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Golden Sands

7 Bedrooms
3.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 12

Location:

Gloucester

Bedding:

  • Twin 10
  • Other 1
  • Full 2

Description

Golden Sands is the quintessential turn of the century Gloucester beach "cottage." With views of Good Harbor Beach, the twin lighthouses of Rockport and the scenic Atlantic Ocean from its wrap around porch and decks, you will never want to leave this amazing beach house.

The main level includes the living room which opens to the verandah and deck, dining room, kitchen, study and half bath. The comfortable eat-in kitchen with walk-in pantry is well stocked with everything necessary to prepare meals for 12 people including a dishwasher, 5 burner gas stove, plenty of dishware, and a large capacity washer and dryer.

The second level has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths (one with a tub & shower off the hall). Two single rooms have ocean views while the master (with twin beds) has an ensuite bathroom with tub and a door to a lovely private deck. The beds in the single bedrooms are oversized singles ("3/4 size," which is 9 inches wider than single size, and 6 inches narrower than full size).

The third floor has 3 more bedrooms (with 6 single beds in total) and a full bath with a tub, as well as commanding views.

Leave your car in the driveway and walk to the beach and experience summer like you never have before! After the beach, rinse off in the outdoor shower (with hot and cold water) and relax in the shaded yard and then make a quick dinner using the natural gas Weber grill. You can even use the outdoor mini fridge for cold al fresco beverages. Golden Sands has everything you could want in a summer vacation rental.

Note: An unobtrusive caretaker has use of the garage on the property for equipment storage. He will be accessing garage at the beginning and end of the work day, for maintenance reasons.

Amenities

Living

  • Fan(s)
  • No Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heat
  • Linens
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Telephone Long Distance Block
  • Alarm Clock
  • NO cats allowed
  • No Pets Allowed

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Gas Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Food Processor
  • Electric Hand Mixer
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Ice Bucket
  • Lobster Pot
  • Cooler
  • Disposal
  • standing electric mixer

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Porch
  • Yard
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Shower
  • natural gas Weber grill
  • mini fridge

Geographic

  • Access to Public Transportation
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Grocery Store/Pharmacy
  • Walk to Ice Cream Store
  • Walk to Restaurant(s)
  • Water Views

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Cable Television
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • 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

We Love the Golden Sands

Reviewed on 2017-08-06 by Linda and Dennis N. of Albany, NY United States
Updated on 2017-08-06
Review of stay from 2017-07-28 to 2017-08-04
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Recommend to Others
We've been renting here for many years and each year it seems to get better. First, thanks to Newell & Kate for sharing this house with our family. Carol and the staff at AVH were great. And, as always, Bill the groundskeeper is the best and will do anything to help if you need it. We look forward to next year.

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Reviewed on 2015-09-30 by Alvin P. of Brentwood, TN United States
Updated on 2015-09-30
Review of stay from 2015-09-22 to 2015-09-28
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It was wonderful. The caretaker was very helpful.. One small complaint was there was not enough toilet paper for 14 people and under the beds there were a lot of dust balls but it but it certainly would not keep me from coming back.

Another Fantastic Vacation

Reviewed on 2014-08-05 by Linda and Dennis N. of Albany, NY United States
Updated on 2014-08-06
Review of stay from 2014-07-18 to 2014-07-25
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Our family loves the Golden Sands. Perfect house in the perfect location. Good Harbor Beach is just great. All year long, we look forward to going there. Kudos to Bill Brantley, who takes care of the grounds -- he a great guy who is always making sure everything's ok. And thanks to the owner, Newell, for letting our family have the best week of the year. Of course, thanks to AVH.
Manager response on 2014-08-06 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thanks for the delightful review! We're so happy to have your family return year after year, and agree that Golden Sands is a wonderful house all around. We thank you for continuing to choose Atlantic Vacation Homes and we'll see you next year. Have a lovely rest of the summer!

Golden Sands 2014

Reviewed on 2014-09-01 by Anne D. of Cambridge, MA United States
Updated on 2014-09-01
Review of stay from 2014-08-08 to 2014-08-15
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Recommend to Others
Lovely. Expensive.

Best vacation home

Reviewed on 2015-08-07 by Linda and Dennis N. of Albany, NY United States
Updated on 2015-08-07
Review of stay from 2015-07-17 to 2015-07-24
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Recommend to Others
This is our 4th year renting golden sands and it is the greatest. Our family comes here together every year and it is our vacation home. The owners upgrade to make the house more inviting if that is possible. We cannot wait until next year. Once again thanks to bill the groundskeeper who always make sure all is ok.

