Periwinkle Cottage – Unit 1

Please note: All reviews left in the “Guest Book” and/or posted on other “vacation rental sites” for this unit will be added to this review page. We appreciate all your kind words and look forward to hosting you again in the future!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sept/Oct 2019

Oscar and Maria

We really enjoyed our stay at your cottage. We walked down to the waterfront and had fun going into the shops still open. Everything in the cottage is perfect. Thank you for all the amenities you provide – you are so thoughtful. We shall highly recommend this place to our family members. We enjoyed our relaxing get-away, and hope to one day return.
Thanks for everything!
Oscar and Maria
Austin, TX

2nd stay at the Periwinkle

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sept 2019

Susan B.

Rose provides an amazing place to stay to enjoy the North Shore. She thinks of so many things, large and small, to make your stay comfortable, easy and relaxing. I enjoyed my first visit so much I just had to return to the Periwinkle cottage to try out the 2nd cottage. Both are decorated tastefully and with the visitor’s comfort in mind. I highly recommend these cottages!

Published Sep 29, 2019


Boston – Rockport Vacation

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sept 2019

Cathy H.

Quaint little cottage, with nice personal touches. Perfect location for walk to the shops and little beaches. We stayed a few days in Boston before arriving. This was the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. During our stay in Rockport, we hiked in Halibut State Park, visited Salem and Gloucester, and took a day trip to Kennebunkport and York Beach — well worth the drive!! Dinner at Roy Moore’s Seaside Shack was excellent. Hope to come back one day.

Published Sep 26, 2019


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sept 2019

Thomas M.

Staying at Periwinkle Cottage was the highlight of our 12 day trip. Nothing was overlooked for our comfort, and we look forward to returning.

Published Sep 19, 2019



5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed September 2019

Katharina – Dallas, TX.

My time here has been extremely precious to me. I celebrated God’s saving work in my life. Spent lots of time gazing out onto the sea. I loved the quiet streets, the sounds of the harbor, the art galleries, and coming home to a warm, charming place where you felt right at home. I don’t think I will ever forget my time here. Thank you Rosemarie for all the thoughtful little details! I can tell you have a heart of hospitality.

Perfect spot!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2019

Deb F. – Kalamazoo

We had a wonderful time at Periwinkle Cottage. Many generous and adorable details throughout the place. Super close to downtown and in easy walking distance from the train. Rosemary was a great communicator and helped us out with several special requests. I would love to come back next summer.

Published Aug 26, 2019


Lovely little hideaway in idyllic Rockport

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2019

Caryl K.

Great accommodations with all the right touches. This property manager has left nothing out and was thoughtful enough to have many unexpected nice touches all very gratefully accepted! I will certainly stay here again.

Published Aug 22, 2019

Charming Cottage

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2019

Donald & Gail R.

August 3-10, 2019

What a privilege and a pleasure to stay in this charming cottage. We had a wonderful time walking to Rockport, shopping and eating. We are so comfortable in this darling place. We were so pleased to have a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge and glasses for two. We love the artwork and everything about this cottage. Hope to return and thank you so much!

Don and Gail

Johnstown, PA

(We love Rosemarie)

Published Aug 11, 2019



5/5 ★★★★★

Reviewed 2 Aug 2019

This is truly a home away from home. A short walk to town where parking is at a premium. Stocked with everything you might need, with extra touches like a new kitchen sponge, chocolate chip cookies and 1/2 & 1/2 in the refrigerator! Lots of restaurants in town to indulge your every seafood desire. And if you are craving meat, try the roast beef sandwich at Rockport House of Pizza and Roast Beef. Seriously good! This is our 3rd stay at Periwinkle Cottages and we would go back in a heartbeat. Rose is a great host!

Periwinkle cottage

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2019

Evan K.

My wife and I had a wonderful time in Rockport. The cottage was beautiful as was the city. We highly recommend.

Published Jul 27, 2019


Our second lovely stay in #1 Periwinkle Cottage!

5/5 ★★★★★

Reviewed 27 Jul 2019

Dear Rosemarie and Family! Our second lovely stay in #1 Periwinkle Cottage! So rejuvenating – we had to stay the extra day! We are very grateful for the ease of keeping our bikes just outside the door. We treasure this home away from home, the caring appointments, and the simple fixings of a light breakfast, snack or meal keeps us healthfully on track for our active exploring and dining out in Cape Ann!. Thank you again for a lovely stay. Be back to try #2.

Katy and Mark Easthampton, MA

Charming cottage

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2019

This cozy cottage was absolutely wonderful and one of the best few days away I have had in a long time. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely place. I cannot wait to visit again next summer!!

Published Jul 22, 2019

Cozy cottage within walking distance to downtown Rockport

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2019

Hannah R.

My parents loved their long weekend at Periwinkle Cottage and plan to return. The cottage was clean and tastefully furnished, and Rosemarie went above and beyond in terms of amenities. The location is also stellar – the cottage is only a 5-minute walk from downtown Rockport, which is especially convenient during the crowded summer months.

Published Jul 15, 2019

Periwinkle Cottage and exquisite choice to stay in Rockport

5/5 ★★★★★

Reviewed 8 Jul 2019

Periwinkle cottage is charming. Rosemarie was an exceptional hostess and provided everything we needed to enjoy a hassle free vacation. I will definitely stay there again!

