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Oceanside at Good Harbor

5 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Sleeps 9
#Night Available#Night Unavailable
#Arrive Only#Depart Only




  • Queen 2
  • Twin 5


Oceanside at Good Harbor is a waterfront vacation home directly on Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester's finest stretch of sand. Gracious and beloved, this family-friendly five bedroom summer cottage is set on picturesque Brier Neck.

Sit on the waterfront terrace/patio and enjoy the summer breezes and unobstructed views of the glittering tides ebbing and flowing. If you can manage to tear your gaze from the views (from just about every room of the house) relax and read a book in the copious and comfy seating, or even enjoy an afternoon lunch on the sunny enclosed porch with breathtaking views of Salt Island and beyond. From here, feel free to step out on to a new deck which juts out over the granite waterfront outcropping overlooking the surf. Continue into the spacious fireplaced living room open to the formal dining area with original built-in cabinetry. A Roku Smart TV can be found beyond French doors in a den off the living area.

For the cook, the well-stocked kitchen boasts all the modern amenities including a 5-burner gas stove, dishwasher and disposal. Also on this level is a quarter bath, laundry and cozy bedroom with a single bed. There is also access to a large deck facing the yard and street with a wheel chair ramp accessible from the driveway.

Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and two baths, one bath recently renovated with an oversized shower stall and the other (also renovated) keeping its original charm with a claw foot tub. On the ground level, find a bonus tiled sitting area that leads to a private deck and porch area as well as a soapstone shower bath, perfect for a quick rinse after the beach.

This is the vacation home of your dreams!



  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Washer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Alarm Clock
  • No Pets Allowed


  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Gas Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Disposal


  • Deck
  • Landscaping Included
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Yard
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Private Beach Access


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


  • High Definition TV
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Blu-Ray Player
  • Netflix
  • Smart TV
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • WiFi
  • 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



Idyllic Oceanside

Reviewed on 2021-07-17 by Unknown of Arlington, MA United States
Updated on 2021-07-22
Review of stay from 2021-06-29 to 2021-07-13
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Recommend to Others
Outstanding! With ocean views from most rooms, my family felt connected to the ocean even when we were inside the house. Of course, accessing the beach is easy - a 5 min walk to Good Harbor beach, 10 min walk to Long Beach - making it ideal for anyone who wants to spend lots of time on the beach or in the water. The house was clean when we arrived, and everything was in order. We cooked most of our meals in house, and we found the kitchen to be well-equipped. The house has no A/C, but plenty of fans, and the sea breeze cooled the house comfortably at night on the hottest days. We were a party of 9, and the house affords good places to gather together (like the large dining room table) plus plenty of room to spread out. We spent two weeks here, and it perfectly met our expectations.
Manager response on 2021-07-22 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that Oceanside at Good Harbor was perfect for your family and that you enjoyed your experience with AVH. We appreciate you entrusting us with your vacation rental needs and hope to see you back again in 2022.

Great view but an old property

Reviewed on 2020-10-21 by Unknown of Secaucus, Nj United States
Updated on 2020-10-21
Review of stay from 2020-08-18 to 2020-08-23
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Recommend to Others
Amazing view but an old property.

Oceanside 4th of July

Reviewed on 2018-07-10 by Unknown of Tyngsboro, MA United States
Updated on 2019-04-03
Review of stay from 2018-06-29 to 2018-07-08
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We loved the location and the grounds. It was a very hot week and without air conditioning, it was uncomfortable to sleep at night, even with fans in each room.

Oddly, for for upstairs bedrooms and one down, there is one shared shower. For 8 people, this made things uncomfortable and my brother ended up using the shower in the basement (which he said was creepy) and my sister-in-law took a tub every night in a bathroom that provided an old claw foot tub and a sink. For the rental expected rental amount, we would recommend that the owners convert the tub into a shower unit - allowing for two full baths to support five bedrooms. Sadly, on the first full day the atervheater wennt and my family has to wait around until 11:00 am for the plumber to arrive and fix it. And, we has arranged as part of the condition of the rental to have two twins turned into a king and when we arrived, this has not been done. We elected to forgo despite AVH willingness to come out and fix it. The location is amazing, providing a phenomenal view and new experience of Good Harbor. However, the bedrooms and kitchen are very dated. We paid 10k for the week. Despite the beautiful location, it seemed like a lot given the condition of the inside of the house. I would recommend to a friend as long as they knew what they were getting into and were willing to ‘buy’ the location and sacrifice on amenities.
Manager response on 2018-09-24 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for taking the time share you experience with us. We are sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations during your 10-day rental. It was exceedingly warm during the time you and your family were here. Normally the ocean breezes are enough to cool off the house. We are sorry for any inconvenience cause for not having the bed request completed prior to your arrival, that was our oversight. As noted we did offer to come out to fix up the beds but our offer was declined. It was unfortunate timing for the water heater to go on the day you arrived, especially since it was a Sunday, but our staff worked to get it fixed as quickly as possible. We will be bringing your recommendations to the homeowner for future improvements, and we hope that you give us another chance to exceed your expectations next year. Please note that the hot water heater has been fixed.

