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Attractive, Traditional Family House with Private Beach and Ocean Views

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Bow Mansion, Family Home in Mattapoisett, Mass.


Last updated: 04/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7-8 nights
  • Sleeps:27
  • Bedrooms:11
  • Bathrooms:5.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

11 Bedrooms,6 Baths,2 Half Baths with option of 3rd fl.of main house with3 B.R

We offer the three rental options. Rental Prices available upon request. 1st option:. to take the whole house with 11 bedrooms for 21 or 27 people. 2nd option: rent only the main house - the Big House with 6 bedrooms for 11 or 17 people (1 king and 1 double bed + 3 twin bedrooms + 1 single). Optional 3rd floor with 3 bedrooms for 6 more people (1 double + 2 twin bedrooms and 1 bathroom) available upon request. 3rd option: Choose the wing called The Little House , which has 5 bedrooms for 9 people (1 king, 3 twin + 1 single bedroom). Both sections have complete kitchens and laundry facilities. It is ideal for multiple family occupancy. A private beach is for the use of everyone.

The Big House is suitable for the summer months from the end of May until after Labor Day in September, and The Little House can be rented from May through September.

This property has been in the family for 5 generations, who continue to enjoy a simple, down to earth style of living in a quiet community. Our house is in a tranquil, residential area of Mattapoisett, good for family gatherings or for relaxing summer pleasures. We do not allow any type of large party in the house or outside. Tents and other large structures are strictly forbidden. Disregard of these rules wil result in a heavy penalty. There are plenty of attractive places for such festivities in Mattapoisett, Fairhaven and New Bedford.

Mattapoisett is situated between the towns of New Bedford, Fairhaven and Marion, Wareham.

Day excursions in the Buzzard's Bay area are easy. Accesses to ferry services to Cuttyhunk, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are nearby. Other amenities include golf, tennis, sailing, wind surfing or just relaxing on our property with its private beach, the garden or on the porch of The Big House and the deck of The Little House..

There are public golf courses near Mattapoisett and there are public tennis courts in the town or at a public tennis club in Marion, which is a five minute drive on route 6.

Marion and New Bedford have charters for fishing and sightseeing.

If you own a boat, you can make arrangements with the Mattapoisett Boatyard for a guest mooring. No boats are allowed to be launched from our beach except for kayaks, canoes or a rowboat. No boats can be parked on our road.

Windsurfing can be done off the beach at Ned's Point Lighthouse nearby...

Further information upon inquiry.

Keywords: house


Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 27
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    28-35 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    parents must be aware that damages caused by children will be charged....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    if you smoke outside all cigarette butts must be disposed of appropriately, not tossed out on to the lawn.....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Wheel chairs can be brought in through the kitchen door in the Big House. There are steps up to the front porch. The Little House doors have one step up on the front and kitchen doors. All bedrooms are on the second floor, therefore, house is only accessible to guests coming for brief stays such as a meal. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27, Beds for 27

  • Bedroom 2 Big House: 1 double

    Master B.R. with water view, Big House ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 Big House: 2 twin/ single

    Water view...moreless

  • Bedroom 4 Big House: 1 king

    Water View...moreless

  • Bedroom 5 Big House: 2 twin/ single

    Garden view...moreless

  • Bedroom 6 Big House: 2 twin/ single

    Garden View...moreless

  • Bedroom 7 Little House: 1 king

    Master Bedroom with balcony, water view...moreless

  • Bedroom 8 Little House: 2 twin/ single

    Water view...moreless

  • Bedroom 9 Little House: 1 twin/ single

    Water view...moreless

  • Bedroom 10 Little House: 2 twin/ single

    Garden View...moreless

  • Bedroom 11 Little House: 2 twin/ single

    Water view...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 Big House off of Master Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

    Small B.R. off Master in Big House with garden & water view...moreless

  • Both houses together have a total of King size beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin Beds (14) Single (2). Big House Double (1), King (1), Twins (8) Option of additional double with 1 single bed and 2 twin bedrooms. Little House King (1), Twins (6), Single (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    Shared with Master B.R.2 and adjacent twin B.R 1, Big House...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 Big House: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shared with Bedrooms 3 & 6...moreless

  • Bathroom 3 Big House: combination tub/shower

    Shared with Bedrooms 4 & 5...moreless

  • Bathroom 4 Big House: toilet

    Half bath on main floor of Big House with sink & toilet...moreless

  • Bathroom 5 Little House: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master Bedroom Little House bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 6 Little House: toilet, tub

