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Spindrift

4.5 Bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 10

Location:

Rockport

Bedding:

  • King 1
  • Queen 1
  • Twin 5
  • Sofa Bed 1

Description

Boasting stunning views only imaginable from a home with direct water frontage, Spindrift, a 4+ bedroom, 2+ bath vacation rental home is located in Rockport’s lovely South End. It is the perfect location for rest and relaxation.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a “Spindrift” is “spray blown from the crests of waves by the wind,” a sight you will no doubt be used to seeing by the end of your stay in this gorgeous property! When you arrive at the immaculate, centrally air conditioned home, step into the “Prow” room, relax on the comfy seating, and take advantage of the large screen HDTV/VCR/DVD setup, the crisp stereo system, and the high-speed WiFi. For the artists, photographers, and nature lovers, the “Prow” room contains two walls of glass sliding doors that open up onto the deck, boasting panoramic 270 degree views of the manicured lawn, Straitsmouth Island, Rockport’s historic Thatcher Island, and Gap Cove.

The main floor also contains a dining area with a large round table and a wood-burning stove, a kitchen that the chef in your group will appreciate, complete with a dishwasher, two ovens, a microwave, and custom wood counters, and, last but certainly not least, a living room with a beautiful fireplace and plenty of seating. Off of the main hall, you will discover a half bath and a queen bedroom suite with a full bath and a 50 inch plasma HDTV/DVD/stereo setup. Just through the queen bedroom is another bedroom with twin beds, a fireplace, and a TV.

Ascend to the second floor to find the king master bedroom, which also boasts a large LCD HDTV, DVR, a DVD player, and amazing views. Additionally, you will find another bedroom with twins and waterviews, and a full bath complete with a tub and shower. There is bonus sleeping space located atop the garage, complete with a single bed and a double fold out sofa, a toilet, sink, TV, microwave and mini fridge.for the more casual guest.

The house's layout makes it great for two families vacationing together; one family can be downstairs, the other upstairs. Hardy swimmers can cool off in the large, naturally protected tide pool nestled in the property's sea rocks, which remains as the tide goes out. Spindrift boasts a state-of-the-art composite Timbertech deck along with a wide array of high-end teak deck furniture, including a stunning teak extension dining table with a 9 foot tall stainless steel umbrella, 8 reclining teak and brass chairs, side tables, a deluxe 6 foot long teak bench, and an adjustable sun lounger.

For those who enjoy relaxing and being pampered, take advantage of the luxury massaging reclining chair and two remote controlled adjustable twin beds (raise your head for breakfast in bed or enjoying TV), and 4 premium movie channels in the cable lineup. Old Garden Beach is 0.8 miles away, and Cape Hedge Beach is only 1.5 miles away. Drive to Good Harbor or Long Beach in less than 10 minutes. Spindrift is a beach house that you won't forget.

Amenities

Living

  • Fan(s)
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning Unit(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Woodstove
  • Heat
  • Linens
  • Pullout Sofa
  • Rollaway Bed
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Library
  • Office
  • Alarm Clock
  • NO cats allowed

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Electric Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • French Press Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Ice Bucket
  • Lobster Pot

Outdoor

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

Geographic

  • Swim From Property
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Ice Cream Store
  • Walk to Town
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront

Entertainment

  • High Definition TV
  • DVD Player
  • High Definition DVR Recorder
  • Premium movie channel package
  • Cable Television
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • Stereo System
  • CD Player
  • Piano

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

Spindrift is a dream

Reviewed on 2017-08-07 by Unknown of Haverton, PA United States
Updated on 2017-08-07
Review of stay from 2017-07-22 to 2017-08-05
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Rockport is such a great vacation location and being on the rocks at Spindrift is amazing. Highly recommend!

a good time was had by all

Reviewed on 2016-09-07 by Unknown of Lake Forest, IL United States
Updated on 2016-09-09
Review of stay from 2016-08-20 to 2016-08-27
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see above. beautiful location,spectacular views.house has everything,clean and in good shape

What a great place!

