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Peaceful Tidal Basin Family Retreat and nesting place

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Fun and inviting accommodations for families with hot tub two large living rooms

Please come enjoy a beautiful tidal basin home that invites family fun. The relaxing backyard enjoys gardens, a covered patio, a large deck, outdoor hot tub, and plenty of wildlife.

The 2,600 sf expanded cape is very comfortable and has many picture windows overlooking the scenic backyard. This home boasts two large family rooms both with large screen TV's and gas fireplaces. The kitchen is well stocked and is full of country charm, opens to a large deck and the dining room. The main floor has two bedrooms and a full bath One of the bedrooms has a queen bed and an atrium door that opens to a small deck to enjoy your morning coffee on. The second bedroom has twin beds.

The second floor has two bedrooms one has a queen bed and a large window seat perfect for reading or just relaxing, the other has twin beds. The bedrooms have oversized Windows and are comfortable. There is a full bathroom on the second floor.

The lower level is perfect for family enjoyment it has a bar area with beer fridge and wine cooler, and a foosball table. Many large windows and window seats make this a special space. This is open to the covered patio and hot tub area.

This property offers many extras including; wi-fi, gas grill, cable, smart TV, beach chairs, boogie boards, sand pails, and coolers.

These extras allow you to pack your bags and enjoy the fun.

Young families will appreciate our bed rails, toddler seat, Gates, and pack-and-play.

We are conveniently positioned near routes 133 and 128 and commuter train for easy access to The entire area.

Located in historic and beautiful Gloucester and one mile from Essex’s restaurants kayaking and antiquing.

Gloucester has several of the highest rated beaches on the east coast, wonderful restaurants, whale watching, schooner sailing , deep sea fishing, windsurfing and kayaking.

Rocky neck art colony offers shopping, and a wonderful music theater with the ocean as the stage backdrop; the Shalin Lou Performance Center. Beautiful Stage Fort Park beach and play ground area is 3.3 miles,Cranes Beach is 4.4miles

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owner/property manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gloucester in Essex County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Peaceful Tidal Basin Family Retreat and nesting place
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Very nice getaway for multi-family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with my parents and two small children. The parents loved the finished basement as a getaway. Master on main was great too. We loved going to York for the day to the beach. We really liked stage fort park. The kids wanted to go there every day. Manchester by the sea was also great. They have great restaurants and a nice playground for the kids.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Coastal Cottage; a true sanctuary.

  • 5 of 5

It's almost surreal, seeing pictures and reviews of the place that truly became our home in little over a week. This cottage simply has a way of welcoming you in, making you feel like you belong, and wrapping all its inhabitants in its warm, quiet charm and east coast quality.

Incredibly homey; the second you walk in, it's almost like you've been there before, and staying there couldn't feel more natural.

It has so many skylights, so every room is filled with gorgeous, warm sunlight, and a natural light even when it's rainy. The backyard is an Eden, and every room it's own oasis.

We have a large family of 9, and there was plenty of room for all of us; spacious enough to not feel like we were tripping over anything or anyone. Plenty of beautiful, atheistic areas to sit and converse, drink some wine and unwind.

And the surrounding area's! My word, so breathtaking. Good harbor beach, Wingersheak, Marblehead, Essex, Rockport, Manchester by the Sea, Boston. You could explore for weeks in this area, and still discover place after place that is new, unique and equally stunning in its own right. And we did! When we left, we all felt like we were leaving a piece of our hearts in the East Coast. Cannot wait to come back! Simply cannot recommend this home, this area, and this obliging and easy to work with couple enough!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cocoa, fl

Gorgeous place. Very peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Plenty of room for our family of 8. The house was comfortable and the back yard was spacious and beautiful. We loved coming back after a busy day and just relaxing. The property is in a great location, close to beaches, parks, restaurants and stores. We loved sightseeing around Gloucester and Boston. The house has a great deck where you can cook out and a beautiful patio out back. Great family room down stairs with foosball, a keyboard and a treadmill. We didn't get a chance to use the hot tub but maybe next time we will. The owners were very friendly and gracious. We felt very much at home there and hope to be back the next time we come to NE.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Stonington, CT

