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Cotuit Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA, Launch the included kayaks from your own beach | ID 26216
4 BR
4 ½ baths
Sleeps 9
Beds: 1 king, 2 queens, 1 double, 2 twins, TV Room Alcove: 2x twin daybeds
Beach: Launch the included kayaks from your own beach
Guest Reviews: 24 reviews 24 reviews
OWNER SPECIAL: $8949 for July 21-27 INCLUDES MA Lodging Tax.
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Off-season 2023/24
 
Summer 2024
 
Off-season 2024/25
 
Off-season 2023/24
 
Summer 2024
$8,949 - $14,975
Off-season 2024/25
$11,975
Off-season 2023/24
 
Summer 2024
 
Off-season 2024/25
 
Listed by The AHT Family Trust and Paul Thompson
Active
7+ years
Property ID 26216
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Description

Description

Velkommen til ''pet friendly'' ShoestringBayHouse directly on beautiful Popponesset Bay (our bay connects to Vineyard Sound). Get ready to enjoy a waterfront vacation home overlooking Shoestring Bay and your own wading beach where you can launch the included sit-on-top kayaks. If the beach and ocean are not your thing, relax by our unheated in-ground pool (open July 1st thru Oct 1st) or take one of our included (adult use) bicycles and go for a tour of Cotuit or the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Our home has multiple living areas, each with spectacular water views and six central air-conditioning units, so all members of the group can have a secluded spot to watch television, read or just relax. There is even a second TV room and kitchen just for the teens. Our home is just 10 minutes from Mashpee Commons and New Seabury where you will find unparalleled dinning, shopping and entertainment.

Some of the included amenities and home features: *Barnstable (town-wide) Beach Pass *20x40 In-ground Pool (not heated) *Central Air Conditioning *Two sit-on-top Kayaks *Two or more (adult) Hybrid Bikes *Two TV Rooms, one with a 65'' TV plus 4 other TV's all with streaming services *secondary ''summer'' kitchen * Weber Grill plus a corn & lobster cooker *Dog Friendly Home *Fenced in dog play area*. *Comcast High Speed internet *Bose, Sonos & google music (inside & outside) systems *Poolside urinal & shower* Upper deck rinse station for when you come back from the beach *screened-in porch by the pool *corn-hole boards *4x beach chairs some with attached umbrella (stand-alone beach umbrellas are no longer supplied due to liability)

This home, located in a child friendly (great for biking) and quiet neighborhood, is perfect for two families vacationing together, extended families or grandparents. With a separate master suite and multiple living rooms, everyone will be comfortable. Our waterfront home has four bedrooms, four full baths, one half-bath off of the lower kitchen, poolside bath house with a shower, sink and a urinal, two kitchens (summer kitchen at pool level), a TV room on each level, one large sun room with attached outdoor dining deck (seats 8), a large living room adjoins the dining room with seating for ten. There is direct access from the kitchen to the upper deck, where you will find a Weber grill and Lobster Cooker. The media room houses a sleeping alcove (two day beds) and is adjacent to a full bath.

We know how important your fur family member is to you and we welcome your well behaved dog. Our home features a fenced-in doggie play area that is attached to the garage. And speaking of ''pet friendly'' our home is adjacent to the Crocker Neck conservation area with miles of dog friendly hiking trails. This is one of the few dog friendly areas that you and your dog can enjoy together. There is even a small beach at the end of the trail where your dog can jump in the bay and cool off. NOTE: Our pet fees are not based on dog size.

Cotuit Beach Info: Since ShoestringBayHouse includes a beach pass you can drive to any of the numerous beaches in Barnstable. Within biking distance (2+ bikes included) of our home are three town beaches. Mostly everyone heads over to Cotuit's Loop Beach with its gentle slope into the water. It also has a bath house and lifeguards so everyone will be safe and have fun. The kids love it when the ice cream truck rings its bell to signal its stop at the beach! Adults love the seclusion of the Main St (Oregon) Beach while sailors and kayakers love Ropes beach for its location in Cotuit Bay.

