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Spectacular 5 Bedroom Fall Retreat DIRECTLY on BIKEWAY!

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights


Falmouth Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate Sleeps 10

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.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor

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

Why Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor chose Cape Cod

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.

What makes this estate unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our group had a wonderful time in this spacious home with all the amenities. Customer service was 5 STAR. Unique place!
Dec 2013
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Spectacular 5 Bedroom Fall Retreat DIRECTLY on BIKEWAY!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 45 reviews

Excellent Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Frederick William House! I enjoyed accommodating you and look forward to seeing you in the future!
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious inn with plenty of room inside and out for a perfect getaway. Lovely inn keeper, beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for allowing me the pleasure of accommodating your wonderful group. I look forward to seeing you on a future adventure.
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Great location, wonderful proprietor, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Frederick William House!! I am so happy to have accommodated your stay and look forward to seeing you here in the future!!
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location, location, location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review us again!!! I love each year I see you all again. It is always a pleasure accommodating you! See you next year!!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hyannis Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
the Quarterdeck, Liam Maguire's, Grumpy's Pub
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Woods Hole Country Club,
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Crabapple's Restaurant, The Glass Onion,
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Woodneck Beach

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.


Rates & Availability

Falmouth Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Harvest Season
Sep 13 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
Winter Season
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
New Years Holiday
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
Daffodil Delights Spring Rates
Apr 17 2017 - May 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Weekend Rates
May 19 2017 - May 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Summer Season
May 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $350
Tax Rate 9.75%

INQUIRE ABOUT DISCOUNTS FOR AAA and AARP MEMBERS. Present membership upon booking. Summer Bookings are 3 day minimum stays starting June 29th till Labor Day Weekend. Please call to inquire for special venues.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Falmouth Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Black Bedroom Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand held European shower.
    Blue Room Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Hand held Euro Shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet
    Green Room - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Deco Style Master Bath with Pedistal Sink and 8' Iron Tub.
    White Room Full Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Double Vanity with 7' Iron Tub.
  • All Bathroom are new and designed in Deco style fixtures and fittings, all tubs are cast iron, with intricate tile and retro style sinks and vanities.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Blue Room - 1 queen , Queen Bed, vaulted celings, patio view, personal A/C unit.
    White Room - 1 queen , Queen bed, first floor, TV, double vanity in full bath.
    Green Room - 1 double , Double Bed, vaulted celings, private zoned A/C.
    Master Bed Room - 1 king , Cal King bed & fireplace, private zone A/C, vaulted celings.
    Black Room - 1 queen , Queen bed, Garden and Bike Path views, vaulted celing, A/C.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beach passes are available for all of the Falmouth beaches through us. Please call to let us know how many day passes you will need and how many cars you will be needing parking passes for. We take the inconvience out of getting your permits.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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