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Eden Lights

7 Bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 13
Key
#Night Available#Night Unavailable
#Arrive Only#Depart Only

Location:

Rockport

Bedding:

  • King 1
  • Queen 1
  • Twin 1
  • Full 4

Description

Oceanfront! Eden Lights is the perfect home for a family reunion or gathering of friends. Bring your nearest and dearest to this beautifully renovated vacation home built a century ago at the edge of Rockport's rugged Atlantic coastline. Once you enter its spacious living room with popplestone fireplace and walk out onto its wraparound porch, you will never want to leave. Views of Thacher Island, with its majestic "Twin Lights," will take your breath away and the fresh salt air will transport you to another place in time--a time when life was slower and more peaceful.

When you finally get up from your choice of porch lounge chairs, you might decide to walk down a few granite steps to a patio built right into the rocks and then step beyond to the the ledge of boulders hugging the shore. Eventually, as twilight falls you'll come inside this quintessential New England shingled cottage, tastefully decorated with furniture newly selected yet appropriate to its origins.

From the living room you enter the dining room with fireplace that leads to the adjacent large eat-in kitchen all with hardwood floors and ocean views. The kitchen has updated appliances, butler's pantry, table, door to the deck and another door to the separate laundry, back stairs and parking area. A few steps up brings you to a guest bathroom adjoining the kitchen and the front door foyer. Upstairs there are 7 bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

Amenities

Living

  • Fan(s)
  • No Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heat (Off-Season)
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Alarm Clock

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Electric Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Cooler

Outdoor

  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Off-Street Parking / Driveway
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture

Geographic

  • Walk to Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Swim From Property
  • Long Beach & Cape Hedge Beach

Entertainment

  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable Television
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • 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

Spooky mansion on the rock

Reviewed on 2020-07-20 by Catherine K. of S. Salem, Ny United States
Updated on 2020-07-20
Review of stay from 2020-07-07 to 2020-07-18
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Incredible views.
Too much of a monastery, convent feeling.
No place to comfortably lounge in the sun.
No tables and chairs to take meals outside
No comfortable sitting anywhere
Kitchen drawers falling off
I totally understand that the owners work hard to keep the 1900 style they like.
No basic accessories: no towel holders in bathrooms; no whisk or baking dish in kitchen but instead 100 knives and gigantic lobster gear etc...
Sleeping for 12 or 14 but only 8 DR chairs and forks and knives for 6 or 8
No proper lighting anywhere other than the kitchen
No shades in kitchen
Beautiful architecture, amazing location. Great design potential but 1900 Is gone. May be in the Birkshire but not at the beach.
Rental needs major upgrades to provide pleasant comfortable amenities. the first thing I would do is paint all the walls white ;) And put an access to the grass area off the kitchen.
Very disappointing where we thought we had found a house to tent every summer.
If you decide to continue to rent in the summer, call us if you need ideas on how to make it a comfortable place. Or if you decide to sell.
In terms of AVH, their service was excellent. House was clean, plenty of towels. No complaints. For them, we left the house in very good condition and helped take all the sheets, blankets and towels away so they would feel safer. Though to work in other people’s houses with the Covid conditions. Thank you!

Amazing Family Trip

Reviewed on 2020-07-08 by Unknown of Charlestown, MA United States
Updated on 2020-07-08
Review of stay from 2020-07-02 to 2020-07-06
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I cannot begin to describe how wonderful this house is. The view alone is worth staying here. It is incredible. Rustic and charming, yet had all the amenities you could hope for. We had a group of 10 with a few other folks visiting during day, and we were never crowded. There was enough space for us to congregate together, or find our own space. It was perfect! I hope to return to Eden lights next year for a longer stay!
Manager response on 2020-07-08 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you very much for the 5-star review! We are so glad that you had a wonderful stay at our vacation rental. We look forward to having you back again next year!

a family vacation to remember

Reviewed on 2014-07-29 by Unknown of New Fairfield, CT United States
Updated on 2014-07-29
Review of stay from 2014-07-05 to 2014-07-12
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Upon walking into the house, you can see the charter and charm this place has to offer. Once you open the back door and step out on the expanded porch.....you see paradise! We had an amazing time! You can sit outside all day long with the shade of the porch and enjoy a great book or good company!
Manager response on 2014-07-29 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We're glad that you had such an amazing time at Eden Lights - you just can't beat sitting outside on the porch during a New England summer! We thank you for choosing Atlantic Vacation Homes as your vacation rental company, we hope to see you next summer, and we wish you a great rest of the year!

