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The Historic Heights House- Ropeswing, Porch, Yard, 3 Blocks to Beach/Harbor

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Now renting for summer 2016... Please note that we only rent on a weekly basis. We do not rent partial weeks or weekends.

Come live the Ralph Lauren life in our family home in Falmouth Heights, Cape Cod! Live like the Kennedys in one of the largest lots on Falmouth Heights.

Showcasing as an easy, relaxing and upscale home on the Heights “For Rent by Owner.”

This quiet neighborhood is a secret in Falmouth, relaxing and quiet while having all the amenities the Cape has to offer! Nestled between the harbor and the beach, you will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the fog horn in the distance.

Our home has a rich history and has been in the Palmer family since being built in 1893. You will see why we love our spacious, breezy, wrap-around porch and enjoy the relaxed mornings. You will appreciate the clean and clutter-free atmosphere and style of the house.

Simplify your vacation! Our Heights house is a 15 minute walk to Main Street shopping, 5 minutes by bike. Walk in 5 minutes to the iconic Martha’s Vineyard Ferry – The Island Queen. The house is a 4-5 minute walk to the beach. Starbucks, British Beer Company and Holiday Cycles are all less than 5 minutes away as well.

There is space and a table for outdoor eating, grilling or a clam bake. Perfect for family gatherings. Our home is 100% family friendly for (supervised and well behaved) children. Unlike most houses in the Heights, we have space away from the road for children to play safely while being watched by parents on the porch. The 25 foot rope swing is a treat for children and grandchildren each summer. This is what families talk about year after year. We have added a mat under the swing to prevent dirty feet in the house! It truly is ideal for vacationing with your in-laws or extended family.

The main floor has an open kitchen with dining room and large serving counter with more seating space. Rita’s Kitchen is fully stocked kitchen for home cooking. We have serving pieces, dinnerware, flatware, pots, pans, bakeware, etc. Appliances include coffee maker, mixer, blender, microwave, dishwasher, etc. Rita’s Kitchen can handle feeding large groups. The kitchen is directly next to the bathroom. New flooring throughout kitchen and dining room.

Near the kitchen, we also have a family room with cable television and DVD player. The house has Wi-Fi and the password is on the fridge. There is a separate living room with sitting space and a few toys (no television). All main floor areas have new area rugs or new carpet.

The second floor has 4 bedrooms and one full bathroom. The Julius Room has a double bed and is located closest to the bathroom. The Bryce Room has two twin beds. The Andrea Room is the Master Bedroom of the house. It has the most floor space, three windows and a queen bed. The last bedroom on the 2nd floor is The Grace Room. The Grace Room is similar to the Bryce Room with two twin beds.

The third floor is great for a family – and our family’s favorite! There is a large room (The Joy Room) that opens to a turret. The Joy Room has three twin beds with plenty of floor space. Across the hallway is a room (The Sandra Room) with a queen bed.

The Sandra Room has floor space for a crib or luggage. In between these 2 rooms is a bathroom recently renovated. The Joy Room is great for families with children. This “widow’s peak” is perfect for reading, relaxing or playing games. Although, this small alcove is too small for a bed, it is perfect for viewing the scenery of the neighborhood and the breathtaking views of the harbor.

The house has three bathrooms, one on each floor. The 2nd floor bath has a combination tub/shower. We also have an outdoor shower. The outdoor shower is enclosed and complete private with a lock. Our family finds that the outdoor is refreshing, convenient and preferred over the indoor shower.

All rooms and baths (including the family room and third floor) have doors for privacy – the home would be suitable for separate couples or privacy on rainy days. None of the rooms in the home are connected or have Jack and Jill bathrooms.

The basement has access for renters but is unfinished. We have 2 bikes (suitable for a young teen) available in our basement or they can be rented at Holiday Cycles 300 feet down the street. We have a plastic Radio Flyer wagon, tons of beach toys, beach chairs and umbrellas. We have a brand new washer and dryer (2015) also available for use in the basement. There is a clothes line on the harbor side of the property for towels and bathing suits.

A pack and play is available upon request. We have plenty of private parking with no parking passes needed. THIS IS RARE ON THE HEIGHTS! We have an outdoor grill and the propane is ready to go.

Not always needed on the Cape, but available for your convenience, are two AC units. One is in the main floor family room while the other is in The Andrea Room on the 2nd floor. Every room has a fan available if needed.

No smoking or pets on the property. Contact owner with questions. Please take note of the sizes of the beds - Renters must provide their own sheets. The lawn and landscaping is all handled by a professional company weekly and an in-ground sprinkler system waters the lawn in the early mornings.

We offer a generous multi-week discount and a discount for our return yearly renters. We prefer longer term relationships with our renters such as those looking to rent the house for a sabbatical or those returning year after year. We are willing to negotiate rates to support these relationships.

