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Idyllic ocean-front Gloucester cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6-7

Endless Summer is a beautiful ocean-front cottage in a quiet Lanesville neighborhood. The beach is large, flat rocks typical of the Northern New England coast. Endless Summer is a relaxing getaway located at the end of a gravel road. Plenty of large, picture windows: front-seat views of sunsets over Ipswich Bay, preeminent perspective on in-rolling thunder clouds, clear-day views along New England Coast from Northern Massachusetts to Southern Maine. Spacious wrap-around deck. Two bedrooms, each with comfortable queen beds and attached bath. Downstairs has a large open area that can be curtained off for some privacy when used as a sleeping area, and has a new full day bed and twin trundle. Washer/dryer, fireplace and gas heat. Cozy living room furniture, wall-mounted flat screen TV with cable, Netflix, and Pandora for music. Well-stocked kitchen with dishwasher. High-speed wireless internet and phone (US only) included. Due to the spiral staircase and raised deck, care should be taken to supervise young children, and the downstairs may not be accessible for elderly or disabled individuals.

The Waterfront- Swimming.: The shoreline is made up of large flat rocks. It's good for swimming, especially at mid-tide or higher. The rocky shore makes for great snorkeling- you might even see lobsters! On the sunset waterfront photo, the rock the farthest to the right curves in a backwards c-shape creating what we call 'the bathtub'. You can sort of see it in the picture-- the 'basin' of water just to the left of that rock. That's our favorite place to swim-- you can sit in it when the tide is coming in or out and the basin fills or empties slowly with water. The water here tends to be fairly calm, except on stormy or very windy days, when the waves can get big.

The Waterfront-: At low tide it's fun to explore the shoreline-- tidepools, baby crabs, periwinkle snails, etc. We also enjoy walking along the shore jumping from rock to rock (on the dry parts!!) Also, if sand is what you're looking for, there is a small sand beach just one mile from Endless Summer. The big sandy beaches are about 5 miles.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2017


Gloucester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Abundant hot water, strong water pressure.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Upstairs - 1 queen
    Downstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Curtained sleeping area on lower level.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Idyllic ocean-front Gloucester cottage
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Repeat visitors!

  • 5 of 5

This is the most vacation-y of vacation rentals. The view and the sound of the ocean are immediately relaxing and the big deck feels like you are in a tree house. As soon as you turn onto the dirt road that take you here, you know you have found a special place. The space is just right for my family of 4. It's not fancy, but it is everything you need. The only thing that would make it better are a few deck chairs to sit in and enjoy the spectacular sunsets.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you enjoyed the home! Thank you for your suggestion. We will purchase deck chairs. Thanks again!
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Spectacular location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several houses on Cape Ann over the years and this was by far the most amazing spot. Sitting on the deck feels like a tree house; you watch the ocean waves on the rocky coast through the trees. Later, you can watch the sunset there. My family of 4 was very comfortable, and having two floors allows for some separation which is very nice. The beds and sheets were nice, and what a treat to have towels, even beach towels, provided! We would definitely come back to this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dudley, MA

Fabulous peaceful ocean get a way.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful 3 bed cottage on Ipswich Bay, Gloucester. A easy drive into Gloucester & Rockport for shopping or restaurants or the many beaches nearby. Open floor plan upstairs and down. Very clean and neat with comfortable furniture. Many amenities within. A quiet, peaceful respite from everyday life with awesome sunsets. We were very pleased this rents Friday to Friday, since we travel down to attend the yearly Blues Festival every August. Delighted to find sea glass among shells and rocks. Look forward to renting again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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a perfect summer cottage, neat and clean

  • 5 of 5

It was a great visit, the open floor open was perfect ( the only negative was the spiral staircase, which the owners provided a gate)

The floor were clean, sand free which is not always the case with a summer rental!

The kitchen was clean with good counter space, LR and DR furnished with neat, clean furnishings.

The beds were crisp and clean as well as the towels, all matching.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Birmingham, Michigan

Peaceful and Picture Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for an as advertised, PEACEFUL, clean, comfortable perfect location for exploring the area (including an easy one hour train ride into Boston) this is the place.

My wife and I spent a week here and wished we had booked more! The property sits right on the water and the sounds of the waves from the deck and the views from inside the house are wonderful. We found the beds to be comfortable and enjoyed the higher quality sheets and towels provided. Having a washer and dryer was great. It allowed us to pack less. It is the perfect location to visit the surrounding area. Our favorite was Marblehead. It was very easy to catch the train to Boston (if you are a Seniors, as we are, do not forget to mention it when buying your train ticket. Seniors are 1/2 off) and the T connections from the North Station easily connected you to any place in Boston. We have used VRBO/Homeaway over 45 times and would place this property near the top.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and peaceful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best vacation at this cottage! Our favorite part was the amazing sunsets over the water that can be viewed from the deck of the house or down on the beach. The cottage has a semi-private beach (shared with a few neighbors, whom were mostly family members of the owners and extremely friendly) that is perfect for kids to play on. Our young kids had a blast playing in the tidal pools and playing on the "pebble beach." Beware that water shoes are needed for the pebble beach and that the big rocks get slippery after high tide. We also took our kids to nearby sand beaches during our stay. Everyone enjoyed combing the pebble beach for seaglass and we came home with a large collection.

The home is very well equipped with all the kitchen items you could need and we appreciated that common condiments and soaps and such were also well stocked. It was also great to not have to worry about brining linens with us.

The home is perfectly located with the Lanesville shops within a mile and Rockport restuarants and shops within a 10-15 minute drive.

I would absolutly stay here again and recommend it to anyone. We hope to stay again sometime soon!

There are a few little cons I will point out, none of which would prevent me from returning. First, it is a shame to have such a perfect deck for viewing sunsets and NO patio furniture! There are only uncomfortable benches and 2 cheap plastic hard chairs. That deck is crying out for comfy furniture! Also, as a parent of a 2 year old, the deck made me extremely nervous as there is a large gap (that a child could easily fit through) in the deck railing. There is a bench running along the railing, so my child liked to put her head through the gap in the railing since it was perfect height for her when she sat on the bench. Obviously, a vigiliant parent is necessary on a deck anyway, but beware if you have little ones. And lastly, the cottage has a space saving spiral staircase, which is also not very kid friendly. It's hard for even adults to navigate. My parents stayed in the lower floor bedroom and really disliked having to use the spiral staircase everyday.

We had a fantastic time and hope to come again one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Boston Logan Airport
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Commuter Rail to North Station (Boston)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 128
Car: recommended

Gloucester, founded in 1623, is America's oldest seaport. It is the quintessential New England town. Among the many maritime activities offered by Gloucester are: world class whale-watching expeditions, lighthouse tours, stunning destination beaches, the Gloucester Schooner Adventure, the Cape Ann Historical Museum, fishing and boating opportunities in abundance, excellent seafood restaurants, and a lively nightlife rich with live music and theatre. Lanesville, the particular North-Gloucester neighborhood in which our cottage sits, is known for its freshwater granite quarries, its sunsets over Ipswich Bay, and its remarkable immunity to the unpleasant clutter of industrialization.

Rockport is a historical and thriving artist colony. Its local restaurants and art galleries are visited by thousands of tourists each year. Our cottage is only 1 mile from Rockport’s Halibut Point State Park, and 3 miles from its famous Bearskin Neck.

We are less than 1 hour from Boston by car.

Other Activities: kayaking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Off-season rental available Oct or Nov 1 to May 31 for $1300/mo. if taken for full season (9 month tenancy with lease).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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