Picture perfect

Reviewed on 2015-07-13 by Unknown of New Fairfield, CT United States
Updated on 2015-07-13
Review of stay from 2015-07-04 to 2015-07-11
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This is our second year back at Eden Lights, and once again, it was amazing. The house couldn't be located in a better spot. The coveted porch is ideal for my grandmother, who likes to just sit and read. The kids have fun adventuring out on the rocks! Plenty of rooms for all of us and nothing is ever needed. The house has it all!

FANTASTIC

Reviewed on 2015-08-24 by Claude B. of Sherbrooke, QC Canada
Updated on 2015-08-24
Review of stay from 2015-08-15 to 2015-08-22
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This is realy Eden . I woul recommand this place for everybody who wants to get some rest.

Great vacation

Reviewed on 2016-07-25 by Unknown of Wilmington, DE United States
Updated on 2017-08-02
Review of stay from 2016-07-02 to 2016-07-09
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We stayed at Eden Lights from 2-7 July. It was our fourth or fifth (or more) time there. It works well for us; large kitchen and dining room, adequate bedrooms and baths

A more perfect setting on the ocean's edge could not be imagined

Reviewed on 2011-08-08 by Fr. John G. of Redding, CT United States
Updated on 2011-09-17
Review of stay from 2011-07-16 to 2011-07-23
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Fans cannot overcome the devastating and suffocating heat.
Manager response on 2011-09-17 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Eden Lights is a perfect setting on the ocean's edge and unfortunately, you were here during a very hot week. Hopefully, that will not dampen your spirit for a return visit and perhaps to one of our airconditioned properties. AVH staff

A Treasured Memory

Reviewed on 2011-07-26 by Joann Ferrara Z. of San Diego, CA United States
Updated on 2011-08-04
Review of stay from 2011-06-25 to 2011-07-02
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We rented Eden Lights for a family reunion, and spent 7 wonderful days enjoying the comfort of this home. There were 10 of us that stayed at the rental and the house was well equipped and very comfortable, especially the amazing back porch, with the romantic view of the lighthouses. We never had to wait turns for the shower, plenty of hot water for several at once. On the reunion day there were plenty of platters, dishes and utensils etc. to entertain 30 guests.Thank you for helping to create a lifetime memory at such a magical location!
Manager response on 2011-08-04 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Your review speaks volumes about this unique and breathtaking vacation rental home. Eden Lights is what memories are made of and we are so pleased that you and your family have made some lasting memories there! AVH staff

Embracing beauty and elegance!

Reviewed on 2012-06-08 by Gary & Jeanne P. of Santa Barbara, CA United States
Updated on 2012-07-05
Review of stay from 2012-05-16 to 2012-05-23
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Eden Lights is the first experience our family has had in renting a home for a family get away/ graduation. I can not say enough about our stay at Eden Lights. The home captivates you from the moment you walk in. Eden Lights is filled with warmth, charm, beauty and history that flows through in every room of the home. We did not want to do much else in the area but enjoy this fabulous home, its coziness and its views. We had rain for a couple days but with two large fireplaces burning it was an amazing setting for board game playing. Our family enjoyed beautiful sunsets, great walking paths and bike riding areas. The home is a short drive to many of the wonderful towns along the coast. The town and people of Rockport made us feel right at home. We had the privilege of Ipswich Clambake restaurant cater a graduation dinner for us at Eden Lights. The home with its huge kitchen and dining room, accommodated for this sensational feast! For our first experience at renting we started with the absolute best. If you are reading this review, plan your next trip to Rockport and Eden Lights.We will have memories to last a life time and hope to add to them with our next stay at Eden Lights.
Manager response on 2012-07-05 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Dear Parsons, We at AVH are truly gratified that you were able to enjoy your special family event in this wonderful home, and that the house served you so well. We do hope that you come back, just to vacation! There's no place like Cape Ann! Sincere Regards, Claire and the AVH staff

Best Porch Ever!

Reviewed on 2012-08-06 by Unknown of North Haven, CT United States
Updated on 2012-08-25
Review of stay from 2012-07-14 to 2012-07-21
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We stayed at Eden Lights during a particularly hot and humid week. The porch (HUGE!) overlooking the Atlantic Ocean was cool and comfortable regardless of the weather in town! And there was plenty of room for all 14 of us.
Manager response on 2012-08-25 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
I could sit on Eden Lights porch looking out onto the ocean for hours! Isn't it incredible? We are so happy your large party had a fantastic stay, despite the heat. We hope you return to Cape Ann next summer!

