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Simple and Authentic Cape Cod Charm

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Last updated: 11/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Barnstable farmhouse description

Great news for our repeat and new Guests: after serving last summer as the set for a movie, the house is back on the market for Summer 2014! We're back and better than ever, with new stone patio, stone fire pit, side deck, and professional landscaping.

Situated on an old hilltop farm property set off by stone walls and private woods, right on Historic Old King's Highway (Route 6A), yet set well back from the road. You will enjoy quiet seclusion, yet still be only 10 minutes by car from all that Hyannis has to offer: restaurants, shopping, movies, tourist attractions and the ferry to Nantucket. A paradise for active, outdoor children with a swing set, enormous sandbox, playhouse. Ideal, too, for couples or smaller families who enjoy hearing birdsong in the morning as they sip their morning coffee on the private deck.

There is a large farm kitchen, beautifully restored and equipped, with an adjacent morning room (family board games and crafts included). The large living room with fireplace opens onto a spacious secluded deck. There is a roomy tiled bathroom with tub/shower and farm pedestal sink, and full-sized washer/dryer.

Large master bedroom boasts a king bed plus a cradle for babies up to 6 months at no extra charge. Second bedroom has 2 twin beds, while 3rd bedroom has a comfortable twin-sized bed with trundle plus a cozy built-in child's sleep nook. Beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys on site for your use.

Savor brunch, coffee, ice cream and get your local groceries (including authentic French bread and wine) in popular Barnstable village with its authentic New England appeal, only minutes away. Short drives to major beaches (Craigville, Sandy Neck, Hyannis) as well as Hyannis Whale Watcher cruises (based out of Barnstable's Millway marina), and the Audubon nature preserve at Long Pasture. The perfect launching point to any destination from Sandwich to Wellfleet!

Antiquers beware - there are so many shopping opportunities on Route 6A that you will want to extend a week!


Keywords: Completely remodeled vintage farm house on large lot. Convenient location with easy access to all Lower Cape and Mid-Cape attractions. Free beach pass allows access in season to 15 Barnstable salt- and freshwater beaches!

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Principal tenants must be 25 or older; not available to groups of unrelated young adults (seasonal workers, graduation parties, etc.)...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Full tub with shower; oversize pedestal sink; full-sized stacked washer and dryer...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Large yard with custom-built playhouse and swing set. Enormous sandbox adjacent to Rose Garden with comfortable bench for watchful moms and dads. Outdoor shower with hot & cold. Basic selection of toys, board games, and beach gear. Beach pass good for 15 Barnstable public beaches....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • Video Library

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Window units mounted during summer....moreless

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Full-size, brand-new, stacked with washer...moreless

                  • Fireplace
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Bed Linens & towels provided for a fee: Add $10 per person per week; bring your own to save money!...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Long driveway with parking apron...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Unlimited local (area code 508) dialing. For long-distance, use a calling card....moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    High-Efficiency, full-size washer, brand-new: in bathroom...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Verizon wireless modem on-site: bring your own laptop....moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Catering Available:

                    Pizza places on Hyannis Rte 132 deliver!...moreless

                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Generously furnished with cookware, dishes, silverware, glassware....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Kitchen:

                    Completely remodeled in 2010, all new full-size fridge-freezer and electric range....moreless

                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    outdoor /beach plastic picnic set...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Brand-new fridge over freezer....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Child's Swing
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Huge deck with built-in bench; table and chairs. Faces onto woodlands for maximum privacy and quiet....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Patio
                  • Sand Box
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Water Sports Gear
                  • Wood Deck
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Spring 2015
                  Apr 4 - May 23, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,200 $2,400
                  Late spring 2015
                  May 24 - Jun 20, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,400
                  Summer2015
                  Jun 21 - Sep 12, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,700
                  Fall2015
                  Sep 13 - Oct 17, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,200
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,200 $2,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Linnens&Towels per persn $10
                  • WeeklyTrush hauling fee $50
                  • Weekly Cleaning Fee $190
                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 11/13/2014
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                  Location

                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hyannis
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Hyannis
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Route 6
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Millway

                  Car: Necessary

                  Beach pass gives access to 15 Barnstable salt- and freshwater beaches at no extra charge! Families with children take note: Whale watching from Millway, only 3 miles away! Superior nature trails at the Audubon Society's Long Pasture facility. Fish hatchery in Sandwich a huge draw for small kids who can feed the trout with food pellets from vending machines. Biking along Cape Cod Canal. Evening campfires on Sandy Neck Beach. Cape Cod Natural History Museum in Brewster has great guided nature walks and lectures for kids. Shows at Harwich Junior Theater and elsewhere. When all else fails (i.e., it's raining), the Mall and the movies are only minutes away!

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About: Miriam, a European-trained architect, and Craig, a U.S. government analyst, live with their young children (1, 6, 8, 8, and 11) in Europe (France this time) most of the time. For that one summer in three that they can spend in the States, they wanted the best America has to offer: Cape Cod.

