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Vacation in Classic Cape Cod Style Within Walking Distance to 2 Beaches

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The back porch ~ your summer livingroom.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our charming Cape Cod home is part of a quiet, residential Historic Neighborhood (the original 2 rooms of the Captain Rogers House date to 1845), and within walking distance of 2 beaches. An extensive renovation in 2013 combines Cape Cod charm with modern comfort (and new mattresses). This is a wonderful home for family reunions, and can accommodate up to 8 adults. There are 3 queen bedrooms (one on first floor with full bath), 1 king room, and 1 triple with twin beds (and privte bath). All bedrooms have window air conditioners, and 3 of the upstairs bedrooms also have ceiling fans. All linens are provided.
The house has wireless internet and smart TV (in summer months), and an outdoor shower. A rare open floor plan creates a light filled living and dining area, and the large screened porch has a second dining table for lovely summer meals. There is a card table with 4 chairs for additional dining seating, or for games and jigsaw puzzles. A glassed in sun-porch stretches across the front of the house. A 'morning room' for cozy chats or snuggling up with a good book (Kindle?), as well as a reading nook on the upper stair landing gives everyone a place to settle.
Four bikes (with helmets) are available, as well as croquet and badminton sets which can be set up in the flat backyard for active vacationers, and a hammock in the yard for those who wish to snooze. A beach umbrella, beach towels, 6 beach chairs and beach toys (with wagon to transport) are provided. Close proximity to the water is a plus for kayaking and SUP (Stand-Up-Paddleboarding). Cotuit is home to a championship Cape Cod League baseball team, and the picturesque ballpark is nearby.
The Village includes a local market (delicious fresh baked goods & coffee are a recommended start to your day) , Post Office, church, restaurant/pub, and library with playground and children's activities.
Shopping and groceries are 1 stoplight away on Route 28, Marstons Mills,
and Mashpee Commons, featuring national chain stores, a movie theater and restaurants is just a few miles from the house.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Cotuit is a wonderful place for children! ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    King is 2 twins in one frame, ceiling fan, window A/C....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 3 twin/ single

    The Lobster Room, 3 twins and bath w tub/shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Downstairs back bedroom, has bath w tub/shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 4

    The Train Room, ceiling fan and window A/C...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Girls' Room, ceiling fan, window A/C ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    downstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Hall bath ~ double sinks and storage cubbies for toiletries....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Lobster Room bath...moreless

  • Hair dryers in every bathroom.

Other Amenities

  • Our family has roots in Cotuit for generations. This home has been in our family for decades -- and more than once. It has been furnished as such, and not just 'for renters'. We hope you'll feel more like a guest, and enjoy creating your own wonderful memories here. It's a blank canvas for your family's story to be painted! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    Smart TV...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys and wagon to transport them to beach...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small, we're building this. Feel free to suggest titles....moreless

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Village:

    Part of a charming Historic Neighborhood, quaint unspoiled Cape Cod village, close to convenience....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Porch table seats 8, additional card table and chairs. Diningroom seats 8....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All bedrooms have AC window units ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New 2015...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot water baseboard....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless, high speed in high season...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Of course! It's your vacation!!...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    In driveway ~ several fit at an angle...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Renters pay for any calls with charges....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Including beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New 2015...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Large and well equipped - Ninja blender, small Forman, Keurig, toaster, Crock Pot, electric kettle, hand-crank ice cream freezer, eat-in booth (think Howard Johnson's), peninsula with bar stool...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New 2013...moreless

  • Oven:

    Double ovens...moreless

Outside

  • Golf:

    9 hole course less than 1 mile from house...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flat back yard -- good for games. Croquet, badminton and hula hoops provided. Hammock...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane with spare tank...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 13 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $643 Nightly

Early fall
Sep 5 - Sep 18, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $571 Nightly

Fall
Sep 19 - Oct 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $500 Nightly

Winter
Oct 31 - Apr 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $357 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Damage deposit $400
  • International only fee $80
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Credit card fee equal to what we must pay will be charged (apprx $110.00 weekly).

Partial payments may be accepted for rental dates beyond the 2014 summer season.

Departure cleaning included in rate.

Absolutely no smoking; we're sorry, no pets.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston or Providence
0.63 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kettle Ho,
13 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Falmouth/Hyannis each 1/2 hour
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cotuit Highground (9 holes)
72 Miles
Nearest Train
Providence
2.76 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 28
0.63 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kettle Ho
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Riley's and Loop

Car: Necessary

COTUIT: Charming village, close to all conveniences. Village Center, 1/2 mile: Kettle Ho restaurant and bar - Burgers, seafood, sports TV pub (families welcome); post office, church, Cotuit Library - charming building with sophisticated selection of books and children's activities, playground next door. Cotuit Fresh Market (also known as 'the Coop') - Homemade baked goods, coffee and breakfast sandwiches, lunches to go, ready to heat prepared entrees, meat and fresh produce, less than a mile away.

ON ROUTE 28 (less than 3 miles) Groceries (Super Stop & Shop), bank, cleaners, drugstores, hair and nails salons.

SHOPPING, ENTERTAINMENT & EATERIES: Mashpee Commons: chain stores, restaurants, bars, movie theater, boutiques, 3.5 miles. Additional shopping and restaurants in lovely village setting in Osterville, 6 miles east on 28.

COTUIT SUMMER VILLAGE EVENTS: include: Classic 4th of July Parade; 'The Brush Off', local artists paint all day, then sell paintings at festival at Village Park; Arts and Crafts Fair (combined with Library Book Sale); Home & Garden Tour; Historical Society Museum (open several days during the week, nice gift shop).

