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Luxurious "pet-friendly" home on private beach. Water views from every room!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Waterfront beach house, 3-4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths. Open floor plan.

You can look up the house website for photos, area info, extras and a "virtual tour" at

Our pet-friendly beach front home sits in the Cape's historic district on a quiet, dead-end street. Barnstable Harbor is a short walk down the road and our beach is your front yard! Enjoy the amazing sunsets AND sunrises from the Great Room--and water views from every room in the house!

The home features a fully stocked gourmet kitchen with panoramic views, spacious sunken living room with fireplace stove and waterfront deck with tables, chairs, a swing and a BBQ grill. Open-air dining room also with a fireplace stove. Master bedroom with waterfront deck, fireplace stove and master bath with whirlpool, bidet and heated floor! Over-sized ''playroom'' with ping-pong and pool table, treadmill, recumbent bike and office area. A cozy library and walk-in closets. WiFi. Private, outdoor 'Cape Cod' shower overlooking Sandy Neck. Big side yard and lots of privacy!

The 'extras'... Beautiful mahogany hardwood floors & custom tiling downstairs, wall-to-wall carpeting upstairs. Three cozy gas fireplace stoves, Jacuzzi tub, six TVs with either 'On Demand' or 'Roku', Netflix, DVD player, all brand new appliances, all amenities included, ping pong, pool table, self-guided driving tours to explore the Cape's hottest "hot spots" and most hidden away gems, restaurant recommendations, discount whale watch sand island ferry tickets, home office area with free high speed wifi (bring your laptop). Housekeeping available.

Located directly on Barnstable Harbor on a private beach. Five-minute walk to whale-watch harbor and quaint Barnstable village. Minutes from museums, restaurants, shopping, fishing and nightlife. Many more interior and exterior photos available upon request. The house is equipped with maps, menus, self-guided driving tours (with directions on how to find the Cape's hottest hot spots & secret treasures), coupons & everything you need to have an amazing vacation!

We DO accept pets (please inquire).

Keywords: Beachfront, 'pet friendly', waterfront

More Details

Tom & Ali
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Tom & Ali

We are Ali and Tom. We designed and built this house in our favorite area in the world. We are life-long hospitality professionals and currently own and operate the Lamb and Lion Inn, also in Barnstable Village, which has been rated the #1 mid-Cape Inn for 9 years running. Prior to owing the Lamb and Lion we owned a AAA 4-Diamond, Relais & Chateaux property (located in the Hudson Valley, NY). Our love of hospitality is felt by our house guests with free self-guided driving tours, discount island and whale watch tickets and restaurant recommendation. Ali has spent many years in and around professional kitchens and Tom is an award-winning food writer--so we've "got your back" when it comes to dining (although you might just want to grill out on the waterfront deck!). Check out the house website for more photos, location info and a virtual house tour!

Tom & Ali purchased this house in 2001

Why Tom & Ali chose Barnstable Village

There are many house in this neighborhood that are very close to one another, but our house has LOTS of space on both sides, including a large side yard for spreading out!. The beach (which is our "front lawn") is steps away. The mid-Cape location cannot be beat, short walk to dining and shops, and great "extras"--like self-guided driving tours at your finger tips, and use of the Lamb and Lion Inn's salt-water, solar-heated pool and hot tub.

What makes this house unique

Directly on a pet-friendly, private beach. Use of heated salt-water pool nearby (summer months only). 3 cozy gas fireplace stoves and a heated master bedroom floor in the cooler months. Large playroom with pool table, ping pong, work-out equipment. Cozy library with lots of books. Water views in every room in the house (watch sunrises AND sunsets!). Walk to whale watch boat (and deeply discounted tickets). Check out for a full house tour.


Barnstable Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , outdoor shower , Heated floor. Double vanity. Very large.
    East Bedroom Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lighthouse Bedroom Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Turtle Bathroom - toilet , Lots of turtles!!!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • East Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Spacious sitting area, large TV. Water views, private bath.
    Lighthouse Bedroom - 1 king , Sitting area, private bath, large TV, water views.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Beachfront deck, sitting area, walk-in closet, private bath
    Playroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large TV, water views.
  • 3 King size beds, 1 Queen sleep Sofa. 3 private baths. All bedrooms are spacious, have private baths, beautiful water views and comfortable sitting areas. Fine linens, high quality towels.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
3 Fireplaces, Gourmet Kitchen, Gas BBQ Grill, amazing outdoor "Cape Cod" shower with views of Sandy Neck dunes, free self-guided driving tours, lots of maps, restaurant recommendations, greatly discounted whale watch and island ferry tickets.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

It's even better than described!

