Captain's Cottage: Traditional setting with a private footbridge to the beach
This delightful pine-paneled vacation rental cottage is located on a quiet Rockport lane less than 100 yards from the sands of Cape Hedge Beach. Just cross the lane and walk over the footbridge and you're on the beach! From its sun room/sleeping porch, you can enjoy views of the Atlantic or walk across the private footbridge to the beach.
This cozy two bedroom beach house has a simple kitchen, a living room with ornamental fireplace, and a bathroom with shower. Both bedrooms have air conditioning. In addition classic Cape Ann granite boulders that grace the property, there is an outside shower stall with hot & cold water to wash off that beach sand as well as a picnic area. There is also parking for two cars.
Marian R. from Brooklyn, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in August, 2015 Lovely views, beautiful landscaping and a wonderful outdoor shower help make the week a wonderful experience. We had a few beautiful beach days as well as experienced our first whale watching. There are a few issues with the Captain's Cottage house itself however they were a minor distraction in a wonderful week.
Angela U. from West Hartford, CT does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 This has been my 15th year vacationing in Rockport and absolutely love the beaches here. My family and I have rented different cottages throughout the area and love the location of this one. The house is extremely outdated and had ants all over the kitchen. Although in the description of the cottage says there is WI-FI we did not have any connection all week. WE rent a cottage to save money on going out to eat all but but the kitchen is very outdated and not very conducive for actually cooking. Also when we came in at 3:00 at check-in time the cleaning company was still there cleaning the property. We were not able to get into the house for an extra 30 min. Coffee pot was also broken. UGH!!!
Deana S. from Amsterdam, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2015 This property was absolutely adorable! Very well maintained it offered all of the conveniences of home with a much better view! The beds were comfortable, the amount of space was perfect, and we very pleased with all of the amenities offered! (towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, spices, kitchenware - it's the little things for us!) The location was very easy to get to, and close to everything we could possibly need! Adirondack Vacation Homes could not have been easier to work with and we absolutely loved the special welcoming touch from the owner himself! Overall we had a wonderful stay! Thank you to all involved!
Stephanie C. from Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013 We have rented for two years now and we love the location on Cape Hedge Beach. The biggest drawback is the queen bed that needs to be replaced as there is no lower back support...we're not sure we'll rent a third year unless the mattress is changed. Location is great but not having a sore back for a week is more important. Other than that the view from the picnic table is great and we really appreciated the addition of the gas grill. The cottage is rustic but fairly clean...kitchen cabinets and drawers could use a spring cleaning...and the cottage would be a great rental with a new queen mattress.
A guest from Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2012 We enjoyed the view from the property as well as the proximity to Cape Hedge Beach. The cottage has a nice sunroom-mudroom that seems to be a recent addition. The rest of the cottage is very rustic but clean. The queen bed needs to be changed as it is very lumpy and a coat of paint to seal up the old pine panelling would reduce the musty smell throughout the cottage. Overall a nice rental that could use a little refresh that would go a long way to improving the level of satisfaction of the stay. As always, we are extremely satisfied with the level of attention and service offered by the AVH staff. Thanks.
Property Manager Response: Response from AVH Realty Inc Thanks for providing us this feedback, Stephanie. You brought to attention suggestions that will help us improve this rental for future guests. We hope you will choose to return to Cape Ann next summer!
The two single beds are really not comfortable, part of the bed linen was not clean. It should have more ventilation fan ( one b
Mario G. from Laval, Quebec, Canada recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in July, 2011
Property Manager Response: Response from AVH Realty Inc Thank you so much for your comments. The owner has replaced the mattresses in question, so now all the mattresses in the house are new, and there are fans in every room of the house. We appreciate your constructive criticism and the owner was happy to mitigate these issues.
A guest from Annandale, VA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2010 We've rented two charming houses with Atlantic Vacation homes on two different holidays and have been very pleased with the super responsive staff and excellent customer service. The Captain's Cottage is a quaint gem tucked away from the road and steps from the beach. The accommadations are simple yet charming. The waves crashing on the beach lulled us to sleep at night and we awoke to gorgeous sun rises. We enjoyed the cottage, even when it rained. Cape Hedge Beach was a little rocky at high tide but it was also only a short walk from sandy Long Beach. Rockport and Gloucester are both short drives and have plenty shopping and things to do for the kids. A big plus was having wirless internet service too. Ask for Richardson's Icecream at the Local Icecream Stores and the Gloucester Movie Theater. Mint Paddy frozen yogurt is the best flavor ever!
I think you need new interim cleaners; closets moldy smell, dead bug in bureau drawer; cobwebs on ceilings; futon cover not cle
A guest from Derry, NH recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2010 A wonderful location, but needs updating to warrant price. Basic cable TV not adequate; refrigerator needs leveling; otherwise, a lovely place.
Donald B. from Central City, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2010 Very Nice location... quiet and secluded. Cottage has some nice features but a bit musty. Shower is small. Installing a laundry would be very good addition to property. Not enough bath towels for a weeks stay. Overall a good place to stay.
Property Manager Response: Response from AVH Realty Inc We are gratified that you enjoyed Captains Cottage. This is a "summer only" cottage and you were our first guests of the season. Since the house is closed for the winter, there may have been a bit of lingering mustiness, but that has dissipated with the fresh air and breezes of Cape Ann. The owner has provided more towels and would love to put in laundry facilities but cannot due to the septic system. Thank you for your comments and we do hope that we can help you again with your visit to Cape Ann.
A guest from Shelburn, VT recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2008 Very comfortable cottage in a great location! We had a wonderful time and would definitely consider returning to it.
Property Manager Response: Response from AVH Realty Inc Thank you for taking the time to respond to the satisfaction survey. Your helpful feedback is important to both the staff and homeowners of Atlantic Vacation Homes. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time on your vacation and we look forward to seeing you again in 2009!