4 BLOCKS TO BEACH, TOWN! WIFI, PARKING, DOG-FRIENDLY, PRIVATE YARD.

Patricia Mandell

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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4 BLOCKS TO BEACH, TOWN! WIFI, PARKING, DOG-FRIENDLY, PRIVATE YARD.

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1-BR studio, child-size loft; sleeps 2 adults, 2-3 young children; one bathroom.

You can see the ocean and T-Wharf as you approach the private yard and gardens surrounding this beautifully remodeled carriage house. Five-minute walk to village shops, 8 minutes to the beach, and the commuter rail to Boston. Even though you're close to everything, you're shielded from the hubbub by this secluded location.

Depending on your wishes, Sea Mist Cottage is the perfect romantic getaway, or the perfect family vacation.

Enjoy the light-filled ambiance from large skylights and white woodwork; a full-sized, gourmet-equipped kitchen (matching silverware!) , and a spacious bathroom with a brand new tub and vanity. Everything is spotlessly clean. The studio bedroom is romantically private. The Teddy Bear Loft, filled with toys, accommodates young children.

Our guests say ... : 'What a wonderful place to spend our 10-year wedding anniversary!

We give it two paws up! Thank you!'

Melissa and Matt Triplett and miniature schnauzers Oreo and Jellybean

Wadsworth, OH

'You have an adorable cottage. We had a wonderful time. Would like to return later this year.'

Steve

Mattapoisett, MA

'My wife loved it! She said it was so clean!'

Ken Nishimura

New York City

'So kid-friendly. Beats a hotel any day. My son Aidan asked if we could live here.'

Matthew Campbell

Rutland, VT

Customize your stay!: Whatever your interests: romance, fine dining, a family get-together, history, painting, antiquing, hiking,

I can customize a weekend or an entire vacation stay just for you.

I grew up on the ocean in Connecticut and spent 15 years on Boston's South Shore. I've been in Rockport 12 years. Since arriving here, I have explored great places to visit on the North Shore and in Boston.

I'm also a former travel writer who has published in 'Yankee,' 'The Boston Globe,' 'Caribbean Travel and Life,' and 'Walking Magazine,' among others. I am the author of 'Massachusetts Off the Beaten Path' and co-author of 'Hidden New England.'

I have two children in college. If you want to know where are the best playgrounds or beaches for young children, tweens or teens, just ask me! Rockport also has a nice teen center with games, movie nights and live music and dances.

History of the main house: My house was built in 1850 as the home of Olive Tarr, daughter of one of the original founding families of Rockport, and is in the Historic District. It has a Greek Revival exterior and is surrounded by perennial gardens and flowering trees and shrubs: crab apples, a magnolia, lilacs, beach roses, enkianthus and weigela, as well as evergreens.

You are welcome to use the terrace beside the house, furnished with patio chairs and tables.

Sea Mist Cottage was originally a carriage house. While remodeling, I saw the holes left by enormous hinges that once held the massive doors. The former owner made it into an artist's studio with eight skylights (a lot of closing when it rained).

I envisioned a small summer cottage with large skylights, which became a reality in May of 2006. I have stayed in the cottage myself, and am very envious of its airiness, and its spanking new bathroom and kitchen.

The gardens are always a work in progress. My trumpet vines should bloom this summer.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Patricia Mandell

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks french, english
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I am a writer and New England native. I grew up in Noank, CT, before it was on the map. I went to UConn and majored in English Lit. I love the outdoors and am always inspired by the ocean vistas when I take my walks. I have two children in college, one a talented musician and the other a teacher in training. I also have a tuxedo kitty: Hapi, who will greet you on her travels. Rockport has many gems that I am happy to share with you.

Patricia Mandell purchased this cottage in 2002

My children and I had vacationed in Rockport a number of times and loved it. I had just gotten divorced and sold my house in Wellesley and wanted a more lowkey community for my children. There's never much for sale in Rockport. I wanted this house for two reasons: it is in the heart of downtown, and it had a studio that I could remodel to rent as a vacation getaway. I needed that income as a single parent. I never expected that having guests would be so much fun, or that wonderful people would come from all over the world.

Every time you come home, you see the ocean at the foot of Broadway. You can walk to everything: the beach, the shops, the restaurants, the galleries, the P.O., the bank, the library. I run all my errands on foot. Huge skylights make the cottage always light and bright and cheery, especially on winter days.

The Teddy Bear Loft is loved by all children who stay in it, and it keeps them out from underfoot.

I am a sucker for dogs and babies, and will babysit your baby if you like.

I have an unbroken record in making people laugh.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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4.9
based on 35 traveler reviews

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4 blocks to beach, town! Wifi, parking, dog-friendly, private yard.
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews
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4 blocks to beach, town! Wifi, parking, dog-friendly, private yard.
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Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
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WONDERFUL HIDEAWAY!!

  • 5 of 5
Super clean. Nice people! Helpful with great places to see/go! We loved it!!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks Shelly! We enjoyed meeting you all! Come again!
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4 blocks to beach, town! Wifi, parking, dog-friendly, private yard.
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AWESOME RENTAL!

