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Waterviews Overlooking Gloucester Inner Harbor *Sunroom*Outdoor Deck*Piano* Ac

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View of Gloucester's inner harbor from our Sunroom

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Zoned Air Conditioning and ceiling fans in all bedrooms and the family room / kitchen area.

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. If using Homeaway's online service, please pay via E-CHECK, though credit card payment is also an option.

If you prefer to handle your reservation and payment with me directly, please contact me prior to entering your credit card info online. I will send you a rental agreement, and you can then handle payments with me via personal check. As is true online, deposit plus 25% of rent due at time of reservation / 75% due 60 days prior to arrival. There is no Homeaway service fee if you prefer to handle it through me. (I pay Homeaway an annual subscription fee, so they are well cared for. I'm simply offering you an option. Whichever you prefer is fine with me.)

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!
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    *If you are hyper-allergic to cats, please be aware our petite, well-behaved indoor cat (Thia) lives here November - April. (We steam clean carpets and furniture each spring as part of our standard cleaning protocol.) ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    2 person master bath and shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    On first floor off the family room...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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. Other Activities: kayaking, deep sea fishing, whale watching, museums, art colonies....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player:

    DVDs in the family room closet....moreless

  • Games:

    Family games in family room closet....moreless

  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library:

    We have a wireless Bose speaker to work with the library on your phone or computer....moreless

  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV with multiple channels. Smart TV loaded with Amazon Prime free movies and music, plus ad-free Pandora music. Add your own Netflix etc. subscriptions....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Family room has Bose I-pod player (bring your own iPod) and wireless Bose speaker to stream sound from your phone or computer....moreless

  • Television:

    55" ' Flat screen Smart TV in family room....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Walk downtown in 5 - 10 minutes to great restaurants, music, quaint shops, fresh bakery, schooner sailing, whale watch boats . . ....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Back of house overlooks the inner harbor - Master bedroom, sunroom, family room, outdoor porch and kitchen all have lovely, interesting views....moreless

  • Town:

    In town location in neighborhood adjacent to downtown. We're on a hill overlooking the inner harbor. Beautiful breezes plus zoned A/C in all bedrooms and family room/kitchen area....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Glass top table seats 8. Adjacent between kitchen and living room. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Zoned A/C in all bedrooms and the family room / kitchen area. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    Under house off Herrick Ct. Large enough for one large car or two small to medium cars carefully parked. Enclosed steps from garage to living area. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas heat. Each floor has own controls. ...moreless

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

    Plenty of pillows and linens. Extra sheets in each bedroom closet....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seats 6 plus baby grand piano by 'Boston', a division of Steinway....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    In garage under the house. Also plenty of free on-street parking on Friend St. on alternate sides of street. NO PARKING on HERRICK CT...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Includes bath and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer on the second floor adjacent to bedrooms....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Code is in directions on kitchen island when you arrive....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    In family room that is open to the kitchen. Warm, cozy, wonderful! Love it here year round....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup Mr. Coffee. Filters provided. Also have an electric hot water kettle....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Lovely, well-equipped kitchen opens onto the family room and overlooks the inner harbor. Kitchen island seats 4. Enjoy conversation, music or TV while you cook!...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Two ovens. Main stove with flat top surface has both regular and convection oven options....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper products provided: paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, basic soaps. Sugar, flour, basic selection of spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Sunroom and adjacent outdoor patio overlook Gloucester's inner harbor....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Pretty city-size garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber grill in garage. Pull out onto garage patio to grill. Charcoal and lighter fluid provided....moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter/Spring
Nov 22 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$350
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay
$350
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$350

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Notes:

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, please pay via e-check, though credit card payment is also an option. If you prefer to handle your reservation and payment with me directly, please contact me prior to entering your credit card info online. I will send you a rental agreement, and you can then handle payments with me via personal check. As is true online, deposit plus 25% of rent due at time of reservation / 75% due 60 days prior to arrival. There is no Homeaway service fee if you prefer to handle it this way. (I pay Homeaway an annual subscription fee, so they are well cared for. I'm simply offering you an option. Whichever you prefer is fine with me.)

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 and return the balance to the guest.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

36 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston Logan
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Halibut Point
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Water Shuttle at Gloucester Maritime Center
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Exit 14 off 128S to 133 towards Essex
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Commuter Rail from Boston to 'Gloucester'
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
128 to I-95
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Seaport Grille
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
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 50 minutes away by train or car.

Other Activities: kayaking, deep sea fishing, whale watching, museums, art colonies.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: 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 integrative therapy services for individuals and organizational development services for non-profits. www.kathyeckles.com

Why the Owner Chose Gloucester, MA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • View of Gloucester's inner harbor from our Sunroom

    View of Gloucester's inner harbor from our Sunroom

  • Sunroom with adjacent outdoor porch.

    Sunroom with adjacent outdoor porch.

  • Family room opens to kitchen & sunroom. Smart TV, Bose wireless, wood-stove.

    Family room opens to kitchen & sunroom. Smart TV, Bose wireless, wood-stove.

  • Dining room opens to kitchen and living room

    Dining room opens to kitchen and living room

  • Living room seats six. 
We have lots of piano music or bring your own.

    Living room seats six. We have lots of piano music or bring your own.

  • Stairwell to all bedrooms on second floor. 7 steps / landing / 7 steps.

    Stairwell to all bedrooms on second floor. 7 steps / landing / 7 steps.

  • Master Bedroom - king bed

    Master Bedroom - king bed

  • View from Master Bedroom

    View from Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath w/jacuzzi tub, oversize shower stall and double vanity sinks.

    Master Bath w/jacuzzi tub, oversize shower stall and double vanity sinks.

  • Twin bedroom with zone A/C, ceiling fan and two reading chairs.

    Twin bedroom with zone A/C, ceiling fan and two reading chairs.

  • Front of modern home. Entire back of house overlooks the inner harbor.

    Front of modern home. Entire back of house overlooks the inner harbor.

  • Our harbor view in  the winter. You're welcome here all year long!

    Our harbor view in the winter. You're welcome here all year long!

  • Family room, sunroom & kitchen open to each other and overlook the inner harbor.

    Family room, sunroom & kitchen open to each other and overlook the inner harbor.

  • Outdoor porch adjacent to sunroom.

    Outdoor porch adjacent to sunroom.

  • Kitchen island w/ extra keys, garage door opener and welcome info.

    Kitchen island w/ extra keys, garage door opener and welcome info.

  • Living room w/ fireplace and baby grand piano

    Living room w/ fireplace and baby grand piano

  • Front door opens to living room, dining room,  and family room entrance.

    Front door opens to living room, dining room, and family room entrance.

  • Master Bedroom overlooks inner harbor. King bed, reading chairs, desk area, AC.

    Master Bedroom overlooks inner harbor. King bed, reading chairs, desk area, AC.

  • Master Bedroom - reading and desk areas plus en suite bath.

    Master Bedroom - reading and desk areas plus en suite bath.

  • Master Bath double sinks, jacuzzi bath and oversize shower.

    Master Bath double sinks, jacuzzi bath and oversize shower.

  • Queen Bedroom w/ zone A/C, ceiling fan and bookcase.

    Queen Bedroom w/ zone A/C, ceiling fan and bookcase.

  • Guest Bath in hall adjacent to Queen and Twin rooms

    Guest Bath in hall adjacent to Queen and Twin rooms

  • Porch stairs to pretty city-sized backyard gardens.

    Porch stairs to pretty city-sized backyard gardens.

  • Welcome to Gloucester!

    Welcome to Gloucester!

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