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Large Family Friendly Harwich Port Home - Walk 2 Beach & Town - Fenced 1 Acre

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

5BR/2.5 Ba , walk to beach &town, (Sleeps 10), FRIDAY-FRIDAY Rental, 2 week min

Visit this charming historic Harwich Port antique farmhouse with 21st century comforts and technology updates. Built in 1825, across the street from Allen Harbor and Nantucket Sound, this house features a comfortable floor plan with plenty of room for relaxing with a large group of friends and family. The yard is a private, fenced-in acre of lawn with mature trees and plenty of hydrangeas. Ideal for families or grandparents hosting family visits.

The main floor features a Master bedroom with a queen bed and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, a living room with a queen size Pottery Barn sleep sofa, a sun porch with wicker seating for 6 and a table for casual dining, a dining room with a large table for 10, kitchen, laundry room, and powder room.

Upstairs is a large bedroom with a queen bed, 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds, 1 bedroom with 2 trundle beds that sleep 2 each, 1 bedroom with a Futon and bunk bed, and a full bath. There is an outdoor shower, a patio with awning, and plenty of off street parking for cars and boats.

Cross the street to Allen Harbor Marina for a day of fishing or sailing in Nantucket Sound. Take a short walk to Brooks Road Beach. Walk or bike less than a mile to town where you can find restaurants, shops, bakeries, and ice cream parlors. Enjoy the weekly Main Street open music festivals and art shows.

Harwich Port is a well-kept secret with discreet charm and true New England character. The elegant historic churches still conduct services and host wonderful pancake breakfasts and lobster luncheons. Some have weekly dances.

Enjoy the charming seafood restaurants and the ambiance of three harbors in one Port. Watch the colorful sailboat races from the beach. Parents and children alike will be enchanted by the world-class performances at the Harwich Junior Theatre, a cherished local institution.

A perfect vacation retreat for family and friends.

FRIDAY to FRIDAY the backups getting to the Cape.

Keywords: Large House, Family Retreat, Large fenced yard, Harwich Port, Cape Cod, Beach House, Classic Cape,

More Details

Molly Nicol
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About Molly Nicol

Our family loves the beach, sailing, kayaking, and biking. We have enjoyed many happy summers on the Cape where we can do it all.

Molly Nicol purchased this house in 2010

Why Molly Nicol chose Harwich Port

My husband and I had been looking for years for the perfect beach retreat. We found this wonderful gem in Harwich Port. The town is a hidden jewel among the more well known towns of the Cape. Once you have experienced the charm and elegance of this place, nowhere else will compare.

What makes this house unique

Our property is ideal for those who like to park the car and leave the hustle of the city behind. Walk to the beach, walk to town, or relax in the back yard. The house is large enough to accommodate a big family or group with plenty of space to spread out. We enjoy getting together with our extended family for memorable vacations. We love sailing in Nantucket Sound, biking on the rail trail, walking the nature trails, kayaking, and golfing. The large, fenced-in yard is an extra bonus!


Harwich Port House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , with trundle beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , with bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Large Family Friendly Harwich Port Home - Walk 2 Beach & Town - Fenced 1 Acre
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Springfield, MA

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was to be a restful and relaxing vacation for my partner and myself. I had a the brillant idea of making this a surprise family vacation and invited her children and their families to come along. I needed a house that would accomodate 5 grandchildren from the ages of 5 years old to 18 years old. This house fits that bill!!! We had plenty of space that we weren't all squished into one space. The fenced in yard was fantastic for the kids. They could go outside and play with out any issues. We were all able to fit around the table for meals! There were 11 of us all total. The 3 showers (one outside shower....perfect for the boys...they loved it!) gave us all flexibility in starting our morning or ending our day. The front porch was a place of refuge for some. I was told that this was a vacation of a lifetime and that it was "priceless". We truly enjoyed our time at the house and we all hope to visit there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed our home and your vacation! Come back again sometime.
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Reading, MA

Perfect Place for Families

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for large families, the house is very spacious and has that old Cape Cod charm to it! The yard is enormous and perfect for kids. The location is perfect, quick walk to the beach and downtown. We've rented several times down the Cape and the Vineyard and this home is by far the best and the most accomodating!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rye, NY

Perfect spot for a fun, relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

This place was just what we needed! The beautiful house spaciously accommodated our group of seven, and we found many activities very close-by. My parents (who are having trouble getting around as they get older), found the first-floor master bedroom a delight. We played golf at the course nearby, enjoyed dinners in town (which we walked to), and had spent time on the beach (three city blocks away). We also enjoyed cooking in the well-equipped kitchen and relaxing around the spacious dining room.

The weather could have been warmer, but we were comfortable with obviously modernized amenities - an impressive combination of comfort and charm!

I have vacationed on the Cape a few times and this place is by far the easiest to get to. Harwich Port is minutes off Route 6, but feels just as removed as places farther out. We can't wait to go back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

A cozy yet spacious cottage, close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our time at this house in Harwich Port was great - went in off season and still really enjoyed walks on the beach (which is very close to the house, walking) and into the little town. The house has been nicely redone and decorated - fun, bright colors and lovely new furnishings. There is plenty of room for a large group, with a nice sunroom and fenced back yard. Would be great for young children or multiple couples! I would absolutely go back (and plan to!).

  • Submitted: May 28, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hyannis Air Port
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry to Nantucket
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cranberry Valley
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
THe Hot Stove
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Brooks Rd. Beach
Car: recommended

The house is 1/3 mile from Brooks Road Beach...a 7 minute walk at a leisurely pace. The beach is on Nantucket Sound...usually mild waves and water much warmer than the National Seashore. The house is 400 yds. west of Allen Harbor...great for fishing excursion.

Other things to do in the area include: golf (2miles away), ferry trip to Nantucket (leaves from Harwich Port), shopping in Chatham (5 miles), kayaking (all over), mini-golf (0.5 miles away), go karts (0.5 miles away), Cape Cod Baseball league (these are college kids being scouted for the pros), bike riding, free concerts, tennis, sailing, campfires on the beach. . . . .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $175

Rental is from FRIDAY to FRIDAY. This avoids most of the traffic backups getting on and off the Cape.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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