Forest Retreat

Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Plunge Pool hosted by

18 ft by 38 ft
1 ft to 8 ft deep
14 guests allowed

All ages welcome • Pets welcome

Restroom available

Private restroom available inside main home


Available for up to 6 cars

Cancel anytime!

Get a full refund if you cancel 2 hours before your booking.

Where you'll swim

Exact location after booking.

Gloucester, MassachusettsUS

About the pool

State-of-the-art Saltwater Pool and 8-person Jacuzzi in a private, idyllic setting abutting 600 acres of conservation land. Perfectly appointed for a hassle-free day of family fun. Bring your grillinz and chillinz and your best corn-hole game! Private hiking trail. *Pool is not heated but runs on average 75-80 degrees. I am sorry, but it is not handicapped accessible.
Night lighting
Shaded area
Great sunlight
Shallow area

This space is great for...

Friend hangouts

Family gatherings

Photo shoots


Video shoots

What makes it special


Hot Tub

8 person hot tub with optional jets may be made available by the hour for an additional fee. Please communicate your desired timeframe for use upon arrival as it takes approximately 20 minutes to heat up. You may utilize the hot tub for as little or as much time as you like during your stay for the fee quoted.


I do have WiFi, but because of the private location and granite surrounding the pool area service may be spotty or intermittent.


New gas grill available. Propane & cooking tools are provided at no charge. Big Green Egg charcoal grill also available. BYO charcoal & lighter fluid.

Private Forest Trail

Private trail from our back yard leads into 600 acres of conservation forest land and trails.

Corn Hole Court

Regulation size corn hole court adjacent to pool for your recreational pleasure in between dips. Go one-on-one or form teams & keep the party going!

Fairy and Elf Houses Invited

You are welcome to gather or bring materials to create *fairy special* spaces in the pool yard area for our fairy and elf residents!

Farmer’s Porch

You are welcome to glide on the wicker loveseat or just chill *semi-indoors* in our Farmer’s Porch which faces the pool area. Two ceiling fans are available for your comfort.

Clean cooler available. BYO ice.

5.020 reviews


5Friend hangout

We had the most fabulous time at Shauna’s Retreat. Everything is so nicely set-up, the landscaping on the property is beautiful an…

2 days ago

5Family hangout

Beautiful pool

6 days ago


5Family hangout

Such a lovely, relaxing afternoon. Shawna is so nice and was super accommodating. The pool, yard and surroundings were just perfec…

6 days ago


Repeat Guest
5Family hangout

Great , the pool is in a great quiet location

10 days ago



Shauna is just a terrific host. Had a lovely time and my pup totally enjoyed her stay! Ran around with her balls and so enjoyed th…

9 months ago

Y Michelle


Forest Retreat is a lush, green oasis. The pool & hot tub are some of the best we've ever enjoyed! Clean, refreshing, safe, & sunn…

9 months ago



10/10 experience - Shawna was so welcoming and accommodating during our entire visit and ensured we had everything we needed and t…

9 months ago



I had a great time! Shawna was super nice and welcoming! The yard is beautiful and was very peaceful. I will definitely be back an…

9 months ago



Shawna’s back yard has everything you could ever need! Will definitely be booking again!

10 months ago

Hosted by Shawna

Hosting since Aug 2021

Verified Host

20 reviews

Things to know

House rules

No Parties.

Follow these rules to be a considerate guest and avoid any issues during your visit.

Additional rules

Activities on property and swimming *at own risk*. NO: Glass, diving from shallow pool sides (deep end only), running on pool d...

Space privacy

Somewhat private

Neighbors’ view is obstructed but space is still visible to household

Safety & Security

Security cameras

Security camera/recording device in sight of the pool.

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