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Highly sought after Winter Rental in Lanesville, 10/1 - 4/30, $1100/mo

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights


About the property

Top Floor 1 Bedroom Amazing Apartment With Views Of The Cove And Ipswich Bay

The Loft at Lane's Cove is a top floor, front to back unit with separate Queen bedroom and bath. Exposed high wood ceilings, skylight and wall of sliding glass doors keeps this unit bright and open while imparting a truly relaxing feeling. All walls are freshly painted in muted coastal colors and most of the furnishings are new 2013. The Loft has a European-style air conditioning wall unit, a ceiling fan in the bedroom and one in the living room.

Newly refinished beautiful hardwood floors throughout with tile in the kitchen and eating area. Enjoy dinner for two with views of the cove or relax with cocktails on the private balcony while watching the boats come back after a day of fishing on the bay.

A full kitchen offers a complete array of Calphalon pots, pans, casserole dishes, pasta/lobster pots and cooking utensils. With plenty of storage for food, the kitchen also includes a dishwasher, oven/cooktop, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, mini food processor and Brita water pitcher.

Tastefully decorated with coastal furniture, Pottery Barn linens and Claire Murray rugs. Flat screen TV (wall hung), DVD player, high speed internet, landline and stereo also included.

Apartment comes with a great supply of sundries, including paper towels, TP, garbage bags, aluminum foil, saran wrap, baggies, coffee filters, EVOU, vinegar, S&P, etc. and other necessary items. Ask us for a complete list!

Unit has two private entrances on side of building through privacy gate. Inside entrance has wood landing and carpeted stairs. Outside back staircase leads down to first floor owner's deck for use of gas grill. Beach chairs, beach umbrella and cooler are also available for your use.

The Loft at Lane's Cove is located on the top floor of what was once the old Lanesville 'Engine House', in the heart of the Village. The first floor of the building has been a restaurant, antique store and a private residence. It is now the owner's private office space, used only during the week. The top floor unit remains quiet and private.

Step out your door into the morning sunshine and grab a cup of coffee, pastry(or lunch) and newspaper at Cove Cafe three doors down. The post office, Prana Salon and the Lanesville Package Store, which offers a great selection of wine,

beer and other food items, like gourmet marinated steak tips, round out the rest of Washington Street.

Ample street parking, usually right in front, makes access to unit easy. The CATA bus stops in front of the post office making travel around Cape Ann easy and effortless.

The Loft at Lane's Cove is your destination for a fun-filled romantic getaway…easy living on the Cove.

More Details

Diane Pappas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Diane Pappas

My brother Robbie and I (Diane) purchased 1072 Washington Street in May 2013, because we wanted to own a piece of beautiful Lanesville. I moved here not too long before from Sudbury, MA and knew that my brother would love this area too. I was really trying to get him to move up here from Long Island, and when that didn't work, I suggested we buy a piece of property together (just to give him yet another reason to come visit me). I live up the street in Lanesville with my significant other, Paul, and my two girls. Paul and I take care of the property and make sure that our guests are well taken care of.

We can't say enough about Lanesville. We love it here and even though it seems like we are at the end of the world, there is no place we would rather be…especially in the summer.

There is so much to do around here that we are never bored, and neither are the kids - and that says a lot! The best thing about Lanesville is that you can spend the whole day within walking distance of your home and at the end of the day, feel like you were on an amazing adventure.

We especially love enjoying a bottle of wine while watching the sun set at Plum Cove Beach. Many nights we will walk down to the cove too, along with many of our neighbors, just to sit on the rocks, watch the waves and boats pass by and reflect on the awesomeness of the area. We feel so lucky to be a part of this town.

Diane Pappas purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Diane Pappas chose North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

Buying this property was really just a whim of mine, but once I saw the inside and the views from both floors, I knew it would be an amazing property to own.

I called my brother right after the showing and told him I wanted to make an offer, like right now. He said ok. Mind you, he is my older brother, I'm just the little sister that always followed him around, but some reason he had faith in me and trusted my judgement.

There was already another offer on the table, but I wrote a little personal story along with the offer and that sealed the deal. We were proud owners of the little red fire house. I now had a place for my office in the back of the first floor and my dream of owning a rental property had come true. I have a future dream of opening up a small retail store in the front, but first things first.

Come stay with us every year and be a part of the dream.

What makes this apartment unique

The best thing about staying at The Loft at Lane's Cove is the feeling of community. Our neighbors are amazing and everyone is friendly and down to earth. The convenience to everything on Cape Ann makes this a wonderful location for your vacation. Be prepared to fall in love with Lanesville, and with The Loft!

As one of the signs say upon entering Lanesville… 'Caution - Beautiful Dreams Ahead'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Diane,

I just wanted to let you know that I have been trying to submit my review a few times now but it doesn't seem to work. Could you please check whether you have received the review. Maybe there is just something off on my end (my computer is quite old ;-)).

Thanks and kind regards,


Here's what I wrote:

Name: Maria Hehle-Fritsch

Title: Cozy dream loft for 2

Arrival date: May 20, 2017

Five Stars!

