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Colleen Higham

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Enjoy this Summer Cottage

7 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Cape Cod Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Historic Village home with Two Bedrooms (One queen & two twin )

Located on a street of heritage homes, this charming 2 family welcomes vacationers with everything required to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable holiday.

Two bedrooms sleep 4 comfortably. The home offers central air conditioning. There is ample space and privacy. On the second floor, in addition to two bedrooms, there is a Cape Cod reading room and full bath. The eat-in kitchen has French doors leading to a large terrace and garden. Relax in the lovely living room with cable TV and wifi throughout. The historic home is tastefully decorated with period decor and is sparkling clean.

Nestled in historic Sandwich Village, and about 10 minute walk from the Town Beach and the Boardwalk. You can walk or bicycle anywhere - grocery store, gourmet food & wine shops, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, The Sandwich Glass Museum, Heritage Gardens, the Cape Cod Canal.

Find souvenirs and special gifts in this delightful village; lovely small shops feature local artists and artisans, as well as antiques emporia, handblown glass studios, unique Cape Cod delights, handcrafted jewelery - all manner of unique offerings.

Explore Sandwich Village: Always lots to see and do in Sandwich Village. Heritage Gardens includes a whole museum complex: a replica Shaker barn houses a vintage automobile collection; an Art Museum with an authentic 1902 Merry-go-round. Visit the Sandwich Glass Museum and Hoxie House - the oldest residence in Cape Cod. Take in the Thornton Burgess Museum and meet Peter Rabbit and Friends. Walk over to Shawme Pond and the Dexter Grist Mill. Enjoy a meal at the Dan'l Webster Inn's Conservatory, or a snack in the Tavern. At The Brown Jug you will find gourmet provsions unavailable anywhere else in Cape Cod and the South Shore -a lovely outdoor patio to enjoy a glass of wine. Stroll on the bank of the Cape Cod Canal, and watch the parade of boats - all manner of sailing vessels, and wildlife to entertain you, seabirds and the occasional seal, even a whale, bluefin tuna or gigantic sunfish may pass by. Drop by Cafe Chew across from the Post Office for a treat. Relax at a cafe, tea shop or ice cream parlor.

Explore: Take a drive across the bridge and up the road a bit to Plymouth, see where the Pilgrims landed and visit Plimoth Plantation, a working reconstruction of 'America's Home Town'.

Whale Watching cruises can be had from Plymouth, Barnstable and Provincetown - awesome. Party boats take you to catch fluke and bluefish. Take a ferry boat from Wood's Hole or Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket - enjoy the sea air.

Drive down the Cape to Chatham, Orleans, Truro, Wellfleet and Provincetown. A great outing!

Visit Boston for a day: walk the Freedom Trail, taste Faneuil Hall Marketplace, enjoy a bus or Duck Boat tour.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is a short drive away over the Bourne Bridge toward Providence RI, and in the opposite direction, Hyannisport, Chatham, Orleans, Harwich, and on up to Provincetown.

On Cape Cod, Art Galleries, antiques and gift shops abound, as do all manner of food offerings, from clam shacks to fine dining.

Be entertained: Go to the movies, see a play, attend a concert. Live jazz, blues, classical performances - all here for your enjoyment. 'Take a Hike', nature walks, bird watching, kayaking and canoeing; horseback riding - go fly a kite on the beach. Rent a bicyle and ride the Cape Cod Canal from Cape Cod Bay to Buzzard's Bay and back again. That's some ride! Take your fishing rod and catch blues and stripers along the Canal or in the surf along the beach. Walk a few blocks to the beach and boardwalk for a swim in Cape Cod Bay. Visit one of the many musea and check out yard and estate sales - you won't run out of things to do in Sandwich and Cape Cod!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Colleen Higham (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Colleen Higham

Colleen Higham visited Cape Cod in the 1950’s and, following her dream, in 1980 she left a successful career in the UK to make her home in Barnstable on Cape Cod.

Colleen Higham purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Colleen Higham chose Cape Cod

A vacation, like many things, requires a little planning, a little knowledge, and, in our opinion, a little guidance. With extensive first-hand knowledge and a true love of Sandwich, we can help you to ensure that your stay is everything you wanted, and planned, it to be! We offer suggestions, tips, and expert advice that can help you vacation like an insider so you will arrive on Cape Cod prepared to take advantage of all that this unspoiled Atlantic destination has to offer.

Reviews

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based on 7 traveler reviews

Enjoy this Summer Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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nice!

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean, welcoming and well located house.

