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Vacation Retreat - Golf Across the Street, Walk to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

A lovely historic Harwich Port home - newly restored, with a comfortable wide-open floor plan that's perfect for entertaining. The yard is private, surrounded by birches, arbor vitae and hydrangeas. Ideal for families or grandparents hosting family visits.

Downstairs are 2 bedrooms, both with double beds, and a bathroom with a tub/jacuzzi the size of a small pool. Upstairs is a larger bedroom with a double bed and a single bed, a bath with shower and a loft with a trundle bed that sleeps 2, sitting/TV/game area, and a balcony overlooking the Golf Course.

The Harwich Port Golf Course Clubhouse is 50 feet across the street. Main St. is a block away, cross Main St. and the beach is one more block. Walk to the weekly Main Street open music festivals and art shows.

Enjoy the charming seafood restaurants and the ambiance of three harbors in one Port. Watch the colorful sailboat races from the beach.

Harwich Port is a well-kept secret with discreet charm and true New England character. The elegant historic churches still conduct services and host wonderful pancake breakfasts and lobster luncheons.

Some have weekly dances. And parents and children alike will be enchanted by the world-class performances at the Harwich Junior Theatre, a cherished local institution.

A perfect vacation retreat.

Keywords: elegant year-round home

More Details

Mary Kate McCarty
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, some German and Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

Why Mary Kate McCarty chose Harwich Port

My family had a summer home in Harwich Port when I was young, and it has been a love affair ever since. Ask anyone who has spent time in Harwich Port, winter or summer, and they'll tell you it is a hidden jewel among the more well-known towns of the Cape. Once you've experienced the discreet charm of this elegant and intimate place, you'll be back again and again.

What makes this house unique

Our home is on the historic register. It was in bad shape when we bought it. We weren't allowed to tear it down, so we repaired the old and added the new. The result is stunning, and more than once we've been asked to share the house's custom architectural design. The magnificent fireplace is designed according to the classic Count Rumsford specifications. The comfortable wide-open floor plan combined with beautiful natural light create a stunning and welcoming ambiance.

When you walk through the large arbor vitae and into the yard, you feel like you're in a cocoon. The yard is private, surrounded entirely by birch trees, with a row of hydrangeas along side. The only sounds are the numerous species of birds chirping and singing, the golfers swearing at themselves or laughing at each other, and the lovely chimes of the Congregational Church, announcing each quarter hour. At night you can hear the soft baritone of the Kilpond Marker Buoy a mile off the coast. The salt air is like a tonic, and to sleep with the windows open and drink it in is intoxicating.

It's nice to know the kids can hop on their bikes and safely ride to the ice-cream parlor in four minutes, but they often prefer to walk. A block away is Port-o-Call, an enchanting gift shop that hasn't changed in 60 years.


Harwich Port House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Downstairs bath has a large whirlpool tub with shower Upstairs bathroom has shower only; Renters are required to provide towels
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) there is a trundle bed in the loft with 2 youth mattresses; renters are required to provide bed linens
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We ask guests to bring bed linens and towels. Events/large parties are not allowed.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Vacation Retreat - Golf Across the Street, Walk to Beach
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The house was great. Great location and very close to beaches. We went to Bank St., Earle St., Sea St., and Red River. All were clean and beautiful. Our favorite was Earle St. The town was a short walk with some great bakeries. We took a ferry to Martha's Vineyard and also a drive to Newport , RI. Very close to Chatham beaches, shops and food. The only two things I would change about the house would be to add a TV in the upstairs bedroom and air conditioning to the upstairs. While it was very comfortable downstairs, the first 4 days we were there it was extremely hot and no matter how many fans and open windows we had upstairs it was too warm to sleep. Aside from that I would recommend staying here and we will definitely be back. Also the owner Mary Kate was a pleasure to work with.

The Marcus Family, East Windsor, NJ.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Worcester, MA USA

Hidden gem!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this pet friendly home, notice I did not say house, for the week leading up to our son's wedding day. It suited our needs perfectly. Although it is situated across the street from a golf course, the house is surrounded by trees and foliage which keep things quiet and secluded. The walls are adorned with beautiful and interesting artwork. We had plenty of room and were able to walk to the beach in minutes. Loved the outdoor shower! The owner was a pleasure to work with and was very accommodating with our dates and requests. This truly is a home away from home and I would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect Cape house!

  • 5 of 5

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Review #8722324 The perfect Cape house!

We stay at this wonderful house every year, and it's the highlight of our summer. The house is perfect for larger groups -- and also a treat for just the two of us when we want to escape. There's nothing better than coming home from the beach, opening a bottle of wine, and relaxing on the back deck. Within walking distance to town, the house is amazingly quiet. We love it there!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsfield, Mass.

The perfect Cape house!

  • 5 of 5

We stay at this wonderful house every year, and it's the highlight of our summer. The house is perfect for larger groups -- and also a treat for just the two of us when we want to escape. There's nothing better than coming home from the beach, opening a bottle of wine, and relaxing on the back deck. Within walking distance to town, the house is amazingly quiet. We love it there!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katie. I'm glad the house is more like a home for you - after 10 years of renting it should be!!
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Brooklyn NY

2nd Year in this house

  • 5 of 5

This house is everything they claim & more! We rented it 2 years in a row. Plenty of space for a large family to spread out. The back yard is so quiet and secluded you feel like you are a million miles away from any neighbors! Well maintained and comfortable, an easy walk to stores and the beach. My dog Molly loved sitting in the dining room looking out the sliders at the bunnies who came out for dinner every evening! We will be back again to this house. The owner is the best part....she makes you feel so welcome. Best rental ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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W. Hartford, CT


  • 5 of 5

We just got back from this excellent vacation home and we already miss it! The location is perfect...walking distance to shops, restaurants, beach, ice cream, etc. We walked every day! My kids loved having the golf course right across the street. The home itself is so spacious with many amenities too. The decks, the grill, the tree swing and swing set kept us all so busy. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Port
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Saquatucket Harbor
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rt. 6 (mid-cape highway)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Port
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Sea st.

Harwich Port offers many unique attractions: The Brooks Museum features a fascinating history of cranberry harvesting; The Harwich Junior Theatre is one of the oldest and most-respected theatre groups on and off the Cape, and their productions are world-class and fun - the characters come out after the show, delighting kids and adults. The 3 harbors are breathtakingly beautiful. You can enjoy chowder and lobster rolls while overlooking Saquatucket Harbor at Brax Landing. There is a little triangular park near the post office, which hosts charming outdoor arts exhibitions. The go-carts, bumper boats, trampolines, batting cages and public tennis courts are always popular, as are the unique ice-cream shops, boutiques and restaurants. The beaches are clean and lovely to watch the sailing races out of Stone Horse Yacht Club. Finally, a trip to the Port-o-Call Gift Shop is like a trip back in time - not to be missed.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $180
Pet Fee $50

Bed linens and towels available for an additional fee. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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