Reviewed on 2016-08-08 by Unknown of Haverton, PA United States
Updated on 2016-08-08
Review of stay from 2016-07-23 to 2016-08-06
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Recommend to Others
We have been staying at Spindrift for 6 summers now and we love it. The location is fantastic. Great yard for games and we love swimming off the rocks! The house itself is spacious-- not luxurious, but it meets our needs and any negatives are quickly counteracted by the location!

Tenth Sparkler Year at Spindrift

Reviewed on 2016-07-18 by Christine P. of Swarthmore, PA United States
Updated on 2017-08-02
Review of stay from 2016-06-18 to 2016-07-02
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Our tenth summer at Spindrift - and another sparkler! Spindrift has provided enduring memories for my son, daughter, their families, and me, as well as for extended family and friends over these years. It has been a gem with its setting, views, space, location to Old Garden Beach, town, and more, and we've been most grateful. Its blessing continues with us all through the years!

Not perfect but perfectly happy with our stay

Reviewed on 2015-08-24 by Susan W. of Brewster, NY United States
Updated on 2015-08-24
Review of stay from 2015-08-15 to 2015-08-22
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My family has stayed at Spindrift 3 times now so we obviously like it! The location is great and the relatively few steps work for my 80+ yr old parents (there are single steps in the house between some rooms but they are well marked). The "not perfect" items: the a/c doesn't work well, particularly upstairs; the decor is cluttered and a few decades out of date and several rooms have insufficient lighting so the dark decor just stays dark; while the deck view is great it doesn't have a view of the twin lighthouses (big design goof to my mind); the twin beds, particularly the hospital beds downstairs, aren't very comfortable and the sheets are basic. The perfect items: its Rockport, on the ocean, near the Neck and beaches, well equipped (grill, kitchen supplies, etc.) and roomy enough for an extended family. Wish I was still there!

First Visit to Spindrift

Reviewed on 2014-08-18 by Mike C. of Bryn Mawr, PA United States
Updated on 2014-08-18
Review of stay from 2014-08-09 to 2014-08-16
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The mission of the visit was to bring my 87 year old Mom, who was born and raised in Gloucester with 5 siblings, and summered here for 15 years back after many years away. This property was selected from afar for location, as Mom is not as mobile as she used to be. We had perfect weather (one day of rain only, and that was fun), and the views, breeze, outdoor patio, back yard was spectacular. We had a big crowd for 4 days, and lots of local family visited (once they saw the back yard they didn't want to leave). You can walk to multiple trails, local beach, and Rockport (kids did this all the time) and other north shore sites are close. While far from a luxury accomdation, Spindrift gets the job done, and was clean, and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen is very functionable, and we had two dinners and several lunches/breakfasts there. Outdoor grill works great. Owner responded immediately to minor issues such as sliding door difficult to open. Property has an abundance of cable TV's and stereo equipment. WiFi is key. Enjoyed the telescope, outdoor umbrella, never needed heat or AC so can't comment. washer/dryer wonderul to have and works well. Outdoor teak furniture is comfortable. Fans are key too. Sheets/towels available were adequate. Few investments would be double beds instead of twins in upstairs and walk thru back room (maybe even garage room, which 3 teenagers used), 3-4 used bikes in garage (most bike stores sell rental bikes very inexpensively at end of season). King room upstairs has wonderful view, small side window which is broken is important to fix, as when open there is a wonderful cross breeze in the room. This home's location makes it a wonderful value for 1-2 families, and easily accomdates 10-12 (counting kids). Family from upstate NY who had never been to NorthShore loved it, and realized you don't need to travel to Maine for this "feel". Overall a great week, great vacation. Thank you.

Ship Ahoy Spindrift!

