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Steps from Long Beach & short walk to Good Harbor


Property Details

Updated: Jun 13, 2016
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 8-10

Enjoy the beach before all the tourists arrive. Memorial Day Weekend only $1200.

Steps from Long Beach

Short walk to Good Harbor Beach

Short walk to Dairy Maid

Short drive to downtown Gloucester and Rockport

2,500 sq ft designed for entertaining and beach goers

Great for extended families with lots of both public & private space

Child friendly with child proof outlets throughout & gates for stairs

4 bedrooms, 5 baths, 2 kitchens, outdoor shower

Renters must be at least 21 years of age

NO pets/NO smoking, no exceptions

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Gina McLaughlin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2016

8 Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)


Perfect location, amenities, and comfort for all!

  • 5 of 5

Our friends (family with girls ages 7, 5, and 1) met us (with a 6 month old) at this house for a wedding weekend in the Boston area. It was the perfect stay for us! The owner was kind enough to find us a second pack 'n play so we didn't have to bring one, plus she set up all the gates in the house for safety for the little ones. We had a wonderful time with the easy walk to the beach, and even playing inside when the weather turned colder. The house is even lovelier than the pictures depict, with the recent renovations providing the most comfortable and convenient stay for our vacation. The neighbors were very welcoming, too, and the short drive to Bearskin Neck provided an excellent afternoon out (highly recommend the Red Skiff restaurant). Nearby grocery stores (and incredible ice cream) capped off the ease and relaxation of our trip. We'll definitely be staying here again the next time we're in the area!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for family get-together

  • 5 of 5

Our family of parents, two adult daughters, son-in-law, and two young grandchildren spent three days here during the Thanksgiving holiday. The house was more than large enough to accommodate all of us. We were able to cook a holiday dinner and other meals with ease. The kitchen(s) is well stocked with plenty of room for all of the groceries we brought with us. Also, if we wanted to go to a restaurant, there were many excellent choices nearby.

Even though it was late November, we spent a lot of time at the nearby beach. It is well-named Long Beach. We enjoyed long walks, bird watching, surfers, and kite flying. The grandchildren played in the sand and chased waves. Eventually, they were soaked and covered with sand, but the walk back was short, so it was easy to get them back to the house and into dry clothes quickly. The two washers and driers made short work of their wet things. If the weather had not been as nice as it was, there are two TVs with cable and video, WiFi, many movies, and lots of toys. The grandchildren did not even get out the toys they brought.

This house is very clean and scent free which we appreciated because some of us are sensitive. Shoes are off at the door. The bedding is comfortable, and the towels are plentiful and fluffy.

Throughout our stay we felt comfortable and at home in this house. When we arrived, we had a problem with the WiFi, so I emailed the owner. Even though it was Thanksgiving, she responded immediatley to resolve the problem. We appreciated the good service.

We would certainly welcome the chance to gather here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Waunakee, WI USA

A fantastic experience at our "home" in Gloucester

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, two sons and their wives and three small grandchildren enjoyed a wonderful week. The owner of the property was great to deal with -- provided all the information we needed and was reachable by phone and e-mail if we were to have questions. The home was beautiful and the perfect layout for our family. The property was very clean and the amenities were perfect. We would definitely recommend this property to our friends and we hope to spend more time there ourselves. The beach was beautiful and the city and area offered a lot of good restaurants and fun sightseeing places. The Fishermen's Memorial was impressive and we found beautiful shells and sea glass along the beach. We toured the Cape Pond Ice Company which was very interesting and fun! The location was ideal -- we could enjoy the city but also close to Salem, Ipswich and the train to Boston. We all highly recommend this property and hope to have a family vacation here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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kailua, hi

Fabulous family fun

  • 5 of 5

our family of 9 including old any young each had room to spread out and retreat to. The home was ideally suited to our family with young children. The children found toys to suit each of them neatly organized and ready to play while we adults were able to get all the set-up done. The beach was perfect for the children. The water was shallow for a long way out and the horseshoe shape allowed full eye contact from a comfortable lounge chair on the sand. There were many really good shopping and eating places. My favorite restaurant was Lat 43. The kids fav was the ice-cream, sub, pizza, candy store within every afternoon walking distance - even for the 3 year old. We had many family members visit during the week and the house made it comfortable to host large numbers of guests. We recommend this vacation for families who want to share memories for a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV

