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1860's Post Office Renovated In A Modern Style With Views Of Lane's Cove

Gloucester, MA, USA
  • House1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay6 nights

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This spacious 4 bedroom house with views of Lanes Cove is situated in downtown Lanesville (Gloucester) and is steps away from the water. The bottom portion of our home is a separate apartment that is included in the rental. The space is usually rented as its own space but is being offered in combination with the upstairs for the month of June. It has its own kitchen, deck and bedroom. View images of the second, connected space here: https://www.vrbo.com/699124

With a beautiful mahogany outdoor shower and a 500 square foot deck overlooking a large yard guests can truly take advantage of the beauty of this small fishing village.

A 2 minute walk can have you swimming or kayaking in the Cove (rentals are available a block up the street), painting on the rocks overlooking the ocean (its a popular spot for artists), buying lobsters off a boat as they pull in to unload their daily catch or picking up a coffee and a sandwich from The Grind a block away.

Lanesville is a small fishing village on Cape Ann and is about a 10 minute drive from either downtown Gloucester or Rockport. Plum cove beach is a 10 minute walk away and a very popular place to go for a viewing of the sunset. Because of our location we are one of the few places on the East Coast where you can watch the sun set over the water - making us a top pick for best sunsets by National Geographic.

Gloucester offers a rich maritime history, is the oldest working seaport and active artist colony in the United States and is an ideal place to come to stay or to use as a base camp for excursions throughout Cape Ann. Aside from the local options for activities like Halibut Point state park, hiking in Dogtown Commons or booking a local fishing charter there are numerous destinations just a short ride away in neighboring towns like shopping and dining in Rockport, antiquing in Essex, visiting museums in Salem or taking the hour drive or train ride into Boston.

We don't allow smoking or pets.


Tim Sauder

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Aug 11, 2017
About Tim Sauder

Creative Director and professor in practice at a nearby college and freelance Graphic Designer married to a counselor at another local school. We've refurbished this house ourselves since buying it in 2002 and are excited to share this place and this town with others. We have 3 kids and live here when not renting it out in the summers.

Tim Sauder purchased this House in 2002


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 bunk bed
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double
      • Portable Bedroom
        1 sleep sofa /futon, fold-out ottoman with memory foam mattress


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Ocean View
            • Village
            • Water View


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                          Wireless is included
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Available off-street - there are 3 spots across the street that are normally open for use.
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Table has leaves and can be extended to seat 10 (chairs would need to be brought in from other rooms).
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 10 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Basic cable only
                                    • Television
                                      Large HD panel


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 10:00 AM

                                                              Check-out: 3:00 PM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              5 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Charming little treasure!

                                                              Katharina R.

                                                              We stayed one week in this super cute house. I searched a long time to find anything for me and my husband and our two little kids. This was the perfect place for us. I fell in love with the great mixture of design, all the picture art on the wall and the charming style of handmade elements. You feel that this old post office was remolded by the owners with lots of sensibility for the old/antique. To be mentioned especially: the kitchen provides everything you need for cooking or baking. The house itself is in walking distance to a little beach, and two little shops. You can rent a sup or kayak close by. (The only thing we missed was a parking permit for the nearby beaches you have to drive to, as it is very very expensive to park there...) Boston is only an hour drive, so you could have some sightseeing, too. I recommend this house 200% Simply wonderful.

                                                              Nice family house with view to the sea

                                                              Wolfram E.-

                                                              We had a great vacation. Wonderful house for a Family with three kids. Beach is in walking distance, nice reaturants in 10 min. driving distance. Did a whale watch tour from Gloucester Harbor great.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the kind review. We're glad to hear you had a nice stay.

                                                              Hope the rest of your summer is great!

                                                              Comfortable, convenient, and scenic - a hidden gem

                                                              TLBoston, MA, USA

                                                              Stayed here last summer and loved it - will definitely be coming back. I found the clean, simple decor of the place relaxing - just has a really unique feel to it. The deck is a great place to grill and have a group of people hang out on a summer night. It's an amazing deal for being this close to the ocean, and it's the perfect jumping off point for visiting all the sites on Cape Ann. Hope to get back soon and would recommend it to anyone looking to visit the area.


                                                              willbrooklyn, ny

                                                              stayed here with my husband and two kids. this was awesome, water is super close, town is super cool, and they are the nicest folks around!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks so much for the kind review. It was a pleasure having you all stay here. Brooklyn should be proud.


                                                              Missy Chicago Illinois

                                                              My family and I stayed here last summer and it was such a memorable and lovely vacation. The house is beautiful and just steps from the ocean. There are plenty of activities and delicious restaurants! I highly recommend trying this gem out!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad you enjoyed the house and had a great time. We look forward to renting to you again in the future.

                                                              Best to you and your family,

                                                              - tim


                                                              Gloucester, MA, USA

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Check in time is 1PM on first day of reservation Check out time is 11AM on the last day of the reservation

                                                              5 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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                                                              Property # 679398