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WaterViews Overlooking Gloucester Inner Harbor /Sunroom/ Deck /Walk to Town

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, Sleeps 6

WELCOME

From this convenient in-town location enjoy restful refinement while also delighting in being part of the Gloucester experience. This 2800 sq ft, easy-to-live-in home is perched above the sparkling waters of Gloucester's inner harbor. Watch the gulls soar and fishing boats return home from the comfort of your enclosed sunporch or adjacent outdoor deck, family room or spacious, fully-equipped kitchen.

Walk an easy five to ten minutes to great restaurants, our favorite whale watch boat, schooner sailing, harbor water shuttle, fun and funky shops, and maritime and art museums. In a five minute drive you can also be at Good Harbor Beach, Niles Beach, Rocky Neck Art Colony or the commuter rail to Boston.

With a peaceful décor and open floor plan guests tell us this is an especially comfortable place to call home. On the main floor all overlooking Gloucester's inner harbor are the sunroom, adjacent outdoor porch, family room and fully-equipped kitchen; plus there is a half bath, formal dining room and living room with baby grand piano.

Upstairs are three bedrooms, two full baths and laundry. The master bedroom with en suite bath overlooks the inner harbor and has a king bed, reading chairs and desk area. Your other two bedrooms will include one with a queen bed, and one with two twins. These rooms share the adjacent hall bath with double vanity sinks.

Ceiling vented, room controlled Air Conditioning and ceiling fans in all bedrooms. Family Room/Kitchen area also has a ceiling fan and split AC/Heat unit for any unusually hot days.

BASIC DETAILS

Enjoy wireless internet, a 55" Smart TV in the family room, assortment of DVDs, books and games, Bose iPod player (bring your own iPod) and Bose wireless speaker to listen to your favorite music from your Ipod, phone or computer.

Smart TV is loaded with Amazon Prime free movies and music plus ad-free Pandora.

ARRIVAL

When you arrive, on the kitchen island you’ll find a garage door opener, extra keys, house and travel directions; a list of favorite restaurants, activities, and links to explore local events, plus brochures for fun activities around town and in Boston.

GARAGE & PARKING

The garage under the house holds two carefully parked medium-sized cars or one larger car. There is also easy, free, on-street parking. Beach and barbecue equipment are in the garage for you. (Weber grill – charcoal included; coolers, six beach chairs, boogie boards…)

TURNOVER DAY: Summers: Saturday to Saturday.

CLEANING

If you decide to leave the house ‘next guest ready’ (basically as clean and neat as you will find it), there is no cleaning fee. If you prefer to do only the ‘standard basics’, I will deduct $150 from your deposit. Both options are clearly outlined in the rental agreement. Whichever you prefer is fine. I will return the appropriate amount of your deposit to you within a few days of your departure.

INQUIRIES

When inquiring please tell me something about yourself and what brings you to Gloucester. Nice people of all races, cultures, religions, sexual preference and political views are welcome here.

CHECK IN & DEPARTURE

Check-in any time after 3PM / Check out by 11 AM.

RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT

Available online via Homeaway. Homeaway will add a 4-9% service fee to your rental fee. When using Homeaway's online service, please pay via E-CHECK, though credit card payment is also an option.

LIABILITY & DAMAGES: You agree that the homeowner is not responsible for any accident, injury or illness that occurs to you or anyone in your party. Only guests or visitors agreed to at the time of your making the reservation are to be on the property. No parties without approval prior to reservation. Any visitors are solely your responsibility. You also agree that you are solely responsible for the safekeeping of your personal belongings. In the unusual event of any damage you cause, you agree to pay for the entire repair.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the unlikely event of your canceling or defaulting on payment fees, all pre-paid payments are the owner's property. If re-rented, I will deduct a $100 cancellation fee and return the entire balance to you.

ASK US

I’m happy to answer any questions you may have, and to help you in any way prior to or during your visit to assure your stay is most enjoyable.

Welcome to Gloucester!

More Details

Owner
Kathy Eckles
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Kathy Eckles

I love welcoming guests to our home! I grew up outside of Cleveland and have lived on Cape Ann since 1997 when I purchased this home. My first career was as a senior executive in the retail industry for 24 years. I now provide psychology, coaching and consulting services for individuals and organizations. www.kathyeckles.com

Kathy Eckles purchased this house in 1997

Why Kathy Eckles chose North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

Cape Ann is inspiring. I love the sea, huge rocks, and rugged, genuine people. Once I knew I wanted to move here, I had a dream in which I saw the exact same view we have overlooking the inner harbor, so the moment I walked into this home, I knew I was in the right place.

What makes this house unique

Especially love the entire back of the house - kitchen, family room, sunroom, outdoor porch and master bedroom. As they all overlook the inner harbor, there's a peaceful sense of being steeped in the vibrant blend of beauty and everyday life.

Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Halibut Point
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Water Shuttle at Gloucester Maritime Center
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Exit 14 off 128S to 133 towards Essex
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Commuter Rail from Boston to 'Gloucester'
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
128 to I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Seaport Grille
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Good Harbor and Niles Beach
Car: recommended

Gloucester is the oldest working seaport and art colony in America, and prides herself on not being 'touristy'. This is also one of the top five whale watching areas in the world! There's so much to do here: charter fishing, hiking, biking, shopping, kayaking, birding (one of the top areas in the US), sunset schooner cruises, theaters, museums, live music, beautiful beaches, tours, world-class dining. Boston is only 60 minutes away by train or car.

