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Central A/C; south of Rte 28; beaches, restaurants, shops close by; lovely spot

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4 - maximum)


The cottage is just across the street from Bass River - about a mile from the mouth of the River and Nantucket Sound. Several types of beaches, i.e., river beaches, Nantucket Sound beaches, are walkable and bikeable from cottage. Private garden.

This adorable, central air-conditioned, authentic Cape Cod cottage is situated in a lovely residential neighborhood that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Districts. An 1820 Cape cottage with wide planked pine flooring and hand-hewn timbers, but with all the modern conveniences.

Perfectly placed for exploring Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Boston and Southeast New England -- all in easy reach.

The luxury of central air conditioning has recently been installed together with central heating. It has also been recently re-decorated.

Bass River is the largest, all salt tidal river on the East Coast. There are several free public River beaches along Bass River a short stroll from the cottage or approx. 1 mile (1.6 km) to Nantucket Sound's ocean beaches.

The lovely views along the river are perfect for a leisurely daily walk or bike. There is a small neighborhood bakery (less than a mile) nestled nearby for fresh breakfast yummies, coffee, the paper and other bakery items.

The river is wonderful for kayaking and kayak rentals are very close by. There are several places to put in should you have your own.

The cottage features three bedrooms with closets and bureaus. Upper floor: one double bedroom and one single bedroom plus half-bath. Lower floor: one double bedroom; full bath with bathtub/shower; comfortable living room with digital cable color TV; DVD player w/ DVD library; CD player w/ iPod docking; WiFi; assorted books/games; large eat-in kitchen with refrigerator, electric cooktop; convection/microwave oven, toaster, kettle, all kitchen china/utensils, etc.

The kitchen opens onto a private brick patio complete with umbrellaed patio seating for four with gas barbeque overlooking the garden. A traditional Cape Cod lawn with hammock completes the quintessential Cape Cod experience.

Bed linens (all 100% cotton) provided. Please bring your own bath/beach towels.

Two large food markets and pharmacy are less than one mile from the cottage.

Items available on request are: four bicycles, beach chairs, beach umbrella, large cooler.

Less than one hour to the Cape Cod National Seashore. Hyannis and the ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are a 20-minute drive from the cottage and Boston proper a 1-1/2 hour drive.

Ideal for small family or two couples. Maximum of four.

This is a non-smoking property both inside and out. I am sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets. Unsuitable for children under 12.

Keywords: Cottage with lovely garden on prettiest street on Cape Cod

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018


South Yarmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Small 1/2 bath upstairs with toilet and sink.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large full bath w/ tub & shower on first floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1). MAXIMUM 4 persons.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Central A/C; south of Rte 28; beaches, restaurants, shops close by; lovely spot
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

"Pleasant Street" memories.

  • 5 of 5

As the name of the street anticipates, this is a cozy traditional cottage where we had a great time last July.

It consists of two floors arranged exactly as described on the website and being just two people, for us the cottage was really comfortable, it was like having a hotel suite each. There are wooden floors almost everywhere, which gives the house an old-times atmosphere together with the good taste furnishings.There are all modern comforts though, including air-conditioning, necessary on hot summer days and nights!

Everything was very clean and tidy, with little homely touches like the flip-flop magnetic notepad on the 60’s fridge. Outside there’s a little patio hidden from the main street (with table/chairs/BBQ) where we used to have breakfast, great to relax and have a drink or dinner in the evening.

The neighbourhood is really beautiful and quiet, very green, with birds and squirrels, and lots of big cottages with nice lawns and huge hydrangea bushes! The location is perfect because it’s in the middle of the Cape, so everything is at a short distance, but certainly you need a car. However,there are things you can do just walking or riding a bicycle: across the street there’s the river, with boats, kayaks, etc. and some tiny beaches. Otherwise there’s Smugglers’ beach, which you can reach on foot, where you can sunbathe,swim,fish or have a walk at sunset before dining at a nearby restaurant, tasting the local seafood (delicious littlenecks, steamers and lobster!) In the garage of the cottage you can find everything you need for the beach and bicycles.

Any downsides? Well, the only one I find is that the garden would need some “re-styling”, also because the ones nearby look extremely trim and tidy, but this doesn’t really affect your stay in the cottage.

