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'Little Neck' - Where The Slocum River Meets Buzzards Bay

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 ensuite bathrooms, sleeps 9, + 2 folding cots

'Little Neck' is situated on 7 acres of pristine preserve with arguably the most spectacular view of Buzzards Bay looking down the Slocum River. Ospreys, striped bass, sailing, kayaking, swimming, bird watching - a rare piece of Heaven on the South Coast of Massachusetts.

Our spacious New England summer home (now winterized) invites you to sit on the large porch with the above spectacular view, or in the lovely sunroom with picture window views of the river and the bay, binoculars included! The privacy and comfort of the four en suite bedrooms provides an enjoyable stay for a group of family and friends. The dining room table with its water view seats ten for an easy and delicious dinner of corn-on-the-cob and fresh fish prepared on the large gas grill on the east terrace. And after dinner, pile into the car for a quick trip to Salvador’s for ice cream! The evening can be spent exploring the large library in the living room, stocked with novels, field guides, TV, movies, and games.

Nearby activities include:

- swim & fish from our pier, or across the river at the Demarest Lloyd State Park

- rent kayaks to cruise the river

- hike on the Lloyd Center for the Environment trails nearby.

- explore historic New Bedford and its Whaling Museum

- shop in the picturesque villages of Westport and Padanaram

- enjoy the art scene this summer in Providence, RI: Waterfire Providence

- tour the mansions in Newport, RI

- sample wine & beer at Westport Winery & Buzzards Bay Brewing

- take the one-hour ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket

- enjoy a day trip to Cape Cod

- play a round of golf at Hawthorne Country Club

- attend live theatre and music at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford

- hike on the many trails of the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust land

Please check out our web site for more information.

We also accept Credit Card payment.

Our guests say:

“ My dad calls the view of the Slocum from the porch 'the lagoon of tranquility' and gazing upon it always has a calming effect…. Thanks to the sisters for keeping LN going and sharing this magical place with us!”

“Thank you for sharing your most beautiful place …we hiked, we biked, kayaked and enjoyed swimming daily and catching up with each other – we loved the privacy and serenity of this very magical place; we leave relaxed and refreshed! Thanks for the home-baked cookies upon arrival and all your generosity. We’d love to return someday. Many, many thanks!”

More Details

Katy Zappala
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Katy Zappala

Our house was built in the early 1900s as a summer house. Our parents purchased the property in 1961, and had the house winterized in the late sixties. In the 70s, the upper bedroom was added and the house split into two units. The four sisters (Charlotte, Hilary, Jenny & Katy) now own Little Neck and continue enjoying swimming, fishing and kayaking in the river with their families, as we hope will you!

Katy Zappala purchased this house in 1961


South Dartmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • the Big Room - toilet , shower
    the Kid's Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Jenny's Room - toilet , shower
    the Boom Boom Room - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • the Big Room - 1 queen , River view
    the Kids' Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Forest view; two fold-away beds in closet.
    Jenny's Room - 2 twin/ single , River view.
    the Boom Boom Room - 1 queen , Ocean view; located on the second floor.
  • Four bedrooms, each with an ensuite full bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The rental property is the spacious and prominent upper two floors of a large, three story hillside house; the main rental entry is on ground level. The lower floor apartment, situated below the hill, is occupied by year round tenant with separate entry and parking area. Renters have complete privacy and the lay of the land allows both units to co-exist wonderfully.


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'Little Neck' - Where The Slocum River Meets Buzzards Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Great Holiday Weekend, Best View!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday weekend at Little Neck! The home is very charming and has one of the best views in town. The home was plenty big enough for my group of 9 though we spent most of our time watching the birds from the porch and swimming of the dock.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying at Little Neck! We're so glad you have a pleasant holiday weekend!
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Absolutely breath taking location

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from a week at Little Neck with the kids and dog. What a spot! We brought our boat and tied right up to the dock which was a huge plus. We explored the Slocum River and Buzzards Bay all week. I had an issue with the boat and the owners put me in touch with a marina to help with the problem. If you love the ocean, this spot is for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had an enjoyable week at Little Neck! It sounds as if you enjoyed the Slocum River and the Bay as much as we did as kids, and do now as adults. We hope you come back sometime!
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Beautiful spot, lovely and comfortable home, exceeded my expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Little Neck is a beautiful spot, upon arrival, it took my breath away, the pictures cannot capture the magnificence of the place. Surrounded by the water, the conservation land, so beautiful and quiet. The house was comfortable and very well equipped for for our multi-generational long weekend. With places to be together and for separate/alone time, everyone was happy! It felt like home. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Pamela, for your kind words! You seem to have enjoyed Little Neck as much as we do! We hope you return for another stay. Katy
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A beautiful location, very comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

Recently our family gathered in South Dartmouth for the wedding of our son. We chose Little Neck because of the beautiful location, room for extra family & friends and so that we could bring along our dog.

