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Unique Antique Farmhouse; Great for Two Families;Central AC

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,870 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Great House For Two Families/grandparents

THIS PROPERTY IS A SUNDAY - SUNDAY RENTAL (June 17 - Sept. 2, 2018). No on-Cape bridge traffic Sundays.

Located in the rural village of Marstons Mills, the house consists of outbuildings from an 1880 dairy farm, connected over the years to form a fun and unique house on 1.5 acres. The house is on the borders of: Sandwich, Cotuit, Mashpee, Centerville, W. Barnstable, and Osterville.

Find this listing on we need a vacation .com property ID #21158. No service fees; communicate and deal directly with owner prior to booking;

House consists of two wings, each with a queen master suite with full bath.

Split the rent but still have a lot of space and privacy. This is a great house for two families vacationing together due to the privacy the two wings allow. Two doors separate the wings, and kids think it's like a secret passageway. Children love their storybook-like room upstairs.

Escape the crowds and traffic and tourism of Cape Cod, but they're minutes away if you want them.

Take in the smell of fresh-cut hay as you have your morning coffee before hitting the beach.

Town-owned conservation land extends from the property, with sand-bottom Long Pond at the other side of the pasture. There is also a paved road to Long Pond association beach for hauling equipment (but the walk is fun!). Bring your kayaks and enjoy the serenity and beauty of any number of lakes and ponds in Marstons Mills. Launch yourself into the pond from one of the two rope swings out there. Ponds are safe for young children and a wonderful alternative when it's too hot for the beach or the tides are not cooperating. You can put the grill in the car and drive down to the pond for an evening cookout and swimming.

Children's games and books are provided, as is reading for adults. Bed linens and towels are all 100% cotton for comfort. House has two queen beds, one full bed, two twins, a toddler inflatable bed, an iBed, a Graco Pack-n-Play, and a futon on the porch. Both queen mattresses are pristine, and both the mattresses and their box springs are encased to preserve cleanliness and prevent bed bugs. The furniture in the house is very comfortable and was selected with comfort in mind.

Two full baths and 1/2 bath. Kitchen is fully outfitted. Dining room with seating for six; porch with very large table which seats ten comfortably; table with umbrella on deck which seats six comfortably; charcoal grill; tree climbing; tetherball; croquet; bamboo for sword play; three fresh-water fishing poles to take over to the pond; tv on porch; children's tv/dvd/game room is a great place for kids to crash and unwind after a hot day at the beach. There is a large walk-in outdoor hot/cold shower.

Nearby beaches: Sandy Neck (10 min.); Loop (10 min.); Craigville (15 min.); Covell's; Kalmus; South Cape; Scusset; crowdless ponds and lakes. Or hop on Rt. 6 at Exit 5, get off at Exit 8 or 9, and spend the day at the beautiful, soft white-sand Mayflower or Howes Beaches in Dennis on Cape Cod Bay. The National Seashore, with Coast Guard Beach - voted every year as one of the nation's best beaches - is 1/2 hour away.

Enjoy homemade ice cream from a number of nearby shops; hike at Sandy Neck; roast marshmallows at a campfire at Long Pond or Sandy Neck Beach at night. Beautiful W. Barnstable is right across the highway with its quaint shops. Mashpee Commons is right down the road. There are three cinemas nearby.

There is room to park a boat on the property, which can be launched at Prince Cove in Marstons Mills. Owner provides a beach pass for all Barnstable beaches.

The location of the farm is central on Cape Cod and not hampered by traffic, so Rt. 6 is easy to hop onto to get anywhere on the Cape. Hop on the Island Queen and take a day trip to Martha's Vineyard. Historic Sandwich is nearby. Check out the Heritage Museum or the Sandwich Glass Museum. Take a fun train ride through the Cape, leaving from either Hyannis, or W. Barnstable right across the highway - choose the scenic ride, family-supper ride, or another of their train rides; whale watch out of Millway Marina or Provincetown; deep sea fishing; pirate adventure; kayaking tours....Owner provides a binder with plenty of info. and suggestions for activities, directions to beaches and grocery stores, etc.

No one is under foot as the house and grounds are spacious.

The Farm makes for a unique Cape Cod vacation for active families who want space and privacy at home and where children's imaginations can rule. Imagine a farm/beach/shopping/tons of activities vacation all in one. A little bit of everything.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

Why Ginna chose Marstons Mills

Unique house with so much character; space; rural environs; easy access to all of Cape Cod; quiet; no traffic and tourism crowds.