We drove around a lot and Barbara, the owner, also gave us some good tips about restaurants nearby , for shopping in the area and things to do, like going to a tag sale just down the road, which was great fun for us as it was a taste of local traditions. Barbara was really very helpful and friendly, always available without being obtrusive. The owner living next door is certainly a positive aspect in case of need, but besides that she’s such a nice lady that it was a pleasure to meet her .So, we hope to go back one day to repeat the experience and make the most of Pleasant Steet again! Thank you Barbara!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nazareth, PA

Great time on the Cape!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The location was great to explore any place on the Cape. It was so peaceful and quiet. We slept great. The cottage was clean and the bed linens fresh. We enjoyed eating our meals out on the patio. Everything that you would need was supplied. The AC was especially nice. The owner was very personable.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage - Excellent Location - Small Spaces

  • 4 of 5

We booked Barbara's cottage for a two week stay for my parents in-law from July 4th - July 18th, 2015. The cottage is located just across from the Bass River on a beautiful street (Pleasant Street) in Yarmouth.

The area is wonderful for taking walks or short strolls along the Bass River and is close by to Smuggler’s beach and local Yarmouth beaches as well as to shopping and restaurants. Being so close the beaches, Route 6 and Route 28 made moving around easy. The location is very convenient and beautiful.

Barbara was very helpful with regards to dining tips and activities. We had interesting conversations with her and it was a pleasant experience to meet her.

The cottage is very small. A tiny bedroom furnished with a spring bed off the living room is located on the first floor. My parents in-law found the bed to be quite uncomfortable as well as the room small. They had to keep their bags in the living room as there was limited space.

The upstairs is very quaint (small) with a twin and a queen bed. The stairs are extremely steep and not suitable for elderly people or small children. The bathroom is very clean and the upstairs very tidy.

The kitchen is fully equipped. There’s a 1950s era fridge, (very interesting), stove top, oven and kitchen table with seating for four. There’s a patio with a hammock and gas BBQ and seating for six people. We never used the patio but it was quite inviting. The only down side we didn’t have a enough wine glasses which was bothersome.

The cottage is very clean, particularly the bathrooms as Barbara does all the cleaning herself. There is a funky odor to the cottage as it is almost 200 years old – it’s quite noticeable upon entering.

I expected a much cleaner yard considering the area and the neighbors. There were a lot leaves that needed raking and some basic yard tidiness. I do hope Barbara is able make some improvements as this would make a huge difference in the appeal of the rental.

Overall, this small cottage is a good place for a vacation and located in a great area.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4th of July on the Cape

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the Cape in this charming cottage, it was a chapter out of my childhood, when I visited the Cape with my family. We had two teenagers with us, they enjoyed the bikes and close proximity to the beach. My husband and I loved the patio and hammock. Bedrooms are small but cozy!We did alot of touring but did rent a boat from the boatyard across the street and jetskis in West Dennis!Loved the ease of watching the firewooks in Hyannis, easy in and out! Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer 2010

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in your cottage and your hospitality and servicemindedness enhaced the experience a lot. We borrowed bicycles from you, you bought an umbrella and a brand new big barbecue that we used most evenings. The cottage had a very good and central location on the Cape and made is easy to discover all different places and beaches, it was not to far to drive anywhere. Good grocery stores close by. The beds were very comfortable and the layout of the house worked very well for us, two adults and two teenagers. Our kids appreciated the TV and the Internet. We could have needed a washingmachine but you solved our problem without a blinc. The cottage was very clean, maybe a little bit smaller than we expected but it worked very well for four people. The only thing to complain about was the mosquitos at night, but on the other hand it was nice to be located next to a small forest - it is difficult to get it all! Quiet surroundings, close to the river and close to a nice beach that you can bike to and avoid the parkingfees. We found this cottage to be good value for money. Thank you for having us and Cape Cod was a really nice experience!

Hi from the Swedish family.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Helena & Pal: Thank you so much for your lovely review. Your time in writing a review is very much appreciated! I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. In response to your concern over mosquitos at night, a mosquito control system has been installed so guests will be able to enjoy the Cape Cod evening air on the patio! Hope to see you this year! Barbara
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Stewartstown, PA

Can't Wait to Come Back

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Cape Cod and it won't be our last. The property was clean and comfortable and was exactly as desribed on the VRBO web site. Conveniently located to all of the major Cape Cod attractions this rental was a real find. The owner was very helpful, providing excellent tips for dining, shopping, and recreation. The property is well maintained and because its an original Cape Cod cottage you get a real sense of the architectural history of the Cape. Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doyle's Restaurant
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Car: necessary

Deep sea fishing, fly fishing, pubs, whale watching, boat cruises, island excursions, power boat rentals, nature trails, Cape Cod Cultural Center...all nearby!

Or relax and indulge in 'la dolce far niente' -- the sweetness of doing nothing....


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $350

All rentals are for 7 nights - Saturday to Saturday. Apologies, but unable to prorate any early departures or late arrivals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.