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

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome:

    A great place for children to play in the yard as well as hike along the coastal path....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Bedroom 5


  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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!...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    Beautiful Rocky Coastline. Sandy Beach for swimming 5 minutes away. Pathway leading to ocean directly next to house. Small rocky beach. Coastal pathway easily accessible...moreless

  • Water View:

    Beautiful panoramic views....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Just a short walk down the ocean path to the rocky ocean front...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Family Dining over looking the deck and ocean to seat 10...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Portable Unit Per Floor...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant Heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxurious Towels and Bedding...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Cozy games around the fireplace....moreless

  • Parking:

    Park up to 3 cars in front of house, and 2 across the street...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Plent of Towels!...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Brand New Stainless Steel Appliances, Kitchen overlooking the ocean. Table seats 8. Open kitchen great for entertaining with opening up to the deck....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:



  • Balcony:

    Enjoy your morning coffee from the bedroom deck....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Brand new deck overlooking a private yard and the ocean. Both master bedrooms open up to upper deck....moreless

  • Golf:

    Great Golf courses in Goucester & Rockport...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your kayaks, paddle boards, scuba gear for some of the best off shore water activities....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Private yard for children to play in....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


from 36 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Nov 1, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: 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.

Why Rockport, MA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Bicycling, kayaking, paddle boarding, close enough to town but far enough for quietness. It is truly a family place.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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  • How Rockport got its name!

    How Rockport got its name!

  • Golden Cottage with brand new decks, railing and paint.

    Golden Cottage with brand new decks, railing and paint.

  • Beautiful kitchen with modern amenities and a fabulous view

    Beautiful kitchen with modern amenities and a fabulous view

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Master bedroom with ocean view: Queen Bet

    Master bedroom with ocean view: Queen Bet

  • Bedroom 3:  Queen Bed

    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed

  • Bedroom 5: 2 Twin Beds

    Bedroom 5: 2 Twin Beds

  • Remodeled Bath: Summer 2015

    Remodeled Bath: Summer 2015

  • Remodeled Downstairs Bath Summer 2015

    Remodeled Downstairs Bath Summer 2015

  • Upper Back Deck

    Upper Back Deck

  • Sunrise


  • A little Northeaster coming in.

    A little Northeaster coming in.

  • Dining/kitchen area. Open floor plan

    Dining/kitchen area. Open floor plan

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Bedroom 2: Queen Bet

    Bedroom 2: Queen Bet

  • Bedroom 4: Double Bed

    Bedroom 4: Double Bed

  • Coastal Path in back of Golden Cottage By The Sea

    Coastal Path in back of Golden Cottage By The Sea

  • Shower Tower

    Shower Tower

  • View from the upper back deck.

    View from the upper back deck.

  • Glassed in porch

    Glassed in porch

VRBO #129921

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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