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Sea Glass House: Tranquil retreat or base for adventure in Rockport Village

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 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:
  • 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


4/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Sea Glass House: Tranquil retreat or base for adventure in Rockport Village
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

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 Ski
35 Miles
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

Rockport Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150

For pets (dogs only), 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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