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5 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, half bath, outside shower, sleeping loft, sleeps 12
Overflow upper level (kids only) summer sleeping loft accessible from upper deck (NO HEAT OR AC)with two twins, has view of Nantucket Sound; Double sleep sofa (new 2017) in separate area (Media Room closed off by louver doors)with bar sink, Sony HDTV, views of gardens & pool, privacy; additional three twins in air conditioned year round finished basement bedroom/rec area (kids only - large cheerful cool dry private area ); Pottery Barn style bed frames throughout home, New living room furnishings from Macy's. Continually updated interior looks like a featured home in Cape Cod Life. No smoking please! We pride ourselves in every detail of our family home in its beautiful garden and pool setting on private Great Island. We have an upper deck which surrounds the upper level kids sleeping loft. This deck has a distant view of Nantucket Sound.
Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 12 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter:
About MIchael Hayes
Our family purchased this home new in 1967, it has been in the family for all of these years. We have seen Great Island grow around us, but our jewel has remained as it was, except that we have built up the gardens, continually upgraded and refinished the home, and added a swimming pool. In the off-season, it serves as a year round residence and a family retreat for our five children, the grandchildren of the original owners, as well as their offspring, the fourth generation to enjoy our home. Our extended family gathers here to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day and many festive weekends throughout the 'off-season'.
MIchael Hayes purchased this house in 1967
Why MIchael Hayes chose West Yarmouth
Our family's love for Great Island began in the 1940's when Marie Hayes would sail here from a summer camp in Hyannis located where the Kennedy Memorial now is. Our section of Great Island was mostly uninhabited at that time. We purchased our home in the 1960's when the land first became available. Our home was featured as the 'Home of the Week' in the Boston Sunday Globe in 1967. It was designed by John Barnard, a noted architect of the era, who designed many of the homes in Oyster Harbors in Osterville. It is a classic Royal Barry Wills styled Cape with a unique staircase based on a Whaling captain's home in Nantucket.
What makes this house unique
We have access to a large, pristine white-sand private beach on Nantucket Sound within this Gated community, accessible only by homeowners. We have access to four other beaches, three on Lewis Bay one more on Nantucket Sound