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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Relax in a traditional Cape Cod Salt Box home, situated on a quiet residential road just minutes from everything the Cape has to offer.

Located on the bayside of Eastham you are minutes from the bay and Cape Cod National Seashore. Cape Cod Rail Trail 'the bike path' is a short walk away. The trail features 24 paved miles great for running, biking or rollerblading.

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This three bedroom house has lots of living space and is nestled on a .75 acre wooded lot.

The first floor includes a large living room, with Cable TV w/ HBO, DVD, and VCR. Wireless internet. The dining room has a great table for lounging with a wood burning fireplace.

The dining room adjoins the fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, blender and lobster pot. The dining area opens onto a large two-level deck made for relaxing.

Outside is patio furniture, a gas grill and an outdoor hot and cold shower perfect for rinsing off after a day at the beach. The private backyard features a hammock for watching the kids play or reading a book to the sounds of the birds.

The first floor also features a bedroom with a Double bed and a half bath with washer and dryer. The second floor has a full bath with tub and shower, master bedroom with queen bed, a third bedroom with 2 twin beds, and a sky lighted loft overlooking the dining area with a TV/VCR, stereo with Bose speakers, Playstation 2 with lots of games, and pull out sofa. Great place for the kids to hang out.

We have everything you need for a perfect day at the beach: 6 chairs, umbrella, kite, beach toys, beach bag, cooler, skim board, and frisbees.

We have 4 adult bikes (no helmets) for your use.

This is a non-smoking home with all the amenities for a great vacation get away.

We do keep our calendar up to date.

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Cheryl McKettrick
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Cheryl McKettrick

I purchased this home in January of 2006. I am from Detroit, currently living just outside of Cincinnati - It sounds a little crazy unless you've been to the Cape and Eastham in particular.

Cheryl McKettrick purchased this house in 2006

Why Cheryl McKettrick chose Eastham

Eastham is beautiful, quiet, peaceful, and surrounded by water. I am the 2nd owner of this wonderful property. I bought it from a retiring local school teacher. No kidding. Of course, the Cape gives you access to bay beaches and ocean beaches. But Eastham has the entrance to the National Seashore! Eastham is also an easy point for day trips up or down the Cape to explore different cities. Eastham beaches are the best and with the most variety. Plus it is an easy jump point for exploring. I love it and you will too!

What makes this house unique

The house is quiet, private, and in the woods. The road out front is barely traveled. After a long day at the beach it is a respite to return to. Laying in bed at night with all the windows open and listening to the sound of the leaves gently rustle can make you feel a million miles away from real life. Here I really relax and recharge my soul. Enjoy an early morning bike ride or run. A full day on the beach. Drinks watching the sunset. Dinner on the back deck. And laying in bed listening to the wind blow. It's a simple life but isn't that what vacation is for?

Guestbook comments from the owner

This note came with the return of the keys. "Dear Jenn & Cheryl, Thank you for letting us use your house. It is very comfortable and cozy. When we come back to the cape we will certainly be in touch. Sincerely, Diane & Dan."
Aug 2008
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Eastham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) In Master Bedroom., Double Beds (1) In downstairs bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 Twins. In second bedroom upstairs., Child Beds (1) pack 'n play available for use., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in upstairs loft.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Oak Floors throughout, Stereo with Bose speakers, Iron, Ironing Board, 6 beach chairs, Very Large Double Level Deck Has Gas Grill (BBQ), Hammock, Hot and Cold Enclosed Outdoor Shower, and 4 adult bikes.


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Private Relaxing Salt Box -- Link to Over 30 More Pictures!
average rating of 4.7 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very nice

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely Rusty Water

  • 2 of 5

This house was perfect for what we were looking for - a place to rest our heads at night. With 3 young kids, we definitely weren't looking for a mansion for our summer vacation. This is a great location if you want to spend time at the beach. We bought a season pass to the National Seashore and went everyday (so it paid for itself after the 3rd day). My only complaint, and unfortunately it is a big one, is the water at the house. Previous reviews said this is "typical of the Cape," but after checking with others in the area, the problem at this house is definitely rare. You CANNOT drink the water. It is so rusty that the shower smells like blood. We RUINED all of our clothes and towels in the washing machine as they are now completely (and permanently) stained orange (and smell like vomit). My cuticles even turned orange from doing dishes and showers. For that reason alone, we won't be returning to the house. It's a shame. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many houses and this house is the most well-equipped. It has everything. The area is quiet, the house was spacious, and we didn't want for anything. Love Arnold's, The Barn, and of course the beaches. The water has lots of iron, so you just have to be sure to buy bottled water but it is expected at the Cape. Thanks for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Stephanie! I'm delighted that you enjoyed my house on the Cape. I hope to hear from you next year. Cheryl McKettrick
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this property for our Cape Cod vacation and were thrilled with our choice. We have stayed in Chatham the previous 3 years and wanted to try something new. We found we did more this year being so centrally located to both the bay and ocean beaches. The home was just perfect, clean and very well supplied.

We loved the privacy and the yard was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house close to bike path

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 week stay! The best part was that bikes were included and the house is so close to the bike path. We biked to the beach everyday with our 2 year old, either First Encounter or Nauset Light. We could take the Cape Cod Rail Trail and then connect to the Nauset Bike Trail to get to the National Seashore or just take the Rail Trail to Somerset Road and then it was a short ride to First Encounter. It was great to have the choice of the bayside or national seashore beaches without having to get in a car. The house was fully stocked and the backyard was private while at the same time we were only a 5 minute car ride away from the Orleans Stop & Shop. I recommend this house for a great Cape Cod vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cape Location!

  • 5 of 5

Location Location!! My husband and I had a great stay in a fantastic location, just a short drive to our favorite Nauset Beach. We took a short drive to Harwichport for a day trip to Nantucket. There are so many wonderful places to explore nearby and the house has everything you could need! We had a great stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate - I'm delighted that you had a wonderful vacation on the Cape. Thanks for taking time to provide your comments. I hope to hear from you next summer! Take Care, Cheryl
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Boston - Logan Airport or Providence RI Airport
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
First Encounter and Coast Guard Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike Path Entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
First Encounter Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nauset Light Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Food & Alcohol
Nearest Point of Interest
The Lobster Claw
Nearest Point of Interest
Arnolds Lobster & Clam Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Red Barn Pizza & More
Nearest Point of Interest
The Hole in One Donunts
Nearest Point of Interest
Miniture Golf

Miles of beautiful beaches, National Seashore Park, Cape Cod Bay, 24 mile paved 'bike' path, several Walking Trails, Massachusetts Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary, Great Restaurants, Cinemas (including a drive in theater), Relaxing




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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