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Stunning Ocean Views from Our 2 Bedroom Cottage

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Spruce cottage living room with view of bedrooms

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage steps from the beach

"The Seaward" is located in a spectacular setting, (known by some as "the golden road of Rockport") and boasts 5 charming cottage style accommodations.
Spruce Cottage is a quaint and cozy two bedroom cottage with ocean views & working wood burning fireplace. It has a private queen bed in one room and two twin beds in the other. The living room has a kitchen, dining table, tv and fireplace. Waking up in this tranquil setting is such a pleasure! Enjoy your coffee on the adirondack chairs just outside your door while listening to the gulls, the sea breezes and watching the boats come and go. No worries except to ponder the fun you are planning for the day. It's a little piece of heaven!
You will experience the charm, serenity, and unspoiled beauty that is The Seaward.

SPRUCE COTTAGE FEATURES:
- Ocean View
- 2 Bedrooms (1 Queen, 2 Twins)
- Sleeps 4 guests
- 1 Bathroom with hairdryer and tub/shower
-Linens, blankets and bath towels
- Kitchenette equipped with microwave, toaster, stove, refrigerator and coffee maker. Dishes, eating utensils, drinking glasses, wine opener, can opener, pots, pans, and cooking utensils are also provided.
- Air conditioning and heat
- Fireplace
- DirectTV
- Free wireless internet
- Dining area
- Beach cruiser bikes
- Gas grill (shared)
-Picnic table
- Ping pong (shared)
-Laundry facility
OTHER SEAWARD ACCOMMODATIONS:
Also view our listings for Loblolly Cove (VRBO 680229), Gully Point (VRBO 606535) and Lover's Cove (VRBO 631459). Each of our units has a private bathroom, hairdryer, Direct TV, free wireless internet, air conditioning, kitchenette (with coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator), 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 an 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 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 all...and 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.





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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are especially welcome guests at The Seaward. Of course, families with young children are requested to be mindful and respectful of the privacy and peace of mind of other guests....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Ash/butt buckets are provided in designated outdoor smoking areas...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please consult with us about your pet. Most are welcome. However, we cannot have dogs who bark frequently. We ask owners to be mindful of and respect the privacy and peace of mind of other guests. As well, we ask that you bring sheets to cover any furniture where your pet may sit or sleep. Cleanliness is VERY important to us....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Spruces is located in a peaceful residential neighborhood. Take the seaside bath to Old Garden Beach, the Headlands and on to Bearskin Neck, downtown shops, galleries, and the Shalin Liu, all within a short mile walk. Along the way you'll pass lovely homes, gardens and views of Rockport's coast and harbor. A short walk in the other direction (up Marmion) will bring you to a working farm and stand, running track, tennis courts and kids playground....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Want to watch some movies? Ask to borrow our DVD player. There is a Red Box for rentals not far from us....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are exactly one mile from town, much of which can be accessed along a seaside path...moreless

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining takes place in the kitchen/livingroom area. The dining table seats 2. Meals outside on the adirondack chairs is a favorite option :)...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There is an airconditioner through the kitchen wall....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    The $5 fee includes washer, dryer and (provided) detergent. Please do not dry beach towels, bathing suits or any unlaundered items...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    In case you don't get enough exercise walking, biking, kayaking, etc. a three day pass is provided to the Manchester Athletic Club www.macfitnessgloucester.com "The MAC" is about 5 miles from "home"...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric Baseboard heating with separate thermostats throughout the cottage for chilly nights....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless high-speed access....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Both the queen bed and one twin bed will be made up upon your arrival. Bed sheets, blankets, pillow and pillow cases for the other twin bed are stored in the closet. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room is comprised of a love seat, comfortable chair, dining table for 2, TV and kitchen area. It is most comfortable for two folks but can accommodate up to four...moreless

  • Parking:

