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Fabulous "Family & Friends" property includes separate studio all linens & WiFi

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms & 3 baths in private setting with amazing deck overlooking 3/4 acres.

This wonderful 6 bedroom 3 bath house (includes a separate studio and bath) offers a luxury hotel experience (arrive to beds made up with quality linens and towels hung ready for your use) with the convenience and comfort of a home. This property is ideal for family vacations of multiple generations or groups of friends.

Beautiful 3/4 acre landscaped grounds with a swing set for the little ones, badminton, croquet and basketball (equipment provided). Private association tennis courts (key supplied) on the dead end road with direct access to the Cape Cod Rail Trail which is great for walking or biking. There are several bikes and helmets available for you to use..

.5 miles to Herringbrook Pond (fresh water pond) or 1 mile to First Encounter Beach (spectacular bay beach) or 2 miles to Coast Guard Beach or Nauset Light Beach (fabulous ocean beaches).

Three floors of living space include ground floor with large family room (color television, DVD, game table and additional sitting space, piano) and separate reading room with two couches and chairs.

Main level has a huge living room which spans the depth of the house - front to back - and is furnished with a very comfortable gray leather sectional sofa, two paisley recliners, a 32" flat screen television equipped with a DVD, VCR and Wii. In addition, two traditional china closets house a myriad of specialty glasses and dishes for your dining adventures.

The master bedroom on the first floor has a queen size bed and a private bathroom with a jetted jacuzzi tub. An additional half bath is also accessible from this bedroom.

The well equipped eat-in kitchen, for the gourmet chef, completes the first floor. The "wet bar" provides great counter and storage space so you can set up your dining buffet for serving or use it for cocktail making. The large gas grill, on the deck, will delight the grill master(s) in the group. Dishes, glasses and silverware for 12+ are provided for your dining enjoyment. Pampered Chef enthusiasts will love the myriad PC items including pans, bowls, knives, serving pieces, etc. And, of course, there is a lobster pot and utensils for enjoying a fabulous lobster dinner at home.

The expansive deck makes outdoor living an additional bonus. Enjoy sunbathing on one of the cushioned chaise lounge chairs. Dine at the huge patio table with 12 chairs and then relax into the night while star gazing. Without back lighting, the view is amazing!

Second floor has four bedrooms (two with a king size bed and two with two twin beds), full bath and laundry facility. Each room has a comfortable chair where you can sneak private reading time.

The separate studio suite over the garage, connected by the expansive deck, has a king size bedroom set, kitchen counter perfect for making snacks to enjoy at the table and chairs, color flat screen television and DVD and full bath.

All rooms have air-conditioners.

This home is beautifully decorated with antiques and comfortable furniture, constantly updated and lovingly maintained. And impeccably clean!

Pack your bags and enjoy a marvelous, memorable vacation on the Cape this coming summer. Chose the week that works for your group and make a reservation so you can experience it for yourself.

This house has been enjoyed by many different families and couple groups over the years. It's been noted that the specialness includes the upscale neighborhood, the unique features of the house and the meticulous attention to detail.

The location is convenient to many local attractions including the best of beaches, dining and shopping.

There are current menues for the local restaurants so you can choose what best suits your tastes. But, there is no need to eat out. The kitchen is well equipped to provide for the most elegant or casual of meals prepared right in the kitchen. Put the lobster pot on the stove and simmer that seafood for your group's feast.

There is no need to bring linens as they are all supplied. Beach towels and bath towels for 12 plus all beds are made, prior to your arrival, with freshly laundered sheets.

Pack your bags and head to the Cape. You can even order grocery delivery from Pea Pod for your day of arrival (Stop and Shop on-line).

Breathe deeply when you're here. The air is pregnant with delicious fragrances, not the least of which is pine. Ah, Cape Cod at its best.

More Details

Liz Smith
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Liz Smith

My first visit to Cape Cod was as a middle school student from Connecticut. It was love at first sight - I said to myself, "someday, I'm going to live here". And, in 1979, with my husband and five children, ranging in age 3-13, I did.

The family run motel business that created the move, however, proved way too overwhelming for the busy life required to raise a large family. After 5 years - to the day!! , the motel was sold and the house at 90 Ireland Way was built and became home.

Cape Cod Community College is a wonderful resource for education on the Cape. It provided me the opportunity to get an education, be a stay at home mom and assist my entrepreneur husband who was then building houses for a living. (90 Ireland Way is the result of that endeavor).

