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Shell Cottage at West Island

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Last updated: 09/11/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-180 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description


Shell Cottage was built in 2012 by a custom builder. It features vernacular design and construction materials and is most appealingly furnished.
The Kitchen is large and open to the great room. It features beautiful appliances including range top, wall oven, double-door refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave oven. There is a generous amount of counter space and a breakfast bar open to the living room.
This home has a first-floor master bedroom and bathroom. The master bedroom with queen-sized bed opens to a large private deck with outdoor shower and BBQ grill. The great room features a gas fireplace, dining room and abundant light from large windows and skylights.
Upstairs, you will find a wonderful loft space with queen-sized floating bed, additional family room and balcony views to great room.
Additional amenities include LCD HDTV and high-speed wireless internet access and of course Central AC.

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.


Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring your beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Winter long term
Nov 1 - May 31, 2016
180 night min stay

Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $0
  • Cleaning $100
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Taxes Not included


If you wish to book multiple weeks, send an inquiry and we will send you a modified quote. 10% discount for two or more weeks, 15% discount for 4 or more weeks. If you must cancel, please do so 60 days prior to scheduled arrival. Initial deposit is not refundable, but you will be eligible for a refund of your damage waiver and will not be responsible for any further payments.

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Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

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Last updated: 09/11/2015
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston Logan
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Down the Hatch
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
New Bedford
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fisherman Beach

Car: Recommended


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Speaks: english, spanish


  • Living room with fireplace

    Living room with fireplace

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen


  • Washer and dryer

    Washer and dryer

  • Master bedroom with sliders to rear deck

    Master bedroom with sliders to rear deck

  • Loft sitting area

    Loft sitting area

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Nice treed setting

    Nice treed setting

  • Great room

    Great room

  • Staircase to loft area

    Staircase to loft area

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Great room

    Great room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Loft bedroom

    Loft bedroom

  • Loft bed suspended from ceiling

    Loft bed suspended from ceiling

  • Rear deck with outdoor shower, table and chairs and BBQ grill

    Rear deck with outdoor shower, table and chairs and BBQ grill

VRBO #437576

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