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Happy Days Cottage

4 Bedrooms
1.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 7
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#Arrive Only#Depart Only

Location:

Rockport

Bedding:

  • King 1
  • Twin 1
  • Full 2

Description

Relax and enjoy all that Cape Ann has to offer at Happy Days Cottage, across the street from enchanting Folly Cove. Right at the waterfront, there is a shared deck from which you can take in the views, or you can walk down to the water to swim or launch your kayak.

The cottage is bright and cozy, full of original art, books, and antique charm. The home is perfect for a romantic getaway or a seaside family vacation, with spaces to congregate or spread out as you choose, indoors and out. Relaxing on the waterfront deck that overlooks the cove will make you feel transported to another world, one that is scenic and serene. The deck is shared with two other homes (owned by the same neighbor). For the full waterfront experience, ask us about renting a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard through Atlantic Vacation Homes.

The village of Rockport is a short drive or bike ride away and offers a myriad of shops, galleries, restaurants to choose from. Gloucester's downtown and beaches are just a little further down the road and the commuter rail to Salem and Boston is also close by, allowing for easy day trips for exploring the region.

GROUND FLOOR

Sitting Room: Has views of the water, along with tasteful art and a wall of bookshelves.

Living Room: A comfortable room with a cozy couch and chairs.
Kitchen/Dining Room: The open layout of the kitchen and dining room makes this an easy place to congregate. A central island (with sinks and counter space) divides the room.

Screened Porch: Granite floors and ocean views.
Half Bath: Main floor half bath.

SECOND FLOOR

Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with King bed. Window AC unit.

Bedroom 2: This room contains a Full bed. Window AC unit.

Bedroom 3: This room contains a Full bed. Window AC unit.

Bedroom 4: This room contains a single bed.

Full Bathroom: Contains both tub and shower.

EXTERIOR

The shared deck is across the street, and has outdoor seating and a dining set. In the back yard, there is also a gas grill and additional outdoor seating. Just outside the back door of the house is the laundry building with a shared washer and dryer.

PARKING
There is tandem driveway parking for 2 cars.

Amenities

Living

  • Fan(s)
  • Air Conditioning Unit(s)
  • Washer/Dryer Shared
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Landline Telephone
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Library
  • Alarm Clock
  • Beach Towels
  • Dogs allowed (pet fees apply)

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Electric Stove
  • Oven
  • Electric Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Two Sinks
  • Center Island

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Enclosed Sun Porch
  • Landscaping Included
  • Porch
  • Screened Area
  • Yard
  • Gas Grill
  • Private Waterfront Access
  • Neighborhood waterfront access
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture

Geographic

  • Access to Public Transportation
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Park
  • Walk to Quarries
  • Walk to Restaurant(s)
  • Walk to Waterfront Public Path
  • Water Views
  • Swim From Property
  • Neighborhood Access to Swimming

Entertainment

  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Direct TV
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • Radio
  • Books

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

Map

Reviews

Family Tidepooling Getaway

Reviewed on 2019-08-30 by Cait D. of Trumansburg, NY United States
Updated on 2019-08-30
Review of stay from 2019-08-24 to 2019-08-28
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4 adults, 1 kid, and a baby had plenty of room in this cute seaside cottage. Our main goal was ample tidpooling and the Happy Days Cottage didn't let us down. The path leads out to granite rock from which you can scamper down at low tides to plenty of tidepools. There is also a deck overlook, which seems to be shared from a number of properties as a few times we went down to hang out and other folks were relaxing there. The road is pretty fast, so make sure kiddos are watched well. Inside the house, there is plenty of sitting rooms and spaces for folks to hang out.

Its a very short walk to the restaurant Lobster Pool, which was good for lobster but the fish fry was sub-par. Rockport is a short 7 min drive away which was great for walking around, grabbing food and peeking into shops. Fudge tasting was a highlight along with finding hermit crabs in the tide pools at one of the Rockport sandy beaches.

Overall, we'd happily stay again.

Charming Experience

Reviewed on 2019-08-05 by Unknown of Atlanta, GA United States
Updated on 2019-08-31
Review of stay from 2019-07-14 to 2019-07-18
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We enjoyed a 4-night stay at this lovely home in July 2019. We received a warm welcome and all the info we could possibly need about the area. The only reason I gave 4 stars for the property location is that the driveway is very narrow and it can be dangerous backing out on to the main road. Not many cars but the ones we did see weren't always obeying the speed limit. It would have been nice to have a place at the back of the property to easily turn around. Otherwise, we were enchanted with the house and location...seriously gorgeous views, especially the sunsets!
Manager response on 2019-08-31 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry that you had trouble with the driveway but glad that you otherwise enjoyed your time at Happy Days.

Happy Days in Rockport.

