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Stunning oceanfront home and location with views, land, beach, tennis on estate in Rockport

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vacation rental description

Spectacular vacation home Big Driftwood and its equally spectacular location are true gems. The house is one of several on a large oceanfront old family estate on Davis Neck, Ipswich Bay, next to Annisquam, Gloucester, Mass. Set on the side of the hill, Big Driftwood overlooks Ipswich Bay and glorious sunsets. From the house there are paths (and road) leading to 2 beaches (one of soft white sand) and a pier just below the house. There are also 2 tennis courts and lots of fields, woods and rocky shore to roam, including a wild peninsula with path to the point. The beauty is indescribable. The variety of birds and wildlife is amazing.

Big Driftwood itself is modern, with spectacular sunset views over the ocean. Although it can sleep 10, it is also perfect for 1-2 people who can live entirely on the upstairs floor (which includes the living area as well as the master (queen) bedroom and bath). The living area (living, dining and kitchen) with fireplace, is spacious, high ceilinged, with skylights and glass sliding doors to deck, all of which look over the ocean. Downstairs there are 4 additional bedrooms and 2 baths. All have ocean views.

A lovely, soul inspiring opportunity! Available all year 'round.

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Last modified on 08-18-2014 at 10:57 AM.

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Bonnie Foz 617 964-1578

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
    • floor area 2300 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • beach view
    • oceanfront
    • ocean view
    • beach
    • waterfront
    • near the ocean
  • Theme
    • romantic
    • family
    • away from it all
  • General
    • alarm clock
    • ceiling fans
    • firewood
    • laundry soap
    • paper towels
    • shampoo
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • parking off street
    • iron & board
    • wireless internet
    • internet
    • towels provided
    • gas heating
    • living area
    • telephone
    • heating
    • linens provided
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • fireplace
    • parking
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
    • stove
    • dishes & utensils
    • blender
    • lobster pot
    • pantry items
    • stove
    • grill
    • 4 ring stove
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • cooking utensils
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
    • oven
    • microwave
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Bathrooms
    • 3 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower
    • bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower
    • bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bedrooms
    • 5 bedrooms, sleeps 10
    • bedroom 1: 1 queen
    • bedroom 2: 1 queen
    • bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single
    • bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single
    • bedroom 5: bunk bed
      • All bedrooms have ocean views Queen BR on top floor has sweeping view of ALL of Ipswich Bay! Both Queen BR's have little balconies, as well as attached full baths One BR (2 twins) has fireplace
  • Entertainment
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • dvd player
    • games
    • books
  • Outside
    • deck / patio
    • tennis
    • tennis court
    • lawn / garden
    • balcony
    • barbecue
    • outdoor grill
    • child's swing
    • beach towels
    • wood deck
    • walkway to water
  • Suitability
    • non smoking only
    • low allergen environment
    • long-term renters welcome
    • suitable for elderly or infirm
    • children welcome

activities and attractions in Rockport Other Areas

  • Attractions
    • autumn foliage
    • bay/sound
    • churches
    • cinemas
    • library
    • marina
    • museums
    • playground
    • pond
    • live theater
    • restaurants
    • synagogues
  • Leisure Activities
    • photography
    • walking
    • whale watching
    • eco tourism
    • scenic drives
    • sight seeing
    • paddle boating
    • antiquing
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • hiking
    • surf fishing
    • pier fishing
    • snorkeling
    • sound/bay fishing
    • deepsea fishing
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • surfing
    • sailing
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • wind-surfing

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  • owner Bonnie Foz
  • phone 617 964-1578

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Jun 14 2014 - Sep 12 2014
7 nights
Sep 13 2014 - Nov 3 2014
2 nights
Nov 4 2014 - May 29 2015
90 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
SUMMER: $3,800 per week

SPRING/SUMMER/FALL: Also 3 BR Stone Cottage on Property: See HA #3565329

Deposit: $500 due at booking. Rent in full 30 days prior to arrival.

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traveler reviews for this rockport house rental

I felt like I was in a movie.

Review submitted: August 18, 2014   Date of arrival: September 8, 2013

Relaxation , rest, living in the scenery as well as gazing on it..water, cliffs, sky, sun, moon..lots of windows and kitchen and family room...beautiful view from bedroom too..they have thought of everything...short ride to the best fried clams..its all there..

Helpful votes: 0 / 0



Review submitted: October 23, 2013   Date of arrival: October 11, 2013

Big Drifftwood is ideal for those who love the sea and nature. the house is large, comfortable, well maintained and very well equipped. You feel immediately at home. The four of us had a great time and enjoyed every minute. More than anything, Bonnie is a very helpful person, what she did for us, we will never forget.

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Review submitted: September 30, 2013   Date of arrival: September 26, 2013

We rented this house for a long weekend serving as command central for my son's wedding in Rockport. There were many people coming and going all weekend, my son and his groomsmen staying Friday night and out of town relatives taking their place on Saturday. I also hosted a Sunday brunch for about 30. Everyone was in awe of the view from the large deck and every room in the house. The house itself was comfortable, homey and clean having an easy, open floor plan making family time and entertaining very enjoyable. The kitchen was very well stocked and equipped, it had everything we needed and more. If it wasn't enough to have such an inviting house to enjoy, the expansive surrounding estate has acres and acres of breathtaking oceanfront with great paths for hiking and exploring. Bonnie, the owner, is very congenial, hospitable and helpful. We feel that we had an extraordinary weekend there for a very reasonable rent and are already talking about returning next year when we can just enjoy it without all the events surrounding a wedding. Couldn't recommend it more, you will not be disappointed.

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


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This vacation rental has been listed since 10/28/2011.