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Unique Antique Farmhouse; Great for Two Families;Central AC


Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015
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Unique Antique Farmhouse; Great for Two Families;Central AC

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Marstons Mills House Rental Photos and Description

Great House For Two Families/grandparents


Homeowner's response time is minutes to a few hours, not a few days as VRBO indicates.

Located in the rural village of Marstons Mills, the house consists of outbuildings from an 1880 dairy farm, connected over the years to form a fun and unique house on 1.5 acres. The house is on the borders of: Sandwich, Cotuit, Mashpee, Centerville, W. Barnstable, and Osterville.

House consists of two wings, each with a queen master suite with full bath.

Split the rent but still have a lot of space and privacy. This is a great house for two families vacationing together due to the privacy the two wings allow. Two doors separate the wings, and kids think it's like a secret passageway. Children love their storybook-like room upstairs.

Escape the crowds and traffic and tourism of Cape Cod, but they're minutes away if you want them.

Take in the smell of fresh-cut hay as you have your morning coffee before hitting the beach.

Town-owned conservation land extends from the property, with Long Pond at the other side of the pasture. There is also a paved road to Long Pond association beach for hauling equipment (but the walk is fun!). Bring your kayaks and enjoy the serenity and beauty of any number of lakes and ponds in Marstons Mills. Launch yourself into the pond from one of the two rope swings out there. Ponds are safe for young children and a wonderful alternative when it's too hot for the beach or the tides are not cooperating. You can put the grill in the car and drive down to the pond for an evening cookout and swimming.

Children's games and books are provided, as is reading for adults. Bed linens and towels are all 100% cotton for comfort. House has two queen beds, one full bed, two twins, a toddler inflatable bed, an iBed, a Graco Pack-n-Play, and a futon on the porch. Both queen mattresses are pristine, and both the mattresses and their box springs are encased to preserve cleanliness and prevent bed bugs. The furniture in the house is very comfortable and was selected with comfort in mind.

Two full baths and 1/2 bath. Kitchen is fully outfitted. Dining room with seating for six; porch with very large table which seats ten comfortably; table with umbrella on deck which seats six comfortably; charcoal grill; tree climbing; tetherball; croquet; bamboo for sword play; three fresh-water fishing poles to take over to the pond; tv on porch; children's tv/dvd/game room is a great place for kids to crash and unwind after a hot day at the beach. There is a large walk-in outdoor hot/cold shower.

Nearby beaches: Sandy Neck (10 min.); Loop (10 min.); Craigville (15 min.); Covell's; Kalmus; South Cape; Scusset; crowdless ponds and lakes. Or hop on Rt. 6 at Exit 5, get off at Exit 8 or 9, and spend the day at the beautiful, soft white-sand Mayflower or Howes Beaches in Dennis on Cape Cod Bay. The National Seashore, with Coast Guard Beach - voted every year as one of the nation's best beaches - is 1/2 hour away.

Enjoy homemade ice cream from a number of nearby shops; hike at Sandy Neck; roast marshmallows at a campfire at Long Pond or Sandy Neck Beach at night. Beautiful W. Barnstable is right across the highway with its quaint shops. Mashpee Commons is right down the road. There are three cinemas nearby.

There is room to park a boat on the property, which can be launched at Prince Cove in Marstons Mills. Owner provides a beach pass for all Barnstable beaches.

The location of the farm is central on Cape Cod and not hampered by traffic, so Rt. 6 is easy to hop onto to get anywhere on the Cape. Hop on the Island Queen and take a day trip to Martha's Vineyard. Historic Sandwich is nearby. Check out the Heritage Museum or the Sandwich Glass Museum. Take a fun train ride through the Cape, leaving from either Hyannis, or W. Barnstable right across the highway - choose the scenic ride, family-supper ride, or another of their train rides; whale watch out of Millway Marina or Provincetown; deep sea fishing; pirate adventure; kayaking tours....Owner provides a binder with plenty of info. and suggestions for activities, directions to beaches and grocery stores, etc.

No one is under foot as the house and grounds are spacious.

The Farm makes for a unique Cape Cod vacation for active families who want space and privacy at home and where children's imaginations can rule. Imagine a farm/beach/shopping/tons of activities vacation all in one. A little bit of everything.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ginna (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

Why Ginna chose Marstons Mills

Unique house with so much character; space; rural environs; easy access to all of Cape Cod; quiet; no traffic and tourism crowds.

