We truly enjoyed our stay at your cottage. Thanks so much for the goodies & the beautiful flowers . . . it was a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving. Rockport and Gloucester are such quaint and special areas and we are looking forward to coming back this summer.

Blessings, Fred, Beth, Tyler and Lulu Monroe – November 2008


Thank you for a week of comfort and relaxation. Two families including 4 adults, 2 toddlers and 1 dog experienced and created wonderful memories to cherish in the future.

The Tarboxes and The Kramps – September 2008


We never expected to find such a beautiful house as 8 Mill Lane. One can feel the sense of comfort and love in every room. Many thanks.
Hope to be back next year.

Dick, Catt, Richard, Jamie and Ellen Martin (Dublin, Ireland) – November 2006


We had another wonderful vacation at “The Cottage on the Lane”. Thanks again for sharing this lovely home with us.

Take care,

Don, Catherine, Grayson & Phoebe Carter – July 2005


Can’t believe its 9 years on the “Cottage on the Lane.” It just gets better and better. The addition is fantastic, almost like it’s always been here.

Thanks again and see you Next Year!

Don, Catherine, and Phoebe Carter, Ellie the dog, Sunshine the bird, July 2011


WOW – thats what we all said when we stepped in the house – things only got better – the decor, the backyard, attention to every detail to make things comfortable for you guests. Not having to even get into the car for a week is relaxing – our whole family has decided this is the perfect place for a family vacation – Loved every minute – hope to return – thank you for sharing your family cottage with all the lucky people who stay here –

Ann & Fred Schneck July/Aug 2011


The Cottage on the Lane went above and beyond our expectations! From the moment we pulled in front of 8 Mill Lane we loved it!! Your landscaping is BEAUTIFUL!!! The interior of your home is amazing!  We felt at home IMMEDIATELY!!

We loved the beach and the town. Yet we found peace and quiet in the backyard! I would definitely come back to Rockport AND I would definitely want to stay at 8 Mill Lane.

Thank you so much for renting this fabulous house to us.

The Behlings  July 2011


This has been a wonderful, relaxing family vacation for us. You and your husband have really put a lot of care into making people’s stay comfortable. We really appreciate all the details and attention you have given the Cottage on the Lane.

It’s definitely so effortless to vacation here. Thank you for opening up your hearts and home and sharing this little piece of heaven with us and others. We hope to make this a yearly vacation spot!! But we all do agree 1 week is not enough. Next year we would love to come for 2 weeks. Tucker also had a lovely time walking around town and lounging in the back yard.

Things we did while we were here: Biking, front beach, shopping, ice cream, Roy Moore’s (Excellent) Halibut Park, Schooner ride in Gloucester,  shopping in Gloucester, Fishing charter, out for Pizza at Giuseppe’s in Gloucester, Fishermen’s memorial, Morning Glory for Breakfast and hats! Also spent some time grilling and lounging at the Cottage on the Lane.

Thanks again,

The Jerows  August 2011


My son rented this delightful cottage for the three of us. (his Mom and sister) for a 5 day trip to experience New England for the fall. We are from Texas.

We made trips to Essex, Portsmouth, Newburyport, and Gloucester while here but Rockport was out favorite place and we absolutely loved everything about the Cottage on the Lane. The location was perfect and so were the views not to mention having everything we could possibly have needed or wanted. What a nice surprise to find the fridge stocked and a basket of goodies awaiting us on arrival.

Thanks for making our trip and time in Cape Ann such a memorable one for us and I hope we can return someday & bring the rest of the family with us.

Many thanks,

The Todds  October 2011


I had a wonderful weekend with my friends from college. It was a much needed break for all of us. We had a very fun and relaxing weekend. You have a beautiful cottage. Thank you for sharing it with us. My parents love to come to New England, so I will definitely be sharing how wonderful this cottage is. I thought of them as soon as I saw the cottage. Thank you again!

 Erin Culbertson May 2012


This time I have lines to write on and glasses on my nose! Impeccable style and graciousness – all combined into 2 great people – thank you so much for a wonderful visit and for you two being you!


The Berggrens June 2011


Again we enjoyed two special and wonderful vacation setting. The first week was one of perfect beach weather, which was great because our children and grandson were with us. This is his second trip and he’s a real Rockport devotee! Our second (alone) week was special too despite a few days of rain.

Thanks again,

The Balls August 2010