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Spectacular home with memorable sunset views of First Encounter Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, 1 half bath, sleeps 6

This is an exceptionally lovely, spacious, and well-maintained 2000 sq. ft. home home with many special features, including killer sunset views of the salt marsh and First Encounter Beach on Cape Cod Bay. The house features 3 zone air conditioning, a large yard that is beautifully landscaped, spacious and private, yet only 2 miles from the Rotary, and 3 miles from Main Street in Orleans. It is very convenient to First Encounter Beach (8/10 mile), Wiley Park (about 1 mi.), Herring Pond (4/10 mile), the Cape Cod bike trail, and several Cape Cod beaches. The house is beautifully furnished and comfortable with updated designer kitchen, granite countertops, fresh new bedding, yet casual and large enough to relax and enjoy. We welcome families with children! Your family and friends will especially enjoy the spacious great room and dining area with beamed Cathedral ceiling, and open floor plan with gorgeous kitchen--all with spectacular views of Cape Cod Bay and First Encounter Beach!

***NEW improvements in 2016 included but are not pictured as of yet are beautiful new hardwood floors in the great room and halls, a brand new retractable sunsetter awning on the front deck, and comfortable new patio furniture on the front deck as well.

Comments from other guests: ' Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us! It is so nicely furnished and well equipped! And the location can't be beat! We've stayed in Dennis and Harwich before, but this visit has converted us to Eastham people.'

'What a stunning location and beautiful home. Two weeks isn't enough!'

' The house is everything you could want!'

House Layout and Furnishings: The kitchen is bright, cheery, and well equipped--it even has a lobster pot for preparing lobster dinners at home! The dining room features a large dining table with room for everyone, including a high chair for the smallest member of the family. Or if you prefer dining al fresco, put some steaks or fish on the gas grill and enjoy a summer meal around the picnic table. At the end of a busy day your family will retire to well-appointed bedrooms with comfortable new bedding. On the second floor there are two delightful bedrooms and a spacious newly remodeled full bath. One bedroom is furnished with antiques and offers a queen size poster bed with matelasse comforter. The other bedroom has twin beds with quilts and matelasse pillow shams. On the first floor, the master bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed, color TV, and views of Cape Cod Bay. Its newly renovated bathroom has double marble sinks, and tile floors. A pocket door in the hall is handy to separate the den/master bedroom area from the great room, which makes separate private areas for multiple family activities or private lounging.

Kitchen towels are provided. Don't forget to bring your own linens, personal bath and beach towels!

Amenities: The house offers a variety of inviting and comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces for morning coffee, reading, or just relaxing. There is a screened porch at the back of the kitchen and a deck out the front with beautiful views. As a bonus, there is a first floor den with a 40 inch TV and a great sofa for afternoon naps. For evenings or rainy days, you may want to pack your favorite movies and video games and enjoy them in the den. Bring your laptop and take advantage of the high speed wireless connections.The house is equipped with central a/c, full house attic fan, screened windows to take advantage of Bay breezes, 5 paddle fans, and skylights. The house has an attached garage which makes it helpful to move your personal belongings in and out of the house with only 2 steps to the main living area. Full laundry facilities are in the basement. Extras include hammock, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, deck furniture, a Pac 'n Play, high chair, card table and chairs, outdoor shower with h/c water, gas grill, 3 additional cable TV's, picnic table, and two child size wood swings. Two new adult size bikes are included in the garage for your use, as the bike path is minutes from house.

More Details

JoAnn LaMar
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love your home. It's well appointed, comfortable, and convenient to all that the Cape has to offer. Perfect week--thank you!
Sep 2011
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Eastham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Italian marble double sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New granite counter
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Italian tile floors
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , plus inflatable twin
  • Pac 'n Play and inflatable bed (twin size) are available in the upstairs twin bedroom closet.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Two adult bicycles and helmets are available, along with inflatable boat for use at own risk, of course. One bay of the attached garage is available for guests. Housekeeping is provided at the end of each guests stay. Laundry facilities are located in basement and available to guests. Plug covers for outlets are provided.


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Spectacular home with memorable sunset views of First Encounter Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Love this house, can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

This house is spacious, comfortable, clean, and has all the amenities. The location is awesome, there is a beautiful and peaceful water view from the front porches and all of the front windows. We loved the large, open gourmet kitchen and living room area for gathering and relaxing. Also has nice separate den area if kids or others want to get away for some down time. This house is near the best bayside beach in Eastham, First Encounter Beach, and is also close to the bike path, Wiley Park (which the kids love for the playground and easy swimming), Herring Pond (fun for kayaking and swimming) and restaurants and shopping in Orleans. Sunset views from the house are amazing. Perfect Location. Also has AC, garage, outdoor shower, grill, back screened in porch...really everything you need to have an awesome and comfortable vacation on the Cape. We are looking forward to booking this house again next summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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About to Book our Third Year!

