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Walk to the beach from this charming home in beautiful West Harwich

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms 1 full bath, 1/2 bath , Outdoor hot shower, Sleep Sofa

Winter 2018: Cottage is being completely renovated and bedroom and bath added. New Construction to be completed in Spring.

Walk to beautiful Pleasant Road Ocean Beach from this charming renovated home in quiet West Harwich - only 4/10's of a mile. Everything you need for the beach is here - load the pull wagon up with our beach chairs, umbrella, towels, books and toys and spend your day at the beach. Come home and relax on our private backyard BBQ patio. Walk to the shops in West Harwich and Harwich Port - treat yourself to a Lobster Roll and Ice Cream and look through the antique shops. At night, let the cool ocean breeze lull you to sleep, and dream about doing it all over again the next day......

David and Birgit
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About David and Birgit

We live north of Boston and wanted a place to get away; a home away from home. A place that we could enjoy on or own and with the kids at any age; where we focus on family time. The Cape's simple pleasures of the Sea, Sun, Sand, and Seafood in a old fashioned quaint seaside village, away from work and responsibility are perfect. I love laying in the backyard hammock watching the unique bird life, after a long day of swimming and sun; looking forward to a lobster roll and ice cream for dinner and watching a local baseball game. We are to young to retire for the summer, so when we are not there, I want other great families to share the same experience, at a fraction of a Hotel cost.

David and Birgit purchased this house in 2009

Why David and Birgit chose West Harwich

When your here, the simple pleasures and property, which is designed for privacy and seclusion, block the stress of reality. It's a property that will make you feel at home more than any other; we try to include everything and more as if you were at your own home.

What makes this house unique

The best beach at the end of the street. Fish the Herring river one street over or at the beach.

Close to parks, town, shops, Spa's, kids activities, etc to keep you busy all week. And a backyard designed for relaxation.

Washer/Dryer in the house as well.

We have learned all the secrets and non-tourist trap activities and love sharing them with our guests.


West Harwich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Only septic safe toilet paper allowed to be flushed in toilet.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1/2 bath attached to Master bedroom
  • Full bathroom with tub and shower. And the best feature of any Cape house - an outdoor hot water shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Baby crib and pull out couch available as well.
  • Three Bedrooms. Two bedrooms with queen sized beds. Third with two twin beds. Living room has a pull out sleep sofa. Max Occupancy Combinations: 7 Adults 6 Adults 1 child 5 Adults 2 children 4 Adults 3 children
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Everything you need for a beach vacation on site, just bring yourself. Beach chairs, towels, wagon to pull everything to the beach, umbrella, etc.


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Walk to the beach from this charming home in beautiful West Harwich
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Great house for our getaway on the cape

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your house Dave. You were very helpful to us and having your suggestions there made it very easy to find things in the town. In fact we went into town and won at Trivia one night which was really fun! Your suggestion for the Pond with my three year old daughter was spot on! She loved it! The outdoor shower is something that is always a plus after being at the beach so you are not dragging sand into the house. I felt the beds were comfortable and having not to provide our own linens was a plus this year! I would recommend this to any small family. It is in a great location and it suited our needs great! To another memorable trip on the Cape!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Walking distance to a great beach!

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week in this home in August. The property was clean and is well kept. It is a great location and walking distance to a great beach at the end of the road which has bathrooms and a lifeguard on duty. The home has all the necessities to cook in or out with an outdoor grill. The back yard is comfortable and quiet to sit and relax! The outdoor shower was great, especially after a day at the beach! Easy access to the bike trail and not too far a drive to Chatham for some great shopping or restaurants. The owner was easy to reach if needed, which fortunately we did not need to bother him during our stay. He provided great information for everything we needed to find or use on the property. He also provided some great recommendations for restaurants and things to do in the area. I would recommend this place if you are looking for a great Cape Cod vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close to the beach - perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

Nice easy walk to the beach. House was as advertised. Worked out great for our vacation

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderfully cute Cape cottage, so clean and well appointed! The beach is within walking distance and I went every day - in my opinion it is the perfect beach. Numerous restaurants for all tastes and price points within easy driving distance and lots of great shopping for those occasional rainy days! The owner was responsive, friendly and extremely helpful. I look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the cape this summer! This house had all the necessities and is a short walk to the beach (which was beautiful and quiet). The neighborhood is very charming; just as you'd expect to see on Cape Cod. The owners, David and Birgit, are communicative and so easy to work with. They even arranged to leave behind a baby crib and stroller for our toddler so that we wouldn't need to travel with our own. The outdoor shower and hammock were my favorite part of our stay! We took the owners tips on places to eat and enjoyed The Wooden Shoe, Buckie's, and George's Fish Market. We also had fun seal watching at the port in Chatham. I wish we could go back every Summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect, Perfect, Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house last summer. The description hardly does it justice. The home is so clean and comfortable. The back yard is simply marvelous. The owners go above and beyond providing information of what to do, places to eat etc. The shed is equipped with everything a family could need at the beach. My husband and I, our tweens, one teenager and my mother were all very comfortable here. The pull out couches were extremely comfortable. Everything was spot on in this house.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Boston Logan Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rt. 6
Nearest Beach
750 Metres
Pleasant Road Beach (Ocean)
Car: not necessary

We are only 4/10's of a mile (750 yards), 3 block, to Pleasant Road beach (public), one of the largest and most attractive out of all the beaches. Our home is located on a quiet side street, making it private and great for children. The walk to the beach is one straight shot, right down Pleasant Road; be aware, some rentals indicate their home is a certain distance to the beach, but often it is a private deeded beach and you have to keep walking to get to the public one. We are south of Rt. 28, so again, no traffic or busy intersections to worry about. Being centrally located, we are also a short walk to shops, stores, mini golf, go-carts, restaurants, etc.

The town of West Harwich is one of the most attractive, quiet, and quaint villages in all of Cape Cod. It is an ocean front village with shops to walk through including antiques, ice cream shops, and seafood restaurants. The beaches are beautiful, boasting fine sand and, thanks to Nantucket Sound, calm warm ocean water.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning/trash removal $110

Cleaning fee for 2018 has yet to be determined by Cleaning Company and trash removal company, but it is estimated at $110. Renter is responsible for cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.