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Athena Cottage by the Sea

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Sleeps 7
#Night Available#Night Unavailable
#Arrive Only#Depart Only




  • Queen 1
  • Twin 3
  • Full 1


This charming summer rental cottage features gorgeous water views from two large second story decks. Beautifully landscaped with a perennial garden, this vacation home is located in the coveted "south end" of Rockport, about 1.5 miles from the village. The Shalin Liu Performance Center and Old Garden Beach are in one direction, and Pebble Beach and Cape Hedge Beach lie in the other direction. Located in an area famous for its beautiful and serene waterfront walks, the house is well situated to enjoy peace and quiet, or find more active fun at the beach or in town.

Enter into the living room, in the original part of the house with beautifully aged wood paneling and a door to the sizable screened in porch at one end. The centrally-located kitchen is original to the house, with added modern appliances. Down the hall is a full bath with a clawfoot tub (with shower) and just beyond is a double bedroom, with access to the screened porch. On the other side of the kitchen is the new addition to the house, which contains a bright and airy family room.

The second floor is home to two bedrooms (one with twins and one with a single) in the original part of the house, as well as a full bath with a tub. The newer section of the second floor houses the queen master bedroom with its vaulted ceilings and ensuite bath with a tub and shower. Off of the master is the first large deck, which faces toward the village and offers ocean views. This deck can also be accessed through the single bedroom. Through the twin bedroom is the door to another large deck which has ocean views to the east and south and include views of the twin lighthouses on Thacher Island.



  • Fan(s)
  • No Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heat (Off-Season)
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Vacuum
  • NO Landline Telephone
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Blow Dryer
  • No Pets Allowed


  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Electric Stove
  • Induction Stovetop
  • Electric Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • K-Cup/Pod Coffee Maker
  • Toaster Oven
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Lobster Pot


  • Multiple decks
  • Enclosed Sun Porch
  • Landscaping Included
  • Screened Area
  • Yard
  • Front Door Two Car Parking
  • Gas Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Shower


  • Access to Public Transportation
  • Walk to Art Galleries
  • Walk to Beach
  • Water Views
  • Long Beach & Cape Hedge Beach


  • Flat Screen TV
  • Apple TV
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • WiFi
  • Bose Radio
  • Croquet
  • Bocci Set
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Telescope

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



Spacious and comfortable, views of the ocean

Reviewed on 2016-08-24 by Helen A. of Watertown, MA United States
Updated on 2016-08-27
Review of stay from 2016-08-13 to 2016-08-20
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Loved the location of this roomy rental. We could see the ocean from both upstairs decks and it was a short walk to "Flat Rocks", a breathtaking spot right on the ocean. Our favorite part of the house was the screened in porch which allowed us to stay "outside" into the evening without bugs. The kitchen was quite small and didn't have alot of counterspace; however, the house was well stocked. Atlantic Vacation Home staff were very helpful and responsive to the few concerns we had and addressed them right away. The outdoor furniture needed to be replaced, but the hammock was a delight. We will definitely return!

August Vacation

Reviewed on 2015-09-10 by James and Nancy A. of Northfield, MA United States
Updated on 2015-09-10
Review of stay from 2015-08-22 to 2015-09-08
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Great in all categories.
Loved the screened porch and the second floor decks.Nice to have a private yard.
Would certainly return to this property in the future.
Thank You

Lovely Cape Ann

Reviewed on 2015-09-07 by Michal K. of Berlin, BE Germany
Updated on 2015-09-07
Review of stay from 2015-08-11 to 2015-08-17
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A lovely house in neach-beach pretty location. We had a technical problem in the house, the hot water heater gave up, but the management company did all it could to have the heater fixed, on a weekend of course. Fortunately the weather was hot, cold showers were thus survivable. The owners gave us a discount for the "cold water weekend" - everybody was happy in the end.

Nice Getaway Location!

Reviewed on 2015-06-26 by Unknown of Tampa, FL United States
Updated on 2015-06-26
Review of stay from 2015-06-20 to 2015-06-24
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Great location with ocean views from all decks, beautiful yard, great for family cookout or picnic! Very quiet, peaceful location. Home could have been better stocked with toilet paper, hand soap, paper towels, etc but close drive to the grocery store for these and other items. overall a lovely stay, would stay again!

Perfect in every way!

Reviewed on 2015-09-05 by Stephanie C. of Ellicott City, MD United States
Updated on 2015-09-05
Review of stay from 2015-08-01 to 2015-08-09
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Property was exactly as described (even better in that extra air mattress in family room allowed eldest college age son to have his own room and privacy and not have to share with younger brother. We absolutely LOVED the house, location, history of original cottage, etc. Screens need to be repaired on beautiful screen porch but didn't present too much of a problem. Kids loved the yard, EASY access to rocks/water view. Kitchen is adequate but we didn't expect fancy (no garbage disposal but we dealt with it). Had a fabulous time and would love to return. We ended up with a perfect week for weather - not too hot so no a.c. was not a problem. Actually got chilly last 2 days. Rental management was responsive. If had to have any complaint it would be that downstairs toilet/tub is very tight for space but worked for kids. A large adult would have a problem. Again we were not expecting luxury-just right for us.