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Charming Waterfront House on Little Pond
Falmouth Vacation Rental - ID 17306

3 BR
1 bath
Sleeps 6
Beds: 3 BRs: 2 doubles, 2 twins
Beach: 1/2 mile to Bristol Beach
Guest Reviews: 5 reviews
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Summer 2016
 
Off-season 2016/17
 
Summer 2017
 
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Summer 2016
$1,200
Off-season 2016/17
$1,000 - $1,100
Summer 2017
$1,200
Off-season 2017/18
 
Summer 2016
 
Off-season 2016/17
 
Summer 2017
 
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Contact Meg - ID 17306
Time active: 3 years, 6 months
Phone(s): (617) 969-1479 (9AM to 10PM)

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SORRY, NO PETS. Located in a quiet family neighborhood, this traditional 1950's cottage is the perfect place to kick back, relax, and enjoy what the Cape has to offer. Start the day with breakfast on the deck or in the adjacent dining room watching ospreys dive for fish against the backdrop of Martha’s Vineyard in the distance. Then get out and have fun. Swim at nearby Bristol Beach. Walk or bike the newly expanded Shining Sea Bikeway, now running 12 miles through saltwater ponds and marshes from Woods Hole to downtown Falmouth to North Falmouth. Ride your bikes to Falmouth Harbor and the Island Queen ferry, which will transport you and your bikes to Martha’s Vineyard for the day. Bring or rent a canoe or other non-motorized boat and explore Little Pond. Wind down at the house in the late afternoon and enjoy watching the bunnies and perhaps feeding geese, ducks, and swans from the lawn. In the evening, check out the shops and restaurants on lively Main Street in downtown Falmouth. Or just eat in and watch the sunset (or the July 4 Falmouth fireworks) from the deck, dining room, or living room. Then curl up with a book or watch TV surrounded by the mellow glow of the authentic knotty pine paneling throughout the house. We’ve owned the house for 25 years and have had many repeat tenants who love the place, including one who is returning for the tenth time this year. Because of its lovely location, tenants and neighbors are constantly asking if we’re planning to sell the house. So far, the answer is “not yet,” so it's available for you to enjoy. It has only one bath so it's best for a family with only 2-4 adults. show more show less

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Calendar Last Updated: June 30, 2016

Additional availability info: Only 1 week July 23-30 left in main season; weeks of June 24, Sept 3, and Sept 10 at lower cost. This is a Saturday to Saturday vacation rental.

Additional pricing info: Two weeks for $2100 July and August. Other discounts for three weeks and for June and September

Minimum Stay Requirements:
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    7 nights
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    7 nights
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    7 nights
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • on salt water
  • walk to a salt water beach
Interior
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cable TV
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • No Pets
Location

Location - Falmouth

Nearest beach: 1/2 mile to Bristol Beach

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Reviews

Guest Reviews

5 reviews
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We love this cottage

My family has been renting this cottage at the end of the summer every year for the past 9 years.

We love it! Our daughter was 4 years old the first summer...and now she is 12...We have many happy memories. The cabin is comfortable and charming with a lovely view of Little Pond. It is within walking distance to the beach and a short drive to Falmouth. There is something for everyone here...great photo opportunities for photographer dad, quiet relaxation time for mom, and beach and shops for daughter. Great fresh fish market nearby, and wonderful restaurants and candy/ice cream shop in Falmouth. The owners are terrific...this cottage means the golden days of summer to my family. show more show less

Date of Stay: August 2013
Date Submitted: March 2014
Boston, MA
Member since Mar 2014
Well located, cozy and relaxing

We've been there for a week, 2 adults and 2 kids. Lots of rooms inside, very well located for us. Bike paths all around and easy to travel from there. It's a nice and quiet area, dead end street so no traffic for kids. Even if we never spend the day there, we used to leave early in the morning and come back at diner time but it was our home after a nice day at the beach somewhere. I must admit that having a shower ''outside'' coming back from the beach with a nice cold drink.....it was so relaxing and enjoyable. Poison ivy around and the pond are not the best for kids though. For sure we would return to the same place knowing the area now. show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2013
Date Submitted: March 2014
Owner Response:

I wish it were possible to totally eliminate the poison ivy. My husband and daughter are very allergic to it, so I am the one who gets to rip out some of the vines by hand and clear it out of the small place where our tenants can enter the pond or launch a canoe. The use of chemicals, and even cutting down vegetation near the pond is prohibited without permission from the Town agency in charge of environmental preservation. Unfortunately, poison ivy abounds everywhere on the Cape.

