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Sea Glass House: Tranquil retreat or base for adventure

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sunny, private 1 BR unit on entire 1st floor of carriage house

The Property

Whether you seek a tranquil seaside retreat or a base for launching into your adventure, this spacious, light-filled 1-bedroom apartment on the entire 1st floor of an 1850s carriage house in the heart of Rockport village has everything you need--private front and rear entrances, private courtyard/patio, off-street parking, washer/dryer in unit, cable TV/wifi, pets considered.

Features large sunny bedroom, full bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen, open living room and dining area, hardwood floors, dishwasher, washer/dryer in unit. Private rear patio/courtyard w/ gas grill, tables and patio furniture. One parking space in driveway, other parking available on street. Quick stroll to Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center for world-class music with splendid Sandy Bay as backdrop; historic Main Street with its many colorful art galleries; pristine beaches with the clearest, cleanest water in New England; sea kayak rental to tour the magnificent Cape Ann coast; or rugged single track mountain bike trails in ancient Dogtown forest.

The Location

Rockport is a microcosm of all the best features of coastal New England--pristine sandy beaches and crystal clear water; a vibrant arts scene with many working artists and a world class performing arts center; colorful galleries, shops and restaurants; and a village that has carefully preserved its many 18th and 19th century homes and buildings. It is just a five minute drive from historic Gloucester, which offers even more restaurants and attractions and one of the few remaining commercial waterfronts in New England. The area offers an endless array of activities for lovers of art, music, history and the outdoors.

Wake up and take your coffee on the private courtyard patio at the rear, stroll out the door to drop a postcard at the post office, walk a couple more blocks to Front Beach to watch terns and plovers wheel overhead as the sun rises over Sandy Bay and you gather colorful bits of 200-year old sea glass and crockery. Later, amble along Main Street to the shops and restaurants of Dock Square and Bearskin Neck and watch the lobster boats depart from Tuna Wharf for the catch you will eat later that night.

The active visitor can rent a kayak and paddle out to Thatcher Island to visit the Twin Lights, one of the few double lighthouses still in operation and a national landmark; or walk the massive granite outcroppings at Halibut Point State Park, where the sea breeze freshens even the hottest summer day. For those seeking more action, you can explore hundreds of acres of hiking and biking trails in Dogtown, the vast and rocky woodlands containing the original settlement of Gloucester from the early 1600s; surf the waves off Long Beach in Rockport or Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, or scuba dive the rocky bays and coves along the coastline that are renowned for their clarity and accessibility.

More Details

Carson Berglund
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017


Rockport Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Fully accessible shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Two rollaway twin beds available in unit
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Sea Glass House: Tranquil retreat or base for adventure
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Week in Rockport, MA

  • 4 of 5

My family loved our stay in Rockport, MA. Rockport is a quaint little beach town. Our house on Broadway Avenue was a short walk to the ocean, which was my favorite part. The beauty there in this part of our country is positively breathtaking and we plan to return. Our landlord lived right next door to our unit we stayed in, so that was convenient due to we had a few questions /concerns with the house. So our concerns were taken care of almost immediately. Awesome Vacation. Trish S

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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great location and everything we were looking for - home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous 2-week stay in Rockport! Carson and his family were extremely friendly and accommodating (including the family dog, Coco) and were available any time we needed anything. One evening at 9pm or so, one of our kids needed a pencil sharpener. We texted Carson and two of his kids immediately brought it over - it's the small things that count!

The location couldn't have been better - 2 blocks to downtown Rockport, 2 blocks to Front Beach, and 10min by foot to the commuter rail station (if you need to get into Boston). For the two weeks, it became our outpost for exploring Cape Ann (Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea), the coast of north eastern Massachusetts, and even south eastern Maine (Kittery, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit). Because you're north of the city, traffic is never really an issue (except maybe on weekend mornings near the public beaches). Even on rainy/cloudy days, there is plenty to do other than the beach.

My wife and I were traveling with two young children and the apartment was more than enough space for the four of us. Plenty of closets/storage, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, laundry (a huge plus on a long stay), plenty of extra linens, a great patio with grill in the back, a dining area, large living room with two comfortable couches and ample parking in the driveway (although street parking didn't look like it would have posed any issues). A friend stayed with us one night and used one of the two rollaway beds that were provided. Wifi was great too and plenty fast for Netflix, etc.

I tried to think of anything that could have been improved, but couldn't really come up with anything.

Some highlights from our trip and potential places to visit:

-Hammond Castle

-Halibut Point State Park

-Wingaersheek Beach (especially at low tide)

-Good Harbor Beach

-Singing Beach

-Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle and Rocky Neck

-Nubble Lighthouse on Cape Neddick

-The Lobster Pool restaurant at sunset

-Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier

-Portsmouth Harbor

-Fort McClary State Park

-Rafes Chasm

-Newburyport & Plum Island

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks Jon for all your kind remarks and so glad you had a good visit. We very much enjoyed meeting and hosting you and your family and I'm glad our boys could help out your boys with the pencil sharpener :). Hope to see you again sometime and enjoy the rest of your summer. best, Carson
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Excellent holiday home!

  • 4 of 5

We had an excellent stay in this house. It is spacious, well-maintained and we felt very much welcome there. Being a family of four, with two teenagers, this house offered everybody a great holiday: it is located on walking distance form the town centre of Rockport, and its beaches. By car, it's an easy drive to Boston and other towns and cities in the area, while the location itself is quiet and easy-going, and last but not least , equipped with Wifi. It really offers value for money, and we can recommend this house to everybody

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Logan Airport, Boston
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Feather and Wedge
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Rockport Country Club
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Rockport Commuter Rail Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Feather and Wedge
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Front Beach
Car: not necessary

Rockport has Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center, offering world-class music with splendid Sandy Bay as backdrop; active art colony with numerous colorful art galleries; pristine beaches with the clearest water in New England; sea kayak rental to tour the beautiful rocky Cape Ann coast; rugged single track mountain bike trails in ancient Dogtown forest; train to all the attractions in historic Boston.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $150

For pets (dogs), we require a $150 refundable deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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