|Minimum Stay||3 - 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 experience 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
I can't say enough good things about the Beachcomber Cottage! Laura has created a warm, welcoming, clean and well appointed home and amazingly offers it as a rental! My family found the home spacious enough to spread out when we wanted some quiet time but there were enough large spaces (inside and out) to gather and eat together. My mother, who has some knee issues and is partially blind, appreciated the grab bars in the bathroom and in a few other places in the house that offered her the extra security she requires. Let's not forget the real reason you rent this house--Long Beach! We love Long Beach and the Beachcomber is about the 6th house up from the sandy path that takes you right down to a picture perfect spot at the end of the crescent shaped beach! I would say with slow legs the walk will take to 4 minutes and with a quick step you can do it in 2. The owners were always quick to reply to my questions and we will rent this house again and again. If you can find an available week, snap this place up!
What a great place! This house made our vacation! Our favorite house that we have ever rented! We came with our two kids, ages 13 and 19 and allowed them both to bring friends and the house easily accommodated this arrangement! The house was so well maintained, clean and with lovely details, with a great yard. The deck with grill made a lovely area to eat dinners and there was an inside generous dining room table that sat 6 for colder, rainy evenings. And the location....to die for....one block from Long Beach and an easy 10 minute walk to Good Harbor Beach, which we enjoyed mornings, afternoons and evenings. And, there's a great ice cream shop on the way to Good Harbor. I also need to mention that the generously spaced upstairs area with a full bedroom, bathroom and living room area that has a full size pool table was excellent for my teenage daughter and her friends and of course the pool table was a huge hit with all of us! Also, the owners were so nice and responsive to our needs and questions. We would return without hesitation. Well worth the price!
Most people think of Beachcomber Cottage as a summer vacation spot, but it was a perfect place for our family to spend Christmas together. It was spacious enough for everyone to have privacy when they needed it, and meals all together without being crowded. The kitchen was equipped with all the utensils for our Christmas dinner, and later in the week, a fresh lobster dinner. It's welcoming and comfortable in every sense of the word - including holiday decorations to make us feel at home. The location is perfect - close to Rockport, Rocky Neck and Gloucester, each with their own charm and history. Best of all is its proximity to a beautiful beach, which we walked every day. Another feature is the large deck, which overlooks a professionally landscaped yard. We can't wait to go back!
My family just returned from a wonderful stay at the Beachcomber and are already looking forward to going back.
First of all, the house and property were beautiful. There was plenty of room for my 3 generation family to spread out and relax as well as be together. My daughter loved the beautiful back yard to play hide and seek, while my parents enjoyed the beautiful views from the spacious deck. The house is clean and well maintained.
The most important attraction is being mere steps from Long Beach, a real treat with its beautiful sand and sparkling waters. Sunset walks, collecting shells , and splashing in the beautiful water were all a wonderful way to pass the time.
The house is within minutes of great shopping to both downtown Gloucester and Rockport.
Laura was a pleasure to work with, and my family is already counting the days to our return!
This was my first family vacation (9 of us) in Cape Ann Gloucester and the Beachcomber rental property was wonderful! Having a property that supplied linens, and paper goods and was equipped with a washer and dryer was a huge plus! The beds were comfortable, lawn well kept, and the house itself very clean. The location was great being a few miles from Rockport, and few steps to the beach, and close to grocery stores. I would highly recommend this rental home!
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.
Many historical New England coastal towns nearby.
World class museums, art galleries, auctions houses and artist colonies all close to Beachcomber cottage.
Enjoy the freshest catch of the day at the many wonderful restaurants that Gloucester and surrounding villages have to offer.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Sep 17 2016 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017/Spring 2018
Sep 16 2017 - Jun 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Cancellation policy: A 36 notice is required for a full refund, "less" reservation deposit. If less than 36 days, no refund will be issued unless same week(s) can be re-booked. Sorry for any inconvenience.
We only offer "full weeks" from mid June - mid September and turnover day is on Saturday. Check-in is 3PM. Check-out by 10AM.
We offer 3 night minimums from mid September - mid June. (September 10 - June 9) Beachcomber is a year round cottage and a wonderful place for a 3 day get-a-way!
Book your holidays and long weekends and have fun in the "off season" as you can enjoy the beaches and all the charming villages on Cape Ann.
A 300.00 reservation deposit is required to guarantee your reservation and is due upon signing of lease. This is returned 2 weeks after your departure date, assuming no damage or excessive cleaning required.
Rental fee is broken up into 2 payments if staying 1 week, and 3 payments if staying 2 weeks and are due a bit closer to the time of your arrival. We accept personal or bank checks + PayPal.