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Oceanfront, Architect-Designed House

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


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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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only

Stephen Alicandro
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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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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Oceanfront, Architect-Designed House
average rating of 4.84 based on 26 reviews

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
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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
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Our stay at the Cape House

  • 5 of 5

We had an exceptionally good time at the Cape House in Falmouth. We stayed for 10 days and enjoyed the comforts of the inside and outside of this beautiful house. The communication with the owners was pleasant and uncomplicated. The location of the house is ideal. We are definitely thinking of returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Cod Beach house

  • 4 of 5

Sister/cousin reunion enabled us to enjoy this house on Cape Cod for 3 nights, across the road from the beach. The house had an interesting layout, great kitchen, nice backyard deck with views of the lake, and was comfortable for the 5 of us ladies. It was a good location to reach Hyannis and other spots on the Cape. Owners provide everything you could possibly need, except for linens. (you have to order linens or bring your own.)

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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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2 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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016 Off-Season
Oct 2 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 Off-Season
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Indian Summer 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 Off-Season
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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East Falmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 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 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Portable Baby Crib (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • 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
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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