Granite Pier

Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Sleeps 8 Rockport

Granite Pier, with its unparalleled ocean views, is a traditional Cape Ann home with an unusual history. Built in the mid to late 1800’s, it was part of the Rockport Granite Company housing workmen who mined the nearby quarries. Blending traditional craftsmanship with modern amenities, this home is quintessential New England with ocean views from its multiple decks, from the primary bedroom and from the sun room. Multiple skylights and large windows let natural light flood in while mini split air conditioners keep the house cool. Granite Pier can be rented in conjunction with sister cottage Granite Cottage (next door) for larger groups.

Explore nearby Gull Cove, which is less than a five-minute walk from the home or travel to the end of the actual Granite Pier (for which the house is named), which affords 270-degree views of the great Atlantic and the Rockport coastline. Go there early in the morning to experience the sunrise over the water. There is a boat launch at the pier just 120 yards from the house, where you can bring your kayaks or stand up paddle boards and explore the area by water. (Kayaks and SUPs can be rented through Atlantic Vacation Homes).

Experience swimming in a freshwater quarry known as Little Parker Pit just up the road a piece (400 yards) and see how refreshing a dip in the quarry is on a hot summer day. Like hikes or running in the woods, then leave the house, walk under the Keystone Bridge made from Rockport granite and enter into the beautiful Dogtown wilderness. Have a boat? You'll find it easy to manage a trailer. Front Beach and Back Beach are also close by.

There is off-street parking for 4 cars.

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 King

This bedroom has a King bed, flat screen TV and AC unit.

Bedroom 2

2 Twin/Single

The ground floor bedroom has two Twins that can convert to a King and AC unit.

Bedroom 3

1 Queen

This bedroom has a Queen Bed, a TV an an AC unit.

Bathroom 1

The ground floor bathroom has a walk-in tiled shower

Bathroom 2

This luxurious second floor bathroom features a double vanity and a jetted soaking tub.

Living Room

Enjoy the views of Granite Pier from the bright and cheerful living room

Dining Room

The dining room seats eight with bay windows looking out to the verdant courtyard.

Kitchen

The large eat-in kitchen seat four at the breakfast bar and views overlooking the courtyard.

Sun Porch

The sun porch has views of the pier and harbor and a small deck with outdoor seating.

Alcove

The alcove offers extra sleeping space and sea breezes.

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: Mini-Splits
  • Fan(s)
  • Heat (Off-Season)

Entertainment

  • Cable Television
  • Television

Kitchen

  • 2-Slice Toaster
  • Cookware, Dishes, and Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Electric Stove/Range
  • Induction Stovetop
  • K-Cup/Pod Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Toaster Oven
  • Full Kitchen

Accessibility

  • Ground Floor Bed & Bath
  • Low-Threshold Shower
  • Handheld Shower Head (With Hose)

Living

  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Laundry: Washer and Dryer
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Desk or Work Area

Local Area

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

Outdoor/Exterior

  • Deck
  • Gas Grill
  • Parking: 4 Cars
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Seating
LEAVE A REVIEW
September 23, 2023 - Website

Granite Wharf Vacation

by Cheryl Armstrong

House was clean and comfortable. Rooms were separated but big enough to accommodate everyone. Living room furniture a little difficult to get up off of for the older folks...... Wonderful views of the ocean and Granite Wharf.

August 27, 2023 - Airbnb

by Laurie

Lovely well located home, with a variety of outdoor spaces for our family of 7 to spread out! Super kitchen for group cooking and great stargazing from the roof deck. Beds were super comfy and showers were great. Would gladly stay here again.

July 10, 2023 - Website

Absolutely Gorgeous and Serene

by Michele

Upon arrival of the cottage. I didn’t need to leave my car. The location was breathtaking. On a hill overlooking the ocean and a Quarry. Inside was beyond my expectations. A beautifully laid out sprawling cottage. Each room different and unique and exquisitely furnished. It took me 2 days to leave the cottage as I enjoyed it so much. Location was perfect. Rock port and Gloucester is where I frequented. So easy to get around. I had a blast for myself. The Italian Festival happen to be going on. Went to that. Blend a bar /restaurant on commercial St. I believe. Had one of the best live bands playing. Such an enjoyable night. Met so many great people. Management!! The absolute best! Took care of my needs without question. I have to rate this beautiful cottage not 5 but 10 stars. I would love if management would let me stay there again!!!!

