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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 2-4)

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 (w/queen sofa bed), bedroom with queen bed, off-street parking, private patio and yard.

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 spectacular 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.

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More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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 4
  • 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
Daily Newspapers (Boston Globe and Wall Street Journal)

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

On the Cove - Beautiful Apartment Right on Lanes Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 71 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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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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Truly a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

However, we are from SW MO, so this was better than home! the seaside cottage feel of the walkout basement apt., made me forget We were actually sharing the house with the owners Stan, Sandy, and Katie! Our days were full driving around Cape Ann taking in Breakfast in downtown Gloucester at Sweet Magnolia's with pineapple fritters, clam chowder in Rockport, and up to dinner a short drive north to Portsmouth NH, down to eating tasty crab cakes at the Woods at the wharf in historic Plymouth. All info provided in our apt booklets provided by our hosts! as well as a bottle of wine, bottled water, Sodas, coffee, teas and the feeling they thought of everything and all first class! Daily newspapers greeted us at the door overlooking the private seating areas and protected cozy Lane's Cove. The furnishings were delightful, color and comfort. The place looks like a professional decorated it with great taste and love for the arts! We hated to leave, but 3 nights were all we had time for as we continued west to look at the fall color. Will definitely want to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, Thank you so much for the kind review. We take the word guest very seriously and want to make everyone who stays with us feel at home. Our emphasis is providing a place to stay that is private, but not isolated. A place where you can relax, entertain guests, watch the boats on the cove, poke around Cape Ann and watch the spectacular sunsets over Ipswich Bay. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, and now you have a place to return to in the future. See you again, On the Cove. Stan & Sandy
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Ellijay, GA

Cozy place with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my stay in this quiet, attractive, clean, comfortable apartment with a great view. Located in a very nice area with lots of things to do. Would recommend completely!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed for 3 nights after travelling to Boston from Australia. Had considered going to Martha's Vineyard but happened upon Cape Anne. We thought it was fantastic, such a great location and outlook and very very comfortably set up, private from the main house, quite exceptional. The owners were most welcoming and informative. We enjoyed Duckworth's Bistro and also our drive to exclusive area on peninsular near Gloucester. If anything, thought property description undersold the apartment. Had we known how good it would be, we would have preferred to stay for longer and cut short our stay in Boston!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review--we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. On the Cove is a very special place and we love sharing it with travelers from all over the world. Cape Ann is a great alternative to "the Cape" (Cape Cod)--close to Boston, rich in heritage, spectacular natural beauty, interesting things to do, solid cultural institutions, good restaurants--without the hassle of getting to and from Cape Cod or the Islands (Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket). It's our little secret an hour north of Boston. We know that renting a vacation rental can be a little risky, so we try not to oversell the property--we much prefer the delight that people experience when they arrive. We consider our guests as new friends. Again, thank you for the kind review. If your daughter goes on to graduate school in the area, maybe you'll have an excuse to return for her next graduation.
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Cambridge, MA, USA

A wonderful surprise

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay. There is a waterview from every window, comfortable furnishing, well equiped kitchen, and delightful and playful decor. The owners made us feel very welcome, particularly by the amenities they provide, and the information made available. The place feels more spacious than I imagined from the photos. We will surely return another time.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again, On the Cove. Stan & Sandy
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 23 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
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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