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Vintage Wrap-Around Waterfront Cottage with Beach

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Last updated: 11/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Mattapoisett cottage description

This 1940 vintage summer waterfront cottage has a beautiful peninsular shoreline for swimming, fishing, boating, birding, or just enjoying the sunrise, and sunset. At the end of a small lane, it’s ideal for saltwater lovers, bird watchers, sailors (armchair and otherwise), kayakers and anyone who enjoys spectacular water views and a bit of privacy.

Just minutes from the Mattapoisett bike path, the cheery cottage is situated in a quiet established neighborhood on its own 1-acre peninsula in protected Mattapoisett Harbor. Your views are of Molly's Cove to the west (with many acres of protected wildlife refuge and beautiful marshlands), Mattapoisett harbor (and the town) about 1 mile across the water to the northeast, and Ned's Point light, Buzzard's Bay and Wood's Hole to the east. Surrounded by water, with your own beach, a morning swim is steps from your bedroom. (The cottage is in a small neighborhood, at the end of the lane.)

Simply but functionally outfitted, there are 3 bedrooms plus a large sleeping loft, a living room with fireplace, and lovely screened-in porch and sunny deck, making this a comfortable retreat for 4 people. A large flat yard is great for kite-flying and Frisbee.

You can bike to the Mattapoisett Chowder House or mini golf, canoe to the Ice Cream Slip, kayak up the Mattapoisett River, windsurf over to Ned's Point...or just sit on the porch, have a cookout, and watch the boats sail back into port at sunset. Mattapoisett is a small coastal village with all the charm of the Cape and Islands but none of the traffic and 'salt water taffy' noise. In the 1600s, the Wampanoags summered here (canoeing down the Mattapoisett River from Plymouth in the late spring) having their clambakes on the beach. By the 1700s, Mattapoisett was a prominent shipbuilding and whaling center; 400 ships were built on the wharf, including the ship Moby Dick author Herman Melville sailed on. In the 1800s, prominent families from Boston, Philadelphia and New York summered here to escape the heat. They still are; it’s a perfect place to be. Day excursions to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cuttyhunk are easy… and you’re only an hour from Fenway.

Nearest Large Airport: Providence (45 minutes)
Nearest Ferry: New Bedford (4 miles)
Nearest Train to Boston: Middleborough (20 miles)

Local attractions within 2 miles: 2 terrific seafood restaurants (Mattapoisett Chowder House and Turk’s), a waterfront pub/ restaurant that’s alive with sailors on a Saturday night (Kinsale Inn), Mattapoisett bike path, Shipyard Park, historic Ned’s Point Lighthouse and beach (one of the best windsurfing spots in Massachusetts), the best fried seafood , quahog chowder, and homemade ice cream (Oxford Creamery), local/ artisinal organic produce store (How on Earth), old fashioned diner (The Nest).

Local attractions within 15 miles: New Bedford Whaling Museum and the historic city of New Bedford, movie houses, mini golf, boat charters, fishing excursions, Wareham waterpark, Tabor Academy, the Kittansett Club (one of the few true seaside golf courses in New England).

Local attractions within 30 miles: Plymouth Plantation, Newport, Horseneck Beach, Herreshoff Marine Museum, Cape Cod Canal bike path, Wood’s Hole and Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard.

The cottage features:
• Deck and porch overlooking water
• generous, flat lawn
• small beach
• good equipment for cooking out (and a fully equipped kitchen for rainy days)
• swimming
• all rooms have water views, and great bird watching
• full bath plus an outdoor shower



Keywords: swimming, fishing, boating,beach, vintage, kayak, private, bird-watching, water views, tidal, lawn, porch, deck, Buzzard's bay, cape cod, Cape

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • iPod/Mp3 player dock sound system, netflix (free movies on demand), Pandora internet radio over stereo system. Mooring for small boat (up to 15')...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Stereo
              • Video Library:

                Plus 100+ videos and TV show episodes available on Netflix queue....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                The cottage is on a point, with 100 feet of harborside beach, and another 100 feet of marsh cove front...it's a special place, with 270 degree water views and a lot of privacy....moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                Mattapoisett Harbor, with views past Ned's Point lighthouse to Cape Cod...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking Off Street:

                room for 2 cars...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                new stove, new dishwasher...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Boat:

                We have a mooring you can use if you want to bring your boat -suitable for small boats (15')...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                one open deck, one enclosed '3 season' room, with screened windows....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                we rent out a kayak with paddle and adult preserver for modest fee....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Spring
              May 25 - Jun 14
              2 night min stay
              $300 $300
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,950
              Summer
              Jun 15 - Aug 31
              3 night min stay
              $414 $414
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,900
              Fall
              Sep 1 - Oct 15
              2 night min stay
              $300 $300
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,950
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay
              $414
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,900

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Summer season $2900/week Saturday to Saturday (June 15 - August 31). Spring and fall is $2100/week.

