LARGE OCEANFRONT FAMILY HOME WITH PRIVATE BEACH

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Brian Burwell

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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LARGE OCEANFRONT FAMILY HOME WITH PRIVATE BEACH

Falmouth House Rental Photos and Description

House, 10 Bedrooms + Den, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 20)

Enjoy Cape Cod the way it was experienced in yesteryear - peaceful, relaxing, and full of natural beauty. This spacious and comfortable home has been in our family since 1927. It is a truly unique property with lots of character. Situated on Vineyard Sound with unbelievable views of Martha’s Vineyard, Nobska Lighthouse, and Falmouth Heights, our home has a private sandy beach and the summer swimming is without equal.

The house is bordered on one side by the ocean and on the other by a private dirt road that runs parallel to the readily accessible Shining Sea Bikeway. It’s about 2.5 miles to downtown Falmouth, and a one mile leisurely stroll down the bike path and along Little Harbor to downtown Woods Hole: still franchise-free with quaint buildings, coffee shops, the ferry to Martha's Vineyard, an aquarium and information centers for a scientific community hosting the Marine Biological Laboratories and the Oceanographic Institution.

Enjoy a week of sunbathing, swimming, sailing, bicycling, fishing, walking and exploring Cape Cod from this private and beautiful spot. The way Cape Cod used to be.

OCCUPANCY DETAILS

First floor: 1 BR with queen bed; 1 full bath; one 1/2 bath

Second Floor: MBR with Queen bed and connected full bath; 5 additional BRs, 4Q and 1 full/double; 2 additional full baths. MBR plus 3 other BRs are oceanfront; 2 BRs have ocean views.

Third floor: 1 BR with 2 twin beds (ocean view); 1 larger BR with 3 twin beds (oceanfront); 1 bedroom/playroom with double bed and trundle bed. 1 shared full bath with tub. 3 cots also available. Third floor is not heated.

ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING AND NO PETS ON PROPERTY.

WEEKLY RENTALS ONLY.

Keywords: Olcottage, 10 bedrooms, House, oceanfront, sleeps 20.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Brian Burwell

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Speaks english
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Our childhood home is a central place for family and friends to come together. We are delighted to share the Cape Cod experience with visitors by opening our home as a summer rental.

Brian Burwell purchased this house in 1927

This home that we call 'Olcottage' has held a special place in our family's hearts since our grandparents built it in 1927. Many people know Olcottage as a gathering place for friends and family to enjoy the company of others in a restful environment.

The beach and ocean are only steps away from this comfortable and spacious home!

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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Large Oceanfront Family Home with Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Large Oceanfront Family Home with Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267615vbi
(617) 515-4665 (Massachusetts, USA)
Falmouth Cape Cod
San Francisco
5

The most beautiful private home for a wedding

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
My now husband and I, along with our families, rented Olcottage for a week in October for our wedding. We will dream about it forever. We woke up on the first morning in the master bedroom to the sun rising in a ball of red above Vineyard Sound, the water flat and endless and blue below it, and we thought "it doesn't get better than this." We had the most incredible week of our lives in that house; it was so fun to pad around its three floors just the two of us at first, and then to slowly welcome friends and family to stay leading up to the wedding. It's really a perfect 10 bedroom house to accomodate a group of close friends, and we all felt so relaxed and happy. Bedrooms are all beautiful. Kitchen is old-school but updated and great for large groups- the three sinks and multiple refrigerators were really useful for us and for our caterers! And the beautiful hardwood great room could easily seat 50-100 people indoors.

If you are looking for a beautiful, lovingly maintained, comfortable private home on the ocean to hold a small to medium wedding- and you care about ambiance and peace and privacy and you like the way the Cape is in its quieter moments- Olcottage might be perfect for you.

Thanks very much to Lee and Brian for being so welcoming.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Large Oceanfront Family Home with Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267615vbi
(617) 515-4665 (Massachusetts, USA)
Falmouth Cape Cod
Colorado
5

WOW!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My family and I spent a week at Olcottage and were absolutely thrilled with the experience! From the charm of the home, which is immediately apparent, to the beautiful setting, to the thoughtfulness of the attentive owners, our stay proved to be much more than expected. We were greeted upon arrival by one of the owners who gave us a tour of the home, described the history of the property and presented a welcome gift. As an 80+ year old home, Olcottage is loaded with charm, yet it has been very well maintained. The third floor bunkhouse rooms and private beach make it an ideal setting for families with school aged children, and the basement full of beach games and toys were a welcome surprise for the children of all ages in our group. Olcottage has it all, and we are already looking forward to returning!
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 0/1
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Large Oceanfront Family Home with Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267615vbi
(617) 515-4665 (Massachusetts, USA)
Falmouth Cape Cod
Tarzana, Ca
5

