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Walk to Beach-1/2 Acre Wooded Retreat - available July 22nd - reduced price!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,728 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms 2 full baths + outside shower, sleeps 8+

This renovated retreat is nestled in a grove of trees just a short (.5m) walk down a sandy lane to beautiful Cape Cod Bay. Open floor plan flows to kitchen via an island, sliding doors lead to deck, beamed cathedral ceiling with skylights, hardwood floors, stone fireplace and a downstairs den provide plenty of comfortable living space. The fully stocked kitchen with stove & dishwasher includes everything you will need during your stay. Enjoy WiFi, color TV with cable, stereo, DVD/VCR and board games. After a long day of sun and sand, relax on one of our two decks and enjoy the privacy of our wooded property. Read peacefully in the glider on the sunset deck, BBQ and relax at the picnic table on the main deck or explore the spacious yard. Finish the day with a picturesque walk / bike ride down one of our sandy lanes to the beach and watch the beautiful sunsets over the bay. Booking all year-enjoy cozy wood burning fireplace.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Kathy

Cape Cod has drawn my family to its shores for many years. I fell in love with the Cape's beautiful beaches, sandy lanes, flowering gardens & wooded back roads as a teenager. My brother has lived here on and off for 35 years. My cousins have a house here. After years of visiting & vacationing on Cape finally, in 2005, I had the great good fortune to purchase my own cottage. It was the best decision I ever made! We are often asked why this house is named Kilbarry. My grandparents on both sides hailed from Ireland. I was lucky to grow up with them in my life and was weaned on stories of the “Old Country”. My maternal grandfather’s stories centered around the escapades he, his three brothers and their little dog Fly had on the family farm in County Cork. The farm, Kilbarry, remains in my mother’s family today. Over the years it has become synonymous in our family with places that are a “little slice of heaven”. In Ireland, Kilbarry Farm was only 15 miles from the shore. My grandfather had the Irishman’s love of the sea. According to my mother “Every year of his life, that he was able, he made his annual pilgrimage to the sea ...he breathed in the sea air, bathed in the ocean & returned renewed.” With this in mind, when I acquired my cottage, just a stone’s throw from Cape Cod Bay, there was only one name that it could possibly have, Kilbarry by the Bay. We hope you enjoy our ''little slice of heaven'' here near Cape Cod Bay.

Why Kathy chose North Eastham

A cottage at the beach or a cabin in the woods? Both are wonderful places for a holiday retreat. At Kilbarry by the Bay you don't have to choose one or the other because you will find that our beach cottage is also nestled in the woods. The quiet secluded cottage with its large yard and wooded property is perfect for enjoying the outdoor beauty of the Cape. There is plenty of deck and yard furniture, a hammock, lots of outdoor games, bikes, beach chairs and beach toys available for use by our guests. The large outside shower is heavenly. The house has two bedrooms and a full bath on each floor making it perfect for an extended family or two families travelling together. We love the open plan layout, beamed ceilings and skylights that make the house open and full of light. The house is fully heated and winterized and with its stone fireplace is also a great for fall/winter getaway.

What makes this house unique

Eastham is the gateway to the National Seashore and at Kilbarry by the Bay have easy access to all of nature's beauty. Eastham has beautiful ocean and bay beaches as well as a freshwater lake (pond) which is great for swimming when the tide is out. Sunset over Cape Cod bay is unparalleled. Lobster and clam shacks, mini golf, fishing, boating and plenty of hiking trails are there for your enjoyment. Cape Cod is home to the famous Cape Cod summer baseball league. Summer stock theater, art shows, galleries and music are easily accessible. Picturesque shops, crafts and antiques are dotted throughout the Cape. History abounds with museums and monuments to America's early settlers.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Kathy:

We absolutely loved your home, it was so

clean and organized, had all the

amenities we could ask for and more.

Love the location, surrounded by

beautiful woods, nice and quiet. Nice

walk to the beach and just a really

relaxing place.

Thank you so much for sharing your home

and we would definitely recommend your

house or come again!

The Eschbachs, Hillsborough, NJ
Jun 2011
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North Eastham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1728 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation forfeit deposit, & after March 1st forfeit 1st rental payment & after 30 days before check- in forfeit full rental fee.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Recently renovated
    Ground Floor - toilet , shower , Newly Built
    Outside - outdoor shower , Newly Built
  • There are full bathrooms on both floors for easy access to bedrooms. Our bathrooms are newly built or recently renovated. Showers (inside and out) all have great hot water flow. Plenty of room in both inside bathrooms for everyone's toiletry items. Our secluded outside shower is located at the back of the house for a peaceful and private shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor #1 - 1 double
    Main Floor #2 - Bunk beds
    Ground Floor #3 - 2 twin/ single
    Ground Floor #4 - 1 queen
    Den - Queen Size Futon
    Living Room - Queen sleep sofa
  • All bedrooms have closets, dressers and air conditioning.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beamed ceilings and skylights enhance the large main floor which has an open plan living room with fireplace, dining room with large table and kitchen with updated appliances, island and stools for additional seating. Access to two decks. There are two bedrooms and full bath on main floor. The ground floor has den, two bedrooms, full bath and full laundry room with direct door to outside. The layout is perfect for two families vacationing together. WiFi and cable TV Main deck has gas grill, picnic table and chairs with large umbrellas. Sunset deck has glider and umbrella. Additional table and chairs in the yard. Six sling type beach chairs, boogie board, beach cart, beach toys and a large cooler are available to enhance your fun at water's edge. Bring your own or use one of our bicycles to exploreback roads & lanes leading to the bay We provide starter rolls of toilet paper and paper towels. Parking for multiple vehicles.


