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!

Great Time!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed September 2021

We had a great time – as always! Rose & family do a wonderful job and they think of everything! Thanks and see you again!

Janet and Lee
Philadelphia, PA

Perfect Getaway!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed September 2021

Thank you for the perfect getaway spot! We had a great time exploring Rockport and loved “coming home” to the relaxation of Periwinkle Cottage. This is certainly a hidden gem in a beautiful locale. Hope to visit again soon!

Kelly and Andrew
Somerville, MA


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed September 2021

adjective: Causing delight, charming sums up our ‘Periwinkle’ stay. Your artsy, whimsy & thoughtful touches have us grinning & thinking how we can add to our Pennsylvania cottage. 🙂

Look forward to returning!

Scott and KT
Hanover, PA

Lovely Place!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed August 2021

I use to come to Rockport every summer starting when I was around 3 or 4 until I was 17 in 2009. It’s a special place with a lot of memories and sentimental value, which is why I wanted to return. This year marked my first time back in 12 years. Thankfully, not much has changed – many of the same local businesses’ are still here. Periwinkle Cottage was a lovely place to stay – one of the nicest travel accommodations I’ve ever experienced. Thanks for making my return to Rockport a great one!

Julia and Christian
Brooklyn, NY

Beyond Expectations!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed August 2021

My first stay at Periwinkle was beyond expectations! I’ve been visiting Rockport for over 50 years and this was by far the best visit because of you! The “big bang” was an added treat and my new favorite coffee.

Thank you for sharing your cozy, comfortable cottage. Hate to leave. I shall return

Millbury, MA

#1 place in the WORLD!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed August 2021

Periwinkle Cottage Unit #1 is the #1 place in the WORLD! Put together with comfort and care in mind. A treat for the eyes and the senses. Loved the etched glass windows.



Beautiful Retreat!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed August 2021

Periwinkle Cottage #1 is perfect! We loved all of the art and all of the little touches that made it feel like home. It was a beautiful retreat – especially when Hurricane Henri sent lots of rain.

Thank you for creating such a welcoming place! We felt like guests!

Bill & Edie
Broadman, Ohio


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed August 2021

Best time away this summer! We were happy to return to this wonderful spot, and were particularly grateful for the A/C during this heat wave. We love Periwinkle Cottage and hope to return, perhaps in the winter.

Nina and Louis


Absolutely Loved Our Stay!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed July 2021

We absolutely loved our stay in the Periwinkle Cottage! From the moment we pulled into the driveway, we were beaming with happiness. It was the perfect home away from home and exactly what we were hoping it would be (actually more)! We parked our car in the driveway on Friday and didn’t move it until it was time for us to leave on Sunday. The convenience of the location alone was amazing, but then when you factor in how wonderful the cottage is itself, I can’t imagine staying anywhere else when we come back to Rockport! This place is perfect! Thank you so much, Rosemary, for opening your beautiful cottage up to us. This is a weekend we’ll never forget and we look forward to our next stay!


Perfect Amenities!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed July 2021

Thanks so much for providing such a comfortable, beautiful cottage with the perfect amenities. Despite the cool temperature and rain we enjoyed our time in Rockport. We hope to return soon!

Kathie and Dave
Fairport, NY

*Thanks for providing umbrellas!



5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed June 2021

The cottage was very charming, and everything we needed was provided. The owner even provided lots of little extras to make us feel at home. The location was perfect and convenient to everything. We would definitely stay here again!


Perfect in Every Way!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed June 2021

What a great cozy and hospitable location! Everything you need in Rockport within walking distance. This place was perfect in every way.




5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed June 2021

Even prettier and more spacious than the photos. Perfect in every way.



5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed June 2021

We immensely enjoyed our stay. We were in awe of the top-notch accommodations and thoughtfulness put into every detail from the decor to the toiletries. Thanks for contributing to our wonderful stay in this enchanting seaside town where everyone seems to offer a friendly smile and hello!

Best Wishes,
Grace and Stephen
Pittsburgh, PA

P.S. Thanks for the “bubbly” it made my B-Day week extra special and confirmed my husband’s good taste.

Absolutely Lovely!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2021

Absolutely lovely, cozy cottage. Perfect for 1 or 2 people. It’s clear that these hosts have been at this for a while, because everything was well thought through. Everything from extra coffee/tea in the kitchen, to robes and even extra masks was available if needed. It’s quiet and close to Rockport downtown. Beautiful garden was also a huge bonus!


Just Adorable!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2021

Such an ideal little piece of space. Very conveniently located, immaculate & well appointed. Just adorable. Loved the town and the surroundings. Got lost in Dog Town! Thanks for an opportunity to get away after this difficult year. We’ll be back.

Prue & Carolyn
Plymouth, MA and Rhode Island

Perfect Space!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2021

Thank you for a wonderful stay! It was the perfect space for rest and reflection. Best wishes to the Cerundolo Family.

