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Charming Harwich Village Home with Large Lawn

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

- 6 bedrooms, 2 full baths, outdoor shower, sleeps 10 to 11

Sunny, comfortable home at 34 Oak Street near Harwich Village with large lawn for outdoor games and family fun. Badminton, croquet and ping pong table in garage all set up. 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an outdoor shower. All rooms have been freshly painted and floors refinished or carpeted. The home is next to tennis courts, ball fields, playground and the bike path. Easy access to beaches and golf courses. Cable TV, DVD and high speed internet access are included. Bank Street beach is the nearest beach 1.5 miles. For more details and descriptions about the house, grounds, and activities, send e-mail to and we will send you our 34 Oak Street Information Brochure.

Ellen Thorndike
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 5, 2017

About Ellen Thorndike

We live in Stowe, Vermont, but the charms of the Cape have drawn us there for 30 years. We stayed at the house while my father was alive, and inherited it when he passed away in 2006. It continues to be a family treasure for us.

Ellen Thorndike purchased this house in 2006

Why Ellen Thorndike chose Harwich

The house, grounds, and location have earned the nickname "The Fun House" among the neighbors. Badminton, barbecuing, ping pong, big screen viewing in the Double Deuce (i.e., the garage converted into a lounge and play area), and water fights with the hose keep things jumping.

What makes this house unique

In addition to the on-site activities, nearby activities including the bike path (which runs along the boundary of the property behind screening), tennis courts and pickle ball courts, childrens playground across Oak Street at Brooks Park, golf courses, and beaches (take your pick - Nantucket Sound, Atlantic Ocean, fresh water ponds, or Cape Cod Bay) are readily accessible.


Northwest Harwich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink
    Outside - outdoor shower , large shower enclosure on backyard deck
  • Wonderful, large, private, outdoor shower area.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Loft, Second Level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , Jane's Room, Second Floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom Second Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , John's Room Second floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Library, Main Level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Surf Shack, Second Floor
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large recreation area in garage, sofa, Tiki bar; ping pong, big screen tv; croquet gear; badminton court, rackets, and birds; tennis rackets and balls; golf clubs.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Charming Harwich Village Home with Large Lawn
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

We keep coming back

  • 5 of 5

We have rented 34 0ak Street for the second half of June every year for the last 10 years. It has lots of bedrooms so we invite family and friends every year and never run out of space. Our grandchildren for a long time thought this was where we lived, because they got so used to seeing us here. We like the Cape Cod vibe, hiking, eating out, exploring the Cape and having our annual family vaction here. Love the big yard and the family badmitten games.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property was perfect for our active group.

  • 5 of 5

We have an active group of children and grandchildren, and the lawn activities and games kept everybody happy!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Solroed Strand, Denmark


  • 5 of 5

The house upon arrival was like we had expected after reading about it, and then even better. Before arrival we had excellent assistance from the owners, from detailed description about the house, to where to see 4th July fireworks in Boston to how to obtain tickets for the Red Socks!

House itself was inviting, cosy and very comfortable indeed, We were a group of nine, and felt we each had enough space to withdraw if needed, and enough space in the general area for all to be there.

Extra help was given in providing bed linnens and towels, as we were coming from Europe, so could not bring ourselves.

Outside shower and garage for the youngsters were fantastic extras, which added again a lot of value to our stay!

The garden and sportsfields on other side of the road also gave a lot of pleasure.

We loved Cape Cod, and will definitely visit again one year, where we hope to be able to stay in the same house.

Furthermore we will undoubtly recommend the house to friends and family.

We tried wakeboarding on Nauset Beach, sight seeing in Provincetown, whale watching, and enjoyed Chatham both as village and as beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Harwichport Ferry to the Islands
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Cranberry Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Exit 10, Mid Cape Highway
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Bank Street Beach
Car: recommended

Harwich is ideally located between the warm water beaches of Nantucket Sound and the crashing Atlantic surf of the beautiful Cape Cod National Seashore beaches. Spend time exploring marine life on the tidal sand bars in Brewster at low tide. Harwich Village evokes a quieter Cape Cod, yet is a short drive from all the Cape has to offer. Great golfing, fishing, shopping, antiquing, tennis, playground close by.

Other Activities: Backyard badminton, croquet, ping pong, volleyball; tennis at courts in Brooks Park; golf at three nearby courses; beach activities of all types at ocean, bayside, and Nantucket Sound.


Rates & Availability

Northwest Harwich House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $135

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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