Rockport House Rental Photos and Description
4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Newly Renovated Kitchen And Baths, Porch.
Our Classic New England Gambrel roofed house perches on its landscaped lot in the South End of Rockport with the most incredible view of the ocean and the twin lights of Thatcher Island. It was one of the original houses built in around 1907. There are many protected places to sit outside as well as a wrap around covered porch overlooking the water. The sound and the smell of the sea envelop you.
The first floor has an open living/ dining room with huge windows onto the view. there is a separate study/TV room with a convertible couch and pocket doors. The large kitchen with its eat around island has the same amazing view and has been completely renovated in a classical style. There is one full bath with a shower on the first floor.
The second floor has four comfortable bedrooms, each with an ocean view, and two full baths, one with a clawfoot tub and one with a large shower. Both are newly renovated.
There is an outdoor gas grille and outdoor table and chairs.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About kate johns shaw
I am a preservation architect and my husband is a lawyer. We live full time in upstate New York. We have two grown children.
kate johns shaw purchased this house in 2013
Why kate johns shaw chose Rockport
This house is a dream house to us. We had owned an adorable beach cottage just down the road from Arbory House for ten years after having fallen in love with Rockport and the south end of Rockport in particular.
We love the authentic yet unpretentious New England feeling of Cape Ann, its charming architecture, beautiful, friendly family beaches and unsurpassed views of the ocean. This house has all the charm of a 1907 vintage beach house, plenty of room for extended family to spread out and just simply the most exquisite and expansive view of the sea and thatcher Island.
What makes this house unique
Without a doubt, Arbory House is in one of the premier locations in Rockport. It is on a high ridge with 270 degree views of the ocean. The neighboring houses are classic lovely old rambling Shingle Style beach houses. Several have been in the same families for generations. Houses like these have been described as 'The Architecture of the American Summer' by architectural historian Vincent Scully.
Our house does truly represent all that is best about summer, it is relaxed but beautiful with a mix of family Antiques and new wicker and comfortable upholstered furniture. my great grandfather's nautical art work adorns the walls. It has all the mod cons but also a great feeling of the past. To sit with a drink on that porch with friends and family is one of the great joys.