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Pet Friendly and a nature lovers delight

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

New to the vacation rental market in 2008 and strategically located almost in the center of Cape Cod, a modern three bedroom, two full bath nature lover's delight awaits you and your family.........

This home is a real "GEM"! Not your typical rental. You can't jump from one roof to another. There are no other rentals in the area. There is no rusty water dripping in the bath tubs!!! No beer drinking college kids next door to keep you up at night! You will feel real "comfy" at the Pond House!

The Pond House is a light and bright modern Cape Cod home nestled amongst beautiful perennial gardens offering pond views of the middle pond of the three ponds of Centerville. The home abuts the pond with magnificent views from the multidecks, kitchen, dining room and the two second floor bedrooms. The Pond House is strategically located in an upscale residential area almost in the geographic center of Cape Cod (only 6 minutes to Route 6) with most attractions and beaches only 15-30 minutes away including Sandwich Hollows Golf Course (2 miles away). The Pond House is a nature lovers' delight. Bring your canoe or kayak and don't forget your binoculars and your bird books. The Pond House is suited for two couples, a single family or even two families. Total adults is 5, with no more than 10 persons. ALL BEDROOMS HAVE NEW IN-ROOM AIR-CONDITIONERS. We have completely refurbished the house in 2008, added new carpeting in 2015 along with a hand rail down the path for our seniors, in 2016.

The Pond House is a three season home. The rear of the house is wrapped around by a 600 square foot deck with an adjoining red brick patio. Also, there is a balcony off the second floor master bedroom where you can read the morning paper before breakfast or enjoy a drink before dinner. Here, you can listen to the sounds of the many birds, including heron which make this pond their home. Feel free to have your morning breakfast on the deck where you can view the pond with its many colorful birds. In the evening enjoy your favorite drink before using our gas barbeque grill to cook your meal while listening to the other creatures of the pond and watching the sun set over the Cape. In the spring or the fall enjoy a wood burning fire in the floor to ceiling fireplace in the living room. There is private parking for 3 cars. We hope you will enjoy this home as much as we do when we move in for the quiet winter months. Now onto the beaches...

The Beaches-

Town of Barnstable beaches are excellent. We provide a resident pass to all beaches so you will not have to pay parking and you will be admitted to all the beaches. Here are our suggestions:

1) Dowses Beach - in Osterville. About 20 minutes from the Pond House.

This beach is a '10'. It's clean, you can swim here and the sand is nice.

It's salt water and on Nantucket Sound, so the waves are really not big at all. Perfect for kids. The toilet and bathhouse facilities are ultra clean. It's located in a residential area with beautiful homes. The beach has a guard shack and a large parking area. It is only open to Town of Barnstable residents, so your permit will admit you with no problems. The kids can also observe lots of nature in the abutting marsh areas. And, the most important fact, other than a life guard on duty, is that the ice cream truck visits here in the afternoon. Listen for the music.

Do stop in at Fancy's Market in Osterville after the beach. They have upscale items and freshly baked breads and salads.

2) Craigville Beach- Same as above. Large beach. No real marsh area to view the critters. Only 15 minutes from the Pond House. The beach is open to Town and visitors. Stop in at 'Four Seas' for the best ice cream in the world (even Jackie Kennedy thought so) on your way back and the old country store (great selection of penny candy) a block away.

3) Wequaquet Beach - 8 minutes. About 1/2 mile the way the crow flys. However, it's a two mile drive. This is a fresh water beach on a very large lake. Clean facilities and life guards also. This beach is best for small kids. Please note, this beach usually closes in mid August. So plan on going before August 15th...

For more information contact The Town of Barnstable Recreation Department.

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December 13, 2017


Ever since I was a kid my folks use to rent a house for a week in the summer on Cape Cod. Without the interstate highways it would take us a day to drive up from New York City. I still remember the places we use to rent. I now live on Cape Cod since 1992 and in 2008 purchased a home and converted it into a rental home complete with everything from linens to a fully applianced kitchen! I too want now to exetend to my guests what I did as a kid. I hope you enjoy the Pond House and Cape Cod as much as we do now!

BOB KAUFMAN purchased this house in 2008

Why BOB KAUFMAN chose Centerville

Centerville is right in the center of Cape Cod and minutes to the beaches, eateries and other atttractions. You could not find a more central location to explore the Cape.

What makes this house unique

No question it's the setting which is nestled in an upscale residental area abutting a pond with lots and lots of life. Great for the kids to watch the turtles, fish or find the salamanders.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The whole family enjoyed our stay at the Pond House...we made some fine memories last week...thank you. Thank you and we hope to be returning some time.
Jun 2012
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Centerville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed located in the Master Bedroom upstairs with balcony overlooking the pond., Double Beds (1) Double bed in private Master Bedroom downstairs. Also pull out futon in the living room is a double bed to sleep two., Baby Cribs (1) Note- we do not supply the cribs. However, the upstairs master bedroom can accomondate two cribs., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A futon in the living room sleeps two., Bunk Beds (1) There are two sets of bunk beds in the Yellow Spiderman room. Can sleep 4 children or 2 adults. No one over 110 pounds allowed in upper bunks. These are NOT 'bunkie beds, but beds with REAL mattresses.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
All New in 2008, Expansive deck overlooking the pond, town beach permit, sandbox, kids beach toys, beach chairs and coolers etc, kitchen has all the 'gadgets', binoculars for bird watching, activities book and restaurant guide, TV's in all rooms.


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Pet Friendly and a nature lovers delight
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
Newark, Ohio

Great helpful owner!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic week in the Cape! Bob is great and full of tips and places to visit. The weather was perfect and as a first time visitors we are fully impressed. The neighborhood is quiet and very homey. The pond was not accessible for us due to poison ivy and my son being allergic which was a bummer for him. But overall we are pleased to have had a great home to use for our vacation. Thanks Bob!!

Sidenote: The bunk bed room's tv did not have sound, but hey we disconnected from electronics a bit which was a bit of a relief!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medfield, MA, USA

Delightful Home

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate and well equipped. It is very private, and is a lovely setting. The owner is very nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Minutes from Ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket and Whale Watching, Deep Sea Fishing Boats, Outer Cape and National Seashore, Provincetown and Boston


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $100

For liability reasons we do not allow Pitbulls and Rotweillers, awfully sorry.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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