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Quiet oceanfront home, directly on the shore

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 bunk room, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

This little home in Fairhaven on Wilbur Point is a Quiet OCEANFRONT year round cottage directly on the waters of Buzzards Bay. And this location is one of the few peninsulas most anywhere that you can travel to the tip without trespassing over private property to get there, much like the bow of a ship. This cottage is no ship, although it's built like one, but it's tiny and petite with great unlimited ocean views from outside, and great views of Buzzard's Bay from almost every window inside , that makes you think your on one. Outside the wrap-around deck provides amazing water views from almost every angle ..... and It's just like like being on a boat so if seeing water everywhere you look makes you sick you've picked the wrong place! Enjoy nearly uninterrupted sunrise and sunsets. When it gets chilly or hot the central heat warms you up or natures' breeze cool you down. . Full kitchen and nice small bath downstairs plus the living room is surrounded with widows for enjoying the ocean views. Upstairs will greet you again with more great views in the cozy bed and bunk rooms along with a small half-bath. Access to the upstairs sleeping area requires climbing steep and narrow stairs, which can be challenging as shown in the photo. Please keep this in mind if you have mobility, balance or stair climbing issues or concerns. If so, the downstairs living room has a sleeper sofa for 1 or 2 persons.

About a 10 minute drive south from Interstate 195. Easy drive east to Cape Cod, or west to Newport . New England authentic Portuguese food only minutes away.

Nearest Airport : New Bedford , MA regional at 9 Miles

Nearest Ferry : New Bedford-Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket at 7 Miles

Nearest Train : Lakeville to Boston commuter aprox 15 Miles

Nearest Motorway : I-195 at exit 18 Rt 240 at 6 Miles

Nearest Beach : West Island town beach at 2.5 Miles

Nearest Barpub : Starting at at 3.5 Miles

Nearest Ski : Blue Hills Ski area, near Boston at 50 Miles

Nearest Golf : Whaling City Public, New Bedford at 9 Miles

Nearest Restaurant : Starting at at 3 Miles

Car: recommended

Fairhaven, an hours drive south of Boston, off Interstate I-195.... a seaside town with lots of history. Nearby New Bedford features our Whaling National Park including it's famous Whaling museum, Seaman's Bethel and commercial fishing fleets. Our historic Fairhaven location is on "Wilbur Point" ....a small colony of private homes on a public at the southern tip of Sconticut Neck. This narrow peninsula extends nearly 5 miles into Buzzards Bay and almost instantly delivers cool ocean breezes while heading to the Point. Great views of the Elizabeth Islands , Cape Cod and parts of Martha's Vineyard . Nearby visit the mansions in Newport RI or heading towards the cape you'll cross the canal bridges to old Cape Cod , usually about an hour's drive in either direction. Daily ferry boat transportation from neighboring New Bedford operates all summer and Fall to Cuttyhunk Island, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island.


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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018


Wilburs Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bedroom 1 - 1 Queen, sleeps 2 in the main bedroom and 1 comfortably in the adjacent bunk room. Requires climbing steep stairs. Pets generally not allowed except in very rare circumstances.....please ask to discuss yours....... Housekeeping fee is 60 dollars and please supply your own bedding linens and towels. Please ask to discuss if this presents a problem.


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Quiet oceanfront home, directly on the shore
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Sterling, MA, USA

What a find!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I had a great stay at Sky House. Very comfy, cosy, wonderful views. We had a bedroom each, and there is a handy half-bath upstairs, not listed. We enjoyed the warm fall weather on the deck overlooking the ocean, then spent most of our time cycling, and walking the wonderful unspoilt beaches of the area. We loved West Island, Demarest Lloyd, Horseneck Beach, Gooseberry Island, Allens Pond Mass Audubon - never even made it to the Phoenix bike trail or the many beautiful historic buildings right in Fairhaven, or the whaling museum! We took our own food and ate most meals in (the kitchen is well-equipped) but there are plenty of restaurants and markets in Fairhaven. We took the ferry over to Cuttyhunk Island - be warned after Labor Day everything is closed up tight (take your own food!). We found the whole area to be uncrowded and untouristy, and will definitely be back. Only 87 miles, an easy drive from my Central Mass home.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eden Prairie, MN

Fabulous time in Fairhaven!

