Bonnie Baldwin

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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COTTAGE BY THE SEA AT ROCKY SHORES

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Rockport Cottage Rental Photos and Description

- 2 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 4-5

Ocean and Lighthouse Views!!! Newly and tastefully remodeled and refurbished in 2004 in the Maine cottage style. This immaculate 2 bedroom cottage is in an idyllic quiet setting and has lovely views of the water, Thatcher Island and the lighthouses in an estate like setting. Watch the spectacular sunrises over the ocean on your own patio or dining area. Short walk to several nearby beaches. One mile to historic Rockport center and the commuter train to Boston. Cottage features a wide pine board cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan and vented skylights. Newly white washed and refinished pine walls and floors. New bathroom. One bedroom has a queen-size bed and the other a twin trundle bed. Careful attention was given to every detail. Pets possible with permission from owner.

Guest Book Comments: '......your cottage is truly a magical place!' ..... Wakefield, MA

'......+conceivably, the most relaxing week ever, cottage is beautiful! The views are spectacular!!'..... New Jersey

'.....what a cherry, happy place! Hope to come back.'......Saugerties, NY

'.....a magical place-loved what you've done with the cottage-shows great care. We had a wonderful time!.....Lexington, MA

'.....Had a wonderful time at the cottage. Every thing was clean and smelled nice. Slept like a log....... The beaches were good and the town was excellent. Beautiful cottage and we had a good time on our vacation, enhanced by staying at the cottage.'....... Seattle, Washington

'...what a great place you have. We couldn't have enjoyed a more beautiful view every morning! The location is great & such easy access to the beaches.'.....Bridgewater, MA

pet policy: Well behaved pets are welcome!!

Handicap accessible: Handicap ramp for wheelchairs is available. Please request at time that reservations are made.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Bonnie Baldwin (Owner)
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
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Cottage by the Sea at Rocky Shores
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews
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Cottage by the Sea at Rocky Shores
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p115412
+1 -7817710802
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Charming, peaceful, perfect!

  • 5 of 5
I absolutely love this little cottage. It is a quaint and quiet spot up on the hill with a lovely ocean breeze and tranquil view of loblolly cove.
It is two bedrooms but I think it is most suited for two adults and possibly a child.
It is nicely appointed and well stocked with everything you would need.
I hope to be back for the same two weeks next summer.
Bonnie, the owner has also been a delight and extremely accommodating and thoughtful.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage by the Sea at Rocky Shores
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p115412
+1 -7817710802
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
1

Bad experience

  • 1 of 5
We had problems as soon as we got here. While unpacking, I turned my back for a second and found my 16-month old falling out of the door onto the concrete steps because the latch to the door was broken and the door would therefore not stay closed. We then found him playing with paint chips on the floor below the front window. We then turned the water on in the kitchen only to find brown water running into the sink. Later that night my husband turned on the kitchen sink again and the faucet actually exploded and water was spraying everywhere. We called the owner of the cottage who called someone who lives nearby. He came over within minutes and was extremely helpful. He had to turn the water off to the entire compound, putting all residents and visitors without running water. We called the owner back to fill her in and she said she would have a plumber there by 7:30 am the next morning. We realize that things like this happen, but we just did not feel we needed to stick it out on our dime, so we asked the owner for our money back so we could go stay somewhere else. She refused, indicating that she could have rented the cottage to someone else for the holiday weekend. Yet the property should have been in good working condition for any renter - whether that was us or someone else. The next morning we waited for the plumber to arrive. Without running water to brush our teeth with, flush the toilet with, shower with, etc. since 9pm the night before. We waited until after 10:00am and still no plumber. We called the owner even more frustrated and asked for our money back again. Again she refused. We told her we were going to leave to stay elsewhere, but she didn’t care. In fact, twice during the weekend she called and left us voicemails asking how everything was at the cottage, apparently refusing to believe we had actually left the property. At one point, in one of her voicemails she offered us an extra night at no cost – clearly the sign of someone who knows she should try to make good – but trying to do so without having to refund our money. Once we arrived at home, my husband followed up with her again via email, but we have received no response from her. We will be contacting the Chamber of Commerce and BBB to report this.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clearly my renter had a bad beginning to her Memorial Day weekend at my cottage. And for that I am sincerely sorry and only wish I had been able make it better immediately. I was called that Friday night at about 9pm and she informed me that there was a serious water problem at the cottage. My dear friend next door was able to cut off the water so that it would not be an immediate problem. With great difficulty, due to it being Memorial Day weekend, I was able to make arrangements for a plumber to arrive the next morning to fix the situation. The plumber was there early that Saturday morning and by 10:15am the situation had been fixed. I called the tenant, who let my call go to voice mail and told them it had been fixed and apologized for their inconvenience. A call to them the following day also went to voice mail and at that time I offered to extend their stay at no cost. Not until the following day, their check out day, did I find out that they had left the cottage, apparently on Saturday morning, after the problem HAD been resolved.

