3 Spacious Bedrooms, Gourmet Kitchen, Oceanviews And Sounds,
- english, french, german, Dutch
Originally from the area (Burlington, Ipswich, and Danvers) I remember many perfect beach days at Good Harbor Beach wtih friends and family. After living in California going to USC, the beach lifestyle became a part of my soul. Bart and I relocated to Gloucester August 2013, from Paris, France. Bart, my husband, is from Antwerp, Belgium. We met in Paris while he was working at Disney and I worked for Microsoft Education Group. Now we purchased another property near Stage Fort Park and started a Sightseeing Tour business in Gloucester! If its your first or 50th year summering on Cape Ann -- you will discover something new and interesting on one of our tours -- check it out. We plan on spending many years here... and hope that we will have guests throughout the summer who can enjoy this place as much as we do!
Kimberly purchased this House in 2012
Why Kimberly chose Gloucester
It was always my dream to have a place here we could invite our friends for the weekend or for a few weeks in the summer! The south facing sunshine provides great light all year long, and the rooms are so spacious it almost feels like you are outside. We love the garden and the fenced in yard, and our neighbors are now like family! This Summer, 2017, we had the house and shed freshly painted a new blue and in May installed Mitsubishi AC units in every room for the best and most efficient climate control. Last year we installed Solar panels. And every year we make sure our garden is full of flowers, herbs and vegetables! It's truly a dream home away from home! The in-law apartment, located in the front corner of the house. We sometimes stay while we have guests, but if we do, everyone has there space, private entrances and privacy.
What makes this House unique
The view is magical! From the top balcony, I can see easily if the parking lot at Good Harbor is full -- meaning best to either get a blanket down early, or wait till low tide. I loved the idea of seeing the ocean while doing dishes and laundry --as well as hearing the laughter of the kids on the beach when the wind blows from the east. The house is a perfect size, with many closets -- it is a dream to walk into closets that are as big as our Parisian kitchen! The kitchen, has EVERY appliance and gadget you can granite counters, a center island and a window to the living room, cooking and entertaining across rooms comes natural.
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Wonderful family holiday
This property was absolutely perfect for our extended family stay. The host, Kimberly, couldn’t have been nicer and more helpful and accommodating. The short walk to the beach with 3 young grandchildren made it the perfect location. We have rented on Cape Ann for 10 years now. This home was the best equipped of any we have stayed in. We would love to come back to Bon Appetit again next year.
Perfect in every way!
We came to Gloucester to celebrate the wedding of our son. We could not have picked a better place to stay for this special occasion. The home is very large and beautiful. The kitchen has everything you could want including a lot of counter space and a large island. The entire home, including the bedrooms, living room and outside deck are all well equipped, furnished nicely and are very comfortable and inviting. A plus about this location is that our family and friends rented nearby and everyone could walk from one place to the other. Kimberly was great to work with. Thank you!
Beautiful home with every amenity!
We entered Bon Appetit through the kitchen, which is beautifully designed and stocked with every item one could desire - and more. It was a joy to cook there. The dining area has a large table that is great for meals and board games. We ate many meals and snacks on the downstairs porch, which also has generous seating and looks out on a lovely, private garden. There's lots of lawn space for throwing the football and other games. Owners kindly provide beach towels, chairs, beach cart and umbrellas. Short walk to the beach was a definite plus! The house is very user-friendly and obviously well-loved. Pamphlets and other information about the area was provided - a nice addition. We definitely enjoyed our stay here. Note: stairs to upper level can be challenging if someone has mobility problems such as neuropathy.
Summer in Gloucester
Our family of 5 (3 teenagers) stayed in Kimberly's lovely house the week of July 4th. We are from the south and it was our first time in this part of the country. How lucky we were that Kimberly was not only a local, but had recently opened a tour company and was a wealth of knowledge about the area. The house was well appointed and had absolutely everything we needed for the kitchen, bath, and beach. My teens enjoyed the games and puzzles left there. There is a lovely patio off the living room but the real treat is the deck off the upstairs master with a beautiful view of the ocean! We were able to walk to the beach pretty easily and the adorable town and waterfront were minutes away. Kimberly was very available and helpful if we needed answers or advice. I highly recommend this for anyone's stay in beautiful Cape Ann!
Third time renting it,and still love it!
Beautiful home, and Kimberly is great. Love the upgrade of A/C throughout the house. Lovely fruit basket and bottle of chilled Proseco waiting for us to start our vacation. Been coming to Gloucester/ Good Harbor for many years, but renting this home has definitely become an annual tradition!
Can't wait to stay again next year!
We first rented this beautiful home a couple years ago, and fell in love with it. It has a great layout, is so well equipped, has very comfortable beds, a beautiful view, and the kitchen is great. Tons of extra blankets, towels, and such. Brand new Tommy Bahama beach chairs, nice grill, two decks. Five minute walk to Good Harbor Beach, which is the BEST beach!
After our first visit, we had noted in our review that air conditioners would be a great addition, and sure enough, all three upstairs bedrooms have new units now that work great.
We rented the home for seven nights, beginning with a ladies get together the first three nights, then transitioning to family week the remaining four, as some ladies left, and the kids came up. No matter the mix, the house accommodated everyone very well.
The owners, Kimberly and Bart, go out of their way to make you feel welcome. They even left us some wine and taffy as a welcome gift. Couldn't be nicer to deal with. Will definitely return!
There are some great stuff around the area -- beaches, golf, whale watching, antiquing, shopping, hiking, and visit lighthouses and museums. Gloucester was a worldwide artist community as well as the oldest fishing village in the US (have you seen the show on National Geographic, Wicked Tuna, that's here!) - and there is lot's of history to explore, after enjoying the best beaches in the area. St. Peter's Fiesta kicks off the summer, and the Schrooner Festival, starts the wonderful fall season including a Blues Festival, Cyclorama, Cape Ann Plein Air plus many waterfront festivals, concerts and downtown block parties.
Looking for some souvenirs from Cape Ann -- Check out our little Keepsake collection.