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Large antique family home near Surf Drive Beach, downtown shops, and bike path.

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms (sleeps 10), 3 full baths, 1 half bath

2017: Repeat tenants are already reserving August weeks for 2017, to be finalized later this month. Still available at this writing: Aug 26 to Sep 2, a perfect time to be on the Cape with summer weather conditions, and the college crowds gone.

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. ( 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).

More Details

Gerald Hiam
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2017

About Gerald Hiam

With family roots on Cape Cod, but no remaining family property, my wife and I purchased the home six 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 or four weeks in August), and we enjoy sharing the experience of a traditional family home with our tenants.

Why Gerald Hiam chose Falmouth

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!

What makes this house unique

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.


Falmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , front stair, west end
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , front stair, bedroom 4
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , back stair, bedroom 2
  • Guests choose from 3 full bathrooms upstairs, with 2 antique tubs and 2 shower stalls for bathing. First floor 1/2 bath serves ground level and bedroom 1.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , antique ground floor suite, library shelves, shady NW corner
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , large, ocean view, back stair, connects to 4
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , large suite, ocean view, balcony, front stair, connects to 3
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , shares balcony, ocean views, over sunroom, front stair
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , antique, ocean view, southwest corner, front stair
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , antique, northwest corner, front stair
  • 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!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large dining room is heart of house, opening to large sun room, antique living room, eat-in kitchen, and butler's pantry. Short walk to Surf Drive beach. Private yard with patio, grill, ocean views, shade trees, garden, off-street parking.


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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Liam Maguire's Irish Pub
Nearest Ferry
0.9 Miles
Pied Piper Falmouth-Edgartown Ferry
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Ballymeade Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Providence RI Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Mass. 28 Falmouth
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Firefly Wood Fire Grill and Bar
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Surf Drive Beach
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

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 if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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