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Waterfront at Hodgkins Cove Inner Harbor - Spectacular Ocean Views and Sunsets!

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Last updated: 11/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gloucester house description

A new vacation-home listing for 2014! The property has direct frontage on the tidal inner harbor at Hodgkins Cove. At high tide, we often swim from the property under the road bridge and out into the harbor with its tiny beach. Bring your kayaks, because this is a great spot for kayak explorations of Cape Ann's rocky north shore!

The bright and sunny home has 4 bedrooms. Three of the bedrooms are on the second floor (two bedrooms with queen beds and one bedroom with two twin beds) and one bedroom is in the finished attic (three twin beds and amazing views). It sleeps 9. The house has just undergone a total renovation from top to bottom, and boasts a brand new kitchen, 3 new bathrooms and a new rear deck for Summer entertaining. The refrigerator and stove are brand new for the 2014 season. All the matrasses and linen are brand new in 2014.

Starting at the walk-out lower level is a family room with rear-facing windows to the yard, two couches and a large flat-screen television. Also at this level is the laundry area (washer and dryer new in 2014) and a full bathroom with shower - perfect for rinsing off after a swim. On the next floor up, which is level with the front entrance, are the large kitchen/dining area with access to the elevated rear deck, the paneled front foyer, the comfortable living room with sectional couch and large flat-screen television, and an additional bathroom with glass-paneled shower. On the next floor up are three bedrooms, with ceiling fans, and a shared bathroom with tub/shower combination. Finally the attic contains a cute additional bedroom with 3 single beds and sloped ceilings.

From the deck, or from the rear yard with its granite seawall, the endless play of the tide in the inlet can provide a fascinating backdrop for your vacation, with plenty of wildlife-watching opportunities. We have watched beaver, otter, heron, kingfishers and endless species of ducks in the inlet, along with the expected shoals of small fish.

The house is positioned for great views out into the harbor, Ipswich Bay and the ocean beyond. At night, watch the twinkling lights on the distant coast extend right up to New Hampshire and Maine. The sunsets from this location are quite spectacular.

The property fronts onto Washington Street, which is a well-traveled way situated between the house and the main part of the harbor. Washington Street is part of the route that leads one completely around Cape Ann. The location is is very convenient for exploring the harbor, which is accessible directly across the street, beautiful Plum Cove beach and Lane's Cove (a 10 and 20 minutes walk, respectively, in one direction), and the quaint and picturesque village of Annisquam (a 10 minute walk in the other direction). In addition, hiking inland will bring you to some of the many abandoned quarries that dot the center of Cape Ann.

The house is well equipped, including two large flat-screen televisions with DVD players, wifi, washer and dryer, Kurig coffee maker, a well equipped kitchen and plenty of bed linen. The refrigerator has a door-mounted ice dispenser. The gas stove runs on propane, which is included in the rental fee. The sink has a disposal. There is plenty of parking.



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Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Bureau, chair, alarm, great views over Hodgkins Cove...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Closet, bureau, bench, alarm, great views over Hodgkins Cove...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Closet, bureau, closet, mirror, great views over tidal inlet...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single

            Attic bedroom with great views, skylight...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Second floor full bathroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            First floor full bathroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Lower level full bathroom...moreless

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Video Library

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Bay/Sound
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching

          Location Type

          • Water View:

            Lovely ocean views and amazing sunsets...moreless

          • Waterfront:

            Direct water frontage on the tidal inlet at Hodgkins Cove. Hodgkins Cove harbor, which has a long history, is directly across the street. Incredible water views and amazing sunsets!...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

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

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Telephone
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
           

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          Seasonal min
          Nov 1 - May 1, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $250
          $1,250 $4,000

          Changeover Day: Saturday

          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees and Rental Conditions:

          • Property Damage Protection $49
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

          There is a $300 non-refundable cleaning fee.

          Change over day is Saturday. Check in after 4pm Saturday and check out by 10am Saturday.


