Beachy Keen at West Island
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Fairhaven cottage description
WELCOME TO THE DISTINCTIVE COTTAGE COLLECTION ON WEST ISLAND AND SCONTICUT NECK PRESENTED BY HOWE ALLEN REALTY.
You are viewing Beachy Keen. Originally built in 1956 as a cottage and has remained that way since then. In 2010 it was thoughtfully renovated with a new kitchen and bathroom as well as furnished with tasteful cottage-style decor.
The property has 3 bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed, another with two twin beds and finally a third with a single bed. The sofa does not pull out, but is large and can accommodate another guest if necessary.
Additional amenities include a LCD HDTV, cable TV and high-speed wireless internet access. We also have a variety of games and books for your enjoyment.
IF WE ARE BOOKED FOR THE WEEK THAT YOU WANT, PLEASE EMAIL US ANYWAY AS WE MAY HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE PROPERTY AVAILABLE.
A little information about the area:
West Island is one of the South Coast's best kept secrets. Located in Buzzard's bay, this small residential-only Island offers the visitor and resident peace and quiet or access to any number of action-packed pursuits.
Over half the island is State Conservation land offering many nature trails, wildlife viewing and truly impressive vistas. There are several choices for ocean access; the protected water (bayside) beach or the Buzzard's Bay beach (voted the #3 town beach in all of New England).
Originally farmland, the past two centuries have seen West Island gradually change to a vacation destination for locals who know what a gem they have so close to home. It is not uncommon to meet others during your stay who have been vacationing here for decades or who's family has owned the same home for nearly a century.
While maintaining its charm, West Island has also kept pace with technology. City Water and Sewer, high-speed internet, satellite television are just some of the amenities you will find while on our island.
Within 4 miles you will find two large supermarket chains, department stores as well as other well-known chain establishments. West Island is a mere 60 minutes from Boston, 45 minutes from Newport and under half an hour from the Bourne or Sagamore bridges.
Keywords: Water view, cottage, clean, dog friendly, Fairhaven, Cape Cod, Shingles, Oceanviews, cottage, beach house, island, last minute deals.
- Vacation Rental
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
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Will Be Back Next Year!
Will Be Back Next Year!
I stayed at Beachy Keen for a week in July and had the most wonderfully relaxing time. This listing described the rental property perfectly and the pictures were very accurate, West Island is the best place to just getaway from it all and Beachy Keen is a great place to stay. This property is in a very good location, I found it to be very neat and clean and it had everything we needed for our week away on the island. It is very close to the beach and short bike ride or walk to anywhere on the Island. Also, from every front window you have a view of the ocean across the street. There is also a private back deck and a grill in the back yard perfect for eating and entertaining outside, and the front yard is very large; great for playing games or just relaxing and taking in the view. My dog was with me and he loved running around the yard. The weather was perfect and Howe was super friendly, helpful and accomodating in meeting all of my needs, The island was quiet and peaceful and I felt very safe too. We did not leave the island much, but there is a lot to do around the area if you want to keep busy...bike trails, fishing, boating, swimming, etc.. I recommend a day trip to Block Island or even just a short drive to Fairhaven or New Bedford for dinner/shopping. I will be back to Beachy Keen next year and will be recommending it to my friends and family as well. West Island is a hidden gem and the most perfect getaway spot!
- Guest Amy (Boston, Massachusetts)
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 08/06/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
West Island is a nice place for a vacation and close to other sites. The house was clean and well maintained. The property is accurately described except there was no DVD player. The pictures are exactly what you get. Linens are provided but we were only given 4 bath towels for a week long stay for 3 people. No washer and dryer made for a trip to the laudromat. There is also no dishwasher. There is no central AC but a window unit in one bedroom. The weather was hot and humid. We had to purchase a small box fan that we left behind. The owner was very helpful. I would be hesitant to recommend this property because of the lack of air conditioning/ventilation (the house smells very musty/mildewy) there was no dishwasher, no clothes washer/dryer and there was quite a bit of traffic on the street.
- Guest Tracy V. (Sacramento, California)
- Date of stay 07/13/12
- Review Submitted 07/24/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Bright, clean, cozy, beautiful!
Bright, clean, cozy, beautiful!
Late last summer, we got married on the lawn of Beachy Keen and several of our guests stayed in the cottage during the weekend of celebrating. The overnight guests raved about the comfort and amenities of the house, while we took advantage of the spacious lawn and ocean breeze for our outdoor reception. Thanks to Howe (the cottage's owner) for the recommendation of this lovely wedding venue and for the top notch accommodations for our friends and family. We will happily send friends to Beachy Keen again! -Cara & Tracy
- Guest CandT (Brookline, MA)
- Date of stay 09/01/11
- Review Submitted 04/08/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Manager response: We were so delighted to have such a lovely and joyous event take place at Beachy Keen. We wish the happy couple a equally lovely and joyous life together and welcome them back with open arms.
A Little Slice of Heaven
A Little Slice of Heaven
This clean and beautifully decorated cottage has everything you'll need for a blissful few days. Minutes from the beach (and with stunning ocean views), it has large lawn for your pup to play on, a private deck for morning coffee or nighttime cocktails and 3 comfy and surprisingly roomy bedrooms. You can walk across the causeway for drinks at Earl's Marina or drive 5 minutes or so down Sconticut Neck to grab seafood, pizza or Thai Food. I recommend the drive into New Bedford for amazing Portugese dinners at Antonio's. Can't wait for my next visit!
- Guest Darren (New York)
- Date of stay 07/28/11
- Review Submitted 08/01/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.
All weeks in May, June and Sept. $1200. All weeks July and August $1500 All rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Weekly rentals only May-Sept. Damage waiver required in lieu of security deposit. Pets with Prior Approval. $100 cleaning fee per rental period. 10% discount for multiple week rentals when booked together. 20% deposit to reserve. 20% due 30 days prior to arrival. Check for bal on arrival Minimum of one week rental May-Sept.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1990
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Bright light from ocean side of home
Living and dining room
Another view of living room
Single guest room
Ocean views from front of home
Living room and media area
Double guest room
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Date last modified - Monday, June 24, 2013
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