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Surrounded by Water with Private Beach

East Harwich, Harwich, MA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

This home has a unique location with water on 3 sides, lovely views, professionally-installed home entertainment systems and is fully furnished. Downstairs is a large master bedroom with king bed, bathroom, laundry and a small family room with queen sofa bed. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bath and open-plan living/dining area with cathedral ceiling. The living room has a large flat panel TV and surround sound system. One of the upstairs bedrooms has a queen bed and a slider to the deck. Wireless high-speed internet available throughout the house.

Outside is a 30 foot deck overlooking the pond and a private sand beach. The home is newly renovated with hardwood floors throughout and tiled bathrooms. Pond views of Buck's and John Joseph Ponds from all rooms. These ponds have sand beaches, no motor boats, and are excellent for children. There is on-site parking for several cars. You are welcome to use the owners 2 kayaks..

Keywords: Lakeside House


Hans Stahlschmidt

Member Since 2010
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within a few days
english, german
Calendar last updated:
Feb 02, 2018
About Hans Stahlschmidt

My brother-in-law and I bought this home as a vacation home for our extended family because we all love the Cape. We are delighted to share this house with family and friends.

Hans Stahlschmidt purchased this House in 2009

Why Hans Stahlschmidt chose East Harwich

Harwich has everything: Nantucket Sound beaches with warm water, wonderful fresh water ponds, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, public tennis courts and golf courses, great restaurants.

What makes this House unique

The house is very comfortable, but the big advantage is the lakeside location. You can swim and boat in beautiful Buck's and John Joseph ponds. The property is also 5 minutes from wonderful Nantucket Sound beaches in Harwich Port and West Harwich, 3 minutes from the Cape Cod Rail Trail and 5 minutes from Harwich Port shops and restaurants.


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


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • 2

          Location Type

            • Beachfront
              Private sand beach and additional private Association beach a few steps away
            • Lakefront
              The property is bounded on 2 sides by a lake, and is 50 feet from a second pond.


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Partially air-conditioned.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Brand new gas dryer
                    • Fireplace
                    • Living Room
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Telephone
                    • Washing Machine
                      Brand new front-load washer
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Fireplace


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants

                                          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
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water tubing
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • Professionally installed home entertainment system, kayaks and row boat and beach chairs available. Linens and towels are not provided.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          5 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Peaceful oasis surrounded by refreshing fresh water

                                                          Christopher S.

                                                          Very well kept, clean and modernized vacation rental on 2 fresh water ponds. We had a great time in this central Cape location. Loved going out on the water in kayaks that were here as well as my own kayak. Ponds have largemouth bass that are of good size as well if you like fresh water fishing.

                                                          The deck and patio areas were our favorite places to relax and the kids appreciated access to Netflix and wifi!

                                                          This is a great location for kids and adults.

                                                          Amazing Week!

                                                          Karen W.Norfolk, Ma, USA

                                                          What an amazing vacation! The house is perfectly situated on Bucks Pond at the end of a dead end street. The private beach is so relaxing. We enjoyed swimming, snorkeling--even pulling the beach chairs down to the private beach to read with our feet in the warm water. We kayaked daily, whether it be just around the pond, or to one of the association beaches for more swimming. Our daughters now believe that a pond/lake is better than the ocean! The wildlife was wonderful as well. My 11-year-old future ornithologist was thrilled to see a cormorant, an osprey, Canada geese, catbirds, and many other songbirds during the course of the week. We did day trips on the Cape Cod Rail Trial, to Coast Guard Beach, and to Wellfleet and Orleans. The deck was wonderful for our nightly grilling and relaxing--and NO MOSQUITOS! The house was so sunny and bright, had a large table, large living room, huge master bedroom and a well-appointed kitchen. We definitely plan to return!


                                                          SueMilford, CT

                                                          My family enjoyed an extraordinary week at this beautiful lakeside home!!! The house is conveniently located in the center of the cape making day trips a breeze. In addition to enjoying the house amenities (grilling nightly on the deck while enjoying gorgeous sunsets, snorkeling and kayaking on the fabulous pond, biking on the quiet, kid friendly street) we enjoyed biking on the rail trail, experiencing a great whale watching excursion, swimming at the National Seashore and much, much more! This vacation ranked as "best vacation ever" by my 11 year old son!! We look forward to returning... this house is spotless, comfortable and set on a quiet, private dead end street!

                                                          Our 3 week vacation

                                                          SandyUnited States

                                                          Our family enjoyed our second visit to your home. It is ideally located on Buck's Pond. It was great to have our kayaks on your private beach and take our daily ride on the pond. The pond is clean and delightfully warm. Your home is wonderfully located for easy visits to the many trails, beaches and restaurants in Harwich and the surrounding towns. Looking out the front window, we watched many beautiful sunsets over John Joseph Pond. Also the deck and gas grille allowed us to have many wonderful grilled fish dinners on your deck. The house is clean and well maintained and all the appliances worked well. Thank you for letting us enjoy your home. It was a wonderful, relaxing vacation. Once again, your home offered us a quiet and memorable experience.

                                                          Great for young children

                                                          RuthieUpstate New York

                                                          What a wonderful location! Loved being able to walk out the back door onto our own private sandy beach. Kayaks, sailboat and rowboat provided. My husband caught large mouth bass and even my 4 year old granddaughter caught her first fish! If you are looking for privacy and convenience....this is the home for you! All the comforts of home!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We're very happy that our guests enjoyed their stay enough to write a review. We're trying to continue improving our property for the enjoyment of our guests and ourselves.


                                                          East Harwich, Harwich, MA, USA

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          PLEASE CONSULT OUR CALENDAR FIRST FOR AVAILABILITY. THANK YOU. No refund for cancellation after 60 days before rental starts unless substitute can be found. Rates subject to change unless confirmation of rental is received.

                                                          5 Reviews
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