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The Willow House - New, & Steps from the Ocean & Rocky Neck

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Living room with french doors to private deck

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Last updated: 04/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A secluded retreat in Gloucester's historic Rocky Neck Cultural District, this is a great vacation getaway- ideal for a single person, couple or small family. Visitors have appreciated the peaceful atmosphere which lends itself perfectly to those who not only want downtime, but maybe some focused work or creative time as well.

Completed in 2013, this second story apartment is located at the entrance to one of America’s oldest working Art Colonies. Just steps away you'll find Wonson and Smith Coves, The Gloucester Stage Company Theater, the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, galleries, shops and restaurants. Enjoy regular musical events, bike Gloucester's beautiful coastline, kayak its large, protected harbor or just have a relaxing stroll down Rocky Neck. Niles Beach is a 10-minute walk away, Good Harbor Beach and downtown Gloucester are 5-minutes by car.

Windows on all four sides provide a steady sea breeze and lots of light. Grill and dine on the deck overlooking the garden with seasonal brook, large willow tree and many flowers and herbs. Cooks will find a well-equipped kitchen and staple pantry items.

If you are an artist, you can paint plein air in the garden, or make your stay more memorable and schedule a painting lesson with owner/artist Rokhaya Waring.

Amenities:
Fridge, gas range/oven, dishwasher, microwave; deck w/gas grill; toaster, electric coffee-maker, french press, tea kettle, filtered drinking water; queen size Sleep Number bed, armoire, A/C (in bedroom only); 32' TV w/Blu-Ray player; front-loading washer and dryer, ironing board and iron, hairdryer; lobster pot and utensils; linens including beach towels; 2 folding beach chairs, umbrella. Options for sleeping children in living room: 1 queen-size air mattress, or the living room couch converts to a full-size bed. One car off-street parking provided.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    For sleeping children: IN LIVING ROOM, queen-size, double-height, auto-inflating air mattress (with 3 firmness levels), or living room couch converts to full-size bed....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen Bed is a Sleep Number®...moreless

  • 1 Queen Sleep Number® bed; armoire, washer and dryer, built-in ironing board. Please note: air mattress or convertible couch must be set up in living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The CATA bus does a circuit of Cape Ann which includes stops at beaches, the train station, supermarkets etc., and has a stop just outside our house. http://canntran.com/routes.html Bring your bikes or rent nearby (Big Mike's Bikes)....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Hi-Def Cable, 40 channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Tivoli stereo with auxiliary jack for mp3 players and including iPhones....moreless

  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Bedroom A/C only...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup programmable drip, and french press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season 2014
Nov 1 - May 1, 2015
3 night min stay
$135
$845
Spring 2015
May 2 - Jun 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$170
$1,070
Summer 2015
Jun 13 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,350

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2015
Sep 12 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$170
$1,070
Off Season 2015
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$135
$845
Spring 2016
May 1 - Jun 10, 2016
3 night min stay
$170
$1,070

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Weekly Summer Changeover Day: Saturday

check-in: 3 PM; check-out: 11 AM

3 wks or more: cleaning fee $150

1st time & guests with children: $200 refundable damage deposit required

CANCELLATION POLICY:

60 days prior to check-in: 100% minus processing fees

30-60 days: 50% minus processing fees

Less than 30 days: no refund

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 04/18/2015
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Location

36 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan International Airport, Boston, MA
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Studio
1.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bass Rocks Golf Club
2.7 Miles
Nearest Train
Gloucester Station, Rockport line of the MBTA
1.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
route 128
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Rudder
0.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Niles Beach

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

About the owner: I am a working artist and member of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. My studio is situated between our house and The Willow House, tying the two structures together. You are welcome to visit my studio during your stay, or sign up for a private lesson or group workshop. For more info, please visit my website: www.rokhaya.com, or on FaceBook: Rokhaya Waring Art

Why the Owner Chose Gloucester:
We are in a quiet garden setting, but at the same time so close to a bustling small city, rich with history, places to visit and things to do. We have beaches, wildlife, and sunsets over the ocean, a wealth of cultural events and restaurants- all within an incredibly friendly community. This area of Gloucester feels like a village, with everything one needs or desires close by, and we often feel that we are on vacation- right here at home.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
My husband and I love living in this area that has inspired so many artists: Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, John Sloan, and Marsden Hartley- to name just a few. We cherish being able to walk to Rocky Neck for breakfast at Sailor Stan's, dinner at The Rudder, or for a freshly baked muffin and a newspaper at The Last Stop. We love to stroll to the end of the Neck to see the old Copper Paint Factory (now the headquarters for Ocean Alliance), and through America's oldest shipyard (Gloucester Marine Railways) to see the boats being worked on. The beauty here is intense and genuine.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
 

Photos

  • Living room with french doors to private deck

    Living room with french doors to private deck

  • Bedroom with queen bed

    Bedroom with queen bed

  • Frameless glass shower

    Frameless glass shower

  • Private deck

    Private deck

  • Entrance from deck

    Entrance from deck

  • The Willow House from the garden. Deck side entrance.

    The Willow House from the garden. Deck side entrance.

  • Schooner at Eastern Point, 2 miles down the road. All photos taken by owners.

    Schooner at Eastern Point, 2 miles down the road. All photos taken by owners.

  • Washer and dryer in bedroom

    Washer and dryer in bedroom

  • Private deck with gas grill

    Private deck with gas grill

  • Summer garden view

    Summer garden view

  • View of Smith Cove in the Spring from down the street

    View of Smith Cove in the Spring from down the street

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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 04/18/2015
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