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On the Cove - Beautiful Apartment Right on Lanes Cove

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This spacious three-room apartment is located directly on Lanes Cove in Lanesville (Gloucester) with spectacular ocean views from every room and is literally steps to the waters edge. It has a private entrance, full kitchen, living room, bedroom with queen bed, off-street parking, private patio and yard. Sorry, we only rent for two occupants.

On the Cove was recently used as a movie set. You can search for "Katie Fforde: Herzenssache" to find the movie online. The property was used extensively, as well as surrounding landmarks such as the Fish Shack and along the rocky coast. Also, you can find our webcam by searching "On the Cove" to check out what's going on and the current weather.

When you stay, you will enjoy the intimacy of the cove as well as the views of Crane Beach and Plum Island across Ipswich Bay. This area is famous for phenomenal sunsets (National Geographic has called it one of the ten best in the world). Lanes Cove is a favorite spot for artists and kayakers alike.

Lanesville is one of the quaint villages encircling Cape Ann and is conveniently located about 10 minutes from either downtown Gloucester or Rockport. You can swim in the cove or take a short walk to Plum Cove beach. Halibut Point State Park and Dogtown Common are only a mile away.

Gloucester is only an hour by train or car from Boston and is one of New England's best-kept summer vacation secrets. From earliest settlers in 1623 to today's Hollywood film-makers, the beauty of Cape Ann has drawn people from around the world. Recently made famous in the movie "The Perfect Storm", Gloucester has a rich maritime history and is the oldest working seaport and active artist colony in the United States. Gloucester's historic fishing port, Rockport's famous art galleries, the unique antique shops of Essex, and the old, New England charm of Manchester-by-the-Sea, make Cape Ann the perfect vacation destination.

The apartment is strictly no smoking.

Keywords: Apartment, "On the Cove", "Lanes Cove", Lanesville

More Details

Stan Stone
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Stan Stone

I grew up in Florida and came to Boston to attend college. My first job was in Gloucester, and my wife and I have lived on the North Shore pretty much ever since. Sandy grew up in Magnolia, another of the villages in Gloucester, so Lanesville was a good place to eventually settle. Lanesville has it own distinct character--quirky, artistic and rooted in people who understand the special place they live in.

We travel extensively and try to bring some of the culture of places we've visited back to enhance the experience for our guests.

Stan Stone purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Stan Stone chose Gloucester

We built this house in 2004, with the apartment as part of the design. We knew that guests would enjoy the privacy, but really enjoy the location. Over time, the grounds have been professionally landscaped and features added. Our goal is provide our guests with best experience on Cape Ann. Our guests who've returned year after year spend less and less time away from the apartment, because it is such a pleasant place to be.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Davis and I can't remember how many vacations we've spent on the cove, but it always feels like coming home. Thank you both for your generous hospitality and the wonderfully warm special touches that make it so inviting. And you always bring us great weather and beautiful sunsets. We hate to leave...
Jul 2010
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Gloucester Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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On the Cove - Beautiful Apartment Right on Lanes Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 81 reviews
Saratoga Springs, NY USA

Exquisite Location/Peaceful Ambiance

  • 5 of 5

Stan and Sandy have created an extraordinary haven in an exquisite location. Their passion to insure a very special environment and experience for their guests is evident. As an architect I have to salute their insightful and thoughtful planning of the special layout of the apartment to take advantage of the breathtaking views. These are enhanced by the elegant simplicity of materials, details, furnishings and decor. But even more importantly, Stan and Sandy are both the most gracious, sensitive and observant hosts one could ever wish for. Their beautifully organized information on local attractions, activities, history, art and dinning are amazing and so helpful. They are welcoming, engaging when needed and otherwise unobtrusive. Truly spectacular hosts. We stayed On The Cove for four glorious nights and enjoyed spectacular sunsets even on cloudy days. The apartment is fabulous, the bed is firm and wonderful, the bathroom is awesome with gorgeous turquoise tiled floor, and tiled shower. Everything is immaculately clean. The kitchen and BBQ setup are wonderful. We ate in every night and couldn't have had a table anywhere with the view we had right there On The Cove. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy & Jay, Thank you for your kind words. You had a very keen eye for the subtle details that we've incorporated into the design and environment of On the Cove. We knew we had a very special place when we started offering our apartment to guests in 2005 and have worked hard to improve it over the years. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. You've expressed what so many of our guests had told us over and over. It is a place were people feel very comfortable and can relax. We look forward to you next visit. Stan & Sandy On the Cove
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München, Bavaria, Germany

wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you both for giving us the opportunity to have such a great time on the cove! In the morning we loved to have breakfast on the patio with an excellent ocean view. We used to live in that area 10 years ago; so we enjoyed the amazing sunsets after a busy day of sightseeing and diving in our memories. Every evening it seemed to us like coming home. It was the perfect place for relaxing and preparing for the Boston Marathon 2009. We look foreward to seeing you again!

Hans and Martina; München, Bavaria (Germany)

  • Submitted: May 12, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hans and Martina, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review--we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We do our best to provide a comfortable place where people can truly relax. Don't stay away so long next time, and we'll see you again, On the Cove. Stan & Sandy On the Cove
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We loved every minute of our stay!!!! Hope to return very soon!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this property!!!! Very nice!!!! Can't wait to return!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you soon, On the Cove. Stan & Sandy
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We will be back again and again

  • 5 of 5

The house and location are wonderful

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay--hope to see you again soon. Stan & Sandy
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A little piece of heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

On the Cove was exactly what we wanted and so much more! Any and every luxury has been thoughtfully provided in this little gem. We loved sitting out in the chairs and watching the activity of the cove. Our only regret is we couldn’t stay longer!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kayla, We're so happy you enjoyed your stay. We love sharing our little secret On the Cove. We hope you find the time to return in the near future. Stan Stan & Sandy, On the Cove
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Another 5-Star Experience

  • 5 of 5

What can we say that hasn't already been said about "On the Cove"? That it was even lovelier than we remembered it. That Stan and Sandy are two of the most decent people on the planet. That they went out of their way to insure we were comfortable and had everything we needed (including a personal visit from their kitty). We always leave this place feeling relaxed and refreshed. We made sure we allowed plenty of time just to relax in the many outdoor spaces that make this place so special. And those sunsets! The Lanesville area is just perfect--a short drive to both Rockport and downtown Gloucester. We couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoy having guests that truly enjoy their stays. On the Cove is such a unique place and we love sharing it. The outdoor spaces give our guests many different experiences as you've discovered. Sandy is the garden master and this year's weather was especially cooperative. We were glad you enjoyed the visit from Peaches our cat--he was quarantined so he enjoyed getting to see some fresh faces. Next time you visit you'll see his face at your door. We look forward to seeing you again, On the Cove Stan & Sandy
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Boston Logan International Airport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
MBTA Commuter to Boston
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Plum Cove
Car: necessary

Whale Watching, Harbor Tours, Schooner Cruises, Charter Fishing, Snorkel/Scuba Diving, Summer Festivals, Bird Watching, Art Galleries, Live Music, Boat Races, Beautiful Beaches, Great Restaurants, Enjoy scenic coastlines from land or by boat, experience breathtaking beaches, dine in great restaurants, explore fascinating museums, and see for yourself why we're called the Whale Watch Capital of the World


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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