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Dawn & Steven Karol; member since Dec. 1998

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Cape Cod/Oceanfront Cottage on Nantucket Sound w/ Private Beach Kayaks $750/wk

29 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

South Yarmouth Cottage Rental Photos and Description

One bedroom studio.Beautiful ocean views & private beach w deck. Very romantic.

Oceanfront cottage. Private beach and deck directly on Nantucket Sound with spectacular ocean views. Swim, fish, boat, tan in your sandy back yard. Enjoy free use of our kayaks. Sleeps 2-3. Queen size bed. Sofa also opens up into twin bed. Full bath, galley kitchen, Cable TV, DVD, Internet, Wi-Fi, gas grill. Cottage is available by the week or by the month and weekends off-peak.

Activities a short stroll away include rental of water toys including kayaks, jet skis, para-sailing and race boat rides. This property is centrally located waterfront, address #51 south shore drive...enjoy your private beach or stroll down to shops, restaurants and public beaches along south shore drive.

Need more space? Check out our newly acquired oceanfront 1BR cottage next door, sleeps 4-5, see homeaway list#3494984

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Dawn & Steven Karol; member since Dec. 1998 (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dawn & Steven Karol; member since Dec. 1998

Dawn and Steve Karol are local attorneys in the Boston area.

We have been enjoying Cape Cod since we were children. We have five children that also love Cape Cod. It's a beautiful spot with lots of summer fun!!

Dawn & Steven Karol; member since Dec. 1998 purchased this cottage in 2002

What makes this cottage unique

Truly Oceanfront with a private sandy beach on the warmer waters of Nantucket Sound. Free use of kayaks

Guestbook comments from the owner

This little cottage was the best 20th anniversary getaway! It's cozy and romantic. The view is amazing and the private deck was the perfect spot for evening cocktails. The location provides a spectacular view of the morning sunrise, too. The cottage looked just like the pictures and was clean and welcoming. We were able to walk to dinner at The Skipper which was delicious and convenient.

Couldn't have asked for a better spot to escape. Looking forward to doing it again next year!

Shaun and Kathy
Sep 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 29 traveler reviews

Cape Cod/Oceanfront Cottage on Nantucket Sound w/ Private Beach Kayaks $750/wk
average rating of 4.827586 based on 30 reviews
Benton, Arkansas
5

Great location, Great price, Very enjoyable stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this studio cottage for four nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It can not be beat for its location on the beach and on a quite street with free off the street parking. We had a relaxing time. Everything was as advertised and as was shown in the photos. I would recommend it for two adults only or maybe two adults with a infant to toddler. I feel three adults would feel cramped. The Murphy bed was comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked. The bathroom was small but nothing was different than what we expected from the description given or photos shown. The price is very reasonable for the Cape Cod area and for being right on the beach. Amazing views, ocean sounds and breezes each day. Very relaxing and clean beach cottage! The owners were very pleasant and easy to communicate with. We would highly recommend this cottage to others and we hope to return again ourselves. For those that had any negative comments, they need to go pay $350-$450 per night at a lush hotel and then pay $24-$45 for parking each night. This small cottage is exactly as stated and shown in photos and it is a fun place to stay. Check it out for yourself!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Incredible Location!!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week at this cottage, 3 nights with my sister, a night alone and 3 nights with my husband. The location is amazing! From reading other reviews as well as the description I expected it to be small and it is (especially the bathroom toilet area). I also agree with a recent review that there is some basic maintenance (paint touch-up, etc) that would have improved the impression this cottage gives and we also found the freezer door had an issue but it DID NOT render the freezer unusable (also re: that review we also found no musty smell and the bed was comfortable; also to say that the cottage was pricy given the 'upkeep' seems crazy because on a cost-per - night basis you would be extremely hard-pressed to find anything this close to the beach for this price! At high tide the coean is probably 60 ft from the cottage!)

We had a very well-rounded vacation - split between whole days on the beach in those wonderful lounge chairs, popping in and out of the cottage for a cold Corona with lime, grilling meat and vegetables, taking the kayaks to the marshes... and day trips to Martha's Vineyard and the towns surrounding Yarmouth. We also walked twice to Skippers (delicious). Even with the slight room for improvement this was probably the most relaxing vacation I've ever had and the location more than makes up for any slight shortcomings... I would have given 10 of 10 stars for that reason.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sabra We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our oceanfront cottage, and appreciated the awesome location and rental rate.
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Adequate

  • 3 of 5

This cottage has great potential, and our stay was certainly not bad. However, for the amount of money paid during peak season, we believe there could be upgrades to this cottage. The outside door did not close properly and would blow open if not locked, and the lock did not work properly. The freezer was broken upon arrival, with no attempts to repair - so that was unusable. The photos of this place seem as though they're fairly old, so there has been some wear in that time (obviously), and the place is much smaller than the photos present. With this in mind, it was slightly misleading upon arrival.

Where the cottage is located is very convenient. It is decently central and you can get to most places pretty quick, and also get to some restaurants by foot. I think this place is best suited for people (an absolute maximum of 3, but realistically 2) who are going to be out and about most of their trip and use this to sleep and shower. Lastly, this cottage states it is handicap accessible - however nothing about this place is handicap accessible.

Pros:

All essential parts are present (bed, shower, kitchenette).

The beach is in your backyard.

Decently clean.

Two beach chairs were a wonderful surprise!

Received the deposit promptly.

