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4 BR
4 ½ baths
Sleeps 12
Beds: 4 BRs: 2 queens, 2 doubles, 5 twins, Sleeping Alcove with Queen Sleeper
Beach: Wading Beach on-site & 9/10 mile to Loop Beach
Guest Reviews: 13 reviews
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Weekly
Monthly
Off-season 2018/19
$299
Summer 2019
 
Off-season 2019/20
$299
Off-season 2018/19
$2,093
Summer 2019
$6,750 - $8,450
Off-season 2019/20
$2,093
Off-season 2018/19
 
Summer 2019
 
Off-season 2019/20
 
Contact Paul Thompson - ID 26216
Time active: 2 years, 7 months
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Phone: (973) 703-8200, (774) 238-7181

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Money Savings Alert: Please ask us about partial and discounted weeks at the beginning and end of the prime summer season.

Welcome to ShoestringBayHouse on beautiful Popponesset Bay, leading to Vineyard Sound. Popponesset Bay (see map) is a secluded ''back bay''. Get ready to enjoy waterfront living overlooking beautiful Shoestring Bay and our in ground pool. All rooms and decks overlook the Bay. With multiple living areas, all members of the group can have a secluded spot to watch TV, read or just enjoy the views. Shoulder season rates are subject to change according to number of guests.


Our ''pet friendly'' home is fully Air Conditioned with a Mitsubishi 6 unit mini-split system. All rooms are individually controlled for your comfort. Plus this house will accommodate extended families with multiple sleeping and living configurations. Yes; Mountain Bikes, SUP's (paddle boards) and kayaks are all included!! We also supply a town-wide beach pass for your vehicle. Our home is fully licensed and inspected by the Town of Barnstable. There is never a ''pet fee'' for your first non-shedding fur-family member.

Features Include: *Waterfront (Popponesset Bay) *Beach (see picture) *20x40 Gunite Pool (resurfaced for 2019)* screened in pool side porch *Kayak and SUP * Assorted Hybrid Bikes *2 TV Rooms *Great Room *2 Kitchens *Decks * Weber Grill plus a corn & lobster cooker *Six Mini-Split Air Conditioning Units *Pet Friendly *Barnstable (town-wide) Beach Pass *4 LCD TV's with streaming. *Comcast High Speed WiFi *Bose and Sonos Music System *Poolside Bathroom & Shower*

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' home 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.

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 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: October 27, 2018

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

Additional pricing info: Home Cleaning Fee: $375 There are no pet fee's for the first NON-shedding dog under 5 lbs

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Off-season 2018/19
    3 nights
  • Summer 2019
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2019/20
    1 night
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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
Location

Location - Cotuit

Nearest beach: Wading Beach on-site & 9/10 mile to Loop Beach

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Reviews

Guest Reviews

13 reviews
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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
A wonderful week

This home has everything for grown up and kids both inside and out. Spacious, great cooking facilities, games, number of TVs. My grandkids used the boats and paddle boards.

The owner leaves instructions as to everything and is available for questions.

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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: July 2017
Larchmont, NY
Member since Dec 2007
Great time and great memories on the Cape

Even though we have been to the Cape many times, this was our first time in Cotuit, and the first time with our grandchildren. There were seven of us total, and we had more than enough room. This is a lovely home set in a beautiful, friendly neighborhood with such tranquil views. We would certainly book another vacation here in the future - however, our seven year old granddaughter is telling her Papa to just buy it!!

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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: July 2017
Bradenton, FL
Member since Jul 2017
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

About Paul Thompson

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Member since:
3/13/2016
Reviews:
13 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
10/27/2018
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 !!!