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Old Silver Beach....Heavenly!

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Wi-Fi, wine, and shady dining for 8 at Old Silver Beach

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This light, airy, kid-friendly, family home with the charm of a New England summer home is an easy, 4-minute walk to Old Silver Beach. With 4 bedrooms, this Cape-Cod-style, beach house sleeps 8 and is equipped with central A/C, linens & towels, cable HDTV, DVD player, high-speed-wireless Internet, modern kitchen, microwave, washer&dryer, dishwasher, disposal, and more. This beach rental has 2 bathrooms (with a tub in the master bathroom), but most prefer to bathe alfresco in the 'hot & cold' outdoor shower. The rear yard has swings for the children and a gas-grill and spacious deck for parents to relax nearby. This rent-by-owner house is set back from a quiet street and just a short walk from Old Silver Beach, which is great for children, with soft sand (no rocks), shallow tide pools to explore, toilets, showers, sailboat and paddle boat rentals, and a snack bar (but you can walk home for lunch).

Old Silver Beach Reviews By FROMMERS and FODOR'S: FROMMERS: 'Beaches most suitable for children include Old Silver Beach in Falmouth.... This is by far the most popular beach on the Upper Cape, which is why it was the first to raise its prices to $20 per day for day-trippers. On sunny summer days, cars start lining up to get into the parking lot by 9am. Why? It is the closest really good beach to the bridges. It has the widest sandy area and softest sand of the Upper Cape Beaches. It is on Buzzards Bay, so it is not too cold. And because there are no large sand bars nearby, you can get into deep water and swim fairly close to shore, instead of having to wade way out.' -- FODOR'S: 'Old Silver Beach is a long, beautiful crescent of soft white sand bordered by the Sea Crest Resort at one end. It's especially good for small children because a sandbar keeps it shallow at the southern end and creates tidal pools full of crabs and minnows. The beach has lifeguards, restrooms, showers, and a snack bar. There's a $20 fee for parking in summer.

Public & Private Beach Privileges: Our beach rental includes use of both the public and private sections of Old Silver Beach, and both are just a short stroll from this Falmouth home rental. The public beach is nearer to the snack bar and toilets, which is convenient for children and parents (or you can stroll home in 4 minutes). Just to the north, the private beach beckons with a more exclusive setting. For a vacation rental adventure, bring your bicycles (or rent some from Corner Cycle, in Falmouth) and ride the easy-going (mostly flat and level) Shining Sea Bike Trail to Woods Hole for lunch, a visit to the 'Touch Tanks' at Woods Hole Science Aquarium (closed on Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays), or a swim at Nobska Beach. Other summer rental activities near our vacation home at Old Silver Beach include golf, pilates, yoga, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, whale-watching, hiking, and fishing. These are just a few of the endless summer possibilities at this charming beach house rental.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1260 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Though no house is truly 'child-proof,' ours is child-friendly....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking is allowed anywhere on our property at any time....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Though we like pets, we do not allow our own family members to bring their dog, or any pets, at any time anywhere on the property.....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The gravel driveway and narrow doors would be significant obstacles....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • 1 Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    1st floor...moreless

  • 2 Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

    2nd floor...moreless

  • 3 Children's Bedroom: 3 twin/ single

    2nd floor...moreless

  • 4 Den Bedroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Our housekeeper cleans thoroughly before and after each stay, and since we began sharing our house, in 2007, every guest has avoided a 'heavy cleaning' surcharge by keeping the house tidy (in consideration of the housekeeper) so she can finish within her allotted time (10 A.M. to 3 P.M.). Guests do not need to clean and scrub, but we ask everyone to be considerate of the housekeeper and subsequent guests. Ten sleeping spaces accommodate varied groups of up to 8 adults and children (to protect septic systems, the Health Department limits occupancy in Falmouth houses). We provide a Pack N' Play portable crib and two child booster seats (in the 2nd floor closet)....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Outdoor Hot Shower: outdoor shower

    Hot & Cold Water...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Main Bath: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • The master bedroom has a private bath. Most of our guests rinse off and bathe outside in the Hot-and-Cold outdoor shower. The plumbing was fully modernized in the recent renovation, including installation of a dishwasher, washer/dryer, garbage disposal, and master bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Alternate Airports: Rhode Island's T. F. Green International Airport (PVD) and Boston's E. L. Logan International Airport (BOS) are both 70 miles away. Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA) at 17 miles is an air hub for Cape Cod and the Islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Handicapped Access: There are three steps to the entry doors, each with 28 inches of clear passage. All but one interior doorways allow 27 inches of clear passage. The first floor includes a master bedroom suite and all of the shared living areas. There is a narrow staircase to the second floor bedrooms. The driveway is gravel, and cars may pull close to the house. Please call if you have other specific questions....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Use of Public and Private sections of Old Silver Beach is included. Both are a short stroll from our home. The public beach has snack bar and toilets. The private beach is quieter and more exclusive....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    The eastern shore of Buzzards Bay was formed 70 thousand years ago by the terminal moraine of a receding glacier. That's something to tell your kids as they dig in the sand at Old Silver Beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Not in use during summer season (June through September)....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and kitchen towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2015
Sep 1 - Nov 28, 2015
3 night min stay
$350
$2,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $286 Nightly

June 2016
Jun 1 - Jun 24, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $357 Nightly

Summer 2016
Jun 25 - Sep 5, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $571 Nightly

Fall 2016
Sep 6 - Nov 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$350
$2,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $286 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $286 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $175
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

$500 reservation deposit.


