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Rocky Neck Sun Porch

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

In the heart of the historic Rocky Neck Art Colony, our updated sun porch has views of Ten Pound Island and Smith Cove.

This sunny bed-sitter with bathroom has a private entrance, and is an easy stroll to galleries, restaurants, and harbor beaches.

Daybed with trundle sleeps two very comfortably. Also included are cable TV, wireless internet, microwave, and mini-fridge.

Keywords: bed sitter,bed sitting room,water view,artist studio

George and Wendy Bradshaw
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About George and Wendy Bradshaw

George's grandfather and father were artists, and started coming to Rocky Neck decades ago. Wendy grew up on 'the other Cape' (Cape Cod), and has found Gloucester familiar and welcoming.

George and Wendy Bradshaw purchased this studio in 2007

What makes this studio unique

Guests can stroll around Rocky Neck, visiting the many art galleries or dining at one of several restaurants close by. Small harbor beaches offer a chance for a dip in the sparkling water and access for launching small boats. And when the sun is setting over the harbor, sit on the stone patio for a front row seat to the show.


Gloucester Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Day bed with pull-out trundle
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Rocky Neck Sun Porch
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

clean, cozy, sunny, conveniently located property

  • 4 of 5

George and Wendy Bradshaw were welcoming, friendly and accommodating hosts when we arrived. The "room" (in truth, a converted L shaped front porch) is on the smaller size, but perfect for one person or a couple who don't mind sharing an intimate space. This is not to say it is cramped, only that for those who prefer spacious environs, it might not be the optimal choice. But we liked it a lot.

[on somewhat of a side note, the bathroom is very clean, modern and well maintained- always a plus!)

Our only "problem" during out stay was unavailable WiFi. But since we were looking for a mostly "unplugged" getaway, this was not much of a bump in the road. Plus, our phones had coverage. But for those who may want to do some work and are bringing computers or tablets along, you may want to confirm in advance that the WiFi has been restored.

A few very good restaurants are in easy walking distance as well as numerous art galleries ranging in quality from beachy schlock art to world class exhibitions. Also in easy walking distance is the highly acclaimed Gloucester Stage Company.

Niles beach is nearby as well as gorgeous Good Harbor beach, which we walked to in less than 25 minutes, if you don't mind walking (hint: walk by way of Mt Pleasant Ave and Beach Rd).

Also, if you don't wish to drive a car a lot, the public bus system (CATA) is quite convenient for easy trips to downtown Gloucester, Rockport, etc

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the feedback, and have been working with Comcast for the past week to have them restore the wifi hotspot. Currently Comcast has not resolved the problem, but for any guests experiencing the issue we provide, as we did for this guest, the name of our personal home internet network connection along with the password. We hope the service provider will resolve the issue without further delay, as the internet connection itself is working well. George and Wendy Bradshaw
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Amazing location and hosts

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th year staying at the Sun Porch and we just love George and Wendy. The space is comfortable and the location is so convenient to downtown Gloucester. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super nice people! Great accommodations. Water view... great location!

  • 5 of 5

Super nice people! Great accommodations.. water area/great location. Would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great little cozy spot. Super clean. George and Wendy are awesome. Wouldn't hesitate to visit here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location and incredible hosts!

  • 5 of 5

George and Wendy are fantastic hosts and the sun porch is clean, comfortable and affordable! We absolutely love visiting Gloucester and Rocky Neck. The food is awesome and the beaches and sites are fascinating. We try to visit here once a year and we always stay at the Sun Porch.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann and Tony F

  • 5 of 5

We came up from Orlando Fl for our son,s wedding .We enjoyed our stay at the Rocky Neck sun porch very much. The room was very comfortable and very reasonable . There is much to do in the area, lots of good restaurants nearby and many small, unique shops. The Bradshaw's are very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Logan Airport, Boston
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Studio
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Bass Rocks Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Commuter Rail - downtown Gloucester
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Rudder
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Niles Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Public landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Railways (boatyard)
Nearest Point of Interest
Smith Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Flat Cove (WonsonCove)
Nearest Point of Interest
Oak Cove
Car: recommended

Rocky Neck Art Colony, art galleries, marine railways with schooner Adventure, beaches, boating


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Extended stays may be subject to a discount, determined on a case by case basis, depending on the length of stay, availability, and season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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