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Fran & Frank

Member since: 2015
Call Manager
Speaks english

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

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Rockport holiday cottage

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.

  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Fran & Frank (Property Manager)
Member since: 2015
Call Manager
Speaks english

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 Merrimack Valley & Essex County

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!


based on 13 traveller reviews

Holbrook House: Charming Rockport Village Cottage, Walk To Everything!
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

Sweet side street stay

  • 5 of 5

the property was as advertised. clean and cozy, perfect for our little family. Everything we needed was there, parking was right out front and we were just a steps away from everything downtown. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Friendly Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Holbrook House. The house itself is perfect! It was a great size for our family of four and just a walk from the beach and the Bearskin Neck downtown area. The best part was the owner, Fran, who left out toys that were age appropriate for our child and texted us great kid friendly places to go. Overall, we couldn't have had a better experience. We hope to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome cottage vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Frank and Fran have done a wonderful job restoring this quaint cottage. Perfect for 2-4 people. Home is very clean and neat. Fran has thought of every little thing to make you feel at home. The location is excellent being walking distance to a beautiful beach. The backyard is so relaxing. A wonderful home and a great place to vacation 30 miles north of Boston.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage with great location

  • 4 of 5

My family of four had a very nice long weekend at the Holbrook House. It is a cozy but charming beach cottage with full kitchen and laundry machines, located within easy walking distance to Nate's for breakfast, Front beach, and all the shopping and dining at Bearskin Neck. There is parking for two cars, although we didn't use a car at all except to go to nearby Halibut State Park. Fran made sure we knew the short cuts for walking, and filled me in on places to go. We will hopefully be back for another visit next summer!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Rockport Stay

  • 5 of 5

Holbrook House was perfect for my family (2 adults and 2 children ages 7 & 10). There is enough space for everyone to read or relax in the living room if there happens to be a rainy day (we had one). The kitchen has everything you would need for quick meals or to cook a full dinner and the outdoor table on the back patio is the perfect place for morning coffee. We went to the beach each day - Front beach (a quick 5 minute walk) in the mornings and the "big" beaches (Good Harbor and Wingaersheek) in the afternoons. The outdoor shower (with hot water, not just cold) was perfect for rinsing off after the beach. The small yard is great - my kids could play and I could easily supervise through the kitchen window while making & cleaning up after breakfast. The street is really quiet at night, we saw a neighbor or two during the week and everyone was friendly. The outside of the home is well lit (there are 2 streetlamps out front, one on each side of the driveway) and there is a light over the front door if you come back from dinner after dark. Rockport is very safe anyway but this just helps you come and go with peace of mind if you have never been there before. Fran is very friendly and greeted us upon check in and check out. There is absolutely nothing I would change and I can't say enough good things about this home. We will definitely be back next summer!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage Charm

  • 5 of 5

Holbrook House lived up to all expectations and Fran and Frank were so helpful and friendly. A truly relaxing week!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • 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 holiday cottage in Rockport, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn & Holiday season
3 Sep 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$132

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Rockport, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
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 enclosure , located in back yard, available for seasonal use
    Full bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , located on main living level all on second floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • 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 rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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