CHARMING ANTIQUE COLONIAL RENTAL IN ROCKPORT, MA, HISTORIC DISTRICT

Andrew Keith

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHARMING ANTIQUE COLONIAL RENTAL IN ROCKPORT, MA, HISTORIC DISTRICT

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

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4 Bedrooms, 21/2 Bathrooms, Kitchen, Livining Room, Dining Room, Sleeps 7 - 9

Pumpkin House” is a gracious 18th-century antique colonial home in Rockport’s historic district. It blends historic character with modern amenities, including an updated kitchen addition with granite counter tops and skylights and a second-floor bathroom with a relaxing soaking tub. Enjoy seasonal glimpses of Sandy Bay from the living room and upstairs master bedroom. A five to ten minute walk to Front Beach, village galleries, shops, and restaurants, and a short walk to Bearskin Neck and the harbor—with views of iconic Motif #1. Swim, explore tidal pools, picnic, shop for treasures, enjoy stunning nautical scenery, and dine on lobster and other local seafood fresh from the boat. On weekend summer evenings, walk a short distance to bandstand concerts at Back Beach and enjoy ice cream from local shops.And just a short walk down the street, Rockport’s glorious new Shalin Liu Center offers a wide array of musical performance, from chamber music to jazz and R&B.

No matter the time of year, Rockport and Cape Ann are magical. Springtime is a gentle season when the flowers bloom and the village shops open—a perfect time to enjoy art galleries and boutiques before the summer bustle. Summertime offers swimming, picnicking, hiking, boating, and golfing—all in spectacular settings. And you can’t beat fall in a New England seaside village, combining striking foliage with nautical views—a good time for hiking, golfing, shopping for bargains, and enjoying local dining.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andrew Keith (Owner)
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Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great holiday. The house was perfect for out getaway. Being here this time of year was a great time. Beautiful hikes with fantastic weather. Bear Skin Neck w/o throngs! Truly great. Being in a fully functioning and special home made it perfect.
Nov 2011
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Charming Antique Colonial Rental in Rockport, MA, Historic District
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 11 reviews
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Charming Antique Colonial Rental in Rockport, MA, Historic District
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284580
-781 710-8187
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Keaau
5

One of the best vacation rental (VBRO) ever!!

  • 5 of 5
We are back in Hawaii, after a two week stay in July 2014 at the Pumpkin House in Rockport, Ma. We were in Mass for a niece's wedding at the Hammond Castle in Gloucester. My goodness, she picked July 5th for the wedding, one of the busiest time here in this area, but staying here at the Pumpkin House was perfect for all we had to do was walk out the front door to enjoy all the July 4th activities (which extended to 3 days of fun because of the storm). And that is one of the reason this vacation rental is great...it was near the beaches, the shops, the restaurants, and a 6 minute walk to catch the train to Boston. There was ample parking for our group..3 cars..but a lot of onstreet after the July 4th crowd left. The house was great, a real antique colonial house (remember we live in Hawaii). There was space for everyone to have alone time if needed, we tended to collect in the kitchen a lot. All sleeping areas are air conditioned. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for a large family dinner. Okay we only did it once because so many places to eat around here. There is a half bathroom downstairs, and two complete bathrooms on the second floor...so there was never an issue about that! And if there are any issues, just call Roger for he responds immediately to fix any problems you may encounter. This is a great vacation rental for families, big and roomy, near everything, a short walk to catch the train to Boston. (Which was so fun for us, and to use the subways, too!) We were enjoyed our stay here, and happy we selected the Pumpkin House!!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Antique Colonial Rental in Rockport, MA, Historic District
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284580
-781 710-8187
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

A Wonderful Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5
Our family spent a wonderful week at the Pumpkin House in June 2014. It is a beautifully maintained property with ample sleeping spaces, a great living room, a spacious kitchen, and great spaces in the front and back yards for grilling and socializing. It's also just down the street from the town beach and Rockport's wonderful art community. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming Antique Colonial Rental in Rockport, MA, Historic District
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284580
-781 710-8187
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Delightful colonial, beautifully modernized