Tough kitchen in hot weather!

Reviewed on 2013-07-08 by Unknown of Wilmington, DE United States
Updated on 2013-07-17
Review of stay from 2013-06-29 to 2013-07-06
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Lovely house, great location. Kitchen a problem in hot weather... Uninhabitable because of large fixed window (no shade or blinds) and no cross ventilation. Needs a dustpan to go with the broom!
Manager response on 2013-07-17 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for the feedback - your stay happened to be during one of the hottest weeks we've had this summer and we will be sure to provide a fan. Thank you for informing us about the dustpan, we have delivered one! We are glad that you enjoyed the location, however, and hope to see you again!

Amazing Property

Reviewed on 2013-09-02 by Unknown of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI United States
Updated on 2013-09-02
Review of stay from 2013-08-24 to 2013-08-31
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The location of this home and the accommodations within made this rental property an experience of a life time. The house was large enough for 14 people to stay comfortably. The kitchen was fully stocked witrh all the necessary amenities to cook and serve all guests. It was perfect!

I can't imagine a more gracious and welcoming space and setting

Reviewed on 2008-08-19 by Fr. John G. of Redding, CT 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 taking the time to complete the satisfaction survey in regards to your recent stay at "Eden Lights". Both staff and homeowners appreciate your feedback and your lovely comments. We are pleased to know that your stay with us was a success and hope you will consider Atlantic Vacation Homes again in 2009!
Reviewed on 2008-09-15 by Unknown of Fairfield, CT United States
Updated on 2008-10-02
Review of stay from 2008-09-06 to 2008-09-13
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Manager response on 2008-10-02 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for completing the satisfaction survey in regards to your recent stay at Eden Lights. We are pleased to know that you had a pleasant stay and hope you will consider staying with us again in future years.
Reviewed on 2008-09-23 by Andrea E. of Boca Raton, FL United States
Updated on 2008-10-02
Review of stay from 2008-09-14 to 2008-09-21
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Manager response on 2008-10-02 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for completing the satisfaction survey and for your continued patronage. We are pleased to know that your stay at Eden Lights was an enjoyable one for you. We hope to see you again in coming years.

I gathered my three daughters and their families for this vacation. It could not have been more perfect ! The most beautiful location - The house was everyones dream for a holiday at the ocean

Reviewed on 2008-09-02 by Richard C. of Brooklyn, NY United States
Updated on 2008-09-11
Review of stay from 2008-08-16 to 2008-08-30
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beautiful rooms,furnished with great care , wonderful linens and views -views -views. Clean as clean can be - I only wish that I could have stayed another day to clean while hearing the ocean. When we were almost back to New York we realized that we did not start the washer - for this I apologize. The management staff was great. ALL IN ALL - A TEN - THANK YOU and please thank the owners
Manager response on 2008-09-11 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for completing the satisfaction survey and for your very thoughtful comments. Feedback from our guests is so important to both the staff and homeowners. It sounds like you had a lovely time with your family. Please consider another stay with us in future years.
Reviewed on 2008-07-31 by Mark S. of Manhattan Beach, CA United States
Updated on 2008-08-15
Review of stay from 2008-07-05 to 2008-07-12
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Eden Lights was magical! We had more fun with family and friends sharing music, food and drink. Nothing compares!
Manager response on 2008-08-15 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to complete the satisfaction review. Your comments are important to both the staff and homeowners of Atlantic Vacation Homes. We are so pleased you enjoyed Eden Lights and hope you will consider staying with us again in 2009.

Awesome waterfront vacation!

Reviewed on 2008-08-18 by Alison K. of Nashua, NH United States
Updated on 2008-08-22
Review of stay from 2008-08-09 to 2008-08-16
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Eden Lights. The interior condition of the property far surpassed my expectations. I have been renting summer vacation homes for years - at various east coast New England locations and this may have been my best rental experience. First and foremost the cleanliness was key. Typically, we rent at the end of the summer season and feel that the property has become worn from use of the previous renters. Staying at this property was a wonderful experience.
Manager response on 2008-08-22 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for taking the time to complete the satisfaction survey and for your lovely comments in regards to Eden Lights! We are so pleased to hear of your wonderful experience. We hope that you will consider staying with Atlantic Vacation Homes again in coming years.
Reviewed on 2008-07-29 by Unknown of North Reading, MA United States
Updated on 2008-08-15
Review of stay from 2008-07-12 to 2008-07-19
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Everything at Eden Lights was wonderful. It was a great house for a family reunion and the location was superb. The views of Thacher Island and the twin lighthouses were wonderful. The house accommodated my family of 10 very comfortably. And the amenities were excellent. The house had everything we needed and more. I would definetly go back.
Manager response on 2008-08-15 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We are so happy you had a wonderful family reunion at Eden Lights. Both the staff and homeowners of Atlantic Vacation Homes appreciate you taking the time to complete the review. We hope to see you again in future years!

