Afternoon Delight

Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Sleeps 6 Beverly
  • View of the house (with the awning) from the river.
    View of the house (with the awning) from the river.
  • Afternoon Delight overlooks the tidal Crane River.
    Afternoon Delight overlooks the tidal Crane River.
  • View of Afternoon Delight from the front.
    View of Afternoon Delight from the front.
  • Sunny afternoon vibes by the river
    Sunny afternoon vibes by the river
  • Front entry of Afternoon Delight.
    Front entry of Afternoon Delight.
  • Cozy up with a good book in the living area
    Cozy up with a good book in the living area
  • Cozy up with a good book in the living area
    Cozy up with a good book in the living area
  • Cozy up with a good book in the living area
    Cozy up with a good book in the living area
  • Facing the porch facing the stunning river view
    Facing the porch facing the stunning river view
  • Kitchen is well-equipped
    Kitchen is well-equipped
  • A tranquil retreat awaits while dining
    A tranquil retreat awaits while dining
  • Find your serenity at Afternoon Delight
    Find your serenity at Afternoon Delight
  • Kitchen goals: stunning views and scrumptious meals
    Kitchen goals: stunning views and scrumptious meals
  • Spacious well-equipped kitchen
    Spacious well-equipped kitchen
  • A pinch of magic, a dash of delight
    A pinch of magic, a dash of delight
  • Cozy up to a warm kitchen
    Cozy up to a warm kitchen
  • Off the kitchen is a closet with the laundry machines inside.
    Off the kitchen is a closet with the laundry machines inside.
  • The perfect blend of work and relaxation
    The perfect blend of work and relaxation
  • The perfect blend of work and relaxation
    The perfect blend of work and relaxation
  • Going in the bathroom
    Going in the bathroom
  • A calming space to refresh and recharge
    A calming space to refresh and recharge
  • Bathroom perfection meets river views
    Bathroom perfection meets river views
  • A calming space to refresh and recharge
    A calming space to refresh and recharge
  • A calming space to refresh and recharge
    A calming space to refresh and recharge
  • Elegant bathrooms with a touch of river charm
    Elegant bathrooms with a touch of river charm
  • A tranquil bedroom oasis
    A tranquil bedroom oasis
  • A tranquil bedroom oasis
    A tranquil bedroom oasis
  • A peaceful retreat from the world
    A peaceful retreat from the world
  • A tranquil bedroom oasis
    A tranquil bedroom oasis
  • Going in to bedroom
    Going in to bedroom
  • River views, soft sheets, and sweet dreams
    River views, soft sheets, and sweet dreams
  • Snooze to the sound of the river
    Snooze to the sound of the river
  • Snooze to the sound of the river
    Snooze to the sound of the river
  • River views, soft sheets, and sweet dreams
    River views, soft sheets, and sweet dreams
  • Snooze to the sound of the river
    Snooze to the sound of the river
  • The perfect place to rest your head
    The perfect place to rest your head
  • The perfect place to rest your head
    The perfect place to rest your head
  • The perfect place to rest your head
    The perfect place to rest your head
  • Treat yourself to a tranquil tub experience
    Treat yourself to a tranquil tub experience
  • Soothe your soul in our relaxing bath tub
    Soothe your soul in our relaxing bath tub
  • Bubbles and bliss in our peaceful bath tub
    Bubbles and bliss in our peaceful bath tub
  • A moment of serenity in our cozy bath tub
    A moment of serenity in our cozy bath tub
  • River vibes only on our cozy porch
    River vibes only on our cozy porch
  • River vibes only on our cozy porch
    River vibes only on our cozy porch
  • Sipping sweet tea on the porch, where the river views are always delightful
    Sipping sweet tea on the porch, where the river views are always delightful
  • Parking perfection at Afternoon Delight
    Parking perfection at Afternoon Delight
  • Steps take you down to the water.
    Steps take you down to the water.
  • Bask in the peaceful ambiance of our riverside getaway
    Bask in the peaceful ambiance of our riverside getaway
  • Street side view
    Street side view
  • Street side view
    Street side view
  • Front entrance to you river escape
    Front entrance to you river escape
  • The house, driveway, and garage.
    The house, driveway, and garage.
  • View of the neighborhood, from the riverbank opposite.
    View of the neighborhood, from the riverbank opposite.
  • View of the Crane river.
    View of the Crane river.
  • Afternoon Delight is the 3rd house from the right.
    Afternoon Delight is the 3rd house from the right.

