Spectacular Setting in the Dunes. Private Beach, Sunset and Sunrises Over Water.(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
5 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
The Sandcastle is just that, a 'castle' (5 bedrooms and 6.5 baths) perched on the dunes of its own peninsula, with water on three sides, and direct access to a private beach ('Twopenny Loaf Beach') that only the guests of Sand Castle and a few other lucky neighbors have use of. Situated on four acres with the beach and ocean surrounding (and not a neighbor in sight!) the house is adjacent to protected greenbelt reservation land, guaranteeing your privacy and serenity. The sun sets over the Bay and and the view from the deck and beach is unsurpassed. From the East deck wake up to a magnificent sunrise over the marsh. From almost every window in the house the view is of the Essex River, the marsh, Hog Island and the Crane Estate in Ipswich, all undeveloped land which reinforces the feeling that you are in an untouched, incomparably beautiful place. Built in 2009 the house boasts every modern amenity but is designed with the classic Cape Cod style intact with high ceilings, plentiful windows and lots of natural light, beautiful woodwork accents and moldings, all en-suite bedrooms, central air conditioning (in the bedroom on the main floor and the entire second floor) and high end, but not ostentatious, furnishings and fittings.?Enter into the center of the house with a grand staircase that takes you up to the main level of the house. The huge and open living and dining areas have a wall of windows and sliders which lead to the massive wraparound deck overlooking the dunes and beach. The kitchen is an 'ell' off of the dining/living and is a very large with a very large island with a stainless-steel trough sink (to put your chilled edibles and wines) in the center and granite counter tops. Kitchen amenities include all stainless appliances, 4 sinks, a 6-burner commercial-grade Blue Star stove with two ovens w/broilers, plus grill and griddle, two dishwashers, a wine refrigerator, separate ice making machine and more. Off of the kitchen to the east is a breakfast area and more relaxed seating,and a “morning deck” equipped with a large propane-fired stainless barbeque. There is also a separate and comfortable sitting room/den with wood-burning fireplace for quieter pursuits, also with a large flat-screen when the mood to watch strikes. A lovely tiled half-bath with marble sink is just down the hall. Also on this floor is a queen bedroom with a sparkling white tile and marble bathroom with a shower and of course views of the dunes and salt marshes of Farm Creek. ?The second floor has two more bedrooms called the Sunrise and Sunset rooms (you can guess why) with amazing views and lovely en-suite baths with double sinks and tubs and showers. One bedroom is a queen and the other is a king and both bedrooms have two over sized window ledges that accommodate a twin mattress each, so could sleep two more people if necessary. The lower level of the house is less formal and more fun with a large center room with a ping pong table, a 'beach' bathroom (just outside is the path to the beach) with whimsical Brazilian blue granite double sinks, a shower and a sauna and separate steam room. There are also two bedrooms (two doubles in one and a king in the other) with en-suite baths and finally the laundry room and a mini kitchen to supply the necessary refreshments for your day of fun and sun on your own beach! In order to reserve this property, please call us
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Member since: 2014
- 6500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 14
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
- West master suite King bed and two single window beds. East master suite Queen bed and two single window beds. Main floor master Queen bed. Lower floor King bed with sliding doors to lower deck. Lower floor two double beds. All bedrooms are beautifully furnished, have spectacular views and private bathrooms with lovely tiling....moreless
Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms
- The Sandcastle is perched on the dunes of its own peninsula, with water on three sides, and direct access to a private beach. Situated on four acres with the beach and ocean surrounding (and not a neighbor in sight!) guaranteeing your privacy and serenity. From almost every window in the house the view is of the Essex River and Hog Island and the Crane Estate in Ipswich, all undeveloped land which reinforces the feeling that you are in an untouched, incomparably beautiful place. The huge and open living and dining areas have a wall of windows and sliders which lead to the massive wraparound deck overlooking the dunes and beach. please call us ...moreless
- DVD Player
- Game Room:
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
Spectacular long private beach along Essex Bay right out the back door, with a second private beach on the opposite side of the property on Farm Creek. Stunning sunset + sunrise views over water....moreless
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 18 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 6 - Sep 5, 2017
7 night min stay
September and October Weekends
Sep 7 - Oct 29, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $450
- Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
- Pet Fee $200
Long weekends with a three night minimum stay are available off season. Most weekends in warm weather (May, Sept. Oct.) rent for $8000.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Cape Ann and the town of Gloucester is a picturesque and beautiful old fishing town with lots of excellent restaurants, and a large artist community with museums and galleries. Many famous artists paint here. Must go visit: The Crane Estate and Beach, The Beaufort House Museum, the North Shore Art Association, The Cape Ann Museum, the State of the Art Gallery, Halibut Point State Park and the quarries, the Gloucester Marina and fish pier, State Fort Park, Essex Shipbuilding Museum. Activities: Boating, swimming, beach combing, shelling, bicycling, roller blading, fishing, clam digging, kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing. There is a local movie theater, bowling alley and great restaurants. You can rent a boat or go on a guided fishing tour in Essex Bay or Ipswich Bay, or deep sea fishing off shore. The neighboring town of Essex on the Essex River is renowned for numerous antique shops. Most of our guests spend nearly all their time at the house and on the beach since the setting is so spectacular. The sunsets over Essex Bay are not to be missed. The sunrise over the Farm Creek Marsh is worth waking up early to see.
- Secondary: +1 978.882.2205
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Two deep water moorings are available with boat rentals, Cape Ann Boat Rentals.
Soft sandy wide beach with easy access to the beach is ideal for young families.
Kitchen is geared to first class entertaining as well as barbecues on the beach.
Cooking with friends in this fully equipped chef's kitchen is great fun.
Another beauty: the moonrises and sunrises over the marsh creeks are spectacular
Breakfast area looks out to the back deck and marshes. Very private property.
Dining room with spectacular sunsets. Table can be expanded to accommodate 20.
West master suite with views over the bay, dunes and islands from 3 sides.
Large rec room with ping pong table and piano, downstairs fridge, and beach bath
East Master Suite view looking to Rockport, with magnificent sun and moonrises.
Cozy den/library with fireplace for reading, and games for kids.
Every night is memorable.
Kayaks can be rented from ERBA for exploring the marsh rivers and Essex Bay.
Incredible sunsets from the beach, decks, windows and moonrise from east decks.
Wonderful fully equipped gourmet kitchen for cooking with fabulous views.
View from West Master Suite looks over Essex Bay.
Relax and dine on three decks with view over Essex Bay, marsh and rivers.
The enclosed deck wraps around three sides of the house, perfect for little kids
Large comfortable living room with spectacular views.
Main Floor Master Bedroom with views on 3 sides and slider out to the back deck.
Back deck with complete privacy.
Living room opens onto the deck with four floor to ceiling sliding doors.
Sauna, waterfall shower, steam room, double sinks, and outdoor shower.
Huge beach for walking, shelling, swimming.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 18, 2017
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