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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2650 SQUARE FOOT House (spread out and relax), BEACH TOYS, AIR HOCKEY, FOOSBALL

A five minute walk to the Wianno Club on Seaview Ave, this four bedroom, three bath (mostly one level) home has been recently renovated (2014) with new furnishings, two new high-end bathrooms, and new french doors out to a new backyard Trek deck. Heavy duty teak table and chairs can easily accommodate twelve with extra chairs pulled up to table.

The galley kitchen has stainless steel appliances, a Subzero refrigerator, Thermador 5 burner gas cook top, commercial dishwasher, white cabinets, white corian counter tops and a pantry.

The living room has been completely redone with refinished hardwood floors and built-ins surrounding the fireplace. All new upholstered furniture makes this a very comfortable space in any season. The three panel glass french doors really open the room to the outdoors.

There is a separate eating area that seats eight to ten and looks out on the neighborhood and beautiful plantings in the front yard. This eating area also opens to a media space and step-down family room with walls of windows on three sides. The windows look out onto the green and lushly landscaped, private back yard, including the in-ground pool. Pool area is furnished with two round tables (seating for 9) and six chaise lounges. Pool toys available.

Three of the four bedrooms are on the opposite end of the house from the living areas so it is possible to nap during the day undisturbed. The entire house is WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE since it is basically all on one level (the step down family room is two steps down from the rest of the house but is open to the other rooms).

There is driveway parking as well as on-street parking and we have an assortment of five bicycles, two kayaks with life jackets & paddles provided, a John Deere wagon, a new ride-on toy for little ones, various pool/beach toys, beach blankets, and beach chairs.

For rainy days there is a garage game room with new, state-of-the-art air hockey table from Frontgate (with automatic score keeping and crowd cheering!) and a heavy duty foosball table. Cards, games, DVDs etc are provided.

Since owners are enthusiastic cooks and love to entertain, the kitchen is fully equipped with pots and pans, lobster pots and utensils, dishes, bowls, flatware, glasses etc. All linens are included. No need to bring extras unless you have very specialized needs or baby equipment (we provide a beautiful new, full size crib, two baby gates, baby monitor and a youth chair to pull up to the table).

****All rooms are kept very comfortable with central air conditioning, provided by a Fujitsu mini-split ductless air conditioning system. It is new, virtually silent, and very efficient, bringing the temperature to a comfortable level in minutes. Owner's family business specializes in the installation and maintenance of these systems so the units are kept in great working order at all times.



More Details

Deirdre Lane
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, I understand French if written (or spoken slowly).
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Deirdre Lane

My husband and I grew up in the Boston area and went to the same college in Chestnut Hill. We met through mutual friends and were married soon after. We now live full time in a suburb of Boston. Osterville is a safe, peaceful, and rejuvenating retreat from the craziness of our every day lives. I am sure you will love it as much as we do!

Why Deirdre Lane chose Osterville

This property is very special to us because it is where my husband vacationed with his parents and siblings growing up. They spent several weeks each summer renting cottages with their aunts, uncles and cousins and eventually bought this house because of its beautiful lot and perfect location, steps to the beach and a short walk to the village. We have been lucky enough to keep it in the family, so our children have grown up vacationing here as well. We spend less time here now that they are grown and working full time. We recently did some renovations and would like to do more in future.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location! We are just behind Wianno Ave and steps from Seaview of the most exclusive areas of Osterville. Once you get here, it is possible to spend long stretches of time not needing to drive a car. All kinds of fun is within a short walk, jog or bike ride but the neighborhood itself is very quiet. If you need to nap and recharge, there is no traffic noise. The backyard is enclosed by a tall wooden fence for privacy and is planted with flowering trees, bushes and flowers. There is an in-ground, heated pool as well which, even though not necessary because of the close proximity of the beach, is a real treat. A pool maintenance company comes once a week to clean and maintain the pool.


