Happy Days Cottage

Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 1.5 Sleeps 8 Rockport
  • Welcome to Happy Days Cottage!
    Welcome to Happy Days Cottage!
  • A bright and cheery sitting area.
    A bright and cheery sitting area.
  • Read a book from the library.
    Read a book from the library.
  • Chat with friends and family.
    Chat with friends and family.
  • The living room.
    The living room.
  • Happy Days is filled with paintings by a local artist.
    Happy Days is filled with paintings by a local artist.
  • Living room, looking toward the dining room and stairs to the 2nd level.
    Living room, looking toward the dining room and stairs to the 2nd level.
  • There are ocean views from the living room.
    There are ocean views from the living room.
  • The open and airy dining room and kitchen.
    The open and airy dining room and kitchen.
  • Dining room, with ocean views.
    Dining room, with ocean views.
  • Island and kitchen sink.
    Island and kitchen sink.
  • The "galley" kitchen doesn't feel small in this space.
    The "galley" kitchen doesn't feel small in this space.
  • Kitchen appliances and counter space.
    Kitchen appliances and counter space.
  • Kitchen.
    Kitchen.
  • Sunny dining room.
    Sunny dining room.
  • Dining room.
    Dining room.
  • Views of Folly Cove.
    Views of Folly Cove.
  • Seating area at the end of the dining room.
    Seating area at the end of the dining room.
  • Front hall.
    Front hall.
  • Artwork fills the cottage.
    Artwork fills the cottage.
  • Half bath on the main level.
    Half bath on the main level.
  • Stairs to the second level are between the living room and dining room.
    Stairs to the second level are between the living room and dining room.
  • Upstairs landing.
    Upstairs landing.
  • Bedroom 1: King Bed.
    Bedroom 1: King Bed.
  • Bedroom 1: King Bed.
    Bedroom 1: King Bed.
  • Bedroom 1: King Bed.
    Bedroom 1: King Bed.
  • Bedroom 2: Full Bed.
    Bedroom 2: Full Bed.
  • Bedroom 2: Full Bed.
    Bedroom 2: Full Bed.
  • Bedroom 3: Queen Bed.
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed.
  • Bedroom 3.
    Bedroom 3.
  • Bedroom 3: Queen Bed.
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed.
  • Bedroom 3: Queen Bed.
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed.
  • Bedroom 3:  Sitting area and vanity.
    Bedroom 3: Sitting area and vanity.
  • Bedroom 4: Full Bed
    Bedroom 4: Full Bed
  • Bedroom 4: Full Bed
    Bedroom 4: Full Bed
  • Bedroom 4: Full Bed
    Bedroom 4: Full Bed
  • Bedroom 4.
    Bedroom 4.
  • Shared full bath upstairs.
    Shared full bath upstairs.
  • Shared full bath upstairs.
    Shared full bath upstairs.
  • There is a screened porch with ocean views.
    There is a screened porch with ocean views.
  • Relax on the screened porch.
    Relax on the screened porch.
  • The shared waterfront deck.
    The shared waterfront deck.
  • The shared waterfront deck.
    The shared waterfront deck.
  • A relaxing spot to watch the tides at Folly Cove.
    A relaxing spot to watch the tides at Folly Cove.
  • Go through the gate to get to the waterfront deck.
    Go through the gate to get to the waterfront deck.
  • Path to the waterfront deck.
    Path to the waterfront deck.
  • Path to the waterfront deck looking back to Happy Days.
    Path to the waterfront deck looking back to Happy Days.
  • The driveway can fit 2 cars (tandem).
    The driveway can fit 2 cars (tandem).
  • You'll enter the home through the back door.
    You'll enter the home through the back door.
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    backdoorarea_b
  • A shady spot to relax.
    A shady spot to relax.
  • The screened porch, from the garden.
    The screened porch, from the garden.
  • Enjoy the large garden.
    Enjoy the large garden.
  • Gather in the garden with friends and family.
    Gather in the garden with friends and family.

Relax and enjoy all that Cape Ann has to offer at Happy Days Cottage, across the street from enchanting Folly Cove. Right at the waterfront, there is a shared deck from which you can take in the views, or you can walk down to the water to swim or launch your kayak.

The cottage is bright and cozy, full of original art, books, and antique charm. The home is perfect for a romantic getaway or a seaside family vacation, with spaces to congregate or spread out as you choose, indoors and out.

