About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
5 BR, + sleeper, 1 1/2 BA, slps 8, AC, Outdoor Shwr, WIFI, Free Tel, No Smoking
Avoid credit card fees, use cash or check and receive a discount. Ask me about this special deal and my rate protection for repeat rentals. Scroll down after Amenities for a virtual tour! Follow me on Facebook (Tom Gehman Needham) Now with SOLAR POWER, central AC with heat pumps for a guilt free vacation. In the desireable 'Avenues' 7 minute walk to our private association beach area, a short walk to Craigville beach, pizza + Mexican eatery, post office and general store. 3 miles to Hyannis, the Melody Tent, Cape Cod mall, Barnstable airport, islands ferry, Cape Cod rail bike trail, several golf courses, many super markets and shopping, farm stand, Cape Cod potato chips, Cape Cod brewery, etc. Outside shower, gas grill, picnic table, yard chairs, sandbox, digital cable TV, 50 inch HD smart TV, 27 inch CRT smart TV, connect to your netflix, hulu, etc, high chair, Pack and Play, baby monitor, baby swing, a modern kitchen with gas range, convection oven, 2 microwaves, dishwasher, fridge with filtered ice maker, beverage fridge, filtered sink tap, coffee makers + Keurig brewer, washer dryer. Sleep sofa in den & foam fold out in front porch and toddler bed for kids. BRs, den, kit have AC. Cleaning incl. no extra fees. PLEASE No Smoking inside. NOTE: Low rates in April and November have HD TV, internet and phone off, $125 charge to activate. May Through October HDTV, no charge WIFI internet and Free US+Canada Phone.
Electronic Gadgets Details: Our newest gadget is SOLAR POWER. This system interoperates with the electric utility to provide reliable continuous power 24/7 while generating clean pollution free power on sunny days. All of the power consumed by the home in the summer is generated by the system over the course of the year with no pollution. Enjoy your guilt free vacation!
Our WIFI and cable TV is Comcast digital service. The WIFI is open access not encrypted and free for you to use.
The TV is 'expanded service' about 100 channels and no pay per view. The living room has a 50 inch LED HDTV with neo internet player for smart TV access to your netflix, hulu etc accounts. The den TV is 27 inch CRT with digital cable TV and roku player for smart TV access to your netflix, hulu etc accounts. .
Our phone is Xfinity and is free for calls to the US. We recommend that you use your cell phone so people can call you back after you depart our home.
Our media library is provided through a ROKU player on the den TV and neo player on the living room TV. In addition to the free channels, you can rent movies instantly on the player via your own netflix account. We also have many classic VCR tapes of childrens movies and every TV has a combo DVD VCR player.
Summertime on the Cape is high season for bugs especially ants so you must have a control strategy in place. Don't feed ants! If there is food available to them, they will come. Tips are listed in the kitchen cabinet above the sink. Be aware that it is really not possible to go without a strategy on the Cape even if you don't need it where you live in the city.
Pet Friendly Details: We welcome pets no extra charge. We need to know what you are bringing for the lease. Standard security deposit of $500 no change if you bring pets.
Our area has a leash law similar to many cities and towns. Poop must be picked up when walking (and also kept cleaned up in our yard). Dogs are to be leashed. No dogs allowed on our beach or any public beaches from May 15 to September 15.
Summertime on the Cape is high season for fleas and ticks so you must have a control strategy in place. Be aware that it is really not possible to go without a strategy on the Cape even if you don't need it where you live in the city. After a week or 2 on the Cape without protection you may not think you have any fleas or ticks, but after another week or so both you and I have a good chance to be infested.
The outside shower is a great place to give a dog a bath with the hand wand.
Baby Friendly Details: We have a high chair, baby swing, sandbox, a few toys, pack and play, baby monitor, gate, To help lighten the load of gear when traveling with a baby. You can rent a crib, stroller, linen service, linen or towel service and many other items
The house is not 'baby proof' or 'child proof' and the laundry room contains the heating and hot water systems. So be advised on not letting children roam free unsupervised.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 29, 2018
What makes this House unique
When my own children were small, this neighborhood was a very special place where we could escape the hustle of high tech jobs and be a family. Now my children are grown, and I offer a special experience to others in this magical place. It is like visiting grandma's house but with today's amenities. HDTV, WIFI, air conditioning, solar power, massive grill, modern kitchen, fully equipped and furnished. Very competitive rent and no hidden fees, normal cleaning included, I think you will find excellent value, no surprises, and a comfortable enjoyable vacation it a spot near the city and islands but yet feeling like a secluded beach. I look forward to welcoming you year after year.