It's actually bigger than we expected from the photos on the website, and the hosts were very kind.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Idyllic retreat in the centre of historic Sandwich

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful 9 night stay in this charming period cottage right in the centre of the historic town of Sandwich. The property was tastefully decorated to reflect its history and location while still offering all the modern comforts. The garden was a private haven and was great for outdoor dining and having much needed rest days in the sun after exploring all Cape Cod has to offer. There was a good selection of small shops and dining options within easy walking distance. The historic Sandwich Boardwalk and beach was only a 10 to 15 minute stroll. Would recommend this property for anyone wanting to experience the wonderful town of Sandwich or as a base for exploring the Cape.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage with friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

In July 2015 I stayed in your vacation cottage in Sandwich for 8 nights with my family (parents, 2 girls 19 and 13). The house has two bedrooms, and is suitable for our family. On the upper floor there is the bathroom with bath tub which also can be used as a shower. On the ground floor there is the living room and a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, fridge with freezer and everything required to do your own cooking. The house provides WiFi for internet access. The cottage is surrounded by a lovely garden which we also used occasionally.

I and my family absolutely enjoyed the time there, and we were really pleased by the friendly and helpful hosts. When asked they provided valuable answers and suggestions, but never were intrusive. We also enjoyed the rest and the relaxation we found in Sandwich in this quiet cottage after the busyness and the hustle of the big cities we also had visited during our stay at the east coast of the USA.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom and I were pleased to meet you and glad that you included Sandwich, Cape Cod on your visit to the US. Your vacation seemed to be the best of both worlds with a trip to the big cities and a relaxing time here . You were smart to take some down time in Sandwich. You have beaches, museums and shopping all within easy reach of each other. It's a quick drive to Boston or Newport,RI if you plan it to avoid summer traffic. We enjoy providing a restful stay and being able to provide directions to some lesser known but very enjoyable places and activities.
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5

Very satisfying

  • 5 of 5

Splendid location in beautiful Sandwich historical district. Cosy lodging and tranquil garden.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

A beautiful and charming step back in time.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful vacation cottage. It is very clean,spacious and well equipped for all your needs. The hosts are friendly and helpful without being intrusive to our stay. They did offer suggestions when we asked. The gardens are peaceful and a great place to lay back and relax. Beautifully decorated, it felt like home. Sandwich is a town rich in history with many sites to explore. You can do as much or as little as you wish. Stress free, a great place to unwind. We would highly recommend this for anyone visiting the Cape. 2 adults and one 12 year old had a fantastic time. Hoping to return......

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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good time!

  • 5 of 5

I went in july 2011 with my family (2 adults + 2 kids) and it was perfect!

The house is charming and everything we need was there.

Sandwich village is quiet and perfect for people who want to enjoy a good night after a long day at the beach.

The garden and outside shower was a must with our young kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Boston Logan Airport
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Woods Hole to Islands
Nearest Train
60 Miles
South Station - Boston
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Exit 2 off Route 6
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Sandwich is the oldest town in Cape Cod and a wonderful place for your vacation, ... Stroll to the Town Beach, walk or bike along the Cape Cod Canal. Watch fishing, sailing and lobster boats go by. Go kayaking, tour Heritage Gardens and Museum and the Sandwich Glass Museum. Take a little stroll 'downtown' in this charming Cape Cod village, and stop for refreshments at one of the many cafes, coffee shops or restaurants. Enjoy fine dining or a casual meal, all delightful, all sincerely accommodating. Pick up a picnic to enjoy by the canal, on the beach, or in your own lovely garden.

Drive to Plymouth, just up the road, to see where the Pilgrims landed - take a trip to New Bedford to check out the Whaling Museum. Catch a movie, enjoy a stage performance, or perhaps some music: jazz, classical, blues ... it's all close by.

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Sandwich Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Prior to three months before start date, $500. non refundable reservation fee which will be applied to rent.
Less than three months before start date, 50% deposit upon booking,$500. of which is non refundable booking fee.
50% due 25 days prior to arrival. plus $500. refundable security deposit.
Refundable security deposit will be returned (subject to damage other than normal usage) within 5 days of departure.

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Amenities

Cape Cod Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , soaking tub
    outside - outdoor shower
  • There is also an outside shower - with hot and cold water.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The twin beds can used together to form a king-sized bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a NO SMOKING ANYWHERE IN OR ON THE PREMISES rental. Smoking will cause you to lose your security deposit.Use of candles is restricted to the terrace and gardens. The stairway to the bedrooms is carpeted but relatively steep, and although there are handrails, this property may not be suitable for persons who are uncomfortable using stairs.

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