CHARMINGLY AUTHENTIC CAPE COD COTTAGE

Jane Baronas

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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CHARMINGLY AUTHENTIC CAPE COD COTTAGE

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4 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, sleeps 8

Relax! Ocean breezes caress this lovely Cape Cod home, located just off the entrance to Falmouth Harbor. Listen to ferries whistle as they carry vacationers to and from Martha's Vineyard, just a 35 minute boat ride away. Start the day with breakfast in the sunlit dining room and watch the masts of sailboats as they exit the harbor. View the Vineyard in the distance. Enjoy a short walk to Falmouth's quaint Main Street through tree-lined neighborhoods, and sample the eclectic fare at some of the area's best restaurants. Swim at Falmouth's wonderful nearby beaches. Bike along the Shining Sea Bikeway, through salt ponds, along the shore, and into Woodshole. Or stay close to your home-away-from home and catch some rays in the sunny and private backyard or enjoy a book on the wisteria-shaded patio. This true Cape Cod-style home is nestled in a quiet neighborhood and is a perfect base for either an active stay, a lazy and restorative old-fashioned summer vacation, or a little of both!

Sunny Days: We hope that you have lots of sun on your vacation! The yard and surrounding roads are lush with greenery and flowers. Walking and biking are great ways to see the area-there is so much that is nearby. The Shining Sea Bikeway wends its way 3 miles past Falmouth's beaches, cottages, and ponds. Whether you're a nature buff or shopper, you can find things to do within a mile of the house. Fishing boats, ferries, and scenic sails depart from the harbor daily. There are exclusive shops on Main Street, and the Falmouth Commodore baseball team plays 2-3x per week in summer. The family-friendly Surf Drive beach is within walking distance and children will enjoy exploring the tidal pools for a variety of sea life and beautiful shells; many other beaches are a short drive or bike ride away. After biking or the beach, a great place to have a casual meal is at the Clam Shack; it's at the end of the street and has picnic seating right on the water - a perfect spot to watch the boats come and go!

Rainy Days: We've tried to equip the house with lots of rainy day ideas and activities. There are two televisions with cable, but we also have many games and puzzles that will keep a wide range of ages occupied. A rainy day is also the perfect time to take advantage of the wonderful shops and bookstores on Main Street - a great place to go souvenir hunting or to find the next vacation book. Woodshole offers an interactive aquarium. In nearby Mashpee, there are movie theaters, a kids' craft center, more shops, and restaurants.

Excursions: If you're feeling adventurous, there are several recommended day trips. Taking a 45 minute ferry to Martha's Vineyard from the harbor, with or without bikes, is a refreshing side trip - the Vineyard's carousel, gingerbread cottages, winery, bike paths, and scenic vistas are all memorable. Heritage Plantation in Sandwich (a 45 minute drive) is packed with history, gorgeous grounds, and an antique auto museum. The Cape Cod Central Railroad in Hyannis runs scenic and dinner trains to the Cape Cod Canal and back. Provincetown and the National Seashore beaches are only 1 1/2 hours from Falmouth, and offer whale watches, dune tours, more bike paths, and funky shopping areas.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Spectacular late autumn weekend with great weather, long walks, good food, and a perfect spot to share it all. Wonderful location, clean accommodations, and no need for a car. 5 stars! We'll definitely be back!
Nov 2013
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Jane Baronas

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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4.8
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Charmingly Authentic Cape Cod Cottage
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
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Falmouth Cape Cod
5

WONDERFUL FAMILY VACATION COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
A belated thank you to our hosts! We truly enjoyed our vacation time at your cottage. We are admittedly new to renting houses for vacation and a bit nervous about it, however the detailed descriptions and photos of this property were spot on! No surprises at all. As soon as we arrived we felt at home. The owners were very nice and easy to deal with. The information book provided had a ton of local menus and brochures to browse through. We found and recommend walking to 'Stone L'Oven' on Main Street for some great food.

While we took the opportunity to 'disconnect', our daughters were very happy to find out there was wireless internet at the property. We ate at local restaurants often but found the kitchen to be well equipped with everything we needed to prepare meals at the house when we wanted – there is a market about 0.5 miles up the road with whatever you might want. The many comfortable bedrooms allowed everyone to have some private, quiet space. Everything was clean and well kept. We highly recommend this cottage to will definitely be back next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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COZY......WITH ALLERGENS

  • 2 of 5
On the surface this home is very quaint, roomy beyond initial expectations and neat. However, upon further inspection and settling into the bedrooms while unpacking, opening the closets hit us with an instant smell of mildew/mold. We could not keep our clothes hung in the closet due to the overwhelming odor of mildew. There is a mold issue in this home and after one night and half of the day being in the house, my spouse was sneezing non-stop and I was beginning to get a stuffy nose. Both downstairs bedrooms seemed to be most affected. I was also disappointed that some of the towels smelled of mildew. I had to use the washing machine just to wash sponges dried in the kitchen sink (smelling of mildew) and some towels that I came across that smelled of mildew. The bathroom did not smell of mildew until a towel or two got wet then it really brought out the odor.

I can only suggest washing all the linens in hot water and bleach to kill the mildew in the cloth and drying thoroughly. Then hire a professional to inspect the mildew/mold issue in the house. I saw the black, speckled mold on the side of the refrigerator beginning to spread onto a piece of paper that was hung on the fridge with magnets. Thorough cleaning with hot water and bleach is not being done.

There were four adults that were scheduled to stay the 4-night weekend (Thu-Mon); 2 left after a 2-night stay, the other 2 also cut the stay short. Anyone with high sensitivities to allergens/mold/mildew/dust should consider another location.

