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Spectacular Setting in the Dunes. Private Beach, Sunset and Sunrises Over Water.

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Two deep water moorings are available with boat rentals, Cape Ann Boat Rentals.

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Sandcastle is just that, a 'castle' (5 bedrooms and 6.5 baths) perched on the dunes of its own peninsula, with water on three sides, and direct access to a private beach ('Twopenny Loaf Beach') that only the guests of Sand Castle and a few other lucky neighbors have use of. Situated on four acres with the beach and ocean surrounding (and not a neighbor in sight!) the house is adjacent to protected greenbelt reservation land, guaranteeing your privacy and serenity. The sun sets over the Bay and and the view from the deck and beach is unsurpassed. From the East deck wake up to a magnificent sunrise over the marsh. From almost every window in the house the view is of the Essex River, the marsh, Hog Island and the Crane Estate in Ipswich, all undeveloped land which reinforces the feeling that you are in an untouched, incomparably beautiful place. Built in 2009 the house boasts every modern amenity but is designed with the classic Cape Cod style intact with high ceilings, plentiful windows and lots of natural light, beautiful woodwork accents and moldings, all en-suite bedrooms, central air conditioning (in the bedroom on the main floor and the entire second floor) and high end, but not ostentatious, furnishings and fittings.?Enter into the center of the house with a grand staircase that takes you up to the main level of the house. The huge and open living and dining areas have a wall of windows and sliders which lead to the massive wraparound deck overlooking the dunes and beach. The kitchen is an 'ell' off of the dining/living and is a very large with a very large island with a stainless-steel trough sink (to put your chilled edibles and wines) in the center and granite counter tops. Kitchen amenities include all stainless appliances, 4 sinks, a 6-burner commercial-grade Blue Star stove with two ovens w/broilers, plus grill and griddle, two dishwashers, a wine refrigerator, separate ice making machine and more. Off of the kitchen to the east is a breakfast area and more relaxed seating,and a “morning deck” equipped with a large propane-fired stainless barbeque. There is also a separate and comfortable sitting room/den with wood-burning fireplace for quieter pursuits, also with a large flat-screen when the mood to watch strikes. A lovely tiled half-bath with marble sink is just down the hall. Also on this floor is a queen bedroom with a sparkling white tile and marble bathroom with a shower and of course views of the dunes and salt marshes of Farm Creek. ?The second floor has two more bedrooms called the Sunrise and Sunset rooms (you can guess why) with amazing views and lovely en-suite baths with double sinks and tubs and showers. One bedroom is a queen and the other is a king and both bedrooms have two over sized window ledges that accommodate a twin mattress each, so could sleep two more people if necessary. The lower level of the house is less formal and more fun with a large center room with a ping pong table, a 'beach' bathroom (just outside is the path to the beach) with whimsical Brazilian blue granite double sinks, a shower and a sauna and separate steam room. There are also two bedrooms (two doubles in one and a king in the other) with en-suite baths and finally the laundry room and a mini kitchen to supply the necessary refreshments for your day of fun and sun on your own beach! In order to reserve this property, please call us

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 6500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 5: 2 double

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Sunrise Suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Sunset Suite...moreless

  • West master suite King bed and two single window beds. East master suite Queen bed and two single window beds. Main floor master Queen bed. Lower floor King bed with sliding doors to lower deck. Lower floor two double beds. All bedrooms are beautifully furnished, have spectacular views and private bathrooms with lovely tiling....moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    separate sauna, steam room and waterfall shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

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  • All bathrooms are tiled in high end design style. Guest half bathroom on the main floor. Beach bathroom has sliding door to the beach with an out door shower, an indoor waterfall shower, a steam room, a sauna, two double sinks, water closet and lots of beach towels....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Sandcastle is perched on the dunes of its own peninsula, with water on three sides, and direct access to a private beach. Situated on four acres with the beach and ocean surrounding (and not a neighbor in sight!) guaranteeing your privacy and serenity. From almost every window in the house the view is of the Essex River and Hog Island and the Crane Estate in Ipswich, all undeveloped land which reinforces the feeling that you are in an untouched, incomparably beautiful place. The huge and open living and dining areas have a wall of windows and sliders which lead to the massive wraparound deck overlooking the dunes and beach. please call us ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Adult (no, not that kind of adult) jigsaw puzzles, various games...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    360 degree unimpeded views of conservation land, marsh, islands, beach, dunes and sandbars. View extends up the coast to New Hampshire from the front deck....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Spectacular long private beach along Essex Bay right out the back door, with a second private beach on the opposite side of the property on Farm Creek. Stunning sunset + sunrise views over water....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Sun sets over Essex Bay just off the front deck. Sun rises over the Farm Creek Marsh just off the back deck....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Essex Bay is on the west of the House. Farm Creek (tidal) is on the East side of the house....moreless

  • Rural:

    The town of Gloucester is far enough for you to feel you're in a rural setting....moreless

  • Village:

    Gloucester is an old fishing town still thriving and offers great restaurants, shopping, museums and galleries....moreless

  • Water View:

    From three sides of the house the view is of water and conservation lands....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    House is 20 meters down a private path to the beach. Beach is wide and sandy....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table can be arranged to accommodate 4 - 20 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 18 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Three master bedrooms are air conditioned. Lower floor bedrooms stay cool. Extra fans are available. Proximity to the water and breeze keeps the house temperate....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Ping pong, sauna room, steam room, piano...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant throughout...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi throughout the house and on all the decks....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    seats 10 - 14 comfortably...moreless

