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Surrounded by Water with Private Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

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

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Hans Stahlschmidt
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

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 Cape Cod

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.


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(5 traveler reviews)

Surrounded by Water with Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Peaceful oasis surrounded by refreshing fresh water

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norfolk, Ma, USA

Amazing Week!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milford, CT


  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Our 3 week vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upstate New York

Great for young children

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Rates & Availability

East Harwich House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May + October
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
June + September
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
July + August
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
November through April
Nov 1 - Nov 30
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600


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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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East Harwich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • 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.

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