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Falmouth Heights Cottage welcomes Disabled∾Kids∾Pets – Walk to Beach∾Harbor∾Town

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Falmouth Heights Cottage: Classic Cape Cod charm entirely updated and Accessible

Restored 1950 cottage combines Old Cape Cod charm with modern amenities and accessibility features. Ideally located steps from the harbor and ferries, 10 minutes walk to the beach, 18 minutes to downtown. Everything you need (groceries, restaurants, shops, recreation, entertainment) is under 1 mile distance.

Our 1200sf, 3-bedroom home suits 3 generations, from infants to grandparents, plus the family pet! We supply all the conveniences for a comfortable stay: WiFi, window air conditioners, high quality cotton sheets and towels, soaps, paper goods, pantry staples, and coffee for your first mornings. Ask about our “grocery concierge” service if you're traveling from afar. We live in Falmouth and respond promptly with help in trip planning, activities and local recommendations.

When you arrive, you'll pull into a paved driveway that fits 3 cars or a boat trailer. Feel the salt air from the harbor 150 yds away. That's where you'll go for your evening walk, to admire the yachts, to catch a Vineyard ferry, or for waterside dining and nightlife (April–Columbus Day). At the end of the driveway, a white picket gate leads to the fully fenced back yard, a secure play area for young kids or a small-to-medium dog.

Walk around to the front door where you'll be greeted with nautical flair. No need for a key, all entry doors have electronic locks that open with the 4-digit code you specify. If you require a zero-step entry ramp, just let us know.

Now step into the living room with original fir floors, pine woodwork and fireplace from 1950. Your group of 6 can comfortably relax together with enough area to set up the toddler train set or a vacation game of Twister. For entertainment, choose from 180 cable channels, puzzles and games for all ages, or our collection of books and DVD movies with Cape Cod, nautical and New England themes.

An arched ship's doorway connects to the all-new, modern kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, ceramic radiant cooktop, electric oven, fridge and freezer. It's finished with sand-colored granite counters, oyster shell backsplash, and brass boat cleat cabinet knobs. You'll find all the cookware and utensils needed for a lobster boil or anything else you want to cook or bake, whether indoors or on the gas grill. We stock a few coastal New England cookbooks and essential small appliances including toaster, tea kettle, Keurig and drip coffee makers, blender, and small food processor (chopper).

A second arched doorway joins the sunny dining room. There's a sideboard and table seating 6-8, plus high chair and booster for the little ones. If you're here for a celebration, we have tablecloths, napkins, platters and servingware to host 12 guests. The back lawn can accommodate 20-30 for light refreshments outdoors.

The cottage is wheelchair-friendly with smooth flooring throughout, no transitions to bump over, wide 36” doorways and 42” hallway with LED night lighting. Both bathrooms are freshly renovated with sparkling tile and fixtures. One was designed with non-slip tumbled marble, extra space around the high-height toilet, grab bars, and walk-in shower with teak seat and hand-held spray. The smaller bathroom is best suited for kids with standard-height toilet, original cast-iron tub, and a step stool to reach the sink. There's also a washer/dryer with laundry supplies, iron, ironing board, and hair dryer.

The “Keeper’s Quarters” is a cozy Queen bedroom in the traditional style of a seaside cottage and garden. It honors those who've tended Cape & Islands lighthouses since the 18th century, helping mariners navigate tricky currents, shoals and fog on local waters.

In the “Crew’s Nest” bedroom, rustic wood and iron accents feel like below decks on a galleon. The crew sleeps in bunks, of course, beside a map of Cape Cod's shipwrecks. Both beds are full/double size to accommodate pirates up to 5'7” tall.

At the stern of the cottage, the “Captain's Cabin” is our accessible bedroom with 3ft clearances around the lower-height Queen bed. A vaulted ceiling with beam, picture window and matching French door to the quarterdeck (patio) evoke the shipboard lifestyle of Cape Cod's whaling captains. There's room here for the pack'n'play crib. Note our house is rewired with all child-safe outlets.

Finally, step out on the patio. There's an umbrella table for al fresco dining or savoring a vacation cigar (no smoking indoors please). The outdoor shower features whale tail hooks, mahogany bench and floor that blends seamlessly into the patio.

