Large summer house with 8 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, perfect for relaxed family vacations. All bedrooms enjoy the ocean view. 1 hour from downtown Boston, 45 min from Providence, and before the Cape Cod Canal bridges. While everyone else is stuck in traffic you are already enjoying the ocean breezes and relaxing. The expansive front lawn overlooks the beach. Two large porches are perfect for family gatherings. Full eat-in kitchen, large dining room, laundry room with washer/dryer and ping pong table are all included. The beach slopes gently into the warm waters of Buzzards Bay, ideal for swimming with grandparents and children and launching your own kayak, paddle board or windsurfer. If you are looking for a place that is not overly-manicured, where kids are safe riding around on bikes...where napping in the hammock is part of the fun, you have found Heaven. This place is for you!
The house has internet but no TV's. You will need to bring your own electronic devices.
Tennis? The house has unlimited playing privileges at two shared tennis courts a 5 minute walk down the road.
Golf is available nearby.
Swimming, kayaking, fishing and birding can be enjoyed at the house and a leisurely ten-minute stroll or bike ride along a narrow country lane takes you to a shared private dock on secluded Bourne Cove.
If you trailer your own boat, there is an excellent town launch ramp and dock with ample trailer parking for $5/day. Should you bring a larger sailboat, marina services are available in Wareham and the nearby town of Marion.
Wonderful sightseeing - day trips down the Cape or to the Islands, Whale watching, early Massachusetts historical sites, - all are at hand with minimal travel time.
Enjoy it all, and then, at the end of the day, lie in bed, enjoy moonlight on the water, and let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep.
ABOUT THE HOUSE
There are 13 beds in the house: 3 on the top floor, and 10 on the second floor. The beds are all twin beds except for one full bed on the top floor.
The 8 bedrooms are arranged in three easily defined areas. The two top floor bedrooms (a children's hideaway) share the tower bathroom. On the second floor a single and a double bedroom share a bathroom with a shower; the master bedroom, the remaining two twin bedrooms and the single "doll house bedroom" so-called because of it's huge Victorian doll house share a bath with an original claw foot tub with a shower hose attachment). A large, outdoor shower with hot water is outside the kitchen porch and near the lattice-fenced laundry yard where there is plenty of space to hang bathing suits and towels after swimming.
The commodious living areas are accessible from the front entrance hall (with powder room) and all have french doors opening onto the screened sun porch.
The kitchen is well equipped (ceramic stove-top, dishwasher and two refrigerators) and has a table for breakfast and cozy family dinners. A bar with an additional sink joins the dining room and kitchen. Beyond the kitchen is a large carpeted family/laundry room with ping pong table and a collection of kooky hats to keep the ping pong games from getting too serious.
The house is fully furnished, including ample kitchenware, glassware, flatware, china, towels and bed linens. You need bring nothing except clothing and sports or boating equipment as desired.