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We look forward to having you come back.

May 28, 2023 - Website

Perfect location

by Sophie

Great place to stay- everything Rockport offers is in walking distance. Great view of Granite Pier.

January 14, 2022 - Website

A Rockport Winter Gem

by Sarah
We thoroughly enjoyed spending our Christmas holiday in this cozy home. Great location - ocean views and a short walk to charming Rockport village. AVH team very responsive.
September 21, 2021 - Website

Loved Rockport

by Unknown
First time to the area. The house is well located. Not in the center of town but only a 15-20 minute walk to the small beaches in town along with all the shops, galleries and restaurants. Great view of the water. The house is as described and very nice. We had a couple of minor issues and the management company was very responsive. Overall, we recommend visiting the area and staying at Granite Pier.
August 30, 2021 - Website

Excellent location

by Unknown
Excellent except all of the outside doors (front door and two doors off the sun room) were extremely difficult to open because warped from the moisture. They need to be shaved.
August 23, 2021 - Website

Overall a Great Stay

by Unknown

This was our second two week vacation at Granite Pier. We love the location and the home is lovely with enough room to share with several friends and family. Everything was clean and the staff was responsive. Our coffee maker was replaced quickly once we reported a problem with it, and an effort was made to resolve the wi-fi problem. There were several maintenance issues which detracted from our full enjoyment of the vacation.

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry that your experience didn’t fully match your expectations and we are investigating the maintenance issues you shared with us. We look forward to your next stay with us and hope that we can make your future stays exceptional. 

October 28, 2020 - Website

Beaitiful property

by Unknown
It was a great stay, right near the pier and a beach.
September 22, 2020 - Website

Great Stay - Property and AVH

by Peter
We were a family of six adults and had an outstanding time at Granite Pier. Description is spot on. COVID added unique challenges and AVH could not have been more flexible or responsive. This property is ideally situated with a water view, excellent kitchen, great multi-level layout, and walking distance to town and quarries. Shout out to Jonathan for his work with us. Highly recommend the property and AVH.
August 10, 2020 - Website

Wonderful home by the sea

by Unknown
We booked this rental before we knew we would face restrictions because of COVID-19. We were so glad we did! Getting away to the coast without having to leave the Commonwealth was just what we needed. Everything was very comfortable. Especially loved being able to eat on the shaded outdoor deck/patio.
July 29, 2019 - Website

Best Family Vacation

by William
I cannot express enough how great this house was. It was stocked with more kitchen items than expected. The view of the ocean was breathtaking. It really was the perfect vacation house for our family. Thank you!
Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are happy to hear that you have a fabulous family vacation and stay at our vacation rental. We hope that you and your family will return to Cape Ann next year!
July 2, 2019 - Website

Beautiful, engaging, well appointed home

by Jane
My children and grandchildren inhabited this space comfortably. All the amenities were there. The kitchen is lovely. My only complaint was that the dishes all had to be washed before use. I guess the dishwasher doesn't work too well.
Thank you for your review. We are looking into addressing the issue with the dishwasher. Hope to see you back on Cape Ann in the near future!
August 21, 2018 - Website

Highly Recommended

by Dave
Incredible location with ocean views, short walk to beaches, easy access to shopping and food. Well maintained property with great little touches.The whole family was impressed with this home.
August 7, 2017 - Website

Amazing Stay!

by Jane
The house and the location are amazing! The house was very clean, slept many and the kitchen was fully stocked with all our cooking needs. The outdoor patios were a great addition and we tried to spent more time outside than in. The house is an easy 15 minute walk to downtown Rockport and multiple beaches. We came, we relaxed and we ate lobster. We had a fantastic time and would absolutely recommend this home to other families!
July 7, 2017 - Website

Fourth of July stay

by Unknown
We stayed at this property 5 days during the fourth of July long weekend- and everything was perfect! We loved the home- which had everything we needed and was beautifully decorated. Prior to our arrival, we communicated a couple times with AVH, and the staff there were always very helpful with information about this specific property as well as local knowledge of the area. Our stay was more than comfortable, with great views and great location. Downtown was only a quick 20 min walk, and the fourth of July Rockport bonfire was just around the corner. The property is easily accessible (right off of 127) and the driveway easily fit our 2 suv's. We had the most wonderful family vacation- thank you AVH!
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are glad that you had a good time and we look forward to the chance to host you again next year.
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