What makes this house unique

Space and privacy, both inside and out. Centrally located; Two wings to house; crowdless pond; character of the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Totally loved our stay at the Barn! The host, Ginna, is very friendly and responsive to all questions and requests, providing ample information about both the house and activities in the area. The home is really lovely - well maintained and spacious enough for two families with kids to roam about. We loved sitting outside for coffee in the morning and grilling in the evening. Quick walk to the lake or about 10 minute drive to the beach. Highly recommend!
Jul 2017
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Marstons Mills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1870 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outdoor Shower - Hot/cold outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - Full
    Bathroom 2 - Full w/Laundry
    Bathroom 3 - 1/2 bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Stearns & Foster; encased for cleanliness/bug protection
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New Simmons mattress; encased for cleanliness/bug protection
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Two queen suites, one in each wing, each with full bath; Children's bunk room upstairs. Additional beds: inflatable for small children; one iBed-in-a-box (twin); one futon on porch
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
BARNSTABLE BEACHES PASS; 3 freshwater/pond fishing poles (two for children, 1 for adult); four inflatable tubes for pond, including one for toddlers; 4 body boards (two large, 1 med, 1 small); 4 beach chairs; 1 beach umbrella


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Unique Antique Farmhouse; Great for Two Families;Central AC
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Looking for an amazing escape rich with what's REALLY important for vacationing?

  • 5 of 5

Then you need to check out "the Farm." All 9 of us had plenty of room to relax and enjoy all the comforts of a true New England Cape Cod experience! The owner is over the top with making sure you enjoy your stay! The binder of information she put together for you covers everything from where to eat, play and have the most fun for all types of people. Our families were quite fond of the tether ball and croquet matches we had. If you are looking for good old fashion quality family space to vacation you can't beat the Farm. Plenty of room for eating together as a crowd and sleeping arrangements were perfect for 4 adults and 5 teenagers! We went to both the pond which is very nearby and hit a bunch of beaches that were only a short car ride away.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How much fun were these two families? C and I were laughing throughout our initial inquiry phone conversation as if we'd been friends forever. "Old-fashioned vacation" is what I am trying to achieve for families and children, so I am happy to hear these families experienced it and enjoyed what an old-fashioned vacation is and that the Farm was able to help them achieve it. Another group happily welcome back!
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just sadly left this morning the "quaint Farmhouse" after spending two delightful weeks with friends and family there. All of them gave a 5 star rating to Ginna the owner.

This is why - She has everything that anyone would want in a dream vacation - the huge beautiful grounds for both adults and children just add towards a relaxed and fun time whether it be playing tether ball, soccer, croquet or using the fresh clear pond nearby.

Every day we had cool breezes with our coffee in the morning, had picnics for lunch on her large porch and cocktails in the evening back on the deck. Her kitchen is well - stocked and she has thought of everything to make her home your home while you are visiting.

Very helpful with a big smile for all - that's Ginna! Run, don't walk to enjoy this fantastic "quaint farmhouse."

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I felt like this was my own family leaving and was very sad to see them go. Dream guests, the kind all VR owners pray to get. Lynne and Allan are so friendly, and I loved having them and their delightful family in my home. I am thrilled they had such a good time and used the house to its full potential. They are welcome back any time!
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  • 5 of 5

My family shared this beautiful farmhouse with another family over Memorial Day weekend. It was a perfect home away from home for the 7 of us. The owner, Ginna, was very responsive right from the time we made reservation - providing useful information and promptly responding to questions. The house is very charming, and clean (also met my very high bar for linens and towels!) and has everything one could need to relax with friends and family. The two separate en suites provide privacy while more than one living rooms and dinning areas enable groups to socialize over meals and games. Our groups enjoyed the outdoors as much as indoors - beautiful landscape, lush lawns and games (crocket, tetherball). Its walking distance to a pond with small beach. The three season porch was perfect for early morning cuppa while listening to birds. Ginna is extremely thoughtful - she even emailed us how to avoid what was turning out to be heavy traffic on the way out. I'd highly recommend this farmhouse, and plan to revisit soon.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This group of guests could not have been nicer. I felt comfortable with them the moment we met, and I left feeling very good about in whose hands was my home. Indeed, when I returned, they had left the house immaculate! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the Farm, Shivani. It was truly a joy to have you there. The kids got right to playing in the lower field, as kids are wont to do, and I left with a smile after watching the boys playing baseball as their fathers sat on the deck chatting and watching the kids play. Thoroughly pleasant, desirable guests, and I truly look forward to a return, should they so decide. Thank you, Shivani, for such kind words about my home.
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A home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and my best friend’s family attended a wedding in the area. We decided to make a long weekend of it and treat ourselves to a nice home we could share and that looked fun for the kids.

