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Cozy and Spacious Home Near Ocean, with Easy Access to Bike Path

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Last updated: 07/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Eastham house description

Welcome to our Cape Cod Retreat! Tucked away in the natural environs of the National Seashore in historic North Eastham, Massachusetts, our bright and clean home offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an outdoor shower. Our newly renovated common living-dining room is spacious with a long farmers table that can seat up to 12 people comfortably and a comfy sectional sofa that provides a place for the family to sit together to play a board game or to watch a movie. Our large, sunlight-flooded kitchen has been recently updated with under-mounted sink and granite countertops. If you are a foodie you’ll love cooking a meal in this space. With it's comfy arm chairs and early morning sun pouring in, this where we love to sit with a cup of coffee and read of the morning paper. The deck off the kitchen is shaded by oaks and sea pines. It's a wonderful place to cook (on a Webber Gas Grill) and eat, or share a libation on a warm summer day. On cool evenings, we find ourselves drawn to our farmer’s porch that stretches across the front of our house. We’ve discovered recently that night-time mosquitoes are infrequent visitors of homes on the Oceanside of the Cape, unlike the more marshy inlets of the Bayside. We have a large yard with swing set and plenty of room for off-street parking (room for a boat).

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Nauset Pet Services is at the end of our street for those wishing to board their pet nearby.

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renter must be 25 or above...moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


          • Toys:

            There are crafts and toys for the kids and a variety of beach toys, beach chairs and beach umbrellas...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            cable tv ...moreless

          • Television:

            flat screen tv with blu ray dvd player, cable television in living room flat screen tv, dvd/vcr combo, Roku in upstairs master...moreless

          • DVD Player:

            blu ray DVD in living room combination dvd/vcr player in upstairs master...moreless

          • Video Library:

            Several kid-friendly programs and favorite traditional family favorite films available, as well as films for more mature audiences....moreless

          • Stereo:

            Bose Wave Radio with ipod hookup and cd player...moreless

          • Games:

            a large variety of games for kids and people of all ages...moreless

          • Books:

            a large variety of books are available. There is something for everyone!...moreless


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


          • Bay/Sound
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours
          • Churches
          • Recreation Center

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching

          local services and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Babysitter

          Location Type

          • Near The Ocean:

            The home is only 1 mile to the beautiful Nauset Light Beach and the famous Nauset Lighthouse If you'd like calmer waters, check out one of the bay side beaches, only minutes away....moreless

          • Rural:

            The house is nestled in a quiet, thickly wooded cul-de-sac and is shaded by beautiful oaks and sea pines....moreless

          • Town:

            The home is well situated so guests can use the quiet, beach access roads to get to many local Eastham stores and restaurants....moreless

          sports and adventure activities

          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing

          Arrival Day

              • Friday

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people


                  • Fireplace:

                    a wood fireplace in the living room area...moreless

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    window air conditioners are in the upstairs bedrooms; a ceiling fan in the master bedroom; a few standing fans available...moreless

                  • Heating:

                    central heating - oil...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking:

                    Plenty of off street parking available, room for a boat, trailer, or RV...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    The living room has a wood fireplace, flat screen television, a comfy sectional sofa, love seat and chairs; seats 10...moreless


                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    There are a variety of seasonings available, sugar, as well as olive and canola oil....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    a fully equipped kitchen...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Microwave
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    There is a full set of dishes, utensils, glasses, as well as extras. You can serve up to 12 people....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    There is 12 cup automatic drip coffee maker with gold filter. There is also a stove top caffettiere to make espresso, and an electric tea kettle. There is a coffee grinder available...moreless

                  • Toaster


                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Eat-on-porch off kitchen and a farmer's porch...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    There are several beautiful hydrangeas and Azaleas on the property...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Webber Gas Grill...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    2 adult; 2 child's bikes (for 6-9 year old) ...moreless



                  Write a review 4.5
                  from 10 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jul 1 - Sep 6
                  7 night min stay

                  Sep 7 - Oct 30
                  3 night min stay
                  Apr 1 - May 30
                  3 night min stay
                  Early Summer
                  Jun 1 - Jun 28
                  7 night min stay


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                  Last updated: 07/15/2014
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                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Route 6
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Nauset Light Beach

