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Walk to Beach, town with restaurants /stores. View

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


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. 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.

More Details

Marylynn Clune
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2017

About Marylynn Clune

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!!

Marylynn Clune purchased this house in 2011

Why Marylynn Clune chose Harwich Port

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.

What makes this house unique

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!


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..."
The Steamship Authority
"Many enjoyable trips to various islands. Locate a place to stay before venturing out as pla..."
Cape Cod National Seashore
"Wonderful beach and Cape history."
Craigville Beach
"Nice beach near Hyannis, Ma."
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Chatham, Ma
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Restaurant/bar Center of town
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
one half mile
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
three in Harwich
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Hyannis, ma
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
route 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
in town
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
north of Boston
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
400 yards
Nearest Point of Interest
Wychmere Harbor
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.


Harwich Port House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shell sink, stained glass window
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Just renovated ; marble counters
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , stone tiled shower' newly renovated
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , new black and white decor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , newly renovated upstairs
    outside - outdoor shower , Back to nature with lovely flowers everywhere!!
  • All the bathrooms have been completely done over in the last two/three years.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , New mattress, fireplace, walkin closet plus bath, harbor vie
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , harbor view new mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , share bath with king roon all new furniture
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Blue/white share bath with one other room private stairs
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , share bath...private stairs; very private
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sofa..Pretty wicker room, fireplace and tv
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 child bed , private bath, own staircase/entrance
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Very inviting first floor room with lots of books.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
All amenities including broadband internet access, also cell phones have reception in the house.


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average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews
Allison Park

Lovely home, but difficult owner

  • 1 of 5

We rented Stepping Stones for a family reunion July 30 to Aug 6. There were to be 28 persons - our entire immediate family, to which the owner agreed. A number of those coming were small children, so we anticipated making do with some extra bedding which worked well. The house is well appointed and the grounds are lovely. It is easy to get to the beach and access to the rail trail section to Chatham is close. In addition to the rent, Mrs. Clune requires a sizeable damage deposit which we paid well in advance, as well as a significant cleaning fee. The problem with Stepping Stones is the owner who is unpredictable and unreliable. She initially withheld our entire damage deposit, claiming that we had more than 28 people staying during the week and that we had more than 100 at a party on our last night. The party had been planned with Mrs. Clune's knowledge and help. We never had more than our family staying and the number of guests who came to the party were 30 exactly which is what we had told her. After our protests she returned half of the damage deposit without ever documenting actual damage or repair expenses. She did claim her charge was justified for things like cleaning and linen that rightfully should have been covered by the rent and cleaning charge. She spent a day at Stepping Stones on about the fourth day of the rental and never at any time attempted to clear up misunderstanding or misapprehension. The impression is that she anticipated retaining the damage deposit in any event. Prospective renters need to know they may face unanticipated charges or even asked to leave on inaccurate, unsubstantiated accusations.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and yard - great for reunions!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of several families with young children that stayed here Summer of 2017. Marylynne is the most gracious host possible - she showed us around, was incredibly forgiving of our crowd and children, and was extremely easy to communicate with leading up to and during our stay. She has a lovely home with a fantastic kitchen (great for cooking up big group meals) and gorgeous landscaping, giving the kids many areas in which to play outdoors. We also made use of Pebbles, the cottage on the grounds, which lets a family have some more privacy. It was a tad bit further from the beach than we'd hoped (would be fine for older kids and adults, ended up driving and dropping off some of the little ones) but there are plenty of strollers and bikes for you to use if necessary. It is a nice stroll into the town center as well.

We could not have been more pleased with our stay - we made many great memories in that house and the backyard patio. Thanks to the Clunes for being wonderful to work with!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay at Stepping Stones

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house and location for a large family to celebrate Wycheme Harbor wedding. The wedding party had pictures taken across the street in front of the harbor then walked across the street to Stepping Stones for some great pictures in the beautiful yard. Marylynn was terrific to coordinate our stay with and was most accomodating. Thankyou for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Coleman, We are pleased that the house suited your needs so well. Thank you for the care that you showed Stepping Stones; you treated it like it was your very own. Our best to you and your family. Sincerely, Marylynn
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at the Stepping Stones house. It was great to have 14 of us under one roof. There was plenty of space for all of us. Everything was within walking distance. Thank you Marylynn for making our week so pleasurable.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review..we are so happy that you enjoyed Stepping Stones!
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Beautifully maintained home with spectacular grounds and harbor view.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for group gatherings, yet areas for quite solitude. Our family of ten enjoyed this property centrally located on the Cape that provides easy access to everything we covered from Provincetown to Martha's Vineyard. Hope one day to return with grandchildren added, since two of our children were expecting on the trip. Thanks to the Clunes for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL

Love, Love, Love it!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family(17) has stayed at both Stepping Stones and Pebbles for the past two years.

Everyone and we mean everyone absolutely adores this place. It has been our most

favorite vacation spot ever. Stepping Stones is beautiful, convenient, and comfortable. Marylynn, the owner,

could not be more accommodating.

The Kelleys

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $350
cleaning fee Pebbles $75
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
cleaning fee Stepping St $350

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 if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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