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Tim Evans

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Contact the Manager

Tim Evans

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
20%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2014
Tell the manager when you would like to travel.
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

THE BALSAMS AT WEST ISLAND

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Overview

Fairhaven Cottage Rental Photos and Description

WELCOME TO THE DISTINCTIVE COTTAGE COLLECTION ON WEST ISLAND AND SCONTICUT NECK PRESENTED BY HOWE ALLEN REALTY.

Welcome to The Balsams, a delightful family home for decades, has undergone some wonderful updates. There is a full kitchen, washer and dryer, air-conditioning, cable TV and WiFi. There are are two sitting rooms, a computer nook, and two bedrooms. A wonderful covered porch is perfect for getting out of the sun or enjoying the outdoors on a misty day.

Two bedrooms, one with Queen bed the other with two twin beds are on opposite sides of the home. Additional sleeping can be found on the full-sized sofa.

Additional amenities include TV and high-speed wireless internet access. We also have a variety of games and books for your enjoyment.

IF WE ARE BOOKED FOR THE WEEK THAT YOU WANT, PLEASE EMAIL US ANYWAY AS WE MAY HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE PROPERTY AVAILABLE.

A little information about the area:

West Island is one of the South Coast's best kept secrets. Located in Buzzard's bay, this small residential-only Island offers the visitor and resident peace and quiet or access to any number of action-packed pursuits.

Over half the island is State Conservation land offering many nature trails, wildlife viewing and truly impressive vistas. There are several choices for ocean access; the protected water (bayside) beach or the Buzzard's Bay beach (voted the #3 town beach in all of New England).

Originally farmland, the past two centuries have seen West Island gradually change to a vacation destination for locals who know what a gem they have so close to home. It is not uncommon to meet others during your stay who have been vacationing here for decades or who's family has owned the same home for nearly a century.

While maintaining its charm, West Island has also kept pace with technology. City Water and Sewer, high-speed internet, satellite television are just some of the amenities you will find while on our island.

Within 4 miles you will find two large supermarket chains, department stores as well as other well-known chain establishments. West Island is a mere 60 minutes from Boston, 45 minutes from Newport and under half an hour from the Bourne or Sagamore bridges.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tim Evans (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
20%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

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The Balsams at West Island
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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The Balsams at West Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p425044vb
Fairhaven SE Massachusetts & Buzzard's Bay
Acton, MA
4

Cozy Island Cottage

  • 4 of 5
On a whim, and with a week of vacation, I decide to try West Island. It is a quiet and tranquil community and perfect for a low-key get-away. The cottage was centrally located so that I was steps from swimming in the ocean, a 5 minute bike ride from the beautiful and calm West Island beach, and a 2 minute ride to Earl's Marina, where I kept my boat, and where I also found some unique and entertaining nightlife.

The cottage itself has everything you need and is wonderfully comfortable. My favorite place to hang out was on the side porch, where I could enjoy the pleasant ocean breeze. In the end, I did not give this rental 5 stars because during my week stay construction was going on next door, which detracted from the overall experience. However, I would definitely consider renting the same spot again.

Give the Balsams at West Island a try. You won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Balsams at West Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p425044vb
Fairhaven SE Massachusetts & Buzzard's Bay
Easton, PA
5

Awesome Summer Rental

  • 5 of 5
This house was immaculate and stocked with everything you could ever need! Comfortable and close to the beach, this rental was a wonderful choice for myself and my two children. Lots of room and all the advantages of home, I would rent this house again next summer. The person in charge of the property was wonderful to deal with, a great resource to the area and responded quickly to any question. All is all a wonderful experience worth repeating.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review of the Balsams. We are delighted you found the home to be comfortable and suitable for your family. We wish you a pleasant autumn and hope to see you again next year.
business
The Balsams at West Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p425044vb
Fairhaven SE Massachusetts & Buzzard's Bay
Burlington, Vermont
5

Wonderful week on West Island

  • 5 of 5
We loved our time at the Balsams and on West Island! The house was very warm and comfortable (we felt instantly at home), and was a great blend of the original cottage with an updated new addition (the original space with the knotty pine paneling brought back great memories of a cottage our family had on the Connecticut shore in the 1960's and 1970's). The floor plan was perfect for our family of four and little dog, and we loved the covered porch! The house was well appointed - there wasn't anything that we needed that wasn't there for us already - and we really appreciated the air conditioning, wifi service, and high definition cable TV, as we were there during the 2012 Summer Olympics :-) We also very much appreciate the great communication and customer service throughout our booking and stay. We really enjoyed our stay, and are planning a return visit to West Island. Thanks very much for a truly wonderful experience!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a good vacation here on West Island at the Balsams. We hope to be able to host you again if your travels bring you back to West Island. Enjoy the remainder of your year.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,200 Per month

Fairhaven Cottage Rental Rates

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Winter Long Term
Oct 19 2014 - May 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
Cleaning $100
Notes Payment terms: 20% deposit to reserve. 20% due 30 days before arrival. Balance due 15 days before arrival. No refunds.

All guests are required to pay damage waiver in lieu of security deposit and a $100 cleaning fee per stay. Dogs permitted with prior approval.

10% discount for multiple week rentals when booked together.

Winter rates do not include utilities and require a 6 month commitment
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Amenities

Fairhaven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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