Attractive, Traditional Family House with Private Beach
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Mattapoisett house description
The house has three rental options. It can be rented as a whole or just the Big House or the Little House. The property has its own private swimming beach shared with both houses.
The Big House is suitable for the summer months from June to mid September. The 6 bedrooms will sleep 12 people with 3 full baths and a 1/2 bath. The Little House will sleep 9 people with 3 full baths and a 1/2 bath during the summer months of June, through September.
Our house is in a quiet, residential area of Mattapoisett good for family reunions or for quiet 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 gatherings 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 and accesses to ferry services to Cuttyhunk, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are nearby. Other amenities include golf, tennis, sailing, wind surfing or just relaxing in on the 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.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21, Beds for 21
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- 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. The above amenities are shared with both The Big House and The Little 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
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Medical Services
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Winery Tours
- Botanical Garden
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Whaling Museum, Zoo and Botanical Gardens, New Bedford, Edaville Railroad Park, Carver MA. Botanical garden and house at Blithwold, Bristol, Rhode Island, Local Public Library, Churches, Winery tours in Rhode Island, Birdwatching, Walking, Scenic drives, Public golf courses. There are public golf 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 in Marion. Ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Cuttyhunk in New Bedford, to Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket in Woodshole or Hyannis, Massachusetts, ATM/banks, Post Office, Laundromat, in town, Groceries some local and super markets in Fairhaven, Hospitals in New Bedford and Wareham. ...moreless
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Excellent location and adequate room
Excellent location and adequate room
We stayed here with a very large group and the house can definitely accomodate many families together. The location is wonderful, close to town and also easy access to the water. Perfect for kids. My only complaint with the property is the condition of the house. The house is very dusty, some rooms smell strongly of mold and the furnishings are in need of repair. New mattresses and fresh bedding would be a bonus. We were there when the weather was cool and raining. There were no working fireplaces and no heat so this made for a very cold week. The property could be a fantastic rental but it definitely needs some attention.
- Guest Sarah (United States)
- Date of stay 06/01/12
- Review Submitted 12/18/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Manager response: Four generations of the same family have enjoyed spending time here. The present owners have been slowly upgrading this summer home year by year, taking on a project to maintain the house and to make improvements for the family and for our guests. We do care for the comfort of everyone, and we do welcome constructive, non-derogatory comments. On the other hand, we have no control of the weather. The house is closed all winter. A thorough spring cleaning is always executed. Nevertheless, since the property is situated right on the water, it is much more susceptible to damp weather. Thus it does mean that in late May and early June, if there has been rainy, foggy weather, the Big House can feel a bit damp and musty. The Little House, because it is smaller does dry out quicker.
Outdoor wonderland, indoor problems
Outdoor wonderland, indoor problems
Our stay in Mattapoisett for a family reunion was filled with ups and downs. The outdoor space was lovely. The front porch is expansive and conducive to long chats and watching the sunsets. We brought a few extra chairs because although the house sleeps 19 there was not a lot of lawn furniture. Beach access was great and it was fun to watch the many bunnies and hedgehogs munching on the clover. The yard was big enough for bocce tournaments and a volleyball set. The indoors was a bit of a disappointment. The first morning we discovered a squirrel in the house. My husband thought maybe he had come in through an open window. The next night, with all the windows secured, he paid another visit and ransacked the kitchen destroying food. We finally plugged a hole in the door with a rag and although he didn't make his way inside again he did hang around the garbage area and front porch. The owners should seek some assistance in ridding the house of this menace. The other area of concern was comfort. The downstairs common area was certainly big enough but there was almost no comfortable seating. Some of the furniture has rips. The beds were a mixed bag, some comfortable, some "prison beds". All in all we had a great family gathering that could have been more comfortable.
- Guest mamalucy (United States)
- Date of stay 06/29/12
- Review Submitted 07/09/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Manager response: Our house is shared not only with renters but with many family members. The furniture is typical of a summer house used by several generations since before 1950. Yes, some of it must be removed and other pieces need repair or renewal, which has to be done from year to year. There are also items damaged by tenants. The beds are a mixed bag as some like it hard and some like it soft in the family, but again, we are striving to compromise, each year. The squirrel is a new event for us this year. He or she seems to be very tame, however it cannot be one of our house guests, thus measures are being taken to remove this uninvited intruder.
