Straitsmouth Cove

Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 2 Sleeps 9 Rockport
  • The rear exterior of the house and the driveway.
    The rear exterior of the house and the driveway.
  • Enjoy the afternoon shade while looking out over the cove.
    Enjoy the afternoon shade while looking out over the cove.
  • Enjoy the afternoon shade while looking out over the cove.
    Enjoy the afternoon shade while looking out over the cove.
  • A tree swing graces the front yard.
    A tree swing graces the front yard.
  • Front exterior of the home, aerial view.
    Front exterior of the home, aerial view.
  • There are several seating areas in the large living room.
    There are several seating areas in the large living room.
  • Access to the screened porch.
    Access to the screened porch.
  • Sofa seating and a flat-screen tv.
    Sofa seating and a flat-screen tv.
  • The living room has multiple places to gather.
    The living room has multiple places to gather.
  • There is a grand (decorative) fireplace in the living room.
    There is a grand (decorative) fireplace in the living room.
  • The kitchen with a built-in bench, looking toward the sitting area.
    The kitchen with a built-in bench, looking toward the sitting area.
  • The newly remodeled kitchen looking towards the living room.
    The newly remodeled kitchen looking towards the living room.
  • Kitchen with open access to the living room.
    Kitchen with open access to the living room.
  • Kitchen access to the backdoor.
    Kitchen access to the backdoor.
  • The dining room with chandelier.
    The dining room with chandelier.
  • The dining room seats 8 and has water views.
    The dining room seats 8 and has water views.
  • Enjoy eating while talking on our dinning table.
    Enjoy eating while talking on our dinning table.
  • A quiet sitting area off of the kitchen.
    A quiet sitting area off of the kitchen.
  • Sideview of staircase to mezzanine level.
    Sideview of staircase to mezzanine level.
  • Staircase to second level.
    Staircase to second level.
  • Reading nook in the upstairs hall
    Reading nook in the upstairs hall
  • Quite place to read books while rocking on the chair.
    Quite place to read books while rocking on the chair.
  • Mezzanine level full bath.
    Mezzanine level full bath.
  • Bedroom 5 twin bedroom with cabinet and access to the bathroom.
    Bedroom 5 twin bedroom with cabinet and access to the bathroom.
  • Sleep calmy on our twin bedroom.
    Sleep calmy on our twin bedroom.
  • Bedroom access to bathroom.
    Bedroom access to bathroom.
  • Upstairs hallway.
    Upstairs hallway.
  • Bedroom 1 Queen bedroom with AC unit.
    Bedroom 1 Queen bedroom with AC unit.
  • Bedroom 1 Queen bedroom, with water view.
    Bedroom 1 Queen bedroom, with water view.
  • Bedroom 1 with nature view on the window.
    Bedroom 1 with nature view on the window.
  • Bedroom 4 with nature view on the window.
    Bedroom 4 with nature view on the window.
  • Bedroom 2 Queen bed and ocean views. 1
    Bedroom 2 Queen bed and ocean views. 1
  • Waking up facing the lovely nature view by the window.
    Waking up facing the lovely nature view by the window.
  • Bedroom 2 Queen bed and ocean views.
    Bedroom 2 Queen bed and ocean views.
  • Bedroom 2 Queen bed and ocean views. 5
    Bedroom 2 Queen bed and ocean views. 5
  • Bedroom 3 Primary Bedroom with Queen bed, ocean views & AC unit. 1
    Bedroom 3 Primary Bedroom with Queen bed, ocean views & AC unit. 1
  • Bedroom 2 Queen bed and ocean views. 4
    Bedroom 2 Queen bed and ocean views. 4
  • Bedroom 3 Primary Bedroom with Queen bed, ocean views & AC unit. 2
    Bedroom 3 Primary Bedroom with Queen bed, ocean views & AC unit. 2
  • Spacious primary bedroom.
    Spacious primary bedroom.
  • Bedroom 3 Primary Bedroom with Queen bed, ocean views & AC unit. 4
    Bedroom 3 Primary Bedroom with Queen bed, ocean views & AC unit. 4
  • Second level full bath.
    Second level full bath.
  • Bathtub.
    Bathtub.
  • Full bathroom with an outside view from the window.
    Full bathroom with an outside view from the window.
  • Screened porch with ocean views and ceiling fan.
    Screened porch with ocean views and ceiling fan.
  • Enjoy sipping coffee while facing the nature view.
    Enjoy sipping coffee while facing the nature view.
  • A space where you can relax.
    A space where you can relax.
  • Feel the ocean breeze.
    Feel the ocean breeze.
  • Full view of Straitsmouth Cove.
    Full view of Straitsmouth Cove.
  • Walk calmly under the trees.
    Walk calmly under the trees.
  • Straitsmouth Cove side view.
    Straitsmouth Cove side view.
  • The ocean-facing flagstone patio (2)
    The ocean-facing flagstone patio (2)
  • The ocean-facing flagstone patio
    The ocean-facing flagstone patio
  • Walk calmly under the trees.
    Walk calmly under the trees.
  • Walk to Old Garden Beach via the public footpath.
    Walk to Old Garden Beach via the public footpath.
  • Spacious yard.
    Spacious yard.
  • Front of the house, as seen from the water side.
    Front of the house, as seen from the water side.

