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Large Summer Family Home Overlooking Buzzards Bay and the Elizabeth Islands

Bedrooms 8
Space 5,230 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Spectacular water views from this grand old summer house overlooking Buzzards Bay and the Elizabeth Islands. Enjoy your family (or share with another family) while relaxing on the sun-bathed terrace and/or quietly sitting on the spacious wrap around front porch. Not to be missed are those memorable sunrises and sunsets. This house is located in the summer community of Salters Point.

Salters Point is a seaside community in South Dartmouth Massachusetts surrounded by the waters of Buzzards Bay. The SPIA (Salters Point Improvement Association) offers to renters the same amenities as enjoyed by its membership, including a 7 hole casual golf course, 2 sandy beaches, 3 tennis courts, a dock and pier, swimming float, “Casino” aka community center and organized activities for adults and children. Summer activities are offered for children and adults. For the children: these may include arts and crafts, boating, weekly game nights and cookouts, tennis lessons and more. For the adults: yoga, tennis lessons, boating, cook outs, social gatherings.

Moorings in the harbor are available to renters and can accommodate boats up to 40 feet in length. Minimal mooring fees are extra. There's great kayaking from either beach; bicycles are everywhere so bring your own or rent one locally. Walk/hike/explore the DNRT (Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust) trails. Over 40 reserves offered for those who enjoy the outdoors.

House description: Spacious open living on first floor includes a large living room with water and harbor views, a fieldstone fireplace, a sunroom and dining room - also with a fieldstone fireplace. The dining room sliding doors walk out onto the bluestone terrace with magnificent water views. Fully equipped kitchen and pantry with connecting laundry room. A full bath is next to an updated former maids sitting room. Second floor features 2 bedrooms with kings, 2 bedrooms with queens, and one twin bedroom, two full baths and large stocked hall linen closet. Third floor has two twin bedrooms, one single bedroom and one full bath. Sleeps 12 comfortably, can accommodate 15 in beds.

Maximum amount of people in the house including adults and children is 15.

Internet and WiFi can be accessed from all areas of the house.

Supervised summer activities are offered for children and adults for a nominal fee.

Come and experience a part of Massachusetts that our family has been enjoying for generations!

More Details

Sallie Felton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Sallie Felton

Now in the third generation; our 'Salters' home has been and remains near and dear to us. It has been a gathering place for our large expanding family. Grandchildren, nieces and nephews flock each summer to get their fill of cousins, aunts, uncles and extended family. Some renters have dubbed this special place 'the happy house'; we hope you feel the same.

Because this is a summer community, we ask that no weddings, rehearsal dinners, large reunions or the like be held here at our house.

Sallie Felton purchased this house in 1934

Why Sallie Felton chose Massachusetts

Gated Community: Family friendly and a paradise for children


Massachusetts House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5230 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st Fl.: toilet, sink, shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , 2nd Fl. Hall: toilet, sink, claw tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , 2nd Fl. Master: toilet, sink, claw tub, bureau, closet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , 3rd Fl.: toilet, sink, small claw tub
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Ground Fl.: Enclosed outdoor shower, PREFERRED USE
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Fl. Green Bedroom with harbor views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Fl. Teal Bedroom with ocean and Elizabeth Island views
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2nd Fl. Blue Bedroom with harbor views and sunsets
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , 3rd Fl. Small Single Bedroom with harbor views
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , 3rd Fl. Yellow Bedroom with ocean views
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , 3rd Fl. Blue Bedroom with harbor views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd Fl. Front Br with canopy, chaise & harbor, ocean views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2nd Fl. Master Br, large closet and adjoining full bath
  • Each bedroom has its unique personality.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach combing, reading, visiting with friends, swimming, kayaking and napping are favorite activities on each of the two beautiful private beaches. Tennis lessons are offered M-F mornings to adults and children. There are weekly beach cookouts followed by a children's game night. A variety of activities are offered at the 'Casino' for adults and children. The playground equipment is placed conveniently outside the Casino and is flanked by the tennis courts and golf course. Children and adults find bicycles a wonderful mode of transportation. Guest moorings are available for boats up to 40 feet in our harbor. Enjoy our phenomenal uninterrupted water views across Buzzards Bay to the Elizabeth Islands, Martha's Vineyard and the Massachusetts mainland.


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Large Summer Family Home Overlooking Buzzards Bay and the Elizabeth Islands
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

family-friendly seaside escape

  • 5 of 5

This welcoming summer home was the perfect place for our large family to reconnect and make so many incredible memories. While the young children rode their bikes, flew kids and chased each other around the yard the adults relaxed on the comfortable porch soaking in the sea breeze and stunning views. The surrounding community was a perfect place for adventures without even getting in our car. From walks to the beach, or bike rides to the local ice cream stand there was always something to do. The owners are welcoming and available for questions. The home was clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. This was absolutely a vacation to remember!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure to be able to open our doors to you and your family. This is a place for kids to be kids: free to ride bikes, walk on the beaches, collect sea glass and participate in activities. Many a night our family has sat on the front porch overlooking the Bay sharing memories. It is our hope that the fifth generation will do the same going forward in years to come.
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Perfect spot to enjoy the ocean while sipping on your morning coffee or after dinner drinks.

