|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Charming 1940 renovated Cape one mile from Chapoquoit Beach and 1.5 miles from Old Silver Beach. Central Air & Wi-Fi. High ceilings, exposed wood beams, spacious kitchen, master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and en-suite bath, wood-burning fireplace, enclosed backyard. Quick walk to historic country store, cafe, gourmet ice-cream shop and bike path. Quick bike ride or 20-minute walk to Chapoquoit Beach along the bike path and lovely West Falmouth harbor. Our block is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and our front door is featured on the 'Doors of Cape Cod' poster!
Located in West Falmouth Village, the house is a half-block walk to the West Falmouth Market, a 100-year-old country store (great deli, White's bakery, produce from a local farm, made-to-order pizza & sandwiches, wine shop), the Village Cafe (breakfast and lunch, organic coffee and smoothies), Eulinda's gourmet ice-cream shop with indoor and outdoor seating (summer only), a hair salon, day spa, and a 19th-Century church on the National Register of Historic Places. Two blocks to the Shining Sea bike path and harbor. (Easy bike rides to the villages of Falmouth and Woods Hole!) The historic West Falmouth Library is a 10-minute walk down the road. Two-minute drive to the Chapoquoit Grill restaurant, known for great brick-oven pizza.
Chapoquoit and Old Silver beaches are known for great swimming (warm, clear water and gentle waves), white sand and sunsets. Lifeguards and resident-only parking. Parking stickers are required in July and August through Labor Day. Renters may buy a weekly parking sticker, good at all Falmouth beaches, for $60.
A 10-minute drive to Main Street, Falmouth Village. A 15-minute drive to Woods Hole for the Martha's Vineyard ferry and seaside restaurants. The parking lot for Martha's Vineyard ferry shuttles is just five minutes down the road! Five-minute drive to horseback riding.
Parents Magazine recently named Falmouth one of the 10 best beach towns for families in the U.S. (#4)! Falmouth is the only Preserve America Community, designated by the White House, on Cape Cod.
The first floor: living room, large kitchen, family room, bedroom (two twins) and a full bath. Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors in the living room, family room and first-floor bedroom. The living room includes a wood-burning brick fireplace and a dining table for six. The kitchen features a porcelain-tile floor, breakfast nook with picture window, and a laundry closet. The family room includes two Ethan Allen sofas, cable TV, DVD player.
Baby gate at top of stairs; optional baby gate at bottom of stairs.
The kitchen door leads to an outdoor deck with grill, large outdoor Pottery Barn wooden dining table with umbrella, hot-water outdoor shower and a fenced-in backyard (100% fenced) lined with rosebushes. Extensive woods beyond the fence keep the backyard private. Custom-built shed for bikes & beach gear.
The second floor includes four bedrooms and a full bath, which adjoins the master bedroom. The large master bedroom has a 15-foot vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, a king bed and an antique dressing table. The second-floor bedroom layouts include:
1. King bed, adjoining full bath (you must walk through master bedroom to reach this bathroom)
2. Queen bed, balcony
3. Queen and twin bed
4. Full bed
The layout of the house is ideal for mingling, with the large kitchen in the middle and the living and family rooms on each side. French doors between the living room and kitchen can be left open or closed. Our house has been very popular with wedding groups, including three brides!
Please note: We require renters to be at least 26 years of age, unless they are renting with their parents or grandparents. No more than 10 people may stay at the house. NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY. NO PETS.
Day trips: Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Provincetown (90 minutes), Chatham, Wellfleet, Newport, Rhode Island (1 Hour), Plymouth (40 minutes), Boston (1 hour, 20 minutes). Peter Pan bus between Falmouth and Boston departs every hour (summer)
Keywords: West Falmouth, House, Chapoquoit Beach, Old Silver Beach, Shining Sea bike path, Wi-Fi
We are a family of four.
Linda & James purchased this house in 2005
The walk to Chapoquoit Beach. Biking along the seashore to Woods Hole on the Shining Sea Bikeway. Sunsets at Old Silver Beach. Maison Villatte bakery, Pie in the Sky. Quicks Hole for lobster tacos & fish tacos. Coffee Obsession, Ben & Bill's ice cream. Outdoor buffets at the Coonamessett Farm. The view from the Chart Room in Bourne. The ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Exploring Oak Bluffs and Edgartown on the Vineyard. The Knob at Quisset Harbor. The College Light Opera & the Falmouth Theater Guild at Highfield Hall.
This rental is nothing short of amazing. Ideally located in a beautiful part of West Falmouth, the house is a quick walk to the West Falmouth Market where you can buy ANYTHING (meats for grilling, local produce, gourmet snacks, baked goods, wine/beer/liquor, and even diapers!), across the street from a delicious ice cream parlor & cute café, and 1.5 miles from the BEST beach on the Cape (Old Silver).
I spent summers on Cape Cod when I was growing up, and wanted to share the magic with my children as well. Our family vacation at Linda & James’ home could not have been more perfect. We spent our days at the beach, enjoying ice cream & the carousel in Falmouth center, and exploring the area. At night, we checked out some great restaurants (thanks to the well-thought out suggestions provided by our gracious hosts), ate lots of ice cream, and enjoyed the local scenery on the charming front steps of the house.
Proximity to the delights of Cape Cod aside, Linda and James provided the most perfect atmosphere and environment for our family. The house is incredibly spacious (there were three bedrooms we didn’t even use), clean, and well-kept. There were baby gates by the stairs (excellent if you have a 1.5 year old), extra beach towels, beach chairs, a cooler, and even a jogging stroller in the shed! The dvd collection is quite impressive (and helpful every once in awhile when the children are exhausted from the beach), the toys in the den were a huge hit, and my three year old was even more excited to be on vacation when she saw the Little Mermaid bedspread in one of the rooms upstairs.
