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Sunny, quiet family-friendly beach getaway 1m to Bay, fenced private yard, AC

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, great for family, close to beach

Relax & get away from it all, at your beach home away from home. One mile to Campground Beach. Updated kitchen & appliances plus dishwasher, A/C, 40” HDTV flat screen with cable/DVD, hi-speed WIFI. Comfy, newer mattresses. Sparkling clean. Walk or bike to beaches, shops, coffee and dining while still being in a quiet family neighborhood. Lots of windows and vaulted, beamed ceiling make this your perfect getaway! Half mile to bike path.

Three bedrooms: a bright, loft-style master suite with a deluxe mattress king bed and private tiled combination tub/shower bath on the second floor. Main floor features two added bedrooms: one queen BR and one cheery twin bedroom. There is a second full tiled combination tub/shower bath on main floor. Good space in all rooms. Main living area is bright and airy with an open floor plan. Finished basement with second TV and extensive kids video selection! Washer and dryer.

Outside, you'll find a pretty fenced-in yard, in a comfortable woodsy setting. Great sunny deck for coffee, cocktails, dining or birdwatching! Enclosed cedar outdoor hot/cold shower. Nice landscaping. Full sized new Weber kettle grill and beach chairs, sand toys available. No pets, please.

Come and relax for your well-deserved Cape Cod vacation!

Keywords: Beach house, Cape Cod, Eastham, Campground, First Encounter

More Details

Donna or Steve
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Donna or Steve

We have owned the Barking Urchin since 2003, and use the house ourselves in the Fall and Spring. We love how pretty and unspoiled Eastham still is, how quiet our street and neighborhood are, and our easy walks to Campground or Thumpertown beaches (and the Hole in One in the mornings!) We keep our home to the highest standards that we would expect for a Cape family vacation home.

Donna or Steve purchased this house in 2003

Why Donna or Steve chose North Eastham

After three years of looking, we found the 'right' house in the best location!

What makes this house unique

Easy access to the Bay (1 mile). Sunny, well-equipped home. Private fenced in yard. Comfortable rooms, newer mattresses. Updated kitchen, dishwasher. A/C units. HDTV and broadband internet, WiFi. Finished basement family room. Washer/dryer downstairs. All the amenities you need for your home away from home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After two weeks of glorious bliss and much needed relaxation, we try to replicate the rhythm of the Cape at home, but alas, the sounds of the ocean and leisurely walks on the beach are sacred to the shores.
Jun 2009
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Campground Beach


North Eastham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    First Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms are tiled and spotlessly clean
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Sunny, quiet family-friendly beach getaway 1m to Bay, fenced private yard, AC
average rating of 4.75 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful setting, peaceful, comfortable, cosy, very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Our week in Barking Urchin was fantastic. The house is in a wonderful, beautiful setting, near (5 mins in bike) great bayside beaches, with the ocean beaches only 10 minutes drive. The house has everything you could need, and has a great outdoor space for cooking, eating and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! We are so happy when our guests feel that they have everything they need. We hope you'll come back and stay with us again when on the Cape!
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Apalachin, NY

Everything and more!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at the Barking Urchin and it gets better every time. Communication with the owners is quick and easy, answering any and all questions. The description on the web site is spot on. The house is in a great location, clean, and has all the amenities you could ask for. Thanks for a wonderful week! We shall be back again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us again, and for your very thoughtful review! It's guests like you that make us smile, every time you join us!
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Wonderful summer cottage. Perfect Location. We had a dream vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

The Barking Urchin was an extremely clean & cozy cottage!! Perfect location off of RT 6 with easy access to both ocean & bayside beaches. Beds were very comfortable, kitchen fully equipped & outdoor shower & fenced yard perfect for kids!!! Thank you for a wonderful week in one of our favorite destinations!! Xo The Costa Family

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so happy when our guests enjoy our vacation home as much as we do. Please visit us again when your travels bring you back to the Cape!!
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Perfect house for my family of 5!!

  • 5 of 5

The listing was very accurate, pictures capture all that the house has to offer. upon arrival we found the house clean and ready for us to move right in! Location is perfect, we love to bike to the beach every day and it was a relatively easy ride to nauset light and coast guard beach. The house had everything we needed including an excellent outdoor shower! Dana is very friendly and easy to work with, a total pleasure to deal with. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this glowing review! We try to step into our guests' shoes, to help support a vacation experience that is relaxing, memorable, comfortable and fun!
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 6th year coming to the cape. We love North Eastham and this house was a perfect fit for our family of 4! Plenty of space and a great deck for outdoor meals. We loved the out door shower! It was the hottest week of the season and we were very appreciative of the A/C. We biked to Brewster on the rail trail and biked to the bay and ocean side of the beach multiple times. Sam's deli is super close for great breakfast sandwiches as well as other local restaurants. We really loved the house and location! It was a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Egremont, MA

Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our second summer at the Barking Urchin where we biked to the ocean or the bay each day. The house is in a great location with easy access to everything in Eastham and surrounds such as the rail trail and local eateries. It was comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. Dana and Steve could not have been more kind and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review, we love it when others love this special part of the Cape, too. Hope we'll see you next summer!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We look forward to hosting you and making your Cape vacation as comfortable as possible

A deposit is required to confirm your reservation, please contact us at 617-877-0802 or with any questions! There is also a security deposit which we hold but do not deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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