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Good Harbor Beach House

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Quintessential beach house with short walk to pristine Good Harbor Beach

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!

More Details

Owner
Laura Howard
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Laura Howard

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!

Laura Howard purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Laura Howard chose North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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!

Amenities

Gloucester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Outdoor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

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average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
5

A wonderful house by a wonderful beach.

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this house twice now for a three-generation family holiday. Each time we had such a good time. Our grandchildren had plenty of space to run around and play. We had places to be together or to be quiet. We enjoyed many meals on the wide deck over-looking the salt marsh. And the beautiful beach is a short walk from the house. The house is very well set up for a holiday : comfortable, bright and airy, the kitchen has everything needed. it is a lovely place.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house filled with light and charm. We were just 3 blocks from Good Harbor beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful inside and out! Laura was so helpful!

  • 5 of 5

Girls weekend perfect place and so adorable!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the Good Harbor Beach house with four friends who are all artists. We live on Cape Cod and we wanted to paint along the shore around Gloucester and Rockport. The house is perfectly located overlooking a scenic marsh, close to the beach and not far from downtown. Everyone in our group was thoroughly impressed with the location and the house itself. The home is very clean and well decorated. Very comfortable and homey. Wonderful deck for relaxing outside. I was hoping for a classic beach cottage to possibly be the subject of a few paintings and this one was made for great subject matter. The owner was very responsive and easy to work with. She was very accommodating, working with us on our dates and making sure we had everything we needed. We all loved this place and hope to return sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing get away place and exceptionally well maintained

  • 5 of 5

Amazing get away place and exceptionally well maintained

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful family stay in a beautifully restored cottage with marsh and sea views

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at Laura's home by the sea. The lovingly restored cottage is very comfortable - we would have loved to have spent the week! The deck provided a wonderful place for us to gather for meals and to visit. The marsh attracts quite a bit of wildlife - we saw a fat fox in search of breakfast one morning. We enjoyed a walk on Good Harbor beach - just a short distance away. The cottage is ideally located, and Laura is just a phone call away. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Boston, Logan
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Rockport Public
Nearest Train
4 Miles
To Boston's North Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Beach
0.03 Miles
Good Harbor
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Gloucester Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$475
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $250

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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