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Peaceful hideaway near woods and beach

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2.5 bedroom, 1 bathroom in prime location on Westport Point

Charming cottage in the historic district of Westport Point. Master bedroom with queen bed. Smaller bedroom with new twin bed and removed guest house with two new twin beds. A huge yard is visited by many varieties of wildlife. A back screened-in porch is perfect for meals or reading. Everything you need for a restful vacation. A private hideaway perfect for couples or a small family. Stroll to the wharf to view the sunset or drive/ride 2 miles to Horseneck beach, Gooseberry Neck or the Audobon Bird Sanctuary. A mix between farm and beach, Westport's 1 hour drive from Boston makes it a favorite for those who want the feel of Cape Cod without the traffic headaches. The area is popular with cyclists and culinary enthusiasts who are interested in sampling the local seafood or award-winning Westport Rivers winery. Kayak the Westport River or have food and drinks on the dock at The Back Eddy as you watch the sunset.


Owner
Ken Bowers
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2017

About Ken Bowers

I grew up coming to the house as a child and have some very fond memories of the area. From sailing to fishing off the pier to lobster feasts, we got to enjoy the best of the South Coast of Massachusetts in our quaint summer cottage. I'm pleased to offer you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the house and all the area has to offer.

Ken Bowers purchased this cottage in 1934

Why Ken Bowers chose South of Boston

Our grandparents built the house as a summer home in the 1930's and we've kept it in the family ever since. With yearly updates and some work, we've been able to update the house with all the modern conveniences.

What makes this cottage unique

Whether enjoying breakfast on the screened-in porch or playing cards by the fire, you'll fall in love with this cape-style cottage. You'll be a short drive from all the wonders that make Westport such a well-kept secret.

Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Back Eddy
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rte 88
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Horseneck Beach, Gooseberry Neck
Car: necessary

Our house is situated in a prime yet secluded area near the East branch of the Westport River. You can take advantage of all that Westport has to offer or drive 30 miles to trendy Newport, Rhode Island. You can also visit New Bedford, MA with its Historic Waterfront and Whaling Museum just 10 miles away. There are gift shops, grocery stores, restaurants, wineries and beaches all within a short drive.

Amenities

Westport Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Brand New Cedar Shower-enjoy the view in complete privacy
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Guest House - 2 twin/ single , Separate Guest House complete with electricity
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Peaceful hideaway near woods and beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
5

So relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A lovely little cottage with a big yard down a dirt lane. What could be better. We will be back next year. Margaret

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay we had in Westport Point! The three-season cottage was charming, a typical sea-side cottage of our youth. The owner called us the second day we were there to make sure everything was all set. He also gave great recommendations for outings and dining. The seashore and agriculture area around us appealed to us a lot! We would certainly recommend this great vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Suited our needs very well

  • 4 of 5

SImple old-style summer cottage down a long driveway in a small town, there are several houses nearby but due to big yards and bushes it was still relatively private and quiet, comfortable and clean, we had a lovely week long stay. Only thing I didn't like was the requirement for dragging the big garbage/recycling bins 50 or 60 feet uphill to the street on the morning we were leaving (after dragging down on the day we arrived).

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful get-away and great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this house for 4 weeks and had a wonderful time. We particularly enjoyed the house’s rustic charm, its quiet location not far from the beach, its screened-in porch and outdoor shower, and the short walk down to the harbor and town docks, past many beautiful historic homes. The living room with its high white ceiling is lovely, and we spent many enjoyable hours there, reading, writing, and playing cribbage. The owners were very responsive to our questions, which made our stay even better.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

June 2014

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation here was wonderful! The area around Westport has such beautiful views and amazing beaches. Gooseberry and Horseneck Beaches are just a quick drive from the property. The property itself is secluded and private, but allows easy access for walking around the quaint old town of Westport Point and its wharf at the end of the main road. The yard around the property is large and allowed us some strolling and room to relax. The cabin, with its guest house, provided all we needed for a family of four for a week, and for family guests for a couple of days. The property itself was within driving distance of much to do in New Bedford, Fall River, and many locations in Rhode Island. I would recommend this property for anyone with kids of any ages, or anyone just wanting to "slow down" and have peace and quiet with access to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely perfect rental!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for a week's vacation with family and friends. It is absolutely wonderful! A very short drive to Horseneck Beach (5 mins; easily bike-able) and the restaurants and stores in Westport Center. The kitchen was well kitted-out with utensils and dishware and all accommodations (living room, bathroom, and bedrooms) were clean and comfortable. The owners are friendly and accessible--I would definitely recommend to others and consider renting again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

Rentals are Sunday-Sunday, with exceptions made whenever possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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