Vintage Wrap-Around Waterfront Cottage with Beach(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps 8)
Just minutes from the Mattapoisett bike path, the cheery cottage is situated in a quiet established neighborhood on its own 1-acre peninsula in protected Mattapoisett Harbor. Your views are of Molly's Cove to the west (with many acres of protected wildlife refuge and beautiful marshlands), Mattapoisett harbor (and the town) about 1 mile across the water to the northeast, and Ned's Point light, Buzzard's Bay and Wood's Hole to the east. Surrounded by water, with your own beach, a morning swim is steps from your bedroom. (The cottage is in a small neighborhood, at the end of the lane.)
Simply but functionally outfitted, there are 3 bedrooms plus a large sleeping loft, a living room with fireplace, and lovely screened-in porch and sunny deck, making this a comfortable retreat for 4 people. A large flat yard is great for kite-flying and Frisbee.
You can bike to the Mattapoisett Chowder House or mini golf, canoe to the Ice Cream Slip, kayak up the Mattapoisett River, windsurf over to Ned's Point...or just sit on the porch, have a cookout, and watch the boats sail back into port at sunset. Mattapoisett is a small coastal village with all the charm of the Cape and Islands but none of the traffic and 'salt water taffy' noise. In the 1600s, the Wampanoags summered here (canoeing down the Mattapoisett River from Plymouth in the late spring) having their clambakes on the beach. By the 1700s, Mattapoisett was a prominent shipbuilding and whaling center; 400 ships were built on the wharf, including the ship Moby Dick author Herman Melville sailed on. In the 1800s, prominent families from Boston, Philadelphia and New York summered here to escape the heat. They still are; it’s a perfect place to be. Day excursions to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cuttyhunk are easy… and you’re only an hour from Fenway.
Nearest Large Airport: Providence (45 minutes)
Nearest Ferry: New Bedford (4 miles)
Nearest Train to Boston: Middleborough (20 miles)
Local attractions within 2 miles: 2 terrific seafood restaurants (Mattapoisett Chowder House and Turk’s), a waterfront pub/ restaurant that’s alive with sailors on a Saturday night (Kinsale Inn), Mattapoisett bike path, Shipyard Park, historic Ned’s Point Lighthouse and beach (one of the best windsurfing spots in Massachusetts), the best fried seafood , quahog chowder, and homemade ice cream (Oxford Creamery), local/ artisinal organic produce store (How on Earth), old fashioned diner (The Nest).
Local attractions within 15 miles: New Bedford Whaling Museum and the historic city of New Bedford, movie houses, mini golf, boat charters, fishing excursions, Wareham waterpark, Tabor Academy, the Kittansett Club (one of the few true seaside golf courses in New England).
Local attractions within 30 miles: Plymouth Plantation, Newport, Horseneck Beach, Herreshoff Marine Museum, Cape Cod Canal bike path, Wood’s Hole and Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard.
The cottage features:
• Deck and porch overlooking water
• generous, flat lawn
• small beach
• good equipment for cooking out (and a fully equipped kitchen for rainy days)
• all rooms have water views, and great bird watching
• full bath plus an outdoor shower
Keywords: swimming, fishing, boating,beach, vintage, kayak, private, bird-watching, water views, tidal, lawn, porch, deck, Buzzard's bay, cape cod, Cape
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Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), 3/4 bed (1), Twin Beds (3)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Broadband Access
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Linens Provided:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Summer season $2900/week Saturday to Saturday (June 15 - August 31). Spring and fall is $2100/week.
Upon committing to the rental, a nonrefundable deposit is due of 20% for week-long stays, 50% for weekend stays. Balance due as date of rental gets closer.
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: 2010
Why the Owner Chose Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, United States of America:
Mattapoisett is a unique place. Movie houses, grocery stores, mini golf, and shopping are available...but happily are 5 miles down the road on Rt 6: Mattapoisett still features small town living and charm. A big night in town might include square dancing at the Harbor Gazebo or a cone at the ice cream slip. The harbor is nicely active, but not a zoo. Sailboats predominate.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The cottage is old fashioned. There are neighbors -- and this is a kid friendly community -- but the house faces onto the bay and an exquisitely quiet cove. On Wednesday nights, enjoy the sailboat races of the Mattapoisett Yacht Club. When the stripers and blues are running, you can practically catch them off the point.
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Early September morning at the cottage
Sunset from the lawn, with views of Cape Cod in the distance (and heron on lawn)
Living room with stone fireplace & waterviews. The cottage is vintage 1940
Dining room with views of Molly's Cove and Buzzard's Bay
Relaxing on the porch, with views of Mattapoisett Harbor
view of harbor from the porch
Sunset views from the deck, looking out to Cape Cod
Cottage at high tide
Bringing home quahogs for chowder
clamming in the summer (don't forget to get a license at town hall!)
The cottage, with Molly's Cove (above) and Mattapoisett Harbor (below)
View out kitchen window, over Molly's Cove - a long perennial garden all summer
Our private beach (there's also a nice neighborhood beach 300' away)
The living room - wood stove keeps the place cozy on autumn nights
The porch is a great place to relax, eat, or watch boats go by
The kitchen; every room has views of the water
Upstairs sleeping loft, with spectacular views of Cape & Islands
croquet on the lawn
High tide at Molly's Cove
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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