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Beach house with Colonial charm - Steps to town and two beaches

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

4BR (sleeps 7), 2.5 baths & outside shower

'Periwinkle' is a sunny village Colonial home built in 1810 and updated in 2007.  Located a block from the ocean, there are peeks of the water from the second floor and a beautiful ocean view from the third floor master suite. You can walk to Rockport's Front or Back Beach in moments ... take your morning coffee or lunch/dinner picnic and enjoy the spectacular scenery, swim, collect sea glass or explore the tidal pools. The house is a five minute walk to the quaint village of Rockport, famed for its seaside shops, art galleries, and the freshest lobster and seafood you can buy.  In Rockport and all around Cape Ann, you will find some of New England's most beautiful sandy beaches, golf courses, hiking, boating and whale watching. After a day on the beach, enjoy your dinner outside in the garden. There are many ice cream shops nearby for dessert!  On Summer Sunday evenings there is a concert at the Back Beach bandstand just steps from the house.

Lisa Frackiewicz
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017


Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 3 bicycles
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Bed linens and towels provided. Renters supply their own beach towels.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Beach house with Colonial charm - Steps to town and two beaches
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
Harvard, MA USA

The most charming beach house in Rockport!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Lisa's Beach house in Rockport was just perfect! The location of the house is great: 5 min walk from motif n1 and the shops/restaurants, and 2 min walk from the beaches! The house itself is very nice. The best is the masters bedroom on the 3rd floor: it is huge and has amazing ocean views.

Lisa welcomed us when we arrived. She showed us the house and gave us good tips about things to see and do around Rockport.

The house was clean and the neighborhood was quiet. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, ideally situated Rockport home!

  • 5 of 5

What a sweet, lovely place to call home while in Rockport! It's just steps to the beaches and Bearskin neck, and is thoughtfully appointed and preserved. The top floor master bedroom is a retreat like no other, and the sweet side yards and toy-stocked garage were terrific fun for the kids. Thank you for making our Rockport stay so enjoyable and convenient!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect House in Rockport

  • 5 of 5

Lisa was at the house to greet us when we arrived at the end of September. We were two couples, one from Canada, the other from England. Lisa was so helpful and enthusiastic with suggestions that we knew we would enjoy our stay. We were not disappointed. As other reviewers have noted the house is superbly equipped to meet the needs of even larger groups than us. It's situated one block from the beach and within walking distance of Rockport's many attractions. Further afield we explored Cape Ann, Essex, Ipswich, Marblehead and Salem. In short, a lovely house in a beautiful seaside location within easy driving distance of the many places beckoning on the north shore.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house in great location

  • 5 of 5

We (Nana, granddad, mum & dad, almost three year old, and twin baby girls, nine months old) spent a wonderful ten days in August in this lovely home. Lisa met us and went over everything with us, and then left us to explore and settle. She had thought of everything; from a kitchen with an abundance of crockery and cutlery to a garage full of everything you could possibly think of for the beach. The inside of the house was clean, comfortable and spacious, and the suite at the top was a spectacular place to look out at the sea and relax. The stairs are steep, but we got used to those. We had brought a travel playpen, and there were enough adults to ensure that the toddler was safe. In fact, we spent most days outside; either at the very close by beaches, or in the back yard of the house. The outdoor shower meant that we could always clean off before coming inside, and there was always shade somewhere if we wanted to be outside. The band stand was a great attraction whether the band was playing or not! Our toddler loved it there. Lisa's home was so comfortable and enjoyable, that by day three we were all already talking about how we would be planning on coming back next year. It truly was a home from home, close to so much, yet quiet and relaxing, even with small children about. Indeed, being able to just stroll over to a beach in just a few minutes was very convenient. The supermarket was a fairly short drive away, as were places to eat. What can I say? We would recommend it to others, and would go again!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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western MA

Love this classic beach house

  • 5 of 5

We've enjoyed a week at this beautiful Rockport house for several summers in a row and are happy every year. It's spacious and has everything you need, from outdoor cooking equipment and beach chairs, to indoor and outdoor showers, and beautiful water views! Best of all, it's a block from the neighborhood beach and Bearskin Neck shops, but also a short drive to the bigger Gloucester beach we love (Good Harbor). The area offers endless opportunities for shopping, dining out, and arts & entertainment. Our kids, who are teenagers now, have grown up here and still love it.

Lisa and Ed, the owners, are responsive and thoughtful. It's a pleasure to work with them!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lithia, FL

Wonderful house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I spent a wonderful 4 days here and loved this house. Would highly recommend it in the fall because the colors are beautiful and it's just a short walk to all the shops, etc. It's a perfect spot for spring or summer also being so close to the beach. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Lisa waited a long time for us to arrive then spent a long time showing us the house and answering all our questions. The home is 200+ years old. It's beautifully restored and has up to date appliances, yet maintains the beauty and charm of the original home. The shabby-chic decor is perfect - gives the home a classy but comfortable feel. We loved having 4 bedrooms to spread out and give us each privacy, though we spent most of our time on the third floor enjoying the gorgeous view of the water. Rockport is a charming and picturesque town with numerous shops, galleries, restaurants... We easily could have spent the whole time there, but did some exploring to nearby towns of Gloucester, Ipswich, Newburyport and Salem. This place truly exceeded all our expectations and I'm sure we'll be returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rockport Country Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Rockport Station - can walk
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended

Rockport, at the very tip of Cape Ann, offers visitors so much all year-round. Spring time is beautiful in New England, as the flowers and trees start blooming along the coastline - and the village of Rockport opens up for shopping and dining. The summers are perfect for beach combing, swimming, seafood, and exploring. Autumn in New England is breath-taking with its beautiful foliage, apple picking, antiquing and hiking.

Other Activities: beaches, art galleries, shopping, hiking, dining, exploring the beautiful towns on cape ann


Rates & Availability

Rockport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring, 2017
Apr 21 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $175

Check-in is 3:00 p.m., and check-out is 10:00 a.m.
House has strict maximum of 7 renters, including adults AND children. There are no exceptions.

50% of rental fee due with signed lease to reserve. Remaining 50%, plus $250 refundable damage deposit, due 14 days prior to arrival. *Rent payment + damage deposit due in fulll if reservation made less than 30 days prior to arrival date.

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