Friendly fun for a family with disabled child

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by a traveler from on July 2, 2008

Loved our stay here! The pool is truly heated, the staff is friendly and warm, the breakfast food and dining area was spectacular (windowed views of the ocean), and the main house offered some unexpected help with keeping a 16 and 12 year old happy by providing a terrific free DVD library, pool table, and dart board. The large, beautifully kept front lawn was a great place to fly kites, Frisbees, or gather at the end of the day with a cup of coffee (free Starbuck coffee, available in the main house, all day long ? any parents dream!). The breakfast was more elaborate than expected, with cheese, fresh fruit, bagels, toast, cereal, and amazing breads and muffins that are freshly baked each day. My family and I presented several challenges to the Bass Rocks Ocean Inn (a 250 lbs power wheelchair) and they handled every issue with amazing speed, never making us feel like we had caused a problem. With no prior notice of our needs, they produced and added a ramp to the main house within an hour of our arrival and had a perfect solution for navigating the 2 small steps into our room within 5 minutes. Although not advertised as an accessible room, our daughter?s large power wheelchair had more than enough room to navigate after a little furniture rearranging. This place is kid-friendly, gay-friendly, disability-friendly, and just plain friendly-friendly. Will be vacationing here for many years to come.
Bass Rocks Ocean Inn
107 Atlantic Rd
Gloucester, Massachusetts, 01930

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