Private Beach, Gardens & Acres of Dunes
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This beautiful and private 1800's house has been in the family for over 60 years. It was moved down from New Hampshire and rebuilt just prior to the 1938 hurricane. It is surrounded and next to over 17 acres of private and conservation dunes assuring an exceptionally intimate setting.
The Surprise House was so named as it came unexpectedly filled with antiques and of course, being such an old house, it is filled with nooks and crannies.
The main house has a Living Room, formal Dining Room, Kitchen, Pantry/hall and 3 bedrooms. The bedrooms are as follows:
1: Queen and full bath (tub/shower) on first floor.
2: Twin beds on second floor.
3: Another set of twins on second floor with full bath (shower) between rooms.
There is an additional half bath on the first floor.
Across the lawn there is an outbuilding called The 'Fish House' which sleeps from 4 plus. This is typically where children or one family will sleep. The Fish House has:
1: Two sets of bunk beds with a full on the bottom and twin on top. There are two extra single mattresses underneath the bunkbeds. Half bath outside in the barn and two outdoor showers, one enclosed, one open.
The Main House opens through French doors to a beautiful stone patio with flower and herb gardens and giant fish bowl (we don't keep fish in it anymore as the birds kept eating them). The patio boasts a grill and teak furniture to seat 12. This is where family and friends relax, cook, entertain and play games. A stone wall runs along the gardens and lawn for additional sitting. It is as wide as a yoga mat for those so inclined. The lawn is about 40 by 20 feet perfect for croquet, badminton or ball games. Wonderful for family gatherings and intimate parties up to 25 people. Unfortunately, the house cannot accommodate larger parties.
In addition to the Main House and Fish House, there is the 'Barn' which houses adult bikes, kayaks and a sunfish. These are for your use as long as they are fresh water cleaned and returned. Assorted games, beach toys, kckboards and inflatables are also for your use.
The beach beckons. Beach combing, surf riding, creature catching, sand castle making, kayaking, sailing, and long walks down to the 'Point' where you can ride in and out with the tides at the mouth of the Great Sippewissett Marsh. Rest in the hammock at the top of the dunes and listen to the wind whistle. Western sunsets and evening bonfires.
When not beaching it, take a walk, run, bike or skate along the Shining Sea Bike Path which is just down the road. It runs all the way to Falmouth (4 miles) or Woods Hole (8 miles). You can also walk to the local market, cafe, organic ice cream shop or public library along the picturesque West Falmouth Harbor. This is a very special place indeed.
Please be advised: ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING AND NO PETS ON PROPERTY.
Keywords: Cottage, Antique Cottage
Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Roller Blading
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Off Season - Spring
May 26 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee Optional $225
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
The Surprise House is not a winterized house. There is no winter season, therefore, it is not available from November thru early May.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1954
About the owner: Siblings that enjoy the wind, the surf, the sand and the beauty.
Why the Owner Chose West Falmouth, Falmouth, MA, USA:
We are 3rd and 4th generation in this beautiful place. It is a gift from our parents, our grandparents, and our great grandparents. We have had weddings, showers, memorials, birthdays and milestones. This place is special! It is often said the most charming house in the area. It holds joy for all of us...and we are sure it will for you.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Amazing sunsets in the West. One of the best kite surfing beaches in the East. A Bike Path of unfathomed beauty. All within a moments journey. It is easy to be young in this place.
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from top of the dune looking back towards the house
from top of the dune
the great lawn : ) the barn and the fish house
from the lawn looking at the terrace
kitchen as it looks towards living room
dining room off kitchen
Master bedroom bath with shower, downstairs
Blue twin bedroom upstairs
Black Beach...white sand
nestled in the dunes
relaxing at the shore
gardens in spring looking towards barn and fish house
gardens in summer
living room, 2 love seats and a couch
passage from kitchen to terrace
Master Bedroom - Queen bed, downstairs
Yellow (twin) bedroom upstairs
upstairs bathroom with shower
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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