Renting the house in the summer, after the children were grown and on their own, was the plan. However, after graduation from an off-Cape college, it was evident that my marriage couldn't survive the change.

Renting the house then became essential for repairs and maintenance. So, for the past

15 years, many different families have enjoyed a summer vacation on Cape Cod in this wonderful family home. The house has become even more important to my children - all adults now - and my grandchildren, too. My oldest granddaughter, named for me, loves this house and considers it "home". For her 21st birthday, she asked if we could celebrate at Ireland Way on the Cape. And, of course, we did!!

Of all the holidays we've enjoyed over the years, this past Christmas was the best. In spite of my foot surgery, the kids made sure that we were together and would have a great holiday together - and we did!

This holiday season, the house is available for you to create your own special family tradition. Available now throughout the year, we hope you will have a special experience and create a special family memory.

Liz Smith purchased this house in 1984

Why Liz Smith chose Cape Cod

Eastham is delightful: 3 miles wide from ocean to bay with many beautiful ponds as well. It is a family focused resort town boasting the National Seashore Visitor's Center. Beach days at bay, ocean or ponds will put you into a new relaxed mode. Bike on the rail trail, relax on the expansive deck and just 'be' on your vacation. Great seafood store (Mac's) will provide the freshest locally caught fish or eat out at one of the many fine restaurants. Grilling on the deck is definitely an easy option.

What makes this house unique

90 Ireland Way was built as our family home in 1984. Five children enjoyed growing up here and many of their local friends considered the house their 'home' as well. Since they are now grown and living alone or with husbands and children, the house has been enjoyed by summer vacationers for the past 20 years. During the off-season, we gather for holidays and memorable occasions. Add 90 Ireland Way to your vacation memories - it's a house meant to be enjoyed for just this purpose.

Eastham is equi-distance from Provincetown and Hyannis.

It's an easy drive to enjoy whale watching (recommend Provincetown for this) where several boats are available.

Sport fishing is fabulous at Rock Harbor in Orleans, 5 minutes from the house. You can charter a half or full day in advance.

The house provides ultimate privacy in an upscale residential neighborhood. Early mornings are perfect quiet time to enjoy the deck with that first cup of coffee.

Convenient to back roads, it's possible to drive to Orleans or Wellfleet without using Route 6, thus avoiding traffic. A Super Stop and Shop is 5 minutes away, in Orleans. Also in that complex is a TJ Maxx, a favorite for discount shoppers. The Christmas Tree shops have a store just down the street from TJ's and offer a variety of super priced items ranging from home goods, toys and snack foods.

Chatham is a lovely 'village' of shops that make walking down Main Street a pleasure. You're sure to find just the right item to retain your Cape Cod memories or even a gift for the person watering plants at your house. There are several restaurants to enjoy here, as well.

Menues are in a notebook at the house. You'll be able to choose which restaurant is the right one to celebrate a special evening or for the whole family to dine together.

For the whole group, you might want to go to Moby Dick's in Wellfeet. It's not far from the house and they specialize in local, fresh seafood.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful family reunion, vacation and birthday celebrations. We had a great stay!! It's amazing how well equipped and stocked for every conceivble need you have the house ready to address. We will take a lesson for our own rental in St. John. Until next time, take care. Anne and Bob
Jul 2014
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Eastham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • The first floor bathroom in the house is accessible from both the kitchen and master bedroom for a sink and toilet. Another sink and the jacuzzi bathtub and shower are accessible from the master bedroom only. The second floor bathroom in the house has a tub/shower, toilet and sink. Both of the bathrooms in the house have highrise toilets. The bathroom in the studio has a large fiberglass shower, toilet and sink. The outdoor shower is located on the back side of the deck. It is oversized and has a convenient bench.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First Floor 'Master Bedroom' with private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second floor bedroom with kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Second floor bedroom with kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom with 2 twin beds.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom with two twin beds.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Studio with king size bed, located over the garage/with deck
  • King size beds (3) The bedroom suite over the garage features a king size bed and two second floor bedrooms also have king beds., Queen size Beds (1) 1 bedroom in the main house, on the first floor, has a queen size bed., Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 bedrooms in the main house, on the second floor, have 2 twin beds in the room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two couches in the groound level den pull out to make a twin bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private association tennis courts are located on the dead end street where there is also access to the bike trail. Several bikes and helmets are available for your use. Badminton, basketball hoop, croquet and swing set for the little ones are set up on the property. Piano in the house will be enjoyed by the accomplished musician or the 'wanna be' one. The private 3/4 acre property makes this home unique. Mature plantings and gardens provide privacy and beauty. For the seafood lovers, there is a clam rake and basket for your bounty. Note: permits are required for this fun activity.


