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Outstanding Buzzards Bay Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 925 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom , 1 Bath, With Large Flat Lot

North Point is located on the northern end of West Island at the end of a dead end street. With a large flat lot and an expansive deck overlooking both Round Cove and Buzzards Bay, this property provides all you need to enjoy a peaceful cape cod lifestyle, with out the traffic.

The neighborhood is quite, friendly and very family oriented. Most of the neighbors have owned their property for many years.

There are two bedrooms, the smaller with a queen sized bed has a skylight, and the larger with 3 twin beds plus two trundle pull out beds. The bath has a full shower and tub. All linens and towels(except beach towels) are provided.

The kitchen has a refrigerator, electric stove, coffee maker, fry daddy,microwave, and dishwasher. All dishes, silverware and glassware are provided. There is also a full sized washer and dryer located in the shed.

Just off the kitchen is a dining area overlooking North Cove. There is a fireplace, and a nice living room with full size sofa(pull out queen bed), and one nice reclining rocker. The view out the bay window overlooks peaceful Round Cove. Cable TV and wireless internet are provided.

The huge deck has wonderful views over Round cove, North Cove and Buzzards Bay. Deck furniture, croquet, Bocce and a horseshoe pit add to your outdoor enjoyment. New for 2014, we have added an outdoor fire pit, Great for an evening fire to toast marshmallows.

More Details

Daniel Ristuccia
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Daniel Ristuccia

I grew up in Massachusetts, and I have spent every summer of my life in the home next door to North Point. My wife and I have three grown children who have spent every summer of their life on West Island as well. A few years ago our next door neighbor of 40 years sold us his summer home, and we are now excited to offer for rent this great 3 season cottage. I am a Massachusetts licensed real estate sales person.

Daniel Ristuccia purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Daniel Ristuccia chose South of Boston

Location, location, location. West Island is beautiful, and this neighborhood on the northern end of the island is truly a special place. My wife and I live next door, so we are there to help you with info, insights, and to deal with any issues that may arise during your stay.


Fairhaven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 5 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Outstanding Buzzards Bay Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Halifax, Ma

West Island Fun

  • 5 of 5

Hey Dan..Donna, Paul Doucette here.. We would like to rent Aug 5th maybe the 12th too... What do we do next? My grandkids wanna see Murphy again! Oh, my daughter has 2 very well behaved older and small dogs...Paul D

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, Great owners, Great time!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to West Island for the last 6 years and renting different places at different locations. This was by far the most private location with amazing views. Cottage is great and had all we needed for a comfortable and relaxing time. Dan, Donna and Murphy are great hosts and available for anything you might need! We are planning on coming back for a couple of weeks in August! T

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, Massachusetts

Would not go anywhere else!

  • 5 of 5

I have returned again to 195 Balsam. This cottage home is my place to go when I need to unwind. I love Fairhaven and the island, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE being at the end of North Point and away from the world. Everything I need to relax is here---great place to wear comfy clothes, cook simple meals, and relax. Places to walk and beautiful sunsets. Dan and Donna always have the cottage ready to success and are assessible to the tenant---live next, you know if you have a concern, it will be met in timely manner. Coming again, and will do so for many years. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Auburn, Massachusetts

AHHHH~ What a great retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Dan and Donna. Our recent long weekend in Fairhaven was perfect. This home is in great condition, welcoming, and truly in a beautiful setting. Quiet, private, and oh the views! Nice walk on abutting conservation land at your door step...beautiful sunsets, great yard and deck---grand children did not want to leave the property. Thank you....we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Visit With Family

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottage was just what we hoped it would be for our annual spring visit with relatives and friends in the area.... but with extras. Dan and Donna were the best. They were warm, friendly and made us feel more than welcome. They were quick to respond to any little question/need we had concerning the cottage or visit in general. Murphy, their busy little dog, "made our day" everyday with his visits and loveable personality. By the time we left, we felt like we were saying good-bye to more family than we started with in the area! The description and photos of the cottage were accurate but did not fully reflect the wonderful setting. Everyday we tried to spend as much time as possible on the deck overlooking the water. Having family and friends visit us there was a treat for everyone. Our 4-generation Mother's Day went smoothly with enough space and seating. Clean and comfortable, the cottage had the added feature (for us) of a separate shed where my husband could rinse and store his fishing gear.. which he used daily. I would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a peaceful spot with easy access to everything....ocean or city. Growing up in Fairhaven, West Island was a beautiful, special place for me...and 50 years later, with my own family now in Canada, it still is. Thanks for a wonderful stay Dan, Donna and of course little Murphy! Karen, Pete, Leah, Mike

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at North Point. Donna and I are happy that you enjoyed our quiet spot here on West Island. We enjoyed the Striped Bass that you caught. You are great neighbors, and we missed you after you left. We look forward to seeing you again this fall. Murphy will be very excited as well. Till Then, Thanks again
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place and great owner. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Josh, We love our quiet location on West Island. Glad you did too!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
New Bedford
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Earls Marina, Down the Hatch
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
New Bedford
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
New Bedford
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Down the Hatch
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Neighborhood Beach
Car: recommended

West Island is located about 5 miles off the coast of Fairhaven. Access is via a causeway, so all of the conveniences of the mainland are just a short 10 minute ride. An added bonus is no cape cod traffic!

Driving down Sconticut Neck to Causeway road, you will notice the hectic world slowly disappear . West Island is a small, mostly summer community with a laid back feeling. Although this is mostly a summer community, many residents feel the best time of year is after Labor Day. Two thirds of the 'Island' is a State Reservation, full of hiking trails, isolated beaches and salt marshes. The kayaking is excellent, as there are many coves and estuaries to explore. The shell fishing is also excellent. Bike riding is also a favorite pastime, as the roads are quiet and flat. There are 3 beaches within a 5 minute walk, and the Fairhaven Town beach is only about a 10 minute bike ride. This is one of the finest beaches in Buzzards Bay.

There are a number of restaurants nearby, including Down The Hatch Restaurant and Bar, which is part of Earls Marina. Earls Marina is a 10 minute walk. During the summer and fall months there is live entertainment most weekends at Down the Hatch.

Nearby New Bedford has a wonderful Historic District linking the City to is Whaling past. The Whaling museum, Seaman's Bethel, and many antique and art shops provide activities for those less than perfect beach days.

West Island is a true undiscovered gem that offers all of the beauty, beaches boating of the Cape, with no traffic. It is the perfect place to unwind, and the North Point is in the most desirable neighborhood.


Rates & Availability

Fairhaven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cash or check only
no washer and dryer, cable TV, internet, or outside furniture during late Fall and Early Spring Season. Please inquire about availability if renting during this period.
pets require prior approval and may result in additional cleaning fees
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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