Essex Accommodations

Accommodations in Essex

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Great 1 bdr apt in Essex center, short walk to great resaturants, antique shops, historic attractions & conservation areas. Located on Essex river with great views of tidal estuary and Crane beach. Eat-in kitchen, spaciuous living & private bdr/bath
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Located on Cape Ann, the 1684 John Burnham House is on the National Historic Register. Its gardens were recently featured in the Boston Globe magazine and the interior has been featured in Early Homes Magazine. It is furnished with antiques and has four bedrooms with continental breakfast. Easy access to Salem for Halloween and under an hour to Boston.
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The Space 6500 sq.ft new home on Essex Bay with 3/4 mile of sandy private beach...Inside the private WIngaersheek Road area.. THREE BEDROOMS ARE AVAILABLE , each with full luxury bath and fantastic views. Price listed is EACH ROOM. All modern conveniences, plus sauna AND a steam room, kitchen privileges in a huge open professional kitchen, and use of common areas (see photos). Rooms are individually air-conditioned.(URL HIDDEN)You can see the top floor in the aerial photo, that has two large rooms with very large bathrooms...the third room faces the marsh on the main floor, also with a full bath (fully WaterWorks! Whooo-eee!) The whole house rents for $12,000 per week, but I'm testing the idea of renting just one or two rooms at a time for a few days at a time, as I hate to leave! Pets are negotiable (I have a wonderful 14-year-old neutered-male dog) Sunrises and sunsets are beyond compare, and our location near the end of a small peninsula guarantee peace and quiet.... I must ask for a two night minimum... Beds: Upper West (Sunset Suite): One King, plus two twins in window dormers...$295/nigh(URL HIDDEN) Upper East (Sunrise Suite): One Queen, plus two twins in window dormers...$295/nigh(URL HIDDEN) East Main Floor: One Queen (slightly smaller room, $245/night) Interaction with GuestsInteraction is as little or as much as comfortable...I like having folks here, but realize how important it is to enjoy this place at your own pace... Getting AroundTrain station to Boston is 13 minutes away.
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    Newly remodeled luxury air conditioned townhome with views of the Great Marsh and Essex river from every room. New master bathroom with separate freestanding soaking bathtub and large shower, heated floors, and granite counter top. The master bedroom has a king size bed, ceiling fan, individual air conditioner and a private deck opening onto the Great Marsh. The home also includes an updated kitchen with new granite countertops, new stainless steel appliances, gas oven and skylights which opens into the modern living area. The living area has wall to ceiling french doors that provide amazing views to the Great Marsh, the Essex River and Essex harbor. An attached deck, stone patio and large yard provides a peaceful spot to enjoy all of the surrounding nature. The second bedroom with its own private bathroom has a queen size bed and sliding glass doors to the outside with its own views of the marsh, river and harbor. Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed Deposits: $300 refundable security deposit Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check Other Fees: The rate is for 2 people. An additional fee of $25 per person is charged daily for every additional person up to 4 persons total. There is a $100 Cleaning fee. Newly remodeled luxury air conditioned townhome with views of the Great Marsh and Essex river from every room. New master bathroom with separate freestanding soaking bathtub and large shower, heated floors, and granite counter top. The master bedroom has a king size bed, ceiling fan, individual air conditioner and a private deck opening onto the Great Marsh. The home also includes an updated kitchen with new granite countertops, new stainless steel appliances, gas oven and skylights which opens into the modern living area. The living area has wall to ceiling french doors that provide amazing views to the Great Marsh, the Essex River and Essex harbor. An attached deck, stone patio and large yard provides a peaceful spot to enjoy all of the surrounding nature. The second bedroom with its own private bathroom has a queen size bed and sliding glass doors to the outside with its own views of the marsh, river and harbor. Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed
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    The SpaceLovely one bedroom apartment with fully equipped kitchen and new tiled bathroom with shower and jacuzzi walk in tub. King size bed or 2 XL Singles (you tell us which), we also have a good quality air-bed that can be set up for an extra person. Located at rear of house with parking and pretty view of back garden. Kitchen is stocked with everything you might need to prepare meals, even a dishwasher! The table seats four. Our location is just 30 miles north of Boston and a perfect place to enjoy the sites and wonder of New England. Antique lovers will have a field day with over thirty shops within walking distance of this spot. Stroll to dinner at one of our many renowned restaurants. The famous Cranes Beach is only a few miles away, tour Cranes Castle, or drive to some of the most beautiful vistas in New England. Your host Captain Barry, is a fishing guide for 6 months of the year, specializing in fly fishing and light tackle, so if you are in to fishing this is a great place to start an early day! Bike, hike, kayak down the Essex River or simply explore the area, - you'll love every minute of your stay here! A perfect get away, or a great place for friends or relatives coming to town. There is wireless internet access. The NeighborhoodOur location is just 30 miles north of Boston and a perfect place to enjoy the sites and wonder of New England. Antique lovers will have a field day with over thirty shops within walking distance of this spot. Stroll to dinner at one of our many renowned restaurants. The famous Cranes Beach is only a few miles away, tour Cranes Castle, or drive to some of the most beautiful vistas in New England. The area also offers, biking, hiking, fishing, and kayaking down the Essex River or you can simply explore the area.
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    The SpaceCharming studio apartment in private home with a separate entry. Nestled in the West Gloucester wood so it is naturally cooled. The location is minutes from beaches, antique stores and fine dining. The amenities include a private bath, kitchenette, wifi, cable TV, screened in porch, country gardens, beach chairs, umbrella and helpful hosts. Guest AccessYou may have access to my beautiful gardens and outdoor areas. Interaction with GuestsWe will be present at the house during your stay,so you can just knock on the door or call me if you need anything or have any questions or concerns. Getting AroundPublic transportation is not that convenient. There is a bus down the street that goes into town during the day,but a car would be better. Other Things to NoteI would be happy to assist you with a personalized tour of Cape Ann for an additional fee. Please contact me for details. I have also purchased a dehumidifier to be used when needed. Usually in August. Smaller pets are welcome as long as they are not left alone . The bed has a comfortable pillow top mattress that might be too soft for those with bad backs.
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    The SpaceThird floor, 2 room suite with queen bed and new tiled bathroom with shower. The second room, which is at the top of an open staircase, has a single bed, and well lit desk area. There is wireless internet access. Our location is just 30 miles north of Boston and a perfect place to enjoy the sites and wonder of New England. Antique lovers will have a field day with over thirty shops within walking distance of this spot. Stroll to dinner at one of our many renowned restaurants. The famous Cranes Beach is only a few miles away, tour Cranes Castle, or drive to some of the most beautiful vistas in New England. Your host Captain Barry, is a fishing guide for 6 months of the year, specializing in fly fishing and light tackle, so if you are in to fishing this is a great place to start an early day! Bike, hike, kayak down the Essex River or simply explore the area, - you'll love every minute of your stay here! A perfect get away, or a great place for friends or relatives coming to town. Interaction with GuestsAs little or as much as we sense they would like. The NeighborhoodOur location is just 30 miles north of Boston and a perfect place to enjoy the sites and wonder of New England. Antique lovers will have a field day with over thirty shops within walking distance of this spot. Stroll to dinner at one of our many renowned restaurants. The famous Cranes Beach is only a few miles away, tour Cranes Castle, or drive to some of the most beautiful vistas in New England. The area also offers, biking, hiking, fishing, and kayaking down the Essex River or you can simply explore the area.