Nice house, but no privacy

  • 1 of 5

Any nice things about the house were overshadowed by the fact that the neighbors made us extremely uncomfortable. Luckily we're a very quiet family, but we still felt like a nuisance the entire time. There was no privacy at all. The neighbors made it perfectly clear from the moment we pulled up that they were watching us for the homeowner. We'd even see them looking in the windows, which completely freaked out my 89-year old grandmother. They never spoke to us, but they were always... around. It was unnerving. Because of the way the house is situated, there's a shared backyard with 3 other homes. We never cooked outside, let the children play outside, or even sat outside because neighbors would appear or just glare from the inside. It was just weird. I'm not sure what they would've done if were a big, fat, obnoxious drinking family!! We never heard from the homeowner during our stay or ever received any sort of check out requirements, so we took it upon ourselves to completely clean the house from top to bottom, wash linens, bring leftover food to a homeless shelter, take recyclables to a main center in a nearby town, and even clean out the in-house attached vacuum system (which looked like it had never been done before). Renter beware :(

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is quite unfortunate that you did not enjoy your stay, although I have to admit I am quite surprised to hear this since the 2 emails I received from you after your stay stated otherwise: June 15, 2011 (the day after you left): ”Thank you. We certainly enjoyed our stay. There definitely was a lot of us--My immediate family was at your lovely beach house, we also had a couple hotel rooms across the street at the Cape Ann Motor Inn, and we even met up with Boston relatives. That's a lot of P's in one place!!" July 18, 2011: “The family is working on putting dates for next year's summer beach house rental; however, we haven't received the security deposit yet. Do you need the address to send it to?” I was also surprised that you felt there was no privacy, the pictures I sent you showed the inside, front and back of the house where you can clearly see all 3 homes share a backyard. I have never had a renter complain about our neighbors, it is usually just the opposite, they are glad to have such helpful people in close proximity. I think you misunderstand that they were watching you, they were watching the dogs that you let into our pet free home. They were actually shocked since they and you are aware of our daughter's allergies and of the fact that our home is pet free. I am quite sure the only reason you stayed in the house your entire visit was to hide the dogs from them. As far as cleaning the house from top to bottom my cleaning lady said that the premises were left in no better condition than it has been left in before by other renters. As for cleaning out the central vacuum system I'm sure that was an attempt on your part to hide all the dog hair from us. Landlords of pet free homes beware of this tenant:(
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Wheat Ridge, Coloardo USA

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had our adult family gather together for a wedding and rented this wonderful home on Long Beach. This home was more than comfortable for eight of us. The owners are helpful and accomodating. Nice eating area and living area with open floor plan. Lovely master bedroom. Lovely deck that overlooks the beach. Close to grocery stores, other beaches, Rockport and Dunkin Donuts. We feel fortunate we found this gem. I do believe staying in this lovely home helped make this gathering special for all of us - one we will never forget. We have been coming to Long Beach for years when we visit Massachusetts. This was the first time we rented here. Early morning sunrise walks were great fun.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Logan International Airport at 37 Miles Nearest Train : MBTA Commuter Rail at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : 128 at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Long Beach Car: necessary

Steps away to Long Beach

Walk to Good Harbor Beach

Walk to Long Beach Dairy Maid

Short drive to historic downtown Gloucester & Rockport

Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $200

July & August check-in is 4pm & check-out is 10am
September - June check-in is 9am & check-out is 6pm

Rates are subject to change until payment is received.
All payments are made by check or money order.
Deposit is due at time of reservation confirmation.
Rental balance, security deposit & cleaning fee are due 30 days prior to start of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: Jun 13, 2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2500 sq. ft.


  • Master Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • 3rd Floor Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower, Each bedroom has it's own toilet & sink, shared tub/shower
  • 1st Floor Bathroom - toilet
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • Basement Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower, Toilet & sink is seperate from tub/shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • 3rd Floor Kids Room - 2 twin/ single
  • Basement Bedroom - 1 double
  • 3rd Floor Guest Room - 1 double, 1 child bed


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • NO Pets/NO Smoking

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