  • 5 of 5

This is a superb family home,fully equipped with all modern conveniences.The location is unsurpassed -20 paces to the beach which is perfect for paddling or swimming with lots of sand castle building potential-equipment provided.Bedrooms are large with lots of wardrobe space.Master is huge.all have truly spectacular views.Comfy beds.Big TVs VCR cable WIFI lots of good books and a large playroom with ping pong and other games.Property is spotlessly clean and everything works as it should.Owner is a local Innkeeper and available at the end of the phone-in 5 visits we never needed to call except to say THANKS for a great vacation.

Lots to explore and walking distance to excellent restaurants and village grocery store.Great insider local info/ guides in the property.We keep coming back- it really is special.Recommended for couples,families or a group of friends.Each of the bedrooms are very private with en suite facilities.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Thank you so much for your raves. I wish you lived closer than Ireland so you could visit more often. I know you would love it at Christmas when all the fireplaces are going and sometimes you can see seals floating by on ice caps. We'll see you next year! Ali and Tom
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  • 5 of 5

You couldn't find a more perfect location or a more comfortable home.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking Beach House

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I went to stay at this home after it was booked by another friend as a surprise. Upon arrival, we were flabbergasted to find this beautiful home was on the water.

Upon entering, you were immediately taken by the calming decor and color choices. You could see just about every amenity you'd need in the first few steps into the door.

The house is a very pleasant size. It was large enough for us all to feel we had our own space but it didn't sacrifice coziness.

Every room had a view of the water but my favorite was the Turtle Room. It was the most exciting to explore as it had so many fun details to stumble upon.

I so enjoyed the landscaping that once I returned home, I tried to find one of the ornamental grasses to plant in my own yard.

There was something to do all around us in Barnstable. We could see the Sandy Neck Lighthouse across the channel. When we drove off in one direction, we went on a whale watch. When we drove off in the other direction, we ate at amazing restaurants. The owners were also happy to give us suggestions on where we should go to eat and find entertainment.

We would absolutely book again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views and exceptional property!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd trip to beautiful Barnstable harbor, and it was even better than the 1st. The weather was fabulous that week and being at this beautiful location was the icing on the cake. The views are stunning and if you are looking for the most relaxing place to spend your time, this is it! The house is located in the perfect spot: private beach, quiet neighborhood, and close enough to explore all that the Cape has to offer. The house itself is exceptional, with plenty of space for all, decorated beautifully, yet extremely comfortable. It has everything you would want, from a spacious, open kitchen, 2 large decks overlooking the water, outdoor shower, to a quiet reading nook. We have also been there during the off season, and it is still a restful and relaxing haven that you won't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly the best place you will ever have a vacation

  • 5 of 5

This property is even better than the owners description.

Down a quiet road-the sea a few steps away, safe enough for toddlers to play and grown ups to sunbathe.

Great porch to gently swing ,have a coffee in the early morning sun or a glass of wine at sunset,really great views all day.Comfy beds and lots of fluffy towels.The house is so nice it's hard to leave it to enjoy the great local restaurants and explore the locality.Very well equipped-

Tvs cable internet and magnificent kitchen.Great family

Playroom upstairs with ping pong table and tv/dvd.

Have visited as a couple,with friends and with family

All of our guests have been as happy here as we are.

Next year will be our fifth return and we have already booked our two weeks.We have never had any problems

But it's nice to know the owners are only a phone call away and are experienced Innkeepers.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful shout out from our friends in Ireland!!! It's always wonderful knowing when the O'Neill's are in our home. They have been part of our "Harborview family" for several years now and always take great care of the joint. As John pointed out, we reside at our inn just a few miles away, and although we stay as unobtrusive as possible, we are always just a phone call away if something isn't working, or a kitchen gadget goes missing, or if you just need some discounted whale watch tickets or island ferry tickets. Thank you for taking the time to write, and we look forward to seeing you yet again next year!!! Tom & Ali
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Million Dollar View

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Harborview a number of times over the past few years and each time is more memorable than the last. The home is beautifully decorated with everything you could want or need. Tom and Ali, the owners, are a delight and so easy to work with. But the location and the view are OUTSTANDING! Could not ask for better. Lovely beach just outside the door, close to restaurants, and every imaginable activity you could want from a beach vacation. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU, Debbie! You are welcome to the house any time! Yes, we also love our location. We bought the property and built the house because we just don't think there is a better location on Cape Cod. The mid-Cape area puts you close to everything, and that view of Sandy Neck and the lighthouse--well, it STILL takes our breath away. Thanks for taking the time and we will see you there this fall! Tommy & Ali P
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Mattakeese Wharf (walkable)
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Yannough Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Exit 6, Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The Fish Shack/market (walkable)
Nearest Beach
6 Metres
House is on a private beach, 20 feet away
Car: recommended

Short walk to Barnstable Harbor, whale-watch boat, waterfront dining, fish shack, general store, galleries & shops. Free self-guided driving tours are in our guest services book that point out all of our favorite restaurants, hiking trails, shops, museums, best lobster rolls & fried clams, best ice cream-- so you can 'live like a local'!!

For additional info on the house, including a virtual house tour, go to !




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $150


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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