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Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor

Member since: 2013
Speaks English


34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Falmouth - Cozy Cottage On Bikepath

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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

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 Cape Cod

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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based on 34 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.617647 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful! Perfect for any getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage on bikepath

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. I am so happy you were satisfied with your experience and I hope to have the pleasure of accommodating you for years to come!!
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Convenient location near bike path with easy access to downtown, vineyard bus shuttle, and beaches.

  • 5 of 5

The property is well kept with plenty of space for 4 people. The bike rentals with the cottage is a great touch since it's easy to bike most anywhere you may be thinking to go in Falmouth. Even with other guests the property is quiet and with the patio you can enjoy a nice dinner and fire in the evenings. Jeanette was always available to answer questions or give recommendations on where to go.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing your stay! I am so happy you enjoyed your time here. Hope to see you next year!!
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Great Quaint Cozy Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Great overall experience from the moment I booked! Jeanette was very attentive with an email confirmation and then I received a follow up phone call within a few minutes. She truly provided a personal touch and was so helpful with making recommendations for dining, etc. The cottage is lovely, clean, comfortable and centrally located. Pictures on website are accurate. It was great to have a washer and dryer and I really felt like it was a home away from home. Take advantage of the complimentary bikes and enjoy a beautiful ride along the Shining Bike Path which is literally in your backyard. Jeanette had offered the Beach passes but our family of 4 ventured to Martha's Vineyard for the day. Although you can take the bikes (approximately 5 miles to Woods Hole and even take them to the Island), we opted to pay $15 for parking and take the shuttle. We only stayed for 2 nights - wish it had been longer. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review!!! I look forward to accommodating you on your next adventure!
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amazing and clean

  • 5 of 5

Jeanette was amazing and was very kind to us on our wedding weekend. The cottage was lovely and clean, and pet friendly! We loved staying here for our wedding and look forward to coming back for years to come. Pleasure staying here- would tell any of our friends and family to come here!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Jeanette was very helpful and accommodated our early arrival so that we could have time to get ready for a wedding that afternoon. The cottage is adorable and we were very comfortable there for the night.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Falmouth, Cape Cod

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
August High Season
7 Aug 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £133 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Falmouth in Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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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