Window box adds color & charm!


Entire home/flat

7 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

Please set the number of adults.
Adults
1
Please set the number of children.
Children
Ages 2 - 12
0
Please set the number of infants.
Infants
Under 2
0
7 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet

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.

The space

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.

-----------------------------------------

MORE DETAILS:
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!


The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: 79
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

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!

Thank you!


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Availability
7 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 18 - Sep 24, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

17 Reviews


Accuracy
Communication
Cleanliness
Location
Check In
Value
Jason User Profile
August 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at the Monomoscoy Island cottage. We are a family of four with a 9 and 5 year old girl and this was our first experience with booking on Airbnb. Naomi was so responsive before and during our stay. She was responding to my messages in under 5 minutes. The cottage was very rustic, but in a good way. It was clean, simple and had all of the amenities needed. The cottage is on a wildlife and nature preserve. Beautiful scenery all around and very quiet. We loved kayaking in the morning and our view of nature. Cottage very close to the beach, shopping and dining as well. It was the perfect mix for a great family vacation. If

Joetta User Profile
August 2016
This sweet little cottage was the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the totally gorgeous view as well as great place to rest from days of adventuring around the cape. The cottage was perfectly simple but also abundant with everything you needed and comfortable for a day in. The parcel of land was thoughtfully laid out so you could enjoy both the view and privacy from all the sweet little areas for resting. We ate every meal outside and spent countless hours in the adirondack chaors watching the water lap and the Osprey fly about. Though a little far from the main cape attractions this allowed for much less traffic and less long waits for dinner but with easy access to drive down to Ptown and all the beauty of the outer cape. We loved the use of the kayaks and used them a ton. A sweet little gem that our little family enjoyed immensely for our 2 weeks of R&R.

Julie User Profile
August 2016
This cheerful, clean cottage on Monomoscoy Island was everything we hoped it would be from the description - and more. While relatively small in terms of square feet, the cottage cleverly maximized the space available and was very charming. Sound did not carry between the two bedrooms affording guests a bit of privacy. The kitchen was amply stocked although not necessarily for the 'gourmet' cook. The three main rooms have many windows with breezy curtains facing the water which is really only about 25 feet from the house! The back yard had several different spots for different activities - fire pit with chairs, long picnic table, hammock, small clean beach. And we successfully enjoyed all the boats provided, along with accompanying paddles and life jackets. It is clear that that cottage owners still love and enjoy this family treasure. Renters should be prepared to treat the cottage also as a family home - not as 'just a rental'. All communications with the owners were thoughtful and timely. We very much look forward to the next opportunity to enjoy this sweet and peaceful slice of old Cape Cod! Thank you for our week of rest and relaxation! --J, B & A

Gonzalo User Profile
July 2016
I can not think of a better place to spent a week in Cape Cod for a family like ours. The hostess were very friendly and at the same time not intrusive at all. We would love to come back one day. Thank you for everything Best regards Gonzalo

Eveleth User Profile
August 2015
The home was described very accurately. It is a lovely spot right on the water. My oldest daughter fell in love with the place right away and we all enjoyed our time there. Naomi and her Mother made it known that if we had any issues they were available, but didn't intrude in any way on our time there. It was a very pleasent experience renting their place and we wouldn't hesitate to go back!!

Michael User Profile
August 2015
Absolutely fantastic location in a very select area of Cape Cod. It was more than we could have wished for and Nancy was very helpful in settling us in. For the price this cottage is a steal and such a beautiful natural environment. Hope to return some day!! Mike and Caroline and kids (UK)

Jim User Profile
August 2015
In short, the cottage is amazing! Very well kept and nestled by the river. We took out the provided canoe and kayaks on multiple occasions, primarily for crabbing. The island where the cottage is located is very quiet and excellent for walking and biking. Picturesque views of the evening sunset is only a 1/4 mile walk away (take your camera). The lack of wifi and TV were not missed. We enjoyed the cottage's no-frills characteristics. There was a water pressure issue during our stay, which we thought was normal, but afterwards came to find out was anything but normal. The owners were promptly addressing the issue. All kitchen amenities were provided, so we primarily fixed meals there. Steaming crabs and cooking over the open fire on a few nights, as well. We had hoped to shellfish, but the cost prohibitive $80 permit from the town of Mashpee drove us to purchase local clams from a nearby seafood market instead. Loved the recommendations of things to see, eat, and do, which we used extensively. Overall, an excellent experience. We will go back!

This host has 125 reviews for other properties.

View other reviews

Montgomery, Alabama, United StatesJoined in May 2013
Naomi User ProfileNaomi is a superhost.

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.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
Similar listings