The Cottage on Historic Bass River
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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.
Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Twin or Single Beds (6)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee per stay $175
- Taxes Not included
One-week rental: $1900
Two-week rental: $3500
Plus cleaning fee of $125 per rental
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1892
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.
Why the Owner Chose South Yarmouth, Yarmouth, MA, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
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Exterior View facing Southeast
Bedroom suite on first floor with private bath
View downriver toward Nantucket Sound.
We can't promise rainbows, but when they do appear they're pretty spectacular!
Cozy living room with fireplace, large dining porch, circular floor plan
Recently renovated kitchen, gas appliances, breakfast nook
View upriver to the north (taken from the middle of the river)
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016
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