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Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english


20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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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 20 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.4 based on 22 reviews

Cape Cod vacation

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay. Walk to Falmouth or bus to Martha's Vineyard ferry. Beautifully appointed home and cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review! I hope to see you next year!!
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lovely cape cod seaside restful holiday stay.

  • 4 of 5

Just the right location. Easy to get to the beach (parking vouchers supplied by host a great help), no problem visiting the centre of Falmouth, the Shining Sea cycle path is a great bonus (as is the fun bikes provided). Our host was helpful and welcoming in every way! The accommodation is restful, comfortable and all you could hope for away from home - great stay Highly Recommended for any family.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review. I am happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to accommodate you in the future!
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very happy here

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy during our stay at this property. The listing description was accurate regarding layout, amenities, etc. The property was clean and well-maintained.

The owner was super RESPONSIVE and helpful and friendly. The property included your own outdoor space which we loved because we were traveling with a 1 year old and therefore spent all of our nights at home. We were able to build a fire and spend hours outside. The only thing the property doesn’t mention is that the front of the house is on a busy road, so when outside you can hear cars passing by. I would not let that deter you from staying because when inside you do not hear a peep. But its something I was not expecting. And you should know that you are staying in a ‘house’ behind the main house so you are not at all on the main road.

I would definitely recommend this property to a friend.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you next summer!! Always, Jeanette
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Relaxing, Convenient, and with Every Amenity

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed this quiet tucked away cottage that was centrally located. The bikes were great, we had lots to choose from. There is a very spacious stone patio with a fire pit that we used. We did not feel that the house was dark, in fact the living room had two walls of over-sized windows which made the room very very bright. The second bedroom had a small window, but the kitchen had an entire wall of windows as well, and a skylight. The owner was attentive, very easy to get a hold of and knowledgeable about tours, local places to visit and places to eat. We felt that we got a lot for what we spent. Great stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage at Frederick William House. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay!!!
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Sorry - just ok

  • 2 of 5

To be completely honest--while Jeannette (proprietor) is very nice and super accessible, I have to sadly say that the cottage (as others have noted) is rather old, tired, and dark (and a bit noisy as on the end of the highway). We tried to spend most our time outside (which was the point being at the Cape anyway). The back patio is pleasant (although, again, you hear the cars more than nature), and we were glad to be able to sit out there with our morning coffee. Being right on the fabulous bike path is a big plus for this rental. Having bikes to use was great, although, again, to be fair the bikes are kind of beat up and finding 4 that worked ok was a bit of a challenge.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Some people love the location and the BikeWay access, and the quaintness of the cottage. The cottage was originally built in 1925. It has been renovated, all modern appliances were installed in a retro 1940's kitchen. The stove is a Thermadore high end stove with all stainless features. Some people like the eclectic look, while some may want a modern look. We are most definitely a down town stay. If you enjoy the beach outside your door, we are not the place for you. But we do provide beach passes allowing access to all private and public beaches, a feature most stays do not have. I am very glad you did enjoy the patio, it is a new feature for this summers guests. Traffic noise is the highest in August, being the most busy visiting month for all of Falmouth for the year. It is part of choosing a downtown stay compared to a remote waterfront stay. The bikes get replaced and refurbished every year. They do get repaired throughout the season, and when a visitor does ask for adjustments to seats or handlebar adjustment. After some groups we have many repairs to do. I try to make accessing the BikeWay easy for guests by including bike usage with the rentals, but for shorter stays we are contemplating doing straight rentals. Next year there will be another new fleet of bikes, free rental and use with stays is up in the air at this point. There are 25 bikes on the property...we do not have 15 speed styles or special sizes for toddlers. I usually direct special needs or requests to Corner Cycle which is a great rental place with hundreds of bikes. For the two reviews that have been unhappy with the quality of the bikes provided, I do wish that it could have been brought to my attention during your stay so I could have adequately made it right. We have NEVER had a complaint about quality of bikes from the main house stay, and they are the same bikes. So I am a bit saddened by the comment. I am always available to make stays easier and if there is something missing or something specific you want or need I can make that happen if guests ask. I am sorry you only had an OK time.
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Cheerful and Charming

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was clean, well equipt and had a tremendous fire pit off of the patio, all loaded with wood ready for us to burn. The owner was attentive and easily accessible.

The gift shop on site made checking out bike locks easy, and getting maps. The bike path can be accessed from the back yard, so with the bikes included...our activities for our short stay were all ready for us.

We will definitely return to this one!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I try my best to be the supreme hostess, so the memories they make here are good ones. It always makes me happy to hear that my efforts are appreciated!!! THANK YOU!! See you next summer!
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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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
August High Season
Aug 7 2016 - Sep 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Cape Cod 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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