Our own wading beach (see picture) directly in front of our home is great for walking, sunsets, relaxing, crab chasing, playing catch with your dog and the kids will love wading in the water. You can also anchor your boat right in front of our home and head out to the Spit or Sampson's Island for the day.
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Location

Location - Cotuit

Nearest beach: Launch the included kayaks from your own beach

41.6061660 -70.4580760 0
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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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OWNER SPECIAL:
$8949 for July 21-27 INCLUDES MA Lodging Tax.
Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Summer 2024
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2024/25
    7 nights
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Calendar Last Updated: May 19, 2024

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Additional availability info: This is a Saturday to Saturday vacation rental.

Payment Methods: Personal checks

Other Fees:

Cleaning Fee:

$400

Pet Fee:

$475 all dog types/ per dog

Damage Waiver:

$59 Pay CSA directly

State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply

Amenities

Amenities

  • On a salt water beach On a salt water beach

  • Central air Central air

  • A/C unit(s) A/C unit(s)

  • Outdoor shower Outdoor shower

  • Washer&dryer Washer&dryer

  • Swimming pool Swimming pool

  • Pets considered Pets considered

  • Internet Internet

  • Bathtub Bathtub

  • Screened porch Screened porch

  • Deck, porch or patio Deck, porch or patio

  • BBQ-grill BBQ-grill



    Green Amenities

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    • LED lighting LED lighting

    • ENERGY STAR appliances ENERGY STAR appliances

    • Recycling Recycling

    • Reusable grocery totes Reusable grocery totes

    About our green amenities: Everyone in New England is talking about Global Warming and going green. If you truly believe this, let me tell you how you can be "green" at ShoestringBayHouse. Bet you will not be green....step one, turn the air conditioning to 70 degrees or higher ! (AC is one of the biggest contributors to Global Warming and pollution from coal fired plants producing electricity)

    Reviews

    Guest Reviews

    24 reviews
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    Super Family Vacation/Ages 7 to 82

    We enjoyed this lovely home with all its amenities and gorgeous views. So private and peaceful! We appreciated the owner's attention to every detail to make us comfortable. The pool is outstanding. We pooled, beached, fished, kayaked, whale watched and ate lots of lobster. A perfect family vacation!

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    Date of Stay: August 2023
    Date Submitted: August 2023
    Patricia K.
    Hanover, PA
    Member since Jan 2023
    Family Memories

    This house and location are outstanding. The view is stunning. It is in a quiet neighborhood great for walking. House was large enough for three families and fully stocked and beautifully furnished…The Owner was organized and covered all the details to make our stay stress free.
    It is a 5 out of a 5. If you are considering renting my advice is do it !!

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    Date of Stay: July 2023
    Date Submitted: July 2023
    Thomas S.
    South Dartmouth, MA
    Member since Mar 2023
    A week in the Cape - August 2022

    My family and guests of 6 had a great stay. House is very clean and furnishings are nice. We appreciated that it was not full of too much decorative stuff like so many rental places. Plenty of room for us and out vacation gear. Renovation was 95% done and remainder was not a problem. Location on a quiet bay/inlet is terrific, as we brought our old sunfish and rented a pontoon boat (Jake at All Cape Rentals) and kept both boats near with access from the house. Sunfish sailing needs to be +/- a few hours of high tide. We were very comfortable and Paul provided a lot of detailed information on what to do nearby and also while on the water. The neighborhood is quiet and secluded, and there is a walking path just down the road which was great. The pool was not heated but the temperature was very warm. I was a little worried about that as some unheated pools are too cold to use comfortably. We rent houses a lot. This one is a really good one, especially for the kind of water things we like to do. show more show less

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    Date of Stay: August 2022
    Date Submitted: August 2022
    Chip B.
    Southbury, CT
    Member since Aug 2022

    "Our time at Shoestring Bay House with the well-kept, natural surroundings and varied recreation it provides was truly wonderful. It's a beautifully spacious house whose thoughtful design, accommodating owner and warm, artful touches helped to make this one of the most memorable and idyllic vacations our multi-generational family group has ever had. Many thanks!"
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    Date of Stay: July 2022
    Date Submitted: August 2022
    Madaha K.
    Nyack, NY
    Member since Dec 2016
    Blissful vacation!