My best vacation rental experience yet!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2019

nicole m. saratoga springs, NY

I can’t say enough good things about my stay at the Periwinkle Cottage. My friend and I were looking for a quite weekend away from it all and that’s exactly what we found here. The cottage has an energy and charm that puts you immediately at ease as soon as you arrive. I’ve rented many vacation homes over the years and have never seen such attention to detail, everything we needed was available. It’s clear the owners go out of their way to make your stay the best in can be and it truly was. I didn’t want to leave! Amazing location. Property was beautifully maintained. I could go on and on but I’ll just leave it at this; should you decide to rent this cottage, you will not be disappointed. I will for sure be back someday!

Published Jun 24, 2019

Seaside getseay.

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2019

David K.

Absolutely loved Periwinkle Cottage. Cozy, walk into town, attentive host. It’s on our “return” list!

Published Jun 22, 2019

Perfect place to stay in Rockport

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2019

Ideally located cottage in beautiful Rockport. So many extras to make the stay extra special. Couldn’t have been nicer.

Published Jun 18, 2019

Just Perfect!

5/5 ★★★★★

Reviewed 18 Jun 2019

This cottage was so comfortable and the hosts were so very thoughtful with the snacks … very homey! It was convenient and easy access. Would definitely return on my next visit !

A beautifully appointed cottage

5/5 ★★★★★

Reviewed 15 Jun 2019

We stayed four nights at Periwinkle Cottage at the beginning of June. The cottage is neat and has everything one could need. One thing I particularly appreciated was that there was a supply of coffee there when we arrived. We didn’t use the kitchen much, because we mostly ate out, but we could see that there were plenty of supplies of every kind. The place is beautifully decorated and has comfortable outdoor seating. The only thing lacking was the weather, but Rosemary is not in control of that. It was a bit chilly for June.

Absolutely awesome!

5/5 ★★★★★

Reviewed 26 May 2019

I can’t praise Rosemarie enough for such a comfortable and convenient place to stay in Rockport, MA. Immaculate, fully equipped kitchen, comfy bed, washer/dryer, quiet and beautiful location, snacks, bottled water, plus Half and Half for my coffee! Rosemarie is a first class hostess, she even picked my up at the train station and took me to the Post Office when needed. I especially thank her for being quick to respond. I am a yearly visitor to Rockport and haven’t found anything comparable in the area.

50th Birthday Celebration

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2019

Katherine L.


We stayed here as a surprise getaway to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday. Periwinkle Cottage was the perfect place. Thank you to Rose for the little extras!

Kathy and Kevin, Middleboro, MA

Published May 21, 2019

Cozy pretty cottage, perfectly equipped, excellent location

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2019


We had a great two-day stay at this lovely cozy cottage, ideally situated for a stroll into the harbor area, to the beaches, and Oceanside paths. The cottage is on a pretty, private setting with lovely outside seating areas. The cozy comfortable rooms were thoughtfully furnished, with great attention to detail and guests possible needs. Will be happy to return again.

Published May 16, 2019

Top Notch

5/5 ★★★★★

Reviewed 12 May 2019

First time to Rockport and it did not disappoint. Periwinkle Cottage was fantastic. Comfortable, clean and convenient. I would recommend it without hesitation and I hope to stay there again in the future. The owner was wonderful as well. Available to answer questions and made the entire process easy.

Perfect in every way

5/5 ★★★★★

Reviewed 29 Apr 2019

Periwinkle Cottage had everything you would need to relax and enjoy the area known as Cape Ann. From it’s beautifully-maintained property to the impeccable layout inside you would be hard-pressed to find a nicer place to stay. Rose and Guy made sure we had a wonderful time and followed up during our stay to make sure this happened. Rockport is a quiet little hamlet located in the northeast corner of Massachusetts; a gem that we discovered and one that we shall visit again. Thank you for helping us to create memories that will last a lifetime!!!

Wonderful place!!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Apr 2019

Edimirson L.

A perfect place to relax and very clean and organized! Thank you so much!!!

Published Apr 28, 2019


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Apr 2019

Christina C. Catskill, NY

A true treat to stay here. The place was adorable, clean, quaint and organized. The owners made you feel so welcome with thoughtful treats placed throughout the cottage. We have stayed at many places and this place exceeded all expectations !!!

Exceptional Cottage- Beautiful Touches

5/5 ★★★★★

Reviewed 12 Apr 2019

It was very nice and clean and cozy with great extra features. All the extra touches made it feel really special. Rose goes out of her way to make her guests feel special and comfortable. Rose and Guy are so pleasant and very knowledgeable of the area and recommending restaurants and places to see. Would surely stay there again.

Gorgeous place, super walkable, and very clean 🙂

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Mar 2019

Dustin J.

My wife and I had a wonderful time! I would have been happy to just chill in the cottage honestly—clean, cozy, roomy, and warm. Definitely would like to come back.

My only only only note is that I wish I would’ve known that everything in Rockport closes super early in the evening, at least in the Spring. We arrived a bit late and got to town after 9 hoping for a bite to eat and there was only 1 place open! When we saw the open sign we were so relieved. So it all worked out—but that’s not a criticism of the cottage, just Rockport 🙂

Published Apr 9, 2019

A New England cottage that met all of my expectations

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Feb 2019

Paul T. Henderson, NC

Periwinkle 1 cottage met all of my expectations and then some… From the time I arrived Ms. Rose coordinated with my arrival and picked me up at the train station. I was delivered to my cottage where I found a perfect New England get-a-way. The cottage had everything you could imagine to make you stay comfortable. The cookies and wine were just an extra touch. I found the cottage to be exactly as advertised- Clean, Quaint, Comfortable, and Convenient. A short walk to the rail station, town, and local beach. Ms. Rose thank you for your hospitality and sharing your cottage with me. I look forward to returning with my wife.

