About Your Hosts

stephanie-and-jay-smith.jpgJay is a native of Rockport, having lived here all his life. Stephanie grew up in Connecticut, and spent her summers in Chatham, Cape Cod; "The other cape". They have three children, all of whom have recently graduated from college. Stephanie and Jay enjoy entertaining and are very social. Stephanie enjoys cooking and gardening, while Jay is very industrious and enjoys building and fixing things. They enjoy sharing their backyard fire pit with their neighbors and friends.

Stephanie is a retired teacher and just recently closed her nautical gift shop in Gloucester, located inside Hometown Ace Hardware, one of their family stores.  Stephanie, during off season, enjoys spending the winter in Palm Springs, CA. In addition to Hometown Ace Hardware, Jay runs Smith Hardware and Lumber in Rockport and Whistle Stop Market, the only establishment to purchase beer and wine in Rockport.

They look forward to hosting you and are available to assist with local vacation planning.