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On The Boulevard - Historic 'Stacey Boulevard' In Gloucester

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A Spacious Colonial Home With Charm And Character For You And Your Family

This home is spacious, warm and comfortable. It offers plenty of room for a large family and the largest property on the boulevard for your enjoyment to just relax after a day of activities in Gloucester or to enjoy with family and friends for a private retreat for outdoor activities for you and your friends.

Step across the street and play tennis, bocce, basketball or walk to the beach for sun, swimming or just a nice book while enjoying the schooners, sail boats or fishing boats as they travel across the harbor.

Take a walk down to look at the many monuments, museums, galleries or shop on Main Street and enjoy dining in a local restaurant offering fresh seafood and local spirits.

Take a short drive and enjoy golf, ocean cruises, whale watching trips, deep sea fishing as well as local live theatre and artists capturing the local culture and beauty for you to take home from your amazing trip.

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Marilyn Pratt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Marilyn Pratt

In 1969 Ralph and Jossie 'Sallah' Pratt bought this house. They raised their six of their nine children here and opened their doors to Gloucester daily to share stories and enjoy what is best about being apart of Gloucester.

In 2007 my wife and I bought the home to celebrate them and share this special home with others. This home is special. As grandchildren of Ralph and Jossie we enjoy fond memories of sunny summer and fall days and nights sitting around enjoying the warmth of this home and all those who entered.

Marilyn Pratt purchased this house in 2007

Why Marilyn Pratt chose North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

As a fifth generation Gloucester resident I have had the blessings of travelling across the USA and have always felt a deep love for this community and growing up in this house as the grandson of Ralph and Jossie Pratt wanted to help people come and experience Gloucester in a home that helps create the best experiences of 'home' for those who visit.

Come to Gloucester and stay at our home so you can feel the warmth of Gloucester like a real member of the community.

What makes this house unique

LOCATION: In real estate the most important value of a property is the location. Then it is warmth, charm, comfort and the feelings you take with you after your stay.

If you stay at The Pratt House 'On The Boulevard' you will be in the best place, Gloucester's breathe taking harbor within steps to all that makes Gloucester special. This home will also give you a place to call your second home. Warm, comfortable, spacious and with plenty of private outdoor space to relax or play in privacy. ( WE do not rent the home out for functions or events like Weddings ect..)


Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is located on the first floor off the bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second Floor Bathroom with tile shower, vanity and toilet.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This second floor bathroom has a vanity, tub and shower.
  • This house has three bathrooms for the family to make sure everyone can take care of their personal needs without feeling crowed.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This second floor bedroom has one queen bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom with two full sized beds and color tv
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , First Floor bedroom has 2 twin beds, color tv/dvr and bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second floor bedroom with one queen bed, tv and bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Floor bedroom - two twin beds and futon in upper foyer
  • This house has 5 bedrooms and plenty of room to bring a large family or share with two close families who want to make this vacation one you will never forget.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Gloucester offers a wide variety of options for people to enjoy from live theatre to art galleries, museums, shops, restaurants, pubs, whale watching, deep sea fishing, beaches, boating, tennis, basketball, bocce courts and taking in all the rich history with schooner adventures and sailing.


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(12 traveler reviews)

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On The Boulevard - Historic 'Stacey Boulevard' In Gloucester
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Perfect place for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We planned this trip in celebration of our parents 40th wedding anniversary. In total our group was 8 adults and three children (all under the age of 3). The house had plenty of room for our large group and Marilyn was a wonderful host. My husband and I arrived earlier than anticipated, due to unforseen renovations on the commuter rail and Marilyn was able to meet us when we got to the house. There are two driveways (perfect for the three cars that we had, no one ever had to move to let another vehicle out), a big back yard and a huge deck. Five bedrooms and three full baths worked great for our large group. The finished basement (with air hockey, a bar top, and pub table) was perfect for the adults to hang out once the kids were put to bed. Because of the size of our group, and age of the little ones, we ate in most nights. We made good use of the grill outside and even did our own lobster boil. The house is about a mile from town and it was a nice walk that we did more then once. Stage Fort Park is directly across the street and we spent a lot of time there- walking the waterfront, watching all of the boats, playing on the playground and beach. There are bocce ball courts and tennis courts at the park, and Marilyn had a bocce set as well as some tennis racquets. There is lots of information provided by the host about local activities and restaurants. I would highly recommend The Pratt House to anyone staying in the area. Thank you so much for hosting us! The McCormicks, The Biggerstaffs, and The Weltzes

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much ! It was a pleasure meeting you . And it was my pleasure to have you stay at The Pratt House . Best, Marilyn
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Family of ten.

  • 5 of 5

Right size for our family of 10. Nice house, well equipped, nice deck, large back yard for younger kids. Nice park across the street.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Practically perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We have probably rented 2 dozen or so homes over the years. This home is probably the top 3 best overall. It's hard to compare apples to apples when it comes to location, so I will focus on the physical aspects of the home and the homeowner, who also manages the property.

