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Otwell Cottage Cape Cod MA (streetside)
Otwell Cottage Cape Cod MA 'The Otwhale'
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Ours is a charming, quintessential Cape Cod cottage - a beachfront cottage on Eel Pond in Monument Beach, in a residential neighborhood - peaceful, serene beauty awaits you! There are two bedrooms w/double beds, a futon in the den for additional sleeping (dble), and sofabed in the main room. The cottage can sleep 8, but is just right for 4-6 persons. The den has a fireplace w/stove insert. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom w/shower. Outdoor shower (h/c) to wash off after enjoying a dip in the bay. Three kayaks at the cottage (2 single, 1 double) and a large canoe. The cottage has central AC/heat, and lovely summer cross-breezes off the bay provide ample fresh air, even on the warmest days. Housekeeping/linen service is provided prior to your arrival. A laundromat is conveniently located, ju...Ours is a charming, quintessential Cape Cod cottage - a beachfront cottage on Eel Pond in Monument Beach, in a residential neighborhood - peaceful, serene beauty awaits you! There are two bedrooms w/double beds, a futon in the den for additional sleeping (dble), and sofabed in the main room. The cottage can sleep 8, but is just right for 4-6 persons. The den has a fireplace w/stove insert. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom w/shower. Outdoor shower (h/c) to wash off after enjoying a dip in the bay. Three kayaks at the cottage (2 single, 1 double) and a large canoe. The cottage has central AC/heat, and lovely summer cross-breezes off the bay provide ample fresh air, even on the warmest days. Housekeeping/linen service is provided prior to your arrival. A laundromat is conveniently located, just a mile away. Our cottage is a perfect vacation home for a family with children! The kids can spend an entire day right on our beach, exploring all sorts of beach life at high and low tide, swimming, kayaking, and playing on the sand, while parents enjoy a glass of lemonade or iced tea on the screened porch that faces the beach, just 30 feet away. Enjoy leisurely mornings on the bay-side screened porch, watching the water and the many sea and land birds as you sip your morning coffee. Dinners on the porch are equally delightful. The cottage comes equipped with a 'kettle' charcoal grill, perfect for evening gatherings, and a fire pit for evening marshmallow roasts! We have three kayaks for guest use (1 dble/2 sgle), and you can swim in the bay from our private beach. Eel Pond is a tidal bay, with twice-daily high tides. Our bay leads out to another bay that boasts a large resident population of osprey. From the kayaks you can glimpse the fledgling osprey in their nests. Egrets, swans, and cormorants abound. Both bays are 'no wake' waterways – no jet skis or motorboats will disturb the tranquility of your days at the cottage. If you venture a little farther out the interconnected bays, you can kayak right out to Buttermilk Bay and the Monument Beach marina. The town beach is a short walk down the road, about 1/4 mile, and just across from one of the best ice cream parlors on the Cape! Home-made ice cream, freshly made each day. Monument Beach is a quiet village on the Cape's south shore, just minutes from the Bourne Bridge. Once over the bridge, you are there! With our cottage as your home base, you have many tourist options -- exploring the side roads and beautiful scenery on both sides of the Cape, or venturing off the Cape to Plymouth, Boston, or Newport RI. We are 20 minutes by car from Falmouth, where you can catch a ferry to the Islands (Nantucket/Martha's Vineyard) easily. Their quaint main streets boast many fine restaurants and great shops. Woods Hole, home to the world-renowned Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, is just down the road from Falmouth. The Cape Cod National Seashore is a quick drive down Route 6 where you can enjoy a whole day at one of their famous beaches with stunning sand dunes and impressive Atlantic Ocean surf. Shopping is close by in Mashpee or Sandwich, a very picturesque village – one of the oldest on the Cape. Be sure to visit the Sandwich Glass Museum, where you can watch a master craftsman demonstrate how glass is blown. A leisurely drive down Route 6a, which begins in Sandwich, will reward you with many shops and views of Cape Cod Bay. We shop for our groceries in Sandwich at Fresh Market, but there is a great fish store & restaurant (the Lobster Trap) within walking distance of the cottage, with fresh daily catches of swordfish and other local fish for sale. Plenty of good inspiration for using the grill at the cottage! And you can always get fish&chips to go. If you want to venture off-Cape for more sights and events, Plymouth is just 20 minutes north on Rte 3 with Plimoth Plantation, a living-history site, and the famous Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower, an authentic replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1670. If you head a bit farther north on Route 3 you can take the 'T' train from Quincy (about 40 minutes from the cottage door) into Boston's city center for a history-filled day on the Freedom Trail. Just south of the Cape is Newport, Rhode Island, with its notable tours of the luxurious mansions of the fabled American industrial barons - the Vanderbilts, the Astors, etal. Or visit New Bedford, with its first-class whaling museum, and Fairhaven, with its intriguing warship museums and great outlet stores. In short, there is much to see and do on the Cape and just off the Cape - and our cottage can be your oasis of calm after a busy day full of events and sights. There is just something very special about our charming cottage. It has soaked up all the wonderful experiences of our many guests over the years, and its character and beauty will work its magic on you, as it does with everyone who stays there! More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets - Please contact the owner directly regarding our pet policy. We welcome dogs and cats, but limit the number of pets allowed. Guests must sign a 'Pet Addendum' agreeing to our house rules for pets (current on vaccinations, flea treatment prior to arrival, no pets on furniture, bathed/dried before entering the cottage after a swim, not left unattended in the cottage, etc.) Our cottage is located on a 'no wake', protected bay. No speed boats or jet skis are permitted.
Bathrooms
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About the Owner
Peggy O
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2014
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Reviewed 20 July 2019 via mobile