Reviewed on 2014-07-02 by Christine P. of Swarthmore, PA United States
Updated on 2014-07-07
Review of stay from 2014-06-14 to 2014-06-28
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Each summer for over eight years, our intergenerational family of grandparent, parents, and kiddos look forward to "Ship Ahoy Spindrift!" - and each year the blessings have been abundant. The house, location, views, amenities and more lend to a memorable time - from the beautiful sunrises to amazing sunsets, the majestic ocean views and rocks to the space and comfort of the house, the lovely strolls along Marmion Way or to the beach or town, and the list goes on. Truly a gem!
Manager response on 2014-07-07 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We're so glad we've been able to help you and your family enjoy wonderful vacation experiences over the last 8 years, and we sincerely hope next year we can extend our streak to 9!! It makes us happy knowing that we can help families like yours make lasting memories and enjoy Cape Ann's beauty! Have a wonderful rest of your year, and we hope to see you next summer!

Spindrift Exceeds Expectations For Family Gatherings!

Reviewed on 2013-08-19 by John D. of Averill Park, NY United States
Updated on 2013-12-13
Review of stay from 2013-08-10 to 2013-08-17
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Recommend to Others
The house is spacious with areas for privacy. We spent most of our time on the glorious deck which is literally a few feet from the water. Watch fishing/lobster boats, sunrise, water birds, and beautiful ocean. The King bedroom invites you to watch the stars, sunrises and hear the surf. Most rooms do. From the upstairs bath you can see the ocean from a window in the tub/shower! House is nicely equipped with linens, towels, kitchen amenities, beach chairs, deck furniture.
The owner was extremely gracious in addressing any concerns we had before our visit.

Our wish list includes: trim the tree on left in driveway to better accommodate two cars. Prefer traditional twin beds in downstairs bedroom. Fix wireless connection of computer in King room. Explain huge hot tub in yard. Describe access of "swim from the property". The bedroom above the garage needs revision, including creating pleasant access.
And Really? We'd do it all again.
Great Property. We're planning our return!
Manager response on 2013-12-13 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We are delighted that you and your family had such a pleasant stay at Spindrift! Your recommendations were promptly passed on to the homeowner, who is actively working on updating the property for next summer. Thank you for your constructive feedback.

Summer Escape

Reviewed on 2013-07-26 by Linda S. of Plano, TX United States
Updated on 2014-07-17
Review of stay from 2013-07-13 to 2013-07-20
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You could not ask for a better location then Spindrift. This house is on the water, private, and spacious enough to allow a houseful of people to still find a quiet spot to relax. Its also a great value other homes that offer this much space and beach front location are often double the price. The flip side of this coin is the condition of the property. The AC is not able to cool the entire house, we were there during a heat wave and the upstairs bedrooms were not comfortable. Additionally, the refrigerator was unable to keep up with heat and we had issues with maintaining perishables. Overall condition is rundown, towels and linens are worn, screens are ripped and sliding doors do not slide making outside access very difficult esp. for the kids. This property gets a A+ for location, and a C+ for condition but for overall value I think it was priced quite fairly for a B+.
Manager response on 2014-07-17 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We thank you for the constructive criticism, and we have taken it to heart. As for the condition of the property, the sliding doors have been repaired and all of the linens and towels have been replaced. Regarding your other comments, during extreme conditions, the Air Conditioning sometimes cannot sustain the coldest temperatures for an extended duration due to intense demands. Additionally, if the refrigerator is opened too often/kept open too long during these extreme conditions, it will similarly begin to operate under its peak performance. All of that being said, we're glad that you enjoyed the property and that you and your family had quality time to relax and enjoy Cape Ann's beautiful beaches! You really cannot ask for a better located home than Spindrift. We hope you and your family decide to return to Cape Ann again soon!

Spindrift Ship Ahoy

Reviewed on 2013-07-01 by Christine P. of Swarthmore, PA United States
Updated on 2013-07-17
Review of stay from 2013-06-15 to 2013-06-29
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Spindrift has been our family gathering place in Rockport for the past seven years, and we continue to be grateful for its location, views, and amenities. It's wonderful for entertaining, families with children, and picturesque views of the sunrise and sunset, majestic ocean and rocks, Twin Lighthouses on Thatcher Island, Straitsmouth Island, and walks to Gap Cove, Old Garden Beach, and even Bearskin Neck! This year we viewed the very full moon over the ocean, and a brilliant double rainbow arching the ocean and land after a late afternoon shower! Truly ship ahoy and enjoy!
Manager response on 2013-07-17 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We are so incredibly pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed another stay at Spindrift, and in the surrounding area! We hope to continue to serve you and your family for many years to come!

