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Golden Cottage by the Sea. Swim, Snorkel, Kayak, Walk to Town.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10), Private yard,

Golden Cottage by the Sea, is a true New England Cottage that has been lovingly restored and updated. This quaint 1830's house was completely rebuilt in 2007 and remodeled in 2015. The panoramic views, Atlantic Coastal Path, and fresh ocean air allow for a true place of peace and renewal. Located in a beautiful area called the Avenues it is between the Emerson Inn and Halibut Point. This is the ideal vacation home. If you choose to hike the coastal path, visit the Historic Village of Rockport or hit the beaches of Rockport and Gloucester you will have plenty to do.

There is great fishing off of the rocks. A small private and rocky beach steps from your back door. A private yard for play. A 5 minute drive and from Rockport shops, art galleries and beaches.

Keywords: Oceanfront, Ocean view, Quiet, Peaceful, Family friendly, Charming, Renovated, close-to-town, Furnished, Cozy

More Details

Property Manager
Brenda Golden
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2017

About Brenda Golden

The Golden Family live in Roswell, Ga and enjoy their retreats to Rockport. They pastor St. Peter's Place Anglican Church and own Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee company which works with farmers in Rwanda while providing coffee drinkers in the U.S with an excellent cup.

Brenda Golden purchased this house in 2006

Why Brenda Golden chose Rockport

The Golden family fell in love with Rockport while Jonathan was attending Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. As Jonathan walked the paths of Cape Ann he was reminded of his families roots in Cornwall, England. The property is a historic home that they restored in 2006. It has beautiful views and easy access for brisk swims, kayaking and paddle boarding right from the back yard.

What makes this house unique

Bicycling, kayaking, paddle boarding, close enough to town but far enough for quietness. It is truly a family place.

Map

Halibut Point State Park

Seven minute drive to the sandy beaches of Rockport. Rated in the top 3 Beaches in New England. A renowned scuba diver’s spot, Back Beach is located between Main and Granite streets. It also offers great views. If you are looking more for peace and quiet, Cape Hedge Beach on South street is quietly tucked away – a perfect place for solitude. Front Beach is a busy beach on Sandy Bay – walking distance to downtown Rockport and its restaurants and shops. Long Beach, off Thatcher Road, is another long, protected stretch of ocean and sand, backed by a cement retaining wall and lined with summer cottages. From Long Beach you can easily view the twin lighthouses on Thatcher's Island. Great fishing, whale watching tours are available. Kayak rental and tours. Stroll along the streets of downtown, and the famous stretch on Bearskin neck, through a variety of specialty stores.

Amenities

Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (3) 2 Master Bedrooms with queen beds. French Doors overlooking the ocean and the private yard. One other bedroom with queen bed., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds in one room, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and play available
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Beautiful Gardens, Breathtaking views of the ocean, Fishing from a semi-private rocky beach, five minute drive from quaint and historic Rockport, Great restaurants. Shopping and Grocery Store just minutes away. Beautiful walk to town!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Golden Cottage by the Sea. Swim, Snorkel, Kayak, Walk to Town.
average rating of 4.911111 based on 45 reviews
Powell, Ohio
5

Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! The location was perfect and the space accommodated all of us perfectly. We had a group ranging in age from 19 to 89. We typically stay in the city when we visit family but decided to stay a little further out and enjoy the ocean in the Fall. It was a great decision! The location, although remote in feel was just a few minutes from all the things we needed. Brenda was so easy to work with and quick to respond. Highly recommend visiting the state park to hike the rocks and eating lunch at the Causeway in Gloucester. Can't wait to get back!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, Molly. We are always thrilled to hear such amazing feedback, we strive to provide the best for our renters and we take pride in being one of the coziest get-away homes. Thanks for communicating with us about the patio furniture and the wind, we always are appreciative of our renters helping when weather isn't cooperative. We hope to see you again soon!
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Bedford, NH
5

Nicely remodeled cottage sleeps nine in beds, full kitchen, dining room, laundry, water views

  • 5 of 5

This cottage by the sea has been nicely remodeled and maintained, and it has wonderful ocean views from most rooms and the new decks on both the first and second floors. The well equipped family room/kitchen area easily handled our family of 8 adults. Four of the bedrooms are comfortable and good sized, and the bedroom with the full-sized bed is just fine, too but small and best for only one person. Bathrooms have been completely and beautifully remodeled and come supplied with plenty of towels. Brenda is very helpful and quick to respond to questions. It's only a few minutes drive from the Golden Cottage to attractions, stores and grocery stores, and restaurants. Halibut State Park is close by and worth exploring. Golden Cottage and Rockport are a great place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are always thrilled to hear such amazing feedback, we strive to provide the best for our renters and we take pride in being one of the coziest get-away homes. We hope to see you again soon!
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of beds, space, and ocean views. Responsive owner and great location!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are always thrilled to hear such amazing feedback, we strive to provide the best for our renters and we take pride in being one of the coziest get-away homes. We hope to see you again soon!
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5

Comfortable, great location, amazing sunsets

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our long weekend at the Golden Cottage. The house had room to spare for our family and everyone loved the location. If you are looking for quintessential New England sunsets, this is as good as it gets. Kids loved exploring the granite beach while the parents enjoyed having their morning coffee out on the deck.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are always thrilled to hear such amazing feedback, we strive to provide the best for our renters and we take pride in being one of the coziest get-away homes. We hope to see you again soon!
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5

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to get away in a beautiful setting. The house is set up perfectly and is super comfortable and modern. The deck is unbelievable and we spent most of our time out there. Its very quiet - you can only hear the crickets and the ocean at night. There was an unfortunate problem with the wifi but they did their best to get it fixed as soon as possible - very responsive and super nice. We hope to be able to go back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are always thrilled to hear such amazing feedback, we strive to provide the best for our renters and we take pride in being one of the coziest get-away homes. We hope to see you again soon!
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4

Great Family Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

House was very comfortable for the 10 of us. The little ones enjoyed going down to the water and grabbing critters. Great view of the ocean and sitting on the deck with a glass of wine.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are always thrilled to hear great feedback, we strive to provide the best for our renters and we take pride in being one of the coziest get-away homes. With that being said, I see you rated 4/5, do you suggest anything we change so that your future stay would be a 5/5? We hope to see you again soon!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.