RECREATION: Kayaking - bring yours, way to water nearby and lots of places to explore; SUP (Stand-Up-Paddleboarding), bring yours or rent - one we like is Cape Cod Paddle, www.capecodpaddlesurf.com; Biking - 4 bikes (w helmets) at house, additional bike rental in Mashpee; Yoga studios in Cotuit and nearby Osterville; Golf (9 holes) at Cotuit Highground Country Club (www.cotuithighground.com), 1 mile.

For exploring Cape & Islands - Ferries to Nantucket from Hyannis (fast), to Martha's Vineyard from Falmouth (www.islandqueen.com). More info:

www.1steamshipauthority.com (Woods Hole, car ferries)

nantucketchamber.org, Martha's Vineyard - mvy.org,

Cape Cod - capecodchamber.org

OUR FAMILY FAVORITES: Osterville, Wimpy's restaurant has take-out market with fresh fish, ready to heat entrees, and fabulous clam chowder. Great steamers if you choose to eat in. Centerville Pie Company on route 28, and not to be missed FOUR SEAS ICE CREAM in Centerville, unbelievable fresh peach ice cream (wiped out one year for Caroline Kennedy's wedding), and fantastic hot fudge sauce, just a start on delicious choices! Great breakfast at The Mills,

RT 149, Marstons Mills - homemade everything -- delish!

Need more info? Just let us know! If we don't personally share your favorite activity, we probably know someone who does and will happily find out for you.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1974

About the owner: We are a family of 7 whose relatives are scattered geographically, so sharing summer vacations has always been important to us. As our daughters have grown (and brought home husbands), we love having a place to gather where everyone has space for their own vacation, but where we still share time together. The Captain Rogers House is a family home, and has provided us with a wonderful place to relax, enjoy one another, and build lasting family memories. It's ideal for a multiple generation family reunion.

Why the Owner Chose Cotuit:
We're the 2nd generation to own the house since its purchase in the 1970s, but it was also owned by a distant cousin in previous generations (which wasn't known at the time of purchase!). Our family has deep roots in Cotuit, and we love sharing our favorite place with others who value the same kinds of summers that we do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Being within walking distance to the beach makes for a totally different experience. We are so spoiled! It gives independence to younger members of the family who can't yet drive, and makes it easy to go for an hour (or the day) without packing up the car and needing everyone to be on the same schedule. The flat backyard has been a wonderful space for many activities -- including the brother-in-laws annual wiffle ball tournament! Cotuit is a rare unspoiled villlage on the Cape, yet still close to every convenience, and we love the ease of doing what we want without hassle. The extent of our renovation was unexpected, but has allowed us to reveal long covered wood floors, create a totally new hall bath, raise the 2nd floor ceilings (originally 6 feet!) combine old family furniture with new fun finds, and view things with fresh eyes. Combining comfort and respecting the history of the house, making large and small group gathering areas, and dreaming up new plans for the coming years has been so much fun -- and is ongoing! It's a happy house, and we love to share it.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The back porch ~ your summer livingroom.

    The back porch ~ your summer livingroom.

  • The front porch gets beautiful morning sun.

    The front porch gets beautiful morning sun.

  • Flat Screen Smart TV on wall behind photographer ~ 2 chairs in foreground swivel

    Flat Screen Smart TV on wall behind photographer ~ 2 chairs in foreground swivel

  • The kitchen is large, well-equipped, and has new appliances.

    The kitchen is large, well-equipped, and has new appliances.

  • The "Morning Room", a comfy small group space.

    The "Morning Room", a comfy small group space.

  • Downstairs bathroom, next to bedroom and Morning Room.

    Downstairs bathroom, next to bedroom and Morning Room.

  • The "Girls Room", has a queen bed and full length mirror.

    The "Girls Room", has a queen bed and full length mirror.

  • Upstairs hall bath has double sinks, full tub/shower, and cubbies for toiletries

    Upstairs hall bath has double sinks, full tub/shower, and cubbies for toiletries

  • Opposite wall of the Train Room, looking toward upstairs hall.

    Opposite wall of the Train Room, looking toward upstairs hall.

  • Opposite wall of the Lobster Room, looking toward the upstairs hall.

    Opposite wall of the Lobster Room, looking toward the upstairs hall.

  • The house is part of a designated Historic Neighborhood.

    The house is part of a designated Historic Neighborhood.

  • Homemade baked goods and coffee ~ a great start to any day at the 'Coop'!

    Homemade baked goods and coffee ~ a great start to any day at the 'Coop'!

  • View from back porch toward mud room and driveway.

    View from back porch toward mud room and driveway.

  • The front porch looking toward driveway.

    The front porch looking toward driveway.

  • The dining room seats 8 -- center stairs gives rare open floor plan.

    The dining room seats 8 -- center stairs gives rare open floor plan.

  • We call the eat-in space 'Howard Johnson's'

    We call the eat-in space 'Howard Johnson's'

  • The downstairs back bedroom features a sea captains chest.

    The downstairs back bedroom features a sea captains chest.

  • The reading nook at the top of the stairs.

    The reading nook at the top of the stairs.

  • The 'Sleeping Porch Room' has a king size bed
(2 twins in king frame).

    The 'Sleeping Porch Room' has a king size bed (2 twins in king frame).

  • The "Train Room" (ask us why we cal it that)  also has a queen size bed.

    The "Train Room" (ask us why we cal it that) also has a queen size bed.

  • The Lobster Room, named for a skiff lost in a hurricane, has a private bath.

    The Lobster Room, named for a skiff lost in a hurricane, has a private bath.

  • Loop Beach ~ also known as 'Engagement Beach' to some Cotuit families!

    Loop Beach ~ also known as 'Engagement Beach' to some Cotuit families!

  • Cotuit is home to the Mosquito Yacht Club.

    Cotuit is home to the Mosquito Yacht Club.

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