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Eventide at West Island

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Seaside island cottage close to swimming and shopping


The owners of Eventide have rescued this 1960s cottage and completely updated it entirely.

Upon entering this home you will find a living room with vaulted ceiling, a large and comfy sectional sofa and a 55" LED Tv. The largest bedroom is off the living room and features a queen-sized bed. A full bath and a half bath are off the center hallway as well as a smaller bedroom with twin bed and a full-sized washer and dryer in its closet. The rear entertaining space has an open-concept kitchen, dining area and sitting room all with season water views. Another bedroom with a full-size bed is off the great room. Off the great room as well is a cedar deck with table and chairs, a BBQ grill and a spacious outdoor shower.

We provide linens, towels for bathing and basic amenities for your arrival. We gladly accept dogs who behave themselves.


A little information about the area:

West Island is one of the South Coast's best kept secrets. Located in Buzzard's bay, this small residential-only Island offers the visitor and resident peace and quiet or access to any number of action-packed pursuits.

Over half the island is State Conservation land offering many nature trails, wildlife viewing and truly impressive vistas. There are several choices for ocean access; the protected water (bayside) beach or the Buzzard's Bay beach (voted the #3 town beach in all of New England).

Originally farmland, the past two centuries have seen West Island gradually change to a vacation destination for locals who know what a gem they have so close to home. It is not uncommon to meet others during your stay who have been vacationing here for decades or who's family has owned the same home for nearly a century.

While maintaining its charm, West Island has also kept pace with technology. City Water and Sewer, high-speed internet, satellite television are just some of the amenities you will find while on our island.

Within 4 miles you will find two large supermarket chains, department stores as well as other well-known chain establishments. West Island is a mere 60 minutes from Boston, 45 minutes from Newport and under half an hour from the Bourne or Sagamore bridges.

More Details

Tim Evans
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fairhaven in Bristol County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Powder room - Toilet
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Office/bedroom - 1 Murphy Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Eventide at West Island
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Best little house at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This house may not be directly on the beach, but you can see the ocean from the back windows/yard and it's an easy walk to the public beach. Plus there is a "dog beach" where you can let the pups roam. The interior of the house was the best decorated house I have ever rented! The kitchen was well equipped - which always makes me want to stay home and cook. The neighborhood and island feel much more like local people live here rather than a bunch of tourists renting houses. It was quiet and a great walking island. Did not have my kayak, but the locals told me it is great to tour the waters around the island. The owners were very responsive to any question we had. You can easily fit 5 people in the house or a small family. We are definitely coming back.


  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Cottage, full of character and a lovely week for all the family

  • 5 of 5

Four of us really enjoyed our week at Eventide. It really was a homely cottage, full of character and very easy to feel at home in. It had pretty much everything we could have needed and sitting on the deck in the evening was just idyllic. Outdoor shower was a first for us and a really nice touch. Daughters weren't sure whether to share the second bedroom but in the end youngest daughter decided she liked the idea of the smaller third bedroom and she even preferred not having a window! It was very quiet and we felt quite private as the garden is nice and sheltered. The cottage is pretty well located for all the things we wanted to do in southern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and Rhode Island. Plus coming from the UK it was even a novelty watching the racoons during the night! All in all it was a place we were very sorry to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. It is a special place for us and glad that you found it special as well. You are always welcome back. Cheers!
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Fantastic beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Eventide is a wonderful spot to enjoy the quiet beauty of West Island. The cottage is more spacious than first impressions and is beautifully decorated and well equipped by the host. Highly recommend for families or couples.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Clemente,CA

Charming beautiful cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 4 nights at this darling cottage with our family of three. We are picky travelers and this place did not disappoint! Driving onto the island was dreamy in itself and upon pulling up to the cottage we thought ,,, yes we made the right choice ! Open the doors to a perfectly decorated home with all the amenities you would need. Everything is CLEAN and NEW! We enjoyed the darling patio and all the cute decorations in the cottage ! Its a 10+ and I can't wait to go back. Tim the host was awesome ! Thank you ! AMY & FAM

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully decorated, amaculate, cozy, everything you could possible need!

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing, peaceful. We absolutely love coming here every year!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Wonderful beach escape

  • 5 of 5

Eventide is beautifully renovated and tastefully decorated in a perfect "seaside cottage" style. VERY clean and a lot more space than you would think seeing the house from the outside. It's located in a nice, quiet neighborhood and during our visit (late March) we had a view of the bay from the back porch. The hosts are extremely responsive and have provided everything you will need to enjoy a wonderful vacation. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Logan or Providence
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Down the Hatch
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
New Bedford
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fairhaven, Eastern Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £59.03
Cleaning £74.72

If you wish to book multiple weeks, send an inquiry and we will send you a modified quote. 10% discount for two or more weeks, 15% discount for 4 or more weeks. If you must cancel, please do so 60 days prior to scheduled arrival. Initial deposit is not refundable, but you will be eligible for a refund of your damage waiver and will not be responsible for any further payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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