Large efficiency studio with double bed, private bath, sleeps 2 adults, parking!
About Wendy Lawton
I grew up spending summer vacations in Rockport in a rustic family cottage owned by my grandparents. Now years later I enjoy watching my grandchildren explore the same rocks and tidepools that facinated me as a child. I am a retired science teacher who loves to spend the summer months meeting new people and sharing my love for Rockport with my guests.
Wendy Lawton purchased this Studio in 1997
Why Wendy Lawton chose Rockport
I love having a unique home in the historic district and especially the extensive gardens which are a constant work in progress with changing color throughout the summer months. I love that the beach is just a few 100 yards away and can be enjoyed on an early morning stroll or afternoon swim. Our property offers the best location in town and the warmth and charm of a private home where you can enjoy the yard, outdoor shower after the beach, reading in the garden glider, people watching from the front second story porch and easy access to all that Cape Ann has to offer. You will enjoy the feeling of privacy that comes with a residential property that larger motels and inns cannot offer.
What makes this Studio unique
Traveling with friends? We also offer additional guest rooms on the top floor. Two guest rooms are available each with a double bed. The floor is private for your party whether you book one or two rooms. Great option for small family gatherings that afford private sleeping options along with gathering places and outdoor picnic area. Our private yard and garden area offer a peaceful get-away from tourist crowds and a homey place to enjoy a BBQ meal. Outdoor enclosed shower (toiletries & towels provided) for after the beach or a jog combines refreshment and the fragrance of the roses! Enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail in our rocking chairs on the front second story porch overlooking the village area with a peak at the ocean.. Flexible scheduling to meet your needs. Perfect location with easy access to beach and shops with the privacy of a home. No cleaning fee or hidden charges. Just please leave spaces neat and tidy.. NO PARKING HASSLES! Dedicated off-street parking space for one car is provided just two houses away. Come and go as you please without parking problems! Upstairs additional guest rooms use on-street parking. Relax in either the shady upper terrace garden area or enjoy the sunshine in the back yard conducive to reading, painting or visiting with friends and famiiy.
Minimum age of primary renter:10
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
No smoking allowed in house or near windows. Smoking permitted in back yard.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Highly recommended!! Rockport is such a beautiful place. The location of this studio was perfect. Within walking distance to everything. The place was clean and adorable. It also has parking!!! Which if you have never been to the area, having a place to park is a big deal. Wendy was wonderful and her extra little touches made our stay all the more enjoyable. I would stay again in a second.
Cozy and quaint
Oh my gosh, we didn't want to leave! My sister and I spent the weekend at Seaside Gardens and immediately felt at home. The studio apartment was perfect for our needs. It was spotless and stocked with everything we needed. It was so nice to sit and have coffee in the morning and then take a walk through the charming town of Rockport, with all it's shops and restaurants. We had a chance to visit Salem, which was about 45 minutes away and then enjoyed a whale watch in Gloucester. Wendy was a wonderful and welcoming host. I definitely recommend!
Location, price, cleanliness
I grew up in Rockport so I knew what kind of setting, charm and location I was seeking. This street level studio delivered. Perfect for 2 people. Stocked with coffee and full size refrigerator and cookware. Hosts were gracious. Beach chairs for guests to use. Parking spot (big bonus in downtown). Loved it.
Location, comfort and price!
Awesome location. Right across from beach with PARKING. Walk to shops and dinner. Clean, cute and priced right!
Cozy Coastal getaway
The studio was nicely located near the restaurants , boutiques and waterfront. It has all of the amenities that one would need for either a short or long term stay. The hostess is a very pleasant and a accommodating person. She is very attentive in ensuring that your stay in Rockport is a good experience and will go out of her way to assist in whatever she can do. We had a wonderful and relaxing stay, however we found that the bed was a little small for a couple.
We enjoyed 5 nights in Rockport. This is a perfect location and Wendy is a wonderful host. The studio has many amenities, more than enough blankets, pillows, linens, kitchen supplies and small appliances on hand. Having our own kitchen was wonderful and Wendy's garden is very welcoming. We had a lovely stay.
Historic coastal harbor town home to many artisans with fine galleries, shops, antiques, seafood, water activities, Shalin Liu Performance Center (music, Windover (performing arts), North Shore Music Theatre and lots of New England charm. The sights and activities of Boston and historic Salem are close by car or train or you may drive North for a day trip to Newburyport, New Hampshire ports and mountains and Maine coastal communities and outlet centers. Boat and air shuttles to Cape Cod, Provincetown, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are available from either Gloucester (next town), Salem or Boston.
Other Activities: Whale watching, artist demonstrations, music concerts, deep sea fishing, exploring tide pools, scuba and snorkeling, kayaking, shopping and all kinds of dining options from Helmet's strudel croissants and coffee harbor side to elegant oceanfront dining at Emerson Inn or My Place by the Sea. The Rockport Art Association offers classes for adults and children, sponsors artist demonstrations and hosts gallery exhibitions for a wide variety of artists.
Kayak and bike rentals available on Bearskin Neck a brief walk away.
Whale watching available from Gloucester (next town) from a number of providers.
Enjoy summer events such as weekly Sunday evening free band concerts at Back Beach, the 4th of July parades in Rockport and Gloucester and fireworks. Visit Hammond Castle, enjoy the weekly farmer's market and the old fashioned Little Arts Cinema. Artist demonstrations and visiting authors seminars occur throughout the summer. Painting classes, hiking trails along the coast and Halibut Point State Park or through colonial Dogtown ruins are popular leisure activities.
A day is Salem is a must where you can take a narrated trolley tour of the area as well as visiting a number of museums and attractions focused on Salem's maritime history and the period of witch trials. Visit the Peabody Essex Museum, Pickering Wharf, Hemingway's House of Seven Gables, the Witch House among many others. Access by car or commuter train.
A lovely coastal drive from Rockport to Newburyport along Route 133 and 1A takes you through coastal towns known for antique shops and restaurants. Visit Tendercrop Farms organic market and flower farm store for the freshest meats dried and fresh flowers and delicious organic meats, freshly baked breads and pies and delicious appetizer snacks. Stop at the Crane Mansion in Ipswich by Crane's Beach (Nesting site for endangered Piping plovers) or take a picnic and enjoy weekly music on the rolling lawn at the Crane Estate. Traveing further north on 95 a day trip to Kennebunkport, ME or Old Orchard Beach or a tour through the White Mountain is all available.
Rockport has been featured in numerous movies such as The Promise, The Perfect Storm, The Love Letter just to name a few.
Golf: A number of private and public golf courses are in the area within a half hour drive.