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Cotuit Vacation Rental home in Cotuit MA, You can launch the supplied kayaks from our own be | ID 26216
4 BR
4 ½ baths
Sleeps 9
Beds: 2 queens, 1 double, 7 twins, Sleeping Alcove: daybed, twin size
Beach: You can launch the supplied kayaks from our own be
Guest Reviews: 17 reviews
OWNER SPECIAL:
Aug 20-Sep 02 Special Discounted Rate for 12 night stay. Please email me. Big Savings !!!
Daily
Weekly
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Off-season 2020/21
 
Summer 2021
 
Off-season 2021/22
 
Off-season 2020/21
 
Summer 2021
$7,975 - $9,875
Off-season 2021/22
 
Off-season 2020/21
 
Summer 2021
 
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State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply
Contact: Paul Thompson
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Phone: (973) 703-8200
Time Active:
4+ years
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Description

Description

Velkommen til ''pet friendly'' ShoestringBayHouse on beautiful Popponesset Bay (our bay connects to Vineyard Sound). Get ready to enjoy waterfront living overlooking Shoestring Bay and our own wading beach where you can launch the kayaks or maybe that sleek Boston Whaler you had delivered from All Cape Boat Rentals. If the beach and ocean are not your thing, relax by our brand new in-ground pool. Our home has multiple living areas (each with spectacular water views and individual mini-split 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.

Aug 20th thru Sept 2nd (Sat-Thurs) is available at a special reduced rate when you book early, please contact me to discuss this twelve (12) night vacation package. You must book the entire 12 nights to receive the discount.

At other rental homes on Cape Cod you will pay extra for some amenities, but NOT at ShoestringBayHouse. There are NO pet fee's for your first non-shedding fur-family member under thirty pounds. Yes; mountain bikes and sit-on-top kayaks are included ! We also include a town-wide beach pass (all of Barnstable) for your vehicle, along with beach chairs and umbrellas. Is there something extra that you need? We would be glad to include, at no charge, any nominal items that you need such as a secondary beach pass, bike or kayak rack, ''Pack n' Play'', high-chair or baby monitor. At other rental homes, these extra's could cost the guest well over one-thousand dollars (applies to prime full-rate summer only).

And speaking of ''pet friendly'' our home is adjacent to Crocker Neck Conservation area with miles of dog friendly hiking trails. This is one of the few dog friendly places that your dog can fully enjoy. There is even a small beach at the end of the trail where you and Fido can go swimming and play fetch with a tennis ball. For 2021, we have added a fenced in dog play area to the side yard of our home.

Features Include: *Waterfront (Shoestring Bay) *Wading Beach (see picture) *20x40 In-ground Pool (new in 2019)* Most rooms have new (2019) furniture *screened-in porch by the pool *Kayaks *Assorted Hybrid Bikes *2 TV Rooms, one with a 65'' 4k Television *2 Kitchens * Weber Grill plus a corn & lobster cooker *Six Mini-Split Air Conditioning Units *Pet Friendly *Barnstable (town-wide) Beach Pass *4 TV's all with multiple streaming services. *Comcast High Speed WiFi *Bose, Sonos & google-mini Music Systems *Poolside Bathroom & Shower* Upper deck rinse station-shower from when you come back from the beach*

What is planned for Summer 2021? We are adding a ''beach rinse station'' to the upper deck for when you return from the beach, the upper deck surface is being replaced and we are adding a fenced in dog play area to the side of the house. Pending interest from our guests, we may have optional ''fishing kayaks'' for the serious fisherman. These include high end pedal powered, propeller driven kayaks. They are great for a quick & easy trip to the beach or fishing in the outer bay. Please inquire about this optional ($) add-on.

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 features four bedrooms including the ''bunk'' room, four full baths, poolside bath house/showers/urinal, two kitchens (summer kitchen at pool level), a TV room on each level, one living room, one large sun room with attached dining deck, a 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 upper living room houses a sleeping alcove and is adjacent to a full bath. This sleeping alcove makes a great guest bedroom for temporary guests.

Cotuit Beach Info: Since ShoestringBayHouse includes a beach pass you can drive to any of the numerous beaches in Barnstable. Just around the corner in Cotuit are three beaches. Mostly everyone heads over to Loop Beach with it's 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 it's bell to signal it's stop at the beach !

The wading beach right in front of our home is great for fishing (great fishing is just 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. You can also place your boat right in front of our home or launch the kayaks.
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Location

Location - Cotuit

Nearest beach: You can launch the supplied kayaks from our own be

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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Calendar Last Updated: November 20, 2020

Additional availability info: Off season rates are approximately $399 per day. Rates will vary by month.

