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Private Beach, Gardens & Acres of Dunes

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Nestled in the dunes on Black Beach & Buzzards Bay (sleeps 10)

This beautiful and private 1800's house has been in the family for over 60 years. It was moved down from New Hampshire and rebuilt just prior to the 1938 hurricane. It is surrounded and next to over 17 acres of private and conservation dunes assuring an exceptionally intimate setting.

The Surprise House was so named as it came unexpectedly filled with antiques and of course, being such an old house, it is filled with nooks and crannies.

The main house has a Living Room, formal Dining Room, Kitchen, Pantry/hall and 3 bedrooms. The bedrooms are as follows:

1: Queen and full bath (tub/shower) on first floor.

2: Twin beds on second floor.

3: Another set of twins on second floor with full bath (shower) between rooms.

There is an additional half bath on the first floor.

Across the lawn there is an outbuilding called The 'Fish House' which sleeps from 4 plus. This is typically where children or one family will sleep. The Fish House has:

1: Two sets of bunk beds with a full on the bottom and twin on top. There are two extra single mattresses underneath the bunkbeds. Half bath outside in the barn and two outdoor showers, one enclosed, one open.

The Main House opens through French doors to a beautiful stone patio with flower and herb gardens and giant fish bowl (we don't keep fish in it anymore as the birds kept eating them). The patio boasts a grill and teak furniture to seat 12. This is where family and friends relax, cook, entertain and play games. A stone wall runs along the gardens and lawn for additional sitting. It is as wide as a yoga mat for those so inclined. The lawn is about 40 by 20 feet perfect for croquet, badminton or ball games. Wonderful for family gatherings and intimate parties up to 25 people. Unfortunately, the house cannot accommodate larger parties.

In addition to the Main House and Fish House, there is the 'Barn' which houses adult bikes, kayaks and a sunfish. These are for your use as long as they are fresh water cleaned and returned. Assorted games, beach toys, kckboards and inflatables are also for your use.

The beach beckons. Beach combing, surf riding, creature catching, sand castle making, kayaking, sailing, and long walks down to the 'Point' where you can ride in and out with the tides at the mouth of the Great Sippewissett Marsh. Rest in the hammock at the top of the dunes and listen to the wind whistle. Western sunsets and evening bonfires.

When not beaching it, take a walk, run, bike or skate along the Shining Sea Bike Path which is just down the road. It runs all the way to Falmouth (4 miles) or Woods Hole (8 miles). You can also walk to the local market, cafe, organic ice cream shop or public library along the picturesque West Falmouth Harbor. This is a very special place indeed.


Keywords: Cottage, Antique Cottage

More Details

Anne Webber
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Anne Webber

Siblings that enjoy the wind, the surf, the sand and the beauty.

Anne Webber purchased this house in 1954

Why Anne Webber chose West Falmouth

We are 3rd and 4th generation in this beautiful place. It is a gift from our parents, our grandparents, and our great grandparents. We have had weddings, showers, memorials, birthdays and milestones. This place is special! It is often said the most charming house in the area. It holds joy for all of us...and we are sure it will for you.

What makes this house unique

Amazing sunsets in the West. One of the best kite surfing beaches in the East. A Bike Path of unfathomed beauty. All within a moments journey. It is easy to be young in this place.


West Falmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Master Bath has shower and tub. Upstairs Bath has shower. Covered outside shower. Uncovered outside shower. Additional 1/2 Bath (toilet) downstairs in main house as well as in Barn.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Bed (1 ground floor main house), Twin or Single Beds (2 each in 2 bedrooms upstairs main house), Bunk Beds (twin on top, double on bottom of the 2 bunks in Fish House, also 2 single lightweight mattresses under the bunks that can be pulled out)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Private Beach, Gardens & Acres of Dunes
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Boulder, CO

private beach, amazing location, exclusive and entirely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We have rented a number of places on Cape Cod and this one is hands down the BEST! The beach is yards away over a small dune, and it's essentially a private beach. It's close enough to the house to be sitting on the beach and hear a baby waking from a nap. The Bay here is mellow and the water great for swimming. The house is classic Cape Cod, rustic, with lots of bedrooms. The property is FABULOUS for kids, with a large yard for sports and playing, and a large outside living and eating area. We grilled fish and ate outside just about every night. Close to Shining Sea bikeway which is beautiful for running or biking. House has lots of adult bikes which is helpful. Falmouth proper not far by bike. With just slightly more effort, ride all the way down to Woods Hole. The owner is really nice and easy to deal with. Highly recommend this property, five stars. We'll be back again next summer, no need to look any further.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250

The Surprise House is not a winterized house. There is no winter season. It is not available from late October through most of May.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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