JUST A 5-7 MINUTE DRIVE FROM DRIFTWOOD IS HOME TO 'BEARSKIN NECK', A TOURIST AND SHOPPER'S PARADISE.
LIFE Magazine states that Gloucester is one of the top 10 most under rated BEACH towns in America... they call it 'The hidden GEM!!!!' Coastal Living Magazine refers to Gloucester as a 'Coastal Dream Town.' Driftwood's Beach house is nestled between Historical Rocky Neck Art Colony and Eastern Point Lighthouse.... within walking distance to North Shore Art Association, Gloucester Stage Company (live theatre), and outdoor dining with nightly entertainment on Rocky Neck...take a short walk to Rocky Neck's ice cream shop, bike or stroll to the scenic Backshore or spend the day at Niles Beach which is within 100 steps to Driftwood (a favorite sight for scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding) and has lifeguard on duty 7 days a week from 9:00AM-5:00PM..no need to pay for parking when the car is in the driveway. Niles Beach looks directly out to Gloucester Harbor...whether you want a relaxing day on the beach reading your favorite book, swimming in the ocean, taking your kayak for a tour of Gloucester Harbor or watching the assortment of boaters (sailboats, fishing fleet, windsurfers and even kite surfers) Niles Beach has something for everyone..................................................................................... It's the number one beach for 'young' swimmers with very little surf. Cape Ann is full of fun things to do: Kayak up the Annisquam River, sail aboard the Thomas E. Lannon, a 65ft. schooner for a harbor cruise, or walk down Eastern Point Boulevard and tour Beauport, The Sleeper McCann House, a property of Historic New England. While in Gloucester, America's oldest seaport, visit CAPE ANN MUSEUM and marvel at the world's best collection of maritime paintings by Fitz Henry Lane (1804-65), Cape Ann scenes by Winslow Homer, and a whole slew of seascapes and shore images by Stuart Davis, John Sloan, and other American Modernists. Take a ride along Stacey Boulevard to 'The Fishermen's Statue also known as 'The Man At The Wheel' or picnic at Stage Fort Park. Spend the day aboard one of Gloucester's Whale Watch boats and travel to Stellwagen Bank to view the 'gentle giants of the ocean', deep sea fish for haddock and cod or sport fish for tuna. Good Harbor Beach (one of many local beaches, voted 2nd best in the Northeast) is just a 5 minute drive from Driftwood. Be prepared to pay for parking. Visit Hammond's Castle, tours daily. If biking is your thing, Driftwood is it. This home is on the scenic route called 'Around the Cape.' Your 20 mile biking trip will take you through Gloucester and Rockport where the scenery is ENDLESS!!
How about a spending an afternoon in Rockport, just a 5-7 minute drive away...Visit picturesque Motif #1 (artists come from all over the world to paint it) or shop on Bearskin Neck known for it's many unique shops, boutiques, and art galleries. Travel Rt. 133 up the coast, through Essex, Ipswich,(fine antiques) Newburyport (plenty of boutiques and restaurants) to Portsmouth (Water Country/Water Park) and spend the day in search of your favorite treasures.
Driftwood is only 1 hour from some of the finest ski mountains in the Northeast. Kittery, Maine shopping outlets are less than 1 hour's drive.
Driftwood has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 comfortably with beautiful wood flooring throughout. There is one bedroom on the 1st floor level making it easier for those who have difficulty with stairs, a large family room with two dining tables so everyone can enjoy their favorite meal together. If outdoor dining is your choice, there is a deck with views of the beach and harbor. We also provide a gas grill, as well as a Webber grill, for your convenience....Driftwood also has a stainless steel fully-applianced kitchen with washer, dryer and dishwasher, living room with views of the beach and Gloucester Harbor, 1/2 bath on 1st level, 3 more bedrooms on the 2nd floor with walk-in tile shower bathroom and yard for relaxing after a fun-filled day. We provide all that one would need for an enjoyable vacation, even the 'outdoor' rinsing shower....All linens included, as well as beach accessories, such as coolers, chairs, umbrellas and beach toys...Wake up each morning and take a stroll along the beach with your favorite cup of coffee or go to sleep at night after viewing the most incredible sunsets... *********For larger parties Driftwood has additional sleeping quarters for more guests, sleeps 6. Perfect for family reunions, the in-laws or friends..... On the first level there is a fully-applianced stainless steel kitchen with pennisula, large cathedral living room, bedroom with a queen bed (small tv in bedroom), walk-in tile shower bathroom, washer and dryer. Second level loft has two twin beds and TV, and pull-out sofa in the main living. There is also a small deck, parking and grill. PLEASE NOTE: Driftwood is located at 75 Eastern Point Road, Gloucester, MA..... NOT Eastern Point Boulevard.
