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6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Osterville House Rental Photos and Description

4 br/4ba (MainHouse has 3br 3.5 ba + Optional Studio Cottage.

Bright & lovely home on almost 3 acres in Osterville’s coveted “Seapuit” enclave (which fronts on North Bay). A gracious gem amongst very substantial homes & estates. Short walk to Cape's most charming village (Osterville), CC Academy, wonderful Fitness & Wellness Ctr, great new library & scenic bayfronts. Close to beaches: 7 minute bike ride to our own Dowses Beach on Nantucket Sound or East Bay on the backside (calm waters for toddlers). Walk to a freshwater beach at Joshua's Pond. Golf & fishing nearby. Hi-speed wireless access is available. Each BR has private bath. Screened porch is wonderful for evening or rainy weather dining, and patio offers more outdoor dining and relaxing. Views of sweeping lawns, flowers, beautiful shrubs & trees (professionally landscaped). Best of all, the enjoyment of total privacy & serene nature surrounding our home & the unique Seapuit enclave. Main house: 3 BR/3.5 baths, sleeps 6 (+ loveseat sofabed in Den); plus, Studio Cottage (sleeps 2 on trundle beds) may also be rented as an option (ONLY in conjunction with Main House tenancy). Rates shown do NOT include Studio Cottage Option fee. Off-season rates will be quoted, based on dates, length of stay, etc. Please see Guest REVIEWS (all 5-STAR).

* Japanese also spoken

Seapuit enclave is a unique upscale community, hidden just off the Village, with professionals, executives & others, enjoying their homes year-round, or for summer & weekend retreats. Rental history includes several years where couples/families booked ENTIRE summer seasons for themselves, sometimes repeating. Our guests praise the quiet serenity, privacy, gorgeous surrounding nature, comfort, and amenities. Also, our thoughtfulness & thoroughness in furnishing & accessorizing the house, with its charming decor. They love the convenience to Osterville's robust year-round village, CC Academy, fitness center, easy access to the Mid-Cape highway, island ferries, Provincetown, commercial centers, & other regional attractions in Boston and Newport, RI. .

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Japanese
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016

About AJ

We purchased the property hoping to oneday retire there. However, retirement still eludes us, but we love opportunities to visit off and on in all seasons, every year.

AJ purchased this house in 2004

Why AJ chose Cape Cod

Primarily because of its location in Osterville's woodsy Seapuit enclave, with its unique privacy and exclusivity, where most properties are owner-occupied. Also, because of its close walking proximity to the Cape's most charming Village (terrific restaurants), and scenic walks to bayfronts. Easy access by bike or car to our own Dowses Beach. A bonus: Osterville is truly a "destination" village, positioned OFF and AWAY from the main tourist roadways at all other Cape communities, which are plagued by bumper to bumper traffic, all the way through their village centers.

What makes this house unique

Gracious living, all on one floor in the Main House, with each bedroom having it's own private bath. Also, the added benefit of an Optional studio "Guest Cottage", with it's own deck, pretty views, and separate entrances, nicely separated from the Main House with strategic landscaping.


based on 6 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

First Class!

  • 5 of 5

We are winding down our approximately 10 month stay in this lovely privately located home in the Sepuit area of Osterville. It has been the perfect retreat while we are building our new home. The owners have paid attention to detail! They could not be more accommodating, making certain we have every

amenity possible. If you are seeking comfort in a relaxing setting, close to a beautiful seaside village, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superlative. More than we expected!

  • 5 of 5

We has a glorious July and August in this lovely home. The owner accommodated provided every tiny desire and things we hadn't even dreamed of. The kitchen was new and fully equipped. Everything was immaculate and in perfect working order. The beach was 10 minutes from the house and we were there most afternoons with great beach chairs and towels provided by the owner. The linens were pristine, the beds comfortable. Four tv's with cable easy to use.

Our guests enjoyed their stay. We accommodated 9 people at one time very easily. Our stay was flawless. Thank you so much. Ellen Kempler Rosen

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful decor and charmingly comfortalbe

  • 5 of 5

This is a gem of a rental for a family that prizes exceptional comfort in a style that suggests a New England version of "Southern Living." Having spent many years in Osterville, my husband and I were delighted to see the pictures of this lovely home with its tasteful décor and sunlit rooms. The owner attended to our every need; he offered useful suggestions and local lore gained from his many years in the area. We were amazed at the spaciousness of every room. The master bedroom, with its walk-in closet, and the guest bedrooms are not only lovely, but also each has its own full bathroom. Although the weather in early June was rainy, with so many rooms, we found our family and ourselves entirely comfortable. Strolling the charming main street, as we often had many years ago, we found the new library a delightful and useful attraction. However, the best of the town hadn’t changed -nestled between salt-water bays, Osterville offers not only charm but a beach and a lovely golf course. For anyone who is hoping to rent an enchanting, spacious home in one of the Cape’s most charming towns, this is a wonderful choice.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy our guests enjoyed our home so much, even with some rainy days (unfortunate luck, since most of the month was sunny). Our June "rhodies" were truly exceptional this year. Also glad they found, in Osterville, some of the same charms and delights we saw when we bought our first home here.
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five spent three wonderful weeks at this charming cape home in a beautiful part of Osterville. The home was spacious and comfortably appointed. We appreciated each bedroom having a private updated bath as well as having several living areas to relax either together or separately. The outdoor spaces were beautifully landscaped and meticulously maintained. Everything we needed was provided for us from hair dryers to wine glasses to the necessary pots and pans. The owner did everything he could to make our stay enjoyable.

