The Mermaid House @The Onset Beach Compound Resort - Habitat

  • 8 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathroom

The Onset Beach Compound is an equipment inclusive resort with 3 stilt cottages built inside the seashore just inches above sea level (YES these houses flood & require incredible maintenance, this is NOT the holiday inn) on a private beach. Located in the heart of the Cape Cod Canal and in the historic Onset Village, the gateway to Cape Cod, making it the perfect venue and location for travelers and guests to experience all that Cape Cod, Boston, And the Cranberry Region has to offer. One of the world’s most famous fisheries, Massachusetts Largest water-park, The Cape Cod Canal Cruise, historic sites like the “Summer White House”, and over 30 local restaurants within walking distance, Onset Village has activities for everyone of all ages.

A Managed Private Vacation Resort: The OBC is hosted and managed by “#StayHere Exclusive Experience Hosts” for a room fee commission of 40%. Our hosts create the best possible experiences for our guests, as well as act as Trip-advisors to guests, utilizing our first hand knowledge of Cape Cod. The #StayHere hosts design and install “Experience Packages” and “Experience Furnishings” into each cottage.

An “Experience Package” is a Custom made package with unique gifts, games, Arts & Crafts, s’mores ingredients, and or fun activities that are ready to be enjoyed upon arrival to your cottage. These packages are updated every change over and follow the seasonal tone.

“Experience Packages” - An experience Package is a custom made surprise packaged in some form of an apparatus (Bag, Box, Bucket, Etc) with directions and supplies to complete the activity or adventure within the package. Often the package is art based and guests are expected to bring the objects home as a “Prize”. Each E.P is documented with a # on a E.P map. Subject to season and availability.

“Experience Furnishings”- An Experience furnishing is an Exclusive object, Game, Or activity that isn't kept in a package but is placed in a particular location as a “furnishing” within a cottage. Each E.F is documented with a # on a E.F map. Subject to season and availability.

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The resort features a multitude of inclusive “Resort Experiences” that are provided and maintained for our guests regularly.

“Resort Experiences” - An experience NOT private to each individual cottage. This would be the equivalent of “Common space”. - see resort maps to distinguish between “Resort Experiences / Common Space” and “Private Cottage Rental Space”

“The OBC Spa, Hot Tub, & Outdoor Shower”: Hours: 10:00AM - 9:00PM - 8 person chlorine Spa / Lounge Open Daily and all year round - Our resort Hot tub is constantly drained and refilled with our endless hot water supply. The hot tub is lightly treated with chlorine.
Outdoor shower Located at the main entrance of the resort on the corner of the “Studio Office” & Mermaid House there is an outdoor shower enclosure with Endless Hot water. The shower is well drained and well placed for privacy and ease of access.

“Kilian’s Locker on Glen Cove” Hours: 10:00AM - 5:00PM - Wet storage & Beach Asset Management at sea level. Storage for 6 reservable kayaks, fishing tackle, Shell Fishing Gear, Life vests, Chairs, and other Beach/Oceanic essentials.

“The Compound’s Green, Gardens, & Verb Arena” Hours: 10:00AM - 8:00PM - The Compounds greens and gardens are landscaped with vegetation that is edible. A “Food Forest” in the making featuring Blueberry bushes, Rhubarb, Peach Tree, Plum Tree, Raspberry Bush, Strawberry Vine, Misc Veggies and Herbs, and more to come! The Green & Gardens are also home to the assets that make up the “Verb Arena”. These Verb Arena assets include: An Pool Table, Foosball, Bubble Hockey, Darts, Corn Hole, Can Jam, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4,Giant Checkers, and Mini Golf. These Assets are constantly under maintenance and improvement and access to such can change without notice. The greens and Verb Arena close at 8PM daily to allow the resort to transition into “quiet hours”. These games can be loud and disruptive out of operation hours and our staff is strict with the rules. Assets are Typically Locked to the ground and guests are not permitted to move them for ANY reason out of the designated operation space due to fire code.

“The Compounds Boat Landing on Broad Cove” - Hours: 7:00AM - 5:00PM - on the Broad cove side of the compound the land juts into Broad Cove. This Landings seawall falls on the oceans Mean High Tide water line. Meaning the oceans water is at this point MORE often than not. This allows easy access into boats similar to a dock. Our landing has 3 Clothesline Mooring systems. This style of boat anchoring / mooring system allows vessels to “beat the tide”. Our landing has 3 pedal boats, 2 row boats, 1 Skiff boat. The Boats are kept without engines, But the resort has several gas & electric propeller engines that can be provided by request - if available. Assets can change availability without notice and can be closed without prior notice.

