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Thurston Point Cottage

3 Bedrooms
1.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 7
Key
#Night Available#Night Unavailable
#Arrive Only#Depart Only

Location:

Gloucester

Bedding:

  • King 1
  • Twin 1
  • Other 2
  • Full 1

Description

Get away from it all and unwind at this comfortable riverfront vacation retreat. Located in a quiet neighborhood, Thurston Point Cottage offers a relaxing atmosphere with spectacular sunset views over the Annisquam River. You might choose to sip a cool drink on one of the large porches and watch the boats go by or drive into downtown Gloucester or nearby Rockport to explore shops, restaurants, waterfront, and a vibrant arts scene. Either way, you'll enjoy the perfect summer escape!

GROUND FLOOR

Living Room /Dining Room: The L-shaped living room has multiple seating areas and a flat-screen T as well as access to the large back porch overlooking the river.

Dining Room: The dining room is open to the living room and offer access to the screened side porch and to the kitchen.
Kitchen: The galley kitchen is well-equipped and recently updated.

Bathroom 1: A half bath, off of the kitchen.

Sleeping porch: The back porch has an enclosed section with a trundle bed for sleeping amid the cool river breezes.

SECOND FLOOR

Bedroom 1: The Master bedroom contains a King bed and has river views.

Bedroom 2: This room contains a Full bed.

Bedroom 3: One twin (single) bed.

Bathroom 2: Full bathroom with a shower/tub combo.

EXTERIOR

Swim and kayak from the property or even fish off the deepwater dock, which can accommodate boats up to 18' and has a ladder on the side to make it easy to get in and out of the river for a refreshing swim. For the full river experience, ask us about renting a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard through Atlantic Vacation Homes.

PARKING

There is parking for 4 Cars.

Amenities

Living

  • Fan(s)
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • No Air Conditioning
  • Rollaway Bed
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Washer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Landline Telephone
  • Alarm Clock
  • No Pets Allowed

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Electric Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster Oven
  • Blender
  • Electric Hand Mixer
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Cooler
  • Disposal

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Porch
  • Screened Area
  • Yard
  • Gas Grill
  • Deepwater Dock
  • Kayak(s)
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture

Geographic

  • Walk to Ice Cream Store
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront
  • Swim From Property

Entertainment

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Cable Television
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Board Games

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

Family & Friends Time on the River

Reviewed on 2019-07-25 by Michelle M. of Peabody, MA United States
Updated on 2019-07-25
Review of stay from 2019-07-13 to 2019-07-22
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I was very pleased with the presentation of the house. Towels in each room a very nice touch.A Quick response for any issue was noted. Great vacation time.
Manager response on 2019-07-25 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you were pleased with the house and that everyone had a wonderful vacation. We hope to see you again on Cape Ann soon.

Wonderful Week

Reviewed on 2019-07-15 by Anne G. of Rowley, MA United States
Updated on 2019-07-17
Review of stay from 2019-07-06 to 2019-07-13
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We stayed in this cottage for a beautiful July week. The cottage was clean and as pictured. The location is beautiful. Sitting on the porch each morning watching the boats go by was wonderful. We brought our 17' boat and enjoyed it every day. I highly recommend this cottage.
Manager response on 2019-07-17 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay at this cottage, and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Thurston point cottage review

Reviewed on 2015-07-27 by Mary C. of Portola Valley, CA United States
Updated on 2015-07-27
Review of stay from 2015-07-11 to 2015-07-25
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Recommend to Others
We had a delightful time. View from porch is fabulous.

Peaceful and Comfortable

Reviewed on 2016-07-18 by Unknown of Weston, MA United States
Updated on 2017-08-02
Review of stay from 2016-07-09 to 2016-07-16
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Recommend to Others
Lovely to sit on the porch and look at the water, although there is a dock and canoes available. Perfect summer cottage.

Relaxing and surrounded by Tranquility.

Reviewed on 2018-07-25 by Unknown of Millbury, MA United States
Updated on 2018-09-18
Review of stay from 2018-07-16 to 2018-07-23
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A summer family vacation that was much anticipated. The weather was sunny and warm during the day and cool at night without a/c. Beds were comfortable and plenty of towels supplied. During the day we enjoyed the beach and the evenings were spent Stripper fishing from the dock. A wonderful family vacation had by all in Gloucester on the Annisquam River.
Manager response on 2018-09-18 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with us. We are glad to see that you and your family had a wonderful and relaxing stay. We hope to welcome you back in 2019!

Rocking Chair porch

Reviewed on 2018-09-05 by Anne L. of needham, MA United States
Updated on 2018-10-03
Review of stay from 2018-08-30 to 2018-09-03
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The location of this cottage is fantastic! Great spot to watch the boats on the river, enjoy a kayak or swim right from the dock and enjoy the rocking chairs on the porch with coffee or wine. Wonderful place.

Our stay at Thurston point cottage.

