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Sunny 3BR beach house, fenced private yard, AC, 1m to Bay beaches, walk to shops

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths+, A/C, Updated kitchen, WIFI, Dishwasher, W/D

Relax and get away from it all at the Barking Urchin beach house in Eastham's bayside. Bright and airy, sunny and comfortable, private and peaceful but so accessible as your home base at the Cape.

Walk or drive an easy one mile to Campground Beach and the beaches of Cape Cod Bay, two miles to the Oceanside beaches including Nauset Light beach and Coast Guard beach.

Kick back in peace and quiet on our private deck with a cold beverage or coffee enjoying our 1/2 acre sunny setting, in a prime residential area, with a fence making it perfect for families with kids. Sit around the firepit in the evening for stargazing and conversation.

Enjoy our open floor plan that makes it so easy to enjoy. Lots of windows and vaulted, beamed ceiling. Updated quartz counters and appliances, plus newer A/C units in all bedrooms plus an extra AC unit in the living area make this house so comfortable.

40” HDTV flat screen with cable, wifi. Sparkling clean. Two tiled and full sized shower/baths. Private, enclosed cedar outdoor shower. Walk or bike to shops and dining while still enjoying a quiet family neighborhood. Half mile to bike path.

Three bedrooms: a private, bright and airy loft-style master suite with a deluxe king sized bed and full tub/shower bath on the second floor. Main floor features two bedrooms: one queen BR and one cheery bedroom with two twin beds. There is a second full tiled combination tub/shower bath on main floor. Good space in all the rooms.

Finished basement with second TV and extensive kids video selection! Washer and dryer included.

Outside, you'll find a pretty, private fenced-in yard, nestled in a comfortable, quiet setting. Great sunny deck for coffee, cocktails, dining or bird-watching! Nice landscaping. Full sized Weber kettle charcoal grill. Beach chairs, sand toys available. No pets, please.

Come and relax for your well-deserved Cape Cod vacation getaway!

Other Guests have told us.: '...comfortable for our large family with children, clean and with all the amenities we needed, including a great spice rack! Thanks Yonchak Family and the Barking Urchin for a great vacation!'

'Everything was great, from the location to the Guest Book, thank you!'

'Thank you for a fantastic vacation! With three teenagers we had plenty of space and things to do, we'll be back again!'

'...the cottage was wonderful, just as described. And the access to beaches, the Hole in One coffee shop and Box Lunch for beach lunches was great, we didn't need our car half the time...'

'...peaceful, quiet, relaxing...everything we could want in our Cape Cod vacation, thank you!! We'll be back...'

'...More than enough room for all of us and everything was so clean and neat, and the beds so comfortable. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.'

'We absolutely LOVED this house from our first entry to sad departure...'

'Many thanks--we had a great time! The house was GREAT!'

More Guest Comments...: '...with four kids and other places we've stayed at in the Cape rather shabby, your cottage was one of the best places we've stayed in more than 10 years of vacationing on the Cape, Thank You'

'Great cottage! We loved the quiet and the crickets, and the thoughtful touches throughout...'

'Thanks for sharing your EXCELLENT house!!'

'Great vacation!!! We loved the cottage and Eastham!!'

'The cottage was wonderful--everything we could have asked for...'

'We loved your cottage and had a great time! Thanks for your hospitality!!'

'Thank you, Yonchaks, for having such a great place here in Eastham...'

'We had a fantastic, fun-filled week! You have a great home here in Eastham!'

'We love Eastham and we love the Barking Urchin!!'

More Details

Donna or Steve Yonchak
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Donna or Steve Yonchak

We have owned the Barking Urchin since 2003, and use the house ourselves in the Fall and Spring. We love how pretty and unspoiled Eastham still is, how quiet our street and neighborhood are, and our easy walks to Campground or Thumpertown beaches (and the Hole in One in the mornings!) We keep our home to the highest standards that we would expect for a Cape family vacation home.

Donna or Steve Yonchak purchased this house in 2003

Why Donna or Steve Yonchak chose North Eastham

After three years of house hunting at the Cape, we were lucky to find the right one!

