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Fantastic ocean views and only steps to Long and Cape Hedge Beaches

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 bath + outdoor shower, sleeps 10+

Ocean Crag has gorgeous ocean views and is located steps away from Cape Hedge and Long Beaches. Enjoy breathtaking views of Milk Island, diving reef, and Atlantic Ocean from the master bedrooms and oversized deck.

The house is completely renovated on the inside and well thought out. All furniture is brand new and high quality, purchased in the spring of 2013. The home is spotless and meticulously maintained.

Located 2 miles from historic downtown Rockport and Bearskin Neck.

NEW in 2014: High Efficiency Washer and Dryer

More Details

Bruce Kirkland
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Bruce Kirkland

I have enjoyed Rockport my entire life summering hear until 1983 when the house was converted from a cottage to a home. At this point my family moved to Rockport full time and I attended Rockport Jr. and Sr. High so I know the area very well.

Bruce Kirkland purchased this house in 1968

Why Bruce Kirkland chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

This property is one of a very few homes on Cape Hedge and Long Beaches. You are literally steps from both to enjoy a wonderful beach vacation. The views are outstanding and the summer walks are breathtaking. Enjoy your coffee on the deck or while taking a leisurely walk on Long Beach.

What makes this house unique

BEACH Location, Location, Location!!! you will not find a better spot for enjoying two of Rockports great beaches. The home is spacious with 5 bedrooms enough for a great family gathering. If a beach vacation is what you desire, you will not be dissappointed.


Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master bedroom w/water views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Master bedroom w/water views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Twin over full
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunk beds (sleeps 4 children)
  • The first floor bedroom is perfect for members of your family that may have difficulty climbing stairs.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Fantastic ocean views and only steps to Long and Cape Hedge Beaches
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this home in early July. We had 8 people total (6 adults and 2 toddlers). The property was exactly as advertised...great ocean views from the second floor and balcony, spacious interior (open floor plan on 1st floor), short walk to 2 great beaches, short drive to Rockport or Gloucester, and pretty much anything else you might need (margaritaville blender, lobster utensils, dishwasher, towels, beach stuff, etc). The owner (Bruce) made the whole process very easy from booking to checkout. He was very responsive and got back to me on questions I had prior to the trip and while on the trip in less than 30 minutes.

If our travels take us back to Rockport we would definitely book this home again. It's a perfect vacation home for a family or small group looking to enjoy some time at the beach or exploring the local sites. It's also a very easy 1 hour train ride to Boston's North Station ($11.50 each way).

Thanks Bruce for sharing your home!


  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. You and your family are welcome anytime. Thanks again.
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Perfect Family Gathering Place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over the July 4th week and it was perfect! The house is big enough for lots of people (we had 2 families, with teenage kids) yet still gives you the summer cottage feel. Everyone had ample room in the well appointed and comfortable bedrooms - closets dressers, etc. which made the living space clear for lounging, eating etc. Kitchen is well stocked. Second floor deck was great - we ate every meal out there, with a beautiful view morning noon and evening! Location is the perk of this place - literally a very short walk to the beach - can even just pop back for lunch - no need to lug a bunch of food or coolers. We even were able to take night time walks too - kids walked the beach to get ice cream which was fun. Best feature: Outdoor shower is great! no one really waited for showers ! Town is close so anything you need is a quick car ride away. Can't wait to return - I see an annual reunion in our future :)

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fantastic review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back.
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Lovely and well appointed 5 bedroom house. It had everything we needed to be comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The house was a short walk to the beach. Large deck with lounge chairs and a table for al freaaco dinning. Food shopping was convenient. And owners responded in a timely fashion to questions.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just returned home after five perfect days at the perfect ocean view house in Rockport! My three (adult) kids, along with their spouses and I, immediately fell in love with this house upon our arrival! It is open, spacious and bright, and has everything you would want in a vacation rental property. The kitchen is very well equipped, with plenty of cookware and colorful dishware to serve a large family group. (They even have lobster platters and utensils for your ‘lobster picnic on the beach’!) The bedrooms are bright and colorful, with comfortable beds and large closets. The large upper deck has a grill, a table and chairs for outdoor dining, as well as lovely deck furniture for lounging in the sun! From the upper deck and several bedrooms, the ocean views are breath-taking! It is a very short drive to the lovely harbor town of Rockport, as well as Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and other nearby places to visit. My family and I have rented many vacation houses, but this one is, by far, the best! Many thanks to the owner, Bruce, for his kindness during the rental process, as well as our time there, and especially, for his generosity in sharing his lovely Rockport house! We definitely hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the fantastic review! I am so glad you and your family had a nice stay. Be sure to keep us in mind for future trips to Rockport.
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Thanksgiving in Rockport

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's second year spending Thanksgiving in Rockport and everyone was excited to celebrate the holiday together. The proximity of the house to the ocean is a huge draw, allowing family members to take long walks on the beach after a hearty meal. Also we had a chance to spend an afternoon on Bearskin Neck to explore the art galleries and gift shops, and venture out onto the jetty at the end of the neck. A great time was had by all.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always a pleasure to have your family stay and I greatly appreciate the wonderful review. Thanks again.
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A spacious, beautifully decorated retreat for one and all!

  • 5 of 5

This house was conveniently located near the towns of Rockport and Gloucester with just a short drive to each. The beach is just a pleasant walk away. We were continuously amazed at how well stocked this house was. A tremendous supply of pots, pans, dishes etc! The bedrooms are large and tastefully decorated! Our favorite time was when we would all meet up on the deck to enjoy a beverage and a beautiful view! We would finish the night off with a gathering around the fire pit and then fall asleep to the sound of the crashing waves! What more could one ask for? Thank you Bruce for sharing your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Logan International Airport, Boston, MA
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Rockport Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Nearest Motorway
4.7 Miles
Massachusetts Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Downtown Rockport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Cape Hedge and Long Beach (steps away)
Car: recommended

Rockport is a picturesque New England coastal town located 38 miles north of Boston on beautiful Cape Ann Massachusetts. Enjoy stunning coastlines, relaxing beaches, quaint shops, one of kind lighthouses, art galleries, and dining in historic Rockport the home of Motif #1 and Bearskin Neck.

Cape Hedge Island - While Cape Hedge is a well known Rockport beach, the island between it and Long Beach is a miniature treasure for exploring or snuggling with a special someone at sunset and a bottle of red. Accessible from the parking lot at the end of Seaview St.


Rates & Availability

Rockport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Important notes:
1. Rental agreement should be read in its entirety prior to booking.
• Please do not rent from us unless you agree to all terms included.
2. Summer has a minimum stay of 7 nights with change over day is on Saturday.
• Check in time is 2 pm and check out time is 10 am
3. Discount available for using Echeck (Free service to the tenant and landlord). (Weekly discount $200 or off season $15 per night so on 3 night stay the discount is $45)
4. Quiet hours are between 10 pm and 9 am so everyone can enjoy the quiet tranquility of the property and area.
5. At any time before, during, or after your stay, your information may be shared with
6. Cancellation policy: No refunds - once payment reaches us it is non-refundable unless the landlord can re rent the property for the same dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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