Classic Oceanfront Cottage Steps from the Beach(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 bedroom, 1bathroom cottage with ocean views
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.
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Member since: 2014
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- One bedroom has a queen bed, the other has two twins
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Tub/shower, sink toilet
- 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
- Ping Pong Table
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 14 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Housekeeping fee $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- 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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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. 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.
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.
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Spruce cottage living room with view of bedrooms
Wood burning fireplace
View from the front door of Spruce Cottage
View from 2nd fl. deck. Note: Spruce Cottage's roof to the left.
Old Garden Beach. A beautiful 5 minute walk from "home"
Sights from an evening stroll
Ping pong anyone?! Or maybe just a cookout on the gas grill
Living room / kitchen
The Seaward! Spruce Cottage is front and foremost.
Our mascot, "Pierre" who represents the Assorted Artists of Seaward (Inn)
This trundle bed hides another twin which pops up to equal height.
Bathroom has a tub/shower
Enjoy the seaside path to Old Garden Beach and then continue on to town
Sights from an afternoon stroll
A peaceful evening at Good Harbor Beach only a 10 minute drive away
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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