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Quintessential Cape Cod Vacation Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4-Bedroom Rental in the Heart of Centerville Village

A perennial favorite on the Centerville House Tour, 'Centerboard' is considered by many to be the jewel of the village and the envy of many a passerby.

This impeccably-designed compound consists of three separate buildings, all of which are linked by a spacious 1,200-square-foot mahogany deck.

The original 1920s 'Cottage' consists of the kitchen/dining area, living room, full-sized 'Toile' bedroom, twin bedroom, one full bath and one half-bath [with full laundry]. Multiple French doors extend living to the outdoor space with comfortable seating, a large table for al-fresco dining and chaises for lounging. Two private outdoor showers complete the Cape Cod experience.

Across the deck is a free-standing screen pavilion, with thick-cushioned lounge chairs, a comfy 12' built-in banquette and a fully-stocked outdoor fireplace. This is the go-to space for reading, game playing or an afternoon nap. Finish off another perfect day with an evening fire and a glass of wine in this gorgeous stone-fireplace room.

Linked by a catwalk, additional accommodation may be found in the newly added Boathouse. The interior space is finished in traditional bead-board with a 20' high ceiling. This spacious, well-appointed, queen-size bedroom includes its own seating area and kitchenette. Through the double French-doors, there is a private deck with its own outdoor shower. A winding staircase leads up to a 2nd floor twin bunk-room. The Boathouse contains its own large bath with double sinks and 6' claw-foot soaking tub. The Boathouse has a separate stereo-system and central air-conditioning.

Beyond the living spaces is a beautifully-maintained yard with green open-spaces for children to play and gardens for fresh-cut flowers.

More Details

Carol M Lynch
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 7, 2017

About Carol M Lynch

I have always had a passion for classic homes of solid design. For me, a proper home does not have to be big, but it does need to be functional, tasteful and, above all else, comfortable for those who use it. Centerboard was built and designed based on these aesthetic principles.

Carol M Lynch purchased this house in 1997

Why Carol M Lynch chose Cape Cod

Centerboard is a quintessential New England home from days passed. Even with its prominent location and history, the property was neglected for many years, but upon my purchase, it received a full restoration of classic features and modern updates to ensure guests' comfort.

What makes this house unique

Centerboard is within walking distance of everything that the village of Centerville has to offer: Four Seas Ice Cream, The Penny Candy Store, Centerville Library, Centerville Playground and the pristine Craigville and Long Beaches. Although it is situated on Main Street, the property is tucked behind a 6' privet-hedge and backs up to private conservation land. The unique location and layout of the property allow guests a multitude of activities, while offering others ample space to get away from it all and relax on old Cape Cod.


Centerville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5+
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main House: Double Bed (1); Twin Beds (2). Boat House: Queen-Size Bed (1), Twin Beds (2).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Available for Free: Use of beach chairs, firewood, mountain bike [with a lock to take to the beach].


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Quintessential Cape Cod Vacation Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Phenomenal Outdoor Space (Deck, Screened Porch, Backyard)

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in over a dozen VRBO houses over the years (this is my first review), this is a very well cared for home that happens to be on VRBO (compared to all of the pure rental properties listed on VRBO). I kept thinking the furniture, paintings and kitchenware were simply too nice for a rental property. My parents rented the mainhouse and my wife and I spent one night in the boathouse, which was the perfect mix of space from the main house but a 10 foot walk on the deck to the kitchen, outdoor space and screened porch. Sense of space, peace & quiet with the huge back yard (can't really see or hear other people) and large deck made for a tremendous getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible - Best property on the Cape!

  • 5 of 5

I am a HomeAway employee that recently stayed here with some friends. I've been visiting the Cape since I was a child, and this is by far the most gorgeous house I've been to yet. Every single inch is decorated and outfitted perfectly. The bedding is beautiful and soft, the kitchen is stocked and spotless, the bathrooms are modern and have fluffy white towels, the patios are comfortable - everything is amazing. The screened in room with the fireplace was our favorite spot. We made s'mores one night and just sat around enjoying the breeze for hours The rental is within walking distance to Craigville Beach and the snack shacks, 2 general stores, and Four Seas Ice Cream (don't miss it). We couldn't have been any happier with this rental and the owner. If I could have this owner come decorate my home in Austin, I would! I wouldn't be able to think of a single negative thing to say about this place if I tried. I am in love with this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Craigville and Long Beaches

Located in the heart of Centerville Village. This charming home is within walking distance of Cape Cod landmarks, including: Craigville Beach, Four Seas Ice Cream, 'THE' Penny Candy Store, as well as the Centerville Library and Centerville Playground.


Rates & Availability

Centerville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Both houses
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season both houses
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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