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Quaint Ocean View Apartment exudes Classic Coastal Charm

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, ocean view suite with private courtyard...easy walk to beach

"The Seaward" is located in a spectacular setting, (known by some as "the golden road of Rockport") and boasts 5 charming cottage style accommodations.

Lover’s Cove, is our freshly renovated garden apartment with ocean views and classic coastal charm. Featuring exposed brick walls, newly conditioned hardwood floors and a king bed, the apartment makes for our most spacious and comfortable accommodation. The living room is adorned by a cozy “L” shaped couch and a faux fireplace for those chillier, sea breezy nights.

Wake up in this tranquil oasis, enjoy your coffee in your private garden while listening to the gulls, the sea breezes and watching the boats come and go. It's a little piece of heaven!

Here you will experience the charm, serenity, and unspoiled beauty that is The Seaward.


- Ocean Views

- 1 Bedroom (King Bed)

- Sleeps 2 guests

- Separate living room

- 1 Bathroom with hairdryer and tub/shower

-Linens, blankets and bath towels

- Hardwood floors with oriental rug

- Kitchen equipped with microwave, toaster/convection oven, two burner electric cooktop, full size refrigerator and coffee maker.

-Dishes, eating utensils, drinking glasses, wine opener, can opener, pots, pans, and cooking utensils are also provided.

- Air conditioning and heat

- DirectTV

- Free wireless internet

- Private outdoor courtyard

- Dining area

- Bikes

- Gas grill (shared)

- Picnic table

- Ping pong (shared)

-Laundry facility


Also view our listings for Loblolly Cove (VRBO 680229), Gully Point (VRBO 606535) and Spruce Cottage (VRBO 680653). Each of our suites has a private bathroom, hairdryer, Direct TV, free wireless internet, air conditioning, kitchenette (with coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator, cooktop), ocean views and plenty of free parking for you and your visitors. We also offer bicycles to enjoy the winding rocky coastal roads and pathways with stunning vistas and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.


During the peak season RENTALS RUN WEEKLY, SUNDAY TO SUNDAY. Last minute, shorter nightly rentals are possible. Please contact us for more details.

Please don't delay in booking your stay with us to ensure you receive the dates you desire.


"The Seaward" is located on Marmion Way, a quiet residential street, known for its lovely homes, gardens and views. We are a short & scenic mile to downtown Rockport which can be accessed along a seaside path. Along the way you’ll pass Old Garden Beach; a good spot for a dip, and 'Headlands' for an outstanding view of Sandy Bay Harbor. If you prefer, take the car or borrow one of our beach cruiser bikes and explore the art galleries, shops and restaurants of downtown Rockport. In town, one can also rent sea kayaks or bikes with gears to tour the magnificent Cape Ann coast.

Rockport is rich with history, art and culture. Dogtown, considered a ghost town, is a large wooded area between Rockport and Gloucester. Most suitable for the adventurous, it affords rich recreation opportunities to hikers and mountain bikers, dog-walkers, nature lovers, geologists and historians.

Halibut Point State Park, and the Atlantic Path are two other treasures which will delight the outdoor enthusiast. Whether you prefer the rocky coastline, a quiet beach, reading a good book, artistic endeavors, biking, birding, kayaking, ocean front dining, theater or music at the renowned Shalin liu, Cape Ann has it all...and more.


- Rockport beaches

- Golf

- Shalin Liu Performance Center (concerts and shows)

- Art galleries, theaters, museums

- Kayaking and sailing

- Snorkeling and scuba diving

- Whale watching

- Hiking

- Fishing

- Cycling

- Tennis


We are about 1.25 miles to Rockport Train Station, by which one can conveniently get to historic Salem or Boston. Trolleys and buses are also available in Rockport as well as a Gloucester Taxi company. Want to come to Rockport by train? Let us know, we might be able to pick you up at the station.

More Details

Nancy Cameron-Gilsey
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Nancy Cameron-Gilsey

I'm a licences independent clinical social worker. In 2003, I took a respite from working with troubled children and families. With a leap of faith and a sizable mortgage, I took over my families Inn business. Until the main inn and restaurant sold in Dec. 2013, I ran this 24 unit bed and breakfast, hosting weddings/events and, as some of you may remember, our Sunday Morning Live Brunches.

I have recently furbished and expanded the rooms in the building known as GullsNest for weekly rentals.

I have a husband, Peter, two grown children (Kai and Maya), and Little Dipper, my canine side kick.

Nancy Cameron-Gilsey purchased this apartment in 1945

Why Nancy Cameron-Gilsey chose Rockport

I purchased the property from my sisters after my parents passed away (2003 – 2013). They started the Seaward Inn in 1945 when it was only considered a cottage. They built and added until it became a 36 unit, highly acclaimed resort.

