Attractive, Traditional Family House with Private Beach and Ocean Views(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7-8 nights
- Property type:House
- 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
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.
Member since: 2008
- Max. occupancy 27
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
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
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- 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
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
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
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 26 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Free Local Calls
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
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
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Garbage Disposal
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:
- Deck Furniture
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 27 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 31 - Aug 7, 2017
8 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
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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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.
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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Little House Master Bedroom and Balcony
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Big House Dining Room
Master Bedroom in Big House
Big Living Room in Little House
Little House Main Kitchen
A Twin Bedroom in Little House
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017
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