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CozyCottage@FrederickWilliamHouse, on ShiningSea Bikeway, Bikes Included

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

2 Bedroom Nest Perfect For The Little Private Getaway You've Been Waiting For.

Cute! Little 2 bedroom cottage sits directly behind Frederick William house and on shining sea bike way, close to beach, pond, shops, and across the street from a great local restaurant. Vineyard goers, walking distance from the steamship authority. Never pay to park to visit the islands. Perfect location!

This adorable little cottage is nestled right behind the Main House on this lovely estate giving you maximum privacy!! Falmouth's Historic Village Green is just minutes away, as well as Highfiled Hall and Katherine Lee Bates birth home (author of America the Beautiful). Whale watch tours, dinner cruises, and fishing charters can be had right from our very own Falmouth Harbor. And if you love antiques, be sure to take in some of the local antique shops and summer events.

Festivals and different special town attractions are scheduled throughout the year, so if you are looking for a specific experience or even, just call to find out more. There is always something fun happening in Falmouth. Come see our Strawberry festival, or our Scallop festival, or take in the fall colors, or visit us during the winter holidays. There is really something for everyone all year round.

Free Wifi

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Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor

I grew up in Menlo Park California, my Father was a native Cape Codder and my mother was a native Californian. I suppose my mother's influence kept my Father in California, but he always entertained the notion of moving back to Falmouth. The stretch of land Frederick William House sits on has been in my family for nearly a century, strawberry fields encompassed the stretch, and the 4 houses to the left and the right all belonged to long gone relatives. One by one the cousins, aunts and uncles sold, but when I discovered that 594 Palmer belonged to me after my last living relative on Cape Cod passed away, I felt impelled to keep the last of the homes and share this magical place with you.

Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor chose Falmouth

Frederick William House has been in my family for nearly a century. We enjoy sharing this magical spot with others. The best memories are made with family.

What makes this cottage unique

If you want to 'get there' Frederick William House' is located in an deal spot for the active vacationer who wants to antique downtown, bike, or take in our picturesque landscapes. Easy drives to historic points of interest, walk to breakfast across the street to enjoy the best Irish Eggs Benedict you have ever had. Location, location, location. Come visit the birthplace of 'America the Beautiful' written by Katherine Lee Bates, and visit her child hood home. Take a trolly tour, see Nobska Light House in Woods Hole, still occupied and operated by the Coast Guard Chief. Take in every season, the colors of fall, the impressive frozen ponds in winter, the yellow bursts of color in spring, and the bluest, quiet lapping waves in summer. Cook out, enjoy your family, ferry to the islands, there is so much to do and see here!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. We loved Falmouth and hope to return.

Kind Regards,

Michael, Charlotte, Harrison & Stephanie
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Falmouth, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • For GUARENTEED refunds, traveler's should purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance, CSA Travel Protection...reservation @ ----------------
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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(53 traveller reviews)

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CozyCottage@FrederickWilliamHouse, on ShiningSea Bikeway, Bikes Included
average rating of 4.6415095 based on 55 reviews

Cute cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Cute cottage right on the bike path. We were able to ride our bikes into town and to the beach. It was located within a 10 minute drive to Woods Hole and many other local beaches. This was our first time to Cape Cod and the owner was super helpful and had lots of local knowledge. The backyard was great, the kids loved roasting marshmallows in the fire pit. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review!!! It was a pleasure accommodating you and we hope to see you in the future for another great get away!!
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A Weekend At The Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this cozy little cottage. Loved taking bike rides on the Shining Sea Bike Path, eating at local restaurants, going to the beach and just hanging out at the cottage with family. The place was spotless, charming and everything we had hoped for and more. Jeanette was lovely, helpful and couldn't have been kinder. We highly recommend a stay. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your getaway!! I look forward to accommodating you for a future stay!! Thank you!!!
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Wonderful stay at the cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the cottage for a getaway to celebrate our anniversary. The cottage had plenty of space, was very well appointed, and very clean. Jeanette is such a nice host. She is warm and welcoming, friendly, and helpful with any questions we had. The location of the cottage is perfect. It's right on the Shining Sea bike path. You can borrow one of the many bikes Jeanette has available and ride a scenic 5 miles to the sweet town of Woods Hole. You can also use the bike path for a quick less than 10 minute walk to the Steamship Authority bus station to hop on a bus to the Martha's Vineyard ferry. It's a short 15-20 minute walk to Main St. in Falmouth for plenty of shopping and great restaurants. We had a wonderful stay here and would definitely stay at the cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to accommodate you!! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay.
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This property was very impressive! We rented both the main house and adjoining cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Our entire stay was quite delightful for our full family and friends. As a cyclist I found the easy access to the bike trail right behind the house perfect... The entire home was beautifully decorated with of character and charm! A major plus with all bedrooms with full baths!

I can't say enough great words about the owner Jeanette, she was the best host ever! I will definitely return and tell others.

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay!! I am so happy you enjoyed your time at Frederick William House! I do hope to see you in the future!!
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Cozy Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in the cottage for 3 nights. The cottage was private and well appointed with everything we needed from crisp white towels to salt and pepper/spices. We even had our own backyard area with a firepit for making smores at night. Jeanette was extremely attentive and made us feel right at home! She was quick to respond if we needed anything and very informative about things to do in the area. We loved the location (close to town) and that it was on the Shining Sea bikeway. The cottage came with use of bikes for the whole family and beach passes for local Falmouth beaches. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay in the Cottage at Frederick William House. I enjoyed accommodating your family and getting to know you all! I do hope to see you in the future!!
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Not what we were looking for.

  • 2 of 5

Not what we were looking for.

  • Review Submitted: 09/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hyannis Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Glass Onion, Grumpy's Pub
Nearest Ferry
0.05 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Woods Hole Counrty Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 28
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Crabapple's Restaurant, The Glass Onion
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Woodneck Beach, or Grew's Pond
Car: recommended

The cottage at Frederick William House is located behind the main house and directly on the Shining Sea Bike Path. Vineyard goers, we are walking distance to the steamship authority. Never pay for parking to get to the islands!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$235.18

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.