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The Eastham Cape House

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths - showers only

The house is on a Cul de sac, and sits on a slight knoll with a large front yard dominated by shrubbery. The rear of the property is your usual sandy mixture Cape lawn - ideal for playing or simply lying out in the shade of the many locust trees, which also appear to be a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife.
We are within easy reach of Fort Hill, a popular spot for an ocean sunrise and Rock Harbour for its famous sunsets. The bike trail, which meanders through much of the Cape, can be accessed .07 miles from the house and it will take you right through to Coast Guard Beach and all the way to Marconi Beach or, in the opposite direction, to Orleans, Brewster and Dennis - a pleasurable and safe way of travel. We have 2 first class bikes there for you to use but you need to bring your own helmets.
The house is situated so that alternate roads can be used to avoid the highly traveled Route 6.

rental period: The calendar may read otherwise but the rental periods are normally Saturday to Saturday unless other arrangements have been made. It will be priced accordingly. Check-in time is 3.00pm and check-out time is 12:00 noon.The time is crucial for the cleaners. It's so hard to find reliable people who maintain the highest standards. So please abide by the check- out time.
I'm sorry to say pets will have to have other arrangements made for them.There are various kennels that can make your animals comfortable and are within easy reach. Other guests must and should be considered.
We're also sorry to say that there is no smoking inside. There is an ashtray on the deck for your use, outside only. Hopefully you can understand our position, thanks.
We started to recycle afew years ago year to do our share. It went very well and we set the cellar up with everything you need to sort things out. You just sort and stack and we take everything out in the fall. Your childrens' grandchildren will thank you!

The Cape can be even more charming in the late summer and early fall, as most of the tourists have left. This is an ideal time to experience the true beauty of what Cape Cod really has to offer.

For those few who want to take the time to drive down and view the house, we encourage you to do so. Arrangements can be made for you. Just let me know. It is always good to actually see first hand the house you're going to rent. So many people don't and as a result are disappointed.
Choosing a holiday house doesn't have to be a hassle. Just look for good value. It pays off in spades.
I apologize for the necessity of the security deposit but unfortunately it's impossible to work around it. Again, it's not deposited, but held until the house is cleared and then mailed back within a few days.
We offer a check out time of 12:00 noon, which will give you plenty of time to pack up and depart.
It's nice to be a few steps from the ocean but unfortunately not every house is. There are advantages to being ten minutes away. One is to see the children get to fever pitch on the the ride to the beach and I'm sure you can guess the other!


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, German, French and passable Italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Of course, what would the cape be without children playing with their pails and shovels !....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    An ash tray is provided for you on the deck. There is no Smoking in the house. thank you Linen is not available....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    there are qualified Kennels in the area where you pets will be well cared for....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    wheelchair inaccessiable ,however it's elderly friendly . both showers are walk accidents will take place in my bathrooms....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • The main bedroom is upstairs with a modern bathroom and walk in shower, ensuite. The downstairs bathroom has also been renewed. All three bedrooms are air conditioned .....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower


  • Bathroom 1 is upstairs off the master bedroom. Bathroom 2 is on the ground floor. There is an enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Beach chairs and beach umbrellas are available as well as a pair of boogie boards. We have filtered water throughout the house. There is an Espresso/ Cappuccino machine, and free telephoning within USA and Canada. There are also two bicycles available for your use(bring helmets) Replacement of any supplies or condiments would surely be appreciated by your successors. Thanks, and have a great stay. ....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Expanded cable...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There are two in the house : one in the living room and the other upstairs...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    there are six other place mats in the lower draw by fridge....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    each of the three bedrooms has an air conditioner....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    if Need be each room is individually controlled by its own thermostat...moreless

  • Internet:

    It's open access...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    at the top of the driveway there's parking for three cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone:

    one can telephone anywhere in USA and Canada at no cost...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    it's an open Network. Just plug in and go....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    If it's not there let us know and it will be the next time...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    there's a sundry assortment of condiments at your disposal It's always nice to leave a little something behind for your successors....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

    there are two fine ones there for your use. Bring your own helmets...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Golf:

    there are no fewer than ten courses in the area.Telephone numbers for them are listed on the board....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 24 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • No additional mandatory fees


Pets are not allowed

The new online payment system recently established, does not apply here, since payments are made to the owner by way of bank deposits, transfers and checks

When booking more than three months in advance, prior to the beginning of the season, a non-refundable reservation fee of $100.00 is sufficient. Payments of one half of the balance are due three months and one month prior to taking occupancy.

Cancellations : monies will be fully refunded if house can be re-rented.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out is 12:00

Linen and towels are not provided.

If you're not old enough to rent a car, you're not old enough to rent this house.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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160 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Logan Airport, Boston
4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Land Ho in Orleans
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Captains in Brewster
400 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Route 6
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Mahoney's in Orleans/ Land Ho
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Boat Meadow Beach

Car: Necessary

The town of Eastham is perfectly located on the Lower Cape for you to enjoy both the bayside and National Seashore beaches. Cape Cod is attractive throughout the year because of its uniqueness. However, if you are in search of tranquillity and solitude September and October are ideal months to visit. Whether it 's the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Provincetown, the raw beauty of Truro, the art galleries of Wellfleet, the beach walks of Orleans and Eastham or the exquisite charm of Chatham the Lower Cape is something to be experienced more than once in your lifetime.