Member since Mar 2014
Wonderful Cottage!

We will be returning for our third time to this wonderful Maravista cottage! It is a quintessential cape cottage - laid back and a perfect place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. The location is superb - a five minute walk to the beach, convenient to shopping, with a lovely private deck overlooking the pond. Watching the swans with a cup of coffee in the morning is delightful! Another delight is the roomy outside shower and convenience of the washer and dryer. Highly recommended!

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Date of Stay: July 2013
Date Submitted: March 2014
Chestnut Hill, MA
Member since Mar 2014

My wife & I will be returning for our 7th extended stay this summer. I guess you could say we enjoy it! Very nice cottage with a great location for daily walks along Great Pond or to the beaches. Side deck overlooking Little Pond is wonderful for meals, reading & relaxing. The owners are very pleasant, responsive if you need them, but not at all intrusive. Grandkids visit us for a week and consider this cottage to BE Cape Cod.

Date of Stay: July 2011
Date Submitted: February 2012
Cumberland, RI
Member since Nov 2011

"This was my first time staying at the cottage. My son, daughter in law, my grandchildren and myself were there for a week over the 4th of July. The cottage is very clean, well kept and close to everything. We really enjoyed our stay and will be returning this summer. I hope that this will be a yearly vacation. I really enjoyed sitting on the back deck and reading and watching the fireworks on the 4th.The cottage was quite homey and charming."

Date of Stay: July 2009
Date Submitted: October 2009
Abington, Ma
Member since Oct 2009

About Meg

Member since:
5/18/2009
Reviews:
5 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
6/30/2016
My husband and I bought this house in 1954 as a rental property. We also own another larger house in North Falmouth where we vacation except for the 5 weeks in midsummer when we rent that house. Our year-round house in the Boston area is only about an hour and 20 minutes drive from either of our Cape houses, so we always come down and check out the condition of each house between rentals to be sure there are no problems, and that the cleaners have not missed anything. Our policy is to keep the rental costs reasonable to encourage repeat renters. It has obviously worked, since a number of of our tenants have been coming back summer after summer, some for over 10 years.

What is special about this property?
Charm and location are the assets of this house, which was built in 1954. We love the knotty pine walls in the living room and bedrooms, and the Old Cape Cod cottage feeling of the house. The living room is spacious, with views of the saltwater pond that leads out to Vineyard Sound. The kitchen and dining room, though small, are open plan, and share water views. A number of our neighbors on the street have asked if we would consider selling the house to them since their houses do not have the view and direct water access that ours does. So far we've resisted selling, but we're now in our 70s, so who knows.

What is special about your town?
Our house is only a short walk to the Bristol Beach on Vineyard Sound, and only about a mile from downtown Falmouth, which has one of the most appealing main streets on the Cape. When we first bought this house, the downtown area was quaint but had a number of vacancies and just a small number of shops and restaurants. Over the years, downtown sidewalks have been widened and beautified with attractive plantings, making the street more walkable, and attracting more and more merchants and eateries. The main street is now lively and thriving, with crafts fairs, concerts on the green, a weekly farmers market, etc. A short distance away, the Falmouth Harbor offers fishing trips, a ferry to Oak Bluffs on the Vineyard, a bandstand for weekly concerts, and a spacious walkway past restaurants and yachts at anchor. Falmouth also boasts a fabulous summer theatre, the College Light Opera Company, and proximity to Woods Hole, home of the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration as well as the departure point for Vineyard and Nantucket ferries.