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Romantic, Private, Stand-Alone Cottage

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Cottage deck, cottage as seen from the path


Last updated: 07/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

You walk through a hand-crafted gate, down a long stone path, through an apple arbor, past a koi pond, through a gate and arrive at your own private deck shaded by oak trees and comfortable with a hammock, dining area & lounge. Apricots, grapes, figs and plums (in season) all within reach. You open French doors, enter the cottage where you first see the Queen-sized bed under stained-glass windows that looks out into a succulent garden. Panning the room, you take in the comfy couch which faces paned windows looking out onto the garden, a flat-screen TV and art created by friends of ours. You tuck your belongings away in the walk-in closet and go pour yourself a glass of wine in the fully equipped kitchen with honed black granite counter tops and handmade beach stone drawer pulls. With music playing on the stereo, you draw yourself a bath in the claw-foot tub, or head out onto the deck and relax in the hammock, or lounge, or you cuddle up in bed and admire the open, zen-like space.

To know more about Saral and me....: You can also check out our website below.

We look forward to talking to you,

David & Saral


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Yummy linens, brand-new high-end bed, a view of succulents on one side, a wide deck and oak trees on the other....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Stone tiles, high ceilings, claw-foot tub and lovely towels.

Other Amenities

  • We have made our cottage into a home away from home for our friends and family...we hope you will see and feel it the same way....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    A big deck under oak trees with a hammock, table and chairs. Heaven on a warm day!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace


Write a review 4.9
from 44 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Busy Time
Apr 1 - Oct 29
2 night min stay
$185 $195
Fri, Sat
Less Busy Time
Nov 1 - Mar 30
2 night min stay
$175 $185
Fri, Sat
$1,045 $3,130
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175 $185
Fri, Sat
$1,045 $3,130
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • cleaning $70 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%


While we do rent the cottage by the month in the less than busy times, we don't rent the cottage by the month during our busy season.

You'll pay 1/2 in advance, the other half when you arrive, along with separate check for $200 which is entirely refundable (we just rip it up, unless you'd prefer having it mailed back) as long as the cottage is left pretty much as you found it when you arrived.

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Last updated: 07/22/2015
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Car: Recommended

A CONFUSING NOTE -- the marker doesn't actually point to the cottage, it points to our mailbox which is more than 1/10th of a mile away from the cottage. And to further confuse things, the lane that our home is on is unnamed and not on the map, but if you draw an imaginary line from the mailbox, perfectly perpendicular to Hope Avenue, all the way to the blue line (which is the creek below the cottage) that's where the cottage sits. Our home is slightly above it, about 150 feet away.


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Speaks: german, italian, Italian like a 4 year-old

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  • Cottage deck, cottage as seen from the path

    Cottage deck, cottage as seen from the path

  • Nook, bathroom, kitchen

    Nook, bathroom, kitchen

  • Queen-sized bed.

    Queen-sized bed.

  • Claw-foot tub and shower.

    Claw-foot tub and shower.

  • 600 sq/ft deck

    600 sq/ft deck

  • Bocce ball court and patio, below the cottage toward the creek

    Bocce ball court and patio, below the cottage toward the creek

  • The cottage

    The cottage

  • Kitchen looking out toward the deck

    Kitchen looking out toward the deck

  • View of the bed, nook and path outside.

    View of the bed, nook and path outside.

  • Outside the bathroom

    Outside the bathroom

  • More of the deck

    More of the deck

  • Retreat....


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Date last modified - Sunday, August 02, 2015

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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  • Calendar last updated 07/22/2015
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