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Beautiful, Farm-Near-the-Sea Summer House, Family Friendly

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom Sleeps 6-8 Home On Old Farm, 10 Minutes To Horseneck Beac

Location: Westport Point, South coast of Massachusetts, USA (20 minutes to Fall River, MA & 30 minutes to Providence, RI, one hour from Boston)
Accommodations: 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6-8)
If you want more room than a simple cottage provides - this is the place! This peaceful, 2000 square foot, three bedroom summer house with a spacious window seat and outdoor front porch over looking expansive hay fields sleeps up to seven people on 2 queen beds, 1 double bed, and 1 twin bed. It is located just a 5 min drive from Horseneck State Beach (public beach access, which stretches 5 miles along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean).

The house features a large 800 square foot living area with multiple seating areas for reading, playing games and visiting. In addition to the one full bathroom, there is an outdoor shower for use after a wonderful day at the beach. There is also a sunny, stone-walled garden for outdoor meals, reading, and relaxing. This great family house is the perfect respite from your busy world. It is available for rent for one(1) week, or for as many weeks as you are interested in throughout the summer season. Pets are not allowed and smoking is not permitted.

Our family most enjoyed starting the day with blueberry pancakes (from the local farm stand) on the front porch. Then we pack up for the beach - the energetic among us decide to jog there. We enjoy Horseneck Beach, rated best beach in New England, kids playing the surf, adults beach combing down to the harbor mouth. Snack bar for hot dogs or ice cream. Come home to wash off sand and salt in the outdoor shower before heading up the country road to Woods Creamery, the best ice cream around (Moose Tracks, our favorite!). Come back to the house, dinner on the porch, fresh fish caught that day, and watch the sunset over the field with the swallows swooping overhead. If it is Saturday night, the family heads down toward the Point for the community square dance, a tradition since the 1930's.

Westport Point is known for its local charm. No franchises are allowed in the region, but the area has many quaint shops and restaurants, and independent businesses support a local agricultural and beach community. Stop by the Westport River Winery for a tour, pick up fresh lobsters at the local fish store for dinner, go shelling on the beach, enjoy antiquing, or just relax on the porch of the house and enjoy the great summers for which Westport is known.

Fall River, Massachusetts is 20 minutes away, and is the home of hundreds of outlet stores, Battleship Cove and a working antique carousel. Newport, Rhode Island is 35 minutes by car. For a wonderful excursion, treat yourself to a day in Boston which is 60 miles north, or to Providence, Rhode Island which is 30 miles Northwest of Westport.

New Bedford is 25 minutes east. New Bedford hosts a waterfront area, a whaling museum and regular daytrip boats to take pedestrians or cyclists to Martha's Vineyard.

Westport is 60 miles from Boston, Massachusetts’s Logan Airport and 35 miles from T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island. There is easy access to Westport from Connecticut, New York and other east coast areas.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    2nd floor, faces south over the garden...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    2nd floor, faces north...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    1st floor, off the bathroom...moreless

  • additionally, the couch in the living room converts to bed and the window seat can also be a comfortable place to sleep, so it is possible to sleep up to 8 people if they don't mind sleeping in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    1st floor...moreless

  • outdoor shower: outdoor shower

    fenced off privately, next to 1st floor bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please note: There is no wifi at the house. There is also no air-conditioning. The house is equipped with multiple fans....moreless



  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    adjoins living room, table seats 8 comfortably inside, but evening meals are best enjoyed on the front porch where there is also a table...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Linens Provided:

    bedsheets, pillowcase, pillows provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    living room seats 8 people easily...moreless

  • Parking:

    easy, off-street parking, right next to the house...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath towels provided; bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    in property, not shared, bring detergent...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    provided for at least 8 people...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    includes dishwasher, refrigerator, oven and sink; windows look out to gardens...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    front porch overlooks beautiful hay fields with forest beyond, faces west, beautiful place to eat dinner or enjoy the day...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rentals available nearby in the harbor...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    grass lawn all around the house, as well as two garden areas surrounded by old stone walls...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal grill available...moreless



Write a review 5
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 20 - Jun 16, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 17 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 5 - Oct 29, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500


Typical rental rate is $1,700 for a 7 night stay, (1 week minimum rental during the summer). Please inquire for shorter stays in the Spring and Fall.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Providence, RI (T.F. Green)
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
New Bedford Ferry Terminal
32 Miles
Nearest Train
Providence, RI
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rte 88
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Back Eddy
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Horseneck State Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1920

About the owner: My grandfather and his brother purchased the property (in 1890) on which 'Mary's House' was later built. The property has been a gathering point for our family across 6 generations. I currently live in Western MA, but grew up around Cambridge and spent all my childhood summers in Westport.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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