Published Feb 22, 2019

The Sweetest Stay

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Feb 2019

Miriam C.

The cottage itself is cozy and airy, with everything we needed for a weekend away. It was a Valentine’s weekend stay, and Rosemarie made it feel so special, with a bottle of kava and a bottle of sparkling cider in the fridge, roses on the table, chocolates/cookies well-stocked, and a great little souvenir mug. Such thoughtful touches throughout!

We took the train in from Boston and managed to do everything easily by foot, with the cabin such a convenient walk to the downtown area. There isn’t a whole lot to do in Rockport during the off-season, but that’s one of the reasons why the cottage was so great – a night in with Chinese takeout still felt special. Also, the bus to Gloucester stops nearby. The rules/instructions were clear and helpful, and Rosemarie made herself available throughout our stay. Overall, great service and great location!

Published Feb 20, 2019

Great spot in downtown Rockport

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Feb 2019

Jared W.  Seattle, USA

I stayed here for a long weekend in February and it was great. It is very cozy and well designed, and close into town so you can walk to everything. The unit is very professionally managed and is stocked with just about anything you could possibly need. Check in and out was super simple. The host was very pleasant and really easy to work with. Due to weather related travel issues I needed a late check out and the host was very flexible and accommodating. All in all a great experience and I’d definitely recommend it.

Published Feb 14, 2019

Awesome stay at lovely Periwinkle Cottage!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Dec 2018


I had the pleasure of staying at the lovely Periwinkle Cottage for the third time. It was simply splendid! It’s beautiful, clean, and cozy! Rose’s welcoming and warm spirit can be felt in the cottage. There is no place like Periwinkle Cottage! It truly is a special place and I feel blessed to stay here during my visits. My heartfelt thank you to Rose for everything!

Published Jan 9, 2019

It has been delightful from start to finish!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Nov 2018

Melody J.

Periwinkle cottage is charming and cozy. It is within walking distance of all the shops and Rockport restaurants.

Rose made sure we had everything we needed. She is a great hostess!

Submitted Nov 27, 2018

“Great place – perfect location!”

5/5 ★★★★★ Reviewed 31 Oct 2018

The perfect cottage located on a quiet street that’s walking distance to everything. Anything we thought we should’ve brought but didn’t was already there provided by the owner. Warm and inviting inside and out. Would absolutely visit again!

Beautiful cottage and quaint quiet town!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Oct 2018

Kevin O.

This was our last trip before becoming 1st time parents. We came here from Texas to enjoy Northeastern fall for our baby moon! I am so glad we found this place. I will keep these memories near and dear and tell our daughter how we traveled with her at 30 weeks pregnant in charming Rockport. This was everything we needed and more before the baby comes – peaceful, calm and cozy. Thank you!

Kevin and Chloe

Submitted Oct 26, 2018


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Oct 2018

tonya r.Wurzburg, Germany birth

Wonderful place in beautiful Rockport! Rose is awesome!

Submitted Oct 22, 2018

Loved our stay!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Oct 2018

Daniel B.

Very pretty cottage close to everything in town. Rosemarie was a wonderful hostess. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Submitted Oct 14, 2018


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2018

Jan S.

What a beautiful place! The owners thought of every detail to make the stay very comfortable. We plan on going back.

Submitted Oct 2, 2018


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2018

Mark P.

Great place and location!!! Owner thinks of everything!! Champagne and cookies as a welcome gift!

Submitted Sep 28, 2018

Little Gem located in perfect spot close to downtown

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2018

Colleen S.

Looking for last minute getaway, and periwinkle cottage was perfect! Rose had all necessities and a few bonuses which made our stay perfect. The cottage was very clean, and walking distance to down town, and a small beach. It’s a perfect place for a short stay in Rockport.

Submitted Aug 25, 2018

Would definitely stay again!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2018

Patrick T.Springdale, Arkansas

We loved everything about Periwinkle Cottage! It is very well maintained, clean and exactly as pictured. It’s located on a quiet drive, off the beaten path, but only a 10 minute walk to wonderful restaurants and shops. Everything is provided except for groceries. I don’t think we have ever experienced that before! The shared washer and dryer came in very handy. And even though the cottage is divided into two units, we were never aware of the other guests staying in Unit 2. We felt safe and secure and the only downside was having to leave. We hope to visit again soon!

Submitted Aug 26, 2018


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2018

Kiira P.

We had a wonderful stay at the Periwinkle Cottage. Everything was perfect. The cottage is immaculately clean and well maintained and organized. Anything we needed was already there. We loved everything about the cottage.

Submitted Aug 13, 2018

Highly recommend this property!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2018

Kathy L.

Periwinkle Cottage is a beautiful property and Rosemarie and Guy couldn’t be better hosts! The apartment is in impeccable condition, the outdoor patio was an added bonus, and the easy walk to downtown Rockport makes this a perfect getaway. I will be back!

Submitted Aug 15, 2018

Enchanted, charming place

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2018

Theresa C.

Perfect for two, plenty of room clean and neat. This cottage has all your needs and then some.Just a short walk to all the action of downtown and the beaches. Wonderful !

Submitted Jul 31, 2018


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2018

Rebekah J.