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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Junction of Rte 28 and Rte 151
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Old Silver Beach (OSB)

Car: Necessary

Our house truly is an easy 4-minute walk to Old Silver Beach. We have walked to the beach twice daily since our children were ages 5, 4, and 1.5 years old, and they still appreciate an occasional treat from the OSB Snack Bar. Everything you need is within 10-minutes drive, so once you arrive, just settle in and relax. Slip into the charm of Cape Cod with quick visits to small, nearby shoppes for local produce, fresh baked goods, and fresh fish. If you are adventurous, the house is near the Shining Sea Bike Path and close to Woods Hole and the ferry to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Old Silver Beach is a fine base for exploring the rest of Cape Cod and just an hour drive to Boston. Consider day-trips to 'Plimoth Plantation' or to Boston's Museum of Science and Children's Museum. Old Silver Beach is so close to Boston, you can commute to work in an hour while your family enjoys an extended summer vacation.

Other Activities: Bicycle rentals. Association Tennis Court.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We grew up in Boston, and have been enjoying vacations on Cape Cod for 40 years. Old Silver Beach offers our family of five the perfect combination of easy access, soft sand, warm water, and quiet evenings.

Why the Owner Chose West Falmouth:
This house is in a quiet, private community and an easy walk to Old Silver Beach without being in the bustle of the main road. Our three boys have grown up at this lovely house, where the peaceful neighborhood allows them to play outside, independently, with their friends.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Old Silver Beach Reviews By FROMMERS and FODOR'S: FROMMERS: 'Beaches most suitable for children include Old Silver Beach in Falmouth.... This is by far the most popular beach on the Upper Cape, which is why it was the first to raise its prices to $20 per day for day-trippers. On sunny summer days, cars start lining up to get into the parking lot by 9am. Why? It is the closest really good beach to the bridges. It has the widest sandy area and softest sand of the Upper Cape Beaches. It is on Buzzards Bay, so it is not too cold. And because there are no large sand bars nearby, you can get into deep water and swim fairly close to shore, instead of having to wade way out.' -- FODOR'S: 'Old Silver Beach is a long, beautiful crescent of soft white sand bordered by the Sea Crest Resort at one end. It's especially good for small children because a sandbar keeps it shallow at the southern end and creates tidal pools full of crabs and minnows. The beach has lifeguards, restrooms, showers, and a snack bar. There's a $20 fee for parking in summer.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Wi-Fi, wine, and shady dining for 8 at Old Silver Beach

    Wi-Fi, wine, and shady dining for 8 at Old Silver Beach

  • Modern dishwasher, disposal, microwave, washer, & dryer

    Modern dishwasher, disposal, microwave, washer, & dryer

  • Efficient floor plan, 2 baths, huge Deck, Outdoor Shower

    Efficient floor plan, 2 baths, huge Deck, Outdoor Shower

  • Comfy Den with queen sofabed, HDTV, footstools

    Comfy Den with queen sofabed, HDTV, footstools

  • Upstairs, perfect for children - 3 twin beds (2 shown)

    Upstairs, perfect for children - 3 twin beds (2 shown)

  • Pirate ship and swings in morning light at Old Silver Beach

    Pirate ship and swings in morning light at Old Silver Beach

  • Gas Grill Pad just off the Deck at the Kitchen door

    Gas Grill Pad just off the Deck at the Kitchen door

  • 4-minute walk to Old Silver Beach by the Sea Crest Hotel

    4-minute walk to Old Silver Beach by the Sea Crest Hotel

  • Clear water & sun-warmed pools at low tide on Old Silver Beach

    Clear water & sun-warmed pools at low tide on Old Silver Beach

  • Defending sandcastles in the rising tide at Old Silver Beach

    Defending sandcastles in the rising tide at Old Silver Beach

  • Looking along our shady street, our house is to the left of the foreground

    Looking along our shady street, our house is to the left of the foreground

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Central A/C & comfy seating for 6 in the morning bright of the cozy Living Room

    Central A/C & comfy seating for 6 in the morning bright of the cozy Living Room

  • Shades up for morning sun in the cozy, queen Master BR with A/C and private bath

    Shades up for morning sun in the cozy, queen Master BR with A/C and private bath

  • Afternoon serenity in the Living Room, with A/C, Wi-Fi, and Dining Room beyond

    Afternoon serenity in the Living Room, with A/C, Wi-Fi, and Dining Room beyond

  • Comfy, upstairs, queen guest BR with A/C and WiFi throughout the house

    Comfy, upstairs, queen guest BR with A/C and WiFi throughout the house

  • Second floor with A/C, Wi-Fi, and cozy sleeping on one queen and 3 twin beds

    Second floor with A/C, Wi-Fi, and cozy sleeping on one queen and 3 twin beds

  • View along our shady driveway to the quiet side street

    View along our shady driveway to the quiet side street

  • Dappled shade in the front and rear yards from oak trees at Old Silver Beach

    Dappled shade in the front and rear yards from oak trees at Old Silver Beach

  • Boat rentals or soft sand for running, sunning, & digging at Old Silver Beach

    Boat rentals or soft sand for running, sunning, & digging at Old Silver Beach

  • En suite Master Bath

    En suite Master Bath

  • Looking back along our street, our house is to the right of the foreground

    Looking back along our street, our house is to the right of the foreground

  • Front-loading Washer and Dryer

    Front-loading Washer and Dryer

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/30/2015
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