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July & August 2015 weeks are now open for repeat renters. If you have never stayed at our house before and would like to book for July or August, please inquire after January 9, 2015. ***
Charming 1940 renovated Cape one mile from Chapoquoit Beach and 1.5 miles from Old Silver Beach. High ceilings, exposed wood beams, spacious kitchen, master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and en-suite bath, wood-burning fireplace, enclosed backyard. Quick walk to historic country store, cafe, gourmet ice-cream shop and bike path. Quick bike ride or 20-minute walk to Chapoquoit Beach along the bike path and lovely West Falmouth harbor. Our block is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and our front door is featured on the 'Doors of Cape Cod' poster!
Located in West Falmouth Village, the house is a half-block walk to the West Falmouth Market, a 100-year-old country store (great deli, White's bakery, produce from a local farm, made-to-order pizza & sandwiches, wine shop), the Village Cafe (breakfast and lunch, organic coffee and smoothies), Eulinda's gourmet ice-cream shop with indoor and outdoor seating (summer only), a hair salon, day spa, and a 19th-Century church on the National Register of Historic Places. Two blocks to the Shining Sea bike path and harbor. (Easy bike rides to the villages of Falmouth and Woods Hole!) The historic West Falmouth Library is a 10-minute walk down the road. Two-minute drive to the Chapoquoit Grill restaurant, known for great brick-oven pizza.
Chapoquoit and Old Silver beaches are known for great swimming (warm, clear water and gentle waves), white sand and sunsets. Lifeguards and resident-only parking. Parking stickers are required in July and August through Labor Day. Renters may buy a weekly parking sticker, good at all Falmouth beaches, for $60.
A 10-minute drive to Main Street, Falmouth Village. A 15-minute drive to Woods Hole for the Martha's Vineyard ferry and seaside restaurants. The parking lot for Martha's Vineyard ferry shuttles is just five minutes down the road! Five-minute drive to horseback riding.
Parents Magazine recently named Falmouth one of the 10 best beach towns for families in the U.S.! Falmouth is the only Preserve America Community, designated by the White House, on Cape Cod.
The first floor: living room, large kitchen, family room with window a/c, bedroom (two twins) and a full bath. Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors in the living room, family room and first-floor bedroom. The living room includes a wood-burning brick fireplace and a dining table for six. The kitchen features a porcelain-tile floor, breakfast nook with picture window, and a laundry closet. The family room includes two Ethan Allen sofas, cable TV, DVD player.
Baby gate at top of stairs; optional baby gate at bottom of stairs.
The kitchen door leads to an outdoor deck with gas grill (June 2012), large outdoor Pottery Barn wooden dining table with umbrella, hot-water outdoor shower and a fenced-in backyard (100% fenced) lined with rosebushes. Extensive woods beyond the fence keep the backyard private. Custom-built shed for bikes & beach gear.
The second floor includes four bedrooms and a full bath, which adjoins the master bedroom. The large master bedroom has a 15-foot vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, a king bed and an antique dressing table. The second-floor bedroom layouts include:
1. King bed, adjoining full bath 2. Queen bed, balcony 3. Queen and twin bed, window air-conditioner 4. Full bed
The layout of the house is ideal for mingling, with the large kitchen in the middle and the living and family rooms on each side. French doors between the living room and kitchen can be left open or closed. Our house has been very popular with wedding groups, including three brides!
Please note: We require renters to be at least 26 years of age, unless they are renting with their parents or grandparents. No more than 10 people may stay at the house. NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY. NO PETS.
Day trips: Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Provincetown (90 minutes), Chatham, Wellfleet, Newport, Rhode Island (1 Hour), Plymouth (40 minutes), Boston (1 hour, 20 minutes). Peter Pan bus between Falmouth and Boston departs every hour (summer)
Keywords: West Falmouth, House, Chapoquoit Beach, Old Silver Beach, Shining Sea bike path, Wi-Fi
May-June 2015 May 1 - Jun 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer 2015 Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Sept.-Oct. 2015 Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Linens and cleaning upon checkout included. We use a professional linen service. No additional fees or taxes. Refundable Security Deposit $300.
Check-in 5pm, Check-out 2pm. Please note our check-in and check-out times are later than most.
$500 deposit required to book the house; balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
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whale-watch cruises, water park, dinner train, sunset cruises, drive-in movie theater, clam shacks.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We are a family of four.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The walk to Chapoquoit Beach. Biking along the seashore to Woods Hole on the Shining Sea Bikeway. Sunsets at Old Silver Beach. Maison Villatte bakery, Pie in the Sky. Quicks Hole for fish tacos. Coffee Obsession, Ben & Bill's ice cream. Outdoor buffets at the Coonamessett Farm. The view from the Chart Room in Bourne. The ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Exploring Oak Bluffs and Edgartown on the Vineyard. The Knob at Quisset Harbor. The College Light Opera & the Falmouth Theater Guild at Highfield Hall.