Very good

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2018

Craig N.

Very clean and quaint love the snacks !! Close walk to everything

Submitted Jul 26, 2018

Ultra neat & clean, with all kitchen & bathroom stocked amenities…great location & neighborhood.

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2018

Bob S.

Thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day stay at this quaint and comfortable “cottage”. Owner Rose very pleasant and most accommodating in seeing to it that your stay is a memorable one.

Just an 8 minute walk to the Pier area along Beach St. and to Bear Skin Neck and Front Beach. Never a need for your car in order to partake in the local sights and sounds. My wife has been coming to Rockport for over 40 years and has stayed in over a dozen different rentals all over this great little sea coast town. The Periwinkle Cottages rate as one of the very best she has ever experienced. Give it a try…you won’t be disappointed!

Bob & Sharon

Submitted Jul 9, 2018

Very nice well done and clean cottage

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2018

Kevin F.

Everything you could neeed was provided and ample. Very clean and as advertised. Very attentive host.

Submitted Jun 22, 2018

Little Gem

4/5 ★★★★ Stayed May 2018

Debbie M.

The Periwinkle Cottage is is a little gem in Rockport. The house was clean and cozy just like it was presented on VRBO. No complaints. This was our first time using VRBO. Rose was helpful in directing us to good local food locations. The sticky buns at Helmut’s Strudel were

worth the trip..!!


Debbie from SW Missouri

Submitted Jun 5, 2018

The cottage delivered everything promised in its description. It was very handy for all the sights

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2018

Andrew P.

Small but perfectly formed, the cottage was well stocked and supplied everything needed for a relaxing break for two people.

Submitted Jun 10, 2018

Adorable cottage; easy walk to shops & restaurants

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Apr 2018

Tracy B.

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. You’ve thought of every detail and it’s obvious you take great pride in making your guests feel at home.

We will definitely stay again the next time we visit Rockport.


Tracy and David

Hudson, NH

Submitted May 2, 2018

Great weekend getaway!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Apr 2018

Francine M.

We had a wonderful weekend at Periwinkle Cottage. The unit was clean, comfortable and included many wonderful homey touches–tea, coffee, chocolate, treats, water. The bedding and decor was lovely and comfortable. The ten-minute walk to town and the harbor made it a perfect location.

Submitted Apr 27, 2018

Another relaxing weekend at Periwinkle Cottage

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Mar 2018

Laurie F.

I really love this place! This was my second visit to Periwinkle Cottage and I am sure will not be my last. The cottage is very clean and cozy and Rosemarie is fantastic! I highly recommend this rental. The small touches like chocolates in cute little bags and coffee on hand just adds to its warmth. Looking forward to my next visit to beautiful Rockport and Periwinkle Cottage!

Submitted Mar 27, 2018

Fell in love with the cottage and Rockport! Can’t wait to return!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Feb 2018

Katrina M.

My boyfriend and I were looking for a peaceful getaway and the Periwinkle Cottage hit the nail on the head! Not only did everything look exactly like the photos on VRBO, but – the extra, thoughtful goodies (left by Rose) were the cherry on top!

We explored Salem, Gloucester and Rockport during our stay – and loved coming back to our warm, cozy cottage!

The only thing that could have possibly made our stay better was if it snowed… and it did! And we didn’t have to worry about shoveling! (Thanks Jeff for snow blowing/ shoveling!)

Thanks for everything Rose!

The cottage was immaculate and has everything you could need to make a meal (pots, pans, utensils) The bed was comfortable and the sheets were soft!

We LOVED the cottage and we fell in love with Rockport… We’re already talking about coming back and making it a semi-annual (or at least an annual) trip!

[To anyone looking for a place to eat – make reservations at Feather & Wedge! It’s a half a mile away & a TWO minute drive! You WON’T be disappointed! We ate there two nights in a row! Easily the best meals we have EVER had!]

Submitted Feb 22, 2018


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jan 2018

Laurie F.

Decided to book a weekend somewhere I have never been to take photographs. I am so glad I picked Rockport and the lovely Periwinkle cottage. The first night I was solo I decided to stay in and cook versus going out and found the kitchen to be equipped with everything I needed to make a lovely meal. The second night my sister joined me and we enjoyed a fantastic meal down the road at Feather and Wedge. The weather ran the gamut which left me at times cold and soaked from the rain from being out and about taking photos. The cottage was a welcome retreat to return to. So very cozy and very clean. I will absolutely be back when the weather warms up!

Submitted Jan 21, 2018

Cozy, Stocked, and Excellent Service

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Dec 2017

Samuel P.

My fiancé found this place searching on-line. She’s Italian and immediately fell in love with Rockport. The sense of community and all the friendly people made us feel right at home. Thanks so much to Rose for the incredible service and comfort of the cottage. We felt so cozy in our little getaway! Perfect, perfect, perfect.

Sam and Fiamma

Salento, Italy

Granby, MA

Submitted Jan 4, 2018

Beautiful Periwinkle Cottage

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Dec 2017


I had the pleasure of staying in Periwinkle Cottage- Unit 1 for the second time. It is a beautiful, welcoming, peaceful, cozy place!! The unit is extremely clean, and is equipped with all you need as well as lots of special extras. It’s location makes it a short walk to town and to some of the beaches. The owner, Rose, is a lovely person, makes you feel at home, and is easily reached if you have any questions or need anything. It was a wonderful week away! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and look forward to returning!

