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July Available .. Come to Our Beautiful Soft Sand Beach-- Horseneck Beach

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:14-28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Westport house description

Paradise for windsurfing 1/2 mile from the BEST Beach in Massachusetts -- Horseneck Beach is a short bike ride away. Avoid the lines stay in our cottage. On other days Stroll up from the Westport town dock through an 18th-century, New England, coastal village of perfect scale and ambiance, glancing left and right at vistas of the east and west branches of the Westport River that nurtured the village.

Turn right and amble down a private laneway along a stone wall past a profusion of raspberries and a noble stand of huge copper beech trees, and step into a private oval garden facing the rose-covered cottage. To the south, the rock wall extends to the salt marsh and the East Branch. To the north, a terraced lawn slopes down to a private pond favored by a great blue heron and ringed with summer greenery. Dense woods separate the cottage from the nearby village; you feel secluded from the village but part of it.

The cottage rests on a gentle hillside, sheltered by the spine of the hill from the full force of the prevailing southwesterlies. It evokes the paintings of Carl Larsson, who captured the magic of Scandinavian summers past, with its perfect proportions and its profusion of enveloping greenery.

The cottage was designed and built by a Westport architect and boat builder of great skill and sensibility in a setting lovingly planted by a famous local scrimshaw artist. The spirits of this place must be favorable, because three tenants have fallen in love and held their wedding celebrations here.

As you walk past an oval goldfish pond and enter the front door, your view is drawn upward to the cathedral ceiling of the kitchen, buttressed by huge beams that were scavenged by the scrimshander from an old Fall River mill. A Dutch door opens from the kitchen onto the south terrace and its rock walls.

All appliances are brand new; the architect crafted the cabinets himself, and the window in the kitchen gable captures the long glow of summer sunsets. Across from the kitchen, a large diagonal brick hearth welcomes the visitor into the dining room, with its patio doors opening northwards to a private, terraced lawn, the pond, and the bordering woodland.

Proceed past the full bath, with carpentry reminiscent of a fine yacht's cabin, and you step upward into the sunny light of the living room, with its fine views of the marsh and the river, and its French doors that tempt you out onto the covered porch that provides a fine place to read the paper.

Opposite the living room, step down into the study, also containing a single bed and closet. Upstairs, you will find the master suite, with pretty river views, a half bath, and large walk-in closet, and a third bedroom that, with its window seat and trundle bed, is a perfect space for children.

On a late summer afternoon, if you listen carefully you can hear the boom of the surf crashing into the barrier beach. With fresh-caught bluefish on the grill on the south terrace, a pot of butter and sugar corn on the stove, a bowl of fresh Westport tomatoes on the porch table, and a shaft of sunlight slanting down the hill and through the trees, you may be justified in feeling that all is well with the world.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Pets Considered:

                pets considered on an individual basis, we request a steep but refundable pet deposit and an additional cleaning fee. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Inside dining and lovely outside teak dining table with plenty of seats for guests...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Catering Available
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Propane Grill (BBQ), please note we have a two week minimum rental period, generally from Saturday to Saturday...moreless


                  • VCR
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo


                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony
                  • Lanai / Gazebo

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View
                  • Beach View
                  • Water View
                  • Rural


                  • Restaurants
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Paragliding
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Walking
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Surfing


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                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
                  • Pet Fee $500
                  • Taxes Not included

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                  Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                  22 Today
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                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Horseneck and Baker beaches
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Back Eddy
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Back Eddy

                  Car: Necessary

                  On the East Branch of the Westport River


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                  Speaks: english



                  • view from pond

                    view from pond

                  • Front view

                    Front view

                  • Porch facing the river

                    Porch facing the river

                  • View of cottage from the river

                    View of cottage from the river

                  • Deck, porch and backyard

                    Deck, porch and backyard

                  VRBO #35345

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

                  Minimum stay: 14-28 nights
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                  July available .. Come to Our Beautiful Soft Sand Beach-- Horseneck Beach

                  Westport #35345

                  3 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 5

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