Bell Buoy

Bell Buoy: Ocean View Roof Deck- Near Shops, Bear Skin & Downtown Rockport Neck!

2 BR
1.5 Baths
Sleeps 5

Welcome to Bell Buoy, a charming cottage located in the heart of Bearskin Neck. From the rooftop deck, you'll enjoy views of Rockport’s waterfront: Front Beach, Folly Cove, Motif 1, and Rockport Harbor. Watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean as first light illuminates Thatcher Island.

What a fabulous location! As you step out the front door, you are a 2 minute walk to the closest restaurants and shops – easy access to fishing spots & ice cream shops. All the delightful venues of Bearskin Neck are mere moments from your doorstep. Downtown Rockport is equally convenient. Just a stroll down Bear Skin Neck and you emerge in the heart of downtown Rockport.

Bell Buoy is a short stroll to Rockport’s downtown, the Shalin Liu Performance Center, the Art Galleries, Rockport Harbor, and Front Beach. All manner of treasures can be found in Rockport’s vibrant downtown. Take in a concert at Shalin Liu Performance Center – you’ll enjoy stunning views – the back wall of the concert hall is a full wall of glass overlooking Rockport harbor. Rockport famously attracts artists from around the globe to capture the unique lighting. So many art galleries celebrate the artist community and the beauty of Rockport.


Sleeping Arrangements (Maximum Occupancy - 5)

Master Bedroom (Sleeping Capacity - 2)

- Queen bed

- 2 Bedside Tables with Lamps

- 3 Bureaus

- Armoire

- Closet

- Large Table with 2 Chairs – can be used as a desk

- Window AC

Guest Bedroom (Sleeping Capacity - 2)

- Full bed

- 2 Bedside Tables with Lamps

- 1 Bureau

- 1 Large Closet

- Window AC

Landing (Sleeping Capacity - 1)

- Twin Daybed

- Armoire

Bathroom Accommodations

- 1 full bath with shower/tub combination and grab bars for easier entry & exit

- 1 half Bath with Laundry: full size washer & dryer


Bell Buoy Accommodation Highlights

As you enter through the front porch, you are welcomed by a spacious living room with nautical accents. Checkout the antique ship replicas, and ship instruments. At the center of the home, a floor to ceiling field stone fireplace connects the living room with the dining room. The dining room has a spacious table that comfortably seats 6 - 10 people. From the desk, one can gaze out the window and enjoy views of classic and colorful cottages. Through the dining room guests find a fully equipped kitchen with full sized appliances: dishwasher, new stainless-steel gas stove and new stainless-steel refrigerator.

As you ascend the stairs, guests will find a cozy reading nook on the over-sized landing. Stretch out on the day bed! The cottage has 2 bedrooms on this level – each at opposite ends of the home. In the center are the 2 bathrooms: 1 full bathroom with shower and tub combination, and 1 half bathroom with full sized laundry.

On the landing, you will find the access door to the Breakfast Deck on the second floor and stairs that lead to the huge roof deck. The Breakfast Deck has a table and comfortably seats 2. A delightful shady place to enjoy the sea breezes with your morning coffee or a great book. The Roof Deck easily accommodates all guests. Two tables and seating for you to dine Al Fresco with water views and lounge chairs to take in the sun and sea breezes.



- Roof deck with views of the ocean and downtown

- Breakfast deck with water views

- Decorative Fireplaces in both dining room and living room

- WiFi: High Speed & Private

- TV in living room

- Window AC units in living room, dining room, and both bedrooms.

- Full sized kitchen and laundry appliances

- Nautical accents

- Large living and dining room

- 2 work spaces: desk in dining room and large table in Master bedroom

- Sleeping accommodations for 5 people.


Free Parking:

Advice: Please pull over on North Road to unload your car. Then proceed to one of the Free Parking options listed below.

Rockport offers many Free Parking Options:

The Lot off of Old Harbor Road is .1 mile from the cottage. Take North Street to the fork; turn right, and parking is at the end of this road. This parking becomes resident only during high season from May through October..

