Periwinkle Cottage – Unit 2

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 Nov 2019

Truly a charming place to stay. The quiet of Rockport, the feeling of having the place to yourselves as well as everything one would want and need put this home-away-from-home in a category unto itself. No matter what time of year this place never disappoints and will surely bring us back again. Thank you Rose for making our stay one to remember and surely not one to forget!

Tim & Perry
Boston & Arizona

Second Visit

5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed Dec 2019

Debbie and Frank

We had a wonderful time here in your beautiful place This was our second time here and I know it won’t be our last. We love it here.

Thank you so much for your hospitality and warmth.

With such appreciation.

Debbie and Frank
North Providence, RI



5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Oct 2019

Nancy and Michael

WOW! What a lovely place! You’ve thought of everything to make our stay at Periwinkle Cottage feel like a home away from home. From the linens to the robes and every utensil imaginable in the kitchen. Thank you for being an incredible hostess.
Nancy and Michael
St. Albans, Vermont

Quick stay

5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed Sept 2019

Michelle and Allen

We came to Periwinkle with our cousins who have been here before and we love it! You have a beautiful place which allowed us to have some peace from our crazy lives for a couple of days.Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.

Michelle and Allen
Western Massachusetts


Could not have been better

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sept 2019

Larry & Linda P.

Over the top perfect!

Published Sep 26, 2019

Quick stay

5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed Sept 2019

Bob B.

The experience was excellent.

Published Sep 10, 2019

We’ll be back!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2019

Lawrence E.

Thanks for sharing your slice of heaven with us. You left no detail to chance – beautiful – relaxing. Fantastic location.

We’ll be back!

Published Sep 11, 2019

Great visit

5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2019

April D.

Great location with all the amenities of home !

Published Aug 7, 2019

Perfect getaway

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2019

Sandra E.

July 22, 2019

This was the perfect little cottage for our 2-day getaway. Compliments to Rosemarie for the cleanliness, attention to detail and extra goodies. Very kind! And Rosemarie’s attentiveness was great.

Sandy and Steve

Cleveland, OH

Published Jul 24, 2019

Well appointed and peaceful.

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2019

Eric M. Burlington ON

The Periwinkle Cottage is a comfortable peaceful hideaway within the pretty town of Rockport MA. Rosemarie is a gracious accomodating host. The town of Rockport and Periwinkle Cottageas was a Wonderful two days.

Published Jul 19, 2019


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2019

roger B.

Was everything we expected and wanted!

Published Jul 4, 2019

A gorgeous romantic getaway.

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2019

Rachel M.

Perfect location. Easy walk to town. Great beach access. Be sure to check out Blue Collar Lobster Co. in Gloucester. Third time at Periwinkle Cottage and cant wait to return. Thanks Rose!

Published Jun 29, 2019

Perfect location

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2019

We very much enjoyed our stay; Rosemarie is a pro at hosting guests! We loved the fact that the property is walking distance to downtown, but also quiet and tucked away into a more secluded area.

Published Jun 29, 2019


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2019

Joy R.

Convenient, short walk to Rockport shopping and Shalin Liu concert hall. Interesting decor.

Published Jun 24, 2019

Very comfortable accommodations, close to the water and shops.. And very quiet neighborhood.

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2019

anthony t.

Very easy to rent.. straight forward.

Published Jun 21, 2019

Lovely cottage in beautiful location

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2019

Wendy C.

The cottage was perfect for a couple like us – small but clean and well-equipped and perfectly located. Rose was an excellent host

Published Jun 17, 2019

Wonderful Accommodation- Well Appointed

5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed May 2019

Susan S.

We were very satisfied with this unique property and home away. The Periwinkle Cottage suits the traveler seeking serene and special. The care taking is obvious and the skill of the owners Rose and Guy as hosts is evident. The cottage is right in town but tucked away and is very restful. The landscaping shows obvious care taking. The skylights and the amount of natural light was a treat. The location is wonderful, the appointments thorough, the character charming. Make note of the spiral staircase to the upper level. We are from Buffalo/Niagara and enjoyed our trip to the historic coastal region.

