Charles Hovey House

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4 Hovey Street, Gloucester, MA, USA
www.hoveyhouse.com - (978) 281-7732
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Charles Hovey House - Bedroom
Charles Hovey House - Bedroom
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Romantic B&B with a panoramic view over Gloucester Harbour Mar 28, 2014
N42°36.675' W70°40.230' Staying in a living monument has its advantages and drawbacks. This B&B, visited for two nights in August 2013, sits on a hill overlooking the bay of Gloucester. Ladies, once George Clooney sailed on his fishing ship from this bay towards his perfect storm. In the room in the tower overlooking the bay you can have your own wedding night with your own George Clooney. This will certainly be a hot summer night in absence of an air conditioner. You don’t care. Fortunately the wooden windows have rotten away so a lot of fresh air rushes in to cool you.

The house from circa 1845 has a romantic interior with a lot of personal touches and antiques. It can't get more personal because downstairs you sit in the living room with the family of the owner. Downstairs they have a beautiful dining room for breakfast with a big dining table in middle. All guests are sitting around it talking to each other. You forget to eat. The breakfast was announced as "big". Not abundant, what we like. Jane bakes her own bread and cake. The homemade strawberry-rhubarb jam was excellent.

Upstairs we had a room on the cool north side with an excellent bed, rocking chair and fireplace. No noisy window air conditioner is needed. Wi-Fi reception is good. The private bathroom is in the hallway. Shower is excellent. In the early morning you hear from the bed the fishing ships entering the port and the seagulls crying like mad.

Cleaning and maintenance in this old building is a hell of a job and the owner, Jane Daniel, tries but her attempts are superficial. Cleaning can be done much better. Maintenance in this old building should be considered restoration.

If you like old buildings and accept the drawbacks, the Charles Hovey House is a romantic and personal place to stay. If you expect and fully restored and clean B&B, check in at an efficient operated business hotel.
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