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Eastern Point on the Sea

4 Bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 7

Location:

Gloucester

Bedding:

  • Queen 2
  • Twin 3

Description

New in 2016! Enjoy views of Gloucester's outer harbor, and the private sandy beach, across the quiet private road from almost every room in this fantastic vacation rental home. There are two glorious slate patios that flank the front door from which you may also enjoy the views of the sunrise. On a clear day, the Boston skyline is also visible on the horizon.

This lovely 4 bedroom/2.5 bath property is located on the desirable and private Eastern Point, known for over 100 years as a vacation spot for the wealthy and famous. The 19th and early 20th century elite built their incredible summer "cottages" along the outer harbor of Gloucester, also known as Beauport, or beautiful port. Historically, world famous painters, poets, and dignitaries have made Eastern Point their home away from home and now it is your turn!

Enter into the spacious and bright foyer and head into the stately fireplaced living room, which was professionally designed with plenty of comfy seating. French doors allow you to take in the views and access the slate patios. A powder room is conveniently located nearby. On the other side of the entry hall is the open-plan dining, sitting and kitchen areas.

The rest of this side of the house consists of 3 bedrooms (one with a Queen bed and two with Twins), laundry and a full split bath that is centered by a double sink area, with a tub and shower room on one side and a private "WC" on the other. The second floor is the master suite which has a Queen bed, is air conditioned and has wonderful views and an ensuite full bath.

The house is on a double lot, giving guests plenty of room to roam with privacy, making the setting even more lovely and pastoral. If a swim is in order, you may well be the only folks on private Raymond beach which is a stone's throw from the house. Slightly farther afield (less than half a mile), is the Dog Bar Breakwater and the famous Eastern Point working light house and coast guard house, or in the other direction is the public Niles Beach.

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (oldest art colony in the country) is about 1.5 miles away with its many galleries, shops and wonderful restaurants. Rocky Neck is home to one of the oldest working art colonies in the country, and has been inspiring artists for more than 150 years. Downtown Gloucester (and its amazing Good Harbor and Wingaersheek beaches) are only a bit farther, with a myriad of things to do, and the picturesque waterfront village of Rockport is a mere 4 miles away. Hop on the train to Boston or Salem and be there within the hour. Or just stay at your home away from home, on lovely Eastern Point.

Amenities

Living

  • Air Conditioning Unit(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Heat
  • Linens
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Landline Telephone
  • Telephone Answering Machine
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Carpeting
  • Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Dogs allowed (pet fees apply)
  • Dogs under 40 lbs only
  • NO cats allowed

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric Stove
  • Electric Oven
  • Self Cleaning Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Keurig Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Electric Hand Mixer
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Disposal
  • Center Island

Outdoor

  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Front Door Two Car Parking
  • Gas Grill
  • Private Beach
  • Private Waterfront Access
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture

Geographic

  • Private Beach Rights
  • Private Beach Shared
  • Walk to Beach
  • Water Views
  • Walk to Rocky Neck Art Colony

Entertainment

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Cable Available
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • WiFi
  • Bose Radio
  • Books

What's Included

What does my rented vacation home provide?

Since all Atlantic Vacation Homes rental properties are residential homes, and not hotel rooms, they are all fully furnished and include a living room, kitchen, and bedrooms and bathrooms as described on each property detail page.

  • The kitchen includes cooking utensils, pots & pans, dishcloths, potholders, flatware, dishware, glassware and a corkscrew. Standard appliances include a refrigerator, microwave, stove, toaster, and coffee maker. Some properties are equipped with additional items; please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property. If you require specialty items, such as kitchen scales or food processors, it is best to bring your own.
  • Bed linens and bath linens (bath towels, hand towels and face cloths) are provided in accordance with the advertised occupancy of the property. Beds will be made with linens, pillows, blankets, and bedspreads prior to your arrival, with the exception of trundles, top bunks, futons, and sleep sofas.
  • The property includes basic housekeeping supplies, such as brooms and dustpans.
  • Many (but not all) properties have a landline for local calls. Please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property.
  • Air conditioning, beach towels, hot tubs, TVs, DVD players, porch furniture, grills, docks, recreational games and equipment, and other amenities are furnished as a courtesy by the homeowner and are not guaranteed. Please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property for details.