Falmouth Heights Beach, one of Falmouth's finest, is exactly 1/2 mile from our door. Beach wheelchairs are available with ramp access to the sand. Historic homes and Falmouth Yacht Club are nearby.

It's 7 minutes walk to Windfall Market grocery and Harbor Marine Park, the site of Falmouth's farmers market (May–Oct), weekly summer concerts, and many outdoor events such as yoga, annual antiques fair, September's StriperFest fishing derby, and Seafaring Santa's December arrival. Seven minutes in the opposite direction takes you to more dining options, shopping, Starbucks, and the ballpark of our summer college-league Cape Cod Baseball team. Keep walking (18 minutes total) and you're in Falmouth Village center. Known for boutique shops and restaurants, the adjacent library lawn and Peg Noonan Park are the main venues for local events: from the Easter Egg Scramble to holiday parades (July 4th, Halloween, Christmas), ArtsFest, JazzFest, book fair and street fair, summer outdoor movies and lobster suppers, and much more. Behind the children's library are the summertime Carousel of Light and year-round nautical-theme playground.

Picturesque Woods Hole village is 5 miles away by bike or trolley, while Cape Cod's famed Old Silver Beach and Mashpee Commons upscale shopping center are 15 minutes by car. Our seaside New England town is the best of all worlds, and Falmouth Heights Cottage is perfectly situated to enjoy it all!

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

About The Owner

We are Massachusetts natives and full time Falmouth residents. We love the Falmouth/Woods Hole area because it combines the charm of a historic New England village with the relaxed ambiance of the seashore. Plus, great dining!

Amenities

Falmouth Heights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Accessible Bath - toilet , shower , walk-in shower , washer / dryer
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Zero-step entry ramp available by arrangement; otherwise wheelchair accessible with wide doorways and hall; no transition bumps. Night lighting for safety. Bathroom has tall toilet, grab bars, large walk-in shower with seat and hand-held spray. Queen bed at lower height with 36" clearance on all sides.

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Falmouth Heights Cottage welcomes Disabled∾Kids∾Pets – Walk to Beach∾Harbor∾Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Norfolk MA
5

Amazing Fall Getaway in Falmouth!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Well appointed and clean, clean, clean! This was a multi-generational trip. Ages ranging from 60 years old to 9 mos. We loved the location! Once we arrived we only got in the car once to get some Pies and Pie Ala mode in Teaticket. (A Must!) Walked to the ferry, Falmouth Heights Beach and downtown. Our kids even walked to the local theater one evening, while we got to watch our grand daughter. The house is crispy clean and recently renovated. The baby crawled everywhere and her knees stayed clean! The house is well appointed. Everything you need is at hand and the eye for design detail was so appreciated! We truly felt we got to escape to the Cape in this sweet little cottage by the sea!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Escape!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned home from our second visit to this property. Our first visit was in August 2015 and we decided to plan another visit over MLK weekend 2016.

Both visits to this property were exceptional! The owners are incredibly hospitable, making sure that every comfort of home is provided with the rental. The house itself is beautiful and very well maintained. All three bedrooms are generous sizes, bathrooms are both updated very nicely, and the kitchen has all modern and clean appliances. The living room comfortably seats six adults. The entire house is very nicely decorated and it is clear that the owners take pride is maintaining the home. Even though many times on vacation we decide to eat at restaurants, this home and yard was so inviting and comfortable that we actually chose to eat at home many nights as well. The owner pointed us to a great fish market in town where we bought lobsters!

We were very pleasantly surprised by how many shops and restaurants remain open all year. We could easily walk into any of the restaurants in town and grab a seat. Some restaurants had really delicious winter menus that piqued our interest. On each of our three nights we were able to find live music at one of the restaurants in town. We loved getting to enjoy the town at a time when the streets and restaurants weren’t as busy.

This house is in the perfect location for any season. Over the summer, it was very convenient to be able to walk down to Falmouth Heights Beach, as well as British Beer Company which is right on the water. It is also a less than 5 minute walk to hop onto the Martha’s Vineyard ferry. So simple! In addition to walking to the beach, walking to town is just as easy. Within spitting distance is Friendly’s, Starbucks, and DJs Wings, and if you walk a bit further you will hit the main part of town in a couple of minutes that contains numerous restaurants, cafes, shops and candy/ice cream establishments. We loved having so many delicious culinary options each evening that we went out to dinner.

