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Special offer: Special Rate for a week in July or August ! (see details)
We offer the three rental options 1st. to take the whole house with 11 bedrooms for 21 people. 2nd. rent only the main house - the Big House with 6 bedrooms for 12 people (1 king and 1 double bed + 4 twin bedrooms). 3rd.Choose the wing- The Little House which has 5 bedrooms for 9 people (1 king, 3 twin + 1 single bedroom). Both sections have complete kitchens and laundry facilities. It is ideal for multiple family occupancy. A private beach is for the use of everyone.
The Big House is suitable for the summer months from June to the beginning of September, and The Little House can be rented from June through September.
This property has been in the family for 5 generations, who continue to enjoy a simple, down to earth style of living in a quiet community. Our house is in a quiet, residential area of Mattapoisett, good for family gatherings or for relaxing summer pleasures. We do not allow large parties in the house or outside. No tents or other structures may be erected in the garden without consultation with the manager. There are attractive places for such festivities in Mattapoisett, Fairhaven and New Bedford. .
Mattapoisett is situated between the towns of New Bedford and Marion.
Day excursions in the Buzzard's Bay area are easy. Accesses to ferry services to Cuttyhunk, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are nearby. Other amenities include golf, tennis, sailing, wind surfing or just relaxing on our private beach,in the garden or on the porch of The Big House and the deck of The Little House..
Golf, tennis, boating,wind surfing: There are public golf courses near Mattapoisett and there are public tennis courts in the town or at a public tennis club in Marion, which is a five minute drive on route 6.
Marion and New Bedford have charters for fishing and sightseeing.
If you own a boat, you can make arrangements with the Mattapoisett Boatyard for a guest mooring. No boats are allowed to be launched from our beach except for kayaks, canoes or a rowboat. No boats can be parked on our road.
Windsurfing can be done off the beach at Ned's Point Lighthouse nearby...
Both houses together have a total of King size beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin Beds (14) Single (1). Big House Double (1), King (1), Twins (8) Option of additional double and 2 twin bedrooms. Little House King (1), Twins (6), Single (1)...moreless
5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
Bathroom 1: toilet, tub
Shared with Master B.R.2 and adjacent twin B.R 1, Big House...moreless
Bathroom 2 Big House: toilet, combination tub/shower
Half bathroom, main floor of Little House with sink & toilet...moreless
Local activities guide, Local maps, beach towels, Security system, Garden shared by both houses, unscreened porch at Big House and deck at Little House, Walk down to end of the garden to the private beach shared by the whole house..
More details and photographs are available upon inquiry if you are seriously considering a rental.
The house is comfortable, functional, not fancy. No tents or other structures may be erected in the garden without consultation with the manager....moreless
Most adult and children's books are of a previous era....moreless
The Big House and the Little House sections have cable...moreless
The Big House and Little House sections both have TV...moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
A small private beach is attached to the property and there are other larger beaches to visit in the area.
The beach is at the bottom of a stretch of lawn. It looks south-west over Mattapoisett Harbor....moreless
A private swimming beach attached to the property on Mattapoisett Harbor offers good salt water swimming and opportunities to launch a laser, kayak or row boat, but no motorized craft. ...moreless
Mattapoisett Harbor and Buzzards Bay are visible from the house and on clear days, it is possible to see Woods Hole and the islands. This is an excellent area for sailing,motor cruising.and fishing....moreless
Mattapoisett is a small village with houses reminiscent of the ship building and whaling days. Our house is in a quiet family oriented neigborhood just about a 5-10 minute walk to the center....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Big House section large dining room will seat 14+
Little House section dining room will seat 12...moreless
Seating for 26 people
Air conditioning not available but fans are provided in all of the bedrooms....moreless
Little House section has balcony outside Master Bedroom with a view to the harbor and bay.....moreless
No bicycles provided, but strongly advise bringing yours, as the area is good for bicycling....moreless
No boats are allowed on our property except for a laser, kayaks,canoes or row boat.. A guest mooring can be acquired from the Mattapoisett Boatyard or other arrangements to dock a small power boat....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Big House section has a porch with a view to the harbor and bay.