Amenities

Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellations: If you cancel or default on payment fees, all prepaid payments belong to the homeowner. If re-rented, all funds returned minus $100.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2 person master bath and shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , On first floor off the family room
  • Master Bathroom has double vanity sinks, double jetted tub, over sized shower stall, and towel warmer. Queen and Twin rooms share full bath with double vanity in adjacent hallway. Half bath on main floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom overlooks inner harbor. It has a king bed, two comfortable chairs with ottomans, desk, and master bath with double vanity, double bath and shower stall; A/C and ceiling fan. Queen Bedroom accented by beautiful book case and chair. A/C and ceiling fan. Twin Room charming with its own desk and reading chair with ottoman. A/C and ceiling fan.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Gloucester is the oldest working seaport and art colony in America, and prides herself on not being 'touristy'. This is also one of the top five whale watching areas in the world! There's so much to do here: charter fishing, hiking, biking, shopping, kayaking, birding (one of the top areas in the US), sunset schooner cruises, theaters, museums, live music, beautiful beaches, tours, world-class dining. Boston is only 60 minutes away by train or car.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.951613 based on 62 reviews
5

Beautiful inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

Each time I have stayed at this beautiful well appointed home, I have appreciated not only the wonderful views of the harbor, sea breezes, and sun rises but also the attention to detail inside and out. Whether it is the well kept gardens, the open floorplan on the first floor, or the comfortable and airy bedrooms on the second floor; Kathy's little touches make a big difference. Fresh flowers upon your arrival, a list of places of interest with contact information, the peaceful yet interesting decor, cleanliness, room for a crowd but also places for cozy conversations all add up to a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colorado Springs,Colorado
5

comfortable home with great view

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd time my grandchildren and I have stayed at this home. It is large, and comfortable. The bedrooms are spacious and nicely furnished.......The sunroom is where we spent a lot of time playing games and doing home work when we were not out and about. The house is centrally located. We love the house and the owner is gracious and helpful. We will be back !

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This house is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five returned to Gloucester to the same rental where we stayed two years ago. It is ideally located in town for restaurants, ice cream, the Maritime Center, etc. Kathy's house is extremely comfortable with beautiful views. It's clean, well-kept and feels warm and welcoming. The area provides plenty of activities to keep everyone busy and happy. We got up for low tide at Good Harbor Beach to enjoy the hermit crabs and walk to Salt Island. We visited the wildlife refuge, drove 3 miles up the road to Rockport, spent a day at Crane Beach and took the train to Boston too. Just an ideal spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

As advertized. Home was beautiful with awesome views. Within walking distance to many attractions

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in Gloucester. Kathy was an excellent host. She gave us lots of great info about the area and touched based to make sure we had what we needed. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Beautiful house in a very convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

The house was gorgeous and fully equipped with everything, including plenty of beach chairs, towels, coolers, maps, and informational brochures. Kathy was very friendly and helpful, and happy to answer any questions or provide recommendations. The house is in a fantastic location close to downtown Gloucester, so you can walk to pretty much everything in the city. We had a great stay, I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jupiter, FL
5

Back for 3rd Year in a Row!

  • 5 of 5

For anyone considering booking this property, please realize that I now consider it MY summer home (and I hope you enjoy it as much do)!! Kathy, the owner, is a wonderful and amazing person who has become a good friend over the years. She is kind, caring and responsive with an insane attention to detail. If you are a neat freak like me, this property is for you. Somehow she is able to combine an impeccably clean home that is also "super cozy." I felt at home the 1st time I stayed here, and just feel more so every summer. The views and gardens are incredible and the location allows you to park your car (in the garage!) and walk everywhere. During my most recent 2 week stay, I think I used my rental car 4 or 5 times. Kathy and her home are real gems. I am 1000000% confident that you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

TURNOVER DAY: Summers: typically Saturday to Saturday.

INQUIRIES: When inquiring please tell me something about yourself and what brings you to Gloucester. Nice people of all races, cultures, religions, sexual preference and political views are welcome here.

RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT: Available online via Homeaway. Homeaway will add a 4-9% service fee to your rental fee. If using Homeaway's online service, payment is preferred via e-check. Credit cards are also accepted.

CHECK IN & DEPARTURE TIMES: Check-in any time after 3PM / Check out by 11 AM.

LIABILITY & DAMAGES: You agree that the homeowner is not responsible for any accident, injury or illness that occurs to you or anyone in your party. Only guests or visitors agreed to at the time of your making the reservation are to be on the property. Any visitors are solely your responsibility. You also agree that you are solely responsible for the safekeeping of your personal belongings. In the unusual event of any damage you cause, you agree to pay for the entire repair.

CANCELLATION POLICY: In the unlikely event of a guest canceling or defaulting on payments, all pre-paid payments are the property of the owner. If re-rented, the owner will deduct a $100 cancellation fee plus any fees paid to Homeaway on on the guest's behalf, and return the balance to the guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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