|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
This centrally located home is ideal for a luxurious memorable vacation.
The Frederick William House of Falmouth is the main house on the estate. A small guest cottage also sits on property but is not featured in this listing. It sleeps 6, if your party size is over 10, you may also rent the cottage. Call to check availability. The estate is located directly on the Shining Sea Bike Path between Sippewissett and Falmouth Village, truly a bicyclists paradise and a stones throw away from the Steamship Authority. Bikes are available for your convenience. Stay in this beautifully decorated home and enjoy your time away in luxury. Each fabulously furnished bedroom has it's own private bath. A large gas fireplace heats the master bedroom on cold winter nights, and a wood burning fireplace adorns the common area. The cozy living room is close to a full modern kitchen with a joining dinning room. Barbeque on the slate patio off the kitchen with a gas grill for all your summer cookouts after a great day at the beach. Walk to the fresh water Pond, Grews Pond, across the street with a lovely beach and playground. The property is close to Spohr Gardens famous for their breathtaking Daffodil Days. Whale watching tours, restaurants, pubs, trails in the woods, biking, hiking, skating, boating, and more are all walking distance.
I grew up in Menlo Park California, my Father was a native Cape Codder and my mother was a native Californian. I suppose my mother's influence kept my Father in California, but he always entertained the notion of moving back to Falmouth. The stretch of land Frederick William House sits on has been in my family for nearly a century, strawberry fields encompassed the stretch, and the 4 houses to the left and the right all belonged to long gone relatives. One by one the cousins, aunts and uncles sold, but when I discovered that 594 Palmer belonged to me after my last living relative on Cape Cod passed away, I felt impelled to keep the last of the homes and share this magical place with you.
Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor purchased this estate in 2001
Frederick William House has been in my family for nearly a century. We enjoy sharing this magical spot with others. The best memories are made with family.
If you want to 'get there' Frederick William House' is located in an deal spot for the active vacationer who wants to antique downtown, bike, or take in our picturesque landscapes. Easy drives to historic points of interest, walk to breakfast across the street to enjoy the best Irish Eggs Benedict you have ever had. Location, location, location. Come visit the birthplace of 'America the Beautiful' written by Katherine Lee Bates, and visit her child hood home. Take a trolly tour, see Nobska Light House in Woods Hole, still occupied and operated by the Coast Guard Chief. Take in every season, the colors of fall, the impressive frozen ponds in winter, the yellow bursts of color in spring, and the bluest, quiet lapping waves in summer. Cook out, enjoy your family, ferry to the islands, there is so much to do and see here!
Our group had a wonderful time in this spacious home with all the amenities. Customer service was 5 STAR. Unique place!
We very much enjoyed our stay at this wonderful home. We had a family vacation and this historic and updated large house accommodated our 9 family members very comfortably. The location is awesome, right on the bike path making it easy to take the bikes to downtown Falmouth, Woods Hole or to the Martha's Vineyard ferry. Jeanette, who manages the property, was super attentive to all our needs which was really nice. We would stay here again!
This is a spacious inn with plenty of room inside and out for a perfect getaway. Lovely inn keeper, beautiful home.
Ten adult visitors are in agreement - The home is ideally located in Falmouth for local activities and for day travel to other Cape Cod destinations. The room layout afforded everyone privacy. The rooms are comfortable. The outdoor area is equally comfortable. Our hostess met our every need and went above and beyond the call to insure our well-being when we had an emergency. All ten visitors give the home an unequivocal thumbs up!
We had 9 people (2 families of four and a single) and there was plenty of space. Being right on the bike trail was wonderful, and there were restaurants and shops in walking distance as well. Grews Pond across the street was a pleasant and quiet place for the kids to swim. The proprietor was consistently available to answer any questions, although few arose! Highly recommended.
There are many nice things to say about the Frederick William House, but top mention must go to its location on the bike path (bikes provided) with a lovely park (playground and fresh water swimming) right across the street. We could bike to beaches, among other attractions, and the beach parking passes were a great bonus when we drove. Jeanette is readily available and eager to accommodate. She actually ran right out to buy a shower chair for my father-in-law on our arrival! As some have mentioned, it is on quite a busy road. In the front bedrooms we could hear some traffic, but not disturbingly so; the back bedrooms were completely quiet. No issues with wifi or cell service during our stay. All in all, an excellent vacation.
Hi Jeanette.. once again the whole family had a great time. The house, as in the past was clean and orderly and with your responsiveness to our needs, easily accommodated all of us.
Quick access to the bike path, local beaches and village along with the facility to grill outside on the patio makes staying at your home a real pleasure. These things taken together, really serve to relieve the stress of managing the logistics of coordinating daily plans for a group of 9 (including the grandchildren). Thanks again for your hospitality, we will be in touch to schedule our stay for next year !
Jeanette, I wrote the review above 2 years ago...and all of it is still true !! . Your attention to detail and continued care of the property really sets this place apart from all others. Thanks again.
Guy and Donna C
Located Directly on the Shining Sea Bikeway makes us a truly unique place to stay. Bikes usage comes with every stay, making it even easier to take in the scenic beauty that surrounds us in Falmouth. With 24 bikes to choose from, getting to Highfield Hall or even Martha's Vineyard is easy.
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