What makes this house unique

Space and privacy, both inside and out. Centrally located; Two wings to house; crowdless pond; character of the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I spent a week with my family (husband, two boys now age 2 and 5, and my parents) at the Farm last year, and after a fantastic experience we will be returning again this summer. The house is spacious and welcoming, and the sleeping arrangements are flexible. The two bedrooms with attached baths worked out well for our group. There is a "sleeping porch" with a dining area that's perfect for non-quite-outdoor dining weather. The deck is large and has plenty of seating, and overlooks a huge backyard that's perfect for kids. An outdoor shower is another nice touch. The location of the house is ideal for our needs - convenient to attractions in Hyannis, Sandwich, and Mashpee. The neighborhood is quiet. One of the best things about this property, for us, is that it comes with access to a private beach on a large pond. We were there just about every day, as it was the perfect, safe place for our two little ones to splash. The homeowner is beyond gracious and went to great lengths to make sure we had a safe and enjoyable stay. The previous two summers we had vacationed on the Cape in two other rentals, and never had an experience like this. We are all looking forward to our return this year!"
Jun 2014
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Unique Antique Farmhouse; Great for Two Families;Central AC
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

A home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and my best friend’s family attended a wedding in the area. We decided to make a long weekend of it and treat ourselves to a nice home we could share and that looked fun for the kids.

Each day we all looked forward to the lovely evening fires in the charming and romantic living room. It’s a wonderful house to come home to after an event or exploring Cape Cod. The kids actually didn’t mind taking a break from their electronics and loved the plentiful games and books provided. Each night in front of the fire, there was tournament of Sorry! that took place. It brought back many memories for us adults and it was fun to see our children enjoying the same games we grew up with. Climbing the big tree in the yard and tetherball were also a huge hit for the kids! – They loved having plenty of room to run around outside and explore on their walks to the pond.

The home is in a convenient location, and we even took a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard since the ferry was so easy to get to from the house. Another great place we visited that I would recommend was the Heritage Museum in Sandwich. Our group especially enjoyed the space and privacy this house offers. The kids enjoyed their own space upstairs, while the adults thoroughly enjoyed their separate space. The layout of the home offering two separate wings was perfect for our two families.

The owner clearly cares that her guests are comfortable. We had a wonderful rapport with her and will definitely be returning this summer. Thanks so much for such a fabulous and memorable stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Gloria, for such a nice review. I'm so glad you and your family and friends had such a great time and seem to have made the most of your time on the Cape and at the Farm. Thank you, also, for taking such great care with the house. 5-star Guests!

Great Mid Cape Cod escape

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at this property recently. As advertised, the property is perfect for 2 families with essentially distinct living areas for each family. The property is well located for day trips to Martha's Vineyard, Hyannis, Orleans, Eastham and Chatham.

We had a toddler and small dog in our group, it was easy living and after our days adventures, each evening we would have a pleasant time eating BBQ and hanging out.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Weare, NH

Perfect family retreat...

  • 5 of 5

Five stars are not enough, the pictures and description do not do justice to this lovely getaway.

This vacation rental is an immaculately kept and well appointed antique home with all the amenities of modern living. It's rambling old farmhouse layout allows for multi-generational vacationing with space, comfort and privacy. The rooms and furniture are invitingly comfortable. Everything you need for beach and comfort is at your fingertips.

The owner is both personable and professional. She thoroughly and lovingly went through the amenities, charms and quirks of this well restored, antique property. She was aways just an email away, and graciously answered any questions and met any needs immediately.

The mature landscaping in a large yard is a nature, bird and flower lovers paradise. The expansive and well kept yard and field are perfect for family games and fun entertaining. The decks and screened porch are amazing for lazy days with a book and iced drink. The constant breeze makes for a naturally bug-less deck experience.

A short walk or bike ride to a refreshing clean, fresh water pond is a summer day's necessity...try the rope swings! It is only a 10 -15 minute ride to a number of great beaches (passes included). Craigville Beach tops my list! Mashpee Commons is a great place for a day of shopping. Any number of restaurants, pubs and fun places are a short car or boat ride away. I recommend Baxter's in Hyannis, you never know who you'll run into. I also loved the Plum Porch shop in Marston Mills for an eclectic shopping experience.

