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Apartment a at Cedar Hill Farm B&B, Historic, Beaches, Seafood, River Sports,

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

One bedroom overlooks living. Farm. Near Crane Beach on River. Breakfast

Stay at one of our apartments and you are welcome to breakfast each morning at the main farmhouse B & B.
Our one bedroom loft apartments are bright, cheerful & open to 18+ acres of pristine fields & forest. We offer beach chairs, ice, coolers and beach towels. The apt. is fully furnished with couch & loveseat in living room, small dining table, full kitchen with plenty of storage. Queen bed. The loft bedroom is full height with cathedral ceilings and skylights. The apartment is open and spacious. Eight foot sliding doors lead onto a deck with views and immediate access to large grassy fields, hiking trails & plenty of wildlife. A screened canopies allow nights of listening to the calls of wildlife. You may wake to deer grazing in the field or a wild turkey family parading across the property. Owners are on premises to assist you in every way. We have 2 large bedrooms at the main farmhouse Bed & Breakfast. Go to for more about the B&B and booking. Essex is a small town along the coast of beautiful Cape Ann. Situated between Gloucester & Ipswich. 45 minutes to Boston and within 2-4 hrs. to the mountains of N.H., Vermont & Maine. This one time Gentlemen's farm is rich with history with the main farm house built in 1675 sitting on the hill and 2 lg. barns that once held cows, chickens & horses. This property is untouched by development and sits in its natural You have the best of both worlds at Cedar Hill Farm, a atmosphere for relaxation, plus easy access to everything the New England coast has to offer. The Essex River serves as the backdrop for breathtaking views of marshland, islands and coastline. Enjoy riverside dining & antiquing along the river. Avoid traffic and parking by kayaking or boating down river to what the locals call 'the backside of Cranes beach' accessible by boat only. Don't forget to stop at 'Woodmans' for fried clams or fresh lobster.
Gloucester, known for its history as a fishing port, has without doubt the best beaches of New England and only 10 minutes drive. Our own exquisite Cranes beach is just a few minutes from the farm. Whether you prefer a secluded beach like 'Half Moon' or something grand like 'Good Harbor' there is a beach for you. Whale watching trips all guarantee sightings. Sail on the 'Ardelle' built by local wooden boat builder, Harold Burnham. Or the schooner ' Thomas E. Lannon also built locally using the skills and methods of boat builders of the 1800's.
Cape Ann is rich with history, from the Cranes Estate in Ipswich, to the 'Man at the Wheel' Fishermen's memorial on Stacy Boulevard at Gloucester harbor. A span of time from houses built in the 1600's to the giant turbine windmills that supply energy to the city of Gloucester.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    age 21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Infants under 12 months stay for free. All other children are considered adults in regards to cost....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside and away from other guests...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcomed in the apartment only, however, Acceptance and cost will depend on specific breed, number of pets, habits of pets...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Each Apartment sleeps 2-4. Queen size bed and sofa bed (full size) We have a pack n play for infants...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Full bath - Toilet, sink, tub/shower combo in all three rooms

Other Amenities

  • We have hundreds of acres of conservation lands. Miles of hiking trails comprised of historic landmarks, granite ruins reflecting times gone by. These beautiful untouched natural wooded trails are a hidden gem and must have experience. ...moreless



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Well known and loved "Crane Beach" is only 1 mile away!!...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Small round table with 2-4 chairs placed next to 8 ft. glass sliders to allow a view of open space in apartment. Breakfast served in breakfast room of main house for B&B guests...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit cools entire unit due to the open design...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All new, clean linens. We pride ourselves in supplying freshly washed linens including the blanket and comforter for each booking. Extra linens in unit. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Full couch and loveseat, tables with lamps. TV mounted out of the way and can pivot to be viewed from all areas...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking. There are two assigned spaces for the apartment with much more available if needed....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee, filters supplied...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Usual large appliances with all additional flatware, steak knives, cutting knives, corkscrew, graders, food prep utensils, dishes, pans, detergent, cleaning products, kitchen towels and sponges, ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    standard size ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Tupperware, plastic bags and wraps, bug spray, light bulbs, candles, ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    18.5 cu ft. very adequate for all circumstances...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric 4 burner ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    Golf course 1 mile from Apartment...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have one kayak and a great kayak rental just down the street...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    small propane grill with propane...moreless

Building Type

  • Farmhouse


Write a review 4.9
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
summer 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,250 $4,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Sep 6 - Jan 2, 2018
2 night min stay
$1,100 $2,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Jan 3 - Apr 30, 2018
7 night min stay

$800 $1,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50


2 night minimum stay July, August thru labor day weekend

Pet fee is $50 per pet, the web site does not compute a second pet so please know that I will adjust the fee at booking. The pet fee is calculated on an individual basis. Some pets leave a "pawprint" than others. Things like shedding really influence the amount of cleaning involved. The length of stay is also added to the calculation. So please let me know about your pets up front and this will expedite the process of reservations.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • The Inn at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    "A summer concert on the lawn of the Crane Estate in Ipswich. The mansion overlooking the ma..."

