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Private Vacation House in Annisquam

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

This is a wonderful location for a family vacation. A short walk takes you to a private beach where you can swim and dive off the rocks. You can kayak along the coast in safe waters. There are a number of beaches nearby should you want to explore. There are walks around a quaint New England village and plenty of privacy at the house for reading and relaxing. This is a place where you can really get away from too much hustle and bustle and yet be very near to Gloucester and Rockport, communities filled with artists, music, theater and a lot of history and some very good restaurants.

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deborah gardner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About deborah gardner

I have owned this house for many years. It's located in a very beautiful, quaint village on the north shore of Boston ( 55 minutes away). I travel quite a bit and would love to share my house with others.

deborah gardner purchased this house in 1946

Why deborah gardner chose North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

This house has been in my family for many years.

What makes this house unique

Private beach within 5 minutes walking distance, private setting away from the road with views of the water, located in unique village with pleasant walks and no traffic. 15 minutes from Gloucester with its art, theater and history as a fishing port. About an hour from Boston and not much more to Portsmouth, NH. Great location for summer vacationing. Lots to do in the area.


Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
private location in Annisquam, walking distance to private beach,


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

College Roomies Reunion Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us stayed recently in this beautiful home and had the best weekend ever. The house is absolutely beautiful with a view of the water. The beach was quiet, peaceful and also beautiful and just a short walk. Everything you need is right there and Deb was just a phone call away as she walked me through turning the heat on the first night we were there. Rockport and Glouceter are great for shopping and eating and we took the Lannon Schooner out of Gloucester on Sunday. The perfect weather was also a plus. If you want to enjoy a perfect weekend in this beautiful home in this beautiful area this is the place for you! Thanks Deborah for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loveland, Colorado

Vacation home in Annisquam, Mass

  • 5 of 5

This house could not have been more perfect if you love New England history and antiques. There are plenty of great restaurants and activities nearby.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our trip!

  • 5 of 5

We booked Deb's house recently for a college reunion. The nine adults and two toddlers in attendance had a wonderful time. The house is so beautiful and truly has so much character and charm. The garden and expansive yard out back is gorgeous. And the private beach is just a short walk away. Deb was also super responsive with any of our questions, and had the house all ready for us when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Perfect House for a Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the house and walked in, the pictures certainly don't do it justice. This is a beautiful property both inside and out and our group of 10 had a fabulous time. We were in town for my brother's graduation and this was an ideal place to stay. We had two kids in our group (ages 4 and 11) and they loved playing in the yards (on the side and on the level below the house) and the adults enjoyed relaxing in the patio area just off the kitchen. The house is close to Rockport, downtown Gloucester, Salem and Boston which made for great sightseeing without a huge dent in our gas for rental vehicles. Deb, the owner, was fabulous at answering our questions and made sure that we had everything we needed for our stay.

I would definitely recommend this house if you are planning to stay in the Gloucester area. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swarthmore, PA

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here twice, and both times have been perfect. The house is comfortable, cozy, and nicely appointed. The yard is a child's dream, and the short walk to the Lighthouse Beach (or "the Magical Beach" as my kids started to call it) makes this the perfect spot for a comfortable, serene, yet fun family vacation. The house also has a lovely view! The landlord is very attentive and thoughtful. We count our time at this house as two of our best family vacations ever!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fox Island, WA

Quintessential New England

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a group of college friends for a reunion weekend and could not have been happier with the home and local. The house is spacious with room to sleep 8 easily. It's clean and decorated with antiques to give it a true New England feel. The house has all the amenities one could expect. Although we did not do much cooking at the house, the kitchen is well equipped with everything one would need for any kind of cooking. We enjoyed the close proximity to the beach and took a walk down one morning and one of our group is a runner and she enjoyed a nice run to Gloucester both mornings of our stay. We had a great time staying in this home, would highly recommend it, and would certainly stay here again if the occasion arises. Thanks so much for making your home available!

The owner made us feel very welcome

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Train
4 Miles
MBTA Commuter rail
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

I will consider two night stays in the off-season but generally ask for 3 nights. As this is a quiet neighborhood, I ask that renters be respectful of the neighbors. Thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.