Helena House

Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1.5 Sleeps 7 Gloucester
  • Front of the house and driveway to the right.
    Front of the house and driveway to the right.
  • A bay window lets in lots of sunlight.
    A bay window lets in lots of sunlight.
  • The living room includes a flat-screen tv and sectional sofa.
    The living room includes a flat-screen tv and sectional sofa.
  • The stairs to the second floor is from the living room.
    The stairs to the second floor is from the living room.
  • Formal dining room.
    Formal dining room.
  • The eat-in kitchen is sunny and bright.
    The eat-in kitchen is sunny and bright.
  • The center island can be used for meal prep or dining.
    The center island can be used for meal prep or dining.
  • The washer and dryer are conveniently located in the kitchen.
    The washer and dryer are conveniently located in the kitchen.
  • A cozy den with futon provides extra space to sleep or hang out.
    A cozy den with futon provides extra space to sleep or hang out.
  • A small desk provides a work space if needed.
    A small desk provides a work space if needed.
  • Main floor half bath off of the kitchen.
    Main floor half bath off of the kitchen.
  • BR 1: Master bedroom with skylights and sliders to a balcony.
    BR 1: Master bedroom with skylights and sliders to a balcony.
  • BR 1: Enjoy peek-a-boo water views from the deck.
    BR 1: Enjoy peek-a-boo water views from the deck.
  • Seating on the Master bedroom deck.
    Seating on the Master bedroom deck.
  • View from the Master bedroom deck.
    View from the Master bedroom deck.
  • Upstairs is a European-style full bath with walk-in shower.
    Upstairs is a European-style full bath with walk-in shower.
  • Upstairs is a European-style full bath with walk-in shower.
    Upstairs is a European-style full bath with walk-in shower.
  • B2 2: A sunny room with Twin beds.
    B2 2: A sunny room with Twin beds.
  • BR 3: A bright and sunny corner bedroom with twin beds.
    BR 3: A bright and sunny corner bedroom with twin beds.
  • BR 3: Each twin bed in this room has a trundle.
    BR 3: Each twin bed in this room has a trundle.
  • BR 3: This room offers a large walk-in closet.
    BR 3: This room offers a large walk-in closet.
  • The outdoor shower has both hot and cold water.
    The outdoor shower has both hot and cold water.
  • The lush backyard offers privacy and calm.
    The lush backyard offers privacy and calm.

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 backyard gives you a feeling of being away from it all. Outside you'll find a slate patio, hot and cold outdoor shower to rinse off after a day at the beach.

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.

1,717 SF. Dogs allowed (Pet Fees Apply). 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

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

Bedroom 2

2 Twin/Single

A sunny room with twin beds.

Bedroom 3

4 Twin/Single

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

Bathroom 1

A half-bath just off the Kitchen.

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.

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.

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)
  • Heat (Off-Season)

Entertainment

  • Cable Television
  • Television

Kitchen

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

Living

  • Dogs Allowed (Pet Fees Apply)
  • Laundry: Washer and Dryer
  • Desk or Work Area

Local Area

  • 1 mi or less to Beach
  • Plum Cove Beach

Outdoor/Exterior

  • Balcony
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Parking: 2 Cars
  • Yard/Garden
  • Outdoor Seating
LEAVE A REVIEW
October 4, 2021 - Website

Review

by Unknown
Excellent. Easy to get in, clean, well kept and convenient.
October 1, 2021 - Website

Helena House

by Unknown

If you like to get away for some peace and quiet, but still be within a 5-10 minute drive of the rest of the world, then this is the place. Short walk to two beautiful coves and beautiful views. Sleeps seven comfortably. Good for big families. Plenty of off street parking. Clean and well kept. Windows were a bit of a chore to open, but were functional. Only one issue during our stay - plugged shower drain, but a call to the manager and it was fixed within 1-hour while we were out to dinner.

Thank you for your review! We are glad that we were able to make your stay enjoyable.

September 8, 2021 - Website

Fabulous

by Veronica
We absolutely loved it. Gorgeous. Plenty of room. Would definitely go back.
August 12, 2021 - Website

A perfect space for our weekend getaway

by Margaret
This is a lovely home and we had a wonderful time staying here. Atlantic Vacation Homes was incredibly helpful and responsive, from going over to turn on a light for us (even though we requested it late on the day we were arriving) to delivering a fresh set of linens after a coffee spill. Make sure you catch a sunset at Plum Cove Beach while you're there. More information about takeout options would be great and do double-check that the air conditioning filters are clean.
June 16, 2016 - Website

Winter Rental

by Unknown
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!
August 25, 2014 - Website

Our vacation

by Rick
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.
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