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Ocean Front- Labor Day Week still avail ! 2 or 3 BR House- directly on the rocks

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 243 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 or 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

2017 Season-June through September only-

(There are 3 videos of the property after the last photo- CANNOT view them when the photos are enlarged !!)

Directly on the Atlantic with spectacular ocean views opposite Thatcher’s Island’s Twin Lights.

Relax on the wooden deck off the 16 foot sliding glass doors from the living room/dining room. On the right of the house is a fenced in patio with a charcoal grill and with a private outside hot water shower! There is also a sea deck built right in the rocks below with Adirondack furniture. In addition, there is a stone gazebo with table and seating and a hammock.

There are two main bedrooms- one with a queen size bed, a second one with a twin trundle bed, which has another twin underneath it, which you pull out. Alternatively, if you lift up the lower twin up higher against the other twin it makes a king size bed. In this bedroom there is also a half bath. And there is an additional sleeping room, available for use as third bedroom with a twin bed in it (the ‘extra 3 BR charge').

The main bath is off the kitchen with a large tub and shower.

Linens and towels are not provided, but pillows and pillow zip-covers, mattress pads and blankets are provided. And dishtowels, potholders, and bathmats are also provided.

Premises are equipped with microwave, toaster oven, coffee machine, blender, iron and ironing board, three televisions, cable TV, high speed wireless internet, VCR/DVD, radio/cd, fans, air conditioner, heat, charcoal barbecue grill, private outside hot water shower, fire pit, cooler, beach chairs, hammock, patio umbrella and deck furniture. No washer or dryer, nor dishwasher. Private road, walk to beaches, 2 miles from town.

3 people maximum capacity for 2 bedrooms. 4 people maximum capacity with additional 3rd sleeping room. Sorry, no pets.

Please click on calendar to see availability for Summer 2017.

Videos- when on the VRBO site, please click on the' Video' button on top for a closer look of the property.

And scroll down to bottom just above the photos for 2 more videos of the property-

'the Gazebo at Eden Rock' and 'Inside Eden Rock'

When on the HomeAway site, please keep clicking on the photo arrow and videos are at the end.

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY (if interested)

Rockport has attracted visitors since 1606 when French explorer Samuel de Champlain landed on one of its shores what is now called Whale Cove.

Bear Skin Neck- the town center, is 2 miles away from the cottage. Legend has it that the small peninsula is so-named for menacing bears that early settlers routed onto the neck and hunted in 1700. It got its name after a bear was caught by the tide and killed. Along its small roads there are quaint stretches of old fishermen and lobster-men shacks that have gradually been turned into a tourist attraction of restaurants, shops and galleries.

Your breathtaking view of the Twin Lighthouses of Thatcher’s Island, named for Anthony Thatcher, an Englishman whose vessel, the Watch and Wait, was wrecked in a ferocious storm near the island in 1635 on its way to Marblehead from Ipswich, was once the first landfall of steamer ships from England heading for Boston and New York, and is now a popular kayaking destination and has biweekly boat trips from the town port.

Several large beaches are located in the town limits and still more in neighboring Gloucester.

Rockport latest new attraction is Rockport Music’s new Shalin Liu Performance Center, which presents renowned classical and pop artists.

The Gloucester Stage Company co-founded by winning playwright Israel Horovitz.

Fast and frequent train service to Boston is also available.

Keywords: Ocean Front House, 2 or 3 bedrooms, Rockport, near beaches, private road, North Shore, Cape Ann,

More Details

Owner
Cutty
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Cutty

I am also a Licensed Real Estate Agent.

So you can be sure you will receive the best of everything if you rent my summer home.

Cutty purchased this house in 1901

Why Cutty chose North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

The summer property has been in the family for 5 generations. This house was added in 1950. The Gazebo was built by my great grandfather in 1908, using 3 kinds of stones.

What makes this house unique

Spectacular Ocean View Sunrise and (full) Moon rises

Amenities

Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Please refer to agreement template attachment. Regarding the Cancellation Policy- please refer to # 7 in the template agreement.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , and sink
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Private hot water outdoor shower
  • 1.5 baths and Private hot water outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Extra sleeping room with twin bed - 1 twin/ single
    2 twin trundle bedroom - 2 twin/ single , twin below can be pulled up to make king size bed
  • Queen size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) The Twin Trundle bed- one twin underneath, which you pull out. Alternatively, if you lift up the lower twin up higher against the other twin it makes a king size bed. And there is an additional sleeping room, available for use as THIRD bedroom with a twin bed in it (the ‘extra 3rd BR charge’).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Lovely Ocean Views opposite Thatcher’s Island’s Twin Lights, Sea Deck on the Rocks with Adirondack Furniture., Fire Pit, Stone Gazebo with Hammock, Fans, Cooler, Beach Chairs, Fenced in Patio with Umbrella, outside Furniture, Private Outside Hot Water Shower.

