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High Rock Cottage

6 Bedrooms
4.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 10
Key
#Night Available#Night Unavailable
#Arrive Only#Depart Only

Location:

Gloucester

Bedding:

  • King 1
  • Queen 3
  • Twin 3
  • Sofa Bed 2

Description

This luxurious vacation rental home is situated on the highest point of Brier Neck with astounding ocean views from every angle.

Ascend the outside steps of this Tudor-style home and observe the rolling lawn on one side and take in the spectacular 240 degree views (and sounds of the surf) of coastline of Gloucester and Rockport on the other. The view from here includes Long Beach & Cape Hedge Beach, the open ocean, Salt Island and Thatcher Island. The home has four decks from which one can take in the view -- there are two larger decks as well as two smaller decks on the other side of the house. For early risers, it is a real treat to watch the sun rise between the iconic twin lighthouses of Thatcher Island.

Inside, the views will take your breath away with the wall of windows surrounding the dining area just off the modern sunny kitchen with a gas range. The cathedral-ceilinged living room also has plenty of glass to take advantage of your perch above it all. On the main level, there is a hexagonal sitting room with a high quality pullout sofa, small deck and views of Salt Island and beyond, as well as a smaller single bedroom and the guest king suite with a custom tiled bath room with an oversized glass-enclosed shower. Completing the main floor is a half bath and stackable laundry off the hall. All of the bedrooms in the home plus the main living area are cooled by air conditioning units and are also equipped with flat-screen TVs.

The second floor of the house has even better views, being higher, and the master queen bedroom has a wall of beautiful custom walnut inlaid built-ins, a private balcony and Ming Green marble bath with oversized glass shower and granite vanity. There are two more bedrooms, one with twins and the other a queen bed, both with views and they share the use of a tiled hall full bath. A lovely arched door in the queen bedroom leads to a surprising Juliet balcony that overlooks the living room.

The first lower deck is part of an au pair suite that is complete with a full bath and kitchen, living area with a pullout sofa, and a separate queen bedroom. Both decks are furnished and the large upper main house deck has plenty of seating and dining options as well as a new Webber gas grill. Parking for 5 cars completes this amazing beach house getaway.

A 5-minute walk (on quiet side streets) will take you to the surf and sands of Good Harbor Beach or Long Beach, arguably two of the best beaches on Cape Ann.

Amenities

Living

  • Fan(s)
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Air Conditioning Unit(s)
  • Heat (Off-Season)
  • Pullout Sofa
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Landline Telephone
  • Telephone Long Distance Block
  • Telephone Answering Machine
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Carpeting
  • Office
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blow Dryer
  • Beach Towels

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Separate beverage refrigerator
  • Electric Stove
  • Gas Stove
  • Oven
  • Electric Oven
  • Self Cleaning Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • French Press Coffee Maker
  • Toaster Oven
  • Blender
  • Food Processor
  • Waffle maker
  • Juicer
  • Electric Hand Mixer
  • Deep Fryer
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Ice Bucket
  • Lobster Pot
  • Cooler
  • Two Sinks
  • Disposal
  • Center Island
  • Multiple Kitchens

Outdoor

  • Balcony
  • Multiple decks
  • Landscaping Included
  • Yard
  • Gas Grill
  • Private Beach Access
  • Neighborhood waterfront access
  • Beach Cart
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture

Geographic

  • Access to Public Transportation
  • Private Beach Rights
  • Private Beach Shared
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Ice Cream Store
  • Walk to Restaurant(s)
  • Walk to Waterfront Public Path
  • Water Views
  • Good Harbor Beach Area
  • Long Beach & Cape Hedge Beach

Entertainment

  • Large Screen Television
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Blu-Ray Player
  • Cable Television
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • Sound System Inside/Outside
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Puzzles
  • Telescope

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

High Rock Cottage Was Amazing!

