The perfect Rockport vacation home. James Gott Homestead .This newly renovated three bedrooms with sleeping den vacation home (sleeps up to 9 people) offering luxurious high end appliances, finishes and furnishings while remaining very comfortable and accommodating. This home will provide you with the ultimate Rockport experience. Park your car and walk to all that Rockport has to offer. Restaurants, shops, beaches and the Shalin Liu Center. Take a walk along the Atlantic Path which winds along the water's edge to Rockport Harbor. Less than half a mile to Front Beach with beautiful sandy beach and bath house. This house is located across the street from Rockport Harbor with views from front bedrooms. Enter into the open concept first floor living room. The perfect spot for relaxing and socializing. Pass through the dining area into the gorgeous granite kitchen with large center island, five burner gas stove and half bath off Mudroom. All the conveniences you may require. The second floor has the master bedroom suite (Queen) w/private bath. A den with futon, 40 inch TV and second bath. Third floor has second master (Queen), laundry, half bath and bedroom with a full and twin bed. Private backyard with gas grill patio dining area shaded by a pergola and ancient wisteria. Two off street parking spaces ( in tandem).
- Barn2100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Min Stay2 - 7 nights
Post And Beam Carraige House 3 Bedrooms Plus Den - 4 Bathrooms Views Of Harbo
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- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 9, 2018
About Jonathan H.
We are Jon and Ellie and we welcome you to be our guests at The James Gott Homestead. I was born and raised on the North Shore while Ellie was raised in coastal Maine. We have lived and traveled throughout the United States but we have always been drawn back to the beautiful town of Rockport MA.
Jonathan H. purchased this Barn in 2015
Why Jonathan H. chose Rockport
After spending almost two years searching for the right property we were shown the James Gott Homestead in the dead of winter and we fell in love. Drawing on the experiences we had renting vacation homes for our family over the years we tried to design the "best " summer vacation rental. We have renovated two of the four units into beautiful, luxury comfortable family vacation rentals. Two different buildings each with its own unique charm and character but each very Rockport.
What makes this Barn unique
This is a very unique home. We are located right downtown on the 4th of July parade route yet, we have a beautiful flower filled back yard that is a very peaceful and tranquil oasis. This unit has two off street parking spaces. We have two beautiful sandy beaches less than a half mile stroll from your back door, we provide a cart for beach chairs coolers and other beach necessities. There is also a parking pass for Long Beach and Cape Hedges Beach.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Everything about this property and experience was perfect. The house fit a family of 6 (with three teenagers!) easily and comfortably. The house was impeccable and had everything that we could want. There was one little glitch and it was met with rapid correction and immediate communication. The house is walk able to town which made meals easy. Front beach is close, but we found we loved the quick drive to Long Beach more. We so loved our experience at this house and this town. We will be back!!
Great Place and Location
My family and I have been coming to Rockport regularly for years now, and this was the first time we have stayed at the Gott Carriage House. Immaculate, fun layout, ocean views, and beautiful gardens. And best of all is the location within walking distance to town. Highly recommended.
A beautiful home in a charming setting
This was the second time that we stayed at the James Gott Carriage House. Everything was just as perfect as our first stay last summer. Jonathan and Ellie have thought of everything that could possibly be needed, great wi-fi, extra blankets, etc, and a beach pass which is not always part of a vacation rental, but is great to have when you have teen-agers looking for surf.
The location is just what we needed also. We could go to the beach and then walk down to Bearskin Neck and have an ice cream cone and a little shopping after supper.
The fire pit set-up was also a great addition this year and the garden was beautiful.
I hope to be back for a third vacation next year. We were sorry to have to leave!
Great property, convenient location, quintessential New England town
A well maintained property that ideally suited our two couples and visiting guests. Great common space for group gatherings both inside and outside. Really enjoyed the fire table and the BBQ for grilling the fresh fish from Roy Moore’s. All the amenities one would expect from a well stocked house with the only disappointment being no proper coffee pot. Pardon our Seattle bias, but we brought our own ground coffee in hopes of brewing fresh coffee each morning but found only a Keureg machine. Problem was solved by purchasing a pour over set up from one of the local purveyors which we left behind for future renters to enjoy. Highly recommend this property. Host was very responsive and everything promised was delivered.
A perfect place for a bi-coastal family vacation!
CO relatives came to visit Boston and then a few days in a little "sea town." Unfortunately, the first night we wanted to stay was booked, but Jonathan's (and Ellie's) place was so nice and he was so wonderful to deal with, that we booked a night in Gloucester, then moved into this house for the next 3 nights. When visiting Gloucester, PLEASE go on a whale watch. The company we chose, 7 Seas was amazing. They honored our groupon pricing and were great, start to finish. My land-locked family from CO could not wait for Lobster every day (twice a day some days....) on the dock, Roy Moore's, a suggestion from Jonathan. Another suggestion was the fresh morning strudel at Helmet's, cheese and apple. Do not miss either one of these. Both places were a nice easy walk into town, several times a day. At night, several choices of ice cream, too. We could not wish for more in this home. The inside was so clean, well-stocked, decorated and comfortable. I cannot think of anything I would add. We ate in, every night. Jonathan and Ellie left so many things we used, beach towels, a portable cooler, beach chairs and flashlights. Sitting outside at the table under the trellis was delightful. The lilac bushes were simply amazing and we discovered the fragrant herbs growing right beside the patio out front! We brought our S'more makings for the fire pit and cooked some morning bacon on the grill. Extra blankets, pillows and towels were so nice. The wi-fi acted up for a few hours upon arrival but Jonathan was quick to respond and re-set. (college age cousins needed access to some on-line classes). Bearskin lake was our favorite hang-out and Jonathan suggested checking the bulletin board in town for fishing guidance as all the charters were already booked, and my nephew caught several large fish! Made his trip! It rained the day we departed which was perfect. I cannot wait to go back again, perhaps during the Fall and winter. Do not hesitate to book this place. You will not be disappointed. East meets West family reunion time in a small coastal town, accomplished! Thank you Jonathan and Ellie!
Great place, close to town!
We had a wonderful four day stay at this beautiful carriage house. Everything you could need, comfortable and close to downtown. Hope to return again.
Our luxury property is located just off the downtown area . The fourth of July parade goes by the front of our house.Rockport has two beautiful sandy beaches right downtown both are an easy walk from our rental . We will provide a Rockport Resident Parking Pass for use during your stay.Rockport has a vibrant downtown with many restaurants, artist galleries, gift shops and a homemade candy and salt water taffy company. There is a very cool farmers market every weekend. Featuring local produce, fruits and baked goods one block from the house. Be sure to try The Red Skiff for breakfast and Roy Moore for fresh cooked lobster right off the boat
Rates & Availability
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Rate subject to change until reservation is booked and confirmed. Discount available for multiple weeks booked contact us for details.