About this listing
Once in a lifetime experience to stay in a Lighthouse. Historic, unique and charming but with all of the conveniences that make a great vacation. Just feet from the Atlantic with 360 degrees of ocean view. Beautiful and memorable all year long.
The Wings Neck Lighthouse is an incredibly unique and historic property - completely renovated and now available for an unforgettable vacation. Formerly a US Coast Guard Lighthouse, the light tower still stands attached by a breezeway to a fully functional three bedroom keepers home. Guests can climb the mahogany spiral staircase and view the Atlantic from the lantern room, read about the history of the lighthouse and explore the rocky slopes around the property.
Located at the tip of Wings Neck Point, the house has one of the most fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean ever experienced. Situated a few feet from the water, the vistas are beautiful and traditionally New England. Exploring the rocks and the shore in front of the house is always a guest favorite.
The attached house is completely updated yet still maintains its historic charm. Once inside the entry way, the first floor consists of a living room with fieldstone fireplace which is open to a large eat-in kitchen. The kitchen also has a center island with breakfast bar. A comfortable family room has twin sofas (one pullout) and the TV/entertainment center. There are sleeping accommodations for eight. The house has three upstairs bedrooms (1 King, 1 twin set, 1 twin set) and a pullout Queen sofa in the family room. There is a full bath upstairs, a half-bath downstairs and an outdoor shower. Laundry is on the first floor. The kitchen has every amenity including dishwasher, microwave and lobster pot.
A private gate makes the property available only to residents and their guests. There is a private beach for residents only. The house has spectacular water views from every window in every room. Because of the proximity to the Cape Cod Canal, interesting and unusual vistas of shipping and boating traffic are seen daily. The property faces West and enjoys a rare view of the sunset over the water nightly. Many of our guest have reported life changing moments when they experience the peace, beauty and serenity of this special property.
Wings Neck Point maintains a private beach for residents but there are many other beaches worth visiting within a short drive. The small town of Pocasset is approximately three miles and has a few restaurants and convenience stores. Nearby Falmouth and Sandwich offer all the excitement of Cape Cod - beaches, shopping, sightseeing, great restaurants, history and the ferry to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.
Commonly Asked Questions:
How many people can the property accommodate?
Maximum occupancy is eight people. There are three bedrooms upstairs and a pull out sofa in the family room.
How about bathroom and laundry facilities?
There is a full bathroom upstairs with a tub and shower. Downstairs is a half bath with a washer and dryer. There is an outdoor shower.
What is the minimum rental period?
The minimum rental period is one week. Weekly rentals begin on Saturdays after 2PM and end the following Sat at 10AM. Occasionally we can accommodate a long week-end in the off season.
Can you go up in the light tower?
Yes. The lighthouse itself is attached to the home by a breezeway. It is accessed through a door in the family room. A spiral mahogany staircase takes you to the top of the light tower where you can climb a ladder to the glassed in area where the light was once housed. The view is great but we ask that you use caution in the light tower.
What amenities does the house have?
Cable TV, DVD player, two TV's, wireless internet, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, stove, coffee maker, lobster pot, toaster, hair dryer, bikes, lawn chairs, beach toys, beach towels,etc.
Are linens available?
No, linens are not included. Most people bring their own, or if you prefer we can help you make arrangements to rent them.
Are functions such as weddings allowed?
We do allow small functions (40 people or less) under specific guidelines.Please contact us for particulars.
Where do you swim?
There is a private sandy beach for residents of Wings Neck Point approx 600 feet from the house. There is no life guard on the beach. You can also swim off the rocks directly at any point in front of the house.
Wings Neck Light was built in 1849 because of heavy marine traffic traveling in Buzzards Bay to ports in Wareham and Sandwich. When the Cape Cod Canal opened in 1914, Wings Neck Light assumed its real importance for a number of years. The first lighthouse at Wings Neck was a Cape Cod-style lightkeepers house with a lantern placed on the roof. In 1889, damage from an earlier fire and general disrepair forced the construction of a new lighthouse. The present keepers house, with its attached hexagonal wooden tower, was built to replace the old Cape Cod-style house. For many years, Wings Neck was deemed one of the most important lighthouses on the Atlantic Coast because of the heavy shipping traveling the Cape Cod Canal but, by 1943, newer technology was making the lighthouse obsolete. The property was sold by the government in 1947 to Frank and Irene Flanagan. They loved the property with a passion and enjoyed a long retirement there until Irene passed on in 1999. The property was completely renovated in 2003 and is now available for rent.
The Keepers Home attached to the lighthouse is your home for the duration of your stay. The lighthouse is attached to the house and guests have open access to go up and down the tower. The house is situated on 2 acres of land and has deeded rights to a private beach just 100 yards away.
Other Things to Note
Please note that linens are not included. We can suggest companies that will rent them to you.
Our experience at the Wings Neck Lighthouse couldn't have been better! We arrived at the unbelievably picturesque setting with everything in place and ready for our stay. The house was very clean and appointed with just the right charming decorative touches. The views from every room were spectacular - it was amazing to watch the tide come in and out, and to see the weather patterns and clouds move across the bay. The lighthouse is located at the end of a quiet road in a quaint Cape Cod-esque neighborhood. Seriously, one of the most memorable accommodations we have ever had the pleasure to rent - highly recommend!
Wings Neck Lighthouse is a beautiful spot. We visited one of the last weeks of April with our kids for spring break. The description of the house is perfect, but the photos really don't do the surrounding views justice. It really is a stunning property. Our kids flew kites, fished and just enjoyed being near the ocean all week long.
We had an amazing stay! Before arriving Christina answered any questions we had about the home and the area. We stayed with our 21 month old and the house was very child friendly from baby gates to highchairs. Every day the views were beyond stunning from sunrise to sunset. We spent many long hours in the very cozy seaside living room. It was a very cold time of year and the house was always warm. The kitchen had every tool/amenity you needed. The location was great to set off on day trips all around the Cape. Overall, we thought the home and location exceeded our expectations. It was magical family time! We will come back again!
We had a wonderful stay. The lighthouse is really neat and the house itself is well cared for.
The location is gorgeous and it was easy for us to make day trips (we went to Martha's Vineyard - about an hour and a half away in all, ferry included).
Christina was a great host and had everything ready for us when we arrived.
Would definitely stay here again!
Great place, great House:-) It is so rare to find a lighthouse for rent! The huge garden with the océan all around is great!
We loved staying at the Wings Neck Lighthouse. We had our son, his wife and 2 grandchildren stay with us and we all loved our stay. Our 4 year old grandson loved going up in the lighthouse. The view was spectacular. What a delight to wake with a view of the ocean. We found the home well appointed and modern. The kitchen was large and well appointed. All the rooms were clean and charming. We look forward to a return visit!
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About the Host, Christina
Massachusetts native and Mom of four. This property has been in my family for many years. Cape Cod is one of my favorite places and what I love most about managing this property is answering questions about the local area and helping people plan a fabulous vacation.