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Spacious Home - 1/2 mile to Beach/Town - Perfect for Families/Girl's Get-a-Ways

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8 )

Our West Harwich home has all the charm of yesteryear with the comforts and conveniences of today. You will find a mix of the old and the new, with wide pine floors, lots of windows, Cape Cod dormers and a farmhouse feel balanced with the newly updated kitchen and baths, cable TV and wireless Internet access. With sleeping accommodations for 8, our home is well suited for two small families, a large inter-generational family, a girls get away or a few couples. A large open living area and three outdoor living spaces - a large deck, a patio/grill area and a screened front porch - provides plenty of room both inside and out for togetherness. There are also lots of nooks and crannies for that late afternoon nap or reading.

We are located on a quiet street, 4/10 mile from Nantucket Sound beaches. Additionally our location offers easy access to the Cape Cod Rail Trail (and we have bicycles for your use!), you can walk to a park at the end of our street with trails and a playground for children or walk in the other direction to town for ice cream, pizza, art galleries, shops and restaurants. We think it's the perfect spot for rest, relaxation and fun!

Our home comfortably sleeps 8 people. There are two bedrooms on the first floor (1 queen, 2 twins) and a full bathroom. The upstairs has three bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full, 2 twins) and another full bath. Each room has a dresser, night stands and reading lamps. Some have a small TV as well. The beds are comfortable and cozy. You'll sleep well after a day in the sun, swimming, good food and drink, a bike ride or a round of golf. There is something very peaceful about falling asleep in the quiet Cape Cod night, with the ocean breeze and the sweet smell of sea air.

The house comes with a fully equipped kitchen, including lobster pot and crackers (you will need to supply your own bibs!). There is a coffee maker, microwave, oven, toaster, and dishwasher. There is a gas grill on the patio. Common spices are stocked in the kitchen for your use as well. For those of you not so into cooking, there are many great restaurants and local take-out places in Harwich. The bathrooms are newly updated and very clean. We also have a washer and dryer on the first floor and a large outdoor shower.

Our home will be well prepared for your arrival. Upon entering you will note the warmth and simplicity of the decor and begin to unwind and relax. The house will be immaculately cleaned (with environmentally friendly products), the beds will be made and the outdoor furniture set-up. All you will need to do is unpack and meander to the grocery to stock up for the week. If something is not right, we are just a phone call away to make it right!

Cape Cod Charm - All Year Long!

Although most people think that summer on Cape Cod is the best season, we love the Cape all year long. Each season offers its own special magic. Fall is beautiful with the changing color of the leaves, the warm bay and ocean water, cranberry fall festivals and craft shows, the always available seafood, warm days and cool nights. Springtime on the Cape is when everything comes alive - the budding trees, the flowers, the calm sea and lots of pre-season specials. Winter is truly the quiet time on the Cape, but there is a special feel from Thanksgiving to Christmas in the small towns and villages. Shopping for holiday gifts, looking at the lights and long walks on the beach are some of the highlights. And summer - sun, swimming, bike riding on the rail trail, kayaking, mini golf, ice cream, barbecues, outdoor showers, walks along the shore and just hanging out - what more could you ask for?

Our West Harwich Charmer has quickly become a place we call home. It is our little piece of quiet simplicity in a sometimes hectic world. We know you will love it as well. Let us know if you would like to visit.

Keywords: Single Family

More Details

Owner
Robin Sesan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Robin Sesan

Summers on Cape Cod are a tradition for us. It is really a place where memories are made. As an "empty nester" I love exploring the Cape in the off season and sharing the Cape in the summer with my 'grown' children, friends and family. I am a licensed psychologist by day - the outdoors, the fresh sea air, the meandering in quaint shops and little towns and good food on the Cape feed my soul.

Robin Sesan purchased this house in 2010

Why Robin Sesan chose Cape Cod

We spent many summers vacationing and exploring Cape Cod before deciding to purchase our home in West Harwich. For us, Harwich 'has it all'. Ideally located half-way between either end of the Cape, Harwich has spectacular salt water beaches on Nantucket Sound, the largest fresh water ponds, miles of biking and hiking trails, conservation land, boating, fishing and award winning golf courses. The seven villages of Harwich all have their own unique feel, with fabulous restaurants, shops and art galleries. Harwich is a small New England town. The feeling is relaxed and the people are friendly. And we have the Harwich Mariners, our own Cape Cod Baseball League team.

What makes this house unique

We looked at many houses before purchasing this home. Our home has a simple elegance to it, with a calm, cozy and relaxed feel. There is nothing more enjoyable than sitting on the deck, drinking coffee in the morning and listening to the birds and Nantucket Sound. We love that we can walk to the beach and to town and that children feel safe in the neighborhood and are able to explore on their own. As food lovers, we also enjoy the many restaurants close by and ice cream 'on demand'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Our Guestbook:

What an amazing home you have here on the Cape! It has been the most perfect escape from the craziness that is everyday life in the city. Your home absolutely promotes relaxation - it is so tranquil and serene. I've never found a more perfectly and thoughtfully set up vacation rental. I've enjoyed the long campfires, sing-a-longs and s"mores, the puzzling and everything else you have shared with us. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
May 2017
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Amenities

West Harwich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Adult and children's bicycles available for guests to use, beach chairs, screened front porch, large backyard, basketball hoop over garage.