Free parking Lots at the Train Station and 2 Blue Lane Road on Rt 127. Free Shuttles will bring you back to downtown Rockport.

During the winter, meters and kiosk parking is free. All seasons, on-street parking outside of the meter and kiosk areas is free.


About iTrip North Shore Properties

- Smoking is strictly prohibited. Guests will be fined and immediately evicted for smoking or vaping in the home or on the property.


These are cause for eviction with no refund. If any damage impacts our ability to offer the home for future guests, you will be held liable.



- Each of property features a starter set of supplies for guests which includes toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent, & hand soap.

- The beds are fully made & ready for your arrival with freshly laundered linens. A set of towels for each registered guest are included in the rental rate.

- For family friendly homes, a luxury Pack-n-Play or other children's furnishings are available for an additional charge (as availability permits).


Visiting like a local means being neighborly. Please be respectful of the owner's home and considerate of the neighbors.


About Cape Ann: a peninsula and island that host Gloucester, Rockport, Magnolia, and Manchester By The Sea.

- Beaches: Singing, Wingaersheek, Long, Good Harbor, Magnolia and Kettle Cove.

- Nature Parks: Magnolia Woods, Ravenswood, and Rafes Chasm Park provide short walks to gorgeous rocky shoreline and sea views.

- Boating: Cape Ann Harbor Tours, Sailing on Schooner Ardelle, Deep Sea Fishing Charters, or Whale Watch Cruises. From Rockport harbor, catch a ferry to Thacher's Island - wildlife sanctuary with Twin Light Houses.

- Walking Tours for centuries of seafaring history showcasing Gloucester's fishing past.

- Artist Tours where you visit the artists in their studios. Rockport hosts many galleries.

- Foodies will love the diversity of Cape Ann's food scene - amazing seafood ... lobster, clams, scallops, quahogs, cod or swordfish.

- Golfing: a beautiful mix of manicured greens along rocky shores or seaside marshes.

6 Middle Rd Rockport, MA 01966
Registration Number: C0277122520

Sleeping Arrangements

Master Bedroom Queen
Waterview Bedroom Full
Landing Twin

Bathroom Configuration

Full Bathroom: Combo Tub Shower, Toilet
Laundry Bath Combo: Toilet

Property Rules

Check In: After 4pm
Check Out: Before 10am
Smoking: Not Allowed


Air Conditioning
BBQ Area
Beach View
Bed Linens
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Central Heat
Children Welcome
Cleaning Disinfection
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker
Cooking Basics
Covered Patio
Deadbolt Lock
Deck Patio Uncovered
Decorative Fireplace
Dedicated Workspace
Dining Table
Dishes And Utensils
Dishes and Silverware
Emergency Exit Route
Ethernet Connection
Extra Pillows And Blankets
Family Friendly
Fire Extinguisher
Fireplace Guards
First Aid Kit
Free Full Kitchen
Garden or Backyard
Hair Dryer
Handheld Shower Head
Hi Speed WiFi
Internet Access
Iron Board
Keyless Entry
Kid Friendly
Living Room
Long Term Stays Allowed
Near Ocean
Ocean Marsh Views
Ocean View
Open Patio
Outdoor Lighting
Outlet Shopping
Patio or Balcony
Pets Not Allowed
Private Entrance
Private Living Room
Satellite or Cable
Self Check-In Checkout
Smart TV
Smoke Detector
Smoking Not Allowed
Walk To Beach
Bathroom Step Free Access



Frequently Asked Questions

Bell Buoy provides high-speed internet services.  Internet services have been shown to meet the needs of guests traveling for both work and pleasure.  
Regrettably, Bell Buoy does not host furry family members.  That is, Bell Buoy is strictly no pets.
As a token of our appreciation, a Welcome Pack awaits you in the fridge.  

Beds are made with freshly laundered linens. Clean towels for each registered guest are placed on the beds. Please bring your own beach towels. Each accommodation comes with  starter pack of 1 roll of paper towels, each bathroom will have at least 1 spare roll of toilet paper.  A starter pack of coffee, cleaning supplies, and hand soap is also provided.

