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Oceanfront, Architect-Designed House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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 in the off-season. Minimum rental is $1,000.

Keywords: oceanfront, beachfront, house, unique, beach

More Details

Stephen Alicandro
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

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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East Falmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 (Master Bathroom) - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sinks
  • Outdoor hot/cold shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 (Master Bedroom) - 1 queen , Second Floor
    Sleeping Loft - 2 twin/ single , Second Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First Floor
  • Portable Baby Crib (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Water views all around (ocean and pond),hot/cold outdoor shower, 6 beach chairs, 2 beach umbrellas, new deck dining/lounging furniture. Linens are provided for additional fee (sheets, bath towels and beach towels).


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average rating of 4.724138 based on 30 reviews

Good location and access to the beach, but not a family friendly rental.

  • 2 of 5

The property has good location to the beach, being directly across the street. The view of Bourne's Pond off of the back deck was nice, too. It's a short drive to downtown Falmouth, the ferry to Martha's Vineyard and other amenities such as grocery stores.This property is advertised as 3 bedrooms, which it is only 2 bedrooms and a sleeping loft. The upper deck is on the front of the house with access from the house in the upstairs hallway and sliding glass door in bedroom, along with a set of stairs from the outside of the house that go directly to it. This was unsettling knowing that someone could potentially just walk up the outside stairs and into the bedroom if it wasn't locked and just added an extra element of worry with small children. The downstairs has many small steps up and down into rooms and decks, etc., which made it very difficult to childproof even with baby gates. This vacation rental is suitable for adults only and I absolutely would not recommend it to families with children of any age.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that our property did not suit your family with 3 very young children (a 4-year old and 1-year old twins). Our house is not childproof and can be challenging for a family with multiple toddlers. We have had many families with children that have enjoyed their stay. Several of these families have come back year after year.
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Great house, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house located in a pretty location.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 4 of 5

My 3 sisters and I rented this house for a long weekend. House was perfect! Large enough we could all have our own space if needed. The ocean is just across the street. My one concern involved my sister who is legally blind getting across the street. So if you have all seeing people you'll be fine. House had everything you need and you don't have to worry about forgetting something.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westfield, MA

Beautiful home with a great location!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My nephew was getting married on Memorial Day weekend and we know how crazy the cape gets. We booked for a Thursday to Wednesday to avoid the heavy traffic and it worked out perfectly. The home was beautiful, had everything we needed. Although they couldn't provide the sunshine we hoped for. I do wish the furniture was a bit more comfortable for us older people. I missed our recliner terribly so I could put my feet up at the end of the day. We had friends stop by to

see the place and were amazed at how unique it was. The grandchildren felt they were in a big treehouse. We saw a variety of herons, songbirds, baby bunnies and yes, a red fox. We also enjoyed watching the clammers! All in all it was a beautiful stay. Just wish we had the sunshine to go along with the vacation.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cape House

  • 4 of 5

My brother and sister plus our spouses (3 couples) stay very comfortably at the Cape House. It was open, spacious and well equipped for any need. The beach is right across the street! The owners were great to work with. Responded to requests and questions promptly. The house made our family reunion very enjoyable. Location great we traveled all over the Cape and to Martha's Vineyard.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape house

  • 5 of 5

The location of the house was perfect for what we wanted. I missed the part about the beach being directly across the street. I just thought the inlet in back was nice. The house is unique and spacious. Additionally, the house was the most well equipped house that I have rented. If you can think of it, there is one there. We had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Providence, RI or Boston, MA
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Island Queen to Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Beach
Menauhant Beach
Car: necessary

3 miles to passenger ferry to the neighboring islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard -- 8 miles to car ferry.


Rates & Availability

East Falmouth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Indian Summer 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 Off-Season
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 Off-Season
May 12 2018 - Jun 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 In-Season
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Indian Summer 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Sep 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018 Off-Season
Sep 29 2018 - Nov 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

Linens are not provided in the rental rates. Please inquire about the additional fee to include linens.
During the off-season and Indian Summer season: 3-night minimum stay, or $1000 minimum rental fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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