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Bay front & Pool SUP's Kayaks Bikes AC Beach Pass Pets ok
Cotuit Vacation Rental - ID 26216

4 BR
4 ½ baths
Sleeps 12
Beds: 4 BRs: 2 queens, 2 doubles, 4 twins, Two Sofa Beds and sleeping alcove
Beach: 1/2 mile Crocker Neck & 1.0 mile Loop Beach
Guest Reviews: 5 reviews
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Summer 2017
 
Off-season 2017/18
$499
Summer 2018
 
Summer 2017
$7,525 - $7,975
Off-season 2017/18
$3,475 - $3,493
Summer 2017
 
Off-season 2017/18
 
Contact Paul Thompson - ID 26216
Time active: 1 year, 3 months
Phone(s): (973) 703-8200, (508) 443-1490 Phone(s): (973) 703-8200, (508) 443-1490

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Our home is fully Air Conditioned with a Mitsubishi 6 unit mini-split system. All rooms are individually controlled for your comfort. Yes; Mountain Bikes, SUP's and kayaks are all included!! Pet Friendly Accommodations. Fully licensed and inspected by the Town of Barnstable.

Features Include: *Waterfront (Popponesset Bay) *Beach (see picture) *Pool *Kayaks and SUP's * Assorted Hybrid Bikes *1 Beach-Cruiser bike with fishing pole holders & baskets *2 TV Rooms *Great Room *2 Kitchens *Decks * Weber Grill plus corn & lobster cooker *Six Mini-Split Air Conditioning Units *Pet Friendly *Barnstable (town-wide) Beach Pass *2 Bose Radios *1 Grace Digital radio *4 LCD TV's *Comcast High Speed WiFi *Sonos Music System *Poolside Bathroom & Shower.

Perched on a bluff, overlooking beautiful Popponesset Bay, sits ShoestringBayHouse. Everything you could need for ''fun'' on and off the water is supplied. All rooms, the decks and the in-ground pool (our unheated pool is open from late-June thru mid-September) overlooks Shoestring Bay. Our home features: direct waterfront access from our beach, all access Barnstable (vehicle) Beach Pass, bikes, kayaks and SUP's and we are pet friendly! Plus this house will accommodate extended families with multiple sleeping configurations, two kitchens and two TV rooms. Click on 'more details' below.

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Entertainment features include: Weber BBQ grill, Lobster Cooker, (2) Bose Wave Radio's, (3) SONOS Internet Radios/Remote Speakers including one poolside, Comcast Wi-Fi, Comcast Cable TV, three large screen LCD TV's (47 & 42 & 32 inch) plus an LCD TV in the master bedroom. All our televisions have streaming (Netflix/Amazon/Sling) capabilities with either Roku or Apple TV.

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 'pet friendly' house features four bedrooms including the ''bunk'' room, four full baths, poolside bath house/showers/toilet, two kitchens (summer kitchen at pool level), a TV room on each level, one living room, one large sun room with a dining deck plus a dining room with seating for ten and it is cooled by a Mitsubishi 6 unit mini-split. There is direct access from the kitchen to the upper deck, where you will find a Weber grill and Lobster Cooker adjacent to the kitchen. The upper living room which is adjacent to a full bath, houses a sleeping alcove with a sleeper sofa (gel mattress). This sleeping alcove makes a great guest bedroom for temporary guests or for teenagers. We also have two twin Aero beds for those guests that suddenly drop in at the beach house.

Our home is adjacent to the public boat ramp and Crocker Neck Nature Preserve (which is known for hiking, biking, bird watching and swimming). We are just a short bike ride to the three Cotuit beaches and Lowell Baseball Park for a Triple A game. For the athletic members of the group, you can kayak or sail to 'The Spit' just down the Bay and enjoy the day at a secluded beach.

