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Property Details

Updated: May 27, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Ideally located just over the Bourne Bridge between canal waters and harbor on a picturesque private island connected via causeway, is this lovely spacious water view three bedroom two bath cottage which sleeps 6 plus comfortably.Mashnee Island is a quiet hidden away retreat with only about 120 houses on it. You can swim, fish, kayak, bike to the nearby canal or just relax! The location could hardly be better in this family neighborhood with private beaches surrounding it.

The home has a lovely covered side deck off of dining area with grill and patio furniture for relaxing. This airy dining room opens into an inviting fireplaced living room with 42 inch flat screen television. This ranch style home easily lends itself to having all three bedrooms located on the main floor where there are 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds. An added bonus is a comfortably furnished fireplaced family room downstairs with sleep sofa and also the 2nd full bathroom on this level.

With the summer quickly coming to an end and the fall beginning, come experience the fun and majestic beauty of the cape. The cooler weather brings enjoyable bike rides, long walks on the beach, and pleasant hikes through colorful New England cape areas. With the weather still warm, you can still enjoy a lot of the summer activities without the crowds.

Summer Time Fun

After a day at the conveniently located beach, return to the delightful experience of an outside hot and cold shower. This is a great area for families to enjoy quality time. Limited traffic so bring the bikes for riding or swim at private beach just a short five minute walk from the house! The fishing is great too! Bring your rods and catch that blue or stripper.

Fall Enjoyment

Horseback riding, long nature walks or hikes through the nature reserves are part of the past times. If you would rather drive around and get acquinted to the peaceful backroads or go to the local outlets, these are always good choices too.

Winter with us

Okay, the holidays are over, and the long, cold winter is looming ahead with no end in sight. Now what? Plenty, that's what! There's plenty to do on the Cape in the winter, if you know where to look. Come to the library, The Jonathan Bourne, for quiet treasures for the younger set, or more active, The Gallo Ice Center both are all a short ride from our home. When the day is ending bring dinner in or go out to one of the local restaurant and enjoy the cape hospitality.

The old adage "The best things in life are free" is never more appropriate than at this time of year. Simply bundle up and take a hike through the Cape's many nature conservatories and parks, or along our beautiful shoreline. Sometimes it's just what you need to get back to nature and stretch those sorely negleted muscles. Otherwise, there are times when nothing beats curling up with a good book, a hot cup of tea (or glass of wine!) and relaxing in front of a cozy fire.

Spring Break

After a winter, it is good to take a break from the normal everyday. A weekend or a week on cape to walk, think and enjoy the quiet. Bike the canal, take a day trip to Ptown or Boston easy access to both. Come and get the benefits of the new season beginning again.

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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

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We had a wonderful vacation at your cape oasis! Being from the cape, it is sometimes hard to remember the true beauty the cape has to offer. You have quite a place. We loved it.
Aug 2012
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Winter Rental Available
Bourne Bourne Area
Leesburg Va.

Great House & Location

Great House & Location
  • 5 of 5
My family has been there 2 years in a row and I don't want to praise it to much because it will get harder to book and the price will go up. However, love the house and area and have no complaints. Good little fishing spot about a half mile down the beach where there is a rip tide which attracts some small Blues and Stripers. Joan is always great and house is clean and well maintained. Actually the only complaint I ever had was that I would sometimes walk into a clock that was solidly mounted on the wall. The next year we went it was gone.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you and your family enjoy our home. The area my father had said was a hidden treasure. We hope to see you again.
Winter Rental Available
Bourne Bourne Area

great home, great neighborhood, great homeowners!