Although sad to sell “the heart” of Seaward Inn (my childhood home), a new beginning, The Seaward, has emerged.

"Drop a pebble in the water:

Just a splash, and it is gone;

But there’s half-a-hundred ripples

circling on and on and on,

Spreading, spreading from the center

flowing out to the sea.

And there is no way of telling

where the end is going to be".

By James W. Foley

What makes this apartment unique

Both young and older guests love the peace, solitude and high standard of cleanliness (not to mention the ocean views) that is The Seaward.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Rockport in Essex County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom sink, toilet and combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Spacious room with firm king bed, bureau and closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Quaint Ocean View Apartment exudes Classic Coastal Charm
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Warren, CT


  • 5 of 5

Loved this place. . First, the place is immaculate. Comfy, cozy, the bed is so comfortable. The ocean is across the street and visible from your dining table or the porch, or the lawn, take your pick. And the innkeeper is terrific. We went off season, it was very quiet, which was perfect for us. There is a footpath less than a 1/2 block away where you can walk along the ocean, down to Old Garden Beach. Really couldn't ask for more for this place. Conveniently located between Rockport and Gloucester, easy access to either town. Grocery store is just down the street. Farm stand is at the end of the street. Highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA


  • 5 of 5

The Seaward is the perfect getaway! I travelled from Boston to Rockport to take a little break from the city with my boyfriend. It's about a 50 minute drive or you can take the Train from north station all the way to Rockport. We stayed in Room 205, a second story room with a deck overlooking the ocean. We could not get enough of that view! Every window we looked out of either had a view of the ocean or gorgeous views of the gardens and green grass around the Seaward. Although our room had an AC, at night we chose to turn it off and enjoy the cool ocean breeze ( the window was right above our heads in bed so the breeze blew over is all night-perfection!). We ate dinner in town and went to the beaches during the day. Next visit we will plan to go grocery shopping to use the big grill the Seaward provides. This place is a true find and feels like paradise when the sun is setting, birds are chirping, and bunnies are hopping around the lawns. We will definitely be back- and soon!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary - Thank you so much for this lovely review! It was such a treat to have you and your boyfriend in Loblolly Cove for a week. It's such a quick trip to paradise from Boston. Next time you should think about taking your bikes on the train and riding to the Seaward. Vacation then begins the moment you step on the MBTA. Hope you can make it back in the Fall. See you soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Everything you need for a peaceful, relaxing vacation. Comfortable living area, small but functional kitchen area, large bedroom with a king bed, and s small bathroom. Great view of the ocean from the windows or the small, private garden. This is just a great place to relax and unwind. The owner, Nancy, is very friendly and available to answer any questions or resolve any problems. We would definitely stay again if we return to Rockport.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review. I know how hard it can be to get to these things after returning from a week of peace and relaxation. It was a pleasure meeting you and Fran. I hope to see you again one day.
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A Rockport Gem

  • 5 of 5

This adorable apartment is perfect for an ocean getaway. The apartment was clean and cozy with comfortable beds and many amenities. You can't beat the gorgeous ocean view from the front room. The apartment is an easy walk or short car ride to Rockport, a quintessential New England oceanside town. There are also many beautiful beaches in Rockport and its neighboring town of Gloucester. Nancy was a wonderful and accommodating host. We will definitely be back to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Meg, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is greatly appreciated! Your description of the comfortable beds, great views and proximity to the beach and town will, undoubtedly, be valuable to future guests considering The Seaward. I hope you and Tom will be able to make a return visit one day
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Relaxing oasis by the sea

  • 5 of 5

The Seaward has everything that my boyfriend and I needed to unwind - stunning views of the ocean, a very comfortable bed and Nancy - the innkeeper who gave me great recommendations of things to check out in Rockport/Gloucester during my stay. An absolute gem. Can't wait to return!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Samara! Your review and kind comments are greatly appreciated. I look forward to your return in October!
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Falmouth, MA

A perfect spot for a fall getaway and visit to Endicott for Parent's weekend!

  • 5 of 5

" What a perfect spot!" We could not be happier with our room "suite"! We have already talked about coming back to rent the same room for later in the school year, next Fall/Parents weekend and for graduation next spring! We love the white horizontal boards on the walls and the open space! Maybe next visit we will get to sit out on the Adirondack chairs and enjoy the beautiful view to the ocean. Loved the mason jar of coffee, sugar, & snacks!

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41.3 Miles
Boston Logan international Airport
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Rockport Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Heath's Tea House
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Old Garden Beach


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.07
Pet Fee £22.84
Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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