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Beautiful, Spacious House on the Headlands in seacoast village

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Lovely Rockport home for rent. Quiet neighborhood within 5 minute walking distance to downtown Rockport, shops, galleries, restaurants. 5 minute walk to Old Garden Beach. Enjoy gorgeous sunrises from the front balcony, or sunsets from the back balcony. Spacious bedrooms and Great Room with full service kitchen, lovely dining area, and comfortable living area. Beautiful, private outdoor shower. Great for the end of a beach day.

Situated across the street from the Rockport Headlands conservation park, a rocky promontory overlooking Rockport harbor, where you can rest on granite benches and view the comings and goings of sailboats, lobster boats, and local artists with their canvases. A great place to view the sunset over the town and harbor in the evening. Walking distance to Shalin Liu Performance Center hosting the Rockport Chamber Festival and other live concert activities.

Special Extras: All new mattresses, luxurious sheets and towels make this house extra comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped with a five burner stove, full-sized oven, dishwasher, built-in microwave, and full-sized refrigerator. Blender, toaster, and open-style prep area make cooking on vacation a pleasure. We also supply basic kitchen items, such as coffee, sugar, olive oil, and spices.

Furnishings are fresh and beautiful. Local art adorns many of the walls. Master bath features a double sink and wide, corner shower.

Cooler, ice packs, beach chairs, and boogie boards are available for use for up to six guests.

Indoor Entertainment: 42' screen HD television, Roku Box with Netflix Instant Watch movies-on-demand, cable, and stereo system with hook up for an MP3 player. Puzzles, puzzle table, books and games are also available.

Featured Vegan Cooking: Catered vegan meals, such as breakfasts, beach picnics, or dinners are available for an additional fee. A day's notice of menu preferences and number of people being served is required. Organic ingredients available whenever possible. All meals are homemade, with a focus on nutrition and yumminess!

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Elizabeth

I am a full-time resident in Rockport. I live around the corner from the house so am available for anything a guest might need while staying in my home. I am a fitness professional, teaching group fitness and training individual clients. I am also a vegan master chef and offer vegan catering for those interested.

I grew up on the south shore of Massachusetts and in Oak Bluffs, on Martha's Vineyard. I love Rockport as much as (or maybe more!) than either place. It's the best of both worlds---island life, yet here, I can drive over the bridge to get to the rest of the world. Not that I do that very often anymore.

I am a graduate of Emerson College and of the American College of Sports Medicine, as well as the American Counsel on Exercise.

I have two adult children, both of whom live nearby.

Living by the sea is one of the ways I experience joy in my life. I am also a distance runner, and running here is incredibly beautiful and challenging. We have lots of hills! It's great race training and worth every uphill mile.

Elizabeth purchased this house in 2003

Why Elizabeth chose Rockport

My home is in a wonderful location. The neighborhood is quiet, yet the walk to town or to the beach is brief. The house itself is big and airy. The rooms are generous and the open floor plan allows for the cool ocean breezes" caress on a hot summer night. There is ac available if a guest wants that, but somehow, going to sleep listening to the waves on the rocky shore and the boats in the harbor with their halyards gently ringing make a wonderful sound for good sleep. Wake up and watch the sunrise from the front deck as you sip a delicious cup of organic coffee. Spend the day at the beach, then walk across to the Headlands after dinner for a spectacular view of the sunset over Rockport Harbor.

What makes this house unique

The garden is done in natural style, with loads of flowering perennials and annuals. Roses, day lilies, bright yellow and pink coreopsis, and purple leatrix bloom all summer long. There is also a round-shaped succulent garden visible from the great room windows, as well as from the picnic table and umbrella in the yard.

Inside, enjoy comfortable memory foam mattresses and fresh, soft linens in rooms designed for sleep. Room darkening curtains keep the master bedroom dark enough to sleep in late for guests who would like to catch some extra winks while on vacation. Room darkening shades can be pulled in the second bedroom. Both rooms are lovely, calm colors.

The location and the interior design of my home make it a special place to stay in Rockport.


Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    First Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • There is also a generously sized outdoor shower, hot and cold water. Private and secluded.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    First Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Trundle bed is available upon request. * Queen Bed (2) * Twin/Single Bed (2) : A trundle bed is available on request.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Off-street parking for up to 4 cars. Front and back balconies. New beds, mattresses, and linens. Hardwood and tile floors throughout. Silestone kitchen counter and island work surfaces. 42” HD TV, cable television, Roku Box with Netflix Instant Watch movies on demand. Wireless broadband Internet. Stereo with CD, Radio, and MP3 Aux Input. Beach chairs, cooler, towels provided. Ocean view of Andrew’s Point from dining area and front balcony. Chair lift available from front door to second floor. Catered vegan meals available at extra cost. Roku box in the living area provides free access to Netflix Instant Watch movies-on-demand. Parking available for 4 cars.


