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Annisquam Singing Pines

5 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Sleeps 10
A riverfront setting and a private dock.Annisquam Singing Pines as seen from the river.Aerial view of Annisquam Singing Pines (starred) and the river.View of the back yard and river from the porch.The large wraparound porch offers river views.French doors allow river views and access to the enormous porch.The comfortable living room has river views and a flatscreen TV.The sun room is beyond the living room's piano. Formal dining room.The dining room connects to the kitchen and the living room. Enjoy the relaxing river scenery from the cozy sun room.The sun room.The large kitchen has washer & dryer and tons of space.The butler's pantry can be seen on the right.View of the kitchen door, stove and butler's pantry.Butler's pantry.There is a full bath on the main floor.Upstairs hall & landing.Bedroom 1: King bed and water views.Bedroom 1: King bed and an AC unit.Bedroom 2: Queen bed and water views.Bedroom 2's river view.Bedroom 3: Queen bed and AC unit. Bedroom 3: Queen bed and AC unit. Bedroom 4: Full bed and AC unit.Bedroom 4: Full bed and AC unit.Bedroom 5: Full bedroom with A/C unit.Bedroom 5: Full bedroom with A/C unit.The upstairs full bath with tub/shower.View of Annisquam Singing Pines, from above.A hammock with a river view.Enjoy river views from the large screened-in porch.River views from the porch.Weber gas grill.A spot to sit in the backyard, looking toward river.The dock (updated in 2017) at high tide.The Singing Pines.View of the lawn and river from the house.Front gates and driveway to the house.The beach and dock at low tide.
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  • King 1
  • Queen 2
  • Full 2


Imagine a summer of bliss, swimming from the dock at high tide, or from the sandy beach at low tide, when you stay at Annisquam Singing Pines. Or easily paddle to one of the nearby islands or to Wingaersheek Beach for a day in the sand and surf.

Annisquam Singing Pines is situated on over an acre of waterfront land and has lovely gathering spaces both inside and out. It was built as the waterfront vacation home of Governor Bates, who was the governor of Massachusetts at the turn of the 20th century.

On the huge lawn, you can have a friendly game of football or croquet (in the spirit of the era of the house), or sit in the shade on one of the screened or open porches and watch the river flow by. There are several peaceful spots around the property for guests to enjoy the lively boat activity on the river and take in the breathtaking sunsets. For the full river experience, ask us about renting a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard through Atlantic Vacation Homes.

2418 Sq. Ft. No smoking.


Living Room: The living room has fabulous views of the lawn and river and is graced with a baby grand piano and a flat screen TV. Original French doors from the living room take you to the large porch. AC units on will keep you cool during warm summer days.

Dining Room: The formal dining room seats up to 10.

Kitchen: The eat-in kitchen is bright, sunny and fully applianced (including the washer and dryer). A secondary porch, accessible from the kitchen, is perfect for al fresco meals. A butler’s pantry connects the kitchen to the dining room.

Sun Room: The living room opens onto a pleasant enclosed sun room with views of the river and front lawn with plenty of comfortable seating.

Full Bathroom: This bathroom has a shower (no tub).

Screened Porch: You can sit in the large screened-in porch and enjoy the water views and gentle breezes off the river.


Bedroom 1: The Master bedroom has a King bed, river views, and an AC unit.

Bedroom 2: This bedroom has a Queen bed, river views, and an AC unit.

Bedroom 3: This bedroom contains a Queen bed, a TV, and an AC unit.

Bedroom 4: This bedroom contains a double (Full) bed and an AC unit.

Bedroom 5: This bedroom contains a double (Full) bed and an AC unit.

Full Bathroom: This bathroom has both a tub and a shower.


The tidal dock was replaced in 2017 and has a ladder for use at high tide. You are welcome to bring a non-motorized watercraft to launch from the beach or dock. The beach at low tide is full of treasures and fun to explore. The large lawn is perfect for croquet or other games and two gas grills are available for cookouts.


There is parking for up to 8 cars.



