This stunning historic house "The Sidney Brooks House" is a delightful choice for your family's Cape Cod vacation. Situated on a beautiful acre of landscaped grounds in Harwich Center, the private yard is ready for your fun activities and equipment is included.
The main house boosts 5 bedrooms, two full baths, dining room, kitchen and the separate cottage has a living room, mini-kitchen, bedroom and bath. All rooms are air-conditioned.
In the main house, imagine relaxing in the expansive living room with two beautiful couches right in front of the huge fireplace. Side tables and lamps provide what you need to relax and read that favorite book you can't put down. A flat screen television and DVD player make you remember this is the 21st century. But you can also enjoy the many games provided for family competitions.
There are two huge bedrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom with a king size bed has direct access to the large main bathroom which has been beautifully updated. The second bedroom, also large, has a queen size bed. The exquisite fireplace detail is sure to capture your attention.
The washer/dryer are located in the laundry room, accessed from the first floor bathroom.
The dining room with yet another fireplace has a large table and chairs for everyone in your group. You're sure to enjoy meals prepared in the well equipped kitchen which has a brick floor (yes! that's real brick) and a history of its own. But you'll enjoy creating your own special meals and memories here. The chef(s) in the group will appreciate the Revere Copper pots and All-Clad pans and myriad Pampered Chef equipment and utensils. Or, just open the door to the stone patio and grill up your meal there and eat outside at one of the tables.
There are two different sets of stairs (both are steep as the house was built in 1750), one from the front foyer and one from the living room. The front foyer has a magnificant painted mural; truly a work of art.
On the second floor, there are three bedrooms. One has a king size bed, another has two twin size beds and the third has one twin size trundle bed. This latter bedroom has it's own sink, as well. There is also a modernized full bath on this floor.
The separate cottage provides extra privacy for the couple with the new baby or the grandparents. Here they can enjoy their own quiet time with coffee in the morning or a cocktail in the evening. Beautifully furnished with a couch, chairs, tables, lamps and a flat screen television in the living room and a queen size bed in the second room. This is bonus space. Full size refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave and toaster oven complete the kitchen. There is also a full bath with shower.
Outside, there is an oversized outdoor shower with hot and cold water. You're sure to enjoy that when you return from one of the amazing Harwich beaches, only a short drive away.
Relax in the evening around the outdoor fire pit. Croquet, badminton anyone? The equipment is right here for you to enjoy. Or, perhaps you'd prefer to be in the hammock for a bird's eye view of what is happening. Indoor games are supplied as well.
Location is everything and this has has it all. Walk down the street in the morning to enjoy breakfast or in the afternoon or evening for pizza and a glimpse of the local scene. Walk across the street and enjoy a game of bocce (equipment is in the house) or a concert at the gazebo. Further down the road you'll be able to enjoy a Cape Cod baseball league game. Or play tennis on one of the wel maintained courts. There is even a community/senior center where events might be of interest.
Right next door is the Brooks Library where you're sure to find something for your reading pleasure. The history of Harwich Center is interesting so reading about that can be entertaining.
The beaches are a short distance, by car or bike. Bank Street Beach is just down the road. Earle Road Beach and Red River Beach are a tad further. There is always a breeze, either on shore of off shore and Nantucket blocks the ocean waves so they are gentle and safe for children to enjoy. Beach chairs and towels, umbrella and sand toys are here for your use.towels
For the golf enthusiasts, you only need to drive a short distance to one of the local public golf courses.
The house has WiFi connection through out so you can stay connected, as usual, to your world.
All linens are supplied so there is no need to pack bed linens or towels. You'll arrive to an impecaably clean house where you can unload your car and be ready to enjoy a fabulous vacation on the Cape.
The locked shed has 8 bicycles (adults and children) and helmets for your enjoyment on the bike path. You can ride to Nickerson State Park in Brewster and enjoy a swim in one of the clear beautiful ponds. Or, head down Bank Street and swim in the sound.