About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Large House w/peaks of ocean, 3 PLUS Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 11)
BEST BEACH LOCATION IN GLOUCESTER!!!
Leave your car and walk to THREE BEACHES!!!
This newly renovated bright and sunny Classic New England coastal home is idealy situated on quaint and private Brier Neck, surrounded by the rocky coastline, ocean and sea roses. It is a short 4 minute walk to both Good Harbor, Long Beaches and PRIVATE Briar Neck Beach, away from the crowds!! The house is very spacious and great for large and/or extended families. It is newly renovated inside: stainless kitchen w/breakfast bar, updated baths, all new flooring and freshly painted tranquil coastal colors. It is nicely furnished and well equipped w/large comfortable cathedral large living room w/sofas, chairs, love seat and chaise to watch the flat screen Smart TV. Large dining room table w/8 chairs, 4 barstools, all your kitchen needs and beach & bath towels as well. Outside is 5/6 car parking, a nice private yard, outdoor H/C shower, grill & eat on the patio table and then walk to ice cream shop after dinner!! Does it get any better??? Come enjoy the island's best beach location this summer and DON'T wait as this books full every summer!!
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About John O'Hara
I am Gloucester naitive and live on island. I will meet you at some point of your stay and give you ideas on sights, sounds, activities and dining options and am available by phone for any inquiries.
John O'Hara purchased this House in 2005
Why John O'Hara chose Gloucester
I purchased this home in 2005 from my mothers best friend as I've always loved the house, its location and envisioned it as an ideal beach goers location w/it walking proximity to three beaches.
What makes this House unique
The house has a classic shingled New England Coastal Cottage look to it w/white trim and inside has a very beachy "Coastal Living" feel to it w/wainscoting, driftwood beams, hardwood floors and tranquil ocean colored painted walls. Very spacious and unique layout to allow for privacy for all.
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Fantastic Beach House!
We had a wonderful family vacation! The house was perfect for our family. We loved the open floor plan. Easy walk to Good Harbor and Long Beach. Looking forward to coming back!
We stayed at the cottage with our son, daughter in law and their 3 little girls. The children are 4, 6 and 8. We enjoyed the room upstairs since the girls were able to spread out with their toys and give the adults some alone time downstairs. The cottage is bright and sunny as described. Although it is a 10 minute walk to the beach, we felt it was a bit too far for us since we needed to bring so much gear with us. It would be perfect for older children who could help with the lugging. We generally had the windows open so that we had a nice breeze going through the rooms. The house DOES NOT have any air conditioning but does have fans in each room. Living room furniture needs to be upgraded.
Great close-to-the-beach spot!
John's house was a treat for my family! Big and open spaces which allow for people to come and go without bumping into each other! Rooms comfortable and equipped with just enough stuff. Super nice to have a king sized bed in the master bedroom! Fantastic!
John stopped by to check and is a terrific local guy, with lots of information about the area from a "townie"!
The beach is a quick walk and the neighbors here are all super-friendly, which adds to the experience. Don't forget the 3-minute walk to the ice cream shop on Thatcher Drive! It was a nightly ritual for us!
I would be nice if the cleaning people would leave or provide some of the "dry good-type items" left by other tenants...basic spice rack, olive oil, condiments, garbage bags, etc, as it is an inconvenience to literally have to buy everything for your stay. Virtually all of the dozens of other HomeAway/AirBnB properties we've visited would have these sorts of items around.
We would love to come again and hope John will have us! Thanks John! Jeff & Jeanne Barron
We enjoyed our Famliy get together, inspite of a uncomfortable rude encounter with the owner.
Jul 1-8, 2017, 7 night
The owner was at the home upon our arrival, we had to wait outside a couple hours to get access. So 2 pm stated time of arrival became well after 4 pm. With no apology. We arrive from SC (Our Home State) in a small motor home that is and was our mode of transportation. In the listing it indicated that there was parking for RV, boats etc. We had NO intention or a need or desire to us the motor home once we arrived. The motorhome could fit and park in the side yard without an issue. John(the owner) refused to let us park in the yard. And futher refused to listen to us .
He was rude and inconsiderate to me and my wife.
We did not need to hear about the last couple of renters and his problems and the mess they left. As he was lecturing us and telling us he has been renting for 15 years and has heard all the stories????
We are retired professionals, very clean and respectible people. He treated us like children...
The house was nice however, there is no rear screen door which prevents air flow when closed, The house was HOT with No AC so we had to endore the bugs. The screens on many windows "make shift" adjustable screens that have a 2" or more gap also allowing bugs into the house.
He insisted that everyone wash there feet before they enter his house and had a white bucket with water in it at the door entrance with a sign/note.
I understand the sand issue, buy we are blocks away from the beach and we do clean our shoes before going into any house.
Further it is now 4 weeks later and he did not return our security deposit. We left the house as clean if not cleaner than we received it. We even washed all bed linens and towels and left them folded on the beds. The house was spotless.
The owner did not make us feel welcome when arrived and now further earned this review.
We had to request our deposit refund twice. He said the only reason he did not send it it that he was busy. Poor excuse as we still wait.
All was good
Nice house nice location
Great space that is close walk to Long beach & Good Harbor Beach
SURFING- SUP - BODY BOARD @ BOTH BEACHES & RENTALS AVAILABLE!!