Straitsmouth Cove

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

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 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 Twin/Single

Primary Bedroom with Queen bed and ocean views.

Bedroom 2

1 Queen

Queen bed and ocean views.

Bedroom 3

1 Queen

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.

Kitchen

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

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

Entertainment

  • Cable Television
  • Television

Kitchen

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

Living

  • Jetted Tub
  • Laundry: Washer and Dryer
  • No Pets Allowed

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
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.
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