                  Car: Necessary

                  Our home is close to many beautiful and unique Cape Cod sites including the National Seashore (Nauset Light Beach and Coast Guard Beach) and the famous Nauset Lighthouse (one mile from the house). Eastham also has 4 bay beaches and several fresh water kettle ponds (great for young children!), all within minutes of the house. The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (under a mile from us) is the perfect place for a gentle nature walk for the young and “young at heart”, as well as the most earnest bird-watchers. For you bicyclers, you can access the Cape Cod Rail Trail at the end of our street. Head north a few hundred yards for mini golf or keep on pedaling into South Wellfeet (3 miles) for a latte and a brioche at the very popular 'P.B. Boulangerie' or the 'Blue Willow'. Head South on the Rail Trail you will quickly encounter old fashioned donut shops, coffee, ice cream, a general store, Deli and a world class gym for those of you who want to work out before heading to the beach. If you're up for a longer bike ride, you can go a little further to get to Orleans center, with it's many shops and restaurants, including The Chocolate Sparrow, whose delicious confections provide a great incentive to keep pedaling down the path. You can also take it easy and drive to downtown Orleans in about 10 minutes. There, you will find stores to help with all the practicalities: Super Stop n Shop, CVS, The Christmas Tree Shop, as well as many charming and interesting local shops, antique shops, and restaurants. The Town of Wellfleet (5 minutes from the house) is a wonderful artist village with a few upscale restaurants and a picturesque pier. This charming and peaceful downtown area with it's art galleries and unique shops, make for great afternoon of window shopping. If you want to venture about 20 minutes farther, check out Provincetown, a Portuguese fishing village that has the feel of Greenwich Village. There is nothing quite like it. P-Town, as we like to call it, is a must see whether you want to poke around in shops, go on a whale watch or simply sit on a bench and “people watch.” As you head toward Wellfleet, you’ll surely notice the Wellfleet Drive-in and cinema, where you can enjoy first-run films in the great outdoors.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: We both grew up and have lived in Massachusetts up until recently, when we moved to Long Island, NY with our 3 young children when John began a new job.

                  Why the Owner Chose Eastham:
                  We both vacationed in Cape Cod as children and, for the past 15 years, we have spent our summer vacations at a relative's home on the lower Cape. We've loved spending our vacations there as a young couple, hanging at the spectacular beaches of the National Seashore during the day and checking out the great restaurants and night life in Wellfleet and Provincetown. More recently, we started to come with our babies and spent our time at the gentle waters and sea shells of the bay beaches and especially the warm, clear spring waters of the kettle ponds where our little ones could play safely for hours at the water's edge. With little ones we've also become very familiar with the great mini-golf and soft serve ice cream joints, the wonderful children's theatre in Brewster and exploring the beautiful, peaceful trails on the Wellfleet Audubon, although with 3 noisy kids in tow, we don't see as many birds as we used to! The lower Cape feels like home to us; an utterly peaceful home where we can take a deep breath, feel the Cape Cod breeze, and spend wonderful moments with family and friends. So, when we moved to New York, we knew that, even though it was a bit farther for us to drive, we couldn't buy a vacation home anywhere else. We love the North Eastham area because it has a very rural, quiet feel to it. When we're biking or driving down our street and all the beach roads around us, we feel like we're far away from civilization. Yet, when we do want to venture out and find some civilization for fun or practical reasons, we're on Route 6 in a minute and can head a few minutes in either direction for all of our favorite spots. We also love having the option of going to the ocean beaches for the big thrilling waves and the dunes or across the road to the bay beaches, where we can watch the sunset on the water. Great Pond is also just a few minutes away, so we can pop over there after the beach for a refreshing swim.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  When we found the 'Mucho Gusto Hideaway', which was aptly named by our 6 year old daughter, we knew this was the place for us. The charming farmer's porch grabbed us immediately and it has turned out to be great spot to hang out and grab the morning sun with a cup of coffee and enjoying some margaritas and chips and salsa as the sun is setting. The home has enough room for us to be comfortable, give everyone space for a little privacy, and to welcome family and friends. We also love to cook and entertain, so we loved the newly renovated large kitchen and the open feeling of the dining and living room area. We were very excited to see the outdoor shower and the deck off the kitchen. The big yard allows our kids to run around and explore for hours and we enjoy the view of the gorgeous hydrangea bushes. The proximity to the bike path has been a great bonus of our location! We can go for a walk or jog there in the morning and the family can hop on our bikes and ride to many destinations without having to deal with the dangers of the traffic on Route 6. The 'Hideaway' is a very special place for our family and since we bought it last year, we have been (and are still) lovingly renovating, decorating and appointing our home, to create a clean, comfortable and peaceful space in which we and our guests can spend our precious (and all too rare) vacation time.

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                  Speaks: english, spanish, italian


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                  • dining area

                    dining area

                  • Cozy kitchen seating areal great for your morning coffee with the sun pouring in

                    Cozy kitchen seating areal great for your morning coffee with the sun pouring in

                  • first floor bedroom with 2 twin beds

                    first floor bedroom with 2 twin beds

                  • upstairs 'bunkroom' with twin bed and bunkbeds, also a seating area

                    upstairs 'bunkroom' with twin bed and bunkbeds, also a seating area

                  • the sunny, well-stocked kitchen

                    the sunny, well-stocked kitchen

                  • kitchen with island seating for 3

                    kitchen with island seating for 3

                  • downstairs bedroom with 2 twin beds

                    downstairs bedroom with 2 twin beds

                  • first floor full bath with tub/shower combination

                    first floor full bath with tub/shower combination

                  • upstairs 'bunkroom' with twin bed and bunkbeds (twin size), also a seating area

                    upstairs 'bunkroom' with twin bed and bunkbeds (twin size), also a seating area

                  $160 - $270 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 07/15/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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