  • Woodman's

    "Woodmans on the causeway in Essex is famous for inventing the fried clam. Eat in the rough ..."

  • Russell Orchards

    "A great treat for the entire family. The sweet aroma of apple cider, cider donuts & apple p..."

  • Crane Beach

    "The entrance to Crane's Beach is less than a mile from our Cedar Hill Farm accommodations. ..."

  • CK Pearl

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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan International
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cape Ann
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cranes Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I was born and raised in Gloucester. We lived in a relatively poor neighborhood one of two daughters in a single parent household. I learned to be incredibly driven, determined, liberally minded with high expectations for myself and others. I feel that honesty, integrity and fairness are the most important qualities in life and I live by these beliefs. As a child, I had a intense love and compassion for all animals, horses in particular, but pets were not allowed in our rented apartment and definitely owning a horse was out of the question. I spent several years in South Florida where I put myself through nursing school. My husband grew up on the farm, that we now call Cedar Hill, here in Essex. My husband, a graduate of the University of Miami, also had a familiarity with So. Florida. So, 25 years ago we moved our young family to Jupiter Farms, Florida where I worked as a nurse and my husband worked in the boating industry. Our family thrived in Jupiter, Fl. and considered it home. I got my first horse at age 39 and felt like a kid again. With retirement age nearing and the economy just starting to recover from the financial decline and the kids grown, My husband and I decided to move back to New England and took over the family farm. It was a huge financial and emotional decision at what should be a winding down of our lives, in preparation for retirement. But we always enjoy a challenge. We have been working tirelessly to update and renew the place. We have finally opened a warm and welcoming Bed & Breakfast in the main farmhouse. We have kept everything natural and encourage guest to embrace the open space and enjoy the wildlife. Currently we have my two Arabian horses and hope to add a few more animals. The place will be run with integrity, warmth with a feeling of family. Please go to our website: to book a room or the apartment.

Why the Owner Chose Essex, Essex, MA, USA:
The farm was left to my husband and siblings when his parents passed. It sat for many years without family involvement. We always hoped to live at the farm some day but with multiple owners, it was just not an option. We came to Ma. from Fl. two years ago to sell the property to an established buyer. We would have been financially set for retirement... However, we just couldn't do it. It was so beautiful, untouched and historic. So, instead of selling it, we bought out the one remaining brother and are working hard to make a go of it and preserve this open space

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Beautiful forest lands, open space, maple trees, Oak trees, hiking trails 324 yr. old colonial farm house, Old barns. Seafood, fishing, beaches, history, sailing, kayaking, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Close to Salem the city of witches and Boston.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Apartment Living Room is bright and cheerful

    Apartment Living Room is bright and cheerful

  • Open cathedral ceilings give a spacious feel at the loft apartment

    Open cathedral ceilings give a spacious feel at the loft apartment

  • A secluded area of the Essex River

    A secluded area of the Essex River

  • Looking out from back deck of Apartment

    Looking out from back deck of Apartment

  • Entrance to the Bed & Breakfast

    Entrance to the Bed & Breakfast

  • The Cedar Hill Farm in 2016

    The Cedar Hill Farm in 2016

  • Apartment entrance

    Apartment entrance

  • Front field

    Front field

  • The breakfast room

    The breakfast room

  • Front door of apartment

    Front door of apartment

  • One of our barns looking from the farmhouse Bed & Breakfast

    One of our barns looking from the farmhouse Bed & Breakfast

  • Main entrance to the farm

    Main entrance to the farm

  • Back deck of Apartment looking out to pastures and hiking trails

    Back deck of Apartment looking out to pastures and hiking trails

  • The loft bedroom of Apartment

    The loft bedroom of Apartment

  • My horses grazing on the property outside of the apartment

    My horses grazing on the property outside of the apartment

  • Grassy way from the Farmhouse B&B to the Apartment

    Grassy way from the Farmhouse B&B to the Apartment

  • Apartment Kitchen

    Apartment Kitchen

  • The lower barn apartments back of building

    The lower barn apartments back of building

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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