My husband and I were lucky to spend 7 amazing days at Diane's Loft, which is even more stunning than on the pictures. Diane was the perfect host making us feel welcomed and at ease from the moment we started communication with her (which was always quick and very helpful). The Loft is super clean and well-kept and we loved the beach-vibe, which made us feel relaxed and at home. Diane surprised us with a little note and welcome drink upon our arrival and made sure we were all set (her house manual, which also included restaurant recommendations and attractions in the area was very useful). Even if the weather is not particularly good (which was the case for us) there is always something to do and does not make this place any less beautiful. We loved going for beach walks and exploring the area (Halibut State walk is a must! Rockport and Annisquam are beautiful too). We can highly recommend Diane and the Loft and would be delighted to return some time in the future. Diane, thank you for helping us create unforgettable memories!

Much love from Austria,

May 2017
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Gloucester Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Highly sought after Winter Rental in Lanesville, 10/1 - 4/30, $1100/mo
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews

A very special place. Excellent accommodations! Lovely, well cared for, and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Diane has created a lovely, relaxing second story loft. Very private and a great get away for either one or two people.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Robin for your kind words and 5-star rating.
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Excellent! We would highly recommend staying at the Loft.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Super clean, airy, light filled and thoughtfully decorated. Great location to visit cape Ann. Diane was helpful with suggestions which we appreciated!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anastasia, Thank you for your 5-star review! We aim to please and appreciate your comments. Diane
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Loft was wonderful! The Loft is quaint, peaceful and perfect for a get away. We enjoyed everything the area offers and even had a few adventures off the beaten track...looking for rock quarries - beyond amazing and beautiful. The walk all the way out to the ocean on the huge rocks at Halibut Park was like another world - nature and sounds that take you to a different place - very very peaceful. We found as many sunsets and sunrises as we could all over Gloucester and Rockport. They were beautiful each in their own way. Along the way we'd just ask locals where to get a bite to eat.....that was fun! We found ourselves late one night at Franklin Cafe in downtown Gloucester - perfect!

Diane is a lovely person and so accommodating - thank you Diane!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved Loft at Lanesville

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time staying here. The loft had everything you could possibly wish for: location and proximity to all your favorite travel spots, beautifully designed with extras to include washer/dryer, outdoor grill and beach chairs/towels and loft is immaculately clean.

Finally, Diane was the perfect hostess and we hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spotless, spacious and bright,

  • 5 of 5

The loft is ideal for a couple looking for a comfy, private seaside get away in a most convenient location with every need looked after. It is ideally situated between an enchanting swimming cove and a great seaside restaurant, a short drive from popular beaches such as Crane or Singer, a stone's throw from a nature reserve. Dianne is personable and helpful. The linens are elegant, the light is perfect, the balcony has its own charm. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan, Thanks for your wonderful review! Glad you enjoyed The Loft.
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Exactly what we were hoping for on a one week vacation escape.

  • 5 of 5

We wish to thank Diane for providing my wife and I with the lovely, quaint accommodations for one week. It was exactly what we were hoping to find when we arrived in mid Jun 2016. The one bedroom unit was very clean and included every feature you could wish for in a rental unit. The kitchen was well stocked, the bedroom very comfortable and the view from the second floor deck was perfect when my wife and I shared morning coffee. We just hope it's available on a future visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sandy, Thanks so much for your 5-star review - coming from a local, that means a lot to me! I am already booking for the 2017 rental season. Diane
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Downtown Gloucester
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Willow Rest and The Market
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Plum Cove Beach
Car: recommended

The Loft at Lane's Cove is situated in the picturesque quarry village of Lanesville. Located between Annisquam and Rockport, the Loft affords the traveler many opportunities to do some amazing things. History abounds in this area of Gloucester with the Loft itself located on the top floor of the old firehouse that was once operational in the 1800s.

Walk to the Plum Cove Beach, sited by National Geographic as having some of the best sunsets on the East Coast. Explore the rocky coastline from the Loft, or visit Halibut State Park, a three minute car ride away, to see a beautiful water filled quarry and explore miles of paths. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the rocks.

Rent kayaks in either Lockport or better yet, rent in nearby Essex and spend the day kayaking the Essex River.


Rates & Availability

Gloucester Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Summer
Jun 12 2017 - Jul 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
180 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - Jun 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 11 2018
5 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2018 - Sep 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is made. The Loft accommodates 2 people only, no children. Only exception is for an infant in a porta-crib. The Loft is not safe for young children as it is on the second floor and is not set up to accommodate young, mobile children. There is also no space for an air mattress and no pull-out couch for older children or a third adult.

Please note: although I have a 3 night minimum, that is subject to change around the busy times in July and August. The week of July 4th is only available for a 5 - 7 night minimum. I am flexible with your check-in dates, but would like a Friday - Friday, or Saturday - Saturday rental in July and August. Check-in is 2pm. Check-out is 10:00 am. I may be able to accommodate an earlier check-in depending on the rental and cleaning schedule.

Cancellation policy: 100% refund if cancellation is made at least 4 weeks prior to check-in date. Less then 4 weeks but greater than one, prior to arrival - refund depends on whether or not I can fill the dates with another rental. I will work with you to be fair to both of us. If you cancel less than one week ahead - I will only refund you 40% of what you paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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