Submitted Jan 5, 2018

Neat, clean, creative with lots of personal touches

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Dec 2017

Sylvia B.

It was a thoroughly relaxing stay.

Submitted Dec 3, 2017

Beautiful place in a beautiful town

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Nov 2017

Joshua C.

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful, relaxing weekend here! It’s cozy, clean, and a short walk to the ocean and downtown Rockport. Rose was accommodating and very easy to work with, I would highly recommend this cute little cottage.

Submitted Nov 29, 2017

Great place and location!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Oct 2017

Steven T.

We had a great getaway. Not only is the Periwinkle Cottage cozy and quaint, but the owners do a fantastic job managing the small details: the things you need to be comfortable; practical necessities and some nice personal touches. We also appreciated the information on the train schedule, recommendations of places to eat and things to do. Thanks! We look forward to a return visit:)

Submitted Nov 1, 2017

Cute and cozy!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Oct 2017

Katelyn B. Ashland, KY

I would love to return for many years to come! I had an unforgettable experience at Periwinkle Cottage. Rosemarie was very friendly and accommodating. Everything you need is there. The only thing that could have improved the experience would have been a softer bed, but for people who prefer a firm mattress, it won’t be an issue at all. Overall, I couldn’t be happier with my stay there. Next time I’ll stay longer!

Submitted Nov 1, 2017

Wonderful Stay at Periwinkle Cottage

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Oct 2017

Laura T.

We had a wonderful stay at the Periwinkle Cottage. This was our first stay in Rockport and we came on the last leg of our honeymoon. The cottage was beautifully decorated, very comfortable and was equipped with everything we needed. It gave us the opportunity to rest and recharge, while making it was easy for us to explore Rockport, Salem and Boston. The owner was very sweet and obviously cares deeply about giving her guests a great vacation.

We will be recommending Rockport and the Periwinkle Cottage to our friends and family.

Submitted Oct 26, 2017


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Oct 2017

Harry K.

My wife and I had an excellent stay in Apartment 1.

We enjoyed the unit and all that came with it. The landlord had equipped the unit with ‘everything’. The unit was clean and ready for us upon arrival. The unit was as ‘advertised’ on the web site.

Rose Cerundolo’s directions to Rockport and to Broadway Terrance were very helpful and accurate.

The location is very convenient to downtown Rockport.

We enjoyed walking around Rockport and found Ellen”s restaurant, and Blue Lobster Grill very good. Of special

interest was the ‘tea’ at Heath’s Tea Room and breakfast at the Pigeon Cove Tavern, just north of Rockport.

We hope to go back to Periwinkle and would recommend it to friends.

Harry Kelly

Los Angeles, CA

Submitted Oct 14, 2017

The cottage was beautiful, clean and comfortable.

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2017

Kenneth S.

The cottage was well appointed. The appliances were new, clean. The cottage was well lighted, and the tv was new. The location was well cared for and planted with many flowers and plants. It was within easy walking distance to the shops and restuarants.

Submitted Sep 29, 2017

One of the best cottages we’ve stayed in!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2017

Janet K.

September 13-16, 2017

We’ve stayed in many BnBs and single cottages and this is one of the best! Rosemarie has truly thought of everything. All this and Roy Moore’s Fish Shack for dinner! Who could ask for anything more?

Mille Grazie, Cerundolos!

Lee and Janet

Philadelphia, PA

Submitted Oct 1, 2017

Beautiful cottage, great location

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2017

Laura C.

Rose was an amazing host and very responsive. The cottage is clean and has everything you could need. Walking distance to beach and downtown shops/restaurants. I would definitely stay here again it was peaceful and relaxing.

Submitted Sep 12, 2017

Excellent Place

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2017

Melanie H.

This was a very cozy, clean rental; Owner Rose provided anything you may have forgotten, very quiet, close to town and shopping!!! I will return to this rental in the future!!!!! I cannot say enough about this place or the host!!!

Submitted Sep 5, 2017

Exceptionally well appointed and beautifully decorated location. More than we could have hoped for!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2017

Mark B.

We have visited Rockport about 15-20 in our 30 years of marriage, and have mostly used B&B, all of which we’re wonderful in their own way, but this was the first time we rented a fully appointed unit. Unit 1# at Periwinkle Cottage was a joy – Rose and Guy thought of every possible necessity and provided it, and then some. All we had to do was stock the fridge! The kitchen and living room area were spacious and functional. The bathroom was small, but again, well appointed and more than enough room . The staircase was easy to use, and the 2nd floor loft was also spacious, with a ceiling fan and a beautiful skylight. There were accent lights everywhere, including interesting multi-color nightlights, which made for a safe, cozy atmosphere. There were also 2 wonderful outdoor spaces to use, one private, the other more open, but still a separate space. We would highly recommend Periwinkle Cottage for any couple looking for a home away from home in Rockport – we’ll definitely be going back!

Submitted Aug 25, 2017

unit #1

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2017

deborah b.

It was wonderful!!! Every possible amenity was thought of and meeting Rose was a pleasure. She is a wonderful host.

Submitted Aug 18, 2017

So cozy and comfortable. Close to Bearskin Neck

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2017

Ann C.

We loved the cottage – bed was comfortable and the living room felt like home. We would stay here again

Submitted Aug 20, 2017

Periwinkle Cottage – Unit 1 in beautiful Rockport, MA

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2017

Anna Marie L.