The entire week was rainy and cool, but we could still enjoy the beauty of nature all around us; the deer; waterfowl; watching rowers and fishing boats; Buzzards Bay and Cuttyhunk in the distance.

The home had everything we needed: linens, towels, cooking utensils etc. The family photos and other memorabilia added to the warmth and welcome. An additional bonus for us was that the owner looked in on our dog while we were at the wedding festivities.

A very wet week at Little Neck was actually a most "sunny" week for our family. We would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a pleasant week and wedding even with the weather! We hope you return for some sunny weather! Thanks for staying at Little Neck!
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It was home, and we didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

Little Neck became our home as soon as we crossed the threshold. Even though it was our first visit, it was if we had been there many times before. For our family the location on the water and surrounded by acres of nature preserve was ideal for its solitude, quiet, and chance to fish, walk, and swim. We ranged from 91 years of age to 8 and everyone was happy. The numerous books and comfortable chairs and couches made it hard sometimes to want to go outdoors. in addition to a variety of fiction the Little Neck library holds many natural history guides and other useful books for our stay, including cookbooks. Many of us talked about how content we could be there even in the winter months. The kitchen had everything we need, and we are a family of cooks and food lovers. Our hosts were easy to work with and eager to ensure our stay was pleasant. The views from the house, including from many rooms and the porch, reach out to the Slocum River as it meanders through marsh and just past the house, and the out to Buzzards Bay and beyond to Cuttyhunk Island.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely letter! It sounds as if you enjoyed your stay as much as we do when we can get there! Please come back anytime!
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A remarkable spot for a vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our large family stayed at Little Neck for a week. Situated on a bluff overlooking the mouth of the Slocum River with its very own dock, the house offered us more than we could have asked for. The house had plenty of sleeping space and privacy for everyone - so nice to have so many bathrooms! We appreciated the "homeyness" of the decor - lots of family photos and much-read books - as it is clear that the house enjoyed many years of being inhabited by people who loved it. The kitchen is very small but has what you need to cook for lots of people. The children loved playing on the dock, catching crabs and jumping into the water. We rented kayaks which enabled us to cross to a sandy beach on the Bay.

We also loved being in the middle of a nature preserve with plenty of trails and an informative nature center. Little Neck is close enough to grocery stores and restaurants but entirely in its own world. Charlotte took care of the occasional, insignificant glitches. Her cookies are delicious! We can't recommend Little Neck highly enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Little Neck! It sounds just like our childhood vacations there!
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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Ocean Explorium -- CLOSED
Zeiterion Theater
Great live music!
Not Your Average Joe's
No Problemo
Back Eddy
Great views and seafood
Bayside Restaurant
Elisabeth's Restaurant
Margarets Restaurant
Gourmet food!
Morton's Fork Catering Company
Excellent food!!
Buzzard's Bay Brewing Inc
Good local beer
Demarest Lloyd State Park
Lovely beach, good swimming, beach combing
Horseneck Beach
Great beach!!
Metro Pizza
Salvador's Ice Cream
Deliious ice cream!
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Providence, Rhode Island
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
New Bedford to Martha's vineyard, Nantucket
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Amtrak, Providence, Rhode Island
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate Route 195
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Demarest Lloyd State Park
Car: necessary

-Kayaking - bring your own or pick up a rental nearby: Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures

-Swimming off our pier

-Fishing from our pier

-Beach swimming and walking at the Demarest Lloyd State Beach across the river

-Hiking on the Lloyd Center for the Environment -

-Hiking on the many trails of the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust land -

-Childrens' Museum, South Dartmouth

-The Whaling Museum, New Bedford vrbo #467603

-Zeiterion Theatre

-Westport Rivers Winery

-Dedee Shattuck Gallery

-Shopping at the Dartmouth Mall


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $250

OFF SEASON SPECIAL: 7 nights for the price of 6!
CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% of deposit (less $200) returned if reservation is cancelled 180+ days before check-in date; 50% returned if reservation is cancelled 90-179 days before check-in date.
Please note: Rates posted are subject to change depending on number of guests, holiday weekends, and until deposit is received and agreement is executed.
The Refundable Pet deposit is $250.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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