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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, I understand French if written (or spoken slowly).


7 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2600 SQUARE FOOT House (plenty of room to spread out and relax), CLOSE TO ALL

This four bedroom, three bath home has been recently renovated (2014) with new furnishings, two new high-end bathrooms, new french doors out to a new backyard Trek deck. New, 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, Thermodor 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 new built-ins surrounding the fireplace. The three panel glass french doors really open the space 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. A step-down family room with walls of windows on three sides looks out onto the green and lushly landscaped, private back yard.

Three bedrooms are on the opposite end of the house from the living areas so it is possible to nap during the day undisturbed. The fourth bedroom is closer to the main living areas. 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 bicycles, two sea kayaks, a wagon, a ride-on toy for little ones, various pool/beach toys, beach blankets, and beach chairs.

For rainy days there is a 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.

Kitchen is fully equipped with pots and pans, lobster pots and utensils, dishes, bowls, flatware, glasses etc. Linens are included. No need to bring extras unless you have very specialized needs or baby equipment (we provide a new crib, two baby gates and a youth chair to pull up to the table).

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Deirdre (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, I understand French if written (or spoken slowly).

About Deirdre

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. For us, 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 chose Cape Cod

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 three girls have grown up vacationing here as well. We spend less time here now that the girls 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 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.


based on 7 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

A perfect vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and well-equipped. It is beautifully landscaped and in a great location. We enjoyed the pool and the beach. We really appreciated having the linens and towels included. We had a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you and your family enjoyed your week. We do our best to make our guests' stay comfortable and happy. Please feel free to come again. Sincerely, Deirdre and Chris
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Outstanding home.

  • 5 of 5

With family and friends we got to share the convenience, amenities and beauty of this great house. It was perfect for our family of six,( including two children), who used the pool daily. Th neighborhood was quiet, the house well appointed, and the landlord as thoughtful, gracious and kind as can be. I highly recommend this terrific find in Osterville. We certainly have it on our short list for future visits.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sooo glad you enjoyed our fun house with family. We are all about celebrating families! Looking forward to having my own mom's 80th birthday party there very soon with all the grown-up grandchildren, aunts and uncles. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Lovely home

  • 4 of 5

It was a pleasure to vacation at this lovely home. It is well taken care of and filled with lovely mementos from the family. It is comfortable and well stocked -- even Band-Aids and aspirin.

The kids loved the pool - although paying extra to heat it is expensive it was worth it for our family. Lots of games and toys to play with if you are bored and you are only steps to the beach. We had a lovely time.

The dishwasher is difficult to use - so read directions on the bottom of the unit carefully - otherwise all was well with our stay.

The owner takes complete inventory of the home contents so be careful to put things back where they belong - we relocated a basket and a blanket and I thought we were going to be charged for them until the housekeeping staff found them. I had thought we were very careful but with 6 adults and 4 kids - things do get moved around.

Enjoy your stay at a lovely home --- we would go back again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! We try our best to accommodate everyone's needs and to provide a few pleasant surprises. I hope you enjoyed the beautiful, new crib (bought at your request - it was a good idea!) and the new foosball table and air hockey table. We also just installed a new pool cover to help hold in that expensive heat...although we had to charge you for heat the three days you were there, it took us seven days of running the heater 24 hours a day to get the pool up to temperature (it was in the forties many of the days before your arrival and there was no pool cover yet). That was at our cost and so we really do sympathize with you about the expense. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves. We would love to have you stay with us again any time.
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Awesome Location!

  • 5 of 5

The owner is great to work with! Awesome location, house was clean and a great space. Pool and yard was nice to have! Well Maintained Space!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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As promised, and more!

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful property - a sprawling house with plenty of space for all. Great attention to detail - so many interesting and eye-catching decorations, and fully stocked to meet our needs, from board games to bar items. It was the outside that really made it for me though...the grounds are spectacular, and it was lovely to be outside enjoying the pool, the flowers and the quiet! With the beach just down the street, this is the perfect package. The owner was very helpful and responsive to questions and concerns.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you loved the grounds! My husband's dad was a member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and planted many specimen plantings years ago. We do our best to care for them and add fresh plantings as needed. The back yard especially is an oasis of calm. We feel very lucky to be able to keep it in the family. Hoping to do so for years to come.
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Beautiful home, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

A very well-cared for home, immaculate yard and landscaping. Located in a charming neighborhood just a 5 minute walk to the beach or to town. The owner was extremely responsive to communications and clearly cares for her home (not just a rental). Plenty of space to spread out, home was exactly as described. Highly recommend! Bikes and kayaks in the garage were a nice perk too. One side note: there was not great wifi (it really only worked in 1-2 rooms of the house) and cell reception (AT&T) was spotty in this neighborhood, so it's perfect if you want to unplug but maybe not the best if you need a lot of internet connectivity.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We love our home and location too and are always interested in learning more about what makes other people happy. We have had quite a few who have worked from the house with no complaint but it is probably true that the wireless reception is not good in every room. We do have a desktop computer with printer that works beautifully and is available for all to use (in the office). Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughts. It helps everyone!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hyannis Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Wimpys, Five Bays, Crisp, the Foxhole,the Islander
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 firepit to roast marshmallows and an outdoor pink pong table for the kids, a harborside restaurant/bar to watch stunning sunsets (the Islander 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

Osterville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 27 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early June 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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 of unrelated parties and individuals under 30 years of age. $500. for families and related groups.

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Cape Cod House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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
  • Front bedroom bath - toilet , shower , gorgeous new bath with handcrafted mini glass tiles from CA
    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
  • 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
  • Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , dresser, night table, cathedral ceiling w/fan, A/C
    Back bedroom - 2 twin/ single , closet, dresser, night table
    Family room sleep sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleep sofa is Queen size, A/C
    Front bedroom - 1 queen , dresser, chair, double closet, private en suite bath, A/C
    Master bedroom - 1 king , dresser, flat screen TV, priv. bath, A/C, fan, new crib
  • 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 new common bathroom, ceiling fan...although there is no A/C in this bedroom it is always pleasantly cooled from other nearby bedrooms if doors 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
  • 4 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • 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 now 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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