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Lobster Cove House - bring your boat!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 7. Private yard / dock 4.3' depth at low tide

Deep-water dock, 4'+ water at low tide. This house is set back from Washington Street, and cannot be seen from road due to the property owner cottage in front of it, very private.

Fun country home, perfect for families, built in 2008, 2,500+ sq ft, situated on a half-acre with 10' wide path to dock. Large private yard next to conservation woods. Kayaks and floats available; swim, fish, or just relax on the dock. Great for a family reunion! We are across from Wingaersheek beach, kayak over in about 10 minutes. House is set 500 feet back from water and has small water views of Wingaersheek Beach and Lobster Cove through neighbor's trees. There is a slate patio with seating down by the dock. Open plan living/dining/kitchen. Wide pine floors, big windows, clean and spacious. Quality linens, nice tableware and cooking supplies.

Upstairs: Large master bedroom has new king mattress plus additional twin bed, second upstairs bedroom has 2 twins, large bath with separate shower and tub. Downstairs has queen bedroom and bath with walk-in marble shower. Living room has 42' flatscreen TV with Apple TV. Wireless available.

Rental includes pass to Lighthouse Beach. Dogs OK, please tell us if you are bringing them. Plenty of parking. Walk less than a mile to country gourmet store and Annisquam Village. We have been happily offering rentals on Cape Ann since 2004. Please: absolutely no smokers.

Note: Property owner may use dock occasionally to access a skiff, otherwise the yard and dock are yours alone.

Precise dock coordinates:

42°39'04.6"N 70°40'29.1"W

More Details

Property Manager
Ellen Higgins
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Ellen Higgins

Residents of Cape Ann since 1983. One lucky retiree, one happy Cambridge commuter.

Ellen Higgins purchased this house in 2004

Why Ellen Higgins chose North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

We wanted to build a new home on this 1/2 acre of private land, with the opportunity to build a deep water dock. Complete privacy but access to all Gloucester has to offer.

What makes this house unique

Deep water dock gives access to Ipswich Bay at all times. Kayak over to the sand bar flat or Wingaersheek Beach. We've had a Colgate 26' sailboat on the dock. Swim, float around in tubes, kayak, sail, great spot for stand-up water paddle. Abuts conservation land. Large private yard. Open plan kitchen/living great for families. Downstairs bedroom w/full bath. Casual but quality furnishings. Lots of places to hang out in the yard.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a spectacular trip to the Higgins’ house, steps away from Annisquam, last August. The house has a perfect location both just down the road from shops and restaurants in Gloucester (including our favorite, Jim’s bagels) and a 5 minute walk to leaping off the local bridge into the water near the Annisquam Yacht Club. If you use the kayaks the Higgins kindly leave out on their dock for renters to borrow, you can also paddle around to dinner at the Market Restaurant. Our family has four boys and the rental house was a great amount of space – it was built only a few years ago and it was nice to be able to make dinner or grill out on the deck while the boys played in the yard or ran down the path to the water and dock. In the evening we would sit on the dock and have a glass of wine while the kids jumped into the sea – one boater who had a dingy right near the dock was kind enough to even give the kids some lobsters to cook up! Everything in the house was perfectly clean and well resourced – the kitchen had everything we needed to live for more than a week. It was also well decorated – the Higgins did a great job of sourcing beautiful woods to create the house’s floors – and the Master bedroom has a huge set of glass windows that made us feel like we were almost outside. Although for several days we were in the house they were living nearby we hardly knew they were around and it didn’t impinge on our vacation at all – if anything they went out of their way to be kind to us and help make our vacation even better. We had a fantastic time, resting, relaxing, grilling, jumping into the water, and paddling and will definitely be back this summer. Thanks so much for making it a fantastic time!
Aug 2016
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Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , upstairs bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs bath
  • Downstairs bath with beautiful marble walk-in shower. Upstairs has walk-in shower and separate deep tub. Toiletries provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Master suite has new king mattress.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fridge will be stocked with spring water, milk, OJ, bread, condiments, snacks. Plenty of soaps, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, lotion. Some first aid supplies. Open floor plan. Once inside, downstairs is suitable for elderly with one bedroom and bath, with walk-in shower.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Lobster Cove House - bring your boat!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Perfect location, Outstanding House

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house and a boaters paradise. Ellen and Bob went out of heir way to make us feel at home. The house is meticulously maintained and very pretty. It was great having our boat on their dock. We easily traveled to Gloucester's beaches and restaurants. We had such a good time, we already booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this terrific house! It is in a beautiful setting just steps to Lobster Cove and a huge dock with beautiful views. The house has everything you might think you need and more. The owners are lovely and are nearby to help with anything they can. The house itself is beautifully decorated all with updated amenities. It is a very comfortable and inviting home in a great location very close to Gloucester and Rockport. We plan to return in the Spring and can't wait!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Coming soon: Lobster Cove House on Homeway listing will be updated this week for rentals in Spring 2016 onward, plus Thanksgiving 2015 and Christmas 2015. Thank you!
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Every need we could think of was met.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here and would love to go back! The home and grounds are beautiful (larger than expected) and furnished with every amenity we could think of. The kitchen and bathrooms are gorgeous. The owner is fabulous and helpful. I absolutely would recommend this property. It was amazing being able to dock our boat on the property. If you don't have a boat, the views are spectacular. We launched the boat at the public landing at the local high school. The property is close to everything (beaches, restaurants) with plenty of parking. This was our first experience with Home Away or vacation rentals and we would definitely do it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Wingaersheek by kayak, Lighthouse Beach pass


Rates & Availability

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Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee included; monthly rate discounted to subtract weekly cleaning fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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