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Year Round Beach Cottage-Long Beach Rd.-Gloucester-Cape Ann-Sleeps 6-$2650.00/wk

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Year round Cottage 100' from ocean with 3 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths. Sleeps 6

Walk just a few steps to the spectacular white sandy beach called 'Long Beach', where you will immediately be drawn in to the unprecidented views of 'Twin Lights' and the rocky seashore that surrounds you.

Gloucester is a place to see, feel and experience history. Its working waterfront and beauty have drawn fisherman, families, artists and visitors for hundreds of years.

Whale watching and fishing, (Haddock, cod and tuna) can be enjoyed from the Whale Watching and Deep Sea Fishing boats.

Lighthouses date from the 1780's, and the historic downtown has over 75 restaurants serving all kinds of cuisine and the 'freshest' of seafood.

Galleries, world class museums and the period architecture will enthrall you.

Meet artists in America's oldest working artist colony on nearby Rocky Neck.

Come and experience Cape Ann!

'Long Beach' is a protected stretch of fabulous ocean and white sand, perfect for sunbathing, walking, shelling and even surfing! Great waves!

From Long Beach, which is steps from the cottage, you can easily see 'Twin Lights' on Thatcher's Island as shown in photo.

*'Good Harbor Beach' (walking distance from the cottage) is a 1/2 mile long barrier beach with a rocky shore and salt marsh which is protected by sand dunes. Small, shrub covered rocky 'Salt Island' is accessible at low tide.

*These 2 beaches are nestled in secluded coves with white sand and stretch for miles.

Everything is supplied for your vacation!

1 King size bed

2 Queen size beds

2 full bathrooms with tubs (1 on each level)

2 Bedrooms on first floor and 1 bedroom on second floor

***Please note: For 3 night minimum visits during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and Memorial Day, the daily rate is 375.00.***

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018


Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 full bathroom on each level. Both bathrooms have tub/shower combinations. Towels and soaps are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed on first floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed on second floor
  • This cottage sleeps a maximum of 6 Please feel free to bring a pack and play if you have a little one.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is a regulation size pool table on the second floor game/TV room. Please note: Weeks run from Saturday to Saturday during peak summer, mid June - Mid September. Other times of the year, we are very flexible.


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Year Round Beach Cottage-Long Beach Rd.-Gloucester-Cape Ann-Sleeps 6-$2650.00/wk
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The Beachcomber cottage was a wonderful place to stay at Long Beach. The house had beach chairs, sun umbrella, and beach towels all provided. The yard is nicely landscaped and quiet. My family enjoyed playing pool in the evening and had a great week.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Essex, CT

Absolutely perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. The owners thought of everything you could possibly need while on vacation. The house is beautiful and spotless and located in a quiet neighborhood. It is literally a 2 minute walk from the driveway to beautiful Long Beach. It has a beautiful yard with lots of big trees to provide shade which was a welcome change from the hot sun on the beach. We loved it so much we have already booked for next year. We feel so lucky to have found this beautiful home to spend our family vacation. Thank you Laura for renting your beautiful home to us!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

This was the best vacation ever. No stress, the owner and her daughter make everything so easy. The house is well kept and clean. Long Beach is my favorite beach in Massachusetts and love going every year. Have rented several houses over the numerous years that we have been going but this one - is the best one. The beds are very comfortable. Love that this is house is close to everything, beach, and food. lol. Bearskin and Gloucester are my favorite places to visit. Look forward to going on this vacation every year.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about the Beachcomber Cottage! Laura has created a warm, welcoming, clean and well appointed home and amazingly offers it as a rental! My family found the home spacious enough to spread out when we wanted some quiet time but there were enough large spaces (inside and out) to gather and eat together. My mother, who has some knee issues and is partially blind, appreciated the grab bars in the bathroom and in a few other places in the house that offered her the extra security she requires. Let's not forget the real reason you rent this house--Long Beach! We love Long Beach and the Beachcomber is about the 6th house up from the sandy path that takes you right down to a picture perfect spot at the end of the crescent shaped beach! I would say with slow legs the walk will take to 4 minutes and with a quick step you can do it in 2. The owners were always quick to reply to my questions and we will rent this house again and again. If you can find an available week, snap this place up!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! This house made our vacation! Our favorite house that we have ever rented! We came with our two kids, ages 13 and 19 and allowed them both to bring friends and the house easily accommodated this arrangement! The house was so well maintained, clean and with lovely details, with a great yard. The deck with grill made a lovely area to eat dinners and there was an inside generous dining room table that sat 6 for colder, rainy evenings. And the die block from Long Beach and an easy 10 minute walk to Good Harbor Beach, which we enjoyed mornings, afternoons and evenings. And, there's a great ice cream shop on the way to Good Harbor. I also need to mention that the generously spaced upstairs area with a full bedroom, bathroom and living room area that has a full size pool table was excellent for my teenage daughter and her friends and of course the pool table was a huge hit with all of us! Also, the owners were so nice and responsive to our needs and questions. We would return without hesitation. Well worth the price!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poughkeepsie, NY

Our Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Most people think of Beachcomber Cottage as a summer vacation spot, but it was a perfect place for our family to spend Christmas together. It was spacious enough for everyone to have privacy when they needed it, and meals all together without being crowded. The kitchen was equipped with all the utensils for our Christmas dinner, and later in the week, a fresh lobster dinner. It's welcoming and comfortable in every sense of the word - including holiday decorations to make us feel at home. The location is perfect - close to Rockport, Rocky Neck and Gloucester, each with their own charm and history. Best of all is its proximity to a beautiful beach, which we walked every day. Another feature is the large deck, which overlooks a professionally landscaped yard. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Take train to and from Boston, Station close by.
Car: recommended

Many historical New England coastal towns nearby.

World class museums, art galleries, auctions houses and artist colonies all close to Beachcomber cottage.

Enjoy the freshest catch of the day at the many wonderful restaurants that Gloucester and surrounding villages have to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $75

Cancellation policy: A 36 notice is required for a full refund, "less" reservation deposit. If less than 36 days, no refund will be issued unless same week(s) can be re-booked. A 60 day notice is required for a 2 week (Or longer) booking.

We only offer "full weeks" June 9 - September 15, 2018.
Prior to and after those dates, we are happy to offer 3 night minimums. Beachcomber is a year round cottage and a wonderful place for a short get-a-way too!
Book your holidays and long weekends and have fun in the "off season" as you can enjoy the beaches and all the charming villages on Cape Ann.
Please note: When booking a 3 night minimum during Holidays, the nightly rate is 400.00. This includes Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas.
There is currently no lodging tax however a new law is close to passing before the end of 2018. We will have to collect the lodging tax from you for 2019 bookings and will keep you informed. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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