Centerville House Rental Photos and Description
4 lg BR, 3.5 baths, beds accommodate up to 10 +1 crib and one child's bed
RECOMMENDATON; MONTHLY OR SUMMER LONG RESERVATIONS SHOULD BE MADE NOW BEFORE WEEKS ARE GONE!!! Our special home in Centerville is close to Osterville Center, fab beaches (Craigville), great shopping, golf, tennis, antiquing, theater, kids' activities (playground, library, penny candy store, Four Seas Ice Cream,), & is easily accessible to all areas of the Cape & Islands, nearby Hyannis airport or Boston /Providence. Our home is a NE style extended Cape Cod with lovely detailing, a luxury home with gourmet kitchen, lg fireplaced fam room, office/den, open floor plan throughout the 1st floor, wood floors, master suite-gorgeous bath, marble floors, counters & shower stall, & a private gas-fireplaced sitting room. A huge deck overlooks lovely gardens. The 2nd floor has 2 lg bedrooms & bath between. Over a 3-car garage is a lg bedroom & full bath which can work as a private 2nd master or dorm room with 4 twins. We have furnished with a mixture of original art, designer furnishings & pillow-top mattresses . It is a comfortable, upscale home professionally designed in a great location
Most recent improvements and contact information: Extensive landscaping & fencing. The house is very private & overlooks cranberry bogs. We have added a 52'' flat-screened TV above the fireplace in the family room & a BluRay player! Another flat screen TV is in a cabinet in the master bedroom. TV's in other bedrooms & media as well in the bedroom above the garage. We also have re-upholstered & added comfortable seating to the family room & bedrooms, & our dining room has an antique French farm table which can seat up to 9, (next to kitchen table seating 6 more!), an antique Welsh Dresser, had custom cushions made for the chairs, & added a custom designer area carpet. We have lovely accessories and lots of original art in many media, in cold weather, warm down fill comforters in duvets are waiting for you in the bedrooms! Two fireplaces (one wood burning and one gas.) We keep making what is great even better! Come & enjoy this lovely home!
We are constanty perfecting! And Freebies!: We have completed the decorating of the entire home with custom high end furnishings, custom draperies, fresh paint colors, accessories and potted plants and flowers. We are always improving what is already a beautiful and functional home. It looks like a designer show house, but is certainly not a 'don't touch' environment! It is open concept in the entertaining/eating areas, but very private in there bed/bath areas. It is so close to all kinds of activities in addition to the beach! Tennis, golf, boating, museums, summer theater, casual and gourmet doing, concerts of all types-some free, groups perform outside the Osterville library. There are cultural activities including all kinds of summer theater, classical music including a chamber music week, pops, and band concerts. There are garden tours and house tours as well. For those who like the bar scene, Hyannis is very close and there are bars, restaurants, mini-golf, game rooms for the kids, and much more. Cape League Baseball games are a favorite with my grandson!
This is NOT your typical rental! It far exceeds in location, beauty, comfort and service to our guests.
Free Wifi, Cable with lots of channels, long distance!
There is so much to do around the house , walking distance to the village, and down to the beach,
Weddings and Small Events Possible: If you are planning a small destination wedding, family reunion, etc. we will consider these events upon discussion and with additional requirements: for example, insurance, parking elsewhere, an event charge, etc.
