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Granite Pier

3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Sleeps 8
Front of the house with a view.The new roof deck (2019).The bright and cheerful living room.A comfortable sofa with bright cushions.The bay window looks out toward the ocean and the pier.Access the kitchen via the small pantry area.A flat-screen tv is mounted near the entrance to the sun porch.The sun porch has views of the pier.The smaller deck off the left side of the sun porch.This is a fantastic kitchen for gathering together.The stove is on the inner side of the breakfast bar.The large eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar.The sink overlooks the verdant courtyard.The dining room's bay window looks out to the courtyard.Dining room has seats for 8.ExteriorThis bedroom has a wall-mounted flat-screen tv.The ground floor bedroom has twins that can convert to a King.Ground-floor full bath with tiled shower.Ground-floor full bath with tiled shower.Alcove with day bed, trundle, and deck access.The alcove offers extra sleeping space and sea breezes.The new roof deck (2019).Bedroom 2: Master king bedroom.Bedroom 2: Master king bedroom.Bedroom 2: Master king bedroom.Bedroom 3: Queen bed.Bedroom 3: Wall-mounted flat-screen tv.Bedroom 3: Queen bed.The 2nd floor bathroom has a double vanity.Bathroom skylights bring in the sunshine.The jetted soaking tub.The bathroom has a separate water closet.Grill a meal or just relax on the patio.This patio with a view is a lovely spot for outdoor dining.The lush garden makes for a beautiful setting.The courtyard at the front of the house.The courtyard is shared with the sister cottage Granite Cottage.View of the pier from the roof deck.
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  • King 1
  • Queen 1
  • Twin 4


Granite Pier, with its unparalleled ocean views, is a traditional Cape Ann home with an unusual history. Built in the mid to late 1800’s, it was part of the Rockport Granite Company housing workmen who mined the nearby quarries. Blending traditional craftsmanship with modern amenities, this home is quintessential New England with ocean views from its multiple decks, from the master bedroom and from the sun room. Multiple skylights and large windows let natural light flood in. Granite Pier can be rented in conjunction with sister cottage Granite Cottage (next door) for larger groups.

Explore nearby Gull Cove, which is less than a five-minute walk from the home or travel to the end of the actual Granite Pier (for which the house is named), which affords 270-degree views of the great Atlantic and the Rockport coastline. Go there early in the morning to experience the sunrise over the water. There is a boat launch at the pier just 120 yards from the house, where you can bring your kayaks or stand up paddle boards and explore the area by water. (Kayaks and SUPs can be rented through Atlantic Vacation Homes).

Experience swimming in a fresh water quarry known as Little Parker Pit just up the road a piece (400 yards) and see how refreshing a dip in the quarry is on a hot summer day. Like hikes or running in the woods, then leave the house, walk under the Keystone Bridge made from Rockport granite and enter into the beautiful Dogtown wilderness. Have a boat? You'll find it easy to manage a trailer. Front Beach and Back Beach are also close by.

No Pets. No Smoking.


Kitchen: Includes corian countertops and a breakfast bar with chairs for 4. The ornamental fireplace adds to the historic feel of the home. 

Dining Room: The formal dining room has bay windows that let in plenty of light.

Living Room: Includes a large flat screen smart TV, a large picture window and access to the sun porch and deck.

Sun Room: A 3-season porch with ocean views that can be heated on cooler days or nights.

Bedroom 1: This room includes 2 single beds (King conversion available) and a flat-screen TV.

Bathroom 1: Full bathroom with shower.


Bedroom 2: Master bedroom with a King bed, flat screen TV and AC unit.

Bedroom 3: Queen bed with flat screen TV and AC unit.

Alcove: Daybed with trundle bed and ceiling fan.

Full Bath: Exceptional bathroom with jetted tub, separate shower, and tiled floor.


There is off-street parking for 4 cars.



  • Air Conditioning Unit(s)
  • Pellet Stove
  • Heat (Off-Season)
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Vacuum
  • NO Landline Telephone
  • Skylight(s)
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Carpeting
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blow Dryer


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


  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture


  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Ice Cream Store
  • Walk to Quarries
  • Walk to Restaurant(s)
  • Walk to Town
  • Walk to Train
  • Water Views
  • Pigeon Cove
  • Walk to Performing Arts Center


  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable Television
  • WiFi
  • Desktop Computer
  • Printer
  • Stereo System
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Puzzles
  • Easel

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



Great Home

Reviewed on 2020-10-02 by Unknown of CAPE MAY, NJ United States
Updated on 2020-10-02
Review of stay from 2020-09-03 to 2020-09-07
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Recommend to Others
We decided on a last minute quick trip with our children. Due to COVID the check in is at 4:00 and check out a 9:00. Unfortunately at 4:00, our house was still not ready. Once we were allowed to enter, the home was very clean. The home and views are amazing. I recommend some new window units and additional ones downstairs. The furniture smelled moldy, but after the air started circulating it was better. For a last minute rental, it was very enjoyable.

Great Stay - Property and AVH

Reviewed on 2020-09-22 by Unknown of arlington, VA United States
Updated on 2020-10-01
Review of stay from 2020-07-05 to 2020-07-12
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We were a family of six adults and had an outstanding time at Granite Pier. Description is spot on. COVID added unique challenges and AVH could not have been more flexible or responsive. This property is ideally situated with a water view, excellent kitchen, great multi-level layout, and walking distance to town and quarries. Shout out to Jonathan for his work with us. Highly recommend the property and AVH.