Reviewed on 2019-07-14 by Marion D. of Windham, NH United States
Updated on 2019-07-15
Review of stay from 2019-07-05 to 2019-07-12
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High Rock Cottage was such a nice place to spend the week. It was even better and more spacious than the description! The whole property, inside and out was extremely clean and well maintained! The plants and flowers were gorgeous, and the amount of towels, beach towels, and bedding was way more than adequate! Everything you could possibly want to cook and serve a meal could be found in the kitchen. All the appliances worked well, and the kitchen was a nice size with plenty of room to eat at the table that sat at least 8 people. We were in town for a family wedding but enjoyed sightseeing in both Gloucester and Rockport. I would recommend this cottage (which is HUGE) to anyone wanting to spend time in either Rockport or Gloucester.
Manager response on 2019-07-15 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you so much for your glowing 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that everyone had a fantastic stay and that the vacation rental was amazing for you and your family. We hope to see you back on Cape Ann soon.

Good Harbor Getaway

Reviewed on 2018-08-19 by Louisa T. of Boston, MA United States
Updated on 2018-08-19
Review of stay from 2018-08-10 to 2018-08-17
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High Rock Cottage is our favorite Good Harbor getaway over many summers. Now located in Boston, we can make the trip easily. Love the well-equipped, sunny and spacious house, and the lush, relaxing gardens. Quick walk to Good Harbor or Long Beach. Try the Seafood Grille in Gloucester and Tuck's Candies in Rockport. We had a problem with the key on arrival, but AVH arrived in minutes.

Family Getaway in East Gloucester

Reviewed on 2016-08-22 by Donald and Shane B. of S. Nyack, NY United States
Updated on 2016-08-22
Review of stay from 2016-08-13 to 2016-08-20
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This is the second time we stayed at High Rock Cottage. The house is spacious and well-maintained - spectacular views from every window, an easy walk to both Good Harbor and Long Beach. A word to the wise: a table at the excellent Duckworth Bistro needs to be booked well in advance, especially for a large party.

Gorgeous views and peaceful days

Reviewed on 2016-08-19 by Louisa T. of Boston, MA United States
Updated on 2016-08-19
Review of stay from 2016-08-06 to 2016-08-13
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Recommend to Others
High Rock Cottage is impeccably maintained and generously equipped for a restful stay. The walk to Good Harbor is relatively short. Note that the steps up to the house are not ideal for any guest with trouble walking/climbing. Great to have the lovely garden and the ice cream place across the road. Appliances (dishwasher, refrigerator)have been upgraded; perhaps the stove/oven should be next.

Location, views, spacious

Reviewed on 2017-08-06 by Karen B. of Somerville, MA United States
Updated on 2017-08-06
Review of stay from 2017-07-14 to 2017-07-21
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Recommend to Others
Our group consisted of 2 grandparents (60's), 3 couples (30's) and 3 children (5,4,1) The house is great for a large group. There is plenty of space to spread out both indoors and on the large deck and yard. The views are fantastic. I would
recommend renting paddle boards which can be delivered for the week. There is easy access from the private beach on Good Harbor.

Peaceful and perfect

Reviewed on 2017-08-14 by Louisa T. of Boston, MA United States
Updated on 2018-03-23
Review of stay from 2017-08-04 to 2017-08-11
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This is our third visit to High Rock Cottage with a multi-generation family group. The house is impeccably clean, well-equipped, comfortable, and spacious. But it's the location (an easy walk either to Good Harbor or Long Beach), the glorious views at any time of day, and the sense of peace and quiet as you gaze out over the vistas that keep us coming back. Oh, and the ice cream shop at the end of the garden doesn't hurt!

Nirvana at Good Harbor Beach

Reviewed on 2014-08-22 by Donald and Shane B. of S. Nyack, NY United States
Updated on 2014-08-22
Review of stay from 2014-08-09 to 2014-08-16
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If you have a group of ten and can manage the expense, this is an ideal arrangement. Beautiful house, fully outfitted, with easy access to Good Harbor Beach. A warning: if you plan to bring a crowd to Duckworth Bistro (recommended) book a table at least a month in advance.

