View from second floor deckStunning views of saltwater Great Pond Bay
Once Upon a Tide
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Our 4-bedroom home is located in the charming neighborhood of "Great Harbors" that is close to a number of Falmouth beaches, a short drive to Falmouth center, the Island Queen ferry to Martha's Vineyard and many wonderful restaurants. Best of all, there is a spectacular view of saltwater Great Pond Bay, right from our back deck. Our home also features an inground pool. Launch your kayak, small sailboat, or paddleboard right in our backyard and enjoy all that Great Pond Bay has to offer!

The space

This is our family home that we are opening up to guests when we are away. The house is spacious with many areas for relaxing, both inside the house and out. In addition, the home in located in a wonderful neighborhood for walking and biking.
House was completely stripped down to the studs and renovated in 2015.

Guest access

You will be able to access the first and second floor of the house, as well as the decks, pool, and beach area. Please do not use the closets or bureaus. As this is our primary house, our personal belongings will be in the home. We will do our best to clear out a good portion of our refrigerator, but we usually have our cabinets pretty well stocked with food. We are very happy to share our spices, condiments, etc. that you may need during your stay.

Interaction with guests

We will always be available by phone or text.

Other things to note

The entrance to bedroom #3 is through bedroom #2. Bedrooms #1, #2, #3 have water views, and bedroom #4 is the only bedroom without a water view. Our in ground pool is of the salt water type which makes the water feel very soft, it's also heated.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £228
Security Deposit £914
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

- Closets/Bureaus not available for use
- Follow pool rules- children must be supervised at all times, no swimming alone, no glass near pool, no diving, use responsibly
- No food, drink or sunscreen on upholstered furniture
- No more than 8 guests
- No parties or large gatherings
- No sleeping on furniture (couches)
- Leave furniture as arranged

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Thomas User Profile
August 2017
Our stay at Steve and Nicole's beautiful home in Falmouth was wonderful! The house is beautifully decorated and in a great location that enables you to take in the scenery of the area while accessing great spots around town. Steve and Nicole are great hosts and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed and felt comfortable. Everything about the house is impeccable- and we were given the amenities of a fine hotel. The layout of the house offers two outdoor decks with spectacular views of Cape Cod sunsets. And the grounds include a great pool and fire pit that the kids loved! All in all, this home gave us a vacation that was all about quality family time. We highly recommend it and would definitely stay again!

Andrew User Profile
August 2017
We had a fantastic week at the Steve & Nicole's place. Every room in the house is designed for a good reason. The pool is fantastic, the swings for the little ones are great and they have all appliances in excellent condition. We loved our stay here.

Steph User Profile
July 2017
If you're looking for a beautiful and private getaway for your family, this is the place to go! From the views of the bay to the guest amenities like towels and shampoo, this home is like a mini hotel. The gated pool provides a safe and fun environment for families with small children, the firepit was a favorite for after the kids bedtime and the spacious home was comfortable for any time of day. I would recommmend to everyone.

Kelly User Profile
July 2017
This home is beautifully updated with many different areas for relaxing, dining and coming together as a family. We took advantage of all of the amenities including the well-equipped kitchen, salt water pool, gas grill, and fire pit. We watched fireworks (4th of July) from the back yard and enjoyed the beautiful sunsets looking out over the water from both the main and second-level decks. The home is in a quiet residential neighborhood, just a short drive from Falmouth. Steven and Nicole were gracious hosts - check-in was a cinch, they provided detailed recommendations for area restaurants and were responsive to any and all questions. We had a fantastic time and I would definitely book this property again!

Konstantinos User Profile
September 2016
There is not enough I can say about Steven's property! Period. The house is simply stunning, and the location amazing. We felt extremely welcomed from the very first moment, and it was clear that the Mele family had put a great effort in making this the best listing available on Airbnb. A warm, hospital family that opened up their house so guests can enjoy what they have created. A great house with infinite space, just a few feet from the beach. An amazing pool, and two incredible decks that guarantee a relaxing time enjoying views of the sea and the sunset. The property was renovated last year and it still feels brand new. Everything was super clean and tidy, and there was no shortage of anything we could ever need in the house. We felt "at home", yet also compelled to take care of this amazing house as if it were ours. We wish we could have stayed more -- and we will definitely come back! If you are looking for the best experience on Airbnb, look no further!

Falmouth, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in August 2016
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