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    The SpaceNo beach fees! If you love to go to Gloucester Beaches, but hate to pay the fees, our private beach is included in your stay!!! $25-30 per day savings Guest Access1 1/4 miles of sand and surf. Views of Annisquam to Halibut Point on the right and Essex Bay to Portland ME on the left! For a reasonable additional charge you may have use of the screened in porch on our side of the deck. Interaction with GuestsAs much or little as you would like! Our dog would love to join you on the beach if you miss yours. She knows her way home! We'll be your private concierge for tickets, dinner reservations, treatments like Massage, Reiki, Indian Head Treatment, Spa, board certified acupuncture, airport runs. Give us your grocery list ahead of time and we'll have it ready for you. Want a private chef? Always wanted to see a polo match? We've got that too! The NeighborhoodPeaceful, exclusive, beach front. Plenty of room on the private shore. We are at the quiet end of Coffin Beach. Close to Essex and minutes from downtown Gloucester. Deer, rabbits, fox, owls and shore birds abound. Getting AroundThere is a MBTA train station (West Gloucester) a few miles away. We are happy to pick you up if needed. Other Things to NoteSplash Landing is an intimate, quiet beachfront retreat; perfect for couples/singles. Access to our Private Beach is for guests staying at the cottage. If you are interested in hosting friends, we can recommend other locations which are better suited to accommodate additional people. Thank you for your understanding.
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      Available for rentals year round, Clamshell Landing is perfect for family vacations, family reunions, wedding accommodations, corporate outings or other events. This one-of-a-kind vacation rental home is perfect for sports enthusiasts or nature lovers and is complete with squash & tennis courts, a fitness room, locker room, kayaks, and much more. Clamshell Landing sits on 22 acres of pristine conservation land and overlooks the green grasses of the Essex salt marsh. A myriad of estuaries of the Essex River Basin flow through it like little glittering lanes in which one can swim or kayak to the beach or out to lunch. The original farm house is still here, but the property was enlarged and completely renovated in 2002. Most of the house has central air conditioning, except in the original part of the house. The "new wing" has a custom kitchen with a wall of glass from which you, your guests and family can enjoy the endless views. This is a cook's kitchen which boasts high end appliances, marble counters, and a massive island perfect for meal prep.The kitchen is open to spacious and bright dining and living areas that have plenty of comfy seating. Off of the living area is what was once the original farm house, and there is another large living room with a fireplace, and a flatscreen HDTV, and 3 different sitting areas to accommodate many different activities. A huge deck for outdoor relaxing or entertaining is just off of the kitchen, dining and living area. The master queen bedroom and full bath are privately situated on the main floor. Upstairs are two bedrooms and another full bath. One of these bedrooms doubles as a "movie loft" with a video projector with surround sound for hook up to a laptop. Back downstairs and just off the kitchen are a mud room and a full bath with tub and shower. There is also a screened-in dining area with beautiful views of the grounds, marsh and sea beyond. The new wing has two levels, the upper housing 3 bedrooms - two rooms containing 6 singles altogether, and a queen bedroom with ensuite half bath, as well as a full bath with a glass enclosed shower off the hall. The layout of the house is perfect for multiple families to share since there are two master bedrooms with private baths in separate areas of the house. The lower level of the house is where the climate-controlled squash court is, complete with a viewing gallery above and a "locker room" with two showers and double sinks. Also on this level is a pool table room and a fitness room with a treadmill, stationary bike and weight machine. Outside there is even more entertainment; the tennis court, fire pit, lighted half-basketball court, and kayaks are all available for your use. The property is a 15-minute drive from the white sands of Crane's beach, and closer to the village of Essex famous for its restaurants, fresh seafood and local produce. And if you like antiques, Essex has more fine antique shops than any other locale north of Boston. Boston is less than an hour away, and the towns of Rockport, Gloucester, Ipswich and Manchester are all nearby. This vacation home is one of the best vacation spots on the North Shore -- come and see for yourself! Speak to your Guest Experience Specialist about event opportunities and pricing. Please note that all events need to be pre-approved. Additional amenities include: pool table, board games, beach towels, self cleaning oven, ipod dock, center island, disposal, home gym, french press coffee maker, tennis court, croquet, yard, landscaping included, private waterfront access, badminton/volleyball, walk to river, walk to restaurant(s), lobster pot, summer vacation rentals, maid service available weekly, walk to waterfront public path, swim from property, heat, cookware, telephone answering machine, winter-short term, ceiling fan(s), granite counter tops, screened area, shared driveway, landline telephone, blow dryer, ice maker, sensurround entertainment system, food processor, cooler, smoking-outside only, rollaway bed, fan(s), washer and dryer, basketball hoop, electric hand mixer, outdoor furniture, coffee maker, enclosed sun porch, telescope, indoor squash court, ice bucket, front door two car parking, utensils, no cats allowed, telephone long distance block, summer & winter rental, hardwood floors, ironing board, walk to art galleries. The minimum stays for certain dates may be longer than advertised. This 6 bedroom/5.5 bath waterfront vacation home complete with squash & tennis courts, gym, locker room, kayaks and more. Available on a weekly (or nightly) basis year round, Clamshell Landing is perfect for family vacations, family reunions, corporate outings or other events. Or, bring your own coach for a private squash camp in a unique setting. This one of a kind vacation rental home is perfect for sports enthusiasts or nature lovers. It sits on 22 acres of pristine conservation land and overlooks the green grasses of the salt marsh. A myriad of estuaries of the Essex River Basin flow through it like little glittering lanes in which one can swim or kayak to the beach or out to lunch. The original farm house is still here, but the property was enlarged and completely renovated in 2002. Most of the house has central AC, except in the original part of the house. Enter into the "new wing" foyer and take a right into the custom kitchen with a wall of glass from which you, your guests and family can enjoy the endless views to Crane's Beach, Hog Island and beyond. This is a cook's kitchen which boasts high end appliances, marble counters, and a massive island perfect for meal prep, eating said meal, or just visiting. The kitchen is open to the dining and living areas with plenty of comfy seating, and the whole area is spacious and bright. Off of the living area is what was once the original farm house, and there is another large living area with a fireplace, and flatscreen HDTV, and 3 different sitting areas to accommodate many different activities. A huge deck for outdoor relaxing or entertaining is just off of the kitchen, dining and living area. The master queen bedroom and full bath are privately situated around the corner on the main floor. Upstairs are two bedrooms and another full bath. One of these bedrooms doubles as a "movie loft" with a video projector with surround sound for hook up to a laptop. Back downstairs and just off the kitchen are a mud room and a full bath with tub and shower. Don't forget the screened in dining area with beautiful views of the grounds, marsh and sea beyond. The new wing has two levels, the upper housing 3 bedrooms - two rooms containing 6 singles altogether, and a queen bedroom with ensuite half bath, as well as a full bath with glass enclosed shower off the hall. The layout of the house is perfect for two families to share since there are two master bedrooms with private baths in separate areas of the house. The fun stuff is on the lower level of the house where the climate controlled (humidity and temperature) squash court is, complete with a viewing gallery above and a full bath with two showers and double sinks to accommodate a few players at a time. Also on this level is a pool table room and a gym with a treadmill, stationary bike and weight machine. Outside there is even more; between the lovely lawns and gardens and those views, there is the tennis court, fire pit, lighted half-basketball court, and the kayaks for your use. You will not want for things to keep you busy! The house is a 15 minute drive from the white sands of Crane's beach, and closer to the village of Essex famous for its restaurants, fresh seafood and local produce from one of the most physically stunning spots in the North East. And if you like antiques, Essex has more fine antique shops than any other locale north of Boston! Boston is an hour away, and the towns of Rockport, Gloucester, Ipswich and Manchester are a short drive away. This vacation home is one of the best vacation spots on the North Shore -- come and see for yourself! Speak to your reservation specialist about event opportunities and pricing. Please note that any gatherings of more than 25 people need to be pre-approved. Additional amenities include: pool table, board games, beach towels, self cleaning oven, ipod dock, center island, disposal, home gym, french press coffee maker, tennis court, croquet, yard, landscaping included, private waterfront access, badminton/volleyball, walk to river, walk to restaurant(s), lobster pot, summer vacation rentals, maid service available weekly, walk to waterfront public path, swim from property, heat, cookware, telephone answering machine, winter-short term, ceiling fan(s), granite counter tops, screened area, shared driveway, landline telephone, blow dryer, ice maker, sensurround entertainment system, food processor, cooler, smoking-outside only, rollaway bed, fan(s), washer and dryer, basketball hoop, electric hand mixer, outdoor furniture, coffee maker, enclosed sun porch, telescope, indoor squash court, ice bucket, front door two car parking, utensils, no cats allowed, telephone long distance block, summer & winter rental, hardwood floors, ironing board, walk to art galleries.