  • Parking:

    for ten cars....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    High speed LG front loader...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic Krups. French press. Bean grinder. 240-volt hot water kettle...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped service for 20-25...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Two...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fabulous gourmet kitchen for entertaining. two dishwashers, two ovens, six burner range, gas grill on deck, exquisite blue green marble counters, fully appliance and equipped....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    two large Blue Star convection ovens, small toaster oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    fully equipped...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large triple door capacity with extra fridge downstairs....moreless

  • Stove:

    six gas burners, plus 12 x 24 griddle and 12 x 24 grill, 12' induction unit...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Located on the back deck through the kitchen sliding doors. Gas line is hooked up to house propane....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Beach bathroom has steam room, waterfall shower, sauna, outdoor shower and is just 30 yards from the beach....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 28 - Sep 6, 2016
7 night min stay

$14,000
Off season
Sep 7 - May 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,000
$14,000 $56,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
  • Cleaning fee $450
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Mooring fee option $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Long weekends with three night minimum is also available off season.


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Location

34 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lobsta Land
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Gloucester
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Essex
4.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Gloucester
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 128
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lobsta Land
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bradford
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
Two Penny Loaf

Car: Necessary

Cape Ann and the town of Gloucester is a picturesque and beautiful old fishing town with lots of excellent restaurants, and a large artist community with museums and galleries. Many famous artists paint here. Must go visit: The Crane Estate and Beach, The Beaufort House Museum, the North Shore Art Association, The Cape Ann Museum, the State of the Art Gallery, Halibut Point State Park and the quarries, the Gloucester Marina and fish pier, State Fort Park, Essex Shipbuilding Museum. Activities: Boating, swimming, beach combing, shelling, bicycling, roller blading, fishing, clam digging, kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing. There is a local movie theater, bowling alley and great restaurants. You can rent a boat or go on a guided fishing tour in Essex Bay or Ipswich Bay, or deep sea fishing off shore. The neighboring town of Essex on the Essex River is renowned for numerous antique shops. Most of our guests spend nearly all their time at the house and on the beach since the setting is so spectacular. The sunsets over Essex Bay are not to be missed. The sunrise over the Farm Creek Marsh is worth waking up early to see.

 

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  • Two deep water moorings are available with boat rentals, Cape Ann Boat Rentals.

    Two deep water moorings are available with boat rentals, Cape Ann Boat Rentals.

  • Soft sandy wide beach with easy access to the beach is ideal for young families.

    Soft sandy wide beach with easy access to the beach is ideal for young families.

  • Kitchen is geared to first class entertaining as well as barbecues on the beach.

    Kitchen is geared to first class entertaining as well as barbecues on the beach.

  • Cooking with friends in this fully equipped chef's kitchen is great fun.

    Cooking with friends in this fully equipped chef's kitchen is great fun.

  • Another beauty: the moonrises and sunrises over the marsh creeks are spectacular

    Another beauty: the moonrises and sunrises over the marsh creeks are spectacular

  • Breakfast area looks out to the back deck and marshes. Very private property.

    Breakfast area looks out to the back deck and marshes. Very private property.

  • Dining room with spectacular sunsets. Table can be expanded to accommodate 20.

    Dining room with spectacular sunsets. Table can be expanded to accommodate 20.

  • West master suite with views over the bay, dunes and islands from 3 sides.

    West master suite with views over the bay, dunes and islands from 3 sides.

  • Large rec room with ping pong table and piano, downstairs fridge, and beach bath

    Large rec room with ping pong table and piano, downstairs fridge, and beach bath

  • East Master Suite view looking to Rockport, with magnificent sun and moonrises.

    East Master Suite view looking to Rockport, with magnificent sun and moonrises.

  • Cozy den/library with fireplace for reading, and games for kids.

    Cozy den/library with fireplace for reading, and games for kids.

  • Every night is memorable.

    Every night is memorable.

  • Kayaks can be rented from ERBA for exploring the marsh rivers and Essex Bay.

    Kayaks can be rented from ERBA for exploring the marsh rivers and Essex Bay.

  • Incredible sunsets from the beach, decks, windows and moonrise from east decks.

    Incredible sunsets from the beach, decks, windows and moonrise from east decks.

  • Wonderful fully equipped gourmet kitchen for cooking with fabulous views.

    Wonderful fully equipped gourmet kitchen for cooking with fabulous views.

  • View from West Master Suite looks over Essex Bay.

    View from West Master Suite looks over Essex Bay.

  • Relax and dine on three decks with view over Essex Bay, marsh and rivers.

    Relax and dine on three decks with view over Essex Bay, marsh and rivers.

  • The enclosed deck wraps around three sides of the house, perfect for little kids

    The enclosed deck wraps around three sides of the house, perfect for little kids

  • Large comfortable living room with spectacular views.

    Large comfortable living room with spectacular views.

  • Main Floor Master Bedroom with views on 3 sides and slider out to the back deck.

    Main Floor Master Bedroom with views on 3 sides and slider out to the back deck.

  • Back deck with complete privacy.

    Back deck with complete privacy.

  • Living room opens onto the deck with four floor to ceiling sliding doors.

    Living room opens onto the deck with four floor to ceiling sliding doors.

  • Sauna, waterfall shower, steam room, double sinks, and outdoor shower.

    Sauna, waterfall shower, steam room, double sinks, and outdoor shower.

  • Huge beach for walking, shelling, swimming.

    Huge beach for walking, shelling, swimming.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 07/27/2015
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