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The Sand Dollar Beach House on Private Beach, easy access to all watersports.

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

The Sand Dollar Beach House, this 1st floor unit, BOASTS, direct easy access to private/shared Sandy Beach (approximately 40 seconds from kitchen to sand). Enjoy relaxing on the White Sand Beach, with gorgeous views of Ipswich Bay, or wading over the sand bars as you explore the Sea Life. BBQ on the deck as you watch Sailing Ships, Coastal Birds, and the spectacular Sunsets. Take pleasure in all your favorite water sports, Swimming, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Sail Boarding etc. right from the backyard!! You could spend your entire vacation at the Beach House and have plenty to do, but.... this is also the perfect location to begin your exploration of Cape Ann!! Biking around the Cape to explore Rockport, Bearskin neck, the Headlands and area beaches especially Long Beach and Good Harbor Beach is a spectacular activity. Enjoy discovering Gloucester's rich New England history, natural beauty, extraordinary beaches, fine restaurants, concert series, and special events. Check out the popular whale watching or deep sea fishing excursions, lighthouses and art galleries. A short drive from the Sand Dollar Beach House to the train station in Rockport or Gloucester allows for no hassle day trips to Historic Salem or Boston museums, theaters and other attractions.

The Sand Dollar has three bedrooms, eat in kitchen, and living room with slider accessing a large deck overlooking the beach and amazing views. Queen bed in master bdrm, 2nd bdrm is a Queen, 3rd bedroom/Den has a 2 twin beds ( a daybed and a trundle bed Large sectional sofa in living room.The 3rd bedroom/den also has a sofa and TV with a huge picture window and extraordinary views Full Bath with tile shower is accessed through bedroom#1. Large eat in kitchen. Deck has 2 Café tables with umbrellas seating for 8 and a wicker loveseat. The unit is full of light, surrounded by windows and (did I mention the spectacular views?).

A 2 minute drive, N to the Lanesville Village for Grocery's, Coffee/ Breakfast Shop, Gallery's, Kayaking Shop and Package Store. Parking for 2 cars, small dogs considered, No Smoking in house, Extra Sleeping Quarters in Pop-Up Camper (4) available for additional charge.

More Details

Kim or Jesse Norris
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017


Gloucester Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 4x4 Tile shower, glass sliding door w/ hand handled shower head all in 16 sq ft. Bathroom 64 sq ft. "Quirk" it is accessed through one of the bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twins beds can be made into a large queen bed. Sofa and TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The 3rd bedroom has a large TV and sofa. It has a daybed with a trundle so it doubles as a sitting /room large picture window with spectacular views.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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The Sand Dollar Beach House on Private Beach, easy access to all watersports.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Lovely spot!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, private beach -- my dog explored happily for hours. The house was very nice with 2 smart TVs and excellent new appliances. The laundry was in a little bit of a creepy basement but worked fine. Had a wonderful time -- the only downside was tight parking but we made it work. Very comfortable house -- 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable waterfront vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Sand Dollar is aptly named because you can collect sand dollar shells there (the white ones are shells; the black ones are living organisms.) The sandy semi-private beach is great for swimming and steps from the deck. The kids enjoyed exploring the cove and the coastline in the kayaks provided. The cottage has everything you need for a relaxed vacation. Be aware that, because this is a cove, there are no waves. We had a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A hidden gem for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

I just returned home today from an absolutely incredible week in Gloucester and had the pleasure to stay at the Sand Dollar Beach house. It truly is a beach house in every way, considering the beach and ocean are a stones throw away from the back deck of the house. The house was perfect for myself, my two teenage children and their two friends. The house was clean and comfortable and I am certainly going to plan to stay here next summer. The area is beautiful and the house is located in close proximity to other beaches, restaurants, and shoppes. We were sorry to leave today, but looking forward to coming back soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our best vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay!!! Plenty of room for our family, wonderful kitchen, roomy deck with a beautiful ocean view, and a fabulous private beach shared with neighbor. We are so glad to have stayed at the Sand Dollar House and are looking forward to returning again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Beachfront House

  • 5 of 5

We love this home and the location is wonderful. We are returning guests and we can’t wait to return next year….it’s well stocked and very secluded. It’s like we have the beach all to ourselves because the public access points are so far away. We also appreciate that the ground level is concrete and we can hang out to get out of the sun. The owners are very responsive and promptly refunded our deposit…we will be renting again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New England

We had a great time

  • 5 of 5

The house is set up with a great view of the Bay and is wonderful for families with small Kids. We were amazed at the difference of the beach between low tide and high tide, and even more so that it worked to our advantage. The morning and evening were great for finding sea shells, sand dollars and building sand castles. The afternoon was perfect for swimming.

The owners were great and responded quickly to all the questions we had. There was plenty to do within a short drive but also felt like we had the whole bay to ourselves which is not a easy combination of things to do.

Whether you like to stay at the house the entire vacation, or only sleep there you'll find everything you need at the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Folly Cove
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $600

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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