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        This delightful vacation rental home offers gracious comfort and easy access to the riverfront town of Essex, with its multitude of antique shops and restaurants. Enter the home via the stately front porch complete with rocking chairs, making it the perfect shady perch to watch the world go by. The first living area has a comfy sectional (which converts to a queen sleeper) and a game table. Off of this room is the sweet fireplaced parlor which is a quiet retreat. Go past the sparkling updated custom tile bath with a shower, into the beautifully remastered granite kitchen with center island, gas range, dishwasher and disposal. The kitchen is open to the dining area and a couple steps down take you into another sitting area with a library (which offers a built-in A/C unit which effectively cools the library, dining and kitchen areas). Off of this room is a breezeway which to the left, takes you to the nicely fenced yard complete with patio and swing set, and to the right, the driveway. On the second floor are 3 bedrooms (master queen, double and slightly narrower than standard single) with air conditioning units in each and another remodeled full bath with tub and shower. The third floor has the wonderful surprise of an small living area with breakfast kitchen and a family bedroom with a king sized bed and two custom built youth beds. This level is also air conditioned. There is parking for up to 4 cars in the driveway. Escape to Essex Breezes where you will find its pristine waterfront, parks and estuaries, scores of Antique and specialty shops, vast assortment of restaurants, and great choices of museums and recreation (try kayaking the Essex River!), and you will not leave disappointed. Additional amenities include: beach chairs, board games, beach towels, self cleaning oven, skylight(s), disposal, walk to park, radiant floor heat, hammock, carpeting, yard, walk to waterfront public path, air conditioning unit(s), pullout sofa, swing set, walk to river, walk to restaurant(s), lobster pot, summer vacation rentals, maid service available weekly, cd player, walk to playground, puzzles, walk to shops, heat, cookware, telephone answering machine, fishing pole(s), ceiling fan(s), granite counter tops, walk to public tennis courts, landline telephone, blow dryer, ice maker, cooler, smoking-outside only, walk to town, fan(s), washer and dryer, no grill, coffee maker, shared driveway, telescope, office, center island, utensils, no cats allowed, fenced-in yard, air mattress available, hardwood floors, ironing board, walk to art galleries. The minimum stays for certain dates may be longer than advertised.
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        Our newly renovated townhouse has panoramic views of the Great Marsh and the Essex River and marina. Set on a hill above the marsh with an outdoor deck and patio. Modern stainless appliances, bamboo floors, large master bedroom with king size bed and master bath with separate tub and shower.
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        The SpaceThis cottage has just been entirely remodeled with energy star appliances, comfortable beds, new windows, bamboo and cork floors. Furnished with simple and modern decor. It's perfect for 1-2 families - 2 couples and 4 kids, or a group of friends. The upstairs is 2 BR (1 queen, 2 twins) and 1 full BA and the downstairs is 1 BR (1 king) , Den with twin trundle beds, 1 full BA and laundry. The house has a Pack N'Play portable crib for babies/toddlers. Guest AccessGuests have full use of the house and grounds, deck and gazebo. Interaction with GuestsWe live across the street and are happy to make local recommendations of things to do, places we love. We also happily keep to ourselves if you prefer privacy. The NeighborhoodQuiet wooded neighborhood setting. Trees and nature abound... nature lovers will love it, and city dwellers will feel like they are 'in the wilds'. Getting Around1 mile from Rte. 128 which takes you to downtown Gloucester (6 miles) or Boston (35 miles). 2 miles to West Gloucester MBTA train station. There is a public bus that passes by (CTA) but driving is the best way to get around. Nice scenic roads for bike riding. *Wingaersheek Beach is 3.5 miles *Good Harbor Beach is 6.6 miles *Boston is 35 miles Other Things to Note*Cell phone service is almost non-existent. You will have to rely on texting, Wi-Fi calling, or travel off of our street to make cell phone calls. *We recommend checking out the App: Hi Tide. The beaches, the marsh and landscape change dramatically every 12 hours. Important to know what the tides are doing so you can plan your beach time. *sheets and towels provided. *fully equipped kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, gas stove, coffee maker, cooking utensils- bring your own food *central Air conditioning. Very nice for hot nights! * outdoor gas grill for cooking on the deck *2 parking spaces plus on street parking is very easy. *no TV, but does have wireless internet access. *bring your bikes or rent bikes in town.
