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Vacation Home ~ Now Renting for the Summer

(8 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8, 3 1/2 bathrooms

A newer beach home located in the private Diamond Cove area of Annisquam in Gloucester. Even though it is not directly on the water, it is the perfect location. You have the use of two (semi-private, association members only) beaches. It is only a minute walk to the Diamond Cove rocky beach, where you can swim, dive, launch your kayak or just sit and watch the beautiful sunset. It is about a five minute walk to the Annisquam Light House sandy beach.
THE HOUSE: Out the back door you will have a deck with with table and chairs and view of the surrounding woods. There is a patio with table, chairs and a gas grill by the side of the house. The FIRST FLOOR is an open living and dining area with a wall of southern exposure windows overlooking the woods. There is a gas fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen. A powder room plus a bedroom (full bed) with a private bath complete the first floor. The SECOND FLOOR has three bedrooms ,(one queen bed, one full bed, two twin beds) a bath and a laundry room. The THIRD FLOOR is a large open game room. There is gas fireplace, a TV den area, pool table area, a computer area and a bathroom. Pets will be considered.

A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA: There is a lot to do in this area, but the best thing is you don't have to do anything! The house is completely furnished and for the convenience of our long distance renters, we operate on a use-it- up and replace-it system for all the staple items (if you use up the salt or the laundry detergent, just replace it before you leave). This will save you lots of money and time by not having to purchase every little spice or staple you may only need once. Just bring your clothes and personal items. There is an information book available in the house that lists local activities, restaurants, maps, etc. that will provide the answer most any question.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    The house is not child proof for tottlers, and there are stairs with no gates. There are baby monitors and a play 'n pack available (please request). There is no high chair....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Np smoking inside the house, but you may smoke outside on the patio and on the deck...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Gloucester has a leash law, and there is not a fenced area for dogs....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    For someone with limited mobility, everything someone would need is located on the first floor. There is a bathroom en suite and the shower has a small step-up and there is a small built in seat in the shower....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 3 1/2 Baths, 1 queen, 2 full, 2 twins, 1 sleep sofa. Beach towels, Beach chairs, Games, Golf Clubs, Free Long distance calls, Wireless Internet service--bring your own laptop, as there is no computer available. Pets on a case by case basis....moreless


  • Books:

    Located on third floor....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Located on third floor. ...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Located on third floor. Pool table and TV. Lots of board game...moreless

  • Games:

    Located on third floor...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table:

    Small pool table located on third floor....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Located on third floor...moreless

  • Television:

    TV on third floor rec room. Small tv in kids room--not hooked to cable. For VCR tapes for kids....moreless

  • Toys:

    Located in children's room on second floor...moreless

  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Two Semi-private beach - Diamond Cove Rocky Beach 1 minute walk - Squam Rock Sandy Beach - 5 minute walk....moreless

  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Two gas fireplaces. One on the first floor and one on the third floor....moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heat throughout the house....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets, blanket and pillows provided...moreless

  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    All long distrance calls within the contenintal US are free. Heads up--cell phones DO NOT normally work well in this area....moreless

  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    All bath towels, washclothes and beach towels are provided....moreless

  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Bring your own laptop...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully furnished...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully furnished....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully furnished....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Operate on a use-it-up and replace-it system. All staple items (and them some) salt, pepper, flour, condiments, etc. are left for your use. Just replace anything that is almost gone or used up....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker and filtered water...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    There are beach chairs and an assortment of water toys for children in the basement....moreless

  • Wood Deck


from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,900 $5,000
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500 $9,000
Sept to Thanksgiving
Sep 1 - Oct 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,500 $8,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,800 $10,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Property Damage Protection $59


CANCELLATIONS: Deposits and prepayment are refundable or prorated to the extent that another renter can be found for the time period reserved. (transaction cost not included)

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan International - Boston (BOS)
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown Gloucester
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Commuter Rail to Boston
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 128
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Annisquam Village & Downtown Gloucester
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Diamond Cove and Squam Rock Beach

Car: Necessary

Gloucester is the oldest working seaport and art colony in America, and it is one of the top five whale watching areas in the world. The activities are endless. Charter fishing, hiking, kayaking, antiquing, birding (one of the top areas in the US), sunset schooner cruises, theaters, museums, tours, and there is a mountain bike trail nearby. There are many great local theater and restaurants. Best of all, the beaches and sunsets are beautiful. Gloucester is only 45 minutes by commuter train or car to Boston.

Other Activities: antiquing, bird watching, sunset schooner cruises, theaters, museums, whale watching tours, and kayaking


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Our family has owned this property since the 1930's. Ken has summered here his entire life. This architecturally designed house was built in 2004.

Why the Owner Chose Gloucester, MA, USA:
Annisquam's Diamond Cove is a very private residential area on the water. Most people will never get to experience its beauty unless they rent. We love sharing it with others.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Great place to enjoy Thanksgiving or Christmas. No matter what the weather may bring, the sunsets area just gorgeous. There is a community bench at the Diamond Cove beach where you can sit, watch the sunset and take pictures. During the Fall it is a great base location for "leaf peeping". Then come home to a nice warm fireplace.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • dinning area

    dinning area

  • 1st floor bedroom

    1st floor bedroom

  • 2nd floor bedroom (queen bed)

    2nd floor bedroom (queen bed)

  • 2nd floor bedroom (full bed)

    2nd floor bedroom (full bed)

  • 2nd floor kids room (2 twin beds)

    2nd floor kids room (2 twin beds)

  • Third floor den area

    Third floor den area

  • Third Floor Bathroom

    Third Floor Bathroom

  • Back Deck

    Back Deck

  • front/side of house/driveway

    front/side of house/driveway

  • Diamond Cove Beach at High Tide

    Diamond Cove Beach at High Tide

  • Dusk at Diamond Cove beach

    Dusk at Diamond Cove beach

  • Kitchen


  • 1st floor bedroom

    1st floor bedroom

  • 1st floor bath

    1st floor bath

  • 2nd floor bedroom

    2nd floor bedroom

  • 2nd floor bedroom (full bed)

    2nd floor bedroom (full bed)

  • Second Floor Bath

    Second Floor Bath

  • 3rd floor game room area

    3rd floor game room area

  • Back Deck

    Back Deck

  • Lower Patio

    Lower Patio

  • Back of house

    Back of house

  • Sunset from Diamond Cove beach

    Sunset from Diamond Cove beach

  • View from Squam Rock Beach looking at Annisquam Lighthouse

    View from Squam Rock Beach looking at Annisquam Lighthouse

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