I highly recommend this vacation rental home to anyone looking as a quiet reprieve-alternative to a hectic beachy vacation. We were on the cape for a family wedding and we were so thrilled to have such a comfortable place to stay that actually reduced the stress. Kudos to Ginna, the owner and loving caretaker of this historic old home, for making it a great place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, let me just say that these were 5-star guests. Within a minute of meeting them, I felt like I had known them forever, they were so warm and friendly and easy-going. Nothing makes me happier than knowing vacationers love the house and its charms (and yes, its quirks!) and that it helped to enhance to their vacation. They cared for it very lovingly, for which I am very grateful as well.

Great vacations !

  • 4 of 5

We had a very good time in Ginna's place. She was always available to answer any question. The house is beautiful, well equiped and confortable !

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A Peaceful, and Spacious Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 6 old friends who stayed at this property while attending a wedding in a nearby town. We LOVED the house, the owner, and the surrounding trails and pond. Such a lovely surprise! The owner was incredibly attentive to every detail and went out of her way over and over again to ensure we were well cared for. The house is absolutely perfect - it has so much warmth and charm, and is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need for an exceedingly comfortable visit to the Cape. We had daily family style dinners - there are two large wooden tables to gather around and another outside on the deck. We planned to go out for more meals, but were so happy at the house, we hardly left except to go to the beach and for runs around the pond. The beds are very comfortable, the bathrooms and showers are new and clean, and the house is layed out in a way such that you really can't hear noise from one side of the house to the other (which we LOVED!). So those who wanted to sleep late could, and the rest of us enjoyed coffee in the sunroom. We were all very sad to leave, but plan to go back as soon as we are able. Many beautiful memories were created at this house! Thank you for everything, Ginna!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I've had such nice Guests this summer of 2013, and I am very appreciative and happy that they seem to have loved my home and had such a nice time while there. I truly want my Guests to be comfortable and make the most of their vacation time. I am also very grateful for the kind words, regarding my home, in the reviews that have been submitted. Thank you to all. Below is a personal correspondence between my Guest Brooke T. and myself, which was a response to the review she submitted. I felt it was worth publishing on the site itself: "Hi Brooke, I just got a notice from VRBO letting me know about your review submission. What a beautiful, personal, and kind review, Brooke.  Thank you so much.  And I do hope you will be back.  I'm so glad you and your friends so enjoyed the house, and did so with the intent I hope for all of my guests. Please do stay in touch.  I'll be curious as how things progress with your own rental endeavors! Sincerely, Ginna" "Darlin' - I was just being honest when I wrote that this lovely morning.  I have rented no less than 15 houses through VRBO (around the world), and it is safe to say that you and your house were one of the best surprises I have had:)  You care a lot, and that came through entirely.  And that definitely matters to some of us...... Enjoy the beautiful, almost fall-like weather this week!! All the Best, Brooke"

Marstons Mills- A little known gem on the Cape

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a relaxing week in this wonderful New England farmhouse. The owner has thought of everything to make her home your "home away from home". The photos and description are accurate and Ginna, the owner, was very gracious and helpful throughout the rental process. She even told us a way to avoid bridge traffic coming down. There was plenty of space both inside and outside for our group of 7 to enjoy. The home and grounds are maintained lovingly. The pond was great and so easy to get to we opted out on heading to the beach a few days. Marstons Mills location makes it the perfect place to go anywhere else on the Cape. I would recommend this home to friends. It would also make a great place to spend the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays as well. This home is dog friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
9.4 Miles
Barnstable Municipal
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Hyannis, MA
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Long Pond
Car: necessary

Farm area; Easy day trips to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket; Location makes all of Cape Cod Accessible; 1.25 hrs. from Boston; No traffic and crowds; nighttime beach fires at Sandy Neck Beach; room on property to park a boat; BEACH PASS FOR ALL BARNSTABLE BEACHES.


Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Marstons Mills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
off season 2014
Sep 7 2014 - May 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes This property does not accept credit cards

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Marstons Mills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1870 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outdoor Shower - Hot/cold outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - Full
    Bathroom 2 - Full w/Laundry
    Bathroom 3 - 1/2 bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Stearns & Foster; encased for cleanliness/bug protection
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New Simmons mattress; encased for cleanliness/bug protection
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Two queen suites, one in each wing, each with full bath; Children's bunk room upstairs. Additional beds: Two inflatable beds; one iBed-in-a-box (twin); one futon on porch
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
BARNSTABLE BEACHES PASS; 3 freshwater/pond fishing poles (two for children, 1 for adult); four inflatable tubes for pond, including one for toddlers; 4 body boards (two large, 1 med, 1 small); 4 beach chairs; 1 beach umbrella

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