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Rick Bolton

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Large Colonial with in-law suite, deeded beach rights

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


SE Massachusetts & Buzzard's Bay House Rental Photos and Description

7 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, sleeps 17+

This is a large Colonial with attached in-law suite with deeded rights to Stoneledge Beach, a private residents-only beach located just a few hundred yards away. The second floor of the main house has a master suite including full bath and two walk-in closets and three large bedrooms plus an additional full bath. The first floor features a large gourmet kitchen, dining room, living room, family room with fireplace, office/spare bedroom, a full bathroom, a half bathroom, a 250 sq. ft. activity room, and a laundry room. There is also an attached 1,000 sq. ft. in-law suite that adds two full bedrooms and a full bathroom bringing the sleeping capacity to 18+ people. All floors are either hardwood or tile and the facility is maintained as a no-pets, hypo-allergenic, fully air-conditioned environment. The main house has a full deck and the in-law suite adds a 400 sq. ft. roof deck.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Rick Bolton (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 10 traveler reviews

Large Colonial with in-law suite, deeded beach rights
average rating of 4.3 based on 10 reviews

Your family reunion spot!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful family reunion week at this house. It was very large and accommodating for 18+ people. The kitchen is very well stocked from muffin pans to crock pots to a mixer. There were plenty of clean bath towels and the washer and dryer were life savers for all our beach wear. The in-law suite was wonderful for the grandparents... they were able to have their quiet time when needed. The local, private beach was fantastic but if you want bigger surf, Horseneck beach is a 14 mile drive away. The owner was very helpful and accommodating too. Would definitely recommend this house and would consider coming back in future years.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for the whole family and our wedding!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week with all of our extended family, and also had our wedding on the property. The house itself is great for a big extended family, or multiple families. There is plenty of space for everyone with 5 bathrooms, 3 living rooms and 2 kitchens, plus outdoor space, so we never felt like we were on top of each other. Access to the beach was awesome, and it is so close that you can easily just walk down and go back to the house as needed. There is also a ton to do in the area, and things for people of all ages.

What made our stay really amazing was how helpful and accommodating Rick was! He let us have our wedding on the property, which was amazing, and was available to answer all of my questions well before we ever got to the house. He was extremely helpful every step of the way, and his brother lives very close by, and was on hand to help if anything came up. Overall this was a great place to stay, and was made even better by renting from someone who was so helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a family reunion! We had 16 people from 4 to 76 years old, and we all had a great time. The first floor bedroom/bath worked well for my dad, who has mobility issues. My mom opted to skip the trundle bed, but found the couch in the living room very comfortable. (We had extra beds upstairs but she wanted to be close to Dad.) The teens used the in-law suite to escape the younger kids occasionally and, since access to the suite is through the main house, their parents were fine with them having their own space. The kitchen was well equipped—we cooked four nights and the only thing we ran short on were salad bowls.

The beach is wide and well maintained and the swimming area is fine for splashing around and body surfing. The swimming area is shared with another beach club. Be aware that the diving platforms and dock belong to the other beach club. My nephews swam out to the far platform, only to be whistled off the minute their hands touched the platform. Since they were the only ones in the water at that time, it seemed kind of petty but the kids went on to have a great time playing in the water.

The location was ideal for us. The manager gave us some great recommendations on local restaurants and events that made us feel like we knew the community. The Whaling Museum in New Bedford was incredible. We went whale watching out of Plymouth, ate lunch at Wahlburgers in Boston , saw the ships at Battleship Cove—and still had plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beach and the fire pit. The one rainy day we had, we played minigolf and laser tag at Laser Gate in Fall River. My folks are still raving about what a perfect set up it was.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house that needs a little TLC

