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Richard or Mary

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Spectacular, secluded waterfront home overlooking W. Falmouth Harbor, Buzz. Bay!

7 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

Cape Cod House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, large playroom, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6

Spectacular waterfront location overlooking the entrance of West Falmouth Harbor. Views of Buzzards Bay, Lighthouse, and Chapoquoit Island. Stairs to private beach on the Harbor-great kayaking. Adjacent to excellent swimming at sandbar near the Harbor breakwater. A few hundred feet from Conservation land and a private association beach on Buzzards Bay. Falmouth Bike Trail allows you to ride to Woods Hole (8 miles) or North to N. Falmouth (4 miles).

Bright contemporary/Cape Style house, many windows. Ideally suited for multigenerational family vacations. Fully-equipped kitchen has open views across the dining room, living room, wrap-around deck, and the adjacent harbor. First floor: K, LR,DR, 1/2 bath, master bedroom suite complete with walk-in closet/dressing room, large bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower, two sinks. Upstairs: two bedrooms (one with private sink), office (with one twin bed), sitting room, bathroom, laundry, and large family room. Water views from nearly ever room

Among the many points of interest/things to do are: West Falmouth: the bike path, the village store, Eulinda’s Ice Cream, the harbor, horseback riding and walking at Haland Stable.

The village of Woods Hole: an aquarium, museums, car ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, MBL and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and many restaurants. Downtown Falmouth: the Shining Sea Bike Trail (previously mentioned which is about 1 mile from our house), free concerts, more ferries to Martha’s Vineyard, art exhibits, the Beebe woods for hiking, the library, and great shopping and restaurants. East Falmouth: Cape Cod Winery tour, Washburn Island. Quisset: the Knob for a short hike with a great view

More Things to do in Falmouth: See: Falmouth Chamber of Commerce

Village of Woods Hole

Ferry to Martha's Vineyard Island

Winery Tour: Cape Cod Winery, East Falmouth

Shopping within 10 minutes: Stop & Shop, Shaw's (grocery), Walmart, Christmas Tree (discount stuff), hardware, fishing tackle, etc.

Falmouth Bike Trail: Called the 'Shining Sea Bike Path' (named in honor of Katherine Lee Bates, author of the words to 'America the Beautiful' ... ('..from sea to shining sea')

Bike Trail is closest to our house ( about 1 mile) at 'Cordwood Landing Road' Near Nashawena Road and Old Dock Road, West Falmouth. Take your bike all the way to Woods Hole, or just take a nice walk. View the nearby marsh at Sippewissett.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard or Mary (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

Spectacular, secluded waterfront home overlooking W. Falmouth Harbor, Buzz. Bay!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
5

Privacy, quiet, and spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 weeks last summer at this beautiful property, which offers privacy, quiet, and spectacular views. The photographs do not do this extremely comfortable and exquisitely set home – with wraparound terrace and stairs leading down to its own private beach - justice.

We are an older couple with a college age son, who was spending the summer in Boston. He came to visit us on weekends while my husband and I delighted in kayaking off the property, taking long walks on the Shining Sails bicycle path close bye, cooking in the well equipped kitchen, and swimming at the private beach, which is empty even at the height of summer and only a short walk from the house. We particularly enjoyed quiet mornings sipping coffee on the deck, listening to the gulls; washing our hair in the outdoor shower after a late afternoon swim, and dinners on the deck as we watched the sunset. The views throughout the home– including from the master bedroom -are fantastic. We often spent our days outside on the deck, reading on the comfortable lounge chairs and feeling as though we were miles from neighbors and had the extraordinary vista that surrounded us all to ourselves.

Another key attraction for us, besides the convenience of the beautiful private beach within walking distance was being so close to excellent shopping and restaurants. Falmouth (a 15 minute drive away) offers a fabulous French bakery with the best baguettes and croissants this side of Paris as well as a similar quality fish store and gourmet shop. The house’s owners could not be more accommodating. We hope very much to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in April and previously, and highly recommend vacationing at this lovely house.