Published Jun 4, 2019

Perfect getaway!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2019

Vanessa N.

Comfortable, friendly, every linen was crisp and clean. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The gardens were beautiful and every away from home convenience was provided. We felt at home and blessed to be here. A+ all the way.

Published May 13, 2019

Absolutely loved our stay at Periwinkle cottage

5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed Apr 2019

Nancy B.

Everything was perfect from top to bottom! Sweet cottage and great location. We highly recommend a stay at Perwinkle Cottage

Nancy & Michael from Vermont

Published Apr 28, 2019

Quiet,peaceful comfort

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Mar 2019

Linda k H.

This charming cottage was so homey and clean. Spent a lot of time out during the day, but looked forward to returning to the cottage for some R & R. I will be looking forward to my next trip!

Published Apr 5, 2019

Great spot. Everything you need in a cozy spot

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Mar 2019

James S.

Enjoyed a quick winter getaway in Rockport. Periwinkle cottage was a perfect spot. Quick walk into town and all the amenities one needs. Periwinkle cottage was very cute and extremely clean. Loved the loft style bedroom and the kitchenette worked perfectly. Rosemarie was a very gracious host and made it a point to make sure everything was perfect.

Published Mar 11, 2019

I Love It

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Feb 2019

Michelle M. Springfield

It was a Beautiful, Cozy space, where one or a couple can take sometime to be alone whether you stay In or enjoy what the town has to offer. The cottage was amazingly comfortable for two, beautifully decorated and very clean. Wonderful if you want to stay in and prepared your own meals, but also closed enough to downtown to shop look at other activities or enjoy great places to eat. I would recommend this warm place to anyone anytime of the year.

Published Mar 9, 2019

A little piece of heaven

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jan 2019

Anne O.

Periwinkle Cottage #2 is a delightful retreat, in a quiet residential area, just a short walk to the village. Charming decor, lots of natural light and comfortable bed and seating added to the ambiance of the home. Although we arrived late on a cold winter’s night, we dove right into the provided cookies and hot chocolate. Other little treats were to be found in the refrigerator and about the cottage. The kitchenette is well equipped with everything you might need. The hostess was professional and quick to respond to our initial inquiries. She more than exceeded our expectations as many other reviewers indicated.

The only caveat I would offer is that if you are handicapped or a very large person, the spiral staircase to the second floor with the bathroom and bedroom, may be difficult to navigate. We will definitely return to Periwinkle Cottage #2 in the future.

Published Jan 31, 2019

This was a perfect little cottage.

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jan 2019

Doug and Betsy W.

Just the place to relax and enjoy Rockport and the area. Quiet neighborhood and the cottage had EVERYTHING you could possibly want and MORE!! We will definitely return!!

Published Jan 17, 2019

Cozy comfort within walking distance of town waterfront

5/5 ★★★★★  Stayed Dec 2018

Olaf U. New York City

We enjoyed the attentively equipped and comfortably outfitted cottage – it was a place we looked forward returning to after exploring the waterfront, town architecture and gustatory delights of Rockport.

Published Jan 9, 2019

Nice cottage in Rockport

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Dec 2018

Frank P.

The cottage was very cozy and perfect for a couple on a little romantic getaway. It is only a couple minute walk from downtown Rockport and the waterfront. The cottage itself is two floors with the bedroom, bathroom and walk-in closet on the second floor. We only stayed for a couple of days and loved every minute of it. The owners were friendly and very accommodating. Will definitely stay here again.

Submitted Dec 24, 2018

Perfect Getaway

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Oct 2018

Riane C.

