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Owner/Property Manager

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

A Lovely Updated Antique Farmhouse On Simmonds Pond

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Barnstable Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath, English Conservatory, Patio And Pond Views

'Holidayfarm' is a lovely updated antique farmhouse on tranquil Simmonds Pond. It features a delightful English conservatory and two patios, a kitchen/dining area combination with fireplace, a family room, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and pond views from nearly every room.

Mature perennial gardens and outstanding specimen trees on nearly an acre add grace to the gently sloping yard that leads to a dock with andirondack chairs and views across the pond to conservation land.

The home is truly a peaceful gem within a pleasant walk to the harbor and beaches of Hyannisport.

For your families convenience a Barnstable Beach Pass is included with all rentals; good for more than 5 local beaches.

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner/Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Owner/Property Manager

We've resided on the Cape for 30 years; Scott, originally from Vermont and Valerie, from England, have enjoyed working and living here and appreciating all the Cape has to offer.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this farmhouse in 1985

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Barnstable

Holidayfarm was a working farm in the 1800's and is unique to this area of the Cape. Over the years the property and houses have been constantly improved and now we have a special guest house for our visitors to enjoy.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We try to take the fuss out of going to the beach for our guests so we provide a full Barnstable Beach Pass. We also have a great outside shower and a dock on the pond just waiting for you to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Scott and Val for sharing your beautiful home with us. Your property setting made it so easy for rest and relaxation. Thank you for providing everything we could possibly need.

We now have two homes, one on the west coast and one on the east coast.

Thanks again.
Oct 2014
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based on 6 traveler reviews

A Lovely Updated Antique Farmhouse On Simmonds Pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Incredible Stay in the Heart of Hyannis Port, MA

  • 5 of 5

There are no words to describe how truly wonderful our family’s stay at Holiday Farm was this past week.

Scott and Val Garvey have pulled out all of the stops to make this home a special and unique haven that lets you relax, unplug, and enjoy the incredible surroundings of Hyannis Port and greater Cape Cod.

The farmhouse far exceeded any of our expectations and comfortably fit our family of seven – everything was gorgeous and immaculately clean, not to mention extremely well-appointed. We absolutely loved the house, but even more so the backyard and beautiful Simmonds Pond – which only added to the character and charm of this incredible property. The pictures honestly don’t do it justice! HF is also a stone’s throw from many of Barnstable’s renowned beaches – of which a parking pass, beach chairs, towels, etc. were all amply provided for our use.

Of worthy mention is how accommodating and flexible the Garvey’s were throughout the entire planning process. They were a pleasure to work with and continued to be friendly and accessible if we had any questions or needs, even checking on us to make sure we had everything that we needed.

If you are looking to stay anywhere within the Hyannis Port/Hyannis/Barnstable area, look no further than Holiday Farm (except for the last week in August – we will be returning!) You won’t regret it!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a Gem!

  • 5 of 5

I really can't say enough good things about the property or the owners! The other reviews were spot on and our stay still exceeded our expectations! The house and propery are so very special--and everything was clean, well-stocked, comfortable, and cozy! Val and Scott were warm, friendly, available, and responsive, but in no way intrusive (kind of like the really nice neighbors). The perfect vacation home--and more . . . I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property in lovely Hyannis.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. We were 2 families, the house was even prettier than the photos. Plenty of space, so you don't feel on top of each other. The garden is large, leading to a good size pond, where you can take out a row boat or kayaks. Outside heated shower very nice for washing off when you came back from the beach, the kids enjoyed playing with the slip and slide..and my personal favorite was the hammock.

Val and Scott have stocked the house with everything you might need.....some things I bought from home, like beach chairs and a pack and play, were already here, so my advise would be to check with the owners...if there is something you need, it is probably here.

Val and Scott live right next door, so are there if you need them, but otherwise they give you complete would never know they were there.

From toddlers to teenagers all were happy

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous relaxing farm house

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't imagine a more comfortable and idyllic place to stay to enjoy all of cape cod.

Scott and Val could not have been better hosts and they went out of their way to ensure we had a lovely stay.

The farm house has every thing you could want, every creature comfort possible.

We even had the sunshine!

Thank you so much for such a lovely part of our holiday.

Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property that is very centrally located near Hyannis but on a quiet and charming pond with beautiful views and a homey, country garden feel. Upon arrival the place was spotless and everything was highly organized and well ordered. Valerie and Scott live next door and are available for any problems but not at all intrusive. The central air conditioning works beautifully and the kitchen, BBQ and wifi were all very appreciated and worked without problems. It is a pleasure to have kitchen, bathrooms and laundry facilties so well stocked (with staples) and well appointed.

All in all a wonderful place that was beautifully maintained. I hope to be able to come back next year and perhaps many years thereafter.

Thanks, Scott and Valerie!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house! Perfect location! Pleasant owners!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this property for your next vacation. I recently completed a three week stay at the Holiday Farm and loved everything about it.

House- Once you pull in the driveway you are in your own private oasis. The property is beautifully maintained complete with a pond and plenty of wild life. The Holdiay Farm has plenty of space for 6-8 people, at home comfort with rooms large enough for all guests to gather or space to be alone in one of three living areas (two living spaces if family room is used as a 4th bedroom). Both eating areas(patio and kitchen) are large enough to accommodate the entire group comfortably. The house was clean, upgraded to todays standards and equipped with everything you need and more.

Location- Hyannis is a busy little town but still holds it's small town charm. The Mid Cape location is perfect for site seeing. A 10 minute drive to the ferry for Martha's Vineyard(depart-Woods Hole if you take a vehicle) and Nantucket. A 10-15 minute walk to the closest beach (quiet) and next to the Kennedy Compound. Only 1.8 miles to the popular Craigsville Beach. Downtown Hyannis and The Melody Tent is good for evening entertainment and within walking distance after a few drinks. Be sure to catch a show at the Melody Tent, small and intimate, not a bad seat in the house. Our visitors varied in age from 25 to 65 and each person found the location more then satisfactory/close to the activities of there choice both day and night.

Owners- The owners were very pleasant to deal with. They were prompt to address any questions or concerns. I rarely saw them maintain the yard or collect the garbage, usually done while I was out.

Thank you for the wonderful vacation. I hope that I can return some day and will recommend the Holiday Farm when ever possible.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Barnstable Municipal
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Hyannis
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Hyline Ferry; Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Twin Brooks(public par 3)
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Cape Cod Railroad
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 6; Mid-Cape
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown Hyannis
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Craigville beach
Car: recommended

Located so near to so many beaches and the Harbor, allows our guests to enjoy everything that's Cape Cod; whale watching, visiting the Islands, going to the famous Cape baseball league games, the Melody tent, Cape Playhouse, all the towns on the upper and lower Cape, museums, train rides through cranberry bogs and of course the weather.


Rates & Availability

Hyannis - Hyannisport Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 4 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning(all linen,etc) $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

We now accept PayPal for payment to help our International visitors.

Instructions are explained in the rental agreement that is sent to guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Barnstable Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , on first floor of farmhouse
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , located off master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , adjacent to two bedrooms upstairs; great view of pond
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , idea for children, a/c
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom with full bath;a/c and views of pond
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , twins can be changed to king if needed; a/c;
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa bed in family room with doors for privacy.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Located on Simmons Pond with a Conservation area on opposite side to walk thru, Holidayfarm is located 1/2 mile from beaches and 1 mile from shopping, restaurants and Melody Tent.

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