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Desirable Home Near Wildlife Sanctuary, Beach & Island Ferries

Janet Smith

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights

Janet Smith

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Desirable Home Near Wildlife Sanctuary, Beach & Island Ferries

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights


Barnstable House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Enjoy your vacation at this beautiful and serene setting, right next to the Audubon Society's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, north of Rt.6A in the Cummaquid area, with 2 surrounding acres of nature that attract many different types of birds, butterflies, and berries and also offers a relaxing and private setting to come home to after a day at the beach, whale watching, biking, shopping and the many other activities the area offer! This is a great home for an extended family vacation or groups of 6-7 friends for a getaway! For the summer season June-Labor Day stay for a week or more, in the off-season come for a 3-night stay or more! With the 2 gas fireplaces in this home, the Cape is a great place to visit in the Fall, Winter, and Spring too!

Spacious air conditioned home is immaculate (with a/c units in each bedroom and all living spaces), 2.5 bathrooms and a private outdoor shower on the deck, outdoor living space and a yard surrounded by acres of nature and beauty. First floor includes master bedroom with a king size bed along with a large full bath (walk-in shower), a combined living/dining area with a gas fireplace for those chilly nights to warm up next to while enjoying a glass of wine, and an open and fully-equipped kitchen with eat-at counter and 4 highback chairs, Also on first floor is a large 1/2 bath with washer and dryer and all supplies needed for laundry prep.

Walk up the stairs to another large living room with another gas fireplace, entertainment center, and desk/work area for those few times you might need to work at one. This home will make you forget about work, but there is space to get it done, just in case, with WiFi included also. Second floor also includes a large full bathroom with bathtub and shower, 2 large bedrooms with one bedroom with two twin beds, the other with a twin bed and one bunk bed with a twin on top and a double bed on the bottom. An Aerobed is available if another bed is needed. Also included is a Pack-n-Play for the little ones. Plenty of room for groups of 7-8 guests.

If you ever decide to leave the comfort of this home, you are only 1/2 mile walk from the Audubon Society's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary with beautiful grass trails and meadows while on your way to Barnstable Harbor and the beach at the end of Bone Hill Road. Take a short ride to Millway Beach (lifeguarded) and along that road you'll find the Whale Watch excursion boat, and deep sea fishing charters and several of the finest restaurants in the area. Take a ride 10 minutes away and you'll come to the Cape Cod Mall, Hyannis and Island ferry boats to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket! Along Rt. 6A you'll find speciality shops, restaurants, general/country stores, antique shops, and so much more. And don't forget all the other Town of Barnstable fresh water and ocean beaches that the landlord beach pass gives you free access to!

Keywords: House, Home, Beach House, Cape House

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Janet Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

About Janet Smith

I am an elementary school adminstrator and come to the Cape every vacation and as many weekends as possible; however, I invite you to share my home when I am not there myself and hope that you will enjoy it as much as I do!

Janet Smith purchased this house in 2007

Why Janet Smith chose Barnstable

My family bought our Cape home because we the love the area and want to live here someday. The home is close to Barnstable Harbor, Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary Sandy Neck beach, and Rt. 6A, and although close to Hyannis and all the amenities, it feels like we are far away from the hustle and bustle. Being close to the Audubon Society's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary allows us a beautiful walk to the beach through the grass and meadow trails and also brings all the birds and their beauty right to our home.

What makes this house unique

The quaintness of Barnstable village and the bay side of the Cape offers 'Old Cape Cod' feel with everything from beaches to restaurants to shops to malls to whale watches, bike rides, long nature walks, to stress-relieving relaxation!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was just perfect for our family of 5. The split level house gave everyone some privacy, and plenty of room to move (particularly important when your 3 kids range in height from 5'11" to 6'5". The rooms were large and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and spices which was great when we utilized the propane barbeque on the patio. The outdoor double-head shower was a treat, and refreshing after a day at the beach. Our biggest disappointment was leaving the house after a brief week's stay!

I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a very comfortable place to stay, and centrally located to all of the wonderful places to visit on the Cape! Dave P. of Walnut Creek, CA Vacationed July 2009
Oct 2009
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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights
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Desirable Home Near Wildlife Sanctuary, Beach & Island Ferries
average rating of 4.909091 based on 13 reviews

Incredible family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Cape Cod and we traveled from Texas with our two sons ages 15 and 11. I rank this as one of my favorite family vacations ever! Arrangements with Janet were wonderful. She is so friendly and genuinely excited to have you stay at her home.

