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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018

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 Fairhaven

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A deposit refund will be considered if I can book cancelled dates
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Outstanding Buzzards Bay Views
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Outstanding vacation week

  • 5 of 5

Just the right spot for a relaxing vacation

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairhaven, MA

Breathtaking view and cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Dan and Donna's little cottage overlooking the bay. We rented it for my parents and they said it was the best vacation they've ever had. They lounges on the deck watching the boats and the birds. Everyone that came to visit felt instantly relaxed. We highly recommend this beautiful spot and the wonderful hospitality from our hosts...especially little Murphy the mayor of West Island!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winston, GA

We had a great time!

  • 4 of 5

Fun time, great views, good food in area, sweet owners.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: April 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: March 2015
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cash or check only, deposits are non refundable
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
Thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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