Osterville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , new Cape Cod style bath with handcrafted sea creature tiles
    Master bedroom bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , spacious, private, en suite bath
    Front bedroom bath - toilet , shower , all new bathroom with handcrafted mini glass tiles from CA
  • Two new bathrooms gutted to the studs with high-end finishes and fixtures.Third bathroom is the Master bath which is very spacious with glass enclosed shower, bidet, and whirlpool tub. ***Please bring your own toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)***
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Back bedroom - 2 twin/ single , closet, dresser, night table
    Family room sleep sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleep sofa is Queen size, A/C
    Master bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , dresser, flat screen TV, priv. bath, A/C, fan, crib, closet
    Front bedroom - 1 queen , dresser, night tables, double closet, private bath, A/C,fan
    Shell wall bedroom - 2 twin/ single , bureau, night table, cathedral ceiling/fan, A/C, no closet
  • Master Bedroom is spacious with high, cathedral ceilings, A/C, ceiling fan and skylights, private en suite bath, new baby crib. Front bedroom has two large closets, big bay window, ceiling fan and A/C, new private en suite bath. Back bedroom is across the hall from the other two bedrooms and the new common bathroom. Although there is no A/C in this bedroom (it does have a ceiling fan) it is always pleasantly cooled by other nearby bedroom A/C if doors are left open. Fourth bedroom has two twin beds, ceiling fan, A/C, cathedral ceilings.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This has been our family get away for years and we love it very much. We are happy to share it with others and hope that you will enjoy it and appreciate family time spent here making great memories. There is no real need for a pool since we are so close to the beach but it is very nice to have, especially with babies, when the sun is too strong at the ocean. Partial shade in the yard is welcoming on hot days.


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average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

perfect vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property was the perfect place for my family to relax, enjoy and have fun. The house was spacious and comfortable. The neighborhood was lovely and a wonderful place to take lazy walks or bike rides. The weather was perfect the week we were there and the pool was the perfect addition to an already perfect location. Walks to the beach were long enough to get a bit of exercise yet close enough to feel comfortable. The owner was accommodating and very pleasant to deal with. Overall I would highly recommend this home as a great vacation getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol! We loved having you and your family. Please come again any time.
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A bit of paradise.....

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful rental. The house was spacious and had everything you can imagine. Many updates. Nautical decor.Pool was outstanding. Never saw grounds so well manicured.

This was our first visit to Osterville despite many vacations to the Cape. The town is quiet, less traffic, and great restaurants. Close to the beaches.

Owner was very responsive to our needs.

Charlie and Bonnie

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for family and a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 10, 6 adults 4 children, and really enjoyed staying at this location. It was very family and kid friendly with the pool, and a garage filled with fun activities for the kids to play with. We felt very secure with fences in the back of the house and around the pool. The only problem was one of the bedrooms didn't have air conditioning and unfortunately it was very warm the week we were there but otherwise everything was so nice. We would highly recommend this house for a fun family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam- Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay. Since most of our renters are extended families they tend to use the house as we always did. That bedroom without its own air conditioning was always a child's bedroom and we kept doors open to hear them at night. The A/C is so strong that it always cooled down that entire end of the house and was not a problem. Of course if everyone keeps their doors shut that twin bedroom will not get A/C. We do have ceiling fans in all bedrooms as well and usually so close to the ocean there are wonderful cool breezes at night all summer. Once in a while I guess it can present a problem so we are planning a big renovation this fall and that will be remedied as well, since with "global warming" the weather is even more unpredictable than it used to be. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we'd love to have you back!
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We absolutely loved our stay in Osterville!! The house was amazing and the location was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our whole family! The inground pool and beautiful gardens were the icing on the cake. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Cape! Crisp pizza was delicious and our girls loved making s’mores there. We had everything we needed at the house!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ashley and Alex! So glad your vacation was a success. We worked hard to get the Spring cleanup done in time for your stay...and I must say, it looked pretty good! We'd love to have you stay with us again. You were the perfect guests :)
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Beautiful home and excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a weekend for a small sibling reunion- twin sisters (age 69), brother (79) and another sister (85) and two spouses. Plenty of room for the six of us. Four of the family have some mobility issues so the one floor living was perfect. Beautifully landscaped and a good sized pool although we did not use the pool- too cool in late September.

