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Classic Shingle Style Beach House, Stunning Ocean View

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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Newly Renovated Kitchen And Baths, Porch.

Our Classic New England Gambrel roofed house perches on its landscaped lot in the South End of Rockport with the most incredible view of the ocean and the twin lights of Thacher Island. It was one of the original houses built in around 1907. There are many protected places to sit outside as well as a wrap around covered porch overlooking the water. The sound and the smell of the sea envelop you.

The first floor has an open living/ dining room with huge windows onto the view. We now have a little english wood burning stove tucked into the original fireplace, which makes it very cozy in the winter time. There is a separate study/TV room with a convertible couch and pocket doors. The large kitchen with its scrubbed pine farm table has the same amazing view and has been completely renovated in a classical style. There is one full bath with a tiled shower on the first floor.

The second floor has four comfortable bedrooms, each with an ocean view, and two full baths, one with a clawfoot tub and one with a large tiled shower. Both are newly renovated.


There is an outdoor gas grille and outdoor table and chairs.
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/29/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    twin with pullout/popup trundle twin additional...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • all bedrooms have ocean views. All cotton sheets and down duvets.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    first floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    second floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • All bathrooms are newly renovated and all are accessible from hallways....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    We overlook the ocean on three sides of the house. Walk to the water, to sit or fish from granite rock formations, via a "Public Way" 2 minutes from the house. Loblolly Cove Beach 5 minute walk....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    absolutely stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean with The twin Lighthouses of Thatcher Island silhouetted against the water. Views of the ocean to the north and south as well as the east....moreless

  • Rural:

    the house is located on a quiet dirt road with very little through traffic, if any. There are about 10 houses on the road....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    thru- wall unit in living/dining room...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    wood burning fireplace insert...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High Speed, WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    for three cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels as well as bathroom towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The large kitchen with windows on three sides and french doors to the outside, centers around a farmhouse table and looks out to the ocean view. It has been newly renovated as well....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    for rent, chartered fishing trips, whale watching, sailing...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    wrap around porches...moreless

 

Reviews

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer
Jun 15 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,750 $16,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston, Logan
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Franklin Street Cafe, Gloucester
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rockport Golf Club
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Rockport commuter train to Boston
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 90
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Franklin Street Cafe, Gloucester
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cape Hedge, Rockport, within walking distance

Car: Necessary

Rockport and Gloucester have their own historic houses, art galleries, restaurants and museums (In addition to great beaches, sailing and fishing!) If you want even more culture, it is a one hour trip either by car or commuter train to down town Boston. There are antiquing, sunset sails and great fried clams in Essex. Historic Salem, Ma. is less than an hour away. Buy your fresh lobster from the lobsterman down the road and cook it in our big lobster pots! Or you can buy fresh cooked lobster at Roy Moores in downtown Rockport, a five minute drive from the house. Hike the old granite stone Quarries with fabulous ocean views at Halibut Point State Park. 10 minute drive from house.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I am a preservation architect and my husband is a lawyer. We live full time in upstate New York. We have two grown children.

Why the Owner Chose Rockport, MA, USA:
This house is a dream house to us. We had owned an adorable beach cottage just down the road from Arbory House for ten years after having fallen in love with Rockport and the south end of Rockport in particular. We love the authentic yet unpretentious New England feeling of Cape Ann, its charming architecture, beautiful, friendly family beaches and unsurpassed views of the ocean. This house has all the charm of a 1907 vintage beach house, plenty of room for extended family to spread out and just simply the most exquisite and expansive view of the sea and Thacher Island.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Without a doubt, Arbory House is in one of the premier locations in Rockport. It is on a high ridge, called Paradise Cliff, with 270 degree views of the ocean. The neighboring houses are classic lovely old rambling Shingle Style beach houses. Several have been in the same families for generations. Houses like these have been described as 'The Architecture of the American Summer' by architectural historian Vincent Scully. Our house does truly represent all that is best about summer, it is relaxed but beautiful with a mix of family Antiques and new wicker and comfortable upholstered furniture. my great grandfather's nautical art work adorns the walls. It has all the mod cons but also a great feeling of the past. To sit with a drink on that porch with friends and family is one of the great joys.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/29/2016

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Photos

  • view of house from south, sweeping view of ocean beyond

    view of house from south, sweeping view of ocean beyond

  • living room at evening, Thatcher Island Lighthouses visible out window.

    living room at evening, Thatcher Island Lighthouses visible out window.

  • Living Room. Stair Hall beyond, Study/TV to right. Nautical art by G/Grandfather

    Living Room. Stair Hall beyond, Study/TV to right. Nautical art by G/Grandfather

  • Study/TV Room. Bay window, pullout couch. Rattan Chairs, ship model.

    Study/TV Room. Bay window, pullout couch. Rattan Chairs, ship model.

  • view from dining area thru stair hall to front entry door. Great breezes!

    view from dining area thru stair hall to front entry door. Great breezes!

  • Kitchen, newly renovated. Provencal Blue La Cornue stove, black granite counters

    Kitchen, newly renovated. Provencal Blue La Cornue stove, black granite counters

  • View from kitchen. Breakfast bar, farmhouse sink.

    View from kitchen. Breakfast bar, farmhouse sink.

  • Bedroom 1, ocean view. Garnet Hill linens. Queen Bed.

    Bedroom 1, ocean view. Garnet Hill linens. Queen Bed.

  • Bedroom 2, twin bed, pullout, pop up trundle, pottery Barn linens.

    Bedroom 2, twin bed, pullout, pop up trundle, pottery Barn linens.

  • Bedroom 3, ocean view, double bed.

    Bedroom 3, ocean view, double bed.

  • Bedroom 4, Queen Bed, ocean view, beach stripe linens.

    Bedroom 4, Queen Bed, ocean view, beach stripe linens.

  • Bathroom 3, marble wash stand, tiled shower.1 of 2 baths 2nd floor. Bath 2, tub.

    Bathroom 3, marble wash stand, tiled shower.1 of 2 baths 2nd floor. Bath 2, tub.

  • the view from almost every room of the house.

    the view from almost every room of the house.

  • bright, sunny living room, pocket doors to study/TV

    bright, sunny living room, pocket doors to study/TV

  • Another living room view. Porch and ocean view beyond. wicker chaise in corner.

    Another living room view. Porch and ocean view beyond. wicker chaise in corner.

  • Dining end of Living Room, wicker, striped fabric, ocean view.

    Dining end of Living Room, wicker, striped fabric, ocean view.

  • Butler's pantry. Wood counter, copper sink, undercounter drinks ref.

    Butler's pantry. Wood counter, copper sink, undercounter drinks ref.

  • Farm table center of kitchen. French doors at end to outdoor dining.

    Farm table center of kitchen. French doors at end to outdoor dining.

  • Top of stairs, second floor. Looking into bedrooms 2 and 3, ocean beyond.

    Top of stairs, second floor. Looking into bedrooms 2 and 3, ocean beyond.

  • Bedroom 1. more windows, down comforter.

    Bedroom 1. more windows, down comforter.

  • Bedroom 2, bay window, window seat, view of ocean, twin with trundle.

    Bedroom 2, bay window, window seat, view of ocean, twin with trundle.

  • Bedroom 3, down comforter, Garnet hill linens.

    Bedroom 3, down comforter, Garnet hill linens.

  • Bedroom 4, ocean view, queen size bed, down duvet.

    Bedroom 4, ocean view, queen size bed, down duvet.

  • sunset view from porch, sailboat beyond Thatcher Island.

    sunset view from porch, sailboat beyond Thatcher Island.

VRBO #499280

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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