The property is pretty easy to find and is close to the shops and restaurants we so enjoyed during our visit to Rockport. We were only a short walk from Bearskin Neck and really enjoyed walking through town. The property is very well maintained and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay and to feel like we were in a more home-y space. Everything was clean, easy to find, and easy to use. Rosemarie was a great host and checked in to make sure we found everything okay and had what we needed. My husband loved Roy Moore’s Fish Shack Restaurant (we went twice during our short visit) and the galleries and shops had beautiful art and keepsakes and everyone working in the shops and restaurants were friendly and helpful, which must be a common trait around Rockport. We would absolutely love to come back again, especially to the Periwinkle Cottage!

Submitted Oct 22, 2018

The cottage is adorable with every amenity thought of including a bottle of champagne for our annive

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Oct 2018

Deborah J.

The stay was lovely.The cottage is clean, tidy and perfect for two guests. I would love to stay again if we are in the area

Submitted Oct 4, 2018

A gem in the heart of Rockport

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2018

David B.

Periwinkle Cottage was a very charming place to be. The owner Rose was very attentive and provided all the necessities to make our stay as carefree and relaxing as possible. We will definitely be back.

Submitted Oct 5, 2018

Beautiful seaside house

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2018

Stephanie M.

Lovely little house. Very pretty and full of goodies. Only had 3 days in Rockport but loved every minute of it. Would definitely come here again

Submitted Sep 23, 2018

Very nice. Had everything we require

4/5 ★★★★ Stayed Sep 2018

Janel S.

We like the quietness of the area

Submitted Sep 6, 2018


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2018

Leslie O.

Beautiful weekend. Peaceful and cozy cottage a few blocks from the downtown area. Would love to come back!

Submitted Sep 3, 2018

Charming, romantic, cozy getaway in the heart of Rockport !

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2018

Holly W.

Rosemarie has thought of everything to make this cottage comfortable, We especially loved the upstairs windows that look to the sky with a view of beautiful mature trees with leaves swaying in the breeze. A lovely way to awaken in the morning. The cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly need during your stay. Our only regret was not having more time here.

Submitted Sep 4, 2018

Coastal Paradise

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2018

Dorothy B.

Two nights at Periwinkle Cottage infused our spirits with a buoyancy to address the assignments of life with renewed vigor and joy. We were tired from our journey, but a cup of Joe — coffee and organic half and half — supplied by our hosts, quickly renewed our enthusiasm to explore. Although the natural light that filled our cozy quarters, and cool AC, bid us to take our time…We were but a short walk from the center of town, carved out of a dramatic granite coastline! Sails and seagulls, swimming and shops, and dining on the fresh delights of the sea. God designed this place and we are grateful…If only man were a better steward of what He has provided. One wonders what the future holds for this beautiful coastal paradise, w/melting glaciers and a climate gone awry.

Submitted Sep 2, 2018

Periwinkle Cottage Unit 2

4/5 ★★★★ Stayed Jul 2018

James C.

Quiet, well equipped with good outdoor space, close to the center of town and beaches. Perfect for a couple looking for a relaxing stay in Rockport.

Submitted Aug 8, 2018

A gem! All the amenities of home !

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2018

Donna A.

My husband and and I could not have had a better experience in Rockport, in large part, due to the wonderful hospitality provided by Rose, owner of the cottages. We loved exploring Rockport, whale watching and hitting the beaches. Our stay was that much better knowing we had a true home away from home to return to. The personalized touches meant a lot to us. Highly recommended!

Submitted Jul 20, 2018

Charming cottage

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2018

Jon H.Allentown, Pennsylvania

My wife and I had a lovely stay at the Periwinkle cottage. Rose was a pleasure to meet and the cottage provided all the homely charm one could want. It has the feel of the area, New England. Beautiful property and area with nice neighbors. We are looking forward to a return trip already.

Submitted Jul 14, 2018

Excellent vacation home.

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2018

Karen F.Boston, MA

We loved Periwinkle Cottage. Thank you for anticipating every possible need. We’ve rented many short stay homes and have never found one with so many helpful and thoughtful touches. We’d love to return.

Submitted Jul 17, 2018

So lovely!!!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2018

KkbAuburn, Ca

We stayed for two nights in this lovely townhome. It was very peaceful and quiet. We enjoyed the garden with its little resident bunny in the mornings. Thank you for thinking of everything to help us relax and to navigate the area. We truly appreciated the attention to detail.

Submitted Jul 11, 2018

Very close to downtown, very clean and quiet

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2018

Ivy C.

Had a great 2 night getaway…enjoyed exploring Rockport and Gloucester. Recommend the cottage, also recommend Captain Scott from Charlies Charters for a harbor fishing trip.

Submitted Jun 17, 2018

A Lovely Stay in Rockport

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2018

Lydia C. Pennsylvania

My husband and I were so glad we were able to spend our long weekend in the Periwinkle Cottage! It was just as beautiful and welcoming as it felt when we were here 3 years ago for our honeymoon. Rose has created such a lovely and relaxing space in Rockport! She provides everything you would need for your stay and is so generous with her time, answering any questions you might have. The cottage is in a wonderful, quiet location but still close to all the shops, restaurants and beaches. We love staying here when we visit Rockport and can’t wait until we’re back for our next trip!

Submitted Jun 11, 2018

Just wonderful!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2018

Mary S.

Easy walk to town, shops, sites and places to eat. Rose thinks of everything to make the stay perfect. We were so relaxed and comfortable at Periwinkle Cottage. Hated to see our short stay end. Can’t wait to come back!

Submitted May 14, 2018

Wonderful Rockport cottage!

4/5 ★★★★ Stayed Apr 2018

Kathleen V. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

We had a wonderful stay at this charming cottage. The location is great! Easy walking to village & train to Boston.

Lots to explore in surrounding area

The owner was most thoughtful & had thought of everything to make the stay pleasant

Submitted May 7, 2018


4/5 ★★★★ Stayed Apr 2018

Joy R.

Lovely cottage. Clean. Nice seaside decor

Submitted Apr 24, 2018

Cozy, quaint, fun and clean.

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Apr 2018

cynthia b.

My husband and I took quick little trip to Rockport. After seeing the Periwinkle, we wished we were staying for weeks. The owners have thought of every detail. The feel of this cottage carriage house was so relaxing. By far the best rental we stayed at. Thank you Rose for sharing this special place with us. <3 John & Cindy

Submitted Apr 5, 2018


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Dec 2017

Carleton K.


As always, the cottage gives bliss, solitude and restoration.

Peace and grace.

Carleton and Priscilla

Boston, MA

Submitted Jan 2, 2018

Perfect & charming

5/5 ★★★★★  Stayed Dec 2017

jim g.

Everything was perfect! Close to all the shops and beach. A great weekend. Thanks

Submitted Dec 29, 2017


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Nov 2017

Amanda D.

Adorable cottage! Everything was perfect and Rose truly thought of every last detail. The cottage is so close to town so you can easily walk to all the cute shops and restaurants. We will definitely be back! Thanks for everything!

Submitted Nov 6, 2017

The best rental we’ve ever stayed in!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Oct 2017

Gareth J.

There are so many thoughtful touches here it’s difficult to know where to begin. Periwinkle Cottage (Unit 2) looks lovely from the outside and has large windows looking out to the garden. It’s comfortably laid out and well maintained.

Rose (the owner) takes a personal interest in the property and makes sure that her guests have everything they need – the bathroom is well stocked (there are even bath-robes to wear) and there is even a first-aid kit (never had that before!). The kitchen is clean with equipment you’d be happy to use back home and old foodstuffs are cleared out – most unlike every other rental we’ve been in.

Thank you, Rose for creating a welcoming and homely rental – just what we needed.

Submitted Oct 29, 2017

Absolutely outstanding and unique

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Oct 2017

Greg C.

This was the most unique and outstanding property I have ever rented. The unit was beautiful and the owners thought of everything. We were met with cookies, chocolates, bottled water, creamer and coffee. Would definitely stay here again. In fact I would love to buy the place.

Submitted Oct 24, 2017

Absolutely adorable cottage. Homey!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Oct 2017

Barb W.

I would definitely stay again should I find myself in Rockport again. It had everything we could possibly need and then some. This trip was done without a car and it was an easy 10 minute walk from the train station and maybe a 5 minute walk to all the great shops. I’m very glad we stayed!

Submitted Oct 23, 2017

Perfect couples retreat!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2017

Rebecka M.

We recently stayed at Periwinkle #2 to celebrate our anniversary. Rose thought of everything, including champagne! The cottage is so comfortable and cozy and full of thoughtful touches. And it is perfectly located. We had never been to Rockport so we were thrilled to lear that we could walk to everything we wanted to do and see from our home-away-from-home.

Thank you for your hospitality. We look forward to returning.

Rebecka and James

Submitted Sep 27, 2017


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2017

Barry S.

Clean, Beautiful, Comfortable… Simply Delightful!

Submitted Sep 19, 2017



5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2017

Barry S.

Best cottage stay ever for us… and we love to stay at cottages and B&B’s. We found you completely at random, didn’t mean to click on the link I did… but it’s the best random act of kindness from the universe that we’ve experienced. Thank you for making the last stop of our honeymoon the one we’ll never forget.

The new… M&M Jacki & Barry Shaw

Norristown, PA

Submitted Sep 22, 2017

As always everything was lovely.

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2017

Diana B.

I would recommend this property to anyone thinking of visiting Rockport. We have

been staying there for quite a while now and already have our reservation in for

  1. Diana and Dan Buonocore

Submitted Sep 19, 2017


Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!!!!!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2017


What a perfect place to stay!!! Rose has thought of everything you could need. Close walk to downtown Rockport…and the beautiful views!! And easy drives to everywhere! Would definitely stay again!!! Thanks for having us Rose!!!

Submitted Aug 31, 2017

Beautiful property!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2017

Wendy H.

The cottage was spacious and the couch and bed were cozy. It was a quiet area and the walk to the main street took about 15 minutes.

Submitted Jul 28, 2017

perfect location

4/5 ★★★★ Stayed Jul 2017

Terah h.

The property is very quaint and the owner has thought of everything you may need for your stay. It was so helpful to have access to a washer and dryer, amenities, and area info maps/books. We enjoyed sitting outside in the evenings. Highly recommend 7th Wave (fried clams, lobster roll and chowder. Also recommend Our Place by the Sea for wonderful fine dining and sunsets. We also went to Ray Moore’s Fish shack for fresh scallops, haddock and stuffed clams to fix on the grill. A walk to Nate’s for breakfast was also great. The only reason it isn’t a 5 star is the condition of the floors, as they were very dirty. They really needed mopped. I swept them with the broom by the door, which helped some. Other than that, the place is perfect. We were able to walk everywhere and didn’t get back into our car until we had to depart! It was a wonderful stay.

Submitted Jul 11, 2017

Owner’s Response:

We’re sorry we didn’t have the opportunity to meet during your stay and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review of Periwinkle Cottage – we’re glad you took advantage of the all the amenities we offer our guests. As owner and the one who personally cleans these units between guests stays – I take great pride in my attention to detail and to the cleanliness on how these units are left for my next guests arrival that I’m very surprised about your comment regarding the “dirty floors” as I personally both vacuum and mop the floors after each stay. I’m terribly sorry you had a bad experience with the floors and hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future. Warm regards, Rose

Wonderful stay in Rockport

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2017

Rosemary A. Belfast

We loved our week in Rockport! Rose’s cottage was wonderful – really comfortable and well furnished and full of character. Rose has thought of everything – it really was perfect!

The centre of Rockport is a short walk away and we ate in some of the restaurants there- Roy Moore’s, Ellen’s and Feather & Wedge – all very enjoyable. Restaurants in Gloucester come highly recommended but you have to drive. We enjoyed Front Beach (free as we walked down) other larger beaches charge to park the car- but they are lovely – Good Harbour and Long Beach. We loved cooking at the cottage – the shared outside area and BBQ is wonderful – pleasant and quiet – yet the buzz of Bearskin Neck is about 5 or 10 minutes walk away. We would definitely recommend Periwinkle Cottage and we would love to go back!

