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July 15th - 22nd last week available!

Bedrooms 8
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 16) -

Cape Cod Oceanfront Estate -

A estate perfect for family vacations, reunions, small, intimate weddings, private parties, events, & retreats. Now is the time to plan either a wonderful weeks vacation at our beautiful home on Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod, during the summer or just a great weekend (now through end of April) experiencing Cooking at Kate's.


The home is nestled next to 150 acres of wildlife sanctuary and has beautifully landscaped grounds. At the foot of the driveway is an 18 hole golf course and a sports court for basketball, volleyball, horseshoes and badminton. Some of the best windsurfing in the world is outside your front deck. Perfect also for kayaking, paddle -boarding, or just swimming in the warm waters. Clamming & fishing are also favorites right outside your deck. Adirondack chairs are positioned around the grounds and on the beach for your comfort. The home has over 200' of private beach and the water is both safe and warm. Even during the winter months, there have been many times that all of us have been enjoying the sun on the oceanside deck.

There are two kitchens with three refrigerators, 2 dishwashers and two ovens in total. The home offers an 80 foot outdoor deck overlooking the ocean to enjoy all of the incredible views and sunrises and sunsets. To experience Southwest at Little Harbor is to experience the most fabulous, serene vacation on the entire Cape. Baseball enthusiasts can take in Wareham Gatemen games of the Cape Cod League during the summer, seeing young talent as they progress to the major leagues. Last but not least, for history buffs, the famous whaling city of New Bedford and Plimouth Plantation are each approximately twenty minutes away. How wonderful for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other holiday.

Where can you find a home like this all year round. And you don't have to ever sit in traffic.

Our home is also perfect for small, intimate weddings of 70 people or less. Over the years, our couples have absolutely loved getting married at our home. You would need a tent and port au potties, and we have a recommended list of vendors listed on our site. We have a four night minimum for weddings which are held off season only. The rate is $1800 per night, $600 cleaning, $100 debris and $1800 refundable security if there is no damage to our home.



Cooking at Kate's was just featured on Chronicle in Boston. Open from October through May. It is a wonderful way to spend a weekend, celebrate a special occasion, have friends get together, and the list goes on and on..CLICK LINK BELOW

Chronicle Segment Cooking at Kate's

Cooking at Kate's is for groups of 8-12 people and you get the entire home for you and your guests. Southwest at Little Harbor is a magnificent oceanfront estate on Buzzards Bay (Bourne/Wareham/Onset) with water views from every room. This 1926 classic has been completely renovated and she has been brought back to her original beauty. The home is near everything you could imagine on Cape Cod, with the lovely Victorian Village of Onset just 5 minutes away.

Experience this magical time of year spending a weekend Cooking at Kates - an all inclusive dinner party experience for you and your guests at our gorgeous beachfront Cape Cod estate. This is not a bed & breakfast, you get the entire home for the entire weekend to share a special moment, a special anniversary, a special celebration, birthday, baby shower, bridal shower, book club, bridge club, poker club. The list goes on and on.

Two-night three-day stay in our beachfront home –8 Bedrooms, each with a magnificent view of the ocean.

Welcome Cape Cod Friday Night Dinner - Classic New England recipes to warm your bones and sumptuous cheese and fruit platters paired with fine California wines to warm your spirits.

Continental Breakfast Saturday – all the things you would need for a lovely continental breakfast. Wake up when you chose to. We provide fresh pastries, breads, fresh ground coffee and all of the necessities to prepare yourself a continental breakfast to start your day of exploring Cape Cod, relaxing by one of our four fireplaces or walking our private beach.

5 Course Interactive Culinary Adventure- Have fun Saturday night cooking a 5 course dinner with our award winning chef Sean Dailey using fresh farm to table ingredients and enjoy fine wine expertly selected for each course.

Sunday Brunch Farewell- Linger over last night’s fun while enjoying a delicious brunch selection prepared for you by Lauren and Dave.

This all- inclusive Cape Cod getaway weekend is only $600 per person.

This is truly a unique, one of a kind experience you won’t find at any Cape Cod Resort or Cape Cod Hotel. When it comes to things to do in Cape Cod, Cooking at Kates is the best combination of fun and relaxation with the private beauty of our beachfront estate.

Come to Cape Cod this fall, winter and/or spring and have a great time Cooking at Kate’s.

More Details

Kate Rose
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Kate Rose

Our home is the perfect spot to enjoy your family, friends, co-workers, classmates or your very favorite person in life on the Cape. We are open year round and offering in the fall, winter and spring.

