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Cable House

3 Bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 7

Location:

Rockport

Bedding:

  • Queen 2
  • Twin 3
  • Sofa Bed 1

Description

This immaculate beachfront vacation home has been completely remodeled but retains hints of its historical importance; it was the original U.S. base for the first Trans-Atlantic Cable in 1884. Originating in Ireland, the cable went from Nova Scotia to Cape Ann and back to France. Here is an excerpt from the May, 1884 "New York Times" description of the event and resulting Cable House.

"The cable will come ashore on Cape Hedge, on the south side of Cape Ann, about two and a half miles from the centre of the town. Near the beach a testing station is being built and is nearly complete. An operator will live there while the testing preliminary to the delivery of the cable to the company is going on, and this may last several plans for this station contemplate a modest, but attractive, little structure of one and a half stories, in which provision has been made for the operating-room, Superintendent's office, testing and battery rooms, and work-room."

Cable House is now a marvelous vacation home with dazzling ocean views. You’ll feel immersed in the nautical life when peering out the porthole window that overlooks Pebble Beach. Explore Rockport and its colorful history at this splendid beach house.

GROUND FLOOR

Kitchen: The granite kitchen, with commercial grade stainless appliances, is open to the dining room and a sitting area that overlooks the deck, yard and ocean.

Living Room: Sit on the oversized comfortable sectional to view the large, wall mounted flat screen TV.

Bathroom 1: Half bathroom.

Laundry Room: Washer and dryer.

THE LANDING

Halfway up the stairs, the large landing doubles as an office and game room with an antique game table at its center.

SECOND FLOOR
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with King bed. Enjoy miles of ocean views through the wall of windows or from the master bedroom’s private deck.

Bathroom 2: The master bedroom’s gorgeous en-suite bathroom boasts a soaking tub and stand-up shower.

Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.

THIRD FLOOR

The third floor is comprised of a huge family suite with beautiful views to the east, north and south. The suite includes a queen bed, two single beds, and a full tiled bathroom.

EXTERIOR

Enjoy the deck seating with beautiful views or stroll over to the lovely stone patio with a Webber grill, bistro table and chairs. Beyond the lawn is Pebble Beach, just a short walk from the sand and surf of Cape Hedge beach.

PARKING

There is off-street parking for two cars.

Amenities

Living

  • Fan(s)
  • Air Conditioning Unit(s)
  • Heat
  • Linens
  • Pullout Sofa
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Landline Telephone
  • Jetted Tub
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blow Dryer
  • Dogs allowed (pet fees apply)
  • NO cats allowed

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Gas Stove
  • Indoor Grill
  • Self Cleaning Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Trash Compactor
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster Oven
  • Blender
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Granite Counter Tops

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture

Geographic

  • Access to Public Transportation
  • Swim From Property
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Town
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • High Definition DVR Recorder
  • Cable Television
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • Stereo System
  • iPod Dock
  • CD Player
  • Board Games

What's Included

What does my rented vacation home provide?

Since all Atlantic Vacation Homes rental properties are residential homes, and not hotel rooms, they are all fully furnished and include a living room, kitchen, and bedrooms and bathrooms as described on each property detail page.

  • The kitchen includes cooking utensils, pots & pans, dishcloths, potholders, flatware, dishware, glassware and a corkscrew. Standard appliances include a refrigerator, microwave, stove, toaster, and coffee maker. Some properties are equipped with additional items; please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property. If you require specialty items, such as kitchen scales or food processors, it is best to bring your own.
  • Bed linens and bath linens (bath towels, hand towels and face cloths) are provided in accordance with the advertised occupancy of the property. Beds will be made with linens, pillows, blankets, and bedspreads prior to your arrival, with the exception of trundles, top bunks, futons, and sleep sofas.
  • The property includes basic housekeeping supplies, such as brooms and dustpans.
  • Many (but not all) properties have a landline for local calls. Please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property.
  • Air conditioning, beach towels, hot tubs, TVs, DVD players, porch furniture, grills, docks, recreational games and equipment, and other amenities are furnished as a courtesy by the homeowner and are not guaranteed. Please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property for details.

Guests will also receive a “Welcome Kit” that contains:

  • An area guide
  • One kitchen sponge
  • One small bottle of dish soap
  • One dishwasher detergent pod or packet
  • One laundry detergent pod or packet
  • One trash bag

In addition, the complimentary items below are provided as a convenient starter supply for when you first arrive. Additional items beyond the starter supply are the responsibility of the guest.

