About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 4 adults, outdoor cape-style enclosed shower
In Falmouth's Historic District and on the Falmouth Road Race route, central AC, hardwood floors, dishwasher, washer & dryer, Webber gas grill, porch with cool ocean breeze, Samsung flat-screen TV, gas fireplace, beautifully landscaped surroundings, picnic tables, 8-minute walk to town or harbor, 2-minute walk to beach, close to Shining Sea Bike Path, Spohr Gardens and Martha's Vineyard ferries. Four bicycles are provided for free (each would be $100 per week at Falmouth rental rates).
The Neighborhood: This is a year-round established neighborhood in Falmouth's Historic District. It is cooled by pleasant sea breezes, making the porch an especially delightful spot to enjoy a book and a beverage. The location is ideal for the biking enthusiast, being a short ride to the Shining Sea Bike Path which connects picturesque Wood's Hole with North Falmouth (12-14 miles each way). If you are a coffee nut and like to spend time over great coffee, I recommend the Coffee Obsession. There is one in Woods Hole another in the 'Queens Buyway' in Falmouth center. Also highly recommend 'Pie in the Sky' in Woods Hole for breakfast sandwiches and great coffee. From the house it is a short walk to Falmouth Harbor, where the Clam Shack provides great eating while you sit and watch the boat traffic in and out of the harbor.
Falmouth Center: The center of Falmouth is an 8-minute walk. The town library, which has a large selection of DVD's, wifi, and a great selection of books. There is a variety of restaurants along main street catering to varied tastes. Park your car in the driveway for the week. Bike and walk. While you can drive a couple miles to Stop and Shop or Shaws supermarket, I recommend biking or walking the Windfall Market, across from the harbor, for your shopping. If you're a bargain shopper, Falmouth has a WalMart, Christmas Tree Shop and Ocean State Job Lot.
Golf: There are a number of great golf courses in the area. My favorite is Cape Cod Country Club, followed by Falmouth Country Club. Check out their websites for details.
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- May 26, 2018
About Dennis Naughton
I am a retired career educator, having been a classroom teacher for many years and later a high school principal, My father, a master carpenter, built the house in the early 1950's. At first it was a summer house, but my parents later winterized it for year-round use. This was the house in which I spent my summers growing up. When my mother passed away I inherited the house. At that time I had it completely renovated, while retaining its traditional character and charm.
Why Dennis Naughton chose Falmouth
This 'doll's house' is uniquely situated for both relaxation and activity, having ready access to beach, harbor and town center. Because of the family memories and our affection for the area, my wife Claire (also a retired career educator) and I maintain the house and yard as a labor of love.
What makes this House unique
Our favorite spot is the porch, where cooling sea breezes enhance viewing the roses, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, mountain laurel, wysteria, holly trees and other plants that bloom in sequence from spring through fall.
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Fantastic holiday cottage
We had a wonderful stay at this lovely cottage for one week in July and we would definitely recommend this accommodation to anyone looking to holiday on the Cape.
The cottage itself was lovely, suitable for a family of 4. It was sympathetically decorated and was exceptionally clean with everything you could need - it was just like a home from home. The living room was cosy - free WiFi and cable TV was much appreciated by the children. The beds and pillows in both rooms were very comfortable, there was more than enough wardrobe space and the kitchen had all necessary amenities. We also liked the porch area (great for enjoying a glass of wine) and the outside shower which was very refreshing after a trip to the beach.
We booked the cottage itself not only on the description, pictures and glowing reviews but also because the cottage came with bicycles - which is what we wanted - to cycle the Shining Sea Bikeway and visit the beach. We used 3 of the bikes which more than suited our needs, all were in good working order. I especially found the white bike with the rear metal pannier really useful for carting around our swimming gear and bottles of water!
We loved being in the Falmouth area as it was a great base to explore Cape Cod and Martha's vineyard. The town of Falmouth - an easy walk from the cottage - had a fantastic selection of restaurants and shops and had a real community spirit. Definitely try out Simply Divine Pizza and Ben and Bill's Ice Cream! The house is also close to the beach and we were able to cycle to further beaches which was a great bonus.
