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Stroll to Beach: Large Cape Cod Vacation Home in Private, Exclusive Community

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Home Surrounded By Reservation Lands

Beautiful and unspoiled, this property is part of a prestigious, 100 year old community on a peninsula reaching out into Buzzard’s Bay. Our large vacation home on 2.1 acres is surrounded by 30 acres of wooded reservation lands, the quiet occasionally broken by a fog horn from the bay. Magical paths through forest lead to private beach, sailing and tennis courts. The house includes 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, living room (16'x25'), dining room, kitchen, great room (24'x28') with cathedral ceiling, and screened porch (12'x25'). The house is equipped with most amenities including wireless internet and cable service for 2 LCD TV's. Both the addition and main house have sound systems in good working order. The main kitchen is fully equipped and a 2nd refrigerator is steps away in the mudroom. The Great Room in the addition has its own kitchenette. Outside is a sunny and ample back yard with a variety of playthings for children of all ages, as well as both a patio, an outdoor shower, and both a charcoal grill and propane grill. Beyond the volleyball area is a waterproof and bug-proof tree house with a sleeping loft. It is a perfect setting for an extended family gathering.

Our property is a member of the Wings Neck Trust community, consisting of a few dozen families on the outer 1/3 of Wings Neck. Trust members and guests have access to the trust tennis courts and 2 private beaches. The main beach at the cove includes swimming areas and a tidal pond full of tiny sea creatures (adored by young children). Small water craft (kayaks, sailfish) can be launched from and stored on racks at the beach. Two miles away is a landing for larger boats which can be anchored in the cove. Quiet local roads are ideal for biking, jogging and walking. Children can be signed up for activities associated with the local sailing club.

Less than 10 minutes away are larger public beaches, golf courses, boat rentals, theatres, a grocery store, and fine restaurants. Five miles away is the head of the Shining Sea bike path, leading all the way into Woods Hole. It is the newest and possibly the most beautiful bike path on Cape Cod. Six miles north are the bike paths lining the Cape Cod Canal. Falmouth, Woods Hole and ferry boats to the Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are 15-20 minutes away.

Our property is perfect for extended families seeking tons of summer fun but also privacy, comfort and lots of space at the home base. A vacation on this property is the ideal way to relax and enjoy the best of Cape Cod without the din of crowds and traffic.

More Details

David Howell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About David Howell

I came to Massachusetts from the Midwest in 1972 to attend college, and I've lived here ever since. While I have an excess of higher education, I have always liked physical activities, especially building / renovating houses, competitive racquet sports, hiking through mountains, biking, and shell-fishing. I enjoy music of all kinds and have hundreds of albums of jazz, soft rock, folk, musicals and classical music. I sing in a Chorale and play a little bit of piano and guitar. Chess was once a passion but these days I prefer bridge and scrabble. Our family believes in the equality of all people, in that all people have a unique story, and all people feel and care equally. I value education but I think both education and intelligence are multi-faceted, having a little to do with what one can learn within the four walls of an educational institution, and a lot more to do with the persistent application of our abilities to the world around us. Our friends and guests are bright and wonderful people, and very diverse in their educational backgrounds and vocations. I like to think that the common ground is that all love to have fun without compromising the happiness of others. What I love more than anything is a fun gathering of good friends, the laughter of my children, and the embrace of loved ones.

David Howell purchased this house in 1966

Why David Howell chose Pocasset

My memories of Cape Cod go back to my earliest childhood, as my parents brought our family to the Cape every summer. We first rented a property on Wings Neck in the summer of 1961. My parents purchased land on Wings Neck in 1966 and built our home there. Technically I became the owner of the property in 2013 after my father passed away, but to me it is just the continuation of the property ownership by our family. I identify strongly with the history of this property. It has been a place of joy for hundreds and hundreds of people.

What makes this house unique

This property, like the fabled property of the book, 'The Big House' just 300 yards away, has been the scene of countless gatherings. It has been visited by writers, cooks, poets, carpenters, doctors, waitresses, rock & roll legends, teachers, tour guides, inventors, gardeners, a (later-in-time) presidential candidate, a bellman, tennis pros, physical therapists, liberals and conservatives, republicans and even more democrats and political others, Phd's and high school dropouts, young and old, theists and atheists, in short, people from every walk of life, and all shared happiness at this property. The spaciousness, beauty and privacy of this property beckon merriment and good will among all who come here.


