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Summer Booked. Now Time to Start Booking Cooking at Kate's for the Off-Season!

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VIew of home coming down the long, private driveway directly on Buzzards Bay!


Last updated: 05/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:7
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 8 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 16) -

Cape Cod Oceanfront Estate -

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 end of April) experiencing Cooking at Kate's.

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.



Cooking at Kate's was just featured on Chronicle in Boston. Open from October through May. It is a wonderful way to spend a weekend, celebrate a special occasion, have friends get together, and the list goes on and on..CLICK LINK BELOW

Chronicle Segment Cooking at Kate's

Cooking at Kate's is for groups of 8-12 people and you get the entire home for you and your guests. Southwest at Little Harbor is a magnificent oceanfront estate on Buzzards Bay (Bourne/Wareham/Onset) with water views from every room. This 1926 classic has been completely renovated and she has been brought back to her original beauty. The home is near everything you could imagine on Cape Cod, with the lovely Victorian Village of Onset just 5 minutes away.
Experience this magical time of year spending a weekend Cooking at Kates - an all inclusive dinner party experience for you and your guests at our gorgeous beachfront Cape Cod estate. This is not a bed & breakfast, you get the entire home for the entire weekend to share a special moment, a special anniversary, a special celebration, birthday, baby shower, bridal shower, book club, bridge club, poker club. The list goes on and on.

Two-night three-day stay in our beachfront home –8 Bedrooms, each with a magnificent view of the ocean.
Welcome Cape Cod Friday Night Dinner - Classic New England recipes to warm your bones and sumptuous cheese and fruit platters paired with fine California wines to warm your spirits.
Continental Breakfast Saturday – all the things you would need for a lovely continental breakfast. Wake up when you chose to. We provide fresh pastries, breads, fresh ground coffee and all of the necessities to prepare yourself a continental breakfast to start your day of exploring Cape Cod, relaxing by one of our four fireplaces or walking our private beach.
5 Course Interactive Culinary Adventure- Have fun Saturday night cooking a 5 course dinner with our award winning chef Sean Dailey using fresh farm to table ingredients and enjoy fine wine expertly selected for each course.
Sunday Brunch Farewell- Linger over last night’s fun while enjoying a delicious brunch selection prepared for you by Lauren and Dave.
This all- inclusive Cape Cod getaway weekend is only $600 per person.

This is truly a unique, one of a kind experience you won’t find at any Cape Cod Resort or Cape Cod Hotel. When it comes to things to do in Cape Cod, Cooking at Kates is the best combination of fun and relaxation with the private beauty of our beachfront estate.

Come to Cape Cod this fall, winter and/or spring and have a great time Cooking at Kate’s.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 6000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    only outdoors if absolutely necessary...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Can discuss off season...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Bathroom directly across bedroom - oceanfront views...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Oceanfront views...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 double

    Bath across hall, ocean views...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single

    Ocean views...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 1 queen

    South and west exposure, TV, ocean views...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Private bathroom in bedroom, oceanfront views, TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Bathroom directly across from bedroom - oceanfront views, TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Second king bedroom, bath across hall, ocean views - TV...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Sports Court, 18 hole golf course at beginning of driveway, all water sports available, deep sea fishing, kayaking and windsurfing ...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • 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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Private beach...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    180 feet of beachfront. Private and peaceful. View of Falmouth, Marion and Cape Cod Canal. Warm water and safe for all ages. Perfect for kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, swimming, & fishing....moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    18 hole executive course, beautifully maintained, at the beginning of the driveway...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    On the Ocean...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Directly on the water. Perfect for swimming/kayaking/windsurfing/sailing. Warm, clear waters that are absolutely shark free. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    180 acres of wildlife sanctuary abutting next to the property...moreless

  • Village:

    Onset Village is five miles from the home. Onset is a charming, small fishing village with a beautiful beach and many lovely restaurants, ice cream parlors, pizza and bars. Plymouth is 20 minutes. ...moreless

  • Waterfront

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


  • Dining:

    Beautifully hand crafted, 10 ft pine table made specifically for owner. You want green, this table is completely green. Made with reclaimed and recycled wood and no chemicals. ...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Four fireplaces...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens and towels provided for our guests. All the bedrooms are fully prepared before your arrival....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:


  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless throughout the home...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Four wood fireplaces...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Chef Sean Dailey is a culinary trained Chef of the famed Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to his extensive experience in Corporate and Wedding Catering, Chef Dailey has ...moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Gourmet kitchen with cuisinart/blenders and almost everything a cook would want in their kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    two dishwashers...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Three refrigerators...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    80 ft of decking...moreless

  • Golf:

    18 hole executive golf course at the beginning of the driveway...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Not provided but many places to rent kayaks/canoe and paddleboards...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Property is on two acres with gardens throughout...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    One gas and one weber...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 112 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
May 1 - Jun 7, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Summer
Jun 8 - Jun 19, 2017
4 night min stay
Summer Peak Season
Jun 20 - Sep 5, 2017
7 night min stay

Early Fall 2017
Sep 6 - Nov 19, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

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!

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/12/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Quahog Republic
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Our home is the perfect spot to enjoy your family, friends, co-workers, classmates or your very favorite person in life on the Cape. We are open year round and offering in the fall, winter and spring.

Why the Owner Chose Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA, USA:
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.....

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • VIew of home coming down the long, private driveway directly on Buzzards Bay!

    VIew of home coming down the long, private driveway directly on Buzzards Bay!

  • Property Line

    Property Line

  • One of the top windsurfing areas in the world

    One of the top windsurfing areas in the world

  • Grand living room - Section 2 with 2nd fireplace

    Grand living room - Section 2 with 2nd fireplace

  • French Doors in Living Room open out to deck

    French Doors in Living Room open out to deck

  • 2nd Kitchen

    2nd Kitchen

  • Sunrise Sunroom - perfect year round

    Sunrise Sunroom - perfect year round



  • Wedding Day setup

    Wedding Day setup

  • Tent area to cater to small, intimate occasions, i.e. weddings

    Tent area to cater to small, intimate occasions, i.e. weddings

  • Master with bath. 1 of 8 Bedrooms which all have crystal clear ocean views

    Master with bath. 1 of 8 Bedrooms which all have crystal clear ocean views

  • Second king bedroom with bath across hallway

    Second king bedroom with bath across hallway

  • View of home from beach

    View of home from beach

  • Oceanside deck with grills

    Oceanside deck with grills

  • Grand Living Room with two fireplaces - section 1

    Grand Living Room with two fireplaces - section 1

  • Library with flatscreen and fireplace

    Library with flatscreen and fireplace

  • Main Kitchen

    Main Kitchen

  • Dining room with fireplace

    Dining room with fireplace



  • The beach is like this all the time..very few people!!
Very Private

    The beach is like this all the time..very few people!! Very Private

  • Fall Wedding

    Fall Wedding

  • Terraced lawn for weddings/bocce ball etc

    Terraced lawn for weddings/bocce ball etc

  • Twin bedroom with bath across hallway.  All bedrooms have water view

    Twin bedroom with bath across hallway. All bedrooms have water view

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

VRBO #103873

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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