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Ocean Views Of Thatcher And Straitsmouth Island

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ocean View 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Wrap Around Porch, Walking Distance to Beaches

Ocean views of Straitsmouth and Thatcher Islands' twin lighthouses. This comfortable four bedroom, 2 bathroom completely furnished home has great light and ocean views from almost every room with a wrap around porch, second floor porch, outdoor grilling area, outdoor shower, kayaks, bicycles, fireplace, dishwasher, brand new washer & dryer, linens & towels. Everything you need at this sunny and serene setting. Walking distance to beach and charming New England town. Perfect for families and pets.

Kayak out to Thatcher's Island to see up close the twin lighthouses. Spend a day at the beach or take a ride into Boston. Walk along the coast and into town for shopping or a bite to eat at the many restaurants. Better yet, stay at home and have an outdoor barbecue under the stars and watch the moonrise over the ocean. There's something for everybody and it all adds up to fun and relaxation in peaceful surroundings.

More Details

Susan Graef
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Susan Graef

We live in New York City but spend our summer's in Rockport. I am a free lance film editor and my husband is a teacher. My daughter and son are in high school and middle school. We can't get up for the whole summer so we are offering our home for others to enjoy.

Susan Graef purchased this house in 1997

Why Susan Graef chose Rockport

Rockport is the birthplace of my grandfather and I've been summering here my whole life. Once you visit, it's easy to see why Rockport is a magnet for artists and ocean lovers. Buying this house was a dream come true. My husband, myself and our two children love and cherish the time we spend there and would love other families to share in that experience.

What makes this house unique

Every person who enters this house expresses how peaceful and serene it is. It's not the Taj Mahal but it's home. Perhaps it's the light reflecting off the ocean, perhaps it's the quite or the view to the twin lighthouses but you could spend hours sitting on the porch perfectly content.


Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Downstairs bathroom has a skylight
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Great for washing the sand off. Private
  • all towels included, soap etc
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Two bureau's, two night tables, closet, telescope, balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bottom holds double size mattress, dollhouse, armoire
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , One night table, desk, computer and printer
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Two bureaus, two night tables and a closet
  • All linens included
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a pull out bed (couch) in the living room.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Ocean Views Of Thatcher And Straitsmouth Island
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews

Once again a great stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time here and we can't wait to come back. There is so much to do in a short distance from this house. The house is big and has a home feel. No stuffy hotel or sterile feel. Relaxed every minute.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and gorgeous Rockport house

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a house for a long weekend in Rockport to host a family reunion and birthday party. This house had plenty of beds for family and guests. The kitchen was plenty big to serve a large group and was equipped with everything you need. Love the outdoor shower! Bikes available in the garage. Great backyard with a fire ring to make a nice campfire. Short walk to the rocky coast to hang out. Great view from the wrap around porch. We meant to go walk around Rockport, but were happy just hanging out at the house. Susan, the owner, got in touch with me right away to answer questions and provide other valuable info. The total experience was a "10".

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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There is a major construction project 20 feet from the front door. Loud, noise from 7AM.

  • 1 of 5

The owners failed to disclose this disruption in their VRBO ad. That is fraud. Lied about the project when we arrived. The construction was known to them in April. We rented June 24. This gross dishonesty ruined the experience. One could not use the outdoors, porch, etc without being subjected to extreme noise, plumes of sawdust, trucks coming and going. This began at 7 AM. THIS DURING MY LAST WEEK WITH MY DAUGHTER BEFORE COLLEGE. Utterly mendacious greedy owners. Looks like construction will last well into autumn and possibly next summer too.

Fraud, plainly, and actionable legally. If you have rented this place for later this year, cancel now. VRBO, will you take action?

Btw, I did not check "I love it❤️" at top. Your site defaulted to that.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Everyone who has stayed in our house this summer (five separate clients) had no issue with the construction in our neighborhood.  We offered a full refund and to help relocate this tenant when he arrived threatening us with a lawsuit. (There are plenty of places to stay in Rockport). We offered a free night and to pro-rate the week if he decided to leave at any point, because of the construction, which he did not do.  He chose to stay, and never contacted us with the issues until now, by posting this very toxic and overblown reaction. We find it truly ironic to learn this tenant teaches college with an area of expertise in conflict resolution given his hostile behavior toward us and unwillingness to work out a solution.
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  • 5 of 5

The views from this property are magnificent! Everything we needed was in the house and the serene setting made for a relaxing weekend. We'll definitely be back hopefully for a longer stay!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Susan's as a family of 6 adults and 4 kids. It was spacious, and absolutely charming. Extremely kid friendly, with games, kids bikes in the shed, and bunk beds. We very comfortably slept 10. The view is absolutely gorgeous of the twin lighthouses, and all of the neighbors are friendly. We can't wait to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views and location, comfortable home

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time here! The home has a wonderful large wrap around porch with a great view. The balcony has an even better view! Enough parking for our large family reunion. A good place to stay with kids. The little cousins in our group spent hours playing in the kid's room and outside in the magical back yard. Two of our group used the kayaks on a calm day. The bikes came in handy for getting into a crowded Rockport center on the day of a festival. The adults enjoyed an evening by the fire pit.

The highlight was having a fantastic lobster boil and clambake at the home. Ask the owner about her neighbor the lobsterman. He set us up with over a dozen lobsters for a really great price.

The home is charming and quirky and comfortable. It has a relaxed vibe. I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Rockport Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
MBTA Newburyport/Rockport
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Heaths Tea Room
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Loblolly Cove
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

We have a tight tank so please conserve on water usage inside the house meaning, do not let the water run unnecessarily whenever possible. Avoid long showers (unless outside house), and use dishwasher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.