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Vacation in Classic Cape Cod Style Within Walking Distance to 2 Beaches

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The back porch ~ your summer living room.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Family fun & reunions our speciality!

MOUTHWATERING FREE FAMILY CLAMBAKE (contact me for details) week of July 8 - 15, Expires 31 May 2017!!
Our charming Cape Cod home is part of a quiet, residential Historic Neighborhood (the original 2 rooms of the Captain Rogers House date to 1845), and within walking distance of 2 beaches (1/4 mile to Loop, Riley's closer.) An extensive renovation in 2013 combines Cape Cod charm with modern comfort (and new mattresses). This is a wonderful home for family reunions.. There are 3 queen bedrooms (one on first floor with full bath), 1 king room, and 1 triple with twin beds (and private bath). All bedrooms have window air conditioners, and 3 of the upstairs bedrooms also have ceiling fans. All linens are provided.
The house has wireless internet and smart TV (in summer months), and an outdoor shower. A rare open floor plan creates a light filled living and dining area, and the large screened porch has a second dining table for lovely summer meals. There is a card table with 4 chairs for additional dining seating, or for games and jigsaw puzzles. A glassed in sun-porch stretches across the front of the house. A 'morning room' for cozy chats or snuggling up with a good book (Kindle?), as well as a reading nook on the upper stair landing gives everyone a place to settle.
Four bikes (with helmets) are available, as well as croquet and badminton sets which can be set up in the flat backyard for active vacationers, and a hammock in the yard for those who wish to snooze. A beach umbrella, beach towels, 6 beach chairs and beach toys (with wagon to transport) are provided. Close proximity to the water is a plus for kayaking and SUP (Stand-Up-Paddleboarding). Cotuit is home to a championship Cape Cod League baseball team (kettleers.org), and the picturesque ballpark is nearby.
The Village includes a local market (delicious fresh baked goods & coffee are a recommended start to your day), Post Office, church, restaurant/pub, and town dock. The library, with playground next door offers a full schedule of family activities (www.cotuitlibrary.org). For a schedule of activities offered during your stay, check out www.cotuitcivicassociation.org. You'll be amazed!
Shopping and groceries are 1 stoplight away on Route 28,
and Mashpee Commons, featuring national chain stores, a movie theater and restaurants is just a few miles from the house. A beach pass is provided, good at all Barnstable beaches and town dock.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Children Welcome:

    Cotuit is a wonderful place for children! We have a pack 'n play (with good sleeping mattress), play yard, and high chair at the house. Beach toys and a wagon to transport them are also available. Flat backyard is great for lawn games. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Owner has allergy....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We're sorry, but this is a hard and fast rule....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    King is 2 twins in one frame, ceiling fan, window A/C....moreless

  • Bedroom 4

    The Train Room, ceiling fan and window A/C...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Girls' Room, ceiling fan, window A/C ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 3 twin/ single

    The Lobster Room, 3 twins and bath w tub/shower, window AC...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Downstairs back bedroom, has bath w tub/shower, window AC...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Hall bath ~ double sinks and storage cubbies for toiletries....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    downstairs/room for personal items in cabinets...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Lobster Room bath/room for personal items in cabinets...moreless

  • Hair dryers in every bathroom, storage space for personal items in each bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our family has roots in Cotuit for generations. This home has been in our family for decades -- and more than once. It has been furnished as such, and not just 'for renters'. We hope you'll feel more like a guest, and enjoy creating your own wonderful memories here. It's a blank canvas for your family's story to be painted! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Board games -- playing cards, and other "rainy day" amusements....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable/wireless wi-fi...moreless

  • Television:

    Smart TV...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys and wagon to transport them to beach are available for guests....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Yes, and we are adding continually. Feel free to suggest titles....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Walking to the beach is unbeatable!...moreless

  • Village:

    Part of a charming Historic Neighborhood, quaint unspoiled Cape Cod village, close to convenience. The local library has a wonderful children's program, and a playground next door. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Porch table seats 8, additional card table and chairs. Diningroom seats 8....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All bedrooms have AC window units ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New 2015...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    For storage of bikes, outdoor games, gas grill, etc., not cars:). ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot water baseboard....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless, high speed in high season...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Of course! It's your vacation!!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Smart, 45 inch flat screen TV, and seating for 7, with additional chairs nearby if needed....moreless

  • Parking:

    In driveway ~ several fit at an angle...moreless

  • Telephone:

