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Large Summer Family Home Overlooking Buzzards Bay and the Elizabeth Islands

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


South Dartmouth House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sallie Felton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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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 South of Boston

Gated Community: Family friendly and a paradise for children


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Large Summer Family Home Overlooking Buzzards Bay and the Elizabeth Islands
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

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: Jun 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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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: Jul 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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The Wedding Planner...

  • 5 of 5

This home was an excellent home away from home during a weekend Wedding excursion for our extended family of 15. Sunrise and sunset views are breathtaking. Everything needed for preparing family/group meals, except the food, of course. It was very spacious with ample breakout areas for those with different interests. The fireplaces provided the heat needed for chilly nights, and... for those who are direction-challenged, GPS takes you right to the door!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Indeed this is a special place. Sitting with your cup of coffee on the front porch overlooking Buzzard's Bay and the harbor or sharing meals with large families, the kitchen is well stocked. With an open floor plan, this house has areas to gather with friends or just be by yourself. Ideal for small gatherings, family reunions or two families.
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Excellent Summer Getaway for Large family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our extended family of 15! It fit all of us comfortably and the location was excellent. The view is breathtaking and we lucked out with some great weather. It has a lot of "beach cottage" charm and is very fitting with the area. We hope to return to this Happy Home in the years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear extended family of 15, we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at our home. It is ideal for those little ones to get to the beach, ride their bikes with pure freedom and for the adults, sea glassing, hiking, walking along the beaches, play golf or tennis......or nothing like sitting back and watching the world go by from the front porch!
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Slice of NE Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my extended family with ages ranging from 5-75 and everyone had a great time. The front porch is magnetic and you won't want to leave. The beach is great for little kids, the diving from the platform and dock is great for big kids and adults. The neighbors were very friendly and helpful with advice about the neighborhood and region. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review. We could not agree more that the front porch overlooking the ocean and bay is magnetic! Listening to the waves breaking on the rocks has always been a sound I have carried since my childhood. The sunrises and sunsets are magical. The kid friendly environment is of days gone by. It is a special place.
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Quintessential New England summer home.

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking to get away from it all and simply shut down for a week, this is the place. No need to go anywhere. The views are spectacular from everywhere. Reading on the front porch with the ocean breezes keeping you cool or simply strolling in the neighborhood and taking in the sights, Salter's Point is the epitome of relaxation. Great for kids and adults alike. Kids can go to beach, play tennis or fish off the dock with no worries about them getting in to traffic or trouble. If you want to explore further, the quaint New England towns of Westport, tiverton, Little Compton, etc are all nearby.

Owners are very attentive and willing to do what they have to in order for your stay to be enjoyable.

Photos on Home Away are very accurate of the property. It is an old beach house, but full of character and charm. The photos however do not do the views justice at all. Unobstructed views of Buzzards Bay, the Elizabeth Islands and Falmouth are spectacular. This is truly a unique and very New England summer experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review from a renter, thank you. Yes, this "cottage" has seen many generations in our family and all have taken in the vistas of unobstructed views of the Elizabeth Islands, Buzzards Bay and beyond. We will try and capture even better views in upcoming photographs. But one has to sit on the front porch to fully experience them. This has always been a paradise for many; the beauty...a haven for kids of all ages.
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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

South Dartmouth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
SPIA $22 per night x 7= $154
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. 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, 2016.
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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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South Dartmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5230 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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