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Walk to Beach! A/C! Updated LR in '17, Game Room, Wifi, screen porch, big yard

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Our beautiful, large five bedroom home sleeps 12 comfortably at night, with plenty of room for everyone to eat, sleep, play, etc, even on the occasional rainy day.

Only a 5 minute walk or 2 minute bike ride to the Acapesket Association Beach (private beach!), which overlooks Martha's Vineyard. As the photos show, the beach has a volleyball court, jetty for fishing and crabbing, great shelling and rock collecting and beautiful sand dunes. The front of the beach is on the ocean facing Martha’s Vineyard. The back of the beach is on Green Pond and is perfect for younger children with warm, shallow water and lots of little ocean creatures to keep them occupied. In the opposite direction, it is a 5 minute walk to Great Pond with awesome sunset views. Note that the beach limits the total # of people from this house to TEN, as that is the official occupancy. But also note that there are lots of town beaches mere minutes away if you want to check them out!

The house has hardwood floors throughout (tile in the kitchen and bathrooms).

40' Flat panel HDTV in the very large living room, plus 4 other TVs throughout, including one in the finished basement game room, one in the bedroom with a king bed, and one in the bedroom with a queen bed (all of course have cable TV). WiFi throughout the house. The living room has plenty of couch space to fit everyone staying at the house, and is a very large room and a highlight of the house.

The game room in the finished basement gives added space, too. Several couches, cable TV, and a 6' (slightly smaller than usual) pool table. New carpet and repainted in 2011. This is a great overflow room, maybe for the kids at night or on the occasional rainy day. Both the kids and the adults will appreciate this separation!

A/C units in all five bedrooms really take the edge off on those hot summer nights! The exact bed configurations is:

BR 1 (first floor) Queen (TV)

BR 2 (first floor) 2 twins

BR 3 (second floor) King & pull out couch (TV)

BR 4 (second floor) Queen and 1 twin

BR 5 (second floor) Full and 1 twin

The sun room is perfect for eating, sitting, reading, relaxing! This room is a big hit with our guests.

The large kitchen has a large dining table, with several leafs for expansion to sit everyone!

The kitchen is in great shape. Electric stove, dishwasher, microwave, and a side-by-side refrigerator.

Nice gas grill in the back yard, we also keep an extra propane tank full on site, so you don't have any 'out of gas' emergencies in the middle of cooking up the fish you just caught.

The shed in the yard makes great storage for your bikes, should you bring them. And we have an enclosed outdoor shower off the shed. It even has a light if you want to shower at night. The large backyard has plenty of tables & chairs.

We truly believe we have provided for EVERY need you might have! This is the absolute perfect vacation home. We sincerely hope you enjoy our home as much as we do!

While we do not provide linens or towels, we can recommend several companies that can rent them to you for short cost.

Please note that while we allow up to 12 to stay in our home, the Acapesket Association Beach limits the number of people using the beach from this house to a strict 10 people (2 per bedroom). However, the town beaches do not restrict the # of people. Call me if you want me to clarify this. Thanks.

Keywords: Acapesket Association Beach, large home, gameroom, Falmouth, Vacation rental, walk to beach

More Details

Dennis Murphy
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Dennis Murphy

Dennis bought this house with a friend in 2009. He lives in Falmouth and owns a real estate agency in Falmouth. He enjoys traveling, boating, playing basketball and lacrosse, long distance biking, & spending time with his family and friends.

Dennis is a part of the Falmouth community. He spent 10 years on the ZBA, the last 4 as Vice-Chairman, & spent 3 years as the Chairman of the Board of JazzFest Falmouth, a regional Jazz Festival in Falmouth. He is a board member of Arts Falmouth, and also served on the Government Affairs Committee of both the Cape Cod & Islands Board of Realtors, and the State Board of Realtors.

A 1992 graduate of Harvard University, Dennis owns 6 vacation rentals in Falmouth, and manages about 300 more through his company Weichert, Realtors-Donahue Partners on Main St in Falmouth.