Overall, this house is just perfect for vacation.It’s in a prime location in all seasons, is very well maintained and welcoming, the owners are responsive, helpful and really do everything possible to make visitors feel at home. Before both visits, wonderful restaurant suggestions were given. The modern amenities of the house made it very comfortable. Most importantly, this house is impeccably clean! We will definitely head back!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Location, comfort, hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Fall on the Cape is amazing to begin with, and staying at this property made our Autumn trip to Falmouth that much better.

The house is beautiful, with a nice private back yard and patio that we found ourselves on most of the time. An outside shower in the cool morning air was amazing! The size of the house and property was more than enough to comfortably host the six adults in our group.

Nearby attractions are close enough to walk to for food and shopping. A short car ride will easily bring you to other sites on the Cape too.

Why I would really recommend this property though, is the hospitality of the owners. They really made us feel welcome and at ease. They were more than willing to make recommendations for things to do and see and made sure that we had everything we needed during our stay (coffee too!). If we travel to Falmouth in the future we will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tri Cities, Washington State
5

Destination Wedding for Nephew!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful homey place. We came from Washington State for my nephew's wedding and we were happy to see the rental house had everything we needed!! Location was perfect, it is a pleasant stroll to the beach & the wedding venue for us, which was a nice restaurant, The Casino Wharf. Access to the grocery store & other restaurants was also convenient. Part of the wedding itinerary was to go to Martha's Vineyard & a boat cruise, both these activities were with in walking distance to the house. The house was darling & comfortable, and had a Cape Cod feel which made our vacation that much more fun. We enjoyed sitting in the dining room for breakfast every morning & relaxing on the patio. We were able to have the rest of the family, that were staying about 4 blocks away, over for a Bar B Que, they had young children & we were able to find a few outside toys to entertain the girls. Everything is thought of. The people on the east side of our great country were all so pleasant and the owners of this property were very easy to work with. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice place, great location, very accessible

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! We were up for an event at the Falmouth Yacht Club the convenience to both club and downtown restaurants was perfect. The house has been totally renovated and has a beautiful large patio out back that we used for grilling and relaxing after a long day on water. It had everything we needed, sheets, cutlery, soap for the washer/dryer even beachtowels. The house was very wheel chair accessible including the shower. Owner is very accommodating . We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved our Stay at this Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Location is GREAT !

A simple walk or bike ride to the beach, restaurants, many stores and Ferry to MV.

Making life easy and relaxing.

Everything in the home is New, Clean, Functional, Nicely decorated and Pleasant.

Perfect for up to 6 people.

3 good size bedrooms, plenty of room to walk around and hooks to hangs things

2 Full Baths and an Awesome outdoor shower, which everybody loved!

Wonderful 3-season room was a great place for meals and hanging out. This room flows nicely out to the patio and yard, where we enjoyed grilling, drinks and yard games.

Close to Falmouth Harbor, giving you a nice breeze. If you are lucky you will hear the foghorn from Nobska lighthouse (a really fun treat).

This rental also comes stocked with all your linens (most do not) and has a conveniently located washer and dryer.

Kitchen is also well equipped making cooking a pleasant experience.

Would absolutely stay again and have already recommended to family and friends!

Great place to Enjoy your Vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Falmouth Raw Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Island Queen to Oak Bluffs
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Falmouth Country Club (public)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Seafood, Italian, Starbucks, Pizza, Wings, Family
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Falmouth Heights Beach
Car: not necessary

Your vacation rental is in easy walking proximity to notable events at Falmouth Heights Beach, Falmouth Yacht Club and Falmouth Harbor: the July 4th fireworks, Falmouth Road Race finish line, Falmouth Regatta, StriperFest fishing derby, and Seafaring Santa's annual arrival. Within one mile are restaurants, shops, cafes, pubs, ice cream, Martha's Vineyard ferries, beaches, boating, parks, playgrounds, wedding venues, Falmouth Library, outdoor events at Harbor Marine Park and Peg Noonan Park, Cape Cod Baseball League games, and the year-round charm of Falmouth Village Main Street.

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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