New for 2018, is a 'deep water' mooring (permits pending) for your boat in Popponesset Bay so you can have direct access to the Bay and Sound. This mooring is located in the Crocker Neck development, at Ryefield Point (just 2400 feet away). It is now an easy sail to The Spit. No other rental property on the Cape offers you so much fun.

What our family does: Sailing in the Bay, Fun in the sun! Watching the boats in the Bay, while enjoying a cup of coffee. Fishing from our beach or the point. Water skiing in the Bay. Taking the kayaks or Hobie to 'the spit' for the day, and enjoying the beach. Our calm Bay is great for kayaking. Running our dog on our beach. Lounging by the pool! Bike to the Town Beach and Village. Watch the boats launch at the boat ramp at end of street. Shopping and strolling at nearby Mashpee Commons. Walking the nature trails in the Crocker Neck preserve and salt marsh. Biking around the Coves. Bike rentals are available in the area (we have also supplied the house with numerous adult bikes) and at the Bike Path. There is also a new bike path extending from North Falmouth to Woods Hole. It is about 10 miles each way. Very scenic and lots of places to eat along the way.

Beach Info: Beach Info: The closest town beach is about two minutes away by car and is just off Main St. There are three public beaches on Main St. There is also the 'secret beach' in Crocker Neck Reservation. The closest 'boat beach' is about one mile up the bay. This beach is known as 'The Spit'. It is an easy sail from the mooring to The Spit. The other town beach is either Craigville Beach (use our included parking pass) in Osterville or South Cape in Mashpee. Both have daily parking. You can also bike to the other Cotuit beaches, they are about a nine minute bike ride. All Barnstable beaches require a parking sticker (included with rental).

The beach right in front of our home is great for fishing (just walk down about 50 yards to the point), walking, sunsets, relaxing, crab chasing, playing catch with your dog and a little wading in the water for the 'wee' ones.
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Calendar Last Updated: June 26, 2017

Long-Term Rental (1 month or more): Executive Rental Available: Sept 15th to May 15th (non-negotiable dates and pricing) Flat Rate $15,000 for 8 months plus utilities, landscaping and pool opening/closing. Available for relocating Corporate PROFESSIONALS ONLY. Must have proof of employment offer and credit score in excess of 700.

Additional pricing info: Home Cleaning Fee: $375

Minimum Stay Requirements:
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • on a salt water beach
Interior
  • Central A/C
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cable TV
  • DVD or VCR
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • Pool
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • Pets considered
Location

Location - Cotuit

Nearest beach: 1/2 mile Crocker Neck & 1.0 mile Loop Beach

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Reviews

Guest Reviews

5 reviews
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We had a lovely stay, with a few suggestions

We had a lovely stay at this house, in large part because the owner is very organized with the contract and house details (which we appreciated). The house is much bigger than it looks from the pictures, easily sleeping two families with five children between us. The house has two kitchens (we only used one), many sitting rooms, 4 big bedrooms, and more. We very much enjoyed the use of the kayaks / hobie cat in the bay, and enjoyed the pool as well. Both of these were so entertaining that we decided the schlep to the beach was generally not worth it.

A few highlights -
- Grocery store in Mashpee is approx 10 min drive; a variety of shops there as well
- We enjoyed walking the quiet neighborhood and meeting some of the neighbors
- A quick drive from Boston, not too "far" into the Cape
- Some nice visits to neighboring towns (Falmouth / Woods Hole a highlight)
- Kayak / Hobie use as mentioned in the lovely bay (bay is not for swimming though)
- Great, friendly owner

A few suggestions / comments -
- The detailed contract puts a lot of the onus for the house on the renters, so be prepared for that (count the remote controls, maintain the pool or pay to have it maintained, etc)
- House is a typical rental in that it's a little tired but as I said, also very spacious
- Neighborhood roads don't have sidewalks (we run a lot) but also not SO many cars that you can't figure out a safe route

We would definitely go back.
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Date of Stay: August 2016
Date Submitted: September 2016
Owner Response:

We always appreciate constructive feedback from our guests. This helps us improve our home for future guests.

