Oceans Views And Minutes Walk To Beach And Quarry

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My ocean view home with beautiful vistas was built by the Rockport Granite Company in 1817. It is a comfortable and bright 3 story house that can sleep 11, has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, a dinning room, a TV breakfast nook, a second floor landing and sitting room and 3 decks. The house is in the scenic New England coastal town of Rockport, MA.

It's just a 15-minute walk to quaint Rockport center; a 5-minute walk to Back Beach and 7-minute walk to Front Beach; a short drive to several larger beaches; a 2 minute walk to wooded trails circling pristine quarries; and 3/4 mile to Rockport train station with regular 1-hour train service to Boston.

The large kitchen with island opens to the TV room (HBO included), living and dining areas and deck, all ideal for preparing food and socializing. There is a Foreman and a charcoal grills, and comfortable chairs on each deck to enjoy morning coffee, reading or just enjoying the view. The deck off the kitchen is perfect for grilling and dining. Sheets and bath towels, are included.

There is no central A/C, window a/c can be requested for an extra charge. The house is well insulted and well heated in the winter. There are plenty of windows and 4 patio doors providing a cool sea breeze. The 3rd floor has 2 ceiling fans.

There is a small basement apartment below the first floor deck with a separate back road parking and entrance. Friendly and a quiet neighbor.

Rockport is an historical and charming seaside community on the tip of Cape Ann, one of the prettiest coastal area in Massachusetts. The town has miles of coastline, several beaches, walking trails along the water and through forest, a classic New England harbor with renowned Motif No. 1 at its center, Bearskin Neck with cafes, seafood restaurants, and a thriving artist community with many galleries.

The house is a pleasant walking distance to most of the above locations including the new Shalin Liu Performance Center and to several seafood restaurants. You can make the walk just a bit longer by walking via the headlands which look out over the ocean on one side and to the town harbor on the other. Just less than 2 miles away is the magnificent Halibut Point State Park, my favorite daily run.

Watch the sun rise over the ocean from the decks, take path from the house for a walk in the woods, an early or late swim in a clean refreshing quarry. Stroll to Back or Front Beach or to Rockport's center for leisurely shopping and enjoy delicious coffee and strudels. Rent kayaks and paddle across the harbor to Thatcher Island and its twin lighthouses. Bring bicycles to explore Cape Ann's countless seaside roads and pathways within easy riding from the house.

A short 10 minute drive puts you in the heart of Gloucester the oldest fishing port in the U.S., and the setting for Sebastian Junger's bestselling book and popular film "The Perfect Storm." Gloucester has miles of rugged coastline, lovely rivers and forests, several large and popular beaches, excellent restaurants, museums, and the oldest working artist colony in the U.S

Please come and spend a few days in my home and beautiful Rockport & Cape Ann.


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  • Bedroom 1 1 Queen

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  • Bedroom 2 1 Double

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  • Bedroom 3 1 Double

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  • Bedroom 4 1 Queen

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Bathroom Arrangements

  • Bathroom 1Full

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  • Bathroom 2Full

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Great place for large family

Great location. Beautiful views. Loved that you were within walking distance from train station, beaches and town of Rockport.



Visited on "June - 2017

Charming home with beautiful views

We loved our East Coast vacation in this beautiful home. Even the four teenagers in our group thought it was so "cool" to stay in such an old home with great history. Plenty of room for our 2 adults and 4 teens. Was walk into town, and we took the train to Salem and to Boston which were fun day trips. Teens loved the quarry and walking to the beaches. Great restaurants in Gloucester and super nice people! We had some cold and rainy days, but found that Hammond Castle and Halibut Point State Park were both fun even in less than perfect weather. We made some great memories on our first trip to Massachusetts. Rockport truly is a post card town.



Visited on "June - 2017

Charming

We spent a delightful week here. “We” being a changing cast of family members, and guests. The house is comfortable and welcoming and just oozes character. This is clearly a cherished and cared for home. We took advantage of the first floor deck for relaxing and dinners al fresco; the electric grill was put to good use. The third floor deck was a terrific place to have a morning cup of coffee and watching the sunrise. We didn’t use the dining room for dining, but it was ideal for playing games. The location was ideal for us, walking distance to everywhere, the beach, dinner, quarry walks, … you get the idea. We had a lot of fun exploring the history of Rockport and Cape Ann. Day trips to Salem, Gloucester (Hammond Castle!), and Halibut Point are easy and enjoyable. If you come, make sure to check out the Shalin Liu Performance Center to see if there is something of interest. We were able to secure tickets for a concert, and it is a beautiful venue. The laundry facilities are welcome. As someone else stated, it is on a major road (as befits a home of this age), but one gets accustomed to the road noise quite quickly, and it wasn’t an issue. Parking in the two places requires a bit of planning and adjustment, but no real hardship. Would absolutely return.



Visited on "August - 2016

Wonderful!

A 5 day get away for middle aged mom, step-dad, college aged son, his gf and two of our closests friends. What a delightful time. The house is beautifully restored with eclectic decor: Tibet meets old New England. The kitchen had everything we needed and we love to cook, no runs to the dollar store (except for pie plates - but who, other than my son's gf, bakes pie on vacation). Walking distance to town if you like or a quick drive. Definitely checkout the swimming quarry. We were sad that we waited until our last day. What a nice spot to meet locals and their adorable dogs. Plus the swimming was divine. The views from the house are beautiful and we had fantastic star gazing every night. The beds were comfy and linens and towel plentiful. We also each had plenty of privacy; this old house is solidly built! House is on a main street so car traffic begins early morning, one guest just ran the fan in his room for white noise which did the trick. Wouldn’t recommend the house for anyone who has trouble with stairs or toddlers: the stairs are steep and plentiful but to be expected in a 19th century home. Lots of fun games in the house too and the living room is perfect spot to play these. Formally dining room can comfortably seat 6. All of it charming. Alpha couple should claim the third floor master bedroom first: gorgeous!



Visited on "July - 2016

Gorgeous views and newly renovated

Wonderful place to stay with my extended family - nicely decorated, romantic master suite, multiple balconies overlooking the water, nice yard for kids, great exploring within walking distance. Lots of restaurants nearby. Will stay again.



Visited on "July - 2016

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