Kate Rose purchased this house in 1999

Why Kate Rose chose Bourne

The home is in an ideal location, close to almost everything the Cape, South Coast, Newport, Plymouth and Boston have to offer. Great spot for day trips to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Near the best lobster roll in the country. Warm and safe water.

And no traffic.....

What makes this house unique

Getting to our home and never being in traffic. This is true all the time -

Enjoying a glass of wine and a lobster dinner on our 80 foot deck. Swimming all day and evening. Windsurfing, kayaking, golfing, biking, hiking right outside your front door. Large enough for all ages to enjoy each other. Gourmet and fully stocked kitchens. Private Chef available (additional expense) to have you enjoy family and friends and enjoy any type of meal you desire.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“ We celebrated my wife’s 70th birthday and our 1st family reunion in mid June and it couldn’t have been a more perfect weekend!! My wife and I , our 6 children and their spouses, and our 11 grandchildren, all felt it was the most memorable weekend ever. The house set up was perfectly and incredibly appointed. Even with all our family, there was always plenty of room for all – young and old – to play, eat, sleep and be together. The views are majestic and the beach and the clear calm water were but steps away. We only needed to supply food as everything else needed came with the house. The area was private and made you feel special. I’m sure we’ll return – hopefully with the whole gang for another great time!!”

Jun 2012
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Buzzards Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 16
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bathroom directly across bedroom - oceanfront views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Oceanfront views
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Bath across hall, ocean views
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Ocean views
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , South and west exposure, TV, ocean views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bathroom in bedroom, oceanfront views, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bathroom directly across from bedroom - oceanfront views, TV
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Second king bedroom, bath across hall, ocean views - TV
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sports Court, 18 hole golf course at beginning of driveway, all water sports available, deep sea fishing, kayaking and windsurfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(106 traveler reviews)

July 15th - 22nd last week available!
average rating of 4.981132 based on 115 reviews

Cooking at Kate's weekend

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish this weekend was amazing. Home was warm and welcoming. Food was outstanding. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate us and make us comfortable. The Executive Chef and Somolier were amazing. I would recommend this property for summer vacations or this hands on weekend experience. Will definitely go back

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect winter weekend Cooking at Kate's

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a wonderful weekend at Kate and Barry's exceptional beach house. The house is beautifully situated on the Bay with views of sunrise AND sunset. There were 10 of us (five couples) each with our own sweet bedroom and bath all with bay views. The sense of privacy in the house is very special and the views all day and night are stunning.

The house is beautifully appointed. Lauren prepared super for our first night (a delicious soup and salad with lovely canopies to start) and left a nice continental breakfast for the morning. We had a marvelous lazy day talking, laughing, singing and playing games by the fire.

At 3:30 Val arrived to get our wine tasting started, soon to be followed by Kevin, our chef for the evening. We all gathered in the kitchen (there are two kitchens in the house!) and had great fun helping Kevin prep a sumptuous dinner. Lauren and Dave returned Sunday morning with a beautiful brunch to complete our weekend.

Lots of fireplaces to gather around, plenty of room to spread out. I can only imagine how much fun it would be to stay at the house in the summer, sit on the beautiful deck or hide away with a book in one of two sunrooms.

We will be back for sure!

Thank you Kate, Barry, Lauren and Dave for a perfect experience

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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85th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Where should I start to review an absolute perfect 85th birthday celebration for my mother. From the day of booking, six months prior to the celebration, Kate couldn’t have been more helpful in planning. A bed was set up downstairs in a lovely room with a view of the water for my sister, who is restricted to a wheelchair. Eight of us were welcomed by Lauren into the home with cheese and wine and a delicious dinner Friday evening. Saturday evening dinner was prepared by a Chef and wine paired with the meal. We helped out in the kitchen, which was a lot of fun. And Sunday we didn’t leave before a delicious brunch. There was so much food and wine, we didn’t need to bring anything for our stay. My brother, sister and myself had our families (children and grandchildren) come down Saturday for a group picture. There were 28 of us for the picture and enough room in the house for all of us to relax and enjoy each other’s company. Four generations had lunch and cake to celebrate the 85th birthday celebration. I can’t thank Kate enough for this wonderful memory and sharing her home with us and Lauren for being a perfect host.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Thanksgiving getaway with friends