Reviewed on 2011-10-10 by David B. of Columbus, OH United States
Updated on 2012-08-11
Review of stay from 2011-09-10 to 2011-09-24
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It was a happy vacation for our family of six. Luckily the weather was generally good.
The kitchen was excellent. The bathrooms clean and up-to-date. The location of the cottage so near the water and the big porch were delightful, and we enjoyed the kayaks. Wish there had been a third kayak. We ate out at Gloucester's exceptional restaurants for about half of our meals, often on outdoor decks, so we were happy to have good weather in September.
If you're asking for our suggestions as to improvements, frankly, you should improve the beds. One expects to sleep comfortably in this price rental. The flimsy SPRINGS on the double bed upstairs could not support the weight of a slim weight couple. It was like a hammock. The mattress itself seemed to be firm enough. Finally had to place the mattress on the floor, in order to get a firmer night's sleep. Also, the single bed mattress in the middle room upstairs was much too soft for a single, average weight male. He slept badly.
If you want yet another suggestion: a grip-bar at the entrance to the upstairs bathtub would save a lot of worry about slipping.
But this cottage is well-kept, and on a beautiful location near the water. We enjoyed our two weeks in beautiful, historic Gloucester.
Manager response on 2011-10-14 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
AVH is delighted to hear that your overall experience at the cottage was positive and enjoyable. It truly is a special place and well cared for. We sincerely appreciate your constructive feedback and in response, the property owners are aware and hope to remedy most of it this spring. Due to the fact that a box spring won't fit up the staircase, they are exploring alternatives to give more support to the mattress upstairs. Update: As of August 2012, the owner of Thurston Point Cottage has accomplished accommodating this house based on our customer's constructive comments. A new box spring has replaced the old wooden bed in the back bedroom which has made the room a lot more spacious. The old springs have been removed from under the double bed and it should be more comfortable. There is also a new mattress on the day bed downstairs. These updates will make for a much better sleeping experience for guests. In addition there is a new dock ladder and a new white wicker table in the living room.

The Cottage You Never Want to Leave

Reviewed on 2012-09-10 by Anita A. of Jamaica Plain, MA United States
Updated on 2012-09-10
Review of stay from 2012-08-25 to 2012-09-08
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I loved the space inside this cottage. I felt at home right away. Such caring thoughtfulness has gone into every detail. All of our needs were anticipated and fulfilled.The seaside colors each room was decorated with. Could catch the sun and the breezes from the porches; from the big one with six rocking chairs facing the Annisquam, to the two screened ones for smaller occasions. It was great to have the washer and dryer in the kitchen. An abundance of linens and bedding options. Yard nicely landscaped. I liked watching the different boats go to and from the harbor, and watching the birds--the egrets, cormorants, seagulls, mockingbirds, blue birds, sparrows going about their lives. Beautiful.

Annisquam vacation

Reviewed on 2013-09-26 by Anne S. of Acton, MA United States
Updated on 2013-09-26
Review of stay from 2013-08-31 to 2013-09-10
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Lovely house. The beds are a bit soft and saggy.
Atlantic Vacation Homes is wonderful!

Perfect.

Reviewed on 2013-08-26 by Unknown of Weston, MA United States
Updated on 2013-08-26
Review of stay from 2013-08-17 to 2013-08-24
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Recommend to Others
Clean and cozy with a wonderful view of the river from the porch.

loved the cottage and view

Reviewed on 2013-08-16 by John T. of Belmont, MA United States
Updated on 2013-08-16
Review of stay from 2013-07-13 to 2013-07-27
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A pleasant cottage in a lovely part of the cape.

Perfect.

Reviewed on 2014-08-25 by Unknown of Weston, MA United States
Updated on 2014-08-25
Review of stay from 2014-08-16 to 2014-08-23
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Lovely view of the river and happy boaters going by. The house was clean and furnished perfectly. Peaceful. Nice porches for reading, talking with friends, and even bridge.

Lovely and Peaceful

Reviewed on 2015-07-02 by Unknown of Weston, MA United States
Updated on 2015-07-02
Review of stay from 2015-06-20 to 2015-06-27
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Just right.

Thurston Point Cottage

Reviewed on 2015-06-24 by Anne S. of Acton, MA United States
Updated on 2015-06-25
Review of stay from 2015-06-13 to 2015-06-20
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Had a lovely time. A perfect vacation cottage. The location is wonderful and the house charming. I know the owners talk about updating the kitchen but I love it. Has everything a cook needs.
Perhaps the single bed could be updated? Ok for a child but not good for adult backs.
Manager response on 2015-06-25 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We love returning guests. Thank you!

Place worked beautifully for our family. View off the porch was just beautiful.

Reviewed on 2009-08-31 by Unknown of Portola Valley, CA United States
Updated on 2009-09-24
Review of stay from 2009-08-15 to 2009-08-29
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Recommend to Others
House had amenities like a washer dryer and beach chairs which made things easier for a summer visit.

Great views, not so great condition.

