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Direct Oceanfront - Panoramic Views of the Harbor, Scituate & Minot's Light

Christine Walsh

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights

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Direct Oceanfront - Panoramic Views of the Harbor, Scituate & Minot's Light

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights

Overview

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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christine Walsh (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.1
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Direct Oceanfront - Panoramic Views of the Harbor, Scituate & Minot's Light
average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews
4

Walk in the door and be on the sea

  • 4 of 5

The Walkabout Cottage is more like a Home away from Home. We sold our house and decided to have an adventure by the sea. We arrived at the Walkabout to find a most breathtaking view the minute we walked in the door. The open floor plan gives a feeling of being one with the sea. The house is well stocked with everything you need, and if you need anything the very accommodating landlords are quick to meet those needs. We have plenty of room for our family to visit and stay overnight with a separate 'suite' downstairs as well as beds upstairs. The main bedroom is as close to being on a boat as you can get!

We spent our first winter here as adventurers. And quite a winter it was!

The house has a variety of places to enjoy yourself, a flat screen tv, a table for art projects upstairs and plenty of space for games, puzzles, eating and writing on the first floor. A full laundry and Jacuzzi tub on the ground floor.

No two sunrises are alike and the sound of the waves and the wind lull you to sleep. One September day I counted 35 boats on the water, quite something. This is a very special place with good walking routes around the lighthouse point as well as sidewalks to town.

If you ever thought the ocean was where you wanted to be, this is the place, safe and sound, The Walkabout Cottage.

liz and chip ennis

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
new york, new york, usa
5

wow, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home... everything we would need, unbelievable views of the ocean, you could hear it (which we love)... kitchen is complete, grill worked like a charm, laundry room was perfect, television w/ cable and internet worked as they should! And Christine was a delight and a pro!

Hopefully we'll get to come back, although we'll have to book early I'm sure!

Steven and Alexandra

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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
  • Source: HomeAway
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
  • Source: HomeAway

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

2015 Summer Highlight's / Holiday's / Activities:

June 21st: Father's Day

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

July XX: Kids Carnival in Cole Parkway (Harbor), Fireworks on the XX & XX, visible from the front porch.

August 7th: Luminaria (seawall in front of the house)

August 8th & 9th: Scituate Heritage Days in the Harbor

September 6th: Kiddie Labor Day Parade - Goes right by the house !!

September 7th: Labor Day

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Rates & Availability

From $467 Per week

Scituate House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer 1
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Early Summer 2
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Winter Rental
Sep 15 2015 - May 31 2016
90 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
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Amenities

Scituate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1470 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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