About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (9 people maximum)
Gorgeous 3+ bedroom home on Bassett's Island. Property is 3 1/2 acres and includes 1/4 mile of your own private sandy beach loaded with shells for beachcombing, and lined with wild beach roses and beach grass. Accessible only by boat (provided), the house is directly on the water, with beach on all three sides - the entire peninsula is yours to enjoy. It is the perfect getaway for adults and kids alike!
You'll have a large landscaped yard with red cedars, oaks, lily, hosta and herb gardens. Pick fresh chives for your omelet in the morning, or mint for your mojito in the evening. There are views of the bay and ocean in all directions, providing the opportunity to enjoy both magnificent sunrises and sunsets across the water.
The bright and sunny house is beautifully designed and built by a local craftsman builder, with water views from every room. Attractively decorated and tastefully furnished, it is a great place to relax and unplug. Inside, the clerestory living room is especially spacious and inviting. Outside, the large wraparound porch and comfortable chairs beckon you to sit and forget the clock.
While on an island, our house does have town water so you'll never have to worry about the uncertainties of a well. You'll have all the amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, high end Weber gas grill, fire pit, wood burning stove, satellite flat screen television with Direct TV, DVD player and loads of board games. Three sea kayaks, one Sunfish sailboat, rubber raft with anchor and other water toys are included. Play bocce ball, stick ball, croquet and badminton in the spacious yard. Take a nap in the hammock. Sit and watch the water from a chair on the bluff. Enjoy a walk in the woods. Find that perfect shell on the beach. Unwind with an outdoor shower after your afternoon swim.
Linens and towels are provided. The house is well stocked with all the basic necessities, including toiletries in the bathrooms, and loads of dried spices, cooking oils etc. in the kitchen. The house will be cleaned, the yard, flower and herb gardens maintained and the beds made prior to your arrival.
The closest mainland towns include Sandwich and Falmouth with good restaurants, museums and activities the whole family will enjoy. The Shining Sea Bike Path and the Woods Hole Aquarium are both nearby. The Bourne Bridge is a ten minute drive, and the city of Boston and Logan Airport just an hour drive from this quiet part of the Cape.
The island is easily accessible by a 15 minute boat ride. Renters must be familiar with the use of small outboard engines. Two open flat bottomed Carolina Skiffs (12 foot and 14 foot) with 15 horsepower engines, off island dock with parking, and two island out-hauls included with rental. Well behaved pets considered for multi-week rentals.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 09, 2018
Our family grew up in the midwest but vacationed every summer on the Cape with extended family. We purchased our property on Bassett's Island in 1989, and designed and rebuilt our summer getaway in 1998 using a well known local craftsman builder. We cherish our time out on the island away from the hustle and bustle of our jobs and city living. It is a wonderful and unique place to recharge. We are pleased to share our island home with you and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Owner purchased this House in 1989
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Worth the Wait!
Our family and out of town friend spent all summer looking forward to this vacation and it was so worth the wait. The island is special and the house is situated in a location that provides early morning sunrises and gorgeous evening sunsets over the water. When we weren't kayaking or boating to the sandy public beach, we spent hours playing bocce, enjoying the outdoor seating, especially the hammock for me, and cooking in the fully equipped kitchen. I have to echo the previous reviews, Rod and Murphy are fantastic hosts, going so above and beyond in welcoming guests to the island. Pack light, we didn't follow that advice and it was a mistake. Truly, the house has everything you could need in terms of linens, towels, staples, bug spray, games and beach and lawn toys. Check it out first before you load up on food supplies beyond a day or two, the information binder has all the information you need for nearby shopping. The boats are pretty easy to handle and the ride is lovely. Beds are really comfortable and ceiling fans everywhere, so delightful sleeping. Lots of privacy and quiet areas to sneak away with a book. This is a unique and extraordinary vacation spot!
We have done many rentals throughout the world but this was by far the best one ever! Rod and Murphy are so kind and gave us so much attention that they made us feel as if we were their only customers of the entire season. The house is spectacular and extremely well appointed and supplied with everything you would need for a vacation so we found we didn’t have to bring in anything extra to occupy our time there. The photo of the clerestory does not do this room justice - it is a wonderful place to sit and chill between trips to the beach. The house also comes supplied with lots of beach and garden toys and games, three good kayaks and a sunfish. The kitchen has everything you would need and the fridge and cupboards were already full of most of the basics so all that was needed was to bring the fresh foods such as meats, fruit and vegetables. The grill in the yard is very high end and we used it every day and ate out in the beautiful garden with a view of the water.
Two small boats are laid on for getting to the island and for using all week. They are very simple to use and should hold no fears and it was fun to potter back and forth to the mainland (15 minutes) for shopping and dining on the rare occasions that we left the island. Note that there is quite a steep walk up stone steps from the beach to the house level so might not be ideal for those with walking difficulties.
All in all this is a dream vacation location and I would recommend to all. We will definitely be returning!
Beyond our expectations!
Our family of 8 were pleased beyond our expectations with our stay at this beautiful island get-a-way. From our initial interaction with the owners, to our greeting at the dock and welcome tour, to the amazing accommodations and organization of the house...We literally felt like we were in our own home! Our teenage boys enjoyed the freedom to come and go in the boats, kayaks and sunfish. They also loved the fishing (We ate bluefish almost every day!) My husband and I loved the location and the "vacation feel" as well as our trips across the bay to the market and back. (But a word of advice - plan ahead - give yourselves about 2 hours round trip for a shopping spree!) Our 2 year old - well, she was just thrilled with everything! It was an adventure but a relaxing one! Another tip: PACK LIGHT! There is an awesome washer and dryer so you can re-wear everything - No fancy clothes required! Murphy and Rod know how to do this rental thing right! Definitely recommend!
My family spent the most relaxing week at this house in June. Beautiful property with great views of the water. It was so hard to leave at the end of the week! Murphy and Rod really go above and beyond in making sure you have a great visit.
My family and I stayed at the Bassett's Island house in early September, and it was certainly an unforgettable vacation! Our group consisted of 6 adults, 2 children (aged 1 and 2), and one dog. We all had an amazing time and did not want to leave! If you are looking for privacy, relaxation, and spectacular views and accommodations, then this is the place for you! We spent the week swimming, kayaking, taking walks, collecting shells, reading, and relaxing. We enjoyed the many amenities provided, particularly the well stocked kitchen, as well as the many yard games and board games! We loved the wrap around deck, and ate most of our meals outside. The boats were easy to operate, but we really didn't have much of a desire to leave the island when we were there. Truly a unique and memorable experience!
This place is a must! Our 3 children loved the beach with all the sea shells and the daily bird sittings. My husband and I loved the "away from it all" feel. We walked the beach every morning and had some much needed family time. The two rainy days were our favorite. We hope to return.
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