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Stroll to Beach: Large Cape Cod Vacation Home in Private, Exclusive Community

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Front of house - main house on left; addition on right

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Last updated: 05/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Beautiful and unspoiled, this property is part of a prestigious, 100 year old community on a peninsula reaching out into Buzzard’s Bay. Our large vacation home on 2.1 acres is surrounded by 30 acres of wooded reservation lands, the quiet occasionally broken by a fog horn from the bay. Magical paths through forest lead to private beach, sailing and tennis courts. The house includes 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, living room (16'x25'), dining room, kitchen, great room (24'x28') with cathedral ceiling, and screened porch (12'x25'). The house is equipped with most amenities including wireless internet and cable service for 2 LCD TV's. Both the addition and main house have sound systems in good working order. The main kitchen is fully equipped and a 2nd refrigerator is steps away in the mudroom. The Great Room in the addition has its own kitchenette. Outside is a sunny and ample back yard with a variety of playthings for children of all ages, as well as both a patio, an outdoor shower, and both a charcoal grill and propane grill. Beyond the volleyball area is a waterproof and bug-proof tree house with a sleeping loft. It is a perfect setting for an extended family gathering.

Our property is a member of the Wings Neck Trust community, consisting of a few dozen families on the outer 1/3 of Wings Neck. Trust members and guests have access to the trust tennis courts and 2 private beaches. The main beach at the cove includes swimming areas and a tidal pond full of tiny sea creatures (adored by young children). Small water craft (kayaks, sailfish) can be launched from and stored on racks at the beach. Two miles away is a landing for larger boats which can be anchored in the cove. Quiet local roads are ideal for biking, jogging and walking. Children can be signed up for activities associated with the local sailing club.

Less than 10 minutes away are larger public beaches, golf courses, boat rentals, theatres, a grocery store, and fine restaurants. Five miles away is the head of the Falmouth bike path, which is the newest and possibly the most beautiful bike path on Cape Cod. It connects to the Shining Sea bike path, leading all the way into Woods Hole. Six miles north are the bike paths lining the Cape Cod Canal. Falmouth, Woods Hole and ferry boats to the Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are 20 minutes away.

Our property is perfect for extended families seeking tons of summer fun but also privacy, comfort and lots of space at the home base. A vacation on this property is the ideal way to relax and enjoy the best of Cape Cod without the din of crowds and traffic.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Loads of games, toys, plastic pool for kids, playground, and enclosed back yard with 1/3 acre of grass. Beds for 14 adults and 3 cots, 5 futons and 3 sleeping mattresses for children!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    1 step up to 1st floor from garage (ground level) - 1st floor fairly navigable for wheelchair....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Blue Bedroom: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    2nd floor main house...moreless

  • Yellow Bedroom: 1 queen

    2nd floor main house. Cot in closet...moreless

  • Pink Bedroom: 1 double, 1 baby crib

    2nd floor, main house. Cot in closet....moreless

  • Peach Bedroom: 1 queen

    2nd floor main house. Cot in closet....moreless

  • 1st floor bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    1st floor main house. Near 1st floor full bathroom....moreless

  • Great Room: 1 queen, 5 sleep sofa /futon

    Dbl futon sofa, (2) futon sofa, dble futon & twin in loft...moreless

  • Clean linens are provided along with a fan for each bedroom. The Main house has 4 bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the 2nd floor, 1 bedroom and full bathroom on the 1st floor. The Great Room acts as 6th bedroom, with Queen bed and numerous futons, 2 of which are in loft, and a full bathroom. The Tree house also can be used as bedroom, with 2 futons in loft and two sleeping mats on the main floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Blue/Yellow bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd flr, main house. 2 sinks. Shared by Yellow & blue bedrms...moreless

  • Peach/Pink bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd flr, main house. 2 sinks. Shared by Pink & Peach bedrms...moreless

  • 1st floor bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Full bathroom, Great Room: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Attached to Great Room....moreless

  • Bathrooms are in good-excellent condition. 120 gallon hot water tank in basement provides ample hot water for all household needs. Full set of towels and wash cloths provided for each bedroom, with backup towels in bathrooms....moreless

Other Amenities

  • All cooking basics (sugar, flour, condiments, and the like) provided by Owners; renters provide their own groceries. House is professionally cleaned before and after rental. Renters are not required to do general cleaning nor make or strip beds at the end of the rental. However, renters must leave kitchen in tidy condition and put games, toys, furnishings back in their original positions at the end of the rental. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Hundreds of books to browse, classic and contemporary...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Dozens of games and puzzles; decks of playing cards....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Hundreds of CD's - Must be put back in place after use...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    2 full sound systems, one in Living Room with extra set of speakers for enclosed porch; 2nd sound system in Great Room...moreless

  • Television:

    Two LCD TV's...moreless

  • Toys:

    Toys for children of all ages. Plastic wading pool for tots (adults must supervise)...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small video library with a number of movies for children....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room table seats eight, and table in enclosed porch seats another eight....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Main house has forced warm air system (oil furnace). Addition above garage (Great Room) has separate forced warm air heating system with propane furnace....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet available throughout house and enclosed porch....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for at least 8 cars off street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line used for local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full amenities. Owner provides condiments and basic cooking such as flour, sugar, oil, spices, etc. Renters just need to buy groceries....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Main refrigerator in kitchen. 2nd full size refrigerator in mudroom. Under-the-counter refrigerator in Great Room kitchenette....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Balcony attached to Great Room...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    5 bicycles, 2 for adults, 3 for kids. Condition of bikes mixed. Consult with Owner....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Nearest public golf course is 6 miles away. At least 3 others are within 25 minutes....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Ask owner for details....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Gardens and 1/3 acre lawn in back and side yards....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill and charcoal grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    2 private tennis courts available for use by our guests are a 5 minute walk away....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach towels, life jackets, floatation and inflatables for kids, beach umbrella and chairs, picnic baskets, etc. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Sep 2 - Jun 13, 2015
2 night min stay
$800 $900
Fri, Sat
June-July
Jun 14 - Jul 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,000 $12,000

Changeover Day: Sunday

August
Jul 27 - Sep 7, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,500 $13,500

Changeover Day: Sunday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Weekly rentals are Sunday 5:00PM through Sunday Noon.

