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

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


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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 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 North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

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.


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.


Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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
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!


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Golden Cottage by the Sea. Swim, Snorkel, Kayak, Walk to Town.
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Aug 2017
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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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, very well maintained and designed, with gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

I celebrated my 75th birthday there with my wife, children, their spouses and grandchildren. There was lots of room to talk, play (inside and outside) and nice walks nearby. The house is impeccably maintained and well stocked with virtually everything one would need for a week's stay. Neighbors were pleasant and the next door neighbor even rushed over to volunteer to take our group portrait! What was also great was that the kitchen, dining area and porch are all together so that we could easily continue socializing while cooking and enjoying our meals. Decks afforded gorgeous views of ocean and night sky.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot, clean, ocean views from the decks and rooms

  • 5 of 5

Six college roommates convened for a 60th birthday get together. Each person had a bed. Great memories cooking together and hanging out on the deck with the beautiful view. The area is lovely for exploring the parks and going into the quaint villages. Would love to go back sometime!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.