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Cozy, Cape Cod oceanfront estate - Hidden Gem- in a special area - NO TRAFFIC

Bedrooms 8
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Vacation/Retreats/Small Weddings, etc - Off-Season (Oct-May) Cooking at Kate's

Our home is located in a private area of Wareham called Little Harbor, that is like a family heirloom that has been passed down generation to generation. We are surrounded by lovely estates that have been in families for many, many years. It is like what the Cape is all about, tranquil, beautiful, fun, incredible sunsets and NO TRAFFIC.Cape Cod Hidden Gem - cozy home and perfect for winter and summer vacations. Enjoy the home for you and your guests or experience - Cooking at Kate's, a weekend culinary adventure.

A estate perfect for family vacations, reunions, small, intimate weddings, private parties, events, & retreats. Now is the time to plan either a wonderful weeks vacation at our beautiful home on Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod, during the summer or just a great weekend (now through early May) to experience Cooking at Kate's.

Cooking at Kate's - featured twice on CHRONICLE in Boston - runs from October through May - the perfect weekend getaway. Two-night, three day stay. An all-inclusive weekend experience, for you and your friends/family. Groups from 8-10. This is your home. not a bed and breakfast. The weekend package includes wines selected from Napa/Sonomo/California coast vineyards, a New England supper prepared on Friday evening, Saturday sleep as late as you like, or golf, or walk or read or do nothing, Continental breakfast provided, free day until 4pm when the wine host and chef arrive. Time now to prepare a fun, interactive 5 course meal. All fun, no stress. Linger after the meal with your guests and Sunday a prepared brunch is brought to you for you all to enjoy. All for $600 per person.


The home is nestled next to 150 acres of wildlife sanctuary and has beautifully landscaped grounds. At the foot of the driveway is an 18 hole golf course and a sports court for basketball, volleyball, horseshoes and badminton. Some of the best windsurfing in the world is outside your front deck. Perfect also for kayaking, paddle -boarding, or just swimming in the warm waters. Clamming & fishing are also favorites right outside your deck. Adirondack chairs are positioned around the grounds and on the beach for your comfort. The home has over 200' of private beach and the water is both safe and warm. Even during the winter months, there have been many times that all of us have been enjoying the sun on the oceanside deck.

There are two kitchens with three refrigerators, 2 dishwashers and two ovens in total. The home offers an 80 foot outdoor deck overlooking the ocean to enjoy all of the incredible views and sunrises and sunsets. To experience Southwest at Little Harbor is to experience the most fabulous, serene vacation on the entire Cape. Baseball enthusiasts can take in Wareham Gatemen games of the Cape Cod League during the summer, seeing young talent as they progress to the major leagues. Last but not least, for history buffs, the famous whaling city of New Bedford and Plimouth Plantation are each approximately twenty minutes away. How wonderful for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other holiday.

Where can you find a home like this all year round. And you don't have to ever sit in traffic.

Our home is also perfect for small, intimate weddings of 70 people or less. Over the years, our couples have absolutely loved getting married at our home. You would need a tent and port au potties, and we have a recommended list of vendors listed on our site. We have a four night minimum for weddings which are held off season only. The rate is $1800 per night, $600 cleaning, $100 debris and $1800 refundable security if there is no damage to our home.


More Details

Kate Rose
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Kate Rose

My husband and I purchased Southwest at Little Harbor 19 years ago. We have made many improvements on the home over the years, keeping the integrity and quintessential feel of the 'old classic' in tact. We purchased the home so that our two sons could get a chance to really know their very large family. It was important for us to have our sons know their grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. We do not live in the area anymore and to be able to have the large space to have everyone gather was a dream. We realized that this home would be a great place also for other families to get together. So we are now available for family reunions, vacations, special occasions, small intimate weddings and Corporate Workshops and Retreats. Go to to learn more.

Since we are open year round, we have since started Cooking at Kate's, which runs from October through May. Cooking at Kate's is a weekend dinner party, part cooking class and a whole lot of fun. This all inclusive weekend getaway for groups of 8-12 people. THIS IS NOT A BED AND BREAKFAST. You get the whole house to enjoy with your favorite people. From the Welcome Cape Cod Friday Night Dinner, to the continental breakfast on Saturday morning, to the Interactive Culinary Cooking on Saturday evening, the Sunday brunch, and accommodations for two nights, Cooking at Kate's is definitely a weekend to experience. to learn more. The cost is $600 per person.

Kate Rose purchased this house in 1999

Why Kate Rose chose Wareham

The home is in an ideal location, close to almost everything the Cape, South Coast, Newport, Plymouth and Boston have to offer. Great spot for day trips to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Near the best lobster roll in the country. Warm and safe water.

And no traffic.....home is next to Mass Audobon's Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, fabulous

kayaking/windsurfing/paddleboarding/swimming/warm water/18 golf course at the beginning of the driveway, 44 golf courses in surrounding areas along Cape Cod and Southeast/shopping/amusements for children and the list goes on. Wonderful hospital just five minutes from home in case of emergencies.