We have stayed at the cottages (1 & 2) multiple times and always enjoyed our stay. The cottage has everything we need for our vacation. As always, it is very clean and bright, and Rose’s hospitality and attention to detail is wonderful and allows us to feel right at home. Also, the gardens surrounding the cottages are beautiful. Access to town, the water, and places to eat is a short and enjoyable walk. We always enjoy our time here at Periwinkle Cottage and look forward to our next visit. This is truly a home away from home. Anna Marie & Charlie, Warminster, PA

Submitted Aug 16, 2017

The cottage was very nicely presented and had lots of extras to make the stay more pleasant.

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2017

Martin J.

The property was very nice and the grounds were beautiful. The town is gorgeous. It was one of my favourite places to stay. Walking distance to the charming town is a big plus. Ideal for a couple. Thanks for everything!

Submitted Jul 27, 2017

What a marvelous place to stay!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2017

Richard A.


What a marvelous place to stay! We have had a fantastic week enjoying Rockport, Gloucester and the surrounding areas of Cape Ann.

Coming back to Periwinkle Cottage each day was a real pleasure. It is cozy and welcoming with little personal touches which make it very special.

Thank you! Richard and Ruth

London, England

Submitted Jul 15, 2017

The property was comfortable, quiet, yet convenient to walk to downtown Rockport.

4/5 ★★★★ Stayed Jun 2017

Gail S.

The kitchen had everything you need to make your own meals and Rose left coffee, cream, sweet treats, many special touches. We were quite comfortable at Periwinkle. Perfect spot for exploring Cape Ann area. Make sure to stop in Gloucester for cheese, wine and coffee at The Cave, home made pasta, sauce and fresh mozzarella at Pasta Via Corta, pastries, bread and much more at Virgilio’s.

Submitted Jul 8, 2017

A Perfect Cottage in a Pictresque Setting

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2017

Pat Z.

This beautifully decorated and fully stocked cottage is the perfect place to stay when in Rockport. My Mom and I stayed here and did not want to leave. Everything you need is there….beautiful 5 star hotel type linens, towels, robes…all the little essentials you may need plus so many little personal touches such as small bags of chocolates, milk in the fridge, coffee. The owner Rose makes an effort to greet you and is truly wonderful. You will want for nothing when you stay here. We look forward to returning and renting both her cottages.

Submitted Jun 15, 2017

Fantastic weekend getaway

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2017

Susan M.

We stayed in Unit 1. The home is beautiful, comfortable, homey, impeccably clean. The hostess, Rose, was very gracious. The location was very convenient: a few minutes stroll to the village, the ocean, or to the train that travels into Boston.

The small private outdoor patio area in back was perfect for having morning coffee while soaking up some sun.

We stayed for two nights and didn’t want to leave. We definitely want to come back!

Submitted May 26, 2017

Perfect in every way! Exceeded expectations!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2017

Jennifer G.

This was the most beautiful little cottage. It was clean and thoughtfully decorated. The location was short walk away from great restaurants and shops. The perfect getaway for my husband and I. Rosemarie is a very gracious hostess and we had everything we could have needed at our fingertips. I would highly recommend this stay. You will be amazed at the relaxation level you can reach here and delighted at all the little personal touches that make it very special. We plan on returning in the fall.

Submitted May 18, 2017


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Dec 2016

Place was very charming and romantic with the town close by it was wonderful and Rose could not be more helpful with restaurant suggestion’s check in and more , will be back to try cottage #2

Submitted Jan 3, 2017

A compact, charming little cottage with thoughtful touches

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Oct 2016

joanne c.

Periwinkle cottage was ideal for a two day escape to Rockport. Compact , charming little cottage, very clean, good shower, comfy bed! Although we unfortunately didn’t get to meet Rosemarie, she had left thoughtful touches everywhere, from chocolates in the bedroom to milk and water in the fridge, brand new kitchen sponges, coffee, cookies and hot chocolate to name a few. Parking directly outside. A few minutes walking distance right into the centre of Rockport which was a lovely quaint harbour town with lots of quirky shops and good restaurants.

Submitted Oct 18, 2016

Fabulous stay at a fabulous place!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2016

Leo W.

We had such a fantastic weekend in Rockport! The “cottage” is adorable. It included everything we could possibly have wanted and was so tastefully decorated. Rose really has a flair for design and some amazing attention to detail. We loved it and will definitely be back!

Submitted Oct 4, 2016


4/5 ★★★★ Stayed Sep 2016

amy c.

Beautiful cottage! Very homey, warm and walking distance to town. Perfect for our getaway. We would come back again for sure.

Submitted Sep 30, 2016

Wonderful stay at Periwinkle Cottage.

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2016

Vera N.

We had a wonderful stay at Periwinkle Cottage. The owner, Rosemarie, was very accommodating. The cottage is adorable, very clean and well appointed. The location is perfect.

Submitted Aug 24, 2016

The perfect getaway cottage!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2016

Lindsay R.

The perfect spot to celebrate our first Anniversary! The cottage was perfect! We enjoyed walking downtown in the shops, the beautiful art galleries, our beach day at Long Beach, and the serene views. Very romantic! Lobster and Salman from Roy Moore’s Lobster Co. was delish! Enjoyed the break from the hustle and bustle.

Geoff and Lindsay

Schenectady, NY

Submitted Aug 3, 2016

Wonderful little cottage, felt like home.

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2016

Ricki S.