Dennis Murphy purchased this house in 2009

Why Dennis Murphy chose East Falmouth

We simply love this location. The Acapesket Beach Association's beach is only a 5 minute walk away. It is a great beach! It overlooks Martha's Vineyard. Plus, there is so much space in the house, the LR is so large it can hold everyone, and the sun porch is great!

What makes this house unique

The sun porch is so wonderful... take breakfast out there (or any meal!). The backyard is nice and spacious. And all 5 bedrooms are very good sized - one is so large we have set 1/2 of it up as a living area with a futon couch and TV! The finished basement allows the kids (of all ages) to enjoy their evenings in the game room, or watch a different movie or TV show than the people upstairs. In all, we believe we have thought of everything you will need to have a wonderful week on Cape Cod!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time during our stay in Falmouth. Dennis, from Donahue Real Estate was a pleasure to work with. The house was very large and was excellent for our family. The backyard is private. The location is nice because you can easily bike to the beach or even into town. We will definitely come back again soon!
Jun 2011
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East Falmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    second floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Enclosed Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , there is a light for night showering!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd floor. Window A/C (summers). Also Cable TV!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , first floor. Window A/C (summer), also cable TV!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor. Window A/C (summer)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor. Window A/C (summer)
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , first floor. Window A/C (summer)
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs bedroom has the King, also a pullout couch in this BR, Queen size Beds (2) one queen in a first floor BR, one on 2nd floor (2nd floor br also has a twin), Double Beds (1) upstairs bedroom - full bed PLUS a twin!, Twin or Single Beds (4) one bedroom on first floor has 2 twins, two of the upstairs BRs each have a twin, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The upstairs bedroom with the King Bed also has a pull out couch!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If there are any services that you require that we don't mention here, please pick up the phone or email me with your needs and I will see what we can do to accommodate you!


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Walk to Beach! A/C! Updated LR in '17, Game Room, Wifi, screen porch, big yard
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews
Malden, Massachusetts USA

The best

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Dennis. We had a great time on our vacation. The house was spacious and comfortable. Close to the beach, nice yard and grill. We hope to do it again next year. Thanks .

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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no-frills home near beach

  • 3 of 5

This Falmouth house was a fun place that might be no-frills but makes up for it with its location.

It has an eclectic collection of furniture you'd find in your typical Cape home shared by multiple families and generations (think a variety of couches and chairs).

The pluses: The bedrooms were enormous. The bonus basement room with a pool table was a lovely addition. The yard was spacious. The beach was just a quick walk away and a nice 30 minute stroll down the street, The British Beer Company and The Casino Wharf FX. They welcomed our dogs!!!!

The minuses: The wifi didn’t work well. The outdoor shower didn’t have water because they don’t turn it on until after Memorial Day! When we first turned on the hot water in the home, it came out brown. It wasn’t a huge deal, we ran it and it cleared up. One room had two twins we intended to push together for a couple but the beds were two different heights so that didn't work.

Dennis at Donohue Realty was quite responsive and even held onto a doll that he thought we’d forget in the house so he could mail back to us.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joe, I'm so sorry about the WiFi. Comcast still has not given me an acceptable explanation, as it was working great for months leading up to your rental, even the day before your rental. I found out after you left that the town was flushing the fire hydrants in the area, and the town said to expect some brown water. Glad that cleared up right away and glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Sammamish, WA


  • 5 of 5

Excellent home for family reunions and gatherings. Conveniently located within walking distance from the beach with close shopping for food and other items.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Came to the Cape with some friends for a pre-spring/summer getaway and we had a blast. The house was huge. Slept us all comfortably. The kitchen was nice and the living room area was large enough for all of us to sit comfortably and watch the NCAA basketball tournament. The back yard is huge which Im sure pays off in the summer. The pool table in the finished basement was awesome. So close to the beach too. Looking forward to fighting for this place come summer time. I imagine it will be hard to get!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew you and your friends were great tenants! You are welcome back any time!
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Boston area

