|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
RESERVATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR SUMMER 2015 starting June through October!
Ground floor efficiency studio in private 1850's central village home available with microwave kitchenette ( a variety of counter top appliances plus full size refrigerator) in the central village of Rockport only steps from the beach, shops, galleries, restaurants and historic Bearskin Neck and harbor. TRAVELING WITH FRIENDS? Extra sleeping guest rooms (two) with shared bath on top floor available for those wanting extra privacy at additional charge for one or both extra sleeping rooms. We have the best location in town along with the privacy you don't get in a commercial inn or motel, Walk to everything, including the commuter train to visit Boston, Salem, Newburyport or other coastal towns. The studio runs the width of the house with a comfy double bed and reading chair and desk at one end with a peak at the ocean from the window. The central area has a sleeper loveseat and TV and an unique mosaic entry harbor scene of Motif #1 in Rockport harbor. The kitchenette end has a microwave, coffee pot, 2 burners, toaster, electric frypan, crock pot and all that you need if you choose to cook. You may also use the gas BBQ and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the garden area with picnic table and chairs. Numerous cafes and restaurants are located within a 2 block walk from coffee shops to elegant ocean front dining. Private yard with lovely gardens for relaxation or BBQ. Air-conditioned! Historic Bearskin Neck shops, galleries and harbor front restaurants just two short blocks away. Visit Halibut Point State park for a picnic or relaxing walk along the coastal paths and explore the tide pools. An artists paradise or relaxing place to enjoy the seashore. WIRELESS ACCESS and CABLE TV.
Extra guest rooms available on top floor of house for reasonable additional charge if you are traveling with friends! Each room features a double bed, cable TV and window AC. Guest rooms may be reserved along with studio or separately.
Monthly and seasonal discount available. No smoking or pets. RESERVED OFF-STREET PARKING AVAILABLE FOR ONE CAR!!.
You might enjoy:
Scuba diving at Back Beach, Old Garden Beach or Folly Cove, all popular dive spots!
Renting kayaks for solo or guided coastal exploration from Rockport Harbor.
Attending live concerts at the Shalin Liu Performance Center a half block away!
Visiting neighboring Gloucester for music and night life, theater, harbor and lighthouse tours, historic sights and museums as well as popular whale watch excursions.
Enjoy the major city attractions and offerings of Boston: sports, arts, museums, fine dining, cruises, historic tours an easy drive or commuter rail trip away or explore the historic village of Salem and learn about the history of this important seaport or witchcraft. Visit historic sites such as the House of Seven Gables, dine on the harbor front or follow the walking tour path or take the guided trolley tour of Salem. The Peabody-Essex museum exhibits offer enjoyable rainy day or any day adventure. Historic Newburyport is less than an hour away by car (also accessible by train) and offers fine shops, restaurants, music and theatre, historic sights, fishing charters and whale watch cruises.
I grew up spending summer vacations in Rockport in a rustic family cottage owned by my grandparents. Now years later I enjoy watching my grandchildren explore the same rocks and tidepools that facinated me as a child. I am a science teacher who loves to spend the summer months meeting new people and sharing my love for Rockport with my guests.
Wendy Lawton purchased this studio in 1997
I love having a unique home in the historic district and especially the extensive gardens which are a constant work in progress with changing color throughout the summer months. I love that the beach is just a few 100 yards away and can be enjoyed on an early morning stroll or afternoon swim. Our property offers the best location in town and the warmth and charm of a private home where you can enjoy the yard, outdoor shower after the beach, reading in the garden glider, people watching from the front second story porch and easy access to all that Cape Ann has to offer.
Traveling with friends? We also offer additional guest rooms on the top floor.
Our private yard and garden area offer a peaceful get-away from tourist crowds and a homey place to enjoy a BBQ meal. Outdoor enclosed shower (toiletries & towels provided) for after the beach or a jog combines refreshment and the fragrance of the roses! Enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail in our rocking chairs on the front second story porch overlooking the village area with a peak at the ocean..
Flexible scheduling to meet your needs.
Perfect location with easy access to beach and shops with the privacy of a home.
No cleaning fee or hidden charges.
Beginning Oct. 1 2014 we offer a dedicated off-street parking space for one car. Come and go as you please without parking problems!
My family and I just loved this spot in Rockport. It was exactly as described on the listing and we were not disappointed. Wendy was such a sincere host, we felt fully taken care of and she asked several times if we needed anything. The room was clean, nicely furnished and stocked with some snacks and drinks. She offered some great spots to eat, tips on where to park and even offered help with kid friendly places to go. She said if we lost our valuable beach parking spot, she would help us find another spot. She left a bucket and a shovel for my son since she knew he was coming. So thoughtful!
I highly recommend this spot. It is literally steps away from the beach and all the shops and food you could dream of. The perfect location and the perfect host!
Historic coastal harbor town home to many artisans with fine galleries, shops, antiques, seafood, water activities, Shalin Liu Performance Center (music, Windover (performing arts), North Shore Music Theatre and lots of New England charm. The sights and activities of Boston and historic Salem are close by car or train or you may drive North for a day trip to Newburyport, New Hampshire ports and mountains and Maine coastal communities and outlet centers. Boat and air shuttles to Cape Cod, Provincetown, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are available from either Gloucester (next town), Salem or Boston.
Other Activities: Whale watching, artist demonstrations, music concerts, deep sea fishing, exploring tide pools, scuba and snorkeling, kayaking, shopping and all kinds of dining options from Helmet's strudel croissants and coffee harbor side to elegant oceanfront dining at Emerson Inn or My Place by the Sea. The Rockport Art Association offers classes for adults and children, sponsors artist demonstrations and hosts gallery exhibitions for a wide variety of artists.
Golf: A number of private and public golf courses are in the area within a half hour drive.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
July 4th holiday
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
|Notes||If extra top floor guest rooms are included, the added cost per room is $75/night.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.