The house sits on top of a bluff, so you look down on the bay. This provides a stunning perspective from the first and second floor windows and the deck. From the second floor bedrooms, you see more of the water, so it looks closer for some reason.

The private association beach is an easy (5-10 minute) walk, which was very convenient with our toddler. It is a lovely sandy long beach. You can also swim from the beach in front of the house at high tide (where we put in the kayak) or off of the jetty beach at low tide.

We did a major day-long hike on the Shining Sea Bikeway to Woods Hole and back one day and had a blast. Along the way there was a sandy beach, and several water/pond/marsh overlooks with benches. Loved lunch at Pie In The Sky Bakery in Woods Hole. Popovers! Mmmmmm. Excellent java at Coffee Obsession. Also stopped at the Science Aquarium in Woods Hole, and a churchyard with a very interesting stone tower and garden near Eel Pond.

There are two bicycles in the garage, which we rode on a previous visit, and made for a much quicker trip to Woods Hole. (Maybe 45 minutes?)

The home was spotless and the owner's description of everything is accurate.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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4

Terrific Views of the Harbor

  • 4 of 5

This bright, sunny home is very well located off a quiet, private lane and overlooks the water from an elevated perch. Stunning views of West Falmouth Harbor from every window and fabulous sunsets provided a wonderful backdrop to our evening cocktails on the deck. Private stairs lead down to the beach below for an early morning walk or a gentle paddle on the harbor. There is a private beach just a short walk away, either along the shore below the house or down a quiet lane. Area beaches can be quite busy in the summer so having access to the association beach is a real plus.

The nearby Shining Sea bikepath runs more than 10 miles from North Falmouth to Woods Hole, passing much scenic conservation land along the way. For those who like to hike, there is the Bourne Farm in West Falmouth, Beebee Woods in Falmouth, the Knob in Woods Hole and the Audubon Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary out towards Mashpee, all a short drive away.

This is a comfortable and very well situated home.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family often vacations on the Cape, and we have always enjoyed our stays. But, this is the first time that we were sad to return back to Boston! We enjoyed the house, the views, the privacy and conservation land. Indeed we felt like being at home. This is a very comfortable house, the beach is close by,and we spent a lot of the time on a wonderful deck. The owners were very accommodating and friendly.We are looking forward to stay here again.

Marina

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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5

A perfect holiday!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this property is absolutely ideal - minutes to the market, the bike path,and the library!

Access to the FABULOUS beach is ideal, and you can even take a dip at the bottom of the steps.

The home was exactly as promised - clean, beautiful, and well supplied with towels, sheets etc.

The kayak was an extra special! We really enjoyed having it .

The deck, with the view to the ocean made every day special.

Anyone looking to rent in West Falmouth would be exceeding

happy with this property.

Eileen

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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4

