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Vacation in Classic Cape Cod style within walking distance to 2 beaches

Cotuit, Barnstable, MA, USA
  • House2800 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

Family fun & reunions our speciality!

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.

(Please make inquiry for rental payment options.)



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About Nancy

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.

Nancy purchased this House in 1974

Why Nancy chose Cotuit

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.

What makes this House unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Downstairs back bedroom, has bath w tub/shower, window AC
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, King is 2 twins in one frame, ceiling fan, window A/C.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Girls' Room, ceiling fan, window A/C
      • Bedroom 4
        The Train Room, ceiling fan and window A/C
      • Bedroom 5
        3 twin/ single, The Lobster Room, 3 twins and bath w tub/shower, window AC


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, downstairs/room for personal items in cabinets
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Hall bath ~ double sinks and storage cubbies for toiletries.
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Lobster Room bath/room for personal items in cabinets
        • Hair dryers in every bathroom, storage space for personal items in each bathroom.

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            Walking to the beach is unbeatable!
          • 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.


              • Family
              • Historic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        All bedrooms have AC window units
                      • Fireplace
                      • Garage
                        For storage of bikes, outdoor games, gas grill, etc., not cars:).
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Hot water baseboard.
                      • Internet
                        Wireless, high speed in high season
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        New 2015
                      • Linens Provided
                        Of course! It's your vacation!!
                      • Living Room
                        Smart, 45 inch flat screen TV, and seating for 7, with additional chairs nearby if needed.
                      • Parking
                        In driveway ~ several fit at an angle
                      • Telephone
                        A landline in the house is available to guests with unlimited free calls in the "lower 48" (no Alaska or Hawaii please).
                      • Towels Provided
                        Including beach towels
                      • Washing Machine
                        New 2015


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Keurig and drip coffee makers
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Enough for a crowd!
                          • Dishwasher
                            New 2014
                          • 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).
                          • Microwave
                            New 2013
                          • Oven
                            Double ovens
                          • Pantry Items
                            Serving dishes here, room for food storage Paper goods included of course.
                          • Refrigerator
                            New 2012
                          • Stove
                            New 2013 gas cooktop
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Porch table seats 8, additional card table and chairs. Diningroom seats 8.
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Board games -- playing cards, and other "rainy day" amusements.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable/wireless wi-fi
                                  • Television
                                    Smart TV
                                  • Toys
                                    Beach toys and wagon to transport them to beach are available for guests.
                                  • Video Library
                                    Yes, and we are adding continually. Feel free to suggest titles.


                                      • Bicycles
                                        with helmets
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Large screened porch across back of house ~ everyone's favorite spot.
                                      • Golf
                                        Cotuit Highground Country Club, 9 hole course, less than 1 mile from house, www.cotuithighground.com
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Bring yours (or rent on Cape)! There are a couple of nearby ways to water.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Flat back yard -- good for games. Hammock, croquet, badminton, hula hoops and other outdoor activities provided.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Weber Genesis, new 2016, with spare tank


                                          • churches
                                          • cinemas
                                          • festivals
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • library
                                          • museums
                                          • playground
                                          • restaurants

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • photography
                                              • antiquing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • miniature golf
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • whale watching

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • Babysitter
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • massage therapist
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • wind-surfing


                                                          • 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!

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            8 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Great house close to beach.

                                                            Amy S.

                                                            We recently stayed at the Captain Rogers house. We were 10 people in total - 4 adults and 6 kids (4 or which were teenagers!) The walk to beach and store were perfect for them. They enjoyed taking one of the 4 bikes at the house and exploring the area. The house itself fit us comfortably and we couldn't get over the beds! It was the first time we renting a house where we didn't dread going to sleep. Most of the house - including bedrooms and bathrooms - has been updated and has everything you need to make this a great beach vacation. This house would be perfect for a big family with multiple generations as there is a wing on the first floor with sitting area, bedroom and bath. Also a great house for people with young child who might have to return to the house from the beach often. The beach in walking distance is very calm and inviting for younger children. Everyone in the area was very nice an helpful with any problems or questions we had. I would recommend this house to anyone looking in the Cotuit area which is a hidden treasure. Beauty beyonds words!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            We're so glad you enjoyed the house! We've had the same experience with rental house mattresses - which can result in cranky, sleep deprived family members, so bedding was a top priority on our comfort list! Thanks for a lovely review.

                                                            Great place to stay on the Cape

                                                            We rented the house to have a family gathering of children and grandchildren. There were 8 of us, so the many bedrooms and bathrooms made it possible for everyone to have privacy and be able to get out of the house in the morning to go to see different sights, and go the the beach. There is a local beach which is about a 5 minute walk from the house (they have life guards). Other family joined us there one day, so we made use of the like new Weber BBQ. The house is located about 25 minutes from a lot of things; Hyannis, Woods Hole (great access to Martha's Vinyard) and Yarmouth Port. We went on a fabulous Whale Watching trip out of Provincetown (about 1.5 hours away).

