Granite Cottage

Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 Sleeps 4 Rockport
  • Front of the cottage from the shared courtyard.
    Front of the cottage from the shared courtyard.
  • A skylight brings plenty of light into the cottage.
    A skylight brings plenty of light into the cottage.
  • The cottage has an open floor plan.
    The cottage has an open floor plan.
  • Choose to exit the cottage to either the water view deck or the lush courtyard.
    Choose to exit the cottage to either the water view deck or the lush courtyard.
  • The sofa bed offers a King-sized Tempur-Pedic mattress.
    The sofa bed offers a King-sized Tempur-Pedic mattress.
  • The dining area seats four.
    The dining area seats four.
  • The galley kitchen has everything needed for dining in.
    The galley kitchen has everything needed for dining in.
  • The Queen bedroom has a flat-screened TV.
    The Queen bedroom has a flat-screened TV.
  • The Queen bedroom offers AC.
    The Queen bedroom offers AC.
  • Full bathroom with tub/shower combo.
    Full bathroom with tub/shower combo.
  • Full bathroom with tub/shower combo.
    Full bathroom with tub/shower combo.
  • There is a stacked washer/dryer in the cottage.
    There is a stacked washer/dryer in the cottage.
  • The private deck looks over Rockport's Granite Pier.
    The private deck looks over Rockport's Granite Pier.
  • Relax on the deck and catch the ocean breezes.
    Relax on the deck and catch the ocean breezes.
  • Take a break on the courtyard bench.
    Take a break on the courtyard bench.
  • The sunny and green courtyard.
    The sunny and green courtyard.
  • The courtyard is shared with the sister cottage Granite Pier.
    The courtyard is shared with the sister cottage Granite Pier.

Granite Cottage is a charming vacation rental located in Rockport's quaint Pigeon Cove neighborhood. From the parking area, walk up about 10 steps to its private deck with water views and enter the cathedral-ceilinged cottage. In its history, the cottage was the blacksmith's shed where the oxen, working the nearby granite quarries, were shod. Vestiges can be seen throughout the house and in the courtyard once the floor of the oxen barn.

The open-plan living room/dining room/kitchen has high ceilings and a skylight. The main living area flows past the kitchen to the Queen bedroom with a/c and a full bath.

From the cottage's private deck, enjoy the views of Sandy Bay dotted with sailboats. Or, walk down the quiet lane to Granite Pier and experience the unsurpassed views of the sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean, and of fishing boats moored nearby. The full moon over Granite Pier is spectacular, and even locals come here to experience its glow. Just steps away at Granite Pier (about 120 yards from the house,) you can launch your kayak or stand-up paddleboard and explore the coastline.

The cottage affords plenty of peace and privacy, with thick stone walls and all windows and doors opening onto the ocean-view deck or to the courtyard. Steps away is Little Parker Pit, a freshwater quarry for that early morning wake up swim or afternoon refresher.

This house can be rented with the adjacent property, Granite Pier, for larger groups.

No pets. No smoking. No events or parties.

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

Primary Bedroom

1 Queen

The bedroom comes with A/C and a Queen bed.

Bathroom

The bathroom has a tub/shower combo.

Kitchen

This Galley Kitchen is equipped with everything you need to dine in.

Living Room

The Living Room gets plenty of natural light from the skylight and has a King-sized sofa bed with a Tempur-Pedic mattress.

Standard

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector(s)
  • Fire Extinguisher(s)
  • Linens & Bath Towels Included
  • No Smoking or Vaping Anywhere on Property
  • SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP) Cleaning Procedures
  • Smoke Detectors
  • WiFi

Climate

  • AC: Window Unit(s)
  • Heat (Off-Season)

Entertainment

  • Cable Television
  • Television

Kitchen

  • Cookware, Dishes, and Utensils
  • K-Cup/Pod Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Toaster Oven

Accessibility

  • Ground Floor Bed & Bath
  • All Bedrooms/Baths on Ground Level

Living

  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Laundry: Washer and Dryer
  • No Pets Allowed

Local Area

  • .5 mi or less to Beach
  • 1 mi or less to Shops
  • Pigeon Cove
  • Water Views

Outdoor/Exterior

  • Deck
  • Gas Grill
  • Parking: 1 Car
  • Yard/Garden
  • Outdoor Seating
LEAVE A REVIEW
June 3, 2021 - Website

Wonderful little place

by Unknown
This is a perfect little house that has all the right stuff. A cozy interior, a great location, and a beautiful view!
November 21, 2018 - Website

Granite Cottage - delightful stay!

by Betsy

I thoroughly enjoyed my extended stay in Cape Ann. Having this cottage was a wonderful way to be in the area. Although I had a problem while I was there, AVH eventually came through and took care of me, which means a lot. I think their communication could be better, but the truth is this was a beautiful location and I had an incredible time.

