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

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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 (repainted exterior in 2014). 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. New flooring installed in 2014 throughout kitchen and dining room.

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 (2014).

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 brand new washer and dryer (2014) 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. 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.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Children Welcome:

                    high chairs, crib and toys available ...moreless

                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed

                  Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

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

                    ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

                    Private with a lock...moreless

                  • 3rd Floor Bathroom: toilet

                    ...moreless

                  • Main Floor Bath: toilet

                    ...moreless

                  • 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

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • 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

                  • Dining:

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

                  • Toaster:

                    toaster and toaster oven...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    can serve 20 plus...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    new in 2013...moreless

                  • Dining Area Seats:

                    10...moreless

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Oven
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  Amenities

                  • Air Conditioning:

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

                  • Clothes Dryer:

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

                  • Washing Machine:

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

                  • Babysitter

                  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

                      • DVD Player

                      Communications

                          • Internet:

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

                          Outdoor Features

                          • 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

                          • Deck / Patio:

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

                          • Bicycles:

                            2 bikes suitable for a young teen...moreless

                          Theme

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

                          Activities

                          • Churches
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Tennis
                          • Kayaking
                          • Sailing
                          • Parasailing
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Swimming
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Cycling
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Antiquing
                          • Boating
                          • Library
                          • Marina
                          • Playground
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Water Parks
                          • Restaurants
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Cinemas
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Walking
                          • Whale Watching
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Shelling
                          • Fishing
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer 2014
                          May 31 - Aug 30
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,000

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


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                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Taxes 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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                          Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                          Location

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

                          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!


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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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                          Falmouth #499165

                          6 BR  1.75 BA  Sleeps 13

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