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Mashnee Islands/ Head of Buzzards/ In-Ground Pool

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps10

This Classic Cape has views of the Cape Cod Canal and a peek of Buzzards Bay. Not that you will want to go anywhere with an in-ground heated pool, outdoor living room in pool house, paved decking, and a cozy cape house with 3/4 basement.

Attractions Cape Cod Canal: The Army Corps of Engineers maintains 7 miles of bike and walking trail which runs along both sides of canal running from the Bourne Railroad Bridge to the Sandwich Marina.

Mass Maritime Academy: College dedicated to Maritime studies located on mainland side of Bourne

Waterwiz Park in Wareham next to Walmart, Homedepot, resturants, and Antique:

Aptucxet Trading Post, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun

National Marine Life Center, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 12pm-5pm. Whale exhibits and artifacts. Multi-media exhibits about marine animal stranding & rescue. Free admission.

Woods Hole Aquarium, 11am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Started in 1885, small, public aquarium showing approximately 140 species of marine animals found in Atlantic waters.

Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center, Thurs-Sun 10am-5pm through 6/23; 6/23 on open daily. Guided walks, bike hikes and programs. Exhibits, real time radar, a retired 41’ US Army Corps of Engineers’ patrol boat. Free to the public. Call for daily program info.

More Attractions: Thornton W. Burgess Museum, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1pm-4pm. Memorabilia & exhibits spotlighting the naturalist & creator of Peter Cottontail. Admission by donation.

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1pm-4pm. Nature trails, jam kitchen, programs for kids & adults. Admission by donation.

Wildflower Garden Tours: Tuesdays only / 10:30am. Informative & informal walk through award winning gardens. $5, children welcome, free. Green Briar Nature Center,

Still more Attractions: Sandwich Glass Museum, daily 9:30am-5pm. Over 5,000 glass creations. Exhibits and demonstrations. $4.75 adults; $1 kids 6-14; free 6 & under. 129 Main St., Sandwich. 508-888-0251.

Walking Tour of Beebe Estate: Tuesdays only / 11am & 2pm. Join a knowledgeable docent on a tour of the original Beebe Estate. $5 suggested donation. Tour leaves Highfield Hall, .

More Details

michael griffin
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About michael griffin

Purchased house as a 2nd home and found it was an ideal rental property with a growing active family. Have always increased value of property with annual capital improvements. ie. new roof, inground pool, pool house etc.

michael griffin purchased this house in 1995

Why michael griffin chose Buzzards Bay

This property is located as far as one can drive to the southern most point of the Cape Cod Canal, on the Cape side. After you go over the bridge you have a series of lefts and rights, snaking you into a hidden treasure, You may not want to leave with the resort type back yard.Stay on site or take a day trip to Marthas Vineyard, or go into Boston for a game at Fenway and see the Bosox play.

What makes this house unique

House is on double lot with plenty of sun throughout the day. Traffic is always a problem on the Cape but you are literally 12 minutes from being on Cape and relaxing on the property. Easy on/easy off!


Buzzards Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Responsibility of pool use is up to the client. We strongly recommend outdoor activities cease at 10pm and moved into the pool house and/or house.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outdoor - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Bathroom with indoor shower is connected to outside for easy access to pool.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleeps2
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 bunk beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master,sleeps 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Sleeps 2
  • Master bedroom has walk-in closet and private entrance to outdoor porch.4th Bedroom is down in refinished basement. Bunk beds are on first floor for security.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Pool House is converted garage with changing room, dry bar with 4 highboys, tile floor, refrigerator and sofa with two chairs. Tiki style awning gives shade in heat of day and overlooks pool. New Roof 2017 Non-refundable charge of $175.00 will be assessed for cleaning.Security deposit is $300.00 You will have 4 man-hours to bring house back to state where you rented it, $85.00/ man-hour after the 4 man hours will be assessed if needed.


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Mashnee Islands/ Head of Buzzards/ In-Ground Pool
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
No. Syracuse. N.Y.

Very relaxing and quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful rental for the family. Had 4 adults and 3 kids. Loved the way the yard and pool were set up. The owner was very accommodating. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Really wonderful property. We enjoy the cottage, the pool, the bar, the views, the quiet and beautiful neighboorhood. It really is a fabulous place to spend a vacation. There are plenty of space and comfortable beds for two families. Clean and very well equipped for just about anything you need, including entertaining and bikes.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hilton Head, SC

A great place for a family gathering

  • 4 of 5

Fitted our family perfectly. 3 adult couples and 4 children. The pool is the centerpiece closely followed by the Tiki Bar. We all liked the location away from the hustle and bustle of the Cape and just steps from the Bay and everything in the house is well stocked and furnished. Some things could use updating but that was no bother for us- we all had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Vacation Spot

  • 4 of 5

This rental is a spacious home for multiple families. We loved the outdoor shower, pool and poolhouse. We had a very hot vacation week and everyone enjoyed the pool (only a few houses on the island had a pool). The short walk to beaches was great and they were never crowded. Overall this was great for our kids as they were able to bike around the neighborhood (low & slow traffic), go fishing, swimming, even have a wiffle ball game in the back yard.

The lobster trap down the road had good food for eat-in or take-out. A smaller market is down the street and there is a Market Basket (newly opened grocery store) just 10 minutes away.

We would recommend this rental property to friends or relatives.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Above excellent

  • 5 of 5

This was my best vacation I have had in over 8 years. I loved the house, pool, and location. I was so relaxed it was so hard to leave. I am looking forward for next year. The pool makes you feel like your in a resort.

I would recommend this rental to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Providence Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Lobster Trap
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Brookside
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Lobster trap
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
On island
Car: necessary

Mashnee Island sits on the end of Buzzards Bay on the Cape Cod side. The island is connected by land with a Dike built by the Army Corp of Engineers around the turn of the century. The Island has approximately ninety homes of which one- third are year- round and the remainder seasonal. The Island provides swimming on the Phinneys Cove side, along the dike, Sea clamming, kayaking, tubing and windsurfing are just a few of the activities you will see during the course of your stay. Walking the island and the dike are favorite pastimes of visitors and residents. Bring your bike to ride the canal or take a trip to the market.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee/weekly $175

$175 Dollar non-refundable cleaning fee. We provide 8 man-hours to bring the property up to the same standards you received it. You will be charged $85/man-hours or 1/2 hour fraction after the eight hours. The extra time/cost will come out of your security deposit. The security deposit is $300. It will be returned to you no later than 30 days from your stay should there be no failures in the contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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