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Extraordinary Oceanfront Cottage, Light House Views, 2 Oceanfront Master Suites

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Great Room expanse of ocean, wide pine floors, uber-private setting on the sea


Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Romantic, exciting, exquisite, incomparable, tranquil, restorative and also FUN

DEAR PROSPECTIVE GUESTS: Please contact us before clicking anything and definitely BEFORE giving your credit card. We do not ask for your credit card in order to supply info. We like to thoroughly explain the booking process and fees (we do not have a service fee, some fees relate to Xmas tree removal and do not apply to you.) IF YOU HAVE NOT SIGNED A RENTAL AGREEMENT, YOU DO NOT HAVE A FINALIZED BOOKING.

...and, we blather on, RATES, PLEASE NOTE: We are required to post an "standard rate" or we will be penalized in search results. Our rates are based on when you want to come, how long you will stay, how many guests. High Season is high season, but the rest of the time, rates are negotiable. We are happy to work with you. PLEASE email or phone FIRST before you click "request booking."

Additional note: We are adding a mind-bxlowingly beautiful oceanfront master suite which MAY be available by the end of June. Existing price of $4250 is for the main house as we've rented it for the last decade (a delight all in itself.). Future pricing of $5450+ offer the home almost TWICE the size, sleeping up to TEN guests. Old rate does not include the new addition.

MAY 21-28 SOLD (heb)
MAY 28-31 construction continues
JUNE 01-18 construction continues
JUNE 18-27 SOLD (ol)
JUNE 28-30
JULY 01-08. SOLD (rt)
JULY 08-15 SOLD (dd)
JULY 15-22. now available, hold expired
JULY 22-29
JULY 29-05 SOLD (ldlz)
AUG 05-12
AUG. 06-13 SOLD
AUG. 19-26
SEPT 08-15 SOLD (yo)
SEPT- 24-01 SOLD (bel)
OCT 02-31

DEAR PROSPECTIVE GUESTS: We do not have a "standard rate" regardless of what we are required to post. Aside from "High Season" our rates are based on when you want to come, how long you will stay, how many guests. Jun, July, Aug, Sept" are high season. The rest of the time, rates may be negotiable. PLEASE email or phone FIRST before you click "request booking" - we cannot honor "reservations" made without contacting the owner. Please do not offer your credit card for payment for a booking not authorized by the owner. If you do not have a rental agreement, you do not have a booking.

DESCRIPTION: If you are looking for an extraordinary 'find' for your getaway, you have found it. Timberframe Cottage is a delight, with its panoramic ocean views and timber frame design, vaulted 14-foot barn wood planked ceilings, heavy trusses, white wood walls, bright interesting rooms, and gracious amenities. It will exceed your expectations. Cloistered in its verdant setting with incomparable rustic-chic decor, BayShore Cottage might easily be the most handsome cottage available.

A convenient 10 miles north of Cape Cod in Manomet, 4 mi south of historic downtown Plymouth, this beautiful cottage is an ideal base for oceanfront relaxation, easy access to sightseeing, whale-watching, deep sea fishing, antiquing, boutiquing, golf, touring historic homes (some of which date to the 1600s, like our VRBO 343120, which is actually available to rent for vacation!) beach combing, and swimming.
THE HOME: Entering through the oceanfront breezeway, you'll see the breathtaking view sweeping from Plymouth Harbor to your left all the way to Provincetown as you turn east. Enjoy the vivid sunsets over the water and at night, the twinkling lights of Plymouth, and the streak of light from the Gurnet lighthouse across Plymouth Bay.

Stepping inside the open-plan cottage, you'll enter the Great Room with its 14-foot stone fireplace, timber trusses, and barnwood-planked ceiling. Attractively decorated with white slip-covered furniture, the Great Room has wide pine floors with forged nails, antique cupboards with beveled-mirror doors (reflecting the ocean view.) The kitchen runs the length of the great room and has a 14-foot long mahogany-topped island with two undermount sinks/Grohe faucets, dishwasher, and a convection oven allowing the cook (or master of canapes) to be a part of the family gathering while enjoying the wraparound view. The refrigerator has an icemaker with tasty ice because our water is so good here. The fireplace is flanked with massive antique Ottoman doors, brought back from Cyprus, which divide the Great Room from the master bedroom. This area has a vaulted ceiling, raised sleeping alcove that juts out toward the ocean, has a queen-size four-poster British West Indies bed. Here, posts and beams create a jewel box with ocean views all around. The high windows let you peer at starlight high above the Atlantic. The bedroom's French doors open onto the wraparound mahogany deck that connects around the lodge to the Great Room and kitchen.

This handsomely renovated cottage has two full baths - one upstairs with a mahogany countertop, vessel sink, Grohe faucet, marble shower with pebble floor, and skylights above the shower and toilet. The other bathroom has a 4 foot shower, new vanity, stone walls, and separate toilet alcove around the corner for privacy by the walk in closet.

Oceanside walls are all French doors, which open to the roomy mahogany deck. The open floor plan can accommodate six in beds plus two+ little people in the bunk room with three distinct sleeping areas. The lower level suite of rooms includes a den/sleeping area, laundry, bathroom, and an additional bunk room behind a sliding barn door.

