About the property
- Estate4800 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay6 nights
Waterview, 6 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, Private Estate Setting NO WEDDINGS
Front house sleeps 12. Bdrm 1 & 2 kings, bdrm 3 queen, bdrm 4, 5 & 6 two twins each. Laundry room, dishwasher, grill, two private beaches and tennis courts overlooking Ipswich bay. Sheets, bath and beach towels provided. 2 kayaks available for tenant use.
The main house is also available for rental over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday weeks. See additional information about rental rates below.
Winter rental available.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 30, 2018
Why Polly Rutherford chose Gloucester
This home was built in 1866 by General Benjamin Franklin Butler as his summer residence. It is still owned by his descendants and is now available for rent.
What makes this Estate unique
With 14 ft ceilings throughout, the main ballroom/living room in this home overlooks the sea and boasts 11 sets of french doors which open out onto to a wraparound front porch with sweeping views of Ipswich bay. Original woodwork throughout. Fireplaces in both the living and dining rooms. We think this is the most relaxing place on earth. You'll never want to leave. The Main house sleeps 12. The Maid's quarters (separate charge) sleeps 3-4. Bdrm 1 king, bdrm 2 two twins. Full bath and outdoor shower.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This home is for made for making family memories together!
The view of the ocean is breathtaking and the sunsets you'll see will be ones that stay with you forever. Our family takes 1 week a summer to vacation together and relax....we are able to have cookouts, play tennis, kayak, have lawn games, enjoy the beach and never leave the property! The porch is such a great sitting area...you can sit in the sun, shade or sit out of the wind - a wonderful spot to catch up with family (ours range from 83 yrs down to 2). We rent both homes so have 8 bedrooms. We will be returning for our 5th year in '16. You can enjoy shopping in both Gloucester center and the quaint town of nearby Rockport. Halibut Point Reservation is also a wonderful spot to walk, view the ocean and picnic. You'll find all the kitchen utilities you'll need (pots, pans, dishes, coffee makers, etc.). History and charm are what makes an old home ... this home has it all - together with creaking floor boards! If a large kitchen is important to you, this one is small but adequate and gets the job done. The dining room and living room are charming and certainly fit our whole family comfortably. The owners are pleasant and communication is easy. This home doesn't sit right next to another home so you don't feel crowded in between other homes - plenty of parking as well.
Elegant, Lovely, Peaceful
My wife and I live just on the other side of Cape Ann and rented this lovely home for her special birthday week. The surroundings were so sweet and beautiful, our friends that stayed over were thoroughly charmed with some of the best surroundings the Cape has to offer. The day it rained, we spent in the grand room, in front of the fireplace (hardwood provided), reading and listening to the tall clock and drinking in the light. The late afternoon light on this coast is something not to be missed. We hope to stay there again. - Great communication with the owners all went flawlessly.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The Homestead is not available for weddings, receptions or large functions. The front house sleeps 12. The maid's quarters sleeps 3-4. The rates quoted are for rental of the front house. The maid's quarters are an additional charge. Maid's quarters are unheated, and so unavailable during winter months. Winter Rental available. October to June. $2500 (negotiable) per month plus gas, electric. Landlord pays for snow plowing.
$500 deposit to hold reservations. 1/2 due 60 days prior Balance due on arrival. Security deposit also required.