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Cozy Cottage at Frederick William House on Bikeway, Bikes Included!!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

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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Falmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Cozy Cottage at Frederick William House on Bikeway, Bikes Included!!!
average rating of 4.62 based on 52 reviews

Cozy Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in the cottage for 3 nights. The cottage was private and well appointed with everything we needed from crisp white towels to salt and pepper/spices. We even had our own backyard area with a firepit for making smores at night. Jeanette was extremely attentive and made us feel right at home! She was quick to respond if we needed anything and very informative about things to do in the area. We loved the location (close to town) and that it was on the Shining Sea bikeway. The cottage came with use of bikes for the whole family and beach passes for local Falmouth beaches. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay in the Cottage at Frederick William House. I enjoyed accommodating your family and getting to know you all! I do hope to see you in the future!!
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This property was very impressive! We rented both the main house and adjoining cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Our entire stay was quite delightful for our full family and friends. As a cyclist I found the easy access to the bike trail right behind the house perfect... The entire home was beautifully decorated with of character and charm! A major plus with all bedrooms with full baths!

I can't say enough great words about the owner Jeanette, she was the best host ever! I will definitely return and tell others.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay!! I am so happy you enjoyed your time at Frederick William House! I do hope to see you in the future!!
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Not what we were looking for.

  • 2 of 5

Not what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay.
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great stay in a lovely cape cod cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Jeanette's cape cod cottage with a group of 4 in connection with the graduation of my son from a local high school and had a wonderful time. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped and nicely decorated. Great that you can walk across the street for a fab breakfast/brunch at the "Crab Apple". The kitchen has many essential provided and we were able to make coffee first thing in the morning. Best part is the huge back yard with a lovely shaded sitting area and a fire pit. We made good use of the bikes and rode the bike trail all the way to Woods Hole (5 miles)...FAB visit all around and Jeannette is very punctual, professional and accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!!! I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you in the future!!!
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great location and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This property is right on the bike path that takes you to Woods Hole. The house is nicely maintained, beds are very comfortable, one can easily sleep on the sofa or extra bed in the living room. The bathroom is spacious and the place is clean.

Outside there is a cute gift shop and a very nice and relaxing garden.

We loved staying here and hope to return one day.


  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing your stay. I enjoyed accommodating you and hope to see you in the future. Sincerely, Jeanette Robinson.
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Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing weekend. We were kinda bummed because it rained pretty much half of our stay there but Jeanette is such a great host, very welcoming, accomodating and knows the area very well. The restaurants she recommended we're outstanding. The pouring rain did not stop us from hitting the town, explore & enjoy the place. The cottage is cozy and we'd love to come back in the summertime.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing the Cottage at Frederick William House for your stay!! It was my pleasure hosting you on your getaway! I look forward to seeing you in the future!!
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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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day208(Holiday Rate)
May 26 2018 - May 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 15 2018
1 night minimum stay
July4th 2018
Jul 3 2018 - Jul 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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