living room is very bright and sunnyliving room couches look out over deck
Bright & Cheerful Gloucester Cottage
Hosted by Karen
Karen is the host.
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
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Quiet 3BR, 2BA cottage sits on a creek with a lovely deck overlooking the tidal marsh which opens up to Essex Bay. Minutes to beaches and great local restaurants. Just remodeled with cork and bamboo floors, open floor plan, and new appliances. Enjoy the Comfortable beds, entertain on the deck. Airy, great light, tasteful furnishings. 1 King, 1 Queen, 4 Twins, 1 portable crib

The space

This cottage has just been entirely remodeled with energy star appliances, comfortable beds, new windows, bamboo and cork floors. Furnished with simple and modern decor.
It's perfect for 1-2 families - 2 couples and 4 kids, or a group of friends. The upstairs is 2 BR (1 queen, 2 twins) and 1 full BA
and the downstairs is 1 BR (1 king) , Den with twin trundle beds, 1 full BA and laundry. The house has a Pack N'Play portable crib for babies/toddlers.

Guest access

Guests have full use of the house, grounds and deck.

Interaction with guests

We live across the street and are happy to make local recommendations of things to do, places we love. We also happily keep to ourselves if you prefer privacy.

Other things to note

*Cell phone service is almost non-existent. You will have to rely on texting or use Wi-Fi calling if your personal device has it.
*sheets and towels provided.
*fully equipped kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, gas stove, coffee maker, cooking utensils- bring your own food
*central Air conditioning. Very nice for hot nights!
* outdoor gas grill for cooking on the deck
*Indoor breakfast table for 4 plus bar seating. Outdoor dining table for 8.
*2 parking spaces plus on street parking is very easy.
*no TV
*bring your own bikes or kayaks or rent them in town.
*We recommend checking out the App: Hi Tide. The beaches, the marsh and landscape change dramatically every 12 hours. Important to know what the tides are doing so you can plan your beach time.
*The house is surrounded by nature - that means in the summertime you may see some bugs! The house is very clean, but occasional critters make an appearance, please don't be alarmed.

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Cleaning Fee £59
Security Deposit £195
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Common spaces
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Please no smoking, and no pets


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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41 Reviews

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Sophie User Profile
August 2016
Our recent stay at Kayakers Cottage was just what the family needed and more! As we had been previously travelling around, it was wonderful to spread out and to use the more than adequate facilities. It was lovely to relax in such clean and tastefully furnished surroundings too, more than your average holiday home! The cottage is located along a very quiet road and the beaches and Gloucester are all within an easy 10-20 minutes’ drive away. Karen was welcoming and laid back, she tipped us off on all the good local places to visit. She communicated thoroughly with us before our arrival so we felt confident planning our stay from a distance. This time the water levels weren't high enough for us to use the kayaks...maybe next time!

Tamra User Profile
October 2017
We had a great weekend staying at this cozy cottage. From the outside it looks so cute and the inside is clean, up to date and very cozy! We were pleasantly surprised, we were greeted by Karen with fresh eggs from her chickens, she was very nice. Loved the scenery in the backyard and how quiet and peaceful it was. Great excape from the city life of NY. We will definitely be back again soon!

Cheri User Profile
September 2017
This place is in one of the most beautiful locations on the North Shore. Such a unique piece of property with the backyard marsh. So much unexpected fun using the kayaks during high tide. The home itself has such beautiful natural light, and the decor is simple yet comfortable and stylish. We enjoyed a beautiful dinner on the deck with fresh, locally sourced vegetables, pasta and bread. It truly could not have been a better place for our family vacation. My local daughter asked if we could always stay there when we come visit her.

Mary And David User ProfileMary And David is a superhost.
September 2017
Our stay at Karen's place was peaceful and relaxing. The home is well-stocked and very clean. We enjoyed the morning and evening views of the marshland. We were out and about every day so didn't really use the home other then to sleep, eat breakfast and make dinner. The welcome basket of fresh eggs and apples from their trees was a nice treat! The home is central to many sights on Cape Ann -and we had fun exploring the area!

Cyrus User Profile
September 2017
What a wonderful home and host! Clean, tidy, equipped, quiet, beautiful, well located... Simply lovely.

Stephanie User Profile
August 2017
Karen's home is a wonderful escape. The home was so welcoming and we spent much our time hanging out on the back porch with the ocean breeze.
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Thanks Stephanie! so glad you enjoyed your stay and time on the back porch. We would love to have you back anytime!
August 2017

Jennifer User Profile
August 2017
The house is clean and nicely decorated. Access to the water via kayak or canoe at high tide was great fun. The back deck was wonderful for morning coffee, sunbathing and nightly star gazing. 10 minute drive to beach, and towns like Salem and Beverly. Quiet area nice retreat from the daily grind.

Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in June 2015
Karen User Profile
Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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