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Seaside Cape Cod Escape-Norris Cottage: 3 Minutes to the Beach

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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Seaside Cape Cod Escape-Norris Cottage: 3 Minutes to the Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Hyannis - Hyannisport House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Escape year-round to this charming bungalow for a well-deserved break. Lovingly refurbished to reflect a marine sanctuary, it’s perfect for a family vacation or solitary retreat. Custom-built in the 1930’s by Brad Norris for his wife’s “summer business”, it sports hardwood floors throughout with fine woodwork accents.

Quaint and comfortable, you will find all the amenities of home with the simple things of life at your fingertips and footsteps. Pull into our oyster-shelled driveway, unpack, and take a walk up to the Hyannis Port Golf Club for the spectacular sunset over Squaw Island. Walk to Sea Street Market for sundries, groceries, newspapers, beer and specialty wines, along with tasty deli selections.

We are a 3-minute walk to serene Sea Street Beach, with Picnic Area, Bath House and Snack Bar. We’ve watched osprey dive for minnows there at low tide! The popular beaches: Veteran’s, Kalmus, (ideal winds for the best sail boarding in New England), and Craigville, are short hops away.

Main Street restaurants feature casual and fine dining with daily catches from local fishing vessels. Visit the Hyannis Harbor Docks to see fish and lobsters being off-loaded, while you shop at the local artisan kiosks. Popular restaurants dot Ocean Street and offer a view of Hyannis Harbor.

Nightlife abounds and cinemas feature box office greats. Enjoy summer theater performances at The Cape Playhouse and unique foreign films shown at The Cape Cod Art Museum. Farm-fresh food is available through “Edible Cape Cod” farm members and Farmer’s Markets. Agri-Tourism farms bring back times past with “Pick Your Own” options, tours, hikes, hayrides and workshops. The local wineries host tastings to showcase specialty wines.

Treat yourself to a quiet home base from which to explore the whole Cape, including the Massachusetts Cultural Coast. Be really “Green”, bring your bikes and ride the bike trails for miles through The Cape Cod National Seashore and beyond. 'Cape Cod Rails to Trails' will give you a great workout with views of cranberry bogs, marshes, and ocean panoramas. Go fishing for trout, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel and bluegill at one of the 365 kettle hole ponds, or surf cast off Dennis Beach.

Private and public golf courses are minutes away and across town, historic Route 6A will pique your architectural and antique sweet tooth. We are 45 minutes from historical Provincetown, where you can experience the sand dunes, sunset horseback rides, and shop for unique art and entertainment.

Whether this is your summer vacation or a spur of the moment getaway during the winter, leave your cares at home. Come read, write a book, finish a project, sketch, or photograph the beauty of the ocean and its environs. Off-season, short stays for weddings, conferences, and business are also available. For more pictures and information, please see our website below.

Keywords: Cape bungalow suitable for couples on a getaway weekend, small families who like gentle beaches and mature travelers who enjoy peace and quiet.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
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About The Owner

As a chef, I enjoy local seafood and teach at a local university. My husband puts his software engineer expertise to work anywhere we go. Staying at the Cape gives us a mini-vacation whenever we spend time here. Our favorite walks and sunsets are right around the corner. We have the most fun going shellfishing and sharing nature's bounty with family and friends. The peace and quiet are refreshing and give us a great perspective on what is really important; nature, family, great food and meeting our guests!

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Hyannis - Hyannisport

Our smaller cottage next door was my home for years. As our family grew, we needed more room for our grandchildren and friends. Hence, we were lucky enough to purchase the bungalow which has been a favorite family reunion spot.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the peace and quiet, long walks and easy access to activities like fishing, island visits to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket and Provincetown. Our outdoor shower is so refreshing and convenient, we use it far into the fall season as well. Our winter sojourns here are as comfortable and relaxed as summer, so we hope you consider coming during off-season as well for a well-deserved break or to enjoy the holidays.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Norris cottage was perfect for our stay on Cape Cod! We liked Hyannis and the location so close to Seas Street Beach and away form the hubbub of Main Street In 3 ½ days here, we went boogie boarding at Coast Guard Beach, whale watching at P-town, ( we saw 8 individ8ual whales and 20 dolphins), and bicycling to Woods Hole. We also got to see our friend Kami Lyle play music at The Black Cat. The cottage had everything we needed. We loved the outdoor shower! Thanks for being our host, Elaine!
Aug 2009
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Reviews

4.8
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Seaside Cape Cod Escape-Norris Cottage: 3 Minutes to the Beach
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 28 reviews
5

So great you will have a hard time to leave...

  • 5 of 5

So great you will have a hard time to leave...

...and this is the only drawback we've found ;-)

We unfortunately did not have a chance to meet Elaine and John but from first contact for information query to our phone contact after leave, everything was just great.

All information given before hand made our arrival easy (although we arrived late at night). The house was perfectly / spotless clean, very cosy and fully ready. We just had to slip ourselves under the covers !

The equipment is perfect. Anything you could dream of in a house is there. Name it and you have it !

Weather was not warm enough this late April to use the outdoor terrace and the grill, nor to enjoy the beach that is just a stone throw away. No need to use you car in any case to get to the beach. It is just a short walk. In 10 minutes walk you are at Hyannis Harbour.

In any case you do need a car to stock up the fridge - that's for sure - but you can leave your car in the spacious driveway after that. There are large supermarkets and a more than decent shopping mall (with high end stores) + a "whole foods" store (we love this chain) only 5 minutes away.

We knew about Cape Cod although our last visit was 20 years ago. We came back from France to show the place to our kids and they really loved it (after New York, quite a contrast for them).

This house is really the place you want to be when you want to discover Cape Cod.

Do I recommend the place : Oh yes ! But be very careful, you may want to return very often !!!!