Otwell Cottage is fabulous. Just got home and can't wait to go back next summer. So serene and peaceful. Many birds to watch. Takes all your worries away. Definitely my happy place!!

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank maryzablowski
Margaret O, VR Owner at Cape Cod Beachfront Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2019

Thank you, Mary! We are thrilled that the cottage was just what you needed - and that you’ll come back again in the future.

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Reviewed 29 June 2019

I could not believe how wonderful it would be. We stay out in the back yard, ell pond steps away. The peacefulness was heaven. All the birds, turtles. Ducks. Loons.. next year 2weeks..

Date of stay: June 2019
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Margaret O, VR Owner at Cape Cod Beachfront Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

Thank you so much for this lovely review of our cottage. It is a small piece of heaven, for sure, and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much! Come back, next year, for sure!

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Could not ask for anything more. Have been finding all kinds of trail to explore and the kayaking is wonderful.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Connie S
Management response:Responded 29 August 2018

Connie, Thanks so much for your lovely comments. So glad that you found lots of trails, and great kayaking! Come back again - this little piece of heaven awaits. Peggy O

Reviewed 12 August 2018

We had a great week at this cottage. It was perfect for a party of 6-we enjoyed having the screened porch overlooking the pond for family meals and card games. It was close to a lot of attractions on the cape, Falmouth and woods hole...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Mohini K
Management response:Responded 13 August 2018

Mona, Thank you so much for your great review! We appreciate hearing from our guests, and love it when you say you’ve found the cottage to be everything you’d wished for. The porch is great for meals and card games, for sure! Please come back...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

The Orwell cottage is a piece of heaven on Cape Cod. A piece of history as it was built in the 1920's with original floors and some of the furniture is original. The screened porch brings you to the most spectacular views. So many different...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank maryzablowski
Management response:Responded 1 August 2018

Mary, Thank you so very much for your lovely note about our cottage. We like its mix of old and new, quintessential Cape cottage style, with comfy modern amenities. So glad you enjoyed the birds and the tides - my favorite part of our piece...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Porch
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Our cottage is located in a residential neighborhood, right on an inland tidal bay. It is very safe - away from traffic and noise, and very peaceful. We have a private beach where you can swim or kayak right from our back yard. There is a great little restaurant within walking distance - very informal, The Lobster Trap, that serves deliciously fresh fish and chips, and also fresh-caught fish at their market for home grilling at the cottage, too. Pharmacy, convenience stores, and other small eateries and shops within a mile of the cottage, and larger grocery stores about 5 miles down the road by car. The cottage is very close to the Cape Cod Canal, just over the bridge to Cape Cod. You can take bikes to the canal bike path, about a quarter mile away - or fish from that access area at the ca...
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