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Large 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath Home, In-Ground Pool, 6/10 mile from Nantucket Sound

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private setting, with pool and cabana house, large indoor and outdor patio.

This spacious 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath main house has a large fully equipped kitchen, a large dining room and a living room with a fireplace. There is a den with couches and a TV and also the Player's Pub downstairs with a pool table and a TV. There is a large enclosed porch with Foosball and a ping pong table, another sitting area with a TV and that opens up onto an outdoor patio area. The patio connects to a fenced in pool with a .5 bath pool house with an outdoor shower. There is a basketball court in the back, tire swing and a horseshoe pit. Enjoy the sun in your lounge chair, swing with the breeze in the hammock or enjoy a family cookout in the patio area. The first floor master bedroom has a king bed and a full bath with a tub in the room. Another first floor bedroom has a king bed and there is a second full bath with a tub in the hallway. There is a second floor bedroom with a full and twin bed. There is another bedroom with a queen and twin bed and a children's bedroom behind that has 2 twin beds. There is a second floor full bath with a shower and another first floor full bath with a shower. There are beds for 12 people. The house is pet friendly.

Kelly Heffernan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2017

About Kelly Heffernan

We have family on the south shore and were transferred down south. We wanted to visit with family, but not have to stay with them. So we would rent houses down on the Cape, but never felt comfortable in their sparse surroundings. So we bought the Harwich Haven back in 1999.

We had a dog and always wanted to bring her with us, so our house is pet friendly. We have a lot of renters who love their pets too and want to bring them. They are some of our best guests.

Now we have a young son and have added the tire swing for him. He used to love to ride his tricycle around the driveway and patio and play in the baby pool. Now he zooms around on his razor and dives to the bottom of the big pool. He is a lover of all things seafood and never wants to miss the Scallop Festival.

We use the house a lot in the fall and have a big family Thanksgiving celebration every other year. Family and friends borrow the house to have get away weekends and throw parties or just enjoy what the Cape has to offer.

We grew up coming to the Cape and want our son and his cousins to as well. We like to do all things Cape, like kayak down the Bass River, putt putt golf, ice cream, go on a whale watch or seal watch or both, hopefully a shark watch someday soon, bumper boats, trampolines, the Kids Fishing Trip out of Saquatucket Harbor and of course, the beach. The ladies love shopping and eating out in Chatham and going on lighthouse tours while the men enjoy grilling surf and turf and playing horseshoes.

We love our house and we hope you will too!

Kelly Heffernan purchased this house in 1999

Why Kelly Heffernan chose Cape Cod

We liked the large size of the property, almost 2 acres and a private setting and our own pool. We liked being out on the mid Cape, but not where Route 6 goes down to one lane and there is lots of traffic. Harwich is a really pretty area with beautiful beaches, great restaurants and shops and we really like the location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our vacation at Harwich Haven was wonderful. There were 13 of us yet there was never any feeling of being "boxed-in", crowded or bored. There were many indoor activities which kept the restless children occupied, whenever they weren't in the pool. The location was ideal. we all enjoyed the Sunday School, Nauset and Marconi Beaches, and Brax Restaurant. It was great. We all just loved the accomodations at Harwich Haven and had a wonderful time!
Jul 2008
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Hyannis/9, Providence/77, Boston/80
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Impudent/1, Wooden Shoe/2, Hot Stove Saloon/5
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Saquatucket/3, Hyannis/9, Woods Hole & P-Town/35
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cranberry Valley/5, Dennis Pines & Highlands/10
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Hyannis/9, Providence/77, Boston/80
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 6/4, Route 3/27, 1-495/31, 195/40, 93/70
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Weatherdeck/1, Oyster Co/1, Clancy's/2, Brax/5
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Earl Rd/1, Bank St/5, Red River/5, Pleasant Bay/5
Car: recommended

Harwich is centrally located on Cape Cod, making everything the Cape has to offer accessible.

1 Mile: Great Local Beach, Mini-Golf, Ice Cream, Restaurants, Bakery, Gas, Convenience Store, Antique Shops, Other Shops and Pharmacy.

5 Miles: Great Local Beaches, Town Harbor for Island Ferries (ACK & MON) and Seal Watches, Golf Courses, King's Highway (bike trail), Movies, Supermarket and Liquor Store.

