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Spectacular Views...Charming House with Guest House

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,765 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights


About the property

2 Cottages - one price. Across from the ocean and short walk to town

'Back Beach Cottages' is a unique property with a two cottage set up. Both houses have wonderful views of the ocean and share a private yard/ garden.

The property offers the best of both worlds in that it's an ideal location for enjoying a quiet beach while also only being a 10 minute walk to downtown Rockport.

The property is steps away from Back Beach and a 5 minute walk to Front Beach. The property comes with 2 off street parking spots in driveway.

Some details on each of the houses: The 'Main House' has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; a master bedroom with queen sized bed and en suite bathroom. The Main House second bedroom has 2 twin beds.

The Main House has open kitchen / dining room and a living room with bay windows that look out to the ocean.

The Back Cottage is located just behind the Main House and has 1 Bedroom on the second floor (up a set of spiral stairs). The bedroom has a king sized bed. There is a deck located off of bedroom with views of the ocean. The Back Cottage has galley kitchen, stove and refrigerator (no dishwasher), and basic bathroom with shower. The couch on first level in Back Cottage has a double pullout bed for additional guests. (2)

*Please note: Houses are being rented together during the summer months.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Meghan

We are a couple that owns and operates our own film business.

Meghan purchased this house in 2013

Why Meghan chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

After years of renting in Rockport we fell in love with this home; with it's location, access to town and to the beach.

We travel a lot for work and when we come home we love coming back to this place. We love it and hope you will too! We also have family in the area who help us manage the property.

What makes this house unique

The views from the property, the garden and the 2 cottages made this the house for us. We have our friends and parents come visit and its so nice to have the second Back Cottage to spend time together with friends and family.


Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1765 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If you use the kayaks - please rinse the kayaks and personal flotation devices with fresh water after use.
  • Please leave the bicycles on the porch in case of rain.
  • If you have lobster please let us know so that we can pick up the remains. (To avoid it being left in the trash shed in the summer heat)
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom - toilet , tub
    Second Bathroom (main house) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Back Cottage Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Master Bedroom Ensuite - Clawfoot bathtub. Second bathroom in main house - Low Bathtub and shower head, hand grip for easy in and out. Back Cottage - Basic bathroom with standup shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Back House Bedroom - 1 king
  • Main House - Two Bedrooms: Master - Queen Bed - Ensuite bathroom with clawfoot bathtub. Second Bedroom - with two twin beds. Back Cottage - with one king size bed and walkout balcony. All bedrooms have air conditioners.
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Location and classic beach chic!

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a wonderful week at Back Beach cottages. The property is great for mixed groups that move at different speeds--my older kids slept in, while little cousin in the back cottage could be up eating breakfast at the crack of dawn, then everyone together for dinner in the big house kitchen or on the patio. For once, when the description said quick walk to the good beach they weren't exaggerating! Nobody complained!!! And the beach across the street, while rocky, is a luxury when you just want to sit out in the morning with a cup of coffee and a good book. We enjoyed the bikes, lawn games, and Sunday night concert. Never got around to using the kayaks but they looked great. The house has anything you could possibly need. Only two caveats: Back cottage has a spiral staircase which might be a little scary to navigate so assign bedrooms accordingly and we struggled the one night we wanted to watch TV in the big house. Great directions for everything else but maybe a little help for people who aren't used to cable tv and lots of remotes! Loved this rental. Thanks Meghan!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Charming and Very Accommodating Hosts

  • 5 of 5

These cottages are well-appointed and perfect for larger groups. Our extended family stayed here for a week (5 adults and 4 children) and we all had great fun. The back house has a spiral staircase to the second floor that the kids enjoyed climbing. Both houses have fully-equipped kitchens and good/large tables for game-playing. Both have have wonderful views across the road to the water (but better from the front house, naturally). It's about a 10 minute walk into the charming town of Rockport; the walk is right along the water and shops, and we highly recommend it.

We had a slight problem with the property, and Meghan was very gracious and gave us a partial refund that compensated us for the inconvenience. We very much enjoyed our stay and will definitely return the next time we are in Rockport.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamilton MA

Magical Place

  • 5 of 5

My famiy stayed here for the week of 4th of July and it was fantastic. The home was very well kept and clean. There was plenty of room and the location was perfect. We enjoy kayaking and were able to put in right across from the home. Most days we strolled to Bear Skin Neck for breakfast, a book, to see some shops, or just for the view. We were able to spend just enough time on the beach without having to deal with parking or traffic. We also enjoyed the 4th of July festivities. I would highy recommend this rental it is perfect for people with young, teen or older children. It is also perfect for couples. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a dream home away from home! Cozy and on the coast, it’s like stepping into the paintings that Rockport is famous for, but the sounds of waves crashing and birds chirping will remind you are in fact living it up in the flesh and in style. An easy walk from downtown, the place is just far enough from the tourist swarm, but close enough so that take-away lobster (and the requisite melted butter) from the Ray Moore Lobster Company will still be warm upon arrival. I highly recommend staying here, even though it may mean competition for me, as I will certainly be back! Thank you, Meghan, for offering up this great spot!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brookline MA

Seaside Idyll

  • 5 of 5

Prepare to be captivated by the ever changing sea, the quaint town of Rockport, the rocky coast and sandy beaches, forest hikes, hidden quarries, the lovely Back Beach Cottages and the wonderful owners. The location is incomparable--just as the posting says, a spectacular view of the water, and quiet but a brief walk into the heart of Rockport. Each cottage has its own character, but they share wonderful views, comfy furnishings, and charming touches. Kyaks offer a way to explore the bay. The owners are charming and responsive. Rockport has numerous attractions and restaurants, but if you want to explore further, nearby Gloucester is an active fishing community that offers more options in close range. And Boston is nearby, providing easy daytrips or enterainment. The owners have thoughtfully included information on the area. I'm on my second stay, and don't ever want to leave.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immensely relaxing stay near ocean and town

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Back Beach Cottages for a week in July, together with my parents. My parents slept in the main house and we slept in the honeymoon cottage. A friend visited for a couple of days and slept in the second bedroom of the main house. The separate spaces gave us all the privacy we could have asked for, and my husband and I fell asleep listening to the waves crashing on back beach each night. Could not have been more relaxing.

The cottages are perfectly located just outside the small downtown area, so we never heard any street noise. Proximity to two beaches plus town meant we did not have to rely on the car at all. We walked to evening events at the local library and Shalin Liu theater. We were welcomed on our first night by the weekly concerts at the bandstand, which we could watch and listen to from the house(!) or stroll 20 steps to the bandstand lawn. We walked to Roy Moore's fish store in the afternoons to buy fish to grill for dinner, and walked to the cafes and restaurants in town when we didn't want to cook. The kitchens in both houses are very well equipped for food prep, and there is plenty of comfortable indoor seating for chilly evenings, as well as a lovely landscaped outdoor seating area.

Meghan was very responsive to any questions we had before and during our stay. Both cottages were immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. We cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Boston Commuter Rail / Rockport - Newburyport Line
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nate's Front Beach
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Back Beach
Car: recommended

-This property is steps away from Back Beach & a short walk to Front Beach

-Enjoy Summer Sunday Nights Concerts from The Rockport Legion Band in the bandstand across the street. (July & Aug )

- 5 minute walk to the Shalin Lui Performance Center

- 10 Minute walk to downtown Rockport shops, restaurants and cafes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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