Cons:

A lot of money for subpar upkeep.

Broken freezer and malfunctioning door.

Dank smell.

Uncomfortable bed.

Smaller than expected (especially the toilet area and shower).

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: William I am happy that you enjoyed the cottage,location and the beach, but surprised by your emphasis on doors putting a damper on your stay. Upon your arrival you texted that you just wanted to Make me aware that the freezer door/handle was broken, but added that all is well. I understood you just didn't want to get blamed for the condition not that it was affecting your use or enjoyment in any way. The freezer door did close and the freezer works. As far as the storm/screen door not staying closed unless locked, that is s product of the ocean breezes. You could close the main door without locking. Many cottages have no storm doors. We didn't receive any complaint from you during your stay or we certainly would've addressed it. The cottage is as described and the yard is a beautiful sandy beach directly on the ocean. The listing said it has 2 beach chairs (not sure why they were a surprise for you) and it did not say it's HP (not sure why you thought it was) I am sorry for any inconvenience or misunderstanding.
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5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My family recently spent a week here and it was amazing. Location is awesome right on the ocean and private beach. There is very little traffic and you are still close enough to everything. You can walk to skippers down the road or there are a bunch of other restaraunts on route 28. The cottage was just the right size for me my wife and our 6 year old son. We spent the week on the beach and in the water and we even got an amazing eclipse moonrise over the ocean, unfortunately I didn't think to take a picture. You won't regret a stay at this cottage and Dawn was great and made it super easy. We hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ryan, we are so happy that you and your family enjoyed our little piece of heaven on earth! Thank you and welcome back.
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4

Beautiful and quiet location right on the beach.

  • 4 of 5

This was our second summer staying at this quaint, studio little house in South Yarmouth. If you love the ocean and there are only 2 of you that are looking to rent-this is the place. Listening to the sound of the surf at night is so relaxing. Every morning sitting on the Adirondack chairs having coffee watching the seagulls and sand pipers. The house is not far from Rte 28 so you are near restaurants, shops, etc. but far enough away that you feel you are miles from the hustle and bustle. I would highly recommend this little gem.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Somewhere Only We Know - Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This cottage direct onto Nantucket Sound is everything we could have wished for and more! The photos on the site do not do justice this to this 'perfect for two' cottage. It is at the end of a cul-de-sac with very little passing car traffic and with the private beach, you can interrupted views of the sand and sea. Inside the cottage has everything you need: wifi, cooker, fridge and freezer and outside the BBQ and deck provide perfect setting for evening relaxing. The kayaks are ideal given that the marshes are only a few minutes kayaking away! Dawn and Steve have been brilliant and made everything easy for us. Thank you! We didn't want to leave and certainly will be back, whether it be to this cottage or their larger house next door. Perfect in every way!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andy, it's great that you came all the way from th UK to visit Cape Cod Massachusetts and we were happy to accommodate you in our little piece of heaven in th USA. Thank you and welcome back!
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Sunbathe/ swim/ fish/ boat in your back yard which is a sandy beach with a private deck directly on Nantucket sound. Restaurants, entertainment, golfing and shopping are within minutes of a walk or ride from this private home. Free use of our Kayak! Other activities include the Cape Cod National Seashore, Zooquarium, biking and hiking trails, antiques, whale watching, golf, mini golf, arcade,trampolines, go carts, parasailing, paddle boats, museums, and parks. Loads of fun for all.

Other Activities: Water sports rental is available down the street for jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking and more.

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Rates & Availability

South Yarmouth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
fall
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Early Spring
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Prime
May 1 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
SUMMER
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600

Ask about our off peak rate offers.
We take 50% to resrve with the balance typically due by April 1
Refundable security deposit $600.
Please contact me for rate quote and terms
Additional charges may apply. Holiday and rates may vary.
Ask about our off-peak season rates
Sorry no RVs allowed
A fully furnished 4 bedroom beach house next door is also avvailable, see property Listing #105982 (link below). We also have a fully furnished 4 bedroom river view home , 0.5miles away across from Parkers River, with dock for boaters, and includes use of 3 kayaks, 4 person pedal boat and 4-6 person Surrey Bike! Listing #939881

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Amenities

South Yarmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
  • The bath was renovated with new stall shower, sink and tiling on the floor and walls. There is also an outside heated after swim shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Murphy wall bed
  • This is a one bedroom studio directly on Nantucket Sound with a private sandy beach and deck. A short walk to restaurants, public beaches, fishing piers or you can sunbathe, fish and swim in your back yard! Enjoy free use of our kayak. Watersports (kayak, parasail, jet skis etc) rental also available at the Red Jacket Beach Resort less one block away. Ideal for a couple or a couple with a small child. Summer rental rate is $1,950. wk. including all tax and fees. Off peak season rates vary. The queen sized Murphy wall bed makes this studio more roomy during the daytime and is very comfortable at night. Also new sofa opens up into a twin sleeper for 3rd guest. You can see and hear the waves--they'll rock you to sleep!
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This cottage is directly on Nantucket Sound w/private beach, private deck and spectacular ocean views. A new very comfortable Queen sized Murphy bed was installed. The Murphy wall bed makes this studio more roomy during the daytime and is very comfortable at night. Also new sofa opens up into a twin sleeper for 3rd guest. For those who enjoy watersports, rental of kayaks, waverunners, jet ski's and parasailing is available a short stroll down the beach to the mouth of Parkers River. We also provide kayaks for free!

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