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The Waterfront Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Size Sleep Sofa, 1 Bath, Ocean Front, Sleeps 6

Sleeping six comfortably, this home was renovated in the spring of 2015 to include all new and modern comforts. The property boasts a large and fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, TV, cable, wifi, sheets and linens, etc. The house includes a large backyard with a seawall, its own water access, and views of the beautiful Elizabeth Islands. The back yard is also well furnished with beautiful patio furniture, a grille, and various lawn games.

Please note that this cottage is available to weekly renters June through some of September. For winter, we only rent long term.

Thank you.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017


Fairhaven Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Living room has a full size sleeper sofa.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

The Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
New York

Loved Loved Loved this Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The house was so great -- clean, perfect view, great design in the kitchen, etc. We BBQed and enjoyed the fantastic view! We walked to the town beach (which was lovely and unexpected bc we had never to West Island before). We definitely will go back (I came back on the site to book a week this coming summer). The owner was so nice and great about everything, very helpful. Highly recommend it!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week (4th July) in the Waterfront Cottage and had the most lovely time. The cottage was perfect in every way. Clean and well looked after, very comfortably furnished and well stocked with all the basics we could need, and more. The location on the water is incredible and the sunsets were amazing. We couldn't believe how quiet the area is, even during the period we were visiting, which was "high" season. The neighbors we met were very friendly and welcoming. Shannon, the owner, was super responsive to the various questions I had before our trip. We felt confident she would have responded very quickly if we had contacted her during the stay (we didn't have to, everything was perfect).

We traveled with our three children under 10 and they loved it too. They have already said they want to return to West Island to the same cottage. They spent hours on end paddling at low tide looking at the hermit crabs and other sea life. I would say the cottage is probably more suited to a family or mellow group looking for a relaxing vacation, a little more away from busy tourist areas. We all hope to return one day!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Shannon's cottage is the ultimate getaway for a quiet, relaxing time watching the ocean life go by!! The recent renovation was done with complete attention to detail and comfort. Clean and modern in feel - everything is at your fingertips and super easy to keep clean and organized.

The best part is the view- whether from the couch or the lovely outdoor furniture- the ocean changes daily and you get a great sunset show from your chair!!

Shannon was extremely attentive and helpful- not that we needed anything- the house is beautifully set up and has anything you would need.

Highly recommend for a relaxing time by the ocean.

~ EL

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a laid back vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The home and location was exactly as shown in the photos! This place is clean and has all the amenities! The owner is very responsive and keeps in touch to make sure the tenants are content. I hesitate to recommend this property to someone else, ONLY because I want to keep it for myself! This is a great property for a small family or two couples who do not want tourism surrounding them. The ferries to the out islands (Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard) are only 10 minutes away which gives the visitors plenty of the touristy feel.

Thanks for a wonderful vacation. Difficult to leave this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quintessential summer cottage

  • 5 of 5

Smartly appointed, impeccably clean and unbeatable location with stairs into a clear ocean, perfect for Atlantic coastal snorkeling. Short bike rides to sandy beaches, a general store with ice cream and fried seafood and a dockside bar. Plenty to see and do in Fairhaven (Nature reserves, bike trails and historic sites like Fort Phoenix and Manjiro Nakahama House) and Downtown New Bedford (Self-guided walking tours of New Bedford through the NB Historical Society, located at the first New Bedford home of Frederick Douglass, the Whaling Museum and National Park). The owner is a gracious and considerate host - highly recommend and hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and relaxing seaside getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful cottage. The cottage is clean, bright, and beautifully renovated--the decor is modern and perfectly matched to the outstanding ocean view from the large back windows. The space perfectly accommodated our group of four adults and a toddler. The kitchen and grill are great for cooking (especially if you pick up food from a local seafood market) and the yard is spectacular--we enjoyed sitting out on the back lawn couch and chairs to watch the sunset every night. There is water access from the back, and a sandy beach is a short walk away. West Island is a sleepy community, which was well suited to our desire for a quiet and low key vacation. The owner was very responsive and pleasant to work with throughout the rental process.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
T.F. Green
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Down the Hatch
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
New Bedford Martha's Vineyard Ferry
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Reservation Golf Club
Nearest Train
24 Miles
MBTA Middleborough/Lakeville Line to Boston
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Mac's Soda Bar
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Right outside your door!
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Fairhaven Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rates
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 10 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100

Owner will consider stays less than 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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