(5 Br Main house is rentable without the cottage in May, early June and late August or in the Fall.) Ask Marian about our special rates.) Our comfortable, sunny, newly-renovated and centrally air-conditioned 5 Br Cape and newly updated, air-conditioned 1 Br cottage are located on 2/3 of a private acre, fully enclosed with fencing on a small cove of Lewis Bay. The property faces south and water views can be seen from both upstairs and downstairs in the main house and of course the cottage is right by the waterside.
The spacious, charming and gracious main house has 5 bedrooms and sleeps 9-10 with 3 full baths & 2 half baths. The sweet, generous cottage is situated at water's edge with an attendant dock and water views/access and sleeps 3. The cottage has a kitchen, dining area and fireplace in the main room with a twin bed, plus a queen bedroom and full bathroom with European shower. There is also a small Miele washing machine and new, 3/4 sized fridge.
In the main house, there are paneled fireplaces in the living room, and in the upstairs TV room, which is located between the two large master bedrooms. There is also a fireplace in the cottage. (Fireplaces not working at this time.)
We are within walking distance (5-7 minutes) of downtown Hyannis where good restaurants, and many shops and clubs can be found. The Steamship Authority and Hyline with ferry services to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are also within walking distance of our compound as is the bus and train station. A small, sandy swimming beach where I like to do laps, is located 1/2 mile from the house, a short walk down Lewis Bay Rd. It's one cove over from our cove.
We have installed new wiring, plumbing and air conditioning along with new windows in the main house, but endeavored to keep the antique charm of the 40's era Cape. The new, mullioned windows keep the house quiet even on the rowdiest summer nights. Wonderful, old paneled doors and brass hardware are original throughout the house along with some original, Art Deco towel bars and original Deco heatolators, vents which allow heat out into the room from the fireplace.
In the main house, there are plenty of generous, mullioned windows in every room with white cloth, black-out shades on the windows allowing for privacy and darkness.
Three bedrooms are featured downstairs: The first bedroom has a queen-sized bed and water view and shares the new, full bath, with a bedroom with a double bed. The shared bath has a grab bar and built-in seat in the shower to provide safety and comfort for the elderly or infirm. The new shower also has great water pressure and beautiful, frameless glass doors. The third bedroom has pretty twin beds and an original private full bath with shower/bath combo. There is also a new half bath off of the living room. All the bathrooms are decorated in black and white tile in the Deco style of the 40's in keeping with the spirit of the house.
The dining area which looks out to the water view, accommodates 8-10 diners and has 3 tall chairs at the kitchen island for extra guests. The kitchen, which also has a water view, is newly-expanded and open with granite counters and all new appliances including a wine fridge in a generous great room with paneled fireplace.
A lovely, curved staircase leads to the upstairs TV or family room with water view, fireplace and armoire home entertainment center. It is flanked by two large master suites with king beds, one with a shared full bath and one with a new, half bath and a view of the water where sports fishing boats dock in the harbor. From the family room and the larger master bedroom, you can look out at the water and watch the Steamship ferries arrive or depart through the cut as they venture out to, or back from, Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard.
There is a large basement in the main house in which the laundry is located and there are clothes lines there on which to hang fine hand-washing and wet towels.
From the covered porch, you look out over the large, terraced and landscaped back yard out to the inner and outer harbors of Lewis Bay. You can make your way down the wonderful, old, stone steps to the cottage, marina and your dock. Lights strung along the stair railings and on a timer allow for a romantic, evening walk down to the cottage and water. If you unplug them, you will have to reset the correct time on the device. The private dock, 8 ft deep at the end float at high tide and 16 ft-long, can support a maximum of a 25 foot sailboat and/or a 25 ft motor boat.
Despite being close to all the exciting pleasures of downtown Hyannis, our home has a fenced, private, hidden-garden atmosphere with a huge old Buckeye tree out front and many trees and bushes providing privacy and scenic beauty out back. We have preserved the wonderful, old, deco elements and enhanced the home with more deco design features, but also added air conditioning and new windows which, when closed, make our home quiet during the happy days and nights of the summer season.
Decorated with a combination of antique furniture and an eclectic mix of family and antique artwork, and newer, comfortable furnishings, including new beds, the house will take you back to the genteel, old days of Cape Cod. But it also features new plumbing, new wiring, a new kitchen, new mullioned windows and fresh paint. There is room for a maximum of 6 cars in the driveway. You can sit out on the covered porch and look out at the harbor view, barbecue on the grill and enjoy your private yard. We love to hear the charming old boat whistles during the day, but are glad that they are mercifully silent at bedtime.
The sweet, newly renovated, one-bedroom cottage at water's edge is a generous delight with a great room that includes a living room with fireplace, original kitchen, dining area and which looks out to Lewis Bay and your dock and float. The new bathroom with tiled, European shower is off of the bedroom. There is a twin bed in the living room for a child or adult. We also have outside dining table and chairs for 4 at the waterside.