About this listing
Adorable and efficient, 2br cottage w/galley kitchen, full bath, laundry, living room, deck and yard. One street from beach.
Short walk to village grocer, cafe, restaurants, pubs. On street parking.
Minimum 1 week rental. Begin & End on Sat.
Our gem is a stand-alone cottage. While petite, it feels like a much bigger space due to cathedral ceilings, skylights, and 8ft french doors that open to a deck and yard.
The galley kitchen has all the amenities of a big kitchen packed in a small footprint- dishwasher, microwave, fridge, stove/range, coffee maker, coffee grinder, french press, coffee maker, crock pot, toaster and all the dishware.
The deck and yard make a great place to cool down after the beach, kick off the sandals and settle in for some drinks and al fresco dining.
Sleeping arrangements are versatile
BR1: full-size bed.
BR2: twin trundle which can be used as a single, 2 twins, or a queen.
LR: daybed couch in the living room doubles as a single bed.
It sleeps 5 guests, but if your party is all adults, it is most comfortable for 4. The bathroom features a tub/shower combo, along with a front-loading washer and dryer. Lots of hot water and good water pressure.
As part of the rental: We provide bedding, blankets, pillows; bath, beach, and kitchen towels, dishwasher and laundry detergent, bath soap and shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, and some basic cleaning supplies.
Extras: Pack'n'Play and portable crib (for non crawling infants) are available with notice.
The cottage has two separate entrances.
The main entrance is accessible from the street via a garden path. The second entrance is through the french doors. Most people use the french doors when going to the beach and the main entrance for everything else.
We provide a TV with basic cable, wifi access, a DVD player and lots of DVDs, some board games. Each bedroom has a small wardrobe with hangers. There is a chest of drawers in the living room along with a folding dining table with chairs.
Interaction with Guests
We meet guests at check in/out. We do live next door so we are nearby if you need us - but otherwise we leave you to your vacation.
Onset Village is an old-fashioned sea-side community with more of a low-key atmosphere than a high charged party vacation site.
Onset's Victorian roots are evident in the gingerbread cottages and architecture throughout the village. A self-guided walking tour will show you all the main historical spots throughout the village.
Local Native American tribes summered here long before being developed as a spiritualist community late 1800s. It retains its mystical heritage via psychic fairs, medium services at the On-i-set Wigwam (built by the founders of the Village in the 1800s). Rumor has it that Wickets Island is a Native American burial ground and that it served as a staging point for shipping illegal booze during prohibition. The island is for sale, and with a quick kayak or boat ride you can take a look for yourself.
Onset Village is surrounded by water and beaches on all sides. Walk to grocer, cafes restaurants and village bandstand which hosts free weekly events such as movies and concerts, car shows, blues and jazz festivals.
Great walking, biking, running spot.
Families love the quick access to Water Wizz (a water park featured in the movies "Grown Ups" and "The Way Way Back"), go-karts, mini golf, and movie theater, local theatrical play house, and shopping mall. For the more adventurous there are kayak, motor boat, and diving equipment rentals, a canal cruise, and a day fishing tour boat within walking distance.
Several public 18-hole golf courses are nearby as well.
If you are planning on staying local and just going to the beach no driving necessary. Everything you need is in the little village center at the end of the street.
However our Jewel Box is a great jumping off point for traveling around Eastern Mass - 45 min from Boston & Newport, easy access to down cape locations like Woods Hole, Provincetown, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket and Block Island Ferry.
We suggest you take the lunch or dinner train on the Cape Cod Central Railway for a gorgeous trip through cranberry bogs, sand dunes and cape sites that are not accessible to cars. This rail company also runs a train to Boston during the summer.
For something closer, spend the day rummaging along "Antique Alley" a 2-mile stretch of Route 6 (aka Cranberry Highway) from Wareham to Buzzards Bay featuring close to 20 antique shops.
Or head to the Cape Cod Canal where there is a flat paved trail for a great bike, rollerblade, run, or just a nice breezy stroll.
Water park, gokarts, mini-golf, a movie theater, and mall shopping are all a short drive away.
Other Things to Note
We are accessible via cell / text if you need us.
Included in your rental:
All bedding including pillows.
towels: kitchen, beach and bath.
Soap: hand, dishwasher & dishwashing, laundry, bath gel, shampoo/conditioner.
Cleaning supplies: new sponges, trash bags.
We provide covered trash barrel and recycle bin which we empty as needed.
Todd and I take lots of care to make your stay here memorable - our wee house is truly a gem!
We expect you to treat our home with care, but not kidd gloves. You wash your own dishes & spills (we take care of the linens). We deliver the kitchen completely empty of all food and condiments. Anything you take in, please take out. (We provide covered trash bins at side of house for your use).
Small well behaved pets are considered. Our insurance restricts some large and/or aggressive breeds.
We ask that you cover furniture if you allow pets to sit on it (extra linens will be provided for this purpose).
Reminder: minimum 7 night, Saturday to Saturday rental.
Smoking, candles, and incense are not allowed. Smoking on deck OK as long as butts are put out and disposed of in an appropriate receptacle.
Please be courteous to our neighbors with regards to music and late night revelry.
While the cottage can sleep 5 adults, it's most comfortable for 4.
Smoking, candles, and incense are prohibited. smoking on the deck is ok just use proper fire-proof receptacles.
Hello! Todd and I are both from Boston but moved to Onset about 8 years ago. Since then we have renovated the "Jewel Box" cottage and are now working on the main home next door - our work in progress.
We enjoy traveling and look forward to our next adventure. But until then we are satisfied with meeting those who make our cottage their temporary home.
We are near if you need anything but otherwise we leave you to enjoy your vacation. We have tried to provide everything you need to make your time here enjoyable.