    A landline in the house is available to guests with unlimited free calls in the "lower 48" (no Alaska or Hawaii please). ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Including beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New 2015...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Large and well equipped - inc. Ninja blender, small Forman, Keurig, toaster, Crock Pot, electric kettle, hand-crank ice cream freezer, baking supplies, eat-in booth (think Howard Johnson's)....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New 2013...moreless

  • Oven:

    Double ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Serving dishes here, room for food storage Paper goods included of course....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New 2012...moreless

  • Stove:

    New 2013 gas cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    with helmets...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large screened porch across back of house ~ everyone's favorite spot. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Cotuit Highground Country Club, 9 hole course, less than 1 mile from house, www.cotuithighground.com...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring yours (or rent on Cape)! There are a couple of nearby ways to water....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flat back yard -- good for games. Hammock, croquet, badminton, hula hoops and other outdoor activities provided. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Genesis, new 2016, with spare tank...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 13 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500
Summer
Jun 17 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,500
Late Summer
Aug 19 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,300
Fall
Sep 9 - Nov 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500
Winter
Nov 4 - Mar 30, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Damage deposit $400

Notes:

OUR PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT IS E-CHECK. A $150 discount is given to guests who pay using e-check.

Required deposit is 50% within 5 days of reservation to confirm, with balance due by March 15, 2017.

Bookings after March 15th will require full payment within a week of reservation.

International bookings will have fees equal to what we are charged. They will be quoted

per inquiry, as they vary. If local taxes and fees are required, they will be added. As of 06 Jan,

2017, there are none, but that is subject to change.

VRBO adds a service fee that is NOT payable to us. It will be between 4% and 9%.

Absolutely no smoking;we're sorry, no pets.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston or Providence
0.63 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kettle Ho,
13 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Falmouth/Hyannis each 1/2 hour
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cotuit Highground (9 holes)
72 Miles
Nearest Train
Providence
2.76 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 28
0.63 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kettle Ho
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Riley's and Loop

Car: Necessary

COTUIT: Charming village, close to all conveniences. Village Center, 1/2 mile: Kettle Ho restaurant and bar - Burgers, seafood, sports TV pub (families welcome); post office, church, Cotuit Library - charming building with sophisticated selection of books and children's activities, playground next door. Cotuit Fresh Market (also known as 'the Coop') - Homemade baked goods, coffee and breakfast sandwiches, lunches to go, ready to heat prepared entrees, meat and fresh produce, less than a mile away.

ON ROUTE 28 (less than 3 miles) Groceries (Super Stop & Shop), bank, cleaners, drugstores, hair and nail salons.

SHOPPING, ENTERTAINMENT & EATERIES: Mashpee Commons: chain stores, restaurants, bars, movie theater, boutiques, 3.5 miles. Additional shopping and restaurants in lovely village setting in Osterville, 6 miles east on 28.

COTUIT SUMMER VILLAGE EVENTS (www.cotuitcivicassociation.org): include: Classic 4th of July Parade; 'The Brush Off', local artists paint all day, then sell paintings at festival at Village Park; Arts and Crafts Fair (combined with Library Book Sale); Home & Garden Tour; Historical Society Museum (www.cotuithistoricalsociety.org) open several days during the week, nice gift shop, and occasional programs).

RECREATION: Kayaking - bring yours, way to water nearby and lots of places to explore; SUP (Stand-Up-Paddleboarding), bring yours or rent - one we like is Cape Cod Paddle, www.capecodpaddlesurf.com; Biking - 4 bikes (w helmets) at house, additional bike rental in Falmouth (we like Corner Cycle, & they will deliver to the house, for a fee); Yoga studios in Cotuit and nearby Osterville; Golf (9 holes) at Cotuit Highground Country Club (www.cotuithighground.com), 1 mile.

Cotuit Kettleers Baseball (www.kettleers.org), mini-golf (www.golf-link.com)

For exploring Cape & Islands - Ferries to Nantucket from Hyannis (fast), to Martha's Vineyard from Falmouth (www.islandqueen.com). More info:

www.1steamshipauthority.com (Woods Hole, car ferries)

nantucketchamber.org, Martha's Vineyard - mvy.org,

Cape Cod - capecodchamber.org

OUR FAMILY FAVORITES: Osterville, Wimpy's restaurant has take-out market with fresh fish, ready to heat entrees, and fabulous clam chowder. Great steamers if you choose to eat in. Centerville Pie Company on route 28, and not to be missed FOUR SEAS ICE CREAM in Centerville, unbelievable fresh peach ice cream (wiped out one year for Caroline Kennedy's wedding), and fantastic hot fudge sauce, just a start on delicious choices! Great breakfast at The Mills,

RT 149, Marstons Mills - homemade everything -- delish!

