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Cottage directly on the sand of Minot Beach

Cottage directly on the sand of Minot Beach


Property Details

Updated: Nov 3, 2014
Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 11 Sleeps

Beach cottage, right on the beach! You walk through sand to get to the

cottage. Children love it, and parent's too. Large deck, charcoal grill, giant

house size rocks line the water's edge giving children hours and hours

of endless fun. Watch your kids run off their energy from the shade of the porch while sipping a cold one.

Please note we rent in one week increments, from Saturday to Saturday. We do not rent for weekends.

  • Sleeps 11
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

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Cottage directly on the sand of Minot Beach
Scituate South Shore Massachusetts
Grand Island.NY

awesome place for families

  • 5 of 5
Your kindness and generosity made oour vacation one of the most memorable stays we have experienced in a long time. I can't begin to tell you how much the grandchildren loved the ocean, in fact they still talk about it and want to return next year. The family believes the protected beach is perfect for the children to have an exciting adventure yet offer a great deal of security and safety.

Your house brought us peace and joy. We loved the new floors and freshly painted walls. We took the downstairs bedroom next to the bathroom and let the kids sleep upstairs and have their own bathroom. I believe the beach goers all envied us sitting on your back porch while we watched the kids make sandcastles and play in the ocean. I suggest that if there are very young kids you bring a saftey gate for the porch stairs.

We did not fish, but others have told us that you can catch some big fish casting from the rocks.

We also took day trips to Boston and Plymouth.

Thank you for going our of your way to make our stay so pleasant.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Cottage directly on the sand of Minot Beach
Scituate South Shore Massachusetts
Central New York

Amazing location -- spacious, comfortable cottage!

  • 4 of 5
We stayed here just before the tenants who complained in the previous review, and disagree about this place.

Dishes not washed? Sorry, not true. Any we used as prior guests were washed and left to dry. The owners or the cleaning crew would have picked up on that during their wrap-up inspection otherwise.

We're sorry if the subsequent tenants expected something different when renting this cottage. No, this isn't a Victorian inn or upscale hotel, it's a casual, comfortable beach house. And it's located on one of the most AMAZING sections of beach on the east coast! Look at the rock formations in the pictures! They hold tidal pools, can be dived off at high tide, and are fun to climb. Most importantly, when you're relaxing in the shade on the cottage's wide, wraparound porch, those rock formations provide a picturesque view that never grows old. (Compare this to the straight, boring shorelines at most locations.)

Yes, some of the furniture is old (some pieces are antiques), but the cottage is spacious and airy, and it comes with the comforts (kitchen appliances, cable TV, free wireless) that most people want. Yes, people do collect on the (pleasingly deep) beach in front of the cottage during the day, but the cottage has a front "yard" roped off that provides tenants with private space, and frankly, people-watching while sipping coffee/juice/wine on the huge/shady/breezy porch is part of the fun of this place! Plus, the locals clear out in late afternoon so there's plenty of time and space to throw frisbees or mount a ball game.

If you want a truly amazing view and a relaxed, charming atmosphere, this is a great place to consider. If you're looking for a formal setting and modern furniture, definitely go somewhere else. But good luck trying to find as beautiful a place to hang out.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Cottage directly on the sand of Minot Beach
Scituate South Shore Massachusetts

Still needs some work

  • 1 of 5
The view from the back porch is amazing, and the chance explore the tide pools and beaches is wonderful. Beyond this there is not a lot positive to say about the property. While the house does sleep 11 without much fuss, it is not furnished adequately.

The biggest surprise was when we arrived and found that the property is on a public beach. So for the majority of every day there were crowds of people sitting just off the back porch, as beach entrance was an alley just beyond the property. Inside almost every table/dresser/table has one short leg with blocks, bricks or rollers underneath it to make it level. The dishes/cookware in the house were dirty/greasy upon arrival. The toilets both flushed with very little force and seemed in danger of overflowing every time used. The downstairs closet was filled with odds and ends from repair/maintenance projects. The most convenient entrance into the house cannot be used after arrival (it is on deck shared with the owner's property and she will not allow use after unloading cars).

Parking was also an issue. 2 possible spaces were taken by large piles of junk and a trailer loaded with scrap metal. When asked if WE could move it to ease the cramped parking we were told no. The owner was nice enough to allow to park in a different spot, but when parked to her satisfaction the driver's side door could be opened less than a foot.

There are several restaurants within a 10 to 15 minute drive from the property. The best that we experienced with about an hour away in Boston, in particular "The Barking Crab" a block away from the New England Aquarium. Our top attraction in the area was deep sea fishing with Captain Rich of Black Rose Fishing Charters, out of Green Harbor in Marshfield, approximately 30 minutes south of the property.

If I were to travel to the area again I would not rent this property, and I would never recommend it to a friend. While I have hotels/motels that were much worse, I expect something more from rental properties. This was not it. Spend a little extra money and rent a property with a little more to give.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It certainly is frustrating to get a review like this from an unhappy guest. We try to be as clear as possible about the cottage and our policies in words and pictures, but can't manage unrealistic expectations. This guests assertions are far enough removed from reality that they simply need to be answered as put forth.

We don’t use words like "private, secluded, sequestered, exclusive,restricted" describing the beach or the property. Every inquiry gets a response including links to interior and exterior pictures of the cottage and beach, showing the nearness of neighboring cottages, at least one picture shows in excess of 75 people on the summer beach. How one forms the idea of a *private* beach, is beyond me. Other ads on that do, in fact, offer private beaches, use those words.

To be fair, a marble topped antique dresser in the upstairs front bedroom that the winter tenant lost or stole the wheels off one side and we didn't have time to do other than level it with shims, however, there are absolutely no bricks in the house. A very heavy sideboard on the first floor is on a pair of rollers (and level in any event) so that we can move it to clean.

There are 6 boards in the downstairs closet, had this guest brought them to my attention as detrimental to his enjoyment of the property, I would have pointed out they are leaves that go to the dining room table.

The toilets are Kohler toilets less than three years old, and when you flush them, the stuff goes away. I've never had anyone time them before and at a loss as to what else to say.

We guarantee two parking spaces with the rental, and sometimes offer more on a "space available" basis. This guest is complaining about the space for his third or fourth car, one most people simply back into thus making it easier to get out the drivers side.
Our target market is a family or a couple of families together with a group of kids coming to play on the beach, outside, in the water on the rocks, wanting a relaxed atmosphere, not worrying about bathing suits on the deck furniture and sand in the house. Adult guests can sit in the shade of the porch watching their kids play on the beach all day, one of our stronger drawing cards. Unlike many owners, we "almost" do not care how many are in the group as long as you are having a good time, creating fine family memories. This cottage is meant to be kid proof and distracted tenant proof, not a candidate for Better Homes and Gardens.


Activity and Interests

Swim in the water, lie in the sun. Fish off the rocks for blues,

striped bass caught regularly right off the beach. 1 hour drive North into Boston if you want to play tourist. 45-55 minutes drive South to Plymouth Plantation and the Cape

Cod Canal.


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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Taking reservations for Summer 2015.
$3,450.00 per week
... Arrive at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, leave the departure
Saturday by 11:00 A.M.

House is available for winter rental again from approximately10/1/2014 through 5/30/15. Rented for the full winter only.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Internet


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Dishwasher, cable, WiFi,fireplace, parking for two cars included with rent, additional parking may be available on a "space available" basis. Cottage has charcoal grill and outside shower.
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