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The Pond House on Cape Cod - Pet Friendly and a Nature Lovers Delight

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The Pond House- A real rental gem! A Nature Lover's Delight on Cape Cod.


Last updated: 05/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/11/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The minimum age limit for a renter is 21....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Yes, we are definitely kid friendly. Lots to look at in the Pond, salamanders, turtle, etc. and toys to play with also!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    All dogs and cats except bulldogs and Rotts. Please remember to bring your pet's sleeping cushions. Small dog bone treats are supplied!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Yes, the master downstairs bedroom with no stairs to climb in the house is excellent for seniors....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    All bedroom also have TV...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Comedies and other films in the library, plus childen's videos for rainy days or before dinner....moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    The house is on a Pond in the 'Three Ponds section of Centerville'. Birds, turtles and frogs make it there home. ...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Dining room will accommodate 8 people...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    BEDROOMS HAVE NEW IN-ROOM AIR-CONDITIONERS. When all turned on will A/C the entire house!...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Comcast High Speed DSL is available at no charge. Just plug your laptop in!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wifi throughout....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    With comfy club chairs, pull out sofa and great artwork...moreless

  • Parking:

    Enough for 3 cars on the Parking Pad. Move parking for guests on the Cul d Sac...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is available for ONLY 3 cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local service. Phones in many rooms in addition to a cordless....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Also beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi installed throughout the entire house and on the porch and balcony!...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Only availbe for use in the late fall. ...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    We can arrange....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Including 3 types of cork screws! Serving platters, mini electric food chopper, blender, coffee grinder, mixer, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough to fill all your needs. Numerous pots and pans and lots of 'crockery'...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully applianced with all the gagets. You name it we got it!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Everything you could imagine!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With very large freezer....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Off the master bedroom. Enjoy your cocktail or cold beer before turning on the BBQ or read the paper before breakfast....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Overlooks the pond. Also separate brick patio....moreless

  • Golf:

    About 3 miles to Hyannis CC and the Sandwich Hollows GC (municipal owned and inexpensive)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Extensive flowering plants...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas large grill with backup gas supply bottle...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 27 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,600 $4,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Taxes Not included



Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/11/2017
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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Centerville, Barnstable, MA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/11/2017

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  • The Pond House- A real rental gem!
A Nature Lover's Delight on Cape Cod.

    The Pond House- A real rental gem! A Nature Lover's Delight on Cape Cod.

  • Smaller view and path of Pond House

    Smaller view and path of Pond House

  • View from Rear deck in Fall

    View from Rear deck in Fall

  • Just some of the pots and pans and all the gagets are offered

    Just some of the pots and pans and all the gagets are offered

VRBO #188450

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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