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Ships Bell House

3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Sleeps 6
#Night Available#Night Unavailable
#Arrive Only#Depart Only




  • Queen 2
  • Twin 2
  • Sofa Bed 1


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.



  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heat (Off-Season)
  • Pullout Sofa
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board


  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Gas Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Utensils


  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Front Door Two Car Parking
  • Gas Grill
  • Neighborhood waterfront access
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrella
  • Hammock
  • Outdoor Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Swimming Quarry Access


  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Quarries
  • Walk to Town
  • Walk to Waterfront Public Path
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront
  • Swim From Property
  • Neighborhood Access to Swimming
  • Walk to Shops


  • Cable Television
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • WiFi
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Board Games

What's Included

What does my rented vacation home provide?

Since all Atlantic Vacation Homes rental properties are residential homes, and not hotel rooms, they are all fully furnished and include a living room, kitchen, and bedrooms and bathrooms as described on each property detail page.

  • The kitchen includes cooking utensils, pots & pans, dishcloths, potholders, flatware, dishware, glassware and a corkscrew. Standard appliances include a refrigerator, microwave, stove, toaster, and coffee maker. Some properties are equipped with additional items; please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property. If you require specialty items, such as kitchen scales or food processors, it is best to bring your own.
  • Bed linens and bath linens (bath towels, hand towels and face cloths) are provided in accordance with the advertised occupancy of the property. Beds will be made with linens, pillows, blankets, and bedspreads prior to your arrival, with the exception of trundles, top bunks, futons, and sleep sofas.
  • The property includes basic housekeeping supplies, such as brooms and dustpans.
  • Many (but not all) properties have a landline for local calls. Please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property.
  • Air conditioning, beach towels, hot tubs, TVs, DVD players, porch furniture, grills, docks, recreational games and equipment, and other amenities are furnished as a courtesy by the homeowner and are not guaranteed. Please refer to the full amenity list for your specific property for details.

Guests will also receive a “Welcome Kit” that contains:

  • An area guide
  • One kitchen sponge
  • One small bottle of dish soap
  • One dishwasher detergent pod or packet
  • One laundry detergent pod or packet
  • One trash bag

In addition, the complimentary items below are provided as a convenient starter supply for when you first arrive. Additional items beyond the starter supply are the responsibility of the guest.

  • One full roll of toilet paper per bathroom
  • One box of tissues per bathroom
  • Travel-sized bars of soap in each bathroom
  • One full roll of paper towels in the kitchen



Beautiful vacation

Reviewed on 2019-11-11 by Alexander R. of Cologne, NW Germany
Updated on 2020-01-06
Review of stay from 2019-10-20 to 2019-10-26
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We had a wonderful week in the Ships Bell House in Gloucester. Fantastic view, very clean and nicely decorated house with a great deck, which we loved Most!!!
Manager response on 2019-11-14 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your lovely review! We're glad you had a good time and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

A delightful house

Reviewed on 2019-10-21 by Ann G. of Cambridge, MA United States
Updated on 2019-10-22
Review of stay from 2019-09-26 to 2019-09-29
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I spent a weekend at Ships Bell House with two friends. The house is extremely comfortable, well equipped and attractive; it feels like a home rather than a rental property. The deck is spacious and has a lovely view; the living room is an easy, comfortable gathering place; the kitchen offers everything you'll need and works well for more than one person at a time; the beds are very comfortable. An easy walk to a cafe in one direction and the quarry/water's edge in another direction.
Manager response on 2019-10-22 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your 5-star review and for sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled that you and your friends had an enjoyable stay at Ships Bell House.

Vacation fun @ Ships Bell House

Reviewed on 2017-07-31 by Michael A. of North Haverhill, NH United States
Updated on 2017-08-02
Review of stay from 2017-07-08 to 2017-07-15
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Recommend to Others
We stayed for a weeks vacation with our oldest son, daughter in law and 2 grandsons and had a wonderful stay.The location on a dead end street in a quiet neighborhood was ideal for a family vacation. There were beaches nearby, the ocean just down the street with tide pools, fishing, and a rocky coast for exploration. Gloucester was a short drive away with many restaurants, shops and places to explore. The renters live next door and were awesome.

Winter Rental

Reviewed on 2018-04-03 by David and Barbara L. of Ipswich, MA United States
Updated on 2018-07-30
Review of stay from 2018-02-02 to 2018-04-01
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We had s pleasant and carefree rental at Ships Bell. It was very cozy with all a renter would need. The house was very clean well organized.
Manager response on 2018-07-30 - Response from AVH Realty Inc
Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled that you had a pleasant stay at Ships Bell House and we look forward to welcoming you back next year!