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Spacious, Quiet Retreat: Private Lane, Private Beach & Tennis Court - Wifi

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Spacious Home, Yard, Boardwalk and Deck and Porches

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Last updated: 04/04/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

5 Bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 10 adults. Crib and highchair available.

This spacious historic home was built by the owner's grandfather in 1904 and retains its casual, beach home ambiance while offering WIFI and a brand new gourmet kitchen with 48' Wolf range and SubZero fridge. Located 100 steps from the sand of a private beach, the property is situated on a private lane off Craigville Beach. The house accommodates 10 adults comfortably in its 5 bedrooms with both private beach and tennis court (open Memorial Day - Columbus Day). Spacious rooms allow your family to spread out and relax. Massive trees shade the property and provide habitat for chickadees, cardinals, goldfinches, hairy woodpeckers, chipmunks and fireflies, while the screened porches and ocean view deck and shady boardwalk catch the sea breeze and a large yard provides plenty of space for play. If you are looking for a quiet retreat with character and charm that is steps away from beach and tennis, this is one of very few of its kind on the rental market.


History: 'The Blue Shutters' was built in the era when houses were named rather than numbered, so street addresses were irrelevant. The owner's grandfather and great grandfather arrived on Cape Cod for the summer in horse drawn carriages and the property at one time included a barn for the horses, carriage and driver. In the early part of the 1900's this area was called 'Lonelyville' and a windmill stood across the lane that provided water for the handful of houses that stood on this beach - the 'Lonelyville Water Company.' This is unspoiled, historic Cape Cod.

Ambience: This property has stayed in the owner's family since its construction in 1904 and retains the 'away from it all' character that was so important to Victorian era sensibilities: peace, quiet, fresh air and leisure pursuits such as reading, card games, jigsaw puzzles and arts and crafts. The house includes WIFI/Printer-Fax/iPod dock/flat screen TV/cable, but guests are encouraged to 'tune out' and enjoy the board games, cards, art materials, books and beach toys they'll find around the house. Cooks will appreciate the fully quipped kitchen with 48' Wolf range, SubZero fridge and extensive cook books and magazines. Furnished with a mix of antiques and casual beach furniture, the Blue Shutters features all modern amenities but is as casual and reminiscent of a turn-of-the-century get-away as possible. Creaky floorboards included free of charge. The sleeping porch has cots for overnights in the fresh air.

Tennis: Tennis court open Memorial Day through Columbus Day. This clay court is one of the few of its type still remaining. Steps away through the woods, the court belongs to the family but is shared with neighbors and reservations are made to ensure everyone's convenience. The court gets only light use and has lots of availability. 2 child's tennis rackets are available but serious players should bring their rackets.
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/04/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Tennis court open Memorial Day through Columbus Day. 2 children's tennis rackets and sand toys available....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    The beach is private. Very clean and relaxing. Excellent windsurfing location....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    This home comes with Private Beach access. Its about a 4 minute walk (100 steps) to our private beach. Nantucket Sound is warm and safe for families because there is no ocean swell....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

5
from 4 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 1 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$800
Summer 2017
Jun 24 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,950

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $250
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Guests are required to clean the dishes and cooking utensils prior to departure or an additional cleaning charge will be deducted from the security deposit.

Rental Terms: 50% deposit to hold reservation, $300 security deposit, balance due upon arrival.

Guests pay half upon confirming the reservation and half upon arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 04/04/2017
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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan Airport (Boston)
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Hyannis
60 Miles
Nearest Train
Boston
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 6
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Private Beach

Craigville Beach is considered one of the finest bathing beaches in the region for its wide, white sands, warm Gulf Stream water and calm surf. Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are visible on clear days and may be reached in a couple of hours from the nearby ferry in Hyannis. Fishing off the beach for striped bass and bluefish can be very productive in season, shells and sea life are plentiful and whale watching is excellent from nearby Barnstable Harbor. Cape Cod has a rich history from the 1600's and local museums are plentiful. The Cape Cod Melody Tent - just 10 minutes away - is a major entertainment venue.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1904

About the owner: I have summered in this historic home all my life and strive to maintain the casual, comfortable, beach ambiance that makes this place so peaceful and yet so full of possibilities and fun.

Why the Owner Chose Centerville, Barnstable, MA, USA:
Take a step back from your busy life, relax by the sea and sleep deeply while you let your soul catch up with you.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Spacious rooms,, old cedar and fir, quiet lane, private beach and tennis court,.tasteful ambiance, steady southwest sea breeze over Nantucket Sound, outstanding kitchen and remodeled baths, sleeping porch, large front porch, large grass play area, sandbox!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/04/2017

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Photos

  • Spacious Home, Yard, Boardwalk and Deck and Porches

    Spacious Home, Yard, Boardwalk and Deck and Porches

  • Spacious and Comfy Living Room

    Spacious and Comfy Living Room

  • Bedroom 2 with Private Bath

    Bedroom 2 with Private Bath

  • Bedroom 4 has Morning Sun and Bird Song

    Bedroom 4 has Morning Sun and Bird Song

  • Dining Room with Fireplace Seats 10

    Dining Room with Fireplace Seats 10

  • Private Clay Tennis Court Open Mem Day to Columbus Day

    Private Clay Tennis Court Open Mem Day to Columbus Day

  • Boardwalk Provides Play and Lounging Opportunities

    Boardwalk Provides Play and Lounging Opportunities

  • Adirondacks on Beach

    Adirondacks on Beach

  • 100 Steps to Beach

    100 Steps to Beach

  • Aerial view of Craigville Beach.

    Aerial view of Craigville Beach.

  • Private Beach on Warm Gulf Stream is Steps Away

    Private Beach on Warm Gulf Stream is Steps Away

  • Bedroom 1 with Sleeping Porch

    Bedroom 1 with Sleeping Porch

  • Bedroom 3 has Morning Sun and Sea Breeze

    Bedroom 3 has Morning Sun and Sea Breeze

  • Bedroom 5 Connects to Bed 1 and Hall

    Bedroom 5 Connects to Bed 1 and Hall

  • Country Kitchen Features Wolf 48

    Country Kitchen Features Wolf 48

  • SubZero 48

    SubZero 48

  • Screened Porches Catch Ocean Breezes

    Screened Porches Catch Ocean Breezes

  • Great fishing off the shore for bluefish and striped bass.

    Great fishing off the shore for bluefish and striped bass.

  • Enjoy sunset from the sand 100 steps from the Blue Shutters.

    Enjoy sunset from the sand 100 steps from the Blue Shutters.

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