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A green retreat in a quiet neighborhood. A big old farmhouse freshly restored.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom/ 1.5 Bath Historic family farm on the Great Barnstable Marsh

This property has been in our family for over 300 years and run as a farm for much of that time. We're located on a dead end road in historic and picturesque Yarmouthport with nothing but marsh between you and Cape Cod Bay.

You will stay in the newly restored, turn of the century farm house with 2 living rooms, a dining room - all hung with our Dad's watercolors - a screened-in porch and 5 bedrooms upstairs. Many years ago,the original Cape style house was moved from the Weir Village a few miles away. An ell added for the kitchen and then a former, long ago woodshed was converted to a laundry room/pantry downstairs.

The South living room is a quiet place for coffee in the morning,checking e-mail - we have Wi-Fi - sunny and cheery for afternoon lounging. The North living room's big couch and comfy chairs are good perches for reading or watching a movie or a Red Sox game. French doors open onto the porch and offer the flow for parties and dinners. Set up for the group with the big old dining room table and/or the screened-in porch tables. There are so many comfortable spots to park yourself or have a meal or drinks.

Upstairs we have beds for 11 and plenty of space for company to be together or apart. The 5 bedrooms run the length of the house with the West end master bedroom and double bed, the South-facing Ship's Cabin with 2 twin beds and, across the hall, a North-facing bedroom with a double bed. The other 2 bedrooms are separated from these 3 by a hallway that runs down to the East end of the upstairs. The cozy South-facing bedroom at the head of the kitchen stairs has a set of bunk beds. At the East end, the 4 Winds bedroom off the bathroom has 3 twin beds and windows facing all 4 directions. Each bedroom is a little world into itself and as private as you want to make it.

The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking equipment (we're a family who loves to cook) and extra areas in the pantry to stash supplies or roll out a pie crust. Kids can eat their cereal or sandwiches at the kitchen table. Guests can spread out into the dining room or porch, front or back. I personally like to drink my early morning cup of coffee on the front porch. The front and kitchen staircases allow for the flow of guests and especially children. The outdoor cedar wood shower is new and fragrant and has a dressing room and a laundry line for hanging wet towels and swim suits. Lawns extend on all sides of the house and beg for games, parties or a lovely sit in a lawn chair. We provide all kinds of game equipment, including instructions for Barn Roof Tennis, a Green Hill Farm specialty. Bring your boat and tour Cape Cod by water. Boat rentals are available close by and town landings are minutes away in each direction from the farm.

Get out for that early morning walk or bike ride along Thacher Shore Road before the kids get up and check out the tides at Keveney Lane Bridge. Stroll down the old farm road on the 33 acre property, past apple and mulberry trees and vegetable garden, down to the marsh with views of Cape Cod Bay and the Sandy Neck blinking light house.

We're clearing trees and brush to reclaim the water view from the house. We consider Green Hill Farm an ongoing project and would love to clear the fields and restore the historic barn where our dad used to paint. If you walk around the property, you may find the old tennis court, the oldest on the Cape. A clue: it doesn't look much like a tennis court anymore.

Our brother John has maintained a commercial organic garden over the years until recently. This year he plans to increase the current garden and grow some produce for guests at the farm.

More information on this as the season gets underway.

As a family, we love this property and its long history. We have much to do to keep it vital. Fixing up the house for you was our first step and we are thrilled to share it.

More Details

neville bossi
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About neville bossi

We 5 Carter brothers and sisters own this property and have lived here,off and on, our whole lives. 4 of us now live off-Cape in New England. One brother lives in Yarmouth Port near the farm. We all love the place and still gather there but know it needs more use.Our parents,both gone to their reward,were the most generous wonderful people and would be thrilled to see how beautiful the farm house looks and to know that others get to share the happy atmosphere.

neville bossi purchased this house in 1639

Why neville bossi chose Yarmouth Port

Green Hill Farm has been in our family since the area was settled. We spent summers here and our dad painted and gave art classes in the barn. His paintings are hung on the walls of the farm house.We 5 Carter 'kids' have all lived at the farm at various times. One brother has tended a commercial organic garden there for years. Over the past 3 years our (perfectionist) carpenter brother has been restoring the place to its current condition. We still congregate for holidays and barn tennis and love the idea that other people are able to enjoy the rare magic of an old farm on Cape Cod.