Spindrift

Reviewed on 2012-08-27 by Unknown of Toronto, Ontario Canada
Updated on 2012-08-27
Review of stay from 2012-08-18 to 2012-08-25
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Recommend to Others
Not close enough to beaches with 5 young children..both walking & driving.
One bedroom leading into another is not very convenient.
Rocks behind house are beautiful but can be nerve wracking for parents watching children climbing on them.

Matchless Views

Reviewed on 2012-08-20 by Jacquelyn B. of Gloucester, MA United States
Updated on 2012-08-20
Review of stay from 2012-08-11 to 2012-08-18
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We all enjoyed the magnificent views from Spindrift. The house is spacious and comfortable, the kitchen well-equipped. However,we didn't come to the beach to live behind bolted windows and doors that might open onto the ocean and its lovely breezes! We had to rely on the air-conditioning - a major drawback. The room over the garage was not as advertised but shabby and uncomfortable nor was there a pull-out bed in the prow room as stated in the description.

A gem in Rockport!

Reviewed on 2012-07-23 by Elizabeth C. of Westford, MA United States
Updated on 2012-08-13
Review of stay from 2012-07-14 to 2012-07-21
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We loved Rockport and Spindrift was a wonderful home. The location was perfect, the giant yard was a hit with the kids, the views were spectacular we hope to return next year!
Manager response on 2012-08-13 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We're glad that you discovered Cape Ann's remarkable natural beauty through you experience! It's great to hear that you and your kids enjoyed the area so much. Please don't hesitate to return to (the better) Cape soon!

Spindrift Spirit

Reviewed on 2011-08-22 by Unknown of New Fairfield, CT United States
Updated on 2011-08-25
Review of stay from 2011-08-13 to 2011-08-20
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The house was clean and full of necessities and comforts. We had the pleasure of seeing a nor'easter in action. Spectacular view even in the rain. Location is superb, close to beach and town. The house itself is a bit run down. There was a cracked window
in the bathroom. During a rain storm, the roof leaked enough to require a pail to catch the water. The apartment over the garage is small, stuffy, and dark. We did not use it. Overall we enjoyed our stay but felt for the amount we were paying, the house should
have been in better condition although it was clean.

Our stay at Spindrift

Reviewed on 2011-08-17 by Gale T. of Albany, NY United States
Updated on 2011-08-18
Review of stay from 2011-07-23 to 2011-07-30
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We contacted AVH last year needing a place that was handicapped accessible. When they suggested Spindrift we thought it would be a great choice. Unfortunately it was not wheelchair accessible and created some problems. Even though there were difficulties
we still had a wonderful time.
Manager response on 2011-08-17 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Dear Gale, We are sorry for your difficulties with the layout of Spindrift. As you probably remember, Cape Ann being a historic area, with homes that are of varying vintages, we happen to have no homes that are officially handicapped accessible. We recommended Spindrift soley for the reason that there is a bedroom and full bathroom on the main floor, which was at the time of our discussions, your main concern. I think in the future we need to be more specific and should concentrate on newer construction and get the dimensions of all doorways etc. We try very hard to accommodate all of our valued guests of which you are one. I would love to speak with you further about what we can do to make your stay perfect in the future! Sincerest Regards, Claire MacCrate and AVH staff

Spindrift Ahoy!

