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What is a vacation rental?

Vacation rentals are fast becoming one of the most popular types of accommodations. They provide an alternative to hotel rooms and inns, allowing vacationers to stay in a privately owned home that is fully and comfortably furnished. By renting an entire home, whether it be a condo, cottage or oceanfront estate, travelers generally have more space and amenities than found in hotels. They are ideal for groups and families, allowing them to stay together under one roof, for one price as opposed to having to reserve multiple hotel rooms. In addition, each rental home is unique in style, decor and location.

All of Atlantic Vacation Homes' properties are located on Boston’s North Shore, across several vibrant and picturesque coastal communities including the Cape Ann areas of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea, as well as many other communities to the North and South. Search our inventory of North Shore vacation rentals to find your perfect home away from home. 

What do I need to know in order to book my rental?

What are average temperatures for the North Shore, MA?

Month Jan Feb Mar April May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Annual
Max °F 37.1 39.7 46.6 58.8 67.2 76.3 82.1 80.5 73.0 62.4 52.2 41.9 59.7
Mean °F 28.8 31.2 38.2 47.6 57.6 66.9 72.6 71.3 63.9 53.7 44.5 34.3 50.9
Min °F 20.4 22.7 29.7 38.3 48 57.5 63.0 62.1 54.7 45.0 36.8 26.6 42.1
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