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Waterfront, Amazing Sunsets, Dock, Fishing and Small Beach, 2 bedrooms sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

1 queen bed+ac and 2 twin beds+ac, full bath, gas fireplaced LR , full kitchen

This cottage is located on Bass River in Grand Cove. Just steps to the waters edge. A wonderful location in the Historic District of South Dennis with it's church bells bellowing across the water, beautiful homes and historic buildings. The cottage was built in the early 1950's. As you enter the cottage the knotty pine walls and hard wood floors welcome you. The living room looks over the Bass River and has amazing sunsets every night. The glass sliding doors bring you to the patio, hot outdoor shower, grill and entrance to the 185' pier and dock. There is a small beach for launching canoes, kayaks and small fishing boats about 100' away. The living room has a gas fire place, a/c, flat screen tv w cable and internet. The kitchen has everything you should need for preparing meals for your stay. The dining nook has

a view of the Bass River. Upstairs, there is a full bathroom w a tub/shower combo. All ceramic tile, floor to wall, was done in 2000. The small bedroom w 2 twin beds and an ac is next to the bathroom. The second bedroom has a queen pillow top mattress, a/c, electric fireplace, flat panel tv, dvd, cable and a view of the water from the picture window above the fireplace. The mattresses were purchased in 2015.

The large beach is just a quick 5 minutes to the West Dennis Beach. This beach has the warm Nantucket Sound water, some waves and soft white sand. The Lighthouse Inn has a great menu on the beach. From the cottage, take a walk to the Breakfast Room for breakfast, Steamer Trunk's surf stuff shop, and the Christmas Tree Shop. An antique shop on the way is always fun to pop into. Location is central to all cape cod has to offer. This property has the use of all amenities at the Yarmouth Country Cabins just 8 minutes away. There is a heated pool, laundry room and bikes to borrow at the cabins. Kayak rentals are nearby the Tom Thumb. The Tom Thumb Cottage is a quaint waterfront cottage with an amazing view and sunsets on the patio every night. Convenient to shopping on Rt.134 at Patriots Square. Cape Cod Rail Trail is one mile from the cottage. There are bikes to rent, parking and one of our favorite restaurants, Morrelle's. The cottage has a dock and beach for fishing and swimming. A 185' dock and boat slip was built Sept '09. Boat slip available with rental. This cottage has 3 a/c units. Each bedroom has a/c and the living room has an a/c.

Grand Cove is a Cape Cod Treasure! It is an amazing fishing spot. When the birds come flyin' in..the fish just start jumping! Sit back and enjoy the views of Bass River. This is a no wake zone. Very quiet. Mussels in the sea grass or fresh fish for dinner? Sail, kayak, and swim! Sit back and enjoy the sunset over the water every night from the patio. Light up the Weber grill for an evening fire or BBQ. The gas fireplace in the living room will keep you warm on a chilly Spring or Fall evening. The location of this rental is set in the heart of all that Cape Cod has to offer yet it is quiet and secluded. This is a Cape Cod treasure. A kayak rental (with delivery) of a kayak can make your vacation complete. Walk to the Breakfast Room for Breakfast or Lunch. We hope you will love it here as much as we do!

The Bass River Marina is just a few minutes away if you would like to rent a boat/boat slip for your week.

Grand Cove is a No Wake Zone. Photos of the waterfront are taken from the back door.

Grand Cove is ocean fed salt water. This cove is located on Bass River. Bass River connects to the Nantucket Sound. The water is the temperature of the ocean or a bit warmer and the fishing is bountiful. There is a boat ramp located on Great Wastern Road in Dennis. The ramp is about 8 minutes from the cottage and parking is free. Beaches: Chapin Beach/Mayflower Beach on the Bay side off Rt. 6a is so beautiful at sunset. Pack a picnic dinner. During the day, bring the kids at low tide...the beach goes out for miles with an abundance of tide pools. West Dennis Beach is just 2 miles from the cottage. It has just enough waves. Coastguard Beach: A 40 minute drive, big waves and nature. Seagull Beach in Yarmouth is calm and warm. Only 10 minutes away. Chapin Beach and Mayflower Beach are best experienced w a low tide that leaves a beach of about 3 miles out and tide pools for toddlers to play in.

Resturants everywhere and shopping. Be sure to catch a whale watch. Cape Cod is a whales destination to feed before they make the trip down the east coast for the winter. Call or email us to reserve your family vacation at Tom Thumb Cottage.

More Details

Property Manager
Audrey at Yarmouth Country Cabins
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

This location is so rich in nature.

Sunsets, sea life, beach, central location and great owners that will help you if you need anything during your stay.


West Dennis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests bring their own towels. If you are flying in or unable to bring towels, let Audrey know.
  • No trash bags or paper products provided during your stay. Gas grill and tank are provided. If gas tank is empty, guests refill or exchange the tank
  • Pets are leashed at all times when outside. No pets on furniture. Walk pets along gravel drive or dirt path from the beach. Pick up after your pet.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , new bathroom
    Exterior - outdoor shower , hot water shower
  • Renovated. Tiled bathroom brand new in 2001. Located on the second floor at the top of the stairs. Tub/Shower fiberglass unit replaced in 2001. First aid supplies under the sink for your use. Enclosed hot/cold shower outside on the patio.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , a/c+cable
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , a/c in window
  • Queen bedroom has a TV/Cable. Air conditioned and fans. Down duvet and country decor. There is an electric fireplace in the bedroom. View of the water from the dormer window in the bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
No Towels provided. Towels can be rented by the basket (10 bath towels,10 face cloths, 5 hand towels 3 kitchen towels) for $25 a week. The heated pool and laundry are at the Yarmouth Country Cabins that is only 8 minutes away by car. Kayaks/canoes can be rented just a short walk away at The Steamer Trunk in Dennis. I believe they deliver. Also, just a short walk away is The Breakfast Room for a great morning breakfast or lunch. Contact me anytime with questions about Cape Cod or the area. I am happy to help make your visit on cape cod enjoyable.


