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Beautiful Cape Home w/Private Beach and Spectacular Sunsets

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, stellar views, sleeps 9

The house is in Monument Beach, which is in the town of Bourne. Bourne is a quiet, accessible Cape Cod town which is 'off the beaten path' relative to more well-known towns. It is a classic wooden shingled house with a private beach. We have owned this house for 40 years, we are not property managers.

This house is NEVER rented on CraigsList but scams have been attempted - message us if you have a question.

Please feel free to ask us for an in-person tour of the house, or access to a youtube video of the home. The house is more terrific than is possible to convey here.

The house is relatively large, with a deep porch wrapping around half its perimeter, half of which faces the beach. The house was recently renovated. All of the bedrooms have picture windows, and three of the bedrooms have stellar water views while the fourth looks out on the park.

The house is situated on Phinney's Harbor, which is the first harbor south of the Canal on Buzzards Bay on the Cape side of the Bridge. It is a gorgeous harbor with warm water and terrific conditions for children, sailing, kayaking, and fishing. The house is West facing, and blessed with perfectly stellar sunsets

Adjacent to the property is a park with a jungle gym, swings, a basketball court, tennis courts and a field adequately large for a pick-up game of baseball. One appealing feature of the house is its accessible location. Due to its proximity (4 miles) to the Bourne Bridge, it is easy to get to. One can frequently make the trip to the house from Boston in less than an hour and a half, even on Friday afternoons. This means that if not everyone in the family is on vacation during the rental, everyone can at least be together on the evenings.

Although this is a lovely spot, our home is not available for weddings or parties.

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Buzzards Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • New First Floor bathroom 2017
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are bright and airy. Each has is own beautifully designed theme.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful Cape Home w/Private Beach and Spectacular Sunsets
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 14 reviews

Blissful Place for Sisters' Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cottage to share with sisters who live scattered across the US. Four bedrooms plus an upstairs bath/shower and downstairs shower made it comfortable for all. We lucked out with perfect sunny 70s weather in mid-September so made maximum use of the wrap-around porch...starting with coffee and watching the birds on the water at sunrise and sharing wine at dusk. Lots of living spaces downstairs so if you had a large family there are plenty of places to hang out. Large dining table for big group meal with window looking out on the bay. Had a clean, fresh beach cottage feel with all the the amenities (wifi was good). Plenty of kitchen ware and dishes so if you wanted to cook you could. (We enjoyed eating out and not cooking for a change. Brought in take-out lobster dinner one night though from the Lobster Trap.) Pleasant to walk in the neighborhood, stopping in for ice cream....Drove to Chatham for lunch and relaxed shopping one day, visited the Aptuxent historical museum and Sandwich, MA another day. Flew into Boston and drove down to get there, so access from all over the country for a short time together worked fine. I expect we'll return. We all loved it. It exceeded our expectations (which were high).

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation spot for family. Everything was better than expected. Recommend highly. Host family were super.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous historic home!

  • 5 of 5

Family members and I rented this home for a wedding weekend and the only downside is that we wish we could have had a longer stay and spent more time at the home. Joan and David were wonderful hosts and the home was equipped with everything we needed, even toys for the little ones. The house was in a great location for jumping on Rt. 6 to cut across the Cape or on Rt. 28 to head down to Falmouth. The house is set back in a quiet neighborhood and the residents are very welcoming. If you can look past the kelp, the bay is nice for a quick dip and there is an outdoor shower to rinse off. Mornings and evenings on the porch are the best, the playground is great if you have children, and there is both a bakery and pizzeria walking distance for a quick dip. We would love to rent this home again if the opportunity presents itself.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home made for our best family vacation yet! There was plenty of room, everything you could need or want for a week at the beach is provided by the fabulous owners. We spent most of the week on the wide wrap around porch, morning and night it is the perfect spot to watch the kids at the playground or beach. We had every meal outside on the porch. The area is quiet and family friendly. Joan and Jane were so pleasant and easy to deal with. They have made this beach house the best vacation spot on the Cape!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Key West transplant from Boston

Great home, responsive owners

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful waterfront home with endless views. Huge wrap around porch with wonderful lawn extending to the water, and plenty of parking. All appliances worked, there were plenty of utensils and dishware, and beds were comfortable. As you can see from the photos, this is not a designer home, this is a great family home with tons of Old Cape Cod flare. We visited in October and the neighborhood was very quiet and private. This is a perfect place to take a step back from the hustle of life and unwind and relax.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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The house was wonderful!! Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We have three small children and having the playground next door to the house was fantastic! The house is easy to find and centrally located to all the necessities! It had everything we needed. The views were OUTSTANDING! We greatly enjoyed our stay!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Joan O’Connell
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018

What makes this house unique

Our favorite feature of the house would have to be the beautiful sunsets that light up the sky across the bay in front of the porch. If you have children they will enjoy the playground and the tennis courts adjacent to the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the second summer that our family -- parents, grandparents and children -- have stayed here, and it has really been perfect for us. There is so much for the children to do: they spend hours looking for sea creatures on the beach and around the jetty, and they are able to play on the adjacent playground or play tennis while the adults watch from the porch or yard, though often we join them. The house has everything, is very clean, and the owners are great. We cooked family dinners each night except for the two times we treated ourselves at The Lobster Trap, five minutes away. The neighborhood is friendly but non-intrusive. We love to walk to Becky's Bakery in the morning and to watch the stunning sunsets from the yard in the evening. It's a great place.
Jun 2012
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Logan or Green
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Woods Hole
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Brookside Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lobster Trap
Car: necessary

Village amenities: Ice cream shop, bakery, pizza shop, convenience store, kayak rental and gas station. Nearby attractions and useful sites: Ferries to Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket, Falmouth beaches (15-20 minutes), Marina and boat ramp (5 minutes), Gray gables and Mashnee Island, restaurants including Lobster Trap and Chart Room, Go-carts, mini golf and driving range, Villages of Pocasset and Cataumet, Bourne Braves baseball team (Cape Cod League), bike and walking trails. Golf courses: Bally Meade, Falmouth Country Club, Brookside Golf Club.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

$1,950 to $4,500 depending on time of year and week
$2400 for off-peak weeks
$3950- $4500 for peak weeks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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