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Beautiful, Spacious House on the Headlands in seacoast village
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Great 2 bedroom close to DOWNTOWN lockport

  • 5 of 5

Superior two bedroom house located a short walk from downtown Rockport. Owner lives around the corner and is always available for any issues.

Property is well supplied and has up to date kitchen, and showers..

We have rented this unit the past four years and always enjoy it and Rockport

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newton, MA

Beautiful and relaxing family vacation in Rockport

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing week last year and are returning again this year. Our kids (age 5 and 7) loved being able to walk to the beach, climb rocks, sit in the rock garden, and pick fresh herbs from the garden. The house is lovely (and super clean which is a big deal for us b/c of allergies) and had everything we needed to cook healthy meals, work on our laptops during the days we needed to, and relax at night to play games and feel the ocean breeze. The house and landscaping are lovely and in such a picturesque part of Rockport. It is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacations we have experienced. Thank you for being such great hosts!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are once again so happy to receive such a wonderful review! We try to make the house as comfortable as possible, and to provide a clean, well-equipped vacation spot. The garden is a great place to hang out, either at the picnic table or on the rocks. The herbs and vegetables have been popular. Our guests enjoy the option of gardening if they enjoy it, and also harvesting fresh herbs, tomatoes, green beans, kale, chard, and squashes for their dinners. The family that wrote this review is coming back again this summer and we are thrilled---they were wonderful guests!
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The perfect Rockport rental!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I are still glowing following our lovely stay here. The location is perfect - walking distance to town, the Headlands, and several beaches. This house is spic and span, extremely comfortable, beautifully furnishedand equipped with every amenity, Property owner, Elizabeth is very gracious and offered great information about Cape Ann and where to go to enjoy it to the fullest. We are hoping there will be a vacancy next year so that we can return for another stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a pleasure to read a review like this one! We love hosting guests and making the house as clean and comfortable as possible. It's always a plus to be able to help direct guests toward beaches, restaurants, and activities here on Cape Ann. We hope these guests in particular return---they were so enthusiastic and fun to talk with. They left our home very clean---they even jump-started the laundry for us! Our first season has been fantastic in that all of our guests have been such nice people. We look forward to next summer and much more of the same!
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Manlius, NY

A dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely perfect. It is minutes from the beach and downtown shops. It was my first time in Rockport and Elizabeth thought of everything. Everything that you could think that you needed for a day at the beach or a stroll downtown was available at the house. I would highly recommend staying at this house. I can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled with this glowing review! We have put a lot of energy and thought into preparing this home for weekly rentals and appreciate such kind words from Jen. She has been a stellar guest as well, taking great care of the house while enjoying it to the fullest!
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San Francisco

From First Lucky Renters

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a storybook New England experience, this is the house for you! Located in one of the most picturesque areas of Cape Ann, this home is just steps away from amazing, breathtaking views of the Rockport Harbor and beautiful walking/running coastal roads and trails. While parking is often impossible in the central part of Rockport, this house provides ample parking and is within a very easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the beautiful architecture of this historic town.

The house itself is equipped and set up with everything you could want to feel at home. Beach chairs, towels, games, great decor and furniture, a full kitchen, a wonderful deck...and more...all add to the experience at home being just a wonderful as the external environment. The owners are fully responsive to your needs if you need anything. Yes, this is a great deal as well as a perfect location.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! It was such a pleasure to have you and your family stay in the house and feel so at home there. We could not have asked for better guests, and hope you return soon!
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Logan International Airport - Boston
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Feather and Wedge
Nearest Train
0.9 Miles
Rockport MBTA Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fish Shack
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Old Garden Beach
Car: recommended

5 min walk from downtown, shops, restaurants, beach.

Walking distance to Shailin Performance Center hosting the Rockport Chamber Festival and other live concert activities.

For over 160 years, people have traveled to Rockport for our miles of lovely beaches, boulder-strewn paths through woods and glades, and that uncommonly magical light that has inspired painters since Winslow Homer.

Other Activities: Boating, Shopping, Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, Health/Beauty Spa, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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