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SHORT WALK to Nickerson and to bike trail, lovely house & gardens, please call

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, outdoor shower, king in master, air conditioning

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CALL US AT 508-429-8823 or e-mail ( us to reserve our house directly with no additional cost or fees. The summer rental rate is $2850/week (Saturday to Saturday).

Thank you very much! Marilyn and Bruce

This renovated home (inside and outside) is spotlessly clean and has four wonderful air conditioned bedrooms all with cable flat screen TV's, a large air conditioned sunken living room (everyone in your group must be able to take two steps down into the sunken living room) with a 47' HDTV, DVD player, a chess table, and a very large inventory of movies (DVD and VHS). MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IS 8 PEOPLE INCLUDING CHILDREN. This house is set up perfectly for extended family or two families to share.

The kitchen has 2 convection ovens, microwave, and is supplied with quality cookware and spices. New refrigerator, dish washer, cook top, and washer & dryer. There is a large deck with a huge Weber gas grill and comfortable furniture, an outside shower, and a lovely garden with a 2-person settee. The property has rights to a small private swimming pond. Flax Pond in Nickerson State Park (great for swimming or fishing) is 15-20 min. walk down a quiet dirt road that can be accessed behind our property. In garage you will find at least 8 beach chairs, 4 beach umbrellas and anchors, 2 beach carts, and many coolers. Our house is close to both bay and ocean side beaches and many excellent restaurants. Tents, smoking, fires, and pets are not permitted on the property. Minimum age for signer of lease is 30 years old. Thank you very much for considering renting our house for your vacation on Cape Cod!

Beaches and other great things to do in Brewster : If you love the beach, you'll love Brewster! Five of the most picturesque beaches on Cape Cod Bay are in Brewster - Crosby Landing, Ellis Landing, Breakwater Beach, Robbins Hill Beach, and Paines Creek Beach. There are also freshwater beaches on Long Pond, Sheeps Pond, Upper Mill Pond, Cliff Pond and Flax Pond. Nature lovers revel in Brewster. A third of the town of Brewster has been reserved for conservation land, open space and recreation. Enjoy Nickerson State Park. Visit the Museum of Natural History, then walk one of the nature trails behind the museum out to the bay. Hike, canoe or picnic in the Punkhorn Parklands. For golfers, there's the public 36-hole Captains Golf Course, and Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club. Plus there are quaint shops, great restaurants, live theater, craft fairs and plenty of fun things for the kids. Fishermen can head out on charter fishing boats in Cape Cod Bay, or one of the stocked freshwater ponds in town: Long Pond, Sheep Pond, Cliff Pond,

Additional outside seating: We recently added a front deck and purchased a wooden 2-person glider, two rocking chairs, and a 2-person Adirondack settee with middle table for the backyard garden.

Note: Our home is located on the edge of Nickerson State Park and our lovely and private backyard is bordered by woods. Homes in this type of location are nearly impossible to keep totally insect free. Please do not be surprised by the occasional sighting of an ant, a spider, or even the ugly wood 'roach'. The latter insect is attracted by house lights like moths and may fly into the house after dusk if outside lights are on and doors near the lights are opened. They are very similar in appearance to but they are not the typical American cockroach. They do not survive or breed indoors. They are just a nuisance, they pose absolutely no health risk and should just be caught and thrown in the trash.

Brewster is a wonderful town!: Our house is located in the back of the upscale Robinwood neighborhood in Brewster, Massachusetts. Our backyard has lovely gardens and is very private. There is a very small pond in our neighborhood just a few minute walk from the house if you enjoy freshwater swimming. A larger pond, Flax Pond, is a quiet 15-20 minute walk from the house (through the woods behind our backyard you can access a dirt road that goes into the back of Nickerson State Park). We are a 5 minute drive to beautiful bayside beaches and ten minute (or less) drive to ocean beaches including Nauset beach. Brewster is a beautiful town with great restaurants, beautiful parks, a bike path, a very well stocked library (everyone is welcome to take out books and movies), live theater, and many fine shops.

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Marilyn and Bruce
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Marilyn and Bruce

We have supplied this house with everything we could think of to make the 'House on Holly' comfortable for you and your family/friends. Please read the owners submitted reviews (they were copied exactly as written by our guests in the guest book we leave at the house). Thank you!! We hope you consider renting our house as your home away from home.

