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Unique retreat with upscale comfort. Hidden in the trees yet close to everything

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrms, 2 full baths, pull out sofa, private, 1.5 miles to ocean & bay beaches

WE MAKE YOUR VACATION EASY 🙂

When you arrive at Tranquility, you will find:

Your beds freshly made up with sanitized cotton sheets, Plus...

bath towels, beach towels, hand towels, & face cloths

toilet tissue, kleenex, paper towel, napkins, paper plates

kitchen trash bags, garbage bags, sandwich bags, storage bags,

plastic wrap, aluminum foil

hand soap, bath soap, dish soap, dishwasher detergent,

laundry detergent, dryer sheets

beach chairs and beach umbrella.

Tranquility is a contemporary house, nestled in the trees in a beautiful & private natural woodland setting, and features exceptional comforts, in a lovingly cared for home.

A winding path leads you to a boardwalk entrance. Once inside, and a few steps down the hall, the house opens up to windows and immediate green. Each window frames a different view of the woods. Nature abounds and watching wildlife is such a wonderful way to relax, and learn. A favorite animal life book series 'Old Mother West Wind' by Thornton Burgess,was written on the Cape about Cape Cod wildlife, and describes what you will observe beautifully.

A cozy living room with leather recliners, glider/rocker chair and love-seat make up the interior living room. Settle in for the evening to view your favorite show or movie on the flat screen TV or create a cozy atmosphere on a chilly night by lighting the remote controlled gas fireplace. (Available in the months of June and September)

The 'sunporch' room has an intimate sitting area...perfect for a quiet cup of coffee while you wake up slowly to the sounds of the morning birds...or catch the late afternoon colors as the sun moves overhead ... rays filtering through the leaves. The natural oak harvest dining table has seen years of romantic dinners for two, and happy family gatherings. A very well equipped kitchen with a glass top stove, 2 full sized ovens, french door refrigerator, microwave and 3x coffeepots...a Cuisinart grinder/brewer, an a single brew 'K' cup for instant caffeine enjoyment, and a French Press. All the pots, pans, kettles, dishes, glassware...to make your stay fun, refined if you choose, and complete.

The first floor of the house also features a bedroom with 2 large closets and a queen bed. The mattress is a dual control Sleep Number Bed, and there is truly no better night's sleep available than that.

The bath, directly across from the bedroom, has an unusual japanese shower/soaking tub combo. Shower off and step directly into the deep tub.

Light the candles and feel totally pampered and relaxed.

Sanitized cotton sheets, & bath towels are included with this rental in addition to beach towels.

Up the circular stairs...to the loft suite, the second floor offers a bedroom with a double bed and, a private bath ensuite with an antique claw & ball foot soaking tub, and stall shower. The adjacent loft features a guest pullout couch, and a quiet reading nook among the treetops and a flatscreen TV.

When you arrive...your beds will have been made up for you...a special treat for weary road travelers. Fresh towels await in the bathrooms.

Our goal with this property is to offer you a true vacation by including sheets, (beds made), towels, TP, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, dish/washer detergent...and so much more.

A vacation should be a vacation not a moving marathon from your home to ours.

Take the circular stairs down from the first floor and find the washer & dryer, and an additional backup refrigerator/freezer.

Outdoors on the deck you will find a Weber gas grill, a patio table and 6 chairs for dining al fresco, and a fire pit overlooking the woods and marsh. You will be surrounded by our favorite...hydrangea bushes.

An outdoor shed,exclusively for guests, is located near the car park with room to store bicycles and beach gear. Inside you will find the beach chairs and umbrella.

Bird feeders will be filled to attract the many colorful and fascinating birds. A pot of herbs is by the door to inspire culinary creativity.

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Click on 'ABOUT NANCY' to read unsolicited comments from our guests, via emails, notes AND voicemails.

Nothing describes THE TRANQUILITY EXPERIENCE as well as our former guests have, and we thank them all!!!

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More Details

Owner
Nancy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Nancy

Paul & I have been married nearly 30 years, and we have raised our family on the Cape. We have always enjoyed road trips and find that our trips/experiences always seem to revolve around water. We have rented many different homes in our travels and believe this to be the most convenient and comfortable way to travel and enjoy a new area. We have learned a lot about what is important in a rental home to be comfortable, and we know that you will appreciate and benefit greatly from our experiences.

Why Nancy chose Cape Cod

Peace...quiet...privacy...so hard to find these days...and so special when you do, and even better when you find it in a vacation property. Enjoy an early morning cup of coffee on the deck and watch 'nature' go about her business. Return after a busy day of just being on vacation, and relax in the peace and coolness of the woods. Cocktails and dinner watching the sun disappear behind the trees? Walk around the corner to Arnold's for a game of Miniature Golf and an ice cream. Be lulled to sleep at night by the gentle sounds of Peepers, & Bullfrogs.