$1950 is posted as off-season default rate, but rate is higher in warmer months. Inquire with Owner.

Inquire with Owner about long-term rentals.

Summer 5-day Weekday special $1950 / week (Sunday 5:00PM through Friday Noon)

$500 down payment to lock in rental period when Rental Agreement signed. Remaining rental amount plus security deposit (minus down payment) due 30 days in advance of rental. Payments by check.


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Location

67 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan Airport, Boston
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Monument Beach
17 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Woods Hole
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Several golf courses
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Buzzards Bay
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 28
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Various local restaurants
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
South Beach (Wings Neck Trust)

Car: Necessary

Our property is part of the Wings Neck Trust, occupying the outer 1/3 of the Wings Neck peninsula. Swimming and sailing are the primary activities on the main beach. The Trust tennis courts are only 1/4 mile from our house. There are several golf courses, a water park and an amusement center within 20 minutes of the property, as well as Falmouth and Woods Hole where ferry boats take travelers to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1966

About the owner: I came to Massachusetts from the Midwest in 1972 to attend college, and I've lived here every since. While I have an excess of higher education, I have always liked physical activities, especially building / renovating houses, competitive racquet sports, hiking through mountains, biking, woodworking, and shell-fishing. I also like music of all kinds and have hundreds of albums of jazz, soft rock, folk, musicals and classical music. I sing in a Chorale and play a little bit of piano and guitar. Our family believes in the equality of all people, in that all people have a unique story, and all people feel and care equally. I value education but I think both education and intelligence are multi-faceted, having a little to do with what one can learn within the 4 walls of an educational institution, and a lot more to do with the persistent application of our abilities to the world around us. Our friends and guests are bright and wonderful people, and very diverse in their educational backgrounds and vocations. I think to think the common ground is a all love to have fun without compromising the happiness of others. What I love more than anything is a fun gathering of good friends, the laugher of my children, and the embrace of loved ones.

Why the Owner Chose Pocasset:
My memories of Cape Cod go back to my earliest childhood, as my parents brought our family to the Cape every summer. We first rented a property on Wings Neck in the summer of 1961. My parents purchased land on Wings Neck in 1966 and built our home there. Technically I became the owner of the property in 2013 after my father passed away, but to me it is just the continuation of the property ownership by our family. I identify strongly with the history of this property. It has been a place of joy for hundreds and hundreds of people.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property, like the fabled property of the book, 'The Big House' just 300 yards away, has been the scene of countless special occasions. It has been visited by writers, cooks, poets, carpenters, doctors, waitresses, rock & roll legends, teachers, tour guides, gardeners, a (later-in-time) presidential candidate, a bellman, tennis pros, physical therapists, liberals and conservatives, republicans and even more democrats and political others, Phd's and high school dropouts, young and old, theists and atheists, in short, people from every walk of life, and all shared happiness at this property. The spaciousness, beauty and privacy of this property beckon merriment and good will among all who come here.


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Photos

  • Front of house - main house on left; addition on right

    Front of house - main house on left; addition on right

  • Great Room - facing North corner. Queen bed and 3 futons.

    Great Room - facing North corner. Queen bed and 3 futons.

  • Living Room - facing back wall & sound system

    Living Room - facing back wall & sound system

  • Back Yard

    Back Yard

  • Porch

    Porch

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Peach Bedroom

    Peach Bedroom

  • Blue Bedroom

    Blue Bedroom

  • Blue/Yellow Bathroom

    Blue/Yellow Bathroom

  • 1st Floor Bedroom

    1st Floor Bedroom

  • Great Room - kitchenette

    Great Room - kitchenette

  • Tree house with loft in peak, playground on lower level

    Tree house with loft in peak, playground on lower level

  • Local water temp 70+ degrees F mid-June to September

    Local water temp 70+ degrees F mid-June to September

  • Living Room, facing front wall

    Living Room, facing front wall

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Swimming dock at main beach with float in background

    Swimming dock at main beach with float in background

  • Side Yard - volley ball area with tree house and hammock in background

    Side Yard - volley ball area with tree house and hammock in background

  • Green Bedroom

    Green Bedroom

  • Green/Peach Bathroom

    Green/Peach Bathroom

  • Yellow Bedroom

    Yellow Bedroom

  • View of house from driveway entrance

    View of house from driveway entrance

  • Great Room - view toward entrance door and glass doors to balcony

    Great Room - view toward entrance door and glass doors to balcony

  • Great Room - Full bathroom, Loft, closet, entrance door

    Great Room - Full bathroom, Loft, closet, entrance door

  • Laundry area with 2nd refrigerator

    Laundry area with 2nd refrigerator

VRBO #512114

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