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Baby & Pet Friendly, Solar, AC, Check Our Rates!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 9 nights


About the property

4 BR, + sleeper, 1 1/2 BA, slps 8, AC, Outdoor Shwr, WIFI, Free Tel, No Smoking

Scroll down after Amenities for a virtual tour! Follow me on Facebook (Tom Gehman Needham) Now with SOLAR POWER, for a guilt free vacation. In the desireable 'Avenues' 7 minute walk to our private association beach area, a short walk to Craigville beach, pizza + Mexican eatery, post office and general store. 3 miles to Hyannis, the Melody Tent, Cape Cod mall, Barnstable airport, islands ferry, Cape Cod rail bike trail, several golf courses, many super markets and shopping, farm stand, Cape Cod potato chips, Cape Cod brewery, etc. Outside shower, gas grill, picnic table, yard chairs, sandbox, digital cable TV, 50 inch HD smart TV, 27 inch CRT smart TV, connect to your netflix, hulu, etc, high chair, Pack and Play, baby monitor, baby swing, a modern kitchen with gas range, convection oven, 2 microwaves, dishwasher, fridge with filtered ice maker, beverage fridge, filtered sink tap, coffee makers + Keurig brewer, washer dryer. Sleep sofa in den & foam fold out in front porch and toddler bed for kids. BRs, den, kit have AC. Cleaning incl. no extra fees. PLEASE No Smoking inside. NOTE: Low rates in April and November have HD TV, internet and phone off, $125 charge to activate. May Through October HDTV, no charge WIFI internet and Free US+Canada Phone.

Electronic Gadgets Details: Our newest gadget is SOLAR POWER. This system interoperates with the electric utility to provide reliable continuous power 24/7 while generating clean pollution free power on sunny days. All of the power consumed by the home in the summer is generated by the system over the course of the year with no pollution. Enjoy your guilt free vacation!

Our WIFI and cable TV is Comcast digital service. The WIFI is open access not encrypted and free for you to use.

The TV is 'expanded service' about 100 channels and no pay per view. The living room has a 50 inch LED HDTV with neo internet player for smart TV access to your netflix, hulu etc accounts. The den TV is 27 inch CRT with digital cable TV and roku player for smart TV access to your netflix, hulu etc accounts. .

Our phone is Nettalk and is free for calls to the US and Canada. To call Europe, Mexico etc you can use your calling card or purchase calling credits in blocks of $10 from me. We recommend that you use your cell phone so people can call you back after you depart our home.

Our media library is provided through a ROKU player on the den TV and neo player on the living room TV. In addition to the free channels, you can rent movies instantly on the player via your own netflix account. We also have many classic VCR tapes of childrens movies and every TV has a combo DVD VCR player.

Summertime on the Cape is high season for bugs especially ants so you must have a control strategy in place. Don't feed ants! If there is food available to them, they will come. Tips are listed in the kitchen cabinet above the sink. Be aware that it is really not possible to go without a strategy on the Cape even if you don't need it where you live in the city.

Pet Friendly Details: We welcome pets with a security deposit of $500 instead of our usual security deposit of $250. This is in case your pet behaves differently and does damage in our strange unfamiliar home than in your own home. It is not intended to discourage anyone from bringing their pet.

Our area has a leash law similar to many cities and towns. Poop must be picked up when walking (and also kept cleaned up in our yard). Dogs are to be leashed. No dogs allowed on our beach or any public beaches from May 15 to September 15.

Summertime on the Cape is high season for fleas and ticks so you must have a control strategy in place. Be aware that it is really not possible to go without a strategy on the Cape even if you don't need it where you live in the city. After a week or 2 on the Cape without protection you may not think you have any fleas or ticks, but after another week or so both you and I have a good chance to be infested.

The outside shower is a great place to give a dog a bath with the hand wand.

Baby Friendly Details: We have a high chair, baby swing, sandbox, a few toys, pack and play, baby monitor, gate, wading pool, to help lighten the load of gear when traveling with a baby. You can rent a crib, stroller, linen service, linen or towel service and many other items

The house is not 'baby proof' or 'child proof' and the laundry room contains the heating and hot water systems. So be advised on not letting children roam free unsupervised.

