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June 18, Available Due to Cancel,"Stepping Stones" Walk to Beach, Town and Shops

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Last updated: 04/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House across from Wychmere Harbor 7 Bedrooms + cottage, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16 /1

'Steppingstones', a magnificent small estate on 1.89 acres offering a captivating setting adorned by huge shade trees, sweeping emerald lawn and a sunken garden, all with harbor views. We are also offering Pebbles, a Honey Moon Cottage hidden in the back of the property. It Is perfect for a small family or the guests of honor. The property has several flower gardens and a fish pond that adds to the inviting atmosphere. You will want to just relax and enjoy the scenery. Merkel Beach, with beautiful sandy shores is only 500 yards from the driveway of the main house.

The main house is lovingly maintained and updated. It includes a top of the line gourmet kitchen and butler's pantry. A distinctive post and beam ceiling accents the spacious living and dining room that surround a wonderful old fashion center chimney, with two fireplaces, one in the dining area and another facing the living room area. The den is ideal for reading, while the 4 season porch augmented with built ins and a gas fireplace is ideal for media activities. The second floor has four bedrooms two with new private baths, and the other two rooms share a new bathroom. The house rambles on to an area with an additional small, new gourmet kitchen, family area, and two more bedrooms sharing the 4th, brand newly renovated bath. Flip thru our pictures and pick up the phone to call: 203-762-1227 or 203-216-4300 . Welcome to 'SteppingStones' plus a Most Inviting Suite/cottage, newly renovated, named 'Pebbles'. Please inquire for more details.

Keywords: Our Cape Cod home is inviting and spacious.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/03/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 20
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Teens are welcome with familys not in groups. Multi Generational Groups for Weddings..not just wedding sorry!!...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Always kid friendly...just a short walk to the beach plus you can see the harbor filled with boats from our house. we have beach toys, lots of wooden toys for inside plus some outside driveway/yard things. Carriage for those that like to run or the walkers in your family. Even double carriages for those lucky enough to have twins. The kayak and chairs are already at the beach for your pleasant walk alonf the harbor to the beach. Lots of bikes for young adults....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    In some cases, we allow pets. Please ask before bring your pet. The fee is $50.00 per day. We are sorry for charging, however, both the lawn and cleaning people charge me....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The house is spacious so a wheelchair would be able to freely move about. There are two steps on the deck.....moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 19-20

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    New mattress, fireplace, walkin closet plus bath, harbor vie...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    harbor view new mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single

    share bath with king roon all new furniture...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Blue/white share bath with one other room private stairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

    share bath...private stairs; very private...moreless

  • Sunroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    queen sofa..Pretty wicker room, fireplace and tv...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 double, 1 child bed

    private bath, own staircase/entrance...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single

    Very inviting first floor room with lots of books....moreless

  • King size beds (2) Three new king mattresses and one beautifully hand carved bed., Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) We have mostly twin size beds with all new matresses, Child Beds (1) One youth sleigh bed., Baby Cribs (1) WE have one full size crib plus a portacrib and high chair., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One queen pull out sofa...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    shell sink, stained glass window...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Just renovated ; marble counters...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    stone tiled shower' newly renovated...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    new black and white decor...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    newly renovated upstairs...moreless

  • outside: outdoor shower

    Back to nature with lovely flowers everywhere!!...moreless

  • All the bathrooms have been completely done over in the last two/three years....moreless

Other Amenities

  • All amenities including broadband internet access, also cell phones have reception in the house....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have two large flat screen televisions; one flatscreen in the kitchen and one on the sun porch....moreless

  • Television:

    2 t v's...moreless

  • Toys:

    As mentioned, lots of toys for young and old....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games:

    We have lovely areas scattered around the property to read and converse!!...moreless

  • Video Library:

    some films Harwich has two libraries available for movies and etc.....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    We are directly across from Wychmere Harbor, not beach front, however, you can see the harbor....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Harwich Port Center...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Just a short walk along the harbor to Merkel Beach. Very quiet, great for young children. We provide chairs!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    We are located across from Wychmere Harbor; the most photographed harbor on Cape Cod....moreless

  • Rural:

    Our house is not rural but has 2 acres with four patios, two tree swings and abundance of private areas with lovely shrubs and flowers....moreless

  • Village:

    Stepping Stones is within walking distance of Harwich Port Village....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    with fireplace and table that seats about 12 or more...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    partial...the main part of the house plus three bedrooms...The other rooms have cross ventilation....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    We have Broadband Internet through our property....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    We have a new Miele. plus a larger one for sheets and towels...moreless

  • Computer Available:


  • Covered Parking:

    We have a two car garage....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The main house has 5 fireplaces..two gas, two great wood fireplaces plus one with candles...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    We have a two car garage...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (3) We have three gas fire places....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    Yes, easy pastword...Stepping Stones...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All very good quality....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Gracious, large room with fireplace...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone service is on all of our property...moreless

  • Parking:

    We have parking for a number of cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking should not be a problem at our house.....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    We have extra space for large oversized vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Yes, a house line....moreless