Reviewed on 2011-07-10 by Christine P. of Swarthmore, PA United States
Updated on 2011-07-25
Review of stay from 2011-06-18 to 2011-07-02
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Spindrift continues to be a gem for a family of five adults (one being the grandparent) and six children, 11 1/2 and under. The views are magnificent and the rocks and spacious yard are a child's delight! Gap Cove is around the corner for more exploring, and Old Garden Beach, and Rockport Village are all within walking distance. Spindrift has greatly blessed family, relatives, friends, and me once again!
Manager response on 2011-07-25 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We at AVH are very pleased that you found vacation bliss at Spindrift! It really offers wonderful views, as well as, plenty of places to explore. It is always a pleasure to assist you in finding the right place for you and your family. We look forward to seeing you next year! AVH Staff

Great Views and Location - House in need of an upgrade

Reviewed on 2010-08-30 by Marcie H. of New Milford, CT United States
Updated on 2010-08-30
Review of stay from 2010-08-21 to 2010-08-28
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The view and location is what makes this property. Close to downtown Rockport and Inns down the street for breakfast or brunch. Large screen TV's in most rooms and a DVR in the living room was nice. Cozy camp or lodge feel to the house.

Unfortunately, we were not told that construction was taking place next door. The noise of heavy machinery and dump trucks from 8 am to 5 pm disrupted what would have been a peaceful setting. The owner tried to do what he could to get the builder to be more considerate, but they have a house to build. Once the house next door is completed it should once again be peaceful.

The house and furnishings are showing their age and are in need of repair/upgrade. The living room has wonderful sliding doors across the back, but only the one to the deck opens so it limits the cross ventilation in the room. The mattresses/towels are in need of being replaced. Brighter lighting in the kitchen would be helpful.

If you are a family with kids this property would be ideal as there would be less of a worry of wear and tear and you can walk to a small beach area down the street.

I've rented from AVH before and was very pleased with that rental, this one didn't live up to that experience.

Spindrift Summer No 4

Reviewed on 2010-07-12 by Christine P. of Swarthmore, PA United States
Updated on 2010-07-27
Review of stay from 2010-06-26 to 2010-07-03
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I trust you received my review today. In spite of the challenges this year (as mentioned in my review), Spindrift, its owner, the handyman, AVH are all gems! We were at Spindrift from Saturday, June 19 to Saturday, July 3 and continue to give thanks for the blessings gained.
Manager response on 2010-07-27 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We at AVH are happy to work with you and the homeowners to provide a wonderful experience despite the many expectations is our motto! We thank you for your patience.

Christmas vacation in Cape Ann

Reviewed on 2010-01-04 by James S. of London N66AL, UK United Kingdom
Updated on 2010-06-03
Review of stay from 2009-12-15 to 2010-01-02
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We stayed in winter which was great as we could look out at stormy seas. Overall loved it.

Super Location

Reviewed on 2009-11-02 by Maria S. of Zurich, CH-ZH Switzerland
Updated on 2009-11-02
Review of stay from 2009-10-08 to 2009-10-29
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This house is in a super location right on the ocean and is in great condition. Everything worked really well and we felt really at home.
Reviewed on 2009-08-26 by Elizabeth W. of Washington, DC United States
Updated on 2009-09-24
Review of stay from 2009-08-15 to 2009-08-22
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Manager response on 2009-08-28 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Many thanks for your positive recommendation of Spindrift. We look forward to assisting you with your future visits to Cape Ann.

What a wonderful house to spend the week with our children and grandchildren!

Reviewed on 2009-08-23 by Judy and Dick R. of Voorheesville, NY United States
Updated on 2009-09-24
Review of stay from 2009-08-08 to 2009-08-15
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We practically lived on the outside deck, enjoying the water view and watching the boats and lobstermen. The lawn was perfect for games of catch and for running children. We used the room over the garage for one daughter and her friend, and they loved it. After they left, our son moved up there and was thrilled by the view. The prow room allowed us to see the moon shining on the water as we played games in the evening. There was plenty of space to be together or to have some alone time. And the kitchen was stocked with every pan or utensil or dish one could need. How wonderful to be able to spend time in such a beautiful but comfortable home!We were also happy to be able to walk to Rockport village, and to be near such nice beaches - we especially enjoyed the Rockport side of Long Beach. Thank you for your assistance in placing us in such a great setting.
Manager response on 2009-08-28 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Many thanks for all of your positive comments on Spindrif. We are always gratified when a house is such a perfect fit for our guests. We look forward to assissting you with your future vacations on Cape Ann.
Reviewed on 2009-08-13 by Philip and Zetta H. of Peabody, MA United States
Updated on 2009-09-24
Review of stay from 2009-08-01 to 2009-08-08
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Manager response on 2009-08-28 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Many thanks for your positive comments on Spindrift. We look forward to your future visits to Cape Ann.

