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Dragonfly Peaceful Spacious Getaway -2 Blocks from Atlantic Ocean

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom home near beaches, lighthouse, and Rocky Neck Art Colony

Gracious turn of the century 4 bedroom home available for rentals. 3 baths, modern kitchen, 1/2 acre of land with patio & grill. Located 1 mile from Good Harbor Beach , 2 blocks from Bass Rocks/Atlantic Ocean, & near wedding venues: 1 mile from Elks, 2.5 miles from CruisePort and 2.5 miles from Eastern Point Yacht Club. Rocky Neck Art Colony with shops and restaurants are also nearby.

Bedroom arrangements as follows:

Bedroom 1 - 2 King beds & ensuite bath

Bedroom 2 - 1 Queen & ensuite bath

Bedroom 3 - 1 Queen

Bedroom 4 - 1 Queen & ensuite bath

More Details

Patricia Bongiorno
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2018

About Patricia Bongiorno

I have lived and operated the Dragonfly Inn for 10 plus years and love the Gloucester area - beautiful beaches, non-touristy casualness, great seafood and closeness to other interesting seacoast areas such as Manchester by the Sea, Newburyport, Salem and Cranes Beach in Ipswich. Having grown up on the seacoast "island" of Nahant, Gloucester in the summer satisfies my craving for the ocean. When craving city life, Boston is just a 45-minute drive or a 50 minute train ride away.

Patricia Bongiorno purchased this house in 2000

Why Patricia Bongiorno chose Gloucester

Great for family/friend gatherings with large fully equipped kitchen with patio & grill and large living/room dining room that seats 12 comfortably. Plenty of room to get away to relax and read a book or take a nap. Nice walking promenade along the Atlantic rocky coast with crashing waves just two blocks away.

What makes this house unique

While staying you are close to beaches, restaurants, etc. but you are in a very quiet retreat where you can really relax, listen to the waves, birds and peepers.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gloucester in Essex County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , antique soaking tub with shower add-on
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , first floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , very small bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd level very large bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , first level ensuite bath also has small kitchenette
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Dragonfly Peaceful Spacious Getaway -2 Blocks from Atlantic Ocean
average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews

Roomy,good location,well equipped.

  • 3 of 5

The house is old and needs some improvements, in bathrooms, dryer needs work maybe has lint build up in vent, several beds need new mattresses, water pressure not great in outdoor shower, door on pantry kept falling.once we sprayed outside the ticks disappeared!The dining room was wonderful and roomy for all of us to sit.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house was built in 1912 and many updates have been done: 3 of the 4 bathrooms and the kitchen have been recently updated and 5 of the 6 mattresses are less than 2 years old. The bifold door in kitchen was recently broken & thank you for reporting it as the previous guest did not & now that we are aware it is being repaired. Also dryer issue is a new problem and it is also being replaced. We appreciate it when guests report issuesso that they may be promptly addressed.
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Very Spacious

  • 4 of 5

Very large rooms, plenty of space and many extras. Some work needs to be done

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, quiet location

  • 3 of 5

Overall the place was perfect for a family with small children. We really didn't have to worry that they would mar anything. There is no air conditioning downstairs but they did have fans. There are window units upstairs and that was comfortable. Plenty of hot water, well stocked kitchen but the refrigerator was not very clean and the water filter was bad. There were lots of spiders in corners, the coffee pot was dirty but we found a percolater and a French press. The stove was finicky, had to light the burners. The beds were comfortable and the washer and dryer were good. The walk to the beach is long especially for small children and the parking fee is steep, $25, but you can park free after 3 and can always drop off. The nature trail next to the house is a glorified dog walk area, lots of manure, glass and trash.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this house!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful paradise! The house is spacious and well equipped with every kitchen gadget and amenity to provide a comfortable and convenient vacation. We loved the fenced yard with badminton, comfortable patio furniture and raspberries and cherry tomatoes to pick. The neighborhood felt safe and quiet and was an easy walk to the ocean and a short bike ride to shops, restaurants and public beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Good Harbor Beach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gloucester, Eastern Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £351.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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