Once in a lifetime experience to stay in a lighthouse. Historic, unique and charming but with all of the conveniences that make a great vacation. Just feet from the atlantic with 360 degrees of ocean view. Beautiful and memorable all year long. The Wings Neck Lighthouse is an incredibly unique and historic property - completely renovated and now available for an unforgettable vacation. Formerly a us coast guard lighthouse, the light tower still stands attached by a breezeway to a fully functional three bedroom keepers home. Guests can climb the mahogany spiral staircase and view the atlantic from the lantern room, read about the history of the lighthouse and explore the rocky slopes around the property.
Located at the tip of wings neck point, the house has one of the most fabulous views of the atlantic ocean ever experienced. Situated a few feet from the water, the vistas are beautiful and traditionally new england. Exploring the rocks and the shore in front of the house is always a guest favorite.
The attached house is completely updated yet still maintains its historic charm. Once inside the entry way, the first floor consists of a living room with fieldstone fireplace which is open to a large eat-in kitchen. The kitchen also has a center island with breakfast bar. A comfortable family room has twin sofas (one pullout) and the tv/entertainment center. There are sleeping accommodations for eight. The house has three upstairs bedrooms (2 kings, 1 twin set) and a pullout queen sofa in the family room. There is a full bath upstairs, a half-bath downstairs and an outdoor shower. Laundry is on the first floor. The kitchen has every amenity including dishwasher, microwave and lobster pot.
A private gate makes the property available only to residents and their guests. There is a private beach for residents only. The house has spectacular water views from every window in every room. Because of the proximity to the cape cod canal, interesting and unusual vistas of shipping and boating traffic are seen daily. The property faces west and enjoys a rare view of the sunset over the water nightly. Many of our guest have reported life changing moments when they experience the peace, beauty and serenity of this special property.
Wings neck point maintains a private beach for residents but there are many other beaches worth visiting within a short drive. The small town of pocasset is approximately three miles and has a few restaurants and convenience stores. Nearby falmouth and sandwich offer all the excitement of cape cod - beaches, shopping, sightseeing, great restaurants, history and the ferry to nantucket and martha's vineyard.
Commonly asked questions:
How many people can the property accommodate?
Maximum occupancy is eight people. There are three bedrooms upstairs and a pull out sofa in the family room.
How about bathroom and laundry facilities?
There is a full bathroom upstairs with a tub and shower. Downstairs is a half bath with a washer and dryer. There is an outdoor shower.
What is the minimum rental period?
The minimum rental period is one week. Weekly rentals begin on saturdays after 2pm and end the following sat at 10am. Occasionally we can accommodate a long week-end in the off season.
Can you go up in the light tower?
Yes. The lighthouse itself is attached to the home by a breezeway. It is accessed through a door in the family room. A spiral mahogany staircase takes you to the top of the light tower where you can climb a ladder to the glassed in area where the light was once housed. The view is great but we ask that you use caution in the light tower.
What amenities does the house have?
Cable tv, dvd player, two tv's, wireless internet, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, stove, coffee maker, lobster pot, toaster, hair dryer, bikes, lawn chairs, beach toys, beach towels,etc.
Are linens available?
No, linens are not included. Most people bring their own, or if you prefer we can help you make arrangements to rent them.
Are functions such as weddings allowed?
We do allow small functions (40 people or less) under specific guidelines.Please contact us for particulars.
Where do you swim?
There is a private sandy beach for residents of wings neck point approx 600 feet from the house. There is no life guard on the beach. You can also swim off the rocks directly at any point in front of the house.
Wings neck light was built in 1849 because of heavy marine traffic traveling in buzzards bay to ports in ware ham and sandwich. When the cape cod canal opened in 1914, wings neck light assumed its real importance for a number of years. The first lighthouse at wings neck was a cape cod-style light keepers house with a lantern placed on the roof. In 1889, damage from an earlier fire and general disrepair forced the construction of a new lighthouse. The present keepers house, with its attached hexagonal wooden tower, was built to replace the old cape cod-style house. For many years, wings neck was deemed one of the most important lighthouses on the Atlantic coast because of the heavy shipping traveling the cape cod canal but, by 1943, newer technology was making the lighthouse obsolete. The property was sold by the government in 1947 to frank and Irene Flanagan. They loved the property with a passion and enjoyed a long retirement there until Irene passed on in 1999. The property was completely renovated in 2003 and is now available for rent.Get the full listing »