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!

Simply Magical!
5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed June 2021

Periwinkle cottage is simply magical! It is an oasis of comfort and beauty. The gardens are so beautiful and soothing. The immaculate cottage is loaded with charm and many amenities, all designed for the guests’ comfort. The location is in walking distance to downtown Rockport, walking paths etc. Perfect place for a couple’s getaway!


Oasis of Tranquility!
5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed May 2021

Alas we are walking out the door after a second visit. Once again, we LOVE this little cottage from every angle. Location/spacious/great kitchen set up/super comfortable bed – truly an oasis of tranquility. Thank you and see you again SOON!

Thanks again for another lovely, relaxing, and rejuvenating time at your beautiful cottage. We appreciate all the care you put into your home and look forward to returning!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed May 2021

What a lovely cottage! We loved our stay. The cottage was as charming as downtown Rockport. We will be back. Thank you for all your attention to detail – all we needed was here.

We especially loved:
–the spiral staircase
–your amazing garden
–the outdoor space
–dining at My Place by the Sea

Thanks for helping make a mamas weekend away so special.

Sarah and Megan, Massachusetts

Adorable Getaway!
5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed April 2021

This is an adorable getaway tucked into a beautiful garden. It feels a bit lit a storybook and was a pleasure to spend a few days in! The kitchen is tiny but functional, so I wouldn’t advise trying to make elaborate meals. The bed is comfortable, the home is clean, the internet was great for video conferencing, and there are a lot of little treats and treasures tucked away for guests to enjoy. It was very thoughtfully appointed. Definitely 5 stars!


Exquisite Touches!
5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed April 2021

From the moment we pulled in the driveway we knew we found our Rockport spot. For 20 years we had a family vacation home on Gott Street and we came here every season. Your choice of Peet’s Coffee, Lindt balls and PF Milano cookies seemed like you read my mind! We enjoyed dining outside at the patio table and we had everything we needed to prepare our meals – when we weren’t getting Lobster at Roy Moore and eating behind the store. So fun also and perfect to have Melaleuca products – Jeff was introduced to them by a fellow teacher. Everything is perfect and we can’t wait to come back next week and establish our new Rockport tradition – Periwinkle Cottage.


Thanks very much to all of you for the care and pride you take in your lovely cottage. There are so many exquisite touches that create such an inviting, comfortable and relaxed environment for our first Covid-end trip back to our home state and a community that has meant so much to us over the years. We can’t wait to come back next week and will spread the word!


5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed April 2021

We had such an amazing stay. I can’t suggest this place enough. The location is spectacular, the property manager was communicative and kind, and the actual cottage was the most charming, relaxing home away from home we could have dreamed of. We plan on coming back as often as we can!


Absolutely Charming!
5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed April 2021

In a nutshell: absolutely charming! The layout is beautiful (I want that bedroom with a skylight!) and the line of windows overlooking the backyard is a great reading spot. And who doesn’t love a spiral staircase! Our first day was during a nor’easter and it was cozy to sit on the couch overlooking the trees blowing in the wind with the provided tea, coffee or cocoa options. All of the kitchen amenities were there if we wanted to cook or just set up a nice takeout meal from one of the local restaurants (hats off to Blue Lobster Grille and the biggest lobster BLTs we’ve ever had!). The bed was very comfortable as well as the living room to cozy up and watch a movie. If the weather was warmer for grilling and sitting outside it looks like it would have been fun to sit out and enjoy the foliage, and the table and grill were conveniently located near the kitchen. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful, and walking into the town center was an easy stroll past charming houses and municipal buildings. A heads up a lot of things close on the earlier side, so if you’re from the city plan your dinner time wisely! If we had to make any suggestions, maybe an option to log into your own Netflix or Amazon acct to watch shows and movies? Rockport has a lovely charm about it and we’re glad to have found another part of our home state to love.

Nick & Kate – Boston, MA

We’ll Be Back!
5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed April 2021

Thank you for having us again. As always, we enjoyed our stay in your lovely home Rockport is one of our favorite places to be. We will be back again!

Amanda and Graham
Boston, MA

I Love It Here!
5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed April 2021

Periwinkle Cottage was the perfect location to get away too; a needed time away.
Little did I realize when I made my reservation that Rose fills in every iota of need for the trip!!! (Even a listening ear).
I was able to walk to town daily and circumnavigate the coast easily from this location, along with the quiet location to nap and sleep soundly.
I love it here.