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        The SpaceBefore you consider booking, please read all information about House Rules and Amenities, as it will answer most of your basic questions and assist you in deciding if our home is a good match for your stay. Feel free to communicate with questions before making a decision. Autumn is officially still here but it is December and we have had only a dusting of snow so far. The house is decorated in a country woodland theme for the holidays and upcoming winter, which means we went foraging in the woods for pinecones, greenery and fallen white birch branches. The fireplace nook is a corner of French country with Pierre Deux wreathes, stockings and other memories of the wonderful store on Madison Avenue back in the 90s (Big Sigh). There is an owl tribe vignette in the dining room and natural greenery framing mirrors and china displays. There is also a miniature tree collection on the window sills, some going back to the 40s. We have not forgotten our feathered friends, who have their own tree in the fruit orchard near the bird feeders. Peace to all during this beautiful season. Join us in complete privacy amid conservation land overlooking a lake. European charm in an English cottage-style home that has been featured in two design magazines. A blend of antique and contemporary furnishings offers a relaxed cozy atmosphere with views from every window to water, gardens or woods. If Calendar cites $135 for a specific date, that indicates the price PER bedroom. Either one bedroom or a two bedroom suite is available. If you are seeking lodging for more than two guests, please include that in your booking inquiry. Enjoy the best night's slumber in the peace and quiet here. Guest AccessGuests have access to the beautiful private grounds adjacent to conservation land, including the picnic table, fire pit and garden seating, wireless wi-fi and canoe landing. Hiking and cycling trails are right outside the door. Please note, we do not lend out bicycles, canoes or kayaks. Interaction with GuestsWe greet guests personally upon arrival and offer a cup of tea or beverage to discuss their travel plans and offer suggestions for sightseeing, hiking trails, dining and shopping. We respect guests' privacy, but are here to help as needed. The NeighborhoodWe love that this is a conservation area and that our neighbors respect the environment and unique character of the woods and adjacent trails and lakes. Before I arrived, a proposal to develop condos was before the Town and the neighbors banded and fought this for five years. Open areas around the water were declared conservation land. Such is the dedication of the residents to preserve this natural setting. No houses or other structures are visible from the windows or property - your eyes only rest on water, trees and rustic gardens. Getting AroundYes, train service to Boston, Newburyport, Gloucester, and Rockport is seven minutes away! Many guests park their cars at either Hamilton/Wenham or Manchester-by-the-Sea train stations and train to Boston to avoid parking and traffic. Uber is readily available here if you don't feel like driving. Other Things to NoteMany people have remarked the area seems like it is in the Maine woods instead of thirty minutes north of Boston. Guests who desire peace and solitude can walk, hike, and boat without leaving the woods. Those who want a mix can be at the shore in less than ten minutes, go sailing or whale watching and feast on local lobster and clams. Those seeking a day in the city can take a brief train ride to Boston, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine are an easy day trip for those curious to explore more of New England. There are truly many activities for every taste.
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        The SpaceThe apartment is big enough for 2 people. Guest AccessEuropean TV Channels. The NeighborhoodThis cozy apartment is only 10 minutes from 2 of the 10 Prettiest Beaches in New England as mentioned in this Yankee magazine article(website hidden) Getting AroundWe are only a half hour from the Great city of Boston! Other Things to NoteThere is off street parking for only one standard size car.
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        The SpaceThe space is light, airy and cozy with three skylights, two large windows for a cross breeze and a hand made large stained glass window that gives the dining room, living room and kitchen a warm glow. You are surrounded with 1850 pine wooden floors and wooded beams. Brand new linens, granite and always fresh flowers. The furniture is a mix of old and new to fit the style of the barn. No cleaning person is good enough for me to ensure the entire aptartment is spotless and fresh. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to make your meals. There are nice spice options for your use along with a French press to make coffee. There is a new BBQ outside for you, beach chairs and towels in the summer months. Fresh soap and starter shampoo will await your arrival. A once a week laundry service, fresh sheets and towels and a refresher apartment clean is offered, complimentary if you are staying for a longer period of time. The couch in the living room folds down into a full bed and comes with a two inch feather mattress cover, fresh sheets and a clean white quilt. The sky lights can be blackened out and shades pulled to turn that room into a great bedroom. In the main bedroom the bed is so cozy...Quiet except for the sound of the Sunday morning church bells ringing near the river. Brunch on the river is calling... Guest AccessWhen guests are in we keep the main driveway down to the barn as free as we can allowing you easy access and privacy. If you have boat you may be able to park it here, for a fee. The Barn was designed with you in mind and offers total privacy. There is a stair case going up to the top floor of the barn with a small private deck that can not be seen from our house. Once you are in the Barn most windows face in the direction away from the main house giving you the feeling of complete privacy. One window only faces our garden. If you would like access to Crane Beach, a sticker can be provided. The first floor of the barn has a brand new, very cool event space. There is a staircase going down to it from the top floor and can only be used as your second exit option for emergenies or if you are renting it for a party. The bottom floor will not be used while you are upstairs unless it is being used for you. Interaction with GuestsThe hosts live in the main house on the property. They use their own entrance and garden area. The hosts likes to meet and greet you and give you a 5 minute tour, if she is available and if you are comfortable with this. If not, arrangements can certainly be made. She is always there for you via e-mail, phone or text during your stay. You may see our cat, Cheese, walking around. He had a brother Mac but no longer. He is white with pink ears and so freindly. He is not allowed in the Barn but do not be surpised to see him on your deck looking for a cuddle. The NeighborhoodThe "The Barn" is only one block from Essex's main street, river access and across the street from the historic town hall. Winthrop Street was home to famous shipbuilders back in the day and was a very desirable street to live on due to it's location by the water. We are two turns off Rt 128 which leads you to Boston or NH. We are located near many colleges. Locally - Woodman's famous fried clam resturant is within a 5 minute walk from the Barn along with local fresh fish resturants and some new trendy farm to table options, riverside. The Essex River Cruise is a must do. It is an hour and a half tour up the river and towards the Atlantic Ocean. If lucky you may see hundreds of birds, the wildlife of the great marsh the beauty of Crane estate, the sunset over the water. Getting AroundEssex is in the heart of Cape Anne. It is a perfect place to spend a couple of days just to experience the town itself with all it's antique shops, riverside dining, boating, nature trails and history of small town life in America. If you want the barn to be home for a longer stay it is centrally located to Ipswich, Manchester by the Sea, Gloucester, Beverly, Hamilton, Wenham, Newburyport and Rockport. It is about 30 miles from the city of Boston with trains to take you there in the surrounding towns. We are right around the corner to Gordan College, Landmark school and Endicott College. Highway 128 is minutes away sending you North to Maine and New Hampshire. Other Things to NoteThere is one bedroom with a queen size bed in it. The bedroom opens into the hallway and the sliding barn door. In the living room there is a leather couch/futon that folds down into a full size sleeping area. It will sleep two children or one adult comfortably. Full bedding is available. We have great Wy-fi access and a large TV in the space along with a new AC and heating unit, new insulation making the space secure, solid and comfortable.
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        The SpaceSeasonal rates and booking minimums are provided on our website. There is a bedroom on each floor with an attached bathroom. For more information please our website. Guest AccessGuests have full use of the original house, including the parlor, the hall (original kitchen,) the bedrooms, and the lean to. * TVs available upon request * Access to microwave, refrigerator, and coffeemaker/ Keurig * Coffee, tea, condiments are provided * Dishes, glasses, and utensils are available * Low lighting. Additional lighting at your request * BBQ grill available for more information please visit our website. Interaction with GuestsAn innkeeper is on site to assist you with any of your needs while respecting your privacy. Check in is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Special arrangements may be made for early or late check in. If you plan to arrive after 6 p.m., please contact the innkeeper, so we can make arrangements for your arrival. Check out is at 11 a.m. Cell phone's do not always work. Because we are a small, individual lodging facility, cancellations affect us significantly. As such, full payment is required to confirm your reservation. We make every effort to rebook your reservation, in which case, we will refund your deposit. We are continually evolving our furniture by selling the 18th century pieces and replacing it with Pilgrim Century. The furniture pictured may have changed. Please visit our website. The NeighborhoodHaskell House is in a private setting along a quiet, winding road, with very little traffic. It is situated on 2.5 acres surrounded by a tidal salt water marsh abundant with various types of wildlife. Ocean and Beaches •Historical Sites •Antiquing •Art •Cruises and Charters •Nightlife •Fine Dining •Private Ship Charters •Sailing Charters •Restaurants •Diving •Farmers Market •Deep Sea Fishing •Shopping •Kayaking •Museums •Whale Watching and Charters •Cinema •Lighthouses •Golf •Harbor Walk •Harbor Tours •Island Tours •Biking •Boat Rentals •Parks •Birding •Wildlife Sanctuary •Music and Symphony •Theater •Festivals •Special Events Taxi/Limo Service Located in Gloucester (Providing airport, local, and other transportation needs.) •Gloucester Limo Service ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) •A-1 Airport Livery ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) •A & K Lighthouse Taxi ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Transportation ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) For water activities, fine dining, festivals and more refer to our website Getting AroundWe are located at the neck of beautiful Cape Ann, minutes from antiquing in Essex and 35 miles northeast of Boston. We are less than two miles from the ocean! For water activities, fine dining, festivals and more refer to our website. Other Things to NoteAccolades • Fred and Pam Grote were the recipients of the Restoration Award 2015 granted by the Gloucester Historical Commission for the restoration of the First Period House, colonial William Haskell House. •Early American Life, October Issue, 2014. •Gloucester Times, March 29, 2013. "Breathing New Life Into Old House" This is an excellent article on the recent renovation project. (Some of the names are incorrect.) •"The Evolution of Colonial Architecture," edited by Lisa C. Mullins. From The Architectural Treasures of Early America. Originally published in 1939 in The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs, edited by Russell Whitehead and Frank Chouteau Brown. An entire chapter is dedicated to the William Haskell Dwelling. •The National Register of Historic Places. •House Beautiful, 1927. •"Beyond New England Thresholds," by Samuel Chamberlain, 1937.