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Fabulous "Family & Friends" property includes separate studio all linens & WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
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Comfortable, spacious, with something for everyone

  • 5 of 5

I had started planning a special family get-together last fall and I was looking for a home that would accommodate our large, extended family coming to the Cape from all over the country - California, Kansas, Pittsburgh and North Carolina - with children as young as 2, and grandparents/great-grandparents well into our 70's, and lots of young adults. After spotting this house on the VR website, I immediately contacted the owner with a few questions , and booked it for 2 weeks this past [2017] August . It proved perfect for all of us!

The 30-somethings found the casual lounging on the deck and in the game rooms downstairs just the place for chatting into the night over favorite beverages; while the 2 year olds loved the playground equipment, beaches and beach toys, and all the space to run around. For our family chef, the kitchen was fully equipped with all the utensils we needed; and for those of us who just wanted to enjoy the Cape air and the beach, we had it all! The location provides easy access by car (or bike) to a wonderful bay beach, the spectacular National Seashore and old Nauset beaches, and several ponds, not to mention a nearby supermarket and assortment of restaurants and specialty shops. Over my 2 week rental, I had a total of 22 different family members visit (at different, but overlapping times) and the variety of sleeping arrangements, including the lovely studio apartment, allowed us to accommodate everyone. Finally and perhaps most important, our hostess, Liz, was gracious and available when I had to contact her with a question or issue - and even came over to the house once when we blew a fuse and couldn't find the circuit-breaker.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and your extended family enjoy my home for your reunion. From our first communication, I knew you would be a wonderful group and you were. Thanks for leaving the house in great shape for the next guests.
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1st week of August, 2016

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved this beautiful home in Easton.....we have been vacationing on the Cape for many, many years and this large, comfortable home was perfect for all of us......we loved the large patio with table seating for 12 and lovely backyard......home is very, very clean and perfect location for all the beaches, restaurants, and fun activities that we all enjoy.....we will definitely be back.....nancy g.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind remarks about my property in Eastham, Nancy. I am so pleased you were happy with the house. I particularly appreciate your comments about how clean the house is as we work diligently to make sure it "sparkling" for incoming guests with clean linens on all beds and fresh towels for everyone.
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Excellent house for our family's annual vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our needs with six beds. The studio apt was a plus and the roomy outdoor shower much appreciated. The table provided the most seating that we have had in 11 years vacationing on the Cape allowing us all to share meals at one table. The central location close to the beaches, markets and downtown Orleans made this house an ideal place to stay. We are planning to return in 2017

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal Multi-Generational Family

  • 5 of 5

This property was ideal for a multi-generational family as it allowed us (Grandparents) to escape to the spacious studio apartment. We all enjoyed the large deck and with co-operating weather dined outside most of the time. The grounds are kid friendly and the property is well set back from the street and is located on a dead-end (circle) that backs up to the central Cape Cod bike trail. It is also close to one of the best family beaches on Cape Cod. Nearby amenities such as supermarkets and fish markets are easily accessible. Finally, we rebooked for next year. What more can I say than that?

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family reunion house

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing house. The house, the yard, the deck, the location, everything about is was top rate. We had a family reunion/vacation here the last week in June. Lots of adults and kids, and plenty of room for all. Every night fresh fish on the Barbie from the local market, and relaxing on the deck, which held and fed all of us with plenty of room. One complaint about the kitchen: it is overstocked! Never have had that "problem" before. Anything you need for food prep is there, with a gourmet kitchen to set the stage. The house itself had plenty of space, no one was in each other's way. The yard is great. We had whiffle ball games, badminton , and croquet. We also put on near 100 miles on our bikes. Not hard to do since the bike trail is right at the end of the road. It is a short bike to beaches, fish markets, and into Orleans for any shopping, ice cream, etc. The house is extremely well located, central to all of our favorite Cape haunts, and with the bike trail so near by, rarely needed to get in to the car. We have rented many times on the cape, this property has to rank as the top for us, and we hope to return. Thanks Liz for a great week, it just couldn't have been better.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered here last July for a week to celebrate my birthday. We love the Cape and have spent many summers there. So, we were all delighted by the perfect setting, the spacious accommodation and the well planned and supplied kitchen, where everyone could take a turn as chef of the day. The location of your home close to Cape Cod Bay and walking distance to a Fresh Water Pond beach, was perfect; as were the bikes, the basketball and badminton courts which kept everyone amused and active. Every evening we all gathered on the deck for cocktails and conversation. Sounds perfect, and it was. Thank you very much for making your home