“The Glen Cove Oceanic Natural Habitat @ The Onset Beach Compound” - The Compound is built within the natural resource area and a large area of the beach side of the resort is a protected aquatic habitat. This habitat is home to many animals ranging from fox, mice, Gulls, Ducks, Geese, Osprey, Blue Herring, Giant Sunfish, Guppies, Various Shell-fish, Crabs and Blue Crabs, Turtles, amongst other aquatic species. During high tide fish can be seen swimming through our habitat. See You-tube Video here - LINK:

“The #PlayHere - Park & Rec Unit Road Trailer” Hours: 7:00AM - 5:00PM located on street side of the resort.- The Compounds road trailer is home to the resorts 3 Yamaha Electric Bikes with 40 mile batteries , 3 Road bicycles, Air pumps and bike supplies, Ice Skates, Rollerblade's, Tennis balls and rackets, Basketballs, Baseballs and catching gear, FULL hockey gear, croquet, Horseshoes, badminton, and other Parks and Recs equipment all to be enjoyed at the several parks and common grounds around the village.(See Resort Maps for Info) Guests have inclusive access to reserve any Assets inclusive with Resort Accommodation. - The road trailer is also home to the “Disney Doomsday Quad Bike” of which guests can reserve assets in the same manner as the E-Bikes or other assets. - Reservations for #PlayHere Assets at`

“The Compounds Beach” - Hours: 7:00AM - 8:00PM - Referred to as “Beach Level” due to the various elevations of “The OBC”. Safe for children the beach is hand serviced by rake several times a week, policing for glass, hooks, & other dangerous debris. The sandy area is roughly 1500sq/ft @ Mean High Water to 2500sq/ft @ low tides. The HIGH TIDE is 6’ ft above sea level - LOW TIDE is 0’ Sea Level - MAX TIDE SWING = 6’FT. The Entire beach can be under water @ Tides deeper then 4’ft. Guests and locals swim at the beach every day. At a 3’FT tide the water depth is knee level in front of the resort's open sandy beach area.Making it the PERFECT beach for children. Toward Broad Cove, The Waters in front of the “OBC Boat Landing” have a drop off that averages 7’FT - 14’FT of depth at tides above 3’FT. Several locals swim across the cove and back to “The OBC Beach” every morning. The Beaches waters are protected by the land that forms the cove. Creating pond-like waves in an ocean environment.

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“The Mermaid House Experience” The Mermaid House is a small cottage that sleeps upto 8 people inside 2 bedrooms. (NO ADDITIONAL OCCUPANCY - NO EXCEPTION)

The MASTER BEDROOM / Captains Quarters king bed is a sleep number bed with adjustable base and Commercial Grade Sonos Surround sound and 65” TV.

The GUEST BEDROOM / Crews Quarters has a Glass door that leads to the Resorts Spa and provides views to Glen Cove and the Oceanic Habitat. In Front of a 55” TV a queen Pullout Couch creating the PERFECT second living room for “the crew”. Up a ladder to the sleeping loft 2 queen futon mattresses that accommodate up to 4 more adults to sleep tightly. The loft also has SONOS surround sound that is controlled by the SONOS app.

The BATHROOM / Head is newer construction with endless hot water and a commercial grade speaker in the ceiling also controlled by SONOS for seamless integration. shower and bath stocked with bathroom essentials such as shampoo, Body wash, conditioner, soaps, lotions, bug spray,Sun tan lotion, Anti Acids, and 8 bath towels & face cloths

The KITCHEN & DINING ROOM / Mess Hall Every sailors and skippers favorite part of the ship is always the Mess hall. The kitchen is new construction with a dishwasher, 4 burner stove, and oven that can steam lobster. The kitchen has a lobster pot, full set of pots/pans and baking supplies. The house is always stocked with easy to access plastic ware in the cabinets. Otherwise the cabinets are EMPTY to allow space for food storage. Existing within a natural habitat, any food left out will encourage wild animal visitors. They roam legitimately under the houses as they live here, if they smell food, they will “break in. Utilize the Tupperware and pantry space in cabinets provided. Glassware and plates are located in the Mess hall Bench for safekeeping and smart storage. Under these benches are also a great place to hide away the 8+ pairs of shoes for storage. The table can fit 8 adults with no issue. - Corkscrews, can openers, Keurig's, Kitchen towels, cleaning supplies and paper towels are stocked - pressure cooker, and crock-pots can be available upon request. The table and benches are Bolted to the floor. Moving of any furniture is NOT permitted.

The LIVING ROOM/ The Mermaid Theater - 11.1.1 Origin acoustics banging Olson surround sound theater with a 30’ Wide X 6’ Tall WALL OF GLASS floating just inches above sea level. At high tide this room feels like the bridge of a cruise ship.The space is accented with designer fan lights that provide a Rainbow array of colors as accent. All the lights in the house are on smart switches that dim. During the day hours pay spectator to the daily “boat show” that is the boat ramp on Glen Cove. Guests have been known to say they don't turn on the TV because the boat traffic is so entertaining. The GIANT love-sac brand love sac and Sactional bean bag are popular fixtures guests love. The space is furnished with games, Cuddle Blankets, And a work desk for those who work when they travel. The 70” Smart TV utilizes Roku and has Netflix access. The space is also stocked with 8 Beach towels for guests. The couch is HUGE and considered a place to sleep (Bed setting top shelf of pantry) The Couch, Desk and ALL FURNITURE is Bolted to the floor. The Moving of any furniture is NOT permitted.

