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Bedrooms 8
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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:
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 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
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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


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average rating of 4.97541 based on 131 reviews

Beautiful scenic relaxing area!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this Cape Cod house. Great memories with great friends. The property management was awesome and we can't say enough how our whole group enjoyed this vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hyde Park, Ma.

Wonderful Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property, this is our 6th., year renting this property and it has never disappointed us. We get together once a year for a long weekend away to our favorite place to play golf and watch the sunrise and sunsets on the back deck while overlooking the ocean. It is truly a special place. Looking forward to next year!

Club 73

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Astonishingly beautiful venue for a family event

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay!

When my fiancee and I were looking at potential venues for an intimate wedding celebration, it was easy for us to agree on this. It is a beautiful home, with enough private sleeping space for our immediate families, a well-stocked kitchen for bonding over meal-time, and a large backyard with panoramic ocean views for the ceremony itself.

Working with Kate (the owner) was easy and friction free. She answered our questions promptly, gave us insights based on previous experiences, and was flexible and accommodating.

All of our guests were in awe of the home, the property and the weekend as a whole. Absolutely perfect for our needs!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for retreats!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of law students staying here on a weekend retreat. The living areas are spacious (generous seating in the living room, two full service kitchens, a generous patio, and two sunrooms). The house is also supremely situated with gorgeous views of the bay, and appointed with every convenience you'll need. Most importantly, Kate is a lovely host and a joy to work with!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Already booked for next year

  • 5 of 5

Our large extended family has spent 3 summer vacations at Southwest at Little Harbor and each time has been wonderful. The living and dining spaces in this house make it perfect for a large and varied crowd of all ages. The sunrooms are great for the little ones and their toys, the living room with large tables and couches is great for conversation, jigsaw puzzles or just enjoying the view; and the dining room is large enough to accommodate our entire clan at dinner. With every bedroom overlooking the water, there is always a breeze to keep the rooms cool. The beach is a bit rocky, but water shoes do the trick, and being able to swim in the calm waters of Buzzards Bay from a virtually private beach is a real treat. Like the house, the yard offers spacious areas for play in both sun and shade. The patio overlooking the bay is our favorite spot for morning coffee, lunch or cocktails at sunset. The owners and managers are familiar with the area and are very responsive, both before and during visits. They also provide recommendations on restaurants, food, shopping and activities in the area, plus there is a basket in the main hallway containing tons of local reference. We have found that Wareham is an ideal alternative to driving over the bridge during the height of summer when traffic can add hours to your drive.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dreams come true at Southwest at Little Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful wedding week with family and friends at Southwest at Little Harbor. The house is beautiful and a natural magnet for friends and family to hang out and enjoy eachother! We will treasure the memories made there forever! Kate, Barry, Lauren and Dave were so helpful by recommending the most excellent local caterer and rental supply company, which made the wedding planning so easy. We would definitely recommend Southwest at Little Harbor to anyone wanting a small destination wedding venue or vacation home!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $600
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

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

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

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