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Joan O’Connell

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Cape Home w/Private Beach and Spectacular Sunsets

10 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Buzzards Bay House Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joan O’Connell (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

Beautiful Cape Home w/Private Beach and Spectacular Sunsets
average rating of 4.8 based on 12 reviews
5

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: Sep 2015
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5

Amazing!

  • 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: Jul 2015
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5

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: Sep 2015
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5

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: Jun 2015
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Memorable time

  • 4 of 5

Highly recommended. Beautiful views ,plenty of room to entertain. Nice decor and spacious The playground next door was also enjoyed by the younger grand kids One drawback was the bathroom on the first floor needs a sink.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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quick weekend away

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous location, esp with small kids. House is as described, although the 1/2 bath is a toilet only room off the kitchen. More common space than needed and amazing views! Spent more time at park than beach. Beach was very rocky with sharp shells. Any real water time you would have to walk to town beach - not far. Kitchen well equipped. Great time had by all!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Buzzards Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$425
From
$550
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,750
 
 
Spring 2017
May 5 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$550
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$550
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$425
From
$550
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable 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

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Amenities

Buzzards Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Modern
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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
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