  • One full roll of toilet paper per bathroom
  • One box of tissues per bathroom
  • Travel-sized bars of soap in each bathroom
  • One full roll of paper towels in the kitchen

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Reviews

Great location, super stay

Reviewed on 2017-09-11 by Unknown of Charlotte, NC United States
Updated on 2017-09-11
Review of stay from 2017-08-19 to 2017-08-26
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Spent a great week at the Cable House in August 2017. Nice spot, perfectly located, unbeatable views and beach proximity. If you can swing it, highly recommend.

Cable House

Reviewed on 2017-09-04 by Gary B. of Concord, MA United States
Updated on 2017-09-04
Review of stay from 2017-08-05 to 2017-08-19
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We had a great 2 week stay at the Cable House in Rockport and have reserved for next Aug. The place was in great condition with the latest in appliances.

Rockport''S Cable House

Reviewed on 2017-07-31 by Nancy T. of Amherst, MA United States
Updated on 2017-08-02
Review of stay from 2017-07-22 to 2017-07-29
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My family have been long time vacationers to Rockport. We have stayed in many locations but The Cable House is by far our favorite. The location can't be beat. It's as close to the ocean as you can get without being actually in the ocean. Listening to the waves crash over the pebbles at night makes for an easy way to get to sleep. The very short walk to Cape Hedge Beach is wonderful, no need to drive. The house is very comfortable and well maintained. The kitchen is large and fully equipped. The living room has many windows overlooking the ocean for those days when you can't sit out on the absolutely spectacular deck. There's a very nice lawn area perfect for lawn games. Our family had a wonderful week and we are already looking forward to next year's visit.

June Stay at Cable House

Reviewed on 2017-06-19 by Unknown of Pavilion, NY United States
Updated on 2017-07-25
Review of stay from 2017-06-10 to 2017-06-17
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Spectacular view and soothing surf sounds from a fabulous Golden-friendly home away from home. Will be returning in the future.
Manager response on 2017-07-25 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your kind review, we look forward to welcoming you back to Cable House soon!

Two week fall vacation at Cable House

Reviewed on 2014-10-20 by Pat K. of Portland, OR United States
Updated on 2014-10-20
Review of stay from 2014-10-04 to 2014-10-18
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We reluctantly vacated Cable House after a wonderful two week vacation in October of 2014.
Cable House was even better than I imagined it to be after viewing the photos on the website. We were quite literally "on the beach", just steps from Pebble Beach ( aptly named!) with several sandier beach options nearby. The house was beautifully appointed with all the conveniences but what we enjoyed the most was falling asleep to the sound of waves and pebbles rolling on the beach. Since our stay was in October, it was not prime beach-going season but we never lacked for things to do. We enjoyed the many walking paths along the coast with stunning views of coastal islands and lighthouses. The charming village of Rockport was just a quick 10 minute drive and we visited several times to shop and gallery hop. A short 15 minute drive around Cape Anne is Halibut Point State Park with lovely hikes around the Babson Quarry and out to the rocky water front. All in all it was a delightfully relaxing two weeks at Cable House!

July 2014

Reviewed on 2014-08-04 by Angela S. of Leyden, MA United States
Updated on 2014-08-04
Review of stay from 2014-06-28 to 2014-08-02
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Our stay was fantastic! This is the second time we have stayed at the Cable House so we knew the location and amenities would be wonderful. We were happily surprised with the property upgrades. The owner and manager helped promptly when called. This year we took advantage of the AVH whale watch discount and loved it. Thanks for a great vacation.
Manager response on 2014-08-04 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thanks for the superb review, Angela! Delighted to have you stay with us again and that you had a great time at the Cable House, especially with the upgrades! The whale watch is definitely a memorable Cape Ann experience. We thank you for choosing Atlantic Vacation Homes and hope to see you again next year. Have a great rest of the summer!

Great sunrise, and sunsets!

Reviewed on 2014-01-19 by Unknown of Clear Lake, WI United States
Updated on 2014-01-19
Review of stay from 2013-10-08 to 2013-10-13
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Cable house provided us with amazing lodging right on the ocean.
There are 3 floors and a lot of steps, and some of them in awkward places ( like a few steps in the master bathroom).

Breathtaking view!

Reviewed on 2013-11-12 by Unknown of Fairfax, VA United States
Updated on 2013-11-12
Review of stay from 2013-10-24 to 2013-10-27
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Breathtaking views, you could spend your entire time on the deck! Very comfortable beds & furniture, a wealth of kitchen items, easy drive to Rockport & Gloucester, easy check in/out..we didn't want to leave and would defintely like to return. Nice book on the history of the house.

