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Walk to Dowses Beach and Upscale Village, Beautiful Home W/ Private Heated Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4BR/2BA - Sleeps 9-11

Wonderful Osterville location with a private heated pool. This 4 bedroom, 2 full bath home is in pristine condition and has a wonderful open floor plan. Completely renovated. Our home has central a/c, a new, stylishly appointed kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances, gleaming new hardwood floors, skylights, a fireplace and multiple, 3 separate living spaces perfect for families with children. The large, private backyard has a heated, in-ground, fenced-in swimming pool, brick patio with a new Weber gas grill, and outdoor shower. It is 1/2 mile to beautiful Dowses Beach with the warm waters of Nantucket Sound and to the shops and restaurants of Osterville.

The first floor has two separate living spaces, including a large combination family room/dining room with new upholstered furniture, a large flat-screen HDTV, and large dining table that comfortably seats 6-8. The second living space is open to the new kitchen, and includes a fireplace, new upholstered furniture and seating for 10 at an over-sized breakfast bar and a custom built banquet. Also on the first floor are 2 bedrooms and a newly renovated full bath, including one with a king bed and another with a queen bed.

On the second floor are 2 additional bedrooms, a renovated full bath and another large family room, which includes a new sectional with a queen size pull-out sleeper. The bedrooms include one with three twin size beds (two twins and a roll away trundle) and another with a queen size bed.

The home offers 2 large HDTVs, a Bose Soundlink, WIFI, Cable with DVR service, 2 DVD players, and local phone service.

The house is very toddler-friendly, offering one full-size crib with crib sheets, one pack-n-play, one tension operated baby gate, one hand-held video monitor, various children's toys, bikes, books and movies, and a booster seat.

A Parking Pass to all Barnstable beaches which includes Dowses Beach, Craigville Beach and Joshua's Pond.

Fresh linens are provided including high quality sheets, pool and bath towels.

The large private yard has a heated, fenced-in, in-ground pool. The spacious brick patio has a new Weber gas grill, a picnic table, and table and chairs for outdoor dining.

The 2-car attached garage has been converted into a well-equipped game room with an 8 foot pool table and an air hockey table for rainy day entertainment.

Other amenities we offer when you stay at our beautiful home:

Private Chef - We are affiliated with several wonderful private chefs and are happy to connect you with one of them who can prepare and serve meals for groups 2-20.

Mid-Rental Cleaning Services - Please inquire about mid-rental cleanings. We are happy to coordinate with the cleaning service for additional house-keeping throughout your stay so you can relax and enjoy your vacation.

Boats: Bring your own boat and park it in our side yard. You can launch from the public boat launches right in Osterville. We are also happy to arrange boat rentals with or without a captain during your stay.

Golf - Cape Cod has some of the best public golfing in New England within a short drive from the house.

Family Reunions - Need more sleeping space? Book our second home around the corner for the same week. Take the easy 2-3 minute walk between the two properties and enjoy the new 5 bedroom and 3 bath home. This home also has a new heated salt water in-ground pool. See this home at VRBO #601862

KEY WORDS: Private Heated Pool, Beach Pass, Boat, Luxury, Golf, Private Chef, Wianno, Dowses, Craigville Beach, Kid-Friendly, Family Reunion, Osterville, Cape Cod, Joshua's Pond

More Details

Julie Gesner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Julie Gesner

We live outside of Boston with our two children. We love to travel, ski, surf and hang at the beach and pool. While incredibly busy as two full-time working parents, we try to enjoy our life to the fullest with as much vacation time as we can take!

Julie Gesner purchased this house in 2012

Why Julie Gesner chose Cape Cod

We chose Osterville because it is a short 1.5 hour drive from our primary home and Boston. We chose the Wianno area of Osterville because it is a short walk to either the beautiful village of Osterville or the warm waters of Dowses Beach. We love the expanded living space of our home so the entire extended family can relax together and not feel crowded. We chose this house specifically for the kid-friendly location on a quiet residential street and it's amazing back-yard. We wanted to be able to ride bikes around the circle and relax by the the heated pool after a day at the beach and also have room to BBQ, play yard games and throw a baseball. We love to entertain and this is the perfect home to do so.

