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Cool Cove

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Sleeps 8
Key
#Night Available#Night Unavailable
#Arrive Only#Depart Only

Location:

Gloucester

Bedding:

  • King 1
  • Queen 2
  • Twin 4
  • Other 1

Description

Sun when you want it. Shade when you need it. Cool Cove is a beach house vacation rental that has it all! Sitting above Wingaersheek Beach, you will feel like you can see forever, enjoying views of Annisquam Lighthouse, Ipswich Bay, azure waters, pleasure boats, and sandbars.

Walk from this four bedroom vacation home, across a verdant lawn edged with Rosa Rugosa down an easy path to a small private beach. From there, you can swim, kayak or just dip your toes into the salt water pools. Inside, a lovely shaded house awaits you. There is a large, sunken living/dining room with expansive views. An upper living room opens to wraparound deck and the friendly kitchen has a breakfast bar.

The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, walk-in closet and sliding doors to the lawn. Another full bath and laundry are also on this level. Upstairs there is a full bath and two large bedrooms each with dramatic views. The 3rd floor has two rooms one with twin beds and the other with a king bed (walk through one to get to the next). Perfect for children! So come for your family vacation and stay on the beach at Cool Cove. For the full waterfront experience, ask us about renting a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard through Atlantic Vacation Homes.

Amenities

Living

  • Fan(s)
  • Air Conditioning Unit(s)
  • Heat (Off-Season)
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • NO Landline Telephone
  • No Pets Allowed

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Electric Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster Oven
  • Electric Hand Mixer
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Disposal

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Yard
  • Garage
  • Gas Grill
  • Private Beach Access
  • Private Waterfront Access
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture

Geographic

  • Private Beach Shared
  • Walk to Beach
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront
  • Swim From Property
  • Wingarsheek Beach

Entertainment

  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Cable Television
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • Stereo System
  • CD Player
  • Board Games

What's Included

What does my rented vacation home provide?

Since all Atlantic Vacation Homes rental properties are residential homes, and not hotel rooms, they are all fully furnished and include a living room, kitchen, and bedrooms and bathrooms as described on each property detail page.

  • The kitchen includes cooking utensils, pots & pans, dishcloths, potholders, flatware, dishware, glassware and a corkscrew. Standard appliances include a refrigerator, microwave, stove, toaster, and coffee maker. Some properties are equipped with additional items; please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property. If you require specialty items, such as kitchen scales or food processors, it is best to bring your own.
  • Bed linens and bath linens (bath towels, hand towels and face cloths) are provided in accordance with the advertised occupancy of the property. Beds will be made with linens, pillows, blankets, and bedspreads prior to your arrival, with the exception of trundles, top bunks, futons, and sleep sofas.
  • The property includes basic housekeeping supplies, such as brooms and dustpans.
  • Many (but not all) properties have a landline for local calls. Please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property.
  • Air conditioning, beach towels, hot tubs, TVs, DVD players, porch furniture, grills, docks, recreational games and equipment, and other amenities are furnished as a courtesy by the homeowner and are not guaranteed. Please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property for details.

Guests will also receive a “Welcome Kit” that contains:

  • An area guide
  • One kitchen sponge
  • One small bottle of dish soap
  • One dishwasher detergent pod or packet
  • One laundry detergent pod or packet
  • One trash bag

In addition, the complimentary items below are provided as a convenient starter supply for when you first arrive. Additional items beyond the starter supply are the responsibility of the guest.

  • One full roll of toilet paper per bathroom
  • One box of tissues per bathroom
  • Travel-sized bars of soap in each bathroom
  • One full roll of paper towels in the kitchen

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Reviews

Wonderful vacation house!

Reviewed on 2018-10-14 by Diane D. of Andover, Ma United States
Updated on 2018-10-14
Review of stay from 2018-08-26 to 2018-09-07
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This is an incredible beach front home, especially good ocean location for kids, with the shallow water and lack of strong currents. The tide pools are great and at low tide the sand bar is exposed and extends far out into the water. It's a lovely walk at low tide. The house had many additions this year, an outdoor shower that we all loved and used, new lawn with lovely green grass, new patio umbrella, kitchen cupboard space for the trash and recycling. Unfortunate changes (which I hope will be remedied for 2019) were the missing shades in the dining room on two sunny sides and from the large sunny kitchen window. It got incredibly hot without those shades. The missing shades were the only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5. Those shades are imperative even in the late summer, early fall. The house has a huge outdoor deck and plenty of deck chairs. We all love this property, and look forward to a return the following year. We have always found Atlantic Vacation Homes to be very helpful and responsive.

COOL COVE- A BEAUTIFUL LOCATION, GREAT HOUSE!