Reviews

Great vacation property,close to all there is to see in Cape Cod, Massachusetts!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Oct 13, 2010

Cape Cod Bliss! This cottage was my home base for an exciting Cape Cod adventure. Situated in the quaint town of West Harwich, this lovely home is so centrally located on the Cape that I could literally explore the entire cape in both directions. I felt right at home with exceptional comfort. This cottage has everything I had hoped for, including two truly fantastic patios to enjoy the outdoor experience. The large side patio on the side of the home looks into the spacious yard, with a family size table and chairs, umbrella and lots of space for a large gathering. There was also great yard to play in and explore. The Front patio is a fully screen-enclosed room and provides a perfect place to enjoy morning coffee, sit down for a good read or just enjoy a glass of wine at day’s end. Each of the bedrooms is decorated in the traditional Cape Cod style, welcoming dreams of the seashore. The home is quiet, serene and peaceful. I found it well stocked with wonderful books, games, and puzzles as well as local information, including maps and personal recommendations. If you want to prepare your own meals, the kitchen has everything you need. I was so close to the shore, restaurants and markets, there was no need for a car. There were also excellent trails nearby for walking and biking! The owners even offer a wide selection of bikes for guest use! This lovely cottage is the perfect choice to spend an entire season on Cape Cod! The VRBO Bear

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

Spacious Home - 1/2 mile to Beach/Town - Perfect for Families/Girl's Get-a-Ways
average rating of 4.9295774 based on 138 reviews
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Keep Coming Back

  • 5 of 5

We've been to this rental several times and it never fails to delight and impress. The house is simultaneously spacious and cozy, everything is always sparkling clean, and the location is excellent. Our kids are starting to think of it as "our" house because we come back year after year.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this great review. Our repeat guests begin to feel like family so it delights me to know that your "kids" are attached to our home.
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This rental exceeded expectations. It was super cozy and had every amenity imaginable. We enjoyed breakfast outside on the deck, watching the bunnies hop around the beautiful backyard. We walked to both local restaurants and the beach which was absolutely perfect. Just beautiful! Thank you so much for such an amazing girls weekend! Couldn't have been any better!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing and perfect for all situations

  • 5 of 5

This place was such a treat to stay in! It's so relaxing, minutes from great restaurants and totally versatile. This time we came with another couple for a wedding and had a great time- next time we will bring our child! It's excellent for both scenarios. Also they have all the tools you need to stay in and cook a dinner and grill and all of the showers have excellent water pressure which is something that always can be annoying if you are without. There are bunnies frolicking in the back yard which is a plus! Plenty of room! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It's great to hear that you loved our home so much that you hope to return. Returning guests begin to feel like family!
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5

Great House for Girls, Couples or Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This house is charming and very comfortable for friends, couples or a family who want to be centrally located on the Cape and have all the amenities of home. The house was clean, nicely furnished and had a well stocked kitchen. Robin and the property manager were very responsive to any questions and clearly care about the property and their tenants. I would highly recommend this property! You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear that your "girls get-a-way" went well and that you enjoyed our home. Keeping our guests happy is a priority to us, so I am glad you felt your needs were taken care of. Hope to have you visit again!
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Lovely, comfortable, centrally-located home for vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for the use of your home while we were in Cape Cod for a family wedding. The house was the perfect "home base" for our wedding week. The house was spacious, comfortable, and cozy and accommodated our two small children and extended family so well. The house was well stocked, and we loved that we did not have to pack or rent a high chair and pack and play for our 9 month old daughter. The house is centrally located and it was easy to get to the beach, a playground, restaurants, and shops. Our only regret was that the week was so packed with activity -- we would have enjoyed more time to just relax and enjoy the house! We definitely recommend renting this home and hope that some day we will make it back to the Cape and this house.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming

  • 5 of 5

We were at the Cape for my daughter's wedding. The house was every bit as charming as advertised, clean..well stocked..and in a great location. Three of our adult children and our granddaughter were very comfortable in the house. We had a very minor problem with one of the beds and were extremely pleased at how quickly Robin resolved the issue. We would gladly stay here again and felt that it helped complete our Cape experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking to time to provide a review. So glad our home worked out for your family. It makes us happy to provide a warm, comfortable place for families coming to the Cape for weddings.
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Boston
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Nantucket Sound beaches

2 Hours from Boston, MA; 1 1/2 Hours from Providence, RI

Other Activities: parasailing, wildlife viewing, boating, health beauty spa, kayaking, mini golf, shopping, basketball court

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Rates & Availability

West Harwich House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$260
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,050
 
 
November-December 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$260
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,650
 
 
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$260
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$260
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Linen Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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