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We had great grandparents, grandparents, children and one great grandchild for one of the greatest gatherings our families could have had. From age 85 to one year. there was something for everyone to enjoy at Olcottage. Our hostess was most pleasant and helpful, the cottage served our every need in a most gracious manner. We would highly recommend this beautiful location as a destination for any occasion and would certainly consider a return visit to this paradise on Cape Cod. Thank you to the Burwell family for sharing their most beautiful home with us.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Large Oceanfront Family Home with Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267615vbi
(617) 515-4665 (Massachusetts, USA)
Falmouth Cape Cod
United States
5

An Amazing July 4th Week

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Every other year we gather our family together-now 19 of us- from all over the East Coast and spend time enjoying each other and our surroundings. Until our week at Olcottage, the highlight had been two weeks in Italy in 2006. If you have any doubts that Olcottage can compete with Umbria, set them aside, for this home, set on a bluff above a private beach, is pure magic.

While the description and the photos are accurate, they don't do justice to the house or the grounds. The beach, the lawns and gardens are gorgeous and the house has an ambiance that no words can describe. It quite simply enveloped us in a sense of restful tranquility, allowing us to truly relax and enjoy being together. The owners supplied everything we needed or wanted and were available to answer any and all questions. The house was spotless when we arrived and everything from beach toys to board games to every conceivable kitchen necessity were ready and waiting.

We enjoyed a meal on our first night catered by Eat Your Heart Out Catering and later in the week they supplied everything for a real New England clambake. The food and service were impeccable and the knowledge of the area added a touch of local yore that was both amusing and informative. Deep sea fishing was also on the agenda and chartering by Hairball Charters in Falmouth was most successful with everyone catching their limit of striped bass.

All in all the week was highlight after highlight-fireworks viewed on the deck, bike riding to Woods Hole or Falmouth, finding starfish or just sitting around the HUGE table in the greatroom eating fresh lobster-Olcottage delivers everything in its description and so much more. It is described as a family home and that feeling of family is definitely real but whether those in attendance are family or friends, occupants will be enchanted by this charming home.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Large Oceanfront Family Home with Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267615vbi
(617) 515-4665 (Massachusetts, USA)
Falmouth Cape Cod
tyngsboro,ma
5

perfect wedding on the beach

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
My family rented this house for the week for my daughters wedding. We had excellent weather every day.We spent many days on the beach, swimming in the ocean and campfires on the beach at night. We had 56 guests attend our wedding on the beach. Everyone was seated comfortable in the diningroom with room for a dance floor.We had champage and appetizers on the beach, then a lobster bake for dinner. Twenty of our family members and friends stayed at the house for the weekend with not one complaint. Everyone said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended. The sun setting reflected off the ocean for the perfect wedding scene. Every morning we saw a beautiful sunrise and pink sky. The bike path across from the driveway was so convienient. We biked to Woods hole restaurants and shops. This house is so beautiful and relaxing that I hated to leave. We are hoping to return for an anniversary celebration in a few years.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Nobska Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Woods Hole
Nearest Point of Interest
Shining Sea Bikeway
Nearest Point of Interest
Falmouth Center
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Availability & Rates

Falmouth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
May 2014
Apr 29 2014 - May 26 2014
$5,000
7 nights
 
 
June 2014
May 27 2014 - Jun 23 2014
$8,000
7 nights
 
 
July-August 2014
Jun 24 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$10,000
7 nights
 
 
September 2014
Sep 2 2014 - Sep 29 2014
$8,000
7 nights
 
 
October 2014
Sep 30 2014 - Nov 1 2014
$6,000
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Payment by check or money order only. 50% deposit required at lease signing. Balance due 30 days prior to occupancy, plus 10% refundable security deposit. In case of cancellation, all deposits made are refundable if owner is able to lease the week to another tenant.
Notes We do not rent for wedding receptions. No partial week rentals. No rentals from November 1 through April 30.
Rental price is all inclusive -- no additional cleaning charges, fees, or taxes.
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Amenities

Falmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5.5
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Queen size Beds (6), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • cycling
Notes:
Please note that 4 of the 5 baths have showers and tubs, while 1 bath has a tub only. The Master bath is connected to the MBR.
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