The Historic Heights House- Ropeswing, Porch, Yard, 3 Blocks to Beach/Harbor
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Falmouth house description
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.
Debuting Summer 2014 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. 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, bake ware, etc. Appliances include coffee maker, mixer, blender, microwave (2013), dishwasher (2013), etc. Rita’s Kitchen can handle feeding large groups. The kitchen is directly next to the bathroom.
Near the kitchen, we also have a family room with cable television and DVD player. 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.
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 washer and dryer 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. Wi-Fi is ready to go! We have plenty of private parking with no parking passes needed. We have an outdoor grill.
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.
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.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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
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- DVD Player
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- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Pier Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Miniature Golf
- Jet Skiing
- Water Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
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May 31 - Aug 30, 2014
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
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.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: Providence Airport, TF Green Airport, PVD at 177 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Island Queen at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Falmouth Heights Beach at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Shrubs (four houses down) at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Shrubs (four houses down) at 0.1 Miles
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!
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Our Cape Cod Estate is one of the largest grassy properties in the Heights!
The grand kids love the outdoor shower!
Enjoy our front porch - we have added seating since taking this photo.
Why won't you come in? There is a Lobster Dinner inside!
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.
Come on upstairs and take a rest. This banister is original to the house.
The Bryce Room
The Andrea Room
The Grace Room
The Sandra Room
The Widows Peak
Gardens and outdoor shower, also to the right is access to the basement
Would you like to swing on our 25 foot rope swing?
Enjoy the blooming flowers, hydrangeas, and roses
You will love the lobster for dinner!
Sit down and we can talk about Martha's Vineyard!
Television is off to the left
The Julius Room
The Andrea Room - Master Bedroom
The Grace Room
The Joy Room - 3 twin beds
3rd Floor Bath
We hope you stay!
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