Welcome! Bienvenue! And Happy Spring!
After a challenging winter we are so happy to finally think about the summer again.
Located in the heart of lovely Falmouth Village, this sparkling clean, air conditioned, quaint two room suite, (Private entrance, queen bed, private full bath, extra twin bed in the adjoining sitting/eating room) is shielded from the hustle and bustle of downtown living and yet offers immediate access to Main Street. The house was built in 1938 and has its original pine floors boards. Your two-room-plus-private-full bath suite is separated but a significant door from our living area so you can have as much privacy as you like.
We are a 2 minute walk to some of Falmouth’s best eateries and an easy 15 minute walk down Shore Street to Surf Drive beach. We know this area well and can direct you to the less peopled areas if that is what you like.
You will be able to make coffee in your sitting room. (Keurig) but if you like a bistro-brewed cup very early as I do and you appreciate rustic, the Coffee Obsession (open at 6 am, 6:30 weekends) is an 8 minute walk down Main Street. Starbucks is a 4 minute drive in the other direction.
Just around the corner is the spectacular Maison Villatte open at 7 AM Tuesday-Sunday. This authentic patiserie/boulangerie has inside and outside seating and is directly across from the the library lawn; perfect for your early AM coffee, yummy treat and relaxing view. We suggest you get there EARLY for your brioche, almond croissant, baton, quiche...
Your rooms have wireless, a small refrigerator, microwave, basic cable, and a small TV.
Falmouth has lots to offer when it comes to restaurants and goodies. Sundays we pretty much roll out of bed and head for Main Street.
Our guests have given excellent reviews to both The Parkside and The Pickle Jar (Wed-Mon) for a breakfast sandwich or a full eggs/hash/tofu scramble to start to your day. For a HUGE breakfast go to Percy's.
Main Street has Italian fare at La Cucina Sul Mare, or La Civetta, Mexican at Anejo, seafood+ at the Quarter Deck, and pizza/salads/sandwiches at Stone L'Oven. The Parkside has hands-down, the best sandwiches. You will find a more expensive dinner, (but worth it), at The Glass Onion. A current favorite of ours is Quicks Hole Tavern, in Woods Hole (make reservations).
The town trolley (Mid June - Labor Day) will take you to Woods Hole for breakfast at the Fishmonger (Huge Belgian Pancakes) or The Pie in the Sky for out door seating and fresh, warm Popovers. The trolley eliminates the need to park in Woods Hole. Or, you can bike. We have a bike lock. Woods Hole is a wonderful and lovely 20 minute bike ride along the ocean and through the woods. Once there you can board the ferry for a day on the Vineyard. We are a 5 minute bike ride from the Shining Sea Bike Path. Bike Rentals are available at Corner Cycle and the price is very reasonable.
If you are interested in an evening bike ride though the woods, through a salt marsh often populated with egrets and then to Chappy Beach for an evening swim and a gorgeous sky...we can direct you there. It is a wonderful way to spend a summer evening.
For summer theatre we have The Cape Cod Theatre Project in July, Falmouth Theatre Guild, and the College Light Opera. I would suggest making reservations. The websites will be listed in your room.
For a summer read, The Falmouth Public Library is across the street and Eight Cousins Bookstore is a short stroll away.
If you are here for a wedding, we are a short walk to St. Barnabas, Falmouth Congregational Church, and a very short ride to St. Patrick's. (St Patrick's can be walked it but in your wedding best, maybe not.) The Falmouth Jewish Congregation, the Church of the Messiah, Friends Meeting House and the UU's are all 10-15 minute rides in opposite directions.
The $135 rate is for double or single occupancy. There is a twin bed for a third guest in the sitting room for an added nightly fee. Please let me know the names of all overnight guests when you make your reservation.
We have a small labradoodle, Little Bear, (hypoallergenic) so please come to our front door to meet her as soon as you can. She is very sweet and playful and as long as I introduce you formally she will not bark!
Thank you for considering our place...This is our 3rd year on airbnb and we hope you love Falmouth as much as we do.
Note that Autumn on the Cape is really spectacular and in my opinion, the best time to visit.
We look forward to meeting you!
Mie (Marjolijn) and Anneke Elmhirst
This space is not really handicapped accessible (no grab bars) and 2 steps into the house.
The rooms are not child or baby proofed. Children over 10 years are old welcome. The exception is very new babies. If you have a newborn who is not yet mobile - and you have a 'pack and play' or some sort of mobile crib, you are most welcome! (We love babies!!!) The space is not childproofed.
We generally do not get weekly reservations as there is no kitchen. However if you decide that you do want a weekly rate let me know.
I have been asked about how separate the guest space is from my living area. There is a significant door, 1930's weight, separating my sewing studio from the guest area. I can occasionally hear conversation from the guest rooms but I cannot hear what is being said.
Wireless password, restaurant menus, directions and websites for local entertainment and theater etc. available in your room.
Interaction with Guests
I have found that most guests have their own agenda and want their privacy but I do like an occasional chat so I know that everything is ok.
