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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.
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
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.
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!
Thank you so much! We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. We loved Falmouth and hope to return.
Michael, Charlotte, Harrison & Stephanie
Nice people, nice place, great location. Cape Cod is wonderful, really enjoyed the food and being able to go kayak fishing. Did not catch too many fish but the stay was nice. Also enjoyed being able to bring out two little doggies.
We love the location of bike path, getting bikes with the house, and how attentive Jeannette was. Thanks so much!
We loved our time here! Jeanette was extremely welcoming and helpful. Being right on the bike path was a huge plus for us - the scenery on the bikeway is beautiful! The cottage was equipped with everything we needed. I especially appreciated having a washer/dryer... The private back patio was a pleasant place for morning coffee. We'd certainly return!
We had a lovely week here. The cottage was very comfortable and clean, with all amenities.
Jeanette was lovely and available to answer any queries very quickly.
The cottage is ideally situated. A short walk or bike ride to Falmouth and within walking distance of the buses that run to the ferries.
If I ever return to Cape Cod I would definitely stay here again.
I would HIGHLY recommend the cottage.
We absolutely loved staying here. The decor was beautiful, and the house just lovely! We stayed with a group of 6 adults. There are two bedrooms with queen beds, and then a cot and pull-out sofa in the living room. We loved using the rental bikes and the path is right behind the property!
We stayed at the cottage for two nights in July. Prices were similar to that in the Cape area at peak season. The house was easy to get to, and we always found a spot to park in the lot. On arrival the cottage was ready - everything in order, and nicely cooled down (the A/c units are in the bedrooms so Jeannette had opened all of the rooms and circulated the air well). The inside and outside are charming and well taken care of.
We had 5 adults, so we needed more than the 2 queen beds, and there were different options available - rollaway bed, foldout couch, and a cushiony floor bed. So sleeping arrangements were not a problem, and the bathroom was large and equipped for more than 5 adults with towels, beach towels, etc. The kitchen looked like it was also well-equipped, although we did not do much cooking there. The back patio was lovely too, and we made a fire pit one evening and had breakfast out there - very nice! I would suggest for future improvement to add lighting on the steps up to the patio or on the patio itself - once we extinguished the fire, it was pretty dark.
The younger adults used the bikes multiple times to ride on the trail, which is right there and very scenic. There were always a bunch available to use. However, we don't bike that much - leading to my last point:
The location was not far from downtown, but there wasn't a ton in walking distance. We went to the two restaurants within walking distance - Crabapples for breakfast (very good) and Seafood Sam's for dinner (delicious). There's also a park across the street with a jungle gym for kids and a lake/smaller beach area.
Since our stay was short and we had a few young-at-heart-but-not-the-knees people in our group, we chose to drive more places: It took us 5 minutes or so to drive downtown and a bit more to the grocery store, 8 min to the Island Queen ferry, and 10 min drive to the beaches/Nobska lighthouse. The other ferry (Steamship Authority) we could have ridden to a parking lot and gotten on a shuttle to the ferry which is more convenient, but would have taken some time. Everything would have been bike-able, but you aren't right on the downtown strip either and I'd plan for some time to bike to places. We weren't upset by that, though. :) We liked that it was quieter than something downtown would have been.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay and appreciated the nice touches of the property and proprietor - beach passes, information, etc. Thank you, Jeannette!
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!
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