  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine:

    We have a new Miele. plus our big, really great one!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Two wonderful, large fireplaces, with great drafts....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    We have the names of caterers available to serve you....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes, a must for everyone!! CUISINART...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchens are equipped with every cooking tool one would ever need. Mostly brand new....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have lots of pretty, pretty dishes plus new pots and pans. The kitchen is superbly well equiped with anything you could need....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Miele; hardly ever used...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) We have two fully equipped gourmet kitchens, one with a butler's pantry. One is large and goes with the main house. The other is small and goes with two of the bedrooms..Granite counter tops in one, Sub Zero Refrigerator and any other necessary items are for your use....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) Both kitchens have microwaves for your use....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Lots of lovely glasses, plates and bowls for everyones use..Just put the back in the correct location!....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (3) One is Subzero, the other is an LG . An extra refrigerator is in the garage for the guests use....moreless

  • Shared Kitchen:

    The way our house is set up, we have the big kitchen plus an extra small but gourmet kitchen, next to it. Jit was recently completed and has a story....moreless

  • Stove:

    We have a grill plus the full service kitchen in the house. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    CUISINART 4 slice...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    We have a number of bikes......moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Our home has a deck at the lovely bricked side entrance, a slate patio at the front entrance plus We also have a fish Pond waiting for you to gather near while you are refreshed. The fish pond is shown in our pictures. 'Gather round for drinks' and take in Cape Cod at it best....moreless

  • Golf:

    Cranberry Valley plus a nine hole; both right in Harwich. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak, lift jackets...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    We have a three season room with a gas fireplace....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Two acres of lovely well cared for each week....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have two outdoor grills.....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are free in the center of Harwich....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Two wet suit but usually the water is very nice....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Season
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay
2018 Season
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Pet Fee $350
  • Taxes Not included


We have been so very lucky with all of our guests taking care and enjoying Stepping Stones. It is a lovely home and sharing it with people has been our pleasure. We ask that you feel free to use all the little treasures, enjoy but please put them back where you have discovered them. Please note there may be some flexability regarding the minimum stay depending on the weekend and the demand. Thank you for understanding.

Sincerely, Marylynn

Cleaning and escrow two weeks before separate checks. Escrow is not cashed unless damage is done or rules are broken i.e.. parking on lawn (sprinklers break) i.e.. animals not mentioned..

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/03/2017
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  • Wychmere Harbor

    "Most photographed harbor on Cape Cod. Enjoy putting our kayak or your boat in the water jus..."

  • John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

    "If you are new to Ma.; this may be a place you would enjoy visiting. The city of Hyannis ha..."

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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Chatham, Ma
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Restaurant/bar Center of town
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
one half mile
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
three in Harwich
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Hyannis, ma
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
route 6
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
in town
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
north of Boston
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
400 yards

Car: Not Necessary

Cape Cod is an absolute gem during any season. You will not be disappointed when you stay at our house as it is central to everything the Cape has to offer. There are numerous beaches in Harwich, both fresh and salt water plus two golf courses: a nine hole and Cranberry Valley; voted one of the best.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Our lives began in Western Ma.. work took us to Greenwich, Ct. then to Lexington, Ma. and back to Wilton, Ct. in Fairfield County where we have been for years. Our first child was born in Greenwich, next two in Lexington and our daughter in Wilton. Time has a way of having everyone grow up and move on to becoming one lawyer, two doctors and one teacher. Added to this, we now have seven grandchildren and they are the best!! Cape Cod is a second home to our family and the seven really cute grandchildren. Our animal history consists of one 'very well behaved' horse, two equally as well behaved dogs, one cat, a rabbit and a few fish. These are all alive and well!!

Why the Owner Chose Harwich Port, Harwich, MA, USA:
We purchased Stepping Stones after selling our home of 35 years in Harwich Center. Our family has grown and we wanted space for everyone to grow and enjoy together. Our hope is that you may have a wonderful time here and go home refreshed and filled with peace and love of everything that is good.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Stepping Stones has many nooks and cranies; enough for everyone to have space to read, think, rest and nap. The yard lends itself to personal time or meditation. You can walk across the street to the harbor, again to rest or read and of course, the beach is just 500 yards away. So close, with chairs already there, you just need to show up! Enjoy!

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/03/2017

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  • Expansive front yard, and back, and side yards as well!

    Expansive front yard, and back, and side yards as well!

  • Completely renovated kitchen with the best and latest appliances.

    Completely renovated kitchen with the best and latest appliances.

  • Center stairs take you to a room wtwo double beds,one youth bed and private bath

    Center stairs take you to a room wtwo double beds,one youth bed and private bath

  • Wychmere Harbor-across from Steppingstones

    Wychmere Harbor-across from Steppingstones

  • Wychmere Harbor across from our home

    Wychmere Harbor across from our home

  • So beautiful this past weekend with the snow. Imagine the summer!!

    So beautiful this past weekend with the snow. Imagine the summer!!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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