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CLASSIC SHINGLE STYLE BEACH HOUSE, STUNNING OCEAN VIEW

kate johns shaw

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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kate johns shaw

Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2014
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CLASSIC SHINGLE STYLE BEACH HOUSE, STUNNING OCEAN VIEW

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
kate johns shaw (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2014

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Classic Shingle Style Beach House, Stunning Ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Classic Shingle Style Beach House, Stunning Ocean View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p499280vb
-(518) 369-9043
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Cambridge, MA
5

Wonderful owners, incredible view, gorgeous home, quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
We rented the Arbory House to celebrate two "big" birthdays and a significant wedding anniversary with our family. The home is immaculate and has recently been renovated with the floors refinished, interior painting, new bathrooms as well as a new kitchen. The owners have fully equipped the home, providing all that is required for a comfortable stay. The inside of the home and the view of the twin lights on Thacher's Island are even more beautiful than the pictures! We communicated several times with Kate via email and by phone before and during our rental period. She is both friendly and responsive, going out of her way to ensure we had everything we needed.

During the month, we visited to the shops of Rockport and Bearskin Neck a few times, walked the neighborhood and found quaint footpaths leading to the rocky ocean's edge, went nearby Cape Hedge and Pebble Beach, rented kayaks on Bearskin Neck and paddled around Straightsmouth Island, toured Cape Pond Ice in Gloucester... There are so many things to do in Rockport and Gloucester, but be forewarned~ it is difficult to leave the porch over-looking Thacher's Island!

A few restaurants we really enjoyed - Latitude 43, Cape Ann Brewing Company and Zeke's Place (breakfast, cash only) in Gloucester, Blue Lobster and Helmut's Strudel (home-made strudel and cookies) in Rockport and The Market Restaurant in Annisquam.

It was so hard to leave; we have already booked dates for next summer!
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so thrilled you are returning next year, you couldn't have been more wonderful guests and we take it as the highest compliment!
Your recommendations for fun and interesting things to do in and around Rockport will be so helpful to future guests. It is such an historic and scenic area. But you are right, it is hard to leave the view from the front porch. We are always mesmerized by it! And then we come in to our local lobster dinner...
What could be better??

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Boston, Logan
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Franklin Street Cafe, Gloucester
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rockport Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Rockport commuter train to Boston
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
I 90
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Franklin Street Cafe, Gloucester
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cape Hedge, Rockport, within walking distance
Car: necessary

Rockport and Gloucester have their own historic houses, art galleries, restaurants and museums (In addition to great beaches, sailing and fishing!) If you want even more culture, it is a one hour trip either by car or commuter train to down town Boston. There are antiquing, sunset sails and great fried clams in Essex. Historic Salem, Ma. is less than an hour away. Buy your fresh lobster from the lobsterman down the road and cook it in our big lobster pots! Or you can buy fresh cooked lobster at Roy Moores in downtown Rockport, a five minute drive from the house. Hike the old granite stone Quarries with fabulous ocean views at Halibut Point State Park. 10 minute drive from house.

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Rates & Availability

From $3,000 Per week

Rockport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
shoulder, spring
May 2 2015 - Jun 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
$12,000
 
 
summer
Jun 14 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,750
$15,000
 
 
shoulder, fall
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
$12,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
$9,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are newly renovated and all are accessible from hallways.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , twin with pullout/popup trundle twin additional
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • all bedrooms have ocean views. All cotton sheets and down duvets.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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