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La Bohème Retreat - Unplug, Unwind & Uplift Your Spirits!

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4.5 / 5Wonderful
6 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    The Gorton Theatre
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Good Harbor Beach
    20 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Maritime Gloucester
    3 min drive
  • Airport
    Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.)
    48 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Gloucester, this apartment is in the city center and by the ocean. Ten Pound Lighthouse and Schooner Adventure are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Cape Ann and Niles Beach. Wolf Hollow and Long Hill are also worth visiting.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      The Gorton Theatre - 10 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Good Harbor Beach - 20 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Maritime Gloucester - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Stage Fort Park - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Dogtown - 9 min drive

    Getting around

    • Gloucester Station - 4 min drive
    • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 23 min drive

    About this property

    La Bohème Retreat - Unplug, Unwind & Uplift Your Spirits!

    UNPLUG, UNWIND & UPLIFT your spirits! For those seeking to truly rest, relax, rejuvenate and contemplate their journey on earth... we are a unplugged retreat (NO TV, WIFI or ELECTRONICS). Unique and tranquil, boho-style studio "plus" steps away from working waterfront. Close to beaches and downtown. Not suitable for toddlers/small children under 6 yrs. For the more adventurous traveler: Step back in time with this 60's Boho, eclectic retreat. Creative objets d'art and romantic lighting creates a very cozy, dark atmosphere (a petite solarium off the living room brings some natural light.) Two walls are covered in vintage, sculpted carpeting. Charming outdoor covered deck and garden areas invite dining al fresco. Steps away from the working waterfront and ideally situated in the heart of E. Gloucester between two beautiful beaches (Good Harbor and Niles). Walking distance to downtown, waterfront restaurants, Rocky Neck Art Colony, North Shore Art Assoc. and Gloucester Stage Co. Close to train (1 mi). Right in the middle of all the action while quiet and privately tucked away. LIVING ROOM - Couch, oversized-chair, books. No electronics/TV. No wifi. No A/C (but 2 fans keep the space comfortably cool.) SLEEPING AREA is located at back of living room in cozy corner with a full-size (double) bed with comfy memory foam mattress. PETITE SOLARIUM - Small area off living room with twin bed. Strong morning light from slanted roof with large glass-like ceiling (for early risers). KITCHEN: Small, fully equipped kitchen with coffeemaker, gas range, fridge, microwave, toaster, washer/dryer and seating for 2. BATHROOM: European flair bathroom boasts a large, claw-foot tub with a hand-held shower and large skylight above tub (NO STAND-UP SHOWER). OUTDOOR COVERED DECK for dining al fresco. Seating for 2. PRIVATE GARDEN with wrought iron patio set. LOCATION: 149 E. Main Street, Gloucester, MA

    Property manager

    property manager

    Linda Amero - Agent (Richard Emmanuel, TCR Trust - Host)

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • This property welcomes adults only.


    • Pets not allowed

    Payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • La Bohème Retreat Unplug Unwind Uplift Your Spirits!
    • La Bohème Retreat Unplug Unwind Uplift Your Spirits!
    • Bohème Retreat Unplug Unwind Uplift Your Spirits Apartment
    • Bohème Retreat Unplug Unwind Uplift Your Spirits Gloucester
    • Bohème Retreat Unplug Unwind Uplift Your Spirits Apartment
    • Bohème Retreat Unplug Unwind Uplift Your Spirits Gloucester
    • Bohème Retreat Unplug Unwind Uplift Your Spirits
    • La Bohème Retreat Unplug Unwind Uplift Your Spirits!

    Sleeping arrangements

    Bedroom 1

    1 double bed, 1 twin/single bed

    Property amenities

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Toaster
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Coffee/tea maker


    • 1 bedroom
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Living room
    • Dining room

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone

    Location highlights

    • Near the ocean
    • In the city center

    Things to do

    • Windsurfing, sailing, and mountain biking nearby


    • Sleeps 3
    • Unit size: 420 sq ft (39 sq m)
    • Property does not allow children

    Nearby things to do


    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    4/5 Good

    La Boheme offered me a unique opportunity to experience this retro furnished studio apartment...

    My host, Richard Emmanuel was quite gracious and accommodating not to mention his engaging willingness to share the history of one of Gloucester's more fascinating properties "The Church "...I am looking forward to a repeat stay at La Boheme in the near future and would highly recommend this studio to anyone seeking a quiet retreat in a comfortable TV free studio

    4/5 Good

    Cozy Tucked Away Nature Retreat

    Very unique, quaint little space perfect for two people. Bed is new, very comfortable. Living room and attached sunroom relaxing and spacious. Kitchen small, but very practical - has what you need. A working stovetop and oven, toaster oven, small fridge/freezer, sink, coffee maker. Even a washer/dryer. Nice outdoor covered sitting area surrounded by flowers and trees; a real Willoughby feel. Bathroom cozy; shower is handheld and will be tough for anyone over 5 feet. Had to get creative and turn showers into sit-down bath rinses instead, and it got the job done. Nice warm/hot water, water temp never an issue. Stayed in late June had some mid-80 degree days; the space never got too hot. 3 fans provided, easy sleeping weather at night, very comfortable temps. Overall I'd highly recommend if you're looking for somewhere unique and off the beaten path with its own character. Way different and homier than a hotel stay. The owner Richard was extremely pleasant and welcoming. Thank you for the great experience!

    5/5 Excellent

    Expectations met reality

    Had a terrific stay at La Boheme Retreat; Richard was a terrific host and the descriptions of the Studio were very accurate... Thank you

    5/5 Excellent

    Cozy Cottage

    We very much enjoyed our stay at Richard's cottage apartment. It was in a convenient spot in Gloucester- to both town and other near by towns, Boston as well. The apartment had everything we needed and Richard was very helpful in getting us oriented. We look forward to going back .

    5/5 Excellent

    Great Stay, Great Weekend

    My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the studio for a long weekend and I couldn't have asked for more. It was lovely having our own little private getaway. The outdoor space was a lovely place to enjoy breakfast in the morning and a glass of wine at night. Richard was a wonderful host. He met us when we first arrived providing us with recommendations for markets nearby and respected our privacy throughout the stay. I would recommend this retreat to anyone looking for their own private paradise in a beautiful beach town. Thanks Richard!

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