Large Antique Family Home Near Surf Drive Beach, Downtown Shops, and Bike Path.(0 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
6 bedrooms (sleeps 10), 3 full baths, 1 half bath
Recent renovations- Kitchen appliances; new balcony, patio, spiral stair with view of Martha's Vineyard! Charming 2 story antique family home in historic district, steps to Surf Drive Beach. Prime walking area with access to downtown shops and restaurants, bike path, conservation areas, harbor & ferries, and on route of Falmouth Road Race. Suitable for large family, with traditional dining room seating 12, large sun room (shaded in afternoon), living room, eat-in kitchen, private patio and lawn, ocean views, and off street parking. Steep stairs, full baths are on second level. Limited rental season in August- please consult calendar.
This historic home was built in the days of sailing ships, near the historic commercial harbor (now the Old Stone Dock and Surf Drive beach). Expanded throughout the years, and updated/ renovated in 2004/2010/2015, the house was completely refurnished by new owners in 2010. One first floor suite accommodates older guests, with a half bath and 1 queen bed. Two steep staircases lead to a rambling second level with 3 full baths and several more bedrooms. Two bedrooms share a balcony with spiral stair to new patio below, most have excellent views of the ocean and Martha's Vineyard. Small 'maid's room' over laundry and kitchen also enjoys water views, to keep your guest (or staff?) happy! The first floor has a mud room/ laundry, eat-in chef's kitchen, covered porch, patio with large gas grill, large dining room with antique farm table for 12, large sun room with television, traditional front living room, and small private lawn and gardens. Surf Drive beach, with snack bar and bathrooms, is a very short walk down Shore Street (see photos and map).
A perfect location for exploring Falmouth on foot (we're on the Falmouth Road Race route) or by car, with easy access to Surf Drive, Main Street dining and shopping, Falmouth Harbor (and ferries), Shining Sea Bike Path, and Woods Hole. In addition to the Surf Drive beach and bath house just steps from our door, Falmouth offers beaches on Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, and Nantucket Sound, as well as several different harbors and shopping/dining districts. Bicycling, sport fishing, marinas and yacht services, golf and tennis, museums, shopping, dining, all without leaving town! But of course the rest of Cape Cod is within a short day trip from this location, and 3 nearby ferry services provide easy access to Martha's Vineyard.
Peak season standard rental week is from Sat. 3:00 PM to Sat. 11:00 AM.
INCLUDED: Comcast TV/phone/internet, beach chairs and beach towels, fully furnished chef's kitchen, large gas grill with extra tank, patio furniture, all utilities (new gas water heater 2010), standard cleaning and yard service (Sat. 11:00 AM sharp to 3:00 PM). Off-street parking for 6 to 8 autos. Walk to Surf Drive Beach no charge.
AVAILABLE: Coordination with neighboring Inn and local caterers for functions, family reunions, and weddings (plan ahead!). Bed linens and bath towels can be provided, with extra cleaning charge. (...so many beds, so little time to run the washer!) Falmouth beach permit available to purchase at beach office or town hall for access to parking at town beaches (bring copy of lease and auto registration).
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Member since: 2011
- 3500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Antique first floor suite with 1/2 bath and new queen for older guests, and 6 more charming bedrooms to explore up two steep staircases. Ocean views from most rooms, primarily south to Martha's Vineyard. Ocean breezes cool on most nights, and all rooms have new fans. 3 full baths upstairs!...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 12 people
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Toilet Paper
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Lobster Pot
- Mini Refrigerator
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Walkway To Water
- Housekeeper Optional
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 31 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
- Taxes Not included
Discount available for multiple weeks and repeat tenants.
Deposit due at scheduling, payment in full prior to occupation (bank check day of, or personal check to clear well before).
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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The 'Upper Cape' combines traditional New England towns with Cape Cod amenities and lifestyle, within a short drive of Boston. Falmouth features many beaches and harbors on both Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay, the Shining Sea bicycle path, extensive conservation areas, and a huge selection of year-round dining, shopping, cultural, and recreation options. Nearby ferries at Woods Hole and Falmouth provide access to Martha's Vineyard. Shore Street links the Falmouth shopping district with the beaches of Surf Drive.
Other Activities: beach
About the owner: With family roots on Cape Cod, but no remaining family property, my wife and I purchased the home four years ago. Since that time we have enjoyed restoring and improving the house, and sharing it with our immediate and extended families. Our rental season is short (usually three weeks in August), and we enjoy sharing the experience of a traditional family home with our tenants.
Why the Owner Chose Falmouth, MA, USA:
As an experienced home builder, designer, and restorer, I suggested looking at newer houses in the area... Luckily my wife spotted this beautiful antique home and ignored all practical objections!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Although we fell in love with the traditional design of the home, it's really the location and views that make for a great vacation experience.
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New sunroom windows, patio, balcony, spiral stair 2013 (south side)
Private patio with ocean-view balcony, south side
Short walk down street to public beach.
Dining room, kitchen and mud room in background
Front bedroom, south (water views to Martha's Vineyard)
Large bedroom with balcony and water views
Large bedroom with water view
Front bath, second floor (tile shower not shown)
Falmouth Harbor approach, Vineyard Sound (from balcony)
Sunset, Surf Drive Beach, 3 minute walk from house.
excursion boat from Falmouth Harbor, off Surf Drive Beach
Nobska Point Lighthouse from Surf Drive
Ocean view balcony w/ access from 2 bedrooms
New patio area 2013, new teak table 2014
Roses in bloom, July
Kitchen (door to patio on right, laundry/ mudroom ahead, covered porch to left)
First floor bedroom with queen and 1/2 bathroom
Vineyard Haven entrance in background (from balcony)
Sailing on Vineyard Sound, West Chop in background (from balcony)
moonrise from Surf Drive Beach, Shore Street
morning light from Old Stone Dock, Shore Street
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