The Homestead

Space for 1 Rig
40 ft max
2 nights maximum

Notice Required
Same day is okay
2 months max
Response Rate
100%
Usually Responds In
9 hours

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Suitability

  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome

Amenities

  • Water Hookup
  • Wifi
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring

Description

Note :
Room for most any size rig, I used to own a Semi and driveway was built to accommodate it. Water available although a long hose will be needed. Large back yard with fire ring,

House Rules

Please respect our property.
Please pick up all dog poop.
We've had many people stay with their fury friends. On one occasion we found poop on the lawn. Happy no one stepped on it. We would hate to deny future pets.

Please don't ruin it for our future guess.
Thanks in advance!

Access Road Conditions

Off a country road, we have a long (800' +) gravel driveway through small field to our home in the woods, driveway can accommodate most rigs.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Lots of room off street to disconnect

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Location

South Dartmouth, MA, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

5 miles to Horseneck State Beach (campground there has dump station), 3 to Gooseberry Island with beach and hiking, Local Brewery & Winery less than 5 miles away, others a bit more. Many town hiking trials and beaches to explore, 30 minutes to New Bedford Historic District , Whaling Museum and Ferries to Marthas Vinyard & Cuttyhunk Island, 45 minutes to Newport RI or Cape Cod Canal, 1 hr to Plymouth Rock or Boston.In case your interested:

Bike Ride/ Camp/ Beach - we have 3 bikes if needed
Horseneck Beach, Horseneck Campground and Gooseberry Island are all within 10 minutes from my house.There is free parking on Gooseberry Island. Although, during the summer months, you need to get there before 10 AM. Once there you can walk or take a bike to the campground then continue the one mile paved path to Horseneck state beach.

Dine with beautiful view
The Bayside restaurant is on your way to Gooseberry Island. They serve quality food, although a bit pricey. I suggest checking it out for a cup of coffee and muffin and enjoy the beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean!
Our favorite seafood restaurant is Cape Quality Seafood 657 Dartmouth St. S. Dartmouth. They have a seafood market attached to the restaurant.

Historical store and restaurant with WIFI
The Wild Honey Cafe is a very quaint restaurant that has WiFi and serves quality breakfast sandwiches and has a lunch menu. At the opposite end of the big yellow building and worth checking out is the historical Davoll's country store.

Old Country store with barnyard animals
Alderbrook Farm is a small family owned farm offering locally grown produce in season, coffee, homemade breads, etc. 5 minutes from our house.

The Head Town Landing Country Store is famous for home made donuts, a cute spot for ice cream, coffee and to relax on a bench outside the store is . There are picnic tables and benches, make sure to find the Tourist Bench! It's Located across from the Westport River where you can rent canoes and kayaks.20 minutes from our house
If you're in the mood for an ice cream sundae, this is the place to go. Their small Sunday is big!

Beautiful views/ Quaint village 10 minutes from our house worth the trip. Beautiful view of the harbor.
Padanaram is a small village in Dartmouth, which lies along the Apponagansett River. The two main streets are lined with wonderful specialty shops, restaurants, and galleries. Beware things are expensive, but worth the visit to the village just for the water views. The Sail Loft restaurant has half priced appetizers 4-6 on weekdays!

Newport, RI
The cliff walk is a 3 1/2 mile scenic path along the coast with beautiful views of the ocean on one side and the Breakers Mansion.There are 5 different mansions to tour. I recommend you check out the web site before you go for ticket prices and hours of operation.Ocean Drive is definitely worth the ride while your in Newport! In July on Breton Point they usually have a big kite festival.While there Thames Street and America's Cup Ave is worth checking out. I recommend the Brick Alley Pub for lunch or dinner. Good food, large selection, reasonable prices. It has a big yellow awning and great decor!

New Bedford ( history buffs)
The Whaling Museum, the Seamen's Bethel, Fort Taber and the fishing pier and cobblestone roads are worth visiting.

Winery-. The Westport Rivers and Running Brook Vineyard

Concerts: Apponagansett beach 5.00 per person Wednesday evenings. Westport Winery Friday evenings 15.00 a carload. Need to get ticket through their website. They usually sell out. They have entertainment during the summer months.


Your Host

The-Spirit-Travelers


Member Since
March 8, 2018
Host's Age
55-65


35 References

35 Positive References

0 Neutral/Negative Reference

References for The Homestead

Carlsconyers

August 2019

Quiet night

Friendly host with good information.


RobPeggy+BooCat

August 2019

Great folks!

