About Atlantic Vacation Homes

Carole Sharoff is a woman who likes to make connections. Almost thirty-five years ago, Carole owned an antiques shop in the Lanesville neighborhood of Gloucester and sometimes visitors would stop in for a chat and ask if she knew of any summer homes for rent in the area. Usually, she did. And from there she built a fledgling small business called Atlantic Vacation Homes.

With a large inventory of properties between Plum Island and Beverly, MA, Atlantic Vacation Homes is now part of the booming vacation rental industry, connecting visitors to the Cape Ann and the North Shore from all over the globe.

As a full-service vacation rental company, Atlantic Vacation Homes handles all aspects of property rental, from marketing and advertising, reservations, housekeeping services, linen & laundry services, property management, and more. The highly professional and dedicated staff is committed to nurturing their clients’ rental property investments as well as exceeding the expectations of an ever-expanding list of loyal clientele who return year after year.

Atlantic Vacation Homes operates today as a division of AVH Realty, Inc., a residential real estate brokerage. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, market your property as a vacation rental, or come for a week in the summer as a guest, Atlantic Vacation Homes and AVH Realty, Inc. want to connect with you. 


AVH Realty, Inc. is a full-service residential sales agency. Whether you are looking to list your house or to find the house of your dreams, we will provide you with the highest level of professionalism and service.


In principle and practice, AVH Realty, Inc. and Atlantic Vacation Homes believe in the value of diversity, equity and inclusion. Read our Diversity & Inclusion Statement.


We strive to be a company that responsibly serves our community and our planet. Learn more about our social impact initiatives.


When renting a vacation home, it’s always best to rent through a professional agency with an excellent reputation in it’s business operating area.  Atlantic Vacation Homes and AVH Realty are proud members of the Vacation Rental Managers Association, the Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals,  the National Association of Realtors, the Massachusetts Association of RealtorsMultiple Listing Services, and the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. Our staff serve on many civic and community organizations including the Rotary Club of Gloucester, Cape Ann Chamber of CommerceDiscover Gloucester, and Cape Ann Business Referral.

The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism is eager to help visitors get the information they need when they are planning a visit to our state. We welcome you to visit the Commonwealth and will do whatever we can to help you with your travel plans.


Business Operations / Office Team
Carole Lynn Sharoff, President, Realtor, CBR, GRI
Michelle Williams, General Manager
Bill Fonvielle, Realtor, New Business Development
Kristen Aiello, Front Desk Administrator

Vacation Sales & Real Estate
Jonathan Fonvielle, Guest Experience Manager
Karol Braz, Guest Experience Specialist
Marla Royle, Guest Experience Specialist

Property Management
Carol Venetsanakos, Turnover Manager
Matt Kaltenbach, Property Care Manager