lovely stay

Reviewed on 2019-08-07 by Unknown of Cambridge, MA United States
Updated on 2019-08-31
Review of stay from 2019-08-01 to 2019-08-04
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House met or exceeded all expectations. It worked really well for our group (3 couples, 1 3-year old, 2 1-year olds). The views were the best part. The lower deck is a bit difficult to access, but a great place to relax as long as not peak mosquito time. Living space was comfortable (and again views were great). Living space also had a nice area for kids to play, and there were toys and books. Kitchen was well stocked and we were able to prepare some nice meals. Laundry was handy. As others noted, we all shared the one shower off the master bedroom but this was fine. Kids bathed in the claw tub. Fans in everyone room were appreciated. Walk to Good Harbor Beach was easy, and our 3 year old did the small hill many times. Atlantic Vacation Home processes and communications were easy to manage. The couple times I called them before our trip, I was connected with a helpful person quickly. We would return. :)
Manager response on 2019-08-31 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for leaving your nice review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience and that our staff was able to answer all of your questions. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Wonderful Time!

Reviewed on 2020-10-02 by Larry N. of Andover, Ma United States
Updated on 2020-10-02
Review of stay from 2020-09-03 to 2020-09-08
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Recommend to Others
Overall the home was everything as expected and advertised. I need to give a thumbs up to Karol Braz at AVH who was very professional and helpful both prior and during the rental.

The location of the home is fantastic with amazing views, etc. The only downside was the inside of the home could use a bit of a renovation as it look close to original from when the home was build. The walls (especially upstairs) had a few holes in them and many of the window screens also have holes.

The only shower upstairs in the home is fine but you must go through one of two bedroom to access it (just a poor layout).

Howerer, despite my comments above the home worked perfectly for our vacation and we would gladly rent it again.

A little piece of heaven

Reviewed on 2012-08-01 by Mary K. of Golden, CO United States
Updated on 2012-08-25
Review of stay from 2012-07-02 to 2012-07-16
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This is a beautiful home and it is in a perfect location. Right on the ocean, you can either see or hear the ocean from every room. It is roomy and gorgeous and definitely has a "beach cottage" feel. It has 3 decks so you can enjoy the view. The home is extremely well stocked. It has very nice towels for the home and for the beach. The kitchen is also very well stocked. The location can't be beat. It hovers over Good Harbor Beach. During low tide it is possible to climb down over the rocks to get to the beach for a walk, but if going with chairs & coolers, you need to take the short walk down Salt Island Road. Perfect place for a family gathering. This was our third year to rent with Atlantic Vacation Homes and they are very professional and wonderful to work with.
Manager response on 2012-08-25 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you graciously for the incredible review! We couldn't do what we do without our guests, so please continue to enjoy your vacations on the beautiful shores of Cape Ann! We know we love it here, we're happy to hear the same from you!

Summer vacation

Reviewed on 2013-08-02 by Unknown of Albany, NY United States
Updated on 2013-08-03
Review of stay from 2013-07-08 to 2013-07-15
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Great location on the beach. Our kids loved climbing on the rocks and being so close to Salt Island. Outside porch and deck were great. Kids made s'mores in the outside fireplace.
Manager response on 2013-08-03 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We are so happy that you and your family utilized and observed your surroundings at Oceanside at Good Harbor, and we hope that you decide to come back soon!

July 2015

Reviewed on 2015-08-12 by Edward C. of Reading, MA United States
Updated on 2015-08-12
Review of stay from 2015-07-06 to 2015-07-20
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Recommend to Others
Relaxing vacation in an unbeatable location.

Beautiful vacation

Reviewed on 2016-07-06 by Sandy S. of Waltham, MA United States
Updated on 2016-07-07
Review of stay from 2016-06-27 to 2016-07-04
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Absolutely lovely view and very comfortable home. Very well stocked. Only down side was that internet/wifi is very unreliable so it interfered with streaming movies, checking emails, making cell calls.