Guests will also receive a “Welcome Kit” that contains:

  • An area guide
  • One kitchen sponge
  • One small bottle of dish soap
  • One dishwasher detergent pod or packet
  • One laundry detergent pod or packet
  • One trash bag

In addition, the complimentary items below are provided as a convenient starter supply for when you first arrive. Additional items beyond the starter supply are the responsibility of the guest.

  • One full roll of toilet paper per bathroom
  • One box of tissues per bathroom
  • Travel-sized bars of soap in each bathroom
  • One full roll of paper towels in the kitchen

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Reviews

October in Gloucester

Reviewed on 2017-10-10 by Unknown of Lebanon, NH United States
Updated on 2017-10-10
Review of stay from 2017-10-01 to 2017-10-08
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Recommend to Others
The house on Eastern Point is in a great location. We enjoyed the view and were
very lucky with 7 sunny days,however, the lovely patio to view the ocean had
really NO protection from the sun in our eyes almost all day long...the three um-
brellas were worn out and too small, in fact one rip
ped apart after a few days. It would be nice if the owner invested in three new AND larger umbrellas. Also, the steps from the house to the patio were very difficult.
We enjoyed walking on the road with more views everywhere and lots of
Monarch butterflies, and several gorgeous sunsets.
The open kitchen/ family room were very comfortable. The kitchen was quite well
equipped and the pottery for dining was very charming.
The 2 small bedrooms were VERY small, and the single one had no closet space
or drawers or any place to even put an open suitcase. We would have liked a grab bar in the shower/bath.








The kitchen had everything we needed and plenty of charming pottery. We
were able to seat 7 people comfortably. And the seating etc in the living room and "family room/"kitchen was fine.

Comfortable home with superb ocean views

Reviewed on 2017-08-09 by Paul W. of Oxford, OXF United Kingdom
Updated on 2017-08-09
Review of stay from 2017-07-22 to 2017-08-05
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Recommend to Others
Overall, we enjoyed our stay on Eastern Point and have many happy memories. With a small private beach over the road, views of the distant Boston skyline and superb ‘drop everything and grab your camera’ sunsets, the property is in a beautiful, quiet location. Eastern Point Lighthouse, Niles Beach and the Rocky Neck art colony are within walking distance, but Gloucester and Rockport are further afield (~4 miles) and without a car, you could feel quite isolated.

The house was big enough for 5 (and, for part of our stay, 7) adults, but the small twin and single bedrooms would be better suited to children; neither had curtains and one had no curtain rails, which might have been less of an issue if the view was more scenic than the garage/drive. Some furniture and equipment needs updating or replacing, but the house was clean, most kitchen equipment worked well (we bought a cafetière and electric kettle) and the showers were good. The décor is not very modern but as depicted on the website. Only the master bedroom has air-con but despite the warm weather, the house wasn’t too hot most nights. We loved grilling and eating outside on the large stone patio, but hedges/trees block some of the view.

Some of our favourite activities include: morning walks to Eastern Point Light and the dog bar; boogie boarding and sunbathing on glorious Good Harbor beach; sunset sail on Schooner Thomas E. Lannon; and seafood with an ocean view at The Lobster Pool, Rockport. Further afield, beautiful Crane Beach in Ipswich is great for swimming.

Atlantic Vacation Homes were prompt and responsive—the grill ran out of gas and they sent someone to fix it the next day. Unfortunately, despite their willingness to help, they didn’t remedy the aforementioned lack of curtains. Detailed instructions are provided about Gloucester’s complex trash/recycling collection but although we followed them carefully, a neighbour informed us that we’d got it wrong; perhaps the instruct

Great Location, Great View

Reviewed on 2016-08-21 by Jennifer M. of Wayland, MA United States
Updated on 2017-08-02
Review of stay from 2016-08-05 to 2016-08-19
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Recommend to Others
Located right across the street from a private beach on Eastern Point, the setting can't be beat. Great location for walking; the Eastern Point lighthouse and Jetty are about a mile away. Best thing about the house is sitting on the extensive stone patio and looking out at the water!

The house itself is comfortable; we had a party of 5 and never felt cramped. Only downside is that the only room in the house that has A/C is the upstairs master; on hot days when there is no breeze, the rest of the house got very hot and one of the downstairs bedrooms was missing a screen and the window could not be opened. Some of the furniture is older, and one of the kitchen/dining chairs had a crack in the back.