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Nice, clean and spacious house
My family and I rented this house for a week, end of August, to spend our vacation. The whole process (booking, stay & exit) was so easy becauseTom was very quick to respond to any questions. We found the house to be nice, clean and spacious. All 4 bedrooms are upstairs (sleep 7 ppl comfortably) and a lot of space downstairs. I liked that separation, in case some of us wanted to go to sleep early and some wanted to stay up late.
The house was about 20-25 min walk (normal pace) from the public beach and 10 min drive to either supermarket or Hyannis center.
The living room furniture could require some upgrading, but overall everything met our expectations. We would consider renting again for future vacation plans and recommend this house to others.
Thanks so much for the review, I greatly appreciate your communications . I look forward to hosting next year!
Great Old Beach House
Great for multi generation vacation. Convenient to beaches, Main Street Hyannis and shopping. House was just as described, owner was quick with response and check-in was flawless. Plenty of parking and a beach pass for neighborhood beach. Nice large outdoor grill, good yard, front and back porches and a great outdoor shower. Would definitely rent again!
Beautiful House & Fun weekend
I rented this beautiful house for my 50th b'day celebration with 2 other couples. The house is in a quiet neighborhood but not too far away from town. when we arrived Tom left a beautiful mum plant in the table. The house was very clean and well stocked with pots/pans and the living area and kitchen area is large. It was a great weekend!! (I thought I had reviewed my stay, but as I was cleaning out email I noticed I never did) sorry this is a late review...I would definitely stay here again the next time I travel with a group. I highly recommend this property..
Thanks! I look forward to hosting you all again. Check us out in the summer months, the weather is alot better. All the Best! Tom
The property was exactly as describe.
The home was very clean and located far enough away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to get anywhere in the Barnstable area within minutes. The rooms where very spacious and the home had plenty of space for large groups. My Daughters and myself are very gracious to the owners for providing us with a large and clean home for our stay.
Thank you, I appreciate your review very much. You had asked about open times later in the summer, we have specials for the end of August and includes a free Labor day weekend. Let me know any questions, I am happy to help you. Tom
Tom was so helpful and great! We had an amazing time! Very relaxing and loved being so close to downtown ! Private beach was perfect:) we loved our stay! Thank you so much tom!
Thanks! If you want to do it again, I am happy to welcome you all back. Have a great summer! Tom
Great house in peaceful and quiet location
This house was perfect for our group of 7 adults including 2 dogs. Tom was always very quick to respond to messages and left us dog treats and cookies upon arrival. The house was very clean with all needs taken care of including beach chairs, kids toys, wifi, fans, sheets (we brought our own twin sheets and used the king sheets which had to be washed before checking out), board games and plenty of dishes in the kitchen. The appliances were all clean and worked very well. There was also a separate fridge for drinks. We really enjoyed having the picnic table and grill in the yard. Plenty of parking. It was a nice walk to the private beach and the public beach was a mile down the road. During our stay we visited the Cape Cod Chip Factory and the Cape Cod Lavender Farm. Short drive to downtown area with shopping, restaurants and bars. Great jumping off point for visiting Provincetown for the day as well. If we do another vacation to Cape Cod, we will definitely stay in this house again.
I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Check out my summer openings when warmer weather makes the private beach really nice. The water is alot warmer in the estuary than it is in the open ocean. Thanks! Tom
Located in West Hyannisport, this is a family neighborhood of about 150 homes sharing a private beach and waterfront area. Within a short walk is Craigville Beach, Memorial Beach, snack bars, pizza, general store and post office. A short drive to the super market, malls, downtown Hyannis, Cape Cod Melody Tent, Cape Cod rail trail, scenic train, many golf courses, and ferry to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. A week is not enough. Come back each summer and explore more of this special place.
Rates & Availability
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To make a reservation send your mailing address. Then I email the lease form to you, return it signed with 50% deposit. When received we will enter your reservation. Remaining 50% plus refundable security deposit must be received 2 weeks before rental begins. We will send co-signed lease and your access code to the home's lockbox. Apr or Nov rentals no wifi or phone, $125 to enable. Local TV incl.