What makes this house unique

Private heated swimming pool, Osterville, Dowses Beach, Craigville Beach, Joshua's Pond, Osterville, Pool Table, Air Hockey Table, large fenced in yard, Fancy's, Crisp, 3 living spaces


Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Barnstable Municipal Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
The Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Wianno Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Dowses Beach


Osterville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor - Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Renovated in 2012
    2nd Floor - Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Renovated in 2015
    Custom Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Custom Cedar and Mahogany Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • 1st Floor Master with Full-Size Crib - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1st Floor - King Bed with Full-Size crib, Hardwood Floors
    2nd Floor - Family Room - 1 queen , New Queen Sleeper Sofa, Hardwood Floors
    2nd Floor - Twin Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , 2nd Floor - Sleeps 3 - Three twin beds, Hardwood Floors
    1st Floor - Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , 1st Floor - Queen Bed, Hardwood Floors
    2nd Floor - Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , 2nd Floor Queen, Hardwood Floors
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Walk to Dowses Beach and Upscale Village, Beautiful Home W/ Private Heated Pool
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews

Wonderful Cape house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was awesome! Walking distance to beautiful Dowses beach and Osterville center. Lovely pool, which was key with kids and when it was too cloudy or cold to go to the beach. There were lots of pool toys, books, and games for the kids to play with. The house itself is nicely decorated and updated. Kitchen is fully equipped. Great to have three separate living rooms so there was enough space for kids and grown ups to hang out. Tje owner is very responsive and nice--was a pleasure to deal with. The upstairs bathroom is a little tight but ultimately not a big deal. Overall, this has been the best house we have rented on the Cape. Can't wait to go back! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal Osterville Rental

  • 5 of 5

The house, its living space, and pool are perfect for a large or multi-family rental. The house is ideally situated between the town and Dowses Beach within walking distance of both. And the owner Julie is on top of everything and totally responsive. We had a wonderful three weeks.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ben R.

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific week's stay. The house is very clean and super functional. Room layout allowed us to be together while also having private spaces. The pool is fabulous as is the outdoor shower. The property is centrally located - so we were able to enjoy the town, the beaches and also other parts of the Cape easily. Really appreciated all of the information and easy communication with the owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ben!! We hope to see you all back soon:-)
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Exceeds expectations on all fronts

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptional property in a quintessentially 'cape cod' village. The home is a simple walk/drive/ride from the ocean, Dowses Beach, and the center of town shops. The yard and pool are exceedingly well maintained. The house itself is pristine with ample space for sleeping and congregating, fantastic kitchen with high quality amenities and accouterments to make the stay simple and functional. Very strong recommendation from me, kudos to Julie on all of it.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home!!!

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I rented this awesome house to celebrate our parents 40 year wedding anniversary and turning 60 this year. My husband and I have 5 year old twins and my brother and his wife have a one year old. There was plenty of room for everyone to have their own space and we were all very comfortable. The upstairs family room was stocked with toys, books, games even a cute walker that my niece loved! The pool was fantastic and gave a great alternative to spending everyday at the beach. There were pool toys and squirt guns, which my two Loved! The walk to town and to the beach were perfect for the kids to scooter or ride their bikes easily without complaints. The response and communication from Julie, the owner, was unlike anything we have experienced before. She checked in to make sure we were settled and everything was as it should be and any questions that we had were answered within 2 minutes via text. This home is a must stay!! We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Please come back anytime!!
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Laurel, MS

Great location, very clean, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here. Very comfortable and great location. Hosts were friendly and accommodating. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Refundable Security = $1000 (instead of $500) for stays less than 7 nights and/or for groups younger than the minimum age of 30.

Cleaning Fees = High quality bed linens plus bath & pool towels are provided for your stay. We ask groups to wash/dry house & pool towels prior to exit. Bed linens are stripped/changed over by cleaners.

Pool Heat Fee (Optional) = $25/ Early Summer, High Season and Labor Day and $50/day other periods. If you are unsure about needing the pool heated, the determination can be made closer to your stay regarding whether to heat the pool. If the pool is heated, we can deduct the fee from your Security Deposit upon your departure. Pool is open May 1st through 3rd Weekend in September. Please inquire regarding availability of the pool in April and late September/early October.

Credit Card Processing Fee = If paying via credit card, VRBO charges a 3% credit card processing fee. VRBO also applies an additional 1.5% to international CC bookings. These are additional to their "Service Fee". These fees go directly to VRBO (CC Processing Fees and Service Fee). To avoid CC Processing Fees, submit payment via E-Check instead of CC. VRBO's reservation system accepts E-Check payments in addition to CC payments and will walk you through the E-Check payment method once you click the "Book Now" link. E-Check is an EFT and is available as a payment option if your reservation is more than 10 days away. If you have questions - please ask us - we are happy to help:-)

SAVINGS!! Stay for 7 nights or longer during the 2 or 3 night minimum periods and pay the lower average nightly rate!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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