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 features living room with cathedral ceilings, skylights, and 8ft french doors that lead to the deck and yard.
The galley kitchen has all the amenities packed in a small footprint- dishwasher, microwave, fridge, stove/range, coffee maker, 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 (website hidden)2: twin trundle. Bed can be used as a single, two twins, or combined for a (website hidden): daybed couch in the living room offers another option as a single bed.
Though it can accommodate maximum 5 guests, it is most comfortable for 4.
The bathroom features a tub/shower combo, along with a front-loading washer and dryer.
As part of the rental: We provide bedding, blankets, pillows; bath, beach, and kitchen towels, air dryer, dishwasher and laundry detergent, hotel-sized bath soaps and shampoo, toilet paper and some cleaning supplies.
Cleaning: Two options:
No fee if renters "leave it as you found it" or
$100 deducted from security deposit if you prefer us to clean.
In both cases, we wash the linens and towels and remake the beds.
The cottage is free standing and has two separate entrances.
The main entrance is accessible from the street via a garden path. The second entrance are through the french doors. Most people use the french doors when going to the beach because the yard has a little path that goes to the beach.
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. There is a chest of drawers in the living room along with a folding dining table with chairs (which doubles as a side table when not in use).
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.
Other Things to Note
We are accessible via cell / text if you need us.
Included in your rental:
All bedding, kitchen, beach and bath towels. Hand soap, small hotel-sized soap (bath, shampoo/conditioner).
New sponges, dish, dishwasher, and laundry detergent. Garbage 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).
If you leave it as you found it no cleaning fee.
If you prefer us to clean we deduct $100 from the security deposit.
IN BOTH CASES we wash all linens and make the beds.
Small well behaved pet are considered. Due to insurance restrictions, large and/or aggressive breed dogs are not allowed.
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 in cottage. Smoking on deck OK as long as butts are disposed in fireproof receptacle (provided).
Please be courteous to our neighbors with regards to music and late night revelry.
While the cottage can sleep 5, it's most comfortable for 4
My husband and I spent a wonderful week at the Jewel Box cottage. It was just perfect. The back deck was my favorite spot. It was nice to relax, watch the birds, feel the breeze, and take in the beautiful grounds.
Theresa and Todd were excellent hosts and the Jewel Box was the perfect weeklong getaway spot just a few steps from a calm beach. Our two young kids (9 and 3) had a wonderful time going back and forth to the water and the location was great for day trips to see the Mayflower, Martha's Vineyard and a local water park. The quaint backyard was lovingly manacured, making it a perfect spot for evening BBQs.
We had a wonderful week here with everything we needed. The cottage is very bright & airy. The kitchen is well equipped and there are more than enough towels. The little touches like tissues and laundry soap were much appreciated and I didn't expect such a great supply of hot water. Theresa and Todd are very welcoming and responsive but not intrusive. This is a nice area, quiet neighborhood and very convenient both to the beach and the Cape.
We stayed here with our two year old daughter for a week and had a fantastic time. Theresa and Todd were wonderful hosts and they are both friendly and helpful. They gave us great suggestions on where to go and cool things that were happening in town. They are right next door if you need them for anything but they give you your space during your stay. The cottage is awesome- clean, cozy, and comfortable. It had everything we needed, was well organized, and tastefully decorated. It was all that we had hoped for and we really enjoyed having the beach right across the street and being so close to the Cape. It was also very nice to be able to take a short walk to the pizza place, ice cream, and candy store. Restaurants, coffee, and convenient stores are right there too. We really liked the playground nearby and seeing all the boats in the harbor too. We would definitely recommend this to our friends and would love to come back.
Very easy to find. Perfect size for a family of two adults and two kids. The pull out beds were really comfortable for the kids. Everything well thought out and found the washing machine and dryer very useful. Kitchen was well kitted out. Lovely outdoor deck and used the barbecue. Just a few steps to the beach. In all our trips around Cape Cod we liked out beach the best. Giant tasty pizzas from Marc Anthony's 100 yards away. We would highly recommend
Such a lovely place, everything was perfect. The house is very well organized and equipped. We appreciate a lot being few steps from the beach and from the shops. It was very adapted with our 3 and 6 year's old daughters. Theresa is very nice and helpfull. We will definitely go back.
This is review from my husband:
We, two adults and two little kids, stayed there for a week. The space is slightly tight for four but well-organized. Everything is functional, some appliances are newly installed. Not exactly a luxurious place but all the basics are covered. The best feature is location: just across the road from the main beach and very close to a more secluded and quiet beach favored by locals. Restaurants and shops are with an easy walking distance. Wonderful sandy beaches with spectacular view and no high waves. Much easier and faster to get to from Boston than Cape Cod proper.
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About the Host, Theresa & Todd
Hello! Todd and I are both from Boston but moved to Onset about 5 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.