On the Cove

Lanes Cove, Lanesville
, Massachusetts



Our lovely three-room apartment is located directly on Lanes Cove in Lanesville with beautiful ocean views from every room and just steps to the waters edge. This area is famous for spectacular sunsets (National Geographic has called it one of the best in the world). Lanes Cove is a favorite spot for artists, kayakers and anyone who loves the rugged charm of the rocky New England coast.

You will begin to relax almost immediately upon arrival On the Cove. Tucked away on a tiny working cove, you will experience the casual charm and unique village setting of Lanesville. Fresh flowers from our gardens and many extras will surprise and delight you during you stay. Private entrance, high ceilings, full kitchen, living room (with queen sofa bed), bedroom with queen bed, private patio with dining for four and off-street parking. On the Cove is located less than 10 minutes from downtown Rockport and ten minutes from downtown Gloucester.

Come stay with us—the summers are great, but fall is a close second or try a weekend during the off season. On the Cove makes a great getaway weekend.

Living room with view of Lanes Cove

Bedroom with view of Lanes Cove

Fully equipped kitchen

Sunset on Lanes Cove

View of On the Cove (Apt. is on lower level)

Lisa Gollin Evans, author of Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts writes,

"Cape Ann is a kayaker's paradise, offering gorgeous, rocky coastline; challenging open water; marvelous bird life; and quaint, weather-hardened towns. Kayakers return again and again to Cape Ann, for the ocean's mood are infinite. There's a quality to the light and color of the water--an alluring harshness and wildness that is particular to Cape Ann. Think of a painting by Winslow Homer or Fitz Hugh Lane. Kayakers are drawn to Cape Ann's elemental seriousness, to the gravity of its beauty, its challenges, and the freshness of its wind. For the best trip, paddle Cape Ann in the off-season. Harbor seals, shorebirds, and solitude then add to the area's considerable charm."

Kristian Davies, author of Artists of Cape Ann writes,

"Jutting out into the Atlantic, 25 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts, is Cape Ann. For more than 150 years painters have visited the quaint and rustic towns that make up this unique area including Gloucester, Rockport, Annisquam, Magnolia, Essex, and Lanesville. Cape Ann has been host to many of the very best, most celebrated artists in America, from nineteenth-century greats Fitz Hugh Lane, Winslow Homer, and William Morris Hunt, to Impressionists Childe Hassam, John H. Twachtman, and Willard Metcalf, to Ashcan painters and Modernists, Edward Hopper, John Sloan, Stuart Davis, and Marsden Hartley.

The Cape Ann area has for years offered artists a superb range of subject matter such as majestic ships of old in Gloucester Harbor, crashing seascapes, sandy beaches, sculpted granite quarries, and woodlands that present a different scene with every changing season."

See more info about Lanes Cove at On the Cove, check our online guest book for guest comments and calendar for available dates. Click here to send us a message, or call us directly at +1 978 283-2015.

Off Season
Call or send a message for getaway weekends

$900/week, $125/night (3 nt. min., contact us)
No cleaning fee

No cleaning fee

$900/week, $135/night (3 nt. min.)
No cleaning fee
Contact us for weekends

Property Type:


Location Type:

right on the water, one minute walk to the ocean, village (Lanesville)
10 minute walk to Plum Cove beach


away from it all-excellent place to relax, paint, kayak


linens & towels provided, telephone (free local & long distance)


range, microwave, oven, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, toaster, blender, coffee maker, cooking utensils, pots & pans, dishes, etc.


washer & dryer, iron & ironing board

Living Room:

sofa bed, entertainment center


seating for 4 people


1 bathroom, (shower)


1 bedroom, apartment sleeps a maximum of 4 people


CD, DVD, radio, cable (w/HBO), stereo system, TV (selection of CDs and movies included)

Internet access:

Internet access, wireless broadband


daily newspapers delivered, restaurant guide, local interest library


professional gas grill w/lobster pot, yard with gardens overlooking Lanes Cove, parking


children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed, wheelchair inaccessible

Local Activities:

antique shopping, scenic drives, museums, art galleries, cycling, fishing, mountain biking, sailing, swimming, walking, whale watching, painting, fishing, kayaking

Notes: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa. High speed internet; beach chairs.

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