SERENE AND CHARMING CARRIAGE HOUSE, ARTISTS' RETREAT

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Gary Urgonski

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SERENE AND CHARMING CARRIAGE HOUSE, ARTISTS' RETREAT

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Two bedrooms, pull out couch and two renovated bathrooms.

This wonderful 1800's carriage house sits on the grounds of the oldest house in Dennis, built in 1680, and provides a vacation setting for those seeking something different. Lovingly updated and beautifully decorated by an artist and writer, it's filled with original art, carefully selected antiques, and fine linens for a tranquil, restful vacation.

The vaulted living room features a beamed ceiling and original paintings and sculptures. A queen-size sleeper sofa opens opposite the floor-to-ceiling doors through which carriages and buggies once rolled. The kitchen displays track lighting and handmade Italian tiles.

Upstairs the unique, romantic main bedroom features a cathedral ceiling and sunny sitting area. The twin bedroom’s special art and antiques can be changed to suit individual tenants’ interests. Two full baths, upstairs and down,BBQ-grill, central A/C, washer&dryer, microwave, coffeemaker, linens included, VCR/DVD player, high speed internet, no pets, no smoking. New Bosch washer/dryer, central air-conditioning, wireless internet service, gas grill are all provided.

Outside, a hammock and a new stone patio provide an opportunity to relax and enjoy a glass of wine while you cook a steak on the new gas grill.

This unique carriage house is situated between two tidal rivers on a quiet, family-oriented street. It’s a short walk to a small Bass River beach or a quick drive, only 1 and 9/10 mile to the fantastic West Dennis Beach. Stroll down the Swan River road that winds down to Nantucket Sound. Walk to Kream 'N Kone for great fried seafood or Norabella’s quaint ristorante for an Italian dinner. Bike the scenic Cape Cod Rail Trail from its beginning, just 1 and a half miles away. Explore Dennis's beaches on the bay side or sound side which are some of the finest in America, its antique and specialty shops, fine restaurants, museum, the Cape Playhouse and Cinema. Kayak rentals are only 3/10 mile away on Swan River. Two championship 18 hole golf courses, fishing, homemade ice cream, mini-golfing, conservation lands and many fresh-water ponds are all nearby.

Come explore the beauty of art and the wonders of nature.

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

Gary Urgonski

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We are a married couple living in the adjacent main house built in 1680. Ginny is a fiction writer who had a long career in publishing. She also had her own cafe and catering business specializing in Italian food. Gary retired three years ago from 36 years in education, most recently as the Director of Special Education at the local regional high school. He has been doing sculpting for 15 years and had his second show in the summer of 2012 at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. They lived in Italy south of Florence for a year and have been back many times since. They enjoy going to other countries and experiencing different cultures. They would like to share Cape Cod with others, particularly those who appreciate art, good food, good wine, and living life to its fullest. They share their house with their dog, Grigio, a friendly and playful Weimaraner who also welcomes guests.

Gary Urgonski purchased this cottage in 1986

The carriage house is a Greek Revival style building which was previously attached to the main house. In the 1930's, the previous owners gave their land to the town for a new school and when both buildings were moved a few blocks down the street, the main house and carriage house were separated and currently are situated close together. Our property is located right in the heart of Cape Cod.

Cape Cod is a very special place, known around the world. Surrounded by water on three sides, it has its own micro climate. Being cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter affords it beautiful weather. 'The Cape' has beaches on the ocean side, Nantucket Sound side and Cape Cod Bay side, cranberry bogs, paths through the woods, sand dunes and charming towns and villages. Cape Cod provides great restaurants with local seafood, biking, fishing, shopping, night life, and fun things for the kids as well. South Dennis is only a little over an hour away from airports in Boston or Providence, Rhode Island.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Serene and charming carriage house, artists' retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Serene and charming carriage house, artists' retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434595vbi
774-268-6376
West Dennis Dennis
UK
5

A week at the Carriage House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The Carriage House was described as a serene and charming artist's retreat and it most certainly was. From the moment we arrived we were thrilled by the location, the lovely furnishings and the facilities in and outside the property. From the welcoming flowers, our hospitable, helpful and informative hosts to our explorations of a delightful area, the holiday was superb.The history of the house was very interesting as was the history of the area. We had a wonderful holiday- and would love one day to return.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We loved having you both and getting to know you. It is nice to know that you appreciated the history of our house, the oldest house in Dennis. We would love for you to come and and to bring some more of the delicious chocolates that you make!!
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Serene and charming carriage house, artists' retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434595vbi
774-268-6376
West Dennis Dennis
5

Very Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Loved it all, great "cottage", beautiful old American Elm shades the patio for morning coffee, owners are gentle and kind
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Serene and charming carriage house, artists' retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434595vbi
774-268-6376
West Dennis Dennis
Sinsheim, Germany
5

Perfect spot to experience the Cape

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We immediately fell in love with this charming cottage which is beautifully furnished and includes everything we could possibly need for a comfortable stay. Fresh flowers greeted us in every room, adding a special, personal touch.

The proprietors could not have been kinder or more helpful! They provided us with valuable information regarding the area, the history of the house, restaurants and local recreations (such as fishing). The Sesuit Harbor Cafe was a wonderful recommendation and the lobster rolls were a culinary highlight!

We warmly recommend the carriage house and hope to revisit this wonderful spot on the Cape in the future.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We were happy to have you all here! We are glad that you appreciated the fresh flowers and the tranquility. We were excited too that your son caught the Striped Bass which you grilled and had for dinner. Glad that the rest of your journeys were safe and we hope to have you here again and share another glass of wine.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Serene and charming carriage house, artists' retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434595vbi
774-268-6376
West Dennis Dennis
Baltimore, MD USA
5

Idyllic Cape Cod Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We couldn't have asked for a more peaceful and idyllic place to get away from the hubbub of our lives. The carriage house was like walking into the past and yet provided all the conveniences for creating delicious dinners, engaging in great conversations and accessing the many local attractions.

The proprietors were exceptionally friendly and helpful in providing information about the history of the house and the culinary and natural attractions specific to Dennis.

We highly recommend the house and would definitely return.

Thank you to our hosts...
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Serene and charming carriage house, artists' retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434595vbi
774-268-6376
West Dennis Dennis
5

Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My Husband and I could not have had a better vacation. This place was so inviting to us just from the website alone. A perfect title "An Artist Retreat". It was artsy, quaint, romantic, relaxing and mostly they made us feel so welcome to share in the beauty of their property. We seldom wanted to leave. The owner Ginny cooked for us our last night and we again cannot say enough about it. Two people willing to share their gifts....
Highly recommended.. We will be going back.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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West Dennis Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April
Apr 1 2014 - May 2 2014
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
May
May 3 2014 - May 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
June
Jun 7 2014 - Jun 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
July and August
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
August 31 to Sept. 7
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
September 8 to Oct. 5
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
October 6 to Nov. 2
Oct 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
November 3 to 16
Nov 3 2014 - Nov 15 2014
7 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $300 returnable security deposit.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

West Dennis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Garage ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) In master bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Brand new sofa/bed in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
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