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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 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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Walk to Old Garden Beach and Downtown!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

This home was nearly perfect for my husband and I and our son's family including 2 boys 3 & 6. The boys especially loved the bright basement toy room -- lots of toys and big trucks. The home's layout is great -- rooms for us all to be together or separate if we needed some individual time. The fact that is has 2 full bathrooms including tub and shower was a big plus. The kitchen is gorgeous and had plenty of dishware, cups and glasses, 5 burner gas stove and large refrigerator. Also a Keurig which was nice. We did have a problem figuring out the garbage disposal ( no switch but had a lid that fit into it to turn it on) There are beach towels there which we didn't realize so had brought our own. Very nice washer and dryer. The 3 bedrooms were perfect for us but there is additional sleeping options if needed. Very comfy beds, nice linen, fluffy towels and air conditioners if needed. There are dressers for unpacking clothes -- only 3 hangers though in the King room but bought some plastic ones and left them so that shouldn't be a future problem. It was very close to Old Garden Beach which has no bathrooms or lifeguards and is a little on the small side. It is easy to walk into town but proved a little difficult to haul ourselves and equipment to Front Beach so went early in the morning to park cars. Liked the off street parking and quiet neighborhood.

I would have preferred to pay the $59 insurance rather than mess with the $500 deposit but that was not an option. 5 stars for sure -- as the boys said "This is the best vacation house EVER!"

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Louis

The Quintessential New England Bungalow Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been MORE happy with our stay at this house! The Quite neighborhood nestled in by the town and the ocean was filled with postcard houses with impeccable landscaping, filled with flowers! Within 45 seconds you can view the ocean, and be down to the beach in less than 3 minutes. Within a minute you can view the harbor and downtown, and be in Bearskin Neck in about 7 minutes of walking.

I had two elderly women with me, one with mobility problems, and the house worked great for them and for my wife and teenage daughter. The house is MUCH bigger than it seems. Rockport is just about 1.5 hours away from 5 different states.....and we took day trips to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island (Newport). It would have been very easy to have rode the commuter train into Boston from the Rockport station. The locals are extremely nice and very proud of their area....we engaged with many. I am a restaurant consultant, and I found the kitchen to be a many gourmet seafood meals for my party.

Ed was responsive to all requests, and even keyed us in on the wonderful Memorial Day Parade. We have stayed in dozens of VRBO Houses and this one is near the top! Rockport is just the right blend of history, seaside, great food, great people, shopping, and near other attractions. Stay will LOVE IT!

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

The house is better than the images show. There is plenty of room for a medium size extended family. The main floor is comfortable, clean, and open - very convenient for family cooking and quality game time.

We were able to walk to town and also found some great spots in the local neighborhood. The local beaches are some of the best I've been to in the Boston area - within a 10 minute drive. There are also excellent beaches within a five minute walk.

Ed was immediate to respond to any questions I had; friendly and helpful.

This place is a gem, we plan to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
Summer - 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2019
4 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 2 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$673.9

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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