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Crows Nest @ Captain Alexander's Hideaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

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 West Harwich

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:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Anyone smoking in or on the property will not receive the deposit Back.
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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.


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Crows Nest @ Captain Alexander's Hideaway
average rating of 4.4 based on 20 reviews

Great Location - Just What We Needed

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Crow's Nest as part of an extended family vacation on the Cape. We needed additional space as our relatives in Chatham did not have enough room.

The 2 bedroom Crow's nest was perfect for myself, wife, son, daughter and of course our dog. We brought a cot knowing there were 2 beds available.

The Crow's Nest had all the necessities as if we were home. We hosted a number of dinners accommodating numerous family members. We also had most lunches and breakfasts there. The living area was comfortable as were the beds. The bedrooms themselves were spacious allowing us to set-up the cot too. WIFI worked well as did the Apple TV. There is no cable TV but if you are confortable with Apple TV there are numerous streaming options (ESPN, Netflix. Hulu, HBO...) so plenty to watch.

The location is outstanding. You can drive to the beach but we walked since it was only 5 minutes away. Relatives live in Chatham which was a 15 minute drive. Plenty of restaurants and grocery stores close by. Went miniature golfing and saw numerous seals at the fish pier. The 9 hole par 34 Harwichport golf course is only 1.5 miles away. Course is first come first serve but a nice option if you don't want to spend 5 hours on the course not to mention it is 25 dollars to walk 9 holes.

Jerry was outstanding before during and after our stay providing information and answering questions. We would definitely go back for all the above not to mention it is one of the few places you can book in the summer on the Cape for less than a 7 night stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephan and Family, One of the ways we make your vacation special is to let you check in according to your schedule, and we do not require a seven night stay. Ruth and I travel extensively and most of the time need just 2 or 3 nights sometimes along the way. The Kichen is equipped so that you can find items that are used most of the time for putting together a good meal or something quick. Our location is close to Earle Road Beach and yes there are plenty restaurants within 5 minutes as well as the golf course you talked about. There is also the Cape Cod Rail Trail which vacationeers can bike or walk through the small towns, Cranberry Bogs, and lakes on the Cape it's only about 10 minutes from Captain Alexander's. Ruth and I have been in the Vacations Rental business since 1986 and we just don't rent you a place to stay we try to keep you informed as to what will be going on during your stay so we have our weekly news letter sent to you before you even arrival Thanks for taking time to write your review. Jerry and Ruth
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Summer 2018

  • 5 of 5

We rented the unit for 3 nights in early August. The communication with the owner was excellent and the person who met us at the unit was very helpful and thorough. The unit was as described and certainly met our needs. All in all a great experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Crew at Captain Alexander’s Hideaway wants to make everyone’s vacation special. The first way we do this is with open communication. We have been many times on the other end of renting vacation homes and have always wonder if the host even knows were coming. We strive to continue to send emails to our upcoming guest so they know what’s happening on the Cape before they even arrive, as well as how to get to our home and where you will find everything from the keys to the local restaurants and of course the Beach at Earle Road. One other way that we make your vacation special is renting our vacation home on your schedule. 90 percent of the homes on Cape Cod run a Saturday to Saturday and 7 day stay. We have check in any day of the week and only a 3 day minimum. Thanks for taking the time to submit your review. Captain Edwards and first mate Ruth.
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Good enough

