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Vacation Memories start here on Craigville Beach - Surrounded by Ocean Views!

Centerville, Barnstable, MA, USA
  • House4401 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

Beautiful Oceanviews - Relax & unwind in our home, 4 Bed, 7 Bath (Sleeps 8-12)

We built a beautiful waterfront home on the Centerville River across from Craigville Beach. Every bedroom has hardwood floors, a nice soft bed and a private tile bath with granite vanity, access to a balcony and beautiful ocean and river views, perfect for a family get away or a family reunion. The top floor library and great room has a wide screen TV, gas fireplace and a wet bar with built-in bookshelves, library and more beach books and novels than you could read in a lifetime.

You can walk to Craigville Beach for a swim in the Nantucket Sound or stroll to the '4 Seas' and sample the world's best ice cream! You can fish in the Centerville River, gather wildflowers in the back yard or lounge in the sun on one of the private decks. There are lots of cozy places to curl up with a book if that is your goal. Or spend your day watching the ducks, geese and swans on the Centerville River from the window seat. After all, it's your vacation! Just relax and enjoy our Cape Cod home!

We have an Osprey family living with us - Our kids named them "Brad and Loretta". You'll enjoy their acrobatics every day as you watch from the deck!

Other Amenities: Spectacular views from every room, quiet and secure yet close to the beach and 4 seas ice cream! Minutes to great shopping in Hyannis, Osterville or Mashpee Commons.


David Drake

Member Since 2008
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Response time:
within one hour
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About David Drake

Even though our lives have taken us off Cape we get back as often as we can. I love working on the house. I designed the house from the foundation up and I built most everything you see myself or with the help of some very talented local friends and craftsmen. The bookshelves, decks and built-ins are all by hand. Relaxing to me is adding something hand made to the house while my family reads and relaxes or plays on the deck.

David Drake purchased this House in 2008

Why David Drake chose Centerville

I grew up here on Cape Cod and building this home was a twelve year project. But we are willing to bet you'll agree, it was well worth the effort! The waters of Nantucket Sound and Craigville Beach have always had magical healing powers for me and my family. The smell of the salt air and hearing the sound of the waves at the beach as you drop off to sleep... Well it doesn't get much better than that!

What makes this House unique

Peace and quiet but close to everything! Get outside and get into nature! Or just sink back and relax in a soft chair on one of the decks with your morning coffee and watch the antics of geese, ducks, swans and check up on our Osprey family (Brad and Loretta) as they raise their family throughout the spring and summer! The show never stops on the Centerville River!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Master
        1 queen
      • Balcony (2nd Master)
        1 king
      • 1st floor bedroom
        1 queen
      • Third floor
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • 2nd bedroom
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, Bunk bed Twin over Full
      • Futon (double) on the 3rd floor.


      • 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
      • Master bath
        toilet, tub, shower, Double Sinks heated floors
      • 2nd bathroom
        toilet, shower, Heated floors
      • Balcony Bath
        toilet, shower, Double sink, Heated floors
      • 1st floor
        toilet, shower, ADA accessible Heated floors
      • 2nd fl powderroom
      • 1st fl powderroom
      • 3rd floor
        toilet, shower
      • Granite vanities, Tile floors and shower areas, Heated floors

      Location Type

        • Beach
          Maybe 200 steps to the Nantucket Sound... Short safe walk along sidewalk then cross the street to the beach.
        • Beach View
          You can see who is at the beach while you sit on the deck and have your second cup of coffee!
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
          Nantucket Sound views from Hyannisport and Squaw Island to Osterville and Martha's Vineyard
        • Water View
          Nantucket Sound views from Hyannisport and Squaw Island to Osterville and Martha's Vineyard
        • Waterfront
          Right on the Centerville River with 300' of frontage. Own a kayak? Bring it along or rent one locally for your stay. It's a great getaway!


