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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.

More Details

Molly Gasnick
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

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 Merrimack Valley & Essex County

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 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Grilling is not possible due to covered porch


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Captivating Ocean Front Retreat in Rockport
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Peaceful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The ocean views from this property were absolutely stunning. From sunrise to moonset, it was truly breath-taking. The condo itself was very well arranged and spacious for providing flexible movement around one another during our stay. Molly was ever the sweetheart checking in with us to make sure that everything was okay. I will definitely be looking to coming back to Rockport in the future and staying at this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The views from this condo are remarkable. We loved spending time on the large porch looking over the water, reading, exercising or just enjoying looking out over the ocean. Same views from the living room and new kitchen! We had a great stay, the location is superb, near the beach and town of Rockport.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winter Park, FL


  • 5 of 5

This is my 3rd consecutive year at the property and I plan on returning next year. It it located on a quiet road( bunnies 😃) with a view that is beyond words. The complete kitchen makeover was superb. A/C was added, but with the cool breeze, I spent almost every night on the deck with a blanket!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rick. Its been great to have you as a repeat visitor. I'm so glad you loved the kitchen remodel!
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay. Molly was so helpful and a pleasure to deal with. We are already planning a return visit. What a view!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I spent 3 nights at this fantastic property. The location was perfect for everything you can imagine. The view from the porch and living area is second to none. We even enjoyed morning coffee on the porch in November. The condo was very clean and had everything needed for our too short get away. The condo was quiet with total privacy. I would love to stay again but longer the next time. The owner was a gem to commuicate with. We had many e-mails and a phone call all to be returned promptly.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Room with a Million Dollar View

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for Fall Break. We were planning a trip to Salem for Halloween festivities but wanted a nice place to stay with a view. Wow. As with most homes in the area, it was older, but it was clean. Very comfortable. Rockport itself is a gem of a town. Life is slower, leisurely and the people are very friendly. We flew into Boston, and Boston traffic is worse than 18 lanes in Atlanta, but it was worth it to stay at this home with a million dollar view. Wished we lived closer, so we could return. Owner is awesome to work with as well. I'd give it more stars if I could.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rockport Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
All but Summer Rate
Sep 16 2016 - Jun 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linens/Wk Optional $75

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.

A 50% deposit is required at time of booking. Balances are due 30 days prior to arrival.
Failure to pay balance due within 21 days of arrival will result in cancelation of reservation. No refund will be given.
Security deposit and linen fee is due with final payment.

All deposits and payments are non refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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