Pocasset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Head of party must be at least 40 years old and be on site during rental.
  • At end of rental, you must (1) put all items back in original positions; (2) pick up yard; (3) leave kitchen in tidy condition; (4) hang up wet towels
  • I'm sorry to say we do not accommodate special events or parties connected to a local special event.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Blue/Yellow bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd flr, main house. 2 sinks. Shared by Yellow & blue bedrms
    Peach/Pink bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd flr, main house. 2 sinks. Shared by Pink & Peach bedrms
    1st floor bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full bathroom, Great Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to Great Room.
  • Bathrooms are in good-excellent condition. 120 gallon hot water tank in basement provides ample hot water for all household needs. Full set of towels and wash cloths provided for each bedroom, with backup towels in bathrooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Blue Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor main house
    Yellow Bedroom - 1 queen , 2nd floor main house. Cot in closet
    Pink Bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 2nd floor, main house. Cot in closet.
    Peach Bedroom - 1 queen , 2nd floor main house. Cot in closet.
    1st floor bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1st floor main house. Near 1st floor full bathroom.
    Great Room - 1 queen , 5 sleep sofa /futon , Dbl futon sofa, (2) futon sofa, dble futon & twin in loft
  • Clean linens are provided along with a fan for each bedroom. The Main house has 4 bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the 2nd floor, 1 bedroom and full bathroom on the 1st floor. The Great Room acts as 6th bedroom, with Queen bed and numerous futons, 2 of which are in loft, and a full bathroom. The Tree house also can be used as bedroom, with 2 futons in loft and two sleeping mats on the main floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
No early arrivals! We greet incoming parties and walk the premises together while answering any questions. We arrange with the renters to meet again 1/2 hour before the renters depart at the end of the rental to walk the premises together again. All cooking basics (sugar, flour, condiments, and the like) provided by Owners; renters provide their own groceries. House is professionally cleaned before and after rental. Renters are not required to do general cleaning nor make or strip beds at the end of the rental. However, renters must clean up their own spills. Renters must leave kitchen in tidy condition and put games, toys, furnishings back in their original positions at the end of the rental. No debris should be left in the yard. The kitchen does not have a disposal. All food waste must be taken to the compost heap. No paper, plastic, hard shells or anything but food waste should go into the compost heap. I'm sorry to say we do not host events, i.e. no weddings.


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Stroll to Beach: Large Cape Cod Vacation Home in Private, Exclusive Community
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful Family Home. Great location

  • 5 of 5

We were a 3 generation family who spent a week here in July. The house was great, the yard was terrific for the kids and the location suited us perfectly. The privacy was a big factor for us with 4 kids and lots of cousins visiting. Access to the beach was also good. Good restaurants nearby, especially the Lobster Shack. We were visiting from out of state for a cousins reunion and several members had not been to the Cape before. We made great use of the cards and games and the extensive CD collection. The screened porch was a favorite gathering place. Dave could not have been nicer and we would highly recommend this rental to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week here last summer. With an age rang from 2 to 50. It was great, it has two local beaches. The house is stocked with plenty of toys and games and bikes, the kids had a blast. So did the parents, a ton of space, quiet, private. The tree house came in handy too, we put an air mattress out there and the kids spent more than one night out there. They loved it, and no bug bites either.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location for great family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had three generations (from 4 month-old to grandparents in their 70s) at the house and we ALL loved it! Great place for swimming, running, playing tennis, BBQ-ing and just relaxing while the kids play on the swing, ride bikes, in the tree-house, the hammock and volleyball! Walking through the woods to the beach was idyllic, and the wonderful community Fourth-of-July scavenger hunt was really fun. Perfect location - and a great, warm and welcoming host! We're hoping to come back again and again and we highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful private place

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here for two summers now. We love the privacy of the house - it's set in the trees with a large lawn and private fenced yard. The kitchen is a bit small, but there is plenty of room elsewhere in the house for everyone to spread out. Swimming at the local beach or a short drive to many others.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, NY

we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for our family reunion. Our family came from NY, Michigan and North Carolina. It was great to stay together and play together. We enjoyed the onsite toys and bikes as well as an easy walk to the beach. The porch was our favorite hangout. I would rent here again in a second!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Logan Airport, Boston
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Monument Beach
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Woods Hole
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Several golf courses
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Buzzards Bay
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Various local restaurants
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Beach (Wings Neck Trust)
Car: necessary

Our property is part of the Wings Neck Trust, occupying the outer 1/3 of the Wings Neck peninsula. Swimming and sailing are the primary activities on the main beach. The Trust tennis courts are only 1/4 mile from our house. There are several golf courses, a water park and an amusement center within 20 minutes of the property, as well as Falmouth and Woods Hole where ferry boats take travelers to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750

Non-refundable down payment of 25% due at time of booking of rental.
Summer rentals are minimum of one week.
Rentals generally begin at 5:00PM on first day and end at 11:00AM on last day.
Summer rental period is Saturday-Saturday or Sunday-Sunday. Check-in and check-out times per above.
Inquire with Owner about long-term rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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