Rosemary and Colin (Ireland)

Submitted Jul 17, 2017


4/5 ★★★★ Stayed Jun 2017

Ann N. Waltham, MA

Close 2 everything. Lovely garden 2 relax in. Every accroutrmemt is included in each room. Best 4 hardy people singles or a couple. Enjoyed each day

Submitted Jul 4, 2017

Great first time visit to Rockport!

4/5 ★★★★ Stayed Jun 2017

Collette B.

We loved the cottage. Rose does a first class job. Small but well appointed. Great for a romantic getaway. Would definitely go back again!

Submitted Jun 24, 2017

Clean, comfortable, well kept cottage for two

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2017

Michael R. Belchertown , MA

We arrived at the Periwinkle cottage and we’re captured immediately by the beautiful landscaping and cottage setting. The pictures don’t capture how meticulously the cottage is cared for. You feel very welcomed.

The bedroom and bathroom were clean , crisp and the bed was comfy. Again they were spotless and nicely decorated.

The gas grill was great, we actually grilled Gloucester lobster tails which were quite yummy. We also used the kitchen to cook breakfast which was also neat and clean.

Overall a great experience. We would highly recommend! Cath & Mike

Submitted May 30, 2017

Lovely two nights!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2017

Sheila F.

We enjoyed our short time at Periwinkle Cottage, and plan to return for longer, next time. We love Rockport and Gloucester, and this cottage is a perfect home base. Just a short walk to church, and to the interesting and beautiful town. You thought of all the little extras….cookies, candy, flavored teas, coffee, a variety of sweet-smelling soaps, and much more…. comfortable bed, plenty of pillows, notes all around answering any questions we might have had. Hopefully we will meet you next time, to thank you in person for providing our “home away from home”.

Submitted May 28, 2017

Great place!

4/5 ★★★★ Stayed May 2017

David P.


Thank you so much for such hospitable accommodations!!! We so enjoyed your little cottage with all its little extras. You for sure put extra thoughtfulness caring for your guests. We appreciated the coffee as we look forward to it first thing in the morning, and the greeting of cookies was a nice treat after a long drive. It’s the little things in life that make a difference.

Again, thank you for everything. We enjoyed our stay and beautiful Rockport. Hope to be back in the near future.

David and Patty

Palmer, MA

Submitted May 21, 2017

Quiet, clean cottage in friendly coastal town

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Apr 2017

Gwen A. Sacramento, California

Thank you so much for having us! Rockport is such a quaint, inviting little town that is full of big treasures.

Your thoughtfulness and hospitality is one that is worth mentioning as you made our stay here so smooth and effortless. Thank you for thinking of the small stuff and creating that quiet getaway we all need.

-Gwen from Sacramento, California

Submitted Apr 20, 2017


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Feb 2017

kevin l.

Rose is wonderful, She makes sure you have everything you need and truly wants you to enjoy your stay. I can’t say enough. Thank You so much Rose ! Kevin & Lizete

Submitted Feb 12, 2017

Rockport’s Finest

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Nov 2016

Rachel M.

This property was SO impressive for the size of the location. From the moment we pulled in the driveway, the gorgeous footpath to the front door was a great escape. The cottage was impeccably clean. It was nice to have the towels, linens and little necessities you may have forgot right at your fingertips. Rosemarie was always available to answer any questions and give suggestions. The layout of the cottage is perfect for 2 people and a quick walk into town. Looking forward to our next visit. Definitely check out Halibut State Park and Feather & Wedge restaurant. A fabulous weekend getaway.

