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Architect-designed Tree House on Owl Pond

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Br/2 Bath Home Sleeps 8 Max.

Welcome to your treehouse in the woods! Giant Living/Dining window-walls look out to full deck and pond views, stunning in every season. 2,100 s.f. modern house with central A/C, furnished with stylish yet cozy mid-century furniture and art. 3 Queen Beds and 2 children's twins provide sleeping options for up to 8 on 3 levels. Oversized pond-level studio (has no door, but good privacy) has queen bed with 6' walk-out sliding glass door, lovely view of forest and pond. Street/entry level has Master Suite with double sink bathroom and walk-in shower, fully equipped cook's kitchen (no need to bring cookware!) with full compliment of stainless appliances, including dishwasher, microwave, gas range, toaster oven. Adjacent breakfast nook for 2-3 people, separate Dining room for 8. Living room has cable plasma TV and music system, wi-fi and land-line phone. Full-size washer/dryer also on this level. Upper level has queen bedroom, paired twin bedroom, bathroom with walk-in shower under large skylight - watch the clouds pass by as you bathe. All queen bedrooms have forest/pond views; twins bedroom just forest greenery. Pond is a 'Kettle Pond' - spring-fed, and so clear and inviting; short forest path takes you to water's edge. No road or highway noise - something rare on the Cape. Walk a public path through adjacent Nickerson State Park to even larger ponds with public canoe, paddle and sail boat hourly rentals. Minutes drive to half-dozen town bayside beaches - great for kids - or 10 minute drive to famous Nauset Beach, with ocean waves and the occasional seal-sighting. Route 6A is utterly charming, and historically protected against the poor development decisions that afflict the towns near Hyannis. Relax in nature, close to attractions and activities.

Jon Andersen-Miller
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Jon Andersen-Miller

We're a designer couple - one daddy an architect, the other an interior designer, with a 7-year old boy and 88-year old mother. We've spent wonderful times at the tree house, and want to share it with other families looking for a memorable experience.

Jon Andersen-Miller purchased this house in 2006

Why Jon Andersen-Miller chose Cape Cod

What's so special about a pond framed by forest? Somehow, every time of day and every season is bewitching. Rain in the forecast? Gorgeous on the pond. Up at 5:30am? The dawn unfolds so beautifully across it you might consider becoming a 'morning person'. In the Fall, the leaves create a golden/orange palette; in Winter, the bare trees covered in snow are lovely, the pond freezing and thawing in different ways. Stand in two feet of water for a summer swim, and witness the baby fish swimming by. The pond is warmer than the ocean, so it's a refreshing alternative to the beach; shady protection from the summer sun, private to the owner's association so there are rarely others on 'your' pond. With a double-height Living/Dining room overlooking it, your connection to the pond is always present.

If you've ever stayed in Brewster, you'll know that it's a pretty relaxed place. It has no real 'downtown' with traffic and congestion, although the center of Orleans is a 5-minute drive, or a bike-ride along the trail. 6A has restaurants and antique shops and the Natural History Center if you want them on a rainy day, or town beaches on the bay where low tide stretches out for miles, and locals dig for clams. The immediate neighborhood is populated with more owners than renters, and you'll see friendly dog-walkers now and then, giving a wave as they go by.

What makes this house unique

Some less obvious considerations (that may mean a lot to your vacation!):

Central air conditioning in a recently insulated house means comfort; no sheets damp with humidity at bed time, no roar of window units when trying to sleep. The upstairs rooms have ceiling fans as well, for those days when a little movement is all you need.

Sunny bathrooms with walk-in showers: can help the day begin on the right note.

Foremost, a Home: this house wasn't purchased or furnished 'as a rental', and the sense of quality is gratifying for the discerning vacationer. Enjoy the details that come with an architect's unique vision.

Central Location on Cape: right off 6A and near exit 12 off route 6, there's easy access for excursions - Chatham Center nearby, to the fun of Provincetown.

Convenience of Supermarkets nearby; Shaw's and Super Stop and Shop are minutes away, as is the Orleans Farmer's Market (check times). Taking a break from cooking? A full range of restaurants, from clam shacks to fine dining are easily accessible within a few minutes drive.


Brewster House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 child bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Architect-designed Tree House on Owl Pond
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Not as enjoyable as we hoped for

  • 3 of 5

The house was beautiful and the owner was considerate and thoughtful but we endured 4 days of a broken furnace, two surprise visits by repair men ( without the needed parts ) and virtually no worthwhile TV service.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to make everyone's stay perfect. If something goes amiss with a house system or appliance, we try to rectify it as quickly as possible, as was attempted during this stay. Technicians came and went midday - when guests are typically out on adventures - I'm so sorry for the sense of disruption. Our cable offerings are fairly basic, but our wi-fi is high-speed - stream your shows and you won't miss a beat!
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Lovely home in the Woods!

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful property. The kitchen is very well equipped and a pleasure for active cooks! It was situated somewhat centrally...relatively short drives to various places throughout the Cape. A great place for families or group to convene and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful Cape experience, a true home away from home

  • 5 of 5

A quintessential Cape Cod home with some marvelous modern updates located in a picturesque and quiet neighborhood, while still close to local beaches, parks and eateries. The home has all modern conveniences with a well equipped kitchen. Bedrooms are spacious and very comfortable, and bathrooms have up-to-date fixtures and fittings. The property was immaculately maintained and the home AC, laundry, hot water and kitchen appliances worked without issue. Walking access to Nickerson State Park and a short drive to Crosby beach were two amenities most often visited. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I returned this summer for another week at the Tree House. It was as beautiful as we remembered it. I hope to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful property in all aspects. Wonderful interior, gardening and a glorious view!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group of six. The parents and children used the upstairs bedrooms and bath while the grandparents had the master suite on the first floor.

The kitchen equipment was excellent for those who cook on vacation (not me). The location allowed us to go in either direction on the Cape in a reasonable drive time.

I would certainly use this facility in the future if the opportunity ever arises. 5 stars in my book!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent facilities and location

  • 5 of 5

The house if well laid out, has a nice view of a pretty pond and is close to Nickerson State Park. I was there for work, but the vacation options are outstanding. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone looking for a Cape Cod vacation spot.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Brewster House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall thru Spring
Sep 5 2016 - Jun 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer (Sunday to Sunday)
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Sheets and towels are included automatically -

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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