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Bass River Beachfront Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Experience the Cape as it used to be. The two cabins are located on a peaceful, wooded acre with your own private beach. The larger cabin has a sleeping porch as well as sleeping quarters in the living room. Large barn doors in the living/dining area open up to a view of the river. Canvas shutters on the porch can be easily closed for privacy and protection against inclement weather. There is a fully enclosed outdoor shower with easy access over the porch to the inside of the cabin. There is no indoor shower. The second separate guest cabin is ideal for children or a second couple. It has four beds and a W/C (toilet). This cabin is included in the rental of the Crows Nest and is not rented separately.

The cabins were built in the 1920's as part of a nautical camp for boys founded by my grandmother and run later by my father. Camp Bonnie Dune, as it was called, closed its doors during the Second World War. The camp was never reopened and since then we, and many others, have enjoyed this bucolic and peaceful summer retreat. The property is located in an upscale neighborhood of large, elegant homes. However the full acre of private woods surrounding the two cabins provides a secluded atmosphere. The private beach is ideal for young children as it does not drop off suddenly. There is 80 feet of private waterfront. We do not have a cleaning service. When you come the cabin will be clean, and we ask that you leave it in the same, clean condition You will need to bring your own sheets and towels.

It is only a 5 minute drive to a shopping center with both a supermarket and a large, fabulous gourmet food store. Other shopping is close by. A 10 minute drive takes you to West Dennis Beach on Nantucket Sound. Rent a kayak down river and store it on the shoreline or bring your own for awesome canoeing and kayaking. Enjoy either of two golf courses, each 10 minutes away. The Cape Cod Playhouse on beautiful 6A is close by as well. You will enjoy the amenities of life on Cape Cod while living in a secluded, peaceful location.

Roll out of bed and into the river. Enjoy the cape as it used to be! Two families with children will have a great time.

Keywords: Bungalow, Waterfront

More Details

Property Manager
Betsy Hard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


South Yarmouth Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Main Cabin: 1 Outdoor Shower, Indoor 1/2 bath (toilet & sink) 2nd "Sleeping Cabin" has an indoor toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Sleeping Porch - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Two additional Twin beds in main living area. 2nd "Sleeping Cabin" has 1 double bed and 3 Twin beds, with an indoor toilet.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two cabins on a wooded acre of land, sun deck near private beach, optional clothesline (great for bathing suits and beach towels)


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Bass River Beachfront Cabin
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Excellent place

  • 5 of 5

Love the bass river cabin! This is my second year In a row going and planning on it again next year! Great little hidden gem, thanks again Cathy

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Cathy for your review. I have been coming to this property all of my life; it's part of my soul, I love it so much!
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perfect rustic getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the former Camp Bonnie Dune! It felt like we were in the middle of the woods, not a neighborhood. We enjoyed floating on the river, kayaking up and down the river and to W. Dennis Beach, biking the CCRT, fishing from the shore, and just relaxing. There's no better way to wake up than with the sun rising over the river - it's beautiful! We were also lucky enough to view the beautiful full moon rising over the river too!

We had plenty of room in the main cabin for my family of 8 adults - we didn't even use the sleeping cabin. (Truth be told, we didn't spend much time indoors except to sleep!) We never even turned the TV on and the Internet DSL ("damn slow and listless" ) connection gave us the perfect excuse to disconnect for the week.

We thoroughly enjoyed our rustic "step up from tent camping" at the Crow's Nest and wish we could've stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene cottage on Bass River

  • 5 of 5

I took my kids to this Bass River waterfront cottage for the week of July 4th and it was exactly as posted online. It was very spacious and there were plenty of beds. It's very private and you have your own beach to swim and fish in. A great escape from the busy areas of the Cape!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old Cape charm

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at the cabin. The water view caused us to instantly relax. We enjoyed kayaking right from our beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newton, MA

Private woods on the Bass river front

  • 5 of 5

I don't think it's possible to find any other place like it on Cape. My grand kids stay in or near the water all the time. We brought our sea kayak, and my husband and I paddled all the way to West Dennis beach. My mother (81 years old) and her tiny dog enjoined quiet time on the beach. Very private, but close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elmira, New York

Crow's Nest

  • 4 of 5

Vintage Cape Cod. A wonderful step above camping but also keeping it rustic. Great outdoor shower, modern conveniences like inside toilets, washer and dryer, phone and the dreaded Internet. Very family and pet friendly. Own beach right on Bass River but close enough to the Cape attractions to get there by boat or car. My favs = waking up to the birds, sipping coffee in the quietude other than the birds chirping and watching the sunrise over the river AND watching the sunset after a busy day of activities. I feel like a 10YO camper.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
golf course
Nearest Point of Interest
golf course


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

This is a self-catered rental. Renters are responsible for cleaning the premises prior to departure, and are expected to leave enough of the basic essentials for the next renter to spend a night without shopping (toilet paper, paper towels, dish washing liquid). Dogs, if permitted, require additional cleaning inside and out, and are not allowed on the beds. It is expected that the next renter will not know you had a dog with you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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