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Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english


38 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage

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2 Bedroom Nest Perfect For The Little Private Getaway You've Been Waiting For.

Cute! Little 2 bedroom cottage sits directly behind Frederick William house and on shining sea bike way, close to beach, pond, shops, and across the street from a great local restaurant. Vineyard goers, walking distance from the steamship authority. Never pay to park to visit the islands. Perfect location!

This adorable little cottage is nestled right behind the Main House on this lovely estate giving you maximum privacy!! Falmouth's Historic Village Green is just minutes away, as well as Highfiled Hall and Katherine Lee Bates birth home (author of America the Beautiful). Whale watch tours, dinner cruises, and fishing charters can be had right from our very own Falmouth Harbor. And if you love antiques, be sure to take in some of the local antique shops and summer events.

Festivals and different special town attractions are scheduled throughout the year, so if you are looking for a specific experience or even, just call to find out more. There is always something fun happening in Falmouth. Come see our Strawberry festival, or our Scallop festival, or take in the fall colors, or visit us during the winter holidays. There is really something for everyone all year round.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 cottage 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 cottage 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

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. We loved Falmouth and hope to return.

Kind Regards,

Michael, Charlotte, Harrison & Stephanie
Oct 2014
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based on 38 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.605263 based on 40 reviews

Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Nice people, nice place, great location. Cape Cod is wonderful, really enjoyed the food and being able to go kayak fishing. Did not catch too many fish but the stay was nice. Also enjoyed being able to bring out two little doggies.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Terrific location and Jeannette is very attentive and accomodating.

  • 5 of 5

We love the location of bike path, getting bikes with the house, and how attentive Jeannette was. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a great stay!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our time here! Jeanette was extremely welcoming and helpful. Being right on the bike path was a huge plus for us - the scenery on the bikeway is beautiful! The cottage was equipped with everything we needed. I especially appreciated having a washer/dryer... The private back patio was a pleasant place for morning coffee. We'd certainly return!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week here. The cottage was very comfortable and clean, with all amenities.

Jeanette was lovely and available to answer any queries very quickly.

The cottage is ideally situated. A short walk or bike ride to Falmouth and within walking distance of the buses that run to the ferries.

If I ever return to Cape Cod I would definitely stay here again.

I would HIGHLY recommend the cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful! Perfect for any getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here. The decor was beautiful, and the house just lovely! We stayed with a group of 6 adults. There are two bedrooms with queen beds, and then a cot and pull-out sofa in the living room. We loved using the rental bikes and the path is right behind the property!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage on bikepath

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for two nights in July. Prices were similar to that in the Cape area at peak season. The house was easy to get to, and we always found a spot to park in the lot. On arrival the cottage was ready - everything in order, and nicely cooled down (the A/c units are in the bedrooms so Jeannette had opened all of the rooms and circulated the air well). The inside and outside are charming and well taken care of.

We had 5 adults, so we needed more than the 2 queen beds, and there were different options available - rollaway bed, foldout couch, and a cushiony floor bed. So sleeping arrangements were not a problem, and the bathroom was large and equipped for more than 5 adults with towels, beach towels, etc. The kitchen looked like it was also well-equipped, although we did not do much cooking there. The back patio was lovely too, and we made a fire pit one evening and had breakfast out there - very nice! I would suggest for future improvement to add lighting on the steps up to the patio or on the patio itself - once we extinguished the fire, it was pretty dark.

The younger adults used the bikes multiple times to ride on the trail, which is right there and very scenic. There were always a bunch available to use. However, we don't bike that much - leading to my last point:

The location was not far from downtown, but there wasn't a ton in walking distance. We went to the two restaurants within walking distance - Crabapples for breakfast (very good) and Seafood Sam's for dinner (delicious). There's also a park across the street with a jungle gym for kids and a lake/smaller beach area.

Since our stay was short and we had a few young-at-heart-but-not-the-knees people in our group, we chose to drive more places: It took us 5 minutes or so to drive downtown and a bit more to the grocery store, 8 min to the Island Queen ferry, and 10 min drive to the beaches/Nobska lighthouse. The other ferry (Steamship Authority) we could have ridden to a parking lot and gotten on a shuttle to the ferry which is more convenient, but would have taken some time. Everything would have been bike-able, but you aren't right on the downtown strip either and I'd plan for some time to bike to places. We weren't upset by that, though. :) We liked that it was quieter than something downtown would have been.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay and appreciated the nice touches of the property and proprietor - beach passes, information, etc. Thank you, Jeannette!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. I am so happy you were satisfied with your experience and I hope to have the pleasure of accommodating you for years to come!!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hyannis Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Glass Onion, Grumpy's Pub
Nearest Ferry
0.05 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Woods Hole Counrty Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 28
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Crabapple's Restaurant, The Glass Onion
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Woodneck Beach, or Grew's Pond
Car: recommended

The cottage at Frederick William House is located behind the main house and directly on the Shining Sea Bike Path. Vineyard goers, we are walking distance to the steamship authority. Never pay for parking to get to the islands!


Rates & Availability

Falmouth Cottage Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Falmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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