15 Miles: Chatham's lighthouse, boutiques and fine dining. Hyannis has the airport, Island Ferries (ACK & MV), deep sea-fishing, whale watches, Cape Cod Mall and plenty of shopping and dining.

30 Miles: Cape Cod National Seashore and lighthouses galore (Nauset, 3 Sisters, Truro).

60 Miles: Provincetown, with it's Pilgrim Monument, whale watches, shops, shows, art galleries and restaurants. Woods Hole has Island Ferries and more.

80 Miles: Boston's Logan and Providence's TF Green Airports.


West Harwich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Whale Washroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the master bath.
    Crustacean Crappa - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the first floor hall bath.
    Seahorse Shower - toilet , shower , This is the second floor bathroom.
    Lighthoue Latrine - toilet , shower , A first floor bath right as you enter and good for the pool.
    Outdoor Bath - toilet , outdoor shower , The toilet and sink are separate from the outdoor shower.
  • We also have step stools for little ones and faucet protectors for the tub spouts.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Heron Hideaway - 1 king , First floor bedroom with a full bath nearby in the hall.
    Shoreline Sanctuary - 1 king , The first floor master bedroom has a full bath.
    Cat's Cradle - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , A second floor bedroom next to the second floor bath.
    P'Town Pad - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This second floor bedroom has a TV and is next to the bath.
    Mickey's Mooring - 2 twin/ single , This childrens room has a kid sized table and games to play.
  • There are beds for 12. The occupancy permit is for 10 adults. Babies and young children do not count towards the maximum occupancy permit.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 20 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Large 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath Home, In-Ground Pool, 6/10 mile from Nantucket Sound
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 19 reviews

Beyond expectations

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the house! Plenty of room for all of us... We had our four children and their significants as well as three grand babies under three. We literally wanted for nothing at this house... It was so well equiped! Having the dining room for big family dinners was fantastic. We loved having a pool to enjoy as well as being so close to the beach. Let's not forget that the house is in walking distance to an ice cream parlor! We all loved our time there and can't wait to go back next year. Working with Kelly, the owner, was super. Can't wait to go back next year! July 2016

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It is so great to have repeat renters.
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Fabulous House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Harwich Haven! There were thirteen of us and we were so comfortable due to the spacious layout of the house. The pool was a favorite with the children as well as the huge back yard and tire swing. We had the best 4th of July lobster feast! Kelly was so friendly and helpful during our week there. It was truly a memorable vacation. I would highly recommend Harwich Haven. Debbie Blake

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Thank you!
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Wonderful Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Harwich Haven. It was a lovely family vacation - so relaxing and the location was ideal to get around all of Cape Cod. We had a blast in the pool, playing ping pong and being able to BBQ was fantastic. Great for everyone - from Grandma to the kids!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much.
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Well done in all regards

  • 5 of 5

I have rented many houses and this is a prime pick. Did an 11-night rental. First part of the trip we had friends stay and second part we had family. Age range was from my 17-month old toddlers to my 79-year old parents with every imaginable age in between - 5 years olds, 10 year olds, college age and parents. House was perfect for all. Great house and Kelly is a very helpful and responsive owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome. Thank you so much!
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Beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting on the Cape and we picked the perfect house! The house was close to beaches and restaurants. The pool was the best feature of the house. It was nice to relax by the pool after a long day at the beach. The house was spotless and the area was very quiet. Also, the Wednesday to Wednesday rental was the best. We never hit any traffic and we were able to have visitors on the weekend. All and all, it was a great week and Kelly and Mike were gracious to let us stay in their fantastic home.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed the Wed to Wed rental and we love avoiding the traffic too. Thanks for this great review!
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Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This fabulous house in Harwich made for a perfect family vacation. The house, the size, the layout of the home, the supplies, the cleanliness, the huge yard, the communication with the owner, the privacy, the pool, etc., etc., There isn't anything we needed that we didn't have. Thank you Kelly and Mike for sharing your home with us! The George Family

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having your family and thank you so much for this review.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$6,000 per week, $1,000 Security Deposit, Weekly rentals are Wednesday to Wednesday

Pets: 1) Requires owner approval, 2) $500 additional security deposit, 3) Proof of flea and tick protection

Partial weeks or long weekends may be available. The rental fee is a minimum of half the weekly rent ($2,500).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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