About this listing
This private Cape Cod cottage with its own sandy beach could be your summer hideaway! It comfortably fits four, but can fit seven. Waterfront living with a large lot and ideal location, perfect for grilling, boating, and R+R. For Sun-Sun rentals.
A two-bedroom cedar shingled cottage with its own sandy beach on a protected salt-water inlet.
*** WE ONLY HOST FOR SUNDAY TO SUNDAY WEEKLY RENTALS ***
Our nightly rental price includes the cost of our professional cleaning service. We don't add a hidden cleaning fee for booking!
* Unfortunately, we have a strict no pets policy - sorry! *
Located on Monomoscoy Island, an island of roughly 80 cottages and homes connected to the mainland by a small causeway, our family-managed cottage is comfortable and unpretentious.
The 700 square foot cottage includes: an open living/dining/kitchen area with a dining table that opens to accommodate 8-10 (extra leaves & chairs are under the stairs), a stereo/radio/CD player, books, & games for entertainment, and a futon for extra guests, a bathroom with shower, and a fully equipped kitchen with four burner gas range & oven, full-sized fridge, microwave, toaster, double basin sink, and coffee maker. You should have everything you need in the kitchen: pots & pans, dishes, glassware, silverware, serving ware, and - of course - a big pot for boiling shellfish or making clam chowder!
The large downstairs bedroom has a full bed and twin daybed, two skylights and views through extra wide sliding doors to the beach, while the cozy bedroom upstairs includes a full bed and skylight views of the stars at night. There is also an inflatable twin mattress for extra bunking. With all of this space the cottage can accommodate four [two couples] in private rooms or eight adults who don't mind closer accommodations! However many you are, let the ocean waves lull you to sleep in this little home away from home.
This casual cottage is comfortable but doesn't include many frills, including NO television, wifi, phone, washer/dryer, or dishwasher. There is cellular service on the Island and local establishments in the area that offer free WiFi, including a Starbucks just nine minutes away!
This shouldn't be a problem however, since you will spend most of your time dining out on fried seafood or oysters [or catching your own - blue claw crabs, quahogs, and softshell clams are plentiful], exploring the waterways in a canoe or kayak, enjoying a whale watching tour, reading a book in the hammock, enjoying the firepit in the evening, or sitting on your own private beach during the day!
The owners prefer this techno-free environment for their own vacations here, but if this idea makes you cringe, then this is not the cottage for you!
WHAT COMES WITH YOUR RENTAL:
For the standard weekly rental rate, we ask that you provide your own linens [bathmat, dishtowels, sheets & bath/beach towels] and bag all garbage and put it securely in the bins outside before you check out. If you are unable to provide linens because you are traveling from far away via plane or train or do not own the right sized sheets, we can provide these things for you for a small fee.
We do use a professional cleaning service, so the cottage will be neat and tidy for your arrival. We don't charge a separate fee for cleaning. Instead, the cost of cleaning is rolled into our nightly rental rate.
The cottage sits on a private naturally landscaped 1/4 acre outdoor lot fenced from the neighbors with lots of trees, a picnic table, hammock, fire pit, small deck & new gas grill. There are also two kayaks and a canoe at the cabin that you can use if you are comfortable in boats - we ask that you use them responsibly. We have 75 feet of water frontage that is all yours, but our beach abuts the neighbors next door - our property line splits the beach down the middle [you might see their dock and boats in some of the photographs]. They are very respectful of our renters and we ask that you be respectful of them and their property!
The house is yours for the week that you rent - this means that we won't hover, show up unannounced, or generally make our presence known. We are located one hour away though - and are available via phone, email, or text during your stay if you need anything at all. We are glad to communicate prior, during, and after your stay to make your visit as comfortable as possible!
MORE ABOUT MASHPEE:
The house is just five miles from South Cape Beach - a sandy expanse of miles of barrier beach located on Vineyard Sound. You can access the beach by hiking through conservation land from the Island, kayaking across Waquoit Bay in one of two kayaks provided with the cottage, or driving the short distance. By car, you can acquire a weekly pass for the town beach at the town hall with a copy of your rental receipt or pay $7 to park at the state beach. There is also an orientation basket in the cottage with information, maps and guidebooks to help you find local attractions with ease.
