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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 property reviews

  • A wonderful experience in our favorite town!

    "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: Our family felt comfortable and at home. The cottage was clean and well loved/cared for. Although we enjoyed every room, my personal favorite was the porch! I hope we can stay there again if it is rented out. Carol Wilkinson Manager responded on 7/29/2014: We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Gardenstone Cottage! Sitting out on a porch in the warm weather is one of the highlights of a quintessential New England summer, and we're glad you had the opportunity to experience its simple appeal for yourself. We hope you decide to return next year, and we wish you an excellent end of the summer!"
    Guest: Gary Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 12, 2014
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  • Wonderful home!

    "This home is a beautiful vacation rental. It's very close to town & beach- walking distance to both. Rockport is lovely. This home is beautifully decorated & VERY WELL stocked with everything you need! Deborah was a delight to deal with & was very accommodating. This home is big & can sleep many! There is even a bonus double bed NOT mentioned in the rental description (I believe it's a new addition). There is also a couch in the master bedroom which makes for a nice, private sitting area. A wonderful stay! Thank you Deborah for making us feel so welcome!"
    Guest: Mary Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 2014
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  • So relaxing

    "What an amazing house in an ideal location! We had such a fabulous time walking through the park to Front beach and to all the shops! My kids said it was "the best" vacation and didn't want to leave. Thank you for having us!"
    Guest: McCabe family Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 16, 2014
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  • Rockport Retreat

    "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 very clean. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: A great location for a quiet few weeks by the Ocean. Rockport is a short distance away as are other great beaches. The property is a little tired in places and has a slightly quirky configuration but it was clean and well maintained. I'd definitely recommend this property. Manager responded on 6/19/2014: The AVH family is glad you enjoyed your time relaxing in Rockport! As for the quirkiness of the home, we like to think that's a big part of its charm! We thank you for recommending Whale Cove Gardens, and we hope to see you again next summer!"
    Guest: A guest from Boston MA, Ma Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 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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