Keywords: Beach House
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 2-14
- Queen size Beds (1) Queen Bed/1st floor Master Bedroom/Main House
Queen Bed/2nd floor Bedroom/Main House
Queen Bed/Additional Quarters, Double Beds (1) Full size Bed/2nd floor bedroom/Main House, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 Twin Beds/2nd floor Bedroom/Main House
2 Twin Beds/Additional Quarters, Baby Cribs (1) We provide a Pack N' Play for infant/toddler, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleep sofa/Queen/1/2 thickness mattress/Additional Quarters...moreless
Bathrooms: 1.75 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Catering Available:
Master Bedroom/1st floor-Air conditioning Queen Bedroom/2nd floor-Air conditioning Full Bedroom/2nd floor-Air conditioning Family Room/Air conditioning Additional Quarters-Air conditioning in 1st floor Queen Bedroom & Living Room...moreless
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- Parking Off Street
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
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- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Beach View:
- Ocean View
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Within walking distance to live theatre, historical art colony, variety of restaurants, eat inside or out, shops, scenic mansion walks/tours, lighthouse tours, deep sea fishing, sport fishing, harbor tours, whale watching, lobster bakes, and much more...to view our lovely city visit out webpage....moreless
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Summer, 2011 rental
Summer, 2011 rental
Fantastic home, location and amenities! We had a young family in the attached unit, and six in the main home itself. We walked to the beach every day, and ate out on the large deck for almost every meal. Plenty of room inside for a family of ten to visit and play games. Mary Ann, the owner, was extremely helpful thru-out the entire process. Hopefully, we can return for another family reunion soon.
- Guest Chuck N. (Venice area, Florida)
- Date of stay 06/25/11
- Review Submitted 07/03/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway.
WE CAN ACCOMMODATE 1 to 14 GUESTS..RENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR/OPEN YEAR ROUND SEPT.-MAY 2 NIGHT MINIMUM $200-$400/PER NIGHT DURING OFF SEASON. CALL TODAY FOR PRICING & AVAILABILITY CHECK IN TIME: 3:00PM CHECK OUT TIME: 10:00AM SECURITY DEPOSIT BY CHECK REQUIRED TO SECURE RENTAL..2ND PAYMENT DUE 30 DAYS PRIOR TO RENTAL. CANCELLATIONS MUST BE MADE 30 DAYS PRIOR TO RENTAL. BALANCE DUE BY CHECK/CASH UPON ARRIVAL.. YEAR ROUND RENTAL/RENTING 2 NIGHT MINIMUM
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Steve and Mary Ann Boucher have owned and operated Driftwood since their purchase in 2004. They are natives to the area. After working with a local rental company and having great success, they have decided to try VRBO's website as it offers more information to the customer and gives them even more exposure. They are very passionate about offering a vacation rental to 'build memories that will last a lifetime.'
Why the Owner Chose Gloucester:
Driftwood was owned by a family friend of Steve's parents who approached Steve and Mary Ann after living there for 54 years...with Steve being a general contractor the previous owner knew that Steve would bring it back to it's original state and use....Steve and Mary Ann purchased the home in September of 2004 and in the summer of 2005 opened Driftwood as a weekly/monthly rental property...they learned just after their purchase that Mary Ann's great aunt had once owned the home..so there were connections on both sides. With Steve growing up at the Eastern Point Lighthouse and Mary Ann in the Rocky Neck area they knew that this house was the perfect setting for vacationers looking for a New England style vacation. With all that Gloucester has to offer this home was perfectly nestled for just that....
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Driftwood has all that one would need for an enjoyable and relaxing vacation...STEPS TO THE BEACH..WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO RESTAURANTS WITH OUTDOOR DINING ON SMITH'S COVE, UNIQUE SHOPS, ICE CREAM,LIVE THEATRE, NORTH SHORE ART ASSOCIATION, MUSEUM, EASTERN POINT LIGHTHOUSE, KAYAKING AND SO SO MUCH MORE...unpack your suitcase, fill the fridge and you are ready to enjoy Cape Ann.....
- Primary: 978-281-3348
- Secondary: 978-697-0163
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Stainless steel kitchen-Main House
Cottage Kitchen w/ stainless steel fridge, gas stove, dishwasher and microwave
Attached cottage from loft
Main Living Room of Main House (Driftwood) w/ views of Gloucester Harbor & Beach
Kayaking Gloucester Harbor..Ten Pound Island..kayak to it from Niles Beach
Thomas E. Lannon, a 65ft. schooner heading into Gloucester Harbor... tours daily
Artists visit each year to capture the unique light that Cape Ann has to offer.
&quot;Fisherman at the Wheel&quot; Statue along Stacey Boulevard.
Large Family Room w/ two dining tables.
Cottage Living Rm. w/ Loft. 2 Twin Beds in Loft. 1st floor Bedroom w/queen bed
Evening sunset along Niles Beach looking across the harbor towards Boston
Main House: 2nd floor bedroom/queen bed..2 more bedrooms and bath on this floor
St. Peter's Fiesta 'Greasy Pole' competition.Thousands flock to Glou. Harbor
Tall ships arrive in Gloucester Aug. 5-7 this year-2011
Sailing past Beauport Museum..a 5 min. walk from Driftwood on Eastern Point Blvd
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4 Bedroom / 1.75 Bathroom
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