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Stunning oceanfront home and location with views, land, beach, tennis on estate

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jun 7, 2016
5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 10 (2 queens, 4 twins,1 bunk)

Spectacular vacation home Big Driftwood and its equally spectacular location are true gems. The house is one of several on a large oceanfront old family estate on Davis Neck, Ipswich Bay, next to Annisquam, Gloucester, Mass. Set on the side of the hill, Big Driftwood overlooks Ipswich Bay and glorious sunsets. From the house there are paths (and road) leading to 2 beaches (one of soft white sand) and a pier just below the house. There are also 2 tennis courts and lots of fields, woods and rocky shore to roam, including a wild peninsula with path to the point. The beauty is indescribable. The variety of birds and wildlife is amazing.

Big Driftwood itself is modern, with spectacular sunset views over the ocean. Although it can sleep 10, it is also perfect for 1-2 people who can live entirely on the upstairs floor (which includes the living area as well as the master (queen) bedroom and bath). The living area (living, dining and kitchen) with fireplace, is spacious, high ceilinged, with skylights and glass sliding doors to deck, all of which look over the ocean. Downstairs there are 4 additional bedrooms and 2 baths. All have ocean views.

A lovely, soul inspiring opportunity! Available all year 'round.

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

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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Driftwood is the perfect beach house. The house is bright, spacious and immaculate with wrap-around ocean views. There are two beaches on the property, perfect for kayaking or water sports. Tennis courts are adjacent to the house, also with spectacular ocean views. The setting is great for quiet relaxing as well as for active sports. But perhaps best of all are the unbeatable sunset views.

We will definitely be back.
Feb 2012
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5 Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)
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I felt like I was in a movie.

  • 5 of 5

Relaxation , rest, living in the scenery as well as gazing on it..water, cliffs, sky, sun, moon..lots of windows and deck..open kitchen and family room...beautiful view from bedroom too..they have thought of everything...short ride to the best fried clams..its all there..

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

Big Drifftwood is ideal for those who love the sea and nature. the house is large, comfortable, well maintained and very well equipped. You feel immediately at home. The four of us had a great time and enjoyed every minute. More than anything, Bonnie is a very helpful person, what she did for us, we will never forget.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a long weekend serving as command central for my son's wedding in Rockport. There were many people coming and going all weekend, my son and his groomsmen staying Friday night and out of town relatives taking their place on Saturday. I also hosted a Sunday brunch for about 30. Everyone was in awe of the view from the large deck and every room in the house. The house itself was comfortable, homey and clean having an easy, open floor plan making family time and entertaining very enjoyable. The kitchen was very well stocked and equipped, it had everything we needed and more. If it wasn't enough to have such an inviting house to enjoy, the expansive surrounding estate has acres and acres of breathtaking oceanfront with great paths for hiking and exploring. Bonnie, the owner, is very congenial, hospitable and helpful. We feel that we had an extraordinary weekend there for a very reasonable rent and are already talking about returning next year when we can just enjoy it without all the events surrounding a wedding. Couldn't recommend it more, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful View!

  • 5 of 5

Bonnie was extremely accommodating and helpful in booking our weekend getaway! The house was beautiful and the view breathtaking. We spent so much time on the back terrace, just taking it in - the sunsets were incredible. The house is just a short walk to the beaches and fishing. We really had a fantastic time, thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home and we hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just had a fabulous girls weekend away! Unforgettable views and a sunset over the ocean. 5 bedrooms, open kitchen, great walks on the rocks overlooking the ocean.

Thank you so much Bonnie for lettting us rent your beautiful home. We can't wait for next year!

The MC2G gang!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Big Driftwood IS a great house, isn't it?! With all the glass, it's beautiful inside as well as out. From anywhere in the main living area (inclu. Living (w. fireplace), Dining and Kitchen in one high roofed pyramidal space) you can see almost all of Ipswich Bay, yet are only steps from the granite coast and 2 private beaches. It is glorious, any time of year!
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Logan Airport at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Gloucester at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Gloucester or Rockport at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : Rte 128 and 127 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Market, Annisquam at 1 Miles Car: recommended

beachcombing, bird watching, whale watching, scenic drives, eco tourism, deepsea fishing,

Explore the famous Gloucester port and quaint Rockport, their boat rides, museums, art galleries, shopping and restaurants. Go to Ipswich and Essex for their famous clams and antique shops. Fun festive atmosphere everywhere!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Fall
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 7 2016
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$575
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $150

SUMMER: $3,800 per week

SPRING/SUMMER/FALL: Also 3 BR Stone Cottage on Property: See HA #3565329

Deposit: $500 due at booking. Rent in full 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2300 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 5 - bunk bed
  • All bedrooms have ocean views Queen BR on top floor has sweeping view of ALL of Ipswich Bay! Both Queen BR's have little balconies, as well as attached full baths One BR (2 twins) has fireplace

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • This house and its environs are truly special: 20 houses on 50 oceanfront acres, including 2 beaches and 2 tennis courts. Spectacular views and sunsets. Informal, fun!

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