Deirdre was very responsive in answering any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you all had a wonderful time together at our home! Sometimes I think the best family vacations are those where everyone can spend extended time together and talk and talk and talk. Osterville is a quiet and beautiful little village with restaurants and pretty little shops all within walking distance of the house. The beach, the harbor and countless sea views are all around us as well. We love to stay there during every season. Thank you for your kind review. Deirdre
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, roomy home. The pool was such a plus. We had the owner heat it for an extra charge so our Irish company could enjoy it. Everything you need is in the home. The owner, Deirdre, was very responsive and helpful. Location is beautiful and everything is a short car drive or a long walk away.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your getaway was a big success! I hope you had a chance to relax since you indicated you had had a very busy week before your arrival. We do our best to make people happy and comfortable. Hope to have you stay with us again sometime.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hyannis Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Wimpys, Five Bays, Crisp, the Foxhole,
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Olde Barnstable Golf Course (public),
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wimpys, Five Bays, Crisp, Wianno Green Cafe
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Blue Hills
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Dowses Beach
Car: recommended

Our cute, little village has all of the essentials (no need to ever leave!) ...homemade ice cream at Gone Chocolate, out-of-this- world thin crust, gourmet pizza at Crisp Flatbread Pizza (with outside seating and a fire pit to roast marshmallows and an outdoor pink pong table for the kids), a harbor side restaurant/bar to watch stunning sunsets (the Chart House at Crosby's Boatyard), a new town library, many assorted boutiques on Main Street, a Mobil gas station and Fancy's Gourmet Food Market.

Our home is in the exclusive area known as Wianno. We are within a few minutes walk to beaches, churches, the library, restaurants and the village shopping. You can park your car, hang up your keys and enjoy all amenities by bike or by foot.

For boat lovers, Osterville has three harbors, East Bay, North Bay and West Bay, all with public access. Short-term docking is often available with reservations at Crosby's Boat Yard and Prince Cove.

For the angler in the family, there are many fishing areas including the fishing pier at Dowses Beach. In addition, there are designated areas for shell fishing and crabbing (permit required). Sport fishing charters leave from the Ocean Street docks in Hyannis daily for half day and full day trips. Striped bass, tuna, and blue fish are favorites.

Osterville is a beach lover's paradise. We are a small village in the larger town of Barnstable and our beach pass allows our guests access to Dowse's beach, Craigville Beach, Jonathan's Pond, Hathaway's Pond, Veteran's Beach, Sea Street Beach, Kalmus Beach and Sandy Neck. All of these beaches have bath house facilites, parking, lifeguards and food.

Golfing enthusiasts will find many choices within a 20 minute drive. Some of the notable public golf courses include the Cape Cod Country Club, Olde Barnstable Golf Club, Hyannis Golf Club, Paul Harney Golf Club, Cotuit Highground, Ballymeade Country Club, and Quashnet Valley. The private Wianno Club course is on West Street, steps from our home.

Shoppers in the family will also be kept very busy. In addition to what is available in the village of Osterville, Mashpee Commons (15 minutes by car) is a wonderful destination on its own. It was built in the style of historic Cape Cod and it's a clean and friendly place to wander in search of something special. Small unique stores selling Cape Cod inspired goods, a fresh juice bar, assorted restaurants, and a movie theater are mixed with some high-end chain stores like Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn.

Main Street Hyannis is ten to fifteen minutes from our home in the opposite direction. It has been a major destination for many vacationers for years and has some great shopping and restaurants as well as the John F. Kennedy Museum. If that is not enough, on weekends from late May to mid-June, and daily from mid-June through September there are always the seven Artist Shanties on Hyannis Harbor. If so inclined, people can watch the artists at work and buy directly from them.

In our opinion, no summer can be complete without a trip to Nantucket, at least for the day. The ferry trip is an event in itself and helps to calm even the crankiest among us. If there is enough time, we get up early and get ourselves over to the Steamship Authority in Hyannis for the first boat of the day. That leaves us time to take the slow boat over (costs less than the high speed ferry), enjoy being out on the ocean and then have hours and hours to explore downtown Nantucket or maybe rent bicycles and go to the beach, still having time to eat a nice dinner and take one of the last boats off island that day. Martha's Vineyard is nice as well but is much larger so it would be smart to allow yourself a few days there to really see things.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $79

***POOL HEAT: Is Optional and is an additional charge of $25.00/day during High Season, $50.00/day at all other times since weather is consistently colder in Spring and Fall. Solar cover keeps pool reasonably comfortable much of the time without heat...Check weather report a week or two ahead and let owner know if you want heat.

***CLEANING FEE: $275.00 includes all linens (beach/pool towels, bath towels, wash cloths, bed sheets, pillows, quilts etc).

***REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT: $1000. required (instead of $500.) for stays of less than seven nights and/or groups younger than the minimum age of 30 years.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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