Other Activities: bird watching, beach combing

Golf: The area is rich with golfing opportunities and, with the exception of weekends, Tee-Times are easily available. For a unique golf experience we recommend the links course in Truro, the oldest of its kind in the USA.

Those who wish to obtain an Eastham beach pass can save money. Normally, day parking is $15.00. A weekly pass is $60.00. Two weeks is about $90.00. You can check with the Town Hall (508-240 5974). It's certainly worth a call. They send the pass out to you. It can all be done online. As far as the National Seashore goes I think they also start charging on June 28th through Labor Day. That you're going to have to look into. The Eastham beach passes only apply to the bayside beaches.

Those interested enquiries will be asked when would be a good time for me to telephone.This serves a dual purpose : one,it gives you a chance to asked any questions you may have beyond the website. Secondly, it gives us the opportunity to get to know one another on a more personal basis. Everything said, wouldn't you want to know the people renting your house?


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Growing up, and spending Summer vacations on the Cape made it so natural to purchase the house there. We look forward to opening the house in May and regret the task of closing it in November. We find it surprising that so many families opt for the high season in the summer. The off season gives people a chance to enjoy the tranquility and solitude of an uninterrupted beach stroll and the pleasures of autumn. I grew up near Boston, went to college there, and upon earning my degree I found myself reporting to the Boston Army Base for induction. Yes, America used to draft - not a pleasant time to come of age. Luckily I got orders for Europe when many of my countrymen weren't as fortunate. Little did I know how it would change my life forever. Having been taken in by the country I found myself being drawn back two years later. It was in Heidelberg, the medieval home of Germany's oldest university and the setting for the Student Prince, where I met my wife. The memories of our first few years play out like a fairy tale. A more romantic setting could not be imagined. It would be hard not to be taken in by its Old World charm. Even today, many years later, we still think fondly of our younger days there. Wanting to keep our ties with Boston we bought Brenda Lane, for it was practical at the time and the perfect house for us. Our plan was to change just about everything over the upcoming years and that was accomplished a while ago. The things remaining from the early days are a classic Cape couch from the forties and a dining room set that fits in beautifully. In renovating the bathrooms we elliminated the bath tubs to avoid any future slips. As it turned out it was the right house then and is an even better one now. We hope families driving a 150 miles enjoy our house as much as we do traveling 3500.

Why the Owner Chose Eastham, MA, USA:
Since it's the dream of every kid from Boston to one day own a home on Cape Cod it came natural to seek out one there. This was the third house we looked at and we knew from the get- go it was the one. Sitting up on the knoll with a huge expanse of land, twice as much as any other house on the street (only eight), the cathedral ceiling opening up the whole downstairs - it just seemed right. We love working in the garden in the spring, whipping everything into shape. It seems with each passing year it takes longer and longer. What used to take three days now takes six (I'm down to half days) but it is still fun.If it weren't for Helga I'd still be at it when the first guests arrived. There aren't many places like Cape Cod in the fall. It's breathtaking. We would never think of coming in the high season. We'll leave that to families who cannot come at any other time and who can brave the crowds and everything that goes with it. My only regret about the house is that we didn't buy it fifteen years earlier.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There is much to be said of the Lower Cape. To experience it, it will forever draw you back. It's almost like having all of the wonders of nature to yourself no matter how many others you're sharing it with. .As far as the house goes there is nothing special or unique about it. It's like thousands of other Cape houses built in the late Eighties, except this one belongs to us. The house and what's in it reflect our taste and our lifestyle and we hope that our visitors will feel as comfortable there as we do. It's too bad families today can't find the time to have the experience of that special day of hunting for their perfect summer house. If I had to choose my favorite childhood memory that would top the list, and I thank my parents for making those summers memorable. Maybe we can provide a few for your family.

Contact us

Speaks: english, German, French and passable Italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • cathedral-ceilinged living room

    cathedral-ceilinged living room

  • downstairs front bedroom - twin and double

    downstairs front bedroom - twin and double

  • upstairs bedroom

    upstairs bedroom

  • low tide at Boatmeadow Beach

    low tide at Boatmeadow Beach

  • the surf's up at Coastguard

    the surf's up at Coastguard

  • winter


  • a corner of the yard

    a corner of the yard

  • downstairs back bedroom - queensize

    downstairs back bedroom - queensize

  • downstairs front bedroom

    downstairs front bedroom

  • upstairs bedroom - queen size

    upstairs bedroom - queen size

  • a breathtaking view of the Marsh from Fort Hill

    a breathtaking view of the Marsh from Fort Hill

  • The friendly market at nearby Orleans

    The friendly market at nearby Orleans

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