I did not relay my concerns to the homeowner during our stay knowing the remedy wasn't an easy, quick fix. The home is located within walking distance to the oceanfront and the higher humidity area leads to higher moisture levels being held in homes that are buttoned up and not aired out with full-time residents being present. A dehumidifier might help, but I think the deeper issue is in the walls of the residence. Great location, lots of room, comfortable beds, just not healthy to be in.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Following this review, we had a contractor investigate claims of mold and mildew; he found that the house (walls, closets, etc.) were clean and solid, with no evidence of these potential allergens. We are sorry that these guests had a bad experience, as we try very hard to make our home clean and comfortable for all. It is unfortunate that I was not contacted during their week. Before this stay, I had personally cleaned the house and done the laundry (as I routinely do every two rental weeks or so, alternating with our cleaner) in order to make sure that everything was in order. Carpets are professionally cleaned annually (more often if required), and all surfaces are washed with bleach as needed. The house is used frequently by both owners and guests, both in and out of season, so is often aired out; there has never been a complaint of this nature before or since.
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Falmouth Cape Cod
5

EXCELLENT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
Nice house. Steps to the harbor. Walk to the beach. Walk to dinner. Will stay again. Very nice owners.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Falmouth Cape Cod
5

EXCELLENT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
Would definitely stay again. Walk to the beach, harbor is steps away. Bring your bike. Will stay again.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Falmouth Cape Cod
5

PERFECT VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
Truly a charming house-it is exactly as described in the posting! We loved that we were located in a very quiet little neighborhood (no street traffic- definitely a plus!) and a 5 minute walk in different directions got us to the beach, the ferry, the market, downtown, or the field for the Falmouth Commodore games! The house was clean, and had everything we needed- we were able to easily cook from the well stocked with pots/utensils kitchen, there was very good connectivity so I could check in with the office on occasion, really, it had everything we could ask for. For a small house, every inch of space is well-utilized. The two bedrooms downstairs are plenty large enough, and the dorm style room upstairs is perfect for even my older-teen kids. There were 5 of us there for the week and we had plenty of space; a larger family would be just as comfortable. The owner is responsive and very easy to work with- our reservation, check-in and check-out process went seamlessly. I cannot think of a single thing we'd change- this house is absolutely perfect for a peaceful getaway. We enjoyed a very relaxing vacation and will absolutely reserve this house for a week next summer. Loved it!
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
My family and I absolutely loved our stay in this antique Cape Cod home! It is a large home, decieving from the outside! The many rooms and plentiful beds was just what we were looking for for our wedding weekend in Falmouth. This home was charming with its built ins, fireplace, lovely bedrooms and beautiful back yard. We were close to some wonderful resturants, I highly recommend the Flying Bridge and The Boat House, both on Scranton Ave. This home supplied us with everything I could have possibly needed and more.I did not need to bring anything but personal items. Many linens, towels, pots, pans, dishes and cleaning supplies, games, books and movies at our disposal. We enjoyed our morning coffee under the covered patio in the very private back yard, and strolled to the harbor down the street. We were close to shopping and beaches, markets and bakeries. The owners were very accommodating and very easy to work with giving us all the information in a timely fashion. The house itself was very clean and comfortable. Plenty of room for everyone, including two t.v.'s. The yard was well kept and neat with beautiful trees and bushes.The description was as stated in the advertisment and allowed us have a stress free vacation that provided us with fond memories. We throughly enjoyed our stay in Old Cape Cod! Diane and family
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.4 Miles
Falmouth Harbor
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Surf Drive
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cape Cod Country Club/18 hole championship course
Car: not necessary

Falmouth Harbor is half a block away from the house. In the evenings, it's fun to walk around the harbor and look at the variety of yachts moored there. Night life and dining are a 10-15 minute walk to Falmouth's Main Street, but the well-appointed kitchen and dining room make it easy to have a relaxing evening at home; or use the gas grill and enjoy dining al fresco on the covered patio! On Thursday nights, pack a picnic to the band shell located next to the harbor for the summer band concerts. A favorite Falmouth event is the annual Road Race, held on August 17 this year (2014) - walk half a block to a front row seat as the runners hit mile five!

Bring bikes to enjoy the natural beauty nearby, or take them on the ferry to explore the easily accessible islands. The route of the famous Falmouth Road Race, which takes place in early August, runs by the end of the street. As you can see from the map, there is a lot to see within an hour or two of Falmouth itself. At the house, there is an updated guidebook with information about recreation, excursions, dining, and whatever else you need to make your vacation memorable and fun.

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Falmouth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Peak
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 1 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Sep 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,395
 
 
Fall Shoulder
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,249
 
 
Spring Shoulder
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,249
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 27 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,395
 
 
Summer Peak
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes $1249 - $1995
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Amenities

Falmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second Floor Bathroom - toilet , Ocean view!
  • Note that the upstairs bathroom is directly off of the double bedroom; guests in the dorm area need to go through that bedroom to access the bath, or go downstairs. One set of towels is provided per person.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , First floor
    Double Bedroom - 1 double , First floor
    Double Bedroom - 1 double , Second floor
    Dorm Room - 4 twin/ single , 2nd floor/room divider
  • The arrangement of bedrooms is perfect for a family. The dorm area is equipped with a screen that can divide the room for limited privacy. Bed linens are provided.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Chairs
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • live theater
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
The kitchen is equipped with stove, full refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, blender, pots and pans, dishes, utensils, and glasses. The patio has a gas grill. There is patio and lawn furniture. There are two televisions with cable. The den has a wide variety of reading material, as well as lots of games. There is also a washer and dryer for your use. There is an upscale grocery store along the harbor which has a variety of delectable vacation treats, including a scrumptious bakery, fabulous produce, and a good wine selection. There's also a Stop and Shop a short drive away.
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