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Walk to the Beach, Family Vacation Home, Brier Neck

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Location, location, location.....Brier Neck a short walk to Good Harbor or Long Beach. Peeks of Salt Island and the ocean.

This cottage style home is bright and sunny, offering a spacious feel with vaulted ceilings. The main floor has 3 bedrooms, a great room with a large Flat screen TV, full bathroom and kitchen. There is a large deck off of the great room and a patio in the backyard, plenty of room for outside dining and relaxing. A spiral staircase leads downstairs to a finished basement that gets lot of light and has an additional full bathroom, den, game room and washer and dryer. This is a great space for the kids to hang out. Lovely backyard, great for entertaining or for the kids to run around.

Gloucester is a great location for a family vacation. Enjoy beautiful Good Harbor Beach with it’s white sand, clear water and Salt Island. At low tide you can actually walk to Salt Island and climb the rocks or seach the tide pools for ocean creatures. At night walk to the nearby ice cream shop and then take a stroll on lovely Long Beach. A short drive to picturesque Rockport and Bear Skin Neck, Eastern Point Lighthouse, Rocky Neck Art Colonly, downtown Gloucester, shopping and lots of great local seafood.


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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Walk to the Beach, Family Vacation Home, Brier Neck
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
North Branch, MN USA

Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of four totally enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The home was spotless! It was located just three blocks from Good Harbor Beach, two blocks from Long Beach, and within walking distance to Pebble Beach. How great is that? The owner of this home provided books, games, coolers, beach chairs, beach towels, etc. Her attention to detail was outstanding. We loved the affordable tickets and easy access to the train station - went into Boston twice. The ice cream cones - two blocks' walk away - were to die for yummy!!! We drove up to Portland, Maine for some shopping and site seeing and came back with two live "lobstas" for supper. Again, the home's kitchen had a big lobster pot and some adorable dishes to eat our fresh seafood on. Everywhere we went on Cape Ann was BEAUTIFUL! The Fisherman's Memorial, the harbor walk, the Crow's Nest, the lighthouses, and a whale watch were other fun activities. So much to do and so little time. Gloucester is a "must see" place and we will certainly visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We love hearing that guests enjoy their stay at the house and in Gloucester. Come back anytime.
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June 2014

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with my parents, enjoyed a wonderful stay in this property. Great house in a great location!

It was our first time renting a property in America and we were definitely not disappointed, it was perfect for us. The property was clean and well maintained and the photo's in the listing were a true representation of the house. On arrival we were pleased to find everything in the property as had been described (eg towels, bed linen etc). The location of this property was great, with two beaches only a 10 minute walk away. The supermarkets were easy to find, we did our shopping in 'Stop&Shop' and found it to be reasonably priced with a great variety of products.

The owner of this property was friendly and happy to help. On arrival the owner met us at the property which was a lovely welcome and pointed out some things about the property we needed to know for during our stay. The owner was also happy for us to contact them during our stay should any problems arise, which was reassuring.

On our first evening we went out for dinner at the 'Gloucester House', the food and service was fantastic. Portion sizes were large but they were happy to pack away for take away anything that you couldn't manage to eat on the night. During our stay my husband and I went whale watching, it was amazing! We booked with a company called '7 Seas Whale Watch' (based next door to the 'Gloucester House'), the trip was great, with an experienced guide on deck to tell us about all the whales and answer any questions we had. We loved it so much and can't wait to go again during our next stay!

Overall, we had a wonderful stay here and would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great vacation and the house worked out well for you. Hope to see you again!
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Ontario, Canada

Gloucester MA fall vacation.

  • 4 of 5

This was a very good residence to spend a vacation. It would be good for a family with children during summer vacations, if you accept it is a 10 minute easy walk to the beach.

The house is nicely furnished and well provided for in terms of appliances, cooking requirements, furniture and beds with bedding.

Our only minor comments are: -

(a) The circular staircase to the basement is not ideal when needing to carry laundry up and down.

(b) A nice addition would be to add a light that responds to motion detection, finding the lock in the back door in the dark was a little difficult.

Overall a recommendation and a nice vacation memory.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a nice vacation, it was a pleasure to have you as guests. We know the spiral staircase is not ideal and do make sure that renters are aware of them before they rent. We will definitely put a sensor light on the backdoor. We normally meet guests when they arrive so the lockbox is not usually used. Unfortuantely we weren't able to meet you on arrival, I'm sorry you had to deal with the lock in the dark, I didn't realize you would be arriving after dark. Thanks again.
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Gloucester House Rental Rates

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Jun 3 2017 - Jun 24 2017
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Jun 25 2017 - Sep 2 2017
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Sep 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
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Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Beach Umbrella, Beach Toys, Outdoor Shower

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