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Glitter Bay

3 Bedrooms
1.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 5
#Night Available#Night Unavailable
#Arrive Only#Depart Only




  • Queen 1
  • Twin 3


This historic gem in Gloucester's coveted Annisquam village overlooks the glittering waters of the Annisquam River, Ipswich Bay and the Annisquam Yacht Club. Since the view faces south, you can relax on the glorious wraparound porch and enjoy both sunset and sunrise over water, a rare privilege!

The best of all worlds, modern convenience and classic New England style, are combined. There are three bedrooms, a full dining room, lovely updated kitchen, and a living room. You'll enjoy the verdant back yard with a patio for al fresco dining in privacy. Your rental includes rights to the private neighborhood Cambridge and Lighthouse beaches.



  • Fan(s)
  • Air Conditioning Unit(s)
  • Pellet Stove
  • Heat (Off-Season)
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Washer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • NO Landline Telephone
  • Skylight(s)
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Carpeting
  • Office
  • Alarm Clock
  • Dogs under 40 lbs only


  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Gas Stove
  • Oven
  • Self Cleaning Oven
  • Microwave
  • Microwave/Convection Oven Combo
  • Multiple Ovens/Warming Oven(s)
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Food Processor
  • Electric Hand Mixer
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Ice Bucket
  • Lobster Pot
  • Cooler
  • Two Sinks
  • Disposal


  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Yard
  • Gas Grill
  • Beach Passes Available
  • Neighborhood Waterfront Access
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture
  • Shed
  • Smoking-Outside Only


  • Private Beach Rights
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Ice Cream Store
  • Walk to Restaurant(s)
  • Water Views


  • Cable Television
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • WiFi
  • 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



Great Week in Annisquam

Reviewed on 2021-07-20 by Unknown of Houston, tx United States
Updated on 2021-07-22
Review of stay from 2021-07-09 to 2021-07-17
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Recommend to Others
The weather was off and on, but otherwise everything was perfect. The house was very comfortable, well-located, and had a spectacular view
Manager response on 2021-07-22 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed Glitter Bay and Annisquam despite the weather being on and off. AVH looks forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

We love Glitter Bay!

Reviewed on 2020-10-17 by Unknown of Glencoe, IL United States
Updated on 2020-10-17
Review of stay from 2020-08-01 to 2020-08-08
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Recommend to Others
We loved staying at this charming home in Annisquam and can't wait to rent it again. The view is gorgeous and we miss that porch!

FABULOUS Stay in Glitter Bay!

Reviewed on 2016-06-03 by Jill B. of Avon, CT United States
Updated on 2016-06-03
Review of stay from 2016-01-10 to 2016-05-31
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Recommend to Others
My several month stay could not have been more enjoyable. The property was just the right size with all the right amenities for comfort. The porch provided a great place to work, read or have a drink with family and friends while watching the boats come in from the ocean or those seeking out the sunset every evening. The property landscaping is beautifully maintained with many bunnies hopping around and birds chirping! There are so many wonderful places to explore while walking the Annisquam Village and Marina area. I will miss this place, but will have so many wonderful memories to take along with me!

Outstanding!! Thanks

Reviewed on 2020-06-17 by Unknown of Gloucester, MA United States
Updated on 2020-07-03
Review of stay from 2020-01-05 to 2020-06-01
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Recommend to Others
The house was a amazing! Fully furnished/ pellet stove- all appliances/-extremely comfortable . The view is spectacular in a very safe neighborhood!