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      3 season porch is great and the living room connects right to the kitchen so it's a great center for a large gathering
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm System
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Ocean view laundry room!
                    • Ducted Heating
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Fireplace
                      2 working wood fireplaces (1 in master and 1 in living-room) Gas stove on 3 season porch and gas fireplace on 3rd floor...
                    • Garage
                      Large garage for storage of wet and sandy beach gear. No need to put your car n the garage
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      (2) Flip a switch at the wet bar and snuggle up on a couch in front of the fireplace with a good book or watch the wildlife on the Centerville river from the hand crafted window seat!
                    • Gas Heating
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      3 systems and 6 zones. Ceiling fans in every room and always an ocean breeze off the Nantucket Sound!
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Mobile Phone
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of parking. But don't drive off the stones!
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Security System
                    • Split-System Air Conditioning
                    • Split-System Heating
                    • Telephone
                      Local and 911 only
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      The Ocean view laundry room will make you reconsider who has to do the laundry!
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      (2) There is nothing more romantic than a real wood fire on a cool crisp night. We have one in the living room and one in the master bedroom...
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Kitchen
                          My Mother's antique English Oak table... She'd approve of the location and so will you when you sit down to morning coffee.
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Ummmm, yes ofcourse we have utensils.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Enough for twenty... or there should be!
                        • Dishwasher
                          Double drawer (my wife insisted)
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Filters are provided at the start of the season
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          All the spices and staples like olive oil, vinegar etc. You'll want to bring coffee and tea.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Microwave / convection oven combo
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              We like to have lobsters and big meals on the three season porch - It's the perfect spot for any large gathering.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Radio
                                • Books
                                  Books? Yes we have more books than you could read in ten years of vacations!
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Board games and cards
                                • Music Library
                                  iPod center is on 3rd floor
                                • Piano
                                • Books for Kids
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Piped in to Master bedroom, Kitchen, 3 season porch and rear deck.
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                  Some beach toys in the garage...
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Balcony
                                      The views are great all day and the star gazing is fantastic all night!
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Beautiful wrap around deck and second floor deck has exquisite views! Deck can be fenced off to contain toddlers - so Mom and Dad can relax! See, Kid proof and parent friendly!
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Bring your own or rent locally!
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      It's a Webber!.The best way to cook on vacation!
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Three Season porch is a wonderful lace to relax. Do you play the piano? Enjoy!
                                    • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Ramp access to the deck and 1 Step into the home from the deck. First floor has no thresholds and suite is fully accessible with a small 3' berm at the shower. Grab bars in 1st floor shower and into home from garage. Ramp to garage.


                                            • live theater
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Air Conditioning: 3 systems and 6 zones. Ceiling fans in every room and always an ocean breeze off the Nantucket Sound! The Ocean view laundry room will make you reconsider who has to do the laundry! Large garage for storage of wet and sandy beach gear. Flip a switch at the wet bar and snuggle up on a couch in front of the fireplace with a good book or watch the wildlife on the Centerville river from the hand crafted window seat! There is nothing more romantic than a real wood fire on a cool crisp night. We have a wood fireplace in the living room and one in the master bedroom.

                                                              27 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful home, easy walk to beach

                                                              Cara M.

                                                              House is lovely, big ,bright everything you need. Easy walk to the beach. House is fully equipt with everything you'll need, except beach towels. Views are beautiful. Owner was great to work with , immediatly responded to texts with questions or issues .

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Hey Cara,

                                                              Thanks for taking such good care of our home. You are welcome any time!

                                                              Perfect Cape Cod Vacation

                                                              Brian P.

                                                              We had a wonderful time at this beautiful home! The property is perfect for large families. We had 6 adults and two small children. My granddaughter had the time of her life on the beach, which is within a two minute walk. The house sits within a virtual nature preserve, with Heron and Ospreys right outside the windows. The home itself was impeccable, wonderful kitchen, 5 beautiful bedrooms all with private baths. We couldn't have been happier with everything about our stay. Our thanks to the Drake family for the opportunity to spend the week in their perfect Cape Cod property.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              And you guys are welcome back anytime you like! Thanks for taking such good care of our home. We are glad you felt the magic!

                                                              Fantastic Family Vacation House on Cape Cod

                                                              ELIZABETH M.BROCKTON

                                                              Great house for multi generational family. Very well maintained, w/ ample supplies and clean linens. Lovely rooms, lots of windows, airy and open even in inclement weather. Downstairs bedrm/bath accommodation is accessible for any family member with limited mobility. top floors have beautiful views. Deck is a plus for kids, as well as proximity to beach. Kayaking access is available however limited.

                                                              Peaceful location on Craigville river yet close to Hyannis for ferry and dining.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks Bette - So glad you and your family had a great time. Thanks for taking such good care of the house. We've been working on permitting for river access since 2000... Should have a dock in by 2018! Come back any time!



                                                              David D.Melbourne, FL

                                                              Great home - looking forward to staying longer next time!

                                                              Great place

                                                              Neil D.

                                                              This is a fantastic home close to the beach yet quiet enough to not be bothered by beach traffic. The owners of thought of everything, the house is perfectly furnished and lacks for nothing..

                                                              It has a warm feeling and is extremely comfortable.

                                                              I wish we could've stayed longer and would go back in a heartbeat

                                                              Wonderful Family Get Together

                                                              James G.

                                                              Dear David,

                                                              We truly enjoyed our stay on the magnificent Cape. The accommodations were perfect for our group. Plenty of room for large gatherings yet spacious so that individuals could find their own quiet spaces. Your home was elegant yet comfortable both inside and outside with its spectacular wrap around deck, where we spent many wonderful evenings. The Cape is full of activities and we loved them all, from hiking in the National Seashore National Park to whale watching in Provincetown. My entire family is grateful and will remember this adventure forever. I highly recommend this property.


                                                              Jim Gurney


                                                              Centerville, Barnstable, MA, USA

                                                              Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature golf.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              $1500.00 refundable security deposit due 30 days prior to rental. Will be returned after check out review by owner / agent. Property should be left in broom clean condition with sheets and towels in laundry room and trash bagged and in garage. Basic cleaning fee is included in the rental fee. Additional cleaning will be charged at $100.00 per hour and taken from the security deposit. Rates are subject to change without notice.

                                                              27 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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