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Granite Courtyard

1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
Sleeps 4

Location:

Rockport

Bedding:

  • Queen 1
  • Sofa Bed 1

Description

From it's private deck, enjoy the views of Sandy Bay dotted with sailboats. Or walk down the quiet lane to Granite Pier and experience the unsurpassed views of the sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean, and of fishing boats moored nearby. The full moon over Granite Pier is spectacular, and even locals come here to experience its glow. Just steps away at Granite Pier (about 120 yards from the house,) you can launch your kayak or Stand Up Paddle board and explore the coastline. Atlantic Vacation Homes rents kayaks and SUPS just inquire. Granite Courtyard is a charming vacation rental located in Rockport's quaint Pigeon Cove neighborhood. From the parking area, walk up about 10 steps to its private deck with water views and enter the cathedral ceilinged home. In it's history, the cottage was the blacksmith's shed where where the oxen, working the nearby granite quarries, were shod. Vestiges can be seen throughout the house and in the courtyard once the floor of the oxen barn.

The open plan living room/dining room/kitchen has high ceilings. There is a queen sofa bed in this room, as well, which flows to the queen bedroom with a/c and bath.

Although the cottage is on a well-traveled road, it affords plenty of peace and privacy, with thick stone walls and all windows and doors opening onto the ocean or courtyard. Steps away is Little Parker Pit, a freshwater quarry for that early morning wake up swim or afternoon refresher.

This houses can be rented with the adjacent property, Granite Pier, for larger groups.

Amenities

Living

  • Fan(s)
  • Air Conditioning Unit(s)
  • Heat
  • Linens
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • NO Landline Telephone
  • Alarm Clock
  • No Pets Allowed

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster Oven
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Food Processor
  • Electric Hand Mixer
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Ice Bucket
  • Lobster Pot
  • Disposal

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Yard
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture

Geographic

  • Walk to Beach
  • Water Views

Entertainment

  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Netflix
  • Cable Television
  • WiFi
  • Stereo System
  • 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 Rental for single or couple

Reviewed on 2018-06-25 by Rick S. of , United States
Updated on 2018-06-25
Review of stay from 2018-02-05 to 2018-06-01
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I got the fortune to spend ~ 5 months in this nice cozy little cottage. The location is great: very close to the ocean, and a reasonable walking distance to the town. Great spot for storm watching in winter. It has everything you need for an extended stay, winter or summer. It is fun to have all the paintings on the walls. The bedroom is quiet after dark and before 7 am. Its living room can host additional two for short visiting. Both the managing company and the owner are kind and helpful. I wish I could return in the future.

Granite Courtyard

Reviewed on 2016-09-05 by Unknown of Bethesda, MD United States
Updated on 2016-09-05
Review of stay from 2016-08-06 to 2016-08-20
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Beautifully kept, comfortably furnished, well equipped. A perfect location, just a short walk from downtown Rockport and a shorter walk to the ocean.

Granite Courtyard

Reviewed on 2015-08-31 by Unknown of Bethesda, MD United States
Updated on 2015-08-31
Review of stay from 2015-08-01 to 2015-08-15
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A lovely, cozy cottage, in a perfect location - just far enough from downtown Rockport to avoid tourists and just close enough to walk there. A 1 min. stroll to the ocean. The cottage is in immaculate condition and very well equipped.

Home away from home....

Reviewed on 2015-09-16 by Nick P. of Green Valley, AZ United States
Updated on 2015-09-16
Review of stay from 2015-08-22 to 2015-08-31
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We enjoyed our 11 day stay in the very comfortable and scenic cottage. My wife had a medical issue and the owners kindly extended our stay by one night. Sandy Kay were very kind and considerate. We hope rent again in the near future.

Granite Courtyard

Reviewed on 2015-12-07 by Becky Ditmars, A. of Omaha, NE United States
Updated on 2015-12-07
Review of stay from 2015-09-07 to 2015-12-05
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Recommend to Others
Very pleasant in all respects

Great place to stay everyone was friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on 2011-10-20 by Dave B. of Near Shrewsbury, Shropshire United Kingdom
Updated on 2011-10-20
Review of stay from 2011-10-10 to 2011-10-17
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I've stayed worldwide in rental properties and this ranks amongst the very best.Sandy was friendly and helpful. After having many problems finding a place to stay in Rockport I found the AVH staff were very efficient friendly and helpful. I had a wonderful stay in very beautiful place, many thanks.

Granite arms embraced this Rockport native.

Reviewed on 2012-07-19 by Unknown of Nashville, TN United States
Updated on 2012-07-27
Review of stay from 2012-07-07 to 2012-07-14
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Recommend to Others
We love being near our many life-long friends, and the access to a place to launch our kayaks at Granite Pier was a great bonus.
Manager response on 2012-07-27 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We're glad you had such a wonderful stay! Cape Ann truly does radiate natural beauty, and the kayaking is incredible, as this area has many coves, harbors, and islands to explore. We hope you got to see one of the harbor seals that call this area home! Thank you for choosing Atlantic Vacation Homes, and we hope to serve you again!

