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Serene and Charming Carriage House, Artists' Retreat

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Front of the Carriage House with new stone patio.

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Last updated: 12/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

South Dennis cottage description

This wonderful 1800's carriage house sits on the grounds of the oldest house in Dennis, built in 1680, and provides a vacation setting for those seeking something different. Lovingly updated and beautifully decorated by an artist and writer, it's filled with original art, carefully selected antiques, and fine linens for a tranquil, restful vacation.

The vaulted living room features a beamed ceiling and original paintings and sculptures. A queen-size sleeper sofa opens opposite the floor-to-ceiling doors through which carriages and buggies once rolled. The kitchen displays track lighting and handmade Italian tiles.

Upstairs the unique, romantic main bedroom features a cathedral ceiling and sunny sitting area. The twin bedroom’s special art and antiques can be changed to suit individual tenants’ interests. Two full baths, upstairs and down,BBQ-grill, central A/C, washer&dryer, microwave, coffeemaker, linens included, VCR/DVD player, high speed internet, no pets, no smoking. New Bosch washer/dryer, central air-conditioning, wireless internet service, gas grill are all provided.

Outside, a hammock and a new stone patio provide an opportunity to relax and enjoy a glass of wine while you cook a steak on the new gas grill.

This unique carriage house is situated between two tidal rivers on a quiet, family-oriented street. It’s a short walk to a small Bass River beach or a quick drive, only 1 and 9/10 mile to the fantastic West Dennis Beach. Stroll down the Swan River road that winds down to Nantucket Sound. Walk to Kream 'N Kone for great fried seafood or Norabella’s quaint ristorante for an Italian dinner. Bike the scenic Cape Cod Rail Trail from its beginning, just 1 and a half miles away. Explore Dennis's beaches on the bay side or sound side which are some of the finest in America, its antique and specialty shops, fine restaurants, museum, the Cape Playhouse and Cinema. Kayak rentals are only 3/10 mile away on Swan River. Two championship 18 hole golf courses, fishing, homemade ice cream, mini-golfing, conservation lands and many fresh-water ponds are all nearby.

Come explore the beauty of art and the wonders of nature.


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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                We live in a quiet neighborhood and welcome mature renters who are responsible adults. Not a college party pad....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                We love children but the stairs are not appropriate for very young children....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Definitely no smoking in the carriage house....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry, though we love animals!...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2

                ...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size Beds (1) In master bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Brand new sofa/bed in living room....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Brand new air conditioning units....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Brand new Bosch dryer....moreless

              • Garage:

                For bicycle storage. Two bicycles provided....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking:

                Parking directly in front of the carriage house....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Brand new Bosch washing machine....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed wireless internet....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                Rustic country kitchen with electric stove/oven, refrigerator, and seating at kitchen table....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove

              Outside

              • Bicycles:

                Two 21 speed bicycles for renters....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Table for 6 in the front of the carriage house. New stone patio and hammock....moreless

              • Golf:

                Two championship 18 hole golf courses in town....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Flower garden with fountain made by the artist/owner....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              April
              Apr 4 - May 1, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $900
              May
              May 2 - May 29, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,000
              June
              May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,200
              July - Sept. 2015
              Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,400
              Sept. 2015
              Sep 5 - Sep 25, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,100
              Sept. - Nov. 2015
              Sep 26 - Nov 6, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $900
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $1,300

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $300 returnable security deposit.


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/05/2014
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              Location

              Car: Recommended

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1986

              About the owner: We are a married couple living in the adjacent main house built in 1680. Ginny is a fiction writer who had a long career in publishing. She also had her own cafe and catering business specializing in Italian food. Gary retired three years ago from 36 years in education, most recently as the Director of Special Education at the local regional high school. He has been doing sculpting for 15 years and has received awards for his work. Recently, he had two pieces at the South Shore Art Association in Cohasset. Ginny and Gary lived in Italy south of Florence for a year and have been back many times since. They enjoy going to other countries and experiencing different cultures. They would like to share Cape Cod with others, particularly those who appreciate art, good food, good wine, and living life to its fullest. They share their house with their dog, Grigio, a friendly and playful Weimaraner who also welcomes guests.

              Why the Owner Chose South Dennis:
              The carriage house is a Greek Revival style building which was previously attached to the main house. In the 1930's, the previous owners gave their land to the town for a new school and when both buildings were moved a few blocks down the street, the main house and carriage house were separated and currently are situated close together. Our property is located right in the heart of Cape Cod.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Cape Cod is a very special place, known around the world. Surrounded by water on three sides, it has its own micro climate. Being cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter affords it beautiful weather. 'The Cape' has beaches on the ocean side, Nantucket Sound side and Cape Cod Bay side, cranberry bogs, paths through the woods, sand dunes and charming towns and villages. Cape Cod provides great restaurants with local seafood, biking, fishing, shopping, night life, and fun things for the kids as well. South Dennis is only a little over an hour away from airports in Boston or Providence, Rhode Island.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Front of the Carriage House with new stone patio.

                Front of the Carriage House with new stone patio.

              • New furniture, lamps and rug in the living room.

                New furniture, lamps and rug in the living room.

              • New bathroom on left and stairs to the bedrooms from the living room.

                New bathroom on left and stairs to the bedrooms from the living room.

              • Master bedroom upstairs with vaulted ceiling and triangular window.

                Master bedroom upstairs with vaulted ceiling and triangular window.

              • Master bedroom, closet door and air conditioning unit.

                Master bedroom, closet door and air conditioning unit.

              • Twin bedroom with air conditioning unit on wall.

                Twin bedroom with air conditioning unit on wall.

              • Portion of the new downstairs bathroom. Shower to the left.

                Portion of the new downstairs bathroom. Shower to the left.

              • Rustic kitchen off the living room.

                Rustic kitchen off the living room.

              • Two bikes ready for you to take a trip down the Cape Cod Rail Trail bike path.

                Two bikes ready for you to take a trip down the Cape Cod Rail Trail bike path.

              • Wisteria grows on the side of the main house.

                Wisteria grows on the side of the main house.

              • View from the bike path which has many fresh water ponds near it for swimming.

                View from the bike path which has many fresh water ponds near it for swimming.

              • Two chairs on Nantucket Sound, (south side), just for you.

                Two chairs on Nantucket Sound, (south side), just for you.

              • Carriage house living room and dining area.

                Carriage house living room and dining area.

              • Dining area.

                Dining area.

              • Sitting area in the master bedroom.

                Sitting area in the master bedroom.

              • Queen sized bed in the master bedroom.

                Queen sized bed in the master bedroom.

              • Twin bedroom with new furniture.

                Twin bedroom with new furniture.

              • Dining room table ready for dry white wine and lobster!

                Dining room table ready for dry white wine and lobster!

              • Upstairs bathroom with new amenities.

                Upstairs bathroom with new amenities.

              • Kitchen area.

                Kitchen area.

              • Main house built in 1680.

                Main house built in 1680.

              • Bay side beach. Dennis has some of the most beautiful beaches on the Cape.

                Bay side beach. Dennis has some of the most beautiful beaches on the Cape.

              • Sesuit Harbor Cafe. Lobster rolls, clams, shrimp AND you can bring your own wine

                Sesuit Harbor Cafe. Lobster rolls, clams, shrimp AND you can bring your own wine

              • Night life in Provincetown. Always a party!!

                Night life in Provincetown. Always a party!!

              VRBO #434595

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

              $900 - $1,400 per week (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/05/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 12/05/2014
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              774-268-6376

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