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Large Antique Family Home Near Surf Drive Beach, Downtown Shops, and Bike Path.

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New sunroom windows, patio, balcony, spiral stair 2013 (south side)

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Last updated: 08/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

2016: Tenants are enjoying our August rental season now! We give repeat tenants until after the winter holidays to finalize their bookings, so please check back early in 2017 to see if there will be openings next year.

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, and 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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Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    antique ground floor suite, library shelves, shady NW corner...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    large, ocean view, back stair, connects to 4...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    large suite, ocean view, balcony, front stair, connects to 3...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    shares balcony, ocean views, over sunroom, front stair...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

    antique, ocean view, southwest corner, front stair...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single

    antique, northwest corner, front stair...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    ground floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    front stair, west end...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    front stair, bedroom 4...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    back stair, bedroom 2...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Town

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

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • 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

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August weeks
Jul 31 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$5,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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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Last updated: 08/05/2016
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Location

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

 

Owner info

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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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • New sunroom windows, patio, balcony, spiral stair 2013 (south side)

    New sunroom windows, patio, balcony, spiral stair 2013 (south side)

  • Private patio with ocean-view balcony, south side

    Private patio with ocean-view balcony, south side

  • Short walk down street to public beach.

    Short walk down street to public beach.

  • Dining room, kitchen and mud room in background

    Dining room, kitchen and mud room in background

  • Front bedroom, south (water views to Martha's Vineyard)

    Front bedroom, south (water views to Martha's Vineyard)

  • Large bedroom with balcony and water views

    Large bedroom with balcony and water views

  • Large bedroom with water view

    Large bedroom with water view

  • Front bath, second floor (tile shower not shown)

    Front bath, second floor (tile shower not shown)

  • Falmouth Harbor approach, Vineyard Sound (from balcony)

    Falmouth Harbor approach, Vineyard Sound (from balcony)

  • Sunset, Surf Drive Beach, 3 minute walk from house.

    Sunset, Surf Drive Beach, 3 minute walk from house.

  • excursion boat from Falmouth Harbor, off Surf Drive Beach

    excursion boat from Falmouth Harbor, off Surf Drive Beach

  • Nobska Point Lighthouse from Surf Drive

    Nobska Point Lighthouse from Surf Drive

  • Ocean view balcony w/ access from 2 bedrooms

    Ocean view balcony w/ access from 2 bedrooms

  • New patio area 2013, new teak table 2014

    New patio area 2013, new teak table 2014

  • Roses in bloom, July

    Roses in bloom, July

  • Kitchen (door to patio on right, laundry/ mudroom ahead, covered porch to left)

    Kitchen (door to patio on right, laundry/ mudroom ahead, covered porch to left)

  • First floor bedroom with queen and 1/2 bathroom

    First floor bedroom with queen and 1/2 bathroom

  • Vineyard Haven entrance in background (from balcony)

    Vineyard Haven entrance in background (from balcony)

  • Sailing on Vineyard Sound, West Chop in background (from balcony)

    Sailing on Vineyard Sound, West Chop in background (from balcony)

  • moonrise from Surf Drive Beach, Shore Street

    moonrise from Surf Drive Beach, Shore Street

  • morning light from Old Stone Dock, Shore Street

    morning light from Old Stone Dock, Shore Street

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