About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
5 BR, 4 BA, Sleeps 12. ( 5 queen beds, 4 single beds )
Oceanfront home with private beach overlooking Martha’s Vineyard. Swim, sail, and fish steps from where you sleep. We are located near Falmouth Heights & the Island Queen. Reserve early! Picnic tables, beach chairs, folding beach cabana, Gas and Charcoal BBQs, flat screen TVs & *free WiFI are provided. Linens provided for a fee ($250) or traveler can bring their own. There is a large pond behind the house with a scenic 2 mile walk along the shore of Great Bay. There is fishing at the Great Pond jetties 200 yards away. Public beaches with lifeguards are a 3-5 minute walk away.
OWNERS LIVE ONSITE: We have owned this house since 1983 and operated it as an Inn until 2012. Since then we have preferred to rent it as a five bedroom weekly rental unit. (More free time, less work for us ). We live on premise with a separate entrance apartment comprising ~50% of the first floor of the house. We know and love Cape Cod and all of the New England area and are willing to share our insights with you. We are often out and about on a bike or a boat but can be contacted should a problem concerning your rental arise. Thank you, Sean and Sheila Regan.
Sean Regan or Sheila Regan
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Sean Regan or Sheila Regan
We are native Bostonians who operated this house as a bed and breakfast from 1983 to 2012 and now we rent on a weekly basis. We live in a first floor separate entrance owner's apt. We know and love Cape Cod and are willing to share our passion for it with you so you get the most our of your time here at the beach. Sean and Sheila Regan
Sean Regan or Sheila Regan purchased this House in 1983
Why Sean Regan or Sheila Regan chose East Falmouth
Location, location, location. This property is ocean in the front, bay in the back with a private beach and a large lawn area. You can walk to the beach in about 30 seconds and you can be wading in the bay with the minnows, clams and hermit crabs in 10 seconds.
What makes this House unique
You can bring your family here and have a spot staked out on the beach, a BBQ going in the yard and kids catching crabs in the bay without ever getting in your car or ever needing a beach sticker. Enjoy the sea breeze, see the birds, boats and fishing. Having a private beach just 100' from your door is the only way to vacation.
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Great location - quirky layout
Overall a great stay. House has an unbeatable location and views. The pond and beach right across the street were great. The layout is a bit quirky and I wish we had asked more questions about that to help with planning. Two of the bedrooms have outside entrances which we knew but we didn't realize that they didn't have any interior access without going outside. This meant that we didn't feel safe putting kids to bed and then having adults rejoin the group in the living room - if we had realized the layout we could have brought a baby monitor to allow for this. Also ended up with 2 kids in a nicer room than adults because the vineyard room was only outside access so we didn't feel comfortable putting them there. The 2 upstairs bedrooms had amazing views and it seemed a bit like a waste to have kids in one of them. Bathrooms weren't that great but the outdoor shower made up for that - it was great and most of our group used that. The living room/kitchen are larger and nicer than they appear in the pictures. We were concerned that it might not be big enough for our group of 12 (8 adults and 4 kids) but it was an unfounded concern. Table seated us all no problem and plenty of seating - Also a nice small balcony off of the living room with great views. The yard also had plenty of outdoor seating and we ate dinner outside 2 nights. Plenty of parking for 3 cars. Short drive to town.
Thank you for the review and for leaving everything so clean and proper upon your departure. Please know that you are always welcome to make a return visit to our Cape Cod cottage by the sea.
Incredible location.. lovely home
We had a wonderful vacation staying at this beach house. Plenty of space, we had our older children come down for the 4th of July unexpectedly and the place is so large with many beds and private areas that it just worked out perfectly. Sean and Sheila live on the property and our lovely people who are very friendly but also give you your space to enjoy your vacation. The location could not be more beautiful, you have the ocean in front of you with a beautiful view of Martha's Vineyard and behind you is a gorgeous saltwater Pond, great walking trails and great restaurants in the local area. Would definitely recommend this vacation home and would go again. Thank you Sean and Sheila !
