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Good Harbor Beachfront at the Footbridge

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Single family house, over one hundred years old, accommodates ten. Three queen beds, one double bed with a trundle, and two sets of bunk beds allow for comfortable sleeping for ten. A large eat-in kitchen and large dining room makes entertaining a delight.

The beach is accessed by crossing a narrow road and a foot bridge over a sandy creek. The house has a first floor wrap around porch, and a second floor veranda that overlook the beach.

Four bedrooms and the kitchen have a ceiling fan.Towels and bed linens are available in a linen closet off the kitchen. One full bath has an old claw tub for those who enjoy an old fashioned bath. The other full bath has a shower.

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More Details

Naomi Stonberg
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Naomi Stonberg

We raised our three grown up daughters at Good Harbor Beach. Now, our grandchildren come. It is an anchor for our family.

Naomi Stonberg purchased this house in 2010

Why Naomi Stonberg chose Gloucester

We have lived next door since 1981. Now, we live there full time, and feel as though we are on vacation every day. The beach is beautiful 365 days a year.

What makes this house unique

The beach views are unbelievable. Sip coffee on the porch and watch your children play in the creek or relax on the 2nd floor veranda and enjoy the incredible panoramic view. You can sit there for hours. We have traveled all over the world and have never found a beach like Good Harbor!


Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • BA-1: full bath with large walk-in shower @ 1st floor. BA-2: full bath with claw foot tub-shower @ stairway landing between 1st and 2nd floors.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • BR-1: queen size bed @ 1st floor, BR-2: queen size bed @ 2nd floor, BR-3: queen size bed @ 2nd floor, BR-4 twin bed with trundle that stores underneath @ 2nd floor, BR-5 2 child size stacked bunk beds @ 2nd floor, BR-6: 2 child size stacked bunk beds @ 2nd floor.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Good Harbor Beachfront at the Footbridge
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Boston, MA

A fantastic vacation house at Good Harbor beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our families have come back for the last four years to enjoy an awesome vacation conveniently located across from the wonderful Good Harbor beach! We love watching the sunset in the comfortable chairs on the porch with our family. The sunrises are spectacular! The panoramic views of the beach and Thacher Island with the two lighthouses are fabulous. There is plenty of space in the house for the adults to relax and the busyness of our preschoolers at play as well as places to sleep comfortably. It's easy access not only to the beach, but to family activities throughout Gloucester and Rockport.

We highly recommend this place to stay! We absolutely loved our stay and look forward to next years vacation once again in this fantastic house.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We love having your family and we treasure the relationship. It is so much fun to see the kids growing every year. We look forward to seeing you next year.
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Carefree stay in the perfectly situated charming older cottage

  • 5 of 5

You can't get any closer to Good Harbor Beach unless you camp out in the dunes. (Which,of course, isn't possible) than One Beach Rd. Wrap-around ocean-front porch and 2nd floor porch are the perfect spots for watching breathtaking sunrises and moonrises and for hanging out when you're not actually on the beach. Room for the extended family to relax and enjoy the beach, Goucester and Rockport restaurants, and still close enough to get to the office in Boston should the need arise without the hassle of Cape Cod traffic. Large kitchen and separate cozy dining room if you decide to cook or grill. State of the art, conveniently located washer/dryer makes keeping provided beach towels fresh. All linens provided means one less thing you have to transport from home. Six bedrooms fitted with great mattresses and the kids love the 2 rooms with bunkbeds. One Beach Road has become a family favorite. The Stonbergs are affable hosts ready to solve any problems which never seem to pop up. Don't expect oriental rugs and mahogany furniture, but everything you need for a carefree beach vacation is there at One Beach Rd. Gloucester. My family looks forward to our annual visit each year. Comfortable beach house with a spectacular beach at your doorstep. You won't find a more perfect spot to leave the cares of your every day life behind.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to hosting you again next year.
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Beautiful house on the beach for a perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the best location for a summer vacation - beautiful, spacious house RIGHT ON the beach. The house is well-equipped with anything you need to make this a fun, easy, relaxing vacation - comfortable beds, great amenities, grill, large kitchen, ice box to take to the beach with you, and many more things.