More Details

Tom Gehman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

What makes this house unique

When my own children were small, this neighborhood was a very special place where we could escape the hustle of high tech jobs and be a family. Now my children are grown, and I offer a special experience to others in this magical place. It is like visiting grandma's house but with today's amenities. HDTV, WIFI, air conditioning, solar power, massive grill, modern kitchen, fully equipped and furnished. Very competitive rent and no hidden fees, normal cleaning included, I think you will find excellent value, no surprises, and a comfortable enjoyable vacation it a spot near the city and islands but yet feeling like a secluded beach. I look forward to welcoming you year after year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

With alot of family visiting, my parents home was too small to accomodate everybody. And 2 small dogs were also a factor. This home was perfect, large and comfortable. It quickly became the gathering place. Those renting hotel rooms were really jealous.
Nov 2009
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West Hyannisport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Cedar enclosure, hot and cold water.
  • Enclosed outdoor shower located at the back of the house. Cedar enclosure with hot and cold water. Bathroom #2 updated recently with ceramic tile floor, pedestal sink and faucet, standard WC, paint and wall paper
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Air Conditioner
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Air Conditioner
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Air Conditioner
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Air Conditioner
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size, Air Conditioner
  • Den on first floor, also can be a 5th bedroom. Full size sleep sofa is located in the den. Max sleep capacity is based on 1 in the den. It is possible to sleep a couple in the den raising the maximum capacity of the home to 9. Privacy is via doors that fully close off the den. Half bath is located adjacent to the den. Bedrooms 1,2,3,4 are on second floor. Front porch contains a foldout foam mattress, perfect for kids sleepover. Pack and Play is provided. Toddler bed usable in any bedroom. 4 box fans can be used throughout the house. All 4 bedrooms, den, kitchen contain air conditioners. House is centrally heated. Kitchen was updated recently with laminate floor, counter tops, gas convection range, refrigerator with ice maker, filtered water, microwave, dishwasher, recessed dimmer controlled lighting, AC Laundry in basement with washer and dryer, use is free. Comcast digital cable with WIFI, 3 TVs, VCR, DVD, ROKU Linen service not included, recommend No smoking
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
All 4 bedrooms and den are air conditioned using window units. Kitchen is air conditioned with a minisplit that also cools the whole first floor. There is Comcast digital cable TV to 3 TV sets and WIFI open access WIFI broadband internet. Video library access to your own netflix via ROKU player in the den. Our phones are on VOIP free calls US + Canada. There are 2 microwaves in the kitchen. There is a Keurig coffee brewing system as well as regular coffeemakers. The refrigerator is 22 cubic feet with a 3 size ice maker using filtered water. Filtered water sink tap. Also dorm size refrigerator for beverages. A high chair and Pack and Play are provided. Baby monitor, Baby cups and spoons are provided. There is a 'turtle' can be used as a wading pool or sandbox. No smoking anywhere in the home. We have a zero tolerance policy on burn holes, fires, and smoke odors. Security deposit. plus damages. PLEASE smoke outside

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Baby & Pet Friendly, Solar, AC, Check Our Rates!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 43 reviews

Beautiful House & Fun weekend

  • 5 of 5

I rented this beautiful house for my 50th b'day celebration with 2 other couples. The house is in a quiet neighborhood but not too far away from town. when we arrived Tom left a beautiful mum plant in the table. The house was very clean and well stocked with pots/pans and the living area and kitchen area is large. It was a great weekend!! (I thought I had reviewed my stay, but as I was cleaning out email I noticed I never did) sorry this is a late review...I would definitely stay here again the next time I travel with a group. I highly recommend this property..

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I look forward to hosting you all again. Check us out in the summer months, the weather is alot better. All the Best! Tom
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Great stay in a great home!

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our group of 7! It is located close enough to the center of town, but is still in a quiet part of town. The short distance to the water was a perfect evening stroll and there is a bigger beach just a few minutes away by car!