              Upon committing to the rental, a nonrefundable deposit is due of 20% for week-long stays, 50% for weekend stays. Balance due as date of rental gets closer.


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              Last updated: 11/23/2014
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              Location

              Great biking and close to wonderful bike path, abuts land trust property with great birding, located on Mattapoisett Harbor. We have a mooring that you are free to use if you want to bring your boat. We also have a kayak that we rent for modest rental fee.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2010

              About the owner: The author of 16 books, three of which have been nominated for a James Beard Award. My family has summered on Buzzard's Bay for 3 generations. My husband is a museum director, and we have two children.

              Why the Owner Chose Mattapoisett:
              I grew up on Buzzard's Bay, and love the sailing, and ready access to Cape Cod oceanfront, but without the hassles of the Cape. Mattapoisett is a unique place. Movie houses, grocery stores, mini golf, and shopping are available...but happily are 5 miles down the road on Rt 6: Mattapoisett still features small town living and charm. A big night in town might include square dancing at the Harbor Gazebo or a cone at the ice cream slip. The harbor is nicely active, but not a zoo. Sailboats predominate.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              The cottage is old fashioned. There are neighbors -- and this is a kid friendly community -- but the house faces onto the bay and an exquisitely quiet cove. On Wednesday nights, enjoy the sailboat races of the Mattapoisett Yacht Club. When the stripers and blues are running, you can practically catch them off the point.


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              Photos

              • Early September morning at the cottage

                Early September morning at the cottage

              • Sunset from the lawn, with views of Cape Cod in the distance (and heron on lawn)

                Sunset from the lawn, with views of Cape Cod in the distance (and heron on lawn)

              • Living room with stone fireplace & waterviews.  The cottage is vintage 1940

                Living room with stone fireplace & waterviews. The cottage is vintage 1940

              • Dining room with views of Molly's Cove and Buzzard's Bay

                Dining room with views of Molly's Cove and Buzzard's Bay

              • Relaxing on the porch, with views of Mattapoisett Harbor

                Relaxing on the porch, with views of Mattapoisett Harbor

              • view of harbor from the porch

                view of harbor from the porch

              • Sunset views from the deck, looking out to Cape Cod

                Sunset views from the deck, looking out to Cape Cod

              • Cottage at high tide

                Cottage at high tide

              • Bringing home quahogs for chowder

                Bringing home quahogs for chowder

              • clamming in the summer (don't forget to get a license at town hall!)

                clamming in the summer (don't forget to get a license at town hall!)

              • The cottage, with Molly's Cove (above) and Mattapoisett Harbor (below)

                The cottage, with Molly's Cove (above) and Mattapoisett Harbor (below)

              • View out kitchen window, over Molly's Cove - a long perennial garden all summer

                View out kitchen window, over Molly's Cove - a long perennial garden all summer

              • Our private beach (there's also a nice neighborhood beach 300' away)

                Our private beach (there's also a nice neighborhood beach 300' away)

              • The living room - wood stove keeps the place cozy on autumn nights

                The living room - wood stove keeps the place cozy on autumn nights

              • The porch is a great place to relax, eat, or watch boats go by

                The porch is a great place to relax, eat, or watch boats go by

              • The kitchen; every room has views of the water

                The kitchen; every room has views of the water

              • Upstairs sleeping loft, with spectacular views of Cape & Islands

                Upstairs sleeping loft, with spectacular views of Cape & Islands

              • croquet on the lawn

                croquet on the lawn

              • High tide at Molly's Cove

                High tide at Molly's Cove

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Sunday, November 23, 2014

              $300 - $414 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 11/23/14
              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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              Member since: 2010
              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 11/23/2014
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