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Steps from Scituate Lighthouse, near harbor and beaches

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 room cottage has a bedroom with queen size bed, and kitchen/living area with a queen size sofa bed and one twin daybed. Sleeps 4. Recently renovated, light, bright and airy. Covered porch to enjoy the breeze. Across the street from Scituate Harbor, walking distance to the Scituate Yacht Club and just 5 houses away from Scituate Lighthouse and a short walk to SandHills Beach. Well-behaved pet friendly. Located halfway between Boston and Cape Cod, near commuter rail.

Diane Houghton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Steps from Scituate Lighthouse, near harbor and beaches
average rating of 4.59375 based on 32 reviews

Very nice little home away from home

  • 4 of 5

Clean, comfortable and beats staying in any hotel.

Diane is a super lady🌟

Loved the experience and the location 👍

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cottage was just was just as described

  • 5 of 5

Diane was just wonderful , my only suggestion would be to buy new

Furniture . The beds were very uncomfortable which made us go buy an air mattress so we could sleep

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage By The Sea

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this adorable cottage twice now while visiting family in the area. The location is perfect, cottage very clean and Diane was very helpful and even offered to let me check out whenever I wanted on my last day since no guest was arriving right behind me. Would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pacific Grove, California

Clean and cozy

  • 3 of 5

Diane was a hands- off unobtrusive hostess, which I appreciate. She did communicate with us in a timely fashion, and was very friendly and available when we needed her.

This little cottage is very clean, and bright. The amenities are sparse, but all your basic needs will be met. Plenty of towels and dishes. It's a great location, very close to the harbor (with restaurants, shops, groceries, etc.), and a glimpse of harbor views between houses. Steps to the lighthouse and beach. Very reasonably priced!

This is a perfectly charming little beach shack if you wanted to come down to the beach for a day or two.

That being said, a longer stay might feel a bit uncomfortable. As several other reviewers have noted, almost all the furniture is rather worn out. We found the bed to be very hard ... okay for a night, (or maybe two,) but if you stay a week, as we did, you may find your back crying.

Small things that were absent that would have been appreciated: A pad of paper and a pen. An alarm clock. A couple of bottles of water and maybe a couple of snacks in the frig to greet weary travelers. (first place I've ever stayed that didn't offer some water and snacks) And any place to sit in the house that would have been directly under a good reading lamp.

We did leave a map of Scituate and several local restaurant flyers behind for the next travelers ... you are welcome!

One thing that really took me aback, and must be mentioned ... we traveled cross-country to get to this place, and after nearly 17 hours of weary traveling, we stumble into the cottage, so exhausted, and so glad we had finally arrived, only to be greeted by a note that told us where the sheets were, and advised us to make our own bed!!! That did not feel very welcoming to us in the least, and that has never occurred to me in ANY other VRBO I have ever stayed in, (and I've stayed at many in all different locales across the country and in Canada)

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm shocked by this review: my cottage is the best value in Scituate - I do everything I can to keep my prices affordable. I don't charge a cleaning fee, because I clean it myself, and the furniture is not brand new because the cottage is pet friendly. Most VRBO rentals that I have stayed in don't even provide sheets - you have to bring your own! If you want your bed made and a stocked minibar, go to a hotel. The one and only hotel in Scituate is three times the price.
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Lovely location

  • 4 of 5

My Sister, Dad and I stayed here for the first two nights of our trip. The cottage is located near the end of the spit just short of the lighthouse. You can glimpse the beautiful view between buildings, and it's just steps away. The town is quaint and lovely. The cottage, while simple, was clean and sufficient for our needs. There were a few things that I would mention: The mattress on the single bed in the living room is old, not very comfortable, and could use updating. The Bed in the the hideabed has the usual bar and we couldn't find sheets that fit, but we used a blanket and it was fine. The biggest thing is that there really is no comfortable seating in the living room. The couch is old and ok...but not great. There are wooden chairs around the table. Other than that you had to sit on the bed which is on wheels and rolls away from the wall if you are using it as back support. A nice chair would make this place so much more comfortable! We had a wonderful trip and really enjoyed Scituate!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nantucket, Massachusetts

Awesome location great owners perfect little getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Small rustic cottage very comfortable was the ideal spot to stay for a family wedding at the yacht club. Owners are awesome people friendly and helpful but not bothersome at all. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Scituate Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Scituate Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower combo. Toilet paper and towels are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size bed, two dressers, nightstand with lamp, ceiling fan. Sheets, pillows, quilt and blanket are provided.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

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