About the property
- Cottage3000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
4-bedroom ocean views on private side of beach
Ocean views from every room. 4-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom (sleeps 8-10), beachfront summer house built in 1917. Kitchen renovated with stainless steel appliances and granite kitchen top, dishwasher, garbage disposal. Modern bathrooms, internet, cable TV, wi-fi. The rental includes private beach, private access, granite patio with built-in BBQ area, lawn and parking (maximum parking 4 vehicles), living room, dining room, porch and study. Kitchenware, glassware, utensils, linens, towels provided. $6,000 per/wk. $500 refundable fee is returned minus the $250 cleaning fees, and if you choose to pay by credit card, minus $175 VRBO transaction fee, and provided beach house is returned without damage. Available May through October. Landlord lives in separate downstairs apt on premises.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About Annette Means
My family spent every summer in this gorgeous beach house in Cape Ann, MA. It was a 3-month respite for us coming up from the hustle and bustle of New York City. A place to relax, hone our swimming skills, enjoy fresh lobsters and seafood and entertain friends and relatives. The perfect summer house where we snorkeled, pulled lobster traps, learned to sail, water skied and made lasting family memories.
Annette Means purchased this Cottage in 1969
Why Annette Means chose Gloucester
Recently, we decided to renovate the house and try to make it as beautiful as its million dollar view. It is the perfect entertainment house with a glorious granite patio on a spectacular promontory that always seems to catch a wonderful sea breeze, even on the hottest summer days. It has private access to the beach, so children never have to cross a road or worry about cars. It is only 40-minutes north of Boston and Logan Airport.
What makes this Cottage unique
Outstanding views of the Atlantic Ocean, private beach, private access to one of the most, beautiful, white sandy beaches in Massachusetts.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
2nd Time staying was just as good as the 1st...
Overall there is little to not like about this property. It is right on the water and has ample space for up to 10 adults to stay comfortably. You are given your privacy and allowed to fully enjoy your time. The only downfalls are that there is only 1 shower, there seems to be a small amount of silverware, and the price compared to some other possible rentals is a bit high. However, these are all things that you overlook once you step foot inside this amazing home!
Our stay was actually a cycling team in town for the annual cyclocross race at Stage Fort Park and everyone that stayed had nothing but great things to say about the stay. We would definitely consider this place next year if the race sticks around!
Great view and location
Great property right on the water. The extras outside were also a super nice perks (chairs, firepit, stand up paddle boards, grill). Only downside is the bathroom situation...1.5 bathrooms for a home that sleeps 10 isn't ideal. Neighbors are very picky about talking level volumes outside at night.
Great spot for a family get away
Cozy home, beautiful views and easy access to a great beach. The listing description accurate regarding the location, layout & amenities. The property was clean and well-maintained. The owner was responsive to my inquiries. I recommend this property for friends or relatives.
This home is right next to Good Harbor Beach. The waves come crashing in and the sound is heaven. You almost feel like you are on a boat when you sit on the porch and see the water all around you at high tide. There is a view from the house to Salt Island and the waves at low tide coming around the island make a cool, unusual pattern.
Unfortunately, we spent two out of 3 days in clouds and rain. The 3rd day, however, the sun shone and that's when you can most appreciate this setting. When you are sitting at the table on the stone patio, overlooking the water, you feel like you are on the Almafi Coast.
The one thing we did notice was that the ceilings were a bit low - anyone over 6'5" might have a problem. My husband is 6'2" and he had no issue in any room of the house.
Location was perfect. The parking was a challenge and the kitchen area was tight. The property was great for our family and was a weekend we will all look back on with wonderful memories.
Salt Island Gloucester Vacation at good Harbor Beach
My family of 8 (6 adults and 2 children) stayed for a week. The house was large and very comfortable for us all. Great views of the ocean. Only gave 4 stars due to the fact that there is no laundry facilities on site, we had to bring our laundry into town to be cleaned by a service. Cause we were not about to spend 3 hours at a laundromat on our vacation. Kitchen is small and does not have an oven. Walk down to the beach is steep hard for the elderly and not for handicap. We went on an amazing whale watch out of cape ann it was incredible worth every penny. My husband and I also found a little gem in Rockport called Halibut State Park defiantly check it out. It's a 15 minute drive has the most incredible sunsets! Great hiking/walking trails. The best meal we had was at the Lobsta Land delicious! We had a great week we would defiantly go back.
Thanks for your review. Should you decide to return there is a brand new oven in the kitchen. True, there are no laundry facilities here, but the fluff and fold down town is cheap and their turnaround time is less than a day. I use them all the time.
Gloucester is a working fishing port. Along the harbor are whale watches, tuna and swordfishing charters. Gloucester also has the oldest art colony, Rocky Neck, filled with galleries and restaurants.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$250 goes to housekeeping and comes out of the $500 security deposit. If rental fee and security deposit are paid by credit card through VRBO then transaction fee is also deducted from the security fee.