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Crows Nest @ Captain Alexander's Hideaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms Queen beds 1 Bathroom.

We make your vacation special. From the moment you come through the front door of our upstairs 2 bedroom home with central airconditioning the living room comes with 2 sofa recliners beckons you to relax but the kitchen comes equipped with an electric cook top and wall oven. In the private yard you will find a Weber gas grill and an outside shower with hot and cold water when returning from the beach so that all the sand can be left outside. There is a patio with table and chairs. And when it is time to call it a night there are queen beds in each of the bedrooms. At Captain Alexanders you can pickup all your emails as we provide high speed wireless internet. My wife Ruth and I are in the vacation rental business for over 30 years. So we know just what you would like on your vacation. And we deliver one of the cleanest well maintained homes on Cape Cod. Just remember this is a smoke free home there is no smoking on the property. If you smoke we will retain the security deposit no questions asked. We have an onsite manager Ben and his wife Stacy and we never give out our homes to any realtor you deal with the owners directly and we stand up infront of our homes. You can talk with Ben or Stacy for a recommendation for a good meal in Harwich or whether the Harwich JR Theater is worth going to. They both love to help vacation families make the most of their vacations and Ben has live on Cape for 35 years. We know the Cape been vacationing on Old Cape Cod since 1957 when Jodi's Pizza and the go-carts first opened, and the old camp ground was the in place to rent with all the teenagers, along with Thompson's Clam Bar.

Captain Alexanders Home is only 3 tenths of a mile to the warm waters of Nantucket Sound and the Harwich Beaches. Our two bedroom home is fully Air conditioned. Remember to brig your queen size sheets for the bedrooms along with your own kitchen, bath, and beach towels. We can provide them for an additional $75 per stay payable to the management upon arrival.

Our Non Smoking air conditioned home has all the ingredients for a super vacation on Cape Cod. Captain Alexanders Hideaway is not for smokers as there is no smoking on the property.. A full laundry with front load washer. We are well within walking distance to Earle Street Beach and only one mile to Harwichport.

Conveniently located midway between Cape Cod Canal and Provincetown,Captain Alexander's is central to all the Cape has to offer. A short bike ride to Cape Cod Rail Trail (Bike Trail through the towns of Cape Cod), 2.5 miles to Long Pond (Cape Cod's largest swimming and boating lake), 1.5 miles to award winning Cranberry Valley Golf Course, central to shopping, major highway, theater,(Harwich JR. Theater 1 mile), art galleries, excellent restaurants, hiking, tennis and ocean beaches. Only minutes to the Nantucket Ferry (Harwich Port) and Martha's Vineyard Ferry (Hyannis) is nearby.

So come to Old Cape Cod and find one of the best vacation homes in Harwich and the Port.

More Details

Gerald & Ruth Hirsh
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Gerald & Ruth Hirsh

Have been in the vacation rental business since 1986

Gerald & Ruth Hirsh purchased this house in 1994

Why Gerald & Ruth Hirsh chose Cape Cod

My dad always took us to the Cape on a summer vacation since I was about 7. So buying a home on Old Cape Cod was not a problem. Captain Alexander's is only 3. Tenth of a mile from a great warm water beach. And Harwichport has lots of fun things to do while on the Cape.

What makes this house unique

Pack your car up with your beach chairs cooler beach blanket and all your fun things for the beach then drop everyone and everything off at the beach and put your car back in our driveway and walk to the beach less than 5 minutes. And save the price of parking and use it for the ice cream truck.


West Harwich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Remember to bring your own sheets.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Remember to bring your own sheets.
  • Both bedrooms have queen size beds. Remember to bring your own sheets.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Remember to bring your own sheets for your use.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Crows Nest @ Captain Alexander's Hideaway
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the house with a family of four. There was enough space for us. The house is in walking distance to a nice but small beach which is is great for swimming. Ben showed us the house and gave helpful advice. We got plenty of towels (We took the towels/linens package), the kitchen was equipped well and the washer/drier did their job. There is a small yard with a barbecue and a table under a big tree. It was nice to sit there for dinner. The street in front is somewhat busy but it did not really bother us. There were even some beach chairs and a cooler in the house for us to use. All in all a very good deal!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Verena, All of us at Captain Alexander's want to thank you for taking the time to write your review. The Beach you mentioned, Earle Road Beach, is used mostly by vacationers renting in the area. Earle Road Beach is a 3 minute walk. There is also a larger beach less than 1/2 Mile from Captain Alexander's at the end of Pleasant Street. Lower County Road can be busy as it is the Road that runs from near the Bass River Bridge in Dennis all the way to Harwichport. And travels by most of the warm water beaches in Dennis and all of them in West Harwich. The beach chairs and cooler have been left over the years by outer guest and we have just left them for guest to use. When guest request our towels and sheets we make sure they are of first quality and supply you with what you need for your Vacation. Ruth and I like cooking on good cookwear so we try to have everything that will make your life in the kitchen, if you decided to cook in while on vacation, enjoyable. The front load washer and dryer is always a plus when vacationing.
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Can't wait for next year!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights and had a blast. I was very happy to find that the Earl Street beach was a short 10 minute walk from the house. We brought our bikes and even with kids, it only took us about 4 minutes to bike to the beach. We also biked down the road where they had lots of shops and places to eat included Sunday School, a fantastic ice cream shop. We also discovered bumper boats, cart racing and a small trampoline park all within biking distance.