Eden Lights Fall Family Reunion

Reviewed on 2008-11-05 by Susan P. of Clemont, FL United States
Updated on 2008-12-10
Review of stay from 2008-10-27 to 2008-11-03
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This was the most beautiful, well maintained home I have ever visited. Location was absolutely breathtaking. Our whole family was able to come from South Florida to attend our son's wedding, sharing memories, beautiful photo backdrops and a fantastic time!!
Manager response on 2008-12-10 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We are extremely gratified that you enjoyed your stay at Eden Lights, and are so pleased that you had such a special place to gather your important memories. We do hope that you will visit us again soon!
Reviewed on 2009-07-13 by Mark S. of Manhattan Beach, CA United States
Updated on 2009-09-16
Review of stay from 2009-06-27 to 2009-07-11
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Manager response on 2009-07-17 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Dear Mr. St. Germain, Many thanks for taking the time to comment on your stay at Eden Lights. We look forward to your next visit to beautiful Cape Ann. Sincerely, The Atlantic Vacation Homes Staff

our new family gathering spot!

Reviewed on 2009-07-14 by Gretchen F. of Emmaus, PA United States
Updated on 2009-09-16
Review of stay from 2009-06-20 to 2009-06-27
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This was the 2nd year my family spent at Eden Lights - and next year will be our third! The wrap around porch is the ideal location to watch the waves and the sunrise. The inside of the house is roomy and more than comfortable for our family of 12: we all helped cook in the large kitchen and ate around the same table in the dining room. The owner was available for any questions during our stay. I highly recommend this house and location for a relaxing family vacation.
Manager response on 2009-07-17 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Dear Grethchen, We are thrilled that your family enjoyed Eden Lights enough to return for year 3! We look forward to assisting you again next summer. Sincerely, The Atlantic Vacation Homes Staff

couldn't be better

Reviewed on 2009-08-03 by Fr. John G. of Redding, CT United States
Updated on 2009-09-16
Review of stay from 2009-07-11 to 2009-07-18
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Would you confirm reservation for next July 17-24, 2010
Manager response on 2009-08-04 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Dear Father John, We are gratified that you so enjoyed yourself at Eden lights once again! We will be contacting you soon to confirm your return in 2010. Thank you for your confidence, loyalty and continuing business. Have a great year!

A bit of paradise at Eden Lights

Reviewed on 2010-07-26 by Fr. John G. of Redding, CT United States
Updated on 2010-07-28
Review of stay from 2010-07-17 to 2010-07-24
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Manager response on 2010-07-27 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
It truly is a bit of paradise! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at this lovely retreat. Thank you for your kind note as well!
Reviewed on 2009-12-01 by Unknown of Bloomington, IL United States
Updated on 2009-12-23
Review of stay from 2009-11-22 to 2009-11-29
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Best View Ever

Reviewed on 2011-06-30 by Unknown of North Haven, CT United States
Updated on 2011-07-07
Review of stay from 2011-06-18 to 2011-06-25
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A rambling house with lots of room for kids to wander. The most spectacular view from the covered porch, straight out over the Atlantic, means you can comfortably sit out and watch the tides in pretty much any weather.
The road is quite rutted and potholed, but that is the only complaint I can make. A great house for a large family or gathering.
Manager response on 2011-07-07 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Eden Lights is in such a wonderful location,a view of Thatcher's Island and the twin lights from every room and even in stormy weather from the protection of the covered porch. The road is rutted but we hear that the town is finally going to fix it, hopefully in time for your next stay! Come back and see us real soon, AVH staff
Reviewed on 2011-07-13 by Unknown of Wilmington, DE United States
Updated on 2011-07-25
Review of stay from 2011-07-02 to 2011-07-09
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Manager response on 2011-07-25 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your review of Eden Lights. AVH staff
Reviewed on 2008-07-02 by Gretchen F. of Emmaus, PA United States
Updated on 2008-08-15
Review of stay from 2008-06-21 to 2008-06-28
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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. The staff and homeowners here at Atlantic Vacation Homes appreciate the feedback given to us by our guests. We are pleased to know that your vacation was enjoyable and hope to see you again in coming years.