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❤️ 🏖 Water view Beach Cottage -The Captain’s Lodge❤️

$5,000/week • 6 guests • 5 bedrooms • 6 beds • 1.5 baths
Essex, Massachusetts, United States 

Entire cottage hosted by Sally

Rare opportunity to go back in time to the way life should be! Our historic yet fully renovated beach cottage, The Captain's Lodge, is where you will make unforgettable family memories. We are nestled steps away from Essex Bay, where you can walk on the beach and along the quiet wooded roads and stunning green marshes, go swimming, and paddle boarding along the waterfront and Walker's Creek. You will enjoy our special place on the bay, relaxing on the beach and having your feet in the sand!

Our Conomo Point neighborhood is extraordinary.

Many of our neighbors have summered here for generations. Our cottage is located in this small community surrounded by water. Looking out of the front of the house, you will see Essex Bay in front of you, and if you walk down the street to the left, the Essex River meets the Essex Bay in an area called The Narrows. And if you walk around to the back of the cottage you will see the marshes and clamming beaches to the left. There is something ever so peaceful about being surrounded by ocean waters and breathing in fresh ocean air.

The Conomo Point Association provides a lifeguard on the dock during the high season. The beach is excellent for relaxing with family and friends and finding lots of hermit crabs with your kids. To the right of the beach is Walker’s Creek which is fantastic for paddle boarding. Many of our renters are unfamiliar with our little piece of paradise, so once here, they too fall in love, and request to extend their stay! So please plan ahead, and book a longer stay today! You will be happy you did!

Getting around

You will need a car to explore our Cape Ann area and restaurants. We have parking for 2 cars on the property.

The village has fabulous restaurants about 3 miles, less than a 10-minute drive.

The beautiful sand beaches of Crane Beach in Ipswich, Wingaersheek, and the award-winning Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester are all less than a 20 minutes drive.

There is a market about a mile down the street and many supermarkets within a 20 minutes drive. Although my favorite food shopping is at the farmers’ markets, several are nearby within a 15-20 minute drive.

There are delivery services for groceries from the supermarkets, so if you want to come and stay in our little community, order food from the services, and walk to the beach, it’s possible!

Checking in and out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Checkout before 11:00 AM
  • Self check-in with lockbox

During your stay

  • 6 guests maximum
  • No pets
  • No parties or events
  • No smoking

Safety considerations

  • Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
    “Children under the age of 2 are welcome, but we are not childproof, and there are no special measures for infants and young children.”
  • Nearby lake, river, other body of water

Safety devices

  • Security camera/recording device
    “We have one camera at the front door and one camera on the exterior of the garage and some patio.”
  • Carbon monoxide alarm installed
  • Smoke alarm installed

Property info

  • Must climb stairs

Cancellation policy

  • Add your trip dates to get the cancellation details for this stay.

The Captain’s Lodge Cottage Rules: We kindly ask you to read our house rules carefully and keep them in mind during your stay at the Captain’s Lodge. By booking a reservation to the Captain’s Lodge you are stating that you have fully read, understand, and agree to the rental policies listed here.

Age Requirement:
No occupants under the age of twenty-five (25) are permitted without an accompanied parent, spouse or guardian. Guardians must be present upon check-in. Underage drinking and/or partying are not allowed at The Captain’s Lodge.

Please respect check-in and check-out times so that we may accommodate the next guests in a timely manner. Check-in: After 4:00 PM

Checkout: 11:00 AM
Upon check-out please put all dirty dishes in the dishwasher and run it.
Upon check-out please place all trash in the provided bin on the left side of the cottage, we will also be checking it throughout your stay.

Keyless self-check-in:
The cottage has a keyless entry. One to two days before your arrival, a message will be sent giving you a six-digit code which will unlock the door. Simply type in the code, push the green check button and the door will unlock, then push open. This code will be active from 4pm on the day of your arrival until 11am on the day of your departure.

Not suitable for infants (under 2 years).

This is a Non-Smoking property – No smoking at the cottage whatsoever, this includes, the front porch, deck, patio and grounds.

No pets. This is a hypoallergenic cottage. Only dogs that have been pre-approved by The Captain’s Lodge hosts are permitted. Possible candidates would include hypoallergenic dogs that are under 25 pounds and are completely house-trained. An additional $150 pet cleaning fee is required, and a maximum of two dogs are allowed to stay. Each dog must be at least 1 year of age, shedding breeds are not allowed.

No parties or events are allowed.

No illegal substances allowed on the property.

Outdoor Guidelines:

  1. Please put outdoor furniture cushions away each evening and in the event of rain.
  2. Please refrain from lighting any candles, vapor, or cigarettes in the home, back deck, front porch, patio and grounds.
  3. Fire pit is never to be left unattended, no roasting of smores at the firepit. Do not get closer than the firepit stone work around the fire pit. No sitting on firepit stonework.
  4. Please turn off propane gas for the grill after each use. Please clean the grill with a grill brush after each use.
  5. Lock all doors when vacating the property.
  6. Be sure to pull the front door tightly, to ensure that the WIFI lock engages.
  7. I truly want you to have fun and enjoy my cottage, but my neighbors will call me to report disturbances. Please respect our neighbors and Conomo Point Association guidelines by adhering to quiet hours of 10pm to 8am.
  8. Please use the outdoor shower to rinse sand and dirt off after beach or marsh visits, before entering cottage.
  9. Please note that you are responsible for any damages that occur to the property during your stay. 
  10. Please do not bring bath towels outside or to the beach. There are beach towels in the linen closet in the half bath on the first floor.
  11. Please do not tamper with outside security cameras, which are at the front door and outside the garage off the patio.


Indoor Guidelines:

  1. No unregistered guests allowed overnight unless notifying hosts ahead of time.
  2. Please don’t sit on furniture with wet clothes.
  3. Remotes- TV remotes and Fire Pit remote are placed on a shelf in the boat bookshelf. Do not remove them from property.
  4. HVAC – control unit for the first floor is in the dining room and in the hallway on the second floor. There are 2 zones. Do not have opened windows and doors while running the HVAC systems. There are UV light sterilization bulbs in each unit which will clean the air while running. 
  5. Alarm panel – The cottage is equipped with smoke, carbon monoxide and gas detectors. If an alarm goes off please leave the property and notify us via Airbnb. Our service will contact us when the alarm goes off. 
  6. Tight Tank: Our cottage’s wastewater and sewer drains into a tight tank and needs to be emptied by a sewage removal company. When the tank is reaching its capacity an alarm will sound and three red lights will light up on the back of the cottage. There is a reset button that will stop the alarm, but the red lights will remain on. You can either go outside and push the button yourself to stop the alarm, or message us via Airbnb messaging and we will come over, or send someone to turn it off. It’s important to notify us when this occurs, even if you reset the alarm, as we need to alert the sewage removal company to put us on their schedule to empty the tank.
  7. Please take care of our furnishings and if there is staining of furniture and rugs please let us know so that we can get it treated asap. 
  8. House Rules Guidelines: Please send me a message via Airbnb messaging with the word ‘Captain’. This will assure me that you have read through our Cottage Rules completely and agree to their terms.

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