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Captain's Quarters @ Captain Alexander's Hideaway

Bedrooms Studio
Space 150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Studio with Futon, guests provide there own sheets, kitchen, bath, beach towels

This efficiency will provide a place to escaped to Old Cape Cod in West Harwich, Massachusetts. Only steps to Earle Road Beach and 1 mile to Harwichport. Captain Alexander's is only for non smoking guest as there is no smoking on the property. If you smoke your security deposit will be kept no questions asked. Our rate for 2 people will be the lowest price found for a great escape. The efficiency offers a refrigerator, microwave and a one burner cooking top if you like to cook in. For sleeping there is a futon with a upgraded mattress. There is ample closet space to extend your stay if you so choose. Captain's Quarters has heat & air. The bath has a tiled shower and glass block window. Guess we'll need to provide their own sheets for the full size futon along with kitchen bath and beachtowels these can be provided at $75 per stay payable on arrival to management.

We make your vacation special. From the moment you come through the front door you will be only steps away to the beach. In the private yard you will find an outside shower with hot and cold water when returning from the beach so that all the sand can be left outside as well as a weber gas grill with table and chairs. 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. 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.

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

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.

Remember to bring your own sheets for the futon which is a full size bed, kitchen, bath and beach-towels if you like to have them provided we can for $75 per stay. Just let us know in advance.

Captain Alexanders Home is only 3 tenths of a mile to the warm waters of Nantucket Sound and the Harwich Beaches.

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.. We are well within walking distance to Earle Street Beach and only one mile to Harwichport.

More Details

Property Manager
Gerald & Ruth Hirsh
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Gerald & Ruth Hirsh

Have been in the vacation rental business over 30 years we brought up our two kids in this home.

Gerald & Ruth Hirsh purchased this house in 1994

Why Gerald & Ruth Hirsh chose West Harwich

This was our second home on cape cod and ever since I was about 8 my family has always vacationed in Harwich. My dad thought I was insane when I bought my first home on Cape CID back in 1983 for $63,000.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy the beach and Harwich Port only steps away.


West Harwich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tile shower glass block window
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Remember to bring your own sheets kitchen bath and beach towels.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Captain's Quarters @ Captain Alexander's Hideaway
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Well located

  • 3 of 5

We liked the location. The beach was really well located and it was easy to get to the bike path. The BBQ and outside shower was nice. The apartment was small but perfect for 2 people.

Otherwise, we had problems with the operation of the microwave and we saw a lot of ants everywhere Inside and outside. Housekeeping seemed not done properly, the windows, floor and microwave was not really clean. The outside seemed a little abandoned.

Too expensive for the quality comparing with several rental we did. The apartment would need a refresh.

We made great vacation anyway. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Captain Alexander's is only a short walk to the beach at Erale Road and the Bike trail, that crosses Lothrop Ave, is less than 1 mile from our front door. One of the reasons that makes Captain Alexander's special is its location. The microwave is being replaced as it has been having some problems this summer. We passed your comments on to the property manager so that the issue with the cleaning can be addressed. Ruth and I always want your vacation to be special and one way is to have a rental spotless. We try not to use chemicals in our homes and the ants seam to come from time to time.
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Great little Studio

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a long weekend in the downstairs studio.

Ben was helpful getting us in even though we were later than expected and checked in with us after arrival. The place was clean and bright. The bathroom was spacious, clean and newer. The house was very centrally located and we biked to downtown Harwich for breakfast, the beach and the ferry to Nantucket in just a few minutes, great location. We spent very little time at the place because there was so much to explore and the weather was perfect. The bed was a full (remember your own linens and pillows) and the microwave was a bit finicky but the A/C worked well (it was a scorcher of a weekend) and altogether the price was right, great value for a surprise vacation stay on the cape with my wife of 15yrs. We never met our hosts (Ben offered to meet up with us) but there was no need as they left us a key and everything was pretty easy to figure out. This was a perfectly low key getaway from our kids and busy lives to spend some time together for a 2nd honeymoon kind of spot. Great value for the Cape!

Thanks so much for being part of our special anniversary, it was a total success and we created memories for a lifetime.

Steve and Laura

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ruth and I are very happy that our effenceny was a great place for your anniversary. We are only 1 mile to Harwichport and 3 tenths of a mile to Earle Street Beach. Many of our guest that stay at the Captains Quarters have made the comment that the value is wonderful and we try to keep it as the best value in Harwich for a beach escape. The bathroom was designed to bring outside light through the glass block and it also has its on night light which lots of people appreciate. The Microwave is on the list to be replaced before next summer.
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Small Apartment

  • 5 of 5

IT WAS PERFECT! My fiancé and I are very simple individuals, didn't expect much luxury and whatnot. But once we arrived, Ben was extremely helpful with everything. The place was perfect for 2 had absolutely everything you needed; kitchen appliances - from a toaster, blender, microwave, fridge, cups, forks, spoons etc. The place was very clean and nothing was out of place. It had Netflix and Hulu...I mean what else could you ask for. It's the perfect place to get away and relax, the beach was a 2 minute walk. Shops, restaurants, grocery store and activity places are very close. You honestly don't need a car to go around. Price rage is awesome, no doubt about that.

Above all, we are very happy with our experience. Very special. Seeing people go for their morning walks and jogs were nice. Very nice people, always saying "Good Morning!" or a "Hello, how are you?" once you pass them. So, I just want to say THANK YOU for this experience! We will definitely come back and make this a tradition.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Daisy, We do know that the effenency is small and make mention of it every time we book it. Ruth and I try to have our rentals clean and one of the ways we make our guest special is to have a place that is clean and neat. At Captain Alexander's our location is wonderful for being able to walk to the Earle Street Beach which its warm water and inviting lifeguards. Also to enjoy the people walking by our property weather it's off to the beach or walking into Harwichport with it many restaruants and shops, Captain Alexander's is a special place. Our on site managers Ben and Stacey will try to insure that everything is perfect.
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Great Beach apartment!

  • 4 of 5

I stayed in the upstairs unit, and it was very nice. The apartment has two large bedrooms with queen sized beds, a large living area with what looks to be a 60 inch flat screen TV, and a compact kitchen with a stove, oven, microwave and refrigerator. The air conditioned unit was comfortable and bright. The unit shows some wear, but it's exactly what one looks for in a beach apartment.

The apartment is only about a 1/4 mile walk from the beach and close to stores and restaurants. The unit was quiet with parking right at the front door. The apartment manager is on the premises in case any questions arise, and my security deposit was returned shortly after my stay. I would gladly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small efficiency Close to the beach priced right.

  • 4 of 5

We found this little efficiency quite nice the location was good lots of restaurants and the beach was really close unit was small had outside dining and a barbecue grill it also came with central air conditioning which was nice when the weather got really hot and muggy. We were on the go most every day but it might be a little tight if it's a rainy day and you got to stay in.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nantucket Ferry
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 6 Mid Cape
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many different types
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Earle Road
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $50

Cleaning fee per rental of $50.00

Manager'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.