Other Things to Note
There are 2 short beach chairs in your closet, an extra fan for when it is not warm enough to use AC, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, a cork screw, plates, bowls, microwaveable pots, utensils, wine glasses, and if you are a very light sleeper...a white noise machine.
We are in a quiet neighborhood. Even though we are steps from Main Street, we are somehow very protected from its occasional noise and bustle.
This means that if you like to party, this is not the place for you.
I also ask that there are no unexpected last minute guests. When you make your reservation let me know the names of all the guests.
There is no smoking on the property.
You will have 2 (3) towels, 2 (3) wash clothes, 2 (3) hand towels and a shower mat . Also, paper towels, napkins, basic utensils, corkscrew, shampoo, shower gel. The rest is up to you... (beach towels etc) You will have fresh towels every other day.
No pets please.
I stayed with my Mom for two nights in April and we were lucky to have two warm, sunny days to enjoy Falmouth. The location of this house is perfect...on a quiet cul-de-sac, yet only a two-minute walk to the French bakery, Maison Villatte (yum!), as well as other shops in Falmouth Village.
The space was lovely. A bright bedroom with a queen-sized bed, private bath, and a sitting room with a twin bed. I love crisp cotton sheets and high-quality bedding, so I was in heaven. There was a comfy duvet on the queen bed and a beautiful quilt on the twin bed. The sitting area had a small table with chairs and just about everything you could ask for without having an actual kitchen. There was a small fridge with a separate freezer section, a microwave, Keurig, electric hot water pot, paper goods and colorful, good-quality plastic utensils. And in case your forgot to bring something to read, there were plenty of great books!
We spent as much time outdoors as possible, eating breakfast and lunch on our patio and just enjoying the sun after a nasty winter and cold early spring. It was nice having our own private entrance; it felt as if we were in our own little apartment. Since it was during the week, Mie was out most of the time working, but she was always available to respond to any questions and she had some great suggestions for things to do. We enjoyed walking along the bikeway, exploring Spohr Gardens, and discovering The Knob.
Mie was a wonderful host and very thoughtful. Not only did she think of everything we could possibly need, but she was helpful in suggesting places that my Mom, who uses a walker, would enjoy and be able to get around. She clearly takes pride in her role as a host and cares about her visitors and making their stay as pleasant as possible as she asked us for suggestions on what could be improved (not much!). This was our first Airbnb experience and it was wonderful! Thank you, Mie!
This is a lovely place in a great location in Falmouth. A cute, private, well-kept space with lots of nice touches--including a good book and map collection, and a snack basket with local treats. Marjolijn was a helpful and welcoming host. She made sure check in and out would be easy, made good food and beach recommendations, and was easily available if there were any problems (there were none). Lots of things to enjoy in the area--even late fall. Definitely check out the French bakery around the corner!
Mie gave us a lot of information before our arrival. The part of the house dedicated to the guest was perfectly clean and very comfortable. Mie has a strong sense of the details and we really enjoyed our stay. She even provided us with some culinary specialties from the Cape. The location is perfect, at a 3-min walk from Main St.
It was perfect! Thank you.
Wonderful hideaway, and so close to downtown. Looking forward to our next visit.
Perfect! Mie's kind hospitality and generous sharing of ideas and information was much appreciated. The accommodation was lovely and quaint, and being so close to town, easily walkable to the lovely main street. The recommendation for the bike hire was perfect for us, and was a great way to explore the nearby beauty! Falmouth is a wonderful town and ideally located for exploring the rest of the Cape and nearby attractions such as Martha's Vineyard too. We are only sorry we couldn't stay longer but we will be back !
Marjolijn is a warm and friendly host, eager to ensure that her guests have a happy stay in Falmouth. Her home was a perfect base for exploring the area, in a quiet , tree lined cul de sac just off the Main Street, a few minutes walk away from shops, cafes and restaurants. We spent 4 very comfortable nights there and would recommend this accommodation to fellow travellers.
My Husband and I had a great time on the Cape. Mie's place was conveniently located literally steps away from Main Street which made late night dinners a breeze! Her place was cozy and inviting and felt like home! The only downside was it was connected to the house and as we are really early risers (4 or 5 AM) we felt like we had to be extra quiet but ended up waking Mie up anyways (sorry!!). The snacks, ample guides and little notes and tips around the house were an added plus! She even offered me a coat to take whale watching. Needless to say if you are looking for a place that feels like home this is it! Thank you Mie!
I go by Mie, (My) as Marjolijn can be a mouthful. My parents and sister emigrated to the states from the Netherlands in 1950. My late husband and I came to Falmouth in 1992, expecting to stay a year. Of course we got 'sand in our shoes' immediately. I will stay here forever I am sure.
I am an executive coach and a physical therapist in my work life. My favorite things are running/walking long pond, sewing, biking, and making soup.
The best thing about Falmouth is the friendliness of the natives as well as the 'wash-a-shores' like myself. I have met some really wonderful people through airbnb. This will be my third year and I am very much looking forward to the season.
My favorite thing about hosting is sending my guests to places that are less well known, less touristy, more private and relaxing. I love it when I hear at the end of their stay, even if their visit was only 2 days, that they were able to relax and have fun.
See you soon! Marjolijn