                  Why Barnstable:
                  Though neither of us is originally from New England, we want our children, who don't normally live in the States, to gain a sense of American history and values by living in a place where a lot of that history started: the Pilgrims, after all, first made landfall on Provincetown's 'First Encounter' beach. The significance of America's mix of cultures is brought home to them when they attend the Wampanoag Native American Pow-wow in Mashpee every July. Beyond history, there are the uncountable facets of nature, from the beach to the bogs, and from surf critters to birds. The Cape is not a place that encourages kids to sit in front of a computer or a TV screen all day, but to get out and experience life! When the inevitable rainy day crops up, there is still plenty to do locally and, ranging farther afield, in places like Plimoth Plantation and Boston. These are places that should not be unknown to any American children! Once we had found our diamond-in-the-rough after nearly a year's searching, we spent the entire summer of 2010 remodeling and refurnishing it, as well as re-landscaping the garden, adding flower beds and clearing brush. Why West Barnstable? Though perhaps not as chic as Brewster, Orleans, or Osterville, West Barnstable oozes authenticity. Beyond that, we're close to it all: while the crowds sit in those mid-summer traffic jams on Route 6, we have so much right at our doorstep in Hyannis, plus we can use back roads to take us virtually anywhere else from Mashpee and Sandwich to Brewster, Orleans, and beyond.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                  Conveniently located to three major Cape arteries (Mid-Cape Highway Route 6; Old King's Highway - Route 6A; Route 132), our house is nonetheless quiet, private, and peaceful. We within striking distance of all major Lower and Mid-Cape attractions, beaches, plus the 'downtown' amenities of Hyannis. Want to go off Cape for a while? The Nantucket ferries dock only 15 minutes away, while a 35-minute drive puts you in Wood's Hole to catch the Vineyard boats. Whale watching? Millway's 'Hyannis' whale watching boat ties up about 4 miles from us: when your kids see a pod of mother whales and their calves diving under the boat and resurfacing on the other side, they'll talk of nothing else for weeks. Clamming and critter collecting are big draws in Barnstable Harbor at low tide. There are big draws for grown-ups, too, including nightlife in Hyannis and antique places and fine arts & crafts boutiques galore all along 6A. Deep-sea fishing is available from multiple locations, rent a kayak, enjoy the gentle waves along the Bay or the wilder surf of the Atlantic: you can do it all in a single week! As for culinary attractions, the Cape has it all, from the simplest clam & ice cream shacks to world-class cuisine. Local produce (think corn, tomatoes, zucchini, berries, peaches) coupled with local seafood, along with every imaginable item at huge grocery stores like Stop 'n' Shop make dining in a treat, too. If you're a native dry-lander, one single clambake or lobster bisque should change your mind (and your palate) forever. For a big-city night out, Boston is easily accessible by car : park at Quincy or Braintree and take the T to all downtown destinations.


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                  Speaks: english, french, german, russian, italian, czech, Slovak

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                  Photos

                  • Living room looking toward side entrance with deck

                    Living room looking toward side entrance with deck

                  • kitchen

                    kitchen

                  • Looking from our garden with stone fire pit towards the house with deck of l.rm.

                    Looking from our garden with stone fire pit towards the house with deck of l.rm.

                  • Full size bathroom

                    Full size bathroom

                  • Bedroom #1, custom build in child sleep nook

                    Bedroom #1, custom build in child sleep nook

                  • Upstairs hallway looking towards master bedroom

                    Upstairs hallway looking towards master bedroom

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • View from the living room:deck,patio,garden,fire pit and private forest

                    View from the living room:deck,patio,garden,fire pit and private forest

                  • Swing set, kids play are is cowered with wood chips for your kids comford

                    Swing set, kids play are is cowered with wood chips for your kids comford

                  • View from the front door towards the garage,huge kids sandbox,meadow and street

                    View from the front door towards the garage,huge kids sandbox,meadow and street

                  • Our house is surrounded by 100 years old trees which guarantee much needed shade

                    Our house is surrounded by 100 years old trees which guarantee much needed shade

                  • Living Room with working fire place

                    Living Room with working fire place

                  • Kitchen & Pantry

                    Kitchen & Pantry

                  • Parlor

                    Parlor

                  • Parlor

                    Parlor

                  • Bedroom #1, twin bed with trundle

                    Bedroom #1, twin bed with trundle

                  • Master bedroom with king size bed, 2 dressers, 2 built-in closets

                    Master bedroom with king size bed, 2 dressers, 2 built-in closets

                  • Bedroom #2 with two twin size beds

                    Bedroom #2 with two twin size beds

                  • Looking at the house from parking area in front of our garage

                    Looking at the house from parking area in front of our garage

                  • Looking from street to our 0.5 acre meadow,garage and the house on the hill

                    Looking from street to our 0.5 acre meadow,garage and the house on the hill

                  • Side of the house, kids play are is on left side- custom swing set ,playhouse

                    Side of the house, kids play are is on left side- custom swing set ,playhouse

                  • The front lawn - looking toward Old King H., great place for baseball, soccer et

                    The front lawn - looking toward Old King H., great place for baseball, soccer et

                  VRBO #357677

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Friday, November 14, 2014

                  $200 - $243 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 11/13/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                  Speaks: english, french, german, russian, italian, czech, Slovak
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