Nestled in a cul de sac and fronting on the Crane River, Afternoon Delight in historic Beverly is the perfect place to watch the river currents glide by. The riverfront wraparound deck offers a blissful place to sit or dine in either sun or shade, thanks to an exterior awning. There is also a gas grill and additional outdoor seating. In the garden, the lower terrace is fully fenced in and has a grape arbor for relaxation in the pleasant shade.

Inside, the carpeted living room has windows on 3 sides, providing an amazing view of the changing river scene. The kitchen has been freshly updated and fully equipped in 2024, and there are three bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor and has an adjacent bath with a shower that has grab bars. Guests with mobility issues will also appreciate that the front door is flanked by a handle for grasping (if stability is needed) and there is just one small step to get in to the house from the driveway. Central air keeps the house temperate throughout.

If you love the water, you will appreciate that this home includes two kayaks and life jackets that are available for guest use.

This waterfront vacation rental home provides easy access to Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester by the Sea, Ipswich, Newburyport, Salem, Marblehead and Boston. The house is also conveniently located near Salem State University, Landmark School, Bishop Fenwick High School, Gordon College, and Endicott College, offering students, their families, or anyone at all a comfortable and lovely home base convenient to endless local delights.

1499 Sq. Ft. Dogs allowed. No smoking. No events or parties.

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

Primary Bedroom

1 Queen

Ground floor bedroom with Queen bed, a TV, and hardwood floors. New Levolor cellular room-darkening blinds were installed in this bedroom in 2024.

Bedroom 2

1 Queen

Queen bedroom has a river view, a TV, and A/C. The bedroom has room-darkening Levolor cellular blinds.

Bedroom 3

2 Twin/Single

This bedroom contains two Twin beds and A/C. The bedroom has room-darkening Levolor cellular blinds.

Bathroom 1

Ground floor bathroom with a walk-in shower that has a shower seat and grab bars.

Bathroom 2

The second-floor bathroom features a large soaking tub (no shower).

Living Room

A sunny room with windows on 3 sides, the living room contains 2 sofas, a power recliner, a flat-screen smart TV equipped with YouTube TV streaming with Roku, and a gas fireplace. The couch and loveseat with matching ottoman were newly added in 2024.

Kitchen

The kitchen has abundant counter and food prep space. The dining area is off of the kitchen and has a water view. To the left of the kitchen is a small home office or study area and a closet with a stacked full-sized washer and dryer is opposite the workspace. The kitchen was newly updated in 2024 with new cabinetry and quartz countertops, new fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and gas range. There is also a new stainless steel double sink with a Delta gooseneck faucet with pull down sprayer.

Standard

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector(s)
  • Fire Extinguisher(s)
  • Linens & Bath Towels Included
  • No Smoking or Vaping Anywhere on Property
  • SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP) Cleaning Procedures
  • Smoke Detectors
  • WiFi

Climate

  • AC: Central Air
  • AC: Window Unit(s)
  • Fan(s)
  • Heat (Off-Season)

Entertainment

  • Streaming Services
  • Television

Kitchen

  • 4-Slice Toaster
  • Cookware, Dishes, and Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Gas Stove/Range
  • K-Cup/Pod Coffee Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Full Kitchen

Living

  • Dogs Allowed
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Laundry: Washer and Dryer
  • Desk or Work Area

Accessibility

  • Ground Floor Bed & Bath
  • Grab Bars in Shower
  • Shower Seat (Built-In)
  • Handheld Shower Head (With Hose)

Local Area

  • .5 mi or less to Beach
  • Neighborhood Access to Swimming
  • River
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront
  • Obear Park and Beach