  • 2 of 5

Every arrival and departure you'll be greeted by three or four small barking dogs in the window of the first floor apt. Upon check in we found the house all closed up and very hot and musty. When we opened all the windows to air it out and all all you could smell was the odor of the large trash container truck parked in the side yard. There was only a apple puck for the TV no cable so unless you have a Netflix or similar account no TV. The back yard was was private with outside shower. It was good enough for our short stay but We will not book here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to put in your review we personally respond to each and everyone. We do not run the air conditioning when the house is empty and the house has central air so we can be cool down in a matter of minutes. As far as the contractors container we run a demo business and the dumpster is only used for construction. There is never any household waste in the dumpster that’s adjacent to the Crows Nest. As far as Apple TV we have programmed it with our passwords so that all the functions work including ESPN CBS, ABC, CBS Fox News CNN, PBS 3 Disney channels A&E, Histroy, NATGOVTV and Bloomberg for your stock reports. And all the movies on Netflix and Hulu as well as the MLB. The Crew at Captain Alexander’s.
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Lovely apartment bright and welcoming! The place close to everything you need to have a great time!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is close to the shops, grocery store, lots of stuff for the kids to enjoy, nice restaurants and not too far from the highway to lanywhere on the Cape. A short walk to a very nice town beach!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paula, Thanks for taking the time to write a review about The Crows Nest at Captain Alexander's. We strive to have a clean neat rental for guest with faimlies to enjoy. One of the reasons we purchased this home was it's convenient location to Earle Road Beach, and the small town of Harwichport which has lots of restaurants and exciting things for kids to find and do. The bike trail that takes you through most of the towns on Cape Cod is also only about a mile from Captain Alexander's and many guest find it enjoyable to bike or even walk around the cranberry bogs and lakes of Cape Cod. Once again thanks for taking the time to write a review.
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Heidelberg, Germany

Older apartment, clean, good for kids

  • 4 of 5

We stayed four nights at the Crows Nest. Property owner was helpful via email before our arrival with tips on local places; I had to text the onsite manager to find out when we could check in but he was friendly and helpful with anything we needed.

Upon arrival, our first impression was that the garden out front was a little overrun with weeds and in need of some attention. The apartment is upstairs; entry stairway is a little musty with old wallpaper (reminds me of my parents' basement). Apartment itself is half renovated (newer tile, carpet, appliances, furniture) but some items are older (kitchen/bath cabinets, vanity in bath old and rusted, shower rod rusty, old bathroom tile).

Overall, very clean if outdated. Mostly childproof for my two children under 4. It didn't bother me too much that the house was older, but my husband felt it wasn't somewhere he wanted to spend much time. The backyard was also a little lacking on landscape and we didn't spend any time out there.

We spent most of our time on the cape exploring. We were able to make the drive up to Provincetown to go whale watching, and made a number of stops along the way. Location is convenient to most things; not much that was within walking distance though. Crow's Nest was a good place for our first trip to the Cape, and certainly adequate for a short stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ruth and I are happy you spent time exploring Cape Cod. Our web site has check in time listed as 2 PM and over the years we have found that vacationers like tha fact that they don't have to hunt down a realtor to check into the Crows Nest a simple text to alert our management team of aproximate arrival time makes checking in a breeze. The home was built in the 50s but as you noted we have one of the cleanest homes in West Harwich for a vacation rental. It's the beach that most guest want to be able to walk to and we are only a 5 minute walk to Earle Road Beach. We thank you for your review and will address the Shower Rod.
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is in a split level house and you stay upstairs that is equipped with everything. Very clean and well taken care of. They have a fenced in backyard so it's nice to have the dogs run around out back minus there is not really any grass. The area is gorgeous and so many places to go for a walk, a jog or bike ride . The house is located from earle beach that is about a 5 min walk. Definitely recommend this place for anyone in the future. We will be back! Also the owner keeps in contact and send out info for different places to visit while staying there. Ben who oversees the property is extremely nice and helpful in getting you settled in.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mari and Family, Ruth and I have been In the vacation home rental industry since 1986 and have always rented our own properties both in the USA and Central America. We never give them to realtors which insurers you rent directly from the owners. We take pride in renting the cleanest vacation homes in the industry and appreciate that you found our home clean and well maintained. We personally stay in each of our properties prior to the vacation season and take care of any items that might be in need of maintenance. There are many beaches right off of Lower County Road and our 2 favorites are Earle Road and Pleasant Street both within an easy walk. One of the ways we ensure that your vacation will be special is to keep you informed of happenings during the week of your vacation, interesting places to visit and great restaurants. Ben and Stacey have been with us now for about seven years and we've gotten good feedback about his personality. Once again we thank you very much for your review as it helps keep Captain Alexander's as one of the top rentals in West Harwich Massachusetts.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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