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        Guest AccessGuests are permitted to use first floor porch, parlor, dining room, backyard. The NeighborhoodWalking distance to antique shops, fabulous restaurants, shipbuilding museum. Minutes away from Singing Beach, Crane Beach in Ipswich and Gloucester beaches. Other Things to NoteAll pets need to be pre-approved by owner.
        hotel
        21br hotel
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        • Swimming Pool
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        Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Essex Shipbuilding Museum and Cogswell's Grant. Stavros Reservation and Agassiz Rock are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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        Guest AccessGuests may use first floor porch, parlor, dining room, and backyard. The NeighborhoodWalking distance to antique shops, fabulous restaurants, and shipbuilding museum. Minutes away from Singing Beach, Crane Beach in Ipswich, and Gloucester beaches. Other Things to NoteAll pets need to be pre-approved by owner.
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        The SpaceWalking distance to antique shops, fabulous restaurants, and shipbuilding museum. Minutes away from Singing Beach, Crane Beach in Ipswich and Gloucester beaches. Guest AccessGuests may use first floor porch, parlor, dining room, and backyard. The NeighborhoodWalking distance to antique shops, fabulous restaurants, and shipbuilding museum. Minutes away from Singing Beach, Crane Beach in Ipswich and Gloucester beaches. Other Things to NoteAll pets need to be pre-approved by owner.
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        Guest AccessGuests may use first floor porch, parlor, dining room, and backyard. The NeighborhoodWalking distance to antique shops, fabulous restaurants, and shipbuilding museum. Minutes away from Singing Beach, Crane Beach in Ipswich, and Gloucester beaches. Other Things to NoteAll pets need to be pre-approved by owner.
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        Guest AccessGuests may use first floor porch, parlor, dining room, and backyard. The NeighborhoodWalking distance to antique shops, fabulous restaurants, and shipbuilding museum. Minutes away from Singing Beach, Crane Beach in Ipswich and Gloucester beaches. Other Things to NoteAll pets need to be pre-approved by owner.
        house
        2br house
          New in 2016! Life is a voyage, and Way Point is the perfect place to launch part of your voyage. Way Point is not only the name of this adorable two bedroom vacation rental apartment, it also refers to a nautical sailing term which means "a stop along the way, or a place to change course." Enjoy air conditioned comfort in this second floor vacation rental apartment in the heart of the historic waterfront village of Essex. The apartment is above a very sweet gift shop called Sea Meadow Gifts (which may just have what you are looking for!). Way Point has a modern eat-in kitchen, a comfortable living room, a queen master bedroom and a second bedroom with bunk beds. The large full bathroom has a separate glassed enclosed shower and a nice bath tub for soaking. There is a stacked washer/drier unit near the lower level entrance. Outside enjoy your own private brick patio with seating for al fresco meals and a gas grill. The large grassy yard is yours to enjoy. Just out the front door is the village with its many restaurants, antique shops and the natural beauty of the waterfront. The Essex River Town Landing with its public boat launch is very close by, if you want to bring your boat and trailer. (Or, ask us about renting a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard through Atlantic Vacation Homes). Once a major wooden shipbuilding capital, Essex is now a quaint but lively village with much to offer, and is an excellent home base for exploring Cape Ann. The fishing port of Gloucester is just to the east, and boasts the best beaches on Cape Ann, while Rockport is one of the most picturesque villages on the east coast. Manchester-by-the-Sea and Ipswich (home to Crane Beach and the Crane Estate) are both also just up the road, while Boston is an hour away by car or by train. Additional amenities include: beach chairs, board games, beach towels, self cleaning oven, walk to park, access to public transportation, summer & winter rental, carpeting, landscaping included, air conditioning unit(s), walk to waterfront public path, walk to river, walk to restaurant(s), lobster pot, summer vacation rentals, walk to playground, puzzles, walk to shops, heat, cookware, ironing board, blow dryer, cooler, walk to town, fan(s), winter-long term, washer and dryer, shared yard, electric hand mixer, coffee maker, smoking-outside only, no landline telephone, front door two car parking, utensils, no cats allowed, hardwood floors, shared driveway, walk to art galleries. The minimum stays for certain dates may be longer than advertised. New in 2016! Life is a voyage, and Way Point is the perfect place to launch part of your voyage. Way Point is not only the name of this adorable two bedroom vacation rental apartment, it also refers to a nautical sailing term which means "a stop along the way, or a place to change course." Enjoy air conditioned comfort in this second floor vacation rental apartment in the heart of the historic waterfront village of Essex. The apartment is above a very sweet gift shop called Sea Meadow Gifts (which may just have what you are looking for!). Way Point has a modern eat-in kitchen, a comfortable living room, a queen master bedroom and a second bedroom with bunk beds. The large full bathroom has a separate glassed enclosed shower and a nice bath tub for soaking. There is a stacked washer/drier unit near the lower level entrance. Outside enjoy your own private brick patio with seating for al fresco meals and a gas grill. The large grassy yard is yours to enjoy. Just out the front door is the village with its many restaurants, antique shops and the natural beauty of the waterfront. The Essex River Town Landing with its public boat launch is very close by, if you want to bring your boat and trailer. (Or, ask us about renting a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard through Atlantic Vacation Homes). Once a major wooden shipbuilding capital, Essex is now a quaint but lively village with much to offer, and is an excellent home base for exploring Cape Ann. The fishing port of Gloucester is just to the east, and boasts the best beaches on Cape Ann, while Rockport is one of the most picturesque villages on the east coast. Manchester-by-the-Sea and Ipswich (home to Crane Beach and the Crane Estate) are both also just up the road, while Boston is an hour away by car or by train. Additional amenities include: beach chairs, board games, beach towels, self cleaning oven, walk to park, access to public transportation, summer & winter rental, carpeting, landscaping included, air conditioning unit(s), walk to waterfront public path, walk to river, walk to restaurant(s), lobster pot, summer vacation rentals, walk to playground, puzzles, walk to shops, heat, cookware, ironing board, blow dryer, cooler, walk to town, fan(s), winter-long term, washer and dryer, shared yard, electric hand mixer, coffee maker, smoking-outside only, no landline telephone, front door two car parking, utensils, no cats allowed, hardwood floors, shared driveway, walk to art galleries.
