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About Wings Neck Lighthouse

A Vacation Rental

The Wings Neck Lighthouse is an incredibly unique and historic property.  Formerly a US Coast Guard Lighthouse, the property was auctioned in the 1940's.  The light tower still stands attached by a breezeway to a three bedroom keepers home.  Located at the tip of Wings Neck Point, in the town Pocasset on Cape Cod, the house has one of the most fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean ever experienced. Situated literally inches from the water, the rocky slopes are beautiful and traditionally New England. The house was completely renovated in 2003 and is now available for weekly rental year round.

The History

Wings Neck Light was built in 1849 because of heavy marine traffic traveling in Buzzards Bay to ports in Wareham 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 lightkeepers 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.


The Lighthouse sits at the very tip of Wings Neck Point in the town of Pocasset, city of Bourne - approximately 1 hour from downtown Boston. A private gate makes the property available only to residents and their guests. 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. There are sleeping accommodations for eight. The house has three upstairs bedrooms (1 King, two twin sets) and a pullout Queen sofa in the family room. There is a full bath upstairs, a half-bath downstairs and an outdoor shower. The property was completely renovated in 2003. The kitchen and baths have been
kitchen has every amenity including dishwasher, microwave and lobster pot! Dining al-fresco is available Wings Neck Point maintains a private beach for residents. 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