|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Immerse yourself in the heart of America's most famous seaside artists' colony. Located on Bearskin Neck and nestled in the center of Rockport's vibrant and exciting colonial historic district, replete with shops, galleries, restaurants, fishmongers, kayaking, schooner tours, and the finest lobsters in the North Atlantic. Steps from our door you may visit idyllic beaches, bandstands, our library, churches, yacht clubs, whale watching tours, fishing charters, art association, golf, and bicycling. A short drive into Gloucester...the famous fisherman statue, cruise ships, modern fishing boats and processors, Fitz Hugh Lane and the location of 'The Perfect Storm.' Five authentic lighthouses within minutes drive. Nine beaches as well! Travel by train to Boston in approximately 1 hour to view the birthplace of the American Revolution and the Freedom Trail, famous Newbury Street shopping boutiques, Boston's Museum of Science, and International 5-star dining.
Foreign Languages: English, and some Spanish spoken
Hablemos espanol (un poco).
Credit Cards: Major Credit Cards accepted
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If you are visiting Rockport, definitely consider staying at this apartment! It is the ideal location for everything Rockport has to offer - close to the beach, shops, and restaurants. Beth is absolutely wonderful to deal with, and the apartment is very charming. As previously mentioned, parking is at a premium in Bearskin Neck, so you will have to walk to get to your car, but with everything so close to this location, unless you are going exploring out of town, this isn't a problem.
We've staying in hotels in town, and definitely loved being in the heart of Bearskin Neck this time! Highly recommend!
This home is the perfect place to stay when enjoying Rockport, Good harbor and the Gloucester area. We stayed for two nights and wished we had reserved more time. We had our parents visiting from SoCal and our one year old so finding the right accommodations to suit us all would have been hard had it not been for this perfect place. It is hidden above the best cupcakes -Rockin' Cupcakes- and very spacious. We were able to shop, eat and take breaks when the baby needed to nap or rest. The place is clean and has a great kitchen. Parking is just a few blocks away and plenty of places to eat. We were able to bring our small dog with us as well. We plan on staying again and appreciate the Beth's hospitality. This is a hidden gem!
The location cannot be beat! We stayed in Rockport for a long weekend in May with our two year old and had a great time. The apartment is located above a cupcakery and across the street from the fudgery. Nothing more really needs to be said. As it is in the heart of Bearskin Neck, it is extremely close to the best food around. If a strudel, coffee, ocean breeze and sunrise sounds like your ideal morning...this is your spot.
-Beth and the owner of the cupcake shop were incredibly friendly, helpful and easy to work with. Entering through a space shared with the shop was a bit odd, but everyone working there greeted us with a smile.
-The interior of the apartment was clean and maintained, with a stocked bathroom and full kitchen. Linens, towels and a bath mat were also provided, but we chose to bring our own.
-A convenient parking space was provided just a few yards away from the apartment and was perfect for being able to unload. Driving in and out of the area can be tricky during busy weekend days due to the large number of pedestrians in the street. We arrived and left when most of the shops were closed, so we had no trouble moving around. This parking may not be available in winter months, however.
-Outside the apartment can be loud during a busy weekend day and the bakery below does make quite a bit of noise when open. It didn’t bother us at all but if you’re looking for a place that will be quiet all day, don’t stay in Bearskin Neck. Otherwise, the area seems to shut down around 7-8pm and the streets go SILENT. It was actually kind of creepy, given the hustle and bustle just a few short hours before, but this also meant amazing windows open sleeping.
-If traveling with young kids, leave large strollers at home or in the vehicle nearby. Also, plan on doing a little bit of impromptu baby-proofing as some doors do not shut all the way. Not a big deal and something to be expected when renting with toddlers in tow.
-The Internet connection and TVs definitely leave something to be desired and some of the furniture is a bit dated but we actually appreciated that it made us spend more time with each other, enjoying the surroundings, rather than being glued to the TV or our smartphones. There is so much to do in the area that we didn’t spend much time inside anyway.
We have already recommended this apartment to our friends and family and would definitely stay here again!
This apartment is in the most perfect location to enjoy Rockport. It's bright, with tons of windows. Once there, you can just walk everywhere you would want to go in town. There was no need to get in the car at all to go to shops, restaurants, galleries, or to the water. The master bedroom was spacious, and all of the décor was charming. It is a cozy apartment due to the historic building and sloped ceilings. I personally loved this about it. With only one bathroom, I would recommend it for 2-3 adults or a couple with children. The apartment kitchen was fully equipped, and there were plenty of towels. You will need to wash and fold all linens before you leave, so plan accordingly. The entrance is shared with the shop below which can be confusing initially, but the shop staff were very helpful and friendly. Also, their cupcakes are awesome!
Rockport is a fun place to visit in the cooler days of October. During the week not most of the shops and a few places to eat are open. Lobster is, of course, available and great. This is a scenic location with much to offer locally and a short train ride into Boston for a day or two to explore the city.
This property is located in the heart of Bearskin Neck up above a shop that sells cupcakes and other delights. Don't worry as there's no problem with aromas drifting upwards or too much noise.
The apartment is roomy for a few and it's kind of quirky in a very friendly 'quirky is a lot of fun' way. The floors creak and the bath is small, but it's more than adequate with a little kitchen. The t.v.'s are ancient and could use an upgrade for sure but the 'wifi' is good. It would still be quaint and quirky with a decent t.v. just a bit more enjoyable. But that's no reason to look elsewhere. This is a clean and delightful spot in Rockport.
This rental property is located right in the middle of Bear Skin Neck in Rockport. It's a 2 minute walk to any of the local must-sees like Roy Moore's Lobster Shack, Motif #1, the Warf, and Helmut's Strudel (so good). It had plenty of room for four adults. Water was always hot for the shower, AC window units kept us cool when we needed it. The kitchen was well supplied and had all we needed to cook our own food. Beds and couches were comfortable, internet was stable, although a little bit slow. Our off-season rate was a good value. Our two dogs came with us, which proved a little bit tricky only because one of them is older and has a little trouble on stairs, so if you can't pick up your dog to get up and down them, it may be best not to bring them or choose a ground level apartment. We did find that there were not enough rolls of toilet paper and paper towels for four people for a week. We did end up getting more of our own. And the shop owners below, while nice, do play their music very loud throughout the day. So if you intend to spend any time in the apartment, you will have to deal with that. They also like to keep their shop door open which blocks access to the entrance to the apartment stairs. Again, nice people, just gotta find a way to share that space with them.
Overall this really was a great spot and we'll definitely go back.
The town of Rockport and the city of Gloucester make up the island portion of Cape Ann. Joined to the mainland by 2 bridges, Cape Ann forms the northeast extreme of Massachusetts. Rockport enjoys a unique tourist setting perched on the edge of the Atlantic's rocky shore. Home to some of America's finest artists, as well as intrepid lobstermen who grace our evening tables with crustaceans plucked from the sea that very morning. A setting to make Norman Rockwell proud, white churches and picket fences abound. Famous in the late 1800's for its granite resources quarried by generations of Swedish and Finnish craftsmen, look for the unique rock walls each worker built around his home during his cherished days off. Sunset cruises aboard a 2-masted schooner complement a day on the ocean photographing humpback whales or fishing Jeffries' Ledge. Each Sunday night on Back Beach the bandstand comes alive with the music of local musicians. Escape into a story-book setting, and relax.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
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