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Buoy 23: Direct waterfront cottage with deepwater dock on the Annisquam River

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Waterfront with dock this gem has four bedrooms and 1.5 baths, a deepwater dock (for up to a 30' boat) and a wrap around screened porch. Swim from dock, shore or sand bar.

Addition of new windows, insulation, Heat & Central Air Conditioning now extends our season March 1 – December 31.This newly renovated and updated waterfront gem has four bedrooms and 1.5 baths, a deep-water dock (accommodates up to a 30 foot boat, with our new extended dockage in 2014) and a wrap-around screened porch where one can sit and watch the glimmering water, wildlife and passing boats go by on the tidal Annisquam River. At high tide swim from the dock or the shore directly in front of the house and at low tide there is great swimming from the sand bar. The sunny, modern eat-in kitchen has gas cooking, dishwasher, full size washer/drier and a half bath. The dining room seats 8 and is open onto the living area which has a huge new sectional and 50 inch flat screen TV complete with a high-end Bose theater sound system, deluxe cable service and DVD player. The screen porch is pure heaven for sitting during the day, or for those who wish, sleeping on those warm summer nights. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms (two with views of the water) with new linens, decor and cable television, plus a completely renovated custom-tiled full bathroom with tub and shower. Outside there are lovely newly landscaped front and back yards and plenty of parking as well as an outdoor hot and cold water shower. This is the waterfront vacation you have been dreaming of!


Owner
Captain Scott Kingsley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2017

About Captain Scott Kingsley

Captain Scott A. Kingsley, B.S., J.D., Northeastern University, Massachusetts School of Law. Lifelong resident of Buoy 23, family property since 1929. Constable at Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1974. U.S.C.G Licensed Master of Steam and Motor Driven Vessels.

Captain Scott Kingsley purchased this cottage in 1929

Why Captain Scott Kingsley chose North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

Back during the Great Depression, more than 85 years ago, with much of the Gloucester waterfront available to him, Grandfather Angelo Russo, of Russo's Candy House fame, chose Buoy 23 as the base for his boating and tuna fishing hobbies. He spent the remaining 21 years of his life developing the property to his exacting specifications. Since that time, his family has made every effort to preserve the original style and charm of this wonderful property. In the past five years that we have been offering the property to the public, all income has been re-invested in property improvements. Our goal is to be the caretakers for a select group of long-term clients that appreciate and understand the vacation home rental concept. We look forward to see you as a cherished stakeholder in our venture. As more and more properties go private and become overdeveloped, we are proud to share this rare wonderful vacation experience with you. While effort has been made to provide modern kitchen, bath, comfort and climate control amenities, the remainder of the property has been meticulously maintained with it's original charm, and we encourage our guests to recommend further improvements.

What makes this cottage unique

Deep water dockage, a rare benefit in Annisquam area. Perched on the northern end of Riverview Cove, water view range exceeds 250 degrees.

Amenities

Gloucester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second Floor Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    First Floor Half Bath - toilet , Handicap Accessible
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • First Mate Quarters - 2 twin/ single , w/views-new mattress in 2010 & Cable TV
    Captain's Quarters - 1 queen , with views, new mattress in 2010 & Cable TV
    Crew Quarters - 1 queen , with views-new mattress in 2010 & Cable TV
    Stateroom - 1 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms on second floor. Entire home has Central Air Conditioning
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private Beach, Swim From Property, Walk to Beach, Water Views, Waterfront ,Deepwater Dock, Dock,Outdoor Furniture, Outdoor Shower, Private Beach, Gas Stove, Ham Radio Friendly

Reviews

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Buoy 23: Direct waterfront cottage with deepwater dock on the Annisquam River
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews
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Many things to love about Buoy 23 Location, well equipped rental, fabulous view, plenty of room to r

  • 4 of 5

Hi, property is beautifully maintained by owner . Very comfortable and conducive to relaxing, which was important to us. The dock is great for jumping into the water and the sand bar was a destination for all. The parade of boats was entertaining and the river an adventure to explore. The beautiful lawn was perfect for wiffel ball games. It was a great vacation for us.. felt like we were far away yet only a short ride from home. Thank you for sharing your home with us.😀

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always Happy Here

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth year staying at Buoy 23, and we have been consistently pleased with this cozy, authentic home right on the Annisquam River! It is conveniently located, whether you go by boat or car, and Scott maintains the home very well, even making upgrades to various features each year. It is always clean and neat when we arrive, and it usually has most everything we need. Best of all is watching the gorgeous sunsets from the back deck while sipping a glass of wine!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful week on the Annisquam river.

  • 5 of 5

Great house with big screened in wraparound porch. Wonderful views up and down the river. Slice of heaven watching gulls, egrets, cormorants, rabbits and chipmunks. Great swimming off dock to sandbar. House had everything you need. Don't miss bar scene at marina called Mile Marker 1. Great Caribbean vibe! Excellent food and cocktails.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Downright Divine

  • 5 of 5

We were coming from all parts for a small family reunion. Being here at Buoy 23 set the stage for a memorable and truly special stay. I cannot think of even one suggestion for improvement... it was downright divine. Our host was incredibly thoughtful and gracious. He was quick to respond to text communication. I would happily come here again and again.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ossining, NY
5

Even better than the photos!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long Memorial Day weekend at this wonderful cottage with an incredible view. Loved having both a screened and windowed porch for sitting with a nice view of the water no matter what the temperature outside. The bedrooms and the one full bath are a bit small but not a major problem. House had all the amenities we needed and we would certainly stay here again if back in the area.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas Tx
5

beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We were quite lucky to be blessed with amazing weather; it was really warm. The house is stocked with everything you could need. We were in town for a wedding and several family members booked homes for their stay; all were lovely, but ours truly had the best view. The owner was super accommodating and informative. My 15 year old son and my 10 year old nephew jumped in and swam to a nearby sand bar during low tide...the water was really cold, but boys will be boys! The beds were all very comfortable. Not a lot of hot water; so if there is a good sized group time your showers out. We would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Gloucester MBTA
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 128
Car: necessary

America’s oldest working fishing port and art colony, including the sea-faring communities of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester by-the-Sea.

Thirty minutes from Boston. Local beaches: Good Harbor Beach, Crane Beach, Wingaersheek Beach, Singing Beach. Golf, sailing, fishing, museums, art galleries, hiking, biking, rock climbing, shopping, restaurants, festivals.

Home of the Fisherman Statue and several vintage lighthouses.

Site of the movie 'Perfect Storm'. Where the Sound of Music was written. Hammond Castle,Rockport, Bear Skin Neck, Rocky Neck, Annisquam Village.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Cleaning fee for visits of less than 5 nights - $195.00
Optional Fees:
Boat Docking Fee: $75.00 per boat/per visit
Dog Fee: $195.00 per dog

*These fees are not enumerated in the fee section as Homeaway has been adding them inappropriately. If applicable, they will be added in the official quote. Our apology for the inconvenience.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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