A Green Retreat in a Quiet Neighborhood. a Big Old Farmhouse Freshly Restored.(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
5 Bedroom/ 1.5 Bath Historic family farm on the Great Barnstable Marsh
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.
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.
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Member since: 2013
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Near The Ocean
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - Jun 17, 2017
4 night min stay
Height of Summer 2017
Jun 18 - Sep 5, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning and laundry fee $170
- Taxes Not included
Half of the lease amount is due within seven days after the tenant receives the lease. The balance of the lease amount and a $500.00 deposit by a separate check is due 14 days prior to check in.
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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.
Year Purchased: 1639
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Yarmouth Port, Yarmouth, MA, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
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The farm house as you turn in from Church Street
Screened-in porch on the North side
North side of the house with the new outdoor shower
North Living Room
The South living room off the front porch and dining room and front hall
Green Hill Farm cod fish weather vane
Dining room, ready for action
Bunk beds in the bedroom at the head of the kitchen stairs
West facing bed in the 4 Winds bedroom
Twin beds in the 'Ship's Cabin' bedroom with a wall of our Mom's kooky wallpaper
The Master bedroom at the West end of the house
View of the marsh and bay from bottom of field
West side of house and porch in early morning light
North-facing screened-in porch - for morning coffee or evening drinks
North living room with French doors out to the screened-in porch
Front Hall Stairs with a bathroom tucked under them
South Living Room
Kitchen with pantry/laundry room beyond
Dining Room facing one of the doors to the screened-in porch
The house at Green Hill Farm
The 4 Winds bed room with windows in all 4 directions and 3 twin beds
North facing bed room with views out to the lawn and fields
A nice walk or bike ride to this town landing
map of the Green Hill Farm area
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