Lovely 'Blue Heron Cottage' on Annisquam River!

Sleeps 63 BR1 BA


Located less than 5 miles from beautiful beaches, popular parks and local hot spots, the ‘Blue Heron Cottage’ is the perfect New England escape. Head down to Stage Fort Park for a waterside picnic or enjoy riverfront dining right here at home! This 3-bedroom, 1-bath vacation rental sits on the tidal marsh of the Annisquam River, providing stunning scenery and a private riverfront backyard. For a change of venue, book a whale-watching excursion or spend a day inland exploring downtown Gloucester.


  • Near Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Washer
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Kitchen


Location Details

BEACHES & PARKS: Stage Fort Park (0.9 miles), Half Moon Beach (1.0 miles), Cressy Beach (1.1 miles), Ravenswood Park (2.6 miles), Good Harbor Beach (3.5 miles), Niles Beach (3.9 miles), Wingaersheek Beach (5.1 miles), Plum Cove Beach (5.8 miles), Singing Beach (7.7 miles), Halibut Point State Park (7.9 miles)

HISTORIC SITES: Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial (0.7 miles), Maritime Gloucester (1.6 miles), Gloucester HarborWalk (1.7 miles), Cape Ann Museum (1.8 miles), Hammond Castle Museum (2.6 miles), Gloucester Stage Company (3.2 miles), The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck (3.7 miles), Eastern Point Lighthouse (5.2 miles), Annisquam Lighthouse (5.5 miles), Rockport Music-Shalin Liu Performance Center (5.9 miles)

DAY TRIPS: Rockport (3.6 miles), Salem (16.0 miles), Boston (35.1 miles), Kittery, Maine + Outlets (57.5 miles), Plymouth Rock (74.7 miles)

AIRPORT: Boston Logan International Airport (33.5 miles)


24 reviews
  • Gloucester cottage


    My sisters and friends really enjoyed our stay in Gloucester. The property and river view were amazing. Already looking to book again next year!!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Darlene E.
    Published November 8, 2022
  • Great house


    The house was very clean and comfortable. Location was good too. We would stay there again. Recommend this house.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Carol H.
    Published September 22, 2022
  • Review


    The stay was great! One concern I had was the locking mechanisms on the kitchen door and French doors. It took us a little while to figure out how to lock the kitchen door, but the French glass door would not lock for us.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Melissa G.
    Published September 8, 2022
  • 5/5

    This was a perfect space for us. The cottage was well appointed with everything we needed and very convenient to many attractions in Gloucester. The off street parking was definitely a plus. We ate outdoors whenever possible, relaxed in the chairs overlooking the river and had a wonderful show of white and blue herons one morning. We would choose this place again when traveling to Gloucester.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Sandra N.
    Published September 8, 2022
  • Perfect Fishing Trip Place to Stay


    We fished out of Cape Ann Marina and the house is less than one minute away. Clean and quiet in a perfect location. We'll be back!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Todd L.
    Published August 24, 2022
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Ages 2-12
$305 Avg. / night
Property ID: 294181
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