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Waterfront, Amazing Sunsets, Dock, Fishing and Small Beach, 2 bedrooms sleeps 4
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews
Westbrook, CT, USA


  • 5 of 5

My husband & I own 2 B&B's & as our 1st cottage experience we were delighted to find it clean, comfortable & private. It was perfect! We enjoyed the peaceful view, the outside shower and anything you might have forgotten to bring was thoughtfully tucked away in the cottage. We highly recommend this destination to all & hope too be back next year ourselves.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: September 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time at Tom Thumb

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the cabin and had the opportunity to relax as we wanted to.

It is centrally located with lots to do close-by and plenty of good restaurants in the vicinity as well.

Enjoyed a couple very awesome sunsets on the patio overlooking the water during happy hour.

Neighbors are close-by on either side of the cabin but since they weren't around much it was very quiet and serene.

The cabin is well equipped overall with one very minor drawback in the bathroom in that there are no hooks or towel bars to hang towels on.

We would certainly come back there if we were to stay in that area of the Cape again....

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cape Cod Quaint

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the "Tom Thumb" cottage. The sunsets, watching the fish jump from the couch. So much to do and all so close by.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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100% accuracy in description. Cottage had anything you could think of for the stay.

  • 4 of 5

Owners understand they are in the hospitality industry... Fairly busy location but some of that has to do with nearby construction ...

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice enough

  • 3 of 5

I've stayed at a number of rentals using VRBO, airbnb and homeaway. So far, this rental experience was my most lukewarm. The house was nice but if you're looking for some kind of "hosted feeling," it's probably not going to happen. Contrary to the reservation details here, you must pay 100% of the rental up front. There are no cancellation exceptions, so even if there's a hurricane, you are expected to show up or forfeit your entire rental amount. Comparative to other properties, the cleaning fee is a bit over-priced unless you plan on being a slob. The place is small and there are plenty of cleaning supplies. I think we left this space cleaner than we found it. I'm not saying that it wasn't already clean. The pet fee was a bit over priced also. I don't think our short-haired dog who doesn't go on furniture even left evidence of her stay. Enough of my criticisms, now for some helpful observations. There are no hooks to hang/dry towels in/near the bathroom. We used the clip-hangers from the closet for this purpose & hung bath towels in various places. Plan on no counter space in the bathroom. There is no DVD player that I could locate. The 2nd BR is very small. Best suited for small children, not adults as the ceiling pitch is such that an adult would be unable to sit up normally in bed w/o hitting one's head. Kitchen is well-equipped. Off-season, this is a quiet place & we had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay, to recommend it to all!!!

  • 5 of 5

We love The Tom Thumb!!! We have stayed in these cottages for years and would highly recommend them! The owners were wonderful and were there if we needed anything! They created a great atmosphere, and the cottage was clean. We arrived alittle early, but they were VERY accommodating! I would highly recommend this rental to anyone who asked. We were made to feel at home! It was great to be back at Grand Cove, great to be back "home"! Deb King

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Hyannis Airport or logan airport in Boston
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Hyannis Marina
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Blue Rock
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Hyannis Center
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 6 exit 9
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Breakfast Room
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
West Dennis Beach
Car: recommended

New Address: 25 Old Main St, Dennis

Nearest boat ramps: Highland Rd, Dennis Dennis Marina rt 28 Dennis.

Nearest beaches: Heckmann Rd Beach, Dennis 100 feet from cottage West Dennis Beach 2 miles from cottage

Nearest resturants: Breakfast Room 2/10 mile rt 28, O'shea's Olde Inn 1/2 mile rt 28

nearest shopping: Christmas Tree Shop 3/10 mile rt 28, Super Stop and Shop & Roche Bros on rt 134 is 3 miles

Golf: Dennis Golf Coarse

Blue Rock Golf Coarse

Yarmouth Golf Coarse

Jr. Golf camps available at all Golf Courses


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $99
Cleaning fee $55
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $80

cottage includes wifi, stocked kitchen, linens and grills
does not include towel and paper products
dock is shared among the 5 cottages along the water
the beach is a public, town owned beach
dumpster on site for trash, sorry no recycling outlet
if you need maintenance, additional housekeeping or have general questions,
please call Audrey 6176403054

All nightly and weekly rentals; a cleaning fee applies.
A good family pet is considered.
A $75 charge for each pet and a cleaning fee of $125
This rental does not have a room tax or sales tax.
Boat Slip + Dock box rental fee: $30.00 per day.
Pets are expected to be leashed, frontline applied one week prior to arrival and groomed. Pets are allowed on the beach and the water with out a leash. There is a dirt path for walking your pet. Please pick up after your pet.
Manager near by to help with any issues that may arise during your stay.
Cancellations: No refunds for early departures or cancellations. If the cottage is re rented for your dates, we will refund up to 50% of the rental fee paid. All fees for pet, cleaning and dock will be refunded 100%.
Towel rental fee is $25. No towels are provided without the rental fee paid.
Linens, blankets and pillows are provided.
We suggest that you bring your favorite pillow and 5 of your favs in the kitchen.
For example: if you have a favorite chopping knife, skillet, pasta pot, griddle pan; bring them to make your meal prep easier.
There are pots, pans, knives, etc; but they may not be as nice as yours...
Gas grill provided and charcoal grill.

Manager'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.