Beautiful property, so much to enjoy - great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this lovely home which was located near all the Essex restaurants and in a very quiet neighborhood. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, with flower gardens and shrubs attracting many birds. We enjoyed sitting on the lower patio on the cushioned sofas and watching the birds. The upper deck had tables and chairs overlooking the grounds which are wooded in the back (very private) leading down to a salt marsh - even saw a white heron walking around! Inside, we had a large fully equipped kitchen with a center island good for hanging out in the kitchen. There were two living rooms, on the main floor and on the lower level, both with flat screen TVs and comfortable furniture (even throws to cozy up with and lots of pillows) so we could separate into different groups as needed (we have a big family). The beds were comfortable in very nicely decorated bedrooms and the full dining room also gave us extra places to play a game or eat a meal. On top of all of this was the wonderful hot tub, the treadmill, the Fooseball game and the electronic keyboard in the lower level, which was a great hit with the kids. Everything was clean and nice, and our hosts Maureen and Neil were very helpful and encouraged us to call if we had any questions or problems. They supplied linens and towels and even beach towels and chairs and boogie boards and coolers. The location in west Gloucester was convenient to all of the activities we wanted. Don't miss Plum Island beach and NewberryPort and we liked Dane St. beach and O'Bear park. There are so many beautiful parks in the area many on the water, and with playgrounds and one even had a splash pad. We recommend the Farm Restaurant in Essex if you have kids that love to run around outside in the big back yard with games and toys in the outdoor eating area. Also, the Plum Island food service at the beach was amazingly good with excellent lobster rolls!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, charming, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a lovely week in Gloucester. We really enjoyed our stay in this house. Everything was very clean, nicely decorated, and well-kept. The owners were great to work with. The kitchen had a nice island we used for eating breakfast & has a small flat screen TV. A deck with 2 tables, chairs and a market umbrella opened off the kitchen and overlooked the beautifully landscaped back yard with flowering plants and an arched arbor. Off the kitchen, there is a large dining room, much bigger than it looked in the photo. The upstairs living room has comfortable leather couches, and a TV. There were games available, and my kids enjoyed monopoly and Boggle. There were some breakable decorations around, and since we had young children, we moved them to a high spot in the closet for the week! Two bedrooms downstairs, a Queen room with a small deck overlooking the yard, and a bedroom with two twins. One bathroom downstairs, and one up. Plenty of towels & a nice basket with extra little toiletries in case you forgot any. The spacious master upstairs has a beautiful, long window seat. All of the windows had nice shades that easily pulled down. The second bedroom upstairs had two twins, and there were bed rails available if needed for small children. All the beds were very comfortable. The downstairs living room has a larger TV, a foosball table, a keyboard, a treadmill, laundry room, with two front loaders, a couple beach chairs, boogie boards, small cooler, and beach toys. The hot tub was a treat after a long day, and there were two adirondack chairs for people watching. We also really enjoyed sitting on the covered patio with gorgeous furniture and a rug, which opens to the yard. There is room for 2 cars to park in the driveway, and one or two across the street.. We enjoyed going to the Farm restaurant in Essex and we actually went back a second time. They had specials every day, one day kids eat free! They have patio seating outside, with a yard for the kids to play in, volleyball, cornhole, etc. We also loved Wingersheek beach. Got there early, paid $25 to park per car, but it was worth it. Packed a lunch, stayed all day, and got delicious Lobster rolls from the snack shack for dinner. After the beach, there is a hose in the back yard to clean off the kids before they come inside. The owners put together a binder of ideas for the area. We had a great week in this beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Windward Grille
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Cape Ann Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.9 Miles
West Gloucester
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Windward Grill
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Terrific dining ,beaches,natural trails and shopping,walewatching,surfing,kayaking art colony,local music and theater ...

We enjoy the Cruiseport Harbor Cruise with entertainment and dining, Schooner Cruise is fun too


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £144.42
Damage Insurance £42.6

If the rental is paid directly to the owner by check there would be a $500 refundable security deposit but the rental rate will be reduced by 2% . The reservation will be considered booked when the deposit is received and cleared by the bank. If you chose this method of payment please request the mailing address.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.