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 sea glass or all manner of little crabs and ocean life, or just go for a swim. Put your kayak in or your stand-up paddleboard and head to Straitsmouth Island with its 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. Straistmouth Cove has central AC to keep you cool on hot summer days. From every vantage point, the living spaces offer endless views of the sea, just beyond the home's expansive lawns and gardens.

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.

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

Primary Bedroom with Queen bed and ocean views.

Bedroom 2

1 Queen

Queen bed and ocean views.

Bedroom 3

1 Twin/Single

Single bedroom with an adjacent full bath and water views.

Bedroom 4

1 Queen

Corner room with Queen bed.

Bedroom 5

1 Full/Double

Full bedroom.

Bathroom 1

Full bath with tub/shower.

Bathroom 2

Full bath with tub/shower.

Living Room

An enormous (decorative) fireplace and multiple sitting areas.

Dining Room

Custom built-in shelves, ocean views, and seating for eight.

Kitchen

Renovated in 2019 with sitting areas and an open flow into the living area.

Sun Porch

Screened-in porch with brick floor and comfortable furniture.

Laundry

Washer and dryer in the basement.

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: Central Air
  • Heat (Off-Season)

Entertainment

  • Cable Television
  • Television

Kitchen

  • 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

Living

  • Dogs Allowed
  • Jetted Tub
  • Laundry: Washer and Dryer

Local Area

  • .5 mi or less to Beach
  • .5 mi or less to Shops
  • Neighborhood Access to Swimming
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront

Outdoor/Exterior

  • Gas Grill
  • Parking: 2 Cars
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Screened Porch
  • Yard/Garden
  • Outdoor Seating
LEAVE A REVIEW
May 31, 2024 - Website

Fabulous place for large families

by Karen

We had a large family reunion. The house is beautiful, charming and totally well appointed. Despite children running around and cooking happening there was plenty of room for everyone, inside and outside. If we gather again, we will come back.

We're happy to hear that you had such a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Straitsmouth Cove sometime soon.

July 10, 2023 - Website

Spectacular

by Johnny

Just a terrific place - really seemed to have everything! The beauty from multiple places throughout the home and yard was very special. Great kitchen, grill, patio and yard. Easy walk to anywhere - my favorite of all the AVH in Rockport so far! Celebrated my parents’ 80th birthdays with my family. Was a perfect venue.

Thank you for you lovely review. We look forward to your next stay with us!

April 29, 2023 - Website

Everything about the house held us beautifully

by C. Wilson

It is easy to give this property 5 stars. The perfect location for walking and enjoying views - All the kitchen amenities served us & we rested. The beauty of emerging Spring flowers in the neighborhoods and the off season quiet was also welcome.

January 14, 2023 - Airbnb

by Jeremiah

Great house with an amazing view. We’ll be back!

Thank you for your 5-star review! We look forward to your next visit.

July 19, 2022 - Website

Fantastic!!

by Steve

Loved the location! It was so easy to get around and was walkable to Bearskin Neck and the center. The views, especially at sunrise, were gorgeous and our grandkids loved the little nearby beaches! Great house for a multi-generational family. The Atlantic Vacation Homes team was great too - very responsive and helpful!!

Thank you so much for your kind review! We hope to see you again next year.

July 15, 2021 - Website

Great view

by Laura
Great view.
October 18, 2020 - Website

Eat Beach Sleep

by Sandra
AVH provides us with a dream vacation. We had early access to a quintessential New England seaside cottage. Decor was artistically pleasing lacking nothing in creature comforts. Very clean
October 11, 2020 - Website

Straitsmouth Cove

by Can
nice
October 2, 2020 - Website

Spacious Place for a Covid Stay!

by Unknown
My family absolutely hated this place, could not wait to leave. It reeked of low tide and dead fish, don’t even think of renting it. (I want it available for our return!) The only thing we actually found lacking was dish towels (more than 2 please) and lobster crackers and picks. The house is spacious and charming (it pains me to see the charm and New England fishing village updated away in Rockport homes). I thought there wasn’t much kitchen storage space based on the pictures so I was happy to see that the door next to the fridge was a pantry, not steps to the basement as I thought. With different family members getting together for the stay, all the room was great for "social distance"!
August 17, 2020 - Website

Make-A-Wish Stay

by Unknown
The family said they had a wonderful time, and did not want to leave!
August 29, 2018 - Website

Lovely family home in a great location

by Bridget
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.
November 30, -0001 - Airbnb

by Andy

Looking forward to working with Atlantic Vacation Homes again.

Thank you! We look forward to your return visit!

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