  • 5 of 5

This house is a truly perfect New England summer home. You can catch the sunrise off the front porch over the ocean and follow the sun around the house to the stone pattio and relax there while playing lawn games, sunbathing and/or grilling. A short walk to Pier Beach, where you can jump off the pier and swim to the float was a highlight, especially this late in the season. Or another short walk to South Beach to comb the sand for sea glass. We had an awesome time at Buzzards Bay Brewery on Friday night, where we had oysters, shrimp, tacos, music and of course beer. Can't go wrong there!

If you are looking for a house with enough room for friends and family, spectacular views of Buzzards Bay, 2 private beaches, private golf course, amazing local restaurants, breweries, wineries, and music. You must book this place now, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this fabulous review. It absolutely sums up what this spot is all about. A little piece of heaven! I can't add anything more.
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McLean, Virginia, USA

Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space, wonderful views from every aspect. Salter's Point is heavenly. Ideal for a multi-generational celebration. Well equipped kitchen and pantry for bringing in additional guests. Be prepared to go all the way to Dartmouth to a Stop and Shop -- or to avoid that trip by using Peapod, or coming with food (for which there are TWO refrigerators) and count on the fare at nearby farm stands.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Salters has always been a sliver of heaven; so glad to have shared it with you and with any future renters. As for the trips to the grocery story, the causeway will finally be opening next year, 2018!!! Believe me, we are even happier than you.... We hope you come back to this idyllic place, have a cup of coffee on the porch, look over the bay and watch the world go by.
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Duxbury, MA

22nd family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our return visit was just as perfect as the first one. A wonderful family home suitable for all ages in a safe and welcoming community!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad to have had your family back!!! It is a piece of heaven. Sallie
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Summer home

  • 5 of 5

10 Family member reunion!

Great house.

Great hosts.

Wonderful retreat.

Rules of the house, posted in the pantry, says it all:

Help each other

Be Thankful

Know you are loved

Pay with hugs and kisses

Try new things

Be happy

Show compassion


Respect one another

Laugh out load

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a welcome review. It says it all; families come back and enjoy what we have had for 4 generations!! A true testament when families keep coming back to share the memories. Ocean, wrap around porch, fabulous community, and peaceful! Keep coming back...
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Duxbury, MA

Perfect for all ages

  • 5 of 5

We have been holding yearly reunions for the past 21 years and this one was by far one of the best. The age range was from 4 to 78 and this wonderful family home and Salters Point suited all of our needs. We rarely left except to visit the Whaling Museum in New Bedford. A favorite for everyone was the wraparound porch and the yard was perfect for all kinds of games. The beach, too, allowed for the little ones to be close to shore, use their floats and for the more adventurous to jump off the dock. The beds were comfortable, kitchen definitely workable and the house and its history, most enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review. Thank you from our family to yours. We are so glad you have experienced what we have for generation. It is indeed Heaven on Earth.
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
TF Greene, Prov, RI 40 min or Boston Logan, 60 mi
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Padanaram Village
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
New Bedford, 15 minutes
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate I-95
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Padanaram Village,
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Private beach just down the road!
Car: necessary

Other Activities

Within the gated community of Salters Point are 2 beautiful sandy beaches (Pier Beach and South Beach), 2 clay and 1 hard tennis court, a 7 hole casual golf course, swimming and tennis lessons, community center, organized children and adult activities and playground equipment. The New Bedford Whaling Museum is world renowned, but don’t pass up walking/hiking/exploring the DNRT trails nearby. There is a wonderful library in town which provides museum passes to local spots as well as Boston and Providence. Whale watching, fishing cruises, nurseries, vineyards, breweries, ferries to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard and so much more are all available nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

SPIA $22/night (7 or -) $154
2 Extra Trash/Recycling $100
Property Damage Protection $99
Pro Cleaning Starts at $300
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Rental Agreement and House Rules will be sent after speaking with owner.
1. $1,000 damage deposit and 1/2 rent due to reserve week/s.
2. Cleaning Fee and Linen Laundering will be deducted from the security deposit; cost determined by usage.
3. SPIA Nightly fee is $22 per night
3. Upon receipt of security deposit and 1/2 rent, Salters Welcome Packet will be sent for signature.
3. Balance of rent and "add on" fees due March 2, 2018.
4. References may be required.
5. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Email or call owner Cell# 978-852-4770 should you have any question

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund