Bow Mansion may be rented as a whole or as 2 separate houses. It is suitable for the summer months from June to mid September.
The Big House has 6 bedrooms for 12 people with 3 full baths and a 1/2 bath. There is an option of 3 attic bedrooms & 1 full bath, to be discussed with owner, at no extra cost. The Little House has 5 bedrooms with 3 full baths and a 1/2 bath for 9 people. The property has its own private swimming beach. There is no airconditioning, but fans are provided.
Our house is in an historical, quiet, residential area of Mattapoisett good for families. There are attractive places in Mattapoisett and New Bedford available weddings and special occasions.
The Cape, Buzzards Bay and Rhode Island are interesting areas to explore by car. Ferry services to Cuttyhunk, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are in New Bedford, Woodshole and Hyannis.
Other amenities available, include golf, tennis, sailing, wind surfing or just relaxing on our private beach, in the garden, the porch of The Big House or the deck of The Little House.
In Marion and New Bedford charters for fishing and sightseeing are available.
No large or motor powered boats are allowed to be launched from our beach nor can they be parked on our property or on the street. If you bring anything larger than a row boat/kayak, you must make arrangements with the Mattapoisett Boatyard for a guest mooring or with the Mattapoisett Harbor Master.
Windsurfing can be done off the beach at Ned's Point Lighthouse nearby.
No tents or other structures may be set up in the garden. Please make sure to make contact with the management before bringing any large equipment on to the property to save you on site inconvenience and penalties.
This was our second year and again we had a wonderful time. It is an ideal location for a family, where you want to be near the Cape without Cape traffic. The house is terrific for a large family who want to spend time with each other, with a large lawn and private beach. The house is not modernized in decor or amenities, but for a summer stay, it is works. There are plenty of tableware, linens, fans, and porch furniture. It is obvious that the owners are making improvements whenever it is possible.
We are a family with deep New England roots. 5 generations have enjoyed gathering in Mattapoisett. There are many stories to tell of the days of fishing with uncles, sailing, weekly races in Beetle Cats and Herreshoff Twelves, tennis competitions and trips to the islands and just hanging out with cousins and friends.
This property is perfect with its own beach, enough open space for lawn games and play. It is a place to be enjoyed by all ages. Sitting on the porch of the Big House or the deck of The Little House, with views to the harbour and bay, encourage relaxing encounters. For those rainy days inside, there are puzzles and games, but bring your own favorites.
We have enjoyed the house for its diversity of space within the houses that allows for various activities. Games in the garden and quiet time in the evenings at sunset. The harbor is always busy with boats coming and going. Children have happy times here.
Mattapoisett is a coastal town near New Bedford, Marion amd Wareham offering dining and shopping opportunities . Buzzards Bay is a haven for sailors,fishermen and other sports. Accessibility to Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and Rhode Island is easy by car and ferry. This area provided good food for the American Indians, and European ships certainly used the harbor. Around 1740, shipbuilding and whaling industries began and flourished. The stone piers in the harbor,are indicative of the that period. Herman Melville's novel, 'Moby Dick,' is based on the whaling around New Bedford. Today, the nearby towns of Fairhaven and New Bedford have some of the largest fishing fleets along the Eastern seaboard. More recently, Mattapoisett became summer homes for families from the New York, Philadelphia and Boston areas. Many of those families continue to summer here, some having become year-around inhabitants. Boston is only 1 1/2 hours away by car or you can take a bus from New Bedford to Boston.
Other Activities: Whaling Museum, Zoo and Botanical Gardens, New Bedford, Edaville Railroad Park, Carver MA. Sightseeing around Buzzard's Bay, the Cape, and Rhode Island by car or take a ferry to Marthas's Vineyard and Nantucket.
Golf: There are public golf courses in Mattapoisett and the surrounding towns - best found in the local telephone directory or online to suit what you are looking for. Public tennis courts in town or at a facility in Marion
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7 night minimum stay
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