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Avail 4th of July week, beginning Sunday July 2 due to recent cancellation

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Fabulous ocean views - walk to beach - 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

"The Seaward" is located in a spectacular setting, (known by some as "the golden road of Rockport") and boasts 5 charming cottage style accommodations.

Gully Point offers accommodations for up to 3 people comfortably. One bedroom has a queen sized bed, while the rather spacious living room has accommodations for two more (a pull out couch and twin daybed). At Gully Point, you will enjoy a fabulous view of the ocean, not only from inside your seaside apartment, but also from your deck.

Our adjacent unit, Loblolly Cove (which has a similar layout), shares the semi private deck and can be rented together with Gully Point if desired for larger parties.

GULLY POINT FEATURES:

- Ocean View

- Second floor unit

- Sleeps up to 4 guests

- 1 Bedroom (Queen Bed)

- Separate living room with sleep sofa and twin daybed

- 1 Bathroom with hairdryer and tub/shower

- Linens, blankets and bath towels provided

- Kitchenette equipped with microwave, toaster oven, two burner cooktop, refrigerator and coffee maker. Dishes, eating utensils, drinking glasses, wine opener, can opener, pots, pans, and cooking utensils are also provided.

- shared laundry room with washer and dryer

- Air conditioning and heat

- DirectTV

- Free wireless internet

- Dining area

- Bikes

- Gas grill (shared)

- Picnic table

- Ping pong (shared)

OTHER SEAWARD ACCOMMODATIONS:

Also view our listings for Loblolly Cove (VRBO 680229), Gully Point (VRBO 606535) Lover's Cove (VRBO #631459) and Spruce Cottage (VRBO 680653). Each of our units has a private bathroom, hairdryer, Direct TV, free wireless internet, air conditioning, kitchenette (with coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator, cooktop), ocean views and plenty of free parking for you and your visitors. We also offer bicycles to enjoy the winding rocky coastal roads and pathways with stunning vistas and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.

IMPORTANT BOOKING AND RENTAL INFORMATION:

During the peak season RENTALS RUN WEEKLY, SUNDAY TO SUNDAY. Last minute, shorter nightly rentals are possible. Please contact us for more details.

Please don't delay in booking your stay with us to ensure you receive the dates you desire.

AREA INFORMATION:

"The Seaward" is located on Marmion Way, a quiet residential street, known for its lovely homes, gardens and views. We are a short & scenic mile to downtown Rockport which can be accessed along a seaside path. Along the way you’ll pass Old Garden Beach; a good spot for a dip, and 'Headlands' for an outstanding view of Sandy Bay Harbor. If you prefer, take the car or borrow one of our beach cruiser bikes and explore the art galleries, shops and restaurants of downtown Rockport. In town, one can also rent sea kayaks or bikes with gears to tour the magnificent Cape Ann coast.

Rockport is rich with history, art and culture. Dogtown, considered a ghost town, is a large wooded area between Rockport and Gloucester. Most suitable for the adventurous, it affords rich recreation opportunities to hikers and mountain bikers, dog-walkers, nature lovers, geologists and historians.

Halibut Point State Park, and the Atlantic Path are two other treasures which will delight the outdoor enthusiast. Whether you prefer the rocky coastline, a quiet beach, reading a good book, artistic endeavors, biking, birding, kayaking, ocean front dining, theater or music at the renowned Shalin liu, Cape Ann has it more.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:

- Rockport beaches

- Golf

- Shalin Liu Performance Center (concerts and shows)

- Art galleries, theaters, museums

- Kayaking and sailing

- Snorkeling and scuba diving

- Whale watching

- Hiking

- Fishing

- Cycling

- Tennis

TRANSPORTATION:

We are about 1.25 miles to Rockport Train Station, by which one can conveniently get to historic Salem or Boston. Trolleys and buses are also available in Rockport as well as a Gloucester Taxi company. Want to come to Rockport by train? Let us know, we might be able to pick you up at the station.

More Details

Owner
Nancy Cameron-Gilsey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2017

About Nancy Cameron-Gilsey

I'm a licences independent clinical social worker. In 2003, I took a respite from working with troubled children and families. With a leap of faith and a sizable mortgage, I took over my families Inn business. Until the main inn and restaurant sold in Dec. 2013, I ran this 24 unit bed and breakfast, hosting weddings/events and, as some of you may remember, our Sunday Morning Live Brunches.

Since the sale I have refurbishing rooms in the building known as GullsNest for weekly rentals.

I have a husband, Peter, two grown children (Kai and Maya), and Little Dipper, my canine side kick.

Nancy Cameron-Gilsey purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Nancy Cameron-Gilsey chose North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

I purchased the property from my sisters after my parents passed away (2003 – 2013). They started the Seaward Inn in 1945 when it was only considered a cottage. They built and added until it became a 36 unit, highly acclaimed resort.

Although sad to sell “the heart” of Seaward Inn (my childhood home), a new beginning, The Seaward, has emerged.

"Drop a pebble in the water:

Just a splash, and it is gone;

But there’s half-a-hundred ripples

circling on and on and on,

Spreading, spreading from the center

flowing out to the sea.

And there is no way of telling

where the end is going to be".