                                                            The house is very well equipped. Everything from linens, kitchenware, paper towels, soap, basic seasonings, cooking oil, etc. was there. This made it easy for us to spend time on family and the food we needed without having to buy fundamentals like can openers and aluminum foil. A full service grocery store is about 10-15 minutes away. You will definitely need a car.

                                                            Nancy is a delight to work with...she is very positive and responsive. She should own more properties.

                                                            If you are looking for a historic home to stay in on the Cape, this is a great choice.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you so much, Bill! The pleasure was all mine.

                                                            My college degree is in Tourism, so happy vacationers have

                                                            long been an interest. We're so happy to know you enjoyed

                                                            your stay. Please come back any time!

                                                            Fabulous home leaves nothing to be desired.

                                                            My family and I rented the Captain Rogers House last summer (2015) and found it to be outstanding in every way. If we weren't at the near by beach we were on the screened in porch which was absolutely delightful. Everyone was very happy with the beds, and the kitchen was as well stocked as any home could possibly be. Don't hesitate to visit....you'll love it.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you so much for being our guests!

                                                            It makes us happy to know that everyone was comfortable

                                                            and had a great time. Please come back again!

                                                            We're back!!!!

                                                            Bubba & NanChelmsford, Ma 01824

                                                            We thought that our vacation couldn't bet any better than last year. We were wrong. It was wonderful. The girls had fun walking to the beaches while the "grownups" had time to unwind and distress, or just go for long walks.. There was nothing that the house lacked. It was fully equipped including 2 ovens and a gas grill. Bedding was comfortable, and towels and sheets were plentiful.The owners were thoughtful, as was the caretaker, who answered our questions quickly..Our favorite room was the back porch where we spent many enjoyable hours watching the girls play badminton, and soccer. We even got a chance to meet the gardeners who have done a lovely job in the yard Thanks, Nancy, for adding a stool next to the washing machine. Didn't have to bother anyone to help me put the clothes in the dryer. We were able to celebrate 4 birthdays and an anniversary. It was so much fun Would we come back? Absolutely. I've rented many houses down the Cape, but this is by far, my favorite. I just hated to leave We lost our daughter this year, and your house was truly loved and enjoyed by her, before her death, so this house has special meaning for us. Thanks for a perfect vacation.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            We were so glad to see you, again!

                                                            We'd love to become a tradition in your family:).

                                                            Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review.

                                                            Great family vacation!

                                                            Katherine G.

                                                            We had a wonderful week in this house this past summer. For six adults and four children age 5 and younger - it was a great layout. The grandparents stayed downstairs and enjoyed their own private bathroom and sitting room while their children and grandchildren stayed upstairs. We spent a lot of time on the back porch where the kids could easily go outside and play in the yard or on the driveway. The sheets and towels were excellent quality, and it was so nice to have a stack of beach towels we could use. We did a lot of cooking in the well equipped kitchen. The kids enjoyed the sidewalk chalk and beach toys. There was even a wagon to help us get everything to and from the beach. Both beaches are a short walk away and child friendly. The owners were exceptionally welcoming and had thought of everything - so we really only needed to bring food. You can walk to a nice playground in the town center and a nearby restaurant. We would definitely stay in this house again!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thanks for such a lovely review.

                                                            We're so happy to know how much you enjoyed your visit!

                                                            We try to anticipate needs, and are happy to know we filled some of yours.

                                                            It will be our pleasure to welcome you back.

                                                            Fabulous house!

                                                            Our large family of 11 had a great time in the house. The back yard was great and we enjoyed the hammock. Accommodations were perfect with beds for everyone and plenty of space. An extra bath would have been nice, but otherwise we loved the house. It got warm at first as we were there in August, but the property manager promptly brought us fans. There is a large table that we enjoyed eating around and playing cards, as well as a great back porch. The eldest member of our family has poor mobility, but managed fine as there is a main bedroom and all main rooms on first floor. Adorable town, so glad we chose to vacation here!


                                                            Cotuit, Barnstable, MA, USA

                                                            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.

                                                            Rates & Availability

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                                                            YOUR PAYMENT MAY BE DIVIDED INTO MORE THAN ONE PAYMENT IF YOU PREFER. PLEASE READ FURTHER! OUR PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT IS E-CHECK. Required deposit is 50% within 5 days of reservation to confirm, with balance due by March 15, 2018. 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 due to the enactment of new laws, they will be added. VRBO adds a service fee that is NOT payable to us. It will be between 4% - 9%. ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING OR PETS. We're sorry:(.

                                                            8 Reviews
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