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Others say they are close, check your maps! Only 85 Steps To a quiet beach!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

This newly renovated beach cottage located in the quaint seaside village of Onset, offers a quiet place to kick off your shoes and put on your flip flops! Only 85 steps from your door to a lovely quiet beach where you can explore tidal pools, fish or just 'float' (floats included!). Watch ships and barges cruise down the Cape Cod Canal from the beach or hop on your bikes and explore the village.

The cottage offers a new kitchen with full sized gas stove, dishwasher and full sized refrigerator.

The captains quarters has a full size bed. The first mates quarters has two twin bunk beds. There is a futon in the family room to provide extra sleeping space for company. There is one bath with a stand up shower. The family/dining areas are adjacent to the kitchen.

The open floor plan and cathedral ceilings offers a great sense of space. Cottage screen doors (yes, you will here that 'slam' that brings you back to your childhood!) at either end of the cottage bring in wonderful light and a relaxing ocean breeze.

The cottage will offer wifi and basic cable service for the family room TV (although the outdoors offers much better entertainment!).

You will arrive to find fresh linens, bath & beach towels and general kitchen, dining and cooking supplies.

As a guest, you will have access to Nanumet Heights private beach located just 85 downhill steps from the cottage.

It is a short walk into the village, where you can find restaurants, a beautiful rolling sandy public beach, events such as live music, kids movie night, ice cream and more!

Located less than 2 miles from the cottage is Buzzards Bay, where you can ride your bike or fish at the Cape Cod Canal park.

Just a short ride over the Bourne bridge will bring you into exciting Cape Cod where you can explore historical parks and museums ,catch a ferry to the islands or catch a train into Boston! For destinations, schedules and fares visit:

For the kids, you can visit the local water park, Water Wizz. A few Hollywood films were shot here. There is mini golf, bumper boats and go carts close by as well. Just a short ride up the highway into Carver, which is the cranberry capital of the world, you will find Edaville Railroad. There are amusement park ride, games, food and train rides, where Thomas the Tank Engine is featured.

Onset brings a true 'Cape Cod' feeling to your vacation…without having to get over 'the bridge' to start your fun!

This neighborhood is a mixture of seasonal rental and permanent residents. Many of the residents in this neighborhood are 2nd and 3rd generation and this is a lifestyle they choose year round! It is a friendly neighborhood, so be sure to say hello!

Believe it or not, the 'Ice Cream Man' (she is actually a women) tours the entire neighborhood, inlcuding the beach, usually two times a day. Be sure to have a couple dollars with you when your at the beach so you can grab a treat! (Warning: the distant music from the ice cream truck has been know to cause instant hysteria in small children!)

There is only one neighbor abutting this cottage, it is not the owner's primary residence and it does not rent out seasonally. Across the street is protected wetlands and a bird sanctuary. (in July, you can pick wild blackberries roadside) In short, you will have a good amount of privacy when you want it.

More Details

Paul & Melissa
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2016

About Paul & Melissa

Paul bought this cottage in 2007 and enjoyed the 'bachelor beach life' up until early 2012 when he met Melissa. They have been inseparable ever since! Seflishly, we kept this location, it's neighbors and all it has to offer, to ourselves up until this year……..

Paul & Melissa purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Paul & Melissa chose South of Boston

This newly renovated property offers a quiet space and yard to relax, all within a short walk to the beach. To enhance your Cape Cod experience, we have added a two person outdoor shower to the property this season.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage abuts one 'close' neighbor. The owner not live there year round and it does not rent commercially. The corner lot offer three sides of privacy, including a deck patio area for your BBQ's and evenings relaxing outdoors and enjoying the summer breezes.


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(5 traveler reviews)

Others say they are close, check your maps! Only 85 Steps To a quiet beach!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Englewood, FL

September in Onset

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful..the cottage was as cute as can be and in a great location...The only thing I would suggest is some better bedding...other than that it was perfect!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at the Onset Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay with our young grandkids and daughter. We enjoyed walking to the beach 2 or 3 times a day to see what low tide creatures were around to explore. Nice location enabling us to explore the Cape. Loved having a washer/dryer and beach toys for the kids. It was perfect and the neighbors were nice to chat with.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased when families are able to come together and enjoy the beach. Thank you for the nice review!
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very cute, located in a great neighborhood near the local college! It was perfect for our family !

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect homebase to visit Cape Cod region

  • 4 of 5

We quite enjoyed our stay in Onset! The property was very clean and as described. We would recommend this property and use it again should we visit the region. The town of Onset is quite charming and in addition to the private beach close to the property it has a bigger beach in town that was not very crowded where you can rent kayaks and paddle boards to explore the bay. We dined at Stash's were the shrimp and scallop kabobs where divine. The Stonebridge grill also had delicious fried calamari and crab cakes, the steak was ok. Quahog Republic is a great place to enjoy a drink and chat with the locals while taking a break from the sun. Of course a visit at Nana's for ice cream is a must.

We also enjoyed visiting Plymouth, Falmouth, Truro for surfing lessons and Provincetown. If you do intend on visiting the Cape allow additional time for travel as there is a lot of traffic: go very early in the morning or late in the day and avoid the weekend rush.

All in all we had a great time and was quite pleased with our rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This darling little Onset cottage was the perfect home base for my 3 kids (aged 16 to 22), one adult friend (aged 27) and I to call home during our vacation. The five of us were comfortable and loved so many things about the cottage. Everyone agreed the outdoor shower was the best thing. The bikes were great. The beds were comfortable. The location was fantastic! We spent many days just being together, playing games at the table and enjoying the peaceful setting. We also spent many days dashing down to tourist locations: New York, Newport, Boston and the Cape, of course. We were fortunate to meet Paul, the owner, who was a very kind and caring person. The ladies that did the weekly housekeeping were amazing and actual lifesavers when I unexpectedly got stuck in traffic on our check out day! They showed genuine concern for my teenagers and were understanding and flexible. I would highly recommend this cottage for any family that wants a home away from home as they enjoy Onset and the surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Providence or Boston\
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Center of town
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Woodshole/Falmouth Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bay Point Country Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Routes 495, 25, 6, 6A
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
dozens to choose from
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
ah….no skiing unless you're water skiing!
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Nanumett Beach- Private and 85 steps away
Car: necessary

there is a washer & dryer in the unit. Public Golf courses abound! Water park, mini golf and go cart park less than 2 miles away!


Rates & Availability

Wareham Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (non-ref) $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59

Lost keys will result in a $15.00 charge. Emergency lockout will result in a $100 charge.

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.
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Wareham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Stacked washer/dryer
    Outdoor Shower - shower , This is not a bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Crew's Quarters - 1 double , one bunk bed, sleeps two (on twin mattresses)
    Not a bedroom--futon in living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , good for last minute company/guests….
    Captain's Quarters - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Being centrally located to the Cape & Boston, there will be plenty to do…just be sure to bring a car!

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