Annisquam Singing Pines

Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 2 Sleeps 10 Gloucester
  • A riverfront setting and a private dock.
    A riverfront setting and a private dock.
  • Annisquam Singing Pines as seen from the river.
    Annisquam Singing Pines as seen from the river.
  • Aerial view of Annisquam Singing Pines (starred) and the river.
    Aerial view of Annisquam Singing Pines (starred) and the river.
  • View of the back yard and river from the porch.
    View of the back yard and river from the porch.
  • The large wraparound porch offers river views.
    The large wraparound porch offers river views.
  • French doors allow river views and access to the enormous porch.
    French doors allow river views and access to the enormous porch.
  • French doors allow river views and access to the enormous porch.
    French doors allow river views and access to the enormous porch.
  • The comfortable living room has river views and a flatscreen TV.
    The comfortable living room has river views and a flatscreen TV.
  • The sun room is beyond the living room's piano.
    The sun room is beyond the living room's piano.
  • The dining room is adjacent the living room's piano.
    The dining room is adjacent the living room's piano.
  • View of the comfortable living room.
    View of the comfortable living room.
  • Formal dining room.
    Formal dining room.
  • The dining room connects to the kitchen and the living room.
    The dining room connects to the kitchen and the living room.
  • Enjoy the relaxing river scenery from the cozy sun room.
    Enjoy the relaxing river scenery from the cozy sun room.
  • The sun room.
    The sun room.
  • The large kitchen has washer & dryer and tons of space.
    The large kitchen has washer & dryer and tons of space.
  • The eat-in kitchen.
    The eat-in kitchen.
  • The butler's pantry can be seen on the right.
    The butler's pantry can be seen on the right.
  • The butler's pantry can be seen on the right.
    The butler's pantry can be seen on the right.
  • Butler's pantry.
    Butler's pantry.
  • There is a full bath on the main floor.
    There is a full bath on the main floor.
  • Main floor full bath has a walk-in shower.
    Main floor full bath has a walk-in shower.
  • Upstairs hall and landing.
    Upstairs hall and landing.
  • Upstairs hall and landing.
    Upstairs hall and landing.
  • Bedroom 1: King bed and water views.
    Bedroom 1: King bed and water views.
  • Bedroom 1: King bed and flat-screen TV.
    Bedroom 1: King bed and flat-screen TV.
  • Bedroom 1: King bed and water views.
    Bedroom 1: King bed and water views.
  • Bedroom 2: Queen bed, river views, and an AC unit.
    Bedroom 2: Queen bed, river views, and an AC unit.
  • Bedroom 2: Queen bed, river views, and an AC unit.
    Bedroom 2: Queen bed, river views, and an AC unit.
  • Bedroom 2: Queen bed, river views, and an AC unit.
    Bedroom 2: Queen bed, river views, and an AC unit.
  • BR 3: This room has a Queen bed.
    BR 3: This room has a Queen bed.
  • BR 3: This room has a Queen bed.
    BR 3: This room has a Queen bed.
  • This bedroom has a cozy sitting area.
    This bedroom has a cozy sitting area.
  • The upstairs full bath with tub/shower.
    The upstairs full bath with tub/shower.
  • The upstairs full bath with tub/shower.
    The upstairs full bath with tub/shower.
  • Bedroom 4: Full bed and AC unit.
    Bedroom 4: Full bed and AC unit.
  • Bedroom 4: Full bed and AC unit.
    Bedroom 4: Full 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.
  • Bedroom 5: Full bedroom with A/C unit.
    Bedroom 5: Full bedroom with A/C unit.
  • Bedroom 5: Full bedroom with A/C unit.
    Bedroom 5: Full bedroom with A/C unit.
  • View of Annisquam Singing Pines.
    View of Annisquam Singing Pines.
  • A hammock with a river view.
    A hammock with a river view.
  • River views from the porch.
    River views from the porch.
  • River views from the porch.
    River views from the porch.
  • Watch the river's tide ebb and flow through the day.
    Watch the river's tide ebb and flow through the day.
  • The dock (updated in 2017) at high tide.
    The dock (updated in 2017) at high tide.
  • The dock (updated in 2017).
    The dock (updated in 2017).
  • View of the dock and river.
    View of the dock and river.
  • View of the Annisquam River.
    View of the Annisquam River.
  • View of the Annisquam River.
    View of the Annisquam River.
  • View of the back of the house, open and enclosed porches.
    View of the back of the house, open and enclosed porches.
  • Aptly named, this home is nestled in the pines.
    Aptly named, this home is nestled in the pines.
  • Exterior view of the wraparound deck.
    Exterior view of the wraparound deck.
  • The large lawn is perfect for games or riverside picnics.
    The large lawn is perfect for games or riverside picnics.

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.

The tidal dock 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 off-street parking for up to 6 cars.

2,418 SF. No Pets. No Smoking. No events or parties.

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

Primary Bedroom

1 King

The Primary bedroom has a King bed, river views, TV, and an AC unit.

Bedroom 2

1 Queen

Queen bed, river views, and an AC unit.

Bedroom 3

1 Queen

Queen bed and an AC unit.

Bedroom 4

1 Full/Double

Double (Full) bed and an AC unit.

Bedroom 5

1 Full/Double

Double (Full) bed and an AC unit.

Bathroom 1

Ground floor bathroom with a shower (no tub).

Bathroom 2

This bathroom has a tub/shower combo.

Living Room

The living room has fabulous views of the lawn and river and also includes 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.

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.