Mashpee. MA on the Upper Cape is a perfect spot for eating out, kayaking, beaching, golfing, shopping, biking, hiking and relaxing during a New England summer. Just one hour from Boston and one hour and a half to Provincetown, call this cabin your own this summer! From here, you can ferry to the Vineyard, go wine tasting, explore Woods Hole or Falmouth, head out to Provincetown or book a deep sea fishing adventure. Once you book, we will email you our 20+ page Cape guide, with tips on our favorite local dining, adventures, and also house rules and info!
For shopping visit Mashpee Commons, an architectural award-winning, upscale, open air mall/shopping village, built in the style of a turn-of the-century New England town center. It is just ten minutes from the cottage and includes a movie theater and almost 300,000 square feet of retail space. The Cape also has over 27 public, daily-fee golf courses and 15 private courses. Heritage Museum and Gardens, Nobska Light, and the Woods Hole Aquarium are a few of our favorite places to visit nearby. Finally, there are many options for theater and live music, as well as saturday night fireworks displays, mini-golf, fine and casual dining, bird watching, hiking, boating, etc.
You will definitely need your own car to get here and to get around, but once here busses run from the Cape to Boston with regularity if others plan to meet you for shorter visits!
The cabin has a unique charm that is all its own and makes most renters feel their vacation was double the length. Become a regular renter, join our mailing list, and you'll be able to take advantage of early bird rates next season. We hope to hear from you and welcome you to our favorite place on the Cape!
We ask that you respect the cottage and the neighbors during your rental. We know that accidents do happen - please let us know if something breaks during your stay! We also ask that you be responsible about how you use the house. We make things available to renters including boats with life vests and a fire pit with firewood. If you are not comfortable in a boat or with an open fire, we ask that you not use these amenities!
No pets or smoking in the house, please!
Rules for Boating: Equipment - including paddles, lifejackets, seats, and flotation devices can be found in the shed. There are two kayaks and a canoe at the cottage. Do not use the large blue rowboat or the dinghy - they are no longer seaworthy. Please only use the boats if you are comfortable doing so and be sure to take care of them and yourself (i.e. pull them up onto shore securely on trips; never leave them on our beach overnight; always wear a lifejacket, etc.). If you have your own boat, you may gain access to Great River (our inlet) from the boat ramp off Great Oak Rd. You must acquire a permit from the town to use the ramp.
For crabbing, fishing, or shellfishing - you can catch crabs with the nets in the shed. For fishing and shellfishing, you should inquire at the Mashpee town hall about a permit. If you prefer fresh water fishing, there are excellent lakes in the area, as well as a stocked catch and release trout brook located just five minutes from the cabin.
In general, be smart: douse coals from the fire before going to bed, close skylights when it looks like rain, shut off the gas grill when not in use, and, in general, treat our cottage like you would your own home while you are there.
Our rules are to keep you safe and the house safe!
From Jun 18 - Sep 24, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
I am an Art History professor and my husband Derek is a sculptor and bartender. We live in Montgomery, AL, love to travel, and are easy-going people who enjoy good food & wine, and art & music. We have lived all over (including Chicago, Philadelphia, & Boston), and enjoy spending our free time at our family cottage on Monomoscoy Island on Cape Cod.
As guests, we are self-sufficient and low key, preferring to get lost in a new place rather than stay in. Likewise, as hosts we are good communicators, but are also pretty hands off - meaning that we won't bother you unless you initiate, in which case we will respond promptly and efficiently to your questions or needs.
Our cottage on Cape Cod is family-run, which means that although we live in Alabama and you will email with me prior to your arrival there, my parents will be your point people on site and only live an hour away. If you are staying with us at our house in Montgomery, we look forward to meeting you!
Favorite travel destinations: Paris, London, Madrid, Berlin, Toronto, Block Island, RI, Monomoscoy Island, Cape Cod
On the travel wish list: St. Petersburg, Scandinavia, Costa Rica, Vancouver, Sicily, Budapest.