Reviewed on 2009-07-11 by Mike H. of Concord, MA United States
Updated on 2009-09-24
Review of stay from 2009-07-03 to 2009-07-04
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The views from the porch overlooking the Annisquam River are terrific, the condition of the property not so terrific. Lots of little things added up to a not very satisfying experience( Mildew smell, not very clean, some windows painted shut)
Manager response on 2009-07-24 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Michael, Thank you for your valuable comments. We hope that you will visit Cape Ann again as we have many other properties that might meet your expectaions. Sincerely, The Atlantic Vacation Homes Staff

Happy with Gloucester

Reviewed on 2010-08-29 by Shirley W. of New Paltz, NY United States
Updated on 2010-08-29
Review of stay from 2010-08-19 to 2010-08-27
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I love the area. The only thing missing from this property was heat (we were there during a nor'easter and would have appreciated that). This would also make it rentable in other seasons.
Reviewed on 2010-07-12 by Unknown of Millburn, NJ United States
Updated on 2010-08-25
Review of stay from 2010-07-03 to 2010-07-10
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fantastic to have your own dock and ability to swim right there. major beaches, markets and activities are quite a distance (though a small local beach is close. property is clean, well equipped, simple cottage. lovely though could use a bit of work in some areas.
Manager response on 2010-08-25 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
There is nothing better than swimming and boating right from your rental! If your future needs include being closer to activities, you might want to consider the other properties we have in our rental inventory. Please ask us to refer you to other properties on Cape Ann when you make next summer's vacation plans.
Reviewed on 2010-07-26 by Anne S. of Acton, MA United States
Updated on 2010-08-03
Review of stay from 2010-07-17 to 2010-07-24
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Manager response on 2010-08-03 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your favorable review of Thurston Cottage. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to serving your vacation needs in the future.
Reviewed on 2010-07-21 by Anne S. of Acton, MA United States
Updated on 2010-07-27
Review of stay from 2010-07-15 to 2010-07-17
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Manager response on 2010-07-27 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your review of Thurston Point Cottage and feel free to contact us for your future rental needs.

Wonderful in every way.

Reviewed on 2011-08-29 by Unknown of Weston, MA United States
Updated on 2011-08-29
Review of stay from 2011-08-20 to 2011-08-27
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Sitting on the porch with a book and friends, looking out to the marshes and riverways was one of the most peaceful times I've had in ages. The cottage was a lovely New England house in tip-top condition.

A peaceful retreat

Reviewed on 2011-06-27 by Carolyn G. of Medford, MA United States
Updated on 2011-07-07
Review of stay from 2011-06-18 to 2011-06-25
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Our stay at Thurston Point Cottage was my gift to myself for finishing cancer treatment, and it couldn't have been more perfect. The house is cozy, with a lovely retro kitchen and vintage furniture. The view is stunning, especially the sunsets. We spent our days in rocking chairs on the porch, watching egrets and cormorants skim the river. When we felt energetic, we took the kayaks out and paddled along the shoreline. On cooler days we sat in the screened porch and played board games. It was so different from our busy (and, lately, dramatic) daily life. and really gave us a chance to relax and recharge.
Manager response on 2011-07-07 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We are so pleased that you found a comforting respite at Thurston Point and good for you for treating yourself after such a difficult ordeal. Thurston Point is a gem especially for the views and access to the beautiful Annisquam River. We hope all goes well for you and that you come back and visit us soon! AVH staff

Peace and Quiet

Reviewed on 2011-07-18 by Lee S. of Summit, NJ United States
Updated on 2011-07-25
Review of stay from 2011-07-09 to 2011-07-16
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Peaceful, quiet, care free--that's how I would describe our stay at Thurston Point Cottage. The cottage was simple, but offered everything we needed to get away and relax for the week. The sunsets were amazing. The kayaking and swimming in Annisquam River was refreshing. And the proximity to shopping, restaurants, etc. just made it all that much better. Thank you for a wonderful stay and fine hospitality.
Manager response on 2011-07-25 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thurston Point Cottage is truly the type of place where time can just slip by! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the accomodations and its proximity to all Cape Ann has to offer. AVH Staff

Absolute bliss!

Reviewed on 2011-08-03 by Unknown of Toronto, Ontario Canada
Updated on 2011-08-04
Review of stay from 2011-07-16 to 2011-07-23
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We owe Georgia at AVH a huge thanks for recommending Thurston House for our summer vacation in July. We had wanted to be directly on the Ocean but Georgia described the river and Thurston House and we decided to go with it. I can't tell you how delighted we were when we arrived to see a very quaint and romantic cottage with a large verandah and peaceful views. The photos on the website do not do this cottage justice. We spent our days swimming off the dock, cycling to Gloucester and Rockport, dining and reading on the verandah. We made gourmet dinners each night and although the kitchen is quaintly dated, it was well appointed and had everything we needed. Thank you to AVH! We hope to return next year.
Manager response on 2011-08-04 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
So glad that you enjoyed Thurston Point! It truly is a lovely place that has all the amenities, but still retains its original charm and romantic atmosphere. Come back and see us next year and we will be happy to accomodate your needs. Oh and by the way, Georgia has a sixth sense about these rentals, we are lucky to have her! AVH staff