Outdoor/Exterior

  • Deck
  • Fenced-in Yard
  • Gas Grill
  • Parking: 2 Cars
  • Porch
  • Yard/Garden
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dock
LEAVE A REVIEW
October 18, 2023 - Website

Amazing

by Amy

This house was perfect it was beautiful relaxing ..even the neighbors were wonderful

October 14, 2023 - Airbnb

by David

What a fabulous house, right by the river, the balcony is the perfect place to sit and relax with the beverage of your choice (mine's a gin and tonic). Quiet neighbourhood, friendly locals. Conveniently situated to explore the local area, Boston an easy drive away. Well stocked as regards cutlery, crockery, utensils etc. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We look forward to your next stay with us.

July 7, 2023 - VRBO

Cozy Home in Beautiful Setting

by Maureen

We have stayed in several VRBO properties and this is home was among one of the cleanest. There is definite pride of ownership! The location was perfect for us and the deck overlooking the water was an added bonus. Communications were excellent and immediate with rental agency. The only downside was the pillows - a bit flat for all of us, but that is a preference, perhaps. Will stay here again, most definitely! Thank you:)

June 26, 2023 - VRBO

Quick responses from the owner. The house was well kept. It has been the best rental we have ever had. We loved the location right on the water and our morning visits by the local water fowl.

October 10, 2022 - Website

Highly Recommend

by Daniel

This home was amazing. It is very clean and the property managers are very responsive. Everything went as planned. The home sits right on the water and it is close to everything in the area. I highly recommend this place for anyone. Also, we had a guest who is limited in her walking ability and the house was very handicap friendly.

Thank you so much for your glowing review!

September 29, 2022 - Website

Perfect home!

by Allison P

This house is exactly as described, immaculately clean and was a perfect space for our trip. Highly recommend this home!

Thank you for your glowing 5-star review!

September 16, 2022 - Website

Amazing find!

by Nicole

30 minute drive into the heart of Boston. It was the perfect location to see Boston, feel the peace outside the city and only a stones throw away from Salem. The river front was our favorite part. Master suite is ground level. Other two rooms upstairs. This gave a nice privacy from the master suite to the other rooms.

Thank you so much for your glowing review!

July 15, 2022 - Manual Entry

Loved it!

by Jodi

One of the best houses we’ve ever rented, surely a hidden gem. House was clean, nicely decorated and you can’t beat the porch overlooking the water. Location was central to everywhere we wanted to go. Would definitely stay here again.

October 2, 2020 - Website

Afternoon Delight

by Charlene

This rental offered by AVH lives up to its name. We have rented it once before (a few years ago) and it has been maintained so well. It’s clean, has clear instructions, plenty of room, great internet, and a perfect spot because you’re on the water but can walk to a nearby park! We will definitely stay again!

Thank you for taking the time to share your 2020 experience with us! We're happy that you had a great vacation and we're looking forward to your next visit.

July 15, 2020 - Website

Tide Watching and More

by Robert
We enjoyed our weekend stay at Afternoon Delight. The house and location are superb and we enjoyed watching the tide and boats come and go. One question raised by our family was if there were some bathmats. A great visit, it would be nice if we could do it again.
August 28, 2019 - Website

3rd year vacation

by Unknown
Love our rental. This is why we have rented it for the third year.
Thank you for the 5-star review! We are thrilled that you love this vacation rental. We look forward to welcoming you back for a fourth year in Summer 2020!
August 15, 2018 - Website

Family vacation

by Unknown
Came to the area for vacation near family.
Thank you for your 5-star review!
August 15, 2017 - Website

Best vacation spot

by Unknown
We couldn't have picked a better spot. Park near by if you have little kids. Views of water were so relaxing. The house was spotless and had all the extras we needed. Wonderful place. Highly recommend
Thank you for your review!
October 30, 2016 - Website

More than a Delight

by Unknown
Great location on the water that invites you to relax. Layout of rooms, kitchen, living room are thoughtful and everything is kept in immaculate condition.
September 5, 2016 - Website

Best house

by Unknown
Great time was had by all. Had family in neighboring town and couldn't all fit in the house so this house met all our needs. Had a great time hanging out on the deck and having everyone over for dinner. House fit all our needs and more. Enjoyed watching the boats and birds.
August 30, 2016 - Website

