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A Honeymoon Cottage In The Dunes with 200 feet of Private Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 8,869 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Small House For Family Or Honeymoon, Completely Surrounded by Sand

This secluded cottage is small but has a lot: living/dining room, eat-in kitchen, master bedroom with queen, bunk room, separate small building with pair of twin beds, one bath with tub/shower, outside shower; boardwalk patio on east side with flowers and herbs for breakfast in the sun, small sitting porch on west side for viewing amazing sunsets, flat seating area in sand between house and water; TV, Blu-ray/DVD, cable, WiFi; foxes, rabbits, finches, gulls, osprey. Walk out the back to swim, SUP, kayak, canoe from 200 feet of private beach waterfront - excellent swimming for both children and adults. A mile walk to the town of West Falmouth with its charming shops, cafes, a nice restaurant, market, library, town dock, and the Shining Sea Bikeway.

Peggy Garland
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, can take French inquiries by email
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Peggy Garland

second generation owners who want to share this amazing place when we're not here

Peggy Garland purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Peggy Garland chose West Falmouth

There is nothing else like it

What makes this cottage unique

complete privacy surrounded by sand dunes, beach in front of house is yours alone


West Falmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 8869 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , handrails in tub/sower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , not walled off
  • one bathroom with tub/shower, ceiling heater, makeup mirror
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , separate small building
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , tiny bunkroom with bureau, perfect for young children
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , cherry furniture, windows 3 sides out to dunes and water
  • 1) master bedroom with cherry queen bed and bureau, clothes closet, washer/dryer in 2nd closet, utility closet, a/c and ceiling fan, view of water 2) tiny bunkroom with bureau, closet -perfect for young children but no child under 5 years old in top bunk please, a/c and ceiling fan 3) separate tiny building with two twin beds, two chests, shelves and wall hooks for clothes, a/c and standing fan
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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A Honeymoon Cottage In The Dunes with 200 feet of Private Beach
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews
Cologne, Minnesota

Great spot on the Beach

  • 3 of 5

We loved the location of this beach house! I would’ve given this place 5 stars had it been clean when we arrived. When you are being charged a $160.00 cleaning fee, it should be clean! It was dusty, with random hairs everywhere, overall just needed a deep clean. Seemed like the cleaning crew just did a quick job. The most disgusting thing was the half used coffee cup inside the cupboard, with a hair on the rim. I contacted the owner, she made no effort to rectify the situation. This is the first bad review I’ve ever left, it was that dirty.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The dirty coffee cup is yucky, to be sure. However I can't ask the cleaners to check the cleanliness of items inside cabinets. There just isn't time between renters for them to do that. I will talk with my cleaner about your other concerns and hope to resolve the problem by next season.
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The property was very nice and well-appointed. The location was secluded and quite beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

Sunsets were memorable. The decorations and amenities were pleasant. The only problem was that the cable TV was not operational.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry this couple had trouble with the cable TV. As someone over 65, I find modern televisions really confusing - why do they have to be so complicated? In any case, the next guests seem to have no trouble and when my family was there for an event yesterday, one of the younger generation turned the TV on without any problems. I have given the best instructions I can for the TV in the house book. When this couple called, I tried to troubleshoot to help them, but obviously failed miserably. And I guess the house book didn't help either. I will get my kids to help re-write the instructions in the book to make them more foolproof for next season.
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Sunsets to Die for

  • 5 of 5

A lovely Cottage for getting away and just relaxing, Small and intimate, very well appointed and very private. Would stay again and again and again.....

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful cottage in a beautiful spot; another wonderful week on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This was a returned trip for me to the cottage in the dunes. See my previous October 2016 5-star review for details of the cottage. I loved it just as much the second time as I did the first time. The spot couldn't be more private yet close to everything you need including a little market, cafe and ice cream store within walking distance, the bike path, several restaurants a short ride up or down 28A and then of course, Falmouth and Mashpee 10 to 15 minutes away. I honestly barely left the house as I enjoyed the beach and timed cocktails and dinner for the sunsets which are glorious over Buzzards Bay. I just love this cottage in the dunes and look forward to returning next year. Peggy is very easy to work with. If you are looking for a cozy, well equipped, carefree cottage on the beach, private yet accessible to the villages of Falmouth, look no further!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Sunset Views and Absolute Serenity

  • 5 of 5

My family vacationed in West Falmouth for years so I have very fond memories of the area. I am so happy to have found this cozy beach cottage nestled in the dunes. The cottage is everything you need for a peaceful, relaxing getaway from it all whether you’re traveling with a small family, another person, or by yourself.

The cottage is a wonderful combination of vintage Cape Cod with modern amenities. While compact, the cottage makes great use of space with a combined living and dining room with a stone fireplace for taking the chill off a cool night and amazing westerly views of Little Island and Buzzards Bay. The master bedroom also faces the water and it was wonderful falling asleep to the sounds of the waves against the beach. The kitchen is bright and cheery, and well stocked with kitchen gadgets if want to dine in. Stairs in the kitchen lead up to a roof top deck with two lounge chairs where I enjoyed watching the ever changing light off the ocean, the tides, the clouds floating by, and the most spectacular sunsets. (The morning glow of sunrise is also special.)

Step off the back porch off the living area and you are in the dunes where a short path takes you to a private white sugar fine sandy beach. At low tide there are sandbars which make for a family friendly beach. I enjoyed walking the beach at different times of the day looking for shells and exploring Little Island.

Located at the end of the crushed shell lane right on the beach, the cottage is incredibly private. But, it’s also conveniently located to the village center which includes West Falmouth Market, an ice cream shop (summer only), a café, the West Falmouth Library and access to the bike path. Several restaurants are nearby in either direction on Rt. 28A and at the Sea Crest Hotel on Old Silver Beach, and of course, Falmouth is a 10 to 15-minute drive away for more activities including the ferry to Martha's Vineyard.

Peggy was easy to work with, responded quickly to my emails, and patiently answered my questions about booking through VRBO. I’m looking forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, NY

Sunsets to remember

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time at this magical beach cottage. It is entirely private, tastefully decorated, comfortable, and lovingly maintained. We timed our dinners to optimize views of the sunset and had both calm beach waters and whitecaps that reminded me of big lakes in Wisconsin. We hope to return for another quiet, romantic time at the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8.7 Miles
Woods Hole (to go to Martha's Vinyard)
Car: recommended

deep sea fishing, whale watching, many other sport and cultural activities in Falmouth and Woods Hole, bike to Martha's Vinyard ferry on beautiful Shining Sea Bike Path, College LIght Opera in Falmouth, marine biology museum/aquarium in famous Woods Hole


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $160
Property Damage Protection $99

No groups of unrelated adults - couples or families only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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