Loved this little cottage. It truly felt like home when coming home each day. Appreciated all the thoughtful touches – coffee, tea, cookies, extra toiletries, books. If I could think of it, Rose had already provided it. So convenient to Bearskin Neck and environs. Made several trips to Gloucester – a sunset music sail on the Thomas E. Lannon Schooner is a must! Great pizza and drinks at Short and Main. Go to Pavilion Beach in Gloucester if you like collecting sea glass, it’s everywhere! Take a ride to Sandy Point Beach on Plum Island – beautiful beach, crystal clear water, serene and peaceful. Would definitely recommend Periwinkle Cottage to anyone coming to Rockport. So glad to have found this gem on VRBO.

Ricki and Michael

Niskayuna, NY

Submitted Jul 25, 2016

Great Stay at Periwinkle!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2016

Liam K.

We had a fabulous few days here in Rockport, and really enjoyed the place – especially all the thoughtful touches.

We hope to be back!

Submitted Jul 17, 2016

Absolutely Wonderful Accommodations!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2016

Deborah S.

We had a delightful time in Rockport, due in no small measure to the wonderful accommodations we found at the Periwinkle Cottage. It is so well-maintained and beautifully kept, and there were so many thoughtful touches to make our stay comfortable. Rose was wonderful to deal with. The summer stock theater in nearly Gloucester, and the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport offered such quality performances to choose from. Cape Ann is an artist’s mecca. This will be our first choice when we return to the area, and we will enthusiastically recommend it to friends.

Deborah and Earl


Submitted Jul 5, 2016

Amazingly charming cottage!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2016

Shannon D.

We had the most wonderful time here at Periwinkle Cottage! It is incredibly charming and we will definitely be back.

Thank you for all the extras and note – you are very thoughtful.

Many thanks!

Shannon & Drew


Submitted May 31, 2016

Periwinkle Cottage – a great little gem!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Apr 2016

Linda J.

What a great experience here in Rockport! If you love a unique experience, privacy, and great attention to detail…this is the place! The decor is outstanding…and you can enjoy your time in the cottage as much as the surrounding area. Snuggle up with a good book! Rose will make sure you have what you need…then leave you to simply enjoy it! We will return!

Submitted Apr 25, 2016

Adorable Rental

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Apr 2016

Doreen P.

The cottage was great, awesome use of space, tasteful/festive décor, etc. The owner had an incredible supply of necessities including coffee, cream, cookies and items if you forgot them at home. Nice grill on the outdoor patio. Very lovely landscaping and a short walk to Bear Skin shops, ice cream and restaurants at the tip of the harbor. It suited all of our needs. We would recommend this gem to anyone!

Submitted Apr 21, 2016

Quiet, private and relaxing.

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Mar 2016

Barbara P.

A lovely place to stay. Well equipped with everything you could need and comfortably furnished. I had wanted a week of peace and quiet while enjoying the beauty of Rockport, and I got it.

Submitted Apr 10, 2016

Wonderful cottage!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Mar 2016

Colleen M.

March 11-13, 2016

What a beautiful cottage! And thank you for providing so many details to be sure the stay is comfortable. This is one of the best rentals we have ever stayed in, and will highly recommend it to others. We had a wonderful weekend – thank you!

Wade and Colleen


Submitted Mar 16, 2016

Awesome Cottage Ever

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Feb 2016

Jinhao S.

Thank you so much for everything these 2 days. It’s so nice to meet you. I love your home, it’s so cute and lovely. Thank you for your cookies and chocolate and champagne!!! This is a wonderful trip with your help. Happy Valentine’s Day. My boyfriend Eric and me (Nicole) appreciate it.

We will come back again!!! In summer! And I will take my mom here. She will love here!!!


Nicole & Eric

Boston, MA

Submitted Feb 16, 2016

Exceeded our highest expectations

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2015

Richard R.

Absolutely first class, beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and with excellent facilities. We’ve stayed in many holiday lets over the years in the UK and Europe and none have come close to the standard of this property.

Submitted Oct 4, 2015

Wonderful stay in Rockport

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2015

Lori C.

Beautiful home and great location! Owners thought of everything to make our stay perfect. We highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a clean and comfortable place to stay in Rockport

Submitted Sep 20, 2015

wonderful home away from home

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2015

Kathryn P.

The periwinkle cottage was a beautiful, comfortable and relaxing space. It was the little things that made my stay so enjoyable. They thought of everything.

Submitted Sep 28, 2015

A place to come!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2015

Chantal A.


Merci Rosemarie for this MARVELOUS stay.

The cottage is perrrrrrrrrrrrfect, super clean, calm, quiet, well decorated/design and very comfortable. You take care of your guests with little extras (amenities, facilities, milk, cookies, coffee, good mattress, washer, etc.)

We had a good time and the weather was simply gorrrrrgeous. Good Harbor Beach is a beautiful and large beach and we enjoyed our days at the beach and our nights in the little Rockport’s harbor.

Bénédicte and I had a real relaxing week here in Rockport and around.

Merci encore,

Chantal and Bénédicte from Montréal

Submitted Aug 10, 2015

Such an amazing, cozy well stocked, loved property

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2015

Eric K.

This is a beautiful cottage. Walking distance from bear skin neck and front beach. It is super clean and has towels, soap, sponges, laundry detergent, bugspray and all that you need to enjoy this adorable town. This is a well loved property. Grab it while you can!

Submitted Jul 14, 2015

Charming and Cozy!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2015

Candace F.

