Good Harbor Beach House

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Entrance to beach just down the street...


Last updated: 10/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A quaint 4 bedroom family cottage sits on the edge of the salt marsh and dunes of Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Massachusetts - the oldest fishing port in the United States. This rare location offers privacy as well as desirable proximity to Gloucester's most famous beach. Listen to the surf, smell the sea and enjoy the breeze!

You can enjoy a quaint front deck, full length covered porch and spacious back deck. The deck allows for comfortable lounging as well as outdoor dining for 6+ (Pictures to follow, currently being painted.)

An outside shower allows for convenient clean up and a large private back yard for children to play. Loads of gardens and bird watching.

Four bedrooms allow for ample sleeping arrangements for up to 8 quests: (2) twins, (2) full and (1) queen.

Gloucester offers minutes drive to world class seafood, ice cream just down the street, golf, state parks for hiking, whale watching, sport fishing, live theater, music, art and so much more!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1560 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    for 3 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    978 879 4737...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    crock pot, lobster pot, baking pans, bean pot...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Rockport public Golf Course close by....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 11 - Oct 29, 2016
1 night min stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Jun 24, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 25 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall 2017
Sep 11 - Oct 29, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $150


Check-in is 3:30 p.m.

Check-out 12:00 p.m.

Payments can be made via PayPal (from bank account, not credit card or e-check) or by personal check or bank check.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/24/2016
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston, Logan
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rockport Public
4 Miles
Nearest Train
To Boston's North Station
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 128
0.03 Miles
Nearest Beach
Good Harbor

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Hi! I was born in Gloucester and grew up on Cape Ann! I am thrilled to be able to share my family beach cottage with you. We had been looking for over 10 years to find the perfect beach cottage and found this diamond in the rough and bought this home in 2007. At the time, it was a summer only camp with no heat! We renovated the home to a year around, cozy cottage, with many of today's modern amenities!

Why the Owner Chose Gloucester, MA, USA:
This home is uniquely situated on the marsh and dune systems of Good Harbor beach. It is one of only 7 homes with this highly desirable proximity to the beach with a large lot and privacy. It is accessed by a quiet, private road and nestled between the woods and marsh/dunes. I hope you will enjoy my gardens as much as I do! Sitting on the back deck or side covered porch, it is a pleasure to bird watch! We have numerous books to help you identify the many species. There is also an abundance of rabbits that are adorable to watch, but can be frustrating when the eat all my beautiful flowers :-) The home still has the feel of a early turn of the century summer cottage with original hardwood floors, fireplace (non-functioning), built in hutch in the dining room and cozy layout. We were careful to not detract from the feel when we updated the home.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Privacy and close proximity to Good Harbor beach. Highly functional layout - cozy, but sleeps 8 comfortably. Amazing deck with both lounging and dining areas with spectacular views across the salt march to the Atlantic ocean. Short drive to both downtown Gloucester and Rockport where there are numerous galleries, shops, restaurants and so many things to do!

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Entrance to beach just down the street...

    Entrance to beach just down the street...

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom


  • Bedroom


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Howard's Cottage

    Howard's Cottage

  • View from Master bed!  Listen to the waves crashing and smell the sea breeze...

    View from Master bed! Listen to the waves crashing and smell the sea breeze...

  • Bedroom


  • Upstairs Hallway

    Upstairs Hallway

  • HD TV with Non-functioning fireplace

    HD TV with Non-functioning fireplace

  • Good morning...

    Good morning...

VRBO #716813

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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