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Sunny Blueberry Hill - short walk to the beach; private guest cottage

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Summer rental only (June/September)


Built in 1916 as a summer residence, which it remains, “Blueberry Hill” features many period architectural details. Situated on the highest spot in the Rockholm section of Annisquam, the house continues to capture the cooling breezes wafting across Ipswich Bay, as it has for nearly a century.

The first floor comprises a sun porch, living room, dining room seating eight, kitchen, laundry room, and half bath. There is a single bedroom off the laundry room, and a bedroom with king sized bed off the living room.

There is a large mahogany deck off the back of the house, which is accessible via the dining room and the back bedroom. It is surrounded by lawn, massive granite rocks, and mature trees and is very private.

The focal point of the living room is a fireplace faced with beautiful granite boulders. Double, sliding glass doors lead to the “Sun Porch” and its three walls of windows. The door in the Sun Porch opens onto granite steps, which lead down to the lower garden with its blueberry bushes, rose bushes and dozens of hosta plants.

On the second floor, three bedrooms, a full bath with tub, and a separate “shower room” are arranged around a central hall. In addition, there is an alcove with single bed – a perfect spot for napping or reading in the afternoons.

The property also features a separate Guest Cottage with queen bed and bath with shower. It has baseboard heat and air conditioning.

Including the Guest Cottage, “Blueberry Hill” sleeps 8 to 10 comfortably.

Renters have rights to one of the most beautiful, white sandy beaches on the North Shore. Known as “Little Lighthouse Beach,” it is a five-minute walk from the house.

“Sunset Rock” is another, very short walk from the house and a perfect spot for sipping cocktails and watching the sun setting over Ipswich Bay.

Boston is easily accessible an approximately 60 minutes by train from the Gloucester depot. In addition to downtown Gloucester and its many retail shops and restaurants, Rockport, Manchester, Beverly Farms, and Salem are all great places to explore.

We will meet you at the house when you arrive, give you a quick tour, and answer any questions you may have.

RENTAL AGREEMENT. We will email the Rental Agreement to you after we've confirmed details with you by phone.

TERMS. 50% with Rental Agreement; 50% 15 days prior to first day of rental period.

NOTE: There is a default statement under Get An Instant Quote Option - 'Taxes and fees are additional.' Other than the $300 Cleaning Fee, we do not charge any additional fees or taxes.

We accept payments via check, bank check, or money order. We do not accept online payments.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The Rental Agreement is not subject to cancellation; any payments made to OWNER by LESSEE are not refundable.

More Details

Diana Pear
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Diana Pear

This home was built in 1916 by our great-grandfather and has been in the family ever since.

Diana Pear purchased this house in 1916


Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Skylight above shower
  • 1/2 bath on 1st floor Full bath w/ tub on second floor Serarate shower room on second floor Full bath w/ skylight shower in Guest house Outdoor Shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
  • 1 King bed / 1st floor bedroom 1 Queen 2nd floor bdrm 2 doubles 2nd floor bdrm 1 single / 1st floor 1 Queen in separate Guest House
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(4 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful old house with a great guest house

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week here visiting with family from around the country. The house is clean, very well equipped, and cool even when the temperature climbs. The cottage was perfect for our 5 month old grandson and his parents. The beach close by is beautiful and we were able to walk around the area with no problems.

This is a house for those who love old summer places. Our family was delighted.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed our house. We also appreciate what great care you took leaving the house and the very kind and gracious words in your review!
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Great ! Wonderful ! Amazing !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5

This house is the embodiment of what a cottage should be, comfortable but not fancy. We had 7 adults and 2 toddlers and there was plenty of room

for all of us. This was our second time renting this house and we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay, friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Annisquam with a group of 9 for a friend's wedding. The house worked really well for us and also could have slept a few more. Everything was very clean, and the new outdoor shower was a big hit (especially to speed up the getting ready process before the wedding). The location couldn't be better since we could walk to the wedding and also access a private beach a 5 minute walk away. The owners are lovely and were very helpful as well. We would love to stay here again if we ever find ourselves in Annisquam or Gloucester.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Boston (Logan International)
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Lighthouse Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500

There are no additional fees or taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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