High Rock Cottage
This luxurious vacation rental home is situated on the highest point of Brier Neck with astounding ocean views from every angle.
Ascend the outside steps of this Tudor-style home and observe the rolling lawn on one side and take in the spectacular 240 degree views (and sounds of the surf) of coastline of Gloucester and Rockport on the other. The view from here includes Long Beach & Cape Hedge Beach, the open ocean, Salt Island and Thatcher Island. The home has four decks from which one can take in the view -- there are two larger decks as well as two smaller decks on the other side of the house. For early risers, it is a real treat to watch the sun rise between the iconic twin lighthouses of Thatcher Island.
Inside, the views will take your breath away with the wall of windows surrounding the dining area just off the modern sunny kitchen with a gas range. The cathedral-ceilinged living room also has plenty of glass to take advantage of your perch above it all. On the main level, there is a hexagonal sitting room with a high quality pullout sofa, small deck and views of Salt Island and beyond, as well as a smaller single bedroom and the guest king suite with a custom tiled bath room with an oversized glass-enclosed shower. Completing the main floor is a half bath and stackable laundry off the hall. All of the bedrooms in the home plus the main living area are cooled by air conditioning units and are also equipped with flat-screen TVs.
The second floor of the house has even better views, being higher, and the master queen bedroom has a wall of beautiful custom walnut inlaid built-ins, a private balcony and Ming Green marble bath with oversized glass shower and granite vanity. There are two more bedrooms, one with twins and the other a queen bed, both with views and they share the use of a tiled hall full bath. A lovely arched door in the queen bedroom leads to a surprising Juliet balcony that overlooks the living room.
The first lower deck is part of an au pair suite that is complete with a full bath and kitchen, living area with a pullout sofa, and a separate queen bedroom. Both decks are furnished and the large upper main house deck has plenty of seating and dining options as well as a new Webber gas grill. Parking for 5 cars completes this amazing beach house getaway.
A 5-minute walk (on quiet side streets) will take you to the surf and sands of Good Harbor Beach or Long Beach, arguably two of the best beaches on Cape Ann.
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