Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Idle Time Cottage by the Sea Oceanfront Beach House

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

- 4 bedrooms,sleeps 7,3 full bathrooms, 1 outdoor shower

Beautiful views of the ocean can be enjoyed from almost every room of this vacation beach house, Idle Time by the Sea. It is located on the ocean in West Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA. Conveniences include fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer, 3 full baths, field stone fireplaced living room with dining area, 4 TVs, 2 decks, outdoor shower, gas grill, central air conditioning and all with lots of charm in the Cape Cod tradition.

Teresa Hartranft
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our 10th visit to Idle Time in 11 years! The house is amazing, new construcrion upstairs is absolutely gorgeous-every detail taken into consideration. Views galore! Love the house, the relationship with Terri and Ed, and the fact that you can just relax! Thank you.
Apr 2013
  • 1 of 8


West Yarmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 22 garden chairs
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 Queen Beds, 1 Full Bed, 1 Twin Bed. Outside 'after swim' shower; blender; gas grill; AC,new Kitchen with all amenities, WiFi..


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Idle Time Cottage by the Sea Oceanfront Beach House
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Port Ewen, NY

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house, very accomodating owners, great location near everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2006
  • Stayed: May 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
13 0
Port Ewen, NY

Every Year is Better and Better!

  • 5 of 5

This is my 12th or 13th year at Idle Time. Terri and Ed are the most wonderful couple to know, and they could not be more accommodating! Everything is so close, restaurants, shopping, miniature golf, just everything you would want for a vacation. And the cottage itself is immaculate and spacious for your family to enjoy!. The views from the new upstairs bedrooms are breathtaking. Do not hesitate to stay at Idle Time; you will enjoy every moment of your stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1
Troy, N.Y.

the perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed many place at the cape over the past several years but we could not have asked for a more perfect vacation spot. The views are breathtaking and the cottage is spectacular. You are close to so many amenities and restaurants. We chose to cook in many nights because it was so nice to be there with the sunsets. The cottage was so clean and we had the pleasure of meeting Terri and her husband. What wonderful people! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you next year!......Mary Ellen and Dave

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 1
Millbury, MA

The owners, the view, the access to everything!!

  • 5 of 5

Reviewer: Judi Smith From: Millbury, MA

Most rentals are judged by the surroundings, # of bedrooms, etc. Our choice was taken from the wonderful past remarks/reviews about the owners. They were wonderful to deal with & all their effort in having & keeping this lovely cottage is worth the price. ON THE WATER!

It was all that was advertised & more. The cottage has some lovely recent work & the coziness of the den with fireplace, & comfy couches is so welcoming. We were very happy at Idle Time & found the pricing appropriate to the offerings. Plus, the location is close to a variety of restaurants, ferries, great family "play areas" and oh, don't forget THE VIEW!!! We would definitely go back AND recommend to friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Port Ewen, NY

Idle Time is the BEST!

  • 5 of 5

This is my 9th or 10th year at Idle Time, and it just keeps getting better. Terri and Ed have become my friends and they are the best! This home is perfect for enjoying all the Cape has to offer. The incredible views from the deck just can't be beat! Getting ready to leave with great sadness but anticipating next year already!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Western New York

The Perfect Yarmouth Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was my very first visit to Cape Cod, and I can't imagine it gets much better than this home. Three of us shared this beautifully renovated house for almost six days and, between the breeze, the view, and the charming little beach just steps away, we were completely spoiled. The property was well-maintained, the central air conditioning was definitely a plus, and I can't wait to come back in just a few short weeks.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


Car: necessary

Shopping, restaurants, golf, and beaches are all located minutes away. Ferries to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod Airport are located within three miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

Cancellation Specials: August 19-26 and August 26-September 2 $3,000 each week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.