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LARGE OCEANFRONT FAMILY HOME WITH PRIVATE BEACH

Brian Burwell

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Brian Burwell

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2014
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LARGE OCEANFRONT FAMILY HOME WITH PRIVATE BEACH

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Falmouth House Rental Photos and Description

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

Please note that this VRBO listing is the only legitimate listing of this property.

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brian Burwell (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2014

About Brian Burwell

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

Why Brian Burwell chose Falmouth

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.

What makes this house unique

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

Why HomeAway

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Large Oceanfront Family Home with Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Large Oceanfront Family Home with Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267615vb
-(617) 515-4665 (Massachusetts, USA)
Falmouth Cape Cod
5

Classic Cape Cod

  • 5 of 5
Just spent a week with 11 adults at this beautiful old home. Very classic Cape Cod on the water with incredible views from main rooms and many bedrooms. The home was apparently built in 1927 and still retains many family mementos, artwork, books, etc. These certainly add to it's charm. It is incredibly warm and inviting. There is room for everyone to be together or spread out. It is impeccably clean and certainly the best stocked VRBO we have ever stayed. It even had two huge pots to boil lobsters outdoors for our last night there - and the lobster bibs and little heated butter cups to make it perfect. What fun to sit out on the patio while the lobsters were prepared enjoying the beautiful sea view then enjoying a dinner at an incredibly large table inside with table cloth and candles. Later, we could fall asleep listening to the waves.
The location is very close to Woods Hole to catch the ferry to Martha's Vinyard and easy access to the rest of the Cape. Some of our group even made a day trip to Newport Rhode Island to see the mansions.
Small caveat - and not an issue for us - there is only one walk in shower (there is a tub as well) and one bedroom on the main floor. The other showers are tub showers - on the second floor and just a tub on the third floor. If someone has limited mobility, that might be a consideration.
I would love the opportunity to stay at this wonderful home again. It was everything i hoped it would be and the owners were very helpful and communicated very well. We will all have many wonderful memories of our time at Olcottage.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Large Oceanfront Family Home with Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267615vb
-(617) 515-4665 (Massachusetts, USA)
Falmouth Cape Cod
5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing property!! I stayed at Olcottage during the week of my wedding with some family and friends and we had the best time there. Since my now husband and I live in Oregon and we were getting married in Falmouth, we were looking for a place to stay that was close to our wedding venue and that could accommodate us and our closest out of town friends and family - and just by staying there, it made our wedding week that much more special. We lucked out and had a few really nice days that allowed us to enjoy the private beach and have a bond fire. We had our rehearsal dinner there, and because it was cold that day, we were able to have it inside with no problem as the living room is nice and spacious. The house is beautiful, the view is gorgeous, and everything about that property is wonderful. We got to meet Lee and Heather, which were both so welcoming and friendly. Everyone was amazed by the house and how good it felt in just being there. I look forward to going staying there again one of these days!
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Large Oceanfront Family Home with Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267615vb
-(617) 515-4665 (Massachusetts, USA)
Falmouth Cape Cod
Tulsa, OK
5

Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5
Words cannot express our enjoyment of our week at Olcottage. We had 18 family members at one time, and there was comfortable space for each one. The bedrooms were comfortable and accommodated each person nicely. The living area and dining areas were perfect for our large group, as we had our main meal there each night. The kitchen was well equipped, and easy to navigate. The weather was cool this week, but the house was comfortable--fireplaces, wood stove, and radiators. There is plenty to do in the area--with the bike trail just about out the back door, and town, either Woods Hole or Falmouth was just a short drive away. The ferry to Martha's Vineyard is in Woods Hole. We had a marshmallow roasting campfire on the beach. The property is as described, the grounds are beautiful. A big plus was having Lee, one of the owners, nearby. She is very pleasant, and willing to answer any and all questions. There are a number of eating places available. We did use the "Windfall" store in Falmouth for some of their prepared meals. Since we had a "Betsy" in our group, we had to eat breakfast in "Betsy's Diner"! Our week at Olcottage was one that will be remembered by our whole family, for years to come.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Large Oceanfront Family Home with Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267615vb
-(617) 515-4665 (Massachusetts, USA)
Falmouth Cape Cod
San Francisco
5

The most beautiful private home for a wedding

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Large Oceanfront Family Home with Private Beach
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-(617) 515-4665 (Massachusetts, USA)
Falmouth Cape Cod
Colorado
5

WOW!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Large Oceanfront Family Home with Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267615vb
-(617) 515-4665 (Massachusetts, USA)
Falmouth Cape Cod
Tarzana, Ca
5

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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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Rates & Availability

From $5,000 Per week

Falmouth 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
 
May 2015
May 2 2015 - May 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
June 2015
May 31 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
 
 
September 2015
Sep 2 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
 
 
October 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

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.
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.
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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 ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
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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