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Vacation Memories start here on Craigville Beach - Surrounded by Ocean Views!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 4,401 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Oceanviews - Relax & unwind in our home, 4 Bed, 7 Bath (Sleeps 8-12)

We built a beautiful waterfront home on the Centerville River across from Craigville Beach. Every bedroom has hardwood floors, a nice soft bed and a private tile bath with granite vanity, access to a balcony and beautiful ocean and river views, perfect for a family get away or a family reunion. The top floor library and great room has a wide screen TV, gas fireplace and a wet bar with built-in bookshelves, library and more beach books and novels than you could read in a lifetime.

You can walk to Craigville Beach for a swim in the Nantucket Sound or stroll to the '4 Seas' and sample the world's best ice cream! You can fish in the Centerville River, gather wildflowers in the back yard or lounge in the sun on one of the private decks. There are lots of cozy places to curl up with a book if that is your goal. Or spend your day watching the ducks, geese and swans on the Centerville River from the window seat. After all, it's your vacation! Just relax and enjoy our Cape Cod home!

We have an Osprey family living with us - Our kids named them "Brad and Loretta". You'll enjoy their acrobatics every day as you watch from the deck!

Other Amenities: Spectacular views from every room, quiet and secure yet close to the beach and 4 seas ice cream! Minutes to great shopping in Hyannis, Osterville or Mashpee Commons.

More Details

David Drake
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About David Drake

Even though our lives have taken us off Cape we get back as often as we can. I love working on the house. I designed the house from the foundation up and I built most everything you see myself or with the help of some very talented local friends and craftsmen. The bookshelves, decks and built-ins are all by hand.

Relaxing to me is adding something hand made to the house while my family reads and relaxes or plays on the deck.

David Drake purchased this house in 2008

Why David Drake chose Centerville

I grew up here on Cape Cod and building this home was a twelve year project. But we are willing to bet you'll agree, it was well worth the effort!

The waters of Nantucket Sound and Craigville Beach have always had magical healing powers for me and my family. The smell of the salt air and hearing the sound of the waves at the beach as you drop off to sleep... Well it doesn't get much better than that!

What makes this house unique

Peace and quiet but close to everything! Get outside and get into nature! Or just sink back and relax in a soft chair on one of the decks with your morning coffee and watch the antics of geese, ducks, swans and check up on our Osprey family (Brad and Loretta) as they raise their family throughout the spring and summer! The show never stops on the Centerville River!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful trip! Centerville is just a few minutes from Hyannis where we took the high speed ferry to both Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The location is centrally located in Cape Cod , so going to Plymouth or Provincetown was close. The house has a beautiful view and so much room that the 6 of us had plenty of space to spread out. There is living space on the first and third floor. The house is very clean and the kitchen had everything. There is even a piano that was well enjoyed. The beach is within a short walking distance. David, the owner, was so pleasant and helpful. 5 stars for this one!
Jun 2017
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Centerville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4401 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , Double Sinks heated floors
    2nd bathroom - toilet , shower , Heated floors
    Balcony Bath - toilet , shower , Double sink, Heated floors
    1st floor - toilet , shower , ADA accessible Heated floors
    2nd fl powderroom - toilet
    1st fl powderroom - toilet
    3rd floor - toilet , shower
  • Granite vanities, Tile floors and shower areas, Heated floors
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 queen
    Balcony (2nd Master) - 1 king
    1st floor bedroom - 1 queen
    Third floor - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    2nd bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed Twin over Full
  • Futon (double) on the 3rd floor.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 9 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Air Conditioning: 3 systems and 6 zones. Ceiling fans in every room and always an ocean breeze off the Nantucket Sound! The Ocean view laundry room will make you reconsider who has to do the laundry! Large garage for storage of wet and sandy beach gear. Flip a switch at the wet bar and snuggle up on a couch in front of the fireplace with a good book or watch the wildlife on the Centerville river from the hand crafted window seat! There is nothing more romantic than a real wood fire on a cool crisp night. We have a wood fireplace in the living room and one in the master bedroom.


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Vacation Memories start here on Craigville Beach - Surrounded by Ocean Views!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 43 reviews

Beautiful home, easy walk to beach

  • 5 of 5

House is lovely, big ,bright everything you need. Easy walk to the beach. House is fully equipt with everything you'll need, except beach towels. Views are beautiful. Owner was great to work with , immediatly responded to texts with questions or issues .

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Cara, Thanks for taking such good care of our home. You are welcome any time!
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Perfect Cape Cod Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful home! The property is perfect for large families. We had 6 adults and two small children. My granddaughter had the time of her life on the beach, which is within a two minute walk. The house sits within a virtual nature preserve, with Heron and Ospreys right outside the windows. The home itself was impeccable, wonderful kitchen, 5 beautiful bedrooms all with private baths. We couldn't have been happier with everything about our stay. Our thanks to the Drake family for the opportunity to spend the week in their perfect Cape Cod property.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you guys are welcome back anytime you like! Thanks for taking such good care of our home. We are glad you felt the magic!
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Fantastic Family Vacation House on Cape Cod

  • 4 of 5

Great house for multi generational family. Very well maintained, w/ ample supplies and clean linens. Lovely rooms, lots of windows, airy and open even in inclement weather. Downstairs bedrm/bath accommodation is accessible for any family member with limited mobility. top floors have beautiful views. Deck is a plus for kids, as well as proximity to beach. Kayaking access is available however limited.

Peaceful location on Craigville river yet close to Hyannis for ferry and dining.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bette - So glad you and your family had a great time. Thanks for taking such good care of the house. We've been working on permitting for river access since 2000... Should have a dock in by 2018! Come back any time! David
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  • 5 of 5

Great home - looking forward to staying longer next time!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic home close to the beach yet quiet enough to not be bothered by beach traffic. The owners of thought of everything, the house is perfectly furnished and lacks for nothing..

It has a warm feeling and is extremely comfortable.

I wish we could've stayed longer and would go back in a heartbeat

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

Dear David,

We truly enjoyed our stay on the magnificent Cape. The accommodations were perfect for our group. Plenty of room for large gatherings yet spacious so that individuals could find their own quiet spaces. Your home was elegant yet comfortable both inside and outside with its spectacular wrap around deck, where we spent many wonderful evenings. The Cape is full of activities and we loved them all, from hiking in the National Seashore National Park to whale watching in Provincetown. My entire family is grateful and will remember this adventure forever. I highly recommend this property.


Jim Gurney

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cape Cod Melody Tent
"If you can get tickets,,, there isn't a bad seat in the house!"
1856 Country Store
"Lots of gifts and toys and some penny candy too."
Four Seas Ice Cream
"The best Ice Cream on Cape Cod... Maybe even the world!"
Stop & Shop Supermarket
"Best place to get groceries on your way to the house!"
Baxter's Fish-N-Chips
"The REAL CAPE COD EXPERIENCE for fish and chips!"
Long Beach
"Old Cape Cod... My favorite place for a walk with friends or by myself."
Daily Paper
"Great breakfasts!"
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises
"Fun for the whole family!"
The Steamship Authority
"Best way to the Islands!"
Dunkin' Donuts
"When you've gotta have donuts and coffee!"
Craigville Pizza & Mexican
"Service has never been fast but the Pizza is worth it"
DJ's Famous Wings -A Family Sports Pub508
"Good wings great beer and fun sports bar!"
Mattakeese Wharf
"I used to bar tend here back in the 80's... Can't beat the views or the chowder!"
Ben & Jerry's
"They have hard packed yogurt... need I say more?"
Ninety Nine Restaurant
"Great Pub Food!!!"
Lambert's Rainbow fruit
"The best fruit, pies, baked goods deli. If you are planning a picnic and need to pull it tog..."
Craigville Beach
"This is what it's all about! I love the water at Craigville Beach. Want to know the best ke..."
John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum
Four Seas Ice Cream
"The best Ice Cream on Cape Cod... Maybe even the world!"
Cape Cod Central Railroad
"long day for little kids but fun for non beach day"
Sandy Neck
"Great for any day rain or shine. Fishing too! It is a rocky beach and coooold water but you'..."
Brazilian Grill
"Want to eat? Have teenagers who can never quite fill up? High quality food in a fun atmosphere!"
Colombo's Cafe & Pastries
"fancy pub food and atmosphere. Friendly wait staff makes you feel right at home!"
"A great destination for a walk from the house. Tough to find parking if you drive during the..."
Sam Diego's
"Pretty good Mexican food.."
Main Street
"A quiet stroll to the park with the kids in the morning while everyone sleeps, followed by a..."
Craigville Beach
"This is what it's all about! I love the water at Craigville Beach. Want to know the best ke..."
ZooQuarium -- CLOSED
"Fun for kids on a non beach day.... traffic can be rough though!"
The Roadhouse Cafe
"Favorite fancy summer dinner place. Great food great service"
Tugboats Incorporated
"Fun lunch spot!"
Fancy's Market
"Great high end market. "
Wimpy's Seafood Market
"Always the best place to have lunch or dinner in the pub or in the dining room. Great fish, ..."
Dowse's Beach
"Great beach and fun place for kids to play in the flats to find minnows and crabs etc!"
george's barbershop
"Need a haircut? Bob is the man for you. first come first served though and they'll line up ..."
Osterville Historical Society
"Fantastic display of boat making - Crosby and all the local craftsman of the area. You'll on..."
Hy-Line Cruises
"Fast Ferry - the only way to get to Nantucket!"
Whaling Museum
"Well worth the trip to the Island! A must adventure for the entire family. They have a fanta..."
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nantucket Steamship Authority
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Craigville Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature golf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$1500.00 refundable security deposit due 30 days prior to rental. Will be returned after check out review by owner / agent.
Property should be left in broom clean condition with sheets and towels in laundry room and trash bagged and in garage. Basic cleaning fee is included in the rental fee. Additional cleaning will be charged at $100.00 per hour and taken from the security deposit.
Rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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