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Eastham-Private Home & Guest House with 16x32 Heated In-Ground Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms , 2 full bathrooms, Outdoor Shower - sleeps (8) Max.

One of a kind, private vacation retreat with crystal blue heated 16x32 in-ground swimming pool and private detached guest house.

This home is freshly decorated and lovingly maintained year round. It offers every amenity needed for that perfect family vacation! Located just a minute from the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor's Center, Nauset Marsh, Salt Pond Estuaries and Minister's Pond. The NSS Visitor's Center has a wide array of educational offerings including a museum, canoe trips, walking & biking trails. Coast Guard Beach is the closest ocean beach and was ranked #6 in the country by Dr. Beach. A nostalgic drive-in theater, mini golf and landmark seafood restaurants are also just a short distance away. Visit the tranquil bayside beaches at low tide and view the breathtaking sunsets. Spend the evenings around the lighted swimming pool, while viewing the low-voltage landscape lighting. Home has a built-in gas grill for those family cookouts and a wireless network, so bring your lap-top. There is a gas fireplace and a wood burning fireplace for those chilly fall nights. The house also has (HD) high def. flat screen TV's.

Guest house: The guest house is rented with the main house only and has a wall air conditioner, skylights and ceiling fans in each room.

Thank you for considering our home for your vacation rental.


Paul & Katie Thurston

More Details

Property Manager
Paul J. Thurston
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Paul J. Thurston

As a family, we love everything Cape Cod! This is the place where we have quality time to get together to relax and play. We love planning our annual fishing charter for friends and family, cookouts, hitting the Beachcomber and and being able to make out every star in the big, dark sky at night. This year we will be welcoming our first grandchild to splash in the pool and climb the 4 way oak!

Paul J. Thurston purchased this house in 1982

Why Paul J. Thurston chose Eastham

A very special place for quality family time. You won't want to leave.

Close to everything.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, clean, updated, well decorated, spacious, fun, etc., etc.,


Eastham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1) No glass in pool area 2) Door & gates to pool area must be locked at all times when not in use 3) Please shut off gas to grill when not in use
  • 4) No electrical power cords near pool 5) Tenants responsible for themselves and guests who are using the swimming pool
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower - Private shower enclosure outside
    House Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , fully tiled, remodeled in 2014.
    Guest House Bath - toilet , shower , spacious, private bathroom
  • Clean, Clean Clean! Updated and safe with GFI recp's, etc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • House Room #1 - 1 queen , master bedroom
    House Room #2 - 2 twin/ single , house guest room
    Guest House #1 - 1 queen , master bedroom
    Guest House #2 - 2 twin/ single , guest room
  • Master bedroom in the house has private HD TV built-in. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and hard wired smoke detectors for safety.
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pool temp. is maintained at 78 degrees but Landlord is not responsible if the pool or heating equipment breaks during tenancy. Wireless network, computers, appliances and televisions are available for use but Landlord is not responsible for loss of service or breakage during rental period. The tenants are responsible for securing the pool area when not in use and watching all swimmers and bathers while the pool area is in use. No running or diving is permitted. No glass or bottles are also allowed in the pool area.


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Eastham-Private Home & Guest House with 16x32 Heated In-Ground Swimming Pool
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Perfect Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We rent every year on the Cape. This house was so perfect for our family. It had everything we needed and more! The house is kept so clean! Perfect location to access all activities on the Cape! We hope to return!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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In one word. exceptional

  • 5 of 5

Everything is excellent

Will be going again no doubt

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return Renter - Truly a magnificent property

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great experience last year, we returned again this year to help celebrate our Aunt's 93rd Birthday. We even hosted a pre-Thanksgiving Dinner for our small group as part of that celebration. The house is very well equipped with all the needed plates, bowls and cutlery and we did not need to buy anything to be able to serve a nice dinner. Especially enjoyed the ambiance of the dinning room and it's gas fireplace.

The location is perfectly situated close to both the beach and bicycle paths. Beds are very comfortable and provide a great nights sleep. Paul is extremely pleasant to work with and makes renting a breeze. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home offered by wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

One might conclude that I just can't say enough about Thirst Inn considering this is my third review of the property. I just wanted to post another review to keep the site up to date with a review dated 2016. Year after year, we continue to be thrilled to return and we are never disappointed. Everything in my previous reviews remains the same, making this the PERFECT home for a family vacation. I've neglected to mention in previous reviews a note about the owners. We have dealt solely with Paul through the years, but know that he and Katie are a TEAM. Her artwork throughout the home demonstrates her love for the area and adds a personal touch. She is a talented artist. She and Paul make this home a place of comfort and warmth. Our interactions with Paul, beginning in the fall to book for next summer and continuing with the follow-up during our stay, are always pleasant and genuine. Again, the feeling of warmth comes through. Thank you Katie and Paul for sharing your wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Home

  • 5 of 5

I spent months combing through all the rentals ads. There are alot of poorly maintained rental homes on the Cape many of which offer worn out furniture and little amenities. We narrowed the list to our top three and Thirst Inn just seemed to have everything we expected. The Thirst Inn was an exceptional choice. The home is located very near the beach but tucked away down a side street which is wooded and very private. The home is situated on a large lot with a sweeping front lawn and old oak trees. The first morning a group of 8 wild turkeys strutted across the yard from one end to other and returned each morning there after for their daily parade. How Cape Cod.

The Thirst Inn was incredibly clean and ready for us upon our arrival. The owners Paul and his wife have done a great job decorating the home with quality furnishings and beautiful paintings, many of which are painted by Paul's wife. The furniture is very nice quality and very comfortable. Having the main house and guest house afforded four adults plenty of space and privacy. (Yes, work sometimes follows you on vacation and the WIFI was outstanding.) The heated pool was terrific and supported by new equipment. It was a welcomed treat after a day of sightseeing.

Before, during and after, the owner Paul was great to work with. As the great host that he is, Paul was very responsive, accommodating and professional. I look forward to my next stay! Peter who maintains the yard and pool was also very pleasant and helpful. Put Thirst Inn at the top of your list!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katie and I appreciate your kind words and are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation. Thanks, Paul
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Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Have found the perfect girls get away retreat! House is immaculate.Pool refreshing and clean. Space for all to enjoy a quiet restful week but close enough to many local restaurants and activities. We will be back. Thank You.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was with great pleasure that we could provide a restful vacation to six hard working medical professionals. Thank you for your hard work in saving lives daily.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Hyannis or Provincetown
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Wellfleet or Orleans
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Coast Guard Beach, Ocean, or Minster Pond,
Car: recommended

Property is 1/4 mile away from the National Seashore Park and Vistors Center. The property is 1/2 a mile away from two bike trails.

Other Activities: kayak, canoe, local health clubs, mini golf, driving range, drive-in movie, theatre


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $175

Rates vary, depending on season, or if pool is open, or if guest house is open.
Weekly Rental - Saturday to Saturday - Check-in 1:00 PM/ Check-out 9:00AM *
A signed lease along with a 50% deposit is required to confirm the rental date.
Weekly rentals in June, July and August only. Weekend Rental times and vary so please confirm.

The rental balance (personal check) and a $500.00 security/cleaning deposit are due 75 days prior to occupancy.

Gas fireplace isn't turned on until after Labor Day each year. Guest House has wall A/C and ceiling fans.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund