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Owner

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Waterfront Overlooking Old Harbor & Sandy Bay

6 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Rockport Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Excellent for travelers who love the sea & the comforts of home

This historical, 19th-century waterfront house is located in the heart of Rockport directly on the Old Harbor. Exposed beams and hardwood floors throughout with panoramic views of Sandy Bay and The Old Harbor. The living room, dining room and deck all face the sea.

Enjoy spectacular sunsets and ocean breezes from our 2nd floor pied a terre. One bedroom, full bath and kitchen complete this idyllic retreat. The village galleries, shops, and restaurants, are all within walking distance in the heart of Rockport's Cultural District. From our cozy harbor front deck with bistro table, enjoy the panorama of seaside comings and goings, the quaint buildings on Bearskin Neck and Motif #1 along with the boating activities of the Old Harbor. You can launch your kayak from our property. At sea level, you will enjoy another private small patio for dining and sitting with steps leading to the water and sandy beach. Across the bay, hear the music of the Sunday summer evening's concerts or walk a short distance to bandstand concerts at Back Beach. We are just a minute walk from Rockport’s stunning new Shalin Liu Performance Center and The Rockport Art Assn.

The commuter train to Boston is a 10 minute walk. Back and Front beach are only two minutes away and granite steps lead to the Old Harbor from the property. Boston and Logan Airport are 40 miles. Taxi service is available.

Keywords: Waterfront, Harbor Front, Ocean Views, Rockport, Fully furnished

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We are a retired couple who have lived in Rockport for decades. We enjoy family,kayaking, sailing,gardening and traveling.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1973

Why The Owner chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

Location, location, location!

What makes this apartment unique

The setting amidst quaint Bearskin Neck is spectacular in Rockport's Cultural District overlooking The Old Harbor

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have now been in your lovely Rockport hideaway for almost 24 hours and love it! We couldn't be happier. It feels like home. Ian commented this morning that if it had been done just for us it would be exactly the way it is. And as for the view, every time the light changes I want to take another picture! We do want to thank you for letting us have it.



Much as we enjoyed stayng in Annisquam it is wonderful to be in the heart of Rockport and to be able to walk to so many places.
Jul 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

Waterfront Overlooking Old Harbor & Sandy Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

a lovely visit

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has the most perfect location in Rockport - perfect if you want to be right on the water, steps away from shops, above great coffee, next door to fabulous ice cream, up the street from fantastic lobster... Comfortable, with a great washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, all kitchen equipment you could want and a bright and airy feel. Even the shower does not disappoint - great water pressure! The only challenge is parking. On street parking is sometimes available but not always at the height of the season. We rented a parking place at the Peg Leg Inn and that solved that problem. We had a wonderful stay and would love to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests love our waterfront village location and we are glad you found everything to your satisfaction and comfort. We will suggest your parking idea to future guests. Happy that you found the recipe you had been looking for in my cookbook collection. Looking forward to your next stay.
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5

Wonderful, relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in this apartment in July. It was just great. The view from the apartment is even better than the photographs. We took the train from Boston and didn't have a car for the week and managed perfectly. The train to Gloucester only takes 10 minutes and there is a large supermarket just beside the station. If you don't want to wait for the next train back to Rockport there is a taxi rank just by the station and a taxi back to Rockport is inexpensive. Roy Moore's lobster shack cooks lobsters which you can take home and also sells a good variety of fresh fish. We went whale watching from Gloucester which was wonderful, walked to Halibut Point and also walked down to the further away beaches which were lovely and very quiet. The apartment itself has everything you might need, including beach towels and chairs and a very well equipped kitchen. It is an ideal place to sit and watch the world go by, read, listen to music, relax, do nothing.............We felt very chilled after our week here! Rockport is a delightful place to spend a holiday - and the apartment was an ideal place to stay - top marks from us!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Couple's delight

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Rockport for 1 week at the end of June. We were looking for a place very close to the water where we could relax and not have "an agenda" of things to do. The apartment is above a coffee shop right in the port, so there is a lot of activity, but yet it is quiet, entertaining, and the view is superb. The apartment comes with everything you will need to be comfortable and it is decorated very nicely with great details. We never watched TV, but listen to classical music CDs (provided) and read while watching the boats and the tides come and go. We did rent a car and stopped at Trader Joe's on the way in from Logan airport (in Peabody) since there is really not a market in Rockport. There are markets in Gloucester a short drive away. The breezes from the ocean keep the apartment cool most of the time, but there is no a/c. We love watching the squalls come and weather developing around us. We did go to Gloucester and ate in a couple of restaurants recommended by the owners. Restaurants close early in Rockport so this is a place perfect for mature couples wanting to get away, no bar scenes or clubs in town. Many local merchants live and stay even as winter arrives. Parking is away from the property, about 10 minutes walk in a nearby street and we never, even on the weekend, had trouble finding a place to park in the streets the owners recommended for parking. No problem unloading your luggage and groceries by the house and then parking. We love Halibut Point for a day's outing and walking to Granite Point daily exploring the town and the shops.We had a great time it was just what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marta for your comprehensive overview of our waterfront pied a terre. We are always glad to know how much folks enjoy our perch by the sea. Rockport is delightful and we are happy you enjoyed your week and look forward to welcoming you again. Our list of recommendations for restaurants and activities seems to be a hit with guests who like dining out and exploring Cape Ann. We now have ac in the bedroom in case the sea breeze isn't working. I am happy that you were comfortable and the location provided a quiet place to unwind and take in the views and activities.
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Redwood City, CA
5

Oasis on Bearskin Neck

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a week this past spring, and am happy to report that my incredibly high standards for lodging were met -- and then some. Not only is the place gorgeous, but it's thoughtfully tended and perfectly outfitted. There is a full kitchen, a full bath, washer & dryer (which, when you're staying in what used to be known as Sandy Bay is worth its weight in gold), lovely bedroom, and a sitting room of unparalleled beauty -- a wall of windows facing the gorgeous sea. Peggy and John are warm and welcoming, but the furthest thing from obtrusive. This property is right above the best ice cream store in Rockport, too, and the Bean & Leaf cafe downstairs carries delectable pastries, great coffee, and lovely salads. There is a small amount of noise coming into the property from the cafe when it opens in the morning -- mostly just light music, which is actually a lovely way to wake up -- but light sleepers might be awoken. I found it extraordinary, though, that for a property that is literally on Bearskin neck, that this was the only noise to reach my little hideaway.

At the end of the week, I was sorry to leave. This place earns my highest recommendation. If I can get a reservation slot, I will be back ASAP!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Liza, I like your description of our living room"a sitting room of unparalleled beauty" we enjoy sitting there by the sea and the spectacular sunsets. Thank you for your kind words and we are glad to earn your highest recommendation. We look forward to your return to your "quiet oasis by the sea." Warmly, John and Peggy
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Schoharie County, Gilboa, N.Y.
5

Ocean Breeze

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in Rockport for 24 years. This year, Sept.2011, we decided to extend our vacation for 2 weeks.

We stayed in this lovely apartment and we loved the place the moment we walked in. All the comforts are here for us; the kitchen has everything you will need to prepare a meal ; the great restaurants; shopping; the beaches; the Galleries and most of all the friendly and warm reception of the shopowners .

We relaxed, walked everywhere, enjoyed the company of great friends and celebrated my husbands birthday- everyday!!

We laughed, sang, had great conversations and watched the sunset by the "Headlands".

Yes, we will be back in the future. My husband and I live in the beautiful Catskill mountains of "The Schoharie Valley" upstate New York . But this place is our second " Home" by the ocean!! We recommend this beautiful apartment, the photos accurately represent the rental's appearance! Enjoy!

Alice & Bob

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alice and Bob We are happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your 2 weeks at our waterfront apartment and appreciate your thoughtful review. We look forward to your return to your "home away from home"! Warmly; Peggy
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5

Great location, charming apartment

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this apartment for a late summer week in 2011. We loved the location and found everything we needed in the unit, plus some extras we didn't expect, like a wine refrigerator. The kitchen is well stocked for preparing most meals, laundry facility is handy, and having the cafe and other shops nearby is a real treat. The most special thing about this place is absolutely the view of the wharf and ocean from the living room windows. Even the available music was a delight and we listened to it daily while getting ready for our day or while settling in for the evening. The area offers travelers lots of interesting things to do such as whale watching, beaches, shopping, and great dining. Not much after-hours life, but that may aspect may be apealing to those traveling for relaxation.

While having the cafe downstairs is convenient, it does open early and it can get noisy, so if you are a light sleeper, you might get woken up earlier than you might like. We used that extra time to start walks to the scenic areas right nearby, so we found it to be a blessing during our stay. We would definitely recommend staying here and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Aquilino. The views are spectacular and we like walking to everything as well. Glad you and your wife enjoyed your "Honeymoon" without the kids! Rockport has so much beauty to offer and is a grand place to relax by the sea. We look forward to your return.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Logan International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Rockport's restaurants serve liquor
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Pleasant ten minute walk to train
Car: not necessary

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Amenities

Rockport Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathtub with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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