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Beautifully Renovated on Bass River with views from every room

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms (includes dwnstrs. room with queen bed), 2 full bathrooms, 6 adults

Waterfront with full or partial water views from nearly every room! This is a newly, fully renovated cape style home on the salt water Bass River and marshes. The gourmet, granite counter-top kitchen provides for all your cooking needs while the outdoor grille will allow you to enjoy family and friends for a vacation of great times fishing, swimming, bird-watching and relaxing. The two entry floor bedrooms are large with ample closet space, dressers, tvs and space to sit and read. The large downstairs room has a queen bed and sleeper sofa with lounging space and direct access to the backyard patio. Easy access to outdoor shower as well. Washer / dryer in house. Close to beaches, shopping, restaurants, and other town amenities. Close to several golf courses. Take a look at photos and inquire with any questions. We're happy to help!

West Dennis: Dennis is known for its beautiful beaches. You'll find plenty to do in the Town of West Dennis, Dennis and Dennisport. Shopping, restaurants, and area attractions, including museums, walking, fishing, swimming, bicycling, and much more. Dennis Pines has been voted best golf in Cape Cod! Or choose Dennis Highland, Blue Rock or Bass River - all close by! Take a bicycle ride on the Cape Rail Trail, or just relax in the backyard. Enjoy nearby mini golf, bumper boats, go carts, trampolines and batting cages. New Bass River Conservation Park where you can put in a kayak.

House Specialties: You've heard it said, 'Our home is your home'...well, we have gone out of our way to furnish this house as we would want it to be furnished for us. It is after-all, our retirement home and we spend time here ourselves. We hope you enjoy it and that you will treat it as you would your own home - with care and love. We have tried to think of everything, but if we missed something, please let us know.

No Smoking: This is a non-smoking house both inside and out. We pride ourselves in keeping it as allergy-free and clean as possible. Thank you for respecting this and for enjoying your time in our home.

Please Note: Rentals are not reserved until a deposit is received. We often have multiple parties inquiring about the same week.

More Details

MaryAlice or John
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About MaryAlice or John

John is from Boston and MaryAlice is from Houston. We are both working professionals and love spending as much time as we can at our home on the Cape in West Dennis. John grew up spending summer vacations in West Dennis, so we have a real connection to this area. We've been visiting the cape as a family for over 15 years. We currently live in Houston. John is a ship captain and manages a fleet of vessels for his company, and MaryAlice is a professor. We have family in the Boston area. John went to school at Massachusetts Maritime Academy and MA at MIT and UT Austin.

MaryAlice or John purchased this house in 2011

Why MaryAlice or John chose West Dennis

We bought our home because we were looking for a perfect spot for retirement and enjoyment. We love this location because it is on a private street, so it is safe and quiet, yet we are close to everything that we love about the cape. When we bought our home we loved that it was just renovated because that allowed us to put on some finishing touches (downstairs patio, outdoor shower and new lawn and landscaping) but also start from scratch on furnishing it.

Being in the mid-cape means we can do more in less time. We love sunsets at Grays Beach or Mayflower Beach's long low tide walks. We love the convenience of South Dennis Beach and the great walks we get in from our house to the beach. We love putting in kayaks at the town pier just a few minutes walk from our house, or fishing right off of it. And we love that kayak and paddle board rentals are just across from our place by the marina. There's so much to do in this area - golf, bike riding, hiking, kayaking, go carts, eating, ice cream! and much more that we just love.

What makes this house unique

When we were shopping for a home to purchase, we walked in and instantly loved our home. The kitchen was perfect for our lifestyle and we loved the openness. The wood floors, granite countertops and balcony with great views of the river were a quick sell for us. We hope you will love it just as much!


West Dennis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Spacious with privacy
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clean and updated
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Clean and Updated
  • The bathrooms are all clean and updated. All are fresh and roomy. We encourage use of outdoor shower when possible. It is newly built, large, with seating area and privacy screening.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Newly furnished with wall art and a new king-sized bed + tv
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Furnished with tv, a/c, seating, and large wall closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen bed plus a sleeper sofa, chair, table, bath and closet
  • All bedrooms have views and are furnished in a Cape Cod style with new furniture, bedding, linens, wall art, TVs, and rugs. The third downstairs room has a sleeper sofa in addition to a queen bed. Sleeper is like most - not as supportive comfort, so best for children. Access to room is through the utility/laundry area.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The house was completely renovated in 2010 and is in immaculate condition. The upstairs family room and both upstairs bedrooms have window air conditioning units. Downstairs portable air conditioner. Additional a/c cooling units are in house for warmer weather, but breezes are typically nice on the river if you open the front door (screened). 2011 was the first year for renting. You will enjoy all new furniture, wall art, furnishings, etc. We stay for part of the summer, so you can be assured the amenities will be just as we would expect of a place we would rent! Reference to upstairs is actually at street level. House is on slopped site, so the entry level is at street level and the downstairs opens to backyard and river, including a paved patio. Regular cleaning fee of $150 is in addition to rental fee.


