|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Walk just a few steps to the spectacular white sandy beach called 'Long Beach', where you will immediately be drawn in to the unprecidented views of 'Twin Lights' and the rocky seashore that surrounds you.
Gloucester is a place to see, feel and taste history. Its working waterfront and beauty have drawn fisherman, families, artists and visitors for hundreds of years.
Whale watching and fishing, (Haddock, cod and tuna) can be enjoyed from the Whale Watching and Deep Sea Fishing boats.
Lighthouses date from the 1780's, and the historic downtown has over 75 restaurants serving all kinds of cuisine and the 'freshest' of seafood.
Galleries, world class museums and the period architecture will enthrall you.
Meet artists in America's oldest working artist colony on nearby Rocky Neck.
Come and experience Cape Ann!
'Long Beach' is a protected stretch of fabulous ocean and white sand, perfect for sunbathing, walking, shelling and even surfing! Great waves!
From Long Beach, which is steps from the cottage, you can easily see 'Twin Lights' on Thatcher's Island as shown in photo.
*'Good Harbor Beach' (walking distance from the cottage) is a 1/2 mile long barrier beach with a rocky shore and salt marsh which is protected by sand dunes. Small, shrub covered rocky 'Salt Island' is accessible at low tide.
*These 2 beaches are nestled in secluded coves with white sand and stretch for miles.
Everything is supplied for your vacation!
1 King size bed
2 Queen size beds
2 full bathrooms with tubs
Our family stayed at the Beachcomber Cottage for 2 weeks in August, three seasons in a row, which should tell you something. A very comfortable, well stocked house with a versatile floor plan that allows for simultaneous, separate indoor activities in the evening or when weather doesn't cooperate. Long Beach a couple of houses away, and Good Harbor Beach a 5 minute bike ride or less than 15 if you're walking. A popular ice cream place up the street, and groceries, liquor and fresh fish all within minutes. We spent most evenings grilling on the generous deck, overlooking a very large, landscaped, private yard. Plentiful parking and a garage for storing bikes. We recommend the house without reservation.
Our daughter got married at Willowdale Estate. Since we were from out of town, we decided to rent a house within commuting distance to the wedding but near a beach. The Beachcomber was the perfect house for us. Beautiful Long Beach was a short stroll away and the house was stocked with everything you could possibly need including beach chairs and beach towels! Our son loved his room off the upstairs den (complete with pool table). Good Harbor Beach was only a mile away and we could walk easily to the Dairy Maid! Huge cones! Pizza was very good there too! If you simply can't get away from the office, they've got WiFi too. This came in very handy a couple of times for us. All in all, it was a very relaxing place to stay, in a beautiful setting, close to anything you might want or need, for a satisfying holiday. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and hope to go back someday and invite our adult children to join us for a week of coastal fun and relaxation. I highly recommend staying here whether your children are 5 or 25. And if you happen to be hosting or joining a wedding party in the area...renting a house like this is a lifesaver.
Six of us in our family travelled from near and far for our annual Thanksgiving get-together. This was an ideal house and location for us!! As paddleboard surfers and beachwalkers, being right on Long Beach was a delight! The house exceeded our expectations! We loved the spaciousness, the bedrooms were perfect, the upstairs "luxury suite," as my son put it, was an incredible area for him and his wife as they enjoyed the privacy for study, rest, and play. The magnificent pool table and large activity room were an added bonus as all my kids, my husband, and 3 friends enjoyed endless games of pool there. We loved the kitchen for multiple cooks preparing Thanksgiving dinner and even a small party. The dining room was spacious, the living room fantastic with it's skylights, magnificent brick fireplace and cozy New England charm. We all loved the antique pieces throughout the house, the little soap boxes, and the well-stocked kitchen drawers and cupboards! Everything we needed and more! The view from the 2nd floor bedroom was outstanding! The waves and surfers were the constant goal to watch. The driveway and parking area were incredibly spacious! The deck and yard were impressive, too! What a place! I also loved the fact that we were just down the road from the great restaurants in Gloucester and the lovely shops of Rockport! A gorgeous drive in a very scenic area. Thank you so much. My family and I will not forget this lovely home. We all have fond memories and hope to come back. This is a very special place, and it's already been recommended to friends.
We rented this property for my wife, son 14 months and myself with the hopes family members would have room to stay with us as well. Our expectations were exceeded, this house has room for two small families and makes for fantastic family gatherings. About 200 yards from front door to water. Very easy to get too. Beautifully shaded house and porch makes this extremely comfortable for afternoon BBQ's and gathers.
Our week at the Beachcomber Cottage was blissful. The house was spacious, comfortable, well-appointed, and very inviting. Everything that was promised was provided--from beach towels, to beach chairs, to paper goods, and everything in between. The backyard is spectacularly beautiful--large, lush and beautifully cultivated. The walk to the beach is around three minutes long, and from several of the bedrooms, we could see the ocean. What a joy!! And the beach is perfect: Clean, full of life but not over-crowded, and with very reasonable, well-mannered people. We could walk to local restaurants serving delicious ice cream, pizza, subs, seafood and more. There was plenty of room for parking, as well.We had such a wonderful time that we have already booked TWO WEEKS for next year. What more can one say?
Many historical New England coastal towns nearby.
World class museums, art galleries, auctions houses and artist colonies all close to cottage.
Enjoy the freshest catch of the day at the many wonderful restaurants that Gloucester and surrounding villages have to offer.
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May 23 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 19 2015 - Dec 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
A 300.00 reservation deposit is required to hold your booking. Returned approximately 14 days after departure date assuming no damage or excessive cleaning required.
Cancellation policy: A 35 notice is required for a full refund, less deposit. If less than 35 days, no refund will be given unless same week(s) can be re-booked.
Weeks run Saturday to Saturday. Check-in 3PM. Check-out 10AM.
A 300.00 reservation deposit is required to guarantee your booking. This is due upon signing of lease and is returned approximately 2 weeks after your departure date, assuming no damage or excessive cleaning required.
The rental fee is broken up into 2 payments if staying one week, and 3 payments if staying 2 weeks.