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Onset Vacation Rental home in MA MA, 4/10 mile to Onset Beach | ID 28136
2 BR
1 bath
Sleeps 5
Beds: 2 queens, 1 Twin Sleep Sofabed
Beach: 4/10 mile to Onset Beach
Guest Reviews: 19 reviews
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Summer 2020
 
Off-season 2020/21
$175
Summer 2021
 
Summer 2020
$1,000 - $1,050
Off-season 2020/21
$875 - $950
Summer 2021
 
Summer 2020
 
Off-season 2020/21
 
Summer 2021
 
State and local taxes of 11.7% will apply
 Online payments accepted
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Contact: Cindy
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Phone: (978) 239-0499 (Cell), (978) 239-0952 (Cell)
Phone: (978) 239-0499 (Cell), (978) 239-0952 (Cell)
Time Active:
3+ years
3
Description

Description

Welcome to Starfish Cottage, our 2 bedroom, 1 bath, bright, clean and cheerful cottage within walking distance of beautiful Onset Bay! Our cottage has been described as ''whimsical”, ''super-clean, and a ''welcome haven'' by our guests! If you haven't been to Onset before, you are in for a real treat. We have been vacationing here for years and have rented many cottages, and we loved this one so much we bought it and now want to share it with you!

We have recently renovated and freshened it up with new flooring, new windows, new queen mattresses, white wooden blinds, and comfortable furnishings. The Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need plus a Keurig Coffee Maker, a Toaster Oven, a Milk Shake Mixer, a Gas Stove, a Dishwasher and a new Refrigerator! The Living Room offers plenty of seating, a Flat Screen TV with Cable, a DVD/VCR, a CD Player/Radio, a Ceiling Fan, as well as an A/C unit and a new Electric Fireplace. The Dining area has a Retro Red & White Enamel Table with seating for 6 as well as a Breakfast Bar with stools for eating or for your laptop. Each bedroom has a Queen Bed, a dresser, night stands, and an A/C unit. There are 2 Sofa Loveseats in the living room and one opens up to a Twin Sleeper for a 5th guest. The bathroom offers a shower & tub, new Bath Towels and Beach Towels, and a portable hair dryer. There is also a new Washer & Dryer for your convenience.

Enjoy yourself outside, too, in the large yard we have just finished a new Deck for your enjoyment with a Patio Table, Umbrella and a Gas Grill. There is parking for 3 cars. There is a Ring Doorbell Security Camera at the back door, that monitors the driveway.

Onset offers a cute village with shops and restaurants without the hassle of going over the bridge! Just unpack and go to the beach!
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Location

Location - Onset

Nearest beach: 4/10 mile to Onset Beach

41.7433535 -70.6463817 0
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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Calendar Last Updated: July 27, 2020

Additional availability info: Check-in is 3:00PM / Check-out is 10AM. This is a Saturday to Saturday vacation rental.

Payment Methods: Venmo (no transaction fees); PayPal (3%); and personal checks

Additional pricing info: Cleaning Fee of $100 for any rental. Refundable Security Deposit $350, State and local taxes of 11.7% will apply

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Summer 2020
    7 nights
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  • Summer 2021
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • walk to a salt water beach
Interior
  • A/C Unit(s)
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Linens Included
  • Cable TV
  • DVD or VCR
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
Other
  • No Pets
Handicap Accessibility
  • Starfish Cottage is not handicapped accessible. There are 2 steps to enter the cottage via the mudroom and there is 1 small step down from the living room to each bedroom. There are handbars to assist in each case.
Green Amenities
  • Recycling
  • Reusable grocery totes
  • LED lighting
Reviews

Guest Reviews

19 reviews
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Charming!

We enjoyed our week at Starfish Cottage! We've rented on the Cape for 25 years and this was the cleanest place - 5 stars!! I also appreciated the owners careful attention to safety due to Covid 19. You'll love staying here!

Date of Stay: July 2020
Date Submitted: July 2020
Owner Response:

Dear Cheri,
Thank you so much for the great review! We are so glad you felt comfortable and safe at our cottage and were so easy to work with. It was our pleasure to host such a lovely family!
Stay safe!
Cindy and Dean

East Longmeadow, MA
Member since May 2013
Adorable cottage with great access to the Cape

Our family of 5 enjoyed a wonderful week at this cottage just after school ended this year. The house itself is adorable- truly charming, and very comfortable, with great attention to detail. The owners have clearly made an effort to provide everything that a renter might want or need while away from home. The house was immaculately clean, and we were truly appreciative of the extra safety and cleaning measures that the owners took to ensure that we were safe and felt comfortable renting a house during these unprecedented "Covid times".

