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Charming, Family-Friendly Bass River Near Yarmouth Beaches

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms; 2 baths, sleeps 9

Nostalgic for your childhood summers? Scenic, historic Bass River is a quiet family neighborhood off Route 28 in South Yarmouth, cherished vacation spot for generations. Leisurely stroll, bike or jog. 1/2 block to Windmill Park on River for quick dips, sun, moon and star-gazing. 1 mile to warm Nantucket Sound beaches with lifeguards and concession stands. Come home to a hot outdoor shower and start your dinner on the grill . Morning - night: dine and relax in a large screened porch with full-sized swing, picnic table and rockers. Once settled, you may not want to leave. But if you venture into the yard, you can lounge, picnic, or play croquet. A six-foot hedge encloses the property from the street. In the evening, Bass River quiets down, as families finish supper and go for evening walks. Some nights enjoy one of many reasonably priced restaurants, ice cream parlors, mini golf or other entertainment centers mere minutes away.

Summer Baseball fans? We're five minutes from the home of the famous Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, one of the country's top summer leagues for decades. Many pro's get their starts here. Admission is free and great fun for all ages.

Charming AND Convenient: An historic neighborhood with charming homes, Bass River is 1/2 mile from busy, commercial Route 28, with supermarkets, restaurants, gift shops, Ryan Family Amusement, miniature golf and sporting arenas, ice cream and taffy stands and more. Small, homey Great Island Bakery is a block's stroll for those enjoying fresh baked goods, coffee, and hot dogs. Public Beaches with lifeguards are a 10-minute walk. Boat and bike rentals, para-sailing, fishing, golfing and tennis are within a few miles.

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South Yarmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outside - outdoor shower , Enclosed hot/cold
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Two twins combined as 'king-sized' bed can be separated.
  • All bedrooms are on second floor and share bathroom with full tub and shower. All but the one single have window air conditioners as well as fans.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is an antique, year-round home rented out seasonally. Each room has a unique, 'lived in' look. It rests in a close-knit family neighborhood, rarely disturbed by late night noise. NO DISHWASHER , but large quantity of paper plates, etc. is supplied; after all, it's your vacation! Trash shed is enclosed and pickups are twice weekly. Owners personally greet guests upon arrival and supervise cleaning between rentals to ensure readiness for incoming guests. There is a 24/7 on-call property manager for emergencies and owners reside nearby during rental season. There is room for four cars in the driveway. Playpens and other baby furniture available upon request.


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Charming, Family-Friendly Bass River Near Yarmouth Beaches
average rating of 4.5625 based on 18 reviews

Excellent property for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house and yard were lovely. It had all the amenities needed for a wonderful extended family vacation.

The owner helpful and available and responsive if needed. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint house filled with antiques, great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious older home filled with lots of antiques. Plenty of room to spread out although most of us ended up on the screened porch in the evenings, reading, relaxing or making a puzzle. Our family spent many summers in this area and the location was perfect for us. Easy walk or short drive to all the local places we love. As mentioned, there is no dishwasher but there are plenty of paper products provided as well as multiple sets of dishes for those not adverse to hand washing. As in any old home, the stairs were somewhat steep and narrow but there was adequate lighting and hand rails on both sides for safety.

The internet service throughout the house was excellent. There was never a problem getting on even with 7 of us using it at the same time. Lucy is a joy to work with, very responsive if we had a question without being intrusive. We enjoyed exploring the house with all it's historical elements, had a fantastic vacation and would definitely come back here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Andover, MA

Quintessential Old-World Cape Charmer

  • 5 of 5

Our multi-generational, extended family thoroughly enjoyed the location and outdoor living spaces and outdoor shower offered by this property. Very spacious indoors with beautiful screened porch for playing games at night. We loved walking to miniature golf, ice cream shops, corner bakery each morning for breakfast goodies and dips in the Parker River only a block away. Owner extremely friendly, helpful and available if needed. Highly recommend for classic cape vacation fun!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family stay!

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoy the house. The yard and screened in porch are perfect for large family games and common areas to hang out at night. Very close to Bass River, so kids can go down and catch crabs, snails, and other sea creatures. The dining room table can seat 12 or more if you squeeze in, great for cooking lobsters at home! Also, the three showers are great for a large group, the outdoor is best but it depends on who you ask. All in all it's a really great area, not far from public beaches and in quiet neighborhood, close to rt 28 too for ice cream and putt putt golf!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Syracuse NY 13205

summer 2010-2014

  • 4 of 5

Great family home. Room for families and big enough to delegate yourself from company. We enjoyed family games in the yard and board games on the front porch. Dinning table seats at least 10 with room to spare. The owner, Lucy, goes out of her way to meet your needs.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely delightful!

  • 5 of 5

A real taste of historic Bass River with a local "beach" area and windmill just steps away and a healthy hike to Nantucket Sound. Area amenities were within 1 mile with a ton of restaurants, shops and recreational activities. This is a getaway for someone who longs for old Cape Cod, the simplicity of life (with all the amenities!) and sand in your feet. The home was clean, the property owner delightful with lots of information and assistance. She helped in every way to make our stay a pleasant one.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us use your home. It was a perfect place to spend our vacation as a family together. We enjoyed the close walk to the river and the family games in your beautiful yard!
Aug 2011
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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Barnstable, Hyannis
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nantucket Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bass River
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 6 and Union Street
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.9 Miles
Bass River aka Smuggler's
Car: necessary

The house is located in the Bass River section of South Yarmouth, an area on the National Register of Historic Homes with quiet tree-lined streets south of Route 28 along the warm calm waters of Nantucket Sound and Bass River. There are many nearby fresh-water ponds. The neighborhood is five miles to Hyannis, business and transportation center of the Cape with bus, airport, and ferry terminals; malls, theatres, restaurants and the famous Cape Cod Melody Tent. Yarmouth is conveniently located in the middle of Cape Cod, making possible day excursions in either direction from Sandwich to Provincetown; as well as to Boston and surrounding towns rich in early American history.

Other Activities: Miniature golf, bowling, movies, kayaking, boat rides and rentals, video arcade, sports world, melody tent

Golf: Blue Rock, Bass River, Bayberry Hills.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Rates will be stated in written Rental Agreement prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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