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Classic Cape Cod Cottage - Steps from Beach!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Thank you for your interest in the Simpson Cottage!

This 1930's cottage is a throwback to old Cape Cod and has been enjoyed by my family since then. It's been described as a real 'Summer of '42' cottage if you've seen the movie. Sandy feet and wet towels are really no big deal.

With five bedrooms and 1.5 baths, it can accommodate a large family and is great for kids. The maximum occupancy is 10 people. There is plenty of room to spread out, with an eat-in kitchen, large living room, front porch, and a spot to lay out in the sun on the side of the house.

The cottage sits about 100 yards from a semi-private sand beach (shared with other houses in the area) where you can walk along the shore for miles, fish, or head down to the public beach in West Dennis for a more lively atmosphere.

There is a shower head with cold and hot water outside for rinsing the salt and sand off, but it is not enclosed.

The cottage has off-street parking for four cars, and there is no street parking available in the neighborhood as the road is too narrow.

The cottage is regularly served by ice cream trucks.

Keywords: Cottage, family, close to the ocean, pet-friendly, dog, dogs, Dennis, Yarmouth, Hyannis, Lighthouse Inn, Swan River, Bass River

More Details

Property Manager
Steve Simpson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Steve Simpson

Hi there! I am Steve Simpson and am the fourth generation of the Simpson family to have grown up spending summers in our cottage. Though I live full-time in Washington, D.C., we have family living less than a mile away (the second generation) ready to help with any problems that might arise when you're enjoying the cottage.

Steve Simpson purchased this cottage in 1933

Why Steve Simpson chose Dennis

The property was purchased in the 30's before the area was developed. Mostly settled by working class families seeking simple summer retreats, the cottage and many other original cottages in the area were built by our relatives by hand. Many of the cottages in the area still belong to the original families who first came to the area.


West Dennis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Our full bath has a walk in shower stall with a built-in seat. There is no bathtub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • First Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    First Floor Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Second Floor Bedroom (Front) - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Second Floor Bedroom (Middle) - 2 twin/ single
    Second Floor Bedroom (Back) - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has a dresser (or two in the larger upstairs rooms), two or more windows, and window fans.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Classic Cape Cod Cottage - Steps from Beach!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Delightful cottage! Perfect stress free getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We went post season and had the best weather with no crowds! Plenty of room on the beach. Many fine restaurants still open. Quaint cottage stocked with everything you need. Local beach steps away and bigger West Dennis beach a quick walk. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Labor Day weekend stay!

  • 5 of 5

Steve was very helpful and we had a wonderful time at his beachside cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My family decided to spend a week at this cottage and it was perfect! We had 8 adults total and we all fit very comfortably in the cottage. The proximity to the beach was great and this cottage was a short drive to many different restaurants, shops, and family fun places. If we had any questions, Steve was extremely quick to answer, which allowed our vacation to be stress free. We will definitely be booking this cottage again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Good old fashioned fun!

  • 4 of 5

Steps from the ocean and stocked with beach essentials, this pine paneled little get away was exacting what we wanted! It was a throw back in time with cooking and laughing together with family. Steve was prompt and helpful every step of the way! Great way to start the summer ! ☀️

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brookline, MA

Perfect Cape Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for our family reunion vacation. The house easily fit 5 couples and having 2 bathrooms was great. The house was clean upon our arrival and the kitchen was well stocked with all the supplies we could need for the week. We just had to bring the food!

If you are looking for a laid-back, authentic Cape experience, this is the place to go! The beach is super close and the area around the house is quiet. You can hear the waves from the front porch! We only regret the we couldn't stay an extra week. You won't be disappointed with this rental!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upstate NY

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Summer of 42 house! We stayed here once before 12 years ago and it was similar and better than we remembered. The porch is perfect for endless games of Uno, a cup of coffee or a glass of beer and dinner on the picnic table. There are so many beach chairs to use, a bocci ball set, boogie board and a ton of boardgames to choose from. The location is perfect, our kids (ages 6 and 8) were very comfortable walking back and forth from the beach to use the bathroom or get something they needed back at the house. There are many residents and long term renters in the area who were so friendly and welcoming and offered up many suggestions for places to eat and things to do. The water was warm too which was lovely. The Sandbar is fun to have within walking distance too. It's not luxurious, rather it's a quintessential beach cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

West Dennis Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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