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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Rockport reviews

  • Awesome Winter Sea Birds!

    "Rating Details: I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a family vacation -- 88 year old mom, two couples. It was the end of January and the weather was cold, but mostly sunny. The Pigeon Cove lobstermen provided entertainment for the men in the group and the seabirds provided constant diversion for all of us. We loved being right on the rocks. We had hoped for wind and waves, but even without big waves, the water was wonderful. The sunrises were the perfect way to start the day -- especially from the masterbedroom! We had to switch mid-week so each couple could have a couple mornings waking up in that fantastic setting! Overall we loved it and would like very much to visit again."
    Guest: Marg Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 18, 2014
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  • Quintessential New England

    "My wife and I booked the Penthouse the week of our Daughter's graduation. The property exceeded our expectations. It is centered in downtown Rockport close to shops and many resturants. The views from the propety are amazing waking up each morning from the upstairs bedroom we enjoyed coffee on the balcony looking at the water. We also enjoyed eating at the kitchen island overlooking the water. Well appointed kitchen for cooking. A harbor view house with many modern conveniences, very comfortable. Deborah was very accomodating and welcoming as well. Would stay again in a heartbeat."
    Guest: Mark Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 22, 2014
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  • Whale Cove Gardens

    "Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We'd stayed here before and knew exactly what to expect... a quiet, well equipped spot to relax."
    Guest: A guest from Gainesville Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
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  • AMAZING Place to Stay!!!

    "I just returned home today after a perfect week staying in this rental. It's hard to explain what a great place this is. The view was unbelievable!! I spent as much time as possible on the deck watching the water. The location is ideal... steps away from everything. I will absolutely stay here again!!"
    Guest: Tricia P Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: October 7, 2013
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Rockport Travel Tips

Visitors to Rockport Vacation Rentals

Rockport is a favored vacation destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Rockport’s beautiful beaches and excellent dining provide the perfect setting in which to spend quality time together. It is also a popular destination for artists and photographers. The brightly colored houses and the contrasting light make for superb portraits. It is a place where visitors can amble along, enjoying the fresh seaside air and stunning coastal scenery. The quaint streets are known for their excellent shopping; the boutiques and antiques stores may just have the treasures that you seek.

Getting to Rockport Cottages

Rockport is located an hour’s drive from Boston. Most people travel by road so they have their own vehicle in which to explore the destination once there. If traveling from other parts of North America, your nearest airport is Boston Logan International Airport. From there, you can hire a car and drive the short distance to Rockport.

Attractions near Rockport House Rentals

Rockport’s beaches are some of its greatest attractions. The main beach is closest to town and a combination of sand and pebbles. It is known as Back Beach and has spectacular views. Long Beach is a small protected alcove with lovely sands. If you are looking for a quiet beach spot, then head to either Cape Hedge Beach or Old Garden Beach. Both of these beaches are generally quiet and offer solitude where you can simply sit back and enjoy the ocean views. If you enjoy walking then visit Pebble Beach on the south side of town. As the name implies, it is made up of many thousands of small smooth stones.

There are several historic landmark lighthouses along the coast near Rockport. You can get a map and information from the local information center and meander from one to the next. The Straightsmouth Island Lighthouse dates back to 1835 and marks the entrance to Rockport Harbor. On the nearby Thatcher Island you can see the oldest remaining twin lighthouses. They have been serving as lighthouses since 1789.

If you enjoy nature and the outdoors, take a drive to the nearby Halibut Point State Park. Here, you can enjoy fantastic coastal views and watch the many marine birds playing in the thermals. It is a great place for walking and enjoying the outdoors. A great picnic venue is the Millbrook Meadow. There are benches and a play park area for the kids.

There are several charter companies based in Rockport that offer cruises on the Essex River for people who enjoy birdwatching. Ocean sailing charters offer late afternoon cruises from the harbor. Ocean fishing charters are also available for those that want to enjoy some sport fishing. A great way to explore the coast is to rent a kayak and paddle from beach to beach. From mid-April to June, you can join a whale watching excursion and watch the gentle giants of the sea frolic in the waves.

The Rockport Golf Club welcomes visitors who want to enjoy a round while on vacation. Tee-off times can be easily arranged by contacting the club house once you arrive in town.

Seasons to Visit Boston Vacation Rentals in Rockport

Rockport is a popular summer destination because of its many beautiful beaches. Wildlife and sporting activities such as birdwatching, whale watching, sailing and fishing attract visitors at other times of the year. Winters can be cold and wet yet some people think that this is perfect weather for a romantic getaway. You can snuggle in front of a warm fireplace and enjoy the beautiful coastal views.

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