Need more info? Just let us know! If we don't personally share your favorite activity, we probably know someone who does and will happily find out for you.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1974

About the owner: We are a family of 9 whose relatives are scattered geographically, so sharing summer vacations has always been important to us. As our daughters have grown (and brought home husbands and children), we love having a place to gather where everyone has space for their own vacation, but where we still share time together. The Captain Rogers House is a family home, and has provided us with a wonderful place to relax, enjoy one another, and build lasting family memories. It's ideal for a multiple generation family reunion.

Why the Owner Chose Cotuit, Barnstable, MA, USA:
We're the 2nd generation to own the house since its purchase in the 1970s, but it was also owned by a distant cousin in previous generations (which wasn't known at the time of purchase!). Our family has deep roots in Cotuit, and we love sharing our favorite place with others who value the same kinds of summers that we do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Being within walking distance to the beach makes for a totally different experience. We are so spoiled! It gives independence to younger members of the family who can't yet drive, and makes it easy to go for an hour (or the day) without packing up the car and needing everyone to be on the same schedule. The flat backyard has been a wonderful space for many activities -- including the brother-in-laws annual wiffle ball tournament! Cotuit is a rare unspoiled villlage on the Cape, yet still close to every convenience, and we love the ease of doing what we want without hassle. The extent of our renovation was unexpected, but has allowed us to reveal long covered wood floors, create a totally new hall bath, raise the 2nd floor ceilings (originally 6 feet!) combine old family furniture with new fun finds, and view things with fresh eyes. Combining comfort and respecting the history of the house, making large and small group gathering areas, and dreaming up new plans for the coming years has been so much fun -- and is ongoing! It's a happy house, and we love to share it.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Photos

  • The back porch ~ your summer living room.

    The back porch ~ your summer living room.

  • The sunporch gets beautiful morning sun.

    The sunporch gets beautiful morning sun.

  • The living room is a great place for a large group hang-out.

    The living room is a great place for a large group hang-out.

  • The diningroom seats 8 at a beautiful farm table.

    The diningroom seats 8 at a beautiful farm table.

  • The kitchen is large and well equipped.

    The kitchen is large and well equipped.

  • The back bedroom features a sea captain's chest.

    The back bedroom features a sea captain's chest.

  • The reading nook in the upstairs hall is a favorite quiet place.

    The reading nook in the upstairs hall is a favorite quiet place.

  • The king room has
2 twins in king frame.

    The king room has 2 twins in king frame.

  • The Train room has a queen size bed.

    The Train room has a queen size bed.

  • The Lobster Room, named for a skiff lost in a hurricane, has a full private bath

    The Lobster Room, named for a skiff lost in a hurricane, has a full private bath

  • Our flat backyard is great for lawn games ~ or a snooze in the hammock.

    Our flat backyard is great for lawn games ~ or a snooze in the hammock.

  • Loop Beach is an easy 5 minutewalk ~ only 1/4 mile away! Riley's is even closer

    Loop Beach is an easy 5 minutewalk ~ only 1/4 mile away! Riley's is even closer

  • The back porch seats 10, in comfortable antique wicker;  plus 8 dining  chairs.

    The back porch seats 10, in comfortable antique wicker; plus 8 dining chairs.

  • A great place to start your day with a cup of coffee.

    A great place to start your day with a cup of coffee.

  • Comfy swivel chairs face the conversation group, or smart TV for movie night.

    Comfy swivel chairs face the conversation group, or smart TV for movie night.

  • The mornimg room ~ a great place for a cozy chat, or small group gathering.

    The mornimg room ~ a great place for a cozy chat, or small group gathering.

  • We call this kitchen eat-in space "Howard Johnson's".

    We call this kitchen eat-in space "Howard Johnson's".

  • The downstairs bath (w tub & shower) is located next to the back bedroom.

    The downstairs bath (w tub & shower) is located next to the back bedroom.

  • The "Girls Room", has a queen bed and full length mirror.

    The "Girls Room", has a queen bed and full length mirror.

  • Upstairs hall bath has double sinks, full tub/shower, and cubbies for toiletries

    Upstairs hall bath has double sinks, full tub/shower, and cubbies for toiletries

  • Looking toward upstairs hall from Train room.

    Looking toward upstairs hall from Train room.

  • Opposite wall of the Lobster Room, looking toward the upstairs hall.

    Opposite wall of the Lobster Room, looking toward the upstairs hall.

  • The house is part of a designated Historic Neighborhood.

    The house is part of a designated Historic Neighborhood.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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