  • 5 of 5

Located on Herring Brook Road, and set back w/ trees and foliage for a private feel, we've stayed at this great Eastham property for two years, and we are about to book our 2016 return! As a family of 5, we are happy to have found a home that allows for family "events" (Trivial Pursuit at dining table or in adjacent living room), kids' "down time" (watching TV in the comfy den), and quiet "personal time" (sipping coffee in the morning or wine in the evening on the deck w/ views of 1st Encounter and the sunrise/set). We are also happy to have the option of central air for those days when the breeze just doesn't cut it and a private, wonderful outdoor shower for those days when the bay or ocean sun and sands have "kissed" us well. The owner, has put great care and thought into making the home comfortable (great, updated kitchen, retractable awning on the deck, clean baths, easy-sleeping beds, beach items and bikes for your use), and the local caretaker is extremely responsive and helpful during your stay. All this plus convenient to so many great Cape "attractions" (National Seashore, 1st Encounter, about 30 minutes from P-town, etc.), you can't beat this property as a great home base for your Cape Cod visit. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when other families can enjoy this home as much as we do! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Looking forward to your return visit!
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It Doesn't Get Better Than This

  • 5 of 5

My family has been vacationing in Eastham for more than 20 years. Without a doubt this rates at the very top of the places we've stayed. Everything was just perfect for our family of 4 adults and 2 small children. The house was immaculate and equipped with absolutely everything. Morning coffee on the front porch was the perfect way to start each day. The grand-kids loved the swings while my husband enjoyed a cat nap on the screened in back porch. Close Encounter Beach was 2 minutes away (walking distance for the ambitious!). We watched our daughter as a small child on that beach and are now thrilled to be watching her daughters. Half way through our vacation week we put in our reservations for the summer of 2015. Love, love, love this home!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its been a pleasure to have you vacation at our home and so nice to hear how much you enjoyed it here. We are glad to have this house as part as your wonderful memories spent on Cape Cod.
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Glenmont, NY

Awesome vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

You could not want for more than this spacious home! Our family of four and a set of grandparents were very comfortable with the open floor plan, modern kitchen and well stocked features of this house. The kitchen had anything you might need for cooking, the garage had beach items, and restaurant menus, books and games were all ready to go. All we needed to bring were linens. Separate living room spaces were ideal with our napping toddler. We were not crowded and enjoyed the lovely marsh views from the front deck off of the kitchen. The tree swings amused the girls and the Cape Cod landscaping was well-kept with flowers and plantings.

In addition to JoAnn being a thoughtful owner, Suzanne, the caretaker, checked in with us before our trip and offered multiple times to assist if needed. The house location was perfect--it's not easy to meet the needs of a teenager and a toddler at he same time, however with First Encounter Beach being in view and the National Seashore and great kayaking spots (check out Cape Kayaking, Jonathon) just minutes away, you cannot go wrong! First Encounter's low tide leaves behind numerous wading pools with an abundance of marine life that young children love to explore.

In Orleans a full size supermarket is just minutes away which comes in handy. We enjoy eating out and our favorite places were: Winslow's Tavern, The Bookhouse, and Catch of the Day in Wellfleet (don't be fooled by it's humble exterior). We recommend a tour of The Cape Cod Natural History Museum and it's mud flats with lunch nearby at the Scituate Harbor Cafe in Dennis(casual outdoor eatery). The Red Barn for pizza fed us nicely on a rainy day.

In a great, central location, this home is perfect for those interested in beach days, biking and kayaking. We look forward to returning again!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Maria for such an outstanding review of our home.The comfort of our guests is so important to us! We are so glad you had a wonderful time!
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Meriden, CT

Great House

  • 5 of 5

This house is extremely clean (and we are clean freaks) and comfortable. It is stocked with everything you couldpossibly need to make your vacation fantastic. We can't wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate reading such a great review from our guests. It's a very special place to us, and we are so pleased when our guests love it as well! Many thanks for the very nice words, and we look forward to the next visit!
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Logan Airport, Boston, MA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
2 miles from Orleans Rotary on Hwy. 6
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Herring Pond
Car: necessary

Eastham is the best-kept secret on the Cape. It is equidistant from Provincetown and Barnstable, and less than 10 miles from Chatham or Wellfleet. Eastham is home to world class beaches on the Atlantic and the more tranquil beaches on Cape Cod Bay. The Cape Cod National Seashore Visitors Center, which is 2 miles from our house, offers daily-guided canoe trips, interpretive walks and talks, and great educational and recreational opportunities for all ages. Or, grab a bicycle and head to the Cape Cod Rail Trail which is less than a mile from our home. Fabulous dining and shopping opportunities are easily accessible, and without the heavy summer crowds found elsewhere on the Cape..

Other Activities: near Cape Cod Rail Trail, interpretive nature walks, sunset views, beaches


Rates & Availability

Eastham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
shoulder season
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175

When you book my home you will need to pay half of the rental fee and half of the cleaning fee along with a signed rental agreement. The second half of your rental payment, cleaning fee and the $500 refundable damage deposit is due 30 days before check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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