We were in absolute awe of the beauty of the location of this home. Now having driven much of the Cape and having seen the other major towns (Hyannis, Chatham, Falmouth etc), I'm so glad we found and chose this home and Barnstable. The home is right off of 6A, which is one on the most beautiful drives you will find. The trees are landscaping everywhere is spectacular. This home is just a couple of minutes away from the harbor and we made great memories here! Our first day we took the whale watching excursion from Hyannis whale tours. I think we many have had some extra luck, but the day we went out, we saw over 35 different whales up close. Really close. It was spectacular!!

The next night we came back to the harbor to the restaurant Osterville and picked out our lobster to boil back at the house (more on that to follow). The next day we took a fishing charter on the Aquarius out of the same harbor. Unbelievable day. Great captain and deck hand. We caught many striper and brought home four large fillets for dinner that night. There are great restaurants nearby and a grocery store just minutes away. You are close to everything, but feel as if you are away from it all in a New England paradise.

The house is perfect for a family. It has everything you need to spread out and be comfortable. My favorite memories from this trip are cooking back at the house(I can't believe I just said that!) and enjoying the backyard. Janet has everything you need to make it feel like home. My 11 year old set up a croquet course within minutes of arrival and we laughed and had the best time playing every night. The upstairs is so ideal for families! There is a poker/game table and we had an ongoing poker tourney that we continued in the evenings throughout our stay. The house is extremely clean and has everything you would ever need. The outdoor space is filled with beach gear and outdoor games. Janet leaves you a beach pass with a guide to all the local beaches and she has a basket of things to do and a drawer filled with many local restaurant menus.

This was a wonderful home and I'm so grateful that we stayed here and had this family memory. You will be as well!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hutchinsons for a wonderful review of my home! I should just exchange your review for my narrative above! It was a pleasure having you as my guests and hope to have you come and enjoy my vacation home again. Thank you! My best to you all, Janet

Warm, welcoming home in convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Janet's rental home. The house is large and spacious and filled with things to interest every member of the family. It comfortably fit our family of 2 parents, 2 kids and 2 grandparents. Due to mobility issues, the main floor master suite was much appreciated. The beach pass, beach gear and outdoor shower were especially useful. Janet, the owner, was very accessible and responsive to all of my questions. The house is situated in a very tranquil area, but is close, by car, to beaches, malls, markets and various tourist attractions. We liked the relative privacy of Bone Hill Beach and the very warm, but crowded, waters of Craigville Beach. We also enjoyed our day trips to Boston and Provincetown.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your time at my vacation home! It is a convenient set-up for family and extended family stays so am happy my home worked well for you all. Thank you for choosing my home for your Cape Cod vacation. Please come again! Janet

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to the Cape Cod area. It was a wonderful trip. There was so much to do that I wish we could have stayed two weeks. This home is beautifully decorated and very clean. The pictures on the website accurately reflect the home. This was our first time renting from VRBO. Janet, the owner, was great to deal with. Very helpful and responsive to questions, etc.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy that I could accomodate you on your first visti to Cape Cod. Please come back again. I would love to have you! Janet

Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Given the fact we had 3 grandchildren with us, the location of this home was absolutely ideal. Located on a quiet street, very private large yard and a 12 minute walk to a fabulous beach was perfect. Being only 1.5 miles from the Village of Barnstable meant little time was wasted driving to the harbour, restaurants and grocery shopping. The home itself was perfect for the 3 children, 2 parents and the 2 grandparents. Everything required for our 1 week visit was made available for our use. The Owner was absolutely terrific and made us feel most welcome.A very pleasant experience and one which we will share with others!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was very happy to accomodate you! I am glad you had a great stay. Janet
New York, NY

Big house, quiet place, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this quiet beautiful house with lot of space. The two floors are really convenient with children, everybody has his own space. You're close from the Audubon beach and close by car from a lot of Cape Cod beaches. The localization is perfect, near the mall, Trader Joe's and a lot of interesting things to do. We really enjoyed the Whale watching : the boats leave from Barnstable. The children spent a lot of time too in the garden and enjoyed all the indoor and outdoor games who are provided. Kitchen has everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy to have accommodated you! Please come again! Janet

We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

This house was a fantastic rental for our week in the Cape! My husband and I traveled with our two young girls and his parents, and it was the perfect house for our group. My husband's parents enjoyed sitting in the garage space with a cup of coffee in the mornings, and we loved having the two living room areas that provided plenty of space for our girls to play. We found that the large bedrooms and bathrooms make this an ideal house for families traveling with children.

