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Beach & King / Beach House Rental


Property Details

Updated: Oct 21, 2016
House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-14)

Located across from Rockport's Front Beach, Beach & King is a unique Cape Ann Beach House rental on the North Shore in Massachusetts. Accommodations at our Rockport beach house offer a picturesque setting with stunning ocean views and a 5-minute stroll to historic Bearskin Neck and the village.

Whether it’s a family getaway week or a personal experience that you are searching for, our ocean breezes and soothing sounds of the surf will renew your spirit. The Beach & King House is a historic building with a soothing décor of ocean themes and colors. Experience this beautiful seaside village in Rockport Massachusetts for yourself.

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  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Laurie Nugent and Tim Giarrosso, have lived and raised 3 daughters in Rockport for the past 28 years. They ran a contemporary craft gallery, Half Moon Harry, for 18 of those years. They are now designing their own product for catalogs and corporate venues.The two have incorporated their artistic style to create this beautiful ocean-side retreat for their guests.

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15 Reviews

based on 15 traveler reviews


best ever

  • 5 of 5

Extended family of 12 ranging in age from 1 to 70 . We have been spoiled and every other vacation will be compared to Beach & King. Great having all our own bathrooms. The kitchen was well stocked and the eating area a perfect size for all of us. The parlor table was great for jigsaw puzzles. The front porch was good for coffee in the morning, cocktails at night and a great playpen for the 1 year old. Easy walk to beach, shops, restaurants and take out lobster dinners. Never got in a car until Friday to go see a lighthouse. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! What a treat to see your review in our mailbox. We've been gearing up for a new 2013 season.. in fact, I have a paint brush in hand as I type. I hope you can visit us again sometime. You were a great group!!
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Loved It!!!

  • 5 of 5

House was fabulous! Location is great for walking around town or just sitting on the porch looking at the beautiful view. We had 15 of our family together and everyone loved it! We fixed several meals and the kitchen had everything we needed. The dining room table was big enough that our entire family could enjoy meals together.

Thanks Tim and Laurie!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Graduation Family

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donald. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the 5 star review :) Laurie & Tim
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Great house, great location, great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Beach and King for the last 3 years and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The house is very nicely furnished, well maintained, and clean. The layout of the rooms make it great for our large family to gather together but also provides space for us to be separate when we want to be. The kitchen is modern and very well stocked. Love the front porch too! Tim and Laurie couldn't be nicer or more accommodating as hosts. The location is perfect - right across from the beach and a short walk to town. We are going back this year and can't wait! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

In August, our family had a wonderful vacation in Rockport, Mass. Our visit was definitely enhanced by staying for one week at the Beach & King Beach House. The photos were a great representation and the property was very clean and well maintained. The owners seemed to have anticipated our needs beautifully with plentiful linens and a fully equipped kitchen--certainly comfortable for a family of 14!!! The layout of the house AND THE PORCH accommodated our family to a tee. We loved being able to not only walk to the beach but to the town. We would love to return in the future and would not want to stay anywhere else but the Beach & King!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach and King

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at the Beach and King home 2 times in the past 3 years. Each time was wonderful!! The house is exactly as described. It is very well decorated with the great New England Coastal theme. The bedrooms are very nice and spacious with very comfortable beds. Bathrooms are very clean. The rooms were exactly as described in their listings. Tim and Laurie are very good at making sure your stay at the home is everything you wanted it to be. The location of the home is great. Rockport is one of the most quaint New England towns I have visted. You are within walking distance of downtown Rockport, Wonderful resturants and lovely shops. If you are a photograher you have one of the best places to snap away.

My family and I would recmmend The Beach and King to anyone who is looking for that wonderful laid back New England experience. The day we had to depart and come back to Tennessee we were already planning our trip here in 2014 to stay with Tim and Laurie (they are like family now)

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paula! You guys are the greatest :) We look forward to your 2014 visit.
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From the Owner

Rockport, Ma. Is one of the premier destination spots in all of New England. The town is filled with artist galleries, unique shops and superb seafood restaurants. Evening strolls along the ocean shore and a friendly small town atmosphere make your stay both enjoyable and memorable.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Logan Airport, Boston, Ma at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Latitude 43, Gloucester, Ma at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Rockport Golf Club, Rockport, Ma at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Rockport Train Station at 0.03 Miles Nearest Motorway : 128 at 0.05 Miles Car: not necessary

For over 160 years, people have traveled to Rockport for our miles of lovely beaches, boulder-strewn paths through woods and glades, and that uncommonly magical light that has inspired painters from around the world.

From the Beach & King is Front Beach, an active beach on Sandy Bay pointing toward the east. The beach is also within an easy walk from the Rockport village.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off-Season Fall1 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Off-Season Winter '17
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off-Season -Spring '17
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid-Season Spring '17
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak-Season '17
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
mid season fall '17
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates


Half of rate due upon booking, balance due 1 month prior to arrival.

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From the Owner

Across from Front Beach,the Beach & King is just a few minutes’ walk from the village center and its many seafood restaurants, art galleries and unique shops. Any time at all...our porch is the place for people watching, beach watching and just enjoying the ocean breeze. Here you will also find rocking chairs and beach chairs, beach umbrella, and a hose just for you to wash the sand off your toes. And for those rainy or cool days, relax and enjoy the Main Room overlooking the beach. Read a good book or sketch and photograph the beautiful landscape.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3800 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, FIRST FLOOR
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, BEACH ROOM
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower, KING ROOM
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, combination tub/shower, CORAL ROOM ONE
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, combination tub/shower, CORAL ROOM TWO


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • BEACH ROOM - 1 queen, BEACH ROOM - ocean views, private bathroom
  • KING ROOM - 1 queen, KING ROOM - ocean views, private bathroom
  • CORAL ROOM ONE - 1 queen, CORAL ROOM 2 - slight ocean views, private bathroom
  • CORAL ROOM TWO - CORAL ROOM 2 - slight ocean views, private bathroom
  • THIRD FLOOR RUSTIC ROOM - 1 queen, platform bed, TV, best suited for teens
  • SUNROOM - 1 double, First floor small seasonal sunroom with DBL bed
  • DEN - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Den with sectional pull out dbl bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Rockers overlooking Front Beach & Rockport Village, beach chairs, coolers, beach umbrellas, beach towels.

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