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Holbrook House: Charming Rockport Village Cottage, Walk To Everything!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4, Eat in kitchen, Livingroom w/ FP, on 2nd floor

A cozy, lovingly restored 1950's cottage. Walking distance to all that Rockport village and Bear Skin Neck has to offer.

The sunshine yellow Holbrook House is set on a quiet side street in the village. Granite cobblestone provides parking spots for 2 cars.

The first bedroom has 2 twin beds. Second bedroom has queen bed. The natural light filled living room features a brick fireplace, sleep sofa and flat screen TV with cable and WiFi

Full eat in kitchen with updated stainless steel appliances. Full bathroom on second floor and spacious laundry/mud room on first floor.

Brand new stone patio and outdoor shower completed in 2015, making the backyard the perfect private space to wash up post-beach days and enjoy al-fresco dining.

More Details

Property Manager
Fran & Frank
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2018

About Fran & Frank

We are Massachusetts natives, who enjoy traveling abroad and all over New England, but are always called home to life on the seaside. After moving to Rockport four years ago we have enjoyed making a home for yourselves and family on the picturesque and peaceful Cape Ann.

Fran & Frank purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Fran & Frank chose Rockport

Holbrook House is our little piece of paradise in Rockport. We have put much time and thought into restoring our charming cottage. And would love to have the opportunity to host you and happy to provide any recommendations or answer any questions you have to ensure a delightful and relaxing stay in our village.

What makes this cottage unique

Location, location, location! We fell in love with this property because of it's perfect location, you can truly walk to everything! The shops, restaurants, ice cream parlors, artist galleries, beach, train, performance center, park with playground and pond, less than a mile from Holbrook House!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Rockport, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please note that stairs are required.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Private outdoor shower - shower , located in back yard, available for seasonal use
    Full bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , located on main living level all on second floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms, have large closet, 2 windows ( 1 with window AC in summer) hardwood floors
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Another Wonderful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

After staying at Holbrook House for two years now I honestly can't imagine staying anywhere else in Rockport. From it's wonderful, relaxed atmosphere, lovely layout and seemingly endless amenities to the absolutely ideal location there's virtually nothing we don't like about staying here. You are steps away from the beach and town. Don't want to eat out? There's a fully equipped eat in kitchen inside and a lovely deck and grill outside! Our boys spent the evenings in the "reading nook" and playing with the blocks and games we found waiting on the shelves. There's even a plentiful supply of up to date brochures and recommendations on activities and place to eat. And can we talk about the fully stocked Keurig!?

I'm already looking at the calendar for next year!

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great two bedroom spot with a great location. Outsider space looked great but was too cold while wwe were there.

  • Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place for a weekend visit (or longer)

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Holbrook House over a long weekend. The house is easy to find, in a nice neighborhood, is well appointed, and very comfortable. There is excellent wifi, for those who want to get online. Check in was a breeze. The owner came to show us around and are sure we were comfortable.

Note - If you have small children, this is an excellent option. While there is a flight of stairs to get to the main level, it is easily closed off with a door and everything you need is on one level. The owners even have a few toys and books available for younger kids!

  • Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Getting away for a week on Cape Ann

  • 5 of 5

Fran and Frank's cottage is ideally situated about a 10 minute walk from downtown Rockport and Bearskin Neck. It was great not having to drive, but still enjoy the shops and restaurants that are so close by. There's a Shaw's Supermarket also 10 minutes away in Gloucester by car, to stock up the fridge.

I loved the "Mad Men" look of the living room, with a comfortable leather recliner (with good lighting) in which to read on a rainy day. The cottage is on a little side street, so very quiet. There's a lovely park on the way to downtown, with a mill pond, so a tranquil detour. The kitchen is well-equipped, including a Keurig coffee maker.

Frank met me when I arrived and spent a little while giving me the lay of the land, answering questions about the cottage, the town, tourist stuff, etc. Fran was most helpful upon my departure, when I forgot to pack up a small tech item. She mailed it back to me right away. (Thanks, Fran!)

Rockport is very quaint town, with some great restaurants (I enjoyed Feather & Wedge, and My Place by the Sea) and shops. There's a bit more to see in Gloucester (whale watching and schooner sails), but I thought Rockport was a more pleasant place to use as a base from which to explore.

I heartily recommend the Holbrook House, as perfect for a couple or small family. Hopefully I will get back soon.


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  • Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific place for a get away!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were warmly greeted by Fran and Frank and went upstairs into the cottage. The living room and 2 bedrooms have beautiful polished wooden floors that make the cottage feel warm and inviting. The kitchen has all the pots, pans, and cooking utensils anyone could need. Pack your favorite spices and you'll be all set if you choose to cook. The bedrooms are large with double closets and they each have a dresser. There are cards, games and some kids toys to pass the time on rainy days.

The beach, and downtown of Rockport all the way to the end of Bear's Neck are within walking distance. Many restaurants and ice cream shops are also nearby. It's a great location and warm and inviting place to return to at the end of a busy day. We hope to return again!

  • Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable compact well equipped in peaceful part of town

  • 5 of 5

Ideal for 2 couples or family. You can enjoy town of Rockport as well as the surrounding charms of C. Ann. Frank's thumbnail guide to restaurants was spot on.

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Rockport Commuter Rail
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Front Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Rockport, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$127.77

Please note we are not allowing pets to stay at the Holbrook House Rental. Photo ID will be required by the owner if we feel it necessary at the time of checking in, to verify age of renter. We are not wheel chair accessible. There is an indoor staircase to the 2nd floor which is where all the rooms are, excluding the laundry room. Please review cancellation policy. You are encouraged to email or call if you have any questions about the Holbrook House Rental. Thank you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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