  • 5 of 5
We spent two weeks in the "Pumpkin House." Our stay could not have been more enjoyable. The house is spacious and inviting. It is beautifully maintained. We sun in the backyard and have lunch on the front deck. It is but a short walk to town where we visit the many shops, have our clam chowder and enjoy the view of the ocean from morning till night. And as a bonus, our hosts Roger and Jean are most friendly and accommodating. We could not be more pleased with our experience.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming Antique Colonial Rental in Rockport, MA, Historic District
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284580
-781 710-8187
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the Pumpkin House was absolutely lovely. My family thoroughly enjoyed the colonial charm the house offered. The solid antique floor boards on the lower floor and the open hearth fire places lent to a feeling of warmth and comfort. The house also had modern amenities with a large kitchen. We had everything we needed to cook meals. The master bedroom was spacious and comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the large back yard for grilling out at night and sunning ourselves during the day. The house was just outside of downtown. It was so convenient to walk to Bearskin Neck and to access the shops and restaurants in downtown Rockport. Just as convenient were our strolls to Front Beach! I look forward to going back!
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Antique Colonial Rental in Rockport, MA, Historic District
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284580
-781 710-8187
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Watertown, MA
4

Quirky House in a Good Location

  • 4 of 5
The Pumpkin house has a lot going for it. It is in a great location, an easy walk to Front Beach and into town. I suggest cutting down Mill Lane through the meadow as a great shortcut. There are lots of rooms and places to get away. The yard is beautiful and well tended. The kitchen is nice and well appointed. There is a small office and a separate dining and living room. There is air conditioning in the small office, but not in any of the other spaces on the first floor (which were quite hot while we were there).

There are two bedrooms on the second floor and two bathrooms across from each other. The master bedroom is quite nice and has a King sized bed. The second bedroom is small and has bunk beds. There is also a very small room with a pull out couch. You could sleep there, but it isn’t very comfortable and it is very cramped with the couch opened up. One of the bathrooms has a very large tub. The third floor has two bedrooms, one with a full size bed and one with a twin bed. Both are quite nice, however, there is no bathroom on the third floor.

The owners have an apartment that is attached to the back of the house. They do stay there on the weekends and they require the right side of the driveway. This leaves room for only 1 car (2 if you move them around). The neighborhood is densely populated with little privacy and it can be noisy at times.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! We took your advice on the air conditioning units on the 1st floor and added some to the living room. Just to clarify, the landlords are not in the cottage anymore. There is also room for several cars in the driveway. (see photo)
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Charming Antique Colonial Rental in Rockport, MA, Historic District
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284580
-781 710-8187
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Littleton Massachusetts, USA
5

We Shall Return

  • 5 of 5
This house has it all! We have rented in the Rockport area before and have had a difficult time finding "just the right place" for our active family and friends. The "Pumpkin House" offers everything you need to be comfortable for any length vacation. There is plenty of room in the house to accomodate a large group, even for overnight. It also is large enough to find a quiet place to get away from those family members that suddenly make you crazy! The front porch is perfect for morning coffee and any meal during the day and also just for hanging out and reading or having a drink. It also offers a great vantage point to people watch as they return from Rockport Center. The back yard offers a good amount of space for a young family to participate in games and activities, in addition to just gathering around the grill. The Kitchen is perfect for the preparation of meals and serves as a great gathering point for the entire group. It is large and has a very large table, in addition to 4 stools at the island. You won't miss your own kitchen at all as this offers everything you will need.
The house is a 10 minute walk to the beaches and shops, with we thought was perfect. It is close enough to go back-and-forth as you want but far enough to get away from all of the traffic.
You will really enjoy this old home as it is classic New England with everything you need.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Rockport Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Rockport MBTA Commuter Rail, 17 Railroad Ave
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
128
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Front Beach
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Art Galleries, Kayaking

Golf: Rockport Golf Club

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rockport House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Oct 31 - Jun 13
7 nights
$1,975
 
 
Summer
Jun 14 - Sep 6
7 nights
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100
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Amenities

Amenities

Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Single Bed
    Sun Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleep Sofa
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Living Room Sofa Bed
  • Bedroom 1-1 King, Master Bedroom Bedroom 2-2, Bunk Bed Bedroom 3-1 Single, Twin Bed Bedroom 4-1 Queen, Platform Sun Room-1 Queen Sleep Sofa Living Room-2, Double Sleep Sofa Study-2(max) Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
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