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Secluded Cape House W/ Dock Close To Craigville Beach And Osterville

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths (Sleeps 10)

Beautiful 3,400+ square foot (plus full basement), updated Cape home, located on a quiet dead-end street within 50 yards of private association dock with direct access via kayak (provided) through scenic Bumps river to Long Beach. House has 5 double bedrooms and 3 full and 2 half baths, including two master suites (second one to be completed spring 2013 with brand new bathroom!). Main floor master suite has 2 person spa tub and separate shower. The great room has 20 foot Cathedral ceilings, a large field stone fireplace. Perfect for fires on a cold fall or winter’s night or to enjoy friends and family at the end of a day of all that the cape has to offer. The large deck has a outdoor gas grill and plenty of shaded seating overlooking the beautifully maintained gardens. The modern kitchen includes Viking gas range and sub-zero fridge with icemaker, cherry cabinets and granite counters. The dining room has expandable table to seat 10 for dinner. Full basement with comfortable couches, second TV (perfect kids zone), extra fridge and a multitude of games for young and old, including: ping pong, Foosball, pool, air hockey, WII and more. The house is within 2 miles of downtown Osterville, Craigville beach, Four Seas ice-cream and the general store. The location is convenient to several major supermarkets including Stop and Shop (Cotuit and Hyannis), Fancy Market (Osterville) and Trader Joe’s (Hyannis), as well as close to ferries to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard or a trip anywhere on or off Cape.

Elsbeth Rowaan-Bartlett
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Elsbeth Rowaan-Bartlett

My husband and I have lived in and traveled to many places around the world and currently live on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands with our teenage daughters. We love staying in rental properties in our travels. Not only is this usually a more economical equation, but I like feeling that I'm 'living' the local life when exploring a new place.

Elsbeth Rowaan-Bartlett purchased this house in 2009

Why Elsbeth Rowaan-Bartlett chose Centerville

We bought our Cape house in 2009 to be closer to family in the summer and bring our teenage daughters closer to their summer activities. We haven't regretted our purchase for one single moment. From watching the birds on the back deck or dock, riding our bike into Osterville for a coffee or a paper, to kayaking straight from our own dock to long beach. Our kids love going to Craigville beach, stopping for ice cream at Four Seas, or going to the mall or movies with their summer friends. It is close to everything without sacrificing the peace and quiet you crave while being on vacation.

What makes this house unique

Our house is on a dead end street with a path to a shared dock (4 houses), perfect for kayaking or just watching the world go by with a glass of wine at the end of the day!


Centerville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Part of spring 2013 remodel with en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , part of spring 2013 remodel. Photo's to follow shortly
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New hardwood floors and heating installed in 2014
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , New hardwood floors and heating installed in 2014
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Secluded Cape House W/ Dock Close To Craigville Beach And Osterville
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Lovely, quiet home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in many VRBO properties. This one was different. It felt like we were guests in the home of a dear friend. EVERY amenity possible was included. We all wanted to move in and never go home! The beach is close by, and the kayaking is fabulous. Comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen, delightful back yard. What more can you ask? Stay here; you won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax and let all your stress melt away

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home well located that offered up a great time for our first visit to the area. Owners Elsbeth and Niall are very gracious owners who were quite helpful and communicative. The house is very well laid out, nicely decorated and balances coziness while being very spacious and able to accommodate good size families who can be doing a variety of activities without being on top of one another. The game room in the basement was a big hit with lots of fun being had playing pool and ping pong. The garden is a serene oasis and the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine in the evening. I appreciated Elsbeth's generous offer to use herb garden and we benefited from some lovely chives, tarragon and mint! We enjoyed our stay in this lovely property and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We visited this beautiful home in mid July. The home is perfectly appointed with all the amenities you could want. The kitchen offered the room and tools to craft a gourmet meal for a large group. We traveled with the entire family (10 people) and never felt cramped. The living room was setup in three sections: One for TV, a reading nook, and conversation section complete with gorgeous fireplace. Not to mention the amazing loft space just above.

The bedrooms are bright, large and comfortable. The ensuite bath in the upstairs master, was unparalleled. Radiant heat floors, heated towel bar, & glass enclosed shower were amazing. The second bath is large and bright. The first floor a second beautiful master suite and 1/2 half.

BUT THE FINISHED BASEMENT!!!!! WOW! Pool, air hockey, and another fully appointed entertainment area! And let's not forget the HOT TUB that's everyone loved.

When you're ready to leave this great home, you are close enough to everything. The kids enjoyed walking to the inlet to get crabs (they came home with 30!!), kayaking and fishing. The beaches are close and the sand is soft; not always the case on the Cape.

The owners truly thought of everything. Board games, home essentials and beautiful finishes.

Can't wait to go back again!


  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had high expectations - and this house went above and beyond!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous property! Our expectations were pretty high for this place and we were not disappointed. In fact, we discovered that the photos really didn’t do the house justice. This home is amazingly spacious. The great room is massive, something you can’t really tell from the photos. The outdoor space is incredible. It included a huge deck and a large gas grill. The deck furniture easily accommodated dining for 15 or so people. We didn’t think we’d use the hot tub much, but it was so convenient and so clean that we used it almost every day.

The giant basement is split into two areas. The first has comfy couches, an air hockey table, a powder room, and a second full-size refrigerator that came in very handy. The second space is gigantic and has a pool table, Foosball table, ping pong table and comfy beanbag chairs.

The owners were gracious, pleasant, and super easy to work with. Upon arrival, we found a house that had just about anything you might need – and then some. The master en-suite on the first floor was stocked with shampoo, conditioner, body wash and brand-new shower sponges. These extra touches were greatly appreciated.

This is a house that’s wonderful for entertaining a large group. It’s also set up so that those who want a little privacy can tuck off into a corner and have some quiet time. Over the course of the week, we hosted about 15 friends and family members, ranging in age from 30 to 70. Every single guest just raved about this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this comfortable, very well appointed, immaculate home... the owners were responsive whenever we had a question and we felt very welcome there; the house is well laid out and designed and works well with a crowd... everyone found a spot inside or out to relax and enjoy one another..

The basement game room was a huge hit to young and old in our crowd!

It is a convenient location to get around the Cape and surrounding area... so much to see and do!

We had a delightful stay and happy we discovered it on VRBO...

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week on the Cape.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house. Great week with family and friends. Easy drive to the beach. Great location to explore the cape. Nice space for big family dinners. Attentive and generous owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Barnstable Municipal Airport, HYANNIS, MA
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Wimpy's Seafood Market, Osterville
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Hyannis Harbor
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Craigville Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Beach Sticker $300
Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $700

There will be an additional $300 deposit for the use of the beach sticker. Discounts given for multiple weeks and for parties 6 and under (using 3 or less bedrooms).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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