Family Reunion at Gloucester

Reviewed on 2015-09-28 by Anne H. of Longmont, CO United States
Updated on 2015-09-28
Review of stay from 2015-09-17 to 2015-09-21
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Our stay at Golden Sands was enjoyed by our family to the full. We, 13 people, were very comfortable in the house. It was well equipped with everything we needed. The porch was fabulous. We spent most of our time there. The view was priceless and our family loved that they could walk to the beach.
Gloucester and Rockport had much to offer in restaurants, gift shops and sightseeing.

Great Vacation

Reviewed on 2012-08-12 by Linda and Dennis N. of Albany, NY United States
Updated on 2012-08-12
Review of stay from 2012-07-20 to 2012-07-27
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We love the Golden Sands. Have been comming to Good Harbor Beach for more than ten years and have stayed at this house for several years. Great location and the house is perfect for our family. AVH staff have been great to us. Would highly recommend. Look forward to coming back next year.

Golden Sands was the most perfect place for our reunion.

Reviewed on 2012-10-15 by Maureen C. of Cassopolis, MI United States
Updated on 2012-10-15
Review of stay from 2012-09-22 to 2012-09-29
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We choose Golden Sands for a reunion of eight women who attended Marguette U (1963)). We had such a wonderful time @GS. Each bedroom was charming, the living room so comfortable, the porch and beach view were awesome. The kitchen was equipped for any type cooking; the location was great for beach walks. We would all love to return.

Golden Sands 2012

Reviewed on 2012-08-19 by Anne D. of Cambridge, MA United States
Updated on 2012-08-19
Review of stay from 2012-08-10 to 2012-08-17
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As always, we all love Golden Sands, every bit of it: the view, the outside shower, the spacious porch, the shelf full of games, the long dining tables both inside and out, the best beach on Cape Ann, all the comfortable bedrooms, and the world-class collection of penguins. My youngest granddaughter (aged 7) is making a stuffed penguin to add to the collection, and we will send it to the owners c/o AVH when she has finished her slow, uneven stitching. Golden Sands is our all-time favorite. AVH always comes through.

If there is one thing I'd change, it is that last morning, when we have to pack, strip the beds, do the laundry and clean the kitchen by 10:00. It replaces the the golden haze of good times with a feeling of stress . I'd love to spend a little more money to have the cleaners come earlier, stay longer, and do more.

Another Great Week in Gloucester

Reviewed on 2013-08-02 by Linda and Dennis N. of Albany, NY United States
Updated on 2013-08-03
Review of stay from 2013-07-22 to 2013-07-29
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This was our third year at the Golden Sands, and we continue to love the house. Perfect location. The owner is very nice and the upgrades (eg, Weber gas grill) were appreciated. Bill, the gentleman who helps out with property maintenance, is a great guy. Enjoy dealing with Susan Rey at Atlantic Vacation Homes. Weather was not perfect, but a rainy day at the Golden Sands beats a sunny day in most other places. Our family loves the house and we hope to rent it for many years to come.
Manager response on 2013-08-03 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We are absolutely thrilled that you were able to enjoy so many aspects of your vacation- even the rain! We are glad to hear of your intention to return, we look forward to having the opportunity to serve you for years to come.

Summer week at Golden Sands: a family tradition

Reviewed on 2013-08-19 by Anne D. of Cambridge, MA United States
Updated on 2013-08-19
Review of stay from 2013-08-09 to 2013-08-17
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Recommend to Others
Every time we come it's better. So joyous for children, so relaxing for adults. A box of candy from the owners makes the difference between feeling like aliens on someone else's planet and feeling welcome. We love the hideouts in the bushes (pirate caves) and the audience of penguins, the lived-in feel, the hermit crabs, the view and the beach. I wish the tranquility were not shattered by the neighbors' ground crews with their mowers and weedwhackers. But you can't have everything.

Worlds Best Porch!

Reviewed on 2013-08-10 by Brian C. of Lynnfield, MA United States
Updated on 2013-08-10
Review of stay from 2013-08-01 to 2013-08-08
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We absolutely loved Golden Sands. The view of the beach and the twin lighthouses from the wraparound porch is spectacular. The house is spacious and charming. We had a wonderful time!

family reunion

Reviewed on 2013-07-10 by Morry and Millie N. of Rochester, ny United States
Updated on 2013-07-17
Review of stay from 2013-07-01 to 2013-07-08
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Recommend to Others
our family-reunion vacation was above all expectations!everybody had wonderful time!
Manager response on 2013-07-17 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We are so glad that you and family enjoyed your stay at Golden Sands, and hope to serve you again soon!

Wish we were still there!

