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The Robert House

4 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Sleeps 7
#Night Available#Night Unavailable
#Arrive Only#Depart Only




  • King 1
  • Twin 3
  • Full 1


Enjoy the comforts of modern day living while you step back in time in this updated colonial-era vacation rental home. From the moment you turn the brass door knob, which is original to the house, you will feel steeped in history.

Filled with light from the large windows throughout, and with 4 bedrooms and 1 full bath, the house comfortably sleeps 7. The Robert House is steps from everything in the Village of Rockport including the picturesque working harbor and one of America’s most favored art subjects, the red fishing shack of Motif #1.

While in the spacious dining room (with seating for 8), marvel at the original fireplace (decorative only) and mantel, imagining the stories that could be told if only they could talk! As you enter into the eat-in kitchen, you are immediately transported back into the 21st century with the beautiful, bright updated design complete with all the modern appliances.

At the front of the house, the cozy living room welcomes you after a long day at the beach to relax in good company or to enjoy the new flat screen television. The first floor is completed by a full bathroom with a tub and shower. The second floor has four uniquely-designed bedrooms providing plenty of space for the whole family to come and enjoy. All four bedrooms are equipped with window air conditioner units,

The Robert House is well-situated to enjoy all that Cape Ann has to offer. Enjoy the pristine beaches by taking a short walk to Old Garden Beach, Front Beach, or Back Beach. Or revel in the charm of Rockport by exploring the local shops, art galleries and restaurants on Bear Skin Neck and the surrounding historic lanes. If you need a rest and prefer a day of relaxing at the house, the large, lush backyard is a feature that is not often found with this convenient in-town location. There is off-street parking for two cars next to the house, and also plenty of metered parking nearby. This is the perfect Rockport getaway for sun and fun!

Please note: Adding to the charm of this traditional colonial home is its original staircase. These stairs are narrow and should be noted by those with small children or mobility restrictions.



  • Fan(s)
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Air Conditioning Unit(s)
  • Heat (Off-Season)
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • NO Landline Telephone
  • Hardwood Floors


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


  • Deck
  • Yard
  • Front Door Two Car Parking
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Access to Public Transportation
  • Walk to Art Galleries
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Golf Course
  • Walk to Ice Cream Store
  • Walk to Park
  • Walk to Restaurant(s)
  • Walk to Town
  • Walk to Train
  • Walk to Waterfront Public Path
  • Old Garden Beach
  • Walk to Playground
  • Walk to Public Tennis Courts
  • Walk to Performing Arts Center
  • Walk to Shops


  • High Definition TV
  • Netflix
  • Smart TV
  • Cable Television
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • High Speed Internet Access

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



Rockport Family Vacation

Reviewed on 2021-07-28 by Michelle N. of Bosston, MA US
Updated on 2021-07-28
Review of stay from 2021-07-11 to 2021-07-18
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Great place for a family vacation! Roomy with well stocked kitchen yard to run around in and just steps from all the shops, piers and 2 blocks from the beach in Rockport. Easy way to relax on Cape Ann. Do note the stairs as described are very steep due to age of the house. We helped older members of the family up and down. If mobility is a problem this house is not for you.


Reviewed on 2021-07-07 by Unknown of Milton, VT US
Updated on 2021-07-07
Review of stay from 2021-06-18 to 2021-06-21
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Amazing house steps from downtown Rockport

Reviewed on 2018-08-07 by Unknown of New York, NY United States
Updated on 2018-10-23
Review of stay from 2018-07-19 to 2018-07-22
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All six of us loved this house and its perfect location, walking distance from stores and restaurants. Lots of charm while still touting modern amenities like window unit ACs in the bedrooms. An older house, the stairs are quite steep and would be a problem for small children or people with mobility issues. The one bathroom was a challenge for 6 women, but all agreed it was well worth it for location and style.
Manager response on 2018-10-23 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are happy to hear that everyone enjoyed their stay at The Robert House with all of its charm, style, and location! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you for your next summer getaway.

Comfortable house and wonderful location!

Reviewed on 2019-12-10 by Betsy S. of Lancaster, PA United States
Updated on 2019-12-11
Review of stay from 2019-10-30 to 2019-11-06
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We had a very enjoyable stay at the Robert House. The location was fantastic! Everything was comfortable, clean, and there was a lovely atmosphere in the house. We found what we needed in the kitchen. I hope to visit again!
Manager response on 2019-12-11 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay and hope to welcome you back soon!

Long weekend in Rockport

Reviewed on 2020-07-21 by Jessica V. of Washington, DC US
Updated on 2020-10-01
Review of stay from 2020-07-15 to 2020-07-19
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We wanted a long weekend not too far from Boston, and this was perfect. Walkable to downtown Rockport, and not too far from local beaches. The house was clean and well appointed, easy to park two cars, and a spacious back yard. My only wish is that we had a resident tag available to us, as we were turned away from Good Harbor Beach because we didn’t have one.

Perfect little retreat

Reviewed on 2017-10-03 by Krystin P. of Virginia Beach, VA United States
Updated on 2017-10-03
Review of stay from 2017-09-27 to 2017-10-01
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My family and I visited Rockport for my brother's wedding And couldn't ask for a better house. This home was absolutley perfect. Just the right amount of space and of course the location was amazing. The house has so much charm and makes you wonder what those walls would say if they could talk. I will say the stairs leading upstairs are very steep so if you have children please take caution.