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The Willow House - Garden Setting, Ocean View, Steps to Rocky Neck!

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Living room with french doors to deck

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Last updated: 07/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A secluded retreat in Gloucester's historic Rocky Neck Cultural District, this is a great vacation getaway- ideal for a single person or couple. Visitors have appreciated the peaceful atmosphere which lends itself perfectly to those who not only want downtime, but maybe some focused work or creative time as well.

Completed in 2013, this second story apartment is located at the entrance to one of America’s oldest working Art Colonies. Just steps away you'll find Wonson and Smith Coves, The Gloucester Stage Company Theater, the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, galleries, shops and restaurants. Enjoy regular musical events, bike Gloucester's beautiful coastline, kayak its large, protected harbor or just have a relaxing stroll down Rocky Neck. Niles Beach is a 10-minute walk away, Good Harbor Beach and downtown Gloucester are 5-minutes by car.

Windows on all four sides provide a steady sea breeze and lots of light. Grill and dine on the deck overlooking the garden with seasonal brook, large willow tree and many flowers and herbs. Cooks will find a well-equipped kitchen, staple pantry items, and are invited to use fresh herbs from the garden!

If you are an artist, you can paint plein air in the garden, or visit owner/artist Rokhaya Waring's studio/gallery also on the property.

Amenities:
Fridge, gas range/oven, dishwasher, microwave; deck w/gas grill; toaster, electric coffee-maker, french press, tea kettle, filtered drinking water; queen size Sleep Number bed, armoire, A/C; 32' Hi-Def TV w/Blu-Ray player; front-loading washer and dryer, ironing board and iron, hairdryer; lobster pot and utensils; linens including beach towels; 2 folding beach chairs, 2 chair umbrellas. Living room sleeping options: 1 queen-size air mattress, or the living room couch converts to a full-size bed. One car off-street parking provided. Free public parking lot across the street.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen Bed is a Sleep Number®...moreless

  • 1 Queen Sleep Number® bed; armoire, washer and dryer, built-in ironing board. Please note: air mattress or convertible couch must be set up in living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The CATA bus does a circuit of Cape Ann which includes stops at beaches, the train station, supermarkets etc., and has a stop just outside our house. http://canntran.com/routes.html Bring your bikes or rent nearby (Big Mike's Bikes)....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Hi-Def Cable, more than 40 channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Tivoli stereo with auxiliary jack for mp3 players and including iPhones....moreless

  • Television:

    Hi-Def Cable, more than 40 channels....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a small DVD selection...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup programmable drip, and french press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Adirondacks & hammock in garden for your use...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charbroil gas grill...moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 4 - Sep 23, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,300

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2016
Sep 24 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$170
$1,000
Off Season 2016
Nov 1 - May 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
Spring 2016
May 5 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$170
$1,000
Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Sep 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Regular Cleaning $75

Notes:

Weekly Summer Changeover Day: Saturday

Check-in: 3 PM; Check-out: 11 AM

Must be 21 yrs of age to book

*Guests with children: $250 refundable damage deposit required

*Rentals of 14 days or more: require a non-refundable deposit of $500

CANCELLATION POLICY:

• 100% refund up until 30 days prior to arrival, minus processing fees.

• 50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival, minus processing fees.

• Less than 1 week prior to check-in: no refund

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 07/17/2016
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Location

36 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan International Airport, Boston, MA
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Studio
1.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bass Rocks Golf Club
2.7 Miles
Nearest Train
Gloucester Station, Rockport line of the MBTA
1.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
route 128
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Rudder
0.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Niles Beach

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

About the owner: I am a working artist and member of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. My studio is situated between our house and The Willow House, tying the two structures together. You are welcome to visit my studio during your stay. To see my artwork and for more info please visit my website or FaceBook: Rokhaya Waring Art

Why the Owner Chose Gloucester, MA, USA:
We are in a quiet garden setting, but at the same time so close to a bustling small city, rich with history, places to visit and things to do. We have beaches, wildlife, and sunsets over the ocean, a wealth of cultural events and restaurants- all within an incredibly friendly community. This area of Gloucester feels like a village, with everything one needs or desires close by, and we often feel that we are on vacation- right here at home.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
My husband and I love living in this area that has inspired so many artists: Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, John Sloan, and Marsden Hartley- to name just a few. We cherish being able to walk to Rocky Neck for breakfast at Sailor Stan's, dinner at The Rudder, or for a freshly baked muffin and a newspaper at The Last Stop. We love to stroll to the end of the Neck to see the old Copper Paint Factory (now the headquarters for Ocean Alliance), and through America's oldest shipyard (Gloucester Marine Railways) to see the boats being worked on. The beauty here is intense and genuine.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
 

Photos

  • Living room with french doors to deck

    Living room with french doors to deck

  • Open kitchen-dining area

    Open kitchen-dining area

  • Bedroom with queen bed, washer and dryer

    Bedroom with queen bed, washer and dryer

  • Frameless glass shower

    Frameless glass shower

  • Second floor apartment seen from the garden

    Second floor apartment seen from the garden

  • Private deck overlooking garden

    Private deck overlooking garden

  • Garden in June

    Garden in June

  • Willow & day lilies in stream

    Willow & day lilies in stream

  • Under the willow tree

    Under the willow tree

  • View of Smith Cove (Rocky Neck) from down the street

    View of Smith Cove (Rocky Neck) from down the street

  • Southern exposure windows with view to Wonson's Cove

    Southern exposure windows with view to Wonson's Cove

  • Same bedroom, opposite wall

    Same bedroom, opposite wall

  • Staircase to private deck and entry

    Staircase to private deck and entry

  • Grill

    Grill

  • Garden in July

    Garden in July

  • Garden in August

    Garden in August

  • Garden in September- detail

    Garden in September- detail

  • Schooner seen from Eastern Point

    Schooner seen from Eastern Point

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 07/17/2016
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