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- Low Allergen Environment
- Events Allowed
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
About Carole or Frank Kaplan
A great friend in college was from Massachusetts; he told me all about Boston and Cape Cod & I fell in love with New England immediately. Summers I worked for Harvard University in Cambridge, Ma and a new world opened up for me. I met my husband on the steps of Widener Library! I taught high school English; we married and settled in the beautiful prep school town of Andover, Ma. Decades later in a new career of interior design, we decided to buy a second home on the coast of Maine-they were happy years overlooking the ocean & the lighthouse. We are ocean lovers. Decades later we sold that house & retired to Vero Beach, Florida & Cape Cod-the warmer climes appealed. We now overlook a Cranberry Bog & walk to the ocean. The house is beautiful & large enough to entertain friends, & family. The city grandkids love the big backyard and deck, the beach & all the kids' theater, museums & min-golf nearby. They also like Grandma's cooking & help as the kitchen is overstocked with cooking gear & has a huge island. They also love their own huge bedroom & bath-something they don't have in the city. We can have memories made with our grandkids. Friends also love to come & share gourmet feasts out on the huge deck, & picking our own flowers from the abundant gardens is another enjoyable activity. Taking walks together into the village, stopping at the Penny Candy Store, or Four Seas Ice Cream, & picking up bargain books at the Library is great fun. It's all about the beach but there is just so much more here to enjoy.We all so love sitting on the big deck overlooking the big yard, the kids playing, and the garden views are beautiful. We feel really fortunate to have this gorgeous home in such a special place.
Carole or Frank Kaplan purchased this house in 2007
Why Carole or Frank Kaplan chose Centerville
We absolutely loved the layout of the house! It is large and has quite separate areas for entertaining and bedroom/bath areas. We looked all over Cape Cod and wanted a fresh, new home with all the comforts like central AC, central vac, alarm system, privacy, lots of light! But we also wanted to be near the beach and near to the convenience of shopping without driving far and wide in traffic. We enjoy traveling and didn't want to take three hours to get to an airport, or to the culture of Boston. (traffic from towns up Cape can be a nightmare). We also don't enjoy the crowds in some of the Cape towns. We have it all here. We love the seasons here and the long growing season for our gardens. We like the spacious rooms-and lots of closets and a private circular driveway-and the openness of the kitchen-family room, dining room and deck for entertaining and gathering of friends and family. This house has it all! My college dream of living in NE, near the great cities of Boston and Cambridge, a home by the shore on Cape Cod all came true!
What makes this house unique
-closer to Boston and Providence (airports, culture)
-very close to the beach
-cozy fires on winter nights
-luxurious living, but comfortable
-lots of room for a large group
-gourmet cooking (top appliances and gear)
-in the village but very private
-near playground, library, Four Seas Ice Cream and Centerville Pie Company! (An Oprah favorite!)
-Close to shopping of all kinds
-Loads of fun activities within a short drive
-Close to all kinds of dining choices
-easy to get to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket (few miles to ferry)
-exquisite gardens around house
-interior designed interior
-lots of LIGHT (only one room deep-very long house)
-beautiful art, furnishings
-Beautifully decorated town with special events over Christmas!
-A wonderful place to 'get away from it all' any season of the year!
Guestbook comments from the owner
Carole is a doll: accessible and available; we shared a few emails before our arrival-and a phone call or two after-as she patiently answered all of my questions.
Opening the front door is like stepping into the pages of a magazine: no detail is overlooked in every space of every room, decorated with the passion and flair of her HGTV-worthy talent, from the colors of the paint on the walls to the perfectly appointed accessories, to the beautiful and comfortable furnishings. The French-Country family room is open to the to-die for gorgeous kitchen, that flows effortlessly to the perfectly appointed, raised deck with a view of the meticulously landscaped grounds and the fabulous cranberry bog beyond (lovely for a morning stroll, a heart-pumping jog or scenic walk with an approved and well-behaved canine).
Each bedroom has its own flavor in a layout that affords both convenience and private (2 BRs up share a large Jack & Jill bath; large BRT up 2nd staircase sleeps 4 with its own bath, and of course a first floor elegant serene and sophisticated master suite with separate sitting room and a luxurious bathroom the size of a NYC studio apartment!
....and it is as clean as "she" is beautiful!
I never wanted to leave-but my family was thrilled to be able to walk to Four Seas Ice Cream, and bike and skateboard to the warm waters of Craigville Beach. Truly, it doesn't get better than this Grab it. You'll be glad you did!