|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Escape year-round to this charming bungalow for a well-deserved break. Lovingly refurbished to reflect a marine sanctuary, it’s perfect for a family vacation or solitary retreat. Custom-built in the 1930’s by Brad Norris for his wife’s “summer business”, it sports hardwood floors throughout with fine woodwork accents.
Quaint and comfortable, you will find all the amenities of home with the simple things of life at your fingertips and footsteps. Pull into our oyster-shelled driveway, unpack, and take a walk up to the Hyannis Port Golf Club for the spectacular sunset over Squaw Island. Walk to Sea Street Market for sundries, groceries, newspapers, beer and specialty wines, along with tasty deli selections.
We are a 3-minute walk to serene Sea Street Beach, with Picnic Area, Bath House and Snack Bar. We’ve watched osprey dive for minnows there at low tide! The popular beaches: Veteran’s, Kalmus, (ideal winds for the best sail boarding in New England), and Craigville, are short hops away.
Main Street restaurants feature casual and fine dining with daily catches from local fishing vessels. Visit the Hyannis Harbor Docks to see fish and lobsters being off-loaded, while you shop at the local artisan kiosks. Popular restaurants dot Ocean Street and offer a view of Hyannis Harbor.
Nightlife abounds and cinemas feature box office greats. Enjoy summer theater performances at The Cape Playhouse and unique foreign films shown at The Cape Cod Art Museum. Farm-fresh food is available through “Edible Cape Cod” farm members and Farmer’s Markets. Agri-Tourism farms bring back times past with “Pick Your Own” options, tours, hikes, hayrides and workshops. The local wineries host tastings to showcase specialty wines.
Treat yourself to a quiet home base from which to explore the whole Cape, including the Massachusetts Cultural Coast. Be really “Green”, bring your bikes and ride the bike trails for miles through The Cape Cod National Seashore and beyond. 'Cape Cod Rails to Trails' will give you a great workout with views of cranberry bogs, marshes, and ocean panoramas. Go fishing for trout, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel and bluegill at one of the 365 kettle hole ponds, or surf cast off Dennis Beach.
Private and public golf courses are minutes away and across town, historic Route 6A will pique your architectural and antique sweet tooth. We are 45 minutes from historical Provincetown, where you can experience the sand dunes, sunset horseback rides, and shop for unique art and entertainment.
Whether this is your summer vacation or a spur of the moment getaway during the winter, leave your cares at home. Come read, write a book, finish a project, sketch, or photograph the beauty of the ocean and its environs. Off-season, short stays for weddings, conferences, and business are also available. For more pictures and information, please see our website below.
Keywords: Cape bungalow suitable for couples on a getaway weekend, small families who like gentle beaches and mature travelers who enjoy peace and quiet.
As a chef, I enjoy local seafood and teach at a local university. My husband puts his software engineer expertise to work anywhere we go. Staying at the Cape gives us a mini-vacation whenever we spend time here. Our favorite walks and sunsets are right around the corner. We have the most fun going shellfishing and sharing nature's bounty with family and friends. The peace and quiet are refreshing and give us a great perspective on what is really important; nature, family, great food and meeting our guests!
The Owner purchased this house in 2007
Our smaller cottage next door was my home for years. As our family grew, we needed more room for our grandchildren and friends. Hence, we were lucky enough to purchase the bungalow which has been a favorite family reunion spot.
We enjoy the peace and quiet, long walks and easy access to activities like fishing, island visits to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket and Provincetown. Our outdoor shower is so refreshing and convenient, we use it far into the fall season as well. Our winter sojourns here are as comfortable and relaxed as summer, so we hope you consider coming during off-season as well for a well-deserved break or to enjoy the holidays.
The Norris cottage was perfect for our stay on Cape Cod! We liked Hyannis and the location so close to Seas Street Beach and away form the hubbub of Main Street In 3 ½ days here, we went boogie boarding at Coast Guard Beach, whale watching at P-town, ( we saw 8 individ8ual whales and 20 dolphins), and bicycling to Woods Hole. We also got to see our friend Kami Lyle play music at The Black Cat. The cottage had everything we needed. We loved the outdoor shower! Thanks for being our host, Elaine!
Many thanks to John and Elaine for the use of their holiday home in Hyannis which was perfect for us as a family of 2 adults and 4 kids. We enjoyed the location, the sunshine, the beach, the shops and the JFK trail and museum in the area. Could have stayed for longer and done much more. House was comfy and warm and kitchen was very well supplied with everything we needed. Thanks again x
The cottage is on a lovely quiet little street, very close to a small beach. We had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Hyannis Port is approx a mile away, where you can take the ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. We enjoyed the whale watching trip and would recommend a visit to Provincetown.
For stocking up on supplies we recommend the Star Market on W. Main Street, and for dining, The Black Cat Hyannis Port.
We would love to go back there and would definitely recommend.
Great house with lots of charm & character taking a nod to the locality. House itself is well equipped with everything you need including beach accessories / towels etc & wine bottle opener ! We took master bedroom ( v comfy ), but house has another room with a double bed & bunks. Kitchen is big enough for 6 eating / cooking. Aircon enabled if needed. Located in a quiet area with off street garden parking in a residential street.
The beach is a 2 min walk & 10/15 mins to main street up a single tree lined avenue, handy enough. We'd recommend & stay there again if we returned to Cape Cod.
We had no need to communicate with owners during our stay, all was there in the house manual for you to read. Communication beforehand & booking was very easy. Deposit promptly returned also. Yeah, dont overlook Norris St ! Tks E & J.
Couldn't be a perfect place... Steps from the beach and all major attractions in Hyannis.
We were five, my husband a 3 teenage girls. We enjoyed this cute and very well maintained house. Elaine was all the time in contact with us to know if anything was needed. This was our 4th year in Hyannis and definitely we will be back to this fantastic cottage.
This was a wonderful house. Very well maintained and in a perfect location to local beaches and Main Street. This was our 9th year visiting Cape Cod and it was a terrific two weeks. We loved the outdoor shower and the bunk beds for our two boys. Fantastic place to stay for your vacation!
A wonderful, cozy spot perfect for a family vacation! My wife and I, along with our three children had a wonderful week in Hyannis! Perfectly situated within walking distance to the beach and close to Main Street, this lovely cottage had all that you could want. A beautiful deck, a nice, quiet location, a lovely out door shower perfect for getting sandy children clean. The kitchen was well stocked, and the absolute best was that linens, towels, beach chairs and toys were included! The owners even left out a highchair for our 1.5 year old. The owners were very responsive to any questions. I would highly recommend this rental and hope to summer there for many year to come!
Hi-Line and The Steamship Authority provide ferry service to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, Antique book stores, Cape Cod National Seashore, Whale Watching, Deep Sea Fishing trips, Local fishermen sell fresh fish and lobsters at the docks, The Cape Cod Railway has lunch and evening dinner tours, Custom jewelers and Artisans offer their wares at the kiosks at Ocean Street Docks, Festivals are held at local beach parks, The Cape League plays nightly games-see future baseball professionals in training, Farmer's Markets and Agri-Tourism tours are available, Healing Arts professionals are available on the Cape. The Truro Vineyard has great tastings and local farms welcome you and sell fresh, local produce.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 16 2016 - Mar 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|