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time staying at this vacation rental. There were many things we liked about the home… it was roomy and comfortable, situated in a good neighborhood, convenient to grocery stores and restaurants, and the wifi worked great. We enjoyed the short walk to the private beach, swimming in the relatively warm water of the bay, and appreciated the use of the many beach chairs and towels. The living rooms/family room were large with comfortable couches; the bedrooms had nice beds and mattresses, and the kitchen was well stocked and had everything we needed, but it was a little care worn. The house definitely needs some TLC, but overall is a good home for a large group or family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Future Traveler, We always appreciate comments from thoughtful and considerate guests. We continue to work hard to maintain high standards for comfort and convenience and it's always nice to hear we have met or exceeded expectations. It takes constant effort to maintain a house of this size and we welcome any and all suggestions for improvement. Most of the house is now 12 years old and the in-law suite is approaching 10 years in service, so we now have our share of nicks and dings. And we agree with our most recent guests that the primary kitchen shows the most wear. We often sleep 20+ people who often have many visiting guests, so there is a lot of entertainment. Anyone who has owned and operated a rental home knows that wear and tear happens at an accelerated rate despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of our guests are very gentle with our house. All of the kitchen appliances are now the second or third generation, but clearly the weakest cosmetic issue is the counter-top in the main kitchen. The laminate counters have a few dozen minor scrapes, scratches and chips. The cabinets and floors are still near flawless and we hope to be able to replace the counter-tops in the near future, but it is a major expense and we can't promise it for the 2015 season. Beyond the kitchen, we will complete our every four year cycle of painting all the interior rooms before the end of September. We will also continue to upgrade our 5 televisions and to bring in at least some significant new furniture every year as we always have. We are pleased that about half our summer guests are now repeat customers who enjoy the space to comfortably sleep multiple families, to entertain using two kitchens and two decks, and to live all together under one roof in a great location a few hundred yards from the private beach.
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Very disappointing

  • 1 of 5

Our family had stayed here a couple of times several years ago and had a satisfactory experience. What we found on this trip was far different. The house has not been kept up and when we arrived, found holes in the walls, a dirty kitchen and bathrooms, and linens that did not smell fresh and clean. At the end of our stay when we tried to negotiate a partial rent reduction with the owner, he was extremely unreasonable to the point of shouting at my 78 year old great aunt. We wouldn't stay here again even if you paid us.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Traveler, As the first review we have ever had that was not 4 or 5 stars, it is a great disappointment to us after 7 years of offering summer weekly rentals. Upon arrival, 5 hours before our agreement stated, the first 3 guests immediately began a tirade of mostly irrational complaints to my brother who had let them in. He called me and I drove 150 miles on Father's Day to address the situation. Their complaints included spare linens not folded well, beach chairs not stacked neatly and the sight of a single mosquito even though they kept leaving doors open. One of our cleaning people was there and they became openly disparaging stating "they did not like the way she looked" and refused to allow her to complete her work before their scheduled arrival time. The house was not perfect. There were no holes in the walls, but there was a recent repair that was not yet painted. I painted it as soon as it was dry. The kitchens and bathrooms were meticulously clean and all linens had been freshly washed within a few days of their arrival as they always are. They accused me of posting false pictures, even though all but the picture of the beach was recent. I offered to pay for them to stay at a local Marriott, but they declined and instead they asked for a $1,500 reduction in the rental fee. There were other imperfections. The outside furniture cushions were bleached and there were a handful of blemishes on the walls. I took an unscheduled vacation day, stayed over and purchased new cushions and made a few minor repairs. And even though it was not needed, I brought a different professional cleaning service into the house for 6 hours after they had stayed there for a few days as I had promised I would. After the first day, we received numerous compliments from them and this very large group appeared to have a very good stay. Then 2 hours before they were due to leave, they called me and told me they still wanted at least a $1000 refund. When I arrived at the house, there was dog hair on the rugs in multiple rooms and I admit, I did get angry and I did yell about the dog, but at the 8 people who were attempting to force me to give them a refund after they willfully had a dog in the house. I refused the $200 cleaning fee they had not yet paid and I declined to charge them the $500 fee the contract allows for bringing pets into the house and I asked them to immediately leave. Members of this family are no longer welcome. Other landlords beware.
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Incredible vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed an amazing vacation at this rental. It easily accommodated 10 adults and 3 children. The luxuries of central air, washer/dryer, in-law suite, well-equipped kitchen, and 5 bathrooms made it feel more like a home than a vacation rental. The private beach is just a few blocks away, saving you the time and hassle of driving. The neighborhood is very inviting and the surrounding areas provide great restaurants and shopping. It was also a pleasure communicating with the owner and his brother, who provided assistance locally, if needed. I don't often write reviews, but felt compelled to in this case because I was 100% satisfied and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
New Bedford
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Martha's Vineyard/Nantucket
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
New Bedford Municipal
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rte 195 & Rte. 140
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Stoneledge Beach
Car: necessary

This property has most of the benefits of Cape Cod properties without the hassle of getting there. Deeded rights to a private beach on Buzzards Bay. Easily accessible from Boston, Central Massachusetts and New York. Ferry to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket is only 5 miles away. The New Bedford Whaling Museum is a unique attraction located in nearby historic New Bedford.

Other Activities: Easy ferry access to the Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, Whaling Museum


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SE Massachusetts & Buzzard's Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 4250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In Law Suite
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1stFloor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , In law Suite
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , In law Suite
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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