About this listing
Our home is within easy walking distance to Stoney Beach (2 mins; 0.1 mile), Woods Hole Park and Playground (3 mins), Woods Hole Science Aquarium (3 mins), Town Center, Martha's Vineyard Ferry, and the Shining Sea Bikeway (7 mins). You’ll love our home because it is newly-renovated, with spectacular views of Mill Pond, and given its tranquil, yet very central location, including a unique ambiance and diversity of locals. Our home is ideal for couples, business travelers and families (with kids).
We love Woods Hole and think you will too! It has a truly unique ambiance and mix of tranquility, as well as accessibility. Once you park (or arrive via express bus from Boston), you will find everything you need within a short walk. These are approximate walking distances: Stoney Beach (2 minutes); Woods Hole park and playground (3 minutes); center of town and Aquarium (5 minutes); and Martha's Vineyard ferry, the start of the Shining Sea Bikeway , the shuttle to Falmouth Center, and the bus stop (7 minutes). Stoney Beach is famous for its gentle slope to the warm Buzzards Bay waters, which is perfect for children, and adults, alike. We provide both adult and children's kayaks and a paddle board which can easily be carried for use off of the beach (with adult supervision of children). Families, in particular, will enjoy the easy access to the park, including play structure, swings, beach volleyball, tennis courts, and baseball diamond. At the Aquarium, guests can check out the sea lions and some of the work of the local marine biologists. In town, there are wonderful restaurants, including Captain Kidd, the Landfall, and Pie in the Sky (whose made-from-scratch bread pudding is out of this world!). Those who like to bicycle will be especially happy at our home, not only given the beauty of Woods Hole and surrounding areas, but also because it is the start of the 10-mile-long Shining Sea Bikeway, which passes along the ocean, cranberry bogs and beautiful salt sea ponds and marshes. Day trips to Martha's Vineyard are easy from Woods Hole, whether on foot or on bike. The ferry leaves regularly and only costs approximately $7 each way.
Our home was newly-renovated and includes high speed internet, and 2 large screen televisions with lots of free channels, including HBO. The home is complemented throughout with original artwork from artists featured in the French gallery, Carre d'artistes. The furnishings are all brand new and feature a large sectional sofa and dining room chairs, all upholstered in supple leather.
One only has to look out the window or off the deck to take in the wildlife present in and around Mill Pond, a location popular with bird watchers. Enjoying the view is made easy by the comfortable deck dining table and adjacent gas grille.
The entire home and yard will be accessible to our guests, apart from the garage.
Interaction with guests
Yes, my wife and I will be available via email or telephone. We are also both fluent Spanish speakers.
Marine biologists, beatniks, authors, financiers, fishermen, and summer vacationers -- Woods Hole offers a unique and diverse population set against a back drop of classic Cape Cod beauty and history.
There is parking in front of the house.
Other things to note
Ours is a quiet street, however, our lot is small and our living space is on the second story and practically on top of Mill Pond. For these reasons, we wish to stress the importance of adult supervision of small children to ensure a safe and enjoyable vacation.
- We expect our guests to be respectful of the neighbors and of our home, which has been our labor of love -- we hope and expect that you will love it back! While our family includes active 3-year old twins, no home, including ours, is completely safe, and there is no substitute for active adult supervision.
- Please use the garden hose in front of the house to rinse off sand before entering the house.
- Please be vigilant when using the BBQ grille on the deck and be sure to turn off the gas when not in use.
- Please be sure to wipe up any water or spills on the floors, especially the hardwood floors.
As is typical of summer rentals on Cape Cod, our home is rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis.
No smoking, no pets, no exceptions.
Please call or email us should you encounter any difficulties with the use or operation of the home.
I am a lawyer living in downtown Boston with my wife and children. We love the city, but always look forward to escapes to Cape Cod, or to the Caribbean coast of Colombia (especially during the winter!).