The Cape is such a very special place to be. Surrounded by nature, & water, makes for a very healthy environment. As much as I love to travel, (and as a former travel agent I have travelled the world), I am always thrilled to be back home. I don't think I could live anywhere else and be so completely happy with my surroundings.

What makes this house unique

A special home that blends perfectly in the woods...we just love it here and are looking forward to sharing it with others whom we feel, would love this as well. An ideal romantic getaway, cozy, with lots of little nooks for reading and sipping.

Windows on the woods everywhere, with the views, not hidden by drapes. Neighbors are not within sight.

Our outdoor shower is always a highlight each summer. There is nothing like showering under a canopy of beautiful leaves.

Cotton sheets, bath and beach towels included in the price.

We want you to arrive and immediately have that 'I'm on vacation feel!' The home will be well stocked with local information to assist you with planning for your vacation. Be active or not. The choice, delightfully, is yours.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for sharing your magical home with us....."
Jun 2016
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Amenities

Eastham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • First floor full bathroom, with Japanese style shower combo with adjoining deep soak tub. Second floor full bathroom, separate stall shower and antique claw & ball foot tub. Outdoor enclosed shower w/ hot & cold water. Nothing like showering under a canopy of trees...or stars. Toilet tissue included Liquid hand soap included by each sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , dual control Sleep Number mattress
    Bedroom 2 - bedrm, bath, loft w/ sleep sofa, reading nook in treetops
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Unique retreat with upscale comfort. Hidden in the trees yet close to everything
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Washington DC
5

Tranquility is Aptly Named

  • 5 of 5

Hands down, the best equipped rental we have ever stayed in. From the moment you enter to the moment you leave you feel welcomed. An extra thoughtful host left us a welcome basket of fresh food. The location near the Cape Cod National Seashore is superb. Literally three minutes drive from the visitors center and five minutes from two excellent beaches. Lovely house and lovely spot nestled in the woods. One warning however is that if you have mobility issues and cannot navigate steps this rental would be challenging. There is a circular staircase leading to the laundry room and another one to the sleeping loft and second bedroom and a set of landscaped stairs from the driveway to the beautiful deck and front door. But if you can manage steps this house is a treasure. For the birdwatchers the collection of feeders outside the dining room window provides much entertainment.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are just delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tranquility! It is our goal to make your stay comfortable and a special experience. We thank you for your kind words AND the care you took with the house. I confess, I hold my breath when we enter the house after a guest leaves hoping to find that all is well. When we opened the door after your departure I was very, very, pleased with the condition. We thank you! Warm regards, Nancy and Paul
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5

Wonderful vaca despite the weather.

  • 5 of 5

We always love the Eastham and Wellfleet beaches. Tranquility is centrally located but tucked away from any action. Peaceful and has everything you need to be comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Tranquility. Thank you so much for your very gracious 5 star review. We take the comfort of our guests very seriously, and we even agonize over the weather...wish it had been better for the beach. All the best, and thank you again for choosing to stay at Tranquility. Nancy and Paul
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Sarasota, Florida
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Tranquility was an amazing place to stay! Everything was well taken care of, clean, and fully stocked! The kitchen had every amenity and we cooked some great meals. I would highly recommend tranquility.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and recommendation. We are always so pleased to read that our guests truly enjoyed their stay and we thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. Warm regards, Nancy
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5

The name says it all

  • 5 of 5

Well, Tranquility makes good on its promise! We spent two wonderful weeks at the house, and loved the wooded views and seclusion, though the place is so conveniently located. We biked everywhere--to the bayside of Eastham and National Sea Shore--and up and down the mid-Cape bike trail, which is just a few blocks away. The home is more beautiful than the photos indicate; the kitchen had everything we did or could have needed; the AC and electronics worked great; and overall found the house to be a wonderful place to return to after a busy day out and about. The hosts were very responsive to every question we had; and just very nice to deal with. We'd certainly go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul and I are delighted that you had a wonderful vacation at Tranquility! We thank you for your kind comments and certainly appreciate the time you took to write this review. We do love sharing this special property with thoughtful vacationers and we would love to welcome you back any time. Warm regards, Nancy
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Denver Colorado
5