Great Vacation Stay

Reviewed on 2012-09-03 by Russell S. of Stottville, NY United States
Updated on 2012-09-03
Review of stay from 2012-08-25 to 2012-09-01
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Granite Courtyard is a charming apartment just off Granite Pier. It's a pleasant one mile walk to Bearskin Neck and less than that to beaches. Our only complaint was early morning road noise from Boston-bound commuters. That minor quibble aside, it was a great place to stay with a helpful but unobtrusive host. We appreciated the washer/dryer and comfortable bed.

Lovely time

Reviewed on 2012-08-15 by Phillip M. of Outremont Quebec, CN Canada
Updated on 2012-08-15
Review of stay from 2012-08-04 to 2012-08-13
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We had a lovely time in this great location. Close to the beach at a very reasonable price. Sandy is a great host. Rockport is a superb quiet community.

Perfect For A Couple

Reviewed on 2012-08-27 by Unknown of Gainesville, VA United States
Updated on 2012-08-27
Review of stay from 2012-08-18 to 2012-08-25
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Recommend to Others
Close to everything, but far away enough to enjoy the quiet. Yes you'll hear the cars going by, but there's no place on Cape Ann where you wont.

Lovely Granite Courtyard

Reviewed on 2013-08-12 by Mary C. of New Britain, CT United States
Updated on 2013-08-12
Review of stay from 2013-08-03 to 2013-08-10
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Very comfortable, pleasant, friendly and helpful owner. Nice view from the deck.

2 Weeks at Granite Courtyard

Reviewed on 2014-08-13 by Unknown of Bethesda, MD United States
Updated on 2014-08-13
Review of stay from 2014-07-26 to 2014-08-09
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Comfortably furnished, well equipped, it felt like home the minute I walked in. The owner was always helpful. The location was perfect - near the ocean and easy walking distance to Rockport.

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Reviewed on 2015-07-28 by Unknown of Elkins, NH United States
Updated on 2015-07-28
Review of stay from 2015-07-23 to 2015-07-26
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We had a good time
Reviewed on 2008-07-09 by Joel J. of Ellicott City, MD United States
Updated on 2008-08-15
Review of stay from 2007-06-30 to 2007-07-07
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Manager response on 2008-08-15 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for taking time to complete the satisfaction review. Both the staff and homeowners of Atlantic Vacation Homes appreciate feedback from our guests. We are pleased that your vacation at Granite Courtyard was enjoyable and we hope you will consider us again in 2009.

Our Stay at Granite Courtyard, Rockport, MA

Reviewed on 2008-07-07 by Marian P. of Ithaca, NY United States
Updated on 2008-08-15
Review of stay from 2008-06-28 to 2008-07-05
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Recommend to Others
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 by our guests. We are pleased that your stay with us was enjoyable and hope to see you again in 2009!

Great Spot, Great Retreat

Reviewed on 2008-06-26 by Unknown of , United States
Updated on 2008-08-22
Review of stay from 2008-06-17 to 2008-06-24
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Sandy and Kay have created a cozy, comfortable, wonderful New England retreat. The house is clean, well-furnished and joyously atmospheric. Deck, yard and deck/lawn furniture are wonderful. There is much to see in Cape Ann, but we found ourselves drawn simply to stay here and read. When we did go out, it was often on foot (beautiful 10-20 minute seacoast walk to town and Bearskin Neck). The only negative: Traffic noise is definitely noticeable.
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 thoughtful comments. Our guests' feedback is important to both the staff and our homeowners. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay at "Granite Courtyard" and hope you will consider Atlantic Vacation Homes again in coming seasons.
Reviewed on 2008-10-21 by Linda S. of Waynesboro, VA United States
Updated on 2009-11-03
Review of stay from 2008-09-27 to 2008-10-04
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A wonderful place -- small, but it seemed spacious. On main road, but not noisy at all. Owner was very helpful, even printing out information re the museum in Salem for us. It was too chilly to enjoy the deck & yard, but it's lovely with a water view from the deck. Very easy to get around from this location. It's close to grocery, pharmacy, etc. Also, very close to downtown Rockport. The place was spotless, & the owner's art certainly added to the ambience. Everything you'd need is included, even a washer & dryer. We really enjoyed our stay, & would recommend it to friends.
Manager response on 2009-11-03 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
The AVH staff are happy that you had such a fufilling vacation at Granite Courtyard. We hope to have you back in the near future!

