Welcome Back to the Rockport Cottages

by on Jan.29, 2018, under Uncategorized

We are excited to welcome back our regular guests and make new friends with vacationers who have yet to enjoy our special Cottages located on one of the most picturesque lanes in Rockport. With great views to the ocean within a two minute walk to the beach, we are blessed to be situated close to Rockport’s natural gems – the sea and the beach and right in the midst of several historic cemeteries. Cottage on the Pond is the perfect setting to entertain in the large back yard overlooking the old mill pond with an old fashioned porch looking out to the sea. The Sound House studio is tucked next door enjoying the same views but in miniature. Our little jewel. Cottage on the Lane is equally as lovely with a back yard oasis for grilling, reading or just enjoying the sights and salt air. Wake up to lobster boats coming in with their catch or watch one of the magical fog banks rolling in with the timeless fog horn in the distance. Whichever you choose, we are certain that you will wish to return and make more memories with your family and friends. Welcome to Rockport and to our “pet friendly cottages”.

Welcome to Spring and Summer in Rockport

by on Jan.11, 2018, under Uncategorized

Now that the high days of summer are just a few months away, we wish to remind you that the Rockport Cottages will be available by May 1st, 2018. We look forward to seeing our previous guests and make new friends as well. While Cottage on the Lane is already booked until the beginning of August, we have plenty of availability for Cottage on the Pond and The Sound House for this season. And don’t forget we allow your “fur children” to accompany your family at no extra charge. If you have not yet stayed with us, we have been renting out our summer cottages for many years to the same families. But as children take on other interests, slots are open for another generation of families. Whether relaxing on the front porch with your favorite drink enjoying the ocean views or reading a best seller in the backyard hammock which overlooks the idylliac mill pond, our cottage offers a host of relaxing spots to restore the spirit. Rockport Cottages are still the charming summer cottages of yesteryear with modern conveniences; a two minute walk to the beach; great parking and a host of amenities for a carefree vacation! We extend a warm welcome back to Cottage on the Pond; The Sound House and Cottage on the Lane. Look us up at www.rockportcottages.com or call us at (603) 668-7000.

Enjoy a Much Loved Rockport Cottage

by on Jul.07, 2017, under Uncategorized

If you are still searching out a week or two vacation cottage with all the conveniences, close to the beach with ocean views and with a feel of cottage charm, we still have a few much coveted July weeks left at Cottage on the Lane and several weeks in the golden Autumn months. Rockport has much to offer and never disappoints. We provide our guests with a comfortable vacation venue complete down to the last detail. Just bring your bathing suit and your tooth brush.

While summer is sunny and bright with cook-outs in our newly relandscaped backyard and with the beach just a few steps away, fall brings a slower pace with a fire blazing in the fireplace, a stack of good books and much tranquility in our cottage on one of the prettiest lanes in Rockport.

Come visit. You will be glad you did.

Welcome New and Returning Guests to Rockport Cottages

by on Apr.24, 2017, under blog

We are happy to announce that The Rockport Cottages are open for the 2017 season. Many weeks have been reserved but we still have some summer vacation weeks unfilled for The Sound House and Cottage on the Lane. And don’t forget the fall. Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year overlooking the ocean from Mill Lane when Rockport is in its glory. Enjoy a toasty fire reading those books that you have been meaning to read and look forward to a great seafood dinner in one of Rockport or Gloucester’s array of restaurants. We invite you to enjoy the amenities of our lovely cottages overlooking the sea, close to the village but worlds away from the hectic city life. Warmth, picturesque and charming.

Town of Rockport

by on Mar.13, 2013, under blog

Rockport is a unique haven in any season. In the summer, we have lazy days in the hammock overlooking picturesque millpond, lying out on the beach, which is a two minute walk away, or using one of our many bikes to explore the island of Cape Ann, discovering views, shops or even swimming quaries.

There’s nothing like the aroma of a fireplace in the early fall. Some would claim that the best time to visit New England is when the leaves are singing in blaring colors and the many festivals and autumn celebrations give you an insight into this special part of the world.

Rockport comes alive in a different way over the holiday season, with ice sculptures lining the quaint streets, decorations overflowing the area, and carolers singing in the street. Seeing the snow drift over a white out over the village from the warmth of the cottage is a special kind of beauty and relaxation.

Come accept our invitation to stay in our cottage away from home.

When you arrive you’ll be greeted by a complimentary welcome basket with bread, eggs, and wine to start your time of peace. Every vacation rental has a working fireplace with stacks of wood, an ocean view, and bicycles. We also have beach chairs, linens, beach towels, icemakers, and a variety of family board games. We have grills for you to have a sizzling summer burger, as well as microwaves for the easier nights when you just feel like staying in and enjoying your TV with Cable, VHS, and DVD player. Each beach rental is also equipped with a CD player music system and wireless internet access, if you feel that you need to keep in contact with the real world. (We wouldn’t recommend it.)

Rockport, Massachusetts is perhaps one of the most famous art colonies in New England with Motif #1 being the premier artist subject when depicting a seacoast community. Being the closest point in the US to England, Rockport is steeped in history. It was settled in the 1600’s evidenced by old ship captain’s homes, pirate lore as well as many ancestral headstones throughout Rockport. Quaint shops line busy Bear Skin Neck with a host of art galleries to suit a wide spectrum of tastes. Homemade clam chowder and seafood specialties tantalize the palate while the beautiful vistas of Rockport’s natural rocky coast offer spectacular views. Wander the quaint lanes, enjoy front beach and relax in Cape Ann’s most photographed seaside village. Diversions are numerous – biking, swimming, diving, whale watching, sailing, boating or just relaxing. Rockport offers a wide range of activities for a fun filled vacation.

Take a stroll down Bearskin Neck, with a bevy of charming shops. Sample and savor the many seafood and authentic New England dishes in each restaurant hidden behind corners. Stop in at Roy Moore’s and grab a stuffed clam and shrimp cocktail. Sample the freshly made chowder at the Portside Chowder House, looking out over the Motif #1, a world famous red fishing shack which is one of the most photographed buildings in the area. Sample some home made taffy, browse the old world bookstore, housed in an old bank, or mosey around the many art galleries, maybe even buy a painting for your family as a souvenir and meory of your time in the land where time stands still. Take as unset sailboat tour around the coast aboard the “Appledoor” or treat yourself to an elegant dining experience on the rocks at the edge of the neck.

Bike around the island, touring the museums and gazing at the lighthouses. Take a while watch tour, or a deep fishing expedition.

The entire town of Rockport is a historical district, so all the building are as authentic as they were years ago. You won’t see over development here, but a picture perfect town the way all towns should be. With its beautiful architecture and seascape, it’s no wonder that it is a mecca for painters and artists.