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What is a Vacation Rental, Anyway?

Atlantic Vacation Homes : Why Vacation Rentals Instead of Hotels?
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Vacation rentals are a great alternative to Gloucester MA hotels.So you've made a decision to visit the North Shore of Boston and want to stay somewhere on or near Cape Ann. Where is the best place to stay? There are a handful of hotels in Gloucester MA and lots of smaller inns and B&Bs to choose from, but for families, a sharing single room will get uncomfortable pretty quickly and paying for multiple rooms is very expensive. Fortunately, there is another option! Enter the vacation rental home.

What is the Difference Between a Vacation Rental and a Hotel?

A vacation rental home is a complete home that is generally available to rent weekly, although most Atlantic Vacation Homes properties have a 3-night minimum. Vacation rentals give travelers the opportunity to spread out in a space with a living room, kitchen, and as many bedrooms and bathrooms as needed. Privacy, flexibility and the ability to prepare meals are important requirements for families, groups, and the budget-conscious. Compared to a hotel room, the extra space and amenities of a vacation rental home provide tremendous value.

Atlantic Vacation Homes specializes in vacation rental accommodations for families, couples, groups and anyone else who wants to vacation in Gloucester MA or elsewhere on Boston's North Shore. Our large selection of rental properties will suit every need and wallet and includes a range from simple condos and cottages to magnificent estates. All of our homes must meet our high standards, and visitor ratings & comments can be found on our website. We also have pet-friendly properties and larger homes that can accommodate weddings, family reunions, or corporate events.

When Should I Visit Cape Ann?

While Atlantic Vacation Homes offers vacation rentals during every season, the most popular time to visit is in the summer, which is the best time for activities like going to the beach and whale watching. Our New England summer season runs from Memorial Day to a week after Labor Day, with July and August as peak months. Atlantic Vacation Homes also offers many off-season and year-round rentals for temporary and permanent residents of the area. 

Call one of our knowledgable Guest Experience Specialists toll-free at (888) 973-3864 or browse our website to find the vacation rental property that is right for you.


Atlantic Vacation Homes Atlantic Vacation Homes is the premier vacation home rental & real estate company on Boston's North Shore, with over 30 years of creating dream vacations for our guests. Situated a little more than a half-hour’s drive from downtown Boston, the North Shore is the ideal spot for an east coast vacation. We specialize in coastal vacation rentals for families, large groups, and anyone else who wants a beach vacation in Massachusetts.