About this listing
Our summer is in full swing and we are very happy!
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 by a significant door from our living area so you can have as much privacy as you like.
We are a 2 minute walk to many 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 with 98% biodegradable San Francisco Kcups) but if you like a bistro-brewed cup very early 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.
Even better, 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, authentic French 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.
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; they are perfect for beach-side picnics or to take to the Knob. 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 (July - 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. Woods Hole is a 20 minute bike ride along the ocean and through the woods along the Shining Sea Bikepath. Once there you can board the ferry for a day on the Vineyard. Bike Rentals are available at Corner Cycle and the prices are 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 but not all that social unless you have a ball or a frisbee in your hand.
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) Elmhirst
This space is not handicapped accessible (no grab bars) and there are 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 for little ones who are ambulatory.
We generally do not encourage weekly reservations as there is no kitchen. However if you decide that you do want a weekly rate let me know.
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 low-to-the-ground 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. If you would rather use chinaware please let me know.
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, conditioner and shower gel. The rest is up to you... (beach towels etc) You will have fresh towels every other day.
No pets please.
Marjolijn was extremely communicative before our trip, providing us with lots of information and making us feel comfortable before we even arrived. When we pulled up to her beautiful home, we discovered that it was not only the most PERFECT location (a one minute walk from the main street, but surprisingly quiet and nestled back in the greenery to have the feel of the country), but were greeted warmly by Marjolijn, her pup, and a thoughtfully crafted welcome basket. We have had a few AirBnB experiences now around the country, and this is by far the nicest one we have had so far! We wish we could have stayed longer. Highly recommended-- as well as the french bakery down the street that other reviewers have talked about. Amazing chocolate croissants!
Mie's place was great. It is a perfect little quaint place one block off Main St. The bed was comfy, and she had all the conveniences of home, including her favorite k-Cups and even a sound machine for light sleepers. We had drinks on the private patio one night and really loved Anejo, the tex-mex restaurant she recommended. We definitely recommend her place!
We had a great time (once again) in Falmouth and at Mie's place. After the first time we vowed to come back for longer and are happy we did. Mie is such a fabulous host; she makes sure we have everything we need and always makes us feel at home. Her suggestions about where to go have made our trips that much more special. Even if you don't do anything but relax on the patio with a pastry from the best French bakery around the corner, you will have a relaxing stay.
We were so happy and comfortable here! We echo all the positive comments others have already detailed. Having all the area guides and recommendations for restaurants and attractions provided was a real bonus along with the welcoming gifts of wine, fruit & chips, bottles of water, coffee & tea with 1/2 & 1/2 in the refrigerator. We felt right at home as soon as we arrived after a long day of travel. The suite is spacious, clean, organized, and very comfortable----especially the wonderful bed and linens. The neighborhood and yard--complete with friendly bunnies--- is such an easy and safe walk to Falmouth's charming shopping avenue that's filled with delightful shops and restaurants. Being first-time visitors to Cape Cod, we had questions which Mie kindly answered. She is the perfect host--available but not at all intrusive. We had excursions to Woods Hole, Hyannis, and Martha's Vineyard from our special home base here in Falmouth. We just wish we'd had even more time there! We did not meet or hear "Little Bear" although we had hoped to get to know her too. The entrance and outside sitting area are also very nice and private. The yard and garden views are truly lovely. We definitely want to come back and stay longer in this unique getaway. Thank you for your exceptional hospitality to these Southern visitors, Mie!
This house is very charming and it's in a perfect location. It's a very short walk from main street but far enough away that you don't have to deal with extra foot traffic or noise. We felt very welcome. There was even a gift basket waiting for us when we arrived.
The moment I arrived, I could already tell I wanted to come back. Mie is the most wonderful and welcoming host. She has a plethora of fantastic tips for local activities and eateries, and I enjoyed the town through her recommendations. This place is just as lovely as it appears in the listing, and I had a delightful stay.
This is our fourth time staying with Mie. We return each year not because of the convenient location or the great space. We return because of the great host. We participate in an annual event and find this place to be our home away from home now. The separate entrance allows us not to intrude on Mie's privacy and space. The generous space allows us to be able to have room to move and feel comfortable. The small touches throughout the spaces make us feel special. We feel very connected to the special place and the special host. Thanks for everything Mie.
About the Host, Marjolijn
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