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Bay Front + Pool. Sailboat, Sup's, Kayaks, Bikes, a/C, Beach Pass Included

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Last updated: 03/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 BedRms, 4 Baths, 2 Kitchens. Sleeps 12 (2nd house also available for 2018)

July 15th - 22nd is available (Sat to Sat) $7975

Home is fully Air Conditioned with a Mitsubishi 6 unit mini-split system. All rooms are individually controlled for your comfort. Yes; a sailboat, 5 bikes, 2 SUP's and 3 kayaks are all included!!

Features Include: *Waterfront (Popponesset Bay) *Beach (see picture) *Pool *3 Kayaks *2 SUP's * Sailboat *3 Mountain Bikes *1 Beach-Cruiser bike with fishing pole holders & baskets *2 Hybrid Bikes *2 TV Rooms *Great Room *2 Kitchens *Decks * Weber Grill *Six Mini-Split Air Conditioning Units *Pet Friendly *Barnstable (town-wide) Beach Pass *2 Bose Radios *1 Grace Digital radio *4 LCD TV's *Comcast High Speed WiFi *Sonos Music System *Poolside Bathroom & Shower.

Perched on a bluff, overlooking beautiful Popponesset Bay, sits ShoestringBayHouse. Everything you could need for "fun" on and off the water is supplied. All rooms, the decks and the in-ground pool (our unheated pool is open from mid-June thru mid-September) overlooks Shoestring Bay. Our home features: direct waterfront access from our beach, all access Barnstable (vehicle) Beach Pass, bikes, a sailboat, three kayaks and two SUP's and we are pet friendly! Plus this house will accommodate extended families with multiple sleeping configurations, two kitchens and two TV rooms. Click on 'more details' below.

To keep up to date on ShoestringBayHouse make sure to visit our Faceb**k page !

Entertainment features include: Weber BBQ grill, Apple iMac 21inch computer, (2) Bose Wave Radio's, (3) SONOS Internet Radios/Remote Speakers including one poolside, Comcast Wi-Fi, Comcast Cable TV, three large screen LCD TV's (47 & 42 & 32 inch). An LCD TV is also in the master bedroom. All our televisions have streaming (Netflix/Amazon/HBO) capabilities with either Roku or Apple TV.

This home, located in a child friendly (great for biking) and quiet neighborhood, is perfect for two families vacationing together, extended families or grandparents. With a separate master suite and multiple living rooms, everyone will be comfortable. Our 'pet friendly' house features four bedrooms including the "bunk" room, four full baths, poolside bath house/showers/toilet, two kitchens (summer kitchen at pool level), a TV room on each level, one living room, one large sun room with a dining deck plus a dining room with seating for ten and it is cooled by a Mitsubishi 6 unit mini-split. There is direct access from the kitchen to the upper deck, where you will find a Weber grill adjacent to the kitchen. The upper living room which is adjacent to a full bath, houses a sleeping alcove with a sleeper sofa (gel mattress). This sleeping alcove makes a great guest bedroom for temporary guests or for teenagers. We also have two twin Aero beds for those guests that suddenly drop in at the beach house.

Do you have an extra large group? Inquire about renting ($215/day) the houses directly next door to us. This would be a great set-up for when the in-laws visit !

Our home is adjacent to the public boat ramp and Crocker Neck Nature Preserve (which is known for hiking, biking, bird watching and swimming). We are just a short bike ride to the three Cotuit beaches and Lowell Baseball Park for a Triple A game. For the athletic members of the group, you can kayak or sail to 'The Spit' just down the Bay and enjoy the day at a secluded beach.

New for 2017, is a 'deep water' mooring (permits pending) for the sailboat in Popponesset Bay so you can have direct access to the Bay and Sound. This mooring is located in the Crocker Neck development, at Ryefield Point (just 2400 feet away). It is now an easy sail to The Spit. Of course, you can also leave the sailboat at our mooring right in front of our home. No other rental property on the Cape offers you so much fun.