Reviewed on 2016-10-21 by Diane D. of Andover, Ma United States
Updated on 2017-04-26
Review of stay from 2016-08-28 to 2016-09-08
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This is a lovely, well equipped house (with furniture in very good condition) on a gorgeous piece of shoreline. The beach is beautiful with soft sand and huge rocks for climbing. The water is shallow close by the mouth of the Annisquam River. When the tide goes out, one can walk for 15-20 minutes before reaching the ocean waters, passing sun warmed tidepools filled with hermit crabs and more. It's a great set up for small children. All we had to do was walk across the lawn and down the private steps to the beach. This is our 2nd year at Cool Cove. We were very appreciative of the addition of shades in the sunny dining area and in the third floor bedroom this year. Also new this year - the welcome kit of area guide, soap, detergents, sponge and a Gloucester trash bag was great. And the starter kit of toilet paper, kleenex, soap bars and paper towels was very helpful. Overall, it's been an excellent rental for our family vacation!!

Gorgeous Beach and Sunset Views

Reviewed on 2016-08-24 by Unknown of Boston, MA United States
Updated on 2017-08-02
Review of stay from 2016-07-30 to 2016-08-06
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This was our second time staying at Cool Cove, and it was as beautiful as ever, the house is very comfortable and the beach and views beyond compare. One thing there was no pot large enough to boil lobsters or corn in, so I had to go out and buy one, other than that everything great.

Fantastic Location

Reviewed on 2018-08-08 by Maura H. of Green Oaks, IL United States
Updated on 2018-10-23
Review of stay from 2018-07-29 to 2018-08-05
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Our stay at Cool Cove was wonderful, and the beautiful cove location with both large rocks and sandy beach just can’t be beat! We marveled at the changes of high and low tides right in front of us. I was concerned about traveling with 6 adults and 2 older teens, but there was plenty of space for everyone to stretch out, both inside and out, including a dining/game table that sat all 8 of us together. Three stories was not a problem for our group, and the seniors had only one step on the first floor. Since we were traveling from Chicago, I requested that the house be supplied with extra beach towels, chairs and umbrella, all of which were there on arrival and happily used. Every interaction with AVH was timely, helpful and professional. There is only one A/C window unit in the first floor master bedroom, which is a lovely and large, cool room on its own. The upper bedrooms were quite warm a couple of our early August nights, but passable with the fans. A week in the 90’s might be tough in this house as it gets a lot of direct sun, but there’s always a breeze and the nights cool down. The window shades were helpful; I would recommend that one be added to the closed, sunny kitchen window, as mentioned by others. Easy driving distance from the house for our day trips to Boston, Salem, and touring Cape Ann. Kitchen had everything we needed and the second refrigerator in the garage was a great asset. The outside hot/cold triple-headed shower stall was marvelous. Everyone had a great time and we would happily return to Cool Cove in the future.
Manager response on 2018-10-23 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your great review! We are so delighted to hear that you and your family had a wonderful stay, as well as enjoyed all that Cape Ann has to offer. We will give your suggestions to the homeowners to consider for the upcoming season. We appreciate you sharing your vacation experience with us and look forward to your return visit!

Perfect beach house for family get together.

Reviewed on 2018-08-02 by Unknown of Winchester, MA United States
Updated on 2018-08-03
Review of stay from 2018-07-22 to 2018-07-29
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Great house and perfect location. Expensive but a perfect location. We will rent again if we have the opportunity. We could walk every morning over on the private beach but send the kids to the snack bar at public beach for lunch during the day.

The house has everything you need (beach chairs, dishes, outdoor shower, etc) except beach towels so bring your own. Keep in mind, too, that the top floor has a king size bedroom, but you have to walk through bedroom with 2 twins to get there and no bath room on that floor.

Wonderful Week

Reviewed on 2012-07-30 by Laura M. of Burlington, MA United States
Updated on 2012-08-13
Review of stay from 2012-07-21 to 2012-07-28
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We had a wonderful week! The location was great and we enjoyed the large deck overlooking the beach. The house was large, clean, and very comfortable. We would rent this house again!
Manager response on 2012-08-13 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We are glad you had such a nice time! We hope you do decide to rent this house again and have a chance to further discover all the benefits of staying in Cape Ann!

Great times at Cool Cove

Reviewed on 2012-09-03 by Unknown of Mississauga, ON United States
Updated on 2012-09-03
Review of stay from 2012-08-18 to 2012-08-25
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We rented this beach house for a one week family vacation and had a great time. The location is fantastic with both a private beach and public beach just a few feet apart! The deck of this house is great and all rooms had windows overlooking the water. It was clean and both the owner and property manager were fantastic in responding to our questions and needs while we were there. I would highly recommend this property if you are looking for a beach vacation. It was also a good destination to visit Rockport as it was only minutes away to drive. Will definitely come back!

