Destination guide

Art, wildlife, and beautiful scenery in Rockport

The creative seaside community of Rockport welcomes you for your quiet family-friendly getaway. Protected from harsh sea weather by its bay, and known for its rich artistic history, Rockport has become a destination for water enthusiasts and art lovers alike. A Rockport vacation rental near the water allows you to paddle out to the old lighthouses or get some good shots for your album. Stay active out of the water on various hikes and tours, or shop and dine in style in a setting fit for the movies. It’s Massachusetts, so don’t miss out on getting your fill of fresh lobster.

Things to do

Rockport’s world-class art and cultural experience

Home to the oldest art colony in the country, Rockport’s charm is in its artistic culture. The Shalin Liu Performance Arts Center hosts world-class shows all year, and a multitude of galleries highlight local artists. Meet up at Dock Square for a free family-friendly walking tour of the downtown art district. Learn the history and see notable architecture such as Motif No. 1, an old boating house once used by the fisheries. Known as the most painted building in America, you must get a picture in front of it, or no one will believe you were here.


Pristine waters ideal for diving and sailing in Rockport

A Rockport vacation rental near Loblolly Cove is the perfect place to dock between family-friendly water-bound adventures. Go diving and swim among marine life. Tour the bay on a seal-watching cruise or sign up to learn how lobsters are caught and processed. Then, eat at one of many excellent seaside restaurants. The tranquil water is perfect for sailing and kayaking. Later, take a stroll down Main Street where you will find unique boutiques and art galleries for your shopping pleasures. You can’t leave this picturesque town without an authentic souvenir.


Brisk climate makes Rockport your off-season getaway

Rockport’s season runs from the end of May through to the end of the year. This quaint suburban town blossoms when the temperatures are warmest, rarely reaching above 80 degrees. Expect to find everything that Rockport offers during these months. However, if you’re looking for a quiet place to rest and rejuvenate, a Rockport vacation rental during the winter months provides you with a peaceful sanctuary to enjoy the art and water. Cozy up with some cocoa near a warm fire, and be sure to call ahead for activities during the winter months.

Natural features

Rockport: guided hikes, breathtaking views, and seals!

An intimate Rockport vacation rental lets you experience this small and quiet seaside town. Get away from the demands of city life by spending a family-friendly day on a guided tour of the natural space. Marvel at breathtaking views as you explore Halibut Point State Park, or join a tour of the quarry during the summer. Guided tours through the Rockport woods lead you to the ghost town Dogtown and by the Babson Word Rocks from the Great Depression. Back at the water, there are birds, seals and other marine life to appreciate.

How to get there

How to get to and around Rockport

The nearest airport is in Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal), located 15.8 mi (25.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal), which is 25.9 mi (41.7 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Rockport Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Rockport?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 320 vacation rentals near Rockport. From 176 Houses to 54 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rockport for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Rockport?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Rockport. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Halibut Point State Park: 842 vacation rentals
  • Pebble Beach: 594 vacation rentals
  • Shalin Liu Performance Center: 627 vacation rentals
  • Halibut Point Reservation: 772 vacation rentals
  • Motif No 1: 629 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rockport listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rockport?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 176 Houses in Rockport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rockport include:

  • Cottages: 54 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 54 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 60 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rockport?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 10 vacation rentals with pool available in Rockport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.