    We have plenty of off street parking for you and any visitors. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, hand towels, & facecloths are provided at the beginning of the week. If a change is needed mid-week, we will gladly trade your soiled ones for fresh....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We have a laundry room with washer and dryer, detergent & dryer sheets. The cost per load is $5 . Rather than put in coin operated machines, we opted for payment on the honor system. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, eating utensils, drinking glasses, wine opener and glasses are provided for a service of four....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The Kitchen area is equipped with Microwave, toaster, oven, sink and coffee maker. There is also an outdoor gas grill....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    20" 4 burner stove with oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Can opener, pots, pans, and cooking utensils are also provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The refrigerator is part of an all inclusive kitchenette unit. It is about hip high....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner stove...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    We have two bikes on the property. For speedier travel, you might want to rent a bike (or kayak) from North Shore Kayak -www.northshorekayak.com...moreless

  • Golf:

    Rockport Golf Club is only .8 mile from The Seaward. http://www.rockportgolfclub.net/rockport-mass-golf-course-information.asp or Bass Rocks golf Club in Gloucester -http://bassrocksgolfclub.org...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks can be rented at North Shore Kayak in Rockport http://www.northshorekayak.com 9 Tuna Wharf Rockport...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Of course! What could be nicer than taking in the warm summer breezes from our adirondacks, hammock or recliners. Front lawn with flowering gardens and ocean views. Mature trees will gently shade. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill (2-burner, spark igniter, thermometer). Heats quickly and evenly. Spare gas bottle is provided inside shed....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public running track, basketball hoop and Tennis Courts are less than a mile up the street. Bass Rocks Golf Club in Gloucester also has courts - http://bassrocksgolfclub.org ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SPRING
May 14 - Jun 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,238
seasonal
Jun 18 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,375 $5,000

Changeover Day: Sunday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$197
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Housekeeping fee $50
  • Pet Fee $30
  • Tax Rate 11.7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston Logan International
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Gloucester
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rockport Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Train
MBTA
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
128 AKA 95
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Fish Shack
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Old Garden Beach
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Rockport, MA, USA:
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

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


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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Photos

  • Spruce cottage living room with view of bedrooms

    Spruce cottage living room with view of bedrooms

  • Wood burning fireplace

    Wood burning fireplace

  • View from the front door of Spruce Cottage

    View from the front door of Spruce Cottage

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • View from 2nd fl. deck. Note: Spruce Cottage's roof to the left.

    View from 2nd fl. deck. Note: Spruce Cottage's roof to the left.

  • Sometimes we can be on the cutting edge of the weather. It's SO fun!

    Sometimes we can be on the cutting edge of the weather. It's SO fun!

  • Old Garden Beach. A beautiful 5 minute walk from "home"

    Old Garden Beach. A beautiful 5 minute walk from "home"

  • The rocky coast right outside your abode

    The rocky coast right outside your abode

  • Spruces is the front part of the building.

    Spruces is the front part of the building.

  • Boat tours, fishing trips and whale watches are all within easy reach

    Boat tours, fishing trips and whale watches are all within easy reach

  • Living room / kitchen

    Living room / kitchen

  • Spruces

    Spruces

  • This trundle bed hides another twin which pops up to equal height.

    This trundle bed hides another twin which pops up to equal height.

  • Bathroom has a tub/shower

    Bathroom has a tub/shower

  • Ping pong anyone?! Or maybe just a cookout on the gas grill

    Ping pong anyone?! Or maybe just a cookout on the gas grill

  • Enjoy the seaside path to Old Garden Beach and then continue on to town

    Enjoy the seaside path to Old Garden Beach and then continue on to town

  • Of course, you can drive to town and the beach but...

    Of course, you can drive to town and the beach but...

  • Some folks love a sunset walk at Good Harbor Beach

    Some folks love a sunset walk at Good Harbor Beach

  • We have bikes available to borrow

    We have bikes available to borrow

  • Somewhere over the rainbow...

    Somewhere over the rainbow...

  • Kids can spend hours looking for crabs or building sand castles

    Kids can spend hours looking for crabs or building sand castles

VRBO #680653

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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