Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
5th generation Cape Cod Vacationer. It is in the blood. Enjoy every minute of vacation time on Cape Cod, even when replacing shingles with willing family members.
Jon purchased this Cottage in 1930
Why Jon chose South Yarmouth
Multiple generations have learned to swim, sail, boat, canoe, kayak, fish and work on this property and on Bass River and Nantucket Sound for over 100 years. May the next generation be so inclined and lucky. Please share the spirit of Cape Cod with us too.
What makes this Cottage unique
Many of our guests enjoy making their family memories at this house year after year. From watching their children or grandchildren master the arts of biking in the driveway, swimming, fishing or boating, or just relaxing by the water and enjoying the salt air and ocean breezes. Every day, every year, the time passes, but the Cape remains a constant reminder of unlimited potential of each day and night spent with family in this setting. Summers on Cape Cod always end too soon, so come back next year.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
The cottage itself is old and quirky, but the dock is to die for. You can spend the whole day there.
We keep coming back for the view of Stage Island and the back side of West Dennis Beach from the dock. There are steps down to the water to take a swim. You can sit and watch the boats go by while you read and work on your tan. Bring your boat and it's a short ride out to Nantucket Sound. Great place to kayak! You can fish from the dock, or watch the ospreys fish.
The cottage, though unrefined, is well equipped with a grill, outdoor shower, washer & dryer, lobster pot and crackers and picks, toaster, coffee maker, microwave. There is Direct TV, a DVD player, WiFi. Also puzzles, games, and books. Really everything you need. But the dock is what you need most.
Amazing private dock and setting
The cottage was everything that we hoped it would be. Charming quirky antique cottage with a huge screened in porch, a quiet wooded setting, a great outdoor shower, and a spectacular private dock near the mouth of the Bass River. We watched the boats go by, swam, kayaked, and fished. There are water views from the porch, living room, and master bedroom. And it’s centrally located, so nowhere on the Cape is that far away. Jon was great, very responsive to the couple of questions I had. We hope to stay there again!
Bass River House
What a quaint Old Cape house on gorgeous River Street! Not to worry if you didn't bring a coffee maker, blender or pancake griddle! They are there! There's an outdoor grill as well! And the waterfront property is beautiful! Wonderful spot to make vacation memories....
What a great property and all around experience. The cottage is great and very functional, the river and dock is spectacular, and the location is perfect for everything the area has to offer. We had a superb time. Thanks Jon!
Rus, I am stoked that you and your family had a great time at the house and the waterfront area this August. The dock and water is where it is at. Thanks so much for your review and kind words. Jon
Beautiful deep water dock on Bass River
I have dreamed of staying on Bass River with my own boat and a deep water dock between the wind mill and the mouth of the river since 1975.
This is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Having coffee on the dock at sunrise and watching the fishing boats go out is a picture I will hold in my mind forever.
The cottage is comfortable and one begins to feel at home in no time. The owner is friendly and helpful. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to rent what it is. If you want a Hilton at the yacht club stay elsewhere.
Security deposit not returned, Not Clean
We arrived at the property and were disappointed with the condition of the place.the property was rundown and there were cleanliness issues. The oven was dirty as well as some dishes in the cabinets. The box springs were stained. Although stated the dock was 200 yards from the house, it did not say is was down a driveway and and across the street, we felt this was misrepresented. As a result we did not even stay there and went to a motel. This is the first time in 30 years this has ever happened. we going to chalk this up to some bad luck but we still did not get back our security deposit after asking 4 times, from the home owner. We did not even stay here so there was no chance fro any damage.
Unfortunately our guest did not notify us via phone, email or text that they were dissatisfied during their 3 day stay in mid-October, until early in December when they first wrote the review. We have shared our vacation home and waterfront property with hundreds of satisfied guests and families since 1999, Spring, Summer and Fall. The home is professionally cleaned after each guest has departed, however if we receive timely complaints, we will respond quickly and re-dispatch the cleaning team at the guests' convenience to correct the issue. The damage deposit was not withheld and was refunded in full.
Bring your kayak, canoe or personal watercraft to enjoy this boaters paradise Rental includes private use of, Dock, Beach, and Waterfront area, spacious outdoor shower, nearby public boat launch (fee to launch). Just minutes from fishing in Nantucket Sound, either surf casting or from your boat. great sandy beach at low tide. Large deck area at water's edge perfect for deck chairs, fishing or lounging. Deck box available for temporary storage of beach paraphernalia during your stay. Small grassy knoll overlooking Bass River and the waterfront area which provides a shaded area for those not
wanting too much sun. Close enough to Town and shopping centers, yet private residential area is unlike some vacation sites. No need to leave the property for entertainment and water activities, most of our guests spend their time down at the water. Yet if you are fond of large public beaches the house is centrally located on Cape Cod and perfect for day trips to P-town, Hyannis, Chatham or many other nearby adventures. The Judah Baker Windmill is one block North of the house and the quiet neighborhood boasts some historic Captain's houses. The Great Island Bakery, a short walk from the house is the place to grab a coffee and Pecan bun if you get there early enough.