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Discounts-Ocean View Home-Folly Cove/Halibut Point Abutting State Park-Rockport

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

- 5 BR, 1.5 BA, Outdoor Shower, 55' Smart TV, Sleeps 10 Max.

Whether for 2, 6 or 10, this is a great ocean view vacation home w/ a prime location with expansive grounds abutting the oceanfront Halibut Pt State Park & overlooking Folly Cove/Ipswitch Bay. Comfortably furnished w/ well-equipped kitchen. Living & dining rms open to large enclosed sun porch for relaxing, entertaining & views-rain or shine. Large 2nd floor deck. Spectacular sunsets over the ocean. Grounds offer multiple seating areas & a charming family chapel. Many sandy beaches to choose from or walk down to Folly Cove's & Halibut Point's rocky shores off Bayview Trail(popular for swimming/SCUBA/snorkeling).Walk to Halibut Pt State Park with Museum & Babson Quarry to explore, sunbathe & fish.Walk to Folly Cove's popular oceanfront Lobster Pool restaurant.Or, grill at home! A short drive, bus or bike ride takes you to Pigeon Cove Harbor, Rockport's beaches & shops, & Lanesville. Gloucester is not far. Enjoy Dotcrest as a retreat or a home-base for a special vacation!

Gigi Pugh Sundstrom
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2016


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Discounts-Ocean View Home-Folly Cove/Halibut Point Abutting State Park-Rockport
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
San Rafael, ca

Loved Our Time Here

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Dotcrest felt like coming back to the family's summer home. We instantly felt the history of the place, from the old hard wood floors to the lovely paintings painted by the family artist. Then add cocktails on the deck, watching the sunset after a day at Plum Cove-perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario

Three generations; 3 families; great old New England home by the sea

  • 5 of 5

Grandparents; parent; and grandkids thoroughly enjoyed our week on Cape Ann in this marvelous home and setting. The 5 cousins loved the grounds and our walks in the adjoining state park. The great sunroom easily handled kids playing and family discussions each evening. Sunsets at the within walking distance Lobster Pool were a highlight.

One can enjoy a traditional New England outdoor hot shower as well as a very well appointed kitchen, fabulous washer/dryer and brand new Samsung smart tv. Plenty of air conditioners and ceiling fans for cool sleeping.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a lovely vacation. We hope to have you back!
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Your lovely home provided absolutely everything we needed for our multi-family vacation. Comfortable house, spacious yard that encouraged little groupings and regroupings, beaches everywhere, Halibut Point for our morning walks. We lacked nothing at all. The many paintings on the walls lovingly highlighted Cape Ann. Thank you. A+!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure hosting you. We look forward to having you another time. with best regards - Gigi
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fabulous spot!

  • 5 of 5

Dotcrest is a beautiful place to stay. The grounds are expansive, the sunset views incomparable, and the house elegant, but comfortable. The place is clean, the kitchen is well appointed, and the appliances are up-to-date. We would recommend Dotcrest highly. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having you both this summer and last summer, and look forward to having your family and friends return for next summer. As you prepare for next year, please do not hesitate to forward any questions. Thank you for your gracious review. Gigi
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Middle Atlantic, United States

Perfect for extended families

  • 5 of 5

My family grew up summering in Rockport and during the "year" of my 50th birthday my goal was to bring my sisters' and their families back to Rockport for a reunion. (Our parents have passed away.)

Dotcrest was perfect. We ate in the giant sunroom using the large table to seat all the children and adults, at any time of the day the view from that room and the property in general is inspiring. We walked down town to Rkpt in little bands of cousins and aunts and uncles. We had an awesome outdoor dinners with the children playing capture the flag on the "estate grounds" as the sun set over the water. We swam at various local beaches and quarries and came back to use the outdoor shower. Every night we served dinners for a dozen or more guests (some people stayed at halibut shores which are cottages through the woods behind dotcrest.) Our older teenagers went into Gloucester to shop at used records and funky organic shops like "glass sailboat." Gigi and the local manager could not have been more welcoming. Everything was clean and functional.

This year I'm 51 we just booked Dotcerst for a week in July -- it's now a tradition.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fairfax, VA

A Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We took my fiances Mom away for a surprise 50th and had an amazing weekend. Gigi was incredibly helpful and accomodating. The home was beautiful. It really is a perfect mixture of new and vintage. Other than the history of the house, which was very interesting, our favorite part was the great room built off the living room that overlooks the side yard and leaves an amazing ocean view for all to enjoy. Back to the history, there is a small building in the back yard that was used as a church at one point. It was very neat!

Gigi was concerned about the new heating system that had recently been installed. We were the first to really test it out as it was getting into the upper 30's at night. This home was a seasonal home until this winter. I was pleasantly surprised with how warm the home kept throughout all rooms. Never was there an issue with the heating system, infact, we had to turn the heat down a few times because at 70 it was a bit too warm! There is also a gas fireplace in the living room which really toasted things up! All in all, we had a fabulous time and thank her so very much for sharing her wonderful home with our family. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Mass Route 128
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Folly Cove
Car: recommended

Multi-generational homestead.

- Grand front yard and circular driveway provide a gracious entrance to house.

- Rustic family chapel adjacent to house can seat up to about 18.

- Property abuts Halibut Point State Park. Swim off Halibut Pt rocky shore at Bay View Trail entrance or at Folly Cove. Or drive to sandy Good Harbor Beach. Stop by famous Lobster Pool Restaurant for snacks or a meal (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on your way to-and-from Folly Cove and Halibut Point (check their web sites for great photos).

- Fireplace in living room has cast iron gas burning stove

- Kitchen includes top-of-the-line appliances.

- Laundry includes Maytag Neptune washer/dryer & laundry sink.

- Outside Weber gas grill.

- Grounds, porches, & balcony include variety of chaises, chairs, tables, Adirondack-style swing & hammock.

- Sorry, no party tents.

- Thanks. Check websites for Rockport & Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Lobster Pool & Halibut Point.

Other Activities: whale watches, kayaking, artists studios and shops in Rockport and Gloucester


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

- Multi-generational homestead.
- Grand front yard and circular driveway provide a gracious entrance to house.
- Charming family chapel adjacent to house can seat 18 comfortably.
- Property abuts Halibut Point State Park. Private swimming rocks at Folly Cove are just a short walk away. Stop by famous Lobster Pool Restaurant for snacks or a meal on your way to-and-from Folly Cove and Halibut P

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - outdoor shower , hot/cold
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 king , Ocean View
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Ocean View
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Ocean View
  • 1 king, 2 queens, 4 twins:.............................On the second floor is 1) an ocean-view bedroom with king bed opening out onto an over sized balcony looking to the north, west, and south, 2) a bedroom with queen bed looking to the north and east, and 3) an ocean-view 2-room bedroom suite looking west and north with 2 twin beds in one room and a twin bed with twin trundle and cable TV in the other room, along with a private back staircase to the kitchen. They share one bathroom off of a common center hall. ........................On the first floor, is a bedroom with a queen bed and a private 1/2 bath. ................................Outside, there is an outdoor hot/cold shower facing west where you can rinse off under the afternoon sun.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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