Perfect location and gorgeous views!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous vacation. The house is great. The open concept is ideal and makes it pleasant to prepare meals even on vacation! We loved being able to walk down to the beach. My son still naps in the afternoon, so one adult would stay at the house while the others went to relax by the water (because it's a bay, the water is warmer and we enjoyed swimming there). The family room on top of the garage was an ideal bedroom for my son; it's secluded so we did not have to worry about making noise (the house is vary spacious). The location is perfect: Woodneck beach is 5 minutes away and you are close to restaurants and a bike trail. Gorgeous views: loved waking up to the ocean and sitting on the patio. Drawbacks: no a/c, poor drainage from the bathtub upstairs, no formal patio set to eat outdoors. The owner was so pleasant and accommodating. We appreciated that every bathroom had toilet paper, kleenex and hand soap and that basic essentials such as dish soap, coffee filters, sponges, garbage bags, laundry detergent,... were there when we arrived. We are most thankful to the owner for going to the trouble of mailing us our fish grills that we had forgotten.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your kind comments and are glad that you had a great vacation. We also love the location and panoramic views. There are many wonderful beaches close to our house. To clarify their locations: the beach right at the bottom of our stairs is on West Falmouth Harbor. There is another even more sandy beach just a few minutes walk along the shore, just inside the Harbor's breakwater. And, less than 5-minutes walk from our yard is Little Island Beach, a private association beach that our Tenants are welcome to use. (No parking there, but you can drive over and drop off people and gear if you want. We provide beach chairs.) The nearest Falmouth public beach is Chapoquoit, and Old Silver Beach is less than 2 miles to the North. Wood Neck Beach is about 2 miles south of Chapoquoit Beach, and is about a 5 to 10 minute drive from our house. But it's not necessary to drive at all to enjoy the best beaches during a vacation here. Regarding Air Conditioning, for many years we enjoyed the entire summers at our house without A/C. Most of the time the prevailing sea breezes from the water cool things down to a comfortable level. (Temperatures at our property are at least 10 degrees lower than Boston all summer.) We do provide plenty of fans, and agree that they are needed for at least a few days each summer. Thanks for mentioning the bathtub's slow draining. That has been fixed. Although we provided a table on the deck that seats four, we will be buying a better patio table and chairs for 2012.
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Map

Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Boston Logan Airport (BOS) (1 hr 23 Min)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Chapoquoit Grill
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Woods Hole to Martha's Vinyard
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ballymeade Country Club
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
RT 28 and Thomas Landers RD
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chapoquoit Grill
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
West Falmouth Harbor
Car: necessary

West Falmouth --- On Buzzards Bay, walking distance to Falmouth Bike Trail and West Falmouth Market. 10 min drive to Falmouth Center, 20 minutes south of Bourne Bridge, 20 Minutes north of Woods Hole.

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Rates & Availability

West Falmouth House Rental Rates

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Summer
May 21 2016 - Sep 10 2016
14 night minimum stay
$4,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,990
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (Max.) $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,200

Preference given to rentals for more than one week. Discounts available.

Payment Schedule will be specified in the Lease. Full payment of rent and Security Deposit required prior to occupancy.

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Amenities

Cape Cod House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 1st floor Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • Bathroom 1 (in the first floor Master Bedroom Suite) has long Corian counter with 2 sinks, Jacuzzi tub, separate glass-enclosed shower, tile walls and floor, plenty of light and mirrors. Bathroom 2 has outer room with 2 sinks, inner room with shower/tub and toilet. Bathroom 3 is a first floor lavatory Bedroom 2 has a private sink. Laundry closet (second floor) has washer and clothes dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , Water view, Walk-in closet, Jacuzzi + shower, double sink.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Separate Sink & closet. Second Floor, fabulous water view.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Water view, closet.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Built-in Desk, closet. Nice for 'office' or single bedroom.
  • Master Bedroom (first floor) has Queen bed, two dressers, walk-in closet, large bathroom with long white Corian counter with double sinks; jacuzzi tub, separate glass enclosed shower. Windows are on three sides of this suite. Front has great views towards the harbor. Second floor Bedroom has Full (double) bed, great views on two sides, and private sink in closet area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Since 2009, the extension of the Falmouth Bike Trail allows you to ride from here all the way to Woods Hole -- about 8 miles. Or, head towards North Falmouth -- about 4 miles. Closest point on the bike trail is less than 5 minutes ride from the house at trail intersection with Cordwood Landing RD (near Old Dock RD). Wireless internet and basic cable TV provided. Enhanced cable TV available on request. Linens, towels, dishes, pans, kitchen tools, charcoal grill, and gas grill are provided. Use of two-person kayak available without fee to qualified renters. Sorry, No pets. No smoking. Lease and security deposit required. Preference given for rentals of two weeks or more. Will generally not consider inquiries for less than two weeks until after May 1.

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