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Cotuit Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA, Launch the included kayaks from our wading beach | ID 26216
4 BR
4 ½ baths
Sleeps 8
Beds: 2 queens, 1 double, 7 twins, Sleeping Alcove: daybed, twin size
Beach: Launch the included kayaks from our wading beach
Guest Reviews: 17 reviews
OWNER SPECIAL: Deal Alert $7975 for Aug 28-Sep 4 Group size & restrictions will apply.
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Summer 2021
 
Off-season 2021/22
$499
Summer 2022
 
Summer 2021
$7,975
Off-season 2021/22
 
Summer 2022
$10,475 - $13,975
Summer 2021
 
Off-season 2021/22
 
Summer 2022
 
State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply
Contact: Paul Thompson
Time Active:
5+ years
4
Description

Description

Off-Season 2021: Buy 3 nights get the 4th night FREE ! (group size restrictions apply)

Summer 2022 Specials:
July 10-16 (Sun-Sat) Special Rate $11775 (six day vacation)
Aug 27- Sept 3 email us to discuss this discounted week

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 our own tidal wading beach where you can launch the supplied 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 or take that eBike you rented from Electric Rides and take a ride around Cotuit. 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.

At other rental homes on Cape Cod you will pay extra for some amenities, but not at ShoestringBayHouse. There are no pet fee's (prime summer only) for your first non-shedding fur-family member under thirty pounds. Yes; bicycles 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. As an option, we can arrange for the rental of a Boston Whaler, eBike or a specialty pedal-kayak such as the Perception Pilot 12. You can anchor right at our beach, load up the boat and then head out for the day to The Spit beach at the end of our bay.

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 your dog can fully enjoy. There is even a small beach at the end of the trail where you and your puppy can go swimming and play fetch. We also have a fenced in dog play area, in the side yard of our home.

Features Include: *Waterfront (Shoestring Bay) *Wading-Tidal Beach (see picture) *20x40 Inground Pool (not heated)* Poolside Speakers/ Sonos *screened-in porch by the pool *Two Kayaks *Assorted Hybrid Bikes *2 TV Rooms, one with a 65'' 4k Television *2 Kitchens * Weber Grill plus a corn & lobster cooker *Central Air Conditioning *Pet Friendly *Fenced in dog run* Barnstable (town-wide) Beach Pass *4 TV's all with multiple streaming services. *Comcast High Speed WiFi *Bose, Sonos & google music (inside & out) systems *Poolside urinal & shower* Upper deck rinse station for when you come back from the beach* Furniture is replaced and cleaned on a rotating basis, as needed*

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 plus a powder-room, poolside bath house with a shower, sink and urinal, two kitchens (summer kitchen at pool level), a TV room on each level, one large sun room with attached outdoor dining deck, a large living room adjoining 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 main TV room houses a sleeping alcove (nestled in a cozy corner) and is adjacent to a full bath. This sleeping alcove makes a great temporary sleeping area for two guests with it's twin sized daybed and trundle.

Cotuit Beach Info: Since ShoestringBayHouse includes a beach pass you can drive to any of the numerous beaches in Barnstable. Within biking distance of our home are three town beaches. Mostly everyone heads over to Cotuit's 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! Adults love the seclusion of the Main St Beach while sailors and kayakers love Ropes beach for its location in Cotuit Bay.

The wading beach right in front of our home is great for walking, sunsets, relaxing, crab chasing, playing catch with your dog and wading in the water for the 'wee' ones. You can also place your power boat right in front of our home or launch the included kayaks. For fishing, just head down 50 yards to the point. There you will find incredible Striped Bass fishing during the season!

Changes for 2022: the Bunk Room (now bedroom #4) will be changing to: 1x Queen, 1x Full and 1xTwin (trundle) and will have new flooring and a powder-room will be added (adjacent). The Master Bedroom will be changed to a King Bed.

Mandatory Massachusetts lodging taxes (14.45%) are not included in the displayed price. There are no realtor fees when you rent through the W.N.A.V. website. Our property Tax ID: C0027470200.
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Location

Location - Cotuit

Nearest beach: Launch the included kayaks from our wading beach

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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Calendar Last Updated: July 28, 2021

Additional availability info: Limited availability off-season, please contact me to discuss.

Long-Term Rental (1 month or more): This property is only rented as a 'vacation rental property' for time periods of less than 33 days, this includes winter rentals.

Payment Methods: Personal checks

Additional pricing info: Cleaning Fee: $375 ($450 one dog) Liability Damage policy: $150 Pet Fee: TBD, State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply

OWNER SPECIAL:
Deal Alert $7975 for Aug 28-Sep 4 Group size & restrictions will apply.
Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Summer 2021
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2021/22
    3 nights
  • Summer 2022
    7 nights
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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: So you want to be green and save the planet? Ask me how you can be "green" while on vacation.

Reviews

Guest Reviews

17 reviews
Have you stayed here? Write a review
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
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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

About Paul Thompson

Member since:
3/13/2016
Reviews:
17 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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