The true test of how much we enjoyed the house was that after each day's outing, we were happy to come home to this wonderful home. If our next year's summer plans include a visit to the cape, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Repeating vacationer

  • 5 of 5

We have spent two summer vacations at this property, and believe the house and grounds are absolutely outstanding, clearly a Five Star rating for a rental property. Located on 21/2 acres of ground, the property is beautiful, well maintainted and very private. The house is great with three comfortable bedrooms, each with bath, a large living room, well appointed dining room, a first rate kitchen with a nice den and screened in porch.. There is also a wonderful terrace overlooking the back yard. We have entertained friends while leasing the property, and they have all been very impressed. We are looking forward to our third summer this July and August (2012) when we will be renting the property again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doing all we can to make sure our Renters fully enjoy our place is paramount. We add new landscaping every year, keeping the property professionally maintained; and we strive to keep the house freshly appointed and accessorized. Our Seapuit enclave provides something truly unique and wonderful in Osterville: privacy, serenity, and beauty, just off North Bay; an easy walk to our Village, and a 5-minute drive to gorgeous Dowses Beach.
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Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had almost given up on finding an exceptional and comfortable place to stay on the Cape this winter, then we found this beautiful house on 2+ acres in the private Seapuit neighborhood of Osterville. The grounds and house are immaculate and very comfortable. The owners have seen to our every need.

The house is very spacious and airy, tastefully decorated and well-appointed. Each bedroom has a private bath (and a spare half bath for guests). The house is set back nicely from the street, which has a small number of houses and little traffic. There is a two-car garage and plenty of space to park cars on and around the circular drive. There is even a screened porch and a backyard patio for warm weather entertaining.

Osterville village is very close (and even walkable, at approximately 1 mile away). This quaint village has some of the finest shopping and dining on the Cape.

We are approaching the end of our long and pleasant rental and will hate to leave. We know we will miss our frequent walks through this beautiful and scenic neighborhood on the bays.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re happy that our current fall/winter tenants have enjoyed their stay so much, like our past summer tenants have also expressed. Having offered our place as a furnished rental after remodeling just a few years ago, this will be the 5th straight year of tenants returning for two to four month summer stays. This year, we still have some springtime availability, as well as some weeks in June and September.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Boston, MA or Providence (RI)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
5 Bays Bistro, Wimpy's, Crisp, Chart House
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Hyannis, MA
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Private & Public
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Boston or Providence
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
State route 6 (Mid-Cape Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wimpy's, 5 Bays Bistro, Crisp,
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dowses Beach, Osterville. (Also, Joshua's Pond)
Car: necessary

Osterville is Cape Cod's most charming and vibrant community, located between HyannisPort (home of Kennedy family compound) & Cotuit, mid-Cape on Nantucket Sound. A destination village, off the beaten track, without the pass-thru tourist traffic found everywhere else. The Village & its marinas have wonderful restaurants for both casual & fine dining. The shops and art galleries are full of beautiful & unique offerings. Our own gorgeous Dowses Beach (5 min drive) on Nantucket Sound is pristine (surf on one side & calm waters on the other). Joshua's Pond (freshwater) is a half-mile away; wonderful for toddlers. Two excellent private golf clubs, plus a public course 3 miles away. Day trips to scenic & colorful Provincetown, Heritage Plantation & Plymouth Rock; ferries to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard Islands. Newport, less than two ours away, with it's famous turn-of-the century mansions, Tennis Hall of Fame. Loads of kids activities all over the Cape.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Cape Cod National Seashore, sand dunes, antiquing, boating, and fishing.


Rates & Availability

Osterville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016/2017 Off-Season
Oct 6 2016 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
May 27 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Peak
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates table above EXCLUDES Optional Studio Cottage ($500/wk additional charge, if Option is taken).
DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR MONTHLY STAYS. Substantially Lower rates and flexible terms available for SHOULDER seasons & OFF-SEASON stays.
Please contact owner for details.

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Osterville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , In Studio Cottage (an Extra Option, for $500/week)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , QUEEN
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - Optional Studio Cottage - 2 twin/ single , Detached Studio Cottage w/trundle (Contact Owner for Price)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Cable TV and hi-speed internet access also available, depending upon circumstances (e.g., in-season vs. off-season, etc.). HIGHLIGHT FEATURES: Delightful ambiance: bright, sunny, comfortable, and tastefully furnished. Quiet & very private, situated on almost 3 acres: views enjoyed from all rooms; especially serene from screened porch and patio, with beautiful views of nature.

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