As for the other issues, I was unaware that the screen door's latch had broken and promptly fixed it. I also spoke to my cleaning person and urged her to be more diligent about cleaning, especially the floors. This is an old seaside cottage and things may not always be perfect but I can not predict the unpredictable or unexpected. I work very hard at making things truly pleasant for my all visitors whom I very much respect. I like to make their experience a truly positive, enjoyable one. I have owned the cottage for over 8 years and until now have never had a tenant's experience be anything but very positive. I hope that you, the reader, will also read the very positive feed back about their experiences at the cottage in the other letters here. Again I am sorry for their unfortunate experience.
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Cottage by the Sea at Rocky Shores
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p115412
+1 -7817710802
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Waterloo Ontario Canada
4

Excellent location and cottage

  • 4 of 5
This was a very good choice for a cape ann stay for two couples. The owner was very helpful, and the location was terrific. You definitely need a car for seeing all the great sites in the area. I hope to return.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage by the Sea at Rocky Shores
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p115412
+1 -7817710802
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

One week is not enough!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first experience with homeaway.com, and with rentals, for that matter. Usually, there are five of us crammed into one hotel room for a week’s vacation – not ideal. This cottage was perfect for us! My daughters stayed in the second bedroom with the twin bed and trundle, and my son slept in the living room on the couch. Speaking of which, if I had a “complaint,” it would be that the photos show a futon in the living, not a fold-out couch (though it is in the write-up as a fold-out), which made for rather tight walk-thrus on late-nite potty runs.

And the cottage is compact, for sure. If you have large people in your party, bear that in mind. However, this rental had absolutely everything we could possibly need! The owner seemed to think of every little detail – there were full ice trays waiting for us when we arrived, in addition to charcoal briquettes and matches for the outside grill, a basket full of brochures for activities and restaurants and even some basic toiletries in the bath!

The cottage itself was in the perfect location for us, as well. It seemed equidistant from anything and everything we wanted to do in Rockport and Gloucester, though often, even the kids wanted to go back to the cottage just to “chill.” The driveway in was a bit rough (we were glad to have the SUV), but typical of many beachside entrances. There were bunnies crossing on the way up the drive, and deer in the field directly behind the cottage – very Disney! And the view was every bit as amazing as pictured! We could see one of the lighthouses perfectly from the kitchen window and both as we walked around the main house. There are about 10 cottages around a larger house, and they are quite close, but we had no problems with noisy neighbors. The rental is part of an association which provides adequate trash disposal and basic “courtesy rules” for all.

Overall, we had the most relaxing vacation we’ve ever had (without leaving the kids home, that is)! We absolutely would rent here again!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage by the Sea at Rocky Shores
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p115412
+1 -7817710802
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Albany, New York
5

Most Excellent: Very clean and neat

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying at Bonnie's house. It's small and very cozy. We celebrated our baby's 2nd birthday there, and there was even room for his Pack-n-Play. Thanks Bonnie for a nice weekend on Cape Ann.
  • Submitted: May 10, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage by the Sea at Rocky Shores
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p115412
+1 -7817710802
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Jax, FL
5

A Great family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was exactly as described! Bonnie, the owner, is very attentive and was available as needed. We had a great time exploring Rockport and the surrounding area. She had some great recommendations for meals too. The cottage is well maintained, clean and so pretty. We had a wonderful time, 2 adults and 3 kids :)
We BBQ'd several times and had a great time. The cottage is well equipped and there is a supermarket and gas station and Dunkin Donuts nearby! Hope to come back again. We have a Child with special needs and she had NO problem getting around!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended

Walk to Pepple and Cape Hedge beaches. Nearby fishing and whale watching boats, historic Rockport and Gloucester centers, take the commuter train to Boston and enjoy the sights of the city at the same time that you relax at the shore.

Other Activities: across the street from the ocean

Golf: There are a couple of nearby public golf courses.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rockport Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes $200/night, $1000-$1400/week
$1400/week June 29 - September 4
Summer Rentals are weekly rentals only, Saturday to Saturday (June 29-September 2)
Off-season (April-June 29 & September 4-November): $1000 per week/$200 night with 3 night minimum
$200/night (3 night minimum)
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Amenities

Amenities

Rockport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • New ceramic tile bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , LIVING ROOM
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Pull out bed available in living room. But for most comfort a maximum of 4 is recommended.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
1 queen, 1 twin trundle. Ocean & island views; patio table & chairs; lounge & beach chairs; linens & towels provided. Wheel chair ramp available. Please request at time of booking. Wifi not available within the cottage but is available on the premises.
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