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.
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.
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.
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.
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