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'Stepping Stones', a Magnificent Estate on 1.89 Green Acres. Plus 'Pebbles

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Last updated: 06/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

'Steppingstones', a magnificent small estate on 1.89 acres offering a captivating setting adorned by huge shade trees, sweeping emerald lawn and a sunken garden, all with harbor views. WE ARE ALSO OFFERING PEBBLES, a Honey Moon Cottage hidden in the back yard. It Is perfect for a small family or the guests of honor. A fish pond adds to this inviting atmosphere, where you will want to just relax and enjoy. Merkel Beach, with beautiful sandy shores is only 500 yards from the driveway. of the main house.
The main house has been lovingly maintained and updated including a top of the line gourmet kitchen and butler's pantry. A distinctive post and beam ceiling room serves as the large spacious living and dining room that surrounds a wonderful old fashion center chimney, with two fireplaces, one in the dining area and another facing the living room area. The den is ideal for reading, while the 4 season porch augmented with built ins and a gas fireplace is ideal for media activities. The second floor has four bedrooms two with new baths, the other two rooms share a new bathroom. The house rambles on to an area with a small, new gourmet kitchen, family area and two more bedrooms sharing the 4th, brand newly renovated bath. Flip thru our pictures and pick up the phone to call..203 762 1227 or 203 216 4300 ...Welcome to 'SteppingStones'. plus a Most Inviting Suite/cottage, new renovated, named 'Pebbles' Inquire about details.

Keywords: Our Cape Cod home is inviting and spacious.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Teens are welcome with familys not in groups....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Always kid friendly...just a short walk to the beach plus you can see the harbor filled with boats from our house. we have beach toys, lots of wooden toys for inside plus some outside driveway/yard things. Carriage for those that like to run or the walkers in your family. Even double carriages for those lucky enough to have twins. The kayak and chairs are already at the beach for your pleasant walk alonf the harbor to the beach. Lots of bikes for young adults....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    In some cases, we allow pets. Please ask before bring your pet. The fee is $50.00 per day. We are sorry for charging, however, both the lawn and cleaning people charge me....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The house is spacious so a wheelchair would be able to freely move about. There are two steps on the deck.....moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, Beds for 19-22

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    New mattress, fireplace, walkin closet plus bath, harbor vie...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    harbor view new mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single

    share bath with king roon all new furniture...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Blue/white share bath with one other room private stairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

    share bath...private stairs; very private...moreless

  • Sunroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    queen sofa..Pretty wicker room, fireplace and tv...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 double, 1 child bed

    private bath, own staircase/entrance...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single

    Very inviting first floor room with lots of books....moreless

  • King size beds (2) Three new king mattresses and one beautifully hand carved bed., Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) We have mostly twin size beds with all new matresses, Child Beds (1) One youth sleigh bed., Baby Cribs (1) WE have one full size crib plus a portacrib and high chair., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One queen pull out sofa...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    shell sink, stained glass window...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Just renovated ; marble counters...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    stone tiled shower' newly renovated...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    new black and white decor...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    newly renovated upstairs...moreless

  • outside: outdoor shower

    Back to nature with lovely flowers everywhere!!...moreless

  • All the bathrooms have been completely done over in the last two/three years....moreless

Other Amenities

  • All amenities including broadband internet access, also cell phones have reception in the house....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have two large flat screen televisions; one flatscreen in the kitchen and one on the sun porch....moreless

  • Television:

    2 t v's...moreless

  • Toys:

    As mentioned, lots of toys for young and old....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

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
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    We are directly across from Wychmere Harbor, not beach front, however, you can see the harbor....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Harwich Port Center...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    We are located across from Wychmere Harbor; the most photographed harbor on Cape Cod....moreless

  • Rural:

    Our house is not rural but has 2 acres with four patios, two tree swings and abundance of private areas with lovely shrubs and flowers....moreless

  • Village:

    Stepping Stones is within walking distance of Harwich Port Village....moreless

  • Water View:

    Wychmere Harbor front...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    with fireplace and table that seats about 12 or more...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    partial...the main part of the house plus three bedrooms...The other rooms have cross ventilation....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    We have Broadband Internet through our property....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    We have a new Miele...moreless

  • Computer Available:


  • Covered Parking:

    We have a two car garage....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The main house has 5 fireplaces..two gas, two great wood fireplaces plus one with candles...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    We have a two car garage...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (3) We have three gas fire places....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    Yes, easy pastword...Stepping Stones...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All very good quality....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Gracious, large room with fireplace...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone service is on all of our property...moreless

