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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts

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iswingler
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed 13 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We had a fantastic holiday in Gloucester. Summer wind was the perfect location - the house was beautiful, with all mod cons and fabulous views over the harbour. It was also ideally located, just a few minutes from Gloucesters Main Street and the highway to Boston. Linda and Hank were the perfect hosts - solving the minor problems we had very quickly and efficiently. I cannot recommend it highly enough and we hope to be back soon!

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Management Response
27 Aug 2017
Thank you so much for your kind words - we love that you had such a wonderful trip. Hank and I make every effort to ensure that folks are happy with the cottage and it's always nice to hear that you appreciated the space and view. Hope to host you again in the future!
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Glay W
1 review
“New England Charmer”
Reviewed 24 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We recently stayed at Summerwind Cottage in Gloucester MA. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The decor was wonderfully New England cottage. The living area was cozy with lots of comfortable seating, cable tv and books for rainy days. The kitchen was well equiped with modern appliances, pots, pans, and tableware. Our bed was great - no morning backache. A real plus was the view of the working harbor from the large deck and from the rocker through the sliding door. The location is ideal for travel around the area and to shopping and restaurants. We highly recommend this property. We rent a number of homes each year for short vacations. This is one of the best.

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SouthWest...
South West
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“A little bit of heaven”
Reviewed 23 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We have just returned from Summerwind Cottage, it is just beautiful. I can honestly say it is the nicest, best equipped place we have ever stayed in. Fantastic layout and the view from the terrace over the harbour is lovely.

You feel you could move in permanently, and it feels like home the moment you step through the door. Spotlessly clean, comfortable and amazingly well equipped. Some rentals give you the minimum because they know you will be eating out, Summerwind is better kitted out than my own kitchen. It also has a utility room in the basement.

Make sure you have it on SatNav as it was a bugger to find first time in the dark, it is tucked away at the end of a road which is great as it is very quiet. You need to climb a small set of stairs to access the apartment but once inside its all one level.

Owner has redesigned the rental and she has very good taste, it's light and airy and modern but doesn't feel like a show home. The weather has been unseasonably warm for October and the cottage contained beach towels, a cool bag and chairs for the beach we couldn't have asked for more.

The owners are lovely friendly people. They give you space and privacy but you know that should there be a problem you can just ask and they will help.

Gloucester is a nice town, especially if you are a bit arty. We also enjoyed Manchester by the Sea which is quite posh and loads of other little towns. If you like pottering about, good beaches, good food and exploring, then coming home to put your feet up in stylish comfort, this is the one for you. I'm not the worlds best at photos but these might give you an idea of what you can expect.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Oct 2016
Thank you so much for the kind words and wonderfully descriptive review of the cottage and the surrounding area. It makes us very happy to hear that you were comfortable and enjoyed all of the amenities provided, we do our utmost to give our guests the best possible experience. It was a great pleasure meeting you both and hope you will return one day to our beautiful shores!
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Katharine...
Syracuse, New York
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“This is a great cottage !”
Reviewed 30 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The owners Linda and Hank are really nice folks and very responsive.
We loved this cottage especially the deck and the living spaces are nicely decorated and very comfortable.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jill M
1 review
“Even the teenage boys asked to return to Summerwind”
Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We had such a great experience staying at Summerwind two years ago that we recently returned. With three teenage boys we found it extremely convenient to have boogie boards, beach chairs, towels and cooler all there for us to use. We took every chance we had to go to the beach, which is minutes away.

We had everything we needed to host family and friends for cookouts and lobster on a deck with a beautiful view of the harbor. We will return to Gloucester in years to come and hope to stay at Summerwind when we do.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jun 2016
So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage again this year... especially the teenagers!!! Now that's a compliment. You are such great guests - it's always a pleasure to host you.

Thanks for a great review,
Linda & Hank
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Barbara J
1 review
“Exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed 20 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Summerwind Cottage is an absolute jewel! We loved the beautiful, artistic decor, and our hosts, Linda and Hank are just the best. Linda's suggestions were all fantastic. We fell in love with Cape Ann and are already dreaming of returning.
Barbara, Rahel and Louise

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Blackthor...
Dayton, Ohio
1 review
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“Best vacation rental i have ever had!”
Reviewed 8 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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I have stayed in a dozen or so vacation rentals over the years, including several in the Cape Anne area, and this one was by far the best maintained, best outfitted, most comfortable and attractive of any. My husband and I stayed here with our children (10, 12, 17) while in town to sightsee and visit relatives. We especially enjoyed the roomy living areas, the modern kitchen, eating on the comfortable deck, and the easy access to Good Harbor Beach. The location is a good place to explore and enjoy on foot. The cottage has laundry machines in the basement, a gas stove, propane outdoor grill, reliable wifi, a supply of beach towels, and even a Scrabble game! The owners were extremely accommodating and helpful, both while coordinating our reservation and arrival, and in answering questions during our stay. This rental is ideal for a couple, small friends' group, or family with older children.

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Liked least: hard to back out of the narrow driveway
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jul 2015
Dear Rita & Doug,

Thank you so much for your STELLAR review! We are always pleased when guests appreciated the "extra mile" that Hank and I go to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay at the cottage (love that you took enjoyed all the amenities.) Please come back and stay with us anytime, it was a pleasure meeting you & the kids.
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