Granite Pier is a traditional Cape Ann home with an unusual history. Built in the mid to late 1800’s, it was part of the Rockport Granite Company housing workmen who mined the nearby quarries. Blending traditional craftsmanship with modern amenities, this home is quintessential New England with ocean views from its multiple decks, from the master bedroom and from the sun room. Multiple skylights and large windows let natural light flood in. Granite Pier can be rented in conjunction with sister cottage Granite Courtyard (next door) for larger groups. <br /><br />Explore nearby Gull Cove, which is less than a five-minute walk from the home or travel to the end of the actual Granite Pier (for which the house is named), which affords 270-degree views of the great Atlantic and the Rockport coastline. Go there early in the morning to experience the sunrise over the water. There is a boat launch at the pier just 120 yards from the house, where you can bring your kayaks or stand up paddle boards and explore the area by water. (Kayaks and SUPs can be rented through Atlantic Vacation Homes). <br /><br />Experience swimming in a fresh water quarry known as Little Parker Pit just up the road a piece (400 yards) and see how refreshing a dip in the quarry is on a hot summer day. Like hikes or running in the woods, then leave the house, walk under the Keystone Bridge made from Rockport granite and enter into the beautiful Dogtown wilderness. Have a boat? You'll find it easy to manage a trailer. Front Beach and Back Beach are also close by. <br /><br />No Pets. No Smoking. <br /><br />GROUND FLOOR <br /><br />Kitchen: Includes corian countertops and a breakfast bar with chairs for 4. The ornamental fireplace adds to the historic feel of the home. <br /><br />Dining Room: The formal dining room has bay windows that let in plenty of light. <br /><br />Living Room: Includes a large flat screen smart TV, a large picture window and access to the sun porch and deck. <br /><br />Sun Room: A 3-season porch with ocean views that can be heated on cooler days or nights. <br /><br />Bedroom 1: This room includes 2 single beds (King conversion available) and a flat-screen TV. <br /><br />Bathroom 1: Full bathroom with shower. <br /><br />SECOND FLOOR <br /><br />Bedroom 2: Master bedroom with a King bed, flat screen TV and AC unit. <br /><br />Bedroom 3: Queen bed with flat screen TV and AC unit. Alcove: Daybed with trundle bed and ceiling fan. <br /><br />Full Bath: Exceptional bathroom with jetted tub, separate shower, and tiled floor. <br /><br />PARKING There is off-street parking for 4 cars. <br /><br />
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Check-In: 3 PM
Check-Out: 10 AM
Minimum age for Check-In is 25
All properties are smoke free. Violation of smoke free policy will incur an additional deep cleaning fee.
We realize that sometimes things change as such this property offers the following cancellation policy: Reservations may be canceled 60 days prior to check-in. Cancellations after 60 days will be charged total price of the reservation. All cancellations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee.