Sandwich House Rental Photos and Description
7 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Baths (Sleeps 14-15)
The Newcomb Tavern was built in 1693. This elegant Colonial Inn, known as the Newcomb Tavern, was the lodging establishment for dignitaries during the Revolutionary War located on picturesque Shawme Pond with a working Grist Mill. It has all of the modern amenities of a professional grade gourmet kitchen, exquisitely designed with the chef in mind.The house is a showcase of the 17th century and one of the most photographed homes on Cape Cod and New England.Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, built in 1693 as an Inn.
There is an elegantly appointed dining room with seating for 15 that overlooks the Lake with a Venetian chandelier, six fireplaces, Grand piano, Venetian chandeliers throughout the house, three large living rooms, and an Old English pub/bar that opens out on to one of the lush terraces with a fountain.
Availability maintained off website. Please contact Owner for current available dates!
The very large kitchen has granite countertops with room for the family to cook together. The cupboards are filled with spices and every necessary culinary item to make this one of the most memorable experiences for your reunion. The 7 bedrooms are spacious and elegantly furnished with period pieces. Pictures can be sent for the interested parties.There are 5 beautifully decorated bathrooms, libraries, and many other exquisite accompaniments including an entertainment room with a big screen TV and 4 other TVs. All the linens are provided with the idea of providing a perfect experience to be remembered forever.
The Historic Newcomb Tavern built in1693 is surrounded by expansive and beautifully landscaped lush gardens with two outdoor terraces and a fountain and one with a beautiful pergola overlooking the expansive backyard and gardens.. The house is lavishly furnished with period antiques and is located in the heart of the historic district, next to a 1600's Grist Mill, on a lake and approximately one mile from the ocean. Walk down the tree lined scenic street to Heritage Museum and Gardens, walk across the street around the pond to the Thornton Burgess Museum or the famous Historic Hoxie House built in 1637 or over to the Dunbar Tea Room or just over to the Sandwich Glass Museum. You can envision yourself in the middle of a Historic New England Village with beauty all around.
A short walk to Heritage Museum and Gardens, across the street from the Sandwich Glass Museum and steps away from several restaurants and fine shops. This stately 1693 Colonial Inn is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. It is one of the most photographed homes on Cape Cod because of its location on Shawme Pond with the Grist Mill, the Dunbar Tea Room, the First Church with its grand Steeple and more importantly its historical place in the Revolutionary War.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
My husband bought this house in 1970 and we got married in the back yard in '73. When we bought it there was electricity in only 3 rooms and the bathroom had this giant claw foot tub. Being from Miami, I instantly fell in love with the house, its' history and even loved all the work we had to put into it. Working all week at the hospital and laboratory made the renovation of this historic landmark a work of love. Finally after 13 years we had our wonderful son who has the same love for the old house. Becoming a widow with a 6 year old and surviving breast cancer all in one year made me realize how great the people in Sandwich are, with their generosity and kindnesses...it really did take a village ~! I have always loved sharing the house knowing that each person that stayed there would have a new found appreciation for the Colonial history that made America great. The Newcomb Tavern is a true gift and now it is my turn to be the best caretaker I can be so it can be passed on to others for many generations to come.
You will find so many artifacts from Italy, my favorite place in the world ( next to Cape Cod ), but there will also be so many things from my travels around the world. The painting above the main fireplace in the family room is from Suzdal Russia along with the Balalaika, treasures from my honeymoon.
I left the field of medicine and research after an unfortunate incident of a stalker, but the proverbial lemonade from lemon story was the start of my new company, Guardian Girls and the Guardian Girls Foundation. Guardian Girls sells self protection products and the proceeds go to benefit shelters for battered and abused women. My son has been the business brains behind it all, and what a joy it is to work with him.
The only difficulty is that I have had to base the business out of Florida as Massachusetts is still in the dark ages when it comes to laws allowing women to have pepper spray, so much for freedom to keep oneself safe.
Owner purchased this house in 1970
Why Owner chose Sandwich
My husband bought the old Newcomb Tavern because it was close to Hyannis but if the job as Pathologist for Cape Cod Hospital didn't work out he could always commute back to Boston.
I never thought of renting my house as I always let people use it if I wasn't there. I have given it to many good causes for benefits and to be auctioned off to raise money for charity. I definitely believe in giving back as it comes back a hundred-fold.
The house was bought by my husband before I was even in the picture. He wanted it to be another "Animal House". I met him at one of his "parties" and fell in love on the spot....the party guest who never left.
The commute to Boston for my work wasn't bad, gave me a lot of time to think of all that had to be done on the house over the weekend
. So here we are 39 years later, all from a party at the "Animal House"