Long-Term Rental (1 month or more): We have no long term rental available until October 2021.

Payment Methods: Personal checks

Additional pricing info: Home Cleaning Fee: $375 Reservations Fee: $125 2nd Dog Fee: $199, State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply

OWNER SPECIAL:
Aug 20-Sep 02 Special Discounted Rate for 12 night stay. Please email me. Big Savings !!!
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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
  • Screened Porch
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • Pool
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • Pets considered
Handicap Accessibility
  • The first floor has full handicap accessibility with the use of a portable ramp to enter the main door. (Ramp to be supplied by guest).
Green Amenities
  • Recycling
  • Reusable grocery totes
  • ENERGY STAR appliances
  • LED lighting

About our green amenities: Everyone says they want to be "green," but it takes a lot of effort to truly be "green." Start being green by increasing the temperature on the central A/C.

Reviews

Guest Reviews

17 reviews
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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
Date Submitted: August 2020
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
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
Date Submitted: August 2019
Wellesley Hills, MA
Member since Jun 2010
Awesome Family Vacation

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Shoestring Bay House. It is even nicer and larger than it appears in the pictures. The house is immaculate and had everything we could need for a wonderful week. We especially enjoyed the kayaks and the pool. Paul was great to work with and super responsive. Overall a great place to vacation on the Cape!

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Date of Stay: July 2019
Date Submitted: August 2019
Fairfax, VA
Member since Jun 2007
Shoestring is Great

Great time at this great spot. House was spotless, kids loved the crystal clear pool, close access to great beaches. Gorgeous water views from the house and porches. Great appliances and kitchen setup. Paul, the owner, is great to work with; available and keeps his promises. Highly recommend this large house very close to Cotuit center.

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Date of Stay: August 2018
Date Submitted: September 2018
Holden, MA
Member since Feb 2018
Cape Cod Zen

This is a wonderful rental home. It has pretty views of the Shoestring Bay, a great pool and outdoor space, lots of comfortable indoor space, updated kitchen and bathrooms and lots more. Paul, the owner, is so easy to work with and is very helpful. This is awesome rental property and I would highly recommend it.

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Date of Stay: August 2018
Date Submitted: August 2018
Wellesley Hills, MA
Member since Jun 2010
Best time ever!

We couldn't be happier. This was a splurge for our 50th wedding anniversary. NO DISAPPOINTMENT! There were 11 of us. I loved the "Great Room", my term for the room that was dining table, sitting room space and sun room all together. Plenty of space for us all to be together. Off the sun room was a small deck with a table where we converged every morning for coffee. Kitchen was plenty big enough for 4 women to work comfortably to make meals. Convenient appliances like coffee maker and single cup. The pool and outside toys (kayak, etc) were enjoyed by all. I would also like to mention that Paul, the owner, was always on high alert. Prior to our rental he was always prompt to respond, and while we were at his property, he always responded quickly. He never left us hanging, nor was he impatient. He is a great landlord. We highly recommend this property. After thought: the house smelled new and clean and the air conditioners kept all the rooms comfortable.. Thank you, Paul, for helping us to make a wonderful memory. Worth every penny, or dollar. : ) show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2018
Date Submitted: August 2018
Springfield, MA
Member since Aug 2018
Wonderful

We loved our stay. The house is lovely, clean, large, and comfortable. Frankly, the photos do not do it justice. We enjoyed our time by the pool and paddling around in the calm waters of the river. We enjoyed the environment so much that we preferred to stay "home" for meals. It was perfect for our family and we hope to return.

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Date of Stay: July 2018
Date Submitted: August 2018
Summit, NJ
Member since Aug 2018
Great Family Gathering

The house and the amenities were wonderful at Shoestring Bay House! The owner was easy to work with and easily available if needed. The location is perfect for enjoying all that Cape Cod has to offer -- when you can get the kids out of the pool! The house offered plenty of room for all ten of us to spread out or to gather for meals and fun.

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Date of Stay: July 2018
Date Submitted: July 2018
Member since Jul 2017
Great Stay at Shoestring Bay House

Six of us attended a wedding at the country club that is only two miles from the house. The location is beautiful, the house has many windows and a great front room with a view of the bay. For those who like to walk, there is a conservation area with trails close by. There was plenty of room, privacy, and private spaces. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. I highly recommend the house for anyone looking for a quiet and well adorned house on the water.

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Date of Stay: October 2017
Date Submitted: October 2017
Portsmouth, NH
Member since Oct 2017

About Paul Thompson

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Member since:
3/13/2016
Reviews:
17 reviews
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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