Several public golf courses are in the area. It is best to check online or the local telephone book for the one most suitable for you....moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
Only kayaks,canoes and rowboats are allowed to be launched from our beach. No motorized boats allowed as it is a swimming beach shared with a private beach club.....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
A large lawn in front leads down to the private beach. There is also garden space behind the house....moreless
Charcoal grills - one for each section of the house...moreless
Tennis available on town courts or in a public facility on route 6 in Marion...moreless
Special offer: Special Rate for a week in July or August ! (see details)
Friday, July 2 4-31 or Saturday, August 22-29. Discounted rate of $5,000 from $7000 for the whole house!
Second option to take just the Main House during one of the same weeks for $3900. Main House sleeps 12 people with a 3rd floor option for 6 more, all double occupancy.
Please note the option to rent the Big House section for $4,400 or Little House for $3,300 per week with a discount of $200 per week if rented for 2 weeks.. I require 3 payments to be made and then separately, not included in rental fee, a security deposit and cleaning fee 2 weeks before occupancy.
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TF Green, Providence R.I. or Logan Airport, Boston
New Bedford closest or Woods Hole for the islands
Providence, Rhode Island
Various: on route 6 between New Bedford & Wareham
water skiing, with own boat or hired boat
Own swimming beach
Buzzards Bay is excellent for sailing and motor cruising, There is nearly always a good south west wind by mid-day, if not before. The harbor is good for small boat sailing.
For sightseeing, it is worth visiting the Whaling Museum and historic district, the zoo and Botanical Gardens in New Bedford, Edaville Railroad Park, Carver MA. is fun for young children. Bird watching,walking and scenic drives abound.
Trips to Rhode Island are short, and worth it, to visit the Blithewold house and botanical garden in Bristol,or to go to Newport Rhode Island, as well as to vineyards in the area. In the other direction, it is easy to drive to Cape Cod for the day. There are ferries to Marthas Vineyard and Cuttyhunk in New Bedford. Other ferries go to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket from Woodshole or Hyannis, Massachusetts,
Sports: For golfers there are public courses in Mattapoisett and the surrounding towns - best found in the local telephone directory or online to suit what you are looking for.
Public tennis courts are on route 6 in Marion. Sailing or power boating is a must. If you bring your own craft bigger than a row kayak or laser, you will have to make arrangements to dock it at the Mattapoisett Boatyard.
ATM/banks, Post Office, Laundromat, are in town and some local places for groceries. The super markets we use are not far away in Fairhaven, If you need to get to a hospital you would go either to New Bedford or Wareham, which are both about a twenty minute drive from Mattapoisett.
Year Purchased: 1953
About: Our family has enjoyed coming to Mattapoisett for 5 generations. With cousins and friends, sailing, tennis, swimming and excursions to the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket have been some of our favorite activities. Most of us came from Boston, New York and New Jersey to spend the entire summer here. We sailed Beetle Cats and Herreshoff 12's for fun and twice a week in races, often competing with other clubs around Buzzard's Bay. The family still has local roots in Massachusetts, but we connect with others who live in California, Montana, Georgia, and as far away as Argentina.
Why Mattapoisett: There is something that continues to draw all of us to Mattapoisett, particularly Bow Mansion, our house. It has been shared in the past with aunts, uncles, cousins and friends for over 60 years, although family has summered here for much, much longer. The house is comfortable and functional, with no pretensions of being anything but a family summer house with some amusing old-fashioned touches.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The neighborhood is a quiet and unpretentious where neighbors are friends going back a few generations. We are not on a busy street, so it is reasonably safe for children. Bicycling is popular. The garden is great for games and on rainy days there is plenty of room indoors for activities.. The porch of the Big House is always a favorite place to eat and chat, while enjoying the views of the harbor and all of its activities. The Little House balcony off the Master Bedroom is equally pleasant for viewing the harbor and bay. Cool breezes in the evenings waft through the trees. Conclusively, it is a great place for all ages to relax, play, go off on day excursions or just find a quiet corner to read and write.
We do not allow large festivities or loud noise such as boom boxes which interfere with our neighbors pleasures, most especially in the evenings. It is preferable to entertain a large group with extra guests elsewhere in the immediate area, however a small one day event can be arranged with permission. That includes tents and other such structures which may not be erected in the garden without prior consultation with the manager.