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Cozy and Spacious home near ocean, with easy access to bike path

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Nestled In A Quiet, Wooded Cul-de-sac

Welcome to our Cape Cod Retreat! Tucked away in the natural environs of the National Seashore in historic North Eastham, Massachusetts, our bright and clean home offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an outdoor shower. Our newly renovated common living-dining room is spacious with a long farmers table that can seat up to 12 people comfortably and a comfy sectional sofa that provides a place for the family to sit together to play a board game or to watch a movie. Our large, sunlight-flooded kitchen has been recently updated with under-mounted sink and granite countertops. If you are a foodie you’ll love cooking a meal in this space. With it's comfy arm chairs and early morning sun pouring in, this where we love to sit with a cup of coffee and read of the morning paper. The deck off the kitchen is shaded by oaks and sea pines. It's a wonderful place to cook (on a Webber Gas Grill) and eat, or share a libation on a warm summer day. On cool evenings, we find ourselves drawn to our farmer’s porch that stretches across the front of our house. We’ve discovered recently that night-time mosquitoes are infrequent visitors of homes on the Oceanside of the Cape, unlike the more marshy inlets of the Bayside. We have a large yard with swing set and plenty of room for off-street parking (room for a boat).

Dianna and John
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Dianna and John

We both grew up and have lived in Massachusetts up until recently, when we moved to Long Island, NY with our 3 young children when John began a new job.

Dianna and John purchased this house in 2011

Why Dianna and John chose Eastham

We both vacationed in Cape Cod as children and, for the past 15 years, we have spent our summer vacations at a relative's home on the lower Cape. We've loved spending our vacations there as a young couple, hanging at the spectacular beaches of the National Seashore during the day and checking out the great restaurants and night life in Wellfleet and Provincetown. More recently, we started to come with our babies and spent our time at the gentle waters and sea shells of the bay beaches and especially the warm, clear spring waters of the kettle ponds where our little ones could play safely for hours at the water's edge. With little ones we've also become very familiar with the great mini-golf and soft serve ice cream joints, the wonderful children's theatre in Brewster and exploring the beautiful, peaceful trails on the Wellfleet Audubon, although with 3 noisy kids in tow, we don't see as many birds as we used to! The lower Cape feels like home to us; an utterly peaceful home where we can take a deep breath, feel the Cape Cod breeze, and spend wonderful moments with family and friends. So, when we moved to New York, we knew that, even though it was a bit farther for us to drive, we couldn't buy a vacation home anywhere else.

We love the North Eastham area because it has a very rural, quiet feel to it. When we're biking or driving down our street and all the beach roads around us, we feel like we're far away from civilization. Yet, when we do want to venture out and find some civilization for fun or practical reasons, we're on Route 6 in a minute and can head a few minutes in either direction for all of our favorite spots.

We also love having the option of going to the ocean beaches for the big thrilling waves and the dunes or across the road to the bay beaches, where we can watch the sunset on the water. Great Pond is also just a few minutes away, so we can pop over there after the beach for a refreshing swim.

What makes this house unique

When we found the 'Mucho Gusto Hideaway', which was aptly named by our 6 year old daughter, we knew this was the place for us. The charming farmer's porch grabbed us immediately and it has turned out to be great spot to hang out and grab the morning sun with a cup of coffee and enjoying some margaritas and chips and salsa as the sun is setting. The home has enough room for us to be comfortable, give everyone space for a little privacy, and to welcome family and friends. We also love to cook and entertain, so we loved the newly renovated large kitchen and the open feeling of the dining and living room area.

We were very excited to see the outdoor shower and the deck off the kitchen. The big yard allows our kids to run around and explore for hours and we enjoy the view of the gorgeous hydrangea bushes.

The proximity to the bike path has been a great bonus of our location! We can go for a walk or jog there in the morning and the family can hop on our bikes and ride to many destinations without having to deal with the dangers of the traffic on Route 6.

The 'Hideaway' is a very special place for our family and since we bought it last year, we have been (and are still) lovingly renovating, decorating and appointing our home, to create a clean, comfortable and peaceful space in which we and our guests can spend our precious (and all too rare) vacation time.


Eastham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twin, 1 set of bunk beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Cozy and Spacious home near ocean, with easy access to bike path
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Lovely house with peaceful front porch and well supplied litchen kitchen!