Reviewed on 2018-08-06 by Unknown of Cambridge, MA United States
Updated on 2019-03-27
Review of stay from 2018-07-28 to 2018-08-04
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Our experience was the best from the time we arrived until we left. We felt we were in our own home. Everything anyone could possibly need to run a home was provided. Lots of hot water, to w and d, to utensils and most of all a wonderful porch where we had breakfast each day. The view was extraordinary of the cove with an unobstructed view of the rocks and ocean and boats. We enjoyed walking the cove and nearby streets and even walked thru Halibut Point. We would definitely recommend this cottage over the other one, primarily because it is larger. There is also parking for 2 cars. The week flew by. We met Andrew and Mary and became fast friends with them and hope to see them in the future. We hope to return next summer.
Manager response on 2018-10-23 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Wow, what a fabulous review! Thank you for taking the time to share your vacation rental experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay at Happy Days Cottage. We appreciate you entrusting Atlantic Vacation Homes with your vacation rental needs and look forward to welcoming you back in next summer!

Perfect week in Rockport

Reviewed on 2018-08-27 by Unknown of Reading, MA United States
Updated on 2019-03-27
Review of stay from 2018-08-18 to 2018-08-25
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We were very happy with the cottage, which is rustic, but clean, charming and comfortable with everything we needed and beautiful water views. The deck overlooking the water is spectacular. We shared the cottage with our 2 adult children and their significant others. We explored Rockport and Gloucester, but the highlight was definitely the deck. The owner, Andrew, was lovely to deal with and working with AVH was very easy. I would highly recommend this rental.

Our Fab Vacation in Rockport

Reviewed on 2015-08-24 by Lorie M. of Danbury, CT United States
Updated on 2015-08-24
Review of stay from 2015-08-15 to 2015-08-22
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Where do I begin....The Happy Days Cottage surpassed its name. Not only was it quaint and homey, the location was perfect for a"beachy" vacation. The accomodations were perfect for our family of six adults and to small children. Barbecuing dinner and eating at the picnic table was a delight. The kitchen was well equipped for all home-cooked meals as well as preparing for picnicking at the beach. Andrew and Mary provided helpful hints and info regarding historic sites and local hot-spots. Short day-trips to neighboring villages were a breeze. It was "right up there" with our favorite New England vacations.

Happy days at Happy Days

Reviewed on 2015-07-02 by Patricia P. of Pardeeville, WI United States
Updated on 2015-07-02
Review of stay from 2015-06-24 to 2015-06-29
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Recommend to Others
Beautiful, quaint cottage. Kids had a blast.

Charming Cottage on Folly Cove

Reviewed on 2016-08-22 by Unknown of Philadelphia, PA United States
Updated on 2017-08-02
Review of stay from 2016-08-13 to 2016-08-20
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This is a charming 1840's cottage right across the street from Folly Cove. Overall, we had a great time--very nice hosts, great spot, and the deck across the street is magnificent. A couple caveats: it's right on Rte. 127, which has a constant flow of traffic noise; the stairs to the second floor are very steep (too much for our older dog); the kitchen is equipped with the basic hodgepodge of rental house gear (i.e. somewhat random). All in all, a lovely stay, but if we come back to Cape Ann we'll probably look for someplace quieter.

Best Holiday-place ever

Reviewed on 2016-11-02 by Beate B. of Rockport, MA United States
Updated on 2016-12-01
Review of stay from 2016-10-09 to 2016-10-16
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Spent a wonderful week. The name of the property ist program: Everybody was perfectly happy!
Manager response on 2016-11-03 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your wonderful review of Happy Days Cottage, we would love to host you again soon!

Quiet Memorial Day Weekend

Reviewed on 2017-06-01 by Ron B. of East fairfield, VT United States
Updated on 2019-03-27
Review of stay from 2017-05-26 to 2017-05-29
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Very nice place to stay. Great view of the ocean and cove.

Fantastic weekend!

Reviewed on 2015-05-12 by Michael H. of Independence, OH United States
Updated on 2015-06-09
Review of stay from 2015-05-06 to 2015-05-10
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We couldn't have been happier with our stay at happy days cottage. Everything about the house was great.I would really love to know how you arranged for all those whales to show up when we went out whale watching.
Manager response on 2015-06-09 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for staying with us! And you're welcome for the whales. ;)

Such a great place!

Reviewed on 2015-06-02 by Unknown of Holywood, County Down United Kingdom
Updated on 2015-06-09
Review of stay from 2015-05-13 to 2015-05-17
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Quite location, nice garden and patio across the road with cove views. The rooms were spacious and had nice bed linens and towels available. There's lovely original artwork, and it makes this place feel like you're visiting a home and not like a rental cottage.

Location-wise it's quiet, and you can easily get to either town by car.

Everything was absolutely spotless (and we left it so!) When we were missing a kitchen item, the rental agency were quick to resolve it. We had a nice BBQ as well out back.

If you have a larger group, they have another house just next door!

I whole-heartedly recommend this place and the rental agency who handled our booking and stay.
Manager response on 2015-06-09 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
We're glad that you had a lovely time at Happy Days Cottage and that we were able to help make your stay memorable. Thank you for such wonderful feedback!