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Five North Shore Cottages to Fulfill Your Coastal Getaway Fantasy

Spend the weekend in a quaint cottage to catch up on some much-needed relaxation.


Whether you’re interested in the rocky coastlines, picturesque lighthouses, artists’ studios, or simply a tasty plate of fried clams, it’s always a good time to take a break from city life by heading up to the North Shore. And there’s no better way to settle into those New Englandy vibes than by staying in a cozy cottage for your weekend getaway. Below, check out five tranquil cottages you’ll never want to leave.

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A Woodsy Gloucester Cottage
Home type: Entire cottage
Price: $199 per night
Accommodates: 2 guests
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1

Snack on steamed clams at the Lobster Pool before snuggling up with a good book at this charming cottage, which also offers a lush, private lawn if you’d like the day off from braving the crowds at Plum Cove Beach.

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A Coastal Oasis in Beverly Farms
Home type:
Entire guest suite
Price:
$88 per night
Accommodates:
2 guests
Bedrooms:
1
Bath:
1

Bask in the comfort of this Beverly guest suite by dozing in a queen-sized bed or lounging in Adirondack chairs around the firepit. Want more activity? The cottage is only a short walk away to tennis courts and downtown Beverly Farms, where you can take in a performance at the local jazz lounge or browse through collections of historical books and maps at the public library.

A Cozy Marblehead Retreat
Home type:
Entire cottage
Price:
$300 per night
Accommodates:
7 guests
Bedrooms:
3
Baths:
1

Missing the water? This spacious Marblehead cottage is just a few houses down from Salem Harbor. Get together with some of your closest friends and take in the gorgeous views or go swimming at nearby Devereux Beach.

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A Serene Pondside Dwelling in Marblehead
Home type:
Entire cottage
Price:
$350 per night
Accommodates:
8 guests
Bath:
2 full and 1 half

Sip cocktails or feed the friendly ducks on the deck of this Marblehead cottage as the sun sets on its spectacular private pond. Want to take a dip? For an adventure, walk through the Davereux Rocks before heading over to Greystone Beach!

A Periwinkle Paradise in Rockport
Home type:
Entire cottage
Price:
$170 per night
Accommodates:
2 guests
Bedrooms:
1
Baths:
1

This welcoming, picturesque carriage house is minutes away from the galleries and restaurants of downtown Rockport. Take a walk to the pottery shops and art studios in Bearskin Neck and end the day with a scenic picnic overlooking the Gloucester Harbor at Historic Stage Fort Park.