The house was freshly painted white in 2014 with charming gingerbread details of dark green. We have added new lamps, rugs, chairs and water heater in 2015.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    high chairs, crib and toys available ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

  • The Julius Room: 1 double

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  • The Bryce Room: 2 twin/ single

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  • The Andrea Room: 1 queen

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  • The Grace Room: 2 twin/ single

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  • The Joy Room: 3 twin/ single

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  • The Sandra Room: 1 queen

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  • Please take note of the sizes of the beds - Renters must provide their own sheets! We update the comforters yearly and mattress pads and pillows are included....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • 2nd Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

    Private with a lock...moreless

  • 3rd Floor Bathroom: toilet

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  • Main Floor Bath: toilet

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  • The house has three bathrooms, one on each floor. The second floor bath has a shower and tub combination unit. The house also has an outdoor private shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • beach umbrellas--3 bikes--2 (suitable for a 10 year old) kites--2 beach chairs--9 high chairs--2 booster seats--1...moreless

Entertainment

  • Toys:

    toddler toys available in living room...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    8 comfortably at table, 2 high chairs in basement, 2 - 4 can sit at counter, outdoor seating is plentiful...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    2 large room units in The Andrea Room and the main television room, fans provided in all rooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    next to washer in basement - clothes line on property also...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed wi-fi, password on fridge...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living Room has comfortable seating for 4 and simple toys and games for children...moreless

  • Parking:

    parking provided on site, off of the street; if you have a boat, contact owner...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    in basement, kindly replace any detergent you may use...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Everything! Full sized kitchen includes dishwasher (2013), Microwave (2013), coffeepot, toaster oven, toaster, blender, mixer, pots & pans, baking & casserole dishes, spatulas, tong, grill stuff, etc...moreless

  • Microwave:

    new in 2013...moreless

  • Oven

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    2 bikes suitable for a young teen...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    wrap around porch with seating for over 12 people...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    sprinkler system come on in the early morning, lawn maintained by company weekly, beautiful roses and hydrangeas...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill, kindly notify us if propane is used up...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
May 28 - Oct 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,000

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $429 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

No additional taxes on the property.

We include the cleaning fee in the cost of the rental. We do ask that you leave the house picked up lightly and ready for the cleaning company to come in upon departure.

A $500 deposit required to reserve your week, the remainder is due a week before arrival.


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Location

177 Miles
Nearest Airport
Providence Airport, TF Green Airport, PVD
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Silver Shores Shanty (four houses down)
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Island Queen
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Shrubs (four houses down)
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Falmouth Heights Beach

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1893

About the owner: Our mom grew up in Falmouth as a 'townie' in a large family and her roots there remain. We have fond memories of our Cape Cod summers with cousins and grandparents and extended family.

Why the Owner Chose Falmouth:
This house was built in 1893 by our great, great grandfather and our grandfather was born on the main floor. Our dad completed renovated and refurbished it by hand to keep in it in our family. Our grandparents and parents were married down the street. Now we are excited to share our town with you.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the rope swing, the large wrap around porch, the sound of the fog horn, the bagpipes from the weddings, 'surries' coming down the street and the large property for playing Ghosts in the Graveyard!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Our Cape Cod Estate is one of the largest grassy properties in the Heights!

    Our Cape Cod Estate is one of the largest grassy properties in the Heights!

  • The grand kids love the outdoor shower!

    The grand kids love the outdoor shower!

  • Enjoy our front porch - we have added seating since taking this photo.

    Enjoy our front porch - we have added seating since taking this photo.

  • Why won't you come in?  There is a Lobster Dinner inside!

    Why won't you come in? There is a Lobster Dinner inside!

  • Sit down in our open kitchen and have a soda.

    Sit down in our open kitchen and have a soda.

  • Living Room - we have since purchased a new couch, chair and rug for this room.

    Living Room - we have since purchased a new couch, chair and rug for this room.

  • Come on upstairs and take a rest.  This banister is original to the house.

    Come on upstairs and take a rest. This banister is original to the house.

  • The Bryce Room

    The Bryce Room

  • The Andrea Room

    The Andrea Room

  • The Grace Room

    The Grace Room

  • The Sandra Room

    The Sandra Room

  • The Widows Peak

    The Widows Peak

  • Gardens and outdoor shower, also to the right is access to the basement

    Gardens and outdoor shower, also to the right is access to the basement

  • Would you like to swing on our 25 foot rope swing?

    Would you like to swing on our 25 foot rope swing?

  • Enjoy the blooming flowers, hydrangeas, and roses

    Enjoy the blooming flowers, hydrangeas, and roses

  • You will love the lobster for dinner!

    You will love the lobster for dinner!

  • Sit down and we can talk about Martha's Vineyard!

    Sit down and we can talk about Martha's Vineyard!

  • Television is off to the left

    Television is off to the left

  • The Julius Room

    The Julius Room

  • The Andrea Room - Master Bedroom

    The Andrea Room - Master Bedroom

  • The Grace Room

    The Grace Room

  • The Joy Room - 3 twin beds

    The Joy Room - 3 twin beds

  • 3rd Floor Bath

    3rd Floor Bath

  • We hope you stay!

    We hope you stay!

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