The owners were very welcoming, making sure we have everything we need.

There is also a big grocery store just around the corner, to make this location even more attractive.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA


  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have rented this house with our grown kids and their families. Both years have been amazing and we look forward to next years vacation at the beach house! Our grand babies are ages four years old and younger and it has helped their parents to be able to keep them on the same nap schedule while a parent relaxes on one of the porches and reads a book or watch other family members just across the street at the beach. Both porches are very relaxing and inviting and watching the sunrise (yes, sometimes we've been up that early) from one of the rocking chairs was a gift in itself! At night the porch has been a place of togetherness while we share each others stories, play cards and relax.

The bedrooms are set up perfectly for us with a couple of them having adjoining doors so that we can fit pack n plays comfortably in them. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean. We love that we can all fit in the kitchen and eat and also the dining room. This beach house has been a perfect fit for our family, very comfortable and feels like home to us.

Good Harbor beach has been a delight!! We love everything it offers; walks along the shore at all hours of the day and into the night, sand castles galore, riding the "lazy river" on our boogie boards, and enjoying watching the kids catch hermit crabs, baby shrimp, and small stripers with their nets before letting them go back to the ocean. It's most amazing while we're enjoying the ocean and all its fun, that when all the beachgoers up and leave, we get to keep on having fun, or just relax and take our time knowing we can come and go as we please. We also fit in our daily walks which we so enjoy because of the beautiful ocean view and breeze off the water. We love walking in and out of the nearby streets just as we do at our own neighborhood.

There are playgrounds, restaurants, deli's and bakeries all close by along with an ice-cream stand that we easily walk to that sells Richardson's ice-cream and happens to be one of our favorite creameries! We never worry about groceries because Stop N Shop is right across from the ice-cream stand :) very convenient!

It's been very relaxing and yet invigorating to stay so close to the beach. It has definately been a refreshing and restoring vacation for all of us and we walk away with very happy memories of our togetherness!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scarsdale, NY

Amazing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two young children (3 & 8 months), and in laws all spent the week in this amazing beachfront house at Good Harbor beach in Gloucester. What a wonderful way to spend time away from hustle of everyday life. We spent our days at the beach and our evenings enjoying each others company on the deck that overlooked the beautiful water and beach scenery. The house easily held our family and was so convenient to the beach and local restaurants. I strongly recommend this property as a vacation spot for families and even a fun group getaway. We can't wait to return next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family just returned from a weeks vacation at this spot and it could not have been more perfect! Everyone hated to leave. The location is ideal - right across the street from the footbridge to Good Harbor Beach. If you don't know Good Harbor it is one of the best beaches in New England and this house is in the best location for the beach. We found the house to be very clean and have all the necessities and more as far as a washer and dryer, dishwasher, cookware, dishes, linens, and towels. As an added bonus the owners provide plenty of beach chairs so there was no need to bring any from home. All the beds were made up for us upon arrival which was great.

The house is very spacious and there is a beautiful porch downstairs that looks out at the beach and a deck off the second floor with an incredible view of the beach. The beach itself is great for families. The ocean is ideal for swimming and is great for boogie boarding. As an added bonus there is a creek the kids can dig for crabs in at low tide and swim in during high tide. During low tide there is a great island you can walk out to and explore. At night it is fun to watch people surfing or playing volleyball on the beach. There were a few nights the kids were still swimming at 8:00.

It was so convenient with kids to be able to walk back across the footbridge to the house if someone needed to use the bathroom or was hungry. It is so close and safe that the older kids could come and go from the house on their own. There is also a beautiful 2 mile walk you can take with breathtaking ocean views up Atlantic Ave.

Gloucester has some great restaurants but I would recommend getting take out and enjoying paradise instead! We had plans to explore Salem and Rockport during our week, but nobody wanted to leave the beach! It was a perfect vacation!

The owners could not have been more accommodating and even checked in to make sure all our needs were met.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whale Watching

In Gloucester and Rockport schooners are available for excursions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Minimum stay of one week Saturday 3 pm to Saturday 10:am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.