La Bohème RETREAT
Linda Amero - Agent (Richard Emmanuel, TCR Trust - Host)
About Linda Amero - Agent (Richard Emmanuel, TCR Trust - Host)
Host: Richard Emmanuel, TCR Trust My unrelenting quest to explore spiritual consciousness has been the central element of my life’s journey. During the failed youth revolution of the 60’s, I attended The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., studying comparative religion, philosophy, and sacred architecture. I decided to part ways in my fourth year and used my remaining college tuition to purchase an abandoned Church built in1800’s. In 1968 I created an experimental church. “The Church”, as it became known, continues to provide provocative stimulation on subjects of spirituality and the quest for the understanding of human consciousness. Walk -in art installations representing these central themes are juxtaposed and transcended with ancient sculptures of Hindu and Buddhist Art. I reside in “The Rectory” and it is part of the church complex where he has created a unique and charming retreat/studio space. It is a space to welcome people from all over the world to come and relax, rejuvenate and contemplate their journey on Earth.
Linda Amero - Agent (Richard Emmanuel, TCR Trust - Host) purchased this Apartment in 1967
Why Linda Amero - Agent (Richard Emmanuel, TCR Trust - Host) chose Gloucester
Serene, contemplative environment with no electronics or wifi. Gloucester is also surrounded by a beautiful natural light, which is why many artists, past and present, come here to paint.
What makes this Apartment unique
This unique, retro-style apt. is perfect for those seeking peace and tranquility. Tucked away yet very central to all activities, restaurants & shopping. You choose! It is perfectly situated between beautiful Good Harbor Beach and Niles Beach (15 min. walk in either direction). Very close to Rocky Neck, downtown, shopping and restaurants. While a car is recommended, it is not necessary. The fascinating waterfront is only steps away.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
This was perfect for our summer beach / writing retreat! It did get pretty stuffy inside at times, as the weekend was exceptionally warm. But we spent a lot of time outdoors, using the front porch table and such. The deep bathtub was also a treat!
Warning that the WiFi is indeed spotty, so if you’re doing something that really requires it, something else might be better. But in general, his place is great to unplug and unwind. Thanks again!
Homey & Comfortable
This place is truly a retreat! Very quiet and peaceful. It is billed as a studio,however, has a sitting room, bathroom, bedroom area and kitchen. The porch is a nice place to sit and take in the cool fresh air. Just an all-around nice place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Just wish I could have stayed longer!
La Boheme offered me a unique opportunity to experience this retro furnished studio apartment...
My host, Richard Emmanuel was quite gracious and accommodating not to mention his engaging willingness to share the history of one of Gloucester's more fascinating properties "The Church "...I am looking forward to a repeat stay at La Boheme in the near future and would highly recommend this studio to anyone seeking a quiet retreat in a comfortable TV free studio
Cozy Tucked Away Nature Retreat
Very unique, quaint little space perfect for two people. Bed is new, very comfortable. Living room and attached sunroom relaxing and spacious. Kitchen small, but very practical - has what you need. A working stovetop and oven, toaster oven, small fridge/freezer, sink, coffee maker. Even a washer/dryer. Nice outdoor covered sitting area surrounded by flowers and trees; a real Willoughby feel.
Bathroom cozy; shower is handheld and will be tough for anyone over 5 feet. Had to get creative and turn showers into sit-down bath rinses instead, and it got the job done. Nice warm/hot water, water temp never an issue.
Stayed in late June had some mid-80 degree days; the space never got too hot. 3 fans provided, easy sleeping weather at night, very comfortable temps.
Overall I'd highly recommend if you're looking for somewhere unique and off the beaten path with its own character. Way different and homier than a hotel stay. The owner Richard was extremely pleasant and welcoming. Thank you for the great experience!
Expectations met reality
Had a terrific stay at La Boheme Retreat; Richard was a terrific host and the descriptions of the Studio were very accurate... Thank you
Expectations were met!
Had a terrific stay at La Boheme Retreat as the listing description was accurate regarding location, layout, and amenities. The owner Richard was there to welcome me. The location was terrific, very close to a convenience store and a 20 minute to downtown Gloucester.