  • 5 of 5
We could not have picked a better place to stay. The rental was spotless, and perfect for our needs. Although we did not use the kitchen, it was fully equipped with a full size range and oven, microwave, toaster, and fridge. The washer and dryer was handy, and a blessing to have. The upper loft would be fabulous for a family with young children as well. The owners live on site in the adjacent property and were wonderful hosts.

The ocean is less than a 10 minute walk away. We loved strolling into town for breakfast at the Blue Lobster (I think that was the name). Great food and a good value. We were there for a family wedding so we did not get to explore any other restaurants, but there seemed to be several cute ones we wish we could have tried.

Rockport is adorable, and I hope we make our way back there one day. It was truly an enjoyable stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Erin! It was wonderful to have you, and it would be wonderful to have you back!
I'm so glad you got to enjoy Rockport too before and after the wedding!
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4 blocks to beach, town! Wifi, parking, dog-friendly, private yard.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p149496
+44 9789855970
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

COZY, COMFORTABLE AND CONVENIENT

  • 5 of 5
Cute and very comfortable fully equipped cottage. Convenient to everything in town. Pat is very friendly and helpful. Maddie Scottie was greeted warmly and provided with a special food bowl and full water dish. We both loved our stay.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Martha! I'm so glad you were comfortable in the dead of winter! Please come back anytime, and bring that darling doggie!
business
4 blocks to beach, town! Wifi, parking, dog-friendly, private yard.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p149496
+44 9789855970
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

COZY, COMFORTABLE AND CONVENIENT!

  • 5 of 5
What a delightful find! Cozy and comfortable, well maintained cottage within walking distance to retail shops & restaurants! Great kitchen if you decide to cook. And the dogs loved easy access to the local beach. Can't wait for our next trip!
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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4 blocks to beach, town! Wifi, parking, dog-friendly, private yard.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p149496
+44 9789855970
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

COZY COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
Great cozy cottage! Very clean, well maintained and has everything you would need for a comfortable stay. Is within walking distance of everything in Rockport and short drive to Gloucester. Pat, the owner is very friendly and knowledgeable of things to do and see in the area. Hope the cottage is available on our next visit, as it has given us great memories of spending our 29th anniversary there.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
4 blocks to beach, town! Wifi, parking, dog-friendly, private yard.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p149496
+44 9789855970
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

COZY COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
A great little cottage! Very clean, well maintained and has everything you would need for a comfortable stay. Is within walking distance to everything in Rockport and short drive to Gloucester. Pat, the owner, is very friendly and knowledgeable on things to do and see in the area. Hope the cottage is available on our next visit to Rockport, as it gave us great memories of spending our 29th anniversary there.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lone Gull Coffee House
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Sugar Magnolias
"Simply the most awesome breakfasts around, well worth standing in line for!"
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Boston
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Rockport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rt. 128
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Front Beach
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Pratty's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rockport Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Red Skiff
Car: recommended

More private than an inn. Right in the heart of downtown Rockport, walkable to everything in the village. 10 minutes from Gloucester, 4 blocks from train to Boston. Quiet and secluded. One hour from Boston, 45 minutes from Salem, one hour to NH and Maine.

Other Activities: kayaking, standup paddleboarding

Golf: Bass Rocks Country Club, Gloucester

Essex Country Club, Manchester By The Sea

Essex Golf Course, Essex

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Rockport Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2014
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,075
$4,300
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$135
Fri,Sat,Sun
$795
$2,900
 
 
Late Fall, Winter 2014/2015
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$109
Fri,Sat,Sun
$600
$1,800
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$129
$745
$2,700
 
 
Summer 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,175
$4,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Pet Fee $10
Property Damage Protection $49
Notes We still have no grocery store! Stop in Gloucester on your way in!

Rockport is a quiet place, not a good place for partying.

I have a pay-as-you-throw dump sticker, so must require that you recycle while here.
I provide containers both inside and outside to make it easier.

Dogs: $10/week
No cats

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Rockport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • ISDN Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Shampoo
  • Parking ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is large and spacious, and has all brand new fixtures as well. A tiled floor assures the bathroom is always pristinely clean.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Teddy Bear Loft - 2 child bed , 4-foot headroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib , 1 queen
  • The main floor studio bedroom has a queen-size bed and comfortable sitting area for two. Skylights make the bedroom light-filled and romantic for couples. For families, a Portacrib is available. Young children love climbing the ladder to the Teddy Bear Loft, filled with teddy bears, books, and toys. It has twin futons. This cottage was designed for people who really want a well equipped kitchen, and who love having a nice big bathroom with a bathtub as well as a shower.
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Binoculars
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • forests
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • tennis
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
There is also a large yard with lounge chairs, from the edge of which you can see the ocean at T-Wharf. The yard is very private, walled off from the street by tall hedges. The children's loft is probably best suited for children ages 3 to 12, but if your teens and adult friends/relatives are happy up there, they're welcome too. Satellite TV and Internet access are also available.
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