What our family does: Sailing in the Bay, Fun in the sun! Watching the boats in the Bay, while enjoying a cup of coffee. Fishing from our beach or the point. Water skiing in the Bay. Taking the kayaks or Hobie to 'the spit' for the day, and enjoying the beach. Our calm Bay is great for kayaking. Running our dog on our beach. Lounging by the pool! Bike to the Town Beach and Village. Watch the boats launch at the boat ramp at end of street. Shopping and strolling at nearby Mashpee Commons. Walking the nature trails in the Crocker Neck preserve and salt marsh. Biking around the Coves. Bike rentals are available in the area (we have also supplied the house with numerous adult bikes) and at the Bike Path. There is also a new bike path extending from North Falmouth to Woods Hole. It is about 10 miles each way. Very scenic and lots of places to eat along the way.

Beach Info: Beach Info: The closest town beach is about two minutes away by car and is just off Main St. There are three public beaches on Main St. There is also the 'secret beach' in Crocker Neck Reservation. The closest 'boat beach' is about one mile up the bay. This beach is known as 'The Spit'. It is an easy sail from the mooring to The Spit. The other town beach is either Craigville Beach (use our included parking pass) in Osterville or South Cape in Mashpee. Both have daily parking. You can also bike to the other Cotuit beaches, they are about a nine minute bike ride. All Barnstable beaches require a parking sticker (included with rental).

The beach right in front of our home is great for fishing (just walk down about 50 yards to the point), walking, sunsets, relaxing, crab chasing, playing catch with your dog and a little wading in the water for the 'wee' ones.
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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome your well behaved cat or dog. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Private Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Shared Hall Bath...moreless

  • Sleeping Alcove: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Plus 2 Aero beds. Full bath, in hall, adjoining this room....moreless

  • First Floor Master: 1 queen

    Attached master bathroom...moreless

  • Bunk Room: 2 double, 2 twin/ single

    One of the bunk beds converts from a couch to a futon....moreless

  • For hygienic reasons, renters MUST bring their own beach towels, linen, bath mats, bath towels. A limited number of pillows and summer blankets are available at the house. Linen rentals are available from our vendor: Essential Rentals...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master Bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Attached bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Lower Hall...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upper Hall (adjoins sleeping alcove)...moreless

  • Pool House & Bathroom: toilet, outdoor shower

    A urinal is located in the bath house. ...moreless


  • Books:

    A Kindle is provided. If you have a special book that you would like for your vacation, we would be glad to provide it on the Kindle platform....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Netflix and Amazon streaming is included with all rentals....moreless

  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo:

    SONOS speakers are throughout the house and decks....moreless

  • Television:

    Two large screen LCD televisions in the house....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Family


  • Bay/Sound
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Though we don't have the best beach for swimming. There are three Town beaches within a few minutes bike or car ride of our home. Our rental includes an all access beach pass for all of Barnstable....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View:

    Our home affords you some incredible views looking North East up Shoesting Bay....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We are located on the back end of Shoestring Bay in a tidal area. Our beach is great for hosting all your waterborne activities. Our rental includes 3 kayaks and an SUP !...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large dinning table with view of the Bay. The outside dinning table seats 6....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    The house has central air conditioning (Mitsubishi six unit mini-split)...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    For bike storage only or dog crates....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Comcast High Speed Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    10+ pillows and 8+summer blankets are provided. No other linen is provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is an extra large living room PLUS two TV rooms....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Study Room
  • Telephone:

    Skype is provided. We have no landline service....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and Krups...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is on the main floor, with a second 'summer' kitchen at pool level....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Micro-Convection Combo...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Krups and Keurig coffee makers, microwave, toaster, toaster oven, griddle, lobster pots and all standard kitchen items....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Flat top range with double oven....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    A Hobie Wave Catamaran sailboat is included with the rental....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Three kayaks and two SUP's ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    - four (4) life jackets are with the boat and kayaks. (adult sizes). You must supply your own CHILD life jackets....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    20x40 in-ground pool overlooking the Bay...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Ebel's Home Cleaning $375
  • Pool Cleaning-option $85
  • Pet Fee $99
  • Taxes Not included


Prime summer ONLY: one non-shedding dog is included in the price as is pool cleaning and service.

A small deposit is required at the time of booking along with any associated fees. The remaining payments are broken down into two payment periods.