Great Family Stay in Falmouth

  • 5 of 5

Our three generational family (10 people) had a great week's stay in this roomy, comfortable house in East Falmouth, only a short walk to a private beach. The house was clean with spacious bedrooms nicely decorated, and comfortable beds. The living room couches accommodated many people, and the kitchen was well equipped. The pool table in the finished basement was a bonus, and even the youngest enjoyed playing (rolling the balls into pockets). The screened porch provided a great place for storing beach gear helping to keep sand out of the house, and also provided an extra place for eating and various arts and crafts projects. Although there is a little traffic noise from the street in front during the busiest part of the day, it is not audible inside the house, and the big backyard (with a brand new gas grille) provided space and privacy. Drivers were also very courteous about stopping to allow safe street crossing to go to the beach. We didn't need to contact the owner during our stay, but knew where he was and how to reach him.

Downtown Falmouth is a very pretty town, with nice shops and restaurants, a playground and carousel for kids, a weekly farmers market, and an occasional concert on the green. More commercial shopping (supermarkets, etc.) is easily accessible. Driving into town along the beach seeing the many Cape Cod "cottages" contributes to the feeling of being "away". As an added bonus, the Barnstable County Fair which happened to coincide with the week that we were there, and on another day we took the ferry to Oak Bluffs, in Martha's Vineyard. All in all we had a wonderful time and would strongly recommend both Falmouth and this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fall river, Mass

An amazing Guys weekend!

  • 5 of 5

First i would like to start by saying that finding a house on the Cape on short notice to accommodate 12 men is not an easy task! However, the team at Donahue Real Estate, particularly Dennis, were up to the challenge. Dennis sent me multiple houses until we were able to find one that suited all our needs. The house was awesome! Everyone slept comfortably. The yard was perfect for backyard games and the Weber grill kept us fed all weekend. The best part about the house was it came with everything we needed. There was plenty of outdoor furniture to relax, The game room was a great addition too after spending a beautiful day in the yard to settle in for a game of pool and to watch a game! Also, we were never too far from the action! We took a quick ride down the street and spent the afternoon at The British Beer Company and also fit in 18 holes at a nearby course. Some of the guys took advantage of the beach passes too and took the paddles boards down to the water. Overall this weekend was perfect. I look forward to spending another weekend in Falmouth! I highly recommend not only this property, but working with the Donahue Real Estate Team. Top Notch!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, so glad you guys had a great stay! Other potential tenants please note, the paddle boards and kayaks in the basement are not normally part of the rental. I own this house with a friend, they are his that he stores in the basement and not included in the rental. But similar equipment can be rented in town!
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Boston or Providence
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
British Beer Company, Casino FX
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Island Queen to Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
So many golf courses within 5 miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
BBC, Casino FX
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Acapesket Association Beach, great beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Acapesket Association Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Menauhant Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Dunkin Donuts
Nearest Point of Interest
The Casino/Wharf Restaurant and BBC Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Donahue Real Estate
Nearest Point of Interest
Stop & Shop
Car: necessary

Falmouth is great! So close to everything. 20 minutes from the Bourne Bridge, 1.5 hour drive from Boston or Providence, RI. Falmouth's Main St, just 2 miles from the house, has tons of shops, restaurants and bars. Falmouth also has 3 ferries to Martha's Vineyard. The association beach for this house overlooks MV.

Hyannis (great town, ferry to Nantucket) is 1/2 hour drive away. Provincetown (great town too!) is 1.5 hours away or less. Whale watching out of Barnstable (1/2 hour) is great too.

Falmouth also is home to the world famous Woods Hole, the Titanic was first discovered out of ships based here.

We also have an amazing 11 mile bike path, much of it goes right by the sea.

So much to do. I've lived here most of my life, feel free to ask me what is best!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Contract Origination Fee $50

To hold the property, we ask that you pay the non refundable $50 Contract Origination Fee immediately. We then ask for 1/2 the rent with the contract within a week, balance including security one month before the rental starts. If booking within a month of the start, we ask for payment in full. Call with any questions, 508 548 5412

Owner'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.

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