Cape Cod - walk to 3 Beaches

17 Russell Road, Gray Gables
17 Russell Road, Gray GablesPrivate rear yardSunny dining room, hi-speed internet hookup2nd BR has full and twinMashnee Dike BeachLocal scenic tourCanal fishing beach - 200 yds away
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From $133 / night

17 Russell Rd, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
Cape Cod - walk to 3 Beaches
2 bedrooms
5 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 5
Type: Home
Per week: $1,100
Per month: $4,000
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Buzzards Bay vacation home rental
Last minute Cancellation-- Labor Day Week - $700 for the week- Gray Gables Bourne - Very comfortable ranch-style single family home in clean, very good condition. Historic, quiet Canal-side neighborhood. Eat-in kitchen, fireplaced living room, dining room, 2 BR, 1 BA (new). Fully-furnished, washer/dryer included in full basement. Large private back yard with barbeque and outdoor seating. 200 yards to Cape Cod Canal "Fishing Beach", 300 yards to sandy, lifeguarded Gray Gables Beach. 5 minute walk to Mashnee Island dike/causeway. 20 minutes to WHOI. 55 minutes to Boston or Providence.
Available June 15 through September 15.
$1100/week (2 week minimum). $4000/mth, $10,000 season

Monique Ward

Area Information
Bourne is the first town visitor's encounter when entering Barnstable County. It has the distinction of occupying most of the land through which the Cape Cod Canal flows. Whether traveling to the Cape on Route 3 or Route 495, visitors must pass through at least one of Bourne's many villages.

English colonists lived in this area as early as 1627. The first free enterprise in America was located near the west end of the land cut of the present Cape Cod Canal. The Aptucxet Trading Post was situated on a piece of land between a creek and two rivers; the Manomet River connected with Massachusetts Bay, and the Monument River connected to a body of water that eventually reached the entrance of New York Harbor and the Hudson River. It was at this trading post that the Pilgrims traded goods with the Dutch colonies from the New York area. And it was here that the first currency in America was developed: it was called wampum and was made from purple parts of quahog shells. A replica of the Aptucxet Trading Post is situated off Shore Road in Bourne Village.

In the 1880s, Bourne became an ideal location for manufacturing. Power was provided by windmills and water wheels, and raw manufacturing materials were available in the region. Finished products could be shipped out on trains or ships. One noteworthy company was the Keith Car Works of Sagamore, which built freight cars. It began work in 1826 and remained in operation for over 100 years. Many houses built by the company can still be seen on both sides of the east end of the Canal.

As the large industrial centers in Massachusetts prospered, the state's wealthy residents wanted to escape the cities and enjoy the country. They scouted the Cape Cod Canal Region and decided it was perfect for their needs. The cool ocean breezes, sandy beaches and wooded lands made it an ideal summer retreat for the whole family. Over the next few years, many elaborate and expensive summer homes were built in the area. President Grover Cleveland, Shakespearean actor Joseph Jefferson and Boston Globe founder Charles H. Taylor were a few of the region's famous summer residents.

The features that attracted people here over 100 years ago are still present today, including moderate year-round temperatures, sandy beaches with water temperatures conducive to water sports, abundant fishing and shell fishing locations, and wooded areas in which to observe and enjoy nature. It is an excellent region to use power and sailing vessels both large and small. No matter what your interests are, Bourne is the place to be for a day, a week, or a lifetime.

About the owner

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Monique Ward

Monique Ward

Monique Ward



Begins Ends Week
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Jul 01 2017 Sep 15 2017 - - $1,100 $4,000 1 Week

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Jo Anne Missal

Russell Road home in Gray Gables, Cape Code

Jo Anne Missal

Arlington, VA

Russell Road home in Gray Gables, Cape Code

September 16, 2014

The home was open and welcoming when we arrived at the specified time. It is a nicely decorated home and a lovely yard. The location was great. It helped that we are familiar with the area as we have family in the area. Nice and quite neighborhood. Would most definitely stay in the home again.

Monique Ward

Owner's reply:

Glad you enjoyed your stay, and....thank you very much for leaving the home spotless.

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