Submitted Nov 21, 2016

Truly a “Home” away from home

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2016

Kathy N. Ely, MN

Our stay at Periwinkle Cottage couldn’t have been more perfect. We have visited Rockport for many many years and finally found true comfort. My first on the list is cleanliness and then attention to detail. Loved meeting Rose in person-just added an extra personal touch. We even welcomed our day of rain, to just really relax -the key to every vacation. Of course we’ll go back!!

Submitted Oct 3, 2016

Great place to stay

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2016

Sheila G. Springfield, MA. USA

This place was perfect! location was wonderful and cottage was furnished with everything you could possibly need while away as well as being impeccably clean. We could walk into town and to the beach. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

Submitted Aug 17, 2016

Just what the Doctor ordered !

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2016

Chris A. Devon, England

We really enjoyed our stay here!

Everything – location, cottage, hosts – was perfect for us. Glorious weather helped and we were able to sit out most evenings with a beer and bbq.

We walked a lot – from the cottage to Gloucester (lovely up to Long Beach but hard work after that) to Halibut Point (a lot of having to walk on the road and we found the Atlantic Path awkward but pretty) and all around Rockport itself.

A day trip driving north thru the rest of Cape Ann and beyond to parts of NH reaped many rewards as we sampled all New England had to offer.

A truly memorable week – thank you!

Submitted Jul 5, 2016

Perfect cottage for two!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2016

Giovanni S.

We loved our stay here! The owners were super nice and the place was very clean. I highly recommend staying here!

Submitted Jul 24, 2016

Perfect Honeymoon Spot

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2016

Lindsay H.

Periwinkle Cottage was perfect — so much more than we hoped it would be. Rose was extremely kind and gracious, and even had a bottle of champagne chilling, in celebration of our honeymoon beginning!

Thank you for everything!

Ben and Lindsay


Submitted May 31, 2016

Great time!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2016

Jacob C.

We really did have an amazing time. The cottage was set up nice, it had all of the little things. Extra toothbrush that we forgot! A fan downstairs that we could use because we like a little white noise while sleeping, a very convenient washer and dryer! Even food network! It truly had everything.

The fact that we were within walking distance of the train station to take the train into Boston one day made this location either better.

Submitted May 31, 2016

Wonderfully comfortable home-away-from-home!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Nov 2015

Amy M.

We enjoyed staying in this homey, well-appointed and serene cottage in my absolute favorite place on earth. The thoughtful touches did not go unnoticed and were all greatly appreciated (coffee, not to mention your eco-friendly products). Your card is in my wallet and I’ll be sure to suggest this place to those looking for the perfect get-away. Thanks again!

Amy, Massachusetts

Submitted Dec 4, 2015

Great Find!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Nov 2015

Madeline T.

Loved the location! The cottage is lovely . It is very well equipped ∋cely decorated with charming decor. Rosemarie goes all out to accommodate.

Submitted Nov 27, 2015

Great Cottage in the Middle of Beautiful Rockport

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Oct 2015

Michael M.

Wow, what a beautiful, wonderful, relaxing place to stay! We really enjoyed our visit and hope to return some day! Thanks for providing such a peaceful place.

The cottage is right in Rockport, convenient to the harbor and restaurants and right off the route to Boston and points east or Rockport. The bedroom is upstairs, accessed by a spiral staircase, and with a large walk-in closet and access to a laundry room. The decoration in the cottage and landscaping outside are lovely. We stayed just after the end of the tourism season, and I think we got a great deal on the price for what we got. I can’t say enough good things about the cottage, and we just love Rockport.

Submitted Nov 2, 2015

Excllent Choice

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2015

Jeff B.

Exceedingly well equipped and appointed cottage. Everything that was needed for a short stay was included, plus any number of little items that are not normally expected were also included. Convenient location to Rockport shopping district as well as to other North Shore attractions. We could not have been more pleased.

Submitted Oct 4, 2015

A Place of Rest 🙂

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2015

Paul F. Keene, NH

My wife & I stay at Rose’s wonderful cottage from June 17 through June 24, 2015. Everything that is shown here on the website is true to form. There were no surprises and Rose even provided some extra “goodies” that made our arrival so much more enjoyable. Plenty of the extras that one might forget in the rush and bustle on packing for a vacation.

