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Large, Ocean-side New England Home *Now reserving for 2017 & 2018*

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 3,360 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Home sleeps 6 adults and 4 children with ocean views and walk to beach

Rockend is a one-of-a-kind property located at the end of a private driveway in the quiet, woodsy area of South Rockport with stunning, direct views of the Atlantic Ocean and Thatcher Island, home of the Twin Lights. Ocean air, peace-and-quiet and easy walk to the beach make it an ideal place to vacation. It is less than 2 miles to Downtown Rockport which includes beautiful Bearskin Neck, historic Dock Square, jewelry shops, antique shops, clothing shops, restaurants and, most especially, the Shalin Liu Performance Center. The Rockport to Boston MBTA train station is also less than 2 miles from Rockend, with Boston being an hour train ride away.

The property was updated and gained a new, large addition in 2012. It sleeps up to 6 adults and up to 4 children comfortably.

The main house is loaded with Old World New England Charm. Exposed brick, granite walls and hardwood floors provide lovely accents. The first level of the main house contains a renovated kitchen with gleaming granite counters, newer oak cabinets and updated appliances. The modern bathroom contains a corner shower. A large dining room with interior grill area opens onto a sunroom, which leads to a deck with ocean views. The living room has a large bay window, also with water views. The second floor of the main house has 3 bedrooms (1 king bed, 1 queen and 1 twin) and another full bathroom (tub/shower combo). The third floor contains 2 bedrooms (3 twin beds) and a brand new full bathroom (tub/ shower combo).

The new addition to the property is connected to the main house through a utility room with a full laundry. It includes hardwood floors and designer-chosen paint colors. There is air-conditioning on the first and third floors of the addition. Ocean breezes envelope the entire property constantly. The first floor consists of a beautifully-furnished den, large bedroom (1 queen bed) and large bathroom. This bathroom boasts double sinks, a 6-foot jetted tub, glassed-in shower and top-of-the-line finishes. The second floor consists of a new granite kitchen with high-end appliances and large dining area (6 chairs and 4 island stools), and a powder room. The ocean and Thatcher Island can be viewed from almost every window and there is a deck off of the eating area. The third floor, boasting the most dramatic views of all, is a large sitting room with powder room. There is a granite wet-bar with a beverage fridge. A large sliding glass door leads to a spectacular ocean-view sitting deck.

Rockend includes off-street parking for 3 cars. Small dogs are permitted with owner's prior approval.

More Details

Property Manager
Alan & Abbie
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3360 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Main house, 1st flr, Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Main house, 2nd flr, Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Addition, 1st flr, bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Beautiful!
    Addition, 2nd flr, Bathroom 4 - toilet , Brand-new!
    Addition, 3rd flr, Bathroom 5 - toilet , Convenient!
    Main house, 3rd flr, Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Brand New!
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main house, 2nd floor, Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Main house, 2nd flr, Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Main house, 2nd flr, Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Main house, 3rd flr, Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Main house, 3rd flr, Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Addition, 1st flr, Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Northeast

A fabulous home for a big family's vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year at Rockend, and we can't say enough about how great an experience it's been for our large family. There are enough bedrooms to accommodate a dozen people, and they've always been spotless upon our arrival. The two kitchens, each unique and spacious, allow us to spread out comfortably, and each is fully equipped for any kind of meal we want to prepare. There are several large rooms for families to gather in, and plenty of quiet spaces to read, too. While we were very happy with Rockend our first two years, the 2nd-floor bathroom makeover and skylights were an amazing addition this summer. The home is very close to the beaches in the south end, but it's also an easy walk, bike ride, or drive to the center of town. (And if you have younger children, don't miss the playground behind the school complex on Jerden's Lane - it's fantastic.) Finally, as with any rental situation, the hosts are critical to the experience, and Alan and Abbie are among the best we've encountered. They keep the home immaculately clean, they make the rental process easy, and they're attentive to any questions or requests you might have - an absolute pleasure to deal with. Like some other reviewers, we're almost reluctant to give the rave reviews Rockend deserves because we want to keep on renting as long as we can. Three weeks next summer, please!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Massapequa, NY

Great House for a large crowd!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, great house. All the amenities you could possible imagine. Comfortable and clean. Beautiful views from many parts of the house!

Would highly recommend this house for a Rockport vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thehouse was fabulous in every aspect for our family/friends gettogether for my husband's 60th. The house is fully stocked, tastefully decorated throughout. The old half is chamring. Steep stairs to most of the bedrooms were no probelm for our guests. The new-half master suite is gorgeous, and is a ground floor bedroom should anyone need that. View from every room. While the new-half kitchen is great, we used the old-half kitchen as the dining/sitting areas there seemed just more comfortable, with no stairs. Made for easy dinners and brunch serving. The location is great for family walks and is very private. We enjoyed every moment, and hope to rent again for the same folks, to get us all together again. Excellent rental, very clean, very well provisioned, very easy rental process.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is awsome!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a family gathering from Oct. 22-27, 2015. The pictures do not do it justice. The views are incredible and we loved everything about it. I highly recommend this rental! Communication was great too!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Northeast

Wonderful time at Rockend

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent two fantastic weeks at Rockend, and the home suited us perfectly, as we have a large extended family. The kitchens are ideal: one for breakfasts in the older portion of the house, and the more modern kitchen for lunches and dinners upstairs. Everything we could have needed was provided. The quiet location was also much appreciated. We plan to be back next summer, hoping to add a third week to our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect house for our family!!

  • 5 of 5

My family came out to the East coast from the Seattle area for a family wedding at the Crane Mansion in Ipswich. The house was perfect for us. We were four couples plus a two older children. We walked down to the beaches and around the area a bit, but mostly explored Rockport and Gloucester (and then the wedding events). The house is very well appointed and we could have prepared a feast, but we ate out and enjoyed the local lobster menus! Everything we could have needed was there for us. We had a fabulous week. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Downtown Rockport
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Pebble Beach and Loblolly Cove
Car: recommended

Rockend is located in Rockport, Massachusetts on beautiful Cape Ann. It is less than 2 miles to historic, ocean-side, beautiful Bearskin Neck and Dock Square which includes jewelry shops, antique shops, clothing shops, restaurants, and The Shalin Liu Performance Center. Visitors can spend their vacation visiting Rockport's many beaches and shopping downtown.

The Rockport to Boston MBTA train station is also less than 2 miles from Rockend. Visitors can take the train to Boston in less than 1 hour.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning fee (per stay) $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

A non-refundable $550/wk deposit & a signed rental agreement is required to reserve Rockend. 50% of the remaining balance is due within 30 days from booking a reservation. The total rental fee is due 60 days prior to check-in date. Payments accepted by check only. Max of 2 small pets-$75/wk/pet (upon approval only) & a signed pet agreement is required. Rental rules are provided to all guests.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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