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On the Cove - Beautiful Apartment Directly on Lanes Cove

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps up to 4

Experience spectacular sunsets, relax on your private patio, launch your kayak from the back yard, peaceful walks along beautiful Lanes Cove where you can buy lobsters right off the boat, and cozy nights in a comfy queen-sized bed. Ideal retreat for anyone stressed out who just needs to get away for a few days, a week or even a month.

Guest suite includes one bedroom with private wrap-around patio, fully equipped kitchen and breakfast room, relaxing living room. Every room overlooks Lanes Cove.

Enjoy all the customary amenities plus indulge yourself with luxuries including gourmet outdoor grill, espresso maker, special coffees and teas, Turkish robes, down comforters and pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, free Internet and phone, first run DVDs, music selection, private parking and entry, and three newspapers delivered to your door every morning. It all adds up to casual luxury we know you'll enjoy.

Located just ten minutes from train, art galleries, museums and restaurants.

You can swim in the cove or take a short walk to nearby Plum Cove beach. Halibut Point State Park and Dogtown Common are only a mile away.

More Details

Stan & Sandy Stone
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
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Convertible sofa
  • Bedroom has a great view of the
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
1 queen, 1 sleep sofa. High speed internet; beach chairs.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

On the Cove - Beautiful Apartment Directly 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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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Boston (Logan) BOS
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: necessary

On historic Cape Ann, Gloucester is only one hour by train or car from Boston and is one of New England's best-kept summer vacation secrets. 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. From early settlers to Hollywood filmmakers, the beauty of Cape Ann has drawn people from around the world. 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.

Enjoy scenic coastlines from land or by boat, experience breathtaking beaches, dine in elegant restaurants, explore fascinating museums, and see for yourself why we're the Whale Watch Capital of the World. Lanesville is one of several quaint fishing villages encircling Cape Ann. Conveniently located about 10 minutes from either downtown Gloucester or downtown Rockport.

Other Activities: whale watching, painting, fishing, kayaking


Rates & Availability

Gloucester Apartment Rental Rates


  • $1000/wk summer; $900/wk or $140/nt spring and fall.
  • $300 minimum fee.
    Includes cleaning fees.

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