One of the few seaside old family cottages of Gloucester that is ready to welcome you for a unique experience. Fully equipped with a gorgeous view of colorful sunsets and a home that delivers a great living space near Halibut Point on the water.
A very large home with 4 bedrooms and bunk room; plenty of beds for everyone. 2 full bathrooms. You will love the wrap-around porch which provides a relaxing atmosphere where everyone can spend time together or just tip back for a nap.
Kitchen facilities include a stove top and sink on the porch as well as a full kitchen in the house.
The inside living area features an original stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove that can take the chill off in early Spring or Autumn. Old wood construction adds remarkable character to the ambiance as well as nautical decor throughout.
Only the back hallway storage is out of bounds.
The whole house and property is your domain. There is a small cottage next door and we are respectful of their part of the front lawn on the water.
You have immediate access to great rocks for climbing. You may see some folks walking along here because technically it's public space and they walk in from Halibut Point park. Just say hello!
Interaction with guests
Warm Yankee hospitality comes with each reservation to facilitate your vacation in any way that you need. I'll meet you at the residence to give you the grand tour of the place, ensuring you know the essentials and more. You will have an orientation to the home, property, neighborhood and I'll let you know what great opportunities you have for touring in the the area, Gloucester, Rockport, Cape Ann and beyond. I am available on-call whenever you need via text, phone or need to attend to anything at the home in person.
Other things to note
The wood burning stove isn't meant to heat the house, just to keep the chill off on cool mornings or evenings. Wood can be delivered at $10 for a small box, $20 for a larger box.
- There are no air conditioners. The breeze is quite good and we have some small fans.
- Parking is limited. Prefer 2 cars but we can discuss about it.
Only two cars allowed please. 8 people maximum. Inquire for exceptions for cars and people.
Let this be your home away from home. It takes care of you as much as you take care of it.
Smoking outside please.
Pets should be well-behaved and picked up after, just like at home.
There are neighbors around, so please say hello and keep noise levels reasonable.
Electricity charged at actual usage for reservations over 1 week.
Please park to the left of the designated number 31.
Parties are allowed but for gatherings larger than total 12 people, we need to account for use of the facilities, paper goods, etc., extra laundering and cleaning. There is a fee of $10 per person over your reservation for a 4-hour party and $15 for longer.
PROTOCOL ON REFUSE
Put as much recyclables as possible in open bins.
Tie all non-recyclables closed.
More than one barrel non-recyclables must be put in Town Purple Bags.
Double bag food waste in plastic store or white bags.
Thursday, take all refuse and recyclables to top of the driveway at the main road by 8 a.m. Take in at end of day. (Friday on July 4 and Labor Day weeks)
Be sure to close trash lids securely always.
On the morning of departure, please put in a load of laundry - just the fitted sheets, flat sheets and pillow cases. Not duvet covers. Keep wet towels separate. Thanks!
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 6 nights.
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BANGKOK AND PHUKET, THAILAND:: SAIGON/HO CHI MINH, VIETNAM:: CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS USA. Expanding our hosting experiences to new places!
I love working with travellers and residence owners to create a wonderful experience for everyone. I've been doing hosting and managing properties since 2013, across the world. There are such great discoveries to make in each place.
With my teams on the ground in Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai and the North Shore of Boston, we will welcome you warmly and help you to know great places to eat and explore.
I worked in advertising and research for a long time in Asia and the US. I love being in a different culture and learning new ways of thinking. I speak Thai fluently and OK in Chinese.
I have two kids in college (please support me!) and spend most of the year in beautiful New England, near my wonderful parents who also help me take care of guests.
My passion is investing in others. I will not waste my life on myself.