By James W. Foley

What makes this apartment unique

Both young and older guests love the peace, solitude and high standard of cleanliness (not to mention the ocean views) that is The Seaward.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have rent the "Spruce Cottage at the Seaward" for two weeks in August 2014 and I feel that we couldn't have made a better choice for perfect vacation. The cottage is facing the sea and located in a beautiful residential neighbourhood area though it is close to downtown Rockport. The interior is small but cosy and clean with plenteous lingerie and all is needed in a kitchen for cooking. Round about the cottage, there are large restful flowery spaces . Our stay was delightful thanks to Nancy, our host, who directed us to the best spots and provides all the informations needed to render everything easyness. I recommand " Spruce Cottage at the Seaward " to those who appreciate friendly atmosphere, restfulness surroundings and closeness to principal points of interest. Lina Beaulieu Québec City
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Rockport Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Features: toilet, tub/shower and sink
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One private queen bedded room as well as a sleeper coach (full size) and twin daybed in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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average rating of 4.7 based on 15 reviews
4

Nice stay in Rockport !

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed the place. Good location, walking distance from everything. We felt nicely welcomed by Nancy and had great time. Quiet area and comfortable for all four of us. Definitely a place to return for another vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Frederic, Thank you for the nice review! It is very much appreciated. It was a pleasure having you all here. I'm sorry you didn't have a better week of weather but, it did seem like you were having a great time. I hope to see you again one day. Best wishes to you all, Nancy
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5

Serenity Found !

  • 5 of 5

When we were looking for a place for retreat, we had three objectives: First was cleanliness, second was quiet, and third was ocean view. We not only found all three, but then add Nancy's warmth and hospitality to the picture, and The Seaward far surpassed all our expectations! ! !

We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, UK
4

Ideal stay and location by the Atlantic.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I had a very enjoyable stay. Nancy welcomed us even though we arrived late at night, and was always available for help and advice. Superb ocean views from our windows. The place is restful and an ideal base to visit Boston and the other New England states. Rockport itself is very pretty and the locals are super nice. We'll come again, and definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just right

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the Seaward and it just keeps getting better. The suite was clean , comfy and feels like home. Nancy the inn keeper makes sure that you feel totally welcome. The inn has added a nice little kitchenette area since our first stay and we found everything we needed if we wanted to make a quick little meal or snack. There is a gas grill and a picnic area on the upper lawn with a refreshing ocean view. Nancy shared great little spots to pick up fresh local food She also added a laundry area which I thought was a really nice touch if guests need it ,although we didn't actually use it.The view from the room and the balcony porch which has inviting rockers was beyond amazing.You could just sit there all day amd take in the sights and sounds of theocean. This inn is in a quiet residential area with a few other inns and B and B s nearby but close enough to walk to town down a pretty oceanside path to the headlands, Old garden beach , downtown Rockport with the cute shops and wonderful art galleries.There is a quiet cove just a short walk away where you can beachcomb to look for sea treasures or just watch the wildlife early in the morning..A short drive down the road there are many other beautiful beaches but Cape Hedge beach is our favorite one to spend a day in the sand and surf with a long sandy beach and smooth pebbles banking the perfect place to forget it all.This inn comes highly recommended to anyone who likes to feel like you belong there, it not just another crowded , cramped hotel room that makes you well aware that you can only stay for a short bit then you need to move on. It feels like home and Nancy's love for the place comes through in every part of this Inn.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is what my kids had to say about your review, Therese...“So awesome and so true! Nice going momma!!”, “Wahoooooo! I have goosebumps. This is so awesome mom. Just how you want people to be feeling. Congratulations.” I don't think I could have said it any better. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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5

The Perfect Rockport Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I used to stay here as a child and decided to come back last summer with my girlfriend. I was so pleased to find that many of the rooms had been converted to suites, perfect for a longer stay! Overall experience could not have been better. The accommodations are spotless and clean, the view of the ocean from the front deck is unbeatable and Nancy was an incredibly gracious host. She was very responsive in answering all of our questions and went above and beyond to ensure all of our needs were taken care of. We will be back this year and many more to come. Location was perfect as well. Could not recommend more highly!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Delightful Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Seaward Inn is in a beautiful part of Rockport -- spectacular ocean view, lovely walks, not far from town. Nancy was the perfect hostess -- there if needed, provided tips for things to do, cares deeply about her Inn and her customers. The lodging was immaculate and included some nice grace touches -- a basket of snacks, fresh ground coffee, cream for the coffee, and equipment for cooking light meals and beverages. A very quiet and peaceful experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, I only wish I knew who wrote this lovely review. Thank you so much!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Boston Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Many in Gloucester
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Rockport Country Club
Nearest Train
1.25 Miles
Boston Commuter Rail
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many
Nearest Beach
Old Garden Beach

Guests who visit The Seaward comment on the restful atmosphere, while still being close to a wealth of attractions including gorgeous nature preserves, great shopping, boating, whale watching, museums, and sandy beaches. We also offer bicycles to enjoy the winding rocky coastal roads and pathways with stunning vistas and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.

The Seaward is located on Marmion Way, known for its lovely homes, gardens and ocean views. Here you can relax to the soothing ocean sounds, distant fog horn, and seagulls while watching the lobster boats pass by.

Some of my favorite places include: Dogtown, considered a ghost town, is a large wooded area between Rockport and Gloucester. Most suitable for the adventurous, it affords rich recreation opportunities to hikers and mountain bikers, dog-walkers, nature lovers, geologists and historians.

Halibut Point State Park and the Atlantic Path are two other treasures which will delight the outdoor enthusiast. Whether you prefer the rocky coastlines, a quiet beach, reading a good book, artistic endeavors, biking, birding, kayaking, ocean front dining, theater or music at the renowned Shalin liu. Cape Ann has it all...and more.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $500

Weekly Rates (Sunday to Sunday) do not include an 11.7% tax and a $50 cleaning fee.
Early departures are not eligible for a rebate.
Check in: 3 PM / Check out: 10 AM
We accept checks, traveler's checks and cash for deposit
We do not offer daily housekeeping. However, towels and linens are provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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