Additionally, the beach pass was a great bonus, and allowed us to visit many of Barnstable's gorgeous beaches. The location of the home is great - nothing seems more than just a short drive away. The owner was so helpful when any questions arose, and we were so appreciative of her responsiveness.

We have traveled to the Cape for years, renting a house each summer. This is the first time we have wanted to rent the same house again in the future! Thanks for a great vacation...we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed having you and look forward to accomodating your family again! Janet


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Cape Cod Rail Trail
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises
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Cape Cod Melody Tent
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"Where the Pilgrims landed! Great opportunity to see a location where history was made!"
Whale Watching
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Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory Tour
"A great rainy day tour! Really interesting to see how these delicious potato chips are made."
Cape Cinema
"Movies are always a nice treat when on vacation especially at night or on a rainy day."
Cape Cod Mall
"An entire mall for shopping 5 minutes away!"
Sandwich Historic Boardwalk
"A great plan for a Cape Cod day!"
John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum
Trader Joe's
"A great food shop that I have to go to every time I come to the Cape!"
Four Seas Ice Cream
"Best ice cream on the Cape! Really! It wins the award year after year."
Steamship Authority - Woods Hole
"Take a trip to the Islands...Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. They are so close!"
Cape Cod Central Railroad
"A fun tour by train of miles of Cape Cod! Don't miss this."
Mashpee Commons
"Outlet shopping 15 minutes away! Great place."
1856 Country Store
"Like a kid in a candy store because that's what you can gets baskets of in here!"
Dowse's Beach
"This is one of Barnstable's nicest beaches. it is a resident only beach, but the Beach Pass..."
Pirate Cruises
"So much fun and only 15 minutes away in Hyannis."
Wimpy's Seafood Market
"Great food, great atmosphere!"
Marketplace At Pirates Cove
"A really fun mini golf outing!"
Colombo's Cafe & Pastries
"On Main Street in Hyannis."
Regal Cinemas
"Movies at the Cape Cod Mall...only 5 minutes away!"
Craigville Beach
"A really popular beach!"
Four Seas Ice Cream
Sandy Neck
Mattakeese Wharf
Sam Diego's
Roadhouse Cafe
Craigville Beach
Optimist Cafe
Jack's Outback Restaurant
Hallet's Store
Not Your Average Joe's
Regal Cinemas Cape Cod Mall Stadium 12 Movie Theater
The Steamship Authority
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Hyannis Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Optimist Cafe
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Hyannis Island Ferries
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hyannis Golf Club on Rt. 132
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Cape Cod Railroad in Barnstable
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Rt. 6A Old Kings Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
The Barnstable Tavern
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Bone Hill Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Entrance to Audubon Society's Grass Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Trail to Beach Continues
Nearest Point of Interest
Bone Hill Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Millway Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Quaint Barnstable Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Whale Watch Excursion Boat
Nearest Point of Interest
Deep Sea Fishing Charter
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Golf Course
Car: necessary

Audubon Society's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary 1/4 of a mile near.

Ocean/Barnstable Harbor beach within a 1/2 mile, Sandy Neck Beach about 5 miles away, Landlord Beach Pass allows free access/parking at all Town of Barnstable public and resident-only beaches, public golf course nearby, restaurants, restaurants, restaurants, close proximity to boats travelling to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, Whale watch excursions and deep sea fishing charters within walking distance 1.5 miles, kayaking excursions booked through the Audubon Society, art galleries, 6A bike trail, so much right nearby!


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From $373 Per week

Barnstable House Rental Rates

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Winter Rental Season
Nov 15 2014 - May 15 2015
90 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Notes Check-in is @ 4:00PM
Check-out is @ 10:00AM
If there are more than 5 adult guests 18 and over, total additional fee of $100/night.

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Barnstable House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath Shower is double seated with 3 inch lip
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1st Floor 1/2 bathroom with washer and dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Full bathroom 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Double-headed hot/cold water shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom 1st Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed with Double on bottom and twin on top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Double is an air mattress. Pack-n-Play only is baby crib.
  • King size beds (1) Platform King Bed, Double Beds (2) Double Bed on Lower Bunk, Double Bed in both upstairs bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) No crib available, but there is a Pack-n-Play, Bunk Beds (1) Lower unit is a double bed, upper unit is a twin bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beach Pass for all resident and public beaches in Barnstable

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