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The Rockporter

4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Sleeps 7
#Night Available#Night Unavailable
#Arrive Only#Depart Only




  • Queen 1
  • Twin 3
  • Full 1


The Rockporter is a charming waterfront vacation rental home that sits on a quiet lane in Rockport's Pigeon Cove. You'll be as close to the ocean as one can be on Cape Ann, enjoying sweeping views of Sandy Bay from most rooms in the house. Set up to comfortably sleep 7, the house has an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room, living room, and a first-floor bedroom and full bath. On the second floor are three additional bedrooms and a full bath.

Enjoy the sea breezes and salt air while relaxing on the patio, or take delight in some of the most spectacular oceanfront walks directly from your front door. Equidistant from spectacular Halibut Point State Park and Rockport’s Back Beach (about a mile in either direction), you can easily explore Pigeon Cove. The small working harbor is not only beautiful but also full of history, with the dormant site of the former Cape Ann Tool Co. on one side and the skyline of downtown Rockport in the other direction. The lobster boats coming and going with their daily catch make harbor watching lively and interesting.

Pets allowed. No smoking.


Kitchen: Eat-in with views.

Living Room: Has views and an ornamental fireplace.

Bedroom 1: This room includes a Twin Bed.

Sun Porch: Has views.

Bathroom 1: Tub and Shower.


Bedroom 2: Two Twin Beds, with a fireplace and ocean views.

Bedroom 3: Master, with Queen bed.

Bedroom 4: Full bed, with ocean views. Access to the back staircase leading down to the kitchen.

Bathroom 2: "Jack and Jill" bathroom between Master bedroom and Bedroom 4. Includes a walk-in shower and a washer and dryer.


Parking for 3 cars. With additional parking on the street.



  • Fan(s)
  • Heat (Off-Season)
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Vacuum
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Dogs allowed (pet fees apply)
  • Dogs under 40 lbs only
  • Dogs under 20 lbs only


  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Gas Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Ice Bucket
  • Lobster Pot
  • Granite Counter Tops


  • Landscaping Included
  • Patio
  • Screened Area
  • Yard
  • Front Door Two Car Parking
  • Additional parking on street
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture


  • Access to Public Transportation
  • Walk to Quarries
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront
  • Pigeon Cove


  • High Definition TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable Television
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • WiFi
  • Croquet
  • 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



Lovely Seaside Property

Reviewed on 2020-10-06 by Unknown of Auburn, Ma United States
Updated on 2020-10-15
Review of stay from 2020-09-14 to 2020-09-18
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Recommend to Others
The property was immaculate when we arrived, and we greatly appreciated all the covid-precautions that had been taken to make us feel safe about our stay. The house is historic and cozy, and each room had New England seaside charm. The location is great for visiting the local beaches, shops in town, and the quarry's beautiful hiking area just minutes away.
Manager response on 2020-10-15 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to leave this thoughtful review. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future!

The Rock[porter

Reviewed on 2020-07-20 by Unknown of KALISPELL, MT United States
Updated on 2020-07-20
Review of stay from 2020-07-04 to 2020-07-13
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Recommend to Others
Overall it was a great experience. A few maintenance issues need to be addressed. !. More screens are needed. It was very hot and many of the windows did not have screens. 2. The kitchen floor was filthy. The rest of the floors were very clean.
3. The landscape (flower beds etc.) were full of weeds and unkempt. 4. The kitchen table and benches are very sticky. No amount of scrubbing fixed the problem. It seems as though the finish on the wood is failing. We had to sit on towels so our clothes would not get stuck to the benches. Everything else was great!

The Rockporter

Reviewed on 2019-09-03 by Stephanie C. of Shrewsbury, MA United States
Updated on 2019-09-17
Review of stay from 2019-08-10 to 2019-08-17
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Recommend to Others
Beautiful backyard and water view. Serene, quiet, lovely and relaxing. Close enough to town for walking and the house was perfect for us. We had a wonderful week.
Manager response on 2019-09-17 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that you a wonderful stay at this lovely vacation rental. Hope you'll come back and stay with AVH again!

Something to know about The Rockporter

Reviewed on 2019-10-06 by Unknown of Brewster, NY United States
Updated on 2019-12-11
Review of stay from 2019-07-27 to 2019-08-02
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Recommend to Others
My family enjoyed our stay at The Rockporter. There were some pleasant surprises - 2 of the upstairs bedrooms had a/c units, which isn't mentioned in the property description. On the unpleasant surprise side is the downstairs bedroom and the upstairs bedroom off the back staircase do not have doors. A quirk like that should be noted in the property description; without doors, they're really not bedrooms. The lovely view could be even nicer if some of the greenery growing among the rocks was cutback. Loved having my morning coffee and anadama toast sitting at the kitchen table with the harbor view.
Manager response on 2019-12-11 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your your thoughtful review. We appreciate your feedback so we can continue to improve our guest experiences. We are happy to know that your family enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again next year!

Great Water View

Reviewed on 2019-08-08 by Unknown of Winston-Salem, MA United States
Updated on 2019-12-12
Review of stay from 2019-07-18 to 2019-07-21
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Recommend to Others
The house is in a great location. It has a nice water view and you could walk into downtown Rockport in less than a half hour. The house was decently decorated and appointed, but not top of the line. In addition to a big water view, you could see a working fishing harbor. Within view was a large former factory being converted into shops. Though some might find it an eyesore, I like industrial re-use buildings,so it was not a problem for me. There were about 4 houses very nearby, so I did not feel isolated. It was a heatwave when we were there, and one of the bedrooms had a fan, but no air conditioning. Typically it is not that hot and this would not be a problem.
Manager response on 2019-12-12 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope to see you next year!

Wonderful weekend

Reviewed on 2018-10-10 by Joyce R. of Shrewsbury, MA United States
Updated on 2018-10-10
Review of stay from 2018-09-21 to 2018-09-24
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Recommend to Others
Had a wonderful relaxing time. So appreciative of being able to bring the family dog.