  • Fan(s)
  • Air Conditioning Unit(s)
  • Heat (Off-Season)
  • Washer and Dryer
  • NO Landline Telephone
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Carpeting


  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Electric Stove
  • Induction Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Electric Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Utensils


  • Enclosed Sun Porch
  • Landscaping Included
  • Porch
  • Screened Area
  • Yard
  • Front Door Two Car Parking
  • Gas Grill
  • Dock
  • Private Beach Access
  • Private Waterfront Access
  • Neighborhood waterfront access
  • Beach Chairs
  • Hammock
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Badminton/Volleyball
  • Croquet Set


  • Water Views
  • Waterfront
  • Swim From Property


  • High Definition TV
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Cable Television
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • WiFi
  • iPod Dock
  • Bluetooth Speakers
  • Croquet
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Puzzles
  • Piano

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



Singing Pines

Reviewed on 2018-08-04 by Unknown of Milford, CT United States
Updated on 2018-08-04
Review of stay from 2018-07-28 to 2018-08-01
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Recommend to Others
Lovely location atop a steep bluff to watch the boaters glide by, a dock to moor our raft, and calm low tide for morning swims. The house has old world charm and, while not updated, had plenty of floor space inside and outside on the three porches. We did ask for and received an A/C unit for the bottom floor after being surprised that it is not standard with the property; fans only downstairs. Made the short trip to Rockport for steamed lobsters which we ate on the back porch. The grass was long and bugs were out so bug spray is recommended. Overall, a great first north shore experience.

Annisqam summer

Reviewed on 2018-07-31 by Cynthia P. of Saugus, MA United States
Updated on 2018-09-18
Review of stay from 2018-07-20 to 2018-07-28
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We were very pleased with our stay at singing pines. The place was very clean ..the beds were comfortable.. The rooms were big and spacious. Kitchen was well equpt...loved the enclosed sun porch. Plenty f parking for our extended family. The views ..the sunrise and sun sets were so peaceful..marsh views ... We could go on and on .. We had a wonderful time.
Manager response on 2018-09-18 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you so much for your great review! We are thrilled to see that you had a wonderful stay at Annisquam Singing Pines and that it met expectations. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience of your vacation rental with us and hope to see you soon.

Annisquam Singing Pines

Reviewed on 2016-09-27 by Unknown of Portola Valley, CA United States
Updated on 2017-09-26
Review of stay from 2016-09-07 to 2016-09-11
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Recommend to Others
Annisquam Singing Pines was all it was said to be. Great location, beautiful setting and very clean!

Annjsquam Singing Pines stay

Reviewed on 2017-08-02 by Todd A. of Watertown, MA United States
Updated on 2017-09-26
Review of stay from 2017-06-24 to 2017-07-08
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Recommend to Others
Our stay was quite pleasant. The house was immaculate. Everything was in its proper place and ready for us to spend relaxing two week vacation. Since this was our second year at Annisquam Singing pines the improvements from the previous year were greatly appreciated.

The Bates Cottage-Singing Pines

Reviewed on 2017-10-14 by Fred H. of Ogunquit, Maine United States
Updated on 2017-10-14
Review of stay from 2017-10-06 to 2017-10-09
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This historic home has been beautifully maintained. It is filled with all the charm and history of an old house but has all the modern conveniences. The sunsets over the dock were spectacular. Many places to just sit and wonder at the surroundings. The rental agency went well above expectation--a tote bag of necessities plus a bottle of wine with 2 Singing Pine Glasses. Very easy check in and out with great website. Would highly recommend for a large get together. Beds were very comfortable and the grill was perfect for a late day cookout. Not to be missed the next time in the Gloucester area. Great restaurants in Gloucester and Rockport--especially Rudders, the Gloucester House and My Place by the Sea in Bearskin Neck.

Perfect Location with a wonderful view

Reviewed on 2018-06-27 by Unknown of , United States
Updated on 2018-08-03
Review of stay from 2018-06-20 to 2018-06-25
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Recommend to Others
The house is old but extremely well equipped. The view is the most amazing I ever had. There is a lot of space for a group of eight with places to sit and rest.
Manager response on 2018-08-03 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time staying at Annisquam Singing Pines. We agree that the view is quite exquisite. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Beautiful location

Reviewed on 2016-09-06 by Sheila M. of Groveland, MA
Updated on 2017-09-26
Review of stay from 2016-08-11 to 2016-08-14
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With family gathering from all over the country, we needed a location that would accommodate our gathering and also offer options regarding varied activities in the area. We were thrilled with Annisquam Singing Pines. The house is charming and the location offered beautiful views.