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New Listing, Summer Hideway

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Steps to the Annisquam River, This Contemporary 2 Br 1 Bath

Steps to the Annisquam River, this contemporary 2 BR 1 bath hideaway has fantastic light exposure w/ sky light & glass sliders in bedrooms & living areas. The large open 2nd floor plan takes advantage of beautiful river views from balcony. Laundry on ground floor. Sleeps 3, 1 queen, 1 twin. This quarter acre property has plenty of parking. Close to beaches, harbor, tennis courts, and restaurants, West Gloucester train station & Rt. 128 Exit 14. Maximum 3 persons, no smokers, no cats, but small dog may be considered.

GC Ross
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Hindi
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 July, 2016

About GC Ross

I run a non profit health care organization serving low income women, men and teens.

GC Ross purchased this house in 2010

Why GC Ross chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

I spent summers in Gloucester, and wanted to return to one of the most beautiful places on earth after spending 20 years overseas.

What makes this house unique

It feels like a tree house. It's small, and my carbon footprint is small, but I have a spacious, light open space on second floor.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bath and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • 1 queen, and 1 twin
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

New Listing, Summer Hideway
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Property was beautiful and maintained very well.

  • 1 of 5

The only downside was not having an empty refrigerator and at least one empty cabinet to store our food. One of the benefits of renting a house rather than staying in a hotel is being able to cook. Whenever we've rented houses in the past the fridge is completely empty, so this was odd and rather inconvenient given how much my family enjoys cooking.

We arrived to find a broken dryer which would have been nice to have been notified ahead of time I would have packed differently. I love the area, the location is perfect the house itself is very nice, but I felt like I was staying in someone's home rather than a rental, it was an odd situation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful place to come back home to. The only drawback for me was the lack of airconditioning. Otherwise???? Wonderful! !!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property, we really loved our stay here! Excellent location with easy access to downtown Gloucester, beautiful beaches, and Stage Fort park. We brought our toddler and had a wonderful and relaxing stay. If you do bring a toddler, make sure you bring a baby gate for the top of the stairs.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property was in the perfect location for our trip to Gloucester. The house is exactly as advertised.... Clean, modern and very private. The owner was very responsive and helpful in sending information about the area as well. Overall, an excellent rental property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

I took it as a good sign when I opened the bedroom window and a hummingbird came to greet me! This is a clean, airy, well-appointed home with a beautiful view of the Annisquam River. Especially lovely at sunset! It was superquiet and felt very private. We loved the location---quite near Ravenswood Park (nature preserve with great trails) and the Causeway restaurant (get it to go and avoid the long line and chaotic dining room). It's not apparent in the photos, but you access the house via stairs from the street-level parking pad. Not an issue for us but might be a consideration for someone with mobility challenges. All in all, a really relaxing and comfortable experience. Hope to return for a longer stay next summer!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our babies and really loved the house. It was very clean which is really a top priority for us having a baby crawling around everywhere. The decor was modern and very nice. We really loved the spacious, open layout of the living area. We had friends over for dinner and it was perfect being able to cook, interact with each other and still keep an eye on the little ones (who had plenty of space to play around in). Gabrielle was super helpful and responsive to my inquiries during the weeks leading up to our stay. And, honestly, when she said the house has everything you'd normally find in a house, she really meant it. We would definitely stay here again next year when we visit with family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gloucester, Eastern Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £40
Property Damage Protection £79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
MBTA Rockport Line
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Causeway Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Wingaersheek and Good Harbor
Car: recommended


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Portable wifi hotspot

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