The Mermaid Sea Deck The Sea Deck is an outdoor living space that is exclusive and private to The Mermaid House Cottage ONLY. The deck features a sectional couch and outdoor bean bags surrounding a Natural Gas fire pit and an outdoor 55” Smart TV. The TV is equipped with surround sound, delivering an amazing outdoor movie experience all while overlooking the ocean under the stars. The deck also features a breakfast nook, the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee while watching the sunrise.

The Mermaid’s Tavern Adjacent to the Mermaid’s kitchen, guests can open the window inside the interior kitchen to connect the spaces allowing seamless entertainment between the two Kitchen spaces. The Mermaid’s tavern is an outdoor kitchen and Bar featuring a 5-burner grill, & fridge. Enjoy cocktails outside while cooking up dinner with family and friends. Electrical outlets are handy for easy use of blenders, crock-pots, beer coolers, or liquor dispensing machines, which can all be available upon request.

Wi-Fi, Entertainment, & Security: - The resort has its own commercial hotel grade server. Each house has its own network that is designed to handle well over the occupancy of the entire resort. Video games are available by request. Sega DreamCast with 4 controllers, Nintendo Switch with 8 controllers, X box with 4 Controllers & steering wheel / brake & Gas pedals. Each system is kept inside a rubber container and delivered by request by the host. The entire resort is equipped with EXTERIOR video surveillance. The cottages are also subscribed to “Minute” which is a sound and air quality monitoring system. Each Device monitors for cigarette smoke and Sound Decibel levels. We do not limit how loud one can be INSIDE of a unit, but sounds escaping a cottage disturbing another cottage is taken very seriously. Tampering with devices or violation of said devices will result in ALL GUESTS removal from the property without refund. The resort is a non-smoking environment and guests are encouraged to smoke on the road if need be.

Parking/Arrival - All doors on the property are locked and require a key code entry that is changed after every stay. Guests are allowed up-to TWO vehicles MAX with NO EXCEPTION. Each cottage has 1 private driveway reserved for each cottage that can fit one car in it, and ONE directly behind the driveway on the road NOT blocking the sidewalk. At NO TIME are OBC guests allowed to park ANYWHERE on the road in front of neighbors houses etc. Violators of our parking policy will be towed, Fined, and removed from the property without refund. Overflow parking is permitted at the village FREE parking lot at Hynes lot. GOOGLE MAP PIN:

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Pets welcome

Wireless Broadband Internet






Bay Pointe Golf Club, 1.2 miles from the compound.



Pool & spa facilities

Outdoor hot tub

Parking & facilities

Parking option included


Accept credit card, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Suitable for events, Pets allowed


Canoe kayak, Stereo system, TV (Cable)

Bathroom & laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel set, Bathtub, Washing machine

Heating & cooling

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Heating available

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Kitchen & dining

Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster

Home Safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Security system, Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets welcome

Check-in: 03:00 PM

Check-out: 09:00 AM


General Rules & Safety

Check-out : 9:00AM Late check-out 10:00AM when pre-approved at least 24 hours before initial check-in in respect to our strict change over schedule.

  • No parties or gatherings are permitted WITH NO EXCUSE. Parties and events are to be licensed and permitted ONLY through “PEERSPACE” and require permitting and written persimmon from ownership.

  • NO appliances or third party devices that draw more power then a cell phone are permitted to be plugged into electrical outlets. NO Electric car charging, NO battery Charging, NO electric grills, NO fire pits, NO foreign to the resort fixtures or outdoor storage is permitted. The ONLY place guests can store ANYTHING is the drive way. Any belongings left on resort shared space will be immediately removed and disposed of.

  • PET POLICY: Dogs are allowed up to 40LBs and must be pre-approved and kept on a leash at all times. NO OTHER ANIMALS ARE PERMITTED

  • Town noise ordinance goes into effect every night at 11 pm. Any noise complaints will result in removal from the property without refund.

  • Utilization of the #PlayHere assets require reservation and waiver signatures. Rules apply and not limited to Life vests must be on board any and all water vessels at all times. Use of any resort property including games and boats must be returned to their respectable area after immediate use.

  • The resort's beach is an active Natural Oceanic Habitat.That is heavily monitored by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection - DEP. Stay out of roped off areas, Violation is criminal and will be treated as such.

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The Mermaid House @The Onset Beach Compound Resort - Habitat
Onset Village, United States
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