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely wonderful for our weeklong stay in Fairhaven. It has beautiful sunrise/sunset views of the ocean and is everything that is described above. Peter was gracious and very helpful with any questions that we had. We would highly recommend this to anyone needing to get away. We hope to come and visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absulotely lovely!!

  • 5 of 5

The place is exactly as described and pictured. :) The owner was super helpful and very easy to work with.

The house itself has beautiful views and the washer/dryer made packing a breeze.

We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Natick, MA

Lovely spot, lovely people

  • 5 of 5

My oldest friend and I have been taking a long weekend away every January for years. When our B&B closed we had to find a new spot and decided to try a rental. We've already signed up to return next year.

This is a bright, lovely, simple house in a beautiful spot. The kitchen is well-supplied, the beds are comfortable, the living room has everything you need. It is neat, clean, and cozy, and built with an eye to beauty and simplicity. Views in every direction, wonderful light.

The host is friendly and welcoming but in no way intrusive. We are so happy to have found this little gem.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2012
  • Stayed: January 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage and the Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the "Sky House" cottage for four wonderful days! The cottage is charming, neat as a pin, perfect views and so so cozy. Great sunrises right outside your window and fabulous views.

We visited West Island which is accessible within 1/2 a mile from the cottage, saw beautiful historic downtown Fairhaven, a day trip to the Cape with a walk along the Cape Cod Canal, simply relaxing and enjoying the views.

The owner, Peter, was very helpful with recommendations and directions, etc. We would definitely recommend this property. As the owner states in the ad, there are steep stairs up to the 2nd floor, so if this is a concern for you, do heed the advice.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a wonderful stay in this cottage. It is very neat and clean, charming but not fussy, comfortable and cozy. The kitchen is well-equipped, so we ate most of our meals there, though we went in to town (to the restaurant "99") for one dinner. The rest of the time was spent sitting on the deck or walking in the picturesque, quiet neighborhood. There is also a nice television with cable. The cottage is just as shown in the photos, with lots of windows and unbelievable views. The owner, who lives nearby, was friendly and easy to work with. I would look forward to staying here again.

One note: There are steep stairs up to the sleeping areas, so I wouldn't recommend it for young children or anyone who has trouble with climbing or balance.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
New Bedford , MA regional
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Starting at
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
New Bedford-Martha's Vineyard,Nantucket+CuttyHunk
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Starting at
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Boston to Lakeville commuter aprox 15 miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-195 at exit 18 Rt 240
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Starting at
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Blue Hills Ski area, near Boston
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
West Island town beach
Car: recommended

Fairhaven , MA.... a seaside town next to the scenic Whaling capitol of New Bedford Massachusetts featuring our Whaling National Park plus the famous New Bedford Whaling museum and New Beford Harbor, home to the nations #1 scallop and fishing fleet . We're located 60 miles, or give or take about an hours drive southeast of Boston minutes off interstate I-195. Our actual location is on Wilbur Point at the tip of the Sconticut Neck peninsula , extending about 4-1/2 miles directly into the waters of Buzzards Bay. Nearby less than an hours' drive you'll find the Newport Mansions, or in the opposite direction drive about 30 min to the Cape Cod canal bridges ....gateway to Cape Cod. Daily ferry boats from neighboring New Bedford to Cuttyhunk Island, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island. Swimming and fishing at your doorstep.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Key deposit $250
Housekeeping:see notes $75

Housekeeping fee is 75 dollars cash and please supply your own linens and towels. Please ask to discuss if this presents a problem.
Minimum 250 dollars cash damage and key deposit payable on arrival and is refundable upon satisfactory inspection/walk-thru and return of keys on day of departure. Please ask to discuss if this presents a problem.

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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