When we arrived, the house was very clean and was stocked with more things than we imagined--pots and pans, a gas tank for the grill, and condiments for cooking! We spent much time in the back yard but the house offered many spaces for some quiet time if needed. The owners were very nice and even called the house to make sure everything was ok! I would definitely recommend staying here; it was a very nice and relaxing week!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Tom was so helpful and great! We had an amazing time! Very relaxing and loved being so close to downtown ! Private beach was perfect:) we loved our stay! Thank you so much tom!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! If you want to do it again, I am happy to welcome you all back. Have a great summer! Tom
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The property was exactly as describe.

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and located far enough away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to get anywhere in the Barnstable area within minutes. The rooms where very spacious and the home had plenty of space for large groups. My Daughters and myself are very gracious to the owners for providing us with a large and clean home for our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I appreciate your review very much. You had asked about open times later in the summer, we have specials for the end of August and includes a free Labor day weekend. Let me know any questions, I am happy to help you. Tom
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Great house in peaceful and quiet location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group of 7 adults including 2 dogs. Tom was always very quick to respond to messages and left us dog treats and cookies upon arrival. The house was very clean with all needs taken care of including beach chairs, kids toys, wifi, fans, sheets (we brought our own twin sheets and used the king sheets which had to be washed before checking out), board games and plenty of dishes in the kitchen. The appliances were all clean and worked very well. There was also a separate fridge for drinks. We really enjoyed having the picnic table and grill in the yard. Plenty of parking. It was a nice walk to the private beach and the public beach was a mile down the road. During our stay we visited the Cape Cod Chip Factory and the Cape Cod Lavender Farm. Short drive to downtown area with shopping, restaurants and bars. Great jumping off point for visiting Provincetown for the day as well. If we do another vacation to Cape Cod, we will definitely stay in this house again.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Check out my summer openings when warmer weather makes the private beach really nice. The water is alot warmer in the estuary than it is in the open ocean. Thanks! Tom
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Beautiful home in Hyannis

  • 5 of 5

This home is great if you have a large group of people. In our case of a blended family of 8. It was a great place to stay. There is plenty of room for everyone to sit down, relax and not feel cramped. The kitchen is spacious. The dining area is big enough for all. Tom a great host who answered all of our questions in a timely manner. He called to make sure everything was to our liking. The neighborhood is very quiet. The weather at this time of the year is cool but very pleasant. It is located on the outskirts of town and everything is easily accessible within a few minutes. We would recommend this to home to other large groups of people.


  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I look forward to welcoming you all back again in the future. Let me know as we tend to fill up fast. All the Best! Tom
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Barnstable Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Craigville Pizza and Mexican
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Cape and Islands Ferry
Nearest Train
4 Miles
No train, bus terminal Peter Pan
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Rt 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Craigville Pizza and Mexican
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Seaside Park neighborhood private beach
Car: recommended

Located in West Hyannisport, this is a family neighborhood of about 150 homes sharing a private beach and waterfront area. Within a short walk is Craigville Beach, Memorial Beach, snack bars, pizza, general store and post office. A short drive to the super market, malls, downtown Hyannis, Cape Cod Melody Tent, Cape Cod rail trail, scenic train, many golf courses, and ferry to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. A week is not enough. Come back each summer and explore more of this special place.


Rates & Availability

West Hyannisport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Early Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Spring
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor day special 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 5 2017
9 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

To make a reservation send your mailing address. Then I email the lease form to you, return it signed with 50% deposit. When received we will enter your reservation. Remaining 50% plus refundable security deposit must be received 2 weeks before rental begins. We will send co-signed lease and your access code to the home's lockbox. Apr or Nov rentals no wifi or phone, $125 to enable. Local TV incl.

Dec 1, 2015 to Mar 31, 2016 require a minimum stay of 2 months Note: Winter rentals don't include utilities, heat, water, snow or trash removal. $500 refundable security deposit. Summer rentals May 1 2016 to end Nov 1 2016. Summer rentals include all utilities & trash removal. Half of the rent for the reservation. Balance of rent and refundable security deposit $500 2 weeks before occupancy.

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