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Property Details

Updated: May 15, 2015
4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, Sleeps 8-11.

This gracious shingle-style house sits securely atop a rocky promontory overlooking picturesque Diamond Cove, in Annisquam. Our house has postcard seascape views from both porches and every room in the house. (4 bedrooms) Our guests enjoy beach privileges and swimming in the Cove (100 ft walk from the porch) and at nearby Squam Rock Beach, a short walk down charming and quiet residential roadways. Within walking and biking distance is Annisquam Village center. You will spend countless hours overlooking Ipswich Bay from our large west-facing covered porch, enjoying the sunsets over the water. You will love sunny breakfasts on our open east-facing breakfast porch. Outdoor parking for 5 vehicles is included. Our rental week is Saturday to Saturday only in May, June, July August and September. Our house is not appropriate for folks with mobility issues. We rent our house to tenants for private residential and noncommercial use only. We do not entertain offers for less than our posted rate.

  • Sleeps 11
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Cape Ann, Annisquam panoramic ocean views from every room.
Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County

Lovely cottage that is better than the Vineyard

  • 5 of 5
Compact home with great views from rooms and special porch that seems to catch any available breezes. Great for family gatherings, though note that all toilets are upstairs, so if little kids or older guests you might want to be careful. Nice big dining table that could accommodate big family dinners with nice gas grill outside if you want to keep things cool. One lucky and very nice aspect of this home is the air condition that really works and is necessary on hot days. If possible I would rent again. A wonderful area with friendly neighbors. Enjoy.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Cape Ann, Annisquam panoramic ocean views from every room.
Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Bethesda, MD

Fantastic Home, Location, Owners.

  • 5 of 5
This was a fantastic home for rent for our family of 3 adults and 4 kids. The property is gorgeous, with wonderful views from practically every bedroom and 2 killer porches. Lightning storms are a wonder to behold. There are 2 entry points to rocky beaches ~1 block away, good for scrambling/tidepooling (bring water shoes). For sandy beaches, Plum Cove is a 5 min drive away and the bigger beaches of Wingaersheek, Good Harbor and Crane's beaches are about 15 min away.

The home has great amenities (new bathrooms, washer/dryer/dw/NG stove/refrig) which make it super convenient for a home away from home. Not why you go away, but certainly makes it more civilized!

Finally, the owners were fantastic. The recommended restaurants were also recommended by our local friends (and TripAdvisor).

We loved this quiet gem, which was located close to so many things for all of us to do (key since we had a 3,6,9, and 12 yo!).

The only thing to note is this house may not be the best if one in your party is handicapped - there's ~2 flights of walk/steps up to the home, as that's how it affords its great views. Our 3 yo and my 75 yo dad had NO problems navigating it, but not the best if you're in a walker/wheelchair. For everyone else, this is the perfect place!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Cape Ann, Annisquam panoramic ocean views from every room.
Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Yonkers, NY

A picture-perfect setting

  • 4 of 5
The house was beachy and fabulous; just what we were looking for. Perfect for family and friends to gather and watch an amazing sunset, relax on the porch, enjoy a meal. Very well equipped and comfortable. A climb up to the house but once you get there you won't want to leave! But you will, there's tons to see and do nearby.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Cape Ann, Annisquam panoramic ocean views from every room.
Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Framingham, Massachusetts, 01701

Summer vacation

  • 5 of 5
This is the third summer we have stayed here for our family vacation, with participants from London, England and Nashville, Tennessee. If you visit this property you'll see why we've been here for three summers and why we intend to come back again! The house is situated beautifullly and has everything a premier location can offer. The sunsets are to die for!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Cape Ann, Annisquam panoramic ocean views from every room.
Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County

Best family vacation, ever!!

  • 5 of 5
Over the years, we have tried to get our five children and assorted mates and grandchildren together for family holidays. As the children have grown older, it becomes more and more difficult to find a time, and a place that "works". Our week in August was absolutely the best time we have had. at the top, we had 11 people sharing the house.....without feeling crowded. The views are terrific. Although the house is not large, it "works" perfectly and had every possible kitchen or other necessity.

the only negatives. the house sits on a hill and is not easily accessible to someone who cannot walk up slopes. All the bedrooms and the two bathrooms are on the second floor. here again, someone who has trouble with stairs or walking up hills may have trouble. it was not a problem for our group, but i can see where someone might have a problem.

great beaches and touring in the area, too.l

all in all, it could not have been better. already thinking about next year.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Cape Ann, Annisquam panoramic ocean views from every room.
Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County

The Whole Package!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed at this beutiful house in July of this year (2011). This house is fabulous and really is the whole package. Beautiful views from every window, very large, clean, well-stocked, etc... The owners are a pleasure to work with and you will not be disappointed. We strongly recommend this house and would stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Logan Airport in Boston at 36 Miles Nearest Train : Gloucester MA at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : Route 128 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Willow Rest at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Diamond Cove at 50 Metres Car: recommended

Annisquam is a village within the City of Gloucester Massachusetts. Our House faces West and looks over Ipswich Bay. There are terrific sunsets over the water from our spacious porch. Every room in the house has a water view!


From $2,450 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2015
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 2015
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Holiday 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

50% deposit due upon booking. Balance plus a refundable $400 security deposit due 8 weeks prior to check-in date.

Varies by season
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Payment terms: 50% on booking, balance plus $400 cleaning/damage refundable deposit 60 days prior to occupancy.

We only rent on a Saturday-to Saturday basis.

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Updated: May 15, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View


  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1700 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, Jetted Tub & Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Walk-in Shower
  • Both bathrooms are newly constructed in 2010. All bathrooms are on the second floor.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master - 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sleeps 4, Cable Television
  • Pineapple Room - 1 double, Sleeps 2
  • Captain's Room - 1 queen, Sleeps 2
  • Twin Room - 2 twin/ single, Sleeps 2
  • Four comfortable bedrooms with an ocean view from every room. All bedrooms are on the second floor. Living room couch can accommodate an extra adult if necessary, a total of 11 is possible.


  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Clothes washer & dryer is located in upstairs hallway.

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