Honestly, there is absolutely nothing that could have been better. The home has tremendous character and is in pristine condition for being the age it is. It was SO clean. We have been in some homes where this was not the case, so this was very refreshing. Every nook and cranny was spotless. Additionally, the decor is *just* right and pieces have been thoughtfully chosen throughout the home. The shining star of the home is the beautiful piano. Although we chose not to play it, it is available to guests.

The landscaping was impeccable, both front and back. The backyard is massive and is fabulous for entertaining up to 12 people. Plenty of table space as well.

Although many people don't have to take care of business during a vacation, both my husband and I do because of the nature of what we do, so imagine our delight to find twin huge credenza desks off the main living area which made having to work much more bearable.

The kitchen is ample for preparation and is well-stocked with the essentials for cooking. There are a lot of functional entertaining pieces for guests' use as well, which was nice.

We only used two of the five bedrooms, but noticed all were decorated nicely with a bright, cheery air which echoed throughout the home.

The formal dining room table seats I believe 8 people (may have been 6 chairs, though, I can't recall exactly.) The colorful floral table arrangement centerpiece was the perfect accent to the space.

The homeowner is beyond helpful and wonderful to work with. We had to shorten our stay due to work obligations and yet she graciously offered to let us keep the remaining nights so we wouldn't have to find somewhere else to stay. Additionally, once we checked out, she returned the deposit immediately, like the next day. We are still staying in the area and she actually hand delivered it. THAT is amazing service! She was also available throughout our stay to answer any questions we had.

I will say the proximity of the home to downtown Gloucester is one of the best perks (it's about a mile away). Plus, being directly across from Stage Fort Park was so convenient for daily walks.

We highly recommend this property. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my goodness , that was so nice of you to take the time to write such a great review. It was so nice to meet you and Matt . You are the perfect house guest . Thank you so much . Best, Marilyn
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Fabulous Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We can not say enough good things about this vacation and the pivotal part the Pratt House played in it. We were a party of 11. The beds were well sized and arranged to accommodate 6 adults and 5 young children (2.5-8 years old). I was fearful from pictures that I would have to constantly protect the house from the active children, but the home is sturdy and practical for them.

The backyard was a huge and fabulous outlet for their energies. We ate outside the first few nights until the weather no longer permitted.

The owners were very friendly and responsive to any of our needs.

The location is unbeatable. Across the street is a huge beautiful park as well as the harbor. The heart of downtown is a very short walk away, with great restaurants and nice shops. Hammond Castle is super close and a must see.

Every adult in our party would return to this home again in a heartbeat!!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice thank you so much ! We loved meeting you and your family . I am so glad the house worked out well for you . Your a fun family . Best, Marilyn
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Mount Prospect

What An Incredible Find!

  • 5 of 5

We were scheduled to attend a wedding at the new Beauport Hotel and a family member found this stunning home less than a mile down the road. It's a historic home with all the great "bone structure" and architectural detail and charm of a historic home, but it's completely updated in terms of amenities and beautiful decor, including a wonderful updated kitchen w/washer & dryer, three full baths (great water pressure), five bedrooms (8 beds that can sleep 10-12) plus a futon. It has a beautiful living room area, in-kitchen dining and dining room, finished basement and a huge yard. I loved the fact that there are driveways on both sides of the house that belong to the house. 10 of us stayed and we were able to have other family members come and hang during down hours between wedding functions. Marilyn is an exceptional host. Throughout the home, you'll find these really helpful notes about how things work, where light switches are, what to do about locking up, where to find things--really thoughtful. She'll walk you through and set you up with everything you need and what to do when you check out. We were the envy of the wedding guests because we paid a lot less per person than a hotel room would have cost and we were able to buy groceries and beverages for the weekend too. There are NO downsides to this fantastic property. Total find.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Beth. You and your group were such great guests . We loved having you and it was a pleasure to meet you . I am so glad you had a great stay ! Best, Marilyn
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Perfect Places with Great Host

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here one week and it was truly our pleasure. The home is close to downtown Gloucester. Marilyn met us upon our arrival to give us keys and go through the home to show us around. Beautiful home - the kind you feel cozy staying in, even though it is quite spacious. Would like to stay here again sometime - it made our trip visiting family in Gloucester that much more enjoyable. Thank You Marilyn!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! It was so nice to meet you and your family . I would love to have you visit the house again. Best , Marilyn
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Boston - Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several Area Pubs
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bass Rocks Golf
Nearest Train
1 Miles
MBTA Boston Commuter Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 95 and Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several Area Restaurants
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Good Harbor, Wingaersheek, Long Beach
Car: recommended

This home offers you privacy with over an acre of land set in the rear of the property for private gatherings with family and friends. ( We do not rent the home out for events or functions like weddings ect.. ) It is also located in the heart of Gloucester's Stacey Boulevard with direct views, access to tennis, bocce courts, basketball courts and all that Gloucester offers in the art's, beaches, rich history of whale watching and seep sea fishing. Stay and enjoy dining in local restaurants and pubs to enjoy fresh seafood and local spirits.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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