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The Cottage on Historic Bass River

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Historic family retreat on large, wooded lot with private access to tidal beach on Bass River. Original furnishings with newly updated kitchen, outdoor shower, complete with all modern amenities. Capture the charm of old Cape Cod in idyllic, large wooded setting. Plenty of room for children's play, family gatherings or quiet contemplation. Ideal for swimming and launching small boat, 3/4 mile from public beaches on Nantucket Sound and 45 minutes from Cape Cod National Seashore beaches.

The Cottage has been home to five generations devoted to the enjoyment and preservation of Bass River recreational opportunities and family traditions. Sailing, tennis lessons available nearby. Close to beaches, shopping, bike trails, golf and all mid-Cape attractions.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About The Owner

We are a group of five siblings and cousins (3 pictured) who are collective owners of this property. The house was built as a retirement home for our great grandparents in 1936. This, and the adjacent property (not included in this rental), has been owned by the same family, descendents of a Nantucket Quaker whaling family, since 1892. We value tenants who appreciate the history and beauty of Bass River along with the abundance of fabulous recreational opportunities available.

The Owner purchased this house in 1892

Why The Owner chose South Yarmouth

When our great, great grandparents first purchased this property in the 1890's it took a full day to get there from Boston, by 'stage' to Old South Yarmouth Village. Historical documentation about the early days along the river are available to peruse in the house.

What makes this house unique

The Cottage combines a unique, historical ambience with all of the modern amenities and attractions that Cape Cod has to offer. The salt air and smell of pine trees haven't changed in centuries. The house is filled with antiques, paintings, books and reminders of historic Cape Cod. The ebb and flow of the tides become part of the daily rhythm of life and one can watch the boats passing by from the top of the beach steps or participate in many of the activities the river has to offer - swimming, kayaking, birding, or just enjoying the ebb and flow of the tide as an onlooker.


South Yarmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Twin or Single Beds (6)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Small private beach with stair access, large wooded lot, home furnished with family antiques. Quarter-mile from public beach on Bass River, 3/4 mile from public beaches on Nantucket Sound. One mile from boat marina with launch facilities and rental moorings.


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The Cottage on Historic Bass River
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

This is a really unique p...

  • 5 of 5

This is a really unique place. The location is ideal- quiet and accessible to water. The house has real character that catches authentic Cape Cod and made my family feel right at home. THank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2010
  • Stayed: January 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sailing, tennis lessons available nearby


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee per stay $175

One-week rental: $2100
Two-week rental: $4000
Plus cleaning fee of $175 per rental

Deal directly with owner. Checks happily accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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