          Home/Apartment
          2br Home/Apartment
            Newly remodeled luxury air conditioned townhome with views of the Great Marsh and Essex river from every room. New master bathroom with separate freestanding soaking bathtub and large shower, heated floors, and granite counter top. The master bedroom has a king size bed, ceiling fan, individual air conditioner and a private deck opening onto the Great Marsh. The home also includes an updated kitchen with new granite countertops, new stainless steel appliances, gas oven and skylights which opens into the modern living area. The living area has wall to ceiling french doors that provide amazing views to the Great Marsh, the Essex River and Essex harbor. An attached deck, stone patio and large yard provides a peaceful spot to enjoy all of the surrounding nature. The second bedroom with its own private bathroom has a queen size bed and sliding glass doors to the outside with its own views of the marsh, river and harbor. Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed
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            Nestled in W Gloucester, your apartment overlooks the Essex Bay, Crane Beach, and open ocean. The tidal river at your doorstep will take you there in minutes. It is for the lovers of the outdoors. Swim, kayak, hike, relax. Antiquing, theater and restaurants abound. The ground floor apartment is a spacious studio. It is private, quiet and newly refurbished with your own driveway, entrance, and terrace. We are 5 miles from downtown Gloucester, 12 miles from Rockport, 3 miles from Essex.
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            1br Home/Apartment
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            The SpaceThe apartment is big enough for 4 people. Guest AccessEuropean TV Channels. The NeighborhoodThis cozy apartment is only 10 mins. from 2 of the 10 prettiest beaches in New England as mentioned in Yankee Magazine. It is centrally located on Cape Ann so you can easily enjoy outings from Salem, Marblehead, Beverly, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Gloucester, and equally enjoy trips to Ipswich, Rowley, Newburyport and Portmouth, NH. Getting AroundWe are only a half and hour from The Great City of Boston! Other Things to NoteThere is off street parking for only one standard size car.
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            Excellent
            17 reviews
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            Our place has lovely quiet walks, close to the beach, great restaurants, walk to the village. Also lots of family-friendly activities. Bring your paddle board, or kayak. Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers.
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            The SpaceThe main house is a 1695 historic colonial. The Quirky Cow room is a large room (16' X 16') with two queen beds. A twin roll away bed is available as an option for the 5th person. Private bath is also quite large. The property is 18 acres of pastures, forest and meadows. It is rich in history. Our entire property is open to our guests. We have hiking trails that allow you to embrace nature, and wildlife. Guest AccessWe have provided privacy for our guests, yet the hosts are always nearby in the residence area. You have a separate entrance (the front door). We (the hosts) use the side or back door. Our bedroom is up a different set of stairs so we are close by but out of your space. Interaction with GuestsWe have tried to accommodate all your needs. We have beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, coolers and ice in our barn for your trips to the beach. We have a small refrigerator and microwave in the breakfast room for your left overs or to keep your drinks cold. We offer beach parking discount coupons. The NeighborhoodThe town is safe. Very little crime. We leave the key in our ignition. Other Things to NoteWe have two bicycles for your use. Our horses wonder the property. We are within walking distance to the downtown. Antique stores, restaurants, kayak rentals and SUP rentals and river cruises. The train to Boston stopping at cities along the way are conveniently located within 10 minutes of our town
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            Go to our web site : cedarhillfarmbnb. Our B & B is close to the beach, river, the seaport of Gloucester on Cape Ann, public transport, family-friendly activities all in a country old historic farm setting. You'll love the location, the ambiance, and the outdoor space, history, boating, whale watching, kayaking, hiking. All the advantages of a small town, but close to all Cape Ann and Boston have to offer. Great for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers and family..
            b&b
            3br b&b
              Our Bed & Breakfast is located in the small New England coastal town of Essex, MA. on Cape Ann. Historic farmhouse built in 1695 on 18 pristine areas of forest, fields and meadows. First free school in state. Front field used during Revolutionary War for militia training. House completely updated with repurposed and vintage items from the farm. The Friendship Room has a full private bath with dual sinks.Our breakfast room has old pine cupboards, creeping ivy with twinkling lights, lace tablecloths and original vintage items from the farm. Continental breakfast 7-9am. Beach chairs, towels, ice, coolers and bicycles for your enjoyment. Cleanliness a priority with fresh linens, towels each day. We are 10 minutes from Cranes Beach, river activities, famous for fried clams and lobster. Close to historic Gloucester, Salem and 40 min. north of Boston. Transit trains close by.
              b&b
              1br b&b
                A large, bright and cheery front bedroom with two Queen size beds – private bath with clawfoot tub and shower. Newly constructed bathroom with vintage fixtures and repurposed woods. Our breakfast room has old pine cupboards, creeping ivy with twinkling lights, lace tablecloths and original vintage items from the farm. Continental breakfast 7-9am. Microwave and refrigerator for your convenience. Beach chairs, towels, ice, coolers and bicycles for your enjoyment. Cleanliness a priority with fresh linens, towels each day. Private, secluded, peaceful but convenient to travel
                apt. / condo
                1br apt. / condo
                  One bedroom loft apartment located in the lower barn. Queen size bed, sleep sofa, full kitchen and bath. Back deck open to pristine pastures and hiking trails. Cathedral ceilings with skylights and 8 foot sliding doors bring the outside in. Watch for deer, wild turkey and plenty of birds in the back pasture. Don't be surprised to see our two white horses grazing behind the barn. The apartment is part of our Cedar Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast. We supply ice, coolers, beach chairs, beach towels and beach umbrellas. Our breakfast room has old pine cupboards, creeping ivy with twinkling lights, lace tablecloths and original vintage items from the farm. Continental breakfast 7-9am.
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                  3br Bedroom
                    Our Bed & Breakfast is located in the small New England coastal town of Essex, MA. on Cape Ann. Historic farmhouse built in 1695 on 18 pristine areas of forest, fields and meadows. First free school in state. Front field used during Revolutionary War for militia training. House completely updated with repurposed and vintage items from the farm. The Friendship Room has a full private bath with dual sinks.Our breakfast room has old pine cupboards, creeping ivy with twinkling lights, lace tablecloths and original vintage items from the farm. Continental breakfast 7-9am. Beach chairs, towels, ice, coolers and bicycles for your enjoyment. Cleanliness a priority with fresh linens, towels each day. We are 10 minutes from Cranes Beach, river activities, famous for fried clams and lobster. Close to historic Gloucester, Salem and 40 min. north of Boston. Transit trains close by.
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                      A large, bright and cheery front bedroom with two Queen size beds – private bath with clawfoot tub and shower. Newly constructed bathroom with vintage fixtures and repurposed woods. Our breakfast room has old pine cupboards, creeping ivy with twinkling lights, lace tablecloths and original vintage items from the farm. Continental breakfast 7-9am. Microwave and refrigerator for your convenience. Beach chairs, towels, ice, coolers and bicycles for your enjoyment. Cleanliness a priority with fresh linens, towels each day.
