Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms, + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)
You'll drive up Lydia's Island Road to our much-loved cottage, Presho Farm, at the crest of a hill on five acres overlooking its private beach on Onset Bay. We've added a lot of modern conveniences, and have worked to retain the charm of the original 80+ year old house. People are always surprised to find our little gem off the beaten path.
The house has a large sun room with a view of the water as you enter - our favorite spot to relax! The kitchen has a stacked washer/dryer, microwave, and a dishwasher that is rolled into place to operate. The enclosed sleeping porch is entered off the kitchen; it has a twin bed at one end, and a bunk bed with a twin on top and a full size bed below at the other end. There is a half bath downstairs off the kitchen.
The living room has a flat screen TV with DVD player and a small selection of DVD's. There is WIFI and basic cable in the house (access code will be provided with the instructions left with your welcome basket). Please note that from November to April the cable and internet are suspended unless special arrangements are made.
Upstairs are a full bath, the master bedroom with queen size bed, and a second bedroom with two twin beds.
Behind the house are an enclosed outdoor shower, a gas grill and a picnic table with four benches. The large yard is perfect for games. Across the road is a hammock with a view of the beach.
The beach is great for swimming, searching for shells, and just relaxing. If you enjoy walking or biking, you can explore the nearby Great Neck Wildlife Santuary. A public golf course is less than a mile away. You can catch a baseball game with the Wareham Gatemen, part of the Cape Cod League. Wareham is perfectly located to allow day trips to Boston, Newport, or Cape Cod. Take the kids to see Plymouth Rock & Plimoth Plantation. We like to stop on the way home at Kyler's in New Bedford for a supply of fresh-caught seafood to hold us over the winter months.
Our family has loved Lydia's Island for more than 70 years. We know you'll love it, too!
Keywords: cottage, house, waterfront, secluded, outdoor shower, charming
Exceeded our expectations!
About the Owner
We've always been a pretty footloose family, moving and traveling where jobs and our hearts took us. Presho Farm is the place we've always come home to. My sister now lives in Sandwich, and regularly cruises over to Wareham with her husband, an accomplished sailor. The rest of us live in upstate New York. We've loved seeing the next generation continue the family tradition of reuniting in our favorite place.
4.8 based on 13 traveler reviews
A party of 9
We rented this place as place to meet up with friends coming to join us for a few days of the week. We all had a great time, we spent time by the water, we were lucky the weather was great, with lots of swimming and sunbathing. I enjoyed the outside shower, which indeed is heated, you just need to wait a few minutes. We had enough space in the kitchen and around the house. The evenings were cool enough with the windows open. It is very quiet and calm, but yet close to many places, even easy access to cape cod. We did lots of day trips. We would definitely come back. The description of the place is accurate, it is an older family home with charm. The owners were very helpful and caring.
Exceeded our expectations!
I recently stayed at this charming house with my husband, 1 year old daughter, and some of our extended family. It absolutely exceeded our expectations in every way! The house was very clean, literally right next to the water, and provided plenty of space for our group (8 adults and 2 toddlers). The house was decorated beautifully and definitely has that cape cod feel! There was so much to do - fishing, kayaking, playing on the beach, swimming, relaxing on the hammock with a good book, going into town for lunch or ice cream, etc. etc. Definitely something for everyone! A perfect spot for a wonderful family vacation. I look forward to more trips to Presho Farm in the future!
Perfect Place for Family!
We had a wonderful stay with extended family that included two 1 year olds. The kids loved the beach that is just a quick jaunt across the street. It is quite and secluded and just lovely. The sun room is great, and a wonderful place to socialize. The house was immaculate when we arrived and the decor screams Cape Cod. The washer and dryer are great when you have two little ones with you! It is also wonderful to have a second fridge on the porch for drinks or clams. The hammock got a lot of use this week too. A great place that I would come back to again next year!
A Perfect Family Get Away
We were lucky enough to rent Presho Farms as a large extended family vacation house last year, and had such a great time that we've decided to make it a yearly event. Year two did not disappoint! The house and the grounds and spacious and comfortable. We had 8 adults and two kids in the house and it never felt like we were on top of each other. There is truly something for everyone- kayaking or fishing in the bay, reading in the hammock by the water, playing games or watching a movie inside at night, and going to Onset for some shopping and a lobster roll. We are looking forward to creating many more family memories at this wonderful property!
This place was so much more than I had anticipated! My kids and I stayed there at the end of July and we had a great time. The house was clean, there was plenty of room for everyone and then some. The sunroom was ideal for us to eat in as well as spend our nights playing games. The water was literally a stone's throw away from the house, the kids had a great time swimming and finding shells. I must say I fell in love with this place, and I am very eager to return next summer! It was by far, the best vacation I've had in years! Thank you to the family for sharing such a treasure.
This was a perfect rental for us and especially the grandchildren (ages 10, 9 and 7). Yard and private beach areas were very nice for entertaining our family and friends. Every one of our guests remarked on how the nice the home and property was for a small get together. The children enjoyed swimming and crabbing/shelling in the bay. Home was perfect and very welcoming, especially enjoyed the large sun room. Property owners very helpful and accommodating. Will definitely plan a return visit next summer!
From the Owner
“Dad used to visit with his best friend's family on Lydia's Island Road as a young boy, and grew to love the area. When he had his own family, he shared it with us. He and Mom were happy when Presho Farm became available.”
Activity and Interests
Baseball, Water Park, Wildlife Sanctuary, Free concerts in Onset
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From the Owner
“There's nothing quite like waking early and walking down to the private beach with a fresh cup of coffee to look out across the water and smell the salt air. In the evenings, we like to boil some lobster, open a bottle of wine, and sit in the glassed-in porch with friends. There are wonderful wooded and beach paths in easy walking distance. Across the bay is the bustle of Onset village, with fresh air concerts, ice cream, and fried clams.”
- Away From It All
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Parking Off Street
- Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet ...
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dishwasher ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Video Library ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed ...
- water parks
- bird watching
- miniature golf
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- jet skiing
- sound/bay fishing
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Upstairs bathroom
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, Downstairs half bathroom
- Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
- 1.5 and outdoor shower
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Upstairs master bedroom
- Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, Upstairs second bedroom
- Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed, In sleeping porch, 1 twin bed, bunk w/ top twin & full below
- Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sleep sofa in living room
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1, w/ twin above & full size below)
- Lawn / Garden ...
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- Large yard great for games, outside shower, table and benches for al fresco dining