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Oceanfront, Architect-Designed House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Architect-owned home on Menauhant Beach has unobstructed views of Vineyard Sound and Martha's Vineyard. This unique beachfront home is perfect for a luxury vacation! It has every amenity you can think of including 2 large decks with new furniture and new stainless steel gas grill, cathedral ceilings w/fans and skylights, laundry, outdoor hot shower, fireplace, and custom finishes and décor throughout -- high speed WiFi internet!. The gourmet kitchen was renovated in 2014 with new cabinetry, high-end appliances and granite countertops. Bathrooms are bright, beautiful and luxurious. Sun-drenched living areas and bedrooms all beautifully decorated. The master suite offers a private bath with 5’ soaker tub / separate shower and private deck with picturesque ocean view. The bright sun splashed interior is full of windows and sliding glass doors that offer water views from virtually every room.

Just steps from the beach. Relax with family and friends on the 30’ private deck that overlooks Bourne Pond (clamming on the weekends). 1/2 mile to Green Pond (boat access to Vineyard Sound), a short drive to terrific restaurants, quaint shops (downtown Falmouth and Mashpee Commons), ferries to Martha’s Vineyard, bike paths, golf clubs, nature areas & more.

Take a stroll on the beach, hop on the adjacent bike path to Woods Hole to experience a town rich in classic New England culture, or just relax in this luxury home with all its amenities for a true Cape Cod vacation. Catch a ferry to the neighboring islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. This area, so rich in beauty and history, will be a destination that you will want to return to year after year. Minimum 3-night stay in the off-season. Minimum rental is $1,000.

Keywords: oceanfront, beachfront, house, unique, beach

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Stephen Alicandro
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017

About Stephen Alicandro

My father purchased the property in 1977 for an amazing $20,000. The lot was part of a larger parcel owned by the Butterworth family (they live in the house directly next door). The lot was divided up into three, one-acre parcels. I had just graduated from architectural school and was working in Washington DC when my father told me the exciting news. His first question was, 'When can we have the floor plans ready?”

With the excitement of my first full house commission, I immediately started on the design. The building form was inspired by the passing ships on Vineyard Sound and if you look at the front façade, you can see that the lines of the roofs mimic a two mast sailboat. In fact, after the house was completed, local boaters have told me that they use the house as a landmark to navigate.

My father and I were the general contractors. For three years, I commuted from Washington, DC almost every weekend to work on the house. We sub-contracted out the exterior shell, framing and finishes. For the interiors, we employed a retired carpenter who did a great job translating my sketches into reality. My father was an expert stone-mason (like most Italians). He learned the trade when he helped his father build a house back in the 1930s. You can see the results of his labor throughout the house.

There was a great sigh of relief upon completing the construction three years later. The design purposely provides waterviews from every room. The house is particularly interesting during the night when the weather is clear and the moon is full.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our plan was to use Cape House as a base to explore the area, BUT the house is so perfect that we could not move away. On the first day, we took a trip in to Falmouth to Bean and Cod, the Farmers market at the Fairground and Green Pond fish market on the way back. Then we had a picnic on the beach for the rest of the day. Perfect!! The house is stunning -- just great. So well thought out and planned, and being a cook, I really appreciate the great kitchen, all the equipment and thanks for having the herbs, etc. - saves me so much time having to find them all in the markets.

Thanks for the voluminous information guide AND whenever we had a question about how to operate an appliance, there was always a laminated set of instructions to show us the way. I even managed to pair music on my iPad with the stereo, and normally I cannot even get the TV to work!

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home and thanks for organising the beautiful weather. I went swimming, very warm, although I am used to colder waters off Sweden and Denmark.
Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Providence, RI or Boston, MA
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Island Queen to Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Beach
Menauhant Beach
Car: necessary

3 miles to passenger ferry to the neighboring islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard -- 8 miles to car ferry.


East Falmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 (Master Bathroom) - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sinks
  • Outdoor hot/cold shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 (Master Bedroom) - 1 queen , Second Floor
    Sleeping Loft - 2 twin/ single , Second Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First Floor
  • Portable Baby Crib (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Water views all around (ocean and pond),hot/cold outdoor shower, 6 beach chairs, 2 beach umbrellas, new deck dining/lounging furniture. Linens are provided for additional fee (sheets, bath towels and beach towels).


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Oceanfront, Architect-Designed House
average rating of 4.757576 based on 34 reviews

Open and Airy Scenic Special Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular! Exactly as described only better. It was open and airy yet had cozy nooks for private reading or resting. The windows and angles are set so that every view is a picture, no paintings necessary. The lighting fixtures in the house also allowed for great mood setting. The kitchen was wonderful for entertaining. We celebrated a special family birthday and the house location was great for multi generations - walk across the street to the beach, go to town for restaurants, nice yard for kids' play. The fireplace is stunning. Be sure to ask ahead if use of the fireplace is included in your visit. Many places have fire safety or other restrictions.

We had one request on check out and the property manager got back to me in just 20 minutes! It was off season with no one scheduled immediately after, and yes they said, "Please do leisurely enjoy your last morning in the house." Ahhhh one last cup of coffee on the upper deck, feel the sun, smell the sea. Thank you Mr. Alecandro!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norco, La

Beautiful & Well stocked property. Defintely would stay again.

  • 5 of 5

Porperty was beautful & meet our expecations. I have never stayed in a property that was as well stocked as this one was. Can't think of anything that we needed that it didn't have. We stayed during Hurricane Jose. There were even ample flashlights thru out the house in case we lost power. The owner went out her way to make sure we were comfortable & helped us to stay longer to make up for time we loss because of the storm. I would highly recommend staying here & certainly would if I even return to that area.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. Well-equipped kitchen made meal making a joy. Super easy access to the beach. Wonderful way to kickoff our vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Andover MA

Great Loacation and Property in East Falmouth

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience with this house: open layout, relaxing deck facing salt water marsh, short walk to private beach, and all the amenities to make it a very comfortable, relaxing stay. Well maintained and clean house. Perfect for our family of 5.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location and access to the beach, but not a family friendly rental.

  • 2 of 5

The property has good location to the beach, being directly across the street. The view of Bourne's Pond off of the back deck was nice, too. It's a short drive to downtown Falmouth, the ferry to Martha's Vineyard and other amenities such as grocery stores.This property is advertised as 3 bedrooms, which it is only 2 bedrooms and a sleeping loft. The upper deck is on the front of the house with access from the house in the upstairs hallway and sliding glass door in bedroom, along with a set of stairs from the outside of the house that go directly to it. This was unsettling knowing that someone could potentially just walk up the outside stairs and into the bedroom if it wasn't locked and just added an extra element of worry with small children. The downstairs has many small steps up and down into rooms and decks, etc., which made it very difficult to childproof even with baby gates. This vacation rental is suitable for adults only and I absolutely would not recommend it to families with children of any age.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that our property did not suit your family with 3 very young children (a 4-year old and 1-year old twins). Our house is not childproof and can be challenging for a family with multiple toddlers. We have had many families with children that have enjoyed their stay. Several of these families have come back year after year.
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Great house, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house located in a pretty location.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

Linens are not provided in the rental rates. Please inquire about the additional fee to include linens.
During the off-season and Indian Summer season: 3-night minimum stay, or $1000 minimum rental fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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