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Serenity at Folly Point ~ Peaceful Retreat Overlooking Conservation Land

Serenity at Folly Point ~ Peaceful Retreat Overlooking Conservation Land


Property Details

Updated: Apr 25, 2015
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10. Outdoor Deck w/Hot Tub, Wrap-around Porch

Enjoy the wonder of this 4200 sq. ft.contemporary home surrounded by conservation land. Nestled among the trees, in lush, natural surroundings overlooking a pond, you'll be amidst the peaceful sounds of birds and frogs while also in easy access to the ocean and all that Gloucester and Rockport have to offer. Walk five minutes to the Flat Rocks along the ocean, or to Lane's Cove swimming area and the center of Lanesville. Drive 5 minutes to Halibut Point State Park or Plum Cove Beach, or continue on to the center of Gloucester for whale watching, schooner sailing and some of Gloucester's finest restaurants and expansively beautiful beaches (Good Harbor and Wingaersheek).

This graceful home invites the outdoors in with an outdoor deck with built-in hot tub and back porch along the entire length of the back of the house. The expansive, gourmet kitchen has ash hardwood floors, granite countertops, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and Miele double oven, island mounted stove top, and dishwasher. The kitchen opens directly onto the dining room with wet-bar and is adjacent to the outdoor deck. Five bedrooms and three bathrooms offer plenty of space for you, your dear friends or extended family. Enjoy the family room with a 50' screen HDTV with surround sound and Wii, wood-burning fireplace, and adjacent private library. Wi-fi throughout. Outdoor fire-pit with seating; wood included. Parking for six cars in the driveway.

~ Ask about Multi-week discounts.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Having represented my own home since 2008, I now provide vacation rental service for select owners of fine homes. It's a delight to help people enjoy Cape Ann and to offer guests and homeowners the kind of personable, quality care that engenders ease and peace of mind. My first career was as a senior executive in the retail industry.

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Serenity at Folly Point ~ Peaceful Retreat Overlooking Conservation Land
+1 -9789431491
Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County

Thanksgiving at Serenity at Folly Point

  • 5 of 5
We spent last weekend at this spectacular home in Gloucester and I am happy to provide a review sharing our experience. We had 9 people in our group; made up of two Canadian families that spend every Thanksgiving weekend together. This house was the perfect spot for us to enjoy our holiday. The layout of the house provides many different common areas for people to spread out and it included everything we could have hoped for. After traveling 13 hours to get there, a soak in the fabulous hot tub was a welcome treat. We arrived to a bottle of wine provided by our host and plenty of information about things to do around the area. The grounds of the house were incredible; our kids had a blast playing in the yard and enjoying the hammock as well as the games that were on site (the Wii and the board games). With regards to cost, we had priced out a very reasonable hotel in Boston for the same weekend. It was cheaper for us to rent the house for 3 nights than it was to rent 3 hotel rooms for two nights so fantastic value for your money. And the best part was being able to cook a large family dinner and still honour our traditions.

Thank you to Kathy for all her help in booking this property. We felt pampered and cared for from the moment we inquired about renting the property until we returned home. We will definitely be back. This is an excellent alternative to the hustle and bustle of Boston. Transportation into Boston and back was cheap and incredibly easy so we didn't miss out on anything. Salem this time of year is must as well. Call Kathy. She will take care of you.

The Jones Family
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Serenity at Folly Point ~ Peaceful Retreat Overlooking Conservation Land
+1 -9789431491
Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County

A real paradise

  • 5 of 5
A real paradise. The place is comfortable and very clean. Great for gadering of friends or family. The fire pite greates a great ambiance at night. We highly recommend you this place.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Serenity at Folly Point ~ Peaceful Retreat Overlooking Conservation Land
+1 -9789431491
Gloucester and Annisquam Merrimack Valley & Essex County

Charming house, relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5
This is a unique house with lots of space, comfortable and unique character, set aside in a relaxing patch of woods. Just down the street from beautiful coastline/state park and an amazing lobster shack, short drive from lots of beautiful beaches. We met a few other couples here for a long weekend and had a wonderful time. At one point we lost hot water, and Kathy was very responsive, showed up right away to arrange for a handyman to come by that same day and fixed it. Highly recommended and we would certainly return.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

I love this home's integration with nature, and the comfortable beauty of the open living spaces.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Boston Logan at 38 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Rhumb Line Bar & Restaurant, 40 Railroad Ave, at 6 Miles Nearest Ferry : Water Shuttle at Harbor Loop in Gloucester at 7 Miles Nearest Golf : Cape Ann Golf Course, 99 John Wise Ave, Essex, MA at 12 Miles Nearest Train : MBTA Commuter Rail - Gloucester Station at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : Rt. 128 at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lobster Pool, 329 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Plum Cove Beach at 0.5 Miles Car: necessary

Gloucester is the oldest working seaport and art colony in America, and prides herself on not being 'touristy'. This is also one of the top five whale watching areas in the world! There's so much to do here: charter fishing, hiking, biking, shopping, kayaking, birding (one of the top areas in the US), sunset schooner cruises, theaters, museums, live music, beautiful beaches, tours, world-class dining. Boston is only 50 minutes away by train or car.

Other Activities: kayaking, deep sea fishing, whale watching, museums, art colonies.


From $425 Per night

Rental rates

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Weekly rate
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $450
  • Cleaning $200
  • Property Damage Protection $59

Arrive after 3 PM. Depart by 11 AM. If we are ready for you prior to 3PM we will text you.

All guests are asked to complete 'Standard Departure Basics' prior to departure. If you additionally choose to leave the property 'Next Guest Ready' (as clean, neat & lovely as you will find it) your $200 cleaning fee will be returned to you. Both options are clearly outlined in the rental agreement.

Cancellation Policy

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Updated: Apr 25, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 4200 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet, shower, Shower is in the Laundry Room


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king, with Lounge Area opening onto Outdoor Deck
  • Birdhouse Room - 1 queen
  • Black & White Room - 1 queen
  • Rose Room - 1 queen
  • Red Sox Room - 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • House includes: Built in air conditioning in the Library and Master Bedroom; Two of four bedrooms upstairs have wall unit AC. Balance of bedrooms have fans. Ceiling Fans in the Dining Room and Master Bedroom. __________________________ House & Local Travel Directions List of Favorite Restaurants Local Activities Guide and Brochures 4 Beach Chairs 10 Porch Chairs Large Cooler Small Cooler Outdoor Grill Gas Alarm Clock Picnic Table with umbrella

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