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Captivating Ocean Front Retreat in Rockport

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 4

This ocean front condo is situated at the end of Gap Head, one of the most beautiful spots in all of Rockport. There is no other property like this one. It is completely surrounded by the ocean, looking out over two islands, three active lighthouses and one stunning peaceful cove. Lobster boats amble through the 'gap' in front of the house which is perched high on pink granite rocks. All this and quite simply, no people.

Condo has one larger master bedroom with a queen bed, door to the huge porch with ocean and lighthouse views.

Second bedroom has a new queen bed that is also a sofa. Its actually very comfortable. Second bedroom has its own private full bathroom.

The main bathroom is brand new, just completed in 2017. Features granite and stone.

A new kitchen was just completed in 2016 and features gorgeous birch, custom stainless counters and open shelves. Best of all the kitchen was designed to face the ocean and friends in living spaces.

Somehow, its even more fabulous than before.

Access to the freshly painted porch is through the living room or master bedroom.

Property features an enormous (18x25') covered porch with full outdoor living room set and dining table.

Ocean views from living room, porch, master bedroom and kitchen. Please note the condo is on the second floor of the house.

If you're considering renting my condo, I encourage you to consider payment by personal check to avoid the fees associated with online booking. Homeaway charges the guest and the homeowner a "convenience fee" that is rather high.

A few notes about this property.

This is a condo in a 3-unit house. I rent to folks who are considerate and on the low-key side. If you're looking for a place to party and have lots of guests please keep looking. Gap Head is extraordinary for its sea sounds and captivating beauty and we're kind of protective of that.

Also, due the fact that the house is sited on the edge of a 30 foot rocky cliff, no children under 18 are allowed. No exceptions.

Pets and smoking are absolutely not allowed.

Rockport has many interesting areas. Many of the ocean front rentals this size are in town, on the harbor or on one of the town beaches.

It is extremely unusual to find a small, affordable, ocean-front rental of this quality: on a quiet peninsula, completely surrounded by the sea. Perfectly private and utterly stunning. You will be captivated.

Garden Beach is within walking distance along ocean path (half a mile). Good Harbor beach is 2 miles down the road. Area is perfect for biking and walking, climbing and exploring. Rockport town center is one mile away and accessible by the same ocean path.

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Rockport Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Extra long queen size bed/sofa, requires King sheets
  • Second bedroom has its own private full bath in addition to first full bath
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Grilling is not possible due to covered porch


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Captivating Ocean Front Retreat in Rockport
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews

Quiet / Great Walks / Incredible View

  • 5 of 5

We went to Rockport for a few days to relax and wind down. We went in Middle of November because that's the only time we could get away. The weather was a little could but to our surprise there were several shops still open in town and the daily walk were great. The apartment is very clean and has everything you need. Molly was very helpful and we will definitely return hopefully in the Spring when we will be able to use the beautiful porch alongside the apartment. Thanks Molly for a great restful stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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That deck!

  • 4 of 5

A small but nicely turned out apartment; it's really all about the deck and the view! The deck furniture was abundant and comfortable, and most of our time was spent there. The kitchen is well appointed and the bed was super comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Get-away Retreet

  • 4 of 5

I was there by myself to do a writing project and the setting/ view was perfect for that! Beautiful spot and great location for walks, including walking into town. Very peaceful!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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June 2017 stay

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Most Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this condo in Rockport. There is a beautiful new kitchen with everything you could need, including a Keurig, which we loved! The view from the living room and kitchen is magnificent. The huge porch, which literally serves as a second living room, overlooks the ocean. Molly, the owner, was so helpful and easy to work with. We hated to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great picture window in living room!

  • 4 of 5

Excellent for our girls get away!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Molly Gasnick
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Molly Gasnick

My family moved to New England in 1970 and we spent years exploring every corner of it. From beaches to mountains there was so much to see. Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Acadia National Park and the National Seashore were family favorites, but I discovered Cape Ann has a flavor and a vibe all its own. In 2011 I bought this piece of the Massachusetts north shore and have felt blessed ever since.

Molly Gasnick purchased this condo in 2011

Why Molly Gasnick chose Rockport

When this condo came on the market, I was sure I wouldn't get it. But I had to try because I knew there was absolutely nothing like it anywhere. I love nothing more than to share it with friends and people who reach out to me on HomeAway.

What makes this condo unique

The sun rises over the water in the middle of the picture window, then floods the living room with an impossibly bright light. Take your coffee and head out to the porch. Watch lobster boats amble by, seagulls trailing behind and wonder, 'What was I going to do today?' And, how important was it?' Its hard to leave. In the evening, watch the moon rise red over the island and wait for stars. Listen to the waves smash onto the rocks below. Leave the door open at night so you can hear the waves and the wind in the bedroom as you sleep.

These are the sights and sounds of Gap Head. Those who come want to stay forever.


Rockport is one of New England's most historic and picturesqe seaside towns. Property is just one mile from the town center with its galleries and charming shops. Some of the most beautiful beaches on the North Shore are within walking distance. Lovely area to bike, walk, climb, lounge and paint.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given after booking. Cancellation insurance is available through Homeaway.

No groups or renters under 25. Partiers please find something else to rent. This is a quiet, serene spot by the sea, if you are courteous, respectful and low key, I'd be happy to rent to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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