  • Parking:

    We have parking for a number of cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking should not be a problem at our house.....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    We have extra space for large oversized vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Yes, a house line....moreless

  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine:

    We have a new Miele. plus our big, really great one!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Two wonderful, large fireplaces, with great drafts....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    We have caterers available to serve you....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes, a must for everyone!! CUISINART...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchens are equipped with every cooking tool one would ever need. Mostly brand new....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have lots of pretty, pretty dishes plus new pots and pans. The kitchen is superbly well equiped with anything you could need....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Miele; hardly ever used...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) We have two fully equipped gourmet kitchens, one with a butler's pantry. One is large and goes with the main house. The other is small and goes with two of the bedrooms..Granite counter tops in one, Sub Zero Refrigerator and any other necessary items are for your use....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) Both kitchens have microwaves for your use....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Lots of lovely glasses, plates and bowls for everyones use......moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (3) One is Subzero, the other is an LG . An extra refrigerator is in the garage for the guests use....moreless

  • Shared Kitchen:

    The way our house is set up, we have the big kitchen plus an extra small but gourmet kitchen, next to it. Jit was recently completed and has a story....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    CUISINART 4 slice...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    We have a number of bikes......moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Our home has a deck at the lovely bricked side entrance, a slate patio at the front entrance plus We also have a fish Pond waiting for you to gather near while you are refreshed. The fish pond is shown in our pictures. 'Gather round for drinks' and take in Cape Cod at it best....moreless

  • Golf:

    Cranberry Valley plus a nine hole; both right in Harwich. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak, lift jackets...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    We have a three season room with a gas fireplace....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Two acres of lovely well cared for each week....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have two outdoor grills.....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are free in the center of Harwich....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Two wet suit but usually the water is very nice....moreless



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May 8 - Jun 5, 2016
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Jun 12 - Sep 4, 2016
7 night min stay

$8,000 $28,000
Sep 11 - Nov 13, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Pet Fee $350
  • cleaning fee $350
  • Taxes Not included


Please note there may be some flexability regarding the minimum stay depending on the weekend and the demand. Thank you for understanding.

Sincerely, Marylynn

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Last updated: 06/10/2015
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  • Wychmere Harbor

    "Most photographed harbor on Cape Cod. Enjoy putting our kayak or your boat in the water jus..."

  • John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

    "If you are new to Ma.; this may be a place you would enjoy visiting. The city of Hyannis ha..."

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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Chatham, Ma
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Restaurant/bar Center of town
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
one half mile
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
three in Harwich
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Hyannis, ma
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
route 6
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
in town
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
north of Boston
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
400 yards

Car: Not Necessary

Cape Cod is an absolute gem during any season. You will not be disappointed when you stay at our house as it is central to everything the Cape has to offer. There are numerous beaches in Harwich both fresh and salt water plus two golf courses: a nine hole and Cranberry Valley; voted one of the best.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Our lives began in Western Ma.. work took us to Greenwich, Ct. then to Lexington, Ma. and back to Wilton, Ct. in Fairfield County where we have been for years. Our first child was born in Greenwich, next two in Lexington and our daughter in Wilton. Time has a way of having everyone grow up and move on to becoming one lawyer, two doctors and one teacher. Added to this, we now have seven grandchildren and they are the best!! Cape Cod is a second home to our family and the seven really cute grandchildren. Our animal history consists of one 'very well behaved' horse, two equally as well behaved dogs, one cat, a rabbit and a few fish. These are all alive and well!!

Why the Owner Chose Harwich Port:
We purchased Stepping Stones after selling our home of 35 years in Harwich Center. Our family has grown and we wanted space for everyone to grow and enjoy together. Our hope is that you may have a wonderful time here and go home refreshed and filled with peace and love of everything that is good.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Stepping Stones has many nooks and cranies; enough for everyone to have space to read, think, rest and nap. The yard lends itself to personel time or meditation. You can walk across the street to the harbor, again to rest or read and of course, the beach is just 400 yards away. So close, with chairs already there, you just need to show up! Enjoy!!

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Speaks: english



  • Completely renovated kitchen with the best and latest appliances.

    Completely renovated kitchen with the best and latest appliances.

  • Center stairs take you to a room wtwo double beds,one youth bed and private bath

    Center stairs take you to a room wtwo double beds,one youth bed and private bath

  • An antique that has been completely updated with love.

    An antique that has been completely updated with love.

  • So beautiful this past weekend with the snow. Imagine the summer!!

    So beautiful this past weekend with the snow. Imagine the summer!!

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