Reviews

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Ocean Front- Labor Day Week still avail ! 2 or 3 BR House- directly on the rocks
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Worcester, MA USA
5

A piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and its location are a piece (or peace) of heaven. I close my eyes and dream about it when I'm not there. The cottage has lots of character and the owner has thought of everything you might need. Although the cottage is conveniently located near Rockport (walking distance away) and Gloucester, there is NO incentive to leave the property. It is also located in a very lovely area to walk and ride bikes. Lots to do and see in the surrounding area. Highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical views over the ocean

  • 5 of 5

This cottage offers superb views of the ocean - almost as if you were onboard a ship ! The extra large patio doors of the living room open on a deck and a magnificient view of Thatcher Island and its Twin Lights. Plus, the cottage is only minutes away from either Gloucester and Rockport. It's central location is perfect to visit all the interesting spots on Cape Ann. The interior of the cottage is comfortable and accurately presented in the photos.

If you are looking for a calm and quiet place centrally located, this cottage is for you. We will definitely return and we warmly recommend it.

Helene and Yves from Quebec, Canada

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Fabulous !

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been staying at Eden Rock for the better part of the last decade. Prior to staying here we used to stay across the street at the former Rocky Shores cabins. We always admired this property when we stayed at RS, but always thought it was "out of reach". When Rocky Shores went "condo" we finally made contact with the owner of this beautiful property. I wish we had done that sooner!

There are so many positive things to say about this property:

#1 Location: Where ever you are coming from, chances are it is not as beautiful as this place.

#2 Location: Sitting on the sea deck, watching the tide come in, or go out, with the twin lights of Thacher's Island right in front of you is a wonderful thing. Sitting on the sea deck watching a full moon come up between the lighthouses is surreal.

#3 Location: There are beaches for all personalities within a short walk of Eden Rock. If you want an almost private beach experience there is the adjacent cove (loblolly). Pebble beach is not too crowded. Cape Hedge beach is more traditional, and usually has a lifeguard. Beyond Cape Hedge (but still walkable) is Long Beach, where you will find thousands of people who drove 30+ miles, and paid to park at the same beach you just walked to!

#4 Rockport: Less than 1.5 miles from Eden Rock is the beautiful sea side village of Rockport. There are many shops, restaurants, and historical venues to take in. Doing the slightest bit of research will reveal many interesting things to do and see (hint: Sandy Bay Historical Society)

#5 Cape Ann: Even though I can find no real reason to ever leave the confines of the beautiful Eden Rock property, sometimes we go to Gloucester, or even take the train in Rockport to Boston (40 minute trip)

#6 The property owner is there. This is a positive, because the owner is a fantastic person, who wants nothing more than for you to have an enjoyable vacation! If you have a question about anything, she is there. If you want complete privacy, she is completely respectful.

I can not say enough about Eden Rock. My family will continue to take our vacation there for as long as it is available to us. It is the defining moment of our year. We refer to things as "before Rockport, and after Rockport"

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston,MA
5

Laura,Boston MA

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this house many times over the years. It's a very special place. The house is clean and comfortable and perfect for a family vacation. The view is fantastic and so is the location. There are lots of beaches, nice places to walk, shops and restaurants close by.

I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Longmeadow, MA
5

A bit of Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

One of the most tranquil, attractive settings for a shore cottage. The view is spectacular from inside or outside.

We are so grateful to have the opportunity to spend a week at this comfortable cottage.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Gloucester
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rockport Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Rockport, 17 Railroad Ave, mbta.com
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt 128/Rt 95
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bearskin Neck
Nearest Beach
Pebble Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Pebble Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Cape Hedge Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Long Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear Skin Neck
Nearest Point of Interest
Rocky Neck
Car: necessary

Rockport Music’s new Shalin Liu Performance Center, which presents renowned classical and pop artists, Fast and frequent train service to Boston is also available , Bear Skin Neck-Restaurants, Shops, Galleries and Beaches.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $150

3 people limit for two bedroom use
4 people limit for 3 bedroom use.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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