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Janet Baker, Realtor

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Harwich Port Beach House, Private Assn. Beach & Walk to Village - 5 Pilgrim Rd

4 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Harwich - Harwichport House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 8

Recently featured in Cape Cod Homes Magazine and Country Living Magazine, this 1930's Colonial beach house located in the heart of Harwich Port just 100' from the private association beach on Nantucket Sound. It has retained the old charm, yet is appointed with a tasteful combination of new and old 'Nantucket' style furnishings. Large windows let in lots of light and ocean views. Over 2700 square feet of living space includes an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, living room, wrap-around sun room with dining area, family room, and four spacious bedrooms. You can walk up the street into the Village for your morning coffee, shops, and ice cream. You can even walk to the Harwich Port Golf Course. Don't wait - this property always fills up!

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Janet Baker, Realtor (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

This note was left in the house by one of the renters:



"Thank you for sharing your home with us. It is the perfect beach house for a family and we loved our stay?



Fondly,
Jul 2012
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Reviews

3.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

Harwich Port Beach House, Private Assn. Beach & Walk to Village - 5 Pilgrim Rd
average rating of 3.75 based on 5 reviews
5

Serenity and Luxury

  • 5 of 5

2016 will mark our 6th consecutive summer vacationing at this home. (a 3 week duration each time) With Nantucket Sound right there, cares are swept away and this home invites you to make a lifetime of family memories! The rooms are bright and generous in size; including a dining area with a beautiful cathedral ceiling - a fabulous place to share a meal or gather the family for serious board game competition! A stunning back porch makes for the perfect getaway with a good book. In the evening you can take in the beautiful sound of the crashing waves. A short walk will bring you to a precious downtown area. We highly recommend participating in all the locals offer (weekly musical strolls, pancake breakfasts, movie nights for the little ones at Pilgrim Church...and the list goes on!)The neighbors are warm and friendly. An incredibly knowledgeable and professional realtor handles this property; providing everything from restaurant recommendations to the Urgent Care location. This property is sure to bring joy to many families!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Don't Be Fooled by "Don't Be Deceived."

  • 4 of 5

Last night I had dinner with a friend. She and her husband and a group of their friends are interested in vacation on the Cape and she asked about the Harwichport house which I've rented four times in the last eight years. I knew it was listed on HomeAway, so I search for the lsiting and forwarded it to her. But not before warning her to take the review "Don't Be Deceived with a huge grain of salt. I was completely stunned by this review and woke up this morning in a mild fury

......this woman had attacked my dream beach house!

I agree with all of her pro's, but the con's.....give me a break! As for the con's, let me tell you my experience.

Mildew?? I have never seen any mildew in this house. If some was found, I would think its proximity to Nantucket Sound (100 feet) was the cause. But "thruout the house??" I seriously doubt it. Look at the pictures. This house is spic and span and that's the way I've always found it.

Uncomfortable mattresses? That was never a problemfor us, but to each his own.

Mattresses set on plywood? The beds are charming and antique and don't conform to today's mattress sizes and thus necessitate the use of plywood.

Rusted light fixtures? To tell you the truth, I never inspected the light fixtures.

The lights worked; what can I say?

Original bathrooms? The 1st floor bathroom is all new in the time we've rented the house. The upstairs bathroom did show its age, but not in an all-together bad way. There's a footed bathtub where I've spent many hours soaking in the deep water that you don't find in new shallow American tubs. And, if you're adventurous, you can pull back the curtain as you sit in the tub and look out at Nantucket Sound. There's also a stall shower that is probably from the 70's. I see in the Owners

Response that the sink and faucet are being replaced.

Rusted outdoor grill grate -- unusable? Rusted, maybe. Unusable -- my barbecue grate is kind of grungy, but I still use it. I'm sure that the case with most of us.

Outdoor shower not enclosed. That's the case at many beach houses. It's there to wash off the sand.

