***Now renting for the 2019 season!***
Please kindly note that we only rent on a weekly basis - Sat to Sat - during peak summer season. We do not rent partial weeks or weekends.
New for 2019: ceiling fans in all rooms and The Black Dog Heights Café! Renovations are currently being made the old "Shanty" and the iconic Black Dog from Martha's Vineyard is opening its first dining location off of the island.... 4 houses away! Enjoy ice cream, boxed lunches and delicious coffee.
Recently added a $20k outdoor patio renovation with ample outdoor seating, tables with umbrellas, and a portable fire pit.
Come live the Ralph Lauren life in our family home in Falmouth Heights, Cape Cod! Live like the Kennedys in one of the largest lots in the Historic Falmouth Heights neighborhood.
This quiet neighborhood is a secret in Falmouth, relaxing and quiet while having all the amenities the Cape has to offer! Nestled between the harbor and the beach, you will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the fog horn in the distance.
Our home has a rich history and has been in the Palmer family since being built in 1893. You will see why we love our spacious, breezy, wrap-around porch and enjoy the relaxed mornings. You will appreciate the clean and clutter-free atmosphere and style of the house.
Simplify your vacation! Our Heights house is a 15 minute walk to Main Street shopping, 5 minutes by bike. Walk in 5 minutes to the iconic Martha’s Vineyard Ferry – The Island Queen. The house is a 4 minute walk to the beach. Starbucks, British Beer Company, and Holiday Cycles are all less than 5 minutes away as well.
There is now space and multiple tables for outdoor eating, grilling or a clam bake. Our home is 100% family friendly for (supervised and well behaved) children. Unlike most houses in the Heights, we have space away from the road for children to play safely while being watched by parents on the porch. The 25 foot rope swing is a treat for children and grandchildren each summer. This is what families talk about year after year. We have added a turf mat surface under the swing to prevent dirty feet in the house! It truly is ideal for vacationing with your in-laws or extended family.
The main floor has an open kitchen with dining room and large serving counter with more seating spaces outside. We have serving pieces, dinnerware, flatware, pots, pans, bakeware, etc. Appliances include coffee maker, mixer, blender, microwave, dishwasher, etc. The kitchen is directly next to the bathroom.
Near the kitchen, we also have a family room with cable television and DVD player. The house has Wi-Fi. There is a separate reading room with sitting space and toys. All main floor areas have new carpet for 2018 - please treat it kindly!
The second floor has 4 bedrooms and one full bathroom. The Julius Room has a double bed and is located closest to the bathroom. The Bryce Room has two twin beds. The Andrea Room is the Master Bedroom of the house. It has the most floor space, three windows and a queen bed. The last bedroom on the 2nd floor is The Grace Room. The Grace Room has two twin beds.
The third floor is great for a family. There is a large room (The Joy Room) that opens to a turret. The Joy Room has three twin beds with plenty of floor space. Across the hallway is a room (The Sandra Room) with a queen bed.
The Sandra Room has floor space for a crib or luggage. In between these 2 rooms is a bathroom. The Joy Room is great for families with children. This “widow’s peak” is perfect for reading, relaxing or playing games. Although, this small alcove is too small for a bed, it is perfect for viewing the scenery of the neighborhood and the breathtaking views of the harbor. It is a fun hideout for children!
The house has three bathrooms, one on each floor. The 2nd floor bath has a combination tub/shower. We also have an outdoor shower. The outdoor shower is enclosed and complete private with a lock. Our family finds that the outdoor is refreshing, convenient and preferred over the indoor shower.
All rooms and baths (including the family room and third floor) have doors for privacy – the home would be suitable for separate couples. None of the rooms in the home are connected or have Jack and Jill bathrooms.
The basement has access for renters but is unfinished. We have 2 bikes (suitable for a young tween) available in our basement or they can be rented at Holiday Cycles 300 feet down the street. We have a plastic Radio Flyer wagon, tons of beach toys, beach chairs and umbrellas. We have a washer and dryer also available for use in the basement (please bring your own detergent.) There is a clothes line on the harbor side of the property for towels and bathing suits.
A pack and play is available. We have plenty of private parking with no parking passes needed. THIS IS RARE ON THE HEIGHTS! We have a outdoor grill and the propane is ready to go.
Not always needed on the Cape, but available for your convenience, are two AC units. One is in the main floor TV room while the other is in The Andrea Room on the 2nd floor. Every room has a fan available if needed and ceiling fans for 2018.
No smoking or pets on the property. Contact owner with questions. Please take note of the sizes of the beds - Renters must provide their own sheets. We do have pillows and duvets on the beds. The lawn and landscaping is all handled by a professional weekly and an in-ground sprinkler system waters the lawn in the early mornings.
We offer a generous multi-week discount. We prefer longer term relationships with our renters such as those looking to rent the house for a sabbatical or those returning year after year.
The house is freshly painted white with charming gingerbread details of green. We recently added a $20,000 outdoor patio with ample seating for dinner.
If you want to learn about the rich history of our home, consider purchasing the book "Lucky 13" by Sandy Patterson on Amazon.com. Sandy has written this book based on the house and the original owners. She has done countless hours of research on the Falmouth Heights area. You will learn about our bannister, the harbor and the widows watch in her book.