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Seaside Cape Cod Escape-Norris Cottage: 3 Minutes to the Beach

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#23 Norris Street with a new deck and large front lawn

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Last updated: 07/21/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Escape year-round to this charming bungalow for a well-deserved break. Lovingly refurbished to reflect a marine sanctuary, it’s perfect for a family vacation or solitary retreat. Custom-built in the 1930’s by Brad Norris for his wife’s “summer business”, it sports hardwood floors throughout with fine woodwork accents.

Quaint and comfortable, you will find all the amenities of home with the simple things of life at your fingertips and footsteps. Pull into our oyster-shelled driveway, unpack, and take a walk up to the Hyannis Port Golf Club for the spectacular sunset over Squaw Island. Walk to Sea Street Market for sundries, groceries, newspapers, beer and specialty wines, along with tasty deli selections.

We are a 3-minute walk to serene Sea Street Beach, with Picnic Area, Bath House and Snack Bar. We’ve watched osprey dive for minnows there at low tide! The popular beaches: Veteran’s, Kalmus, (ideal winds for the best sail boarding in New England), and Craigville, are short hops away.

Main Street restaurants feature casual and fine dining with daily catches from local fishing vessels. Visit the Hyannis Harbor Docks to see fish and lobsters being off-loaded, while you shop at the local artisan kiosks. Popular restaurants dot Ocean Street and offer a view of Hyannis Harbor.

Nightlife abounds and cinemas feature box office greats. Enjoy summer theater performances at The Cape Playhouse and unique foreign films shown at The Cape Cod Art Museum. Farm-fresh food is available through “Edible Cape Cod” farm members and Farmer’s Markets. Agri-Tourism farms bring back times past with “Pick Your Own” options, tours, hikes, hayrides and workshops. The local wineries host tastings to showcase specialty wines.

Treat yourself to a quiet home base from which to explore the whole Cape, including the Massachusetts Cultural Coast. Be really “Green”, bring your bikes and ride the bike trails for miles through The Cape Cod National Seashore and beyond. 'Cape Cod Rails to Trails' will give you a great workout with views of cranberry bogs, marshes, and ocean panoramas. Go fishing for trout, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel and bluegill at one of the 365 kettle hole ponds, or surf cast off Dennis Beach.

Private and public golf courses are minutes away and across town, historic Route 6A will pique your architectural and antique sweet tooth. We are 45 minutes from historical Provincetown, where you can experience the sand dunes, sunset horseback rides, and shop for unique art and entertainment.

Whether this is your summer vacation or a spur of the moment getaway during the winter, leave your cares at home. Come read, write a book, finish a project, sketch, or photograph the beauty of the ocean and its environs. Off-season, short stays for weddings, conferences, and business are also available. For more pictures and information, please see our website below.


Keywords: Cape bungalow suitable for couples on a getaway weekend, small families who like gentle beaches and mature travelers who enjoy peace and quiet.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Books, toys games and puzzles provided ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 2 bunk bed

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  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • King size beds (1) Front bedroom, Double Beds (1) Guest bedroom, Sleep Sofa (1) Comfortable sofa located in the living room can be opened to a queen bed, Bunk Beds (1) 2 bunks in the Guest Bedroom are perfect for older children....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Full bathroom with great shower

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor shower, portable beach cooler and beach chairs provided as well as a protective sun tent and umbrella. We inherited a high chair, booster chair and bassinet for the little ones from our granddaughters....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Various board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable provided with about 50 channels....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV and Blue Ray DVD player provided. Universal remote makes it all easy....moreless

  • Toys:

    Some toys and lots of beach toys and buckets ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    A half minute walk up the street will afford a view of the ocean. 2 more minutes and you will be sitting at the beach!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Hitchcock dining table and sideboard...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens, (sheets and pillowcases), blankets ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Convertible couch and 2 comfortable chairs provided. Work table/chair for computers, TV, DVD player, reading lamps, Ipod/Radio, Books and Games, some children's books and toys...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off-street parking for 2 cars. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for 2 vehicles. No on-street parking as it is a quiet dead end and the lane must be kept clear for emergency vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, kitchen and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi is included...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    For decoration only at this time...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    New Coffeemaker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Grill utensils tea pots, toaster and toaster oven, microwave, cutting boards, plastic storage containers, and all necessary utensils, wine opener, mixer, blenders, food processor...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All provided: Pots, pans, lobster pot, ceramic dinnerware, tea pots, mugs, wine/juice/water glasses, bowls, etc. Flatware...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Efficient and handy...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Classic U-shaped kitchen with island separating the dining room and kitchen. Great for at-home meals and family congregating to share the highlights of the day!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Great for popcorn, heating meals and leftovers, hot beverages and quick warm-ups...moreless

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill is next to the new deck...moreless

 