                      Home/Apartment
                      1br Home/Apartment
                        One bedroom loft apartment located in the lower barn. Queen size bed, sleep sofa, full kitchen and bath. Back deck open to pristine pastures and hiking trails. Cathedral ceilings with skylights and 8 foot sliding doors bring the outside in. Watch for deer, wild turkey and plenty of birds in the back pasture. Don't be surprised to see our two white horses grazing behind the barn. The apartment is part of our Cedar Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast. We supply ice, coolers, beach chairs, beach towels and beach umbrellas. Our breakfast room has old pine cupboards, creeping ivy with twinkling lights, lace tablecloths and original vintage items from the farm. Continental breakfast 7-9am.
                        Bed & Breakfast
                        1br Bed & Breakfast
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                        One bedroom loft apartment at Cedar Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast. One of the old barns has been converted to two apartments. Cathedral ceilings. Ground level living room, kitchen and back deck. Open staircase to the loft bedroom with private full bath. 8 foot sliding doors open to a screened deck with views of open pasture, forest and meadows. Hike our trails and enjoy the wildlife. You may see deer, wild turkey, and plenty of birds. Quiet and peaceful, Enjoy the the starry nights.
                        Cottage
                        3br Cottage
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                        If you are looking for a peaceful summer getaway on the North Shore, this is it. Airy 3 bedroom cottage with great ocean/beach views from screened-in porch and direct access to waterfront and activities - swimming, sailing, fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding - in a family-friendly summer community within 45 minutes of Boston. Close proximity to restaurants, antique shops, whale watching and much more in Essex, Gloucester, Rockport and Ipswich.
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                        Quiet location in an historic schoolhouse within easy walking distance of Essex village. Essex is famous for its many antique shops and restaurants. There is often live music at a coffee house or one of the restaurants. The Essex River Basin Association, ERBA, gives lessons and guides sea kayaking tours that leave from the town landing. Enjoy a river cruise leaving from Essex or from Gloucester sail on a tall ship, go on a whale watch or go deep sea fishing. Second floor studio with a private deck
                        Farm Stay
                        Excellent
                        1 review
                        1br Farm Stay
                          Our big Loft apartment was newly built on top of one of our charming old Horse barns.It features a gourmet kitchen with big refridgerator, coffee maker, toaster, oven, dishwasher and a large bright and airy dining room with a large wooden table for 6. From the dining room you walk up into a large living room with lots of light and windows facing our beautiful horse paddocks.you can stretch out and read on the comfortable large Restoration Hardware Couch or sit down in one of the comfy chairs and watch the Horses in their paddocks outside. The bedroom features a 4 Poster King size bed and beautiful Ralph Lauren bedding .It has 2 spacious closets . The entire apartment is furnished with a mixtures of designer pieces and charming local antiques . Come watch our daily training or take a peak at the barns. We import German Warmblood Horses and our Trainer at Emerald Hill Farm is the German Grand Prix rider Nikolaus von Gumppenberg. take off for countless activities that this area is famous for. Crane Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of new england and is open year round. Salem , Gloucester and even Boston are just short drives away. Enjoy the beauty of the North Shore countryside while being close to many exiting amenities . 5 DAY MINIMUM STAY!
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                          1br Bed & Breakfast
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                          Essex is a small town along the coast of beautiful Cape Ann. Situated between Gloucester & Ipswich. 45 minutes to Boston and within 2-4 hrs. to the mountains of N.H., Vermont & Maine. Our one bedroom loft apartment is bright, cheerful & opens to 18+ acres of pristine fields & forest. We have two large rooms at our new Bed & Breakfast in the main farmhouse. Go to www.cedarhillfarmbnb.com for more about the B&B rooms and booking. This one time Gentlemen's farm is rich with history with the main colonial farm house built in 1675 sitting on the hill and 2 lg. barns that once held cows, chickens & horses. This property is untouched by development and sits in its natural state. The Quirky Cow room in the main house has two queen size beds and private bath with clawfoot tub and shower. The Friendship Room is another large room with a king sized bed and private bath with double sinks. We serve breakfast between 7-9am daily in our beautiful breakfast room. The apt. is fully furnished with couch & loveseat in living room, small dining table, full kitchen with plenty of storage. Queen bed in the loft bedroom which is full height with cathedral ceilings and skylights. The apartment is open and spacious. Eight foot sliding doors lead onto a deck with views and immediate access to large grassy fields, hiking trails & plenty of wildlife. A screened canopies allow nights of listening to the calls of wildlife. You may wake to deer grazing in the field or a wild turkey family parading across the property. Owners are on premises to assist you in everyway. You have the best of both worlds at Cedar Hill Farm, a serene atmosphere for relaxation, plus easy access to everything the New England coast has to offer. The Essex River serves as the backdrop for breathtaking views of marshland, islands and coastline. Enjoy riverside dining & antiquing along the river. Avoid traffic and parking by kayaking or boating down river to what the locals call 'the backside of Cranes beach' accessible by boat only. Don't forget to stop at 'Woodmans' for fried clams or fresh lobster. Gloucester, known for its history as a fishing port, has without doubt the best beaches of New England and only 10 minutes drive. Our own exquisite Cranes beach is just a few minutes from the farm. Whether you prefer a secluded beach like 'Half Moon' or something grand like 'Good Harbor' there is a beach for you. Whale watching trips all guarantee sightings. Sail on the 'Ardelle' built by local wooden boat builder, Harold Burnham. Or the schooner ' Thomas E. Lannon also built locally using the skills and methods of boat builders of the 1800's. Cape Ann is rich with history, from the Cranes Estate in Ipswich, to the 'Man at the Wheel' Fishermen's memorial on Stacy Boulevard at Gloucester harbor. A span of time from houses built in the 1600's to the giant turbine windmills that supply energy to the city of Gloucester.
                          Cottage
                          4br Cottage
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                          Welcome to a wonderful getaway. This cottage was built in the 1800’s. If you are looking for a quiet non tourist area and rustic cottage with a beautiful view, this may be for you. There are three bedrooms upstairs and private bunk beds off of the kitchen. There is a beautiful open wrap around porch. Parking is on the side lawn and for a maximum of three cars. If you have a boat and trailer please let us know and we may be able to accommodate.
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                          4br Home/Apartment
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                          Please come enjoy a beautiful tidal basin home that invites family fun. The relaxing backyard enjoys gardens, a covered patio, a large deck, outdoor hot tub, and plenty of wildlife. The 2,600 sf expanded cape is comfortable and has many picture windows overlooking the scenic backyard. This home boasts two large family rooms both with large screen TV's and gas fireplaces. The kitchen is well stocked and is full of country charm, opens to a large deck and the dining room. The main floor has two bedrooms and a full bath One of the bedrooms has a queen bed and an atrium door that opens to a small deck to enjoy your morning coffee on. The second bedroom has twin beds. The second floor has two bedrooms one has a queen bed and a large window seat perfect for reading or just relaxing, the other has twin beds. The bedrooms have oversized Windows and are comfortable. There is a full bathroom on the second floor. The lower level is perfect for family enjoyment it has a bar area and a foosball table the many large windows and window seats make this a special area. This is open to the covered patio and hot tub area. This property offers many extras including; wi-fi, gas grill, fire-pit, cable, smart TV, beach chairs, boogie boards, sand pails, and cooler. These extras allow you to back your bag and we supply the fun. This property is located in historic and beautiful Gloucester and is one mile from Essex. The area has some of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast, great antiquing, wonderful restaurants, whale watching, schooner trips, deep sea fishing, kayaking, Rocky neck art colony and too many activities to mention.
