Massachusetts Accommodations

Massachusetts - Bed & Breakfast

Bass River (West Dennis) Lighthouse - U.S. Lighthouse Society Member and 2016 Lighthouse Vacation Auction Donor
Type: Bed & Breakfast
Contact: One Lighthouse Inn Road - Box 128, West Dennis, MA 02670; Phone (508) 398-5658
Facility: The Lighthouse Inn reactivated its lens in 1989 and is now known as the West Dennis Light. The Inn features sixty-one rooms and cottages (with working fireplaces) spread across nine oceanfront acres. Seasonal, open May through October.

Massachusetts - Vacation Rentals

Borden Flats Lighthouse - U.S. Lighthouse Society Member and 2016 Lighthouse Vacation Auction Donor
Type:  Vacation Rental
Location: Fall River, MA
Facility: Maximum 2 guests per night (must be over 18).  Queen bed, onsite bathroom with eco-friendly toilet and vanity (no shower), TV/DVD, propane BBQ and indoor propane heat, kitchen with sink, Ice-box, microwave, fresh drinking water, gas cook-top and spices   Includes transportation to and from the light station.
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Plymouth Lighthouse (Gurnet Light)
Type: Vacation Rental
Location: On the Gurnet Peninsula, 8 miles south of Duxbury
Facility: On Gurnet Point in Plymouth Bay. Nearest cities: Plymouth and Duxbury, MA. Renovated (2007) keeper's house has 4 bedrooms, 2 full bath house that can sleep 14. Two bedrooms have queen size beds and the other two are set up as bunkrooms for kids.
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Race Point Light Station - U.S. Lighthouse Society Member and 2016 Lighthouse Vacation Auction Donor
Type: Vacation Rental
Location: Near Provincetown
Contact: Race Point Lighthouse c/o Cape Cod Chapter of ALF, P.O. Box 565, Rockland, ME 04841; (855) 722-3959
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Facility: Located at the northern tip of Cape Cod, near Provincetown. Two accommodations are available: (1) Whistle House - Remodeled in 2007, the Whistle house has one bath and two bedrooms, each with one full size bed and a bunk bed (sleeps 8). Available for stays of 2-7 days. You will need your own four-wheel drive vehicle. Weekly over sand permits are available from the National Park Service. (2) Keeper's House - Rent one, two or all three upstairs bedrooms (sleeps about 11), which also has a complete kitchen. A Race Point representative resides in the bedroom located on the first floor and maintains responsibility for all activities at Race Point. The half-bath on the first floor and the full-bath on the second floor are shared. Transportation is provided to and from the Keeper's House.
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Massachusetts - Volunteer Host

Cape Ann Light Station
Type: Volunteer Host Keeper
Location: On Thacher Island near Rockport
Contact: 617-335-1799. Send resumes and rationales for interest to: 155 South St., Rockport, MA 01966
Facility: Lodging is in one of the keeper's houses
Duties: Duties include welcoming guests to the island, offering tours and performing basic maintenance. Skills in carpentry, mechanical aptitude and landscaping are preferred. Keepers must be able to operate a boat and tractor equipment as well as possess a basic knowledge of CPR.
Info: For information about the Thacher Island Association

Bakers Island Light Station
Type: Volunteer Host Keeper
Property: Bakers Island Light Station, 10 acres on Bakers Island in Salem Sound, MA. The station includes the Bakers Island Light, the Keeper's House, the Assistant Keeper's House, Lantern House, Fog Horn Building and Oil House.
Job summary: Volunteer keepers for 12-14 week summer season from June - September (couple preferred). Require 45 hours per week of maintenance, repair, painting, mowing and brush clearing. The house is not suitable for children under 6 because there is lead paint.
Location: Bakers Island in Salem Sound is approximately 16 miles north of Boston, MA. The island is 3 miles from the City of Salem and 1 mile from Manchester-by-the-Sea. Adjacent to the light station property, there is summer colony with 55 homes. The summer residents are protective of their privacy, and the island is currently not open to the public.
Lodging: The Main Keeper's House - a rustic 3 bedroom Victorian house operates completely 'off the grid' with solar power. There is limited electricity but it is sufficient to run a refrigerator, LED lights and it will charge cell phones and computers. There is also WiFi. Water comes from a well and it needs to be filtered before drinking.  There is one bathroom with a flush toilet (slow flush) and there is some limited “instant” hot water well water and in the cold water shower. House is lightly furnished but with enough chairs and beds for 4 people.
Duties: The work includes basic landscaping, maintenance and repairs. The pathways and area around the houses and lighthouse must be regularly mowed and the brush trimmed. Exterior and interior work is needed on the Keeper's House. The Assistant Keeper's House is being rented out for overnight guests on Friday and Saturday nights; the volunteer keepers help orient the overnight guests and periodically clean the Assistant Keeper’s house in between reservations.  Skills in carpentry, painting and basic landscaping are required. Skills in plumbing, masonry, electricity, plaster and a good aptitude for mechanical systems are highly desirable. During the summer Essex Heritage volunteers will be available to assist the Volunteer Keepers.
Access: To transit the 1-3 miles between the mainland and the island, there is a 16' Whaler with 50hp outboard motor. To reach the island, the Whaler is moored and all goods and passengers must transfer to small dinghy and row ashore to land on the stone beach. Volunteer keepers must have boat handling experience, must be comfortable navigating on the open water, and must be agile enough to handle landing on the beach and hauling the dinghy above high tide.
Background: Essex Heritage manages the Bakers Island Light Station. Essex Heritage is a regional non-profit whose mission is to preserve and promote the historic, cultural and natural resources of Essex County, a congressionally designated National Heritage Area. For information about Essex Heritage go to
Contact: call 978-740-0444. Send or email resumes and reasons for interest to: Essex Heritage, ATTN: Annie Harris, 221 Essex Street, Salem, MA, 01970 

Massachusetts - Coast Guard Recreational Lodging (District 1)

Base Cape Cod Lodging
Cuttyhunk Island Recreational Lodging (Former Coast Guard lifeboat station)


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