Beautiful, spacious house with lots of character
We rented this property for three weeks this summer and our friends, another family of four, joined us for 10 days during that time. The house is charming and there is plenty of space for two families. Although be aware that one of the upstairs rooms interconnects to the bathroom and also, the downstairs ensuite bedroom although pretty, is very small. The kids loved exploring the house and we all enjoyed the hot tub on the deck. It's a very relaxing house, with a nice unspoilt beach about 10 mins walk away. My only disappointment was the level of traffic noise, it can be a little much at times, especially as the house is on a fairly busy intersection. However, I would say that the historic beauty of the house and the quiet charm of Barnstable itself more than made up for this. We had a memorable three weeks and will definitely visit Cape Cod again.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay. Just to clarify for new readers, the upstairs room that is described in the above review is not considered one of the 5 bedrooms that the house boasts. The room in question is an old Colonial "Birthing Room", and is a flow through room that connects to the upstairs bathroom. We use this room as a library/reading room, and it just so happens to have a day bed that can convert into a queen size bed. This room is considered a "bonus room", and is not intended to be a bedroom (although many use it as one).
It also should be noted that the house is located directly in Barnstable Village, on historic Main Street. The location gives the best of both worlds, as you have ample privacy in the back, yet you are just a quick stroll to coffee shops, general store, restaurants, antique/art galleries, and the picture perfect Mill Way beach and Barnstable Harbor. The house is not in the countryside, and there is some foot and auto traffic from the Village. The flip side to that is you can walk everywhere and not have to step foot in a car for your whole stay. Barnstable Village is a very special place, we are sure you will fall in love with it's Colonial charm.
Owner "Bag End"
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