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Waterfront Home with Spectacular Viewsof the Annisquam River

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Watch the beautiful sunsets over the Annisquam River from the deck or just enjoy the scenic views all day long of Pierce Island, Jones Creek and Wingaersheek beach at a distance. Simply spectacular.

This vintage home has six bedrooms on the second floor and sleeps up to 12 people. Large eat in kitchen with two seating areas. There is a half bath off the kitchen, and a bathroom with a tub on the second floor. The walk out lower level has a newer bath with shower and laundry. You may swim from the property or enjoy the community float a few houses away. Bring your canoes, row boats, kayaks, flippers, mask and snorkel and get ready for a fabulous vacation

Keywords: Single Family

More Details

Maureen Malloy
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

About Maureen Malloy

This is a long time family home owned by siblings.

The property is maintained and managed by two sisters, one of which lives in Gloucester.

Maureen Malloy purchased this house in 1961

Why Maureen Malloy chose Gloucester

Perfect place to gather family and friends. Comfortable, vintage summer home. You will feel like you are stepping into the past, but have all you need for an enjoyable stay.

What makes this house unique

The house is situated up high, some of us (older folks)simply enjoy sitting on the deck to talk and talk and talk while watching the activities on the river.Other guests might swim, kayak or just enjoy water activities. There is plenty to do locally. Whale watching, boating, great beaches, night life, museums, shops, and great restaurants.


Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Waterfront Home with Spectacular Viewsof the Annisquam River
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Lovely location for Ladies Get-Away Weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 15th Ladies Get Away weekend, 14 of them were in Rockport, MA. We decided to rent a house this year and we are all so happy that we did. This house was definitely a "HOME"? The décor and quaintness of the home was so inviting. There wasn't an amenity overlooked. Extremely clean! The view of the Annisquam River were amazing. Plenty of room for all 8 of us to spread out, yet we always felt together. The shower and tub arrangements worked out just fine and the 1/2 bath off the kitchen was great. Perfect home, wouldn't change a thing!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had such an enjoyable visit with your friends. Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your leaving the house so neat and some laundry done. Maybe you will come back again and stay longer.
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We loved the house it was perfect, it had everything you could need.

  • 5 of 5

Well taken care of, clean, perfect for our needs. Had everything from lobster pots serving platters to enough chairs, gas for the grill, a washer and dryer. It was perfect! The owner was also very accommodating to us!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely views from the deck

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at The Gables. Perfect for a family gathering.

Large kitchen with everything one needs. Quiet neighborhood and wonderful visits on the deck. The children had lots of fun with water activities. A great place to have fun.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming riverfront home

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a wonderful stay at this home in Gloucester. It has a fantastic view of the water and is in such a quiet neighborhood that we had wonderful peaceful mornings and evenings watching the boats go by. My kids loved exploring the shore at low tide and collecting shells and hermit crabs. The house confortably fit our large group and everyone was impressed with how well kept the house is, the family really cares for the property. We have been traveling to Gloucester every year for a long time and this is by far the best place we have stayed. Unique, comfortable and charming New England coastal cottage. Parking is a little tight on the narrow road but was still able to accommodate all our many vehicles! It is also less than 10 minute drive down to the Harbor. We hope to return to this home on our next trip to Gloucester.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lockhart, Texas, USA

Family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We came up from Texas for my niece's wedding. There were 9 of us staying here. PLENTY of room and kitchen is very well stocked of any cookware you may need. We had a shrimp and lobster boil one night,(plenty of lobster pots) and sat on the deck to relax. Weather was wonderful, had to sleep with a light blanket a couple of nights.

The house may seem outdated, but if you are interested in the New England experience and want a comfy place to stay, THIS IS IT!!!! ( If I ever have the pleasure to come up this way again I will definitely stay here.) Photos of the house are great, lets you know the quaintness. The Deck off the back has amazing views of the river and are GREAT for morning coffee and evening cocktails.

Gloucester is a quaint little town and Rockport is just up the way, Boston is great place to spend the day and head back here for the evening of relaxation.

The owner is VERY nice and personable.

HIGHLY recommend this jewel of peaceful bliss to ALL!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great rental for a large family

  • 4 of 5

When we rented this house we had twelve people staying with us--five adults and seven children. The view from the balcony and two of the bedrooms is absolutely amazing. The house overlooks the Annisquam River and has access to a dock. My four boys range in age from 5 to 12 years old and they absolutely LOVED the river. Each morning at low tide they were able to go down to the water and collect hermit crabs by the hundreds. (Catch and release, of course!) At night, the adults were able to sit outside on the balcony and see millions of stars. It was very peaceful and relaxing.

The house is also located about 8 minutes from Good Harbor beach, which is very clean and has an absolutely gorgeous view of the rocky coast. If you choose to go to the beach, go at low tide so you can walk to a nearby rocky island while the sandbar is still exposed.

The house has pretty much everything a family might need in order to have a comfortable stay-- lobster pots, a martini shaker, beach towels, lounge chairs, wireless internet, TV/DVD, and fully-stocked kitchen with every cooking gadget imaginable. Other guests had left behind useful items such as paper plates and cups, laundry detergent, coolers, and shampoo.

Initially, we were a little worried because the advertisement did not show the bedrooms. We were pleasantly surprised to find all the rooms to be small, but comfortable. As I mentioned before, two of the rooms overlook the river. My husband and I fell asleep each night to the sound of the loons and bullfrogs.

The one thing that kept me from rating this house as "Excellent" is the fact that there is only one bathroom with a shower. (And it happens to be in the basement) The upstairs bathroom is nice, and it has a claw-foot tub. The washroom on the main level is a half-bath, off the kitchen. The bathroom in the basement is very clean and modern but not convenient to the upstairs bedrooms. The only time the shower situation became an issue for us was the day we all went to the beach...and everyone wanted to shower all at the same time when we came home. Other than that, we were able to work around each other for shower time.

If you are looking for a brand new vacation rental with stainless steel appliances, this is not the house for you. This home is not fancy. However, if you like an older place with lots of charm--this place is perfect. The owner was easy to work with and we would definitely recommend this rental to a friend.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is an outside shower with hot and cold water that could be used. We also have free parking availabe close to the Goodharbor Beach foot bridge off Nautilas Road.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Logan, Boston
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Lots or restaurants with bars
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Commuter Rail
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Many close by
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Good Harbor, Wingaershee


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150

The standard rate is for the Spring and Fall season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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