Romantic Rendezvous

Reviewed on 2008-10-02 by Unknown of Hudson, NY United States
Updated on 2008-10-02
Review of stay from 2008-09-08 to 2008-09-16
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We could not have been more comfortable in the lovey and hospitable surroundings that the Granite Courtyard offered. The house was meticulously clean and the owner was very gracious. It was the perfect escape. A place to sit by the water, walk into Rockport, or drive to the most adorable little towns. We ate the most incredible seafood on the private deck and the kitchen was fully equipped. Just bring your clothes, great food, wine and unwind! We look forward to our next stay.
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. Feedback from our guests is appreciated by both the staff and the homeowners here. It sounds like you had a perfectly wonderful stay at Granite Courtyard! We look forward to seeing you again.
Reviewed on 2008-08-19 by Carol S. of Monson, MA United States
Updated on 2008-08-22
Review of stay from 2008-08-09 to 2008-08-17
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Recommend to Others
Need to trim some branches for a clearer view. Otherwise, It was a great place to stay. The owners were quite lovely and very helpful. They gave us our privacy unless we asked them to join us in a cocktail in the courtyard or on the grounds. Great paintings in the cottage. Would consider returning in the future.
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 Granite Courtyard. Both staff and homeowners appreciate review and comments from our guests. We are pleased to know that your stay with us was a success and hope you will consider Atlantic Vacation Homes again in 2009!

Coming Home to Visit - This is the 3rd year I have been to Granite Courtyard. It feels like home. Sandy and Kay are the best and I always look forward to visiting with them.

Reviewed on 2009-08-11 by Karen H. of Ithaca, NY United States
Updated on 2009-09-23
Review of stay from 2009-08-01 to 2009-08-08
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Manager response on 2009-08-29 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
How wonderful that your visits to Granite Courtyard are so enjoyable. We'll see you next year.

Lovely Rockport get away

Reviewed on 2010-06-28 by Unknown of Clinton, MA United States
Updated on 2010-06-29
Review of stay from 2010-06-05 to 2010-06-12
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The cottage is perfect for 1 or 2 persons. Everything you need or want for a beach vacation is supplied. Great location withing walking distance to everything. One of the most relaxing vacations I have had. I will be back.
Manager response on 2010-06-29 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
So very glad you enjoyed this quaint property; it is close to everything and a perfect getaway! We look forward to assisting you with your vacation needs in the future.

Great Location - Perfect getaway for two!

Reviewed on 2010-08-16 by Unknown of Annville, PA United States
Updated on 2010-08-16
Review of stay from 2010-07-24 to 2010-07-31
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We husband and I loved the property.....there was nothing that wasn't thought of re: amenities. Peaceful despite main road in front, property owner next door VERY helpful and unintrusive. We'd stay here again in a minute! Lovely week's stay and a short walk to downtown, shopping. Some of the furniture could use some updating in LR -& the water views that you see on website are absent with all of the trees.....but other than that! Perfect! We'd highly recommend it!

Ideal Getaway

Reviewed on 2010-07-19 by Unknown of Raleigh, NC United States
Updated on 2010-07-27
Review of stay from 2010-07-06 to 2010-07-11
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It's a very private location.The owners were accessible but not intrusive and they thought of everything.Easy train ride from Boston.The views are spectacular.Great restaurants near by.
Manager response on 2010-07-27 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Granite Courtyard is such a wonderful little getaway! We at AVH are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and hope you will consider us next year for your vacation needs!
Reviewed on 2010-06-08 by Detrea L. of Ft. Wayne, IN United States
Updated on 2010-07-06
Review of stay from 2010-05-30 to 2010-06-05
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Everything it was advertised to be. Very comfortable for two and fully equiped. Good location to walk to town. Ideal for a week stay or a month. Would not hesitate recommending to others.
Manager response on 2010-07-06 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Such a great place and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay! Please don't hesitate to contact us in the future as you plan your next holiday in Cape Ann.

Very cozy and comfortable.

Reviewed on 2011-05-04 by Marcia M. of Rockport, MA United States
Updated on 2011-05-07
Review of stay from 2011-04-11 to 2011-05-01
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They need a better can opener and paring knife. It would be nice to have a newer model microwave suspended under the shelf, to provide more counter space. Minor considerations, in all.

Granite Courtyard

Reviewed on 2011-08-03 by Unknown of Glasgow, Scotland, UK United Kingdom
Updated on 2011-08-05
Review of stay from 2011-07-03 to 2011-07-30
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This house is ideally situated for those who like to walk. It is within walking distance of the main shopping centre in Rockport,the beaches and the train station,which provides cheap transport to various destinations.
The house itself was exceptionally clean and tidy. The fittings are a bit "tired" and could do with upgrading but are in perfect working order. It is very small.
The owners stay next door (the properties are joined together) and are extremely helpful whilst remaining unobtrusive
Manager response on 2011-08-04 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Granite Courtyard has a special charm and is in a wonderful location. It is compact but the high ceilings, the courtyard and the deck give the impression of extra space. We look forward to having you "cross the pond" again to our beautiful Cape Ann!
Reviewed on 2011-05-25 by Marcia M. of Rockport, MA United States
Updated on 2011-05-31
Review of stay from 2011-05-01 to 2011-05-09
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