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Margaret Nilson

Member since: 2004
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Classic Cape Cod Beachfront in West Harwich

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Harwich - Harwichport House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms - Sleeps 7 to 16 - Private Beach

Overlooking its own private white sand beach on Nantucket Sound, this private enclave features a 3 bed / 3 bath main house and 2-story 3 bed / 2 bath annex. The rambling casual summer house easily accommodates 16 in its 6 bedrooms. Just the main house works very well for smaller groups. Located on Nantucket Sound, which has the warmest, gentlest water on Cape Cod, the beach house is ideal for families with children. The property works well for large gatherings as there are areas where everyone can be together as well as separate living spaces to get away and read a good book. The prevailing southwesterly breezes off Nantucket Sound in the summer months fill the air with the refreshing sounds and smells of the sea. Evenings, enjoy incomparable sunsets and watch the moon rise over the water and glimpse the glimmer of lights beyond the horizon. Spend your vacation in this paradise of relaxed living in the best tradition of Olde Cape Cod.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Margaret Nilson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Property/Unit : 114927 - "Classic Cape Cod Beachfront Rental for up to 12 people in West Harwich"

Date of Arrival : Jul 12, 2008

Name on Contract : Stuke

Review Rating : 5/5

Review Title : 215813 - "Dynamic layout"

"In July 2008 my family and parents stayed here. It was the perfect time of year.

The property layout is great. There are two large common areas(rooms) where we couuld all gather for games/TV/movies. The rooms were the living room and the sun room. Additionally, the sun room was great for dinner. We set up one large table and all ate together in one room which given the group size was great for such a large family group. In additon to these two rooms of course was the outside courtyard which also was available however we chose not to use it for dinner.

The bedrooms are great in that they are situated in such a way that they are private and the noise from common areas does not reach them. So some of our group could go to bed while others stayed late into the evening/morning. Also great was the central air so all could escape the summer heat during the day but primarily the humidity at night.

Located mid-cape allowed for quick day trips to either end of cape.

The waterfront does not have much surf so body surfing is not an option. However we still did group swimming. Seaweed is present. But being New Englanders that did not phase us.

Plenty of beach chairs, beach toys were provided. One item youu may want to bring is a full LP tank for the grill so as to avoid having to run out just when starting a diner.

Made for a greate memorable family experience where we all could share time while allowing time away/privacy as wanted.

One note. Garbage is picked up at end of week. So I would recommend lobster/seafood feast(s) for later in week so as to avoid the smell for a week.

A great rental for families who want to spend time together while at the same time have seperate private time.
Mar 2009
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based on 11 traveler reviews

Classic Cape Cod Beachfront in West Harwich
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful Location

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. It was great in that there were 6 different bedrooms where everyone could get away from each other, it was also wonderful that the common areas were so large to accommodate spending time as a group.

The house is very child friendly which was wonderful for our group.

My only complaints were the DVD player was not working and there was the outside grill was out of gas. As we stayed for a holiday weekend in October, I did not call anyone - and we just cooked inside.

Otherwise a very lovely home, and someplace I would recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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great, peaceful, serene right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

perfect location on the beach, very peaceful and clean house. slightly dated, but nice and everything worked to perfection. easy to deal with the agent who was very responsive and helpful with any questions.....excellent cable for sports viewing and wifi worked great.....highly recommend

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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30th birthday family trip

  • 5 of 5

We are staying here, late October for a special bday trip. 9 adults and 3 kids, this place is more then perfect. Right on the water, enough space for all to spread out and enjoy and just perfect. The Right on the ocean! Love this house! We're already talking about making this our summer vacation spot. Can't wait!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Can't get any closer to the beach!!!!

  • 4 of 5

If you want to be right on the beach, this is your summer rental! I recently rented with 3 other families, all with small children under 3. The proximity and privacy of the beach was perfect. Plenty of sand toys and beach chairs already at the home. The landscaping needed some upkeep, but the sand pit in the backyard was a big hit with the kids. It is an older home but if you don't mind a little wear and tear, this is your place!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Great location and fit for our familily

  • 4 of 5

This was a terrific fit for us to put four families and a teen-aged guest, total of 18 people including 9 children under 9. The crow's nest apartment was perfect for the grand parents and the main house was perfect for us to eat together and for the family to engage in conversation or read a book. Bring an electrical outlet adaptor to turn two pronged outlets into three pronged outlets so you can use your lap tops easily, other wise the wi fi is fine. The location also provides for easy shopping in Harwich or Chatham and quick trips to Brewster for other cape activities. I highly recommend it for family reunions and in fact am booking it for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Waterfront Rental for Large or Small Group

  • 5 of 5

Our family has enjoyed using this house for a large gathering (18 people) in the spring and a small one (4 people) in the fall. It was excellent on both occasions since the two separate houses can accommodate large or small groups. Each of the houses is self-sufficient for cooking as is the Crow’s Nest efficiency apartment, and all are clean and well-maintained. The houses and property have that "Cape Cod" feel. The property is right on the water, Nantucket Bay, with its own beach access. The nice, sandy beach allows for long walks at low tide and great swimming for adults and kids. It is a perfect spot for beautiful sunsets and sunrises. The neighborhood is great for walking – it is level with limited local traffic. There is privacy from the adjacent properties. Plenty of off-street parking is available. The kitchens are well-equipped and there are adequate beach chairs, toys, patio furniture and a gas grill. Harwich Port is a central location for access to Cape Cod Bay and Atlantic Ocean beaches. The property is convenient to a number of good local restaurants as well as to local shopping.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Swim at your own private beach. Fish on a party boat or rent a sailboat. Take the ferry to Nantucket from nearby Saquatucket Harbor. Fish on the bridges over the Herring River. Rent bikes and ride along the Cape Cod Rail Trail from Dennis to Wellfleet. Race a go cart at the track at the intersection of Rte 28 and Rte 39. Burn calories on the trampolines. See how good a hitter you are at the batting cages or how good a bumper boat captain at the bumper boat flotilla. Dine at the many fine restaurants in Harwich and Chatham, or enjoy a root beer float at the local A&W. Play golf at one of the finest public courses in the US, Cranberry Valley, or play at one of the best and oldest beginner courses in the US, the Harwich Port Golf Course. Play miniature golf. Play tennis or go antiquing. Look for old books in a used bookstore or sit in the Brooks Free Library, admire the Rogers' groups, and read the New York Times. Swim at a fresh water lake (Long Pond).


Rates & Availability

Harwich - Harwichport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 24 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 Week
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
June 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 17, 2017 Week
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Last June Week
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 26 2017 Week
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Booking Fee $200
Pet Fee $100

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Harwich - Harwichport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Main House Bedroom - 1 queen , en suite bath
    Main House Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , 1 twin/1 bunk and en suite bath
    Main House Bedroom - 1 queen , private bath
    West Wing Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , 1 twin/1 bunk and shared bath
    West Wing Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins and shared bath
    Crow's Nest Bedroom - 1 queen , private bath
  • Sleeps 16 in private bedrooms. Main House has 3 bedrooms: 2 with queens and 1 with twin and bunk. The West Wing has 2 bedrooms: 1 with 2 twins and 1 with twin and bunk. The Crow's Nest has a queen.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
All beds are new (2010) and organic. Linens provided for an extra fee of $35 per person. Includes bed linens, bath towels, and beach towels. Main house has central air conditioning. West Wing has window a/c. Crow's Nest has no a/c. For winter rentals: only main house has heat!

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