July 2013

Reviewed on 2013-07-08 by Unknown of Amesbury, MA United States
Updated on 2013-07-17
Review of stay from 2013-06-29 to 2013-07-06
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Wonderful location! I have a few complaints however. We were given the wrong key code and could not get into the house until we finally contacted the rental agent and they gave us the right key code. There was supposed to be a high chair and crib in the house, but there were none. An intern at the rental agency was very helpful and they did deliver the crib and high chair by early evening. My only other small complaint was the house wasn't stocked with the basics. We had to go out and buy toilet paper, paper towels, dishwasher soap, hand soap and garbage bags required by the town of Gloucester. In the price category that this house demands, I expected the basics to be covered. That said, the property and location were fabulous and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Manager response on 2013-07-17 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We apologize for the inconveniences that you experienced during your vacation, and have taken measures to ensure that these issues are remedied. However, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again!

Terrific house!

Reviewed on 2013-07-15 by Unknown of Arlington, MA United States
Updated on 2013-07-17
Review of stay from 2013-07-06 to 2013-07-13
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Incredible location....great house. They could use A/C in more than just the master BR...does get hot and muggy all summer. Second time I've gone through AVH and they are very professional and responsive....highly recommend them.
Manager response on 2013-07-17 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Although temperatures are climbing annually, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Cool Cove, and hope to serve you again!

Comfort at Cool Cove

Reviewed on 2013-09-18 by Steve M. of San Francisco, CA United States
Updated on 2013-09-18
Review of stay from 2013-09-12 to 2013-09-16
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Beautiful home on the water at Cape Ann and very professional management. We look forward to returning!

Family vacation

Reviewed on 2015-08-10 by Unknown of Fort Lauderdale, FL United States
Updated on 2015-08-10
Review of stay from 2015-08-01 to 2015-08-08
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Great location had grandchildren with me very easy living having the private
Beach .view was amazing.
Dined at Lobster Land and Azorean both excellent I recommend. Reservation at both restaurants
Hope to return next summer

Great Cape Ann Vacation in a Lovely House

Reviewed on 2015-08-31 by Melanie T. of Willington, CT United States
Updated on 2015-08-31
Review of stay from 2015-08-22 to 2015-08-29
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Our family spent a lovely week at Cool Cove. The house is great, spacious with lots of windows and gorgeous views. The deck is huge and perfect for enjoying the vista of the harbor and beach.
Its the perfect beach for young children, safe, no waves, low tide provides sand bars galore.

Lovely house in wonderful location

Reviewed on 2015-09-18 by Diane D. of Andover, Ma United States
Updated on 2015-09-18
Review of stay from 2015-08-30 to 2015-09-08
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The house was lovely with large rooms, wonderful views, plenty of nice furniture, wonderful large deck (tho not much shade), a few fans, well stocked for the most part. Plenty of deck and beach chairs & toys. Access to the beach was perfect, and it was an ideal beach for safety of small children. The tides pools and sand bars at low tide made for fun explorations and walks. While it was nice that one bedroom on the main floor had AC, it also happened to be the coolest room in the house wo the AC. It was very helpful to have shades from the intense sun, but there were no shades in the dining area, making it hard to keep the heat out of the house (particularly a problem on really hot days). Also no shades on the 3rd floor in the windows facing the beach, so the sun would shine right in the eyes of the sleepers in the AM, and heat up the rooms. There really need to be shades in both areas. The kitchen ceiling fan did not work and there were several burned out light bulbs, with no replacements in the right size. Not really worth bothering the management company during our stay. Response to the problem we did need to have resolved was good. More kitchen drawers in place of the (non-working, it appeared) trash compactor would be good. Wonderful to have a cool garage for cars and outdoor toys.

We had a great stay in a very beautiful place, our second year in a row on Cape Ann (both times on the Annisquam River). We'll be back.

Reviewed on 2010-08-30 by John F. of Daufuskie Island, SC United States
Updated on 2010-08-30
Review of stay from 2010-08-07 to 2010-08-14
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Reviewed on 2010-08-11 by Shelly C. of Portsmouth, NH United States
Updated on 2010-08-14
Review of stay from 2010-08-01 to 2010-08-06
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Great stay in terrific place

Reviewed on 2011-08-29 by Rosalind W. of West Newton, MA United States
Updated on 2011-08-29
Review of stay from 2011-08-20 to 2011-08-27
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Cool Cove is a delightful house in a terrific location. My husband and I were joined for several days by our grown children and their significant others and everyone throughly enjoyed the view, the huge deck, and the access to the beach. My husband adores
the ocean and we was in heaven. You can tell this is a house which has been lovingly cared for. A special thanks to Georgia who was very helpful and responsive both before and during our stay.