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Charming home at historic Granite Pier w/ocean views, walk to beaches & village

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Rockport charm and convenience in a a tasteful home w/ocean views and gardens

This wonderful and inviting home is located by Historic Granite Pier with short walks to the beaches, village and quarries. The house boasts water views from 3 sides, including ocean and harbor with antique charm yet contemporary renovations and amenities. Located by a working harbor as well as a short distance from Halibut Point State Park. July 4th parade and bonfire a 5 minute walk and front row seats to the August Night of Illumination which takes place just off Granite Pier. Entrance to harbor for boats and kayaks steps away.

Besides all that Rockport offers, nearby Gloucester offers a lively dining, entertainment , cultural, boating and art scene.

More Details

JoAnn Souza
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

What makes this house unique

The property provides privacy, incredible views, beautiful grounds and a convenient location to the best of Rockport, most an easy walk away.


Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , marble floors and vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , attached to bedroom with 1 single or 2 single beds
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , large master bedroom w/ 36' shutter windows w/water views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , located in finished basement with water views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , sleigh bed trundle bed with matching twin
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Charming home at historic Granite Pier w/ocean views, walk to beaches & village
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Brookline, MA

Perfect Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have been looking for the perfect summer house rental for the past few years and are so happy to have finally found it! JoAnn had chilled wine, cheese, and crackers waiting for us when we arrived plus coffee and eggs for the morning. She even gave us a tour of her lovely home. The library room provided more than enough space for our two kids. The master bedroom upstairs had a lovely view of the water and pretty much took our breath away when we first set foot in it. The kitchen is large and well-supplied. The deck was where we spent most of our mornings and early evenings enjoying the comings and goings from Granite Pier. The house is tastefully appointed with wonderful artwork, pottery, and other objects. The location is far from the crowds but about a 20-minute walk into town, and even closer to the town beaches, Back Beach and Front Beach. We thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful town of Rockport, and discovered more every time we were there. In addition, there are so many things to do within a short drive: Halibut Point State Park, The Paper House, Stage Fort Park, Wolf Hollow in Ipswich, the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, plus the famous beaches in Gloucester (go later in the day for reduced parking). JoAnn was always available when we had questions and gave lots of great advice about things to do.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

You will see a number of great reviews for this property in Rockport... and they're all true!

JoAnn does a truly amazing job ensuring that you enjoy your stay. She went above and beyond our expectations, from coffee and juice waiting for us in the fridge, to giving recommendations for the best places to fish near Rockport. I rent homes 2-3 times per year, and I can say JoAnn is one of the best I've met to date. Thank you!

The home is beautifully located along the water near Granite Pier. From there you can easily walk to the beach or marina, or just enjoy some peace and quiet at home! There are a number of easily accessible restaurants and stores nearby. My family and I enjoyed going into Rockport for breakfast each morning and spending the rest of the day at the beach. If you need recommendations for places to find sea glass, ask JoAnn!

I can't say enough good things about this property. You'll find lots of nice homes along the North Shore, but I doubt many will come with the hospitality that you will enjoy here.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway with an amazing view & lovely host

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a fantastic stay in Rockport, thanks to JoAnn and her charming home. From the fresh flowers to the welcome basket of wine, cheese, crackers and more, JoAnn was a beyond gracious host. The house was clean, welcoming and relaxing. It felt like home, but with an amazing view! Perfectly situated – close enough to walk to all of Rockport’s most-loved amenities, but yet far enough away to enjoy the peaceful sound of the ocean without any distractions. I can’t say enough about how sweet and lovely JoAnn was before, during and after our stay. She has a truly beautiful home and it’s obviously a direct reflection of what kind of host (and person) she is.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jupiter, FL

A Sweet Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a very special two weeks in this home and fell in live with it and the surrounding area. The house is a charming combination of history and modern conveniences. It had everything and more than what we needed. It's close enough to town to enjoy the action, but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of a private retreat, with a nice view of the ocean. We spent many quality days and evenings with our daughters who visited from Boston, BBQ'd, drank wine and ate dinners on the deck and played croquet (which the owner provided) in the backyard. The owner went above and beyond to accommodate our every need, from basic welcome food items in the fridge (cheese, coffee, eggs, etc) to spot on recommendations of things to do in the area. She is a delightful and authentic host, who had our genuine enjoyment at heart. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home and will definitely return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is a dream - great views, great kitchen. The location is far enough from the other vacationers, but close enough to easily get to town or the beaches. The owner was fully engaged in making our stay enjoyable - the kitchen was prepared with everything we might need, even moved beds to allow for another couple comfort in the 2nd bedroom. JoAnn kept in touch to ensure that we had arrived without problem and regularly made sure we were ok. I can't say enough about this owner and this property: 10 of 10. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I Can't Say Enough - Lovely and Amazing :)

  • 5 of 5

Really I cannot say enough wonderful things about our lovely host, the house, the location, everything. A beautiful renovated home, excellent location and ocean views, quiet and peaceful location but in walking distance to the town center of Rockport. JoAnn was an excellent host, provided basic necessities (from eggs to milk to coffee to toiletries.) We were more than comfortable during our relaxing mid August stay in Rockport. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bearskin Neck
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
4 minutes by car
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
route 128
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
restaurant in village
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Back Beach, Front Beach
Car: recommended

Located a short walk from the village, Bearskin Neck, the Shalin Lui Performance center, the property is steps away from Historic Granite pier and public boat launch. Also steps to trails to the famous stone bridge and nearby quarries. A short walk to back beach and front beach, to July 4th parade and on site of Illumination Night.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

House keeping $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Renters to be provided with contract by owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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