Lots of things and places to go in the Rockport area and Rose had information both verbally and literature wise to get us started on our relaxing and memorable vacation.

The cottage has all that one may need while away from home. Stores and activities are a mere walk down the street. Many times we would stroll down to the center of town, take in the local flavor and stroll home to this very comforting, cozy cottage. This is a place I would strongly recommend to anyone heading in the Rockport-Cape Ann area. I would return here again without reservation. Wishing you the very best, Rose, in not only this summer season but beyond. This is our fourth Home Away experience – 2 foreign and 2 domestic and without doubt, this has been the best way to relax and enjoy a stay away from home. Keep up the good work.


Paul & Kathleen

Keene, NH

Submitted Jun 27, 2015

Home away from home!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jun 2015

Anna Marie L.

Periwinkle Cottage is quite a lovely place to stay. The description online is very accurate. This was our 4th stay here and just like the 1st the attention to details big and small is impeccable. The cottage is very clean, comfortable, convenient and within walking distance to town, the beach and restaurants, etc. The owners are always available for any questions, etc. We would definitely recommend this to friends and relatives.

Submitted Jun 30, 2015

Emily and Sandra, Bristol, UK

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Sep 2014

Emily B.

Had a lovely stay. The cottage was very cosy and has everything needed. The extra items in case you forgot anything are a great touch. Lovely place to come back to after windy beach walks.

Submitted Oct 2, 2014

Periwinkle Cottage, great place to stay.

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Nov 2013

Anna Marie L.

November 1-4, 2013

Dear Rose-

This was our 2nd visit to the cottage and loved it here as much as the first time. The cottage has a nice homey feel and is very comfortable, bright, airy and clean. Location is great, just a short walk to Bearskin Neck and also nice to use as a central point for many other places. The Red Skiff is great for breakfast and the Bean & Leaf Café has wonderful muffins and coffee. The Windward Grille in Essex is excellent for dinner. I know we will be back again. Could not have asked for better weather on Saturday. Periwinkle Cottage is a place we would definitely recommend to family and friends. Thank you for your hospitality.


Charlie and Anna Marie Lare

Warminster, PA

Submitted Nov 8, 2013

Periwinkle Cottage in Rockport, MA is a true gem!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2012

Penny K.

Rose and Guy’s Periwinkle Cottage is the loveliest vacation rental in all of Rockport, MA!

A real Cape Ann gem tucked away on quiet, scenic street.

The cottage is immaculate and beautifully decorated with top of the line decor and appliances. The bed and sofa are super comfortable and easily accomodate 4 persons.

And the plush towels and robes and luxurious baths make this a real spa!

It provided very relaxing, comfortable living.

The weather was great and the cottage is a 5 minute walk to town and beach.

We highly recommend this “oasis by the sea” in must see Rockport, MA.

We had the best time ever and will tell our friends and family.

We will definitely come back! Penny and Urs, Westport, CT

Submitted Sep 20, 2012

Home away from home

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Aug 2012

Kevin S.

August 26, 2012

Periwinkle Cottage became our “home away from home”:  comfortable, conveniently located, and cozy!

We made the most of Cape Ann’s beautiful setting and filled our days with sandy beaches, whale watching, walks at the quarry and rock climbing.

Thank you Rose for thinking of everything we may need and having the house stocked.  This has made our vacation as a family relaxing and enjoyable.

The Stevens Family

Milford, NY

Submitted Sep 2, 2012

Great getaway!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Jul 2011

Janie G.

The cottage was perfect. Very cozy and enough room for the 4 of us girls. The house was immaculate and very tastefully decorated.

The location is perfect since it is very quiet to sit out and read a good book in the morning and evening, but is only 5 min walk to downtown and the beaches.

I plan on returning.

Thank You


Submitted Aug 2, 2011