    Shared with Little House Bedrooms 6 & 7...moreless

  • Bathroom 7 Little House: toilet, shower

    Shared with Little House bedrooms 10 & 11...moreless

  • Bathroom 8 Little House: toilet

    Half bathroom, main floor of Little House with sink & toilet...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Local activities guide, Local maps, beach towels, Security system, Garden shared by both houses, unscreened porch at Big House and deck at Little House, Walk down to end of the garden to the private beach shared by the whole house.. More details and photographs are available upon inquiry if you are seriously considering a rental. The house is comfortable, functional, not fancy. No tents or other structures may be erected in the garden without consultation with the manager....moreless


  • Books:

    Most adult and children's books are of a previous era....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • Games:

    Some indoor games and puzzles....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    The Big House and the Little House sections have cable...moreless

  • Television:

    The Big House and Little House sections both have TV...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    A small private beach is attached to the property but there are other larger beaches to visit in the area such as Horse Neck Beach in South Dartmouth. ...moreless

  • Beach View:

    The beach is at the bottom of a stretch of lawn in front of the house. It looks south-west over Mattapoisett Harbor and Buzzard's Bay....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    A small, private swimming beach attached to the property on Mattapoisett Harbor offers good salt water swimming and opportunities to launch a laser, kayak or row boat, but no motorized craft. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Mattapoisett Harbor and Buzzards Bay are visible from the house and on clear days, it is possible to see Woods Hole and the islands. This is an excellent area for sailing,motor cruising and fishing....moreless

  • Village:

    Mattapoisett is a small village with houses reminiscent of the ship building and whaling days. Our house is in a quiet family neigborhood just about a 5-10 minute walk from the center....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Big House section large dining room will seat 14 or more. Little House section dining room will seat 12...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 26 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning not available but fans are provided in all of the bedrooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Big House and Little House have own dryers...moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Two sets of sheets are supplied for each king or double beds and four sets of sheets are provided in all rooms with twin beds....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Big House section has 3 living rooms Little House section has 2 living rooms...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking:

    Street parking, but limited to 10 cars parked on left hand side of the street, next to our house, other cars must be parked elsewhere. No large pick-up trucks allowed or trailers with boats....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone:

    Big House and Little House have separate landline telephone numbers. International charges are the responsibility of the renter...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Two sets of bath towels are supplied for all bedrooms....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Big House and Little House sections have own washing machines....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Good supply in both the Big and Little sections...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Each section of the house have adequate supplies of dishes and utensils applicable for the number of people in each house....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Both sections have dishwashers...moreless

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen:

    Big House has one complete kitchen. Little House has one complete main kitchen & a complete small galley kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Both sections of the house have Microwaves...moreless

  • Oven:

    Big House has a gas oven. Little House has two electric ovens, one in each of the kitchens....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerators with freezer compartment in both sections...moreless

  • Stove:

    Big House has gas stove . Little House has electric stoves in both kitchens. ...moreless

  • Toaster:



  • Balcony:

    Little House section has balcony outside Master Bedroom with a view to the harbor and bay.....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    No bicycles provided, but strongly advise bringing yours, as the area is good for bicycling....moreless

  • Boat:

    No boats are allowed on our property except laser, kayak,canoe or rowboat. A guest mooring maybe possible at the Mattapoisett Boatyard or from Harbor Master. Pick-ups at boatyard or town landings....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Big House section has a porch with a view to the harbor and bay. ...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    Several public golf courses are in the area. It is best to check online or the local telephone book for the one most suitable for you....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Only kayaks,canoes and rowboats are allowed to be launched from our beach. Motorized boats prohibited as it is a swimming beach shared with a private beach club.....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A large lawn in front leads down to the private beach. There is also garden space behind the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grills - one for each section of the house...moreless

  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis:

    Tennis available on town courts or in a public facility on route 6 in Marion...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard


from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 27 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$7,000 $24,000
Discount Rate
Jul 31 - Aug 7, 2017
8 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$7,000 $24,000

Changeover Day: Friday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $300
  • cleaning of whole house $650
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,200
  • cleaning of Big House $400
  • cleaning of Little House $300


Please note the option to rent the Big House section for $4,300 or Little House for $3,200 per week with a discount of $200 per week if rented for 2 weeks.. I require 3 payments to be made in advance + a security fee and a cleaning fee, both of which shall be paid two weeks before the start of the rental. We will send lease form after reviewing our standard questionnaire we ask all of our potential guests to fill out. (Please note that Homeaway and VRBO do not provide other options for payments therefore it is noted here.)

