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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: 1 king, 2 queens, 1 double, 4 twins, Alcove: daybed, twin size (2 beds)
Beach: Launch the included kayaks from our wading beach
Guest Reviews: 22 reviews 22 reviews
OWNER SPECIAL: There are only FIVE rental weeks remaining for Summer 2023.
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Listed by The AHT Family Trust and Paul Thompson
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6+ years
Property ID 26216
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Description

Description

New for Summer 2023, we have added new bicycles (Jamis and Trek) to our fleet and an optional (per week rental cost $$) Hobie Outback Pedal Fishing Kayak to our on-site fleet of kayaks. This pedal kayak will be great for the both the fisherman and explorer as it glides through the water at speeds and distances not attainable with our (included) standard kayaks. Construction is completed: CJR Atlantic has constructed a 165' bulkhead-seawall with new stairs to the beach, viewing/ sitting platforms on the beach, pruning and removal of the trees along the waters edge and built-in kayak racks. We also increased the footprint of the upper deck directly off the kitchen. Please see our personal website (just g**gle search or Insta: ShoestringBayHouse) for pictures and updates.

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 supplied sit-on-top 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 unheated in-ground pool (open July 1st thru Oct 1st) or take one of our supplied (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.

At other rental homes on Cape Cod you will pay extra for some amenities, but not at ShoestringBayHouse. We include a Barnstable beach pass for your vehicle, along with beach chairs and umbrellas. Yes; four bicycles and two sit-on-top kayaks are also included ! Is there something extra that you need? We would be glad to reimburse you for any nominal items (for the rental of) that you need such as a secondary beach pass, a child's bike, a bike car rack, ''Pack n' Play'', high-chair or baby monitor. As an option, we can arrange for the rental of a Boston Whaler and have it delivered right to the boat ramp. You can anchor off our beach, load up the boat and then head out to The Spit or nearby Sampson's Island.

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. (pet fees may apply, TBD)

Features Include: *Waterfront (Shoestring Bay) *Wading Beach (see picture) *20x40 In-ground Pool (not heated)* Poolside ''Sonos'' speakers* *screened-in porch by the pool *Two Kayaks *Four (adult) Hybrid Bikes *2 TV Rooms, one with a 65'' television *2 Kitchens * Weber Grill plus a corn & lobster cooker *Central Air Conditioning *Pet Friendly *Fenced in dog run* Barnstable (town-wide) Beach Pass *5 TV's all with multiple streaming services. *Comcast High Speed internet *Bose, Sonos & google music (inside & out) systems *Poolside urinal & shower* Upper deck rinse station for when you come back from the beach* Beach/ sand chairs and umbrellas*

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 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, 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 media 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 a twin size daybed and trundle. Our home comfortably sleeps eight (8) with provisions for two temporary guests in the media room and an extra trundle in the teens bedroom. There is a half-bath adjacent to the teens bedroom.

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 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.

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 kids. You can also anchor your boat right in front of our home and head out to the Spit for the day.
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Location

Location - Cotuit

Nearest beach: Launch the included kayaks from our wading beach

41.6061660 -70.4580760 0
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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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OWNER SPECIAL:
There are only FIVE rental weeks remaining for Summer 2023.

Additional availability info: State Lodging Taxes apply to ALL weekly rentals at 14.45%. TAX IS PAID BY GUEST and is additional. This is a Saturday to Saturday vacation rental.

Payment Methods: Personal checks

Additional Pricing Info: Home Cleaning Fee: $475 Pet Fee: $175 Damage Waiver Policy and/or Refundable Security: $TBD, State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Summer 2023
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Calendar Last Updated: October 28, 2022

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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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    • ENERGY STAR appliances ENERGY STAR appliances

    • LED lighting LED lighting

    • 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)

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    Guest Reviews

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    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
    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
    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
    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
    Date Submitted: July 2022
    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
    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
    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
    About

    About The AHT Family Trust and Paul Thompson

    Member since:
    3/13/2016
    Reviews:
    22 reviews
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    Response Rate:
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    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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