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Walk to Beach-1/2 Acre Wooded Retreat - available July 22nd - reduced price!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 18 reviews
dublin ohio

July stay

  • 4 of 5

We vacationed here with a group of 7, all ages. The house was well equipped, and the sleeping arrangements worked out. The house can get hot, but there are air conditioners in the bedrooms. The deck, and grill are wonderful. We cooked lobster in the house two times and everything we needed to do that was there. We went to the National seashore to do our beaching, expect for low tide when we went to the Eastham beaches. Kathy had all the info you would ever need for activities, eating and general house info. Lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Kilbarry by the Bay! The owner left wonderful instructions and recommendations. The house's amenities were accommodating for a larger group, and the rooms were spotless. The house's charm, kid-friendliness and location are a main reason we would rent it again! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

Family Friendly-Baby Proof!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at this lovely home! Our family with three small children enjoyed this home with some of our extended family. Plenty of room for all of us! The best part for us was being able to relax because it was so baby proof. A gate at the top of the stairs allowed our 19 month old free range of the upstairs. The gates on the outside deck were an added bonus because he was safe to be outside (as long as we had the grill off) without worrying that he would fall down the stairs. He explored the open kitchen cabinets, but with it being so close to the living room, we could check on him very easily. The kids all loved the hammock and the outside toys. Knowing there were plenty of inside activities available was also great, though thankfully, we had good weather and didn't really need to use them. Enjoyed our time playing on the beach, whale watching, fishing, exploring the history of Eastham and building a campfire at Marconi Beach. Cooked up some of the catch on the grill and steamed some lobsters. Anything you needed was available! Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as described, almost anything we needed for our week at the beach was already there. Eastham is an excellent place to stay on Cape Cod, and being on the bay side is much better for those with young children. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, NY

Our stay at Kilbarry

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful home. Everything you need is there. It is a very comfortable, very clean, friendly, 'homey' house. The owner left books on restaurants, activities etc and these were most helpful. It is a private secluded retreat to return to after a day at the beach. We loved sitting on the two decks in the morning and the evening and the home was very spacious to accommodate our family. Bay side beach you can walk to or a very short drive and ocean beaches are close too. I would definetly like to stay here again, it is a lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homer, New York

Kathy, Thank you so mu...

  • 5 of 5


Thank you so much for opening your immaculate vacation house to us! It was homey, inviting, comfortable, clean, child-friendly and had all the ammenities as if we were home. We absolutely loved the outdoor shower, the serene walks to the Bay, short drive to the Ocean, privacy and location of the property, the decks for dining and hanging out...especially appreciated the umbrellas for shade, the beach chairs/umbrellas/toys (less things for us to bring...thanks!), and air conditioners in the bedrooms (we endured a heat wave the entire week).

We would absolutely rent from you again, and highly recommend your place to friends! What a wonderful week at the looking forward to visiting again next year!!!

Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Campground Landing
Car: recommended

Historic Eastham is the perfect location for your Cape Cod vacation. It is home to the National Seashore, beautiful Cape Cod Bay and a number of fresh water ponds and lakes. Eastham is on the 'Outer Cape' where it is a short bike ride from shore to shore. The National Seashore visitor center offers educational programs and guided hikes and excursions into the national seashore lands. Swim, ride the bike trail and visit our many historical sites. Bike rentals are available. For a touch of culture visit our local playhouses, movies, concerts and galleries. Great restaurants abound and seafood can be found in restaurants or ready to purchase for an at home feast. Enjoy horseback riding, winery tours and golf. Whale watching and fishing tours are plentiful.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed through the written rental agreement. If there is a discrepancy between the website and the written rental documents, the written documents will prevail. We are open year round. Inquire for off season rates.

Payment Information:
$200 Deposit due on booking.
A down payment of 50% will be due on January 1st (or on booking if after January 1st). The down payment is in addition to the reservation/ damage deposit. The balance of the rental fee is due as follows: April 1st for May rentals, May 1st for June rentals, June 1st for July rentals and July 1st for August rentals, August 1st for September rentals. Payment may be made by check, money order, traveler’s check or credit card. Owner reserves the right to require a bank, certified or cashier’s check.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation will result in forfeiture of the reservation/damage deposit. Cancellation after March 1st will result in forfeiture of the reservation/damage deposit and the first payment. Cancellation after 30 days before the arrival date will result in forfeiture of the reservation/damage deposit and the full rental fee.

Rates posted do not include holidays. Inquire for holiday rates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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