                          Country House
                          5br Country House
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                          The Sandcastle is just that, a 'castle' (5 bedrooms and 6.5 baths) perched on the dunes of its own peninsula, with water on three sides, and direct access to a private beach ('Twopenny Loaf Beach') that only the guests of Sand Castle and a few other lucky neighbors have use of. Situated on four acres with the beach and ocean surrounding (and not a neighbor in sight!) the house is adjacent to protected greenbelt reservation land, guaranteeing your privacy and serenity. The sun sets over the Bay and and the view from the deck and beach is unsurpassed. From the East deck wake up to a magnificent sunrise over the marsh. From almost every window in the house the view is of the Essex River, the marsh, Hog Island and the Crane Estate in Ipswich, all undeveloped land which reinforces the feeling that you are in an untouched, incomparably beautiful place. Built in 2009 the house boasts every modern amenity but is designed with the classic Cape Cod style intact with high ceilings, plentiful windows and lots of natural light, beautiful woodwork accents and moldings, all en-suite bedrooms, central air conditioning (in the bedroom on the main floor and the entire second floor) and high end, but not ostentatious, furnishings and fittings.?Enter into the center of the house with a grand staircase that takes you up to the main level of the house. The huge and open living and dining areas have a wall of windows and sliders which lead to the massive wraparound deck overlooking the dunes and beach. The kitchen is an 'ell' off of the dining/living and is a very large with a very large island with a stainless-steel trough sink (to put your chilled edibles and wines) in the center and granite counter tops. Kitchen amenities include all stainless appliances, 4 sinks, a 6-burner commercial-grade Blue Star stove with two ovens w/broilers, plus grill and griddle, two dishwashers, a wine refrigerator, separate ice making machine and more. Off of the kitchen to the east is a breakfast area and more relaxed seating,and a “morning deck” equipped with a large propane-fired stainless barbeque. There is also a separate and comfortable sitting room/den with wood-burning fireplace for quieter pursuits, also with a large flat-screen when the mood to watch strikes. A lovely tiled half-bath with marble sink is just down the hall. Also on this floor is a queen bedroom with a sparkling white tile and marble bathroom with a shower and of course views of the dunes and salt marshes of Farm Creek. ?The second floor has two more bedrooms called the Sunrise and Sunset rooms (you can guess why) with amazing views and lovely en-suite baths with double sinks and tubs and showers. One bedroom is a queen and the other is a king and both bedrooms have two over sized window ledges that accommodate a twin mattress each, so could sleep two more people if necessary. The lower level of the house is less formal and more fun with a large center room with a ping pong table, a 'beach' bathroom (just outside is the path to the beach) with whimsical Brazilian blue granite double sinks, a shower and a sauna and separate steam room. There are also two bedrooms (two doubles in one and a king in the other) with en-suite baths and finally the laundry room and a mini kitchen to supply the necessary refreshments for your day of fun and sun on your own beach! In order to reserve this property, please call us
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                          4br Home/Apartment
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                          The Beach House is a nature lover's paradise only steps from one of the most beautiful, long private beaches on the eastern seaboard. Three miles of shelling, and every water sport you can think of is only 30 yards down the path from this beachfront house. The sunsets over Essex Bay, islands and conservation land will astound you. The screened in outdoor dining room provides exquisite al fresco nights of entertaining. The large deck on the west side of the house facing the bay is surrounded by dunes, and has hosted numerous clambakes and barbecues. Many people fly fish right off the beach. Last year a neighbor brought in a 36" striped bass. A rich flounder hole is 20 yards off the beach, and people dig world famous Essex clams down on the point. The bedrooms and living room are furnished in a stylish Nantucket cottage decor. The house is at the end of the road in a private, exclusive community. Children can bicycle and roller blade up and down the drive. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, the Beach House on Essex Bay is the place for you. Join the kite boarders, windsurfers, kayakers and paddle boarders that come here from far and wide! The Essex river and its' tributaries offer miles of creeks to explore. The towns of Ipswich, Essex and Gloucester have thousands of acres of pristine conservation tracts for hiking and paddling. Many major films are produced nearby. Ipswich boasts the internationally renowned Castle Hill and Crane Beach reservation. Essex is a mecca for antique shopping. Gloucester and Rockport are the heart of the famous Cape Ann Art scene with numerous studios, artist enclaves, galleries and museums. World famous artists have painted the light and scenery here, including Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargeant, Martin Johnson Heade and Fitz Hugh Lane, who made his home in Gloucester.
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                          2br Home/Apartment
                          • Wifi
                          New in 2016! Life is a voyage, and Way Point is the perfect place to launch part of your voyage. Way Point is not only the name of this adorable two bedroom vacation rental apartment, it also refers to a nautical sailing term which means "a stop along the way, or a place to change course." Enjoy air conditioned comfort in this second floor vacation rental apartment in the heart of the historic waterfront village of Essex. The apartment is above a very sweet gift shop called Sea Meadow Gifts (which may just have what you are looking for!). Way Point has a modern eat-in kitchen, a comfortable living room, a queen master bedroom and a second bedroom with bunk beds. The large full bathroom has a separate glassed enclosed shower and a nice bath tub for soaking. There is a stacked washer/drier unit near the lower level entrance. Outside enjoy your own private brick patio with seating for al fresco meals and a gas grill. The large grassy yard is yours to enjoy. Just out the front door is the village with its many restaurants, antique shops and the natural beauty of the waterfront. The Essex River Town Landing with its public boat launch is very close by, if you want to bring your boat and trailer. (Or, ask us about renting a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard through Atlantic Vacation Homes). Once a major wooden shipbuilding capital, Essex is now a quaint but lively village with much to offer, and is an excellent home base for exploring Cape Ann. The fishing port of Gloucester is just to the east, and boasts the best beaches on Cape Ann, while Rockport is one of the most picturesque villages on the east coast. Manchester-by-the-Sea and Ipswich (home to Crane Beach and the Crane Estate) are both also just up the road, while Boston is an hour away by car or by train.
                          Cottage
                          1br Cottage
                          • Wifi
                          • Parking
                          The SpaceOpen plan, sleeping, living and kitchen area with fridge. One Queen bed and two air mattresses available on request. sleeps 4 total. Private bathroom. Heating and air- conditioning with easy controls for the temperature. Wifi is available, although no TV. Guest AccessThe parking is off road, directly in front of the cottage with space for 1 car comfortably. Some steps lead from the parking area through a shared gate and path to the Cottage on the right. You are free to use the lawn opposite the front of the property Interaction with GuestsMy husband and/or I will be in the separate house in the same grounds to check you in and answer any questions. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is surrounded by woodland and the attractive wooden period houses of Hamilton, a New England town and is a quiet rural retreat with an equestrian heritage. It is close to Essex and Ipswich rivers which are famous for their lobster and clams. There are grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacy restaurants and cafes in the town. Getting AroundHamilton is on the commuter rail into Boston, with a frequent service and a 40 minute trip, its a convenient way to get to and from Boston if you prefer not to drive. The drive, depending on traffic, takes 40 to 60 minutes.