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Falmouth Heights Beach! Classic Cape Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Walk Just One Block to Beach; Ferry to Martha's Vineyard; and Bike Rentals!

Top of the hill in Falmouth Heights! From the farmers wrap around front porch, it's just a 2 minute walk to the public beach at Falmouth Heights with beautiful views of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Sound - see photo. The turn of the century cottage evokes simple comforts and charm that will take you away from the fast paced world of today.

The first floor has an open layout connecting the living room, dining room, and kitchen with windows throughout. There's also a first floor bedroom with its own, private, side entrance door to the front porch. It's ideal for an elderly person or guest. The vintage dining room table has leaflet inserts so it can be expanded for family dinners.

Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and a half bath. Two rooms have double beds, and one room has a single bed. The back deck is private, has views of Falmouth Harbor and is large enough for family meals of all types.

Walk down the hill behind the cottage to Falmouth Harbor to the family owned neighborhood bike rental shop. Rent a bike for the day or just enjoy walking around the harbor and admiring beautiful yachts. From the front porch, you're just one block to baseball and soccer fields, plus the Casino and British Beer House. These two restaurants offer a choice of either fine dining and/or a pub atmosphere with beautiful views of Nantucket Sound. The athletic fields and the restaurants are all right there on the Heights Beach.

Leave your car in the driveway after buying groceries; you can walk everywhere.The Martha's Vineyard ferry is located in Falmouth Harbor; a 10 minute walk from the cottage. Create adventurous family day trips to MV or Nantucket.

There's also a 5 mile bicycle path with gorgeous water views of Vineyard Sound which begins in Falmouth center and travels 5 miles to the charming village of Woods Hole where there's an aquarium for the kids. Falmouth village has several quaint restaurants, gift shops, and a fantastic library. Enjoy several excellent public golf courses and a dozen public tennis courts just a few miles away at Falmouth High School.

It's a charming, Victorian era cottage with ceiling fans, a private outdoor shower under the back deck, ample parking for several cars, and steady ocean breezes!

More Details

Kevin Barry
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Kevin Barry

Kevin's cell # 781-662-1641.

The cottage has been in our family for 50 years. It's always been our summer home, however we share it with our guests for part of every summer. September / October too!

Kevin Barry purchased this cottage in 1967

Why Kevin Barry chose Falmouth Heights

Ocean views, walk to public beach, soccer fields, harbor, pub, and restaurant. Also, walk to Island Queen for a journey to Martha's Vineyard. Bike path to Woods Hole one mile away; public golf and tennis courts just a few miles away. Falmouth center just one mile from cottage as well.

What makes this cottage unique

Classic old Victorian Cottage with Farmers Wrap around front porch; spacious back deck with privacy, great outdoor under the deck; plenty of room for parking. And , great ocean breezes to lull you to sleep!


Falmouth Heights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , 2nd Floor
    Outdoor Hot & Cold - outdoor shower , Large, private outdoor shower under back deck.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1st Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2nd Floor
  • 1. Mattress pads, blankets, and pillows are provided. However, for hygienic reasons please bring you own bedsheets and bathroom towels and beach towels.
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Falmouth Heights Beach! Classic Cape Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Chelmsford, MA

Great time at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our time here. We could leave the car parked the entire time and enjoy the beach, the local parks and culture. The cottage is in the middle of Falmouth Heights and Kevin was a great host. On top of things throughout the process from initiation of the rental onward.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer vibes at this classic Falmouth Heights house

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about the front porch on this house. Relaxing in the morning with coffee while the kids go to the park; or having happy hour before walking down to the BBC for dinner - this place was a treat. Clean and comfy, with the classic cape feel - we absolutely loved staying here. The location is perfect for morning walks and getting the beach - it's so close but, once you're home, you don't have to deal with any of the beach traffic craziness. Renting from Kevin was easy - he was super accommodating and laid back. The only thing I'd change is having one bigger bed in the front bedroom but other than that, it was everything we hoped!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house centrally located, great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Spent great week here this past August and house is as advertised. Plenty of room for everyone and location could not have been better.

Walk to beach and restaurants. Quick mile drive to Starbucks and mall should you need anything else. Convenience is key on vacation!

Back deck was great for grilling and front deck was great for post beach unwind. Could not recommend this rental any higher.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Billy. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest in the cottage. Please know you, your sisters and your friends are welcome back anytime.
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Lovely vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family vacation at Kevin's cottage this summer. He was a pleasure to deal with and the house is convenient to all the things we like to do while visiting Falmouth.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amanda. Please know you are welcome back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

What a delight! Our family has now stayed at "The Barry House" for over 6 weeks in the past few summers and we have come to love this home as our own.It is an adorable, cape cottage with everything you could ask for in a simple, relaxing space. The home is comfortable, beds are great, a rear deck with grill and seating for dining al fresco and the fantastic front wrap around porch with ocean views was where we lived.The home is situated in the best part of the Heights and convienient to everything.The Barrys are delightful, accomodating and very easy to work with, a great rental experience! HIGHLY recommended!

We loved it there so much,we bought our own place nearby, bittersweet, to not go to The Barry Home, but hope they will let us sneak up on the porch for our Sunset Toasts!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Honesty and a fair deal is a recipe for repeat customers and friendships. It makes all the hard work worth it.
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  • 5 of 5

What wonderful get away my family and I had this past weekend (6/14-6/18) at the Barry house. This house has a lot to offer but what really is impressive is the beautiful wrap around front porch it has to sit on and watch the sun come up or relax at night with a glass of wine. The ocean is just a walk down the road away. Location, location, location..... if your looking to either spend the day at the beach, rent a bike from Holiday Cycles, or just take a nice walk around a quiet, quaint neighborhood this property has it. The owner is detailed and accommodating in every way. We can't wait to rent again. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Island Queen
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 25
Car: not necessary

Forest Avenue, Falmouth Heights. A perfect location for the family vacation. Within walking distance is a public beach, harbor, a baseball field and basketball court. Also two restaurants with ocean views. Martha's Vineyard ferry and the Woods Hole bike path! Leave your car in the driveway. Relax and have fun.

Golf: The Falmouth Country Club and the Cape Cod Country Club are two excellent public courses within 5 miles of the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

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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