|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
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PLEASE CALL DIRECTLY AT 508-284-2468 FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR RESERVATION INFORMATION. LAST MINUTE, SHORTER STAYS ARE POSSIBLE.
Formerly Seaward Inn, "The Seaward" continues to offer a spectacular setting and charming accommodations. Here you can fully relax while listening to the ocean waves. Experience the charm, serenity, and unspoiled beauty that is The Seaward.
Spruce Cottage is a quaint and cozy two bedroom cottage with ocean views & fireplace. It has a private queen bed in one room and two twin beds in the other. The living room has a kitchenette and fireplace. Wake up in this tranquil setting, 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. It's a little piece of heaven!
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
- Free wireless internet
- Dining area
- Beach cruiser bikes
- Gas grill (shared)
- Ping pong (shared)
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. Again, last minute, shorter nightly rentals are possible. Please contact us for more details.
We receive inquiries daily about availability. Reservations are confirmed by paid deposits only and not emails with inquiries to reserve dates. Please don't delay in booking your stay with us to ensure you receive the dates you desire. Rentals are arranged on a first paid, first reserved basis.
"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.
- Rockport beaches
- Shalin Liu Performance Center (concerts and shows)
- Art galleries, theaters, museums
- Kayaking and sailing
- Snorkeling and scuba diving
- Whale watching
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.
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 cottage in 2003
I purchased the property from my sisters after my parents passed away. 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.
Both young and older guests love the peace, solitude and high standard of cleanliness (not to mention the ocean views) that is The Seaward.
Lovely little cottage. Simple and sweet. We were cozy as could be.
Another wonderful summer trip to Rockport, MA and stay at The Seaward, a trip I have been making for over 30 years. Nancy's inn is the perfect spot for a peaceful getaway, located on the quiet side of Rockport situated along the Atlantic coast and surrounded by beautiful sea side homes. There is a wonderful view of the ocean from most of the rooms at the inn and from property on both sides of the inn. The town of Rockport is a nice walk away with portions along a coastal path and through "the headlands" where you find the best view of the Rockport harbor and Bearskin Neck.
Nancy is a wonderful host and inn-keeper, a passion past down from her parents who founded the Inn back in the late 1940's. Although a lot has changed with the inn over the years, the consistent hospitality, clean rooms and peaceful surroundings remain unchanged. Nancy has just the right touch between making sure you have what you need but creating space to make you feel as if you are in your own home. This is the place to stay in Rockport...
We have truly loved coming to the Seaward for many, many years and consider it our home away from home. Our most recent stay at Spruce cottage was no exception. Following the hustle and bustle of our daughter's wedding we were in need of a little "rand r", and a week at the Seaward fit the bill. The ocean view from the front lawn was amazing, the cottage was extremely comfortable and well equipped to meet all of our needs. As usual, Nancy welcomed us back and took great care of us!
Perfect location and accommodations for our vacation. Could hear the ocean from my bed at high tide. A bike ride from beaches and Bearskin Neck. The borrowed beach pass and air conditioning (a necessity that week!) were a bonus! Nancy was very accommodating and took great care of us.
Spruce Cottage was not tiny, but small, quaint and fit the bill for the three ladies (and pooch) who made a recent week's stay here. It made a perfect base for roaming through Rockport. We loved the ocean view and especially the sunrises from the front yard - even the street was wonderful for just a quick and easy walk along this part of the Atlantic coast. Nancy was fabulous for taking care of our needs - what we mostly missed was not seeing more of Little Dipper, the canine lady of the property! The reliable, working fireplace topped it all off. It was sad to come to the last day!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 14 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.