Wonderful visit

Reviewed on 2013-09-25 by Michael G. of Needham, MA United States
Updated on 2013-09-25
Review of stay from 2013-09-15 to 2013-09-22
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The location is fabulous. You can listen to the waves at night and walk to the beach during the day. We were fortunate enough to have good weather in mid-September to take advantage of the beach. The house itself is well appointed and has everything you need to enjoy the stay. Wonderful property and would highly recommend.

Amazing location

Reviewed on 2013-08-27 by Unknown of Wilmette, IL - Illinois United States
Updated on 2013-08-27
Review of stay from 2013-08-03 to 2013-08-10
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Can't beat the location, with the surf pounding right outside your window! Very close to the beach. All four kids stayed together in the third floor bedroom, with views on three sides. Only downside: the third bedroom is really only for a child or preteen, and shares a bath with the master.

Kitchen was especially well-stocked with spices, etc. finding seating for dinner for 17 was a challenge, but we did it! Only one rainy day during our stay, but we actually enjoyed watching the ocean, reading and playing cards inside, and even a walk on the beach during a lull in the storm.

Simply Wonderful

Reviewed on 2013-08-02 by Angela S. of Leyden, MA United States
Updated on 2013-08-03
Review of stay from 2013-07-01 to 2013-07-28
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Our stay at the Cable House was fantastic. Everything was so convenient. The house was nicely decorated with original art and well stocked with linens, beach gear, games, and a relevant library. The location provided us with a beautiful view, a lovely yard, and easy access to our favorite beach. Because of these amenities, we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves the entire time. We are most grateful for having the opportunity to experience this gem.
Manager response on 2013-08-03 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We are delighted that you were able to have a true vacation at The Cable House, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon!

Beautiful Cable House

Reviewed on 2013-07-13 by Sylvana N. of Montreal, Quebec Canada
Updated on 2013-07-17
Review of stay from 2013-06-01 to 2013-06-15
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We have enjoyed our stay tremendously,the house & its location is hard to beat. The kitchen is beautifully furnished with all the required utensils and even though we had lots and lots of rain ,we enjoyed the view of the ocean from the living room sofa or from any of the windows that surround the house.AVH was a pleasure to deal with, they were very good & very
professional
Manager response on 2013-07-17 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
It is hard to predict the weather for any of the Northeastern states, but we are thrilled that you had a wonderful experience at The Cable House nonetheless. Thank you for the kind review, and we hope to see you again soon!

Spring Weekend

Reviewed on 2013-04-30 by Mary K. of Golden, CO United States
Updated on 2013-07-17
Review of stay from 2013-04-25 to 2013-04-28
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We enjoyed the Cable House very much. It is just steps from the ocean. It has great views, especially from the kitchen & sunroom. The house is well equipped. The kitchen is wonderful, new appliances and very well stocked. This is a wonderful home to gather in, thank you Atlantic Vacation Homes for recommending it.
Manager response on 2013-07-17 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for the kind review, we are certainly glad that The Cable House was a good fit for you, and that you had the chance to take in the beauty surrounding you. We hope to serve you again soon!

Perfect retreat

Reviewed on 2013-01-11 by Pamela H. of Killingworth, CT United States
Updated on 2013-08-06
Review of stay from 2012-12-19 to 2012-12-26
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As former Rockport residents, we are very familiar with the layout of the town and we felt very happy with the Cable House on Pebble Beach. Still a short ride from town or in to Gloucester, but away from the main road, on a tranquil beach. Beautiful area to walk, or sit by the shore. The house was very comfortable, with all the charm of a well cared for Cape Ann home. Wonderful week.

The Best Location

Reviewed on 2012-10-01 by Maria S. of Zurich, CH-ZH Switzerland
Updated on 2012-10-01
Review of stay from 2012-08-18 to 2012-09-15
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Recommend to Others
Wide blue ocean on one side, long beautiful beach on the other. We enjoyed another fabulous vacation on Cape Ann.

5 stars

Reviewed on 2012-08-06 by Brooks B. of Shelburne, VT United States
Updated on 2012-08-25
Review of stay from 2012-07-28 to 2012-08-04
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Great spot right on the beach and a few steps away from another beach. Very nice house with great amenities, including free long-distance calling, which was a pleasant surprise. House had everything we needed, including plenty of towels, laundry detergent, dish soap, napkins, and on and on. We couldn't have asked for a better location. The only hiccup was that the landscapers showed up without warning at 8 am. They were quick, but not the ideal (not to mention too early) wake up we expected on vacation.
Manager response on 2012-08-25 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thanks so much for your review! Having the only decision of the day be WHICH beach to choose is a lovely feeling, isn't it? Sincere apologies about the wake up call from the landscapers. Sometimes, the beauty of our homes require a lot of upkeep. We are putting all of our efforts to be on the same page with our home owners regarding situations like this for future rentals. We hope you decide to return to Cape Ann next summer!

