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Captivating Ocean Front Retreat in Rockport

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Molly Gasnick
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 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.

Amenities

Rockport Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 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
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
Grilling is not possible due to covered porch

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
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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: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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June 2017 stay

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: Jun 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: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Place to Stay in Rockport!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful condo for a week and it was the perfect getaway. It not only has the stunning views you can see from the other photos, it is also stylish, comfortable and has everything you need. We felt very much at home.

The location is wonderful - you are surrounded by the ocean, there's a feeling of privacy, it's quiet and within walking distance to the lovely town of Rockport. There's a nearby walking path that takes you by the ocean into town. We had a car but also took the nearby train into Salem for the day - so convenient.

Molly is wonderful to work with. She left us to enjoy her great condo and was very responsive when we called her once with a question. If you're considering renting this property, don't hesitate. My husband and I travel often and frequently stay in a condo or home that we rent instead of a hotel. This is one of the best places we have ever rented. A true gem and a place you won't quickly forget.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay in my place by the sea! Thanks for your kind words. -Molly
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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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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.

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Rates & Availability

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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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