Top Floor 1 Bedroom Amazing Apartment With Views Of The Cove And Ipswich Bay
About Diane Pappas
My brother Robbie and I (Diane) purchased 1072 Washington Street in May 2013, because we wanted to own a piece of beautiful Lanesville. I moved here not too long before from Sudbury, MA and knew that my brother would love this area too. I was really trying to get him to move up here from Long Island, and when that didn't work, I suggested we buy a piece of property together (just to give him yet another reason to come visit me). I live up the street in Lanesville with my significant other, Paul, and my two girls. Paul and I take care of the property and make sure that our guests are well taken care of. We can't say enough about Lanesville. We love it here and even though it seems like we are at the end of the world, there is no place we would rather be…especially in the summer. There is so much to do around here that we are never bored, and neither are the kids - and that says a lot! The best thing about Lanesville is that you can spend the whole day within walking distance of your home and at the end of the day, feel like you were on an amazing adventure. We especially love enjoying a bottle of wine while watching the sun set at Plum Cove Beach. Many nights we will walk down to the cove too, along with many of our neighbors, just to sit on the rocks, watch the waves and boats pass by and reflect on the awesomeness of the area. We feel so lucky to be a part of this town.
Diane Pappas purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Diane Pappas chose Gloucester
Buying this property was really just a whim of mine, but once I saw the inside and the views from both floors, I knew it would be an amazing property to own. I called my brother right after the showing and told him I wanted to make an offer, like right now. He said ok. Mind you, he is my older brother, I'm just the little sister that always followed him around, but some reason he had faith in me and trusted my judgement. There was already another offer on the table, but I wrote a little personal story along with the offer and that sealed the deal. We were proud owners of the little red fire house. I now had a place for my office in the back of the first floor and my dream of owning a rental property had come true. I have a future dream of opening up a small retail store in the front, but first things first. Come stay with us every year and be a part of the dream.
What makes this Apartment unique
The best thing about staying at The Loft at Lane's Cove is the feeling of community. Our neighbors are amazing and everyone is friendly and down to earth. The convenience to everything on Cape Ann makes this a wonderful location for your vacation. Be prepared to fall in love with Lanesville, and with The Loft! As one of the signs say upon entering Lanesville… 'Caution - Beautiful Dreams Ahead'.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed - Ask about infants, not for toddlersAsk about infants, not for toddlers
Max guests: 2
Minimum age of primary renter: 24
A little slice of peace
Renting was easy and accommodations were pleasant. Geographically in a great spot to hit up all of what the area has to offer. Good place to unwind after a day of discovery.
Hi David, thank you so much for your 5-star review. I love your description of the Loft and Lanesville, glad you enjoyed your stay - diane
A great place to unwind after a long day!
My husband and I loved staying at The Loft during our Cape Ann vacation. We were a short drive to so many beautiful ocean views and nearby quaint towns. Diane made check in and check out very easy and was always available to answer questions. She took time to come meet us, which was a nice touch. We had everything we needed at The Loft and it was one of the cleanest B&B's we have ever stayed in. Parking was very easy and we usually got a spot right in front of The Loft. It was nice having the coffee shop so close as well as Plum Cove beach for the amazing sunsets. We were very impressed with The Loft and all it had to offer. We felt at home while we were there and wouldn't hesitate to recommend! Thanks so much for hosting us!
Hi Tarin - thank you for one of the best reviews ever!! I'm so glad you and your husband enjoyed the loft and all that Cape Ann has to offer. Lanesville is one of the best kept secrets of Cape Ann. Thanks again for your 5-star review!! diane
The perfect seaside cottage for a getaway
We absolutely loved staying at Diane's property! Upon arrival (which was seamless) the house was clean, tidy, and exactly what we had pictured it to be. It was perfectly situated in Lanesville, a cute little seaside town which is just a short drive from Rockport - its also just an hour and a half from Maine should you wish to do a longer road trip. We loved our time here and look forward to doing it again in the future - the house made our holiday all the more special!
Hi Michael -thank you so for your 5-star review. We try hard to never disappoint!! If your lucky enough to visit Lanesville, you're lucky enough...
Great place to stay
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The loft is very clean and well kept. It met all our expectations. We couldn't have asked for a better place to rent. Centrally located and really enjoyed your little cafe for breakfast every morning!
Hi Jeanette, thank you so much for your 5-star review. We love our little Lanesville and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Loft. Diane
Enjoyable stay in the Loft
The loft was very clean and comfortable, just as pictured. It is with in walking distance of the cove. We enjoyed spending time at the cove, especially in the evenings. Mornings we walked the few steps to the Cove Cafe and had breakfast sandwiches. During the day we made short drives to downtown Gloucester and Rockport. I can highly recommend staying at the Loft. Diane is a great host.
Hi Dawn, Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5-star review!! You definitely took advantage of the area and enjoyed Lanesville. Diane
The Loft at Lane's Cove is situated in the picturesque quarry village of Lanesville. Located between Annisquam and Rockport, the Loft affords the traveler many opportunities to do some amazing things. History abounds in this area of Gloucester with the Loft itself located on the top floor of the old firehouse that was once operational in the 1800s.
Walk to the Plum Cove Beach, sited by National Geographic as having some of the best sunsets on the East Coast. Explore the rocky coastline from the Loft, or visit Halibut State Park, a three minute car ride away, to see a beautiful water filled quarry and explore miles of paths. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the rocks.
Rent kayaks in either Lockport or better yet, rent in nearby Essex and spend the day kayaking the Essex River.