Standard

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector(s)
  • Fire Extinguisher(s)
  • Linens & Bath Towels Included
  • No Smoking or Vaping Anywhere on Property
  • SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP) Cleaning Procedures
  • Smoke Detectors
  • WiFi

Climate

  • AC: Window Unit(s)
  • Fan(s)
  • Limited Heat

Entertainment

  • Cable Television
  • Streaming Services
  • Television

Kitchen

  • 4-Slice Toaster
  • Cookware, Dishes, and Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Electric Stove/Range
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator/Freezer

Living

  • Laundry: Washer and Dryer
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Desk or Work Area

Local Area

  • River
  • Swim From Property
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront

Outdoor/Exterior

  • Gas Grill
  • Hammock
  • Parking: 6 Cars
  • Porch
  • Screened Porch
  • Tidal Dock
  • Yard/Garden
  • Outdoor Seating
LEAVE A REVIEW
October 12, 2022 - Website

Lovely home

by Amanda

We had a lovely time at the house. The location is fantastic & we sat on the porches, enjoying the river the whole week. It's quiet and relaxing. A few nitpicks that should not stop you from enjoying this gem - the wiring needs to be updated and the door knobs should be replaced to be more disability-friendly. Thank you for providing this house for us to spend time together as a family.

Thank you for your review and your feedback!

August 5, 2022 - Website

Beautiful

by Ann

We had an amazing time, and the house was perfect for family to stay in for our sons wedding on the North Shore. It was very well stocked, the AC units worked when needed but we also had terrific breezes off the water. Great space for gathering and relaxing and the most amazing sunsets. We will definitely return. 5+ rating and thank you to Karol and the staff at AVH for all of their assistance.

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again next year.

July 31, 2022 - Website

Ideal family gathering

by Robert

The setting at Singing Pines was ideal for our family gathering. There were common areas to gather at, but also enough space to remove oneself from the group and relax. Sitting overlooking the river with an early morning coffee and watching the boats go by was the number 1 activity, followed closely by watching the beautiful sunsets. Great spot.

We are so glad that you got to relax and enjoy the home and the gorgeous views!

June 18, 2022 - Airbnb

Great location

by JW

Singing Pines is a great location for a family get-together. There are so many options of where small groups can hang out both outside and in. Just watching the boats go by is very relaxing and the place has plenty of spots to enjoy outdoors.

June 9, 2022 - Website

Wonderful setting

by Jay W

All who stayed were awed by the beautiful setting. One could relax on numerous porches, in the hammock or on Adirondack chairs facing the river. The smell of pines and sea was very soothing.

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are glad that you enjoyed the home and the property.

September 29, 2021 - Website

Beautiful location on the Annisquam

by Heather

Our favorite things about this home is it's location and view of the Annisquam with a constant parade of boats going by, access to the water for kayaking and swimming, the change of tides presenting an ever changing view of the marsh, the wrap around porch with indoor, screened in and open air sections and the lawn and dock. Our family returned this year for the second time and enjoyed the house even more.

Thank you for being a repeat guest and thank you for such a lovely review!

August 26, 2021 - Website

Location

by Unknown
This property has the perfect location for our family. Screened porch and outdoor porch. Beautiful lawn, dock and parking. The views and sunset incredible. The overall house could use some updating, but that did not bother us. We could love to come back again.
October 2, 2020 - Website

Fantastic waterfront views of the salt marsh and Annisquam river

by heather
We adored the location, the wrap around porches, the lawn, the dock, the kayaking, the VIEWS which changed every hour of the day like a moving painting. We would definitely stay again. Just a bit disappointed by the beds, pillows, couches, lack of lighting for reading, and stove/oven (silly toaster too!) Furnishings either pretty tired or if new, pretty uncomfy. But in the long run, we would choose it again. Very restorative vacation for us. Hardly ever left the premises.
Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay. We are so glad you enjoyed the beauty of the area. Since your visit, the owner has made several furnishing upgrades. We hope you will come again!
September 7, 2019 - Website

Relaxing on the Annisquam

by Unknown
Amazing sunsets. Beautiful water views. Watching the boats pass by was very relaxing. House was very comfortable and large enough to accommodate friends and family. Kitchen and Upstairs bathroom could use a little updating. Wish we could have stayed longer!! Hope to be back next summer!
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your stay. Glad to hear that you, your family and friends had a relaxing time on vacation. We will share your recommendations for improvements with the homeowners. We hope to welcome you back next summer!
August 21, 2019 - Website

Gloucester get-away

by Unknown
Great location
August 7, 2019 - Website

Awesome Weekend

by Karen
Annisquam Singing Pines was perfect for our daughter’s wedding weekend! The lighting in various rooms was gorgeous for pictures! We had ample space for dressing, relaxing, and playing before the wedding. We all agreed that the lime green counter tops added to the charm of the house. Would definitely recommend or stay again!
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad that you and your family had an awesome weekend! We hope to see you and your family next year!
August 4, 2018 - Website

Singing Pines

by Vin
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.
July 31, 2018 - Website

Annisqam summer

by Cynthia

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 of 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.

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.

June 27, 2018 - Website

Perfect Location with a wonderful view

by Unknown
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.
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!
August 2, 2017 - Website

Annisquam Singing Pines stay

by Todd

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.

Thank you for being a return guest and leaving such a nice review!

September 27, 2016 - Website

Annisquam Singing Pines

by Unknown
Annisquam Singing Pines was all it was said to be. Great location, beautiful setting and very clean!
September 6, 2016 - Website

Beautiful location

by Sheila
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.
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