5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed April 2021

Flawless cottage. Clean, cozy, sweet and easy walking distance to downtown Rockport. The cottage was full of extras I didn’t know I needed that made it so welcoming and fun.


Many Extra Touches!
5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed March 2021

The Periwinkle Cottage is even cuter in person! The owner has added many extra touches which makes this cottage extra special. Very convenient location, walking distance from downtown Rockport and only about 10 minutes to Gloucester. Clean, well stocked and comfortable. I highly recommend this rental to any couple looking to stay in Rockport.

Great Place!
5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed March 2021

This was a great place for a couple. Rosemarie has thought of everything. It’s spotless, well equipped, an easy walk to town center/wharf and restaurants. We’ll be back.


Could Not Be Happier!
5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed March 2021

Spent 2 nights at the cottage celebrating our anniversary and could not be happier. Quiet, private location steps from town, we had everything we needed for a wonderful weekend. Wish we had stayed longer and hope to be back!
Gail & Asher, MA

What a “Gem”!
5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed February 2021

What a “gem” Periwinkle Cottage is! We came for a birthday getaway and it was just perfect. The place is so cozy and welcoming. It was a pleasure to just relax and soak it all in. We managed to peel ourselves away from the comforts of the cottage to explore Rockport, Gloucester, and Essex. We did some snowshoeing and beach walking.
Every little detail in this cottage was thought of to make a perfect stay. We will definitely be back in warmer weather with our bikes in tow.

Joy & Roland

Perfect Place!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed February 2021

This was the perfect place to get away for a while and just ‘be’. It had everything I could have needed plus a bunch of extras!

Cindy MA

All The Little Touches!
5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed February 2021

We really enjoyed our week here. Thank you so much! Truly one of the nicest places we have ever stayed at. All the little touches made it! Look forward to coming back someday.

Thank you!

Corina and Elliott
Cambridge, MA

Absolutely Perfect!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed February 2021

Thank you so much for your hospitality and flexibility! The cottage was absolutely perfect for us and we had a wonderful weekend. We are certainly looking forward to a return stay in the near future!

Thank you again, and our best,

Jesse & Lindsay

Exceptionally Clean!
5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed February 2021

The cottage was exceptionally clean throughout, well equipped with utensils, glasses, plates, paper products and cleaning supplies. Well decorated and very cozy, felt like home. Great location for touring downtown Rockport. Would stay again and highly recommend to friends and family.

Holden, MA

Loved The Cottage!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed February 2021

Loved this cottage! There were so many nice touches from the chocolates to the half & half for coffee. We so much loved how everythiing was so clean, down to freshly made ice cubes. Very, very cozy with a perfect sleeping nook.

Will be back for another stay!

Jack & Ellen

Absolutely Perfect!
5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed December 2020

The cottage is absolutely perfect. I was in great need of solitude and peace in the evenings as I was in town dealing with a family medical emergency. The cottage is cozy, clean and charming. Great location to walk to town or just to relax and enjoy the views of the yard. I can’t wait to return in the spring.


Comfort, Warmth, Coziness!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed December 2020

We enjoyed our 2 night stay in comfort, warmth and coziness. It was easy to eat-in and we relaxed in living area comfortably. The bed was 100% comfortable with bathroom nearby. So many “green” type products to use and lots of unexpected treats. Overall good feeling place, easy to relax here when you only have a couple of days. Those with physical limitations should talk with delightful inn keeper. So kind.


Clean, Cozy, Quiet!
5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed December 2020

I came here by myself for a much needed retreat (2020 you know …) The cottage was everything I was looking for and more. Great location (walking distance from the waterfront, galleries and restaurants). Clean, cozy and quiet, with all the amenities and some bonus treats. I hope to be back soon!


Great Getaway!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed December 2020

We loved our stay here – thank you so much! All of the extra treats were unexpected and a very sweet touch. A great getaway from the city to celebrate our anniversary – we’ll definitely plan on another trip back!


You Nailed It!
5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed November 2020

You nailed it!!! Love the place. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

You have taken hospitality to a level of excellence. This is our first stay here at Periwinkle and it will not be our last.

Happy Holidays!

Herman & Donna

Clean and Inviting!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed November 2020

We had a wonderful time at the Periwinkle Cottage. The property was clean and inviting. Our host Rose provided us with everything that we could possibly need for a beautiful stay in picturesque Rockport. We look forward to spending more time there in the future. Thank you Rose and Family.


