|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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!
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?
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!
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.
My family spent a whole month in this home in August. Please read through my thoughtful yet honest pros and cons:
PERFECT location to town and beach
Large, bright and spacious rooms
Large double garage and a half for storage
Relaxing covered porch
Beautiful and mature flowering gardens
Lovely and quiet association beach with friendly and kind neighbors
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
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.
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
|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.