We have been slowly updating the house over the past five years and plan to continue with a small section or project each year. This winter/ spring we will be completing the kitchen and painting the pool. With the drought of summer 2016 and a voluntary watering ban, the yard has taken a beating. We are exploring the options for low maintenance plants.

Having multiple renters (very large groups) over a four month period does put a lot of wear and tear on our family home and sometimes it can get a little tired. We are trying to establish cost effective solutions to make sure our home is vibrant and enjoyable all summer long, just as it is on Memorial Day weekend !!!!

Our contract is very detailed, unfortunately most of the paragraphs of the contract are due to past renters' negligence.
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Wayland, MA
Member since Sep 2016
Great house for a big group and lots to do!

We celebrated a number of milestone birthdays on Cape Cod this summer at this house! We had people popping in from all over the East Coast (we are mostly Californians) and we brought together quite of few family and friends to say WOOHOO. This house has two kitchens, fully stocked and lots of toys to head out on the water with. It has some unique wiring that caused us to be creative after a storm but otherwise met and exceeded our expectations for this fun week. Paul was awesome at handling the whole process. show more show less

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Date of Stay: June 2016
Date Submitted: July 2016
Novato, CA
Member since Jul 2016

Don't hesitate to reserve this wonderful home in Cotuit. We loved everything about the house and the quiet neighborhood. The open layout of dining/living/sunroom areas was great. Plenty of room to gather together for dinner/breakfast ... or separate from each other to read or compute. Our group was 7 retired adults but we could see what a great house it would be with children. Two of us enjoyed the kayaks on a beautiful September morning while others went off on a whale watch. We loved relaxing with cocktails on the upper deck and one evening a heron was fishing right on the little beach below the deck. One night we had a lobster dinner on the lower deck (near pool). Ordered cooked lobsters from Stop&Shop (much easier than cooking ourselves). Two other Cape friends joined us that night for dinner. We all enjoyed early morning and evening walks in the surrounding neighborhood. Do stop by the charming Cotuit General Store ... they have good food for take out. Our only dinner out was at the Kettle Ho which is not far from the house. Lots of locals there - food was good. Paul, the owner, was great. He's very organized and clearly he & his family take very good care of their beautiful home. It was very comfortable and very clean! We would definitely recommend this property to family & friends!!!
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Date of Stay: November 2015
Date Submitted: March 2016
Barbara D
Simsbury, Ct.
(Homeowner Entered)

Thank you!! Our blended-extended family, friends and dogs enjoyed every fun beautiful moment at your gorgeous home! We all loved the house, pool, neighborhood and being right on the water! We also had the best weather to top it off!! ?? Everything about this home and property added to a perfect wknd together!! Thank you for being so accommodating to our group! We were so comfortable and felt at home immediately! The only negative was leaving ?? Highlights were kayaking to the spit, volleyball in the pool, corn hole on your front lawn and a delicious lobster boil ?? We appreciated the way your specious and beautiful home is wired up for music, TV etc and the air conditioning kept us comfortable on the hot muggy days!! We hope to return next year!! ?? Thank you again so much!! show more show less

Date of Stay: September 2015
Date Submitted: March 2016
Linda G
Barrington, RI
(Homeowner Entered)
Two weeks at Shoestring

Best summed up by the gloomy atmosphere as we left for the airport. Wonderful two weeks in which we made the most of being on the property and its extensive facilities. We should have toured more, eaten out at the many restaurants, but in the end, a home cooked meal on the balcony was everyone's favourite.

Just waiting for Paul to come up with a Loyalty card!

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Date of Stay: July 2013
Date Submitted: August 2016
Member since Aug 2016

About Paul Thompson

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Member since:
3/13/2016
Reviews:
5 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
6/26/2017
ShoestringBayHouse was acquired by my parents Paul and Audrey Thompson in May of 1981. After their first visit to Cotuit 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 !!!