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Special rate! Walk to Horseneck beach, River and popular Back Eddy restauran

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 1 1/2 Bath steps to Horseneck Beach and Westport River

We only have two weeks left for Summer 2017! July 15-22 or Aug 19-26.

Horseneck Beach has long been a sanctuary for people who dislike the seasonal congestion of Cape Cod. The entire South Coast region of Massachusetts is considered a hidden gem by many.

This 4 bedroom beach house is a year-round home just one hour’s drive from Boston, 30 minutes from Providence, RI and 45 minutes from Cape Cod. It is also 25 minutes from the Martha’s Vineyard Fast Ferry in New Bedford, MA and 45 minutes from historic Newport, RI should you want to venture out on a day trip. But you may want to simply stay put after reading on!

The house is located steps from the dunes between Horseneck Beach and the Westport River and grants you private and public access to both.

A five-minute walk through the dunes leads you to a private section of scenic Horseneck Beach. A one minute walk leads to our association’s private dock on the Westport River where you can swim, fish and enjoy amazingly gorgeous sunsets. You are less than 1/2 mile from exceptional river front dining at the Zagat-rated Back Eddy restaurant.

You are minutes away from farm stands and markets that offer outstanding locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh fish and lobster.

There is also a Farmer’s Market every weekend during the summer. You are close to two respected wineries (Sakonnet and Westport Vineyards) as well as Buzzard’s Bay micro-brewery. All of these offer tours and special events.

Groceries are available at Lee’s Market, with a gas station, and take-out restaurants nearby. Should you crave mainstream shopping and activities, the nearby towns of Dartmouth and Swansea, have shopping malls and movie theaters.

Local things to do include kayaking, biking, golf, stand-up paddle boarding, boating, sailing, fishing or just relaxing on the beach. There is a full service marina (FL Tripp) within walking distance equipped with laundry.

Upstairs, the house has 4 bedrooms, and a full bath. The master bedroom has a king bed. The other 3 bedrooms have a queen, full, and two twin beds respectively. Downstairs has the living and dining area, half bath and the kitchen. The kitchen has dishes, glassware, pots and pans, utensils for BBQ and lobster boils, and all the usual appliances (electric range, full-sized refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffee maker) except a dishwasher. There is also an outdoor shower for use during the summer months. A 18 inch Weber Charcoal grill is also supplied.

You can start your day with a cup of coffee on the dock, followed by a variety of activities. A morning swim in the River, walk or bike ride, yoga on the beach, boot camp on the beach.

Spend the afternoon on Horseneck Beach, launch your kayaks at the edge of the river or just relax with a book on the porch and enjoy the cooling sea breezes and the sound of the wind through the trees.

This property is for those that seek the peace, quiet and beauty of the outer Cape and up-island Martha’s Vineyard. It is quiet, clean and in a location that simply can’t be beat!

More Details

Melissa Doyle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

About Melissa Doyle

This property has been in my family for over 50 years and has been the scene of many memorable times.

Melissa Doyle purchased this house in 2009

Why Melissa Doyle chose Westport

This property has private and public access to both Horseneck Beach and the Westport River. Comfortable year-round home with many recent updates.

What makes this house unique

Beach, Water, Dining, Accessibility


Westport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Stand up shower. Vanity, toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Toilet, sink and mirror
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Special rate! Walk to Horseneck beach, River and popular Back Eddy restauran
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Great beach week in Westport!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently spent a week in Westport at Melissa and Michael's home and had a wonderful time. House is great especially the upstairs(new bedrooms and bath). Walk through the dunes was a little long so we just used the road to the beach most days. Spent many nights at the Back Eddy for dinner and drinks. Would rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mike and Melissa! We enjoyed your house! We had everything we needed. Beds and bedrooms were comfy! Nice new bathroom upstairs and we used outdoor shower.

The location was perfect! We have been coming to this area for a few years. This was the best! We walked to the beach over the dunes or by the road some days. Enjoyed walking down to the dock on the river. Our favorite restaurant, the Back Eddy was easy walk. Had a great weather week and enjoyed with our 6 year old grandson.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
TF Green Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Back Eddy Restaurant
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Providence, RI
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Interstate 195
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Back Eddy Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Horseneck Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Linens & Towels $50
Cleaning & Trash remova $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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