Marilyn and Bruce purchased this house in 2008

Why Marilyn and Bruce chose Cape Cod

This house very comfortably accommodates 8 people. There are two bedrooms and a full bathroom on each floor plus an additional half bathroom downstairs. This set up is perfect for two families. The maximum occupancy is 8, including all children. Our house is centrally located on the Cape so that you can get anywhere on Cape Cod in 45 minutes or less. Provincetown is only a 35 minute drive, Hyannis is a 25 minute drive. Walk to Nickerson State park, in 15 minutes by going out our backyard and down a dirt road. Swim and fish in the park.

What makes this house unique

Extremely well stocked house: 2 adult bicycles with helmets, 2 beach carts, at least 8 beach chairs, 4 beach umbrellas, many beach toys, many coolers, 4 fold out chairs in bags to bring to ball games, chef's kitchen stocked with everything you will need, double wall oven, new electric cook top, microwave, hot air popcorn maker, spices, sugar, flour, baking powder and soda, vanilla, cooking oil, vinegar, hot sauce, condiments, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, aluminum foil, plastic bags, shampoo, foosball table in the unfinished basement, 5 energy efficient air conditioners, over sized washer and dryer, 2 ceiling fans, 5 flat screen TV's, many new DVD's, comfortable, seating for 9 in living room, children's chairs, toys, books, good reading lamps in every room, one older laptop computer, and bird seed for feeders. Unfortunately the fireplace is not functional.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Marilyn and Bruce,

What a perfect vacation home this was for us - the air conditioned bedrooms with TV's, the chess table, the Foos ball table, the wonderful kitchen, the comfortable living room and I could go on and on.

The washer and dryer were a great treat as well.

Your gift was a thoughtful treat as well!

We love Brewster as well so all was perfect!!

Thanks for making our vacation so comfortable.

Take care,

Gil, Val, & family

P.S. The chairs, umbrellas, and coolers were awesome for the beach!!
Jul 2013
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Brewster House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , First floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor
  • 2 1/2 bathrooms that will be spotlessly clean when you arrive. Big mirrors (new lighting fixtures in all three bathrooms and magnifying mirrors in master bathroom and half bathroom). Beautiful shower curtains. Wonderful outside shower just outside the queen bedroom. Continuous hot water, you will never run out! Always supervise children as the hot water gets very hot!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , first floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , second floor
  • All four bedrooms have quality bedspreads, pillows, shams, blankets, mattress covers, good lighting, window air conditioners, telephones, and clock radios. There are HDTV's in all 4 bedrooms and the living room (DVD player with a large selection of movies). Guests bring their own towels and linens. We installed a new high capacity washer and dryer, refrigerator, and dishwasher.There are games, books, and puzzles for all ages.The private backyard has an outdoor shower (anti-scald), a lovely garden with a two-person Adirondack settee, a deck with a new large table that seats 8 adults, comfortable furniture, and a huge Weber gas grill. The house has wireless internet, cable TV, and land-line phone service. There will be a supply of spices, paper and cleaning products when you arrive. There are 2 adult bikes (ride at your own risk), a set of golf clubs for your use, at least 8 beach chairs, 4 beach umbrellas, 3 coolers, and two beach carts. Walk to Flax Pond in Nickerson State Park.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have deeded rights to a very small pond that is less than 1/8 mile from the house. There is a porch on the front of the house with two new wonderful rocking chairs, a backyard garden with a 2-person Adirondack settee, as well as a large deck with a two-person glider and a large patio table (off the kitchen). Refrigerator and dishwasher put in January 2012 in our wonderfully supplied kitchen. New cook top July 2014. New ceiling fans, in living room and master bedroom. We leave a supply of spices, sugar, flour, tea bags, coffee filters, paper products, and laundry detergent. Please resupply if you use the last of anything. The house has all new windows and siding! Please note that NO pets, NO smoking, NO fire crackers, and NO fires, NO candles allowed. Thank you very much for considering our house for your vacation! Marilyn & Bruce


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

SHORT WALK to Nickerson and to bike trail, lovely house & gardens, please call
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We love staying in this house. We have stayed there for many years. It is very clean. Good space and location for a family. Kitchen well equipped. You can walk or run to Nickerson State Park for swimming, sailing, and biking. Close to the ocean and bayside beaches. Close to food shopping and good restaurants. Very quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eve and Jeff, Thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate that you have returned for so many summers. Best regards, Marilyn and Bruce
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Wonderful, fully-stocked vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a fantastic two-week stay at the House on Holly. The owners were very communicative in advance of our stay and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The house is very clean and well-maintained. It includes a large collection of information about local attractions and dining options. The kitchen is wonderfully well-stocked, as are the upstairs closets, which include all kinds of children's books and board games. Our favorite spot was the front porch with the cozy rocking chairs. A great spot for morning coffee and bird watching. Very peaceful!

