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Island Waterfront Cottage with Private Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms , 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Enjoy your own private beach, views of the Bay, and spectacular sunsets in this delightful 3 bedroom cottage on West Island which comfortably sleeps seven. Bask in the afternoon sunlight, spectacular sunsets, and views of the water from the West-facing dining room and living rooms. A large grassy front lawn which also overlooks the water is the perfect location for outdoor dining, and a sandy area separated from the water provides a wealth of activities for adults and children alike, from horseshoes to building sandcastles. Grill fresh local seafood and corn on the cob as you take in the views of the Bay and the Elizabeth Islands.

The master bedroom is a new addition with cathedral ceilings, skylight, and ceiling fan. It also features a Queen sized bed and new dresser, nightstand, and armoire. The second bedroom was recently outfitted with a new bunk bed which sports a full mattress below and a twin mattress above. A daybed with trundle converts to two twin beds in the evening for additional sleeping accommodations. The main bathroom is also new, and features a large tub and shower with 10 foot ceilings. The kitchen is fully furnished with all new appliances, cookware, dishes, and utensils.

There is parking for 2 cars in the driveway as well as additional on-street parking. The beach is a perfect location to launch your ocean kayak for a pleasant trip around the island, or for small boats and windsurfing. Earl’s Marina and Hoppy’s Landing, right down the street on Causeway Road, are more suited for larger vessels.

The cottage also now has free wireless internet service and free nationwide phone calls!

Keywords: House, Beach House, Cottage, Waterfront, Private, Beach, Island, Oceanfront, Ocean, Bay

More Details

Gloria Nerney
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About Gloria Nerney

Gloria and her family purchased this property when the two older children were ages 1 and 2. They lived here year-round for many years, and then summered on West Island after the two younger children were born. Over the years, the family has made renovations to the home, which now includes a larger master bedroom and a spacious new bathroom. While Gloria's children are grown and living near Providence and Boston, they still come back to West Island every summer with their own children to enjoy the ocean and the activities of their childhood. They also enjoy ocean kayaking and biking on West Island and they moor their boats at Earl's Marina on Causeway Road, which links West island to Mainland Fairhaven.

Gloria Nerney purchased this cottage in 1970


Fairhaven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) twin over double
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Island Waterfront Cottage with Private Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

OMG, what a wonderful place

  • 4 of 5

The location is great. The beach on the property is rocky, but there is a sand bar a few feet from shore. Water shoes are a good idea. We went to the town beach and it was also wonderful. Gloria the owner is a wonderful friendly woman that will bend over backwards to make your vacation a delight. The outdoor shower comes I handy for beach returns when you are covered on sand and salt. The ocean breezes keep it cool, but there are a few AC units in windows in case you need them. The only drawback is no cable TV. Only local stations. She does have lots of DVDs and even VHS and board games. Sometimes it's nice to get away from watching TV. Wireless is available too kelp in touch with FB and twitter.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful experience. We flew in from the West coast and everything was smooth and as expected. The owner was very sweet and flexible while thinking of every need for our stay. She even checked in to make sure all was well a couple days into our stay.

The kids loved the beach right out the back door and the people of West Island are very friendly.

Thank you for such great memories!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply delightful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon and had an absolutely wonderful time. Gloria is incredibly accommodating and will make sure your stay on the island is perfect.

From the screened-in ocean view living room (wonderful breeze & view!) to the beautiful kitchen, the spacious bedrooms to the free-of-charge BBQ, and the quiet ocean-side location to the proximity to Fairhaven & New Bedford, this was a perfect choice for our honeymoon. The private beach was wonderful for sitting on and watching/listening to the ocean and for having an ocean-side campfire, though it is not ideal for swimming due to the thousands of shells making up the shore. That really didn't matter though as Gloria will provide you with a pass to the island's residents-only sandy (and very private) beach which is a 2 minute drive away. The location is excellent; it's close enough to do and see everything in the area, but far enough away that it's quiet and peaceful.

If you're looking to sit back and relax, this is the perfect place to do just that. We would absolutely love to go back some day.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
On Causeway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Waterfront rocky with sandbar. Town beach nearby
Nearest Point of Interest
Town Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Conservation Land and Public Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Bike Path
Nearest Point of Interest
New Bedford Whaling Museum and Seaman's Bethel
Nearest Point of Interest
Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry

Sunbathe and swim from your own private beach while your children collect rocks, shells, and discover the ocean wildlife in the low tide sandbar of this protected bayside beach. Explore nearby pristine wooded conservation land via nature trails which lead to hidden beaches and coves. Grill dinner, relax, and soak in the sunset at the end of the day from this westward facing beachfront cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Call 401-949-3292 or e-mail me at for alternate options in rental and payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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