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Peaceful Cottage Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 74 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

A one bedroom, one bath, contemporary home features a light filled open floor plan. Located on a perfect road for walking, running and biking. Located next door to community tennis courts, basketball courts and playground. The cottage is a short walk to Rockport center with its quaint shops, galleries, several beaches, restaurants. Amenities include full size kitchen with center island, off street parking, washer and dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, 32 in flat screen TV, grill and outdoor seating on a crushed stone patio. Double bed.

More Details

Darlene Trumbour
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Darlene Trumbour

We have owned this property since 1999 when our twin daughters were just months old. My husband is an architect and a teacher at Wentworth Institute of Technology and I teach health at Rockport Elementary School. Our main house is on the property as well and I enjoy working in the gardens during the summer months.

Darlene Trumbour purchased this house in 1999

Why Darlene Trumbour chose Rockport

We hope that you will fall in love with Cape Ann, just as we have, with all that it has to offer. The Cottage is a serene and peaceful vacation retreat.

What makes this house unique

The cottage is a walk to Old Garden Beach and a short walk to downtown Rockport. We are located near the school with tennis courts, basketball court, a track, and a large playground.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Ceramic tiled, stand up shower Ample storage space Bath and beach towels provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One queen size bed, ample storage and ceiling fan.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Peaceful Cottage Retreat
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

cozy contempoary

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for the month of December to be near family for the holidays. we enjoyed our winter experience in Rockport and the cottage met our needs. Most importantly, it was cozy comfy on these frigid New England days. Interesting in -floor heating, great insulation. The place came fully supplied and Darlene was very responsive and pleasant as a host.

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockport Retreat - Relaxation at it's best!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here! Cottage was clean, private and fully equipped with everything we needed. Furthermore, it was located in walking distance to town, tea room and beautiful beaches.

Darlene was the perfect hostess. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage with convenient location

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay at this cottage. Darlene was a lovely host. Will definitely be back. Clean, convenient and well situated. This will definitely be my choice next year on my return visit to my home Gloucester and Rockport.

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Perry. It was lovely meeting you. Safe travels and hope to see you next year. Darlene
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wonderful cottage, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage. It is very attractive, functional and has everything you need. The location is very quiet but incredibly handy to get in and out of Rockport and Gloucester. We were able to easily play tennis at the nearby school, golf at the nearby golf club and enjoy the beaches of Gloucester. Darlene, the owner, has decorated the cottage simply yet it has all the appliances and comforts you need. We were able to bring our well-behaved Jack Russell terrier and he loved the walks nearby as well as the cottage itself. It is indeed a peaceful cottage retreat and highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sally, I am glad you had a nice time in Rockport and at the cottage. Thanks for leaving the place so tidy. Hope to see you in the future. Darlene
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Perfect Getaway Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for three weeks in August 2016. This property is exactly the way the pictures show it. It's great for low maintenance as far as cleaning which is nice when you are on vacation. The amenities were adequate. There is no a/c and we only had two nights that were uncomfortable for sleeping. Rockport was unusually warm for the month of August. The location is great if you like to walk to town. We walked every day and just enjoyed every minute of our walks. You can also take some side roads and walk along the coast. Great picture taking moments. Gloucester is 3 miles away and there are lots of fun things to take in there also. We enjoyed the owners very much Darlene and Rob and they were always helpful if we had any questions for them.

The only con that we had with the unit is that their isn't a picture in the whole unit. There are such beautiful spots in Rockport that I wish they had some pictures of Bearskin Neck or Motif#1 on the walls.

This is a great place to stay and Rockport is just a lovely town to enjoy. You definitely will be very satisfied if you stay here.

  • Submitted: 3-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a week at the cottage. It was exceptionally equipped with everything we needed. We hope to return again in the near future and stay longer. We loved the town of Rockport & the many surrounding communities. The owners of this cottage were very thoughtful in providing all the things needed. Unfortunately we did not meet them in person but there was nothing we really needed. Very spacious living space made for an exceptional experience. Highly recommend this place for a romantic get away.

  • Submitted: 17-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rockport Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Commuterrail to Boston
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
route 128
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Old Garden Beach
Car: recommended

Rockport, a part of Cape Ann, is one of the most picturesque towns in Massachusetts and a charming artist colony. The Cottage is just a five-minute walk to Rockport center with its quaint shops, galleries, several beaches, restaurants and the Shalin Liu Performance Center which features outstanding music and performers from around the world. Rockport and nearby Historic Gloucester are filled with attractions: art a such as shopping, beaches, whale watching, Kayaking, boating and fishing. Rockport is also close to other North Shore towns like, Ipswich, Essex, Salem and Manchester by the Sea. The MBTA commuter rail to Boston is also a five minute drive from The Cottage and runs through Salem, MA into Boston's North Station.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Rockport, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season 2017-18
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.7%

These rates include all utilities, internet and cable TV.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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