Starting Fall 2017, we are adding, for an extra charge a stunning timber frame bedroom suite with ocean view shower and vanity, mind-blowing ocean views from your bed. Please ask as this is not currently included in the House offering and rate. The new situation will be perfect for two luxury master suites for situations needing that special unforgettable situation.

We provide everything you can imagine for your comfort and convenience at the house: Ample linens, towels, beach towels, laundry supplies, a well-stocked kitchen with spices, oil, condiments, and baking needs, Ice maker, Miele convection oven, induction cooktops (so you can move them and cook facing the ocean) quality pots and pans, nice dishes, quality wine glasses and glassware, silverware, small appliances, toaster, paper goods like coffee filters, paper towels, bathroom tissue, napkins, excellent, up-to-date air-conditioning, two gas fireplaces, quality Weber gas grill with propane, firewood for the fire pit, easy access to Plymouth Long Beach just 2 miles away, or parking for one car at our House by the Sea where we have a magnificent private Hawaii-like beach.

The neighborhood is very interesting. It used to be the elaborate Stone Estate, a magnificent spread with mansion, guesthouse, stables, gardener's cottage, caretaker's cottage, poolhouse w saltwater pool, polo fields with stone ramparts, a house modeled after the tea house at Versailles. If you remind me, I will send you an aerial photograph of the estate from the 1930s which shows the extensive grounds, buildings and hinterlands of forested oceanfront acreage (where our house now sits.)

There is a chic grocery store called the Market at Pine Hills, ...excellent cheese shop, top-quality meats, great seafood, wonderful atmosphere and the wine shop next door with excellent selection. Downtown Plymouth has lots of good restaurant, Plymouth Rock, Plimoth plantation (which is like a trip in a time machine back to the 1600s.) Farther south there is the Cape Cod Canal bikeway, Over the bridge is the quaint town of Sandwich with its seafood shops grocery stores historic homes, antiques, restaurants...

Then again, you may never want to leave oceanfront Timberframe cottage, because it is so beautiful there...
TO RESERVE, give us your dates, number of guests, length of stay. When we have something that makes you happy, just email me with YES and I will send our friendly one page PDF rental agreement. 50% personal check is due within four days, the balance is due three weeks before you arrive. 13% tax is included. Final cleaning fee is $150-175, which you write as a personal check which stays in your file. It is mailed back to you if you choose to leave the house exactly as clean and ready as it was when you walked in. (Many people do, many people don't.) Hope to see you soon.
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Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Oceanfront Queen Master: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Queen 4 poster faces ocean, nearby is a single bed...moreless

  • Lower level double + single: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Lower level den/bedroom seen in photo...moreless

  • Children's Bunk Room: 2 child bed

    Extra sleeping space, (no views) has bunk bed...moreless

  • Queen sleeper sofa: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Huge living room has queen sleep sofa...moreless

  • The raised master bedroom, separated from the Great Room by tall antique Ottoman doors (brought back from Cyprus), has a queen-size four-poster British West Indies bed. Here posts and beams create a jewel box effect with ocean views all around. The bedroom's French doors open to the mahogany deck. This recently renovated cottage has 2 full baths (with showers) upstairs with a mahogany counter top, vessel sink, marble shower with pebble floor, skylights above the shower & toilet. The other bathroom has a shower, vintage pedestal sink, stone walls. Three sides of the cottage are flanked with French doors which open to the roomy deck. The open floor plan can accommodate 6 in beds with two separate sleeping rooms: master BR upstairs; the other sleeping room on the lower level has stone walls, off white carpet, cable TV, fire place, laundry, and bathroom. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Mahogany counter top, vessel sink, marble shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Stone walls, new shower, vintage sink...moreless

  • See bedroom/bath notes above

Other Amenities

  • For our mobility-impaired friends, most amenities are on one level, and while we regret we do not have a wheelchair ramp, the house is very easy to access from the drive up to the breezeway to the main living area....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    Basic CD player. Any audiophile would want to bring his/her favorite music and amplification....moreless

  • Television:

    New flatscreen TVs -- one upstairs in armoire, one downstairs. (But, really, take a look at the view through the glass sliding doors!)...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Somewhat dated now, as DVDs fade out, but still some gems you might enjoy....moreless


  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Double system splits units at both ends of the vaulted first floor and on the lower level keep the house cool in the summer and act as heat pumps in winter (down to zero F)....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance:

    US long distance, please request international calling plan if needed...moreless

  • Garage:

    On request for an extra fee...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) In the arched stone fireplace is the handsome black iron 'wood stove' style Lenox C130, with wood-like flames and the convenience of gas and a thermostat. The downstairs bedroom/den also has its own brick fireplace with a Jotul Katahdan black iron fireplace insert, thermostatically controlled and real-wood fire appearance with no mess....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat pump, fireplaces, very well insulated...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    ... AND beach towels, for visiting our beautiful private beaches...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Vaulted Great Room/kitchen with panoramic ocean views, stone fireplace, beams, barnwood ceiling, wide pine floors...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Plenty of space for three cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Stacking front loaders, high efficiency...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig pod coffemaker, standard Mr Coffee. Can provide Melitta (pour over) carafe or French press if desired...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel 2 drawer dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    New Kitchen Aid side-by-side stainless steel refrigerator with crushed ice and water in the door. 3 Induction cooktops which can be used facing the ocean...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Miele convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, oil, baking needs...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Induction cooktops on back mahogany countertop, can be placed on island to cook with ocean view...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck


from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June 1-23
Jun 1 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jun 24 - Oct 16, 2017
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Winter Jan Feb
Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2018
5 night min stay
March April
Mar 1 - Apr 13, 2018
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee 2 people $155
  • Pet Fee $150


YOU DO NOT HAVE A BOOKING UNLESS YOU HAVE CONTACTED THE OWNER FIRST (PLEASE CALL or email for information.) Do NOT click "RESERVE" because you cannot reserve without speaking to the owner first. If you do not have a rental agreement, sent by the owner, you do NOT have a booking regardless of whether you have mistakenly given your credit card to the website. AMENITIES: The home is provisioned with a VAST array of amenities: a well stocked kitchen with spices, condiments, paper goods, soaps, we also provide nice linens, towels, beach towels, starter supples of paper goods, fire wood, propane for grill. PAYMENTS: Personal checks accepted for rental fees. Visa/MC accepted with 5% rental rate adjustment. Credit card serves as placeholder damage/security deposit like at a hotel and stays in your file. Cleaning check is refundable if the house is left as clean as when you arrived. Otherwise, $155 cleaning check is held in your file so you can decide at check out time. If any cleaning is needed first hour is $75 and each additional hour is charged at $60/hour. Pet fee varies based on shedding or non shedding pet (case by case basis.)

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston Logan OR Providence TF Green Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pine Hills, Waverly Oaks, Atlantic CC, etc
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Old Colony Line, Kingston
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 3 (the Boston to CapeCod highway)
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
42 North, Star of Siam, Water St, Harbor, etc
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Plymouth Long Beach, Manomet Bluffs, White Horse

Car: Necessary

Gazing at the Amazing View, Relaxing, Vegging, Sleeping, Reading, Drinking, Sunbathing, Eating Beautiful Meals, Beachcombing, Exploring, Cuddling, Whale Watching, +ï?


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1999

About: To me, creating the perfect waterfront getaway home is an art form. My lifelong career had been in designing publications, and later creating magazine illustrations (google 'robin jareaux') and painting expressionistic works on canvas. When I first decided to rent my weekend home so I could renovate an incredible but dilapidated cottage (which became, at great expense, 'Timberframe Cottage') I did not know this would become my work and my passion. Working in 2-D was fun and rewarding, but my new 3-D art is creating vacation homes that themselves are 'works of art.' My goal with my homes is to create a setting that exceeds your expectations, and in turn, your patronage lets me continue my art form a few more years. Please read the guest comments to see the generous and enthusiastic compliments we've received. Finding just the right furnishings, using classic Nantucket decor, using materials such as massive beams, barnwood ceilings, wide pine floors, antique cabinets, and creating gardens overflowing with roses and peonies, clematis, daylilies, gigantic buried stepping stones, blueberries, raspberries, foxgloves (can you tell it is June as I write this?) expanses of mahogany countertop, fine appliances, stone fireplaces, stained glass, with views that will take your breath away. Please look at 'all my rental listings' to see my portfolio: art in the form of unique and exceptional vacation getaways. It is a labor of love... for you.

Why Plymouth, MA, USA:
Jaw-dropping Incredible wraparound ocean views, a light house across the water, fireworks over the sea, utmost privacy, this is EDEN. The reviews give a few hints and the joy people feel being here. And many guests come time after time. AND NOW, we have completed a long anticipated renovation which nearly doubles the size of the oceanfront parts of the home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
4 shoreline miles from Plymouth Rock and historic downtown Plymouth. 11 miles to Cape Cod. An easy 45 miles (be sure to travel off peak!) to Boston. Zero miles to bliss.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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  • Great Room expanse of ocean, wide pine floors, uber-private setting on the sea

    Great Room expanse of ocean, wide pine floors, uber-private setting on the sea

  • Lower level bathroom, its throne has its own space for privacy

    Lower level bathroom, its throne has its own space for privacy

  • Breezeway


  • This is the new master bedroom

    This is the new master bedroom

  • The new oceanfront master suite (coming this summer)

    The new oceanfront master suite (coming this summer)

  • Early may, protective film still on doors, but see the ocean view all around?

    Early may, protective film still on doors, but see the ocean view all around?

  • Nestled on a triple oceanfront lot, the home has lots of sea to see

    Nestled on a triple oceanfront lot, the home has lots of sea to see

  • Dining nook off open designed island kitchen

    Dining nook off open designed island kitchen

  • So much sea to see

    So much sea to see

  • looking toward the street from the breezeway, ocean at your back

    looking toward the street from the breezeway, ocean at your back

  • A lot of Sea to see

    A lot of Sea to see

VRBO #25445

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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