Thanks Elaine and John

Sebastien and Agnes

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We try to meet our guests' needs and provide a peaceful place to relax. I only wish we could have met. Work schedules took over during your Spring visit, but we did communicate as much as we could. We hope our future guests feel the same about our bungalow and location and that you can return for a longing visit next time. Happy Traveling! Elaine and John
5

Week away with my daughter

  • 5 of 5

Sorry this is so late but I needed to write and say how much we enjoyed our 1st visit out this way. Everything was just wonderful. We were able to do everything we had planned for and then some. Enjoyed catching the ferries, the concerts at the Blue Melody tent, tasting all the clam chowders. And of course the cottage was just perfect, my daughter fell in love with the outdoor shower, we were so sorry we missed meeting Elaine, she came by to do a little yard work. We would definitely stay here again. Loved, loved, loved it!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Burlington Ontario Canada
5

October Vacation in Cape Cod 2014

  • 5 of 5

Our fall trip to Cape Cod and Boston was planned hastily in mid-September thus being too late to take advantage of our time share ownership. So we elected to search out VRBOs and fortunately for us we came upon the Norris cottage. We enjoyed our stay in the area very much and plan to return in the future. The cottage was ideal, just as pictured, close proximity to the beach and to the downtown area. It lived up to our expectations having selected the property based on the very thorough description and photos available. It is well equipped with amenities and was very clean and well maintained. While the cottage could easily accommodate 6 people we found it just right for the two of us. It's a good location for excursions to Provincetown, to Martha's Vineyard (ferry dock is about 10 minutes drive away) and even a day trip into Boston is doable. It's a great vacation spot and being able to stay at the cottage made our trip so much more enjoyable. Would do it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Seaside Cape Cod Escape

  • 5 of 5

We decided to visit Cape Cod for our vacation this year and are thankful that we did. This accommodation offered us the comfort of a home with all of the necessary amenities. It was clean, conveniently located, and just breathtaking. The beach was just a few steps away and this feature was well worth the buck! Spankys and the Black Cat restaurants are a must and the bike trails are great. I would recommend this place to others with no reservation and would definitely be back for another vacation for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us during the nicest time of the year. Autumn is beautiful with pleasant weather, (lots of people at the beach today), and fall activities include fairs, great shopping for the holidays and the freshest seafood. Biking is great along the trails and sunsets will be earlier, with a full palate of colors. Come join us again! Best, Elaine and John
Minneapolis, Minnesota
5

Norris Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Norris Cottage was perfect in every way. Clean, cozy property with everything you need provided including beach chairs and a cooler. Quiet neighborhood with roomy living room, large kitchen and eating area. Walking distance to the beach that felt like your private beach. Close to Kennedy and Vietnam Memorials and ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Excellent communication with owners. This is a top notch property you should consider staying at.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Burlington MA
5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed and was centrally located on a pretty street. We found it to be a wonderful place to relax after exploring all the varied and wonderful things there were to do on Cape Cod. We could easily walk or bike from the cottage to Main street or port area (restaurants, shops, art, ferries) . We enjoyed Sea St beach which we could easily walk to-- it is quiet, wading beach and offered great views of distant boats and ferries. I would love to return next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our street because it is quiet with little traffic since only the residents pass by. It is safe for children and offers cool breezes and proximity to all the amenities. The best feature is that the beach and marsh are full of wildlife, (we have resident osprey there). Birders will love our location since we are on the migration route. Fall is the best time to catch site of our feathered friends. Come join us!

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Logan - Boston / Providence - T.F. Green
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Main Street - Hyannis
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Hi-Line and Steamship Authority
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Main Street - Hyannis
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Sea Street Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Keyes Beach/Sea Street Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hyannis Docks & Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street
Car: recommended

Hi-Line and The Steamship Authority provide ferry service to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, Antique book stores, Cape Cod National Seashore, Whale Watching, Deep Sea Fishing trips, Local fishermen sell fresh fish and lobsters at the docks, The Cape Cod Railway has lunch and evening dinner tours, Custom jewelers and Artisans offer their wares at the kiosks at Ocean Street Docks, Festivals are held at local beach parks, The Cape League plays nightly games-see future baseball professionals in training, Farmer's Markets and Agri-Tourism tours are available, Healing Arts professionals are available on the Cape. The Truro Vineyard has great tastings and local farms welcome you and sell fresh, local produce.

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Rates & Availability

Hyannis - Hyannisport House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $185 to $260/nt - $1175 to $1625/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Winter .. Jan.1-Mar.29 ......... $185/night .. $1175/week 2 day minimum stay or wk
  • Spring ...Mar.30-May 31..........$185/night .. $1200/week 2 day minimum stay or wk
  • Summer ...June 1-Sept.6..........$260/night .. $1625/week Saturday to Saturday
  • Fall .....Sept.7-Oct.18..........$185/night .. $1200/week 2 day minimum stay or wk
  • Winter....Oct.19-Dec.31..........$185/night .. $1175/week 2 day minimum stay or wk
  • 50% deposit to reserve, balance due 1 month prior to arrival.Cancellation refunds
  • up to 1 month ahead (-$25.00 fee).No refund for early departure. Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Checkout: 10:00 AM. We accept Cash/Traveler's Checks/Credit Cards/PayPal
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Amenities

Hyannis - Hyannisport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with great shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) Front bedroom, Double Beds (1) Guest bedroom, Sleep Sofa (1) Comfortable sofa located in the living room can be opened to a queen bed, Bunk Beds (1) 2 bunks in the Guest Bedroom are perfect for older children.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outdoor shower, portable beach cooler and beach chairs provided as well as a protective sun tent and umbrella. We inherited a high chair, booster chair and bassinet for the little ones from our granddaughters.

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