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Recent Rockport property reviews

  • Wonderful One Bedroom.

    "Great one bedroom apartment in the center of town. Photos and description are accurate. Apartment is up to date, and well stocked with quality kitchen supplies. Walk out your door to the Rockport harbor."
    Guest: Chad S. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 11, 2014
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  • 6 Thumbs Up!

    "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 more than helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: A wonderful place worth every penny for rental - so clean, great view, comfy beds, lovely screened in outdoor eating...yes you can't go on the rocks out front but they were steep enough I wouldn't want to go on them any way...go to other safer rocky outcroppings instead. Plenty of fun things to do for the week, 80 year old mom was so content there. A perfect rental."
    Guest: A guest from Tyngsborough Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: September 7, 2013
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  • Wonderful Rental Option for Family with Young Children

    "We had a wonderful stay at The Cottage. My husband, myself and our two children (ages 4 & 7) stayed for 2 weeks. The space is very well thought out with every cabinet and corner offering storage or an additional use. (i.e. - there are several window seats that both the kids and I loved). It is a bright, airy and clean. The windows offer a wonderful breeze and ventilation both day and night, the ceiling fan in the bedroom is very strong. I was concerned about no air conditioning but even on the few hot days we had the cottage stayed cool during the day and temps cooled off at night. Location is perfect, it is really quiet at night and during the day you can walk to the playground if you have children to entertain or to Old Garden Beach which became our favorite "hang out". Adults and older children could walk to town, my younger one would not have been able to make it walking into town, around the shops AND back home again, the return trip is somewhat uphill which would be tough with younger kids unless in a stroller. (My 7 year old could have easily done it though). Having a washer & dryer and dishwasher were an added perk along with the microwave, toaster oven and grill out back. The owners are very nice and helpful. They offered up fresh eggs from their chickens, a lobster pot and utensils when we had a lobster dinner, many of the "basics" are already there upon arrival and they have boogie boards, beach chairs, and cooler that you can use as well. (and the chickens are quiet, no early morning wake up calls from them!) For our family, the bunk beds in the bedroom made this a perfect fit. We did not have to have our children sleep on a cot or air mattress for 2 weeks straight. There is ample room even with the bed and other furniture in the room. Even though the cottage is close to the road it works well even with young children because there is a rock wall that surrounds it. My kids loved running around the house or looking for the chickens wandering outside and with the many windows if I was inside for a few minutes I could always see them. The table out back was perfect for breakfast. We really did utilize all that the cottage and it's location had to offer. Our only suggestion would be to put a queen bed in the bedroom rather than a full size. My husband and I are both really tall so that is our only suggestion. Everything else was perfect, we plan to return next summer!"
    Guest: Lori & Al Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: August 28, 2013
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  • Loved It!!!

    "House was fabulous! Location is great for walking around town or just sitting on the porch looking at the beautiful view. We had 15 of our family together and everyone loved it! We fixed several meals and the kitchen had everything we needed. The dining room table was big enough that our entire family could enjoy meals together. Thanks Tim and Laurie!"
    Guest: Therese R. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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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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