CAPE COD ARCHITECTURAL GEM WITH WONDERFUL WATER VIEW

Marcy Lay

Speaks german, english
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CAPE COD ARCHITECTURAL GEM WITH WONDERFUL WATER VIEW

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4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8+, available Thanksgiving and Christmas 2014

--Imagine yourself rocking on the 2nd floor screened porch, watching the sun go down over the marsh, sea, and dunes.

--Imagine yourself eating dinner with friends and family in a beautiful great-room under soaring, white rafters.

--Imagine yourself relaxing in a home that is the perfect combination of beach-house casual and vacation elegance.

--Our year-round home has striking views over Barnstable Harbor and an original design from an award-winning team of architects.

--The classic, shingled exterior and light, airy interior makes a classy, cozy winter hideaway or a relaxed, summer cottage.

--Upstairs, a living room, dining room, and fully-equipped kitchen form a 'great room' with cathedral ceiling, heated by wood burning stove.

--Our charming sunroom, den, screened porch, and deck provide indoor and outdoor living areas.

--Tiny cabin/playhouse with deck in the woods.

--Outdoor shower, as well as two full bathrooms.

--Right off of 6A on the bay (north) side, we're a short drive to public beaches, historic Barnstable Village and Hyannis.

The Story of an Upside-Down House: When we first found the property that now houses our architectural gem, the place was an overgrown briar patch without any apparent view of anything. But at the top of a tree at the highest point, we discovered a gorgeous vista of marsh and sea. An unusual idea was born: why not make the house upside-down, with the main indoor and outdoor living areas/master bedroom on the top floor and the other bedrooms/living areas on the bottom?

The stunning result: beautiful views from the upstairs living room and kitchen, which make a 'great room' with a cathedral ceiling, and from the 2nd floor screened porch off the living room, from where, drink in hand, we can watch the sun go down over the marshes. The great room was designed to give a feeling of space and light to the major living space of the house. The ceiling beams lift the eye upwards towards a ventilating cupola at the top of the space.

Outside, there is a large, grassy lawn, some sunny, some shady, with lots of room for outdoor games (badminton, croquet, etc.). Outdoor seating areas include a two-person hammock strung between two trees, second floor screened porch, back deck with grill, and newly built playhouse with wrap around deck in a wooded side yard overlooking the vernal pool.

For more information, renter reviews, and photos, please visit our house website at http://capecodhouse.weebly.com

The house is equipped with all amenities to make your stay comfortable.

* Quiet location with great view (large, wooded lot on a quiet cul-de-sac with a view over upper reaches of Barnstable Harbor.

* Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (4 with queens, as well as an additional twin bed in 2 of the bedrooms, plus full-size futon in the sunroom). Baby crib, high chair available.

* In- and outdoor bathing facilities (2 full baths and an outdoor 'after-swim' shower).

* Fully equipped kitchen (including microwave, dishwasher, etc.; gas grill on deck.

* Classy and comfortable atmosphere (wood-burning stove in the living room); central air conditioning; dining room table and chairs for up to 10; eat-in, furnished screened porch; and oak floors/oriental rugs throughout).

* Entertainment/Communication (TV/DVD, DSL with Wi-Fi, CD player; computer/printer available; long distance phone).

* A variety of books, indoor and outdoor games, puzzles, toys, beach equipment provided. Lots of stuff for kids!

* Washing facilities (washer, dryer, ironing board and clothes line)

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Singles
  • Groups

Marcy Lay

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks german, english
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This house was designed and built in 2001 with a goal of creating a treehouse atmosphere that captures all the views and breezes. Having now lived full time in the house for three years (except when traveling), my husband and I can attest to the fact that it is extremely comfortable and livable house in a gorgeous area.

Marcy Lay purchased this house in 2000

I grew up on Cape Cod, in Barnstable, every summer during childhood and never tire of its charms. While all of Cape Cod is beautiful, our location, right off of Rte 6A (the Old King's Highway) is ideal for easy access to all areas. We have really come to appreciate the quiet and natural beauty of this area during the off season.

This house has been enjoyed by renters for more than 10 years. Satisfied guests have told us that it is a wonderful house for family and friend reunions and gatherings, as well as a great setting for children, as it is away from the road, has a large lawn and playhouse, as well as a multitude of indoor and outdoor games and toys. Please see the house website at http://capecodhouse@weebly.com to see a compilation of visitor comments from our guestbook.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Cape Cod Architectural Gem with wonderful water view
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Cape Cod Architectural Gem with wonderful water view
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Barnstable Cape Cod
Luenen, Germany
5

beautiful house

  • 5 of 5
Very nicely decorated house, well equipped, bright and
sunny rooms, we found everything we needed and felt very much like home.
The house lies in a quiet neighborhood but is not far from shopping and restaurants.
We would stay here again.
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
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Cape Cod Architectural Gem with wonderful water view
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Barnstable Cape Cod
5

Beautiful and Unique House - ideal for a family

  • 5 of 5
We had a very pleasant stay in this house for 4 days in April. As a family of 5 seeking a quiet vacation on Cape Cod this wonderful house far exceeded our expectations. It is located in one of the most beautiful and protected areas of Cape Cod, but very close to Rt. 6 and Hyannis for all shopping needs. Each morning we encountered an amazing variety of birds at our windows and could gaze out over the marshes of Sandy Neck.
The owners were very receptive and professional.
We would recommend this property to all who treasure the quiet and natural beauty of Cape Cod and seek a comfortable accommodation.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Barnstable Cape Cod
Westminster, CO, USA
5

Lovely house in a lovely part of the Cape

  • 5 of 5
We really loved this house. We had never been to the cape before, and couldn't figure out where all the "beach" properties were, or why they were so high-priced (it's because there really aren't very many, and the beaches are rather small and proprietary). So instead we chose this house because of the good price, knowing that all the beaches were within driving distance. Barnstable was a great central location for exploring the cape. This part of the woods was really lovely, and very high-class... all the properties in this immediate area were obviously very expensive.

