Ships Bell House

Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Sleeps 6 Gloucester

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.

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

When you want to explore, head to nearby Plum Cove Beach, downtown Gloucester or nearby Rockport. Lanesville's shops are just a stroll away. The amazing Halibut State Park is also close by and Boston and Salem are less than an hour by train or car.

This property is waterview only; note that there is no water access from the street.

1,300 SF. No Pets. No Smoking. No events or parties. Also available for Winter Rental.

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

Primary Bedroom

1 Queen

The Primary bedroom contains a Queen bed.

Bedroom 2

2 Twin/Single

This room contains two Twin beds.

Bedroom 3

1 Queen

A Queen bedroom suite with sitting room.

Bathroom 1

Full bathroom with a shower/tub combo.

Bathroom 2

Full bathroom with a shower/tub combo.

Living Room

The light-filled living room commands superb ocean views.

Kitchen

The bright kitchen is well-equipped.

Office

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

Laundry

Laundry area with washer and dryer.

Standard

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector(s)
  • Fire Extinguisher(s)
  • Linens & Bath Towels Included
  • No Smoking or Vaping Anywhere on Property
  • SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP) Cleaning Procedures
  • Smoke Detectors
  • WiFi

Climate

  • AC: Central Air
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Fan(s)
  • Heat (Off-Season)

Entertainment

  • Cable Television
  • Television

Kitchen

  • 2-Slice Toaster
  • Cookware, Dishes, and Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Gas Stove/Range
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Toaster Oven
  • Full Kitchen

Living

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Laundry: Washer and Dryer
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Desk or Work Area

Local Area

  • .5 mi or less to Beach
  • .5 mi or less to Shops
  • Plum Cove Beach
  • Water Views
  • Lanesville
  • Folly Cove / Lanes Cove

Outdoor/Exterior

  • Deck
  • Gas Grill
  • Hammock
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Parking: 3 Cars
  • Patio
  • Yard/Garden
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Outdoor Dining
LEAVE A REVIEW
November 29, 2022 - Website

Beautiful home - great experience

by Sam

Even better than the web posting - such a lovely and comfortable house. Well stocked kitchen, loved the wrap-around porch and water views. Very clean, comfortable chairs/sofa/beds, and no issues through the process. Highly recommend!

Thank you for your 5-star review!

July 22, 2022 - Website

Great house, gorgeous sunsets!

by Kathleen

We recently spent ten days at Ships Bell; a three generation group of six. The living room area is comfortable, and the kitchen extremely well equipped. We loved looking at the abundance of really interesting and cool artwork in the home, not to mention the ocean views and sunsets. The deck is huge! The only problem was the AC; it is unbalanced. It was quite cold in the downstairs when it was an appropriate temperature on the main level. Other than this, it was perfect!

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are sorry to hear about the AC issue -- if you had let us know during your stay, we could have addressed it then. But we will make sure to resolve it. Thank you.

July 26, 2021 - Website

Great Summer Vacation!

by Caryn
Wonderful home, great ocean views and location!
Thank you for the great review! We look forward to having you back again.
May 27, 2021 - Website

Great house

by Denise
Stayed at Ships Bell House and it was wonderful. House had everything we needed and then some. Beautiful views of bay from deck and living room. Well manicured property and lovely neighborhood. Plum Cove Beach just a few minutes away but Singing Beach and Wingsaersheek Beaches our favs.
May 20, 2021 - Website

Seasonal Rental

by Marjorie
My husband and I sold our home and needed a winter rental until our summer home in Maine was renovated. We contacted AVH on a referral from a friend who had used them previously. They were responsive to our needs and found us the perfect rental in a fantastic location. It made our move so much easier knowing that we had a rental in place. We never expected our stay to be so wonderful and would not hesitate to use AVH Realty in the future. Their knowledge of the area and their business practices are top notch. Great people to work with!
Thank you for your 5-star review! We look forward to welcoming you back for your next winter rental with us!
October 7, 2020 - Website

Ship’s Bell

by Nancy
Lovely house, very comfortable, in a nice neighborhood. Great deck with views of the ocean. The staff at Atlantic Homes was easy to deal with and answered all my inane questions polietly. The house was exceptionally clean.
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad that you had a positive experience, and we look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
November 11, 2019 - Website

Beautiful vacation

by Alexander
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!!!
Thank you for your lovely review! We're glad you had a good time and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
October 21, 2019 - Website

A delightful house

by Ann
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.
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.
April 3, 2018 - Website

Winter Rental

by David
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.
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!
July 31, 2017 - Website

Vacation fun @ Ships Bell House

by Michael
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.
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