DIRECT OCEANFRONT - PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE HARBOR, SCITUATE & MINOT'S LIGHT

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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DIRECT OCEANFRONT - PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE HARBOR, SCITUATE & MINOT'S LIGHT

Scituate House Rental Photos and Description

3/4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bath's (1 w/Jacuzzi), Sleeps 7-8 People

The house is located on a Peninsula directly on the ocean just 13 houses down from the Old Scituate Lighthouse (& Beach). The house was built in 1920 and still retains a lot of the original cottage charm but has been completely modernized. There is a friendship staircase leading up to the front door with a covered wrap around porch the full side and back facing the ocean. Inside on the main floor you'll find an open floor plan with the kitchen and dining area open to the living room w/ fireplace & a wall of windows looking directly at the open ocean and Minot's Light. Kitchen has a gas stove, dishwasher, microwave & garbage disposal and is fully equipped. Down sofa, ottoman, wicker love seat & chairs. Second floor is original matchstick paneling - Full bathroom, three bedrooms (two with Queen beds and one with a Twin). Master Bedroom faces the ocean. The downstairs is finished and can be used as a fourth bedroom or a small playroom with a Queen futon. Full bath w/ Jacuzzi & separate shower. W&D. Rare: Parking for 8 - 10 cars (if parked properly) ! Very short walk to Lighthouse Beach, Sand Hills or Museum Beach. Beach Sticker provided. Just bring clothes & food, we take care of the rest !

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Christine Walsh

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Direct Oceanfront - Panoramic Views of the Harbor, Scituate & Minot's Light
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Direct Oceanfront - Panoramic Views of the Harbor, Scituate & Minot's Light
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161190
+1 617 620-1050
Scituate South Shore Massachusetts
Miami
5

SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE...

  • 5 of 5
.....and for that I am grateful!
I have just returned to Miami from our fourth stay at this house in four years and it was, as usual, perfect. The home remains exactly as the photos depict - a comfortable, immaculate beach cottage that sleeps an army full of family (and those teenagers) without the worry of stepping on any extra visitors snoozing on air beds across the floor. Full kitchen with dishwasher (thank God), full compliment of all linens and towels, plenty of parking (oh, those teenagers!) and directly on the ocean. Non-snoopy landlord across the street if any issues should arise - although for us, none ever have. So why am I writing another review?

I'd read a recent review of the property and would like to respectfully disagree on a couple of points, simply because for all northeastern seaside and harbor towns, many folks make their living for an entire year by renting out interesting and fun properties during the summer season. So it's important to add a few details.

This home is oceanfront. You hear the waves crashing on a windy night, the tide gently pulling out on a calm evening. Most homes directly on the water utilize all plastic furniture to avoid dangerous deterioration by the salt. Any responsible owner is careful to guard against the elements so outdoor furniture doesn't cause injury. Stairs from the seawall down to the water are often pulled up as a good high tide will wash them away - that is how close you are to the shore line. The local beach, called Sandy Beach because...well, you get the idea...is a very short walk and has a spectacular view. An even shorter walk in the other direction brings you to the cove at the lighthouse. A smaller beach when the tide is in, but the two jettys for sunning and jumping into the water are a local hightide favorite. We tanned and swam every day except one. Take it from a chick who doesn't find marching around as much of a joy as other folks seem to love. In no way are the description or photos of this rockin' house a misrepresentation of a great New England house by the sea.

The entire downtown of Scituate is 1.2 miles from this spot, and with several eateries before you actually hit Front Street, it has cafes, restaurants, groceries, movies, a bookstore, boutiques and local joints. It is truly an awesome summer hangout.

If you are interested in a great summer by the sea, take a week or so right here. Just not my week...
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Scituate South Shore Massachusetts
Montville, NJ
2

NICE HOUSE, BUT NO ACCESS TO BEACH

  • 2 of 5
We, a family of 5, spent 7 days in the house. Due to the photos, we expected direct beach access and were disappointed to learn that the little bridge on the photo leads onto a 10 ft high wall; beach access was only available over staircases the neighbor house had - and which the neighbors took away for the last three days. The beach itself in front of the house was disappointing as well, so that we had to move the family to a beach nearby, short distance, but driving only. The best area of the house of the house is the deck, but unfortunately we had to put two small, unstable plastic tables together to be able to eat outside with our family.
The house itself is quaint and nicely kept.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Direct Oceanfront - Panoramic Views of the Harbor, Scituate & Minot's Light
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161190
+1 617 620-1050
Scituate South Shore Massachusetts
3

WALK ABOUT COTTAGE

  • 3 of 5
Such a cozy nice place to stay, convenient to Scituate Center, and peaceful nights sleep listening to the waves. Wrap around porch perfect for getting all directions of the ocean breeze, my family have a wonderful vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Direct Oceanfront - Panoramic Views of the Harbor, Scituate & Minot's Light
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161190
+1 617 620-1050
Scituate South Shore Massachusetts
4

A WONDERFUL STAY AT WALKABOUT COTTAGE

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at Walkabout Cottage for two weeks in June and it was just as advertised. It was clean, had a nicely stocked kitchen, a working grill and nice furnishings that were more than adequate for our family of 5. The view from the back porch is lovely. I fondly remember sitting out there morning, noon and night enjoying the change of scenery depending on the tide, the boat traffic and the weather. We would definitely recommend Walkabout Cottage. Lighthouse beach, a family-friendly beach with gentle waves and warm(ish) water, is a short walk away. The house is great, the location is great and the owners are fabulous. They live right across the street, can and will answer any question and request. We would readily rent from them again.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Direct Oceanfront - Panoramic Views of the Harbor, Scituate & Minot's Light
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161190
+1 617 620-1050
Scituate South Shore Massachusetts
Miami
5

INTERNET "HOUSE DATING"

Internet "House Dating"
  • 5 of 5
It's risky business, this banking your entire vacation on an Internet link, isn't it? Much like on a dating site, a house puts her best foot forward, hiding her imperfections with expansive wide angle photos and an inviting description designed to offer you a week of paradise and escape after a year of slaving and saving at your job.
I can tell you from vast Web surfing experience - be it homes or dates - it doesn't always work out.
But then something comes along that revives your faith in cyberspace humanity.
This vacation home. It is EXACTLY as described.
I know what I'm talking about as my family and I have been going steady with this house for three summers. To begin, the house is exactly as you see it in the photographs - from the complete ocean & lighthouse view from the wrap around porch to a fully utensil-stocked open kitchen, large living room and plenty of windows to keep open and suck up the ocean breeze. Three bedrooms upstairs with full bath and the fourth below also has the full bathroom and Jacuzzi tub. Cable TV, free movies, microwave.
Here's what isn't in the description: If you rent this house in Scituate, although you're close to all points Cape, you'll stick close to "home." This place is immaculate, the furniture and linens smell fresh - not musty-rented, every window showcases a different view of this salty little town known as the Irish Riviera. The days are warm as you sprawl out on the seawall and soak up the sun, sit on the hot rocks in the ocean behind you or walk half a block to the Sandy Beach. The nights are cool enough for great dinners on the porch. The neighbors are friendly, the local owners are fantastic - and have become year round friends. An eclectic mix of shops and eateries in town mend the 60's with present day and you can spend hours banging around town or walking the jetties. And if you need to, you're close to Boston and the Cape proper.
I highly recommend "dating" this house on your vacation getaway. Just not during the week I want!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Direct Oceanfront - Panoramic Views of the Harbor, Scituate & Minot's Light
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161190
+1 617 620-1050
Scituate South Shore Massachusetts
Boston
5

LIKE BEING ON A HOUSE BOAT!

  • 5 of 5
Breathtaking ocean views! The ocean is your backyard in this beautifully kept well-equipped home. Walk to the quant downtown area for dinner and a movie, the lovely lighthouse or out on the jetties and let the waves splash over you as you enjoy a glass of wine (or juice box if you’re bringing little ones!). Enjoy sunrise from your bed or on the deck with your morning coffee and paper. The wrap-around deck has a grill and plenty of seating with views of the sunrise AND sunset. Plenty of parking and an in-law set up in the basement so plan to fill the house with family and friends and enjoy, I did!!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Hingham
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Scituate - October 2007
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Rt. 3
Car: recommended

Cedar/Lighthouse Point - Sand Hills Area - 65 Rebecca Road

2014 Summer / Holiday's / Activities:

June 15th: Father's Day

July 3rd & 4th: Bonfires & Fireworks on the Beach

July 8th - 12th: Kids Carnival in Cole Parkway (Harbor), Fireworks on the 11th & 12th, visible from the front porch.

August 1st: Luminaria (seawall in front of the house)

August 2nd & 3rd: Scituate Heritage Days in the Harbor

August 31st: Kiddie Labor Day Parade - Goes right by the house !!

September 1st: Labor Day

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Scituate House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer
Jun 29 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Early Summer 1
Jun 1 - Jun 14
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Early Summer 2
Jun 15 - Jun 28
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
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Amenities

Scituate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1470 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telescope
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2 Person Jacuzzi
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Master Bedroom Faces the Ocean
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Guest Bedroom Faces the Harbor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Guest Bedroom Faces the Harbor
    Other - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Finished Lower Level
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
  • bay/sound
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
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