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Relaxing & Spacious 5 BR Oceanfront Rental--Gull Cove House in Rockport

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vacation rental description

Gull Cove House is a bright, cheerful, roomy, and relaxing
waterfront vacation rental property in the scenic New England
coastal town of Rockport, MA. Sleeping 8, the house has 5
bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and stunning ocean views. Though the
setting is tranquil, the location is convenient. It's just an 18-
minute walk to quaint Rockport center; an 8-minute walk to Back
Beach; a short drive to several larger beaches; a 3-minute walk to
wooded trails circling pristine quarries; and 3/4 mile to Rockport
station with regular 1-hour train service to Boston.
Rockport
Rockport is a charming seaside community on the tip of Cape Ann, the
prettiest coastal area in Massachusetts. The town has miles of
coastline, several beaches, walking trails along the water and
through forest, a classic New England harbor with renowned Motif No.
1 at its center, and quaint Bearskin Neck with cozy cafes, seafood
restaurants, and a thriving artist community with many galleries.
Gloucester and Cape Ann
Rockport's neighbor on Cape Ann and just 3 miles from the house is
Gloucester, the oldest fishing port in the U.S. and the setting for
Sebastian Junger's bestselling book and popular film "The Perfect
Storm." Gloucester has miles of rugged coastline, lovely rivers and
forests, several large and popular beaches, excellent restaurants,
museums, and the oldest working artist colony in the U.S.

house rental amenities

The house offers dozens of amenities for comfort and entertainment:
patio furniture on each of the property's two levels; grills and
chiminea; fireplace; fans and 4 air conditioners; piano; stereo;
large collection of books, music, movies, and games; telescopes;
satellite TV; and wireless DSL. With a spacious living area, cozy sunroom,
paneled den, dining area, breakfast bar, and well equipped kitchen,
guests can mingle, have an intimate talk, and dine formally or
casually, all while savoring the view from the banks of windows
looking out to sea.

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Your Stay at Gull Cove House

Wake up early at least once during your stay to watch the sun rise
over the ocean from the house, which faces due east. Take the path 2
minutes from the house for a walk in the woods, perhaps stopping for
an early or late swim in a quarry along the way. Stroll to Back
Beach (only 8 minutes from the house on foot) or to Rockport center
(only 8 minutes farther) for fresh scones and espresso, leisurely
shopping, a harbor cruise, or a casual meal on quaint Bearskin Neck.
Rent kayaks and paddle to Thacher Island and its twin lighthouses
just off the Rockport coast. Bring or rent bicycles to explore Cape
Ann's countless seaside roads and pathways within easy riding from
the house.

Cool off afterward by jumping from the property seawall into Gull
Cove just below the house. Buy lobsters directly from lobstermen
returning with a fresh catch to their moorings in Gull Cove, or try
fishing for striped bass off the property sea wall. Cook out using
either the gas or the charcoal grill on the patio with panoramic
ocean views as your backdrop. Choose a book from the 1000-book
library for a peaceful read on the terrace in the sun and sea air.

Take a drive on nearby country roads to see New England's lovely
spring colors or fall foliage. Stop at a farm stand for fresh cider
and produce. Pack a picnic and spend time at one of Cape Ann's
beaches or state parks. Visit historic Salem or Boston, only 35 and
65 minutes respectively from Rockport by car or train--the train
station is just 3/4 mile from the house.

Return to the house for a glass of wine by a fire in the patio
chiminea or the living room fireplace as you watch the moonlight
dance over the ocean. Choose a movie from the house video library of
over 100 dramas and comedies. Fall asleep to the
sound of waves breaking on the shore below. Next morning let another
ocean sunrise rouse you from your dreams as the sea gulls call you
to begin another day at this little piece of paradise.

Day Trips

Although Cape Ann offers a wide variety of activities--beaches,
water sports, boating, birding, hiking, antique shops, art
galleries, restaurants, and brilliant autumn foliage to name just a
few--it can also serve as a base for day trips to neighboring
attractions. Historic Salem, Boston, Lexington, and Concord are
within easy reach by train or car. The outlet stores of southern New
Hampshire and Maine are just over an hour's drive from the house.
Rhode Island is about 1 hour's drive, and Connecticut, Vermont, and
the Berkshires in western MA are all about 2 hours away.

Your Base for a Perfect New England Vacation

Gull Cove House in Rockport is an ideal place to base your trip to
New England. It is especially well suited for vacations and
reunions, for couples or small groups looking for a tranquil seaside
getaway, and for business visitors wanting easy access to Boston
while staying in prettier surroundings outside the city. Please have
a look at our photos of the house and its views; read what past
guests have said about their time here; and check availability on
our calendar. Then let us know if this sounds like the right place
for your stay.

Gull Cove House is a Rockport, MA vacation/holiday rental home by
owner and a member of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.

vacation rental rates

$2500/week October to May ($3195/week over Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas.)
Discounted monthly rates offered November - April.
$3195/week June & Sept; $3995/week July & August.
8 guests maximum. $500 security deposit. Minimum summer/major holiday stay one
week.
Weekly summer rentals from 3 PM Saturday to 10 AM the next Saturday.
Basic weekly house cleaning included.
No smoking, pets, or large events such as weddings.
Owner lives in separate attached apartment.

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This vacation rental has been listed since 08/2/2006.

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