In essence, Linda & James catered to our every need, without even knowing it. Their thoughtfulness is evident in the way the keep their home and treat their renters. From the outside shower (which was great after the beach) to the central air to the breakfast nook to the delightful back deck, everything about this home is sheer perfection. Linda and James clearly know how what their guests need and want, and I have no problem saying, to date, that this trip was the absolute best vacation I have ever had. Linda was a joy to work with and very quick to respond to any questions that came up and I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone else looking for the quintessential Cape Code getaway.
This spacious 5 bedroom cape cod home is next to a great bike/walking path. The location was perfect, as it was easy to find and in a beautiful neighborhood. The fenced in yard was great for playing with our grandson who was 16 months old. There were also many toys for him to play with both inside and outside. The kitchen had everyting we needed to grill on the deck or cook inside. We ate at the house for most of our meals. The market is 1 block away and has very good sandwiches. There are at least 3 beaches within a 15 minute drive of the house. We walked to Old Chappy beach. We had a wonderful time, as everything went as perfect as possible with a toddler. We would definately rent this home again even with less people (we had 6 adults & 1 toddler). We love Cape Cod and the surrounding area - Plymouth, Boston, and Newport, Rhode Island - all within a 90 minute drive.
Thanks to Linda and James for renting us your beautiful home,
Ron & Pam - Wisconsin
This was the second year my family has stayed in this home for our annual Cape Cod vacation and it could not possibly be more perfect. I'll make this easy to read by bullet-pointing:
- It's an old Victorian-style with lots of character that really makes you feel like you're getting a storybook "Cape Cod" experience. Outdoor deck with big table for meals!
- Don't laugh, this is significant: It is right across the street from the most charming breakfast cafe **ever** with the best breakfast food I have **ever** had. I say this as a "brunch person" who has lived in 5 U.S. cities including (currently) Boston. It's a tiny adorable hut where the owners work from-scratch magic into each dish; wander on over for the best mornings of your life every day of your vacation!! It takes them awhile to bring you your food but that is just *perfect* for easing into another glorious Cape Cod day - especially with the outdoor seating. If you don't want a full meal they have from-scratch baked goods every morning you can grab to go. Cinnamon rolls, blueberry buckle, and more. All to DIE for.
- It's walking distance to Chappy beach (a lovely walk).
- It's an easy drive to Old Silver Beach (sometimes there's a wait for parking - we always bring one bike so that one of us can drop everyone else off and then bike over if parking has a wait).
- The manual for the home will tell you about a best-kept-local-secret swimming hole with tons of parking, few people, and a perfect pond beach for kids or anyone else who wants a break from the waves. You can even bring big inter-tubes, which is no longer allowed at most beaches!
- Right down the street from this house is the "General Market," a tiny gourmet grocery with AMAZING sandwiches. Be sure to try some of the "Cape Cod Gourmet Toffee" - locally handmade euphoria.
- It's an easy drive to adorable downtown Falmouth where there are great eateries and cute shops. Don't miss the "Parisian" baguette sandwiches at the Boulangerie.
- It's about 20 minutes from Mashpee where there's a great movie theater for rainy days, great shopping, and still more great food.
- It's not too far from the ferries that take you to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. MV can be a day trip; Nantucket you'd want as an overnight.
Finally, dare I say lest it be raised, the rental price is world's better than everything else we looked at and I really don't think we compromised anything.
We are in love!!
Can't wait to return to Falmouth and stay in this spacious, well-equipped house. The owner was extremely accommodating and helpful. The house had tons of room for our family to spread out and is stocked with DVDs, games, and toys. Convenient to the bike trails and a delicious brunch place across the street. There is even a market a few paces away.
Falmouth itself was an adorable town and we recommend Pie in the Sky in Woods Hole. If you venture to Martha's Vineyard, we found that Chris at Harbor Taxi gives a knowledgable and interesting tour of the island.
My family rented this house in July 2014. From the first inquiry to the return of the security deposit after we left Linda was the absolute best to deal with. Anything we needed she responded to and took care of immediately. Truly a joy to deal with.
The house is easy to find and centrally located to all the best Falmouth beaches which we used every day of our vaca. there is lots of room indoors and out to hang out, grill and just enjoy the "Cape Life". we brought our 4 children and many family members come visit us during our stay and we never felt cramped. We really loved being able to walk
100 yards down the street to the market and ice cream place. The little breakfast place was my wife and I's early morning escape for a quiet cup of coffee yet still be able to see the house. This is my new go to rental on Cape Cod! No need to look any further. Don't forget to catch a Falmouth Comodores game! Great baseball at a great price.
David from NOLA
We spent a week in West Falmouth and fell in love with the house and the neighborhood. The house was the perfect size and layout for our multi-generational family. The little ones were thrilled with the playroom and toys, and were safe in the fenced-in back yard. The adults were even more thrilled with the proximity to the West Falmouth Market, and the Village Cafe and Eulinda's Ice Cream right down the street. We loved the bike path and nightly walks to view the sunset at the Dock Street harbor. Beach days were easy at either Chappy or Old Silver Beach (if you have little ones, go to the far left beach) with the $60 per week beach pass purchased from the Surf Beach office. This location was perfect for all of our activities, and the owners extremely nice and responsive.
whale-watch cruises, water park, dinner train, sunset cruises, drive-in movie theater, clam shacks.
Linens, and cleaning upon checkout, included. We use a professional linen service. No additional fees or taxes. Refundable Security Deposit $300.
Check-in 5pm, Check-out 2pm. Please note our check-in and check-out times are later than most.
$500 deposit required to book the house; balance due 30 days prior to arrival. $300 refundable security deposit due 30 days prior to arrival.