Hi Karen,Sean and family,Thank you very much for leaving our home in such excellent condition. We appreciate your thoughtfulness, effort and time. You have a wonderful family and all seemed to have fun and enjoy themselves. You are most welcome anytime. Enjoy the rest of the summer. Sincerely, Sean and Sheila
Nice area, and the setup ended up working well for us.
Great location, comfortable beds, outdoor shower was cool, plenty of space, and close to everything in the cape. Only con was beach is a little rocky but it was great for the older kids to skip them on the water and younger ones to build rock castles. Kids had fun so we had fun!
A true gem
The Sea Shell Inn was perfect for our multi-generational gathering. Rare location with views of the water on all sides! The owners were so kind and generous. Highly recommended!
Awesome beach vacation
Our large group ages 6-85 loved our beach vacation here! Sean and Shelia are so kind, friendly and easy to work with. The layout is a bit quirky, but it worked well for our group, with plenty of space for kids, tweens and adults. Beautiful private beach (bring water shoes, its rocky) entertained our kids for hours. We also enjoyed the large yard, gas and charcoal grills, outdoor shower, scenic walking path along the pond and dining table big enough for our large group. Great place overall!
It was a pleasure having your family stay at our beach house this past week. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and care of our home, Everyone seemed to have enjoyed their time at the beach, you are most welcome guests anytime.
Wonderful, simply wonderful
Such a nice, relaxing home, from the gathering room/kitchen to the individual bedrooms - 3 of which have their own separate entrances and bathroom/showers. We had 8 adults and 4 kids, one of which is 3. We arrived to a center piece of roses, a watermelon, local cookies, and crackers. Although I didn't use the shower in my room, the outdoor shower was the way to go - most of us were in line for it each day! All rooms have a wonderful view. My daughter loved the nook upstairs with the view of the ocean even though it was off the main meeting room. The private beach was near perfect - the owners have a bunch of chairs and surf chairs and allow you to bring over a couple wind break tents over too - just bring your cooler! And speaking of the owners, such wonderful people!! I was a bit concerned when I found out they were on site, but how off my thoughts were - so pleasant and personable, and knowledgable off their hometown. So many places to walk to to eat, get ice cream, even the Falmouth fish market is a 15 - 20 minute walk through a lovely town. Oh, and we saved parking by walking to the Island Queen ferry to go to Martha's Vineyard! We don't return to places for our family vacations, simply so we experience new places each year, but this may just be our first repeat!! Thank you for a wonderful week!
We are located on the Vineyard Sound with Great Pond behind our house. Located 1/2 mile from Falmouth Heights and two miles from Main Street Falmouth. Take the Shining Sea bike path to Woods Hole! We are 75 miles from Boston or take the Bonanza bus from South Station to Falmouth. Take a ferry to Marthas Vinyard or quick drive to Hyannis and catch the boat to Nantucket. Falmouth has miles of easily accessible white sand public beaches, fantastic salt and fresh water fishing, boating on the ocean and bays with excellent harbors, marine facilities and charter boats, an outstanding Sports Center, 6 public golf courses and 21 public tennis courts. Falmouth also has the world famous Falmouth Road Race in August and the Woods Hole Film Festival Summer Stock Theatre & College Light Opera. There's the Cape Cod League summer baseball, a world center for oceanographic and marine research in Woods Hole, many incredible restaurants with food for every taste, recreational parks and miles of wildlife walking trails, Ashumet Holly Reservation, Salt Pond Bird Sanctuary, The Knob, Beebe Woods, charming antique shops and art galleries, historic houses, churches museums, and a quaint village green.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
This house operated as a bed and breakfast guest house for many years. This listing is for a is a five bedroom weekly rental unit. There is a separate entrance and the rental is self contained/ The owner's apartment that is occupied by the Regan's is on the first floor. Please note rental periods are Saturday to saturday only. (We offer a reduced rate in the Fall for smaller groups with 3 room rental.)