    Lovely comfortable home with beautiful vistas from every room. There are no bad bedrooms . We loved the kayaks and spent a lot of time paddling around the bay.
    We left the premises to dine out(thanks for the list of favorite eateries). But no one wanted to go anywhere else! Terrific vacation home which pleased three generations. That's not easy to do!

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    Date of Stay: July 2022
    Date Submitted: August 2022
    Patricia D.
    Hellertown, PA
    Member since Aug 2020
    Amazing week in the Cape!

    We had an amazing week at the ShoestringBay House! We got lucky with the weather, but felt even luckier to find such a perfect retreat - the pictures didn't do any justice! We had our first family vacation in years - being on the water, having the pool for the kiddos, and still being so close to town and amenities was wonderful. The home had SO much space so it was nice to have room to spread out when we needed it but also plenty of living space for movie nights & family dinners.

    Paul the host was great, always very quick to reply with questions and the house had everything we could possibly need. We will definitely be back! :-)
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    Date of Stay: July 2022
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    Melanie F.
    Cotuit, MA
    Member since May 2022
    Fantastic stay at Shoestring Bay House

    Just returned from a stunning week at Shoestring Bay House. Immaculate and luxurious home on a quiet and beautiful cove. Paul was a perfect host - home is full of thoughtful touches. And a gorgeous pool - heaven.

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    Date of Stay: July 2021
    Date Submitted: July 2021
    Lynn T.
    Marlborough, MA
    Member since Jan 2021
    More Cape Cod Zen at Shoestring Bay House

    This was our 3rd year renting Shoestring Bay House. We love it more every year and dream about the views in the off season. It is a gorgeous property overlooking a serene bay and between the pool, kayaks, paddle boards you don't even have to go to the beach (although I do love Oregon Beach). Paul, the owner, was so great to work with again this year. We look forward to renting again next year!

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    Date of Stay: August 2020
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    Susan M.
    Wellesley Hills, MA
    Member since Jun 2010
    Great Week with Family!

    We had a lovely week at Shoestring Bay House. We spent the week for a family reunion of two families. Lay out of house worked perfectly. We had plenty of time together and privacy. The pool is large and was great for kids of all ages (ours ranged from 2-15). The views and sunsets were fabulous. We couldn't have been happier with our experience.

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    Date of Stay: July 2020
    Date Submitted: August 2020
    Emily S.
    Winnetka, IL
    Member since Aug 2020
    Another Awesome Week at Shoestring Bay House

    This was our second year renting this house and it was even better than last year. There were some great changes and the pool and views make relaxing very easy here. Paul, the owner, is so easy to work with and great with communicating. We love this property and hope to rent it again next year!

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    Date of Stay: August 2019
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    Susan M.
    Wellesley Hills, MA
    Member since Jun 2010
    About

    About The AHT Family Trust and Paul Thompson

    Member since:
    3/13/2016
    Reviews:
    24 reviews
    Response Time:
    Within a day
    Response Rate:
    100%
    ShoestringBayHouse was acquired by my parents Paul and Audrey Thompson in May of 1981. After their first visit to Cotuit in 1977, they fell in love with the serenity of this quaint village. In the early 2000's the property moved into a Trust and is now a family retreat.

    What is special about this property?
    We love the serenity of Shoestring Bay and the views of the water from the bluff that our home sits on. Every room and deck has an incredible view of the water.

    What is special about your town?
    Cotuit is known as one of the quieter villages in Barnstable. When we are looking for some excitement we always head to Lowell Field for a Triple A baseball game. Go Kettleers !!!

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