Singer/Spindrift

Reviewed on 2009-08-06 by Harry S. of Lyndhurst, OH United States
Updated on 2009-09-24
Review of stay from 2009-07-18 to 2009-08-01
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Terrific location. Wonderful that the porch was improved and the new furniture is fabulous. Basic issue is house needs a good cleaning. Lot's of spider webs and lot's of bugs. Sitting on couch in family room we had cockroaches more than several times. There's scotch tape on the ceiling of the "dining room" (next to kitchen area) that could easily be removed. Finally, we were really suprised at the extent of the construction activity. Every morning at 7 AM it started up; anyone sleeping in front (streetside) of house was awakened.

All that said, we enjoyed our holiday and will be in touch about something for next year.
Reviewed on 2009-07-06 by Christine P. of Swarthmore, PA United States
Updated on 2009-09-24
Review of stay from 2009-06-18 to 2009-06-19
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If we had one word to describe Spindrift for our family, it would be "ideal!" From the accommodations, to the locations, to the views, it's all spectacular! We've rented eight summers through AVH at Old Garden Beach, and 2009 was our fourth time at Spindrift. It continues to provide a perfect setting for family memories!
Manager response on 2009-07-08 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Dear Christine and family, We are very glad that you enjoyed your week's (plus) stay at Spindrift. It truly is a wonderful property in a lovely spot. And you are the perfect guests! Looking forward to next whole AVH staff.

Spindrift Sparkler Winter Weekend

Reviewed on 2008-12-10 by Christine P. of Swarthmore, PA United States
Updated on 2008-12-10
Review of stay from 2008-12-05 to 2008-12-07
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Our family has been renting Spindrift for a week's gathering these past summers, and we all love the house, lovely location, and magnificent views. We were invited to a wedding in Rockport and were so pleased that the owner rented it for the weekend. It was wondrous to view Spindrift, the ocean, rocks, etc. in winter, and we even had a light snow send off on our Sunday departure. The house, location, views were all spectacular, and the children, family, and I continue to recount the magnificent memories.
Manager response on 2008-12-10 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you so much for your continous (are we going on 8 visits to Cape Ann?) support of Atlantic Vacation Homes! We are so glad to have you as a member of the AVH family, and very gratified that you remain pleased and satisfied. We look forward to your next visit this summer.

Spindrift

Reviewed on 2008-09-29 by Unknown of Lexington, MA United States
Updated on 2008-10-02
Review of stay from 2008-09-20 to 2008-09-27
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This place is amazing! It made our vacation very special.
Manager response on 2008-10-02 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for taking the time to complete the satisfaction survey and for your lovely comments. We are so pleased to hear that your vacation was such an enjoyable one for you! We hope to see you again in coming years.

Wonderful seaside location

Reviewed on 2008-08-25 by Jane C. of Kent, UK United Kingdom
Updated on 2008-08-29
Review of stay from 2008-08-09 to 2008-08-16
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Spindrift provided us with an unbeatable seaside location. All weathers brought their own beauty and interest. The children enjoyed the generous sized garden and the spacious patio enabled outside dining in comfort.
Manager response on 2008-08-29 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for taking the time to complete the satisfaction survey. Both the survey and your kind comments are appreciated by the Atlantic Vacation Homes staff and homeowners. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Spindrift. We hope that you will stay with us again in coming seasons!

perfect week

Reviewed on 2008-08-16 by Pam F. of Lynnfield, MA United States
Updated on 2008-08-22
Review of stay from 2008-07-19 to 2008-07-26
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Manager response on 2008-08-22 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for completing the satisfaction survey. Both the staff and homeowners appreciate the feedback from our guests. We are glad that your stay with us was a pleasant one and hope you will consider Atlantic Vacation Homes in the coming years!

