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Renovated pondfront house, private beach, sunset view, large property

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Eastham House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6 or more

An old cottage is now a new house! The formerly locked attic is now a full second floor, with wide dormer overlooking the pond, many windows, 2 rooms and bath. The entire house has been enlarged and finished: heat , hardwood floors, 2 furnished decks, enlarged all-new kitchen, tiled baths, fresh paint.

Enjoy total relaxation in the hammock, in the breezy living room watching the sunset, in the swimmable pond (really a small lake) or on its beach, playing basketball on our own court, on the bike trail steps from the property, or just walking around the acre of trees, grasses and flowers. Enjoy the ease of linens and towels provided for you, dishwasher, snack kitchen in the bright walkout basement, 2 TV’s and DVD players and cable service, washer and dryer, and wireless internet. You can have a great time without leaving the property; get to the library, supermarket and two music venues on an easy walk; and even get to the bay beaches or Orleans without using Rte 6.

Cape Cod: If you've never been to Cape Cod before, you may not realize just how special it is. The Cape was formed by the retreat of the glaciers, and has been settled for thousands of years, first by Native Americans, then the Pilgrims, Quakers, Portuguese and other Americans, especially whale and cod fishermen. That makes it rich in history, geology, folklore and food. Because the National Seashore was established, it remains a place of dunes, beaches and natural vistas, rather than rows of ticky-tacky cottages interrupted by clam stands and souvenir shops. The traffic on Route 6 may be like anywhere, but once you park, you will go back 50 years or more.

Its incredible 'Cape light' has made it a draw for artists, so galleries abound, as well as top quality local theater, musical venues, and even poetry readings.

The bike trail is miles long, and there are many conservation areas for hiking, biking, kayaking and birdwatching. Antique and thrift shops are everywhere, or day trip to Martha's Vineyard.

Eastham: Our cottage is located where the National Seashore begins. It's far enough out on the Cape to be true vacationland, yet half an hour from the Hyannis hospital and under an hour from the bridge over the Canal. Eastham is less well known than Wellfleet or Provincetown, but also a lot less crowded. Enjoy the water and the sunset just steps from the door, yet a few minutes gets you to vacation joys like beaches, dunes, the Seashore Visitors Center, the Audobon Center, museums, and great restaurants, and to necessities like supermarkets, doctors and pharmacies. You can even take back roads to Orleans, bay beaches, and Wellfleet, avoiding the congestion on Route 6. We're only a mile from the bay beach, with an even wider sunset view, and about 2 1/2 miles to ocean beaches.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Kathy McQuown
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian, Some German and Italian; Spanish speaker available
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Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2016
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based on 3 traveler reviews

Renovated pondfront house, private beach, sunset view, large property
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews

The real gem in Eastham

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have been renting this house for at least 8 years in a row. It's a cozy, private, old New England house literally 200 feet from the lake which gives us the sense of peace and comfort. We did not have any problems with the landlady -- she has a handy man living nearby who responds very quickly. Honestly we never had any major issues with the house, especially after the renovation. The layout of the house allows for three absolutely independent areas with three separate entrances to the house which gives lots od privacy. I would recommend this house to anyone who loves the beach, biking, enjoying peace and quiet. Looking forward to renting this house next September.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I look forward to renting to you next September! Like you, most of my renters are repeaters, and I enjoy the friendliness and security of the developing relationship.
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Owner dishonest - stay away

  • 1 of 5

It really saddens me to have to write this review. Our family vacationed in this house for many years when our children were small. We were excited and nostalgic to spend a week this summer, after the owner renovated. Something very bad must have happened in the owner's life to lead her to literally steal our security deposit. I paid a substantial cleaning fee upfront. Upon departure we left home in tidy, clean condition, following all her instructions and doing extra laundry before we left. Soon afterwards the owner sent me an email stating that she planned to keep all of my security deposit for "extra cleaning". She claimed that this mind boggling huge cleaning fee was justified by stating that there was "extra vacuuming" and food residue that had baked onto dishes that were run through the dishwasher when we left. (Of note, we had used this dishwasher several times during our stay and never had any problems. We did not leave anything on departure that should have caused a problem.) When I stated that was completely unacceptable to use our security in this manner and threatened recourse, she decided to lower the amount she was taking from us to half the security, stating that is what her "cleaning lady" actually charged. Bottom line - this is stealing. I am exploring small claims court, which is really my only recourse.

