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Mashpee FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Ultimate Guide to a Seamless Vacation Experience

To ensure you have all the information you need, we've compiled this comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide. Whether you're a first-time guest or a seasoned traveler, these answers will help you navigate the ins and outs of booking and enjoying your stay at our New Seabury Vacation Homes.

  • How far is it to the beach?
    Our homes are all within a very short walk to our private beach! 8 & 10 Wharf are about 600 foot walk (2-3 minute walk) and 37 Uncle Henry's is about 900 feet (3-4 minute walk). Need lunch or a glass of wine? Walk to the house & back in a snap. Ready for dinner, but can't bear to leave the beach? Walk up to the Popponesset Marketplace, grab some seafood, pizza, etc. and be back to the beach to watch the sunset in minutes.
  • Can you tell me about the beach itself?
    Our beach is not on a bay, inlet, or river. We are south-facing ATLANTIC OCEANFRONT with views and protection of Martha's Vineyard. The water is generally calm, with no undertow, and VERY WARM - over 70 degrees F in summer, as we get a southern Atlantic water flow, unlike many areas on the Cape (Brr!) The beach and surf have soft sand and usually have few rocks. The beach is great for families. Kids meet and get to play with the same friends all week long! Not much surfing, but you can kayak and bring floats if you like.
  • What is there to do in the area besides the beach?
    Oh boy - way too much to even mention here! See our Links Page or call us anytime for trip planning advice.
  • Do you provide Linens?
    YES! While many owners don't as they don't want the hassle, we wouldn't think of having guests assemble and lug a houseful of linens to Cape Cod then have to make all the beds! Others simply give you the name of a local linens agency and ask you to coordinate with them. Then you get a bill for more than it costs to buy new one - not much of a vacation! We provide nice linens, towels, and beach towels and have a special process setup with our turnover team so all you have to do is strip the sheets and start the first load of wash when you leave. We take it from there.
  • How about Beach Towels, Chairs, Umbrellas and Carts?
    Each house has a good supply of all of these. Feel free to bring your own favorite, but having all of these items makes travel easier and the experience more enjoyable for our guests. Just load up our beach cart and roll it down to the sand!
  • Are there any additional fees in addition to the Rental Fee?
    We have a separate fee for Cleaning and Linens, which we do not mark up for a profit. 10 Wharf is $300, 8 Wharf is $400 and Uncle Henry's is $500. Additionally, we take a fully refundable $1000 Security Deposit for each home.
  • What policies do you have in place?
    Please see our lease document for house rules and booking / cancellation policies.
  • How do we get to the home, gain access, and get acclimated?
    A month prior to your stay we will take the second half of the total fees. Once fully paid, we will email you a welcome package with lockbox combination, beach pass, directions, map, and orientation information.
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