august family reunion
august family reunion
We rented this property for a family reunion, 25 of us from age 6 to age 84. Theres ample space for getting lost and being alone and rooms large enough for a gathering. The furniture is old and charming but some should be thrown out. Several pieces were unusable. The stairs my be tough on the old or infirm and no 1st fl bedroom. The lg dinning room table was great for indoor dinners so that we could all gather around for serving. There wasn't enough outdoor tables and chairs for having dinner. there is a fabulous porch with a couple of small tables and chairs but a large pick nick table would have been great on the absolutely gorgeous lawn leading down to the private beach. Several of the beds were so uncomfortable that they couldn't be used and the third floor was hot and smelled like mold. the bathroom up there started leaking and couldn't be used. luckily there were other bathrooms and bedrooms to use. Even with all these issues the house was an amazing place to stay. It was lg enough for all of the family members and the surrounding grounds are well kept and beautiful. You couldn't ask for a better spot for a reunion. The front lawn is lg enough for several games to be going on at the same time and the kids ages 6 to 26 all enjoyed many sports together. Having a private beach for swimming and launching our kayaks made being outside easy. We only left to swim at the local beach and the raging river. We spent the whole week having the best time. We could never have afforded such a great location if the house wasn't a little old and worn in by many years of love and family gatherings. there are several good local eateries.This is a historic New England home that has not been renovated. The little house is more up to date and modern. We rented both houses. The houses are connected so if you rent only one you are very close to your neighbor. The gorgeous porch is on the big house and the large balcony is on the little house off the master bedroom, the only bed for two. all the other beds in the small house are singles. Both houses have incredible views. If you are a neat freak you might be disappointed by the big house but the little house would serve you fine. I would rent these houses again despite the negatives. The owner is helpful and available by cell phone. Washing the sheets and towels was nearly impossible. We all left on different days so we could get them clean before we left. Otherwise good luck w that. weather was perfect and good locals.
- Guest Rose f. (nj)
- Date of stay 08/07/10
- Review Submitted 01/17/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Franchett Family July 30 - August 6 2010Guest comment entered by manager
Franchett Family July 30 - August 6 2010
From the Franchetts "We loved your home. The front porch was terrific. Location terrific, not too touristy, but easy to get to those places. We would definitely come back."
- Guest Lisa Franchett
- Date of stay 07/30/10
- Review Submitted 08/10/10
Little House June 2009
Little House June 2009
My wife and two small children stayed at the "Little House" in June 2009. It was one of our most memorable vacations. The location, furnishings, decorating and grounds all scream New England. The location could not be better. Mattapoisett is a beautiful and quaint seaside New England village a short distance from the Cape, but without the traffic. This house is within walking distance to the village center, Oxford Creamery and the waterfront and is close by Ned's Point lighthouse. The home has its own private beach and the views of the harbor are picture perfect. The clanging of rigging on sailboat masts put us to sleep every night! The private beach would have been good enough, but the grounds are also stunning without being too formal. It included a huge lawn surrounded by hedges (perfect for games), two koi ponds that my kids absolutely fell in love with and a pet cemetery that contained all the dogs who have lived and died at the house over the last century. It was truly a magical place for my children to explore both inside and out and was one of the most relaxing stays we have had in some time. A worthy setting for a novel due to the immense amount of character that engulfs this place. On the downside, there was a strong remanence of the previously mentioned dogs in the form of a strong urine smell in some of the rooms. It was not bad enough to make the stay unpleasant, but it was definitely noticeable. If something like this would bother you, you should ask specifically if this problem has been corrected. If you're like me, you'll just chalk this up as part of the experience of living in a real New England storybook dream and never want to leave. The owner was very accommodating and pleasant, and check in / check out was a breeze. The neighbors were also very nice and welcoming. We enjoyed our talks with them. The neighborhood is a joy to walkthough, full of beautiful homes and gardens. Hopefully, I can find enough success in my life to call a place like this home in the summer.
- Guest Robert from North Carolina (North Carolina)
- Date of stay 06/21/09
- Review Submitted 02/22/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
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Jun 13 - Sep 15, 2014
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
I usually require 3 payments to be made and then a security deposit and cleaning fee 2 weeks before occupancy. The above does not allow me to state our payment terms.
- cleaning: $450
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $2,400
- Pet Fee: $300
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: TF Green, Providence or Logan Airport, Boston at 40 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: New Bedford at 8 Miles
- Nearest Train: Providence, Rhode Island at 40 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Route 195 at 1.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Own swimming beach at Mattapoisett
- Nearest Barpub: Route 6 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Ski: water skiing, with own boat or hired boat at Mattapoisett
- Nearest Golf: New Bedford/Mattapoisett/Marion at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Wareham to New Bedford at 1 Miles
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 have been some of our favorite activities.
We have always come to Mattapoisett in the summer months. This house has been shared in the past with aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. It is comfortable and functional. You have the typical New England amenities of a house with no pretensions of present day luxury.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is a quiet area of town and our neighbors have lived in this area for many years. The location is special and easy for all ages to enjoy. The garden is great for games and there is plenty of room indoors for rainy days. No large festivities, loud noise such as boom boxes allowed most especially in the evenings. It is preferable to entertain a large group with extra guests elsewhere. Tents and other such structures may not be erected in the garden without prior consultation with the manager. Penalties will apply otherwise.
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Private Beach for Both Houses
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Master Bedroom in Big House
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