The main level of the house has a comfortable living room, a sitting room with water views, tasteful art, and a wall of bookshelves, an open layout kitchen and dining room making it an easy place to gather, a half bath, and a screened porch. The four bedrooms and full bath make up the second floor. Please note that the stairs to the second floor are original to the home's vintage construction and may be somewhat steep for very small children or those with mobility issues.

Relaxing on the waterfront deck that overlooks the cove will make you feel transported to another world, one that is scenic and serene. The shared deck (owned by the same neighbor) is across the street and has outdoor seating and a dining set. In the backyard, there is also a gas grill and additional outdoor seating. Just outside the back door of the house is the laundry building with a shared washer and dryer.

For the full waterfront experience, ask us about renting a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard through Atlantic Vacation Homes.

The village of Rockport is a short drive or bike ride away and offers a myriad of shops, galleries, restaurants to choose from. Gloucester's downtown and beaches are just a little further down the road and the commuter rail to Salem and Boston is also close by, allowing for easy day trips for exploring the region.

There is tandem driveway parking for 2 cars.

Dogs allowed (Pet fees apply). 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 (BR 1)

1 King

Located on the second floor, this room has a King bed, and a window AC unit.

Bedroom 2

1 Full/Double

This room has a Full bed and a window AC unit.

Bedroom 3

1 Full/Double

This room has a Queen bed and a window AC unit.

Bedroom 4

1 Full/Double

This room has a Full bed.

Bathroom 1

The upstairs full bathroom contains both a tub and a shower.

Bathroom 2

This half bath is located on the main floor.

Living Room

A comfortable room with a cozy couch and chairs.

Kitchen/Dining Room

The open layout of the kitchen and dining room makes this an easy place to congregate. A central island (with sinks and counter space) divides the room.

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)
  • Fan(s)

Entertainment

  • Television

Kitchen

  • 4-Slice Toaster
  • Cookware, Dishes, and Utensils
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Electric Stove/Range
  • K-Cup/Pod Coffee Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Toaster Oven

Living

  • Dogs Allowed (Pet Fees Apply)
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Jetted Tub
  • Laundry: Washer and Dryer

Local Area

  • .5 mi or less to Beach
  • Swim From Property
  • Water Views

Outdoor/Exterior

  • Deck
  • Enclosed Sun Porch
  • Gas Grill
  • Parking: 2 Cars
  • Porch
  • Yard/Garden
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Outdoor Dining
LEAVE A REVIEW
August 16, 2021 - Website

New to us

by Unknown
We enjoyed exploring this section of Cape Ann with it’s pretty neighborhoods and the gorgeous state park. Our house was charming, filled with books and art. The deck by the water was amazing.
July 21, 2021 - Website

Delightful New England experience!

by Anita
I wholeheartedly recommend Happy Days Cottage! The location is just across the street from Folly Cove, a beautiful section of the coastline, with access to a deck overlooking the water. The historic cottage is tastefully decorated, has various seating areas including a screened-in porch, and lovely views of the Cove. The property was clean and tidy. My family of four and our guests enjoyed the cottage to the fullest and loved our stay!
Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you had an excellent vacation and that Happy Days was a good fit for you and your family. We hope to see you next summer!
May 10, 2021 - Website

Adorable cottage

by Unknown
This cottage was absolutely charming. The location was beautiful, grounds were nicely landscaped, and the deck overlooking the cove was also beautiful.
July 20, 2020 - Website

Happy at "Happy Days Cottage."

by Susan
Stayed at Happy Days for second time in 5 years. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay ALL summer. We were welcomed by neighbors, including the owner, with open, friendly arms. Accommodations are simple, but comfortable. Cottage has amazing view of Folly Cove across the street. Can't wait to book next summer!
Thank you for your lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again next year.
August 30, 2019 - Website

Family Tidepooling Getaway

by Cait
4 adults, 1 kid, and a baby had plenty of room in this cute seaside cottage. Our main goal was ample tidpooling and the Happy Days Cottage didn't let us down. The path leads out to granite rock from which you can scamper down at low tides to plenty of tidepools. There is also a deck overlook, which seems to be shared from a number of properties as a few times we went down to hang out and other folks were relaxing there. The road is pretty fast, so make sure kiddos are watched well. Inside the house, there is plenty of sitting rooms and spaces for folks to hang out. Its a very short walk to the restaurant Lobster Pool, which was good for lobster but the fish fry was sub-par. Rockport is a short 7 min drive away which was great for walking around, grabbing food and peeking into shops. Fudge tasting was a highlight along with finding hermit crabs in the tide pools at one of the Rockport sandy beaches. Overall, we'd happily stay again.
Wow, thank you so much for your glowing 5-star review! We are so thrilled that your family had a wonderful vacation staying at Happy Days Cottage. We love that you were able to find perfect spots for tidepooling. We hope to welcome you back to Cape Ann in the near future!
August 5, 2019 - Website

