Come to Our Beautiful, Soft Sand Beach-- Horseneck Beach
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Westport house description
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.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Water View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Hunting Small Game
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Winery Tours
- Medical Services
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- On the East Branch of the Westport River
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Jan 01 - Memorial Day ........... $1300/month. Jun 01 - Jul 31 ..... $2200/week (2 weeks minimum)addl fee for 1 wk. Aug 01 - Labor Day .. $2500/week (2 weeks minimum)addl fee for 1 wk. Sep 01 - Sep 30 ................. $1800/week. Oct 01 - Dec 31..................$1500/month
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- Nearest Airport: Providence at 40 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 88 at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Horseneck and Baker beaches at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Back Eddy at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Back Eddy at 0.5 Miles
- Primary: (617) 549-2412
- Secondary: (508) 636-8110 (Massachusetts, USA)
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view from pond
Porch facing the river
View of cottage from the river
Deck, porch and backyard
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3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
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