  • 5 of 5

I cannot speak highly enough of our stay at Southwest at Little Harbor. We went with a group of people from all around the world for thanksgiving weekend and had the most wonderful time. The house was perfect. The 2 kitchens meant we could all help with the cooking of Thanksgiving dinner, and the multiple living and seating areas kept the children out from underneath us. The large dining table was fantastic for our feast and the TV room worked as a cinema later in the evening. The house was large enough for everyone to have their own space yet felt cosy and warm. The house had all the essentials in the kitchen, and more than enough towels and linen. We all absolutely loved staying here and look forward to coming back in the Summer to enjoy the deck and the beach. Kate was a pleasure to deal with and very flexible with us. I highly recommend this beautiful house for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Celebrating in Style

  • 5 of 5

We booked our stay at Cooking at Kate's last spring when my husband and I were looking for a special way to celebrate our 60th birthdays - we wanted to be able to have our three children, their spouses and our two new grandchildren join us... the concept seemed perfect and the experience exceeded our expectations -- when we arrived on Friday afternoon we were greeted by Lauren who acquainted us with the home and its features - every room had breathtaking ocean views, a fire was burning in one of the living room fireplaces and a lovely assortment of cheese, crackers and snacks were set out for us to enjoy along with several bottles of red and white wine. A delicious meal of homemade soup, salad and Italian bread was waiting in the kitchen to serve along with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. After gathering around the large dining room table to enjoy dinner together, we returned to the living room which was an ideal place for everyone to spread out but still be together. The highlight of our weekend was cooking dinner with Kevin and learning about wine from Val on Saturday night. Kevin and Val welcomed the adults and babies alike as we gathered in the kitchen and took turns cooking and tasting -- there were lots of laughs as we shared some amazingly delectable food and wine. On Sunday morning Lauren returned with a wonderful brunch spread -- the sun was shining and even though it was late October, the temperature was mild enough that we were able to enjoy this last meal outside on the deck overlooking the ocean. Although it was hard to leave on such a beautiful day, the memories of our Cooking at Kate's experience are ones we will treasure. Thanks to Kate for sharing her beautiful home and Lauren for being such a welcoming host.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun, Food, Friends and Ahhhh Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I headed off to Cooking at Kate's with three other couples. Things had been very busy leading up to the weekend, so none of us really knew what to expect. We were shocked, in the best possible way. Lauren was there to welcome us and give us a tour of Southwest at Little Harbor. It is spectacular!! The views out every window are breathtaking. Bedrooms and bathrooms were neat and functional. Each room downstairs has it's own character. We made sure to experience them all. The weather when we were there was perfect, so the expansive back deck was our favorite hangout. There were "snacks" left out on the large coffee table in the gathering room (fireplace lit). These "snacks" were a full spread of cheese, breads, crackers, meats, nuts...a meal in itself. For dinner there was a wonderful vegetable soup, a massive salad, with a variety of items and homemade bread. Along with some very nice white and red wine, it made for the perfect dinner. For the next days breakfast, everything was thought of. Bellies full and well rested the ladies headed out for a walk along the ocean to the Cape Cod Canal and the gentlemen journeyed out for a round of golf at a nearby public course. They commented it was very nice. After catching up on the back deck it was time to prepare for the grand event, Saturday's Dinner. Chef Kevin and wine expert Scott were great. We prepared and enjoyed crab cakes, tuna tartare, squash and apple bisque served with edible spoons, with creme fraiche, mahi mahi, lamb chops, spaghetti squash and polenta, I'm sure I'm missing something, but you get the idea. Again, perfect parings and explanations of the wines by Scott. Brunch Sunday morning followed suit and everyone enjoyed everything! For a few days this special house released us from the real world and let us enjoy the company of friends, fine food and drink, lots of laughs and a true sense of relaxation. Don't hesitate to become a member of her ongoing history. Thanks to Lauren and Dave for all their hard work and to Kate and Barry for sharing Southwest with us. We're already planning our trip back.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Buzzards Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
May 1 2017 - Jun 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 8 2017 - Jun 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Peak Season
Jun 20 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
cleaning fee $600

Wedding Rates - four night minimum - $1800 per night, $600 cleaning, $100 debris and $1800 refundable security if there is no damage to our home!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Quahog Republic
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Cape Cod Baseball League, Water Slide Park, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Cape Cod Canal with 7 miles of private walkways and bike paths, great for fishing, Canal Cruises, Waterfront Restaurants, Outlet Shops, Stores, Driving Range all 10 minutes away from home. Also central location to Plymouth, Whale Watching, Plimouth Plantation, Cape Islands, Newport Mansions, and Boston, Providence. Also famous and close to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole and the Lloyd Center for Environmental Studies, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Neighbors 180 acres of Wildlife Sanctuary area where you can walk throughout.

Now also have another home to rent if we are booked. Please inquire with owner - katedixonrose@aol


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