Morristown, NJ

Absolutely Perfect!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed April 2021

I stayed here over a weekend for a solo recharge away from family/work. This place is absolutely perfect for that. Sparkling cleanliness, lots of little extras, and a 5-10 minute walk to shops and restaurants make this a perfect little hideaway. I am absolutely going to keep this place in mind next time I want to get away by myself.


Highly Recommended!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed April 2021

This is a host that really does think of everything. Comfortable place in excellent location. Cozy loft bedroom and cheery downstairs living space. Scenic area with good walking and cycling opportunities. Highly recommended.

Mark & Deborah
Watertown, MA

A Rockport Jewel!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed April 2021

This is an amazing rental. Everything is really thought out with the comfort of guests in mind. The location is prime, the space is cheerful and comfortable, and the extras of sweets and Prosecco were a welcome surprise. We love Rockport and are so happy to have found this jewel. I hope we can return.


Winsome Cottage!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed April 2021

We spent three nights in this winsome cottage, getting away from dreary (Greater Boston). The weather was poor – way too cold for mid-April – but that only made the coziness of the cottage all the more attractive. I’m a writer, and I actually got a few pages of my current book written here, which we mostly lazed in place and read books.

The little gifts in cute net bags were something we’d never met in some 20 other AirBnB stays from here to Paris. But we especially admired the paintings (a touch of Hopper, a touch of Rockwell, Kent picks out of all of them) and the secular stained glass windows.

It was a good way to just begin to know Rockport and we were actually glad to be here off-season (easy to imagine the chaos of July-August).

Thanks Rosemarie for hospitality and good taste.

David and Sharon

Beyond Generous!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed April 2021

Thank you so much! Everything was spotless and beautiful. All the extras were beyond generous. The pricing is fabulous considering the comfort, aesthetics and location/proximity. Who would ever choose a hotel over this??? Thank you so much for all your care and attention.

New York

Wonderful, Relaxing!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed March 2021

Rosemarie’s hospitality is unmatched! She truly thought of everything, which made for such a wonderfully safe and relaxing weekend away. The cottage is so warm and comfortable, impeccably clean, and in the perfect location. I wholeheartedly recommend this space for anyone looking to visit Rockport. We could have not asked for a better time or hostess, and can’t wait to come back!


Thank you, Rose!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed March 2021

I found myself saying “Thank you, Rose!” every day (I stayed for 10 days!) for every little thing that she had done to make sure my stay was safe, secure, convenient, and fun. Whatever you need: Rose has got you covered in advance.


A Truly Special Place

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed February 2021

I first stayed at Periwinkle Cottage in January of 2018.  It was my first solo trip that was not business related during a difficult time. This special place provided the respite I was looking for to clear my head and prioritize what made me happy. This one visit kicked off 3 years of solo travel and self discovery leading me to change careers from finance to photography. It will always have a special place in my heart.

I live on, and love, the South Shore, but there is something about Cape Ann off-season that I find so beautiful and Rockport the quintessential New England town.

Over the last 3 years I have visited Periwinkle Cottage 6 or 7 times and with each visit it felt like coming home. The cottage is extremely clean, cozy and comfortable. Even when it rains and I can’t go shooting I enjoy my time relaxing with a movie or a home cooked meal. I love to cook and the kitchen at Periwinkle is stocked with everything you would need to create a fantastic meal.

Not only is the cottage decorated in a whimsical yet contemporary manner it is the little touches that really make this place truly special. As examples, there has always been coffee and half/half in the fridge along with filtered water and sweet treats throughout the cottage (yum) so if you don’t make it to the market on your first day you can enjoy some takeout (or dine in) and still have your morning coffee. I was also gifted a lovely Periwinkle Cottage mug as a keepsake!

This last visit in February 2021 was my only stay during COVID and the cottage was well prepared with information and plenty of supplies. There was even a brand new wrapped sponge in the sink (although that has been the case prior to COVID). I know it’s a small thing but with this beautiful cottage all the small things add up to an extra special stay.

I can’t think of one thing I would change. A truly special place to stay. Thank you Rosemarie!

South Shore, MA

Idyllic and Cozy!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed February 2021

My husband and I have been itching to get away for the weekend. Because of the pandemic, we decided to stay in state and to explore a part of MA that we haven’t been to before.  Rosemarie’s cottage was perfect.  Idyllic and cozy, it made the cold weekend all the more enjoyable. From the thoughtful touches, the personal recommendations to area restaurants, it made our weekend all about relaxation. And the cottage was spotless! We hope to make this an annual trip – or perhaps return when the weather is warmer, and the world is somewhat back to normal!


Absolutely Wonderful!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed February 2021

Incredible place to stay! Rosemarie was absolutely wonderful, the trip couldn’t have been any better. And it is a lovely little oasis to stay in and visit Rockport. Rosemarie is hands down the best host you could ask for.


It’s Perfect!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed February 2021

We had the loveliest time at your cottage, it’s perfect! Your special touches (especially re: COVID protection) were so appreciated.   Even in the end of winter, area has a charm and beauty that the summer crowd misses. Thank you for sharing your special place so others may enjoy. We hope to return soon.