Charming Experience

by Susan
We enjoyed a 4-night stay at this lovely home in July 2019. We received a warm welcome and all the info we could possibly need about the area. The only reason I gave 4 stars for the property location is that the driveway is very narrow and it can be dangerous backing out on to the main road. Not many cars but the ones we did see weren't always obeying the speed limit. It would have been nice to have a place at the back of the property to easily turn around. Otherwise, we were enchanted with the house and location...seriously gorgeous views, especially the sunsets!
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry that you had trouble with the driveway but glad that you otherwise enjoyed your time at Happy Days.
August 27, 2018 - Website

Perfect week in Rockport

by Unknown
We were very happy with the cottage, which is rustic, but clean, charming and comfortable with everything we needed and beautiful water views. The deck overlooking the water is spectacular. We shared the cottage with our 2 adult children and their significant others. We explored Rockport and Gloucester, but the highlight was definitely the deck. The owner, Andrew, was lovely to deal with and working with AVH was very easy. I would highly recommend this rental.
August 6, 2018 - Website

Happy Days in Rockport.

by Jayne
Our experience was the best from the time we arrived until we left. We felt we were in our own home. Everything anyone could possibly need to run a home was provided. Lots of hot water, to w and d, to utensils and most of all a wonderful porch where we had breakfast each day. The view was extraordinary of the cove with an unobstructed view of the rocks and ocean and boats. We enjoyed walking the cove and nearby streets and even walked thru Halibut Point. We would definitely recommend this cottage over the other one, primarily because it is larger. There is also parking for 2 cars. The week flew by. We met Andrew and Mary and became fast friends with them and hope to see them in the future. We hope to return next summer.
Wow, what a fabulous review! Thank you for taking the time to share your vacation rental experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay at Happy Days Cottage. We appreciate you entrusting Atlantic Vacation Homes with your vacation rental needs and look forward to welcoming you back in next summer!
June 1, 2017 - Website

Quiet Memorial Day Weekend

by Ron
Very nice place to stay. Great view of the ocean and cove.
November 2, 2016 - Website

Best Holiday-place ever

by Beate
Spent a wonderful week. The name of the property ist program: Everybody was perfectly happy!
Thank you for your wonderful review of Happy Days Cottage, we would love to host you again soon!
August 24, 2015 - Website

Our Fab Vacation in Rockport

by Lorie
Where do I begin....The Happy Days Cottage surpassed its name. Not only was it quaint and homey, the location was perfect for a"beachy" vacation. The accomodations were perfect for our family of six adults and to small children. Barbecuing dinner and eating at the picnic table was a delight. The kitchen was well equipped for all home-cooked meals as well as preparing for picnicking at the beach. Andrew and Mary provided helpful hints and info regarding historic sites and local hot-spots. Short day-trips to neighboring villages were a breeze. It was "right up there" with our favorite New England vacations.
July 2, 2015 - Website

Happy days at Happy Days

by Patricia
Beautiful, quaint cottage. Kids had a blast.
June 2, 2015 - Website

Such a great place!

by Unknown
Quite location, nice garden and patio across the road with cove views. The rooms were spacious and had nice bed linens and towels available. There's lovely original artwork, and it makes this place feel like you're visiting a home and not like a rental cottage. Location-wise it's quiet, and you can easily get to either town by car. Everything was absolutely spotless (and we left it so!) When we were missing a kitchen item, the rental agency were quick to resolve it. We had a nice BBQ as well out back. If you have a larger group, they have another house just next door! I whole-heartedly recommend this place and the rental agency who handled our booking and stay.
We're glad that you had a lovely time at Happy Days Cottage and that we were able to help make your stay memorable. Thank you for such wonderful feedback!
May 12, 2015 - Website

Fantastic weekend!

by Michael
We couldn't have been happier with our stay at happy days cottage. Everything about the house was great.I would really love to know how you arranged for all those whales to show up when we went out whale watching.
Thank you for staying with us! And you're welcome for the whales. 😉
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