Bay Front + Pool. Sailboat, Sup's, Kayaks, Bikes, a/C, Beach Pass Included(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4 BedRms, 4 Baths, 2 Kitchens. Sleeps 12
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) overlook 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.
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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.
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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Member since: 2007
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
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
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Beach Chairs
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch Furniture
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Housekeeper Optional
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Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pool Cleaning-option $75
- Pet Fee $199
- Ebel's Home Cleaning $375
- Taxes Not included
The pool is open from approximately June 10 to Sep 10. The sailboat is in the water from approximately July 1st thru August 26th, 2017.
Pet fees is based on one NON-shedding dog. Fees for other dogs will be determined case-by-case, please email us for specifics. Optional pool cleaning service is available.
Summer 2018: we will be including pet fees and pool cleaning.
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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.
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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Included: A sailboat, 2x SUP's and 3x Kayaks
The grand TV room also houses a sleeping alcove (queen bed)
Kayaking on the Bay.
The pool area is very private...
Master bedroom with an attached 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
Playing with Bailey on the beach
Yes, a sailboat is included with your rental !!
Skiing in the North end of our Bay.
Looking from the sunroom into dinning room
The sunroom with incredible views of the Bay
Our kitchen on the main floor
The grilling deck is adjacent to the kitchen and overlooks the pool
All the rooms and pool overlook the Bay.
Friends can relax in the living room while others finish their meal
Bedroom with adjoining bathroom
TV room that adjoins the "bunk" room.
The 2nd kitchen at pool level
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
Paul, Maria and our daughter Meredith
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