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Private Beach, Gardens & Acres of Dunes

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House and Gardens a short path to the beach and bay.

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Last updated: 04/09/2015

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This beautiful and private 1800's house has been in the family for over 50 years. It was moved down from New Hampshire and rebuilt just prior to the 1938 hurricane. It is surrounded and next to over 17 acres of private and conservation dunes assuring an exceptionally intimate setting.

The Surprise House was so named as it came unexpectedly filled with antiques and of course, being such an old house, it is filled with nooks and crannies.

The main house has a Living Room, formal Dining Room, Kitchen, Pantry/hall and 3 bedrooms. The bedrooms are as follows:

1: Queen and full bath (tub/shower) on first floor.
2: Twin beds on second floor.
3: Another set of twins on second floor with full bath (shower) between rooms.

There is an additional half bath on the first floor.

Across the lawn there is an outbuilding called The 'Fish House' which sleeps from 4 plus. This is typically where children or one family will sleep. The Fish House has:

1: Two sets of bunk beds with a full on the bottom and twin on top. There are two extra single mattresses underneath the bunkbeds. Half bath outside in the barn and two outdoor showers, one enclosed, one open.

The Main House opens through French doors to a beautiful stone patio with flower and herb gardens and giant fish bowl (we don't keep fish in it anymore as the birds kept eating them). The patio boasts a grill and teak furniture to seat 12. This is where family and friends relax, cook, entertain and play games. A stone wall runs along the gardens and lawn for additional sitting. It is as wide as a yoga mat for those so inclined. The lawn is about 40 by 20 feet perfect for croquet, badminton or ball games. Wonderful for family gatherings and intimate parties up to 25 people. Unfortunately, the house cannot accommodate larger parties.

In addition to the Main House and Fish House, there is the 'Barn' which houses adult bikes, kayaks and a sunfish. These are for your use as long as they are fresh water cleaned and returned. Assorted games, beach toys, kckboards and inflatables are also for your use.

The beach beckons. Beach combing, surf riding, creature catching, sand castle making, kayaking, sailing, and long walks down to the 'Point' where you can ride in and out with the tides at the mouth of the Great Sippewissett Marsh. Rest in the hammock at the top of the dunes and listen to the wind whistle. Western sunsets and evening bonfires.

When not beaching it, take a walk, run, bike or skate along the Shining Sea Bike Path which is just down the road. It runs all the way to Falmouth (4 miles) or Woods Hole (8 miles). You can also walk to the local market, cafe, organic ice cream shop or public library along the picturesque West Falmouth Harbor. This is a very special place indeed.


Please be advised: ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING AND NO PETS ON PROPERTY.

Keywords: Cottage, Antique Cottage

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathroom 2

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  • Bathroom 3

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  • Bathroom 4

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  • Master Bath has shower and tub. Upstairs Bath has shower. Covered outside shower. Uncovered outside shower. Additional 1/2 Bath (toilet) downstairs in main house as well as in Barn....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Private white sand beach with sandbars at low tide....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Buzzards Bay in all its glory is up and over the dune. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Up to 5 cars can park easily. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    2 coffee makers and a French Press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    If you bring a boat, there is a public launch one mile away...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Public courts nearby...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 18 - Jun 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$800
$5,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $714 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$6,600

Changeover Day: Monday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $943 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee Optional $225
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

$1,500 deposit with signed lease

balance due 4 weeks prior to occupancy

$500 security deposit due 4 weeks prior to occupancy


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Location

0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Chappaquoit Grill, West Falmouth
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Woods Hole and Falmouth
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chappaquoit Grill, West Falmouth
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1960

About the owner: Siblings that enjoy the wind, the surf, the sand and the beauty.

Why the Owner Chose West Falmouth:
We are 3rd and 4th generation in this beautiful place. It is a gift from our parents, our grandparents, and our great grandparents. We have had weddings, showers, memorials, birthdays and milestones. This place is special! It is often said the most charming house in the area. It holds joy for all of us...and we are sure it will for you.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Amazing sunsets in the West. One of the best kite surfing beaches in the East. A Bike Path of unfathomed beauty. All within a moments journey. It is easy to be young in this place.


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • House and Gardens a short path to the beach and bay.

    House and Gardens a short path to the beach and bay.

  • Barn holds bikes, kayaks and other toys.
Fish House holds friends and family.

    Barn holds bikes, kayaks and other toys. Fish House holds friends and family.

  • Nestled in the dunes.

    Nestled in the dunes.

  • Beach in the Fall.

    Beach in the Fall.

  • 1800s staircase to two twin bedrooms and shared bath upstairs. Watch the head!

    1800s staircase to two twin bedrooms and shared bath upstairs. Watch the head!

  • Blue Bedroom upstairs. Shares a bath with the Yellow Bedroom.

    Blue Bedroom upstairs. Shares a bath with the Yellow Bedroom.

  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • Extra large fridge in the hall leading to the terrace. Washer/Dryer to the left.

    Extra large fridge in the hall leading to the terrace. Washer/Dryer to the left.

  • Dining Room.

    Dining Room.

  • Walkway to the beach path.

    Walkway to the beach path.

  • Float down the marsh inlet...a beautiful walk along the beach to reach here.

    Float down the marsh inlet...a beautiful walk along the beach to reach here.

  • Spectacular sunsets over water.

    Spectacular sunsets over water.

  • Patio and Gardens with large lawn for games and celebration.

    Patio and Gardens with large lawn for games and celebration.

  • Sandy path to the beach.

    Sandy path to the beach.

  • Bay viewing.

    Bay viewing.

  • Master Bedroom with Queen sized bed and walk in closet and private bath.

    Master Bedroom with Queen sized bed and walk in closet and private bath.

  • Yellow bedroom upstairs. Shares a bath with the Blue bedroom.

    Yellow bedroom upstairs. Shares a bath with the Blue bedroom.

  • Full Bath upstairs with large shower.

    Full Bath upstairs with large shower.

  • Living Room full of toys, puzzles, books and afternoon sun.

    Living Room full of toys, puzzles, books and afternoon sun.

  • A place of gathering...for cooks and company of all ages.

    A place of gathering...for cooks and company of all ages.

  • Front terrace and walkway to beach path.

    Front terrace and walkway to beach path.

  • Gardens, terrace and loads of seating. Grill and open pit portable fireplace.

    Gardens, terrace and loads of seating. Grill and open pit portable fireplace.

  • Bike Trail, a short walk from the house. Walk, run or ride for miles.

    Bike Trail, a short walk from the house. Walk, run or ride for miles.

  • Two kayaks and several bikes available in the Barn.

    Two kayaks and several bikes available in the Barn.

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