Thank you for your review. We are glad that we were able to assist you and make your stay an enjoyable one!

August 14, 2018 - Website

Cozy Stay from Winter to Summer

by Rick
I spent a few months here, watching two nor'esters and walking the New England beaches in summer. The little cottage is warm in the harshest winter, and cool in the wettest summer days, with everything you need: bed, kitchen and internet. Can't find better stay for a small family of two or so.
Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you had another wonderful stay at Granite Courtyard this time during the summer! It's truly a fantastic rental property in any season. We hope to welcome you back to Cape Ann soon!
June 25, 2018 - Website

Great Rental for single or couple

by Rick
I got the fortune to spend ~ 5 months in this nice cozy little cottage. The location is great: very close to the ocean, and a reasonable walking distance to the town. Great spot for storm watching in winter. It has everything you need for an extended stay, winter or summer. It is fun to have all the paintings on the walls. The bedroom is quiet after dark and before 7 am. Its living room can host additional two for short visiting. Both the managing company and the owner are kind and helpful. I wish I could return in the future.
Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Granite Courtyard. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cape Ann in the future.
September 5, 2016 - Website

Granite Courtyard

by Unknown
Beautifully kept, comfortably furnished, well equipped. A perfect location, just a short walk from downtown Rockport and a shorter walk to the ocean.
December 7, 2015 - Website

Granite Courtyard

by Becky
Very pleasant in all respects
August 31, 2015 - Website

Granite Courtyard

by Unknown
A lovely, cozy cottage, in a perfect location - just far enough from downtown Rockport to avoid tourists and just close enough to walk there. A 1 min. stroll to the ocean. The cottage is in immaculate condition and very well equipped.
July 28, 2015 - Website

Review

by Unknown
We had a good time
August 13, 2014 - Website

2 Weeks at Granite Courtyard

by Unknown
Comfortably furnished, well equipped, it felt like home the minute I walked in. The owner was always helpful. The location was perfect - near the ocean and easy walking distance to Rockport.
August 12, 2013 - Website

Lovely Granite Courtyard

by Mary
Very comfortable, pleasant, friendly and helpful owner. Nice view from the deck.
August 27, 2012 - Website

Perfect For A Couple

by Unknown
Close to everything, but far away enough to enjoy the quiet. Yes you'll hear the cars going by, but there's no place on Cape Ann where you wont.
August 15, 2012 - Website

Lovely time

by Phillip
We had a lovely time in this great location. Close to the beach at a very reasonable price. Sandy is a great host. Rockport is a superb quiet community.
July 19, 2012 - Website

Granite arms embraced this Rockport native.

by Unknown
We love being near our many life-long friends, and the access to a place to launch our kayaks at Granite Pier was a great bonus.
We're glad you had such a wonderful stay! Cape Ann truly does radiate natural beauty, and the kayaking is incredible, as this area has many coves, harbors, and islands to explore. We hope you got to see one of the harbor seals that call this area home! Thank you for choosing Atlantic Vacation Homes, and we hope to serve you again!
October 20, 2011 - Website

Great place to stay everyone was friendly and helpful.

by Dave
I've stayed worldwide in rental properties and this ranks amongst the very best.Sandy was friendly and helpful. After having many problems finding a place to stay in Rockport I found the AVH staff were very efficient friendly and helpful. I had a wonderful stay in very beautiful place, many thanks.
May 25, 2011 - Website

by Marcia
May 4, 2011 - Website

Very cozy and comfortable.

by Marcia
They need a better can opener and paring knife. It would be nice to have a newer model microwave suspended under the shelf, to provide more counter space. Minor considerations, in all.
August 16, 2010 - Website

Great Location - Perfect getaway for two!

by Unknown
We husband and I loved the property.....there was nothing that wasn't thought of re: amenities. Peaceful despite main road in front, property owner next door VERY helpful and unintrusive. We'd stay here again in a minute! Lovely week's stay and a short walk to downtown, shopping. Some of the furniture could use some updating in LR -& the water views that you see on website are absent with all of the trees.....but other than that! Perfect! We'd highly recommend it!
July 19, 2010 - Website

