2 bedroom, 2 bath home w/ central A/C & wi-fi, minutes from Bass River & beaches
About Victoria Strauss
Rob is a project specialist with a Boston-based insurance company. Victoria is a novelist and also runs a publishing industry watchdog group.
Victoria Strauss purchased this House in 2010
Why Victoria Strauss chose South Yarmouth
We've always loved Cape Cod, and it's been our dream to eventually retire there. We bought this house to make our dream come true! We plan to move in for good in ten years or so; in the meantime, we're renting during the season and visiting during the off-season. Built in the early 1950's, the house had been expanded with a large family room but otherwise hadn't been renovated or upgraded. Initially, we planned just to re-do the kitchen. But one thing led to another...and before we knew it, we found ourselves in the midst of a complete renovation project. Except for the floors, almost every surface in the house is new, from the open-concept kitchen/family room to the bathrooms and bedrooms. We completely re-wired and re-plumbed, replaced the roof, installed new doors and windows, and re-shingled the exterior. We added the decks in front and back, and landscaped the yard. We did most of the work ourselves (we're both pretty handy) with help from friends and a few contractors. It took us the best part of three years. Now the house is finished, decorated, and beautiful. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
What makes this House unique
Traditional Cape Cod charm in a fully-renovated home with all modern conveniences, within walking distance of a freshwater pond and just minutes from Nantucket Sound beaches.
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Perfect house for a family of 4!
We had a great week renting this lovely home! Two good-sized bedrooms (one with two twin beds so my kids didn’t have to share a bed - this was a huge plus to them :)) The house is lovingly decorated, the kitchen is well-stocked, and the outdoor deck are great for hanging out. Located on a quiet street, but a short drive to everywhere we wanted to be. Cape Cod Creamery, perhaps?? (The short walk to Dennis-Yarmouth high school was also nice - if you’re looking to run, play tennis, or, if the Cape Cod Baseball League is still in season, catch a game!). Owners were helpful and responsive. Highly recommend!
Our family felt at home
We felt right at home in this beautiful place. Everything we did during our vacation from a whale watch to kayaking was 10 - 20 minutes away. When we returned to the house we relaxed and enjoyed the peaceful space and neighborhood. This was one of the best vacations we have ever had. Thank you Victoria and Robert for sharing your lovely home with us.
Thanks so much for this lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed your vacation. One of the things we love about the house is its central location in a quiet neighborhood--close to everything but a bit removed from the crowds and hurly-burly of the tourist season. We'd love to host you again next year!
Another great stay at Cricket Lane
My family returned to this property for the second straight year because we had such a great time last year. We were again very pleased with the property and the responsiveness of the owners. Everything was spotless when we arrived and we especially enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen and grill for cooking in. We hope to return again next year because it makes for the perfect vacation spot....especially with little ones.
This is the place you want to stay!
Thanks so much, Anna--we're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we'd love to have you and your family back next summer!
The. House is beautiful! Beds are great! Kitchen and patio are perfect! Location is wonderful for seeing all of Cape Cod! Highly recommend!!! Hope to come again!
Thanks for such a wonderful review, Terri--we really appreciate it! One of the things we like best about the house is its central location--a convenient drive from pretty much everything on the Cape, from Sandwich to P-town. We enjoyed having you, your husband, and friends as our guests, and would love to host you again!
Another flawless vacation
This is our third year in a row here, and we were satisfied once again. The place was clean and comfortable, and had everything needed to make your stay a joyful experience. We will undoubtedly be coming back again next year.If you haven't stayed
here yet, I highly recommend it
Thanks so much for this lovely review! We love having you back each year, and look forward to welcoming you next summer!
South Yarmouth is a quiet Mid-Cape residential community centrally located between Cape Cod's two major highways (Route 6 and Route 28), just minutes from historic Bass River and beautiful Nantucket Sound beaches. Freshwater swimming is a five minute walk away from the house at Long Pond.
Other nearby attractions:
- two regulation golf courses (Bayberry Hills Golf Course and the classic Donald Ross-designed Bass River Golf Course)
- two prestigious executive golf courses (Blue Rock Golf Resort and The Club at Yarmouthport)
- the Cape Cod Rail Trail, awesome for biking and roller-blading, a 5-minute drive from the house on Station Road
- the Cape Cod Cultural Center, offering a variety of cultural events, including classes, workshops, exhibitions, and concerts
- scenic excursions via the Cape Cod Central Railroad
- Red Wilson Field, where the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox play in the Cape Cod Baseball League, recognized as one of the elite amateur summer leagues in the country
- hiking and recreation areas (volleyball, basketball, playgrounds, and more), with day programs for kids at Flax Pond Recreation Area
- the incredibly friendly South Yarmouth Library
- a wide variety of restaurants, from traditional New England family fare at Captain Parker's to fine dining at the Yarmouth House.
The central location is convenient to all Cape Cod attractions, including Provincetown, the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich, ferries to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, the Cape Cod National Seashore, the Wellfleet Audubon Center, the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, the Cape Cod Lavender Farm, and much more.