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
TF Green, Providence R.I. or Logan, Boston,MA
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Route 6
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
New Bedford or Woods Hole for the islands
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
New Bedford/Mattapoisett/Marion
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Providence, Rhode Island
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 195
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Various: New Bedford & Wareham
Mattapoisett Center, Mattapoisett, MA, USA
Nearest Ski
water skiing, with own boat or hired boat
Mattapoisett Center, Mattapoisett, MA, USA
Nearest Beach
Own swimming beach

Car: Necessary

Buzzards Bay is excellent for sailing and motor cruising, There is nearly always a good south west wind by mid-day, if not before. The harbor is good for small boat sailing. Fishing charters can be found in New Bedford and Marion. On a good day one can make a round trip across Buzzards Bay to Woodshole and back in a motor boat.

For sightseeing, it is worth visiting the Whaling Museum and historic district, the zoo and Botanical Gardens in New Bedford, Edaville Railroad Park, Carver MA. is fun for young children. Bird watching, walking, bicycle routes and scenic drives abound.

Trips to Rhode Island are short, and worth it, to visit the Blithewold house and botanical garden in Bristol, or to go to Newport, Rhode Island, as well as to vineyards in the area.

In the other direction, it is easy to drive to Cape Cod for the day. There are ferries to Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Cuttyhunk in New Bedford. Other ferries go to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket from Woodshole or Hyannis, Massachusetts, should you want to explore those areas.

Sports: For golfers there are public courses in Mattapoisett and the surrounding towns - best found in the local telephone directory or online to suit what you are looking for. Public tennis courts are on route 6 in Marion.

Sailing or power boating is a must. Rentals can be found in New Bedford and Marion and some in Mattapoisett. If you bring your own craft bigger than a rowboat, kayak or laser, you will have to make arrangements to dock it at the Mattapoisett Boatyard or make arrangements with the Mattapoisett Harbor Master.

ATM/banks, Post Office, Laundromat, are in town and some local places for groceries. The super markets we use are not far away in Fairhaven, and New Bedford.

If you need to get to a hospital you would go either to New Bedford or Wareham, which are both about a twenty minute drive from Mattapoisett.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1953

About: Our family has enjoyed coming to Mattapoisett for 5 generations. With family and friends, sailing, tennis, swimming and excursions to the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket have been some of our favorite activities. Most of us came from Boston, New York and New Jersey to spend the entire summer here. We sailed Beetle Cats and Herreshoff 12's for fun and twice a week in races, often competing with other clubs around Buzzard's Bay. The family still has local roots in Massachusetts, but we connect with others who live in California, Montana, Georgia, and as far away as Argentina.

Why Mattapoisett Center, Mattapoisett, MA, USA:
There is something that continues to draw all of us to Mattapoisett, particularly Bow Mansion, our house. The intimate community of the town and the tranquil surroundings immediately attracts friends, who return many times over for over 60 years, although family has summered in Mattapoisett for much, much longer. The house is simply furnished, comfortable and functional, with no pretensions of being anything but a family summer house with some amusing old-fashioned touches. We gather together to enjoy each others' company and are not concerned about fancy, modern furniture and equipment, etc. only that it is functional.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The neighborhood is a quiet and unpretentious where neighbors are friends going back a few generations. Our house is not on a busy street, so it is reasonably safe for children. Bicycling is popular. The garden is great for games and on rainy days there is plenty of room indoors for activities.. The porch of the Big House is always a favorite place to eat and chat, while enjoying the views of the harbor and all of its activities. The Little House balcony off the Master Bedroom is equally pleasant for viewing the harbor and bay. Cool breezes in the evenings waft through the trees. Conclusively, it is a great place for all ages to relax, play, go off on day excursions or just find a quiet corner to read and write. Large festivities or loud noise such as boom boxes which interfere with our neighbors pleasures, most especially in the evenings is not allowed. It is preferable to entertain a large group with extra guests elsewhere in the immediate area. No events may take place without previous presentation to the owners with specific detailed plans and would have to be subject to the approval of all family members. That includes party tents and any other such structures. These may not be erected in the garden at any time without prior consultation and approval. Penalties will be imposed for disregard of the above.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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