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Little House Conveniently Located

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

The Little House is conveniently located in the Riverdale area of Gloucester, close to the highway, minutes to downtown and the beaches. The property has three bedrooms, one double room on the first floor, one queen with single roll away or double air mattress, and one queen with two twin beds both located on the second floor. The Little House has two full baths, one on each level. The dining room has a Keurig for morning coffee and there is a HD television with a DVD player in the living room. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, toaster, refrigerator and stove. The bedrooms have air conditioning units if needed. There is an unfinished basement with a pool table, ping-pong table, and seating area/gaming center. There is parking for up to three cars in the driveway. At the Little House is a welcome packet filled with information about local attractions, food, dining, entertainment, etc.

Diane Merck
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Diane Merck

I grew up in Gloucester, went off to college, pursued a career, got married and had children in Western MA. We would often come back to Gloucester on vacations with the kids and share with them the beauty that is Cape Ann.

Diane Merck purchased this house in 1962

Why Diane Merck chose Gloucester

We felt this home would offer one or two families a getaway in a beautiful place, that would not break the bank. We hope you enjoy the affordable convenience that is The Little House.

What makes this house unique

Although it is not on the beach, it has great assets that we hope you will enjoy while away on your family vacation. We are truly blessed to have been able to come back and visit Cape Ann and enjoy all the beaches, restaurants, activities, and still have the conveniences of a home. It is nice to have the choice to cook or go out, to do laundry if you need to or just read a book out in the back yard. Walk down to the mill pond to watch the swans, or go for a jog around Goose cove reservoir.


Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    First Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • First Floor - 1 double
    Blue Room - 1 queen , 1 rollaway single
    Beige Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Little House Conveniently Located
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
long beach, ca

Picturesque Area - Perfect "Little House"

  • 5 of 5

The house is located in a lovely Gloucester neighborhood with easy access for local destinations and those beyond such as Salem and Boston. The house was clean and comfortable with lovely welcoming gifts from Diane. She was so thoughtful - we had coffee and water ready to go! There were 3 of us - so very convenient having 2 full baths. The living space is comfortable and welcoming. And the convenience of a washer and dryer was an added perk. Diane has a couple of handy notebooks with local information - and we used it our first night of arrival to grab dinner and run to the local store. She was readily available to answer questions when we texted her. Access to the home was a breeze. Diane, her family's home, variety of local beaches, restaurants and beautiful setting make it a must return for us! Highly recommend without "reservation" :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect convenient location for exploration of cape anne and surrounding area

  • 5 of 5

Charming well maintained little house full of character well located. Diane is a kind & thoughtful owner. My family enjoyed a nice reunion at this charming house. We would love to come back again some time. This is a very beautiful section of the Massachusetts coastline

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved The Little House

  • 5 of 5

WOW! We absolutely loved our stay at the Little House. From the detailed welcome book to the delicious chocolates in the fridge, we felt so special and taken care of in many ways. Our boys enjoyed the pool table and ping pong table in the basement.The home was clean and bright. You could tell this home is loved!

We were close to the many beaches in the area, shopping and restaurants. We made many wonderful family memories in this home. We are looking forward to staying here again on a return vacation in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Little House

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay in this home with our family, the owners are the best, I would rent here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Little House! Upon entering the home we were immediately impressed with the orientation binder the owners put together and the welcoming atmosphere of the home. The location is great - we took a short walk to beautiful Goose Cove reservoir with a walking trail all around it, a 10 minute drive brought us to stunning Good Harbor Beach, and it was a beautiful drive to one of our favorite places to stroll and shop: Rockport. The kitchen had everything we needed to eat in or there are plenty of great places to eat out in downtown Gloucester.

The house is very comfortable and we slept soundly! It has all of the amenities we needed including two full bathrooms with large clean tubs, easy to use tv service, fast WIFI, and a fully stocked Keurig coffee bar in a cozy dining room.

We can't wait to return to Gloucester and will stay at Little House again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

The Little House has everything one needs for a comfortable vacation, like a home away from home, including a backyard gazebo with mosquito netting, an outdoor gas grill, a basement pool table, air conditioning, thematic reading material, WIFI, cable TV, a Keurig coffemaking system complete with coffee cartridges and bottled water, and dixie cups in the bathroom. We had a wonderful time and wished we lived there.

The location is a little away from central Gloucester,the harbor and the beaches but if you have a car, it's convenient to everything Gloucester and Cape Ann have to offer, and parking is cheap and easy to find.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Logan, Boston
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Railroad Ave, Gloucester
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Good Harbor


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $99

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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