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

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,644 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

* We are letting all guests know there is the possibility of construction near the home during the summer of 2017*

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.

Please check out our sister property "The Aerie" HomeAway #4472103

More Details

Lisa and Patrick Halloran
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2017

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.

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.


Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1644 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Steps to Good Habor Beach, 5 bedrooms, large deck, fire pit
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Great house for groups with fenced in yard!

  • 4 of 5

A group of friends and I stayed here while we attended a Gloucester wedding for the weekend. There's a beautiful grassy fenced in yard with horseshoe pits, firepit and plenty of seating. The house is in good shape with 5 bedrooms (3 in upstairs apartment and 2 in downstairs apartment, both with kitchens and living rooms and pretty comfy beds. The location was a quick walk to the beach and a 2 min drive to the grocery store so you have just about everything you need! There is construction going on in the lot next door but nobody was working on it while we were there. Lisa was prompt in communication and helpful when I had questions. There was some confusion over what was covered in linen rental and she was amenable and helped us get situated. The only downside is that linens are not included and to rent them was overly expensive at $250. It worked out okay because we were 5 couples, 3 of which were traveling from out of town so packing them would have been annoying, but still $50/couple for a set of sheets and bath towels (beach towels are not included) seems very expensive to me. And it's not like they're through a rental company as the owners set you up themselves (and in our case one of the beds didn't have set of sheets that fit so we had to scrounge another flat sheet). Overall the stay was really great, Lisa is a communicative and helpful owner, and we would be happy to return though we would definitely not pay for linens.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing renovations!

  • 4 of 5

Great location and distance from Good Harbor Beach. New house color is so pretty and out door shower is wonderful. Owners are great to deal with and very considerate. Such a great fit for two families. House has all that you need for a fun family vacation. I actually like the policy of bringing your own linens because it makes the pack up on the last day so much easier. While ice cream is available within walking distance, the Ice Cream Store in Rockport is well worth the trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lowell, MA

Vacation at Good Harbor Beach

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Good Harbor. The house was perfect. Clean and welcoming. The large yard and outside shower were extra benefits. Just loved it and hope to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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 House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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
Property Damage Protection $59

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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