Lovely Waterfront Home- on Buzzards Bay. Private Deepwater Dock, Beach, Mooring.(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-14 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2200 Sq.ft. Marion Waterfront, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Outdoor Shower
Built in the middle of the 1800s, the house sits on a slight hill 200' from the beach, pier and floats. It’s at the very end of a long, wooded driveway on a ten-acre estate with two other houses both owned by cousins who share the water facilities with us. It’s a quiet place – both welcoming and private in feel. A bluestone path leads across the lawn between the gravel parking area and the front door. A hedge of roses, large pots of flowers and window boxes are colorful and festive.
Inside, the house is immaculate. Furnished with comfortable and inviting white-slipcovered sofas, painted wood floors, and brightly colored pillows - it’s the quintessential New England summerhouse. The reliable southwest breeze and over thirty windows keep the house cool through out.
Just in front of the house, the new gazebo creates a wonderful outdoor sitting/lounging area facing the water. Enclosed with landscaping, it provides a completely private setting for reading (the NYT and WSJ are delivered to the top of the driveway every morning), playing bocce, talking with friends and family, taking a nap, having drinks and a meal, and watching the sun set over the end of the cove.
Land Trust Woods, just opposite our driveway, offer peaceful walks or choose to bike along country roads. Explore the shops in the quaint New England village of Marion and find fresh groceries at the General Store, which offers the best selection from local farms.
Golfers have two courses with in a couple of miles of the house. A lovely, nine-hole public course and the Kittansett Club’s eighteen-hole course, one of the top 100 golf facilities in the country.
Sailors of all abilities celebrate Marion because of its protected shores and it’s steady, prevailing southwest breeze. Bring your own boat - up to 35’, and use the deep-water float and guest mooring. Enjoy exploring islands and harbors both near and far.
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Member since: 2013
- 2100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- All 2rd floor bedrooms have views of the water. Upstairs 3rd Bedroom.This is a large room that offers flexibility and can be made into a king bed when needed. 1st Floor -- 4th Bedroom: Opens to Living Room and is next two downstairs bathroom. -- Sleeping Porch off kitchen: Double decker bed ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
In the living room/dining room there is a long table for 10- 12 . There is also a four person table in front of the sea-side windows - perfect for small breakfasts as well as afternoon card games...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
The living/dining room (20'x30') has windows on three sides. Front windows look out to the bay; right side to cove. Three comfy sofas. Chairs for children & grown-ups. Card table. Lots of books....moreless
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- Dishes & Utensils:
There are many nearby country roads to explore and enjoy. Please let me know if you think you might like to bicycle so I can make sure our two (somewhat-less-than-new) bikes are in good working order....moreless
Kayaks are very easily rented, and the cove is perfect for them. Also you're welcome to bring your own small boat (up to 10-12') to tie on the dock & a larger boat (up to 35') for the guest mooring....moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 17 - Sep 2, 2017
14 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $250
- Taxes Not included
A standard Vacation Lease will be sent to guests for signature at the time of their first payment.
To allow time for the cleaning crew, guests are asked to arrive no earlier than 3:30 pm on the day their rental begins and to leave no later than 10:00 am on the day their rental ends.
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
All payments are non-refundable.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Swim, kayak, picnic, explore. This place is great for all sorts of activities- and for doing nothing at all.
One pleasure that's often overlooked is blueberry picking, visiting local farms, or stopping at roadside stands for fruits, flowers, and vegetables. One such stand is less than a mile down Point Road from our driveway.
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: I’ve spent a good part of every summer of my life in this house. It was the first to be built in the cove and originally belonged to the Blankenship family after whom the cove was named. In 1888 my ancestor Ama Shepley decided that Buzzards Bay - specifically the western part of Blankenship Cove with its steady cooling southwest breeze - would be the perfect spot for her to bring her three grown daughters and their children together in summertime. And so it was. Today - 125 years later - my cousins and I still enjoy the same pleasures my mother and my mother’s mother enjoyed here - on what we have all come to call “The Place”. I trust you will enjoy them as well. My husband is an architect, and I’m a filmmaker. We’ve both taught for many years. We like very much being out on the water. Whether it’s in a dingy, sail or powerboat, being on the water in itself gives us both great pleasure. Please note that we share our driveway and waterfront with two of the ten families (cousins) who have houses on the compound. Both of these families spend their lives abroad and spend part of the summer in Marion. So, while the beach and pier are private to the outside world, they will be shared with these very gracious cousins.
Why the Owner Chose Marion, Massachusetts, United States of America:
There are many reasons to choose Marion. First, getting there is easy. One arrives from Boston or Boston’s Logan Airport in a little over an hour having missed the inevitable, and potentially horrific, Cape Cod Bridge traffic. It is also easy to take a train from New York to Providence. The town of Marion is extremely charming and thoroughly New England. Like the cove, it is a safe, quiet, and generous place that has always valued multi-generational gatherings and the waterfront. And, while there are plenty of attractions quite near Marion - such as a Whaling Museum in Historic New Bedford, the mansions and music festivals in Newport, high speed ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and even Plymouth Rock - Marion itself remains pristine, undeveloped, and very quiet. Much the same as it’s always been. Very few Cape Cod destinations or New England coastal communities in general can say the same.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Once at the house you may not feel the need of venturing very far. It’s an ideal spot for a wide variety of activities - and lots of relaxing. Our immediate neighborhood in East Marion is wooded and country in feel with long driveways like ours leading down from Point Road and then opening up to lawns, houses, and the water. Children and grown-ups alike have told me that they think this is their all-time favorite house. And perhaps it’s most important quality is its ability to give guests the feeling that they’ve been transported to a magical summer place, while at the same time making them feel completely welcome and at home.
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View of Meadow Island and out to the Buzzards Bay
View of house as it faces the water
View of the Pier
Swimmers on the beach in front of house.
Great Room Main Sitting Area's two sofas. Beyond, Dining Table for ten by window
Small Dining Table in Great Room at Dusk.
A good spot for morning coffee
The lawn on the east side of the house. Good for croquet, bocce, and other games
Kitchen with Sofa and Breakfast Table looking toward the Entry/Study
Downstairs Queen Bedroom
Two twin beds with views of the cove
A typical southwest breeze mid-afternoon.
View from Second Foor
Great Room showing sofas, Dining table in back and, on right, a table for 2-4
Dining table for 10 in Great Room
Calm Water in Early Morning. Escorting nephews down to the pier.
Kitchen with old fashion sink on the left
Entry/Study looking toward Living/Dining Room.
Upstairs Twin Bedroom with views out to the bay (Can be made up as a king)
Master Bedroom looking out to the Bay
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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