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          Last updated: 11/28/2014
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          Location

          37 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Logan International Airport in Boston
          4.2 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          The Rhumb Line Bar & Restaurant, 40 Railroad Ave
          5.9 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Bass Rocks Golf Club, 34 Beach Street, Gloucester
          4.2 Miles
          Nearest Train
          MBTA Commuter Rail, Gloucester center
          4 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          MA Route 128
          2 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          The Lobster Pool, 329 Granite Street, Rockport
          0.3 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Plum Cove Beach

          Car: Necessary

          Gloucester prides itself as being 'America's Oldest Seaport' and evidence of its sea-faring traditions abound. Fishing, whale-watching and sailing trips are available from the main harbor, which still serves as an active fishing port. Scenic Cape Ann has much to offer as a vacation destination, from gorgeous sandy beaches to rocky coastal paths; from quaint old harbors to enchanting colonial buildings; from outstanding art galleries to excellent restaurants. A drive around Rte 127, which encircles the island, leads from one scenic vista to another. Be sure to check out the quaint and beautiful old fishing village of Annisquam (a walk from the property) and the artist's colony at Rocky Neck at Gloucester harbor. Also, be sure not to miss the scenic and characterful Town of Rockport, with its quaint harbor and Bear Skin Neck, complete with shops, restaurants and Motif #1, one of the most painted structures around! A short drive from the property is the Halibut Point State Park, with its abandoned quarry leading down to the sea, and its outstanding views all the way up the coast to Maine. Inland on Cape Ann, for those who enjoy hiking, are fascinating walks to other quarries and remains of the once-thriving granite industry. The property faces Hodgkins Cove harbor which was once used to load granite from The Cape Ann Granite Company onto square rigged sailing ships for transportation to destinations such as Boston, New York City other major East Coast cities. Indeed, the property itself is steeped in the history of the area, having been the Bayview general store and Post Office in an earlier time. A photograph, framed at the property, shows the house at the head of the harbor in the 1890's.

          Many other delightful and historic New England coastal towns, are only a short drive away, including Salem, with its history of witch trials, Essex with its antique shops and pristine bay/estuary, Ipswich, Newburyport and many more.

           

          Owner info

          About the owner: Pat and John Austin, the Owners, fell in love with Cape Ann immediately after arriving in the US from England thirty years ago. Now Cape Ann residents, they hope to share their enthusiasm for the area with their guests.

          Why the Owner Chose Gloucester:
          Cape Ann has a charm that is all its own: the beaches, the rocky coastal paths, the beautiful vistas, the charming and characterful villages and towns and the wonderful people who live in them. The whole area is steeped in the history of America's earliest days. Even Boston is easily accessible, being just 50 minutes by car or train from Gloucester or Rockport. There is much to explore. The property provides a spacious and comfortable base for your stay on Cape Ann, with the added benefit of stunning ocean views, direct water access for aquatic activities ,and local points of interest within walking distance.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          We love this property and think that it has much to offer to make your vacation special: comfort and convenient, water access, ocean views, character, history and stunning sunsets over the water.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Hodgkins Cove harbor

            Hodgkins Cove harbor

          • Channel leading to harbor

            Channel leading to harbor

          • Front and side of house.  Note road (Washington Street) at front.

            Front and side of house. Note road (Washington Street) at front.

          • Driveway and tidal inlet at low tide

            Driveway and tidal inlet at low tide

          • Bathroom at lower level - shower can be seen in the reflection

            Bathroom at lower level - shower can be seen in the reflection

          • Dining area looking into kitchen

            Dining area looking into kitchen

          • Living room

            Living room

          • New bathroom

            New bathroom

          • Blue bedroom with queen bed

            Blue bedroom with queen bed

          • Third bedroom with 2 twin beds

            Third bedroom with 2 twin beds

          • General bathroom

            General bathroom

          • Water frontage at side of yard

            Water frontage at side of yard

          • Front of house

            Front of house

          • Rear elevated deck with views of tidal inlet

            Rear elevated deck with views of tidal inlet

          • Fishing shack decorated with lobster pot buoys

            Fishing shack decorated with lobster pot buoys

          • Lower level family room

            Lower level family room

          • New kitchen

            New kitchen

          • Pine hutch in dining area

            Pine hutch in dining area

          • Side hallway and stairs to bedrooms

            Side hallway and stairs to bedrooms

          • New shower

            New shower

          • Beige bedroom with queen bed

            Beige bedroom with queen bed

          • Attic bedroom with 3 twin beds

            Attic bedroom with 3 twin beds

          $250 per night (USD)
          3

          4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
          Sleeps 9

          View calendar: Updated 11/28/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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          Member since: 2014
          Speaks: english
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          • Response rate: 100%
          • Calendar last updated: 11/28/2014
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