|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
The Willis Munro Homestead is a grand home, warm, livable, with a rich legacy where family fun and exquisite entertaining go hand in hand. Enjoy this stately part of the historic whaling and shipbuilding Mattapoisett and feel the ease and luxury that accompanies the spoils of success. Relax on any one of its 3 prominent porches with lovely views of magnificent sunsets and sunrises over Mattapoisett Harbor. This 5 bedroom, 4 bath waterside home is ideal for the beach enjoying family with deeded beach, fenced in yard,out door shower, hammock, bikes, grill, kayak, mooring for up to a 35' feet boat with launch service available.
3 Bedrooms have queen-size beds, 2 have full; all have water-views, air-conditioning and fans. One bedroom is on the first floor with a private half bath; on the second floor 4 bedrooms are set up in a 2 bedroom suite arrangement with shared baths; and the last full bath is down the hall. We supply an inflatable toddler bed when young children want/need to sleep in their parent's room.
The home has a third floor reached by a circular stairway to a monitor room with 360 view of the water and town, a telescope and sitting area.
With 8 rooms, 3 porches, sizable fenced side yard, this home has ample room for family gatherings as well as quiet nooks for alone time.
The fully fenced in side yard is great for young children and we supply croquet and other yard games.
The deeded beach has a small boat ramp and granite stairs into the water and is perfect at low to half tide for sun bathing and at all tides for floating, boating, and swimming. Additionally, there is a town beach 4 blocks away with life guards, swing sets, swimming dock and tons of sand. Our guests receive a beach pass as part of their stay with us.
This is a walking village where people are out and about on foot or bike. Within a 10 block radius there are delicious restaurants, spas, general store, ocean-view bar, churches, local grocery store, liquor store, high end boutiques, toy store, coffee shop, post office, nail salon, diner, and banks, playground, town tennis court, school basketball court, parks, waterside park with gazebo where outdoor concerts are held every Wednesday night in the summer. The town wharves bustle with boating activity and the favorite ice cream slip fills a corner of one wharf and opens early and closes late. This is a quintessential New England town where favorite summer vacation memories are made to last a lifetime!
We discovered this magical village when we were pregnant with our daughter and have enjoyed the serenity and magic of this historic town whose name means 'place of rest'. We can't imagine living elsewhere. The symbol of our town is a seahorse and it has become the spirit of our family. The male seahorse raises the child and that resembles our family. My husband was Mr. Mom as I pursued the salary sustaining career so that one of us could raise our daughter. Yeah, Seahorse!!
Owner/Property Manager: Jay Mello & Maureen Mello purchased this estate in 1995
This property was in disrepair when we moved to town in 1987 and we'd walk by and feel such pain that such a town landmark was in such a state. As luck would have it, we purchased her in 1995 and began our labor of love to restore her to her grand stature when she was the queen of the town in 1809. We feel one with this historic home only owned by two families in her 200 + years. We have restored her yet kept her true to her character. So when you visit, you will experience modern conveniences within the context of her 1800 architecture.
Private beach; town beach with life guard .5 miles; outside cold/hot shower; fenced in yard; 3 porches to enjoy waterviews; first floor bedroom with half bath; kayak with launch area; granite steps to beach; walking block from spa, restaurant/bar; general store; liquor store; ATM; upscale gift shop; post office; nail salon; sushi /seafood restaurant. Mooring available for extra fee with launch service.
This quaint seaport village hosts band concerts on Wednesday evenings in the summer and 2 festivals, Harbor Days in July and Heritage Days in August. The harbor is repleat with sailing and power yachts with 2 marinas to support the demand. A general store, spa, liquor store, playground, town beach, library, 3 churches, public tennis courts, are all within a few blocks of the Homestead. Our tiny town supports delicious restaurants of varying cuisines including sushi, seafood, Chinese, an authentic diner, the oldest seaport Inn in the nation serving up creative American fare.We have a town creamery as well as an ice cream slip on the wharf. Additionally, we have a sweet grouping of boutique stores known as the Rope walk; 3 banks in town with ATMs; multiple parks either town supported or publicly accessible through the Mattapoisett Land Trust; a modern, paved bike path stretching to the adjoining town. There are 2 hair salons and one full service nail salon. Our newest retail addition is the Town Wharf General Store, only a block away and serving as our local specialty grocery, home decor and hardware store. Our town village is a walking and biking village where precious rest and relaxation can be had anytime of year!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee - Required||$400|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Notes||The weekly rate includes use of a boat mooring for up to a 35' boat and a skiff space; harbor is across the street.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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