So Special!

5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed October 2020

Lizz and Jeremy

This little cottage was the perfect place for my husband and I to celebrate our mini-moon (mini honeymoon).

Thank you for the extra touches that made it so special! We will definitely book again when we’re in the area.

All the best,

Lizz and Jeremy
New York

Coolest Place!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed October 2020

Thanks for one of the coolest places we’ve stayed! Super comfy!

Marian and Nick
Elyria, OH

Cozy and Spacious!

5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed October 2020

Tania and Jack

We could not have been more delighted with the perfection of the Periwinkle Cottage. Cozy and spacious, the eclectic decoration and numerous unexpected treats helped us to feel completely cared for! This is a place of beauty and tranquility to which we hope to return again. Thank you so much for making all of this possible.

Tania and Jack
Huntington, MA

Very Impressed With The “Little Touches”!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed September 2020

September 28, 2020

This was our first time here and we were very impressed with all the “little touches” we noticed through our stay. Thanks for such a memorable time away from CT and leaving us feeing so pampered!

Cyndia & Lucy
Norwich, CT

Can’t Wait to Stay Again!

5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed August, 2020


My girlfriend and I truly enjoyed our stay at the Periwinkle! The house is beautiful and well maintained (indoor/outdoor). We loved being welcomed by cute little knick knacks given to us by our hosts. We were even serenaded by live music our first night because of a little wedding going on next door. 🙂 If your looking for a quiet little getaway, this is the place to be!. Thank you Rosemarie! Can’t wait to stay again!!


Surpassed Our Expectations!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed August 2020

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. Everything surpassed our expectations and we couldn’t
have asked for anything better. This was the perfect getaway and all of your special touches made it even
more perfect. The cottage is beautiful and so well maintained. Thank you for everything and especially for
making us feel safe in a new place. We will definitely be back! All the best!

Shane & Amanda

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 & Bob
Manchester, CT

Just Perfect!

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 “difficult 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

We Appreciated Your Attention to Detail!

5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed August, 2020

Susan & Neil

Nice meeting you today. Like your other guests, we have appreciated your attention to detail. I especially like the bath supplies, which were good for my sensitive skin. Thanks for your help with dining options. I had no idea how few places are open Monday/Tuesday.

We hope to visit again soon.

Take care.

Susan & Neil
Brookline, MA

Perfect Quiet Getaway!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed August 2020

Very clean and quiet. Perfect for a quite getaway with my husband. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

Melissa & Tom


5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed August, 2020


​Everything in periwinkle cottage was wonderful. The location was great! Contact with the owner was smooth. Much thought and kindness put into everything. Loved it.

Feng, Alina MA


Will Definitely Book Again!

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed August 2020


Periwinkle Cottage was the perfect setting for a quick, solo, mid-COVID getaway! Everything was sparkly clean, which was very comforting. Rosemarie thought of every detail, from tasteful decorating to providing me with information on local attractions, shopping and restaurants. I am a person very sensitive to space and cleanliness, and felt relaxed and comfortable in the cottage. The location is also ideal, within walking distance of Bearskin Neck and a quick drive to Good Harbor Beach. I will definitely book with Rosemarie again in the future.

So Pretty, So Comfortable

5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed July, 2020


So pretty, so comfortable!! Thank you Rose for your very considerable arrangements and the team of Excellent service!!! Wish you all the best. 

Feng, Alina MA


Magic and Very Comfortable

5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed July 2020

Jean and Scott

Our week’s stay at Periwinkle Cottage 2 has been magic and very comfortable. Every practical and creative amenity has been provided – with special attention for those required for COVID-19 protection.

We have been vacationing in Rockport for many years and find its extraordinary coastal beauty and its people always welcoming.

We’ve needed this rest and have enjoyed the calm surroundings of the gardens, the bird songs, and the peaceful sound of wind in the trees.

With thanks and appreciation to you – Rose and Guy!

Jean and Scott
North Carolina

PERIWINKLE COTTAGE #2 – OPEN ALL YEAR – walk to everything, parking, wifi, quiet

5/5  ★★★★★ Stayed June, 2020


Rose, It was a treat staying here. It gave me the peace and quiet that I much needed. I’d love to plan a trip back. Thank you for making it feel at home and even better.

Lisa Rochester
Lynn, MA



5/5 ★★★★★ Stayed Nov 2019

Tim & Perry

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