Find Your Bliss on Bass River
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
1830's sea captain,s home on Bass River. Huge screened porch overlooking the river.
Outdoors: Several small, cozy sitting areas provide semi-private nooks for reading, napping and contemplation. You have 150' +/- of river front with use of the pier and float. Swim from the float or walk to sandy, child-friendly Windmill beach 300 yards up river. Parasailors streak across the water. Working fishing boats leave at dawn then return at dusk. Go 1/2 mile up river and see if you can buy dinner directly from them.
The beautiful, long, sandy beaches of Nantucket Sound are a 1/2 mile walk, cycle or car ride away.
Inside: Sit on the large, screened wrap-around porch and watch the river traffic @100 feet away. All manner of boats from dingeys to 60 footers go about their business. Wiannos and beetlecats are two popular single class sailboats. They race most weekends in July and August.
Explore! Find the game closet with puzzles, board games and interesting things to do. Find Zebediah Coffin's coal hole where beach gear and other treasures wait to delight the young and young at heart. Pick a beautifully appointed bedroom with ceiling fans and TV or lay your head in the paneled room, little changed in more than a century.
There is a 32" flatscreen in the living room and four smaller sets in bedrooms. The kitchen is very large with table seating for 10+, a walk-in food pantry, gas stove and oven. Some impliments and fixtures date to the mid 19th century.
The dining room has a large oval table seating 8-12. The porch seats 14+ at several tables. The library is a cozy spot to read, write or talk.
Keywords: beach vacation house, family reunion, retreat
- Vacation Rental
Non Smoking Only:
No smoking,open flame (candle, lantern, sterno, fire, flambe cooking, etc.) incense, sparkler, burning of herbs or any other activity which could lead to any type of fire is allowed in the house, porch or outbuildings. This does not include use of the gas stove, heater, oven and/or water heater. Failure to follow this requirement will result in immediate termination of occupancy without recourse. Why? The house is 175 years old. While we have a central station fire alarm and a fire department within a mile we have seen how quickly similar houses have been destroyed. We want you to be able to return. We want you to be safe....moreless
Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
While we do not have any minimum age as long as the responsible individual can legally sign a contract we do underscore that this property can best be enjoyed by families or groups of adult friends. Please ask if you have any questions about this. Our rental agreement contains a reasonable clause concerning noise and/or response by public safety personnel....moreless
All entry ways involve two or three steps. The three staircases are steep and one is very narrow. The first floor bedroom and two full bathrooms are available. All other bedrooms are upstairs...moreless
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
We can either provide all/some linens including sheets, pillow cases, bath towels, beach towels and kitchen towels or you may bring your own linens. There is a $2.00 per lb fee covering all costs associated with laundry service. We collect a refundable $500.00 laundry and security deposit at booking confirmation 45 days before the rental period begins We will refund any excess deposit and provide you the number of lbs washed. Under no circumstances is the washer and dryer to be used to wash the week's linen. The washer and dryer are provided for your personal clothing and convenience only....moreless
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- CD Player
Basic phone service. No long distance calls via this system. Cell phone coverage fair to good depending upon where you are in the house. We have horsehair plaster in many walls and are advised this degrades the signal....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
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2012 rates are now in effect All arrivals Saturday 4 PM,departure following Saturday 12 Noon High Season: June 23, 2012 through September 8,2012, $3,700.00 p/w. Shoulder Seasons: May 26, 2011 through June 23, 2012 $2,700.00 p/w. September 8, 2012 through September 29, 2012 $2,700.00 p/w. Spring/Fall: April 28 - May 26 & September 29 - October 20, contact us for rates. $500.00 Refundable security/cleaning deposit due at booking. Multiple week discounts and specials available. Contact us!
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Year Purchased: 1892
About the owner: David is one of two fourth generation owners. The first member of the sixth generation is almost five years old. We have all spent summers and vacations here and have wonderful memories. We welcome the opportunity to help you create yours.
Why the Owner Chose South Yarmouth:
Our Great Grandmother, bought the house in 1892 from Melissa Baker. Mrs. Baker and her husband purchased the property shortly after the Civil War from Elijah Parker. The Barnstable County Registry of Deeds burned about this time and there are no definitive records available prior to that purchase. An 1858 map shows the house with Mr. Parker listed as owner. A large copy of this map is on the dining room wall. We have a wonderful book explaining the map and showing details of the Cape from that period. One of the window panes has, "E J Parker" etched on it.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
What can I say? The house is a gem. Bass River is a wonderful place for family and friends. The house is a unifying focal point for the current three generations of our family. We have first, second and third cousins we see on a regular basis. No matter where we live or how far we travel this is our spiritual home. We love to share it and, if this sounds attractive, we look forward to hearing from you.
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The house at dusk.
The Dorm. Great for slumber parties.
The kitchen. There's room for everyone.
Corner bedroom with east and north windows. See the sunrise from your pillow.
the master bedroom and king bed.
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