The house is within easy walking distance to town and the town beach, and we enjoyed MANY family ice-cream excursions there for after-dinner treats. The location allows for easy access to the rest of the Cape (the Bourne bridge is just a 5 minute car-ride away) and we truly enjoyed exploring some familiar and new places (seal-watching at The National Seashore, catching crabs in Wellfleet, trying new beaches around Buzzards Bay). We also loved riding bikes and walking on the Cape Cod Canal bike trail, which is just a few minutes car ride from the house. So many great memories! We loved our time here and would absolutely come back! Thank you Cindy and Dean for a great week!!
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Date of Stay: June 2020
Date Submitted: July 2020
Owner Response:

Dear Kelly and Paul,
Thank you for the lovely review about your recent stay at Starfish Cottage! It was indeed our pleasure to host you and your sweet family. Thank you for being so easy to work with during these difficult times and complying with all of the guidelines we were asked to follow. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful vacation and want you to know you will always be welcome at our cottage!
All the best,
Cindy and Dean

W Hartford, CT
Member since May 2009
The Starfish Experience

Thank you once again for another great holiday in Starfish Cottage. This is our third visit and most certainly not our last. This time it was especially nice as we got to meet you Cindy. We have four more days of holiday before we fly home and wish we could stay here instead of getting "on the road" again. We really feel at home.
All the best,
Susan and Bennie
(Berlin, Germany)

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Date of Stay: July 2019
Date Submitted: August 2019
Owner Response:

Thank you Susan and Bennie for choosing to stay at our cottage again and thank you for such a lovely review! We love hearing that you "really feel at home" when you are here especially since you have traveled from Germany. It was my pleasure to meet you both this time and I definitely felt a warm connection.
We wish you safe travels home and good health until we meet again!
Cindy and Dean

Mohawk, NY
Member since Jul 2017
Onset Cottage

Thanks for sharing your cottage with us. Our family loved coming back here after a fun day at the beach. We really enjoyed Onset. We took some beautiful walks and ate at some great restaurants. We also took day trips to Hyannis and Provincetown. Now that we've stayed at the Starfish Cottage a few times, Onset feels like a second home to us. Thanks for making us feel so welcomed. We had a great time!

Date of Stay: July 2019
Date Submitted: August 2019
Owner Response:

Thank you Dan and Rosemary for choosing to stay at our cottage again this summer! It is so nice to hear that you and your family think of Starfish Cottage as a "second home"! That is simply the best compliment ever and what we strive for! Thank you for always being excellent guests and taking such good care of our cottage. We hope you will continue to make memories in Onset for many summers to come!
All the best!
Cindy and Dean

West Simsbury, CT
Member since Jan 2019
Another Wonderful Vacation

My family and I stayed at the cottage in Onset for the second year in a row. Again we had a relaxing, enjoyable stay--just what we needed. The cottage is beautifully decorated and had all the amenities. We were comfortable in the cottage and slept well. Relatives visited us and they were impressed with the furnishings and comfort of our rental. The location is perfect -- walking distance to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. In addition, staying in Onset meant easy access to Cape Cod, Boston, and Martha's Vineyard. Highly recommended! show more show less

Date of Stay: July 2018
Date Submitted: August 2018
Rockaway, NJ
Member since Feb 2018
Paradise

All I can say is wow!! My husband and I spent our honeymoon here, and it was absolutely perfect! Cindy and Dean were very flexible with us and provide so many amenities. It made for a very stress free preparation for our trip! It was also in a great location, we were able to walk to town for dinner or if we needed anything. We can’t wait to come back! I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone. You will not be disappointed.

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Date of Stay: June 2018
Date Submitted: June 2018
Owner Response:

Thank you so much, Shelby and Brett, for the lovely review and for choosing Starfish Cottage for your Honeymoon! We are so happy to hear that it was relaxing and comfortable after what I am sure was a busy but beautiful wedding! We love to hear that our guests felt "right at home" and that they will come back again.

We want to wish you both all the best in your marriage and hope to see you on your Anniversary!

