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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

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 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 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 by 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.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, I understand French if written (or spoken slowly).
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

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. 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 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 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:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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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average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Great property - exactly as it was advertised.

  • 5 of 5

The home we rented couldn't have been better for our family of 9.

House layout was great, rooms were comfortable

(we especially liked our ability to control individual room temperatures as we each liked!), amenities provided for our use were extensive

and fun - (especially the heated pool!), and the house location was perfect; in a quiet, safe neighborhood and very convenient to the beach!

We enjoyed our time here very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Property!!

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained home with a fabulous pool as the highlight. With the beach less than a half mile walk the clean clear water of the pool lured the young ones from the beach most every day. With plenty of tables and chairs many meals were enjoyed outdoors. Our one day of rain was spent in the game room with air hockey and foosball. Additionally, the wonderful family room was the adults retreat after the children were in bed. Close to Hyannis and other great eating/ice cream spots minutes away. A wonderful property for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Jim, for your kind review. We try our best and it is an on-going battle to keep things as clean and organized as possible. So glad you enjoyed the pool and game room and family room. We love that there are so many different areas to relax (inside and out) that are comfy and tranquil. Then when we want a little excitement it is only minutes away! Hope to have you all back again sometime soon. Deirdre
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Inviting and comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

Wianno House was a great place for our family of 6 adults and 3 kids. The garage had fun toys for our kids to play and many adult bikes to ride. The walk to the beach was an easy 1/2 mile and the pool was the best part. The kitchen was well stocked with all the kitchen gadgets that you would need and the dining room table easily fit all of us. Deirdre was so kind and communicated with us often before the trip. Highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Micaela and Dan- So glad you and your family had such a good time together at our Osterville home. We have been lucky enough to spend family time there for almost 40 years. We think it's heaven! Come back and stay anytime. You were great in every way. Deirdre and Chris
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect cape retreat for our 2 Families and 6 kids (ages 6-9).

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay in osterville

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and spacious home that was enjoyed by all ages(13-75). The pool was terrific and we could walk or ride to the beach and Deidre was helpful with any question that came up. We were lucky with the house and the weather too for our one week at the Cape this year.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joanne, for taking the time to post a review and for taking such good care of our home! Always happy to hear about how much people enjoyed their stay. We think it is a very special place and my family is starting to complain about missing it too! You are welcome to come again anytime.
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Excellent House, excellent location, excellent owner!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a wedding weekend and couldn't be happier with our choice. The house comfortably fit all guests and had plenty of bathrooms/showers. The location is also phenomenal, with Osterville center and the beach within walking distance. Deirdre was also very helpful and quick to respond to any questions. Perfect house for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks so much for taking the time to let others know how great everything is.
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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 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 25 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $500

***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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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