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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
BEACH HOUSE CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO 8 GUESTS/ADD THE COTTAGE/BOTH ACCOMMODATE 14
DRIFTWOOD AT NILES BEACH ACCOMMODATES UP TO 8 GUESTS IF MORE SPACE IS NEEDED YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER DRIFTWOOD'S BACKBAY (COTTAGE, LISTING NUMBER 859550) DRIFTWOOD'S BACKBAY CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO 6 GUESTS...... CONTACT US TODAY TO SEE IF YOUR DATES ARE AVAILABLE.............WE JUST MAY HAVE AVAILABILITY FOR YOU AND YOUR GUESTS........ THANKS FOR CONSIDERING DRIFTWOOD WHERE MEMORIES ARE MADE TO LAST A LIFETIME!!! WHY RENT A HOTEL ROOM WHEN YOU CAN ENJOY AN ENTIRE HOME WITH ALL OF THE AMENITIES FOR LESS! GUESTS LOVE THE LOCATION BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH TO SEE AND SO MUCH TO DO 'ALL' WITHIN MINUTES OF THIS VACATION HOME PLUS YOU HAVE THE BEACH NEXT DOOR. GRAB A CHAIR AND BE ON THE BEACH IN LESS THAN 60 SECONDS!!!!!!!
TAKE A SCENIC STROLL ALONG EASTERN POINT BLVD. AND CAPTURE THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF EAST GLOUCESTER. VISIT ONE OF THE MANY FINE RESTAURANTS WHERE SEAFOOD IS COOKED ANY WAY YOU LIKE IT! ROCKPORT, JUST A 5-7 MINUTE DRIVE FROM DRIFTWOOD IS HOME TO 'BEARSKIN NECK', A TOURIST AND SHOPPER'S PARADISE.
*****SCUBA DIVER'S DREAM vacation getaway spot....easy access to beach next door.......ocean floor is alive with an abundant variety of East Coast sea life......********
LIFE Magazine states that Gloucester is one of the top 10 most under rated BEACH towns in America... they call it 'The hidden GEM!!!!' Coastal Living Magazine refers to Gloucester as a 'Coastal Dream Town.' Driftwood's Beach house is nestled between Historical Rocky Neck Art Colony and Eastern Point Lighthouse.... within walking distance to North Shore Art Association, Gloucester Stage Company (live theatre), and outdoor dining with nightly entertainment on Rocky Neck...take a short walk to Rocky Neck's ice cream shop, bike or stroll to the scenic Backshore or spend the day at Niles Beach which is within 100 steps to Driftwood (a favorite sight for scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding) and has lifeguard on duty 7 days a week from 9:00AM-5:00PM..no need to pay for parking when the car is in the driveway. Niles Beach looks directly out to Gloucester Harbor...whether you want a relaxing day on the beach reading your favorite book, swimming in the ocean, taking your kayak for a tour of Gloucester Harbor or watching the assortment of boaters (sailboats, fishing fleet, windsurfers and even kite surfers) Niles Beach has something for everyone..................................................................................... It's the number one beach for 'young' swimmers with very little surf. Cape Ann is full of fun things to do: Kayak up the Annisquam River, sail aboard the Thomas E. Lannon, a 65ft. schooner for a harbor cruise, or walk down Eastern Point Boulevard and tour Beauport, The Sleeper McCann House, a property of Historic New England. While in Gloucester, America's oldest seaport, visit CAPE ANN MUSEUM and marvel at the world's best collection of maritime paintings by Fitz Henry Lane (1804-65), Cape Ann scenes by Winslow Homer, and a whole slew of seascapes and shore images by Stuart Davis, John Sloan, and other American Modernists. Take a ride along Stacey Boulevard to 'The Fishermen's Statue also known as 'The Man At The Wheel' or picnic at Stage Fort Park. Spend the day aboard one of Gloucester's Whale Watch boats and travel to Stellwagen Bank to view the 'gentle giants of the ocean', deep sea fish for haddock and cod or sport fish for tuna. Good Harbor Beach (one of many local beaches, voted 2nd best in the Northeast) is just a 5 minute drive from Driftwood. Be prepared to pay for parking. Visit Hammond's Castle, tours daily. If biking is your thing, Driftwood is it. This home is on the scenic route called 'Around the Cape.' Your 20 mile biking trip will take you through Gloucester and Rockport where the scenery is ENDLESS!!
How about a spending an afternoon in Rockport, just a 5-7 minute drive away...Visit picturesque Motif #1 (artists come from all over the world to paint it) or shop on Bearskin Neck known for it's many unique shops, boutiques, and art galleries. Travel Rt. 133 up the coast, through Essex, Ipswich,(fine antiques) Newburyport (plenty of boutiques and restaurants) to Portsmouth (Water Country/Water Park) and spend the day in search of your favorite treasures.
Driftwood is only 1 hour from some of the finest ski mountains in the Northeast. Kittery, Maine shopping outlets are less than 1 hour's drive.