WOW!!! Feels like home. Quite and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Words can not be said enough about Tranquility. Nancy and Paul made you feel like it was your own home. They were so helpful before we arrived with directions and what to expect when you arrive. Their welcoming basket was a delight when we arrived. Perfect for a sunset on the beach at the Cape. So many great restaurants close by. If you love donuts and pastries, Hole in One is your place. The Fairways Restaurant is so welcoming and food is so fresh and cooked to your liking. Crab Cake Benedict is a must. Oops, sorry for leaving the review for Tranquility. If you are there for relaxing, this is your place. Quite and surrounded by trees and all the feathered friends that come to the feeders. Close to beaches and historical cemeteries. Cove Burying Ground is a must stop. 3 Mayflower passengers are buried there. The headstones are still in good shape for how old they are. Some have been replaced. Nancy and Paul have outdone themselves for making you feel at home. Tranquility is right in the middle of the Cape so you are close to so many attractions and ferries if needed. I will be telling all my friends about this lovely home so if they ever come to the Cape, this is the place to stay. No, it is not on the beach, so your outside activities are calm and pleasant. On the beach front, the wind is blowing and sitting outside can be cold and windy. Thanks again Nancy and Paul for a delightful stay. You hospitality makes us want to come back and explore more. Thanks again.

Stephen and Crystal

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay on the cape

  • 5 of 5

Great house, tucked away in the woods. We spent every morning watching the birds outside the kitchen window. Central location, the house is lovely, very convenient, everything you could need is there. Loved the fireplace! Thanks for the welcome basket. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Barnstable w/ flights to the Islands, Boston & N.Y
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Local Break restaurant and bar
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Freedom Ferry, Harwich Port to Nantucket
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Brewster Captains Golf Course
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Hyannis to Boston
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rte 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Arnold's Seafood and Ice Cream...easy walk
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Coast Guard Ocean Beach & First Encounter Bayside
Car: recommended

Located within an easy bike ride to Coast Guard Beach (voted one of the top ten beaches in the world), Nauset Light Ocean Beach, Bayside Beaches and fresh water ponds. 'Tranquility' is an ideal vacation home from which to enjoy your Cape Cod vacation.

'Tranquility' is centrally located within 1.5 miles of the ocean and the bay. Bring your inflatable rafts to the Bayside for lazy day drifting as the tide comes in, and your boogie and surf boards for a more wave action at the ocean. Eastham offers the very best of both worlds for salt water and fresh water swimming & sunning, and 'Tranquility' is located right in the heart of it. The Cape Cod Rail Trail bike path is less than 1/4 mile around the corner

Great restaurants are everywhere on the Cape. The closest being Arnold's well known for it's seafood, ice cream and miniature golf. An easy walk right from the house.

Within minutes you can enjoy restaurants, cinemas, classic 'drive-in' movies & miniature golf. Visit Wellfleet for their art galleries, fishing pier, and Main Street strolling. Truro for the winery and a visit to Atlantic Spice Shop. Provincetown for her quaint and quirky shops, eclectic surroundings and of course the 'must do' whale watching boat trip and if really ambitious climb to the top of the Provincetown Monument for glorious views of the town and Cape Cod Bay. Visit Orleans for fine dining, or bring your lawn blanket, and watch the very best college, major league hopefuls, play baseball in the Summer League. Charming Chatham has the best shopping/walking street on the Cape. Brewster straddles Rte 6A, and is best known for antiquing and Captain's homes. Each Cape town offers something special. Most first timers to visit are amazed at the size and scope of all that makes up Cape Cod.

Seafood is truly a gift from the sea, gloriously abundant, and should be enjoyed at the many restaurants or purchased fresh for your own culinary creation. Pack lots of picnics, build an evening bonfire on the beach (get a permit), toast marshmallows and listen to the waves rolling in. Ride the wonderful bike trail and at the end, park your bike and enjoy an authentic french pastry and coffee at the Boulangeri (a wonderful incentive to make the trip)!

Get lost in a bookstore, find yourself alone at the beach simply by walking away from the crowds... the ocean beaches extend for miles, but most people stop a few yards from the entrance :)

Gather shells and get crafty, rent a kayak and explore the marshes.

Hike the miles and miles of trails in the National Seashore Park, state & local reserves and the Audubon Society. Discover Pilgrim Springs where the Pilgrim's first tasted fresh water after their Atlantic crossing...they landed on Cape Cod first! Visit First Encounter beach where the Pilgrims and Native Americans had their 'first encounter'. Then come back to Cape Cod tranquility and disappear into her serene comfort, sheltered from the summer crowds. There is so much to do, and enjoy and discover on the Cape and Tranquility is the perfect launch and return pad from which to enjoy your Cape Cod time.

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Additional information about rental rates

Sunday to Sunday rental
Check in Sunday 3PM
Check out Sunday 10AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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