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On the Cove - Beautiful Apartment Right on Lanes Cove

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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

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Stan Stone
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

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 North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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 75 reviews
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: Apr 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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Ideal apartment

  • 5 of 5

Spacious accommodations, picture-perfect views, convenient location with easy access to all that Gloucester and Rockport have to discover and enjoy

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Norm & Diane, Thanks for the kind words and for returning year after year. See you again next year. Stan & Sandy On the Cove
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Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

Great spot on the water, with great hosts and amenities. We especially enjoyed entertaining old friends from the area with a view of the sunset over the cove (nice even on somewhat overcast evenings). Close to Rockport and Gloucester--definitely one of the best places to stay on Cape Ann!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Many of our guests entertain their local friends and relatives here--there's plenty of places for folks to get together and enjoy the scenery and gardens, and each other's company. We hope to see you in the future--On the Cove Stan & Sandy
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Comfort and Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

The place was more relaxing than I anticipated. Private, and full of comfort. It was exceptionally clean which is important to me. The decor and fully furnished apartment was great. We played board games that were provided one night and I worked on a puzzle throughout the few days there. It did rain which was a constraint, but it forced me to relax more. I cannot say enough great things about staying here. We will be returning for a future anniversary trip. The only disappointment was with the restaurants and food. We appreciate good tasting food on our trips, but we did strike out in this area. We did a lot of research on restaurants, but maybe not enough. We will try Ducksworth Bistro next time we go. Thank you kindly for such a relaxing, comforting place to rest our feet for a few days!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. It is our objective to make our apartment feel like it is your home away from home--somewhere you can truly relax. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon, "On the Cove." Stan & Sandy
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Our Third Visit

  • 5 of 5

The title says it all. This is always one of our first choices when we think of going on a getaway. Sandy and Stanley provide you with everything you need. The location is enough. Very relaxing and comfortable. Best sun sets right from your entrance. This is our secret so please don't read this....

Thanks again !!!!

Mike and Diane, Hooksett, NH

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike & Diane, We're so happy you decided to stay with us again--your secret is safe with us. Stan & Sandy
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Lovely Accommodations and Owners, Outstanding Location

  • 5 of 5

Having lived in MA for many, many years and now living in South Carolina, we always enjoy return visits to explore our favorite locations in greater depth. We were looking for a quiet place on/near the ocean to enjoy fall foliage. "On the Cove" met and exceeded our hopes and expectations. The apartment is large and open with loads of light and views from several vantage points. The kitchen is fully equipped and we enjoyed preparing quite a few meals to balance our dining out and dining in plan. The bed is super-comfortable and was dressed with high-quality linens. Though it was October and much of the garden had been put to bed, it was very clear that the landscaping has great bones and would no doubt be stunning in spring/summer. The owners were just so lovely and accommodating. We could go on and on. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it highly for your Cape Ann adventure.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Gloucester Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay

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.
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