I wish my home was as nice!

by Unknown
A lovely little house overlooking a tidal cove. Super clean and nice. Very convenient to Salem and the Peabody Essex Museum.
September 18, 2015 - Website

An All Day Delight

by Richard
I have been renting vacation homes for seven years and this one was by far the best experience ever. From the home itself to the rental agents everything was first class and I would rent it again and deal with the people at AVH who were very helpful and professional. It was serene,scenic and supplied with everything one needs.
June 2, 2015 - Website

Such a wonderful place

by Gayle
My family and I spent a week at the house and we loved every minute. The house feels like a home away from home. It's easy to find everything you need to cook and clean. The couches are comfy and the deck is that extra touch that makes it all worth it. The bathrooms were clean and in good condition. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a place to retreat to and enjoy the views.
Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and felt at home in Afternoon Delight.
October 28, 2014 - Website

Afternoon Delight Is a Delight

by Charlene
I would like to say that it was awful, in order to discourage others from renting it so much, BUT IT WAS FABULOUS! My family loved it and it was the perfect location to where we needed to be.
October 15, 2014 - Website

Hall Wedding Retreat

by Unknown
Our time at Afternoon Delight was exactly as the name describes. The accommodations fit our need and the views outstanding. Being flatlanders just minutes from the Rocky Mountains, seeing the tide changes was amazing and a new experience. We would recommend Afternoon Delight to anyone seeking accommodations in the greater Boston Area.
June 16, 2014 - Website

Perfect place, fantastic people

by Julie
My husband, children and my parents stayed at this house rental for 9 days and I can't say enough good things about it! The kids LOVED it, loved the river and house itself. My husband and I fell in love with the views and the town of Beverly. The location was peaceful and quiet, yet things to do were close by. The house was super clean and had great furniture throughout, which is hard to find in vacation rentals. The property management team was exceptional and professional. The mobile phone app for the property was great to have and very, very helpful. The only thing I can "complain" about is the checkout time. It's at 10:00am and it would have been nice to have a noon checkout. If the management could figure that out, it would be a great bonus 🙂 All in all, great, great house/location/management, which complemented our fantastic visit to Boston. We can't wait to come back!
We're glad you and your family had such a wonderful time in Cape Ann and Boston! The town of Beverly really is a wonderful place for both children and adults, so it looks like you chose a perfect location! We thank you for the compliments about our performance, and we're thrilled that we could help you make the most of your vacation - We hope to see you next summer!!
November 1, 2013 - Website

Great holiday

by Hale

It has been an amazing holiday for us. The location was really convenient. The house was really homey, clean and beautiful. It was a house that could answer to all needs. The view enchanted us. Since it was located in one of the best and most central places in Mass it shortened our trip times. We recommend this property to everyone.

July 22, 2013 - Website

As Described

by Jason
Afternoon Delight in Beverly, MA is a great vacation home if you are looking in the Beverly, MA area. It has everything a couple or family needs from a vacation home if Beverly is the desired location.
We are so glad that you enjoyed Afternoon Delight, and your surroundings in Beverly. We hope that you come back soon!
October 22, 2012 - Website

Best Way to End the Summer

by Lisa

We rented Afternoon Delight the last week in August. The house is beautiful! Well equipped, clean, comfortable and a wonderful view from the back deck. The location was terrific - just 30 minuted from everyplace we wanted to go (beaches, Boston, shopping). We had a terrific week and look forward to renting this place again!

Thank you for your glowing review!

August 27, 2012 - Website

Total delight

by Paul
For us it was a great vacation house. Location is not Rockport but this is a gem with more conveniences. I give it 6 stars out of 5 overall but it is not your total 'getaway' beach house and it is not meant to be that, just in case you are looking for that. It is a wonderful, fantastic property and I cannot say enough about it. I look forward to going back in the future.
November 30, -0001 - Airbnb

by Elizabeth

Peaceful location and friendly neighbors. Nice place to get away for the long weekend!

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