We hope to return to the House on Holly again!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marci and Family, Thank you very much for the wonderful review. Bruce and I are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the house and are also considering returning in the future. Thank you for leaving the house in perfect condition! Best regards, Marilyn and Bruce
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Awesome property and renters

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the "House on Holly" last summer from 7/18-7/25. It was our 6th year in the rental. We love the house-it so comfortable and well appointed. The kitchen equipment is high end-better than anything in my own house! We just need to bring clothes, towels, and sheets. Everything else in already in the house.

Marilyn and Bruce are great-so thoughtful and helpful. I'm afraid to ask Marilyn any questions about the house or contents because I know the item will be installed that same day even if I was just making conversation. We like them so much, we visit them in the off season if we are there at the same time.

The location is great, about 1 mile to Crosby Beach. If you walk out the backyard, there is a path leading right into Nickerson State park. We love to hang out by Cliff Pond. And Owl pond is right around the corner. Restaurants and shopping nearby.

Can't wait to return on 7/16/16!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Trish and Paul, Thank you so much for the wonderful review of the "House on Holly". Over the years we have become true friends and it is always wonderful to see you, either during the summer or when you visit off season. See you in July. Warm regards, Marilyn and Bruce
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Fabulous week in the House on Holly!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week at Cape Cod in the House on Holly. We've been coming to the Cape for many years. and this is the best equipped, most friendly house we've ever rented. Bruce and Marilyn bent over backwards to ensure the comfort of our stay, and offered many suggestions of fun things to do, great places to eat, and ways to relax. We totally enjoyed our visit. On the one rainy day, everyone had a place to sit and read, play games, chat and chill out. Our three grandchildren loved the upstairs rooms and the foosball table - a big hit! Thanks for making this such a wonderful place to stay. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara and family, Thank you very much for the great review! We are so pleased that you had a wonderful week at the "House on Holly". Best regards, Marilyn and Bruce
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Loved our stay here!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at the "House on Holly"! Our first time renting here; everything was as advertised and more! The beach chairs, umbrellas, and wagons (carts) were great! Our two teenage boys settled right in to the rooms upstairs. TV's in both bedrooms made fighting pretty much non-existent. Loved the DVD's and games.We spent one full morning playing Parcheesi on the deck. So peaceful and comfortable here, house was very clean and very well maintained! We hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joan and Mehmet, Thank you very much for the excellent review! We are glad that you had a great week on the Cape and hope that you are able to return soon. Warm regards, Marilyn and Bruce
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Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

We rented the House on Holly for our family vacation this summer. It was our first visit to the Cape. We do a lot of traveling and I've never stayed in a house as well stocked as this one! There was plenty of room for everyone, including the back deck, which is where we spent most of our time when not out and about. The house is located in a very quiet neighborhood and centrally located. Marilyn was easy to work with and makes sure you have everything you need. The house is immaculate and very comfortable.

While there, we went whale watching, spent a day at the beach, took the ferry to Martha's Vineyard, shopped in Chatham and spent a day in Provincetown. We did most of our cooking at the house, taking advantage of the grill and outdoor eating area.

I would definitely recommend the House on Holly as a vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for the wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your week at the house. We hope that you will consider returning in the future. Best regards, Marilyn and Bruce
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hyannis Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lost Dog Pub
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hearth & Kettle
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Crosby Lane - bayside ocean beach (walk to ponds)
Car: recommended

Travel times: Provincetown: 35 minutes

Hyannis: 20 minutes

We are only 5 minutes to Shaws and Stop and Shop, CVS, TJ Maxx, Christmas Tree Shop, and many fine Art Galleries and antique stores.

There are many fine restaurants within 10 minutes of the house as well as pizza shops, Wendy's, and a good Chinese or Thai food. I have compiled a notebook with many menus.

Other Activities: Go carting, parasailing, bowling, miniature golf, ice skating, jet skiing

Golf: Captain's Golf Courses (two 18 hole courses) in Brewster and many other golf courses within a 15 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Brewster House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
14 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 1 2017
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cosigner required if the tenant(s) signing the lease is (are) under age 30. Once the house is inspected by our professional service, no damage is reported, there is no evidence of pets or smoking in the house, no items have been removed from the house, and you have returned the house keys, your security deposit will be refunded promptly.IMPORTANT: SECURITY DEPOSIT MAY BE FORFEITED IF OCCUPANCY EXCEEDS 8 PEOPLE (including all children and infants), IF ANY ANIMALS ARE BROUGHT INTO THE HOUSE, OR IF ANY SMOKING IS DONE IN THE HOUSE.

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