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Good Harbor Beachfront Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Annette Means
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 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.


Gloucester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • upstairs bathroom has a claw-foot tub with shower, downstairs is a half bathroom, outdoor solar shower in summer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 bunk bed , Bedroom sleeps 4
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
  • 4 bedrooms consist of 3 Queen beds, 2 full beds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeper fees are $250 and deducted from the $500 refundable security deposit. If you have paid by credit card the $175 VRBO transaction fee is also deducted from the security fee.


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Good Harbor Beachfront Cottage
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews

2nd Time staying was just as good as the 1st...

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view and location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Great spot for a family get away

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable spot!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsfield Massachusettes

Salt Island Gloucester Vacation at good Harbor Beach

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Crow's Nest
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Bass Rocks Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Gloucester Commuter Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Charlie's Place
Nearest Beach
Good Harbor Beach
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

$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.

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.