Reviews

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Winter .. Jan.1-Mar.29 ......... $185/night .. $1175/week 2 day minimum stay or wk
Spring ...Mar.30-May 31..........$185/night .. $1200/week 2 day minimum stay or wk
Summer ...June 1-Sept.6..........$260/night .. $1625/week   Saturday to Saturday
Fall .....Sept.7-Oct.18..........$185/night .. $1200/week 2 day minimum stay or wk
Winter....Oct.19-Dec.31..........$185/night .. $1175/week 2 day minimum stay or wk
50% deposit to reserve, balance due 1 month prior to arrival.Cancellation refunds
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Checkout: 10:00 AM. We accept Cash/Traveler's Checks/Credit Cards/PayPal

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Location

75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan - Boston / Providence - T.F. Green
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Main Street - Hyannis
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Hi-Line and Steamship Authority
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 6
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Main Street - Hyannis
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Sea Street Beach

Car: Recommended

Hi-Line and The Steamship Authority provide ferry service to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, Antique book stores, Cape Cod National Seashore, Whale Watching, Deep Sea Fishing trips, Local fishermen sell fresh fish and lobsters at the docks, The Cape Cod Railway has lunch and evening dinner tours, Custom jewelers and Artisans offer their wares at the kiosks at Ocean Street Docks, Festivals are held at local beach parks, The Cape League plays nightly games-see future baseball professionals in training, Farmer's Markets and Agri-Tourism tours are available, Healing Arts professionals are available on the Cape. The Truro Vineyard has great tastings and local farms welcome you and sell fresh, local produce.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: As a chef, I enjoy local seafood and teach at a local university. My husband puts his software engineer expertise to work anywhere we go. Staying at the Cape gives us a mini-vacation whenever we spend time here. Our favorite walks and sunsets are right around the corner. We have the most fun going shellfishing and sharing nature's bounty with family and friends. The peace and quiet are refreshing and give us a great perspective on what is really important; nature, family, great food and meeting our guests!

Why the Owner Chose Hyannis:
Our smaller cottage next door was my home for years. As our family grew, we needed more room for our grandchildren and friends. Hence, we were lucky enough to purchase the bungalow which has been a favorite family reunion spot.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We enjoy the peace and quiet, long walks and easy access to activities like fishing, island visits to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket and Provincetown. Our outdoor shower is so refreshing and convenient, we use it far into the fall season as well. Our winter sojourns here are as comfortable and relaxed as summer, so we hope you consider coming during off-season as well for a well-deserved break or to enjoy the holidays.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • #23 Norris Street with a new deck and large front lawn

    #23 Norris Street with a new deck and large front lawn

  • Private side yard with back shed and outdoor shower

    Private side yard with back shed and outdoor shower

  • Enjoy your outdoor shower!

    Enjoy your outdoor shower!

  • Reading Nook

    Reading Nook

  • 2nd bedroom with full bed. There is a set of bunks in this room as well.

    2nd bedroom with full bed. There is a set of bunks in this room as well.

  • Dining Room with expandable Hitchcock table

    Dining Room with expandable Hitchcock table

  • New walkway on the beach

    New walkway on the beach

  • Seaside strolls over this walkway by the marsh up this path are lovely

    Seaside strolls over this walkway by the marsh up this path are lovely

  • Marsh culvert at low tide

    Marsh culvert at low tide

  • Walk along Fortes Beach and find these dock pilings with treasures of the sea

    Walk along Fortes Beach and find these dock pilings with treasures of the sea

  • Take the ferry to Martha's Vineyard from the Hyannis docks. Enjoy Edgartown!

    Take the ferry to Martha's Vineyard from the Hyannis docks. Enjoy Edgartown!

  • See the whale tail art

    See the whale tail art

  • Ready for morning coffee & the paper, a good book and a BBQ later on.

    Ready for morning coffee & the paper, a good book and a BBQ later on.

  • Gorgeous hydrangeas...

    Gorgeous hydrangeas...

  • Comfortable living room couch that opens to a queen-sized bed

    Comfortable living room couch that opens to a queen-sized bed

  • Master bedroom with king-sized bed

    Master bedroom with king-sized bed

  • Open Plan Kitchen, fully outfitted

    Open Plan Kitchen, fully outfitted

  • Walk to Keyes (Sea Street) Beach in 3 minutes

    Walk to Keyes (Sea Street) Beach in 3 minutes

  • Sea Street Beach and Picnic Area, a 3-minute walk from your bungalow

    Sea Street Beach and Picnic Area, a 3-minute walk from your bungalow

  • Kite boarder having a great ride. He got airborne later!

    Kite boarder having a great ride. He got airborne later!

  • Come in Spring or Fall, too. The migrating birds will delight you.

    Come in Spring or Fall, too. The migrating birds will delight you.

  • Visit Race Point in Provincetown and play on the expansive beaches.

    Visit Race Point in Provincetown and play on the expansive beaches.

  • The 'Chappy Ferry' is a very short ride to the other side.

    The 'Chappy Ferry' is a very short ride to the other side.

  • Go on a Whale Watch to see these amazing creatures. I took this shot!

    Go on a Whale Watch to see these amazing creatures. I took this shot!

VRBO #222240

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Date last modified - Sunday, July 26, 2015

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 07/21/2015
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(781) 963-7475 (Massachusetts, USA)

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