This cozy yet spectacular beach Cottage abuts and overlooks saltmarsh and “the Let” – Bay of Westport River. The secluded house is built on barrier beach and is completely surrounded by wooded preservation lands inside Horseneck Beach State Reservation, offering the freedom of roaming yet with the maximum privacy. Wildlife abundant. “Bay - The Let” is in backyard and Horseneck Beach is right across street. Walking distance to Goosebury Island and Massachusetts Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary “Allens Pond”.
The house is fully furnished with furniture and appliances. It has screened porch for family gatherings.
This is an excellent getaway for families of all ages pursuing summer’s fun on beach and enjoying coastal serenity and natural beauty - Biking, surfing, swimming, fishing/shell fishing, boating, Kayaking/canoeing, and birding, or simply relaxing on beach.
“The Let” offers activities such as kayaking, canoeing, shell fishing/fishing, or birding. Bring your own kayak or canoe and launch them at the Emma Tripp Landing on East Beach Road nearby. Or simply walk in backyard on saltmarsh or the shorelines for fishing of crabs, mussels, oysters, scallops and clams (locally called Quahog) (subject to state and local rules/licenses). “The Let” has been used as a Seaplane Base for private airplanes.
Ocean-going boats can be launched at two public boat launching sites/ramps nearby, at John Reed Road/Westport Bridge and at Goosebury Island.
The 600 acre Horseneck beach reservation with 2 mile beachfront offers one of the best surfing sites in the State of Massachusetts. Open to public (fees).
The 611 acre wildlife sanctuary “Allens Pond” offers one of the most significant osprey breeding sites in North America with 100 nesting platforms and seven scenic mile nature trails wind through beaches, ponds, marsh, coastal woodland and meadows. Free to public.
Goosebury island offers spectacular views of Buzzards Bay, Martha’s Vineyard, Atlantic ocean and Rhode Island Sound. Free to public.
The house has been a private summer home for 30 years and 2016 was the first year it was listed as a vacation rental and is located at 97 (Old) John Reed Rd, Westport, MA.
In late 2016 and 2017 this home sees major upgrades. A summer beach cottage has now been upgraded to year-round and all appliances have been upgraded and Mitsubishi Hyper Heat mini-split Heat Pump and Air Condition has been installed on the first floor.
The house is equiped with a private well with filtration system. Because natural fresh well water on sandy beach is precious we ask our guests to preserve this natural resource. Depending on seasons, well waters may contain tannins that are safe for protable uses.