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Charming Cape Style Home Near Beach

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Closer view of the 'sea breeze' porch

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Last updated: 10/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 4 adults, outdoor cape-style enclosed shower

In Falmouth's Historic District and on the Falmouth Road Race route, hardwood floors, dishwasher, washer & dryer, Webber gas grill, porch with cool ocean breeze, Samsung flat-screen TV, gas fireplace, beautifully landscaped surroundings, picnic tables, 8-minute walk to town, 2-minute walk to beach, close to Shining Sea Bike Path, Spohr Gardens and Martha's Vineyard ferries. Three bicycles are provided for free (each would be $100 per week at Falmouth rental rates).


The Neighborhood: This is a year-round established neighborhood in Falmouth's Historic District. It is cooled by pleasant sea breezes, making the porch an especially delightful spot to enjoy a book and a beverage. The location is ideal for the biking enthusiast, being a short ride to the Shining Sea Bike Path which connects picturesque Wood's Hole with North Falmouth (12-14 miles each way). If you are a coffee nut and like to spend time over great coffee, I recommend the Coffee Obsession. There is one in Woods Hole another in the 'Queens Buyway' in Falmouth center. Also highly recommend 'Pie in the Sky' in Woods Hole for breakfast sandwiches and great coffee. From the house it is a short walk to Falmouth Harbor, where the Clam Shack provides great eating while you sit and watch the boat traffic in and out of the harbor.


Falmouth Center: The center of Falmouth is an 8-minute walk. The town library, which has a large selection of DVD's, wifi, and a great selection of books. There is a variety of restaurants along main street catering to varied tastes. Park your car in the driveway for the week. Bike and walk. While you can drive a couple miles to Stop and Shop or Shaws supermarket, I recommend biking or walking the Windfall Market, across from the harbor, for your shopping. If you're a bargain shopper, Falmouth has a WalMart, Christmas Tree Shop and Ocean State Job Lot.

Golf: There are a number of great golf courses in the area. My favorite is Cape Cod Country Club, followed by Falmouth Country Club. Check out their websites for details.
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/30/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • There are 2 bedrooms. One has twin beds and the other a queen sized bed. All mattresses have pillow tops.There is a convertible sleeper couch in the living room that sleeps two. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Outside: outdoor shower

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  • Fully tiled bathroom. Wall outlets for hair dryer, curling iron, electric razor, etc....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The living room fireplace is a gas fireplace. Two picnic tables in the yard....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    cable TV--HD 160 channels including HBO and Starz...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    It's a very short walk to the beach, making it especially easy for children. At the beach there is a refreshment stand with drinks, hot dogs, burgers etc....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • 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
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There are 2 picnic tables in the yard; there is a table for 2 on the porch; there is also a folding table and a set of 4 TV tables. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Wifi is high speed for up to 4 devices at once. Suitable for games and watching movies....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front-loading dryer...moreless

  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace...moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas forced hot-air heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi access...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    room for 2 cars in driveway--no restrictions to on street parking...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Both bath and beach towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front-loading washer...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    3 bicycles are provided...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    webber gas grille...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,100 $7,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $0
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

There are no fees for cleaning or taxes.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 10/30/2016
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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hyannis
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Liam Maguire's Irish Pub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Falmouth Harbor and Woods Hole
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cape Cod Country Club; Falmouth Country Club
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Dinner Train in Hyannis
0.04 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Surf Drive Beach

Car: Not Necessary

The house is located in the Historic District of Falmouth--2 minute walk to beach and 8 minutes to town center. Town center has great playground for kids. Falmouth Harbor is a short walk. Ferries are available there to both Oak Bluffs and Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. Shining Sea bike path connects to Woods Hole and North Falmouth. Yard is beautifully landscaped.

Note to runners and running enthusiasts: This house is on the Falmouth Road Race course.

 

Owner info

About the owner: I am a retired career educator, having been a classroom teacher for many years and later a high school principal, My father, a master carpenter, built the house in the early 1950's. At first it was a summer house, but my parents later winterized it for year-round use. This was the house in which I spent my summers growing up. When my mother passed away I inherited the house. At that time I had it completely renovated, while retaining its traditional character and charm.

Why the Owner Chose Falmouth, MA, USA:
This 'doll's house' is uniquely situated for both relaxation and activity, having ready access to beach, harbor and town center. Because of the family memories and our affection for the area, my wife Claire (also a retired career educator) and I maintain the house and yard as a labor of love.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our favorite spot is the porch, where cooling sea breezes enhance viewing the roses, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, mountain laurel, wysteria, holly trees and other plants that bloom in sequence from spring through fall.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/30/2016

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Photos

  • Closer view of the 'sea breeze' porch

    Closer view of the 'sea breeze' porch

  • View through kitchen to porch

    View through kitchen to porch

  • View of side yard, back to front

    View of side yard, back to front

  • View of half of back yard from porch

    View of half of back yard from porch

  • Late fall view of back yard

    Late fall view of back yard

  • A view from the Shining Sea bike path

    A view from the Shining Sea bike path

  • Front View

    Front View

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Back Bed Room

    Back Bed Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Back Bedroon

    Back Bedroon

  • Another view of the front

    Another view of the front

  • Surf Drive Beach w/Martha's Vineyard on horizon

    Surf Drive Beach w/Martha's Vineyard on horizon

  • Fall view of path to Surf Drive Beach with Martha's Vineyard on the Horizon

    Fall view of path to Surf Drive Beach with Martha's Vineyard on the Horizon

  • Parking Area

    Parking Area

  • Front View

    Front View

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Front Bed Room

    Front Bed Room

  • View of side garden

    View of side garden

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