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Just Listed! Eel River Rd Estate-Open Flow-High Ceilings-Sunny & Private!

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


About the property

Over 1ac, private estate, near beach, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, entertain in/out

Lovely Osterville estate south of the village. All new inside: central A/C, large bed rooms (doubles/triples) open entertainment areas inside and out for kids and adults. New gourmet kitchen, appliances, HDTV.surround sound. Walk to Dowses beach with lifeguards on duty or try one of the many other beaches w/wo surf with the house Beach Card. There's golf (many great public courses nearby) tennis, boating, shopping, good restaurants, and great ice cream all minutes from this well located home. Or simply settle into the one of the window seats-grab a book and enjoy the peace and quiet; its all part of the Osterville lifestyle.

House is set back on 1+ corner acre with private terraces for entertaining, sea breezes, goldfish filled pond, 4/5 bedrooms, 3 baths and an easy open layout. Beach pass included to public Barnstable beaches and parks. The house was designed so teens, kids, parents, friends all have their own spaces.

You're minutes from great fishing, boating, antiques, summer fairs, shops, and ferries to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are 15mins away for easy day trips, whale watching and other adventures. Boston is 1.5 hrs; NYC 4 hrs by car; Hyannis airport 10 minutes. Fancy's grocery and fresh produce, butcher, bakery, wine stores and Gone Chocolate are all a bike ride away.

The house is a beautiful place to relax, sit on the floor and do a 5000 piece puzzle, or bike uptown for an ice cream, fish off the beach for blues and bring your catch home to grill for supper. As the evening sky turns pink and the golden light surrounds the property, open a bottle of wine, retire to the deck overlooking the goldfish pond and watch your children, grandchildren or even a house guest delight in the hilarious adventure of trying to net a frog or scoop up a goldfish. Laughter, the soothing cadence of waves lapping at the nearby shore and the chatty gulls overhead are the best way to end the day. Life is good; you deserve this.

We look forward to your arrival! Cheers.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This beautiful house is like a dream. It sits on a sunny corner with a pond full of goldfish to entertain and delight. I loved sitting on the deck in the afternoon sun, reading my book and listening to the surf. The children found lots of new adventures they could safely undertake and soon were happy using this as their new homebase.The rooms are bright and airy; the amenenties first class and the kitchen is fabulous. This house becomes your "home" overnight; our children loved it, our guests wanted to stay forever. If a house can be "perfect", this is it! You can bike/walk to the ice cream parlor, tennis, golf, your boat or the beach. Or just relax in the garden and let this lovely place calm your soul. The best vacation we've ever had!
Mar 2005
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nantucket Steamship Authority
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Dowse's Public

Cape Cod is filled with wonderful things to do. Golf, swimming, tennis, gliding, antiquing, sport fishing, sailing, clamming, surfing, music events, art shows, country fairs, outdoor theater/ R&R/ Country, etc. Shopping along Rte 6A or the Cape Cod Mall, exploring the unique towns from Falmouth to Provincetown. Rain or shine there is lots to do. Take the ferry to Nantucket for the day or night to shop, visit and eat; then be glad you can get away from the madness and crowds and come back to Wianno. Play golf on hundreds of challenging courses, catch bluefish or crabs; grill steaks in the back garden or eat a 1st class meal in Osterville village. Sail, surf, ski behind your boat. Take a watercolor class, or learn to make a Nantucket basket. Go gliding with your kids and soar over the house, the sound and the fairway with only the wind's noise. Relax in the sun, play tennis or just sit and read a book in the hammock. There is just so much to do!

Other Activities: Melody Tent performances, Art Shows, Fairs, Falmouth Road Race

Golf: Golf is everywhere. There are fabulous courses open to the public at nominal charges. Each one offers a different experience: holes with gorgeous ocean vistas, killer holes over water, marshes, etc. There is plenty to do nearby in case your spouse isn't a golfer. Everything is easy to get to and often has no wait.


Osterville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom Down - toilet , combination tub/shower , vessel sink
    Bathroom MBR - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , lg all glass shower, whirlpool tub
    Bathroom Up - toilet , tub , shower , glass vessel sinks (2), huge glass shower, claw foot tub
    Bathroom - toilet , can be closed off from downstairs full bath
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
  • All bathrooms are new with large showers and full bath in each. Marble, tile and granite floors with modern sinks, large mirrors and bathroom storage.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen , high ceilings
    guest - 2 twin/ single , high airy
    Bedroom #3 - 3 twin/ single , bright light
    Bedroom #4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , quiet high ceiling
    Bedroom #5 - 1 double , attached bath
  • Classic Williamsburg Colonial design, 2009 interior functionality. Every room has a bright airy feel with high ceilings, clean new wide board floors, central a/c, gas multi-zoned heat, fireplace, custom windows, California Closets,all new bathrooms with large showers and bathtubs. Each room has ceiling fan to push the sea breezes throughout the house and multivents to keep you toasty in the winter months. We hardly ever use the A/C because the breezy air from Nantucket sound is refreshing enough. House is equipped with luxury sheets, towels and beach towels for a nominal fee. Baby crib is available. Bikes and extra childcare equipment is best rented locally, house bikes are older model. Our housekeeper can be employed to clean weekly, change and launder linens and assit with any additional needs with entertainment or babysitting. The neighborhood is friendly, yet private with year round residents & good walks to the 'cut', along Seaview or into town an easy way to exercise and relax
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1 queen, 1 double, 5 twins, 1 double (1st fl). croquet, frisbee; deck; beach pass included; Eel River across street; Walk to town/ boat/ tennis/ golf & pond. Linens, Towels and Beach Towels are included in $5 per person, per day linen charge; $100 per person for month rental Housekeeper weekly is required. You may bring your own staff in addition. Housekeeping fees are deducted from deposit.


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Just Listed! Eel River Rd Estate-Open Flow-High Ceilings-Sunny & Private!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Our stay in Cape Cod

  • 5 of 5

We booked this home last minute and the owner was wonderful. Worked with us to make our vacation viable. The house is beautifully furnished but comfortable and in a lovely setting and area. Quick walk to town and outstanding restaurants. The house was easy to get to, clean and close to everything we wanted to do. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $250
Damage Deposit $650

Specials event rentals available
Pets restricted by size and number. No pet allowed beyond kitchen/family room areas inside house.
Barnstable County Beach Pass provided. If lost, $300 will be taken out of damage fee.

50% of rental plus full damage and pet fees due upon contract signing; remainder due 30 days before start date.
Reservation will be cancelled if second payment not received within 30 days prior to start date. No refund if second payment not received within 30 days prior to start date and/or if reservation cancelled after 30 days prior to start date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.