  • 5 of 5

Everything needed for a lovely stay, including an excellent kitchen where we found everything needed to bake a birthday cake and a great outdoor BBQ too. The best place we have ever rented in Eastham...and we've been renting here for many years. Very charming house. Lots of books to read, games, beach chairs- everything has been thoughtfully supplied!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home nestled in a beautiful neighborhood…Close to beaches, shopping & dining. The house is outfitted with all the trimmings for relaxation and a beautiful kitchen if you enjoy cooking at home as well as dining out. Being right off the bike trail is another added bonus. This was the perfect retreat and we look forward to renting again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, inviting, & airy.

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful week at the hideaway. We've been renting homes on the Cape for many years - most of them continuous and at the same house until the owners either sold them or decided to move up there permanently. We've always rented in the Orleans/Eastham area as it is our favorite place to be. My father & I were having coffee and playing on our iPads one evening sitting at the kitchen table and decided that of all our previous rentals, the hideaway is our favorite. To top it off, we had wonderful weather!

We are looking forward to hopefully returning next year, so I will be in touch the the owner.

Dianna, one of the owners, was nothing but pleasant, available/accessible, and helpful during our correspondence & stay and we couldn't be more pleased with the rental or the process from beginning to end.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week with our daughter and her family (including 3 year old twins) and the house had everything we could have wished for - air conditioning, fans, 2 queen beds, a gorgeous, well planned kitchen, toys and games, bikes, beach stuff etc. We really could have brought just our clothes and linens. We also loved that the week ran from Friday to Friday. It made the trip there and back so much easier.

The Nauset Light Beach was only a mile away and it was easy to park and use. But the twins liked the bay side so we went to First Encounter Beach a couple of times and it was perfect for little ones.

I will certainly recommend this house to my friends that might be looking for a Cape Cod vacation. Thanks to the family for sharing this delightful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marilyn, for your kind words regarding our home! We understand how precious family vacation time is for most people, and so we always hope for and strive to create an environment in which our guests can really relax and enjoy their time on the Cape as much as we do. We wish you the best and hope to hear from you in the future!
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Home and very clean. There were 6 of us with 4 teenagers enough room for all of us. We loved how the bike trail and beaches were close by. We loved sitting on the porch at night and spending family time together. We had everything we needed for the week, thank you for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We finally made it to the Oyster Festival this year and staying at your comfortable and charming home certainly added to the pleasures of the weekend. Your description was spot-on and the amenities were very much appreciated. It was always nice to enter a well maintained and clean property. The welcome goodies and the area information that you provided were also appreciated. Your home will certainly be on our short list for future family vacations.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Nauset Light Beach
Car: necessary

Our home is close to many beautiful and unique Cape Cod sites including the National Seashore (Nauset Light Beach and Coast Guard Beach) and the famous Nauset Lighthouse (one mile from the house). Eastham also has 4 bay beaches and several fresh water kettle ponds (great for young children!), all within minutes of the house. The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (under a mile from us) is the perfect place for a gentle nature walk for the young and “young at heart”, as well as the most earnest bird-watchers. For you bicyclers, you can access the Cape Cod Rail Trail at the end of our street. Head north a few hundred yards for mini golf or keep on pedaling into South Wellfeet (3 miles) for a latte and a brioche at the very popular 'P.B. Boulangerie' or the 'Blue Willow'. Head South on the Rail Trail you will quickly encounter old fashioned donut shops, coffee, ice cream, a general store, Deli and a world class gym for those of you who want to work out before heading to the beach. If you're up for a longer bike ride, you can go a little further to get to Orleans center, with it's many shops and restaurants, including The Chocolate Sparrow, whose delicious confections provide a great incentive to keep pedaling down the path. You can also take it easy and drive to downtown Orleans in about 10 minutes. There, you will find stores to help with all the practicalities: Super Stop n Shop, CVS, The Christmas Tree Shop, as well as many charming and interesting local shops, antique shops, and restaurants. The Town of Wellfleet (5 minutes from the house) is a wonderful artist village with a few upscale restaurants and a picturesque pier. This charming and peaceful downtown area with it's art galleries and unique shops, make for great afternoon of window shopping. If you want to venture about 20 minutes farther, check out Provincetown, a Portuguese fishing village that has the feel of Greenwich Village. There is nothing quite like it. P-Town, as we like to call it, is a must see whether you want to poke around in shops, go on a whale watch or simply sit on a bench and “people watch.” As you head toward Wellfleet, you’ll surely notice the Wellfleet Drive-in and cinema, where you can enjoy first-run films in the great outdoors.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

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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