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Helena House

3 Bedrooms
1.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 7
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  • King 1
  • Twin 4
  • Sofa Bed 1


Situated on a knoll in Gloucester's Bay View neighborhood, Helena House offers peekaboo views of Ipswich Bay from the second floor bedroom with deck. Decorated with a European sensibility, the home is sunny, comfortable and cheerful, with hardwood floors throughout. A Queen Anne-style house, you can access the second floor via a front staircase that leads from the living room or from the back staircase via the kitchen. The bedrooms upstairs have AC units for comfort and the separated WC and shower areas provide flexibility.
A lush and private back yard gives you a feeling of being away from it all.

Spend your summer vacation relaxing, discovering local fauna such as hermit crabs, and swimming to your hearts content. A short walk takes you to Hodgkins Cove where you can swim and enjoy the scenery or walk to many fishing spots and quarries for swimming. The picturesque neighborhood beach of Plum Cove is 6/10 of a mile, and a bit farther is the sweet little village of Lanesville. Annisquam and Rockport are a short drive away, making this home a convenient and comfortable Cape Ann getaway.


Living Room: A sunny room with a bay window, a stylish modern sectional sofa and a flat-screen TV.

Kitchen: The sunny eat-in kitchen has plenty of storage, a gas range, and a full-size front loading washer and dryer.

Dining Room: Formal dining room seats up to 8.

Bathroom 1: A half-bath off the kitchen.

Den: The den (just off the dining and living areas) offers a comfy double futon if extra sleeping space is needed.


Bedroom 1: This bedroom has sliders to a deck from which you can glimpse the ocean, as well as a California king bed.

Bedroom 2: A sunny room with twin beds.

Bedroom 3: A corner room with twin beds and trundles for optional sleeping arrangements.

Bathroom 2: The European-styled bathroom has a walk-in shower and double vanity. The toilet (and another sink) are separate and located down the hall.


Outside you'll find a slate patio, hot & cold outdoor shower, and a verdant backyard.


There is parking for 2 cars tandem in the driveway and additional parking on the street.



  • Air Conditioning Unit(s)
  • Heat (Off-Season)
  • Futon
  • Washer and Dryer
  • NO Landline Telephone
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Office
  • Alarm Clock
  • Dogs allowed (pet fees apply)
  • Dogs under 40 lbs only


  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Gas Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Center Island


  • Deck
  • Yard
  • Garage
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Shower


  • Access to Public Transportation
  • Seasonal water views
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Ice Cream Store
  • Walk to Quarries


  • Flat Screen TV
  • Blu-Ray Player
  • Cable Television
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • iPod Dock

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




Reviewed on 2012-07-09 by Kevin M. of Virginia Beach, Virginia United States
Updated on 2012-07-27
Review of stay from 2012-06-30 to 2012-07-07
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Recommend to Others
Some window AC units would be a great addition to house.
Manager response on 2012-07-27 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We always appreciate customer feedback and suggestions! We relayed this information to the owner, who has installed a/c units. Thanks for the support! We hope you enjoyed your stay, and hope you decide to return to our beautiful Cape!


Reviewed on 2015-06-16 by Alessandra M. of Melrose, MA United States
Updated on 2015-06-17
Review of stay from 2013-07-04 to 2013-07-07
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Recommend to Others
Enjoyed almost everything, except for the broken AC :(
Manager response on 2015-06-17 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Welcome back!! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay 2 years ago and that you are coming back this summer. You will see that the house looks even better! It has a new European styled bathroom upstairs, an outdoor shower, functioning air conditioners and there are kayaks at the house for your use.

Our vacation

Reviewed on 2014-08-25 by Rick W. of Southbury, CT United States
Updated on 2014-08-25
Review of stay from 2014-08-16 to 2014-08-23
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Recommend to Others
We had wonderful weather and a wonderful vacation. The cottage was well equipped, clean and fit our needs quite well. I especially liked the balcony and the out door shower. The walk to Plum Cove beach was an easy one which was nice. I even walked to the coffee shop in Lanesville each day I was there. An added bonus was fresh garden tomatoes growing like crazy behind the garage.

Winter Rental

Reviewed on 2016-06-16 by Unknown of Duxbury, MA United States
Updated on 2016-06-16
Review of stay from 2015-09-01 to 2016-05-31
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Recommend to Others
Helena House was our home for the winter months and it was perfect! The owner keeps the property in excellent condition and is so kind and nice to work with. We recommend staying here to anyone!