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Last updated: 03/18/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Woods Hole
60 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 28
10 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Waterfront, Pet friendly, Pool, Family Fun, Nature Trails, Biking, Beach Combing, Fishing, all of this awaits you in the Cotuit area. Our house is located directly on Shoestring Bay in Cotuit. We are at the North end of the Bay and the house faces in the direction of Willowbend. There is only one road in/out of the Cotuit Coves area. Cotuit is for the family that does not want to be in the center of the action. The Cotuit Coves 'neck' is surrounded by water on all three sides and the nature preserve at the entrance. We are about 25 minutes from the Bourne Bridge and Sagamore Rotary. The beaches of Shoestring Bay are covered in sand and seagrass. The shallow area of the water is sand and then it changes to sand/silt in the deeper parts of the bay. The kids will spend hours digging in the sand at our beach and looking for crabs! Don't forget we are just across the street from Crocker Neck Nature Preserve where you can hike, bike, kayak and swim.

Other Activities: Nature trails and reservation across the street.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1981

About the owner: Though I grew up in New Jersey, my family has been coming to the Cape since the early 1960's. My parents fell in love with Cotuit in the late 1970's and we have been here ever since. I spent most of my summers (80's-90's) working and living on Cape Cod. After welcoming my wife, Maria, into our family she too has come to enjoy the Cape. Our daughter, Meredith, has been a life long summer resident of the Cape since making her first trip to the Cape at age 3 weeks !

Why the Owner Chose Cotuit, Barnstable, MA, USA:
Our family originally purchased this property in 1981 after falling in love with Cotuit village and the serenity of the area. My parents were the second owners of the property. This house, built overlooking the Bay offers incredible views from all rooms. During ShoestringBayHouse's next journey, we have been slowly updating the house over the past ten years, investing in numerous upgrades from the original house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Waterfront, pool, a great view and plenty of room so that family and friends can spread out and enjoy our home. For the adventurous members of the group, a sailboat is included with the rental. We are pet friendly !

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

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  • Included: A sailboat, 2x SUP's and 3x Kayaks

    Included: A sailboat, 2x SUP's and 3x Kayaks

  • The grand TV room also houses a sleeping alcove (queen bed)

    The grand TV room also houses a sleeping alcove (queen bed)

  • Kayaking on the Bay.

    Kayaking on the Bay.

  • The pool area is very private...

    The pool area is very private...

  • Master bedroom with an attached bath.

    Master bedroom with an attached bath.

  • Bedroom at the end of the hall with a shared bath

    Bedroom at the end of the hall with a shared bath

  • The bunk room has two twins, one full and one full futon. It adjoins the TV room

    The bunk room has two twins, one full and one full futon. It adjoins the TV room

  • Playing with Bailey on the beach

    Playing with Bailey on the beach

  • Yes, a sailboat is included with your rental !!

    Yes, a sailboat is included with your rental !!

  • Skiing in the North end of our Bay.

    Skiing in the North end of our Bay.

  • Looking from the sunroom into dinning room

    Looking from the sunroom into dinning room

  • The sunroom with incredible views of the Bay

    The sunroom with incredible views of the Bay

  • Our kitchen on the main floor

    Our kitchen on the main floor

  • The grilling deck is adjacent to the kitchen and overlooks the pool

    The grilling deck is adjacent to the kitchen and overlooks the pool

  • All the rooms and pool overlook the Bay.

    All the rooms and pool overlook the Bay.

  • Friends can relax in the living room while others finish their meal

    Friends can relax in the living room while others finish their meal

  • Bedroom with adjoining bathroom

    Bedroom with adjoining bathroom

  • TV room that adjoins the "bunk" room.

    TV room that adjoins the "bunk" room.

  • The 2nd kitchen at pool level

    The 2nd kitchen at pool level

  • A great view looking South over the house towards Poppy and Daniel's Island.

    A great view looking South over the house towards Poppy and Daniel's Island.

  • We have a selection of adult/ teen sized bikes for our guests

    We have a selection of adult/ teen sized bikes for our guests

  • Paul, Maria and our daughter Meredith

    Paul, Maria and our daughter Meredith

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