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Vacation House on Scenic Pond

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Northwest Harwich House Rental Photos and Description

3BR Water View Vacation Rental close to beaches, shopping & restaurants.

Three bedroom, 1 and a half bath house offers a tranquil setting for a summer vacation close to beaches, shopping, restaurants, golfing and entertainment. Complete kitchen plus washer/dryer and dishwasher. Living room with new sofa and chair for 2012. Walk out to patio off living room - and deck accessible from back yard stairs, make this an ideal spot for a family summer getaway, and the Soapstone Fire View Wood Stove makes the house cozy and warm during the off season. Local entertainment for kids includes Cartwheel Go-Karts, a state of the art Go Cart park with an arcade, bounce house and ice cream (across from the Tony Kent Ice Arena) and also the Cape Cod Inflatable Park only 3 miles from the house. For adults the Dennis Pines Golf Course is just 2 miles from the house. Tee times available. The whole family will enjoy The Cape Cod Rail Trail, 2 miles from the house with a bike shop and rental at the entrance and we're also 10 minutes to Bay Beaches.

Close to ocean beaches, golf, tennis, shopping and the Cape Cod Bike Path.

With views of the water from nearly every window, or just relax in the hammock with a good book and listen the fish jump. Elbow Pond is a beautiful natural setting and source of water for a Cranberry Bog.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Brian Penney
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2016
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About Brian Penney

My family is from Cape Cod. We have a long standing tradition, dating back to 1638. I currently live and work in New York.

Brian Penney purchased this house in 1997

Why Brian Penney chose Harwich - Harwichport

This house on the pond is a perfect paradox to my life in the city. With a well stocked refrigerator, I can spend days on Elbow Pond, escaping not only the city, but the crowds on Cape Cod seem to disappear with just a few quick turns of the road.

What makes this house unique

Peaceful, serene setting, yet close enough to shopping, beaches and restaurants to be considered smart and convenient. Hidden, yet easy to access.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Brian,

Thanks once again for a fabulous stay at your "cottage in the woods". Our family had a wonderful vacation. We were very comfortable and the location was so serene. Thanks once again.
Jul 2014
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Vacation House on Scenic Pond
average rating of 4.25 based on 13 reviews

Excellent Cape vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

This home was wonderfully located in private, peaceful setting on a beautiful, small lake in a nice neighborhood. Beautiful views of a cranberry bog from its private dock. We spent mornings and evenings sitting on the dock, watching wildlife including turtles galore and herons. The home is in our favorite town of Brewster with a short 10-15 minute drive to the beach and easily accessible to all areas of the Cape because of its mid cape location. The home itself was inviting, thoughtfully decorated with a beach/cape theme, cozy and very well stocked kitchen. Beautiful upstairs deck and downstairs patio. We cooked on the grill several nights. Our kids are 17, 23 and 25 and all enjoyed the home and its location. Brian, the owner, was quick to respond to all questions before and during our stay. I would definitely recommend renting this home.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Beautiful Setting on Elbow Pond

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautifully set on Elbow Pond, and we enjoyed watching the sunrise and the sunset from the property. However, the pond has lily pads and makes swimming almost impossible from the dock, which is not correctly depicted in the photos! The place was clean, but the kitchenware could use an upgrade. We enjoyed the quietness and the surrounding beauty! Easy access to shopping, restaurants and beaches!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Unforgettable experience

  • 5 of 5

Property is well maintained, has all amenities to make your stay comfortable. Our family of 6 ( 1 child and one senior including) fit well in 3 bedrooms. Leaving room, kitchen, patio, outdoor landscape added more space and comfort to stay.

Water view was pretty nice, though access to the pond is kind of messy and near impossible for those without enough strength. For others - pond did provide extra fun with frogs, lilies and kayaking.

Location is very good: quiet, close to shopping, shores, restaurants in any direction.

Special words about bicycling: local roads are perfect and Rail Trail is about 2 miles away.

Overall impression - very positive.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Beautiful and Relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

We had 7 people in our party and there was plenty of room for everyone. The house was clean and well maintained, but not fancy, and the kitchen was stocked with everything you would need for preparing and serving full meals. The owner Brian is responsive and answered the couple calls/texts I placed during our stay within a reasonable time frame. The house is centrally located and is, quite literally, 30-45 mins from everything. Check out Art's Dune Tours in Provincetown, and take in a whale watch while you're there. If you want a quiet, restful place for "home base" during your time on the cape, this is your place.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Beautiful and central location to stay!

  • 5 of 5

It really is a magical vacation home on a scenic pond! This is the second time we stayed at Brian's home the first time in 2006 and again this summer. The house is very central to many places including the rail trail, the bay beaches, the sound beaches and most importantly ice cream! It is very close to the rail trail which we used everyday for both biking and running. The property has a dock and we had our own kayaks and we rented a stand up paddle board for the day for our teenagers and they were out on the lake everyday. My favorite part was watching the sun rising each morning on the pond while still laying in bed. Wonderful place to stay on Cape Cod!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Fourth of July on Elbow Pont

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at Brian's on Elbow Pond. Have stayed her for over 5 years. Elbow Pond is peaceful and close to local beaches and great seafood places. I just love the early morning walks on Cold Storage Beach. Location is a convenient spot for visiting Chatham or the ocean beaches - without the hassle of the crowds. The house is always clean and quiet - the perfect place for a relaxing summer getaway. Can't wait until next year's visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Saquatucket Harbor, Harwichport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Dennis Pines
Nearest Train
78 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Marshside Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Sea Street Beach
Car: necessary

Center of Cape Cod: The house is close to shopping, golf, beaches and restaurants. It is also off the last double lane section of highway on route 6. Beyond exit 9, it becomes a 2 lane road. Very handy in high traffic situations.

Golf: Some of the finest Golf Links are on Cape Cod with views of the ocean from the fairways.


Rates & Availability

Northwest Harwich House Rental Rates

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Sep 16 2017 - Nov 18 2017
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Christmas Gift from Cape Cod. One hundred dollars off my Standard Rate if you book before January 1

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Northwest Harwich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Washer/Dryer
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Memory Foam Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 bunk and 1 twin
  • Views of the water as you wake up in the morning.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen makeover for 2014: Includes new sink, countertops, backsplash, floor and fresh paint. - Also new carpets and furniture (couch and matching chair 2013) . See pictures above. New porch and deck in 2009 will complete the look of this pond front home and provide a peaceful spot of renters to sit and watch the sun set.

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