Happy Summer!
Cindy and Dean

Edwardsville, IL
Member since Jan 2018
Starfish Cottage

My sister, daughter and I stayed at the Starfish Cottage in Onset this past fall. The cottage is so tastefully decorated, cozy and has every amenity one could want. I had to communicate with Cindy several times because of changes in my travels. She was always quickly responsive in getting back to me and very accomodating to the changes in my plans. The cottage is extremely clean and very close to the Onset beaches and town. This is a very delightful cottage.
Rosemarie Frydman

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Date of Stay: September 2017
Date Submitted: February 2018
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Thank you Rosemarie for the lovely review! We are happy that it all worked out and that you and your sister and daughter had a nice time. Please know you are all welcome back anytime for a summer vacation or a short stay. You were all wonderful guests!
Cindy and Dean

Walnut Creek, CA
Member since May 2012
Fun time

I stayed at the Starfish cottage with my two teenage daughters. We had a wonderful time. The cottage was cozy, warm and very welcoming. Cindy and Dean thought of everything and truly made it a home away from home. The cottage was a short walk to the beach and the town. There were great restaurants and a few shops. I also liked that Onset was located just outside the hustle and bustle of the Cape, yet a short drive to so many things the Cape has to offer. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a quiet Cape getaway. For a family or a couple getaway. I would like to mention that our hosts were wonderful ! show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: January 2018
Owner Response:

Thank you, Dawn, for the very complimentary review! It is so nice to hear that the cottage was "a home away from home" for you and your girls. That is music to our ears! You expressed exactly how we felt the first time we stayed in Onset before we had our own cottage, and we still feel that way. Thank you for putting it into words for other guests to read as it will help make them comfortable to book our cottage.

It was a pleasure having your all here and I do hope you can return again soon!
Cindy and Dean
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Ludlow, MA
Member since Jun 2017
Clean, equipped, and as advertised

We couldn't have been happier with the rental of Starfish Cottage. Cindy and Dean were great with quick responses and all that they provided. Upon arrival, we found the cottage to be immaculate and was close to town and stores to grab anything needed. Highly recommended.

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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: November 2017
Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Micah! We are so happy that you found the cottage to be to your liking and that you had a nice vacation. You and your family treated our cottage with care and are welcome anytime, and we hope you will return!
Cindy and Dean

Wallkill, NY
Member since Jan 2016
Relaxing!!!!

My family and I had a wonderful time in MA The cottage was extremely clean, cozy and sooo….relaxing which is why we came. Cindy and Dean, you really thought of EVERYTHING! We had a blast and an educational trip to Plymouth, Whale Watching, and Battleship Cove. The food and I cannot say this enough, was AMAZING! And everyone was sooo NICE! Some places we ate were:
--Lindsey’s Family Diner (Awesome!)
--Breakfast Nook (Awesome!)
-- Marc Anthony’s (Good)
--Cape Cod Cakes (Good)
--Katie’s Burger Bar (Awesome)
--Cupcake Charlies (Awesome)

The Cape Cod Canal was beautiful and the history amazing. We definitely want to come back again.
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Date of Stay: April 2017
Date Submitted: July 2017
Owner Response:

Thank you, Carey, for the wonderful review about your family's stay at our cottage! It makes our day to hear that you were able to relax and enjoy your time with your family for a much needed getaway! We are amazed at how much you explored as we know there is so much to see and do in this area. Thanks for pointing out all of the good restaurants you tried too! You and Vincent and family are always welcome back at any time!
Cindy and Dean

Member since Mar 2017

About Cindy

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Member since:
3/28/2017
Reviews:
19 reviews
Cindy and Dean have lived in beautiful Newburyport, MA for the last 34 years and love living by the water! Cindy was a travel agent for 25 years, and also owned The Stage, a Dance and Music store for 16 years. Dean was a helicopter pilot for 15 years, a builder and then became a computer software engineer. ''Besides the ocean, we love theatre, antiquing and traveling!'' Together they have 3 grown children, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. ''We have been vacationing in Onset for years before fulfilling our dream and buying our own cottage which we love sharing with our guests!''

What is special about this property?
Starfish Cottage has a warm and welcoming feel. We furnished it with new and old and fun retro finds that we hope our guests will enjoy. ''We have tried to think of everthing so you can get right to your vacation and relax and explore during your getaway.''

What is special about your town?
Onset has long been called ''the gateway to the Cape'' and we think it is a secret place, The Victorian seaside village of Onset which is part of Wareham was once a vacation destination for the likes of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Big Bands, and other Broadway entertainers and also had a casino that drew tourists to their summer cottages! It is a special place and many families come back each summer for generations. Besides miles of beach, it offers free outdoor concerts every week, fireworks, and numerous festivals during the summer without the hassle of going over the bridge! There is a listing of activities and things to do at our cottage.

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