Items you should bring with you: Extra paper products, beach towels, beach chairs, sunscreen, toiletries, food, beverages, and any other essentials and assundries to make your vacation enjoyable.
The City of Rockport offers paid parking lots.  You can download the Passport Parking app and have the ability to pay for parking without leaving the comforts of Bell Buoy.  Below please find some useful information on the pay by plate kiosks, times of operations, locations, and more.
There are one or more kiosks in each parking lot. There is an easily identifiable sign “Pay Here” above each kiosk. 
  • Pay at the kiosk, with cash or credit card 
  • Pay by phone, through the Passport Parking App, available on these Play Store and Apple App Store.
Kiosks operate 24 hours/day

Free parking lots are at the Train Station and 2 Blue Lane Road on Rt 127.  
During the winter, meters and kiosk parking is free.  All seasons, on-street parking outside of the meter and kiosk areas are free.
Welcome!  We hope you will stay with iTrip North Shore.  We would be delighted to be host your visit! iTrip North Shore strives to provide excellent service and assistance. 

Guests are expected to honor our House Rules to be Good Neighbors and Respectful Visitors.  
Good Neighbors honor the right of Bell Buoy’s neighbors to peacefully enjoy their homes. iTrip North Shore's guests will:
  1. Respect Quiet Hours: Quiet Hours are dictated by local rules and ordinances.  Unless specified otherwise, quiet hours are between 10PM and 8AM. 
  2. Not Host Events or Parties: without express written approval from iTrip North Shore, do not host any parties or events. 
  3. Follow the Law: do not do anything illegal.
  4. Respect Boundaries: Do not encroach into the neighbors’ space, including but not limited to yards, gardens, decks, patios, and parking spaces.  Do not use neighbors’ amenities or take neighbor’s property, such as: furniture, grills, pools, spas, etc.
  5. Follow Parking Instructions: Please follow all parking instructions and only use those spaces allotted to Bell Buoy.
Respectful Visitors: remember you are renting a private home; iTrip North Shore guests will treat Bell Buoy with the same or more respect that they would like shown to their belongings:
  1. Prudent Use: instructions on how to use appliances and amenities are provided.  Please use all items for their intended purpose and per instructions.  Please contact iTrip Vacations North Shore Massachusetts if you have any questions.
  2. Be Neat and Caring: please do pick up after yourselves; put trash and recycling in proper bins, do the dishes, use coasters, and leave the furniture where it belongs. 
  3. Park in Designated Areas: Please do park in driveways, parking pads and garages.  Please do not park on lawns or in gardens.
  4. Do Not Smoke or Vape: smoking or vaping of anything: cigarettes, pipes, cigars, or marijuana, requires special remediation to remove the aroma.
  5. Do Not Tamper with Safety Sensors: iTrip North Shore homes come equipped with a variety of safety sensors, such as: exterior cameras, noise monitoring, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and more.  Respectful guests do not tamper with the owner's safety sensors.
  6. Be Careful: where there are wet area amenities such as waterfronts, docks, pools, or hot tubs, please take care to secure the areas and take appropriate precautions.
  7. Return Keys/Passes/Remotes: please return items as described in Check-out instructions.   
Please know that violating House Rules is grounds for terminating our agreement.
Please enjoy this lovely home with respect for the home and the neighborhood.
Enjoy your stay!
Minimum age for guests booking our properties is 25.


Rockport is an interesting plan to visit
5/5 stars
The location for the property is great. The house is not updated. It is a great location. There are many tiny galleries/artist shops near by. There are so many that we can only see so much. The performing art center looks great. I think it worth to visit the performing art center. it is beautiful theater. On saturday in afternoon and evening, when the sun came out and rain stopped everything is so pleasant on the roof top. The town offer free EV charge. It is free on Broadway.
- Wei
Quaint Cottage. Would stay again.
5/5 stars
Bedrooms and bathroom(s) on 2nd floor. Would be a issue with anyone with a mobility problem. Read all the comments about the parking. Not reading carefully I had the impression that available parking was .1 mile away (free). Turns out that is outside of the season.
- Steven

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