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Summer booked. Now time to start booking Cooking at Kate's for the off-season!

Bedrooms 8
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace


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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 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 -
(112 traveler reviews)

Summer booked. Now time to start booking Cooking at Kate's for the off-season!
average rating of 4.973214 based on 121 reviews

Beautiful house with tons of character

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay at this property. The owner was understanding and helpful throughout the process, and the property delivered on all its promises. We had a beautiful view, and the neighborhood felt like quintessential New England.

Even with spotty weather, the great room felt so cozy that we weren't even disappointed that we couldn't spend the entire time outside. When the sun was out, though, we were basking on the back porch, watching the interesting beach wildlife through binoculars.

Since we're all pretty avid cooks, we were excited to see that the kitchen was so well stocked with cookware, though the only small disappointment was that there weren't as many "pantry staples" as I had hoped. Apparently in the off season, the kitchen isn't as well stocked. Required a couple extra trips to the grocery store.

Otherwise, though, it was a wonderful time, and we hope to gather a large crowd together again soon to take advantage of the spacious property.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Wonderful family gathering place. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annual Cousins Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and all the amenities offered by a great time-weathered beach-front family home. So many great rooms, some nook-sized and others very much able to accommodate a large family. Since we were not a large group, we had plenty of room to gather or to sneak off alone. We were able to enjoy the deck at about 2 pm on Saturday when the clouds in the skies cleared and the sun peaked out. Many ventured out in the wind and rain in the morning to shell-search and explore the beach. This group of 8 is my three cousins and our spouses, the fourth time we have planned a weekend together and it was the perfect place and event for us to gather, chill and share our family stories and history. The large living rooms enhanced by the fireplaces especially on this weekend were warm, cozy and inviting.

The food offered by the house team, Lauren & Dave was comforting for a rainy Friday night, just enough for Sat morning and perfectly complimented our Blood Mary’s on Sunday morning. They were there when we needed them and then left us alone.

We enjoyed Audra and Val and they both were amenable to our request to pause during the Kentucky Derby. We are foodies and wine enthusiasts and were a very inquisitive group and we were delighted at the discussions especially on the wines, regions and varietals even discussing the box-o-wine!

Overall, we had a great, short time wishing we had more…

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it with all our might!

  • 5 of 5

I would HIGHLY recommend this property. Perfect location. Extremely well appointed. We could not have been HAPPIER with our experiences during our stay at this beautiful property!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Gourmet Dinner Group weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a late spring nor'easter when we arrived and we couldn't have been more pleased with the warm, comfy cozy house, fire in the fireplace. We felt 'cocooned' in a magical place where all cares were left behind in our real worlds! The entire staff was delightful and fun, the food delicious and more than enough for everyone. We were greeted by Lauren & Dave, who provided Friday dinner & Sunday brunch. Totally yummy & we just loved them. Chef Kevin was informative and very funny & personable, a treat to work with. We all loved the cooking experience. And, we all learned a lot from Sommelier Val. This huge 1929 house has it's own personality & charm with a view to die for. We left happy, relaxed and very full :-) I highly recommend 'Cooking at Kate's'! And for the summer months, it would be a perfect place for a family reunion.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our very first Mother/Daugher weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

Watching on TV about this beautiful home and exciting weekend with a personal chef/wine educator, my daughter and I became convinced we had to do this. Once we decided on who would be the perfect friends to join us; we booked the date. As the date came closer and closer all 8 of us anticipated the fun we would have. But none of us could imagine how perfect a weekend this would be. AMAZING!!! The food, fireplaces, wine, candles and 8 bedrooms.. The Chef was fantastic and we all enjoyed participating in our meal and then sitting down to a 5 star dinner. We want to plan a return visit and certainly recommend this home to anyone.. THANKS for our memories of a weekend away with our grown daughters; laughing the entire weekend.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Buzzards Bay House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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!

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