check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Quiet, Clean, Comfortable Cottage, Steps to Old Garden Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


Minimum Stay

About the property

Comfortable, clean and convenient - 2 bedrooms and a bath

Light-filled, sparkling-clean cottage with everything you need for your Rockport getaway.

Old Garden - uncrowded, sandy, neighborhood beach with fabulous views is just steps away.

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, full kitchen, enclosed porch with vaulted ceiling, washer/dryer, 2-car driveway, and spacious backyard with trees and perennial beds.

Beachglass includes stylish decor, comfortable, functional furnishings, an uncluttered layout and good lighting.

You can expect to sleep peacefully in beds with creamy soft Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters and down pillows.

The kitchen has matched dinnerware and glasses along with a variety of cookware, small appliances and gadgets. There is a new electric range with cooktop and oven.

The bathroom is super clean and comes furnished with fluffy resort-style bath and beach towels and a hair dryer.

The yard is perfect for playing, grilling or just relaxing with a cold drink. It is furnished with a Weber gas grill, glass-top dining set for 6, umbrella, Adirodack rocker, large teak cocktail table, and beach chairs. You can pick fresh herbs from the garden for cooking or mixing into those cold drinks.

The cottage includes cable television, wireless Internet and air conditioning. You will also find a vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board and other household items.

The cottage is located just steps to Old Garden Beach and the Headlands, and is only a short walk to downtown Rockport and the Shalin Liu Center.

More Details

Nancy Duda
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2016

About Nancy Duda

North Shore natives and residents of Rockport.

Nancy Duda purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Nancy Duda chose North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

Historic charm, an art-filled, walkable downtown, charming shops, beaches and a picturesque harbor - what's not to love about Rockport? Add the Shalin Liu performance center and we find this town to be a perfect getaway.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage has everything you need and nothing that you don't. Although compact in size it is thoughtfully arranged with light-filled living spaces and amenities such as an on-premise laundry and an enclosed porch. We especially like the yard with its open, flat spaces and mature trees. You have many options to either enjoy sunny or shady spaces.

There are even small touches like a clothesline hung between two trees for drying towels and swimsuits, a little platform near the house for rinsing sandy feet and a shed for storing beach gear.

The location of this cottage is appealing. The neighborhood is very peaceful and a quick walk to the end of the street brings you to Old Garden Beach and the Headlands. Walk a little further and you're in town.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Quiet, Clean, Comfortable Cottage, Steps to Old Garden Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Perfect summer cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The Beachglass Cottage is the perfect summer vacation cottage. It has everything you could want in a rental: it's charming, beautifully decorated, impeccably clean and well-maintained, comfortable beds, and in a lovely, convenient location. Nancy and Bob have attended to all possible details, including modern conveniences like excellent wifi. The perfect timeless summer cottage! Highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beach glass cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, toddler son and I just spent a week at this adorable property. It had everything we needed for our little family. The yard was large and open with plenty of space to play. The home was immaculately clean. Nancy and Bob, the owners, were easy to get in touch with, easy to work with, and extremely friendly! We walked to the beach and downtown every day!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Beachglass cottage in July 2016 with our two young boys (6&9) for 2 weeks while overseeing construction on our own summer house around the corner. OH MY GOSH!! Super cute and super clean (I searched high and low for this type of rental!).... Just adorable! Ideal location close to all! You will love it here!

We will definetely be sending family members here to Bob and Nancy's sweet little cottage when they come to visit!! They were so great!

Samantha & Andreas

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
New England

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is charming & so clean. All we needed for a delightful vacation was included. Hosts were thoughtful & close by if needed. We do look forward to another wonderful visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at Nancy and Bobs cottage in June. Everything about the cottage is lovely. Perfectly appointed for a comfortable stay. Situated walking distance from the beach and downtown. The kitchen has all you need if you want to eat in and there are plenty of restaurant choices if you are not cooking! Rockport is a lovely town and well worth the visit, especially if you stay in the special cottage. Nancy and Bob are great hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Saint Mary's City


  • 5 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed a wonderful week at "Beach Glass Cottage" in June... The cottage was recently renovated and was super clean and very well appointed... The beds were comfortable and the linens and featherbeds were exceptional leaving us all feeling like we were sleeping on clouds... It's only a short walk to the Oceanfront and all the shops and restaurants in historic Rockport... Many great nature trails and footpaths allowed us to get some great daily exercise while touring scenic Rockport... The local clam shacks are to die for - We enjoyed Father's Day dinner at nearby J.T. Farnham's Clam shack in Essex which was our absolute favorite... We set sail on a spectacular whale watching tour from nearby Gloucester and also spent a fantastic day at Crane Beach Park in nearby Ipswich (4 miles of sandy beach) ... We purchased fresh local seafood and cooked it on the backyard grill... We would highly recommend a stay at "Beach Glass Cottage"… Nancy and Bob go out of their way to make things very special for their guests...

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Logan Airport, Boston
Nearest Train
1.3 Miles
Rockport Commuter Rail Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Old Garden Beach
Car: recommended

The Shalin Liu Performance Center is exactly 9/10 of a mile and a nice walk from the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Rockport Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Weekly Cleaning $150

50% deposit is fully refundable up to 30 days before rental start date.
Deposit is surrendered if cancellation within 30-day window.

Weekly Rentals changeover on Saturday.

Check-in is 4:00 pm on the date the rental begins.
Check-out is 10:00 am on the date the rental ends.

There is strictly no smoking on the property.

Pets are not allowed on the property.

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
50% due at time of reservation.
50% balance, cleaning fee and $500 security deposit due 10 days before rental begins.

Security Deposit:
Fully refunded if cottage is left in same condition as found, less normal wear and tear. The deposit will be charged to replace or repair damaged or broken items, or to cover excessive cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Calendar not updated in over 2 months and may not be available. Look for rentals with Request to Book or updated calendars.


Rockport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Includes pedestal sink, hairdryer & shelves for guest use.
  • The bathroom is stocked with new towel sets (beach, bath, hand, and washcloth) and shower curtain.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds which easily push together to form a king.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds which push together easily to form a king.
  • Both bedrooms have two twin beds, closet, nightstands and lamps. The front bedroom also includes a 3-drawer dresser and a wall-mounted flat screen television (cable TV plus HBO included) with integral DVD player.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This cottage is located in a peaceful residential neighborhood. Old Garden Beach, the Headlands, Bearskin Neck, downtown shops & galleries, and the Shalin Liu are all within a short walk past lovely homes and dramatic views of Rockport harbor and Sandy Bay. A short walk in the other direction will bring you to a working farm and stand, running track, tennis courts and kids' playground.

Partner Offers