What makes this house unique

Come home from the beach and luxuriate with the green lawns, the outdoor shower, the breeze stirring the curtains. Sit on the marsh-facing screened-in porch with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Spread yourselves throughout the house on a rainy day and take advantage of the 2 living rooms.Grill that big fish or steam lobsters in the fully equipped kitchen and eat at the kitchen table or go formal in the dining room or porch.

Relax in a quiet early morning and breathe in the salt air.

Watch fireflies and maybe hear the owls that live around the farm fields. You may see deer or a fox crossing through the old orchard below the house.

The cod fish weather vane on top of the barn, in spite of missing the E for East, still works. Weather watchers like our dad will have an eye to the top of the barn for wind direction. I'm still amazed by the accuracy of his weather forecasts based on wind direction.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Every morning someone commented on how much they loved this place. After staying here for 5 days, we don't want to leave!

We love the outdoor shower and screened-in porch.

Barn roof tennis was a HUGE hit!

Thanks for the well-stocked kitchen. I was able to make a 7 layer cake with no problem.

Seeing our 4 and 5 year olds with their cousins, all together in this peaceful green setting made our hearts sing.

Thank you for the maple syrup and the yellow watermelon, John. We never knew yellow watermelons existed!

We'd love to return.

Thank you for sharing Green Hill Farm with our families.
Aug 2014
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Yarmouth 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: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Additional shower - outdoor shower , Just built-includes a changing area
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , bunk beds
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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A green retreat in a quiet neighborhood. A big old farmhouse freshly restored.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
New York, NY

Close to beaches + Great House and Backyard

  • 5 of 5

Highlights include in this gorgeous old farm home:

- screened in back porch (we spent most of our time in this room)

- great backyard with adirondack chairs and learning how to play croquet

- enough bedrooms for everyone!

- full kitchen + grill; we cooked in almost every night!

- outdoor shower, the best in the summer after a long day at the beach

Thank you for sharing your home. We look forward to a visit back again next summer!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emily, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the farmhouse and your stay there. It was nice to meet you and see you all relaxing and enjoying yourselves. I hope we'll see you again next summer! Sincerely, Neville
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Perfect of the Old Cape Cod- just so charming and at the same time large enough for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

This is the type of rental that you say "I could come back to year after year." It is very nice not to have to bring towels and linens along with the large packing one must do for a week. It is close to everything, yet very private. And the kitchen is so well equipped, including crackers we needed for our lobster night. The outdoor shower, a Cape Cod tradition, also has a private dressing area. The screened- in porch is the perfect size for both socializing and outside meals. Fans were provided, although we were blessed with some cool Cape Cod nights. With the large property we were able to enjoy a lot of Cape Cod nature. It is very close to the Bass Hole ( what the natives call it) or Grey's Beach which is free of charge, has a long, long boardwalk to see the sights, especially the sunsets, swimming, picnic tables, and a playground.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! It sounds like you packed in so many of the Cape Cod musts such as the lobster, outdoor showers, and sunsets on the beach. Thank you so much for your kind words and for considering our farmhouse. I hope you'll be back soon. Sincerely, Neville
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Awesome farmhouse retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just loved this rental home. It is clean, well stocked, roomy and very welcoming. Huge yard and beautiful screen porch over looking beautiful field. Great for kids and adults!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Debbie! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to you returning next summer. It's wonderful to have people enjoy it as much as we do. Sincerely, Neville
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The perfect farmhouse retreat

  • 5 of 5

Green Hill Farm couldn't have lovelier. Everything about it met and exceeded my expectations. The farmhouse has been renovated and fully modernized while maintaining its original charm. The grounds gave us more space for the kids to spread out and play or just wander. We stayed together with other families for a reunion and Everyone thought it was beautiful and everyone can't wait to

come back. The beds we're very comfortable, the linens fresh and seemingly brand new and every detail well thought out. At the same time it was great for kids of all ages. The kitchen was also recently renovated and is the appliances are new and the cooking supplies well stocked. Games and beach towels are provided and the laundry room a welcome addition. Thank you so much for sharing your family farm with us - we had a wonderful and memorable time!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Country Farmhouse on the Cape

