You are here

Straitsmouth Cove

5 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Sleeps 9
Rear exterior of the home, aerial view.The ocean-facing flagstone patio.Enjoy the afternoon shade while looking out over the cove.There are several seating areas in the large living room.Sofa seating and a flat-screen tv.There is a grand (decorative) fireplace in the living room. The living room has multiple places to gather.Access to the screened porch.The newly remodeled kitchen looking towards the living room.The kitchen with a built-in bench, looking toward the sitting arA quiet sitting area off of the kitchen.The dining room seats 8 and has water views.Bedroom 1: Single bedroom, with water view and AC unit.Bedroom 1: Single bedroom, with water view and AC unit.Mezzanine level full bath.Reading nook in the upstairs hall.Bedroom 2: Queen bed and ocean views.Bedroom 2: Queen bed and ocean views.Bedroom 2: Sitting area.Upstairs full bath.Bedroom 3: Master Bedroom with Queen bed, ocean views & AC unit.Bedroom 3: Master Bedroom with Queen bed, ocean views & AC unit.Bedroom 3: Master Bedroom with Queen bed, ocean views & AC unit.Bedroom 4: Corner room with Queen bed and AC unit.Bedroom 4: Corner room with Queen bed and AC unit.Bedroom 5: Full bedroom.Screened porch with ocean views and ceiling fan.Screened porch with ocean views and ceiling fan.View of the sea, across the front yard.A tree swing graces the front yard.The rear exterior of the house and the driveway.The ocean-facing flagstone patio.Front of the house, as seen from the water side.Front exterior of the home, aerial view.Walk to Old Garden Beach via the public footpath.
#Night Available#Night Unavailable
#Arrive Only#Depart Only




  • Queen 3
  • Twin 1
  • Full 1


Straitsmouth Cove is a classic seaside "cottage" in a sublime location on Rockport’s Gap Cove. This elegant vacation home has the rambling, comfortable feel of a vintage country manor by the sea. The expansive green lawn, with its incredible waterfront view, is a most serene and awe-inspiring setting with plenty of outdoor living space for lounging or playing ...croquet anyone? You'll enjoy stunning, unobstructed views of Straitsmouth Island from most rooms, as well as from the shady screen porch, patio and the front garden.

Gap Cove, just across the country road, is a place of seaside wonder where you can scramble on the rocks, hunt for shells and seaglass or all manner of little crabs and ocean life or just go for a swim. Put your kayak in or your stand up paddle board and head to Straitsmouth Island with it's paths to explore. From there you can go to Thatcher Island with its twin lighthouses for more exploration or just enjoy the views of Bearskin Neck.

Inside, you'll have plenty of space to get comfortable, with five bedrooms, two full baths and a generous living room with a massive antique brick fireplace. From every vantage point, the living spaces offer endless views of the sea, just beyond the home's expansive lawns and gardens. If you're looking carefully, you might see a whale or a seal sunning on the island rocks.

After a day at the beach or exploring the village of Rockport, relax on the sprawling blue stone patio and take in the ever-changing seascape. Plenty of gorgeous walking/running/biking options and trails right from the property. The home is within walking distance of Rockport village with its famed Shalin Liu Performance Center, shops, galleries and restaurants.

2500 Sq. Ft. One acre of land. No smoking. No pets.


Living Room: An enormous (decorative) fireplace and multiple sitting areas.

Dining Room:Custom built-in shelves, ocean views.

Kitchen: Renovated in 2019!

Sun Porch: Screened-in porch with brick floor and comfortable furniture.


Bedroom 1: Single bedroom with an adjacent full bath and water views.

Bath 1: Full bath with tub/shower.


Bedroom 2: Queen bed and ocean views.

Bedroom 3: Master Bedroom with Queen bed and ocean views.

Bedroom 4: Corner room with Queen bed.

Bedroom 5: Full bedroom.

Bath 2: Full bath with tub/shower.


Laundry: Washer and dryer in the basement.


Serves as a recreation room with a ping pong table, TV, and comfortable seating.



  • Fan(s)
  • Air Conditioning Unit(s)
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Hardwood Floors


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


  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Screened Area
  • Yard
  • Garage
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Golf Course
  • Walk to Ice Cream Store
  • Walk to Restaurant(s)
  • Walk to Town
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront
  • Walk to Performing Arts Center
  • Neighborhood Access to Swimming
  • Walk to Shops

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 family home in a great location

Reviewed on 2018-08-29 by Bridget J. of Littleton, CO United States
Updated on 2018-08-29
Review of stay from 2018-08-10 to 2018-08-13
Overall satisfaction
Services from rental manager
Property condition
Recommend to Others
This was the perfect home for our mini family reunion. The location is stunning, just steps away from the cove. The house had character and charm, and plenty of space for all of us. And the floors didn’t squeak! How is that possible?! I would suggest adding a few items for convenience; clean extra blankets, beach items, beach towels, maybe a pack n play and a high chair. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this property.