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Direct oceanfront cottage private beach on bike path to Woods Hole/Falmouth

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Oceanfront cottage with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, (Sleeps 4)

If you are looking for a small, charming, classic cape cod summer cottage in a spectacular beachfront setting - you found it. Fully winterized and cozy in all seasons - the cottage has a working fireplace, deep soaking tub, WIFI, a charcoal grill, hammock and cable on a flat screen TV.

Perfect for a singles, couples or small family - photographers, writers, artists, bicyclers, runners, scientists, swimmers, paddleboarders, windsurfers, kayakers, boaters, fishers, beach-combers and nature-lovers will enjoy this special setting.

Step back to a gracious time at this 1920's vintage little cottage with beautiful 180 degree views of the ocean. Small Cottage has a rolling lawn down a private beach just for your use and also backs onto the bike path with easy walk or bike into Woods Hole and Falmouth. You can also walk on the bike path directly to the Woods Hole ferry terminal so you won't have to pay for parking when you hop the ferry to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket for the day.

Located on a small dirt road, you will wake to the sounds of the waves and the smell of sea air. Have your coffee or cocktail hour on the deck or stroll down barefoot to the beach and and sit in adirondack chairs to watch the sailboats and ferries while the kids swim in the water or stroll the beach searching for sea glass and shells to take home. You can also rent/bring ocean kayaks or sailboats and launch right from the cottage. When you are done at the beach for the day - take a outdoor shower and then grill your favorite seafood for a waterfront dinner on the deck, at the picnic table on the lawn or inside at the dining table with the large picture window overlooking the ocean.

Small Cottage is a simple but sweet beach cottage with many of the 1920's details retained. There is a window AC in one bedroom, WIFI, cable on a flat screen tv, a full kitchen, charcoal grill, washer/dryer, outdoor shower, beach chairs, picnic table, fireplace and linens and towels are included.

There is no dishwasher but you can wash the dishes with a view of the ocean.

Small Cottage was originally part of larger estate with Olcottage, a larger house right next door (VRBO#267615). They are owned and rented now by separate families but the two properties could be rented in conjunction for two joining beaches and lawns if desired.

The cottage sleeps 4 comfortably.

Keywords: beach, private, oceanfront, Cape Cod, summer, ocean view, cottage, oceanfront, waterfront, walk to town, bike path, swimming, boating, sailing, clambake, water view, family-friendly, dirt road with low traffic.

NO SMOKING. NO PETS. No Refunds - renters encouraged to get rental insurance for their stay.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Valerie (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Valerie

I manage this cottage for my siblings and it has been in our family since the 1920's.

Valerie purchased this cottage in 1920

Why Valerie chose Cape Cod

Walking distance to the quaint village of Woods Hole and the vibrant village of Falmouth with many restaurants, art galleries and activities within easy reach.

What makes this cottage unique

One of the last original 1920's cottages directly on a private beach available on the Cape. Most of the other ones have been torn down and replaces with very large homes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful stay. Perfect location, amazing little cottage. We will be back!
Oct 2014
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based on 19 traveler reviews

Direct oceanfront cottage private beach on bike path to Woods Hole/Falmouth
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 21 reviews
Somerville Ma

Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location! The view out the kitchen and bay window was amazing. It is located directly on the bike path which has access to Woods Hole and Falmouth. The beach was beautiful. We hope to be back to visit soon!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome back anytime!
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Small cottage- HUGE success!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Small Cottage! It is a true treasure. Surrounded by homes five times its size, this charming property is snuggled into one of the most enviable lots on Woods Hole. A yard for playing, a beach for strolling, a hammock for dreaming, and a bike path for adventuring... It's all we could have wanted. It was a weekend full of celebration and there seemed to be a buzz in the air. It was one of the last warm weekends before fall's cooler air set in, and Quicks Hole Taqueria was having an end of the season party complete with a band. The locals welcomed all to come say goodbye to the long, summer days with a toast and a promise to gather again next year. After singing along with the band and having a fantastic meal, we headed back to Small Cottage and were treated to a spectacular view of the super moon and eclipse. It's 33 years until that celestial event will happen again. I'm not sure we can even wait 33 days until we return to Small Cottage! It was the perfect backdrop for our family memories. Thank you again for sharing this treasure with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a magical time you had at our little piece of heaven on earth ~ we look forward to welcoming you back to Small Cottage and the unique village of Woods Hole anytime :)
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A Perfect Cape Cod Beach Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough nice things about this cottage! We had the most amazing vacation here and didn't want to leave when it was over. The location is perfect for enjoying the beach while still being close to the adorable town of Woods Hole. Having the bike path so close was also a bonus. We rented bikes in Falmouth and really enjoyed riding into both Woods Hole and Falmouth for sightseeing. We rode the ferry to Martha's Vineyard which was also close and convenient to the house. The cottage was clean and contained plenty of towels, linens and kitchen cooking supplies. We had five adults and one toddler staying at the cottage, while it was a little tight for that number of people, we found it cozy and didn't mind at all! All in all, this was one of the best trips we have ever had and we look forward to returning again!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review and you are welcome back anytime!
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Naples, Fl