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Green Hill Farm house. The house had been recently renovated by the decendants of the prominent Yarmouth family who own this property. The rooms have all been updated tastefully while still maintaining the New England charm of the property. There is a lot of room at this house. We were able to fit all 10 of us without feeling crowded, even on rainy days. The kitchen was bright and airy and a good starting point each day for breakfast. Most would get their breakfast and then head to the screened in porch to eat and enjoy the morning air. Others could eat in the large dining room or at the small table in the parlor just off the dining room. The screened in porch was a favorite for many nights to enjoy the evening sounds without worrying about bugs. The yard was a nice addition. We were able to have a catch, practice field hockey dribbling, play Frisbee and Can Jam or just lounge and catch some sun. The outdoor shower was also a plus, the enclosure still seemed brand new and had plenty of hot water for a refreshing cleansing experience.

On rainy days, we could hang out in the screened porch or the younger kids could watch cable tv in the family room off the screened porch or play some of the games in the parlor, while the rest of us could play cards in the dining room. Others took advantage of the house wi-fi and went online to keep in touch with friends and the outside world if they wished or to entertain themselves.

There was no air conditioning but there were fans for every room and we were very comfortable for late July early August when we stayed there.

The neighborhood was quiet with many side roads that we could walk either in the early morning or to get our evening constitutional.

The location of the house is also very nice. It’s quiet in the neighborhood but just a short drive away will get you to Stop & Shop, Dunkin Donuts and CVS if you need to re-supply. Also there are many restaurants not too far away as well. Finally it is also a short drive to some of Dennis’s more popular beaches – Mayflower Beach and Corporation Beach.

Overall, we had a wonderful stay and will be going back again this year.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Inaho-Japanese Restaurant
"This restaurant is just a stroll from Green Hill Farm if you like Japanese food and drink."
Mattakeese Wharf
"Great seafood, drinks, and harbor views in Barnstable Village, a 10 minute drive down scenic..."
Jack's Outback Restaurant
"This informal restaurant is an old family favorite and just a short walk from the farm to th..."
Cape Cod Melody Tent
"All kinds of shows and well known acts just across the Cape in Hyannis. If you like live mus..."
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises
"Whale watch boats right across the Cape in Hyannis, 15 minutes away."
Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Barnstable Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Colonial Inn
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Hyannis Ferry service to Martha's Vineyard Nantckt
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Cummaquid Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rte 6/ Mid-Cape Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Colonial Inn
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Gray's Beach-salt water; Dennis Pond-fresh water
Car: recommended

Green Hill Farm is 33 acres located on a dead end road with nothing but lawns, fields and the marsh between you and Cape Cod Bay. Church Street is part of a network of back roads that lead to a town landing where you can have a dip when the tide is right, water views and a mill pond bridge where the tides flow in and out. These small quiet roads are perfect for walking,running or biking. In another direction and 5 minutes (1 1/2 miles) away is Gray's Beach with swimming,boat access,a picnic area and a really long board walk out into the marsh. It's a nice bike ride. Also walkable and bike-able and minutes away (3/4 mile) from Green Hill Farm is fresh water Dennis Pond with a sandy beach and swimming, canoeing or kayaking. You can easily walk to restaurants, bars, a library,museums, and small stores with everything from beautiful housewares to the grocery, wine and beer store (and even ice cream cones.) Whale watches and deep sea fishing out of scenic Barnstable Harbor are 3 1/2 miles away along fascinating Rte 6A, the original Cape Cod highway. Treat yourselves to the freshest seafood restaurants right on Barnstable Harbor. Or take that ride up to Provincetown for the day and check out the scene! The beaches and National Seashore all over Cape Cod are endless, varied and spectacular.You can rent or bring bikes to bike trails, some of which lead right through the sand dunes. For the rainy or change of pace days, Dennis, 5 miles East on 6A, has a live theater, a Fine Art museum (including one of our Dad's watercolors in its permanent collection) and a movie theater, not to mention hand-scooped ice cream , a bakery/cafe,bars and restaurants and antiques. Hyannis, 5 miles South of Green Hill Farm, has movie complexes, a mall, mini-golf and a busy main street with all the tourist attractions and local businesses. The ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket leave from Hyannis harbor and bus service comes right into town. Barnstable Airport is in Hyannis. Deep sea fishing boats leave from this harbor,too. Local craftspeople and art galleries are well-marked and accessible all along Rte 6A, as well as historical houses open to the public.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170
Damage Deposit $600

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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