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Lisa and Patrick Halloran

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french

Steps to Good Habor Beach, 5 bedrooms, large deck, fire pit

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Merrimack Valley & Essex County House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedroom, two bath home with outdoor shower, access two local beaches

* We are letting all guests know there is a possibility of construction near the home during the summer 2016*

Welcome to your very own summer beach home! Located across the street from the North Shore's best beach, this two family home offers five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two separate living spaces as well as two full kitchen and a dinning room.The grounds include parking for four-six cars, an outdoor entertaining/dinning area, covered gazebo and spacious yard for the kids to run around. We have recently added horseshoe pits also. Perfect for a large group, family or two families traveling together.

Inside you will find comfortable furnishings and all the necessary items to make your stay enjoyable. Onsite amenities include but are not limited too: Wi-fi, Washer and dryer, cable, fully stocked kitchen of dishes and cookware, two televisions and a DVD player and bunk bed set up for those traveling with kids. Don't forget the outside shower to get all that sand off after a day on the beach.

The top floor unit is the larger of two and features 3 bedrooms and a full bath. The living room, kitchen and dinning room are all open concept and lead out to the large deck overlooking the yard. The master has a king bed and small private balcony offering views of the marsh. The second bedroom has a queen bed and a bunk with a single bed. The third bedroom also has a full bed.

The bottom unit has two bedrooms a full bath and an open concept kitchen and living room. Both bedrooms feature queen size beds. The laundry is also located on this level. There is no interior staircase connecting the two units. Both units can be accessed from outdoor entrances. Please note that linens are not included but available for a fee. * While we do allow pets YOU NEED TO INFORM US YOU ARE BRINGING THEM*.

Aside from the accommodations, what will keep you coming back year after year is the unbelievably short walk to Good Harbor beach. You can be on the beach in minutes and you'll welcome the short walk back after a relaxing day at the beach.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lisa and Patrick Halloran (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french

About Lisa and Patrick Halloran

I grew up in Montreal, Canada and met my husband PJ while he visited Montreal. PJ grew up in Gloucester and has an intimate knowledge of the area having worked on local whale watches and Inns before going to college and accepting a commission in the U.S. Army. We now live north of Boston where he serves as a Firefighter and I as a Manager.

Lisa and Patrick Halloran purchased this house in 2013

Why Lisa and Patrick Halloran chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

My family vacationed in the area for many years renting homes over the summer. When this property became available we immediately jumped on the chance to own a property across the street from our favorite beach. PJ owns a local business (Cape Ann Foodie Tours) and loves to showcase America's oldest working seaport and its culture.

What makes this house unique

The ability to walk to Good Harbor and not worry about the parking or congestion is worth it in itself. The size of the house and outside entertaining area are sure to make everyone happy.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Steps to Good Habor Beach, 5 bedrooms, large deck, fire pit
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Lynn, MA

Perfect location and fantastic yard

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Great location just a short walk to Good Harbor, and the yard was perfect for my family. Lots of fun around the fire pit every night, and lots of corn hole tournaments. We spent most of our time in the yard or down the beach, as the weather was fantastic. The accommodations were great, and the owners were very helpful and responsive to all the questions we had. I messed up with the second payment, and they were very understanding and flexible. Check out the $9.95 lobster rolls at the Surfside every Tuesday, which is just a short walk down Thatcher towards Long Beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect Large Family Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Walking distance to the beautiful beach and to an ice cream shop. Plenty of parking. The house was very comfortable and clean. It was our first time renting a house and we were pleasantly surprised with the accommodations. Everything was as listed and the pictures listed were accurate. Having two separate apartments with two kitchens was ideal and helped keep the sanity with 4 families and our parents. We loved the spacious fenced in backyard where the children could play freely. The fire pit was great for the chilly evenings where we made s'mores wth the kids. And after they went to bed, the grownups enjoyed it with a glass a wine and conversation. The owners were a pleasure to work with. Responding quickly to all our questions and although we didn't need anything during our stay, we felt comfortable that they would respond quickly to any of our needs. We highly recommend this home for any large family our group especially with kids. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Lovely house, awesome yard, great location.

  • 5 of 5

I came to Gloucester for a wedding with a large group of friends and this house suited our needs very well. It was a little funny because there are no interior stairs between the properties but it still functioned very well. The fenced in yard was perfect for our pup and the fire pit was a great added bonus. Wish we had better weather so we could take advantage of the beach being so close. Lisa was very pleasant to deal with as well!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Perfect for our family gathering

  • 5 of 5

The beach house was perfect for our big family gathering. We got married at Good Harbor Beach and were able to have our large family there with room for everyone. The backyard is perfect for a big BBQ, and the fire pit was really nice at night. There was lots of sleeping space and seating for everyone. The rental is divided into two separate apartments, which came in really handy for our group since we had young kids and older adults whose bedtime schedules are different. Lisa and Pat were very helpful setting up our stay, and the beach house had all the accommodations we needed. And, the best part, it is a very short walk to the most beautiful beach in New England!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Great yard and walking distance to GHB

  • 4 of 5

This property worked great for our family of 13 with 2 kitchens and 5 bedrooms. The yard was definitely the highlight of the home as the children played for hours every day. We have quite an extended family in the Gloucester area so we hosted 4 dinners with 25+ on any given evening featuring fresh fish, lobster, and more and ended the nights around the fire pit making smores. What made it easy to host large crowds was the fabulous fenced yard that the kids enjoyed, and gave the adults the opportunity to visit without the worry. Being within walking distance of Good Harbor Beach was the icing on the cake for us! Not too many issues and anything that came up, the owners were right on top of, including bringing us a portable AC unit because the weather was humid (we did not request this). The only reason I gave it 4 stars was that I felt some maintenance is needed but otherwise perfect for a summer vacation. I'd like to come back in 2017 but want 2 weeks instead of one!!! I love and miss my hometown of picturesque Gloucester and love to entertain family and friends and this home was the PERFECT place to do it.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Fall Weekend/Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We all had a wonderful weekend and found the home to be spotless clean and the beds were very comfortable. I highly recommend a stay at this home. We were greeted by PJ and told to contact him with any issues (which there were none ). Thanks for allowing us to enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Downtown Gloucester
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Salem Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Rockport Golf Club
Nearest Train
2.8 Miles
Gloucester Station
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
Route 127 and 128
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many restaurants in downtown Gloucester
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Good Harbor Beach
Car: recommended

There are several whale watches operating out of downtown Gloucester as well as a harbor cruise and fishing charters. On the land side, there is a great walking food tour of the city run by Cape Ann Foodie tours. Rockport is a short drive away and home to artisan studios and quaint shops along bearskin neck.


Rates & Availability

Gloucester and Annisquam House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July, August- peak 2016
Jun 26 2016 - Aug 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
End Summer Sale
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
September 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
October-December 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $200

Payment with international credit card will incur a 150$ booking fee. Linens/towels are available for an additional $250 per stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Merrimack Valley & Essex County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1644 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom one is the master and has a small private balcony providing views of the marsh. Bedroom two features a single bunk with a queen bed below. The other upstairs bedroom also features a full size bed. Downstairs there are two bedrooms with queen beds and a pull out couch in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming

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