Wicker furniture in all living areas -- charming but uncomfortable. I have never felt that this furniture is uncomfortable. Look at the pictures -- thick cushions. And it's upscale wicker.

Worn-out cushions indoors and outdoors. Indoors, no. Outdoors, yes. But, as on Owners Response, the pillow inserts are being replaced.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for expressing your feelings about this. You can't please everybody, but we certainly try!
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Don't be deceived

  • 2 of 5

My family spent a whole month in this home in August. Please read through my thoughtful yet honest pros and cons:

Pros-

PERFECT location to town and beach

Large, bright and spacious rooms

Large double garage and a half for storage

Relaxing covered porch

New stove

Beautiful and mature flowering gardens

Lovely and quiet association beach with friendly and kind neighbors

Cons-

Mildew found throughout the home-including the bed frames (gross)

Very uncomfortable mattresses

Some mattresses set on plywood because they did not fit the bed frames properly

Rusted light fixtures

Original bathrooms (ask to see photos)

Disorganized and messy kitchen-made finding things quite difficult

Rusted outdoor grill-grate unusable

Outdoor shower NOT enclosed

Wicker furniture in all living areas-charming but extremely uncomfortable

Worn-out and flat cushions on indoor and outdoor wicker sets

Inefficient mudroom area with broken and lack of hooks and/or storage

Ripped bedding

The bones of the home and its location are top notch. However, it is in definite need of some TLC and updating. We were so disappointed to find the above cons upon our arrival. Luckily the weather was amazing and we spent most of our time enjoying the beach and the wonderful shops and restaurants of Harwichport.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This beach house, which has appeared in both “Country Living Magazine” and as a cover story for “Cape Cod Home Magazine”, has a crew of cleaners who make sure the house is spotless for the next renters. In the case of this tenant, a cleaning crew was immediately dispatched on a Saturday evening to clean the bedframes where the tenant had removed the mattresses to inspect. A new Bosch dishwasher was installed during the tenant’s stay. One of the three bathrooms is completely new, the other two (a full and half bath) have new toilets. And to be sure the house is always as comfortable and functional as it is beautiful, this winter the original sink and faucet in the main upstairs bath are being replaced, along with a kitchen renovation featuring new cabinets, soapstone sink and counter. New woven coverlets from Provence will replace vintage matelasse bedspreads and all sunbrella cushions have plump new pillow inserts.
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Fantastic Location

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location of this home - close to the village as well as the beach. Clean house with character, slightly tired from rentals though,

Only downside surprise was that there were only 2 double beds for adults.....! Who sleeps on doubles anymore!

Also, the neighbor across the street watched every move we made and even called us when someone parked on the street.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your vacation at our beach house. Because of your review, we have replaced the double bed in the master bedroom with a new queen bed. You are welcome back anytime.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Chatham
Nearest Barpub
The Port
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry to Nantucket
Nearest Golf
Harwich Port Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Cape Cod Dinner Train
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
The Port
Nearest Beach
Private Association Beach
Car: recommended

Other than sunning and swimming your private association beach, Harwich offers miles of bike trails, restaurants, parks, tennis, conservation walks, go carts for the kids, and a laid-back Cape Cod atmosphere. It is located 15 miles from Hyannis and 37 miles from Provincetown - a perfect location from which to set up base to see Cape Cod.

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Rates & Availability

Harwich - Harwichport House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Administrative Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee per Week $250

50% of Rental, plus Administrative Fee with Lease
Balance plus Security Deposit and weekly cleaning fee(s) due 60 days prior to arrival, or May 1st, whichever is earlier.

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Amenities

Harwich - Harwichport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , 2nd floor bath
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor guest
    Bathroom - outdoor shower , 2nd floor guest
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , Sitting area w/beach view
    Bedroom - 1 double , Private 1/2 bath
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are on the 2nd floor.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1 queen, 1full, 4twins. Outside shower; parking for 3 cars; private association beach. Sheets & towels not provided. Linen rental service available if ordered in advance (inquire).

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