The House


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Bay View Pines is a lovely, spacious, family-friendly house on a wooded acre and a half overlooking Cape Cod Bay. It’s a 0.6 mile walk to Fisher Beach, and a little further to the mouth of the Pamet River. It’s an “upside down” house, with the kitchen, dining room, living room and two bedrooms upstairs, and three bedrooms and a common area down. The dining room opens on to the wide deck, while two downstairs bedrooms have sliders out to the lower deck, and the third opens to the parking area. There’s plenty of room for the families to gather, but also plenty of places for smaller groups (kids, for instance) to have their own space. You’ll also find lots of books all around the house, and puzzles and games in the entry hall closet right across from the game table. You have two smart TVs as well as separate TV/VCR/DVD players, and even a piano. The kitchen is fully stocked, and there’s a second microwave and coffee maker in the common area downstairs.

Only downstairs is wheelchair accessible; bathrooms are not wheelchair-friendly.

PLEASE NOTE: We love families and kids at Bay View Pines (and pets, too, for that matter). BUT: The house is not childproofed. It’s by no means a dangerous house, and we’ve made some improvements in the direction of safety: for instance, we’ve upgraded the deck rail so little heads and arms can’t get through the sIats; we have child gates for the top of the stairs; many of the cleaning products are non-toxic and child-friendly, etc. In this regard, as in most others, we welcome your suggestions and will make appropriate changes. It’s been 30 years since Abbey and I have needed to think about childproofing, so we thought we’d simply let you know and then collect your recommendations. Please feel free to adjust things accordingly throughout your time here.


  • Master Bedroom – King sized bed with a comfortable seating area. Morning sun.  Full private bath.
  • Office Bedroom – Pull-out sofa bed (full/double) Best bedroom view in the house (including sunsets). Large smart TV connected to TV cable.
  • Living Room – The big couch has a queen-sized pull-out bed.

BEDROOMS Downstairs

  • Fireplace Bedroom – Queen sized bed and queen sized pull-out couch. Slider to first floor deck. Smaller smart TV, not connected to TV cable.
  • Compass Bedroom – Queen-sized bed, couch (non-pull-out), cedar closet. Slider to first floor deck.
  • Twin Room – Two twin beds. Kids’ activity area, family-friendly video library, TV/VCR/DVD. Slider to parking area.


Fully stocked, including a wide range of appliances and settings for 12 or more. New cabinets, granite countertops, appliances and tile floor in 2017. Wok, blender, coffee makers (drip and Keurig, with reusable pods) and coffee grinder.  Lobster pot and accessories, wine glasses and tools, lots of hand tools, double sink, and everything else you’ll need for great vacation meals and drinks. Electric stove and oven, dishwasher, and large microwave. There’s also a coffee maker and microwave in the downstairs common room, maybe for early morning coffee or late night snacks.


The dining room table has leaves, and expands to seat 12.  The leaves are in the hall closet.

Another table, bench and more chairs are available (table and bench in the hall closet).


Shower/bath upstairs; shower downstairs and in master bath. Lots of space to keep toilet articles.


In downstairs common area. Bring your own laundry detergent,


   – There is an individually-controllable A/C unit in each of the five bedrooms and in the living room.

   – There is a white remote for each unit, on the wall, labeled with the name of the room it belongs in.

   – There is an instruction manual for the corresponding A/C unit in each room, labeled in yellow with the name of the room it belongs in.

   – Please keep doors and windows closed when A/C is on.  When leaving the house for a few hours or more, leave temperature set no lower than 75°.

   – PLEASE NOTE:  All air conditioners have a “dehumidify” setting.  In addition, there are three dehumidifiers downstairs, which can be moved if necessary.  This combination should be more than enough to handle damp days.    


  • Utility closet: At the end of the upstairs hall. Tools and materials to make minor repairs: lightbulbs, duct tape, WD-40, etc.
  • Entry Hall Closet:  Puzzles and games, table leaves, spare table, odds and ends.
  • Light over inside stairway: There’s a long tool to change this light bulb, if that becomes necessary, next to the washer/dryers


The grounds at Bay View Pines, and the path to Stevens Lane, are sprayed for ticks twice a year.  

More about ticks here.