The home itself is perfect for a family. Our two girls slept in one room (in a queen bed) and my husband and I were in the other room. Wifi was great! We brought our dogs so the completely fenced yard was a huge plus. It's also great for storing bikes.

The caretakers were fantastic as well and extremely friendly and helpful. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cape Cod is a family vacation spot with the beaches and lots of things for kids. We are glad you found your way around and the beach at Earle Road only a short walk. The Ice cream shop at Sundea School is one of our favorite. Also since you mentioned bikes there is a wonderful Bike Path about 10 minutes on bikes from Captain Alexander's, which will take you all the way to PTown as well as to long pond. We are glad you found our property convient for your vacation.
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Great property with great people, the managers were there to make sure everything was good and also tell us about places to go around the area. I have to say that both me and my significant other we're happy of the property

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Juan, On behalf of Captain Edwards, myself, Ruth and the property managers Ben and Stacey, were glad that you found the Crows Nest at Captain Alexander's Hideaway a Great Vacation for both yourself your guests and your pet. One of the many ways we try to make your vacation special is to accomate small pets. We also try really hard to make sure everything is in tip top shape at both the Crows Nest and the small effenency at Captains Quarters. Captain Alexander's is one of only a few vacation homes that provide a check in any day during the week as well as providing sheets kitchen bath and beach towels if requested for a small fee. Another way to make our guests vacations special is to provide 3 days or more because not everyone wants a whole week. Once again thanks for choosing Captain Alexander's Hideaway for your 4 days 3 nights vacation. Yours Gerald
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Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Crows Nest for a week (2 adults 1 child) and had a very nice time. The apartment was clean and very nicely set up (including an Apple TV) with a good amount of space and a back yard for grilling. The property manager lives on the premises and gave a great overview of everything in the apartment when we checked in (very helpful!) and the location was very convenient. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ruth and I want our guest to find our vacation homes to be spotless, so we go the extra to make your vacation special by having one of the cleanest homes in West Harwich. This past May we spent time on new decorations, installing Apple TV and painting. We are happy you had a good time an yes the beach is just a short walk no need to pay beach parking when staying at Captain Alexander's that's a savings of $100.00 for five days at the beach on your vacation.
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The Crows Nest @ Captain Alexander's Hideaway was perfect for what we needed. We were in the Cape for a wedding, so we decided to make it a vacation as well. We searched everywhere for someone who was willing to rent us a place for 4 adults mid-week. No one would accommodate us except for Gerry and Ruth! The Crows Nest was CLEAN and had the perfect amount of room for 4 adults. We did not get the opportunity to hang out in the back yard, but from what I could see from the window, it needed to be straightened up a little (patio furniture cleaned, leaves picked up, etc). It is a quick walk to a small beach, and not far from shops, restaurants, and activities. There are no TVs in the bedrooms and it did not appear to have any cable for the TV in the living room, but they do have Apple TV set up so you can use your Netflix and such. The wifi came in handy as I just used my Ipad in the bedroom to help me sleep and my husband used his Xbox for nights that we were home. The kitchen came with everything needed to make a quick meal. Gerry was easy to communicate with, and I would definitely come back again if I have the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ruth and I are glad you were able to find our Crows Nest apartment perfect for what we needed, a mid week escape. Captain Alexander's is one of just a few vacation home rentals on Cape Cod that has a check in and check out date other than Saturday to Saturday. That is one of the ways we make your vacation special to you. We will address the patio furniture before our next guest arrival and also the leaves that never stop falling from the large tree in the back. This year we have gone to Apple TV and provid a password for Netflix, Hulu alone with CBS and some of the other Movie and kids programs. Thanks for your time in writing your review
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A little gem...

  • 5 of 5

Pleasantly surprised!! Very tidy and the location was wonderfully close to the beach and several great restaurants within a 10 mile radius. Caretaker was readily available and had a wealth of knowledge regarding the area.

Would most definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ruth and I are glad you found Crows Nest at Captain Alexander's a pleasant surprise. We try to make each and everyone's vacation special. One of the reasons we have made this property a Beach Vacation Hideaway is of its location to the beach and local restaruants, yet priced for families and single adults to enjoy all that Cape Cod has to offer during the summer.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hyannis Massachusetts
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nantucket in Harwichport, Ma
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Earle Road
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

West Harwich House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

There is a cleaning fee of $75.00 per booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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