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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, Private yard, lower & upper deck with ocean views

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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

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.


Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • 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.
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  • 5 of 5

We are two families --one local and one from California -- who met for a few days at this beautiful spot. We loved rock hopping down at the water (we brought an inflatable boat so we could easily access the water down at the rocky shore) and hanging out on the deck (we spotted a whale from the deck one evening). We were all sad to leave and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house couldn’t have been better!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house in a great setting. It was perfect for a group of 7. The kitchen, the deck, the bathrooms and bedrooms - everything was terrific. We would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weather and house, perfect

  • 5 of 5

Were very pleased with Golden Cottage - house and location - for a great weekend getaway and family get together in New England. House and grounds were very clean upon arrival, and we did our best to leave it that way upon departure.

Golden Cottage is in a quiet location with a great view. Neighbors are friendly. And quiet. You can indeed see all the way to Maine! Very good restaurants are within easy driving distance in both Rockport and Gloucester (Seaport Grille is our recommendation). Dunkin Donuts is a pleasant walk or easy drive for the morning person. Rockport is also good for easy running. The more serious runner will love the villages and ups'n'downs of Rt 127 around Cape Ann.

All for less than the price of room at the ritzy Wentworth near Portsmouth, NH.

Will be looking for a return stay.

- Duquette Family (Hershey, PA)

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property, beautiful spot, fun stay!

  • 4 of 5

We rented Golden Cottage by the Sea for a week at the end of April / beginning of May, for a sisters’ reunion. There were six of us, and the house accommodated us very well. It’s a beautiful spot overlooking a small cove with a rocky beach. The house is lovely - it’s great for small family reunions or just a nice, quiet get-away. The neighborhood is somewhat close with houses all around, but in early spring, everything was quiet and peaceful.

For us, the best part of the house was the deck outside overlooking the cove. It’s a great place to sit for morning coffee and evening drinks, and pretty much any time in between, especially if you’re up for a lot of sun.

Because our get-away was before Memorial Day, there were three small difficulties that others who are booking before the summer season might want to keep in mind:

1. No deck furniture was in place. Luckily, those of us who were driving brought a few camp chairs, which gave us adequate seating. We were able to retrieve one chair from under the deck where it was in storage and a couple foot rests and wiped them down, so that we had a chair for everyone. But the table and chairs featured in the photos were not available.

2. There were no screens on the windows. This was problematic, as we had some very hot days. We finally had to concede to the possibility of bugs and open the windows anyway.

3. There was a problem with the heating system. Although we turned the heat off completely, including the control in the living room, the radiators in the living room continued to radiate, making it very warm in that part of the house, especially in the evenings. This may have to do with the type of heating system (baseboard radiators), as the heat radiated when anyone took a hot shower. Perhaps the valves weren’t working correctly. We didn’t notice this problem until the last couple days when temperatures soared, so we didn’t call maintenance, but there’s a number for maintenance posted in the kitchen in case problems like this arise.

Overall, it was a fantastic week. The house makes a great get-away, we spent many happy hours there, and we would book again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our family weekend getaway in Rockport. The property was clean, well equipped and comfortable and we sat looking out at the water for most of the weekend. A hard to reach chirping smoke detector was promptly sorted and we had no other troubles. I always appreciate it when properties have a little oil, salt and pepper, some tea, and I contributed to the stash. The town of Rockport is about a 2 mile walk and very pleasant on a nice day.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice spot for a quiet family get together

  • 5 of 5

House is in nice shape, good neighborhood, nice ocean views. Fit our family’s needs very well.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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