Driftwood has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 comfortably with beautiful wood flooring throughout. There is one bedroom on the 1st floor level making it easier for those who have difficulty with stairs, a large family room with two dining tables so everyone can enjoy their favorite meal together. If outdoor dining is your choice, there is a deck with views of the beach and harbor. We also provide a gas grill, as well as a Webber grill, for your convenience....Driftwood also has a stainless steel fully-applianced kitchen with washer, dryer and dishwasher, living room with views of the beach and Gloucester Harbor, 1/2 bath on 1st level, 3 more bedrooms on the 2nd floor with walk-in tile shower bathroom and yard for relaxing after a fun-filled day. We provide all that one would need for an enjoyable vacation, even the 'outdoor' rinsing shower....All linens included, as well as beach accessories, such as coolers, chairs, umbrellas and beach toys...Wake up each morning and take a stroll along the beach with your favorite cup of coffee or go to sleep at night after viewing the most incredible sunsets... *********For larger parties Driftwood's cottage listing #859550 sleeps 6. Perfect for family reunions, the in-laws or friends..... On the first level there is a fully-applianced stainless steel kitchen with pennisula, large cathedral living room, bedroom with a queen bed (small tv in bedroom), walk-in tile shower bathroom, washer and dryer. Second level loft has two twin beds and TV, and pull-out sofa in the main living. There is also a small deck, parking and grill. PLEASE NOTE: Driftwood is located at 75 Eastern Point Road, Gloucester, MA..... NOT Eastern Point Boulevard.
Keywords: Beach House
Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 14 people
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- Iron & Board
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 10 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Winter Rentals Available: Please note ALL winter rentals to pay additional monthly utility payments.
PLEASE NOTE: FOR LARGER GROUPS DRIFTWOOD AT NILES BEACH HAS A COTTAGE THAT IS PERFECT FOR LARGER GROUPS UP TO 14 GUESTS TOTAL BETWEEN THE MAIN HOUSE AND COTTAGE. PLEASE SEE LISTING NUMBER #859550.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Within walking distance to live theatre, historical art colony, variety of restaurants, eat inside or out, shops, scenic mansion walks/tours, lighthouse tours, deep sea fishing, sport fishing, harbor tours, whale watching, lobster bakes, and much more...to view our lovely city visit out webpage.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Steve and Mary Ann Boucher have owned and operated Driftwood since their purchase in 2004. They are natives to the area. After working with a local rental company and having great success, they have decided to try VRBO's website as it offers more information to the customer and gives them even more exposure. They are very passionate about offering a vacation rental to 'build memories that will last a lifetime.'
Why the Owner Chose Gloucester, MA, USA:
Driftwood was owned by a family friend of Steve's parents who approached Steve and Mary Ann after living there for 54 years...with Steve being a general contractor the previous owner knew that Steve would bring it back to it's original state and use....Steve and Mary Ann purchased the home in September of 2004 and in the summer of 2005 opened Driftwood as a weekly/monthly rental property...they learned just after their purchase that Mary Ann's great aunt had once owned the home..so there were connections on both sides. With Steve growing up at the Eastern Point Lighthouse and Mary Ann in the Rocky Neck area they knew that this house was the perfect setting for vacationers looking for a New England style vacation. With all that Gloucester has to offer this home was perfectly nestled for just that....
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Driftwood has all that one would need for an enjoyable and relaxing vacation...STEPS TO THE BEACH..WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO RESTAURANTS WITH OUTDOOR DINING ON SMITH'S COVE, UNIQUE SHOPS, ICE CREAM,LIVE THEATRE, NORTH SHORE ART ASSOCIATION, MUSEUM, EASTERN POINT LIGHTHOUSE, KAYAKING AND SO SO MUCH MORE...unpack your suitcase, fill the fridge and you are ready to enjoy Cape Ann.....
Links to more information:
Evening sunset along Niles Beach looking across the harbor towards Boston
St. Peter's Fiesta 'Greasy Pole' competition.Thousands flock to Glou. Harbor
Thomas E. Lannon, a 65ft. schooner heading into Gloucester Harbor... tours daily
Sailing past Beauport Museum..a 5 min. walk from Driftwood on Eastern Point Blvd
Enjoy a relaxing day on Niles Beach less than 99 steps" from Driftwood..
Tile shower in 2nd floor bathroom
Main living room....
2nd floor bedroom with 2 twin beds
Fully applianced kitchen
kitchen to 1st floor bedroom, dining and living
Kayaking Gloucester Harbor..Ten Pound Island..kayak to it from Niles Beach
Tall ships arrive in Gloucester Aug. 30- Sept. 1, 2013
Artists visit each year to capture the unique light that Cape Ann has to offer.
"Fisherman at the Wheel" Statue along Stacey Boulevard.
large family room
1st floor bedroom with queen bed
Gloucester dories on Niles Beach
Niles Beach is known for it's SPECTACULAR sunsets!
Main living with views down towards the beach
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Friday, February 17, 2017
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