The house itself is now much more expensive to rent than it had been prior to the renovation and truly not worth the price. A deck has been added but it is so over stuffed with broken furniture/torn cushions/umbrellas with holes that one can not even use the space. The table by the pond was completely unusable as it was covered in mildew and so filthy that we couldn't clean it sufficiently to use it for dining. The attic now has several beds in it, but it is stiflingly hot and has no shades on the windows. There is a general lack of shades (or ones that do not come apart every time you use them) throughout the home. The power in the basement living area went off several times for no reason at all. Upon our arrival we found the house dirty, buggy, & cobwebby. She leaves her personal stuff everywhere - parts for repair, personal items, useless objects. General clutter. Unfortunately, the pond is clogged with long weeds and is very difficult to swim in. The owner is uncaring and obviously only concerned with obtaining as much money as possible, using any means. Very very disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is not unexpected, since the renter first responded to my notice that the house had required over twice as long to clean as usual by saying they had wanted to come back and in a series of emails to me got angrier and angrier. I rent for several weeks a year, all to people who return year after year and love the house. After this renter left, my housekeeper called me in great distress, because several loads of sheets and towels had been left unfolded in a pile, the dishwasher bottom was covered with food scraps and the rest of the food baked on to the dishes (necessitating hand rewashing), the washer's detergent cup lay apparently broken on the floor near another fourloads of washing, and the whole house was very sandy. A Cape housekeeper has to do rental houses early and quickly, and charges accordingly. I charge renters a portion of that fee because that way, however long you rent for, you pay a portion of just the one cleaning fee when you leave. I charge at all in order to charge less than most comparable rentals. I returned a portion of this renter's security only because my housekeeper kindly charged me less than she had earned. Shades that "come apart when you use them" is their way of saying they broke a shade. A table under the pine trees gets dirty. Personally, I wash it when I use it, and when there are too many chairs on the deck, I have my sons carry a couple of them down to the back deck. If the power went out all the time, she should have so informed me, not brought it up weeks later. I could go on, but the essence of my response is that this renter sees her own actions in very different terms than anyone else's, and is literally the only renter of twenty or more over twenty years of returning renters to dislike the house or its condition.
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Yardley, Pa

Waterfront Cottage, Eastham, Mass

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 2 weeks in this cottage. The property description was accurate. We were very well situated for all the Eastham beaches and bike path which was perfect for us. The owner gave very good information about the cottage which was very helpful. I would recommend this property to a family with kids as there is lots for them to do and a big yard to play in.

We visited restaurants in the local area and enjoyed the drive-in theatre.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
94 Miles
Logan International Airport (Boston)
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket
Nearest Train
93 Miles
Southstation (Boston)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 6
Car: recommended

Eastham is at the elbow of the Cape: far enough out for wonderful National Seashore beaches and natural areas and a real vacation feel, close to the art and excitement of Provincetown, yet less than an hour from the mainland. The area feels a bit like a college town, small but cultured. Music, plays, art and readings by authors, yard and book sales, minor league baseball, and art and sports classes spice up the relaxation.


Rates & Availability

Eastham House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 4 2016 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140

Waterfront for only $2000/week peak season!
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Pay by check. One-half upon reservation; remainder 60 days before check-in during high season and 30 days before in other months.

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Eastham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also half-size tub
  • All bathrooms have new fixtures; basement and main floor baths are spacious with tiled floors; 2nd floor bath is cozy, with natural linoleum floor. Main and 2nd floors have windows.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1-master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2-2nd floor - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Also twins in main room
    Bedroom 4-basement - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In main room
    Bedroom 3-basement - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5-main room, 2nd floor - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has its own closet, bureau and door to the covered deck. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have bureaus and a nearby closet; bath on each floor. All have windows and cross ventilation. Extra beds allow for visitors.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
ALL linens, towels, beach towels, pillows, blankets provided. Washer and dryer are on first floor; detergent is provided. Kitchen is generously equipped. House has 3-zone baseboard heat and dehumidifier in the walk-out basement. Basement has snack kitchen with sink, mini fridge and microwave. Hammock; table and chairs on open deck, and table, chairs and lounges by pond. Outside stairs lead from deck to the yard and a covered veranda. Housekeeper cleans the day you leave; see required fee on rates page. Air conditioning is not needed in this lakeside location with cross ventilation and new insulation; there are fans for the occasional still afternoon. There is an asphalt basketball court, basketball and some other sports equipment. The yard is a child's delight of varied terrain and plantings. All three levels have window walls overlooking the 170'+ beach front and sunset, permitting easy child supervision. Delicate septic system REQUIRES use of thin paper (provided)

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