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Oceanfront on Buzzards Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 180 nights
Popular Features
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Charming and newly remodeled two bedroom cottage located right on Buzzards Bay. Enjoy brand new three season porch overlooking the bay with large second story viewing deck and pergola featuring magnificent ocean views. Adjacent to boat launch area and beach so great for swimming and boating. Wake up in the master bedroom in queen-size bed overlooking Buzzards Bay. For information on multi week prices please contact owners shown to the right.

This lovely coastal town is rich with history and is across the harbor from the famed seaport of New Bedford. It also boasts some of the most beautiful public buildings in New England.

The state beach on Buzzards Bay, the more private West Island Beach, and the three and a half mile Phoenix Bike Trail are all a bike ride away from the cottage. Also within biking distance, you will find the quaint downtown area bustling with restaurants, unique shops, historical tours, festivals, and more.

Keywords: Cottage, Vacation Rental, Vacation Property,

Vacation Home, Waterfront Cottage

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2017

About The Owner

We had talked about buying a piece of property by the water for quite some time and had looked at a few pieces but never really connected with anything. We came to Fairhaven one day to pick something up at West Marine, saw an open house sign and decided to take a look. When we saw the cottage it was structurally sound but did not have any curb appeal. Suzanne immediately saw the potential to make the cottage a very cozy get away spot so an offer was made and accepted and within a couple of months the initial transformation was completed. We put all of the fencing around the property and then Suzanne planted the rose pushes that climb the front fence and planted a flower garden behind the fence. We added a porch on the east end of the property when we first purchased and then in 2010 we decided to remove the outdoor porch and replaced it with a three season room with a large deck above.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2001

Why The Owner chose SE Massachusetts & Buzzard's Bay

We like the Fairhaven area because of the ease of getting to places like Newport RI, Plymouth Ma and Cape Cod without living with the crowds that are associated with these areas

What makes this cottage unique

We like to drive to the bike trail and walk the mile and 1/2 to the center of Fairhaven for breakfast. There are many great restaurants in the South Coast area that we also enjoy. With Buzzards Bay right outside the door, kayaking, sailing, wind surfing and other water activities are enjoyed throughout the summer.


Fairhaven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bedroom overlooks Buzzards Bay, Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Anyone wishing to bring their own boat, the boat launch is steps away. Strickers are required to park boat/car in boat ramp area for $30 from town hall Mon-Fri. Call town hall in advance of your stay, so you will be all set when you arrive.


4.5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront on Buzzards Bay
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

charming cottage with water views

  • 4 of 5

My mother and I greatly enjoyed a relaxing week at the cottage, which is decorated charmingly with the owner's painting and seaside knickknacks. We spent a good amount of time just reading on the enclosed porch and the upstairs deck. When we went to the beach, we did find that that local beaches were a little shallow at low tide, and a beach half hour's drive away, Horseneck Beach, had much better swimming. If we could've brought bikes it would have been a lovely place to do some leisurely biking to town and to local beaches. All in all, a great little getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and so glad you and your mom enjoyed your vacation. Have a great summer.
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Awesome vacation property!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely beach house with million dollar views , beach front and opportunity to bring your boat or kayak. Rooftop deck for wine and breathtaking views of the vineyard. The bonus sunporch rounded off a perfect vacation spot, we hope to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holland, MA

Loved the house

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here. The house was wonderful and very peaceful. We lived in the 3 season room. Also enjoyed sitting up on the deck in the morning having my tea. The owners were must helpful. The only thing I would recommend was to bring beach shoes as the beach is rocky.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Respite On the Water

  • 4 of 5

Lovely little cottage on the water with beautiful small garden courtyard leading to spiral staircase with second story deck overlooking the water. Nice place to kayak, fish, swim at the beach in front of the property or launch a boat from the public boat launch adjacent to the property. Outdoor shower extremely convenient. The front 3 season room is worth every minute to sit and read, enjoy a meal with family and watch the sun rise. Recommend fans to circulate air on hot, humid summer days.

Couldn't find a better place to watch fireworks overlooking the bay on July 4th! Close to town and conveniences. Nicely maintained property and very friendly owner who is accessible if needed and responds promptly. Would definitely recommend to small families or a couple looking for a relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for your kind words. Have a great summer
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Rates & Availability

Fairhaven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Apr 28 2018
180 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
If you opt for Cleaning $100

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Booking is from 2PM on Saturday until 10AM on Saturday. Booking is for full weeks only.
Price Breaks may be available for multiple weeks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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