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Walk to Old Garden Beach and Downtown!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Walk to Beach and Downtown Rockport

Old Garden Bungalow is located in the coveted and serene Old Garden Beach neighborhood. It includes 3 levels and 2,600 square feet of finished living space.

The open concept kitchen/dining room is the hub of the home and includes a large center island with prep sink that seats four, and stainless steel appliances (gas cooktop, double ovens, and ultra quiet Bosch dishwasher). The dining table can seat 8+ and overlooks the backyard (which includes spots for sunbathers , shade-lovers, a gass grill, and swing set).

The 1st floor also has a full bath, living room, and sunroom. The 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms with window AC units (king, queen, 2 twins ) and full bath.

Beautifully finished basement receives natural light on three sides and includes a tv room with pull-out couch (for up to 2 additional guests), play/crafts area, office, and laundry. The double driveways can accommodate off-street parking for up to 5 cars, and there is a storage area for your bikes, paddleboards and other toys.

A walk to Old Garden Beach takes a couple of minutes and to downtown is about 10. Other beaches in walking distance include front and back beaches. Small/medium sized dogs with no-bite history are welcome with prior approval. The house is well-stocked and equipped to make gourmet meals, entertain, relax and have fun.

More Details

Ed Pinkin
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Ed Pinkin

Alli and Ed are originally from Connecticut and have been married for 8 years and have four young children and a dog named Willie. Alli has a Masters in Education and is a certified Yoga Instructor. Ed has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and is a Software Sales Professional. On the weekends in the summer our family can be found at the beach, on the water paddleboarding or kayaking, and riding bikes (LOTS of neighborhood bike riding!). In the winter, we ski when we can and our favorite non-local travel destinations include the San Francisco/Bay Area and Jackson Hole, WY (trading spaces anyone?!) We have plenty of experience vacationing with little children and had that in-mind when transitioning our home from our full-time residence to a vacation rental for others to enjoy.

Ed Pinkin purchased this bungalow in 2008

Why Ed Pinkin chose Rockport

Charming, well-cared for home in a fantastic location features many updates and modern amenities. There are countless nooks and crannies to explore on Cape Ann and you can avoid getting in the car for many days. Walk to ocean cliff walks, beaches, kayak and paddleboard tour guide/ rental shop, dozens of onshore fishing spots. Walk to the local diner, coffee shops (fresh donuts, strudel), regular or upscale dinning with ocean views, take-out/sitdown/order ahead seafood shack featuring local lobsters cooked to order!

What makes this bungalow unique

The updated, open concept kitchen overlooking the backyard is what hooked us on the inside. Outside, this location is well, amazing in many ways.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Rockport, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Finished Basement has pull-out sofa for two as well as an extra room for a provided Queen-sized air mattress.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Perfect home for our needs

  • 5 of 5

We were in the area for work and needed a place to rest and a kitchen, with an easy flow, to cook. Ed's home delivered all that, in a perfect location.

  • Review Submitted: 31/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

My family and I along with another family, 4 adults and 6 kids, ages 4-17 recently stayed at Old Garden Bungalow for week and it was perfect! The kitchen was well equipped for cooking meals, the beds were surprisingly comfortable, not what we expected for a vacation rental just based on past experience! The youngest loved having the swing set in the backyard and all the toys and books in the basement were a huge hit! There was plenty of space for all 10 of us to be comfortable. The neighborhood was peaceful and within walking distance to the beach and shops. The train station is also within walking distance which made getting to and from Boston several days of our stay a breeze. Grocery stores nearby as well. The owner, Ed, was great to deal with and even had a small welcome gift waiting for us. Rockport itself is beautiful, just what you would imagine when thinking of a small coastal town. We highly recommend checking out Halibut State Park, it's just a few minutes away by car and it's stunning! We would recommend Rockport and Old Garden Bungalow. I know when we return we will be checking to see if it is available!

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and spacious

  • 5 of 5

The Old Garden Bungalow is very well equipped, clean, spacious and also enjoyable ! A big kitchen with everything if you want to cook a bit, a very large basement with big TV room. A small clean garden, with even a fireplace outside (which we enjoyed since we were there for New Year). Excellent overall. And Ed the owner is caring about you having a good experience. I recommend it. Rockport itself is a pure gem. And the fact that you can go by train to Boston is definitively a bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very spacious. Very cozy.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our recent three week stay at the Old Garden Bungalow. We are a couple with two young children (5 and 2 years) and appreciated the backyard with swingset as well as the playroom downstairs. The kids loved all the books and toys available. This is not standard for rentals. And entertainment for the kids meant some more time for us. Mom and Dad had the chance to read a bit in the adirondack chairs in the yard. We also enjoyed grilling out there (my husband now insists on a bigger grill now that we are home though :)) The house is very spacious, with three levels of living space. We had a birthday party during our stay with 8 adults and 7 kids and there was plenty of room for all of us. The neighborhood is quiet and the neighbors friendly. It's a quick and pretty walk into town with its shops and restaurants and you have your choice of lovely, clean beaches. Rockport is beautiful. We first visited it for a day; now we stay for weeks. Ed, the owner, is very accessible and super friendly. He responded to all of our questions promptly. My daughter cried when our vacation was over and we had to leave. When I asked her what she would miss the most, she said, "the house", meaning Old Garden Bungalow. I am pretty sure we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 10/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Old Garden Bungalow is spacious, crisp, well-appointed and streaming with beautiful light and lovely breezes. One step into the foyer and the feeling of vacation and relaxation begins. Your host, Ed Pinkin, is gracious and welcoming. The living space provides multiple comfortable gathering locations and a generous kitchen where everyone can convene for meal prep and conversation. The Old Garden neighborhood offers New England seacoast architecture at its best. The walk-ability of the location makes your experience of Rockport authentic - the Headlands, Old Garden Beach, Bearskin Neck and downtown are within easy reach, but just far enough away to keep the crowds at bay. Old Garden Bungalow is truly perfect in every way!

  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm and Inviting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a wedding. There were 4 adults and 2 children who were 2 and 4. The house was perfect! The basement was a giant room perfect for the kids. The bedrooms were very comfortable. The owner was very accommodating and made sure we were taken care of. It was very spacious and bright. The day after the wedding we had extended family over for a lunch. The kitchen was well equipped and with a a total of 12 for lunch we had ample room. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1.06 Miles
Rockport Country Club
Nearest Train
0.93 Miles
MBTA Rockport Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Flav's Red Skiff
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Old Garden Beach
Car: not necessary

Located in the coveted old garden beach neighborhood, old garden bungalow is a 7-minute walk to heart of downtown featuring bearskin neck, artist galleries galore, restaurants, off-the-boat-seafood, and the world famous shalin liu performing arts center. Views of the atlantic ocean are 140 steps from the front door and old garden beach is a 4-minute walk away.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Rockport, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
5 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
9 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer - 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$657.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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