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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 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 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.


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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Golden Cottage by the Sea. Swim, Snorkel, Kayak, Walk to Town.
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews

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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Golden Cottage by the Sea Heavenly!!!

  • 5 of 5

Golden Cottage by the Sea was absolutely beautiful and perfect for us. The water view was unbelievable and I loved how the kitchen & dinning area were so open. I mean really could not have had a better place to celebrate my son's college graduation!

No one wanted to leave....the day we left it was raining and we were all so would've been so much harder to leave if the sun was shinning!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most beautiful place on earth

  • 5 of 5

I was planning this trip since a year, since I celebrated my 50th Birthday here. Knowing the Area very well, it was always our dream to have a house out here. This dream became true, at least for 10 days! Coming from Germany we had all different kinds from weather! The first days warm and peaceful, the last days stormy and freezing. I had the greatest Birthday ever, in a place that felt like home. Sitting there, watching the ocean, going on walks, sharing great moments with friends and family! I will miss this place so much being back in Germany, but I WILL come back, to this "most beautiful place on earth "!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over New Year's week and had a wonderful time. Very comfortable and appealing house with a magnificent ocean view. It also has a great location, in a very attractive neighborhood, just a quick drive into Rockport and a nice walk to Halibut Point. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golden Cottage by the Sea

  • 4 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying here for several days in July 2016! The house is comfortable and cozy. It had all of the amenities one could desire, as well as amazing views out over the ocean! It is in a beautiful spot, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, location and amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 met at Golden Cottage for a pre 4th of July escape! The house was wonderful: large, sunny, immaculate with a perfect yard for water fights (for kids of all ages) and bocce…

A fully equipped kitchen, two completely remodeled baths, two levels of decks, and lots of extra bath and bed linens are just a few of the homes features.

We enjoyed watching the lobster boats in the cove in the evening and our trips to Rockport and all of Cape Ann. The quarry at Halibut State Park is a favorite.

Thank you so much for a memorable week!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: 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

Rockport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday rate
Nov 3 2017 - Apr 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.
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