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)


14 reviews
  • Great place!


    The house is clean and nice, but it's the view that's fantastic. We could sit and watch the birds, the boats, and the marsh grasses for hours. Gordon is friendly and very responsive. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Published August 14, 2021
  • Beautiful property


    Beautiful property right on the marsh - so fun watching the egrets and herons and going to the beautiful Gloucester beaches. Great getaway

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    John S.
    Published September 25, 2020
  • We walked in and started our fun. Great memories were made there!


    The home was perfectly clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed. The yard was perfect for spending lots of time outside and the view was serene. It was close to dining, ice cream, boating and Dunkin. All within walking distance. Highly recommend.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kathleen C.
    Published September 25, 2020
  • Clean and comfortable


    The house was very clean when we arrived. Had everything we needed from towels to kitchen necessities. Great view and location to the beach. Only negative for us was that we could not bring our dog. Otherwise it was perfect.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Douglas K.
    Published August 11, 2020
  • Perfect cottage


    The Blue Heron Cottage was perfect for our family beach vacation. Close to beaches, towns, and parks. Clean and cozy. Gordon was very responsive and easy to talk to. Would definitely come back again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Maureen D.
    Published July 28, 2020
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