Step back in time in this historic antique colonial cottage built in the mid 1700s. Former residence and Studio of Rockport Artist Rudy Colao. The home contains many historic features and charm. Large back yard with deck. Short walk to small beach and town with shops, galleries and beaches. Larger beaches are a quick 2 mile drive or bike ride away. Enjoy whale watching out of Gloucester or a train ride to Boston on a rainy day.
This is one of the oldest houses in Rockport. Renovated in 1998 with the goal of preserving as many historical features as possible. An addition of an artists studio has been converted to a large bedroom on the first floor. The house has a small but adequate kitchen, dining room, large living room, 4 fireplaces, lots of original wood paneling, wide board wood floors and exposed beams. Upstairs there are 2 small bedrooms and a bathroom accessed via a large bedroom. The house sleeps 6 comfortably. One of the upstairs bedrooms has a trundle bed for an additional guest (child). The large private yard is enclosed by stone walls. A deck with an outside table and chairs is an enjoyable place to relax.
Guests will have access to the entire property which includes parking for two vehicles.
Interaction with guests
We do not live locally but plan to meet guests when they arrive to show them the ropes.
Other things to note
Due to the age of this house there are some quirks that guests should make note of. The stairs leading to the second story are very steep. The ceilings upstairs are 73 inches high with beams in places that make it even lower. The shower upstairs is short and would be difficult to use for anyone taller than about 5' 8". Upstairs has an air conditioner for use during hot summer nights. For tall guests the large studio bedroom with queen bed downstairs is comfortable. The downstairs bathroom shower is a small claw foot rub with a shower kit and is suitable for taller guests. The house is comfortable and the right people will love the historical charm of this very special property.
- This is a quiet neighborhood so guests need to respect that and not disturb neighbors with noise late at night.
- Lead paint exists under current layers of paint which is why it says not suitable for children between 2-12