Charming 3 Bed, 1 bath seasonal cottage with fireplace and porch with ocean view
Our family has had a home in Rockport for almost 400 years. Cottage on the Pond was built by our ancestors who were local fishermen, and has been a base for our family throughout the seasons and years. Let us open our homes and welcome you to spend time in this little slice of perfection.
Louise purchased this Cottage in 1880
Why Louise chose Rockport
This has been our home away from home for generations. It is the perfect spot to enjoy a vacation.
What makes this Cottage unique
Nothing beats an afternoon on the front porch looking out to the ocean.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
We welcome all furry friends in the family!
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Lovely cottage by the sea!
This is the quintessential cottage by the sea, with a bonus large backyard overlooking a pond, in an adorable, quintessential NE seaside village. If that isn’t enough, your choices are to sit on screened front porch and look at the ocean or the backyard by the fire pit overlooking the pond. The location is amazing....block from Front Street beach. We rolled the 1 and 3 year old grand babies in a beach buggy down to the beach and all the shops and restaurants. The house is fully equipped for your stay...beach towels, chairs, blender, dishes, etc. And the owner couldn’t be more accommodating! You will be greeted with fresh flowers in several rooms and staples to get you started on your stay. I will be returning for sure!
Hello Deb: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Cottage on the Pond. It is always heart warming to know that our special get away has made memories for other families. Thank you for leaving our property so clean and neat - very much appreciated. You had some spectacular weather so could spend some quality time with your grand children on Front Beach. As we are enlarging the kitchen and making some great improvements along with another full bath with laundry, we hope that you will think of us again when planning next year's stay in Rockport. All of the construction will be complete by Spring of 2020 for all to enjoy. Have a wonderful fall and our best to your husband and family. Warm regards, Karl and Louise
Our family had a wonderful getaway in The Cottage by the Pond!! Louise and Karl were amazing hosts - making sure the cottage was fully stocked with everything we could possibly need and even bought things like wine, bacon and eggs for our family when we arrived!
The beautiful pond, the ocean view, the screened in porch, all made the visit an enjoyable and relaxing one! Strolls on front beach looking for sea glass and walks to town for delicious dinners, ice cream and shopping made the trip so much fun. Rockport and The Cottage on the Pond are what special Summer memories are made of!
Thank you Louise & Karl!
Hello Ann Marie,
We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your vacation in Rockport and especially your stay at Cottage on the Pond. Time goes by so quickly when you are enjoying yourself and hope that you will visit us again when you decide to vacation in Rockport once again with your three little pups. Upon your return the meadow will be open and available to bring your dogs for a good run.
Have a wonderful summer,
Karl and Louise
The perfect getaway cottage! From location to amenities and decor. Great hosts!
A gem of a cottage!
We enjoyed having you and your husband visit Cottage on the Pond, the place where our heart is. By knowing others have had a pleasant experience means so much. Thank you for leaving our retreat so neat and tidy. Hope you will think of our cottage when you return to Rockport. Warmly, Karl and Louise
Love Cottage on the Pond
Perfect blend of old fashioned cottage vibe but with today’s conveniences with gorgeous views to Front Beach sunrises.
Wonderful time in Rockport
We loved the location and the view from this property. The house was well appointed and provided all the amenities for a terrific week.
It was great having you and your family enjoy the cottage. The views are hard to beat from the front porch but then evenings in the back yard overlooking the pond has a reflective charm all its own. We hope that you will come back and spend another Rockport vacation with us at Cottage on the Pond.
Karl and Louise
We couldn’t ask for more attentive, responsive, thorough and thoughtful hosts
Cottage in the Pond is an adorable seaside hideaway nestled just off of The main drag of lovely downtown Rockport. Sunny, cheerful and welcoming in every way. We especially loved the enormous, shady back yard with comfortable seating for a crowd and a scenic view of the pond. We were also pleasantly surprised to have an ocean view from the front porch. Just lovely! The hosts took extra wonderful care of us, even filling the fridge and pantry with a generous supply of food (bacon, eggs, juice, wine, yogurt, cheese, crackers, and homemade banana bread! WOW!) Their attentiveness is beyond anything we’ve ever experienced in a vacation home, and so appreciated. Highly recommend!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed our home away from home "Cottage on the Pond". It is very near and dear to our hearts and to have your family enjoy it as much as we do. We hope that you will return on another occasion and make more memories with your family. In the meantime we are making plans for adding another bathroom along with a laundry to be that much more accommodating.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and hope to see you again when you are thinking of Rockport and a special get away at "Cottage on the Pond"
Karl and Louise Norwood
Cottage on the Pond is tucked away from the summer crowds at the end of a picturesque lane with ocean views from the front porch, and views of the mill pond from the backyard hammock. We are conveniently located to all Rockport amenities – a two minute stroll to Front Beach; a one minute walk to the park and five minutes to famous Bearskin Neck alive with boutique shoppes, seafood restaurants and attractions for all ages. Some of our favorite moments here are sipping coffee while watching the sunrise from the privacy of our screened in porch, afternoons grilling outside in the backyard as the sun sets through the old oak trees, and cool rainy days by a cozy fire. With three bedrooms that sleep up to six people, the Cottage on the Pond is the perfect family destination.