Location, location, location!
*As with all other rentals, subject to pending Massachusetts Vacation Rental Excise Tax as applicable if/ when signed in to law. HomeAway to facilitate collection and details to follow upon implementation.*
My beach house in North Falmouth is comfortably large with four bedrooms and is located steps away (seven houses down) from private warm water New Silver Beach. The house features an open, airy floor plan with a beautifully designed Arts and Crafts style dining room and living room with bead-board paneling. The large kitchen is well appointed, and has an ''eat-in'' island counter. All your cooking needs are satisfied. Pots, pans, serving dishes, blender, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, Keurig, and all the needed kitchen utensils are there to make your favorite meals. The large dining room can easily fit 10 people with plenty of room to spare. There is a separate dining nook that seats 4/6 comfortably and offers an ocean view of Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse. The room doubles as a gaming room. Overall, the house flows well from front to back. Large sliders open from the kitchen and dining nook to a very large and spacious deck. A 14 X 10 foot topped pergola on the deck allows for a comfortably cool shady area for everyone to congregate and eat under. Since the installation of the pergola the deck has been a great gathering place for all guests. It offers a great place to party or just hang out. Being next to the kitchen means that meals can be easily moved outdoors. A large grill is on the deck, too.
All bedrooms are located upstairs and are generously sized for a beach house. The two largest feature a king-size bed and a queen bed and both have air conditioning. The house is generously appointed with lots of windows to catch those afternoon summer breezes coming off the ocean. And the house has central heating for those infrequent, chilly mornings. Both south-facing bedrooms have Casablanca ceiling fans.
I try to think of everything you and your family would need to make your stay a convenience and not a bother. If you are from out-of-state and flying in, we have most everything you will need to make your beach day possible: coolers, beach chairs, beach toys and beach towels are included. There is a washer/dryer in the basement.
The back yard is great for kids and there is a large enclosed outdoor shower with hot/cold water. The greatest attribute of the beach house is that it functions very well for a shared two-family stay. The area of New Silver is family-oriented. It is not unusual for three or four generations of families to have continually met here at New Silver. People who were here as children 60 years ago are now playing with their grandchildren at the beach. People want to congregate here year after year and build on the memories that this beach environment can offer.
The house is part of the private New Silver Beach Improvement Association (NSBIA). The NSBIA, during their summer season, takes great pride in maintaining the nostalgic feel of an original Cape Cod beach community; maintaining a beautiful beach with life guards, tennis court, a restaurant/ snack bar (The "Tea Room") and children's playground. The Association offers weekly activities, and as our guests, you and your family will be able to take part in all the activities the NSBIA has to offer (ask for details and dates). This can greatly enhance your family's stay at our house.
Past NSBIA activities have included: swimming lessons, kid's cookout w/ bingo, teen dodge ball, movies on the tennis court, grill night, fishing tournament, horseshoe tournament and volleyball. The Tea Room is a focal point for the older kids at night. Association activities calendar for 2018 are not available at this time, but we will gladly e-mail you a copy of the 2017 calendar if you want to get some idea of what is usually available. Activities and associated amenities usually kick off on the last Saturday in June and end on the third week in August.
North Falmouth's clean, sandy beaches are the warmest on Cape Cod. Private New Silver beach is bordered by rock jetties and watched over by two lifeguards (in-season and during posted hours). For younger kids, the water level deepens very gradually and for the older kids, there is a diving raft located just off the beach.
Falmouth, which comprises eight distinctive villages, is one of the Cape’s most popular summer destinations. The town occupies the lower corner of the Cape’s shoulder, and because of the many inlets and bays, it is surrounded on nearly three sides by water. Boating and sailing is available from 11 protective harbors. Falmouth Harbor offers protected docking and moorings to boats of all sizes and has easy access to the open ocean. Fishing charter boats and ferries for Martha’s Vineyard also depart from this harbor. Canoeing and kayaking through marshes, rivers, and ponds are popular water sports.
One of the diamonds of the Cape is the Shining Sea Bike Path which is one mile away from the beach house. This nicely paved bike way runs along the ocean and through cranberry bogs, marshes and piney forests from North Falmouth to the charming New England village of Woods Hole, which is home to the world renowned Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Bike rentals are easily available.
Nearby Falmouth is loaded with quaint shops and wonderful restaurants. There are two cinemas in the area. Martha's Vineyard is easy to get to with two ferries to serve you. Woods Hole has a nice aquarium and Sandwich's Heritage Plantation and Glass Museum are thirty minutes away. Whale watching, antiquing, going the the National Seashore and visiting bustling Provincetown are a few of the many things you can do on the Cape.
Falmouth’s historic Village Green is surrounded by stately captains’ homes. Weekly evening concerts are held in the summer at the Harbor Marine Park band shell.
The Falmouth Road Race in August is world famous. The route for the 7.1-mile race runs along the coast from Woods Hole to Falmouth (and the home owners have run it... and Jess is much faster than Brian!).
It is my hope that the beach house allows you to quickly shed your stress and relax during your vacation. Whether sun bathing on the south-facing deck, surfing the net, watching TV on either of two entertainment centers or enjoying your favorite novel; the house is large enough to easily accommodate 10 people doing their own thing comfortably.