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River Watch

3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Sleeps 6
Welcome to 420 Washington.Enjoy life along the Annisquam River.Enjoy the private tidal dock for swimming and boating.Relax in the den looking out to the exquisite river views.Head on out to the back deck through the glass sliders.The Kitchen has ample storage and counter space.The Kitchen has a peekaboo window to enjoy the water views.A well-applianced kitchen includes a gas stove and refrigerator.View toward the dining room from the kitchen.The dining area is bright from the many windows. Table seats 6.View from the dining room toward the Kitchen and Living Room.Beautiful natural light fills the home from the many windows.The laundry room is off of the kitchen.The Living Room with a mounted large screen TV.The Living Room has comfortable seating.Relax on the sectional couch or chair in the Living Room.Full bathroom with claw-foot tub on the ground floor.ExteriorThe staircase to the second level. Hooks for coats or bags.The Master Bedroom has a Queen bed.View of the Master bed.Access the bright corner sitting room through the Master bedroomA bright, sunny corner sitting room with lovely water views.Relax on the settee and admire the views from this sitting room.The second floor full bath with walk-in shower.View of the second floor bath.BR 2: This bedroom has a Queen bed.BR2 also connects to the sitting area.Wake up to the beautiful water views and natural light flowing iBR3: This corner bedroom has a Twin bed and water views.Watch the tide ebb and flow from the backyard.Dine outside and enjoy the breezes and views from the back deck.View of the back deck stairs and exterior facade of the home.
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  • Queen 2
  • Twin 1
  • Full 1


Experience river life at its best along the banks of Mill River when you stay at this spectacular waterfront rental home with exquisite water views, a large back yard, and a private tidal dock for swimming and kayaking. For the full river experience, ask us about renting a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard through Atlantic Vacation Homes.

River Watch is a charming antique home sun-filled with natural light, and beautiful hardwood floors throughout. From the front door, enter the main living level that includes a large living room, a contemporary kitchen, a dining room, and a den with a glass sliding door accessing the back deck. The three bedrooms, a sitting room, and a full bath make up the third floor.

Situated in Gloucester's Riverdale neighborhood, the location is ideal to explore the villages of Annisquam and Lanesville. It's a short drive to Downtown Gloucester and Rockport and Good Harbor Beach. Travel to Boston, Salem, and Beverly is easy with the close proximity to Route 128 and the commuter rail for day trips.

No smoking.


LIVING ROOM: This inviting room has a large sectional couch and chair to watch your favorite programming on the large flatscreen TV. Other features include beautiful custom built shelves.

DINING ROOM: From the Living Room, enter the dining area with a table that comfortably seats up to 6 people.

KITCHEN: The well-applianced Kitchen features a gas stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, beautiful cabinetry, plenty of storage and counter space. Please note that the second set of stairs to the second floor are original to the home's vintage construction and may be somewhat steep for very small children or those with mobility issues.

LAUNDRY ROOM: Just off of the Kitchen is the laundry room with a standard size washer and dryer

DEN: Catch the water views through the sliding glass doors any time of day while relaxing on the futon. The sliders access the back deck.

BATH: This full bath has a claw-foot tub with shower.


BR1: The Master bedroom has a Queen bed.

GUEST ROOM: This corner room is perfect for a quiet repose or a sunny place to read a book or simply relax in the sunshine. Walk through to

BR2: This bedroom has a Queen bed and beautiful water views.

BR3: This room has a Twin bed and views overlooking the river.


Enjoy the river views sitting on the back deck and or lounging in the back yard on the outdoor furniture. There is a gas grill to barbecue your favorite dish. You are welcome to bring a non-motorized watercraft to launch from the beach or dock.


There is one off-street parking space in the driveway.



  • Air Conditioning Unit(s)
  • Heat (Off-Season)
  • Futon
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Vacuum
  • NO Landline Telephone
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Beach Towels
  • Dogs allowed (pet fees apply)
  • Dogs under 40 lbs only
  • No smoking anywhere on property


  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Electric Oven
  • Self Cleaning Oven
  • Convection Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • French Press Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Waffle maker
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Disposal
  • standing electric mixer


  • Deck
  • Enclosed Sun Porch
  • Landscaping Included
  • Yard
  • Fenced-in Yard
  • Off-Street Parking / Driveway
  • Off-street Parking (1 Car)
  • Dock
  • Private Waterfront Access
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Water Views
  • Waterfront
  • Swim From Property


  • Flat Screen TV
  • WiFi



Beautiful home!

Reviewed on 2021-08-26 by Jaime W. of Billerica, MA United States
Updated on 2021-08-26
Review of stay from 2021-07-26 to 2021-07-31
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Recommend to Others
We had such a great stay in this house! Plenty of space for our family of 5. It’s an older home, but has been updated nicely. And the house was very clean. Being right on the water was great. Good spot to put a kayak in the water. Views of the water from inside the house are great. Our only issue is we wish there was more than one parking space. Would definitely stay here again!

Relaxing River stay with surprise secret garden

Reviewed on 2021-08-10 by Unknown of Arlington, MA United States
Updated on 2021-08-11
Review of stay from 2021-07-31 to 2021-08-07
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Recommend to Others
We had a wonderfully relaxing stay at River Watch. The house is conveniently located on the main street and easy walk from the store, yet the house feels very private, thanks to the lush garden and fence. The sunsets over the Mill River were so beautiful to enjoy from the deck or the dock, and Wingaersheek beach is only a 20 minute paddle away. We also really enjoyed the relaxed elegance of the furnishings, uncluttered but with everything one could need, and capturing the essesnce of Cape Ann style. We can't wait to come back!