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OceanFront with Private Beach in Falmouth on Cape Cod

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 BR, 4 BA, Sleeps 12. ( 5 queen beds, 4 single beds )

Oceanfront home located on Nantucket Sound overlooking Martha’s Vineyard Island. Swim, sail, fish just steps from where you sleep. We are located in Falmouth Heights MA and feature a large oceanview lawn area. The house is a white Stucco craftsman style bungalow measuring 50’ x 40’ and is 1 3/4 floors. Reserve early! Owners reside on location and know and love Cape Cod and are happy to assist you in planning your holiday. Picnic tables, beach chairs, folding beach cabana, barbecues gas and charcoal, flat screen TVs, , WiFI are provided. Linens provided for a fee or traveler free to 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 a day to day 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 about 50% of the first floor of the house. We know and love Cape Cod and all of the New England area and are willing ( if requested ) 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 property arise. Thank you Sean and Sheila Regan.

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Sean Regan or Sheila Regan
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Sean Regan or Sheila Regan

We are native Bostonians who operated this house as a bed and breakfast from 1983 to 2012. Presently we rent on a weekly basis as described in home away#140074. We continue to reside in our first floor separate entrance owners apt. during the summer season and now enjoy our new found freedom to come and go as we please except for Saturdays which is changeover day. We know and love Cape Cod and are willing to share our passion for it with you. Sean and Sheila Regan

Sean Regan or Sheila Regan purchased this house in 1983

Why Sean Regan or Sheila Regan chose Falmouth

Location,location,location, oceanfront with plenty of lawn area, plus a nice classic beach bungalow house. Our son had his wedding reception in the side yard in 2012 and our daughter had hers here as well in 2014.

What makes this house unique

Being able to be near the beach 24 hours a day. Enjoy the sea breeze, see the birds,boats and bathers. Also having a private beach just 100' from your door is a major plus. Its great to just take a dip several times a day without travel,parking,logistics to content with.

Guestbook comments from the owner

my first trip to Cape Cod exceeded my expectations. I have continued to rave about the incredible clam chowder.My grandparents are very fond of Cape Cod and I now understand why.
Jul 2010
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Boston, or Providence (Hyannis 20)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
British Beer Pub, Wharf Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Island Queen Ferry to Marthas Vinyard
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
6 courses within 20 minute drive
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Buzzards Bay MA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Casino by the sea/ Wharf Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Our beach is less than a 150' from your door
Car: recommended

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.


Teaticket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Nobska
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bay View
    Exterior - outdoor shower , Sun drenched, hot and cold water, locks from inside.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Topside: antique claw foot tub with two windows view of pond
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vinyard View bath equipped with grab bars and skylight.
  • See our wonderful outdoor shower!! It is 30 sq ft. surrounded by 6' high cedar fence with a dressing area and locking door. Adjacent clothes line . Enjoy bathing under the sun or stars.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Topside - 1 twin/ single , In alcove off living room (Topside)
    Topside 1 - 1 queen , Direct Ocean View (Topside) Large closet, Fujitsu heat/AC
    Bay Room - 1 queen , Guest Room with bay views window AC.
    Nobska - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 room suite with Queen bed in 1 room , single in second.AC
    Vinyard View enclosed porch - 1 twin/ single , Porch with ocean view - setup as day bed, love seat.
    Vinyard View Room - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with Amazing Ocean Views,window AC.
    Topside 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Direct Ocean View (Topside)large closet. 8,ooo btu AC
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We are located in a residential setting which allows our guests peace and quiet. We expect that our guests treat our home responsibly and do not have functions or large gatherings without written permission from the owners. Overnight capacity is twelve guests. Please call us at 508-548-6941 for additional info or to reserve. Credit cards and cancellation/travel insurance are accepted through the program.


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OceanFront with Private Beach in Falmouth on Cape Cod
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 19 reviews

Great location - quirky layout

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Incredible location.. lovely home

  • 5 of 5

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 !

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Nice area, and the setup ended up working well for us.

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A true gem

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Wonderful, simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

This house operated as a bed and breakfast guest house for many years. Home away #140074 describes that part that is a five bedroom weekly rental unit. There is a separate entrance, self contained, owners apartment that is occupied by the Regans on the first floor. Please note rental periods are Saturday to saturday only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.