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Cape Cod Village Charm - Perfect Apartment And Location

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Where Urban Meets Beachy Meets Rural Village Charm

A sophisticated and private townhouse apartment, attached to a beautiful village Victorian, awaits you. Located on the historic James Hallett Homestead property. With over 900 square feet of living space, one and one-half baths, kitchenette and private front porch, you'll feel like you're staying in your new home. Every bit of the apartment has a welcoming, but new, appeal. Crisp sand-toned shades, calm blue walls, and wonderful ebony pine wood floor (which was authentically refinished to pay homage the apartment's original use as a hair salon). The 14 by 28 foot living/dining room has an ottoman sofa, flat screen television, futon, comfortable chairs and a high top dining table, perfect for a Cape Cod Shore Dinner or a game of chess.

The kitchen has modern cabinets and countertop, full size fridge, convection-toaster oven, microwave, induction burner, k-cup coffee maker (in fact, we'll throw in a dozen K-cups) presto grill for those pancake mornings, and is completely outfitted with teal stoneware, stemware and silverware. Although you may not need it when you see how convenient you are to some of the nicest restaurants - from country breakfast at The Mills Restaurant around the corner, to sushi at Saga Fusion, just down the street and voted one of the best Asian fusion restaurants on Cape Cod.

Less than a quarter mile down the road is Stop and Shop, Cotuit Liquors (and their amazing wine selection and tastings), CVS, Rite Aid, Dunkin' Donuts, Pizza Wave, and Osterville Fish Market. Buy what you need and grill outdoors in your own private area!

With a location central to many of the villages that make Marstons Mills ideal - Osterville, Centerville, Cotuit and West Barnstable surround "The Mills" - and Sandwich, Mashpee, Falmouth, Hyannis, Yarmouth are a skip away, or maybe it's a daytrip to Provincetown just a jump away. There isn't anything you can't get to from here.

Hamblin's Pond, The Duck Pond and Herring Run are within walking distance, a short drive to Prince Cove, Mystic Lake, Loop's Beach, Sandy Neck, Craigville Beach and an oasis of beaches waiting for you 'down Cape' and 'up Cape.' You're in the perfect position for fun.

There are four public golf courses within 10 minutes drive, including Olde Barnstable, where you can relax over drinks and a meal while watching the siteseeing planes and gliders come into Marstons Mills Airport. Close to historic 6A for antiquing, trail walking, Sandy Neck Beach, and even closer to Route 28 where you're only a short ride to Wood's Hole Falmouth and the daily ferry to Martha's Vineyard. But don't forget to stop at Mashpee Commons outdoor mall village along the way!

At the end of your Cape Cod Day, walk up the full-sized spiral staircase to your Queen bedroom (with new comfort zone mattress, cotton bed linens, hypoallergenic down or bamboo pillows, huge bathroom and completely outfitted walk-in closet. And we mean 'outfitted! Extra towels, blankets, pillows, along with beach towels, beach chairs, yoga mats, a set of 5 lb and 10 lb hand weights, ironing board and iron, blow dryer, umbrella for the occasional shower. It seriously means you can just bring yourselves. There are two iBed hideaway guest beds that are a snap to set up and the most comfortable sleep ever, along with a port-a-crib and highchair.

You won't miss doing laundry with the amazing pick-up and delivery service from Golden Cleaners.

Wireless Internet and a substantial channel package are included, 40 inch flat-screen TV in living room.

Did we mention that we are a smoke-free, animal free, natural cleaning product household? Our moto is that "nothing should get in the way of your good night's sleep." Which is why we have air conditioning! Even with a total of fourteen windows in your apartment and positioned on a hill there are still the occasional sticky days where AC is nice to come home to.

As the proud owners of the property, consisting of the Main House (registered in the Marstons Mills historic registry as the Captain James Hallett Homestead), the Village Apartment, and the two-bedroom Oyster Pond Cottage - named for the bay in Chatham which was its original location before it was moved to Marstons Mills in 2006, my husband Bill and I (Kathy) are a text away to answer any questions you might have about the apartment or the area.