Perfect low-key family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view from this quaint small cottage in the perfect location. Rustic but comfortable place for our first visit to Cape Cod. The Shining Sea Bike Path was just steps from the home where we rode rented bikes every day--including biking to the ferry station for Martha's Vineyard, biking to the restaurants in Woods Hole, and also the town of Falmouth. Dad and daughter enjoyed fishing from the big rocks on the beach. Accomodations perfect for up to 4 people comfortably; we had 2 adults and 3 children--one a teenager, so a little tight on space, but manageable. The grassy yard on the side and in the back was a wonderful place for the kids to run around and decompress after a day's full of activities in town. We also tried the Adventure Park in Sandwich which the kids aged 7 through 14 loved! The adults even had a good time, although sore for the next two days! If venturing out to Sandwich, make sure to stop by "Ice Cream Sandwich" shop on the way back--best real homemade ice cream in multiple flavors we've had hands down, and we are self proclaimed ice cream conoisseurs. They even have lobster rolls, which were amazing and far better than the lobster rolls we had in town at Falmouth and Woods Hole. Thank you to the owners of Small Cottage in making our first Cape Cod visit a dream!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rhode Island

Perfect romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Small cottage is a beautiful place to vacation. I rented the beach house for my tenth wedding anniversary and it really is an adorable home in the perfect location. It was so relaxing to sit on the shore, enjoy our morning coffee and watch the ferries traveling to Martha's Vineyard. There's a bike path nearby, so we rode our bikes practically everywhere. We were so happy to find a place that was quiet and private but close to restaurants, shopping and things to do.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, fl

Amazing cottage vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

It's very rare that that the reality of a thing is better than what you imagine, but the

little cottage certainly was. We walked the beautiful private beach at sunrise and later in

the evening so beautiful. The fireplace was perfect for toasting marshmallows and the

television was available for the ones who wanted it. We were a group of four women

and amazingly we ALL enjoyed our stay and want to return. Lots of sightseeing available for those who need to keep moving and the local people are helpful and friendly. The

history of the property is amazing for those who like history.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nobska Lighthouse
"Nobska Light house has tours in the summer - climb to the top and look out from the lighthou..."
Woods Hole Science Aquarium
"See the feeding the seals and the touch tank upstairs and the giant whelk I found as a child..."
The College Light Opera Company
"Terrific summer musical theater!"
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Exhibit Center and Gift Shop
"Very cool, out of the way place that not everyone knows about. Learn about the work that WHO..."
Clam Shack
"Best place for clams and sitting on the dock watching the boats go in and out of the harbor."
Falmouth Museums On The Green
"Some cool exhibits about life in Falmouth in the olden days"
The Knob (Cornelia Carey Sanctuary)
"A bit of a hike but worth it - bring a picnic lunch - a local favorite."
Woods Hole Historical Museum
"Interesting small museum with gift shop about the history of Woods Hole."
Patriot Party Boats
"Fun party boats that leave from Falmouth harbor"
Pie In The Sky Bakery & Internet Cafe
"Where everyone goes for coffee and open mike night in the summer - tip the hard-working coll..."
Coffee Obsession
"Where everyone goes who isn't at Pie in the Sky - sit next to world-renowned scientists and ..."
Fishmonger's Cafe
"Great food and vegetarian options with water view next to draw bridge."
Captain Kidd Restaurant
"Great bar and waterfront dining"
Landfall Restaurant
"Nice water view and bar - food is better at Fishmongers and Captain Kidd though..."
The Nimrod & Jazz Lounge -- CLOSED
"Historic restaurant made from the remains of a ship - look for the canon hole in the men's b..."
La Cucina Sul Mare
"Romantic wonderful Italian restaurant for date night."
Liam Maguire's Irish Pub
"Fun Irish bar with music nightly."
Chapoquoit Grill
"Great food but books up quickly - make reservations!"
Shining Sea Bikeway
"Bike path to Woods Hole or Falmouth right behind cottage - wonderful!"
Phusion Grille
"Others have said this is good. I have never eaten here. Great location next to the draw bridge."
Woods Hole Market and Provisions
"Now has dining deck on harbor - best place for a cheap lunch with waterview - buy sandwiches..."
Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar
"Great location and fun place right on the harbor."
Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Logan Airport Boston
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Woods Hole Steamship Authority
Nearest Beach
Your own beach right outside your door
Car: recommended

Woods Hole is known the world over for cutting edge science - especially Marine biology and it is chock full of things to do in the summer for science- and ocean-lovers. There are free Friday MBL lectures all summer long given by renowned scientists that anyone can go. A terrific aquarium with a touch tank and two seals in an outside tank and a wonderful summer science school for kids that many generations of locals have sent their kids to. Many of those future scientists state that Woods Hole Children's School of Science was the start in their interest in a career in sciences.

Quite a few of our renters have rented the cottage for three weeks just so their kids can go to the Children's School of Science - you can walk to the village of Woods Hole on the bike path - right near the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Woods Hole Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
September 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Off Season 2016-2017
Oct 29 2016 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning fee $150

No smoking and no pets. Week minimum with rentals running Saturday - Saturday.

We do not rent for wedding receptions. We are now taking bookings through December 31, 2016

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Cape Cod Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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