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Ocean View! Location, location, Steps from the beach!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Location, location, steps from the beach with ocean view!!! Steps Away beach cottage is a great coastal location for families with children and couples too! Barbeque in the spacious backyard or dine out in the area's many casual and fine dining restaurants. Guests love the privacy of the location. We are situated on a quiet cul-de-sac across the street from Pleasant Road Beach. WiFi, Cable TV (2) and phone access are provided.


The cottage:

Steps Away is a traditional New England style cottage. The perennial blooms create a pretty cottage garden and the lavender, Russian sage & creeping thyme smell wonderful. The fountain grass planters frame the raised patio entrance and give the cottage a sense of place. It's finally time to relax - you're in Cape Cod!

The cottage was originally built as a 1 bedroom cape with a picture window facing the ocean.

A two bedroom addition with a bay window overlooking the ocean view was added later, forming two separate & secluded suites. Each has a private entrance, separate yard and BBQ areas with picnic tables and charcoal grills.

The Sea Breeze Suite has one bedroom, 600 sq. feet, and sleeps up to 2 to 3. There is a queen bed plus a pull out sleep sofa, equipped galley kitchen, full bath, living room/ dining room combination, fireplace and outside shower. Your favorite spot may be the raised patio with ocean views of sailboats - the perfect spot for unwinding.

The Beach Dune Suite has two bedrooms, 1100 sq. feet and sleeps 4 to 5. The suite has one extra large bedroom with a set of twins and a set of bunks, and one small bedroom with single twin bed. You'll have everything you need with a fully equipped galley kitchen, full bath plus additional half bath, living room/ dining room combination and pull out queen sleep sofa. The living room has a bay window with ocean view.

We typically book the whole house to one party, but occasionally there are 'light/off' season weeks available for each of the suites.

The Beach:

The cottage is situated on a 1/4 acre, just steps from the warm water of Nantucket Sound. We are second house back from the beach on a private cul-de-sac. Our guests have access to the beach across the private road and up through our deeded right of way path. It’s approximately a 30yd/30m walk to the Pleasant Road Beach. The beach has clean, soft, white sand with gentle waves. It's the 'warm' side of the Cape without the dramatic low tides of the Bay side.

Pleasant Road Beach is a family-oriented beach with approximately 100 plus yards of natural shoreline. In addition to sunbathing, swimming, shell collecting and “boogie-boarding” in the waves, you can also stroll the water’s edge for approximately a mile in either direction. One can even walk past the breakwater to swim across the Herring River into Dennisport and back. The breeze is great for kite-flying and listening to the surf in the evening.

Steps Away is close to everything you'll need, but out of the mainstream resort traffic. Except for the grocery store, you never have to leave. If you desire more activity, we are minutes to restaurants, bike trails, golf and tennis. There are nearby activities for children such as the trampolines, race cars, baseball cage and bumper boats.

Take a ferry and explore Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket. Ride the bike trail from Dennis to Wellfleet’s Cape Cod National Sea Shore. Or take a road trip to Provincetown to savor the many shops, restaurants and eclectic atmosphere. Don’t forget to stop at the fascinating shops and open air concerts in Chatham’s historic center.

There are many casual and fine dining restaurants nearby. You can chose from pizza, clam shacks and Mexican fare on the casual side or outstanding dining in nearby Italian, sea grilles, or classic New England restaurants.

What to bring:

All linens; sheets, bath towels, beach towels, beach chairs, umbrella or beach blanket. The kitchen is fully equipped, but not gourmet. There are 2 cable TVs, wireless internet access and a DVD player. Being so close to sea level, there is no dish or clothes washer. However, there is a nearby laundromat. The sea breezes keep the cottage cool at night; fans are available for the rare hot evening.

To secure your reservation please sign and return the Rental agreement along with a check for one half of the rental fee plus the security deposit. Agreements not returned in 7 days shall be subject to cancellation.

Final payment of full balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

The Town:

West Harwich, Massachusetts is just West of the cape “elbow” and just East of all the upper Cape commotion at exit 9 off Route 6. The drive from Boston is approximately 1-1/2 hours. West Harwich enjoys a mid-Cape Cod location, offering visitors easy access to the warm-water beaches of the Nantucket Sound. West Harwich, a quaint Cape town in its own right, is also an ideal staging area for exploring the classic New England seashore that Cape Cod exemplifies.

The town is known for its many cranberry salt bogs, which produce cranberries that are commercially farmed. Harwich also contains the largest lake on the Cape, called Long Pond, which serves as a private airport for planes with the ability to land on water. In the summer, the town is host to the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League. The team plays at Whitehouse Field.

Keywords: Beach Cottage, ocean view, steps to the beach, private road, quiet

More Details

Susan Sears
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

Why Susan Sears chose Harwich - Harwichport

We vacationed in West Harwich for many years before we stumbled on this property one rainy weekend and fell in love with the area and it's proximity to the beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Located one house back from the beach, guests enjoy the sound of surf as well as offshore breezes. The close proximity makes it easy to enjoy the beach during the day and return for a sunset stroll in the evening. Guests can walk the beach for miles in either direction.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family has been renting the Sears house for 24 years! We started out with 3 young children renting half the house and now we rent the whole house with my daughter's family (and a grandchild). We love being just about on the beach. It is peaceful and quiet and so safe for children. We can't wait to return this summer!
Jul 2010
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Harwich Port Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Ocean View! Location, location, Steps from the beach!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the sea-breeze suite of this property. The cottage is not fancy but very comfortable; good bed, nice bathroom with a tub, kitchen has a newer stove, microwave and fridge, the coffee maker and toaster appeared to be brand new. The location can not be beat. The beach here is beautiful clean and wide with warm water. Loved having a cocktail on the porch and watching the bunnies play.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rhode Island

Wonderful week of old Cape Cod

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage the week after Labor Day and it was just perfect. Having summered on the Cape as a kid I remember "old" Cape Cod very fondly and this cottage takes you back there. The cottage is very simple,clean and well equipped. It is appointed as a summer cottage should be-eclectic, comfortable and practical to make your stay comfortable and convenient. Every item you need is in the kitchen to handle cooking or grilling to your hearts content and there are countless restaurants nearby to satisfy any taste.The beach across the street is perfect (close enough to lull you to sleep at night)and there is a jetty nearby for fishing.Being the week after Labor Day it was exceptionally quiet but I suspect it is generally as well. The back yard is very comfortable for grilling or relaxing and the front porch makes a perfect venue for cocktails or reading.All in all a great vacation. The wife has already declared that she would gladly give up a week of winter vacation in Mexico to return to Cape Cod-we will be back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stow, MA

Steps Away is my favorite cottage on the Cape

  • 5 of 5

It couldn't have been better. My family has stayed here for our Cape vacation for three summers and we have loved every minute of it. The location is the best with a cul de sac just "steps away" from the ocean beach and providing a safe locale for the children. It's wonderful to be so close to the beach with its warm water and shallow sand bars. The cottage is adorable and comfortable with pleasant plantings and we all liked the outdoor shower.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Refundable damage deposit $300

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