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Laura Wing and/or Jen Falk

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Newly Renovated Barrier Beach House, between the ocean and Great Salt Marsh

9 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

East Sandwich House Rental Photos and Description

2/3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, heated, washer and dryer, one pet allowed

The property is located on a quiet private barrier beach with Cape Cod bay in front and the Great Salt Marsh in back. It is the ideal place to watch birds and large ships coming into and going out of the canal. It is located in the historic town of Sandwich, well known for its beauty, historic preservation, Sandwich Glass Museum, and the Heritage Plantation. Decks almost surround the home with beautiful views in all directions. It is part of a single row of homes that stretch along the beach. There are 2/3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sun room, living room and kitchen. High Speed internet is available as well as Cable TV. Washer and Dryer are on the premises. Ideal family vacation home, casual, sunny, and immediate access to the beach and mud flats.

Website for property is:: Hardwood floors throughout the house, first and second floor.

Some wood ceilings, and tiled kitchen.

Bring your own sheets and towels. Blankets and pillows are provided.

Please inquire about furniture needed for infant if necessary.

Renovations: This property is completely renovated. The house is now heated with air-conditioning upstairs. It has a new kitchen, bathroom, utility room and bedroom downstairs and new upstairs with one large room overlooking the ocean and salt marsh, with another new bathroom.

The house contains a washer and dryer and a place to fold clothes.

The views of ships going through the canal from the large kitchen windows are great.

The house has been completely re-sided and all new electrical and plumbing.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura Wing and/or Jen Falk (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Laura Wing and/or Jen Falk

I am a descendent of one of the founding families of Sandwich. Sandwich staged a re-enactment of the 1600s in the historic village and my daughter and I joined the fun pictured here with an actress portraying my ancestor Deborah Wing who is on the original list of founding families and the only female head of household. My grandparents had the original beach house built on land that was in the family. At that time there was no running water or electricity in the house. We had a pump at the sink and an outhouse when I was a child. Part of the outhouse still stands near the road and used as a shed now. I am very active in the community and a strong advocate for beach replenishment and historic preservation.

Laura Wing and/or Jen Falk purchased this house in 1920

Why Laura Wing and/or Jen Falk chose Cape Cod

The property certainly has been modified over the years and is now a modern home while retaining much of the character of old. The fir floors in the center of the house are the original floors of the cottage and after sanding and polishing are still lovely.

The rest of the house is basically new as of 2011. I spend time myself there in the winter and enjoy the solitude, wildlife, and open skies.

What makes this house unique

The house is situated on Springhill Beach, a private beach close to the Cape Cod canal. You can walk down the beach towards the canal for about a half mile and pass all the homes on this beach and enter into the undeveloped salt marsh of the town. You will have to turn around at the Old Harbor inlet where you will see the well-known boardwalk that crosses over the salt marsh open to the public. The quaint downtown Main street of Sandwich is about 3 miles from the house with easy access to the mid-cape highway to takes you into Boston about 60 miles north of Cape Cod. On week-ends there is train service from Hyannis (20 minute drive) to Boston and back. We are hoping that soon that train will stop at the Sandwich train station. The train travels over the canal in Bourne on its way to Boston. Cape cod is a vibrant summer community as a whole with lots to do and see in easy reach from the beach house.

Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

Newly Renovated Barrier Beach House, between the ocean and Great Salt Marsh
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
5

Beautiful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you - your house and our vacation week were wonderful! We spent a lot of time at the house and on the beach because it was so comfortable and met our needs perfectly. It is nice to stay in a home that is well cared for, lived in and loved; we like all the art and knick knacks around! Plus the history of it all... we enjoyed visiting the Wing Fort house and learning about all (I presume) your ancestors.

We’ve been coming to the Cape for 5 years but this is the first year where we’ve rented a home that has both the salt marsh and ocean. This combination is truly special! And because we were visiting during a new moon, the star gazing was out of this world!

A special thanks for letting us bring our dog who was in heaven being on the beach when it's usually off limits to her during the summer.

Thanks again and we can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

DREAM BEACH VACATION HOUSE

  • 5 of 5

We've just spent an amazing week in mid-August in this house! Our family loves beach vacations and tropical destinations all over the world are our usual spots. Once in a while we come to the east coast, Cape Cod in particular, to this location in Sandwich and I'm so happy I've found my ideal dream beach house over here!

I agree with other guests that it's clean, renovated, very comfortable, with all amenities and cooking utensils and multiple other supplies you might need in a house. But even though functionality is very important it's not what makes this house so special. The best of it is its unique ambiance, homey and relaxed mood, organic feel inside and out. All of it with salty breezes and serenity of the beach and marshes around create an unforgettable experience!

I hope we'll come back soon and I miss the house already!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for this great review! My daughter and I work very hard to make this home a warm and welcoming place. We greatly appreciate your comments and hope you decide to come stay with us again soon. Laura Wing
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5

Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (and small

dog) just came back from a weeks rental. The house, beach, and everything about our stay was outstanding! The pictures do not due this place justice. Everything in the house was super modern, updated, and clean and the beach, although a bit rocky, was perfect for our needs. We already asked abour booking the same week next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Glenmont, New York
5

A Special Place to Remember!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I spent a glorious five days at Cape Cod this May. It was even more special than we expected; not just four nights at the beach, but also the experience of this wonderful beach house.

We got a taste of Laura and Jen’s hospitality from several correspondences before we went and there was a lovely note from Laura at the house when we arrived. From the moment we walked in the door we felt “at home”. Even my sister’s dog was so relaxed!

The house is beautiful. The ocean can be seen from three sides. Sunsets and rises were breathtaking. I slept in the bedroom downstairs and my sister in the queen upstairs (she woke to a view of the ocean each morning). Both of us have back issues, but not at this beach house. The beds were very comfortable. The bathrooms were not only remodeled but also had special touches, the kitchen well equipped with wonderful appliances and everything you could possibly need to prepare a meal. There is even a new washer and dryer so we were able to pack light.

When I looked for a place on the water that would let us bring a dog I feared that the house wouldn’t be clean. That wasn’t the case here; everything was spotless and there were no signs (smells, destruction, dog hairs) that dogs stay there. There was even a dog bed which our “Molly” enjoyed using as much as her own.

The deck was so peaceful and we christened a new gas grill.

The most interesting part of our stay was finding little treasures and surprises throughout the home. Artwork, little knick knacks, special treasures from the ocean, a fantastic tub upstairs and great shower down, books and games. You can feel the rich history and what seems like mementos of people who have stayed.

If you are looking for a place where you can bring your family and dog, this is it! Not only do Laura and Jen go out of their way to make you feel comfortable, but it’s a unique beach house which will linger in your mind long after you have stayed there. What a place to make beach memories!

Thank you for sharing your home with us, Laura and Jen.

Pat O.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Natick, Massachusetts
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from our annual vacation. We have rented other places on the cape but once we found this place we have never changed. We love the laid back, casual atmosphere of this rental. My husband has never been a fan of lounging on the shore like I am. He stays up by the house on the deck while I relax on the private beach. Our children are free to wander between the two of us.

It is very easy to relax without having to deal with driving to the beach or crowded shores. Everything you might need is within reach. The house and kitchen are stocked better than a full time house. The appliances are immaculate and top of the line. The bathrooms are to die for. I always come home dreaming up new schemes for my baths.

We have come ever since our children were infants. You can easily put the kids down for a nap, turn on a baby monitor, and head back to the beach. The house is easily equipped for kids of all ages.

The number one reason we come back is for our dog. It is very difficult to find pet friendly places. Even if you do they are typically dirty and have a smell. This is never the case here. You would be hard pressed to even know if a dog has been there. Our dog absolutely loves body surfing in the waves. Where can you find a pet friendly beach?

It is an absolute gem of a total (dog included) family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Picturesque Location

  • 5 of 5

This was my second year staying at this newly renovated beach house in Sandwich. The house is exquisite with views of ocean or salt marsh from every window! There were some upgrades in furnishings since my stay last year. Brand new couch, coffee table and a larger dining table to accommodate larger groups. The beautiful kitchen, complete with a Kitchen Aid mixer and Keurig coffee maker was a pleasure to cook and bake for my family. Also a beautiful new grill outside was perfect for bbqs.

The house is gorgeous inside. I love the openness of the upstairs with cathedral ceilings and hard wood floors. The slipper tub in the upstairs bathroom is divine. And the constant breeze from the oversized windows is nature’s air conditioning. Though there is AC when needed. We also love that it is pet friendly and we can bring our dogs. The beach is quiet and really a peaceful retreat from the craziness of life in a very sweet New England town. I highly recommend this location especially for the money. Laura is a pleasure to deal with!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Logan Airport, Boston Ma
Nearest Train
60 Miles
South Station, Boston Ma
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 6, mid cape highway
Car: necessary

The town of Sandwich is a quaint, authentic, New England town originally established a few years after the landing of the Mayflower. It has retained most of that character. Downtown has the oldest house on Cape Cod, restored, and accepts visitors. There is also a tea house, working grist mill, the famous Sandwich Glass Museum and the Daniel Webster Inn, a wonderful place for breakfast. Sandwich has a movie theatre, access to the Cape Cod Canal bike path, large grocery store, hardware store and other shops. It is a 20 minute drive from Hyannis and an hour to Province Town.

Other Activities: The house is situated on a private beach. If you walk on that beach for less than a mile you will come to a bird sanctuary and a wonderful view of the well known Sandwich boardwalk. The large salt marsh on the other side of the house is fed by the creek opening at the end of this walk. People fish here all the time and watch the large ships go in and out of the Cape Cod Canal.

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Rates & Availability

East Sandwich House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 19 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Fall
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

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Amenities

East Sandwich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • One full bathroom with shower. Another bathroom with tub (No shower) upstairs. Separate laundry area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom on first floor, private, deck, with queen-size bed near bathroom downstairs. Upstairs is one large sleeping loft with a king size bed, queen size bed and a single bed and an adjoining bathroom. This is an 'L' shaped room with some privacy between the king size bed and queen size bed, but there is not a wall divide. The single bed may be removed before next summer and replaced with cots for children if needed. Preferred number of occupants is 4 adults and 2 to 4 children maximum and one pet (dog). Cats are not permitted.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is not easily accessible for people who cannot manage a flight of stairs. House sits on a sand dune up on large posts. We renovated this house in June 2011. We added a second story, replaced the kitchen and bathroom downstairs and added a bathroom upstairs. The house has central heat, and air-conditioning upstairs. There are beautiful views in all directions around the house. The ocean is on one side and a large salt marsh is on the other. The upstairs is completely open by design to enhance the ability to see all views without obstruction. We did sacrifice some privacy to achieve this other purpose so it is something for you to consider if you want to stay here. The downstairs bedroom is completely private.

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