Attractive, Traditional Family House with Private Beach and Ocean Views
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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 11 people (1 king and 1 double bed + 3 twin bedrooms+ 1 single). 3rd.Choose the wing called 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 tranquil, 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...
Further information upon inquiry.
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- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21, Beds for 21
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- 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
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- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Beach View:
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 26 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Free Local Calls
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Parking On Street
- Security System
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Garbage Disposal
No boats are allowed on our property except laser, kayak,canoe or rowboat. A guest mooring maybe possible at the Mattapoisett Boatyard or from Harbor Master. Pick-ups at boatyard or town landings....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Deck Furniture
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
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Jun 14 - Sep 14, 2020
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
- Pet Fee $300
- cleaning of whole house $600
- Taxes Not included
Please note the option to rent the Big House section for $4,300 or Little House for $3,200 per week with a discount of $200 per week if rented for 2 weeks.. I require 3 payments to be made in advance + a security fee and a cleaning fee, both of which shall be paid two weeks before the start of the rental. We will send lease form after reviewing our standard questionnaire we ask all of our potential guests to fill out.
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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.
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.
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This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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