Coastal Island Cottage
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Fairhaven cottage description
Retreat to an unspoiled (and largely undiscovered) gem of a coastal island on Buzzards Bay; a throwback to the easy vacations of yesteryear. Walk to the nearby beach at the causeway or take a short drive to the town beach and return home for cocktails on your cobblestone patio with table for 8 while your dinner cooks on the small portable BBQ grille. This bright smaller sized traditional cottage built for functionality sleeps eight, with two downstairs bedrooms with a full bed in each, and 2 loft bedrooms perfect for young ones each containing two twin beds. All beds come with quality all cotton linens (Polo, Tommy Hilfiger) and the cottage comes replete with ample kitchenware, beach chairs and blankets, and a classic 100 movie VCR library. Curl up with one of our diverse and interesting books available for your reading pleasure. You will love this non-commercialized drive to island for long walks, biking, kayaking, boating (marina on the island)or beaching. A few miles to everyday shopping and restaurants and close enough to Providence, Boston and the Cape. Ferry service from nearby New Bedford will take you to Martha's Vineyard or Cuttyhunk island for daytrips. No traffic here, just peace. This year unplug: you will be glad that you did.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Double Beds (2.), Twin or Single Beds (4) .
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Video Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
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Well Appointed Vintage Beach Cottage
Well Appointed Vintage Beach Cottage
A vintage beach cottage with all the amenties for a relaxing beach vacation away from the traffic and crowds of Cape Cod. The cottage has everything one could need from the kitchen/bath supplies to all the "beach toys" (beach chairs, umbrellas, beach bags). Especially important are the air conditioning units (Yes, they really are necessary on the ocean when it is hot, sticky, and foggy). Extra modern amenities include the washer/dryer (with laundry detergent, etc.) and a dishwasher! Lots of towels and blankets (even if not needed in the summer). The cottage is located on the quiet side of West Island in a year round neighborhood, only a few streets up from a sheltered beach ideal for small children (easy walking distance). The main beach is a couple of minutes by car and a short bike ride down the road. The owners are very accommadating and communication was always prompt. They are also quite conscientious about maintenance of the cottage. Excursions: Although the Cape is a short ride away, the 2 or 3 hour Cape Cod Canal boat ride from Onset (about a 35 minutes drive) is a much better excursion for getting a flavor of the Cape towns without dealing with Bridge traffic. Also, there are bike/hike/fishing roads on both sides of the Canal that are right on the Canal's edge. They are easily accessible, traffic-free, and provide great Canal recreation activites and ship/boat watching. Eating: Save money and go to Kyler's Seafood for everything from lobsters, shrimp, and fresh fish. Look for the daily truck stand across from Shaw's Supermarket at the head of Sconticut Neck Road for sweet corn and veggies. We like Shaw's Market for everything in between. Bring it back to the cottage and enjoy! The kitchen has everything including 2 lobster pots to cook enough lobsters for all of West Island!
- Guest Ohio Guests (Great Lakes, Ohio)
- Date of stay 07/31/10
- Review Submitted 08/12/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children.
While I understand that a winter visit seems odd for this area, my Florida family thoroughly enjoyed our stay in what we now call "our Christmas Cottage." My 6-year-old loved playing in the front yard and walking the beach even though the island was covered in snow. However, that was not the best part, the authentic fireplace made for a wonderful dream of Santa and stockings dance in my little boy's head. The cottage was clean and it had everything we needed to make this place our home for two weeks. My husband and I slept well and enjoyed the closeness that comes with this cozy home. We are looking forward to next Christmas in "our Christmas Cottage."
- Guest Christina Valliere (Palm Bay, Florida)
- Date of stay 01/25/10
- Review Submitted 01/25/10
West Island was a pleasant surprise for us as we vacationed here last summer. Sitting at the end of a causeway from Sconticut Neck, the island looks out into Buzzards Bay. Long, narrow beaches surround the island and provide access to the gentle, shallow, warm water of the Bay. Other areas around the island provide a great setting for nature walks where children can find all kinds of sea and coastal life in tidal pools and around rocks.The cottage is equally full of surprises. From the outside, it appears to be a typical small and simple cottage for summer use. Inside, however, it is modern, roomy, and immaculate. The efficient open floor-plan makes it all work (as well as the window unit air conditioners when needed). There are 3 bedrooms (2 downstairs and 2 upstairs) that easily slept 3 adults and 5 children. We had an additional 4 guests for dinner and managed to all dine together at the long kitchen table as if we were in a ship’s galley. The kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances and utensils needed. The bathroom is completely renovated and is comparable to the size and condition of a bathroom in any home being built today. A washer and dryer are available just outside the bathroom. One step down from the kitchen area is a family or living room with large comfortable chairs and couches. Guests can unwind watching cable television or movies from an incredible VCR collection of classics or can read quietly from selections in a well-stocked bookcase.A large and well maintained yard surrounds the cottage. Outside you will find a brand new grill and picnic table as well as a shower that’s pretty handy for washing off beach sand. A shed is in the backyard with room enough for 5 bikes that we brought along. We used that shed daily as we rode our bikes exploring the island and enjoying the scenery. It’s possible to spend your entire vacation on the island. In fact, I asked one of the year-round residents if there is anything nearby that’s a “must see” especially for children. She responded, “Well, most people vacation here just to stay on the island.” As much as we liked the island, we also wanted to check out areas nearby –- especially Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Staying on the island gave us a “home base” to take short day trips all over the Cape and a ferry over to Martha’s Vineyard. The Cape is only about 5 miles across Buzzards Bay, but a pleasant ride along the coast to get over the Cape Cod Canal takes a
- Guest Chris63 (Massachusetts)
- Date of stay 01/30/08
- Review Submitted 01/30/08
We have been going to "the Cape" for years. What a difference. This fully furnished cottage is situated on a private island and is an incredible family retreat. It is located only a few minutes from a multitude causual and fine dining establishments and entertainment options in the evening. The best part of all is the relaxing atmosphere of the beach with ample parking literally 2 minutes from this home away from home. I recommended this place for a truly relaxing and peaceful getaway for the entire family or "just the two of you..." You will not be disappointed!
- Guest John Butler (Holden, MA)
- Date of stay 12/06/07
- Review Submitted 12/06/07
"...A beautiful and wonderfully furnished beach house only minutes from the water on scenic West Island. The house is perfectly suited for a romantic weekend for two, and is equally well-suited for a family vacation. The accommodations make all the difference, including plenty of bedroom space, bright windows, DVD/VHS players, movies, books, towels/linens, and a washer/dryer. And everything is SO CLEAN!"
- Guest Aubrey Joyce and Paul Buono (Worcester, MA)
- Date of stay 08/15/06
- Review Submitted 08/15/06
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exterior of cottage
living room left side
top of stairs 2d floor left bedrooms
downstairs bedroom #2 with full bed
kitchen view #2
living room right side
loft bedroom #1 with 2 twin beds
West Island Causeway
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