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Beautifully Renovated on Bass River with views from every room
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful view and peaceful setting!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as described! The property is just beautiful and the views are stunning. You want a peaceful spot to relax and rejuvenate, this is the place! The owners were a delight to communicate with as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We hope that you stay with us next year!! Cheers, John
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the view and bird watching from the upper deck. The weather was great and were able to hit the beaches daily!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great! Glad to hear that you all enjoyed your stay! Cheers, John
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Elkhart Lake

Wonderful views; comfortable quiet well equipped home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our week at this very nice house in West Dennis. Easy access to everything, yet off the beaten path in a nice neighborhood. A perfect home base as we explored Cape Cod. We enjoyed the outdoor shower and spacious lawns. Our only complaint was that the lobster pot was too small, requiring us to boil our fresh-caught lobsters one at a time! I'd highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful spot for a perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautifully decorated and large. The gracious owners have thoughtfully equipped it with everything and anything you might need. Upon arrival, we felt immediately at home and well taken care of. The back yard is expansive and has a great view of the marsh and harbor- perfect for kids and grownups of all ages. There is a pretty outdoor deck for reading, sunning and stargazing. West Dennis is a terrific little town- the beach is nearby and pristine- there are interesting shops and sights to see in the area- it is a kiddy paradise. The house was extremely clean and well appointed- there's a big gas grill, beach toys, chairs and bikes at your disposal. Cape Cod is an incomparable place to have a vacation. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more and extend our thanks and best wishes to the owners. We'll be back. Many thanks, Jane and Peter.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

The house was a perfect getaway for our family of 4. Everything was as described and the photos are very accurate. The home was very well taken care of and really felt like a home rather than a vacation rental. MaryAlice and John were wonderful hosts who were always just a phone call or text away for anything we needed. The deck and the Yard was great. They supplied linens, everything you could need in the kitchen and even had some bikes in the garage to use!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice week in Cape Cod

  • 4 of 5

Nice house in West Dennis, close to everything (beaches (2 minutes), restaurant, Cape cod mall, activities). The house have a nice view on the marina and it is very well equipped. The house was clean and well-maintained. The owner provided us an excellent customer service.

Superbe maison de West Dennis, dans un quartier tranquille, à proximité de tout (des plages (2 minutes), de restaurants, du Cape Cod Mall et autres activités). La maison a vu sur la marina, elle est très propre et bien entretenue. Elle est surtout très bien équipée, il ne manque de rien (vélo, chaises de plage, parasol, canne à pêche etc.) et la cuisine est aussi bien équipée que celle à la maison, il ne manque de rien! Et les propriétaires ont été très gentils, se sont assurés qu'il ne nous manquait de rien.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Boston Logan or Providence
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sundowner Restaurant and Summer Shanty
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Hyannis to Nantucket or Marthas Vineyard
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Dennis Pines and Dennis Highlands
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Route 28 and Cove Rd
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
S Dennis Beach 3 miles, Bass Rivr access-3min walk
Car: recommended

West Dennis is quintessential cape with an ideal mid cape location. The town is small, easy to get around in, has the most beautiful beaches and classic sunsets. Enjoy easy access to the Cape Cod Baseball League's nightly games. Canoe, kayak, or swim at local beaches. Enjoyment for the kids with trampolines, mini golf and go carts. Only a short drive to Route 6A with access to many shops and other cape towns. You can take a day trip to the Cape Cod National Seashore, or a day exploring art galleries, restaurants and shopping in Provincetown about a 40 minute drive away. Enjoy the Cape Playhouse in Dennis. Multiple golf courses, including Dennis Pines and Dennis Highlands. You might want to take in a concert at nearby Melody Tent in Hyannis, only 15 minute drive away - or also in Hyannis, catch the ferry to nearby Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard for the day.

Other Activities: There are so many wonderful and fun things to do very close to the house. You can enjoy bike rides and even do this as you shop the area along Route 28. Grey's Beach, Mayflower Beach are only 15-20 minutes away and are spectacularly beautiful. West Dennis is known for its beaches and ideal location. Kayaking and Paddle boarding is absolutely wonderful. There is an easy rental place just a few minutes from the house and you can kayak all around the Bass River and see beautiful marine wildlife and exquisite marsh areas along the river. Paddle board rental is also now available and very popular on the Bass River. There are a number of terrific restaurants close by. West Dennis beach is only 5-10 minutes from the house and walking in the area is quite nice.

Golf: The Town of West Dennis has wonderful golf courses to enjoy. Rates are relative to the time of the year. In addition to West Dennis area, there are a number of courses in nearby Cape towns that are convenient and easily accessible. Primary Golf Courses in the immediate area are: Highlands Golf Course (Par 71) and The Pines (both in Dennis); Yarmouth (one town over) has The Tidewater, Bayberry Hills (3-9 hole courses), Bass River in Yarmouth; Ocean Edge in Brewster just to name a few.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

Required Weekly Rental Only during Summer Peak Season unless otherwise noted-June 23-Sept 8 at 2,800/week.
Weekend Rentals offered on Off Season ONLY (2 night minimum). Off season rate at $350/night plus $150 cleaning fee. Deposit required unless HomeAway Damage Protection is purchased.
Rates are subject to change until rental agreement is executed and deposit received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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