available to us.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review!! I'm so glad that you were pleased with the house and amenities. It is definitely my goal to make this a wonderful vacation experience; from arrival through the entire rental time. Having different age groups in families is a challenge. My goal is to create opportunities so everyone has an activity or special experience that they will remember, positively. Cape Cod is so beautiful and spending time here, on vacation, is just the best. I hope you'll be able to return in the future. For now, best wishes for a delightful holiday season and peace, health and happiness in the New Year. Warm regards, Liz
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Local Break is a wonderful Eastham gathering spot
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
The fast ferry from Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Public courses in Wellfleet and Brewster
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Trains to Boston, during the season, from Hyannis
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Route 6, the "Mid-Cape" highway (bridges to Ptown)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Local Break is a wonderful local restaurant
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
First Encounter Beach is a beautiful bayside beach
Car: necessary

One mile to First Encounter Beach (bay side). Less than a mile to Herringbrook Pond (fresh water). One and a half miles to Nauset Light Beach and Coast Guard Beach (ocean side). Convenient to Orleans with shopping center and direct access to the bike trail at the dead-end of Ireland Way.

Equidistance to Provincetown and Hyannis. Whale watch from the former and shop in the latter.

Eastham is 'old Cape Cod'. Delightfully rural with the best beaches on Cape Cod. 3 miles between ocean and bay; it doesn't get much better than this.

Clamming on the flats at low tide (permit required) will make you feel like a native. Enjoy the best seafood at home or at local restaurants.

Traffic isn't a problem, once you get here. Bridge Road in Eastham connects Orleans to Wellfleet without the traffic. On Sunday or Wednesday, the Wellfleet Flea market is a must. Local vendors have bargains galore.

The weekly newspaper, The Cape Codder, will be waiting for you. Check it out & Enjoy

Other Activities: The local theatre scene is fabulous. In Orleans, there is The Academy of Performing Arts. One of the frequent lead actors is in the family so we're quite proud of this venue.

There are other theaters, in Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown. And, the Cape Playhouse, in Dennis, is know for their fabulous equity theatre.

The Wellfleet drive-in theatre is one of the last remaining in the nation. If they are offering a show you'd enjoy make sure to go. Your kids will love the experience.

In Dennis, at the Cape Cinema, adults will enjoy the unique atmosphere and the great selection of films they offer. It's only about 20 minutes from the house and perfect for the (ugh!!) rainy afternoon.

Brewster's Museum of Natural History and Wellfleet's Audobon are great for all. They are well staffed and offer insight to the Cape and it's natural habitat. The Cape Cod National Seashore has a wonderful space in Eastham and varies their programs.

The Cape Cod National Seashore is in Eastham! The displays and films are all free so stop to learn how the Cape was formed. From there, walk the beautiful bike path to Coast Guard Beach.

Golf: Golfing on Cape Cod is available year round. There are five beautiful public courses (one for each day of the week) at Chequessett Yacht and Country Club in Wellfleet about 5 miles from the house (508-349-3704), The Captain's Golf Course in Brewster (508-896-1716) about 5 miles from the house, Harwichport Golf Club about 25 miles from the house (508-432-0250), Highland Golf Links in Truro aoubt 8 miles from the house (508-487-9201) and Blue Rock Resort and Golf Course in South Yarmouth about 8 miles from the house (508-398-9295).

Cape Cod Hospital is 30-40 minutes and there is also Fontaine Medical Center 20-25 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Damage Deposit $500

October 1, 2017 to June 8, 2018, the main house is available for rent without the studio for 10 people maximum Prices reflect this change.

Reservations are confirmed with 50% deposit and signed lease. Final payment is due 30 days prior to arrival.
$500 security deposit is charged and returned, pending condition of the house, on departure. Cleaning fee is $275.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.