Terra Nova Cottage

Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Sleeps 6 Gloucester
  • Terra Nova and its tidal dock.
    Terra Nova and its tidal dock.
  • The views of the Annisquam from the house are unparalleled.
    The views of the Annisquam from the house are unparalleled.
  • Bird's eye view.
    Bird's eye view.
  • The sun-drenched living room offers stunning river views.
    The sun-drenched living room offers stunning river views.
  • The large living and dining area has a cathedral ceiling and skylight.
    The large living and dining area has a cathedral ceiling and skylight.
  • Plenty of light and comfortable seating.
    Plenty of light and comfortable seating.
  • Living room views.
    Living room views.
  • Riverside dining.
    Riverside dining.
  • Views of Wingaersheek Beach across the river.
    Views of Wingaersheek Beach across the river.
  • The updated kitchen has everything one needs.
    The updated kitchen has everything one needs.
  • The kitchen.
    The kitchen.
  • The kitchen.
    The kitchen.
  • The main floor full bath, with walk-in shower.
    The main floor full bath, with walk-in shower.
  • Main floor bath.
    Main floor bath.
  • BR 1: The Primary bedroom offers amazing river views.
    BR 1: The Primary bedroom offers amazing river views.
  • BR 1: Drink in the views through the large picture window.
    BR 1: Drink in the views through the large picture window.
  • BR 1: Enjoy the comfort of the king bed.
    BR 1: Enjoy the comfort of the king bed.
  • BR 2: This main floor bedroom has a full-sized bed.
    BR 2: This main floor bedroom has a full-sized bed.
  • BR 2: Full bed.
    BR 2: Full bed.
  • BR 2: Full bed.
    BR 2: Full bed.
  • The garden level suite.
    The garden level suite.
  • The sitting area includes a workspace and a large flat-screen TV.
    The sitting area includes a workspace and a large flat-screen TV.
  • The garden suite also has picture window river views.
    The garden suite also has picture window river views.
  • The sleeping area includes a full bed and single daybed.
    The sleeping area includes a full bed and single daybed.
  • Single bed with river views.
    Single bed with river views.
  • Full bed with river views.
    Full bed with river views.
  • Walk out to the yard and the river beyond.
    Walk out to the yard and the river beyond.
  • The garden level full bath with stand up shower.
    The garden level full bath with stand up shower.
  • Full bath.
    Full bath.
  • Vanity in the full bath.
    Vanity in the full bath.
  • The spacious deck overlooking the back yard and river.
    The spacious deck overlooking the back yard and river.
  • Shady views.
    Shady views.
  • View of Terra Nova from the back yard.
    View of Terra Nova from the back yard.
  • Swim, kayak, or row from the tidal dock.
    Swim, kayak, or row from the tidal dock.
  • The patio grilling and dining area.
    The patio grilling and dining area.
  • The Annisquam River.
    The Annisquam River.
  • Welcome to Terra Nova!
    Welcome to Terra Nova!

Greet each day with inspiring views of the Annisquam River from this charming vacation home and enjoy the most spectacular sunsets each evening. Terra Nova offers that "get away from it all" feeling, with a large verdant lawn, breathtaking water views, and comfortable furnishings. Inside, find an open-concept living and dining area with enormous picture windows letting in the light, along with two main-floor bedrooms, a full bath and kitchen. Downstairs, a large open-plan suite makes up the garden level.

The deck overlooks a spacious yard that slopes down to the river, where you can look for shells at low tide and swim at higher tides. There are also a gas grill, outdoor seating, and outdoor dining sets on the deck and on the patio.

For those who prefer the outdoors, relax on the wraparound deck, take a swim, or launch a kayak into the river at high tide. On clear nights, watch for satellites and comets from the deck or lower lawn. You can also easily explore many of the local shops and restaurants that the area has to offer. The historic village of Annisquam is about a mile away, while Downtown Gloucester is four miles in one direction, and Rockport and Bearskin Neck and the Shalin Liu Performance Center are just five miles in the other direction.

1,456 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

Primary bedroom with a King bed.

Bedroom 2

1 Full/Double

Contains a Full bed.

Bedroom 3

1 Full/Double

This room contains a Full bed and a daybed/sofa that can be made up as a Single.

Bedroom 3

1 Twin/Single

This room contains a Full bed and a daybed/sofa that can be made up as a Single.

Bathroom 1

The glass walk-in shower has a fold-down seat for convenience and comfort.

Bathroom 2

Contains a stand-up shower.

Living/Dining Room

A sun-drenched room with oversized windows, the space contains a flat screen TV, comfortable seating, and a dining table for six. There are also sliders out to the wraparound deck.

Kitchen

An updated and well-equipped galley kitchen, with stainless appliances.

Laundry

There is a utility room with a 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)
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Fan(s)
  • Heat (Off-Season)

Kitchen

  • 2-Slice Toaster
  • Cookware, Dishes, and Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Stove/Range
  • K-Cup/Pod Coffee Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Toaster Oven
  • Full Kitchen

Accessibility

  • Ground Floor Bed & Bath
  • Shower Seat (Built-In)

Living

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Laundry: Washer and Dryer
  • No Pets Allowed

Local Area

  • .25 mi or less to Shops
  • Swim From Property
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront

Outdoor/Exterior

  • Deck
  • Gas Grill
  • Parking: 2 Cars
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Outdoor Dining
LEAVE A REVIEW
August 18, 2023 - Website

Fantastic!

by Sarah M.

Perfect, clean, well-equipped, spacious house in a truly stunning location. Incredible views over the bay with unbelievable sunsets. Easy distance to Rockport, Gloucester, and nearby beaches although there really was no need to leave the house! Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again!

Thank you for your lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

August 2, 2023 - Website

Superb!

by Barbara S.
 

Comfortably appointed house, convenient location, lots of room for family and friends. But the miracle is the proximity to the water, the coming and going of the tide, and the sunsets. I could have sat on that deck forever!

 
 

 

 
June 27, 2023 - Website

Great place

by Denise

Great house, has everything you need. Perfect location, a few mins to either Rockport or Gloucester's town centers. Beautiful views of the river. Would definitely stay here again. Loved it.

Thank you so much, we are glad that you enjoyed your time at Terra Nova and hope to welcome you again soon.

October 12, 2022 - Website

Great place to stay!

by Paul

Fantastic home right on the bay with its own dock. Excellent view from both upstairs and down. Plenty of room for three couples.

July 18, 2022 - Website

Sunset Magic

by Wendie

Spotless, comfortable, well equipped. Cool trees for afternoon shade. And Truly the Sunsets were the best gift of all. 2 Parents, 2 Grandparents, and 2 small children...indeed, we had a magical time.

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad that you got to have those special sunset moments!

May 30, 2021 - Website

Annisquam River Time

by Unknown
Excellent.
April 3, 2021 - Website

A beautiful stay

by Elizabeth
Terra Nova is such a delight. You can beat the view and the house is equipped with everything you could possibly need. Beautiful home with a great location. Hoping to return back again soon.
January 25, 2021 - Website

Wonderful Winter Getaway

by Sarah
Thoroughly enjoyed our winter holiday stay. Very comfortable and wonderful views!
October 2, 2020 - Website

Very Lovely Home

by Unknown
My family of 4 enjoyed this home for a week in August. It is lovely on a quiet cove and close to everything. Very nicely renovated. Small but perfect for 4!
October 2, 2020 - Website

Terra Nova

by Peter
Enjoyed our stay in late September 2020 so much we have reserved it again for next year.
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