Ideal Getaway

by Unknown
It's a very private location.The owners were accessible but not intrusive and they thought of everything.Easy train ride from Boston.The views are spectacular.Great restaurants near by.
Granite Courtyard is such a wonderful little getaway! We at AVH are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and hope you will consider us next year for your vacation needs!
June 28, 2010 - Website

Lovely Rockport get away

by Unknown
The cottage is perfect for 1 or 2 persons. Everything you need or want for a beach vacation is supplied. Great location withing walking distance to everything. One of the most relaxing vacations I have had. I will be back.
So very glad you enjoyed this quaint property; it is close to everything and a perfect getaway! We look forward to assisting you with your vacation needs in the future.
June 8, 2010 - Website

by Detrea
Everything it was advertised to be. Very comfortable for two and fully equiped. Good location to walk to town. Ideal for a week stay or a month. Would not hesitate recommending to others.
Such a great place and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay! Please don't hesitate to contact us in the future as you plan your next holiday in Cape Ann.
August 11, 2009 - Website

Coming Home to Visit - This is the 3rd year I have been to Granite Courtyard. It feels like home. Sandy and Kay are the best and I always look forward to visiting with them.

by Karen
How wonderful that your visits to Granite Courtyard are so enjoyable. We'll see you next year.
October 21, 2008 - Website

by Linda
A wonderful place -- small, but it seemed spacious. On main road, but not noisy at all. Owner was very helpful, even printing out information re the museum in Salem for us. It was too chilly to enjoy the deck & yard, but it's lovely with a water view from the deck. Very easy to get around from this location. It's close to grocery, pharmacy, etc. Also, very close to downtown Rockport. The place was spotless, & the owner's art certainly added to the ambience. Everything you'd need is included, even a washer & dryer. We really enjoyed our stay, & would recommend it to friends.
The AVH staff are happy that you had such a fufilling vacation at Granite Courtyard. We hope to have you back in the near future!
October 2, 2008 - Website

Romantic Rendezvous

by Unknown
We could not have been more comfortable in the lovey and hospitable surroundings that the Granite Courtyard offered. The house was meticulously clean and the owner was very gracious. It was the perfect escape. A place to sit by the water, walk into Rockport, or drive to the most adorable little towns. We ate the most incredible seafood on the private deck and the kitchen was fully equipped. Just bring your clothes, great food, wine and unwind! We look forward to our next stay.
Thank you for taking the time to complete the satisfaction survey and for your lovely comments. Feedback from our guests is appreciated by both the staff and the homeowners here. It sounds like you had a perfectly wonderful stay at Granite Courtyard! We look forward to seeing you again.
August 19, 2008 - Website

by Carol
Need to trim some branches for a clearer view. Otherwise, It was a great place to stay. The owners were quite lovely and very helpful. They gave us our privacy unless we asked them to join us in a cocktail in the courtyard or on the grounds. Great paintings in the cottage. Would consider returning in the future.
Thank you for taking the time to complete the satisfaction survey in regards to your recent stay at Granite Courtyard. Both staff and homeowners appreciate review and comments from our guests. We are pleased to know that your stay with us was a success and hope you will consider Atlantic Vacation Homes again in 2009!
July 9, 2008 - Website

by Joel
Thank you for taking time to complete the satisfaction review. Both the staff and homeowners of Atlantic Vacation Homes appreciate feedback from our guests. We are pleased that your vacation at Granite Courtyard was enjoyable and we hope you will consider us again in 2009.
July 7, 2008 - Website

Our Stay at Granite Courtyard, Rockport, MA

by Marian
Thank you for taking the time to complete the satisfaction review. The staff and homeowners here at Atlantic Vacation Homes appreciate the feedback given by our guests. We are pleased that your stay with us was enjoyable and hope to see you again in 2009!
June 26, 2008 - Website

Great Spot, Great Retreat

by Unknown
Sandy and Kay have created a cozy, comfortable, wonderful New England retreat. The house is clean, well-furnished and joyously atmospheric. Deck, yard and deck/lawn furniture are wonderful. There is much to see in Cape Ann, but we found ourselves drawn simply to stay here and read. When we did go out, it was often on foot (beautiful 10-20 minute seacoast walk to town and Bearskin Neck). The only negative: Traffic noise is definitely noticeable.
Thank you for taking the time to complete the satisfaction survey and for your thoughtful comments. Our guests' feedback is important to both the staff and our homeowners. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay at "Granite Courtyard" and hope you will consider Atlantic Vacation Homes again in coming seasons.
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