Our stay could not have been more delightful. The cottage was as adorable as listed: clean, cozy and charming. What we did not expect was the lovely landscaping that greeted us each time we arrived and left: native plants adorned the walkway and added texture and beauty to the property. Wish we coul dhave stayed longer, and would definitely recommend!

Submitted May 25, 2015

Almost perfect!

4/5 ★★★★ Stayed Apr 2015

Celeste D. Gig Harbor, WA

We arrived at Periwinkle Cottage with ease; Rose provide terrific directions. When we walked through the door the first word that came to mind was, ‘perfect’. Located a short walk from the main part of town, it had everything we needed for our 4-night stay. Even the weather cooperated! Bathroom located down stairs (we get up at night) and no bathtub (part of my sleep routine) are the reasons for the 4 star. In all fairness – both were noted in the description.

Submitted Apr 29, 2015

Charming and Cozy!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2015

Candace F.

Our stay could not have been more delightful. The cottage was as adorable as listed: clean, cozy and charming. What we did not expect was the lovely landscaping that greeted us each time we arrived and left: native plants adorned the walkway and added texture and beauty to the property. Wish we coul dhave stayed longer, and would definitely recommend!

Submitted May 25, 2015

Lovely Weekend Retreat

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Mar 2015

Gregory D.


Lovely weekend escape! The weather didn’t cooperate, but we got in a walk before the heavy rain started. At least it wasn’t snow! (Previous guests mentioned blizzard – that was the first of several 2′ snow storms for the month of February!) Beautiful, cozy cottage with many thoughtful details.

Thank you!

Sarah & Greg

Franklin, MA

Submitted Mar 21, 2015

Pleasure and joy!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Dec 2014

Svetlana S. Waltham

We had a very relaxing and romantic mini-vacation in this tasteful, cozy home. It is so neat, and has such a loving touch – it made us feel spoiled.

Thank you!

Submitted Jan 31, 2015

Perfect Rockport oasis

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2014

Caroline R. Aberdeen, Scotland

We had a wonderful time staying at Periwinkle Cottage. Rosemarie was excellent in her communication before our stay, and also with the really clear and helpful info in the cottage. We found the cottage so comfortable and with everything we could possible need – extremely well equipped and beautifully decorated. We slept very soundly in the super-comfortable bed, and appreciated being able to do all our washing and drying in the laundry room after a week travelling. The cottage is in a lovely, quiet setting, but an easy walk from the Main Street, beaches and stores. And breakfast at the Red Skiff is a must! Would definitely recommend, and would stay here again if we travelled back to the area. Thank you!

Submitted Sep 11, 2014

Warm and cozy

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jan 2013

Derek K.

I’ve racked my brain trying to think if anything was noticeably lacking in this warm, cozy, and handy unit, but I can’t come up with one significant criticism. The unit is clean, warm, tastefully furnished, and well kitted out. Rosemarie and her crew have thought of everything, even down to furnishing essentials that guests sometimes forget to pack. Unit policies are straightforward and sensible, demonstrating forethought and an understanding of guest needs.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would check vacancy at this cottage first when booking future trips to Rockport.

Submitted Jan 22, 2013

A week by the sea

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2012

Esther Z.

Dear Rosemarie

It was a beautiful week there at your Rockport cottage!

Imagine all we really needed to bring was our toothbrush and bathing-suits.

The essentials you supplied.

The central location was ideal. A five to ten min. drive to a beach, Harbor Beach being our favorite. At times we would start our day going to Rockport’s Back beach, excellent for solitude. We loved the convenience of walking into the village for restaurants and shops. At the end of the day is was nice to come back to the cottage and enjoy our wine outside in the front court-yard.

We really love your eye for detail. We’re already at the ocean, just by looking at the paintings. So classy.

Thank you for making our stay special.

Paul and Esther


Submitted Aug 30, 2012


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2012

Nancy H.

Absolutely “LOVE” this cottage. Everything was perfect. Couldn’t ask for a more relaxing week. Rosemarie, your decorating skills are superb! And the extra touches were greatly appreciated. I will definitely be back.

Thank you for your hospitality.

Submitted Jul 16, 2012

Wonderful owners, lovely and comfortable cottage

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2011

D L.

We had a wonderful time in our week long stay in Periwinkle Cottage! Since we were the first to stay in Unit 1 since it had been renovated, there were a couple minor glitches, and when we informed Rosemarie, she was very accomodating and switched us to the other unit during the week since nobody would be occupying it until the following weekend, so we actually got to enjoy both units! There is everything there to provide for your comfort and Rosemarie will go out of her way to make sure you are satisfied. Both units are very nice, each with its own unique character, and they’re just like the pictures. The landscaping outside is lovely. Throughout the week, we walked down to the shops of Rockport a few times, walked on the beach (including Singing Beach in Manchester-by-the-Sea – beautiful), toured around many of the other towns on Cape Ann and the North Shore, and ate lots of great food. Rosemarie’s husband Guy had been the one to meet us at the cottage when we first checked in and gave us a recommendation of the restaurant Jalapenos in Gloucester. We went there one night during our stay and both of us declared it the best Mexican we had ever had! A few other places we really enjoyed – Cape Ann Brewing Company in Gloucester, Finz in Salem, Hale Street Tavern in Beverly Farms, Alchemy in Gloucester, Sweet Magnolia’s (breakfast) in Gloucester. This was the first time I had ever rented a cottage such as this, and it was a very positive experience, so I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a vacation rental in the area.

Submitted Jun 28, 2011