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Recent North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley reviews

  • Antique converted barn, can't beat the view or the location!

    "Stayed here just a week ago, at the end of the season. The inside is very unique, in all the right ways. Looking up to the ceiling, there is nothing but native timber, very distinctive. The upstairs is a U-shaped loft area via a partial spiral stairway. Looking out the front of the house from the loft, it is wall to wall windows and two large patio doors. The view is just as amazing from the inside of the house as outside. It's hard to tell from the pictures, but the deck runs the full length of the house in front, and wraps around to a large deck area on the side with table seating for six or more. Plenty of space on the front deck and a two person glider as well. The side deck is adjacent to nice bricked patio and garden area. There is also a patio door access from the kitchen to the side of the deck. There are stairs off the deck that lead down to the rocky shore below, when the tide is changing the sounds are amazing including lots of seagulls (which you will also hear on the roof as well). At low tide there is a small sandy beach below and to the right, and a large public beach is a very short walk down the street. The house sits farther out that your neighbors on either side, so you have privacy and a view. To the right you can see the old harbor, to the left the beach, and all to the front the wrapping coastline of the bay. The house faces the northeast which while I was there the decks has both sun and shade times. There are a row of houses/shops right behind which is the main street. Equidistant in the other direction from the beach is Bearskin neck full of eateries, shoppes, galleries, etc. If you want to avoid driving, the train station is only a couple blocks away and runs to Gloucester, Salem and Boston, the trains run from early in the morning til late at night. Great food everywhere I went, but plan ahead, even at the end of the season places fill up fast. Some places seat 20 or fewer people which adds to the charm but would be tough for large parties and at peak season. Kitchen is well stocked with both large and small appliances and a charcoal grill on the side deck, linens and towels ready to go. Washer and dryer in upstairs bathroom are a great touch. Plenty of parking space and plenty of Rockport is within walking distance from the house. Small convenience store in Rockport, but a full size supermarket and shopping is just up the road in Gloucester in minutes. Great place to stay in and go out!"
    Guest: Matt Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
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  • Location, location, location!

    "Location truly matters - it overrides everything else. This location is spectacular, exquisite view, charming cottage, truly wonderful. The down side is it is only 1 bathroom and the stairs to upstairs can be steep, however, the location of this place shines above all else. The cottage is adorable, has all the right things to make your time here truly memorable. Owner is easily reachable and very amenable! Highly recommended! We LOVED our week here!"
    Guest: Susan J. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 2014
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  • fabulous!

    "This property was fantastic in every way -- private location and beach, immaculate inside, with comfortable spaces and an incredibly stocked kitchen, kayaks, and game room. And, of course, breathtaking views and sunsets. Would definitely recommend to friends and family."
    Guest: Andrew M. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
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  • 32 Marmion

    "Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was very clean. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Perfect setting. Manager responded on 7/29/2014: Thanks so much - We're glad you loved Old Garden Beach House's locale! We hope you decide to return next summer, and we wish you a wonderful rest of the year!"
    Guest: A guest from Boston, MA Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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