Great Spot, Beautiful Home.

Reviewed on 2019-08-14 by Kevin L. of Lowell, MA United States
Updated on 2019-12-12
Review of stay from 2019-07-27 to 2019-08-03
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Recommend to Others
Let me start off by saying this place is beautiful, This is my 25th season renting summer vacation homes in Rockport.There were a few issues with the home. upstairs toilet was running 24/7 I called and was told it would be taken care of when I checkout. Also the right side of the double sink wouldn't drain and was told it was probably hair and that would be taken care of after checkout. Then the smoke detectors were going off everyday on there own no one was cooking or any heat or smoke of any kind. At times 5:30 in the morning or 9:00 at night. I didn't report this because it was most likely going to be taken care of after checkout. Looks like electrical issue.I'm on vacation and should not have to make phone calls allday. Also the portable A/C for the upstairs trundle bed area was not working.Again do I make another phone call? my daughter slept on the couch down stairs in the living room for 5 nights.This place is beautiful nice spot and great views, I'm not one to complain but after 25 season's in Rockport and the price for a one week rental $3,500 you should not have to make phone calls all week.
Manager response on 2019-12-12 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry that you were not able to have the perfect vacation due to these issues. AVH strives to address and fix problems as soon as they arise. The toilet required a part that we were not able to get during your stay. Unfortunately, we did not realize that there was an ongoing issue with the smoke alarms, but that has since been resolved. We do hope that you enjoyed your stay in Rockport despite these issues, and do look forward to your next visit with us.

Best Family Vacation

Reviewed on 2019-07-29 by William L. of Centerburg, OH United States
Updated on 2019-08-06
Review of stay from 2019-07-20 to 2019-07-27
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Recommend to Others
I cannot express enough how great this house was. It was stocked with more kitchen items than expected. The view of the ocean was breathtaking. It really was the perfect vacation house for our family. Thank you!
Manager response on 2019-08-06 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are happy to hear that you have a fabulous family vacation and stay at our vacation rental. We hope that you and your family will return to Cape Ann next year!

Wonderful home by the sea

Reviewed on 2020-08-10 by Unknown of Natick, MA United States
Updated on 2020-08-10
Review of stay from 2020-07-12 to 2020-07-25
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Recommend to Others
We booked this rental before we knew we would face restrictions because of COVID-19. We were so glad we did! Getting away to the coast without having to leave the Commonwealth was just what we needed. Everything was very comfortable. Especially loved being able to eat on the shaded outdoor deck/patio.

A very good experience

Reviewed on 2017-06-28 by Anjan C. of Bloomfield Hills, MI United States
Updated on 2017-07-25
Review of stay from 2017-06-22 to 2017-06-25
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Recommend to Others
We had a good time, the house was very cozy and the owners were thoughtful in terms of anticipating renters' needs. We wish they had central a/c and while one of the units was not working the staff at AVH were quick to come out and fix it
Manager response on 2017-07-25 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your review, it was great meeting you when I came to fix the A/C. We look forward to welcoming you back to Rockport soon.

Fourth of July stay

Reviewed on 2017-07-07 by Unknown of Wayland, MA United States
Updated on 2017-08-02
Review of stay from 2017-07-01 to 2017-07-05
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Recommend to Others
We stayed at this property 5 days during the fourth of July long weekend- and everything was perfect! We loved the home- which had everything we needed and was beautifully decorated. Prior to our arrival, we communicated a couple times with AVH, and the staff there were always very helpful with information about this specific property as well as local knowledge of the area. Our stay was more than comfortable, with great views and great location. Downtown was only a quick 20 min walk, and the fourth of July Rockport bonfire was just around the corner. The property is easily accessible (right off of 127) and the driveway easily fit our 2 suv's. We had the most wonderful family vacation- thank you AVH!
Manager response on 2017-08-02 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are glad that you had a good time and we look forward to the chance to host you again next year.

Amazing Stay!

Reviewed on 2017-08-07 by Jane M. of Indianapolis, IN United States
Updated on 2017-08-07
Review of stay from 2017-08-02 to 2017-08-05
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Recommend to Others
The house and the location are amazing! The house was very clean, slept many and the kitchen was fully stocked with all our cooking needs. The outdoor patios were a great addition and we tried to spent more time outside than in. The house is an easy 15 minute walk to downtown Rockport and multiple beaches. We came, we relaxed and we ate lobster. We had a fantastic time and would absolutely recommend this home to other families!

Highly Recommended

Reviewed on 2018-08-21 by Dave A. of Broadview Hts, OH United States
Updated on 2018-10-03
Review of stay from 2018-08-11 to 2018-08-19
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Recommend to Others
Incredible location with ocean views, short walk to beaches, easy access to shopping and food. Well maintained property with great little touches.The whole family was impressed with this home.

Beautiful, engaging, well appointed home

Reviewed on 2019-07-02 by Jane S. of North Bennington, VT United States
Updated on 2019-07-13
Review of stay from 2019-06-22 to 2019-06-29
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Recommend to Others
My children and grandchildren inhabited this space comfortably. All the amenities were there. The kitchen is lovely. My only complaint was that the dishes all had to be washed before use. I guess the dishwasher doesn't work too well.
Manager response on 2019-07-13 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your review. We are looking into addressing the issue with the dishwasher. Hope to see you back on Cape Ann in the near future!