We so enjoyed our time with these folks. Always wonderful to meet new friends. Loved the property and the area.


DLPettit

August 2019

Sweet Retreat

Enjoyed meeting our hosts and the berries they gave us. Shared some great insights on places to visit and we went to several during our time there.


Offourrockerrv

July 2019

Great stay!

We had a great stay at The Homestead. The site was easily accessible, level and had ample room for our motorhome and tow car. We enjoyed meeting and conversing with John & Robin. We especially appreciated their suggestions of places to visit in both their immediate area and also along our future route.


vango

July 2019

7/18/19 stay

This was our 1st time using BW and we will use it again!! These people have gone overboard with things to do and places to eat. We tried some. The stay was perfect and although we did not use the electrical, it was available. The place is so peaceful and the area was really nice. I did see some things on our way out of town that I would like to check out next time I am in the area. Will definitely come back here!


KristinaLockwood

July 2019

Awesome!

What a Great and such lovely couple they gave us plenty to do and see. We will surely be back at the Homestead very soon. Thank you guys


davestaelgraeve

July 2019

Great location with kind and helpful hosts

Our hosts had great knowledge of sights to see in the surrounding area, and were extremely helpful in sharing their wisdom with us. We followed their advice on places to visit during our stay and had an excellent time. Thank you very much Spirit Travelers!


MyActionAdventures

July 2019

On the Homestead

We had a great stay. We enjoyed a conversation around the fire one night. As well as the time shortly after we arrived. The spot was easy to get into. Quiet and peaceful. Had a good nights sleep both nights we were there. Need up leaving while they were gone so we didn't get to say "see ya later". Hope we cross paths again.


echo4victor

June 2019

What a place

All is true. Much more to do than we had time for. Such a awsome host. They were so kind to my active 7 yo and I am thankfull for that. I highly recommend the cliff walk and bike the way back to your start. Good times.


DeborahandJohn

June 2019

Nice quiet stay

The home is in a lovely wooded location down a long driveway. The hosts were very welcoming and kind. It was the perfect place for a quiet overnight.


brandoncave

June 2019

Great people, great experience!

The Spirit Travelers are exactly the kind of people you hope and expect to find at a BW host place to stay. We were very comfortable and safe. They have plenty of space, graciously offered to help with anything we needed, and even provided us with a list of great things to see and do in the area. One note though, they don't have the electric setup yet as of our visit, so electric is a requirement for you, then you may ask ahead of time if they do have that available.

We visited the Wild Honey cafe and loved it as well as the Alderbrook farms they suggested. Both cool experiences. And of course they suggested visiting the mansions in Newport and that was a jaw-dropping experience as well.

They were even quick to help us with a scavenger hunt we were on by letting us take some pics with some items we found right there on the property and he even pulled out his Harley to let us take a pic on it for one of the items. This couple is super!

Thank you both! :)
- Caves of Wander


Life_UnDunn

June 2019

Short and Sweet

We had a lovely experience here. We got to chat briefly coming and going. The location is beautiful and so is the area. We would absolutely come back through!


MarkusDz

June 2019

Uncomplicated, friendly, recommendable

We just stayed there for the night, but it is a silent and nice place and we were welcomed very friendly by the son of the host who also let us use their WiFi to plan our trip for the next day. Unfortunately we did not have enough time to explore the area of Rhode Island but we re very sure that it’s worth going there :) highly recommendable!


Nika

May 2019

Pleasant Country Stay

We had a fantastic stay. Communication was a breeze. Our host was kind, flexible, and helpful with lots of ideas for things to do and see in the area. We parked on a level spot behind the cabin with wonderful views of the forest. It was peaceful and quiet. Many thanks!


ricechr

May 2019

Nice location

Great people and an unbelievable location. I wish we had more time to visit.
A little tight for a big rig but manageable.


RelaxRN

May 2019

Quiet Night

We had a very quiet night here. Although we didnt meet our host he had his son in law meet us and we chatted with him for a bit. We arrived later so went a few miles down to Horse Neck Beach and took the causeway to the little island. We walked on the beach and relaxed for awhile. He also sent us a whole list of things to do in the area.
We would definitely recommend staying here if you are in the area.
Paul &Trish


bountyhunter44

March 2019

Outstanding Hosts. We were treated like family.