Each day we all looked forward to the lovely evening fires in the charming and romantic living room. It’s a wonderful house to come home to after an event or exploring Cape Cod. The kids actually didn’t mind taking a break from their electronics and loved the plentiful games and books provided. Each night in front of the fire, there was tournament of Sorry! that took place. It brought back many memories for us adults and it was fun to see our children enjoying the same games we grew up with. Climbing the big tree in the yard and tetherball were also a huge hit for the kids! – They loved having plenty of room to run around outside and explore on their walks to the pond.

The home is in a convenient location, and we even took a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard since the ferry was so easy to get to from the house. Another great place we visited that I would recommend was the Heritage Museum in Sandwich. Our group especially enjoyed the space and privacy this house offers. The kids enjoyed their own space upstairs, while the adults thoroughly enjoyed their separate space. The layout of the home offering two separate wings was perfect for our two families.

The owner clearly cares that her guests are comfortable. We had a wonderful rapport with her and will definitely be returning this summer. Thanks so much for such a fabulous and memorable stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Gloria, for such a nice review. I'm so glad you and your family and friends had such a great time and seem to have made the most of your time on the Cape and at the Farm. Thank you, also, for taking such great care with the house. 5-star Guests!
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Great Mid Cape Cod escape

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at this property recently. As advertised, the property is perfect for 2 families with essentially distinct living areas for each family. The property is well located for day trips to Martha's Vineyard, Hyannis, Orleans, Eastham and Chatham.

We had a toddler and small dog in our group, it was easy living and after our days adventures, each evening we would have a pleasant time eating BBQ and hanging out.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family retreat...

  • 5 of 5

Five stars are not enough, the pictures and description do not do justice to this lovely getaway.

This vacation rental is an immaculately kept and well appointed antique home with all the amenities of modern living. It's rambling old farmhouse layout allows for multi-generational vacationing with space, comfort and privacy. The rooms and furniture are invitingly comfortable. Everything you need for beach and comfort is at your fingertips.

The owner is both personable and professional. She thoroughly and lovingly went through the amenities, charms and quirks of this well restored, antique property. She was aways just an email away, and graciously answered any questions and met any needs immediately.

The mature landscaping in a large yard is a nature, bird and flower lovers paradise. The expansive and well kept yard and field are perfect for family games and fun entertaining. The decks and screened porch are amazing for lazy days with a book and iced drink. The constant breeze makes for a naturally bug-less deck experience.

A short walk or bike ride to a refreshing clean, fresh water pond is a summer day's necessity...try the rope swings! It is only a 10 -15 minute ride to a number of great beaches (passes included). Craigville Beach tops my list! Mashpee Commons is a great place for a day of shopping. Any number of restaurants, pubs and fun places are a short car or boat ride away. I recommend Baxter's in Hyannis, you never know who you'll run into. I also loved the Plum Porch shop in Marston Mills for an eclectic shopping experience.

I highly recommend this vacation rental home to anyone looking as a quiet reprieve-alternative to a hectic beachy vacation. We were on the cape for a family wedding and we were so thrilled to have such a comfortable place to stay that actually reduced the stress. Kudos to Ginna, the owner and loving caretaker of this historic old home, for making it a great place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, let me just say that these were 5-star guests. Within a minute of meeting them, I felt like I had known them forever, they were so warm and friendly and easy-going. Nothing makes me happier than knowing vacationers love the house and its charms (and yes, its quirks!) and that it helped to enhance to their vacation. They cared for it very lovingly, for which I am very grateful as well.
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Nearest Airport
9.4 Miles
Barnstable Municipal
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Hyannis, MA
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Long Pond
Car: necessary

Farm area; Easy day trips to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket; Location makes all of Cape Cod Accessible; 1.25 hrs. from Boston; No traffic and crowds; nighttime beach fires at Sandy Neck Beach; room on property to park a boat; BEACH PASS FOR ALL BARNSTABLE BEACHES.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Trash pickup $40
Pet Fee $140

This property does not accept credit cards

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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