Summer Seven in Rockport

Reviewed on 2008-06-30 by Christine P. of Swarthmore, PA United States
Updated on 2008-08-22
Review of stay from 2008-06-14 to 2008-06-21
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(This year we spend two weeks at Spindrift. Comments are noted in comments sent 6/30. Please check spelling, etc. because I was not able to scroll back and review it! Thanks again all. Summer Seven in Rockport at Spindrift was magnificent!)
Manager response on 2008-08-22 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for the review and for your comments. Glad to hear that your stay was magnificent!

Summer Seven in Rockport

Reviewed on 2008-06-30 by Christine P. of Swarthmore, PA United States
Updated on 2008-08-22
Review of stay from 2008-06-21 to 2008-06-28
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For seven summers, my daughter, son, spouses, and now six children have been joining me for a week's rental in Rockport. This summer, we were able to spend two weeks at Spindrift with the reduced rate due to the house construction next door. It was an unexpected and wonderful gift! Spindrift's generous and comfortable accommodations, spectacular views, lovely atmosphere and setting (walkable to Old Garden Beach, Gap Cove, etc.) make it the perfect spot for family, friends, and memorable days and gatherings. The house construction next door caused no problem, and we were most grateful for the extra week. We all recall Spindrift's magnificent views, setting, and family memories throughout the year. We plan to return and highly recommend. P.S. AVH and the handyman are always on hand and most helpful if there is a question or a need! Thanks all!
Manager response on 2008-08-22 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your review and for your thoughtful comments. Your feedback is valuable to both our staff and homeowners. We are so pleased to hear that your stay at Spindrift was such a wonderful one for you and your family. We thank you also for your continued business and look forward to seeing you again in future years.
Reviewed on 2008-06-18 by Unknown of Beverly, MA United States
Updated on 2008-08-22
Review of stay from 2008-04-12 to 2008-06-02
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Manager response on 2008-08-22 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for taking the time to complete the satisfaction survey in regards to your recent stay at "Spindrift". Both staff and homeowners appreciate your feedback. We are pleased to know that your stay with us was a success and hope you will consider Atlantic Vacation Homes again in coming years!
Reviewed on 2008-06-09 by Unknown of Beverly, MA United States
Updated on 2008-08-15
Review of stay from 2008-06-02 to 2008-06-05
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Manager response on 2008-08-15 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for taking the time to complete the satisfaction review. Both the staff and homeowners here at Atlantic Vacation Homes appreciate the feedback given by our guests. We are glad to hear that you were pleased with your vacation at Spindrift. We hope to see you again for future vacations.

Yearly Rockport Rendezvous

Reviewed on 2008-05-01 by Christine P. of Swarthmore, PA United States
Updated on 2008-05-01
Review of stay from 2007-06-23 to 2007-06-30
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For the past six summers, we have rented lovely houses at old Garden Beach through AVH. Last summer was our first at Spindrift, and it was a perfect choice for my son, daughter, their families, and me (the mom/grandmother). The house was spacious but comfortable, the views spectacular, and Old Garden Beach walkable for six young children. The house and setting was wonderful to share with family and friends, and we plan to return again to Sprindrift for summer seven in Rockport in building wonderful family memories! We highly recommend!

Spindrift - not your typical vacation rental

Reviewed on 2008-04-18 by Unknown of Cherry Hill, NJ United States
Updated on 2008-04-18
Review of stay from 2007-12-26 to 2007-12-30
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What can I say - Location, location, location! You can't get closer to the ocean than this! House was very well equipped - everything in place and very comfortable. Pinball machine was a fun diversion, along with the multitude of television sets. The real show was sitting in the Prow room watching the ocean and listening to the waves crash against the rocks. Quiet neighborhood and private space. Detailed notes left by the owner covered all the basics. What I really liked is that this home felt like a step back in time. While not "modern" in the sense of granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, etc, it had every convenience necessary to make the stay fun and no-hassle. I'm sure the house could accomodate many people, but it's cozy enough for just couples. My only regret in writing this review is that other people may catch on to this great getaway.