  • 5 of 5
My family spent the winter in this lovely home on Mashnee Island. The view of the beach is absolutely gorgeous! This is an ideal spot for a summer getaway! Joan and Dan provided everything we could have needed for our stay, and when I had a problem, it was literally fixed within hours.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Winter Rental Available
Bourne Bourne Area

Mashnee Island

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay immensely. The open floor plan in the common areas and the farmer's porch felt like a real vacation house. The house was immaculate and had all the amenities we were looking for while on vacation. Mashnee Island is a great place to relax and we will continue to plan vacations there and back at this house!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for the wonderful compliments about our home. We are glad you had an enjoyable vacation and we could be a part in helping it happen. We look forward to having you stay at our home again next year.
Winter Rental Available
Bourne Bourne Area

Graduation Headquarters!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very spacious yet cozy home which we transformed into "Graduation Headquarters" as we were in town for our son's graduation from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Family and friends from Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Florida gathered for the festivities and continue to talk about the home and how perfect it was in every way for our celebration! We were so pleased to be able to rent a home with: three bedrooms and two full baths; lots of extra sleeping options on the lower level; fully equipped kitchen; a lovely porch, spacious living and dining areas - just perfect for entertaining, beautiful beaches right around the corner and ample parking. From the minute we walked in, we were absolutely amazed at the spaciousness of the home! The best part was Joan, the owner. Knowing of our son's graduation and our preference of not wanting to move in or move out on that special day, she allowed us to move in mid-week and at a reduced rate. She quickly responded to all of our e-mails (this was our first rental - we had lots of questions!) and she always wanted to know what else she could do for us to make our stay the very best it could be. She even provided a graduation gift for our son! Out-of-state family members want to return and make this home "Family Reunion Headquarters" . . . and given Joan's kindness, a warm and inviting home and the beauty of the Cape, we're planning to do just that!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you loved our home as much as we do. We have always felt it was a nice oasis from regular life. I am also glad we made your first stay through the Homeaway Rental Site a good one.
It was our pleasure to have you at our home and we are glad that everything seem to go off without a hitch. Even the weather seemed to understand it was a big day for your son.Thank you again for the lovely review. It was truly our pleasure.
Hope to see you again soon.
Winter Rental Available
Bourne Bourne Area
Bonita Springs,Fl,34135

love mashnee island

  • 4 of 5
We loved staying on the island. As soon as we see the Bourne bridge on the horizon we know we are nearly there! The house is so easy to find without navigating through too many back roads. We stopped at the small store just before the island which had just the few items we had forgotten for dinner. Driving over the causeway you know that vacation has begun! The house has plenty of parking for the multiple people from out of town and their cars. The windows provide beautiful views of the harbor. The house is cozy and beautiful even when off season and not bikini weather:) We wrapped up tight after our holiday dinner and took a walk to the beach in the brisk air. We can't wait to return this summer!
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Winter Rental Available
Bourne Bourne Area
Renton, Washington

Very comfortable to come "home" to!!

Very comfortable to come "home" to!!
  • 4 of 5
We loved this location for our first ever Cape Cod experience!! During our stay, we were out exploring and sight seeing each day, but enjoyed morning and evening walks across the street to be on a sandy beach!
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. It has always been our families' favorite place even after the summer season.


Activity and Interests

Come enjoy the Fall/Winter Festivities:

* Bourne Scallop Festival, Winter Festivals

* Bike the canal,

* Fish off Hog Island,

* Take short ride for a ferry to Martha's Vindyard and Nantucket,

* Play golf at one of the local courses,

* Shop at local outlets or Artisan Fairs

* Take hike on nature trails,

* Play miniture golf,

* Sight see beautiful cape cod.

* Skate at Gallo Ice Rink


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $250 - $275

    Weekly Rate: $1600 - $1600

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

  • * Summer on season rate $1600.00 per week
    * Off season weekly and weekend rates available on request
    * Holiday weekends 3 day minimum
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Updated: May 27, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Yard for kids, Washer, dryer, dishwasher, deck furniture, beach furniture, outside hot and cold shower, fully equipped kitchen, grill, 42" flat screen tv, family room downstairs-great for the kids Winter Rental Available

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