Gull Cove House is a bright, cheerful, roomy, relaxing, and upscale oceanfront vacation rental home in the scenic New England coastal town of Rockport, MA. Sleeping 8, the house has 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and stunning ocean views. It is within easy walking distance of town center, Back Beach, wooded trails along old quarries, and Rockport train station. In the cove below the house are two boat ramps, one to launch boats from trailers and another for hand-carried craft such as kayaks and windsurfers.
Rockport is a charming community on the tip of Cape Ann, the prettiest seaside area in MA. The town has miles of coastline, beaches, and trails along the water and through forest. At its center are a classic New England harbor, renowned Motif No. 1, and quaint Bearskin Neck with cozy cafés, seafood restaurants, and an artist community with many galleries.
Your Stay at Gull Cove House: Wake up early at least once while here to watch the sun rise over the ocean from the house, which faces due east. Take the path 2 minutes from the house for a walk in the woods, perhaps stopping for an early or late swim in a quarry along the way. Stroll to Back Beach (only 8 minutes from the house on foot) or to Rockport center (only 8 minutes farther) for fresh scones and espresso, leisurely shopping, a harbor cruise, or a casual meal on quaint Bearskin Neck. Rent kayaks and paddle to Thacher Island and its twin lighthouses just off the Rockport coast. Bring or rent bicycles to explore Cape Ann’s countless seaside roads and pathways within easy riding from the house. Play tennis on one of several local courts available for public use.
Cool off afterward by jumping from the property seawall into Gull Cove just below the house. Buy lobsters directly from lobstermen returning with a fresh catch to their moorings in Gull Cove, or try fishing for striped bass off the property sea wall.
Your Stay at Gull Cove House (cont.): Cook out using the gas or the charcoal grill with panoramic ocean views as your backdrop. Choose a book from the 1400-book library for a peaceful read on the terrace in the sun and sea air. Take a drive on nearby country roads to see New England’s lovely spring colors or fall foliage. Stop at a farm stand for fresh cider and produce. Spend time at one of Cape Ann’s beaches or state parks. Visit historic Salem or Boston, only 35 and 65 minutes respectively from Rockport by car or train--the train station is ¾ mile from the house.
Return to the house for a glass of wine by a fire in the patio chimney, or the living room fireplace as you watch the moonlight dance over the ocean. Choose a movie from the house video library of over 100 dramas and comedies. Fall asleep to the sound of waves breaking on the shore below. Next morning let another ocean sunrise rouse you from your dreams as the sea gulls call you to begin another day at this little piece of paradise.
A Perfect Base for your New England Vacation: Gull Cove House in Rockport is an ideal holiday rental home for your trip to New England. It is well suited for vacations and reunions, for couples or small groups seeking a tranquil seaside getaway, and for business visitors wanting easy access to Boston while staying in prettier surroundings. Cape Ann on Boston's North Shore offers a variety of activities--beaches, water sports, hiking, biking, antique shops, art galleries, restaurants, birding, boating, and brilliant autumn foliage to name just a few. For those wishing to visit Gordon College in Wenham or Endicott College in Beverly, the house is only 20 and 25 minutes’ drive respectively from these two fine institutions. Have a look at our house web site for additional details and photos of the house and its views; read what past guests have said about their time here; and check availability on our calendar. Then please let us know if this sounds like the right place for your stay.
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