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Relaxing Summer Home-- 8 minute walking distance to Good Harbor Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Summer house - turn-of-the-century built (1895). Relaxing View of the ocean overlooking the treeline from the second floor deck. Please inquire for special offers in September!

4 bedrooms, living room, dining room, large fireplace, porch, spacious grounds, flower beds, 2 large Linden trees. Parking for 2 cars and 2 street side cars. 8 minute walk to Good Harbor Beach. Hilltop view. Limited traffic, quiet. Ideal for more than one family. Situated between historic seaport of Gloucester, and town of Rockport. Easy access to Boston (40 minutes).

Pets possible with owner's permission.

Outdoor shower with hot and cold running water.

Most bookings during the summer months will be Saturday to Saturday however a 5 or 6 night booking is possible , please contact the owner

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018


Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower - outdoor shower , Hot and Cold
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , includes cot
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
-Outside 'after-swim' hot and cold shower. -BBQ Smoker Outside. -Umbrella Outside. -Island with flora and fauna located directly off beach. Great for kids! -Nearby Farm with blueberry picking!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Relaxing Summer Home-- 8 minute walking distance to Good Harbor Beach
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Thanks for the memroies

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Richard's Gloucester house in July (2016). What a pleasure and privilege. I was so happy to learn that the house was located on the very street where three generations of my family had spent many summer days over the decades. The walk to the beach was one we already knew well! My immediate family rented the house but we used it as a place for area family and friends to gather. We spent hours on the beautiful porch from sun up until late at night and we took full advantage of the kitchen and dining room. (Love that sink!) As someone who grew up in old and historic homes, staying in this special house was like coming home. My children absolutely loved it and my entire family felt comfortable and nostalgic being there. The location was ideal for us--Good Harbor and Rockport, ice cream, clams, lobster rolls, Shaw's grocery store all nearby. Thank you Richard!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased once again to thank all our tenants, and in this case to enjoy the spirit of Gloucester with our tenants review; iGloucester has a charm that is hard to beat.
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Charming old style home near great beach

  • 4 of 5

House was well stocked with everything we needed. Loved sitting out on the wraparound porch. If you like old houses you will enjoy this place. Short walk to beautiful beach, and short drive to Gloucester and Rockport for restaurants and shopping.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great home by the sea

  • 4 of 5

Great old-fashioned home by the sea. Easy drive to beaches and to Rockport, wonderful wraparound porch (very breezy and cool), baby bunnies in yard, cozy bedrooms and living areas. The stairs to the second floor are a bit steep, so families with little ones should exercise caution. And though we were comfortable on an unseasonably cool week in July, the absence of air conditioning could be a problem during hotter, muggier summer days. Still, we had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend this property to other families!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all our tenants and will do anything to accommodate them. Thank you for your input and wonderful understanding of the spirit of the house. Richard.
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Beautul house...and well located.

  • 5 of 5

We had rented Richard's house 20 years ago.

After all those years, we found the property still as beautiful as then.

The house is spacious, comfortable and very clean. We loved the wrap-around veranda where we would have coffee in the morning and a glass of wine late in the afternoon.

The house is located in a nice and quiet neighbourhood and a short walk to Good Harbour Beach.

All in all, we had a very nice and relaxed stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Proof that 20 years just a moment in time, and that we have "kept our promise". We will continue to do so thanks to these kinds of tenants...
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Greats family memories

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house from Richard for the past 3 summers. We feel like at home in this beautiful house! Our 2 littles princesses and us love everything about this place: the veranda to drink our morning coffee , the big gallery where the kids can run and play domino's outside with their grand father and father, the confortable living room in the evening, the big table to have wonderful diners (seafoods naturally!) and the little alcove beetween two of the three bedrooms upstairs. All of this made our 3 stays at this place one of our best summer vacations memories. The cleanliness of the house is perfect. The fact that it's so close to the beach was the main reason why we choose this house. And we were very satisfied of our choice: my husband took us by car to the beach drop zone, return to the house and came back by foot. Wondeful! And the GoodHarbor Beach is such a beatiful place. Richard is a very nice guy: it's always a pleasure to talk with him each year. If you want to go to Gloucester, you have to reserve this house!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you have enjoyed the house as our family has for over 50 years! Gloucester is a wonderful place and Good Harbor beach is a sanctuary. We love that you spend time outside on the veranda which we feel is such a unique and special part of the house. Thanks and we hope to have you again soon!
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Great family holiday close to beach!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely turn of the century summer house was a wonderful vacation home for our family of adult children (7 of us in total). It is private, well equipped, clean and well maintained with lots of space both to be together and to be apart. Family dinners were terrific fun as we sat around the large dining room table swapping beach stories. Many an evening was spent on the wrap-around porch listening to the soothing sound of the waves. Good Harbour Beach is a short walk down the hill and easily accessible. Typically we would walk down with the gear but, at the end of the day, one of us would fetch the car so we didn't have to hike the chairs and umbrellas back up the hill. Our kids had a fun evening playing glo-in-the-dark frizbee on the beach (complete with glo-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets). Some of us fished, some of us played golfed and some of us shopped (Off-Broadway Shoes and the Nordstrom Rack store in the Liberty Tree Mall can't be missed). We had great lobster from Intershell in Gloucester (as recommended by the owners). The owners were fabulous in ensuring we had everything we needed. They even told us about their traditonal summer supper of lobster and strawberry/rhubard pie. We emulated their tradition. It was terrific!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to everyone for their recommendations, and thanks again to all those who have left notes during the summer.
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Other Activities: Sea kayaking




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $156.1
Refundable damage deposit $104.59

Summer rental only
Any groups over 6 guest will have to confirm with owner for the most accurate quote

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.