Wonderful 2 Week Stay at High Rock Cottage

Reviewed on 2014-08-21 by Unknown of Brookline, MA United States
Updated on 2014-08-21
Review of stay from 2014-07-12 to 2014-07-26
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My family and I rented the lovely High Rock Cottage for two weeks in July 2014 and had a wonderful experience. The property is very well maintained with gorgeous outdoor spaces including a big deck with spectacular ocean views and a huge yard that is beautifully landscaped. The house was very clean, well organized and well stocked. The living spaces were spacious and well appointed, comfortably accommodating the 10 adults in our group. Linda, the owner, was very helpful and accommodating, going out of her way to ensure that our stay was relaxing and enjoyable. One thing to note is the house sits on large rock above the parking area and there are a lot of stairs. Something to consider for those who have mobility issues. Overall, I would highly recommend High Rock, especially for larger groups or families.

Gorgeous High Rock Cottage

Reviewed on 2014-08-25 by Lida S. of North Potomac, MD United States
Updated on 2014-08-25
Review of stay from 2014-08-16 to 2014-08-23
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My family spent a wonderful week at High Rock Cottage. The house has every modern convenience and is very comfortable with a lovely kitchen that is very well equipped. Marble bathrooms are luxurious and the bedrooms are perfect with big beds and plenty of storage space. The view from every room is truly spectacular. The downstairs suit was great for my daughter and her twins. It was away from the noise of the other older children. We loved having the best beach on the North shore within walking distance.(Not to mention the ice cream/ pizza/ lobster roll place across the street) We enjoyed the luxurious and beautifully landscaped lawn as well.

family time

Reviewed on 2015-07-26 by Unknown of Danvers, MA United States
Updated on 2015-07-26
Review of stay from 2015-07-08 to 2015-07-18
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Our family (6 adults and 4 grandchildren, ages 4months-3 yo) spent a wonderful 10 days at High Rock Cottage. The house is perfect for a family vacation and the location is ideal with spectacular views and an easy walk to Good Harbour or Long Beach, although with little ones you need a wagon or stroller for the 10-15minute walk. We loved being able to walk through the yard to a great sandwich/pizza/ice cream shop, Surfside Sandwiches. By all means get the veggie pizza, one of the best ever. We are very familiar with the Gloucester area so took advantage of field trips to Rockport, Beauport Mansion, Halibut Point and lots of long walks on the beach.
Summer is our time to reconnect with family who live abroad. We all look forward to our beach vacations at Good Harbour. As a family, we have rented many different house, but High Rock is clearly one of the best. It is very pricey, but worth it ,as it is spacious and comfortable for a large family. We had a small problem upon check -in, but the owner was very responsive and the issue was quickly solved. I would request ,however that at this price point, more paper products are available as only 2 extra rolls of toilet paper and one roll of paper towels do not go very far for 10 days.
I would definitely recommend this property to any family looking to stay beachside in Gloucester and have already recommended it to other family members. We hope to be back as well.

A week in paradise

Reviewed on 2015-08-03 by John S. of Endicott, NY United States
Updated on 2015-08-03
Review of stay from 2015-07-25 to 2015-08-01
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Our family of 5 brothers and sisters and their spouses had a wonderful week at the High Rock Cottage reminsicing about our childhood vacations spent in Gloucester, our favorite place on Earth. The house was everything we had hoped for. One recommendation for future renters - bring a canopy to set up on the deck as we did, because the summer sun will keep you inside if not. The canopy allowed us to spend the majority of our time enjoying the gorgeous view from the deck. The location to the beach was perfect, and allowed us to come and go as we pleased. We would highly recommend this property to anyone. We found 2 new gems - the Causeway Restaurant, and the Seaport Grille. Can't wait to come back next year, thank you for sharing your home with us.

Breathtaking Ocean and Lighthouse Views

Reviewed on 2015-08-26 by Louisa T. of Boston, MA United States
Updated on 2015-08-26
Review of stay from 2015-08-15 to 2015-08-22
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Recommend to Others
We spent a happy week at High Rock Cottage for our family reunion. Loved the spacious living areas, especially the dining space with glorious views and the terrific decks. Well-equipped kitchen, comfy beds, convenient baths. Convenient downstairs space for working or playing music. Nice walk down to the beach, although it does take longer than 5 minutes with small children in tow. The huge and well-landscaped gardens were a joy -- and the Dairy Maid was at the end of the lawn! We adore Good Harbor and this was a fresh vantage point. AVH responded promptly when we had a problem.