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Antique Cape Codder's Home for a Unique Vacation

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Last updated: 10/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Elisha Howland Saltbox provides your opportunity to experience the unmatched essence of a true 'Olde Cape Cod' home. We offer a restored antique Saltbox with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and room for two more guests in the detached cottage, which is a separate rental. (see below)

Our 1824 home is located in one of the most historic areas of Brewster. Small on size but big on charm, you will see many of the original features, such as the 'ladder' stairs, the old floorboards, the wavy glass windows carefully preserved, and a working replica of the original fireplace. Lovingly brought back to life, this restored antique home truly is a home away from home, complemented with all the modern comforts - fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, basement washer and dryer, cable TV, DVD player, and wifi. We are open year round and welcome you for a visit, whether it's for a weekend, a week, a month or more. We welcome weekend guests during the winter, spring, and fall, and occasionally can accommodate stays of less than one week during the summer.

Located in a quiet residential area of the Sea Captain's town of Brewster, our home has a spacious yard featuring two flower gardens and a shade garden with a stone patio and sitting area. Adjacent to the patio is a water feature with a gurgling stream, making a lovely spot to sit and enjoy a cup of morning coffee or perhaps a glass of wine at the end of the day.

The detached cottage is a separate rental, which may be rented for additional charge by the week or for a shorter period, with a two night minimum stay. We are delighted to offer this space to our guests who rent the main house, to be used by families who would like to bring a grandparent or two, or by couples who enjoy vacationing together, but also want to respect each other's space. The cottage offers a queen bed, small sitting area with microwave, dorm-style refrigerator, TV, and a full bathroom with shower. There is a screened porch with a patio table for two. The weekly cottage rate is half the rate for the main house. Please note that the cottage is not available as a separate and primary rental.


Property Type

  • House
  • 730 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    3/4 size downstairs...moreless

  • The upstairs bedroom has a standard double bed, walk-in closet in the hall, and TV. Remember the access is via the ladder stairs! The downstairs bedroom is small and has a 3/4 size bed, which is larger than a twin but smaller than a double. The room includes an armoire....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    off street parking for 2 vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:



  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
off peak fall
Sep 18 - Jan 3, 2016
2 night min stay
$90 $150
Fri, Sat
$625 $2,000
Jan 4 - May 14, 2016
2 night min stay
$80 $125
Fri, Sat
$500 $1,500
off peak spring
May 15 - Jun 24, 2016
2 night min stay
$90 $150
Fri, Sat
$625 $2,000
peak 2016
Jun 25 - Sep 16, 2016
7 night min stay
Fri, Sat
$950 $3,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Occasionally we are able to accommodate changeover dates on days other than a Saturday, and we may be able to accommodate requests for visits of less than 7 days during the peak season. Please ask us.

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Last updated: 10/02/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hyannis, MA
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

The Elisha Howland House is located in a quiet and historic area of the town. The town's Grist Mill and Stony Brook herring run are within walking distance, and Paine's Creek beach, known for its stunning sunsets and great walking flats at low tide, is less than five minutes away by car. Within a 15 minute ride, vacationers will find three summer theaters, movie theaters, an art museum, a natural history museum, golf courses, and numerous shops and restaurants.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Jane is a Brewster native, whose family heritage dates back to the earliest Pilgrim days. Her ancestors were among the first Pilgrims to settle in Brewster. She knows the Cape and New England well, and is always delighted to help with your trip planning.

Why the Owner Chose West Brewster:
We were thrilled when we were offered this property by the previous owner's family. It was their family's treasured Cape Escape for the past 50 or so years. Originally, the home was owned by the same family from the time it was built to approximately the 1930s.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home provides a rare glimpse into a simpler life in Brewster almost 200 years ago - but without the hardships that were endured in the olden days.

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Speaks: english



  • Stay cozy by the fire....

    Stay cozy by the fire....

  • Kitchen


  • First floor bath

    First floor bath

  • Upstairs double bedroom

    Upstairs double bedroom

  • Down the 'ladder' stairs

    Down the 'ladder' stairs

  • Grandma Jane's Cottage

    Grandma Jane's Cottage

  • cottage bedroom

    cottage bedroom

  • Cottage screened porch

    Cottage screened porch

  • Baby whale seen August, 2014

    Baby whale seen August, 2014

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • First floor bedroom

    First floor bedroom

  • Up the 'ladder' stairs

    Up the 'ladder' stairs

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • June garden glory

    June garden glory

  • Stone patio

    Stone patio

  • Cottage bath

    Cottage bath

  • Cottage sitting area/kitchenette

    Cottage sitting area/kitchenette

  • Cottage kitchenette

    Cottage kitchenette

Minimum stay: 1-7 nights
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