Reviewed on 2014-08-03 by Omar K. of Lexington, MA United States
Updated on 2014-08-04
Review of stay from 2014-07-25 to 2014-08-01
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We had a fabulous week all around! Great house, lots of character well-equipped. Hope to go back to Golden Sands!
Manager response on 2014-08-04 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for the lovely review! Glad you had a delightful stay at Golden Sands, which we absolutely agree has its own unique charm that keeps people returning year after year. We thank you for choosing Atlantic Vacation Homes, have a great rest of the summer!

Very lovely and comfortable house that was very well equipped and very interesting.

Reviewed on 2008-08-17 by Charlotte R. of Sterling, VA United States
Updated on 2013-02-20
Review of stay from 2008-08-01 to 2008-08-08
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Recommend to Others
All the comfortable belongings that the family left there made it feel like we were in our own home. It was great. The only problem was the gas stove that we felt was dangerous with the buttons popping off.
Manager response on 2008-08-29 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for taking the time to complete the satisfaction survey and for your constructive comments.Please note that the gas stove was replaced. We are so glad to hear that you had a great vacation. We hope to see you again in coming seasons.

Golden Sands 6/11-25 2008

Reviewed on 2008-07-30 by Anne D. of Cambridge, MA United States
Updated on 2008-08-22
Review of stay from 2008-07-11 to 2008-07-25
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Recommend to Others
AVH staff were wonderful. They were helpful on the phone. They filled the house with thoughtful touches: a sewing kit tucked in a drawer, a first-aid kit in the towel closet, flashlights by every bed, every map and pamphlet and train schedule possible, and fresh flowers on the dining room table!
Lovely view, lovely old place.

Only one thing: I think the owner should replace the stove for both safety and convenience.

Thanks to AVH
Manager response on 2008-08-22 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your review and for your thoughtful comments. Your feedback is valuable to both the Atlantic Vacation Homes staff and homeowners. We are so pleased to hear that your stay at Golden Sands was a wonderful one for you. We hope you will consider us again in the coming years!
Reviewed on 2008-08-13 by Peter M. of Albuquerque, NM United States
Updated on 2008-08-15
Review of stay from 2008-07-01 to 2008-07-11
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Recommend to Others
Manager response on 2008-08-15 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for choosing Atlantic Vacation Homes and for taking the time to complete the satisfaction review. Both the staff and homeowners of AVH appreciate your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will consider AVH in 2009!
Reviewed on 2008-10-08 by Roger C. of Pleasantville, NY United States
Updated on 2008-10-08
Review of stay from 2008-09-18 to 2008-09-22
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Recommend to Others
Reviewed on 2009-08-17 by Unknown of Staten Island, NY United States
Updated on 2009-09-23
Review of stay from 2009-08-07 to 2009-08-14
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Manager response on 2009-08-28 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Many thanks for your positive recommendation of Golden Sands. We look forward to your future visits to Cape Ann.
Reviewed on 2009-10-13 by Kati M. of Gloucester, MA United States
Updated on 2009-10-13
Review of stay from 2009-09-20 to 2009-09-27
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Great Beach House

Reviewed on 2010-08-09 by Roger C. of Pleasantville, NY United States
Updated on 2010-08-09
Review of stay from 2010-07-30 to 2010-08-06
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Recommend to Others
The porch overlooking the beach was a great gathering place for everyone. The sunrises were spectacular and the convenience of the location was unbeatable.

Golden Sands

Reviewed on 2010-08-22 by Anne D. of Cambridge, MA United States
Updated on 2010-08-22
Review of stay from 2010-08-06 to 2010-08-20
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The view is lovely. The location is ideal for a family with several children. The rocking chairs on the porch overlooking the sea and the islands are where I want to go when I die.

Are the owners penguins?

Golden Sands is a winner

Reviewed on 2011-08-08 by Roger C. of Pleasantville, NY United States
Updated on 2011-08-22
Review of stay from 2011-07-29 to 2011-08-05
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Recommend to Others
Great beach house,great location, great weather.
Manager response on 2011-08-22 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
review! We look forward to assisting you with your future, vacation rental needs. AVH staff

Love the Golden Sands

Reviewed on 2011-08-14 by Linda and Dennis N. of Albany, NY United States
Updated on 2011-10-26
Review of stay from 2011-08-05 to 2011-08-12
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Recommend to Others
Just returned from a week stay at the Golden Sands on Good Harbor Beach. We stayed in that area for years and this was the best rental we ever had. Location is great and the house is the perfect size for our family. View of the beach was great and we loved
the outside deck. Atlantic Vacations Home reps were great. Only suggestion I'd make would be to put the TV in the larger reading room. Would highly recommend. We plan on returning next year.
Manager response on 2011-10-26 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you Linda and Dennis for your review. We always pass suggestions on to the homeowners, but isn't it just the neatest house! I love all the rooms and that beach cottage feel, as well as, the proximity to the real treasure. Let us know how we can assist you with next year's vacation plans. AVH staff