Our home is nestled in 200 acres of conservation land with a magnificent pond view. Only minutes to the finest ocean beaches, commuter rail to Boston, historic Salem, Marblehead, Gloucester, Rockport (Cape Ann). Easy drive to coastal NH and Maine. Step out of our house and you are on an extensive network of trails for your enjoyment; walking, hiking, fishing, and mountain biking. A 15 minute walk through the woods to Gordon College. 5 minute drive to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 20 minutes from Salem State. As a matter of fact our house was originally owned by a prominent Seminarian and for generations the neighborhood has been made up of professors from both Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell.
Our 3 bedroom ranch house, in a pristine rural setting has easy access to Boston by car and Commuter Rail (a stop in Hamilton) and all the North Shore cultural and recreational centers. Our home utilizes geothermal as an alternative energy source, providing heat and and central air conditioning.
We offer a clean, peaceful and comfortable room with a bathroom and shower all to yourself, located at the opposite end of the house from our bedroom and living space. It is a double/full bed with a dresser and bureau, and a closet with space for you to use. The bed has 100% cotton sheets and down comforter. We have an adjacent and larger second room with a queen futon, and desk. If it is available and you prefer it, please ask. The bathroom is steps from the bedroom; it is tiled, clean and modern. It will be our pleasure to have available for you in the morning coffee, tea, fresh seasonal fruit, yogurt, cereal and fixings.
Guests are delighted with the abundant beauty and comfort. They feel well taken care of, and that their stay was especially relaxing. We hear repeatedly from guests that they can't remember having had such a sound night's sleep! People leave feeling rested, recharged and filled with nature. The house feels remote, but in fact we are close to so much to see and do in quintessential New England. We have a sit-on kayak for you to use on the pond across the street. We have a large screened in porch to enjoy the outdoors for breakfast or anything else. There is no boat noise. just the sounds of the bull frogs and owls.
The surrounding towns of Essex and Ipswich are famous for fried clams and the finest fresh seafood, as well as an antique lover's paradise. Hamilton is home to Myopia Hunt Club, also minutes away is America's oldest tea house. Close by is Peabody Essex Museum. Crane Beach in Ipswich (ranked in the top 25 of U.S. beaches by Trip Advisor's travelers), Singing Beach in Manchester By the Sea, Good Harbor Beach and Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, all within 20 minutes drive from our house and wonderful to take long walks at any time of year. Rockport, Gloucester, Salem and Marblehead all offer rich historic (and haunted) attractions such as The House of Seven Gables, Salem Witch Museum, and on the harbors there are cruises, schooners and tour boats; there's even a ferry to Boston from Salem.
We look forward to getting to know you and share our love of the region. We are happy to offer you suggestions for dining, recreating, history, nature, city life, day trips. Having raised our two sons in the house, we have always taken advantage of the wonders that surround us here in Cape Ann. We are very excited to be a part of making your visit to New England a memorable one.