The house itself is as they say - an architectural gem. They did a great job with the remodeling. In particular, we spent many hours in the "tree house" - the screened-in upper level of the new addition. I didn't think I would like it as much as I did - but it was great for having cocktails at night; playing games; and just whiling away an afternoon reading. Never having a screened in porch before, I didn't realize what a nice thing it could be. Might have to go build our own now. :-) The patio in the back is also really nice if you want to be just outdoors.

The owner was very reasonable and nice. They left a GREAT notebook with lots of notes on the house, where to go and what to do, etc., which we used extensively. The cleanup required afterward, although not like staying at a hotel where you can just pick up and leave, seemed reasonable for the area and in line with what other properties asked. Can't say that I loved having to wash linens and remake the beds, but - as I said - seemed like a lot of houses in this area did something like that.

Just to clarify for other guests - the view of Sandy Neck is wayyy off in the distance, and by no means do you have an ocean view at all - but you can see over all of the marsh to Sandy Neck in the distance, which is nice. But to me, the view of Sandy Neck was just an okay part of this house and not particularly important. More important was the solitude (it was at the very end of a cul-de-sac, with no other houses between you and the marsh) and lack of proximity to other houses. You could kind of see other houses on the side of you through the woods, but that was it. We had complete privacy and quiet, and spent many hours listening to all the birds and critters in the woods.

This house was great for two separate families - one of us had the upstairs master bedroom, and the other one had the whole downstairs to ourselves.
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Barnstable Cape Cod
North Central Massachusetts
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We've seen the light!

We've seen the light!
  • 5 of 5
This home is magical - light, airy, well-appointed, comfortable, spacious - a vacationer's delight, with a view of the marshes, ocean and sandy neck beyond. It is conveniently located near activities, shopping, dining, beaches, and is private while being easy to find! Room for 8 with space to spare, it is perfect for families, couples, reunions, etc. We used it as home base while preparing for our daughter's wedding. Our Canadian guests were thrilled to stay with us, and every visitor was very impressed with the homes architecture and amenities. We'll be going back as soon as possible. LOVED IT!
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hyannis
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Hyannis to Nantucket
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Hyannis to Boston/Boston to Hyannis
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Exit 6 on U.S. Route 6
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sandy Neck Beach
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Barnstable Tavern
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Hyannis
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Dolphin, Barnstable Tavern, Nirvana
Car: necessary

Located on the north shore of lovely Cape Cod, the house is close to beaches, boating, and historic sites.

Nearby historic Barnstable Village is an old-time small town--eat breakfast at the Village Landing Restaurant, dine on fine seafood at The Dolphin, or visit the Barnstable Market for some penny candy, deli sandwiches, fresh produce, specialty groceries, etc. At the marina, you'll find the embarkation point for fishing expeditions and whale-watching cruses. If you have time before your cruise, visit the fish market cafe window for the freshest, most delicious crabcakes around.

Many beaches of all sorts are within easy driving distance. Choose among beach experiences ranging from the warm tidepools of Dennis Beach to the cold, crashing waves of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Throughout the area, historic sites evoke the colonial history of Cape Cod. The main road near the house, historic Route 6A, maintains its old-world charm and is a veritable tour-route of centuries-old houses and other buildings.

Golf: There is a golf course within a five minute drive, and many other golf courses on Cape Cod

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Barnstable House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer: July and August
Jul 1 - Aug 31
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,730
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 1 - Sep 15
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,645
 
 
Late Fall
Sep 16 - Oct 31
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,505
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,001
 
 
Early Spring
May 1 - May 30
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,505
 
 
Late Spring-early June
Jun 1 - Jun 15
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,995
 
 
Late Spring-late June
Jun 16 - Jun 30
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,590
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Notes Generally, we request half the rental amount at the time of contract by check, with the balance due one month before rental. However, we are flexible, depending on circumstances.
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Amenities

Amenities

Barnstable House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Baby Gate
  • Printer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
  • Two full baths, including a master bath with separate shower and a bathtub (great for reading). In addition, an outdoor shower is good both for getting sand off after a trip to the beach or for bathing under clear skies or the stars.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Two bedrooms on the first floor are each equipped with both a queen and a single bed. The other first floor bedroom has a queen bed. The master bedroom (and bath) is on the second (living) floor and has one queen sized bed. For extra guests, there is a double bed futon in the sun room. There is also a portable crib, a high chair, stroller, child-sized table and chairs, baby gates, and other child-proofing features.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Singles
  • Groups
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
Notes:
The master bedroom and bath, a fully equipped kitchen and great room (living/dining area) with cozy window seat and wood stove, as well as a wonderful screened porch are on the second floor. The first floor contains the other three bedrooms, bathroom, living room with TV/DVD, and sun room; there are many puzzles, board games, books (both children and adult) and toys provided. French doors open onto a large wooden deck with gas grill, table and chairs. The full basement contains ping pong table, extra kitchen supplies, beach equipment (coolers, boogie board, beach chairs, pails/shovels, etc.) washer/dryer, and ironing board. There is a large yard with hammock and plenty of room for yard games provided (croquet, badminton, volleyball, etc.), as well as an outdoor 'after-swim' shower. We have recently built an adorable cabin/playhouse with a wrap-around deck. The house is safe and child-friendly. While the house is exceptionally well ventilated, we also have central AC if needed.

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