Captain's House

69 Marmion Way , Rockport, MA 01966-1928 USA (Show map)


Set directly on a rocky shoreline, our guest house will give you that home-away-from-home feeling, with spacious living room with fireplace, comfortable furnishings and spectacular water views. A continental breakfast is served on the sun porch overlooking the ocean. Each of the five bedrooms and five baths is tastefully decorated. The Captain's House is conveniently located just a mile and a half from the center of the town of Rockport.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Peace and quiet with a side of Ocean

4.4 on October 24, 2010

We visited the Captains House on our way further north and were sorry we had but one night to stay. The owners and staff were welcoming and provided for a wonderful time. The breakfast was great with several things from which to choose, and the porch was a great place from which to start the day! The lawn goes directly to the rough granite shoreline - it was wonderful to just sit and soak in the sun, view and ocean air. The rooms were well furnished and comfortable, the common rooms very relaxing. Can't wait to return.

breathtaking setting

5 on October 22, 2010

Magnificent view upon arrival and was warmly greated by host Howie and dog. Sue relayed a knowledgable review of the area and the home, They both made our visit very special, Our room was beautifully decorated and we enjoyed the relaxing breakfast on the porch, The granola was excellent, The view from the whole house was remarkable, Such a cozy setting! Vic & Dixie Davis

A genuine find in Rockport, Mass

4.6 on October 11, 2010

If you are looking for a wonderful and peacful getaway..this is the place! Yet it is so convenient to many other activities if you aren't going to give yourself downtime..yet this place will help you really relax alot. The innkeepers, Susan and Howard, are really great folks..they make you feel welcome and are there for any info you want or need, yet not intrusive. The pics and descriptions on the website are right fooling! The ocean and rocks are right at your finger tips, the islands and light house views are well as the beauty of the property, flower garden, etc. Breakfast is really nice...a good blend of morning food and a relaxing atmosphere...and always a different warm yummy breakfast cake. We were there 3 nights and regret we couldn't stay longer...we will next time! Thanks, Susan and Howard! You're the best!!!

Breathtaking ocean view

4.0 on September 28, 2010

This is a wonderful bed and breakfast home with unbelieveable ocean views. You can't get any closer to the rocks and water than this. We've stayed here two years in a row and plan to return again. Gretchen and Tim are very friendly and helpful to recommend nearby places to dine. I would recommend Captain's House to anyone who wants a quiet place to relax and enjoy the ocean views.

We've stayed here three times!

3.0 on September 25, 2010

We love it here! We love the privacy, the proximity to the ocean, the sun porch in Room 1, and the homemade granola. We enjoy coming here because it is a quiet place to read, rest and relax with a beautiful view of the ocean. . .We look forward to our next stay at the Captain's House.

A Piece of Heaven at the Captain's House

5 on September 16, 2010

A stay at the Captain's House is like falling in love for the first time. The hosts are warm and friendly, the sweeping ocean views are magnificent, and the home is a delight offering cozy bedrooms and a wonderfully delicious array of breakfast foods. It's impossible not to instantly relax. This was our second year back and we enjoyed it as much as the first time we stayed. We often sat outside on the white wooden chairs facing the ocean, just listening to the sound of the gentle waves and breathing in the salty air. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back again. We'd like to make this a yearly event.

Wonderful Location

4.2 on September 13, 2010

I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Rockport. The location is so wonderful I'm just perfectly content staying at the inn all day.

All you could dream for

4.6 on September 12, 2010

Three nights at the Captain's House was all we could fit into a week that included the first wedding of a grandson. The weather was rainy, but we had plenty to do and see in and around Rockport. Our hosts Gretchen and Tim were very helpful in providing insights and inside information on Rockport. We have been day-trippers off and on for 40 years or more but this is the first time we stayed overnight. What we have been missing! At the height of the storm, we spent an entire morning glued to the breakfst room windows watching the waves crash against the rocky shore less than 100 feet away. What a treat! Lee and Jules

A breath of fresh air

4.8 on September 11, 2010

Towards the end of a very busy summer , my husband and I looked at each other and realized we needed some time away to relax and unwind, just for us. The Captain's House was the perfect place! The location is amazing, sitting directly on a rocky bluff overlooking the ocean. Gretchen met us upon our arrival and gave us a tour and some great advice on where to eat dinner in Rockport. The large and stately old house offers enough space for each of the guests so that you have the feeling of visiting a wealthy and welcoming grandmother who happens to be out. We stayed in room 2 which has a great fireplace and large windows which look directly out onto the ocean. After watching a beautiful sunrise over the ocean directly from our bedroom window, we had a delicious breakfast of homemade coffee cake, tea and fruit. We felt so well taken care of, rested, and almost ready for the new school year! The Captains House is truly a gem, we cannot wait to go back.

heaven on earth

5 on September 11, 2010

The shore of Cape Ann is my favorite place on earth and Captain's House is the perfect accommodation from which to enjoy it. Aside from the tasteful and comfortable ambience (with just the right balance of attention and privacy set by the inn keepers Gretchen and Tim), the proximity of being right on the water is unique. If you love the sound of the ocean as I do, this is the place to is eqaully breathtaking from a visual perspective as well. I have been going to Rockport and Captain's house for my entire adult life and look forward to many more visits-there is nothing better for relaxing, letting go of stress and finding one's peace.

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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

Room 1 has a main bedroom with a queen-sized bed, private sun porch with single bed and private bath. Sea views are to the North and East over Straitsmouth Island and to the South to Thacher Island.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 2

Room 2 features a queen-sized Pennsylvania House 4 poster bed and private period bathroom with clawfoot tub and hand-held shower immediately next door in the hall. The room directly overlooks the ocean to the east and north, including a clear view of Straitsmouth Island and lighthouse.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 3

Room 3 has a queen-sized bed with private bath and overlooks Thacher Island to the South.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 4

Room 4 has a queen bed with private bath and looks out to Thacher Island to the South.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 5

Room 5 has a double bed and a single day bed. The private bath with clawfoot tub and hand-held shower is a few steps down the hallway. The windows face Straitsmouth Island to the North

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Queen Room

Queen Bed with private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Oceanview, Small town


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 37 miles

Directions to property:

Take Route 128 North to Gloucester through two rotaries and turn left onto Route 127 North at the traffic light. Continue approximately ½ mile on Route 127 and take a right just after the Shaw’s Supermarket onto Barn Lane. At the end of Barn Lane (after 200 yards) turn left onto Route 127A/Thatcher Rd. After 3.4 miles turn right onto Marmion Way; the Captain’s House is situated prominently ½ mile along on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, Religious Services

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3pm - 7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum at weekends, 3 nights on holiday weekends (call to inquire)
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night.
  • Cancellations: Refundable less $25 with 2 weeks notice.
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Gretchen and Tim Parker

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: 8am
  • Serving Location: Sun Porch overlooking ocean

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