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Lovely Harwich Home, Near Village, Beach, Ferry & Bike Trail. Family-friendly

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Harwich Center House Rental Photos and Description

Peaceful, Welcoming Home And Property Perfect For Family Gatherings!

A wonderful and welcoming home and private and peaceful property that's perfect for your next Cape Cod retreat!

The house has 6 bedrooms and can sleep 11 comfortably. There's 2.5 baths and an outdoor shower for post-beach cleanup. The full kitchen has all the necessary amenities for cooking, including flattop stove, oven, microwave, toaster and full fridge and freezer.

There are 3 bedrooms on the first floor (Double, Double & 2 Twins) and 3 bedrooms (King, Double, Twin) on the second floor so there's plenty of room for everyone to spread out and have privacy. There's a sun-filled sun room that's simply perfect for coffee in the morning. A comfy family room with a flatscreen TV and DVD player for lounging after a long day in the sun and fun.

Historic half of the house dates back to mid-1800s gives a window into the past while featuring all the modern amenities of today.

The backyard patio and lawn is private and spacious, wonderful for clam bakes, cookouts and lawn games. The property features a full hammock, full sized grill, teak patio set, outdoor shower and loads of fun lawn games to enjoy.

The location cannot be beat. Harwich is the gateway to the Lower Cape and the town has everything one can want for their Cape retreat. The house is within 5-10 min. drive of golf, beaches, conservation lands, restaurants, bars, harbor, Nantucket ferry, Seal Tours, shopping, antiquing, hiking, fishing and so much more.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jill & Tim Farrell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016

About Jill & Tim Farrell

Our family has been privileged to own this fantastic property for the last 75 years. It's been passed down from generation to generation and we are so excited to be able to share this special house with more people. Our mom starting coming to this house when she was 12, she's now 78. Pete and Jill grew up spending all summer, every summer at this house. We learned to sail in the waters off Harwich, had our first jobs in Harwich, rode our bikes and mopeds up and down Long Road. Jill and Tim were married in the backyard in 2010. Jill and Tim live in Kittery, ME. Pete lives and works in Boston. Peggy lives it up on the South Shore of Massachusetts.

Jill & Tim Farrell purchased this house in 1940

Why Jill & Tim Farrell chose Harwich

This property means a lot to our family as it's been the site of many special memories including backyard weddings, baby showers, family reunions and more. The house has been the convener for our family for the last 75 years and it's comfort and welcoming nature has been a retreat for our entire family for ages. We love Harwich, it's history, it's location, it's community. We think it is the best town on the Cape, far enough 'away' but close enough for an easy drive down.

What makes this house unique

The backyard could quite possibly be the most peaceful place on the planet for us. The birds, the trees swaying in the breeze, swinging in the hammock, enjoying family and food around the teak table on the patio. The space is welcoming and so incredibly special to our family. Showering in the outdoor shower after a day at the beach is one of life's greatest pleasures. We love how the house can sleep so many people, it's allowed us to host all our loved ones together under one roof and provided for so many wonderful family memories in the house.


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Lovely Harwich Home, Near Village, Beach, Ferry & Bike Trail. Family-friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A good place for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Convenient to Rt. 6 and Harwich Center, this was a great find. We tended to congregate in the sun room, but the back yard is spacious (with a hammock, grill, and picnic table) and the living room quaintly furnished with an old stove and couch.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cape House

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a great location in Harwich! It's very close to the downtown and to the beaches on the sound, which are only about a five minute drive away. We had a great college reunion stay here - and could even bring our dog. We definitely took advantage of the outdoor space for lawn games and BBQ. The "old" portion of the home is definitely old - but since we didn't spend much time indoors it did not bother us at all. The kitchen has everything that you need, and the two indoor bathrooms and outdoor shower were perfect for all of us. We followed many of the food/activity recommendations in the binder that was left for us - and they all proved to be excellent. We would definitely rent here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
14.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Brax Landing
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Freedom Nantucket Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Cranberry Valley
Nearest Motorway
2.6 Miles
Route 6, Mid Cape Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Brax Landing
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Red River Beach
Car: recommended

Beautiful Harwich home, near village, downtown Harwich Port, beaches with close access to the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Harwich is the gateway to the lower and outer cape. Warm, calm Nantucket Sound beaches are a 20 min. walk, 4 min. drive. Big surf, ocean beaches are only a 20 minute drive. Walk to Saquatucket Harbor, have a cocktail on the patio at Brax Landing. Hike and bird watch in the 60 acre Thompson's Field Conservation Area that's only 3 min. from the house. Stroll the more than 600 acres of trails throughout the town. Golf at 2 in-town golf courses, or many more world-renowned courses within 15 min. of the house. Dine on the water at the Wequassett Resort or the Chatham Bars Inn. It's only a 15 min. drive to the shopping and dining of downtown Chatham. Enjoy live music every Thursday during the music strolls through Harwichport. Hop on your bike at the house and in 5 min. bike ride you can connect to the Cape Cod Rail Trail and go all over the Cape. Catch a Harwich Mariners baseball game, part of the Cape Cod Baseball League just up the road at Whitehouse Field. Catch a play at the famous Harwich Junior Theater.


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Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Mandatory Cleaning Fee $125

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Harwich Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Nothing better than an outdoor shower
    Second Floor - toilet , shower , Spa style shower head
    First Floor New House - toilet , combination tub/shower
    First Floor Old House - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • First Floor New House - 1 double , Bay window, bright and light
    First Floor Old House - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins
    Second Floor New House - 1 double , Nautical theme
    Second Floor New House - 1 king , Master bedroom, bright and sunny with A/C unit
    Second Floor New House - 1 twin/ single , Bright and sunny, shell theme
    First Floor Old House - 1 double , Master, bright, comfortable, private
  • There are also 3 full sized couches that can accommodate a child
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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