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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.

More Details

Marilyn Pratt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 2, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

On The Boulevard - Historic 'Stacey Boulevard' In Gloucester
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

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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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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Salem, MA

The Pratt House, and the owner, are lovely

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Pratt House for a few days for 5 couples. We've never used VRBO and were a little nervous, but once we met Marilyn, the owner, we knew it was going to be a great stay. Marilyn is very nice and laid back. The house is beautiful, spacious, and comfortable. The kitchen was equipped with everything you could need, and the game room in the basement was a fun place to relax. It was a spectacular few days!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review . I am so glad the house worked out for you and you had a great stay. Best Regards Marilyn
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Perfect Choice!

  • 5 of 5

Only positive comments about this rental and owner. The Pratt home( it's more than a house) has it all - perfect location, plenty of room for the family to spread out, all good size rooms, nice bathrooms, really comfortable beds, new televisions, great patio for outside relaxing, fun rec room downstairs and a piano to boot! Marilyn was easy to work with and quick to answer emails. Great restaurants nearby, The Causeway was casual and the portions were large and good. The Farm Grill in nearby Essex was fantastic and everything made from scratch. Some of our group took the commuter rail into Boston to take in a game at Fenway so it was great to have the station 1 mile away. Everyone in our group from 5 to 88 loved the home and did not want to leave. The park across the street was a big bonus with wonderful water views and a great playground. We love the north shore of Boston as we are originally from this area and have rented many times through VRBO. We look forward to returning again to the Pratt home.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review .It was so nice to meet you and your family we would love to have you stay again. Best, Marilyn
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Orinda, Ca

On the Shoreline in Gloucester

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a 2 family (9 person) vacation at the Pratt House. The house, grounds, and location were perfect for our needs. Marilyn, the owner, lives in Gloucester and is a great resource for whatever you need. She is very accommodating, responsive, and focused on making your stay as fun and rewarding as possible. The house had everything we needed. The property is right across from the street from a wonderful park, and you can leisurely stroll along the shoreline to town. Take advantage of Marilyn's recommendations and eat and drink like a local. After our extended weekend, we'd love to come back and spent a week in the summer or fall. Great find and value.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark thank you so much for your kind words. Thank for staying at The Pratt House . I hope you are able to come back again some day . You and your family were great guest. Be well . 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

Gloucester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Security Dep. $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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