From the very start our dealings with Dennis were fantastic, he was quick to respond to any questions, he was informative and very helpful. In addition, at the end of our stay Dennis was a lifesaver when we left our passports in the cottage and he drove well over 2 hours at night to meet us in order to return them!! We will be ever grateful to Dennis for his generosity in helping us out.
This is a great cottage - you will definitely enjoy your stay here.
Perfect Beach Cottage
We had a lovely stay at this perfect beach cottage! Well equipped with everything you could need for your stay. Just a few short blocks to the beach and a little over a 1/2 mile stroll into town. If I could own a beach house, this is the one I would pick. Breakfast on the peaceful porch each morning was a great way to start the day. Thanks so much for letting us stay in this wonderful home!
Comfortable, well-equipped home in prime location
We had a very nice week in Dennis and Claire's spotless, well-maintained, well-equipped house. The spacious porch, overlooking a private and peaceful yard with Rose of Sharon and hydrangea bushes in bloom in August, is a wonderful place to sit and read. (And the porch table & chairs are a good supplement to the in-house kitchen seating which consists of two tall stools at a counter) Dennis and Claire have really thought of everything. Each of the bedrooms has a fan (or two!), lots of clothes hangers, and plenty of empty dresser drawers. Along with the bikes (in great condition!), there are helmets, a bicycle pump, and bike locks. We also appreciated the clothesline for our wet bathing suits, the outdoor shower, a very good washer and dryer, an abundance of kitchen towels and beach towels and bath towels, a perfect skillet for scrambled eggs, and coffee filters for the coffee machine. And you can't beat the location--it's a short walk to the beach and a very reasonable walk to town. We understand that air-conditioning is being installed in Fall, 2016, which will be a nice addition given the August heat and humidity. Dennis was extremely responsive to any questions we had, and answered quickly & completely.
Thanks so much for taking the time to provide such a thorough review!
what a beautiful place
You know, certain places just don't need recommendations; this is one of these places. We
are from Europe so looking for luxery and comfort; it's all there.
Kitchen very well equiped; lobsters and oysters can be taken care off; two perfect bedrooms for us and our two daughters;ocean literally 2 minutes walk; shops 5 minutes; spacious garden, inside and outside shower...; so quiet that you will be waked up by the birds, close to the ferries to Martha's Vinyard and the other islands...; the perfect holiday. If this house would be for sale, I would buy it!
So, before this hapens, don't hesitate; just go.
Superb summer vacation home
I stayed at this property together with my wife and 15 year old son in August 2013.
The house is beautiful, perfect for a small family and the location is superb, 150 yards to the beach and 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of town.
It has everything you would expect - Fully equipped kitchen, beautiful garden, outside terrace and seating but also some things that you might not - full TV package with sport and movie channels (perfect for a 15 year old), free wireless internet access, large gas BBQ, all linen and towels provided, including beach towels and, best of all, two full size mountain bikes that we used constantly.
The owners, Dennis and his wife Clare, could not have been more welcoming. They greeted us personally on arrival, answered all our questions and offered helpful recommendations and suggestions for our week in Falmouth.
Falmouth itself is a great choice; a charming town, not too touristy but with everything needed for a perfect holiday - beaches, harbour, nature trails, cycle paths, restaurants, shops and easy access to the Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket ferries. We were visiting from the UK and my son and I were lucky enough to get places in the Falmouth Road Race, which made the trip even more memorable.
In summary, a great house in a superb location. I would not hesitate to recommend it.
What a delight!
My daughter and I recently stayed in this charming cape for our summer vacation. The house was emaculate and was stocked with everything you could possibly need. The beautifuly manicured landscape and well cared for plantings were a great setting while we relaxed on the sea breeze porch at the end of the day and reminised about our days adventure. The adventures were plentiful, given the convience of the location of this house. There was no need to drive anywhere and we didn't. The beach, bike path, center of town and harbor were all in walking distance and not only provided our entertainment for the week but exercise as well. I highly recommend this sweet home. The owners are lovely and the process was smooth and easy.
The house is located in the Historic District of Falmouth--2 minute walk to beach and 8 minutes to town center. Town center has great playground for kids. Falmouth Harbor is a short walk. Ferries are available there to both Oak Bluffs and Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. Shining Sea bike path connects to Woods Hole and North Falmouth. Yard is beautifully landscaped.
Note to runners and running enthusiasts: This house is on the Falmouth Road Race course.
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