What makes this house unique

Easy access to the Bay (1 mile) while still being in a quiet residential neighborhood. Sunny, well-equipped home and kitchen. Private fenced in yard. Comfortable rooms, newer mattresses. Updated kitchen, dishwasher. A/C units. HDTV and broadband internet, WiFi. Finished basement family room. Washer/dryer downstairs. All the amenities you need for your Cape home away from home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After two weeks of glorious bliss and much needed relaxation, we try to replicate the rhythm of the Cape at home, but alas, the sounds of the ocean and leisurely walks on the beach are sacred to the shores.
Jun 2009
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North Eastham 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: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoins King Bedroom Suite, immaculate
    Bathroom Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spotlessly clean and nicely tiled
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Cedar enclosed private hot/cold outdoor shower
  • Both full, tiled bathrooms are immaculately clean and in excellent condition. The outdoor shower is private and enclosed in cedar and features hot and cold water...perfect after a sandy day at the beach!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , (Second Floor) Loft Suite with Large Full Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Nice sized Queen Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Nice sized Twin Bedroom
  • BR 1 = MBR suite with one king bed and full bath on second floor, BR2 = one queen bed and BR3 = two twin beds on main level. All are nice-sized rooms with bright windows, well-sized closets and bureaus or armoires.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We can recommend some linen and beach supply rental services. If you need them, just let us know.


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Sunny 3BR beach house, fenced private yard, AC, 1m to Bay beaches, walk to shops
average rating of 4.75 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful setting, peaceful, comfortable, cosy, very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Our week in Barking Urchin was fantastic. The house is in a wonderful, beautiful setting, near (5 mins in bike) great bayside beaches, with the ocean beaches only 10 minutes drive. The house has everything you could need, and has a great outdoor space for cooking, eating and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! We are so happy when our guests feel that they have everything they need. We hope you'll come back and stay with us again when on the Cape!
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Apalachin, NY

Everything and more!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at the Barking Urchin and it gets better every time. Communication with the owners is quick and easy, answering any and all questions. The description on the web site is spot on. The house is in a great location, clean, and has all the amenities you could ask for. Thanks for a wonderful week! We shall be back again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us again, and for your very thoughtful review! It's guests like you that make us smile, every time you join us!
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Wonderful summer cottage. Perfect Location. We had a dream vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

The Barking Urchin was an extremely clean & cozy cottage!! Perfect location off of RT 6 with easy access to both ocean & bayside beaches. Beds were very comfortable, kitchen fully equipped & outdoor shower & fenced yard perfect for kids!!! Thank you for a wonderful week in one of our favorite destinations!! Xo The Costa Family

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so happy when our guests enjoy our vacation home as much as we do. Please visit us again when your travels bring you back to the Cape!!
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Perfect house for my family of 5!!

  • 5 of 5

The listing was very accurate, pictures capture all that the house has to offer. upon arrival we found the house clean and ready for us to move right in! Location is perfect, we love to bike to the beach every day and it was a relatively easy ride to nauset light and coast guard beach. The house had everything we needed including an excellent outdoor shower! Dana is very friendly and easy to work with, a total pleasure to deal with. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this glowing review! We try to step into our guests' shoes, to help support a vacation experience that is relaxing, memorable, comfortable and fun!
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 6th year coming to the cape. We love North Eastham and this house was a perfect fit for our family of 4! Plenty of space and a great deck for outdoor meals. We loved the out door shower! It was the hottest week of the season and we were very appreciative of the A/C. We biked to Brewster on the rail trail and biked to the bay and ocean side of the beach multiple times. Sam's deli is super close for great breakfast sandwiches as well as other local restaurants. We really loved the house and location! It was a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Egremont, MA

Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our second summer at the Barking Urchin where we biked to the ocean or the bay each day. The house is in a great location with easy access to everything in Eastham and surrounds such as the rail trail and local eateries. It was comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. Dana and Steve could not have been more kind and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review, we love it when others love this special part of the Cape, too. Hope we'll see you next summer!
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Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
The Fairways, Box Lunch
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Campground, Thumpertown, First Encounter

Eastham is one of the loveliest areas on 'Lower' (or outer) Cape Cod, only 3.5 miles wide where we are, so you're never far from either Cape Cod Bay or the National Seashore, stretching for miles and miles on the Oceanside. Beach activities abound, but you can also: Bike the CCRT (Cape Cod Rail Trail)...go hiking...enjoy antiquing...tour a lighthouse or a the Cape Cod Baseball League...go whale in Chatham or Provincetown...or just relax and get away from it all.

Other Activities: Wellfleet, Orleans, P-Town, Chatham, Brewster all just minutes away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700

Discounts available for multiple weeks booked (excluding August), please inquire for details.
Discounts available for multiple weeks booked (excluding August), please inquire for details.
Multiple (consecutive) week discount available with some exclusions.

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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