Loved this house

Reviewed on 2012-07-16 by Pat W. of Leominster, MA United States
Updated on 2012-07-27
Review of stay from 2012-07-07 to 2012-07-14
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we loved the house and location. Would love to come back.
Manager response on 2012-07-27 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
It makes us so happy to get reviews like these, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Cable House! We hope to serve you again someday!

Magical!

Reviewed on 2011-10-24 by Unknown of Newmarket, NH United States
Updated on 2011-10-24
Review of stay from 2011-10-01 to 2011-10-15
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This is a fantactic vacation home. We have stayed in many vacation rental homes but none as wonderful as this one. This home is so close to the ocean you can not only see it, you can also feel it and inhale it. Our family and visitors range in age from 3 to 69yrs and there was adventure, peace and enchantment enough for each one of us.

Wonderful Retreat

Reviewed on 2011-10-01 by Unknown of Wichita, KS United States
Updated on 2011-10-01
Review of stay from 2011-09-10 to 2011-09-24
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The house, located between Rockport and Gloucester, is situated in an ideal private location. The ocean was steps away and we enjoyed making delicious meals, looking out onto the sea.

Back again

Reviewed on 2011-08-29 by Maria S. of Zurich, CH-ZH Switzerland
Updated on 2011-08-29
Review of stay from 2011-07-23 to 2011-08-13
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Every year! It was fantastic!

Perfect Vacation!

Reviewed on 2011-08-12 by Unknown of Toronto, Ontario Canada
Updated on 2011-10-26
Review of stay from 2011-07-02 to 2011-07-16
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We were absolutely thrilled with the Cable House. The location and the house with both perfect. We are already planning our vacation for next summer!
Manager response on 2011-10-26 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your review Natalie and we are so pleased that you enjoyed Cable House, what a treasure! Let us know how we can assist you in your plans for next year. AVH staff
Reviewed on 2011-06-07 by Roberta R. of Great Neck, NY United States
Updated on 2011-07-07
Review of stay from 2011-04-30 to 2011-05-31
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This property was the most well supplied ever.
Manager response on 2011-07-07 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We at AVH are very glad you were so pleased with the house and all the supplies for the month of your stay. Keep us in mind for your future rental needs, AVH staff

Super Location

Reviewed on 2010-09-02 by Maria S. of Zurich, CH-ZH Switzerland
Updated on 2010-09-02
Review of stay from 2010-08-10 to 2010-08-31
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This was the nicest house we've ever stayed in on Cape Ann. The location is great with the ocean and the beach so close. The house was spotless, functional and very comfortable.
Reviewed on 2010-08-02 by Unknown of St. Louis, MO United States
Updated on 2010-08-03
Review of stay from 2010-06-21 to 2010-07-31
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This was a beautiful spotless home that we stayed in for 6 weeks. The convenience of beach towels, chairs, and so much more made for a very easy stay. This is upscale property, and extremely close location to Cape Hedge beach, ( 1/2 block)
I would highly recommend this property. It is 5 star.
Manager response on 2010-08-03 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your positive and glowing review of Cable House. We at AVH are very gratified to know you were satisfied with your stay and the property.
Reviewed on 2010-06-02 by Nick D. of Arlington, MA United States
Updated on 2010-07-06
Review of stay from 2010-03-25 to 2010-05-31
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Manager response on 2010-07-06 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your review and know that we would be delighted to assist you with your future visits to Cape Ann.

Cable House

Reviewed on 2009-12-02 by Paul B. of Manchester, NH United States
Updated on 2009-12-23
Review of stay from 2009-11-23 to 2009-11-30
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Recommend to Others
Fantastic property, superb location. Highly reccomend this property. I have stayed at a few properties on Cape Ann and none better then this one.

Cable House in October 2009

Reviewed on 2009-11-16 by Bernhard K. of Radebeul, GERMANY Germany
Updated on 2009-11-16
Review of stay from 2009-10-14 to 2009-10-28
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We had a perfect stay. The house is very tastefully furnished and the location is just great. We enjoyed every kind of weather. Sitting in the living room and watching the waves, seals, birds and waves. We can just recommend this place.
Reviewed on 2009-09-26 by Lonnie K. of Southwick, MA United States
Updated on 2009-10-01
Review of stay from 2009-08-08 to 2009-08-15
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Reviewed on 2009-08-26 by Unknown of Hopkinton, MA United States
Updated on 2009-09-24
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nice place, good location, great for watching waves
Manager response on 2009-08-28 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Many thanks for your positive feedback of The Cable House. We look forward to assisting you with your future visits to Cape Ann.