I had to do a few repairs while traveling through, our host was very understanding and accommodating. You guys are always welcomed at our place as well!


ovrthervrfamily

November 2018

An incredible first experience

Robin and John were awesome hosts! They gave us so much insight into the area and our family had a blast spending time on the ocean. We couldn’t fit in all the activities they suggested into 2 days so they were gracious enough to let us stay a third night. On top of all of that, we had some great conversations with them and their family during our stay. For a first experience with Boondockers Welcome it was simply delightful.


cummi2tm

November 2018

Happy homestead stay

This was yet another wonderful boondocking experience and I’m thankful I was able to stay with these fine hosts. It is a beautiful area and I hope to come back again when I can spend more time exploring. I was concerned I would have trouble finding it based off of their description but my google maps brought me right to it and the host called me around my arrival time and ensured I could find it and left their lights on. They were very kind and made me feel comfortable. I had a great stay and I highly recommend this place to others. Thank you!


WWeathers

November 2018

Wonderful people

So thankful for their help when April's van quit and she was stuck with no transportation. Cannot thank them enough!!


MetroBillies

October 2018

Relax, they gotcha:)

Really like these two and their quiet place in the woods. We didn't get to stay long, but it sure is nice to be greeted by such kind hosts. Thanks for giving us a welcome feeling in Massachusetts:)


darrelntrish

October 2018

Very Helpful Hosts

These folks were very friendly and accommodating, even allowed us to drop our trailer and take off when we arrived early and they weren’t home yet. Had a nice evening visit with them on their front porch. Definitely recommend staying here if a quiet stay in the country appeals.


darrelntrish

October 2018

Very Helpful Hosts

These folks were very helpful and accommodating, even allowed us to drop our trailer and take off for awhile when we arrived early and they weren’t home yet. We definitely recommend The Homestead if you’re in the area and would enjoy a country stay.


POA-FabianandBecky

October 2018

Nice stay

We had a nice stay and the couple is very friendly and accommodating. They gave us some local knowledge of where to go and what to do that the locals do. It really helped in getting to the horseneck beach area, that is for the public, to watch the sunset.


Kari2go

October 2018

Very friendly

Very much enjoyed staying here. Nice spot in the woods,. Nice gravel driveway. Very friendly and gave me lots of great tips for the area. Would definitely stay here again.


bpkramer

September 2018

Lots of room

This was a very good stay in large area below their house. The place was easy to find and quiet.


bountyhunter44

September 2018

Spacious Forest Relaxation Near the Beach

Wonderfully hospitable couple with a tranquil and spacious forested location a short drive from the beach. Our hosts were very flexible about our arrival time as we had to deal with some Boston traffic. Once we arrived, we were pleased to find ourselves in a pleasant forest location off of a quiet scenic road.

Our hosts were extremely helpful with suggestions for places to go and things to see while we were in the area and we enjoyed sharing a bonfire and hors d'oeurves with them.

Definitely recommend spending a night here if you are in the area!


Asor

August 2018

Tranquility

This is a quiet tranquil stop in the woods. The hosts are warm and helpful. They gave us wonderful directions to close sites you don’t want to miss. It was a wonderful and peaceful stop in our travels.


Erika_Manfred

August 2018

Very Nice

Ein perfekter Aufenthalt, bei großartigen Menschen.
Erika und Manfred


vizualeyesit

August 2018

Sweetest couple!!!

Oh my. I think I could write a book about how awesome these folks are. First the spot is to die for. Off the beaten path and so quiet but close and within a few miles of the ocean and tons of touristy things to do. Their yard is amazing and they have wine berries growing everywhere! I lucked out landing there when they were perfectly ripe. Great conversation while I was there and we even went out to dinner together one evening. I feel like I've made friends for life! This was my first boondockers experience and I can't imagine it having gone any better aside from the sweltering heat that was out of our control. I hope our paths cross again for sure!


AdventureForth

July 2018

Awesome couple and amazing place.

We are a big unit and he was confident getting us to fit in the spot. They are great hosts with such a beautiful home and yard that is nice and secluded. They were super helpful with things to go see and do and also with tools to fix our trailer. The kids loved the yard and grandkids toys. Sure hope we come back again!!


amassengale

June 2018

Great stay at the Homestead

We could not have felt more welcome. From the minute we arrived to our departure we were treated as members of the family. We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed touring the area and paddle boarding on the Slocomb River.


DreamBusNY

May 2018

Amazing couple with a beautiful house and and great location.

Hospitality at its best!
From day one when they accepted our stay, so willing to help with advice and recommendations of what to do and where to go.
Very convenient location, close to Beautiful beaches.
Lovely couple that made our stay special..


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