What makes this house unique

Getting to our home and never being in traffic. This is true all the time -

Enjoying a glass of wine and a lobster dinner on our 80 foot deck. Swimming all day and evening. Windsurfing, kayaking, golfing, biking, hiking right outside your front door. Large enough for all ages to enjoy each other. Gourmet and fully stocked kitchens. Private Chef available (additional expense) to have you enjoy family and friends and enjoy any type of meal you desire.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“ We celebrated my wife’s 70th birthday and our 1st family reunion in mid June and it couldn’t have been a more perfect weekend!! My wife and I , our 6 children and their spouses, and our 11 grandchildren, all felt it was the most memorable weekend ever. The house set up was perfectly and incredibly appointed. Even with all our family, there was always plenty of room for all – young and old – to play, eat, sleep and be together. The views are majestic and the beach and the clear calm water were but steps away. We only needed to supply food as everything else needed came with the house. The area was private and made you feel special. I’m sure we’ll return – hopefully with the whole gang for another great time!!”

Jun 2012
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Wareham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bathroom directly across bedroom - oceanfront views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Oceanfront views
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Bath across hall, ocean views
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Ocean views
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , South and west exposure, TV, ocean views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bathroom in bedroom, oceanfront views, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bathroom directly across from bedroom - oceanfront views, TV
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Second king bedroom, bath across hall, ocean views - TV
  • All the bedrooms face the water. King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sports Court, 18 hole golf course at beginning of driveway, all water sports available, deep sea fishing, kayaking and windsurfing


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Cozy, Cape Cod oceanfront estate - Hidden Gem- in a special area - NO TRAFFIC
average rating of 4.976 based on 134 reviews

Magnificent and immaculate.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely surroundings. The setting is magical. The location of the home is fabulous. You don’t have to wait in traffic for hours. You settle in and have the opportunity to visit any location on your time. Day trips are so simple, that is if you even want to leave house. Red Sox games, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Newport, Boston, Plymouth and the list goes on. 45 golf courses in the surrounding areas and an 18 hole course st the beginning of driveway!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beyond our expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

There were eight of us who had not seen each other for awhile and we chose Kate's as a "destination" event worth travelling for! One woman came from Montreal but the rest from the Boston area. Upon arrival the smell of vegetable soup simmering on the stove was a "warm" welcome! Everyone arrived at different times so the cheese platter/meats/grapes/fresh breads/nuts were perfect! Everyone gravitated to the deck overlooking the bay and sipped wine until the sun set. Dinner was superb!! The salad that accompanied the soup was exquisite! The evening cooled off so lighting a fire in both dining room and living room finished off our evening.

Saturday was started with fresh fruit/coffee cake/juice/coffee and assorted cereals and yogurt, just perfect. It was a gorgeous day and we all enjoyed long walks and relaxation on the deck/beach which both had ample Adirondack chairs.

Saturday evening was one of the most entertaining and hands on enjoyable nights that many of us needed! Laughter was abundant and the food was as expected over the top!! We helped prepare two appetizers consisting of baby clams/broccoli rabe crostini, crab arugula with avocado both mixed with amazing melon/garlic/ricotta blended mixtures. Dinner involved mushroom risotto with pancetta, shrimp scampi, fresh carrots with tarragon and garlic with the main dish being beef tenderloin all just scrumptious!

Val was expert in her wine pairing and vast knowledge of the wines being served!

We finished the weekend with a delicious brunch which included quiche/fresh fruit bowl/bagels/bacon and home fries. Nobody left hungry that is for certain!

The home itself was very welcoming and comfortable. All bedrooms had an ocean view. I enjoyed waking to the ocean waves and the sound of seagulls!!

This most assuredly should be a planned destination for any group of good friends or co-workers!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

There were 14 of us and we all loved the house. Two kitchens and 3 refrigerators were perfect along with the bedrooms all having water views and the house was extremely clean which we're very particular about. We got rained out one day but the house is so large and roomy that we weren't on top of each other and the fire places were another nice amenity. We all had such a great time we will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenic relaxing area!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this Cape Cod house. Great memories with great friends. The property management was awesome and we can't say enough how our whole group enjoyed this vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property, this is our 6th., year renting this property and it has never disappointed us. We get together once a year for a long weekend away to our favorite place to play golf and watch the sunrise and sunsets on the back deck while overlooking the ocean. It is truly a special place. Looking forward to next year!

Club 73

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Astonishingly beautiful venue for a family event

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay!

When my fiancee and I were looking at potential venues for an intimate wedding celebration, it was easy for us to agree on this. It is a beautiful home, with enough private sleeping space for our immediate families, a well-stocked kitchen for bonding over meal-time, and a large backyard with panoramic ocean views for the ceremony itself.

Working with Kate (the owner) was easy and friction free. She answered our questions promptly, gave us insights based on previous experiences, and was flexible and accommodating.

All of our guests were in awe of the home, the property and the weekend as a whole. Absolutely perfect for our needs!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Quahog Republic
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Cape Cod Baseball League, Water Slide Park, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Cape Cod Canal with 7 miles of private walkways and bike paths, great for fishing, Canal Cruises, Waterfront Restaurants, Outlet Shops, Stores, Driving Range all 10 minutes away from home. Also central location to Plymouth, Whale Watching, Plimouth Plantation, Cape Islands, Newport Mansions, and Boston, Providence. Also famous and close to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole and the Lloyd Center for Environmental Studies, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Neighbors 180 acres of Wildlife Sanctuary area where you can walk throughout.

Now also have another home to rent if we are booked. Please inquire with owner - katedixonrose@aol


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
cleaning fee $600

Wedding Rates - four night minimum - $1800 per night, $600 cleaning, $100 debris and $1800 refundable security if there is no damage to our home! Rates do NOT apply for Holidays. Call owner to discuss!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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