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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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Naomi Stonberg
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

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 North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Good Harbor Beachfront at the Footbridge
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

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: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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: Jul 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: Jul 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: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location - GREAT beachy property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property this year and had a terrific time. The location cannot be beat and the house is a great place to stay with a family. You cannot get any closer to this beautiful beach! Nice, big kitchen, wrap around porches on 1st and second floors. Really a GEM!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vernon, NJ

3 generation family vacation, returning to my family home place.

  • 4 of 5

Good Harbor Beach is my favorite beach bar none. The rental property is as close to the beach as you can get; perfect for vacationing with our 2 preschoolers. The beach house is a typical old Victorian "cottage". The beds were made up with clean linens and there were plenty of towels, floors were swept. However, routine maintainence was very poor. The windows and ceiling fans were filthy' Screens were torn in many windows. The kitchen cupboards have strong mildew or mold odor.

The beds were comfortable with one strange exception. One of the bunk beds had a box spring for the top mattress and the bottom bunk had a mattresss and box spring! Even our 11 yr. old could not sit up in bed. We got a blow-up bed - problem solved.

On the really not good down side to the great location, the footbridge is a hang out for teens, and we had a very anxious night with a drunken brawl right outside our windows. It was really bad. We expressed concerns to the owners and they said there had been no incidents of that kind in 20 years. They said we should have called police, but there are only 2 police cars in all of Gloucester. The next evening there were 3 police cars and dogs patroling the area. Anyway, be aware that 2 am is always a busy time for kids, some nights are louder than others. And the traffic on the road is constant and loud starting at 6 am.

The owner is extremely protective of the parking area, meaning, although there are 5 spaces, you may only use 3, even if it is your sister come to visit for the afternoon. Extra parking may be had at the munincipal lot for free downtown, or on the street downtown for $5 a day (purchase new ticket by 8 am). Either way it is a half hour drive in each direction. But you probably need milk at the supermarket anyway.

The whale watch was great. We walked to Salt Island many times. Loved Beauport Mansion and Hammond's Castle. Loved the 7 Lighthouse/Annisquam River boat tour. The schooner sail was breath taking. Too many mosquitos to enjoy Dogtown Common or Stagefort Park. Great entertainment and food at the Dog Bar on Rogers street. We ate a lot of great food; the only bad meal was at the Cape Ann Brewery - all 10 of us agree.

Everyone had a great time and we are looking at Wingaersheik Beach for next year. The owner at 1 Beach Road was unnecessarily rude and that spoiled it for me.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have owned the property for two years and have just completed our second rental season. We already have a number of families who are returning next year. We have gotten accolades from the families who rented before we purchased the property and during the last two seasons. Any concerns raised by the renters have been promptly addressed. We inspect the property between rentals and have the property professional cleaned weekly. We have received no complaints about the cleanliness of the property. The cabinets are thoroughly cleaned at the beginning of the season and are emptied between rentals and we have received no complaints about the cleanliness of the kitchen. A skilled technician checked and repaired all windows and screens prior to the start of the rental season. Any concerns such as torn screens that might have been missed on inspection are promptly repaired when brought to our attention. The next renters, following the renters who wrote the review, told us about a broken screen and we repaired it the same day. Had these renters told us that there were maintenance issues, we would have addressed them immediately. We regret that they had concerns, which they did not bring to our attention so that we could have made their stay more pleasant. We do limit 3 parking to three vehicles. This is clearly stated in the lease and explained in advance to the renters. These renters understood and agreed to the three-car limit but repeatedly violated it. We have lived next door to the rental property for over 31 years and are not accustomed to hearing noise from the beach at night. In the rare instance where there is noise, the police address the issue promptly. The house is situated at the entrance to Good Harbor Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. We love living here and take great pleasure in sharing this gem with families.
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Whale Watching

In Gloucester and Rockport schooners are available for excursions.


Rates & Availability

Gloucester House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
fall 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

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

All payments made in advance of occupancy by check.
$500 deposit with the reservation.
For Summer Rental of one week, $2,200 by April 1st, and $2,000 by May 13th.

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.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.