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Stephen Alicandro

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Oceanfront, Architect-Designed House

21 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

East Falmouth House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Architect-owned home on Menauhant Beach has unobstructed views of Vineyard Sound and Martha's Vineyard. This unique beachfront home is perfect for a luxury vacation! It has every amenity you can think of including 2 large decks with new furniture and new stainless steel gas grill, cathedral ceilings w/fans and skylights, laundry, outdoor hot shower, fireplace, and custom finishes and décor throughout -- high speed WiFi internet!. The gourmet kitchen was renovated in 2014 with new cabinetry, high-end appliances and granite countertops. Bathrooms are bright, beautiful and luxurious. Sun-drenched living areas and bedrooms all beautifully decorated. The master suite offers a private bath with 5’ soaker tub / separate shower and private deck with picturesque ocean view. The bright sun splashed interior is full of windows and sliding glass doors that offer water views from virtually every room.

Just steps from the beach. Relax with family and friends on the 30’ private deck that overlooks Bourne Pond (clamming on the weekends). 1/2 mile to Green Pond (boat access to Vineyard Sound), a short drive to terrific restaurants, quaint shops (downtown Falmouth and Mashpee Commons), ferries to Martha’s Vineyard, bike paths, golf clubs, nature areas & more.

Take a stroll on the beach, hop on the adjacent bike path to Woods Hole to experience a town rich in classic New England culture, or just relax in this luxury home with all its amenities for a true Cape Cod vacation. Catch a ferry to the neighboring islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. This area, so rich in beauty and history, will be a destination that you will want to return to year after year. Minimum 3-night stay. Minimum $1,000.

Keywords: oceanfront, beachfront, house

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Stephen Alicandro (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Stephen Alicandro

My father purchased the property in 1977 for an amazing $20,000. The lot was part of a larger parcel owned by the Butterworth family (they live in the house directly next door). The lot was divided up into three, one-acre parcels. I had just graduated from architectural school and was working in Washington DC when my father told me the exciting news. His first question was, 'When can we have the floor plans ready?”

With the excitement of my first full house commission, I immediately started on the design. The building form was inspired by the passing ships on Vineyard Sound and if you look at the front façade, you can see that the lines of the roofs mimic a two mast sailboat. In fact, after the house was completed, local boaters have told me that they use the house as a landmark to navigate.

My father and I were the general contractors. For three years, I commuted from Washington, DC almost every weekend to work on the house. We sub-contracted out the exterior shell, framing and finishes. For the interiors, we employed a retired carpenter who did a great job translating my sketches into reality. My father was an expert stone-mason (like most Italians). He learned the trade when he helped his father build a house back in the 1930s. You can see the results of his labor throughout the house.

There was a great sigh of relief upon completing the construction three years later. The design purposely provides waterviews from every room. The house is particularly interesting during the night when the weather is clear and the moon is full.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our plan was to use Cape House as a base to explore the area, BUT the house is so perfect that we could not move away. On the first day, we took a trip in to Falmouth to Bean and Cod, the Farmers market at the Fairground and Green Pond fish market on the way back. Then we had a picnic on the beach for the rest of the day. Perfect!! The house is stunning -- just great. So well thought out and planned, and being a cook, I really appreciate the great kitchen, all the equipment and thanks for having the herbs, etc. - saves me so much time having to find them all in the markets.



Thanks for the voluminous information guide AND whenever we had a question about how to operate an appliance, there was always a laminated set of instructions to show us the way. I even managed to pair music on my iPad with the stereo, and normally I cannot even get the TV to work!



Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home and thanks for organising the beautiful weather. I went swimming, very warm, although I am used to colder waters off Sweden and Denmark.
Sep 2015
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Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

Oceanfront, Architect-Designed House
average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews
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Friends and Family Vacation in Falmouth

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for 2 weeks, inviting friends and family to join me, so there were a total of 7 people there at different times with a great deal of home cooking; the well--stocked and well organized kitchen was a big plus. All agreed this is a perfect vacation house, architecturally interesting, perfectly located, great for both private spaces and lovely community gatherings. Might consider adding a few things for seniors like tape on the outdoor steps.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Such a space!

  • 5 of 5

Our week at the Cape House was absolutely wonderful, due in great part to the architectural space as well as its location on the Falmouth shore. We were celebrating a key event with family and friends, and the home was ideally suited for such a spirit. The kitchen was well appointed and a joy to work in, spacious and efficient, which was important because we entertained and cooked in every night but one. Among the delights the home offers would be morning coffee on the upper deck, gatherings on the back deck [with its excellent Weber grill!], sea breezes that blow through the home, and sunsets that reflected beautifully on the pond at the back of the home. We so hope we can come back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Graduation Trip

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house! And I would guess, perfect in any season. The kitchen was well stocked with excellent equipment and the home was large enough to afford privacy, yet cozy at the same time.Not far from shopping, and Falmouth itself is very attractive.

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While we were only there 3 nights, it was enough for me to know that I will go back as often as I can and my 2 daughters would, too. In fact, I have already recommended this house to 2 separate families and would recommend it to any who ask!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house in a great location, immediately across the street from the beach. The house was very clean and stocked with everything you could imagine needing, including a well equipped kitchen. And the property has a wonderfully accommodating property manager. Beautiful decks, front and back. I did not like the floor plan of the upstair's bath. Two separate baths would have been preferable. The sleeping accommodations in the loft, though private, are affected by any noise in the house. Not recommended for late sleepers. For families with toddlers or young children the house has a lot of stairs and is close to the road. My family and I were frustrated by our lack of leisure time at the house due to family obligations, and definitely hope to return for a more relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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KL

  • 5 of 5

Very nice vacation home. This was our first trip to Cape Cod, We found the house to be in a great central location to explore the cape and surrounding areas- we went to Boston, Newport, and Provincetown- all about 1 and 1/2 hour drive. We enjoyed Falmouth on days we stayed closer to the house. I recommend this house to anyone going to the Cape.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything we were looking for our first Cape Cod family vacation. The location was perfect for our day trips to Plymouth, Martha's Vineyard and Provincetown. We loved having the beach across the street for our relaxation days, which felt like our own private beach. The house was very clean, and the space was open and comfortable yet cozy and private. The kitchen was perfect for our family and we loved having spending time on the deck. Although the road was a little busy at times, we would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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2 miles to passenger ferry to the neighboring islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard -- 8 miles to car ferry.

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Rates & Availability

East Falmouth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
Indian Summer 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
Fall 2016 Off-Season
Oct 2 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,600
 
 
Summer 2017 Off-Season
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
Indian Summer 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
Fall 2017 Off-Season
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125

During the off-season and Indian Summer season: 3-night minimum stay, or $1000 minimum rental fee.

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Amenities

East Falmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Portable Baby Crib (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Water views all around (ocean and pond),hot/cold outdoor shower, 6 beach chairs, 2 beach umbrellas, new deck dining/lounging furniture

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