More Details

Kathy Aspden
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Kathy Aspden

I'm a writer, my husband, Bill, is a semi-retired respiratory therapist. We have three daughters and seven grandchildren ranging in age from 8 months to 14 years old.

Kathy Aspden purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Kathy Aspden chose Marstons Mills

Our Village apartment gives you everything you and need and nothing you don't. Perfectly furnished, fabulous location, privacy, plenty of parking, and caters to whatever type of vacation you're looking for - whether it's a walk to the park or a drive to your deep sea adventure. We are close to Route 28, 6A and Route 6 - smack-dab between Falmouth and Yarmouth, minutes from Sandwich. As life-long Cape Codders, we will leave you with plenty of options for fun in your welcome basket - including best places for music, theater and food.

What makes this apartment unique

We love our home! Built in 1998 on the former historic site of the Captain James Hallett Homestead, we designed it with an old-world look with new-world comfort. From the porches to the rock wall, it has been used with love by every member of our family. The gazebo was the site of our daughter, Jocelyn's, wedding. The yard is lovingly cared for, but able to accommodate a baseball diamond in the summer (it's just grass, right?) We have sidewalks, gardens, huge maple trees, plenty of outdoor seating areas. Our girls have had graduation parties, baby showers and prom nights from this property. You will be staying in the space that was the original home of Salon in the Mills, a quaint village hair salon now located down the hill on Route 149. The adorable cottage to the right was added in 2006, a gift from a friend in Chatham on Oyster Pond Bay. Every piece of this property has a story.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Kathy,

Thank you so much for our last minute vacation. Our stay from June 21-25 was great!! We were very grateful for all of the comforts of home and will never forget all of the fantastic memories we made as a family!

Thanks again for all of your hard work!

Warm Regards,
Jun 2017
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Marstons Mills Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living Room - Queen Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Cape Cod Village Charm - Perfect Apartment And Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 (two boys ages 3 and 5) stayed in this lovely apartment during July 4th week. It was so very relaxing and Kathy and her husband were just delightful! He recommended restaurants for our picky eater that were a huge success and Kathy was very attentive to everything--she even shared her new book she's published with me! We ended up being very grateful for the large umbrella supplied in the house when it poured on our last day there. We used the kitchen amenities and the boys were very comfortable on the iBeds. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you had a wonderful Cape Cod vacation! We look forward to your next stay! Kathy and Bill Aspden
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Sweet Thanksgiving visit!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at your cozy nest. The place was beautifully decorated, well-appointed, full of charm. Tea and coffee were provided, as well as a fully well-rounded little library of great books! (Bring a favorite to leave and take one to go!) Thanks so much Kathy for the parting thoughts and we look forward to seeing you again!!!!

-Melissa and Steve

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super cute apartment would highly recommend a stay here!

  • 5 of 5

Kathy was an excellent host. We just loved the apartment and the location was awesome! We hit a couple of restaurants that Kathy recommended! Overall great trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Garry! So happy your Cape Cod weekend was great! Kathy
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Powder Springs, GA

Comfortable and cozy apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at the apartment! It has everything you need! Very comfortable and cozy and in a great location! We went to P town, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard! We also toured around Martson Mills! We loved our time in Cape Cod! Kathy is very friendly and easy to work with! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice.

  • 5 of 5

Very Nice, well kept and clean. Modern decor, and cozy perfect for our weekend getaway!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4728 Tennis Club Lane

Delightful place!

  • 5 of 5

The place is just idyllic! It was spotless, comfortable, quaint, had everything we needed and more. Delightful to meet others get the owners, Kathy and Bill. They graciously offered us great suggestions of places to see, and anything we needed. The home is situated in an historic village and very close to beautiful parks, beaches and bike trails. We saw and did so much in a short time and would totally recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderful getaway on Cape Cod!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Marstons Mills Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Saga Fushion, The Kettle Ho
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Olde Barnstable Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Hyannis Railway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Mills Restaurant, Morning Glory, Saga Fushion
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Walk to Hamblin's Pond
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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