John & Laura

Ideal Spot!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed January 2021

A fun spot to stay for a few days while in Rockport! The excellent walkable distance to downtown, the quiet back street location, and an opportunity to enjoy the garden space in warm weather make this an ideal spot for a vacation away. We enjoyed it!!


Charming Cottage!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed November 2020

We enjoyed our stay at this charming cottage. It had everything we needed and more.

Mark & Linda
Marion, MA

Delightful Adventure!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed November, 2020

What a delightful adventure! Thank you for providing us such a beautiful place to unwind and amenities. We’re looking forward to booking this unit in the future.

Rhea & Eleanor
Boston, MA

Amazing Experience!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed October 2020

Thank you for an amazing experience here at Periwinkle. It has been such a special trip to both of us. During our stay, we got engaged and celebrated with the sparkling wine you provided us.

This cottage is clean, beautiful and romantic – and you have made everything so convenient for us.

Thank you and we will definitely be back.

Best wishes,
Haley and Chance


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed September, 2020

Periwinkle Cottage is wonderfully enchanting – very clean, quiet & comfy. All your needs are met.
Thank you for all your goodies.

Lori & Jeff
Forestville, CT

Quaint Cottage!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed September, 2020

Comfortable, clean, quiet, great location in Rockport may describe this quaint cottage.
However, the special touches, the COVID preparations, and the attention to detail throughout
are a testament for you, Rosemarie. Staying at Perwinkle Cottage was our pleasure and
we are grateful for your hospitality.

Patty & Jody
Killingworth, CT


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed September, 2020

Thank you so much! The cottage (and Rockport) are lovely.

Taylor & Monica
New York, NY

Extra Comfort!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed August, 2020

Once again you have made our little getaway at Periwinkle just perfect. You always provide everything to make our stay special.
During these “different times” we found extra comfort from your additional attention to sanitizing
and the products to make us safe
Of course! We will be back!

Betsy & Doug
Hartland, VT

Our 2nd Stay!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed August, 2020

This was our 2nd stay. Rosemarie has out done herself, especially in all her Covid preparations. We couldn’t have felt more at home. Hope to make another visit soon

Sharon and Bob
Manchester, CT

Hidden Gem!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed August, 2020

Periwinkle Cottage is truly a hidden gem in Rockport! It has provided us a much needed break. This is our 4th time at Periwinkle and we can’t wait to return. Halibut State Park is a must!

Until next time,
Charlie and Melissa
New York

Everything You Need!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed August, 2020


The cottage was everything you need for a weekend getaway, and then some. The perfect amount of space in an even better location. Rosemarie was one of the best hosts I’ve had so far. 10/10

Perfect for a Stroll to Town!

5/5 ★★★★★

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage and the location was/is perfect for a stroll to town. Very well appointed also!

Kat and Eric
South Hadley, MA

Published July, 2020

Great Place!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed July, 2020

Great location and great place to spend a weekend in Rockport, Rosemarie was very accommodating and we had everything we needed for our stay!

Had Everything We Needed!

5/5 ★★★★★

Great location and great place to spend a weekend in Rockport, Rosemarie was very accommodating and we had everything we needed for our stay!

Published July, 2020

Sweet Cottage!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed July, 2020

This sweet cottage was such a great find in Rockport. It’s just a short walk to town but very quiet and private. I found it to be extremely clean and comfortable and well stocked with everything I needed to cook. The owners have thought of everything and even left a fresh bag of coffee and half & half. I really didn’t need to bring anything other than clothes and groceries. I’m looking forward to going back.


Perfect Getaway!

5/5 ★★★★★

Charlie and Melissa

Thank you again for a fabulous stay in your lovely cottage. This is our 3rd time in Rockport and we can’t wait to return. It was the perfect getaway!

Until next time!

Charlie and Melissa
New Windsor, NY

Published July, 2020


5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed June 21-24, 2020

Nicole and Todd

June 21-24, 2020

We had such a wonderful time! Perfect place to stay and had everything we needed. We will be back again!

Nicole and Todd

Just perfection!

5/5 ★★★★★


“I have stayed in multiple AirBNB’s and Rosemarie’s cottage was clean with so many little treats and amenities everywhere! My husband and I cannot wait to book this cottage again. Rosemarie was so quick to respond and answered so many questions I had. She was very warm through her messages and I knew we were in good hands. There was a lot of information provided clearly so we knew where everything was and didn’t need to bother her at all. It was just perfection! Being so close to the water and the center of Rockport was just amazing!”!

Published June, 2020


Best vacation rental ever!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2020


Stayed two months.Best vacation rental I’ve ever experienced. Have already raved to friends and family. I’ll definitely be back!

New York City

Absolutely Love Periwinkle Cottage

5/5 ★★★★★ 


I absolutely love Periwinkle Cottage. It’s my 4th or 5th time staying here and it’s been excellent each time. The cottage is very clean and cozy and the little touches go way beyond any other property I have rented. The location is fantastic. Very close to everything. I will definitely be back. Rosemarie is a wonderful host!

Published Feb 19, 2020