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Picture yourself on the huge wraparound deck of Ships Bell House, enjoying the setting of the sun over breathtaking water views. That's the moment you'll never forget when you stay in this charming vacation rental home in Gloucester's Lanesville neighborhood.

Ships Bell House is located on a quiet neighborhood lane, its manicured gardens and a spacious lawn adding to the tranquility. Relax in air conditioned comfort inside the bright, open-plan space that is decorated in a cheerful beach-centric style with local flair. There are two bedrooms and a full bath on the main floor, as well as a Queen suite with a full bath on the lower level.

When you want to explore, head to nearby Plum Cove Beach, downtown Gloucester or nearby Rockport. The amazing Halibut State Park is a short drive away and Boston and Salem are less than an hour by train or car.


Living Room: The light-filled living room commands superb ocean views.

Kitchen: The bright kitchen is well-equipped.

Home Office: This cozy nook is a quiet place to work (if you must) or to relax with a good book.

Bathroom 1: Full bathroom with a shower/tub combo.

Bedroom 1: The Master bedroom contains a Queen bed.

Bedroom 2: This room contains two Twin beds.


Bedroom 3: A Queen bedroom suite with sitting room.

Bathroom 2: Full bathroom with a shower/tub combo.

Utility Room: Laundry area with washer and dryer.


In the garden, enjoy a nap in the hammock or cook out on the grill. After your swim at Plum Cove Beach, rinse off at Ships Bell's outdoor shower.


There is parking for 3 cars.

Additional amenities: Away From It All, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Board Games, CD Player, Carbon monoxide detector, Ceiling Fan(s), Coffee Maker, Cookware, Deadbolt lock on entryway, Dining Area, Dishes & Utensils, Family, Fire extinguisher, Front Door Two Car Parking, Full Kitchen, Hammock, Heat (Off-Season), Heating, Lawn / Garden, Living Room, Near The Ocean, Neighborhood Access to Swimming, Neighborhood waterfront access, Outdoor Deck Furniture, Outdoor Shower, Outdoor lighting, Pullout Sofa, Smoke detectors, Sports & Activities, Summer Vacation Rentals, Swim From Property, Tourist Attractions, Utensils, Walk to Beach, Walk to Quarries, Walk to Shops, Walk to Town, Walk to Waterfront Public Path, Washer and Dryer, Yard, bay/sound, beachcombing, bird watching, children welcome, combination tub/shower, deepsea fishing, festivals, fishing, flexible, hiking, non smoking only, outdoor shower, paddle boating, photography, queen, scenic drives, scuba diving or snorkeling, shower, sight seeing, swimming, toilet, tub, twin/ single, walking, whale watching

Further details indoors

New in 2016! You can have it all with Ships Bell House, as this immaculate 3 bedroom/ 2 full bath vacation rental home enjoys amazing water views, including fantastic sunsets. The home has the added bonus of a pass to swim at the fresh water swimming quarry which is the neighborhood's private and pristine swimming area. The quarry is just at the end of the quiet lane, and has an extraordinary oceanfront setting. There is also a shared grassy area at the quarry and ocean's edge, as well as the waterfront rocks which are the perfect place to share a picnic, or toast the incredible sunsets over the quarry and sea.

One can also enjoy the setting of the sun and water views from inside the air conditioned house or from the huge wraparound deck (with plenty of seating for al fresco dining or lounging). The main floor, with its open plan, is bright and welcoming and contains living, dining and kitchen areas. The kitchen is updated and fully applianced with a gas range, dishwasher, and microwave. Completing this floor is the office area on the other side of the living room, which would be a great place to work (if you must) or have a quiet read. The master queen and twin bedrooms flank a new full bath in the hall with a tub and shower.

The lower level of the home offers another queen bedroom suite, complete with sitting area and full bath. In the adjacent utility room is the full sized laundry area. Outside are manicured gardens, spacious lawn and an outdoor shower, all on a quiet neighborhood lane.

The village of Lanesville is a short walk from the house, along with the working fishing and lobstering port of Lanes Cove. A bit farther down the road (about 6/10 of a mile) is the public beach of Plum Cove which is a great place for the smaller members of the family as the surf is always calm and there are an abundance of hermit crabs to chase. Come to Ships Bell House to get away and enjoy summer's natural attractions and activities, or choose to visit the neighboring communities of Rockport and Gloucester that offer many cultural pursuits with restaurants, galleries and shops. The amazing Halibut State Park is a short drive away. Boston and Salem are less than an hour by train or car. Endless possibilities await you!

Additional amenities include: board games, outdoor shower, walk to ice cream store, hammock, walk to waterfront public path, pullout sofa, outdoor deck furniture, swimming quarry access, summer vacation rentals, heat, cookware, ceiling fan(s), neighborhood waterfront access, no smoking anywhere on property, yard, dogs under 20 lbs only, walk to shops, walk to town, neighborhood access to swimming, washer and dryer, walk to beach, coffee maker, front door two car parking, utensils, no cats allowed, swim from property, ironing board, walk to quarries.

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 7181799

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Atlantic Vacation Homes
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Languages spoken: English

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Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 09:00
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No smoking at this property



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


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