1860's Post Office Renovated in a Modern Style with Views of Lane's Cove

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Last updated: 10/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This spacious 3 bedroom house with views of Lanes Cove is situated in downtown Lanesville (Gloucester) and is steps away from the water. 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. The bottom portion of our home is a separate apartment but has its own entrances. Both properties share our washer and dryer but are separated beyond that.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Our deck is very high with a spiral staircase that can be difficult for very young children to navigate but it has a gate that shuts with latch...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Books
  • Games


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Table has leaves and can be extended to seat 10 (chairs would need to be brought in from other rooms)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wireless is included...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Available off-street - there are 3 spots across the street that are normally open for use....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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6 night min stay

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included


Check in time is 1PM on first day of reservation

Check out time is 11AM on the last day of the reservation

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/11/2016
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36 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan in Boston
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown Gloucester
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bass Rocks Golf Club
4 Miles
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Plum Cove Grind
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Bradford
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Plum Cove

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: 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.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:



  • Picture of our house from the street

    Picture of our house from the street

  • Kitchen Sink

    Kitchen Sink

  • Bathroom


  • TV Room

    TV Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Living Room w/ Slider Leading to Deck

    Living Room w/ Slider Leading to Deck

  • Stairs


  • Stairs


  • Master Beadroom

    Master Beadroom

  • Single Bedroom

    Single Bedroom

  • Single Bedroom

    Single Bedroom

  • Double Bedroom

    Double Bedroom

  • Kitchen 01

    Kitchen 01

  • Chopping Block Table looking into Kitchen

    Chopping Block Table looking into Kitchen

  • Bathroom


  • TV Room

    TV Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Stairs


  • Landing at Top of Stairs

    Landing at Top of Stairs

  • Master Beadroom

    Master Beadroom

  • Single Bedroom Desk

    Single Bedroom Desk

  • Double Bedroom

    Double Bedroom

VRBO #679398

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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

Gloucester, MA, USA #679398

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