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A Bed & Breakfast by the Sea

The Charles Hovey House
Gloucester, Massachusetts

Set on a high bluff overlooking Gloucester Harbor, the Charles Hovey House (c.1845) is one of Cape Ann's foremost historic properties.

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What is it about a sweeping water view that prompts an immediate sense of inner peace? Certainly that feeling imspired Charles Fox Hovey, a 19th century tycoon, who built for his wife this romantic Tuscan villa overlooking the sea.

Crystal Chandeliers suspended from 12-foot ceilings, gilded mirrors, gleaming parquet floors, antique French wallpaper and seven working fireplaces contribute to the atmosphere of relaxed elegance.

Each bedroom is unique but all offer period furnishings, original art work, cozy sitting areas, exceptional antique beds and private baths (some with 6-foot soaking tubs complete with bubble bath.) When darkness falls, the beam of the Eastern Point lighthouse sweeps across bedroom ceilings.

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In the morning guests relish offerings from a breakfast buffet that features regional Italian, Portuguese and New England specialties. From tables set on the awning-covered veranda, the view of Ten Pound Island is the same that George Clooney beheld as he set to sea in "The Perfect Storm".

The Charles Hovey House has earned its reputation as the perfect setting for romantic milestones such as a marriage proposal, an intimate getaway, an anniversary celebration or a large family reunion.

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Things to Do in Gloucester

  • Enjoy whale watch excursions, fishing, hiking, kayaking, beaches, parks, boutiques, unspoiled New England back roads and byways, fabulous restaurants, art galleries and museums - all minutes away

  • Tour six of Cape Ann's historic lighthouses including the Twin Lights on Thatcher Island (the only dual lighthouses left in the US.)

  • Take an early morning hike through Ravenswood Park along a trail cut in a granite cliff overlooking the sea.

  • Ride the waves aboard a tall-masted schooner, just like the ones that dominated the seas in the 1800s.

  • Hear great jazz, blues, classical or fusion at one of Gloucester's many music venues.

  • Visit the site made famous in the movie "The Perfect Storm".

  • Head for the beach at dusk to picnic on take-out lobster washed down with a bottle of icy champagne.

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    The Charles Hovey House sleeps 12 for weekly vacation rentals.

    Weekly Rates: $4,200 to $5,400.
    Nightly Bed & Breakfast Rates: $135 to $275



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