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Family-Friendly Vacation Home in Charming Woods Hole

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,740 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Get ready for summer 2018!

This 4-bedroom home-away-from-home is outfitted with your comfort, fun and convenience in mind. Walk or bike to the village of Woods Hole or beaches. Ride, skate, run or walk the Shining Sea Bike Path. Eat out on the deck (or grill your catch of the day!) while any young ones play in the yard or on the swingset. Play board games, watch a DVD, borrow a book, or challenge a friend to Foosball.

Our kitchen was completely redone in 2012, and has a gas stove, fridge with ice maker, dishwasher, Keurig coffee maker (and a multi-cup coffee maker), microwave, and everything you'll need to cook, bake and serve. Our dining room table extends to seat 10 -- or eat at the picnic table on the deck.

Three upstairs bedrooms (two queens, one with two twins) and a downstairs bedroom (twin bunkbeds) and two full baths ensure plenty of room and privacy for your group of up to 8. We even have a pack-n-play if you have a young one in your family.

Information on local attractions and restaurants is provided so you can plan your adventures. We enjoy the beaches, the bike path, day trips to Martha's Vineyard, and Cape Cod Baseball League games in Falmouth. Where will you explore from this comfortable home base?

Keywords: Cottage, house

More Details

Matthew and Traci
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2018

About Matthew and Traci

We're a family of four and we love the natural beauty of Cape Cod.

Matthew and Traci purchased this house in 2011

Why Matthew and Traci chose Woods Hole

We fell in love with Woods Hole during our annual visits associated with the Marine Biological Labs. We are delighted to share our vacation home with you!

What makes this house unique

Our favorite activities include bike riding along the Shining Sea Bike Path, stopping at Pie in the Sky for breakfast, and collecting (and then releasing) sea creatures at Stoney Beach.


Woods Hole House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1740 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Bed and bath linens not included; we can provide a referral for linen rentals.
  • See rental agreement for more info!
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st floor. Renovated in 2013.
  • 2 full baths plus an outdoor shower!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large closet, bay window; 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , twin over twin bunkbeds; 1st floor with sliding door to deck
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) pack-n-play provided, Bunk Beds (1) one set with twin mattresses
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Enjoy the double hammock on the deck! Board games, books, DVDs available for use. Alarm clocks and hairdryer provided. Enclosed outdoor shower. Property is adjacent to MBL cottages. Beach toys and chairs available for use! We can provide recommendations for linen rentals.


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(10 traveler reviews)

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Family-Friendly Vacation Home in Charming Woods Hole
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This Woods Hole home makes the perfect family getaway! There is a lot of comfortable sleeping, eating, and living space for adults and kids alike. We enjoyed all our meals on the back deck, which includes a grill and a large picnic table. Clean up was easy with the compact but remarkably roomy dishwasher, an amenity we were grateful to have. The hammock quickly became a family favorite, and it's big enough for two so our kids could share! The owners have thought of everything to make vacationing (especially with kids) easy: There are books to borrow, puzzles and games to play, and DVDs to watch on a rainy day. They also provide bikes, beach chairs, and other gear that is wonderful to have but difficult to travel with. On the basis of the owners' recommendation (they provide a book of restaurant menus and local activities) we ordered pizza to be delivered to Stoney beach at sunset - it was a highlight of our stay! After a day at the beach, we loved the convenience of the outdoor shower, clothesline, and washer/dryer. Easy access to the bike/running path kept everyone in our family happy. We are returning guests and will definitely be back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that your family enjoyed our house, Woods Hole, and a pizza dinner on the beach at sunset! We hope you will return in the summer of 2018.
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Lovely family week in Woods Hole

  • 5 of 5

Echoing the other reviews, this is a wonderful Cape home for a family visit. We had parents, 2 kids (5 & 7), and 2 sets of grandparents and the house was a fantastic size and excellent layout to accommodate everyone. We never felt like we were stepping on each other's toes, which is important with 2 sets of in-laws in the house! The kids loved the play structure, the board games, and the foosball table, so they never even got around to watching the kid-friendly DVDs. We enjoyed the bikes and the kids loved walking their bikes through a wooded path to the bike path.

A small detail that made a big difference to me was that every shower, including the outdoor shower, had shampoo and conditioner already there. It is the small things like that which make a vacation rental feel like home, and save a headache.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family had a great vacation! We love having multi-generational families stay in our home and enjoy all that Woods Hole has to offer.
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Excellent house and location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for a few weeks in June while we did some work at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. The house is in excellent condition and had a ton of room for everyone. The large deck out back with the grill and big yard were a huge plus. The kitchen and bathrooms are brand new and we had plenty of room to spread out.The neighborhood is quiet and kid friendly. The owners were kind enough to leave all sorts of beach stuff for us to use which the kids appreciated. The location is great. While this house is not on the beach it is vey convenient to the bike path from which you can easily get to a number of different beaches. It is a 3 minute drive (10 min bike) to Woods Hole, and maybe a 10 minute drive (20 min bike) to Falmouth, so it is very well situated. We highly recommend staying here and would certainly consider coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family &friends vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We are a young family with 3 kids and we were there with our friends with also 2 young kids. the house was perfect: convivialty, comfort, anything that we need was there. We were able to go to the village by foot and by bikes and it was not a nightmare!!! Everyday we were going to nobska beach by bike on a nice little path near the house. This beach is the best beach ever: quiet, not crowded, lovely and in front of Martha's vineyard! The woods whole village is also cute and welcoming. For the groceries, we took the car for 15 minutes and we found everything! Seriously, it was our best family "super chilled" vacation!!! Thanks to the owners who were super nice. For sure we will make it a Tradition! Marcelline from Montreal.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently spent a splendid summer week at your home in Woods Hole. It was perfect for our needs. It was clean, quiet and plenty of space for time together as well as time alone. The kids loved the play room and swing set, the adults loved morning coffee on the deck. The path leading to the bike path was a wonderful escape for a morning jogs.

With Golf down the street, delicious restaurants in Woods Hole and Falmouth center, awesome beaches and FREE aquarium there was so much to do! Not to mention the carousel in Falmouth center. Big hit!

The convenience of your home aloud us to get away with children with the ease of keeping some routine.

Thank you for some lovely memories.

The Healy's

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage in Woods Hole!

  • 5 of 5

We were quite happy with our stay at this home in Woods Hole. We only used 3 bedrooms, and didn't spend much time at the house, but we were very comfortable there in the evening. The owners communication was great. They also provided the basic necessities and a welcoming bottle of wine. The house sits on the end of a quiet street, an easy drive to restaurants, the Woods Hole Institute and SEA. There is also an easily accessible trail, although we didn't use it. Hope to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nobska Lighthouse
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Surf Drive Beach
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Enjoy the beaches, Shining Sea Bike Path, WHOI museum, aquarium, restaurants. The nearby Steamship Authority is the launch point for ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Contact us about an off-season (fall, winter, spring) long-term rental!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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