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Love life in Nickerson State Park! Ponds, beaches, & bike trails! Dogs Welcome!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Plenty of hiking and biking trails, dogs welcome!

Our cute PET-FRIENDLY vacation home is 50 feet from Nickerson State Park and its network of biking and hiking trails. Just a 10 minute walk down the quiet trails to Cliff Pond for swimming, fishing, and relaxing. Great location for hiking, biking, kayaking, and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. Crosby Beach on the Bay is just 2 miles by bike or car.

Our 3 bedroom ranch has a finished rec room with sleeping alcove and trundle bed (2 twins) in the walkout basement, opening to a small patio and spacious wooded back yard. The main level has a master bedroom with a king bed and en suite bath. Other bedrooms feature a queen and 2 twins -- with a whimsical beach mural. All newer mattresses, plus A/C units in the bedrooms for sleeping comfort.

Just a couple of things for you to know:

*Linens are not included, you are welcome to bring your own, or work with our partners at Cape Cod Linen Rentals. They also rent beach chairs.

*Bike rentals are available from Orleans Cycle, they will even deliver bikes to the house if you'd like.

*No Smoking in the house please!

*Quiet hours for the neighbors are 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM! We like our neighbors!

*We ask that you tidy up before you leave at checkout.


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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, russian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Liz

We love to travel, and we love Cape Cod. So many beautiful beaches! We camped in Nickerson State Park for years before buying this home right next to the park.

Why Liz chose Brewster

We are dog owners and love travelling with our pets. We wanted to offer others the same opportunity, and enjoy all the hiking, biking, swimming and relaxing both the home and park nearby have to to offer. Plus we are a 15 minute bike ride along paved trails to the lovely Crosby Beach on Cape Cod Bay. The trails in Nickerson State Park also connect to the Cape Cod Rail Trail, so we can bike to the ocean beaches too!

What makes this house unique

- fenced in back yard, great for kids and pets

- 10 minute walk to gorgeous Cliff Pond

- 15 minute bike ride (or 2 mile walk) to the sunsets at Crosby Beach through the paved trails at Nickerson State Park

- convenient to amenities, but still a world away

- pirate inspired dining table & beach mural

- nice deck off the kitchen for relaxing with morning tea or coffee

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a wonderful week at this property, great location close to many beaches, ponds, shopping, walk to park, bike trails. Home had everything we needed to relax and get into the vacation mode. Definitely a repeat vacation spot, would highly recommend to my friends.
Jul 2014
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Brewster House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower - shower
    Shared Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bathroom with tub/shower and plenty of towel hooks.
    Master Bathroom Ensuite - toilet , shower , This a private bathroom that adjoins the master bedroom
  • One bathroom with shower is en suite with the master bedroom. The main bathroom is very large and has a full bathtub. There is also an outdoor shower in the back of the house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Twin Room with Mural - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds with colorful beach mural, great for kids.
    Queen Room - 1 queen , Queen bed with full bath directly across the hall w/ closet
    Finished Basement - 2 twin/ single , One daybed that pulls out to 2 twin beds. Own TV and door.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Comfy king size bed with en suite bathroom.
  • Master Bedroom has king bed and bathroom with shower en suite. Queen Room has a queen bed, and Twin Room has a beach themed mural, and 2 twin beds that can be pushed together to form a king bed. All beds were purchased new in 2014. Finished basement has a daybed which pulls out to form 2 twin beds. There is a tv in the basement, and a separate entrance. The outdoor shower is just outside the finished basement door.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Love life in Nickerson State Park! Ponds, beaches, & bike trails! Dogs Welcome!
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
Boston, MA

Quiet neighborhood, lovely space, and close to lake

  • 4 of 5

Liz's place was very clean and perfectly accomendated my family of 7. The place was very spacious inside and outside. The kids loved the back yard which had firewood ready to use. Liz was a great host, she was very attentive to my emails and answered all my questions thoroughly. We would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston MA

Nice neighborhood, walk to Nickerson State Park

  • 3 of 5

For our annual Cape Cod holiday, my family - 6 adults and a toddler - rented this Brewster home from July 2 to July 9. The location is great! It is right next to Nickerson State Park. Basically, you make a left from the driveway, walk 1 minute and you are in the park. We loved beach time on Cliff Pond (15 minutes on foot) and walking the dog on the well paved trails that weave through the lovely forest. It was also a quick drive to Crosby Landing Beach, Paine's Landing Beach, Kate's Seafood, The Brewster Scoop, General Store, Corporation Beach, and all the fun stuff in Orleans. We met a few of the neighbors and all were very friendly.

It was a hot and humid week so we appreciated the air conditioning in each bedroom. The two bedrooms with king and queen beds were very comfortable. The two twin beds in the third bedroom were extremely uncomfortable. The mattresses were thin foam that compressed under weight and you basically slept on top of the wooden bars of the box spring. One can argue that these were designed for children but in a vacation rental, all beds should be comfortable for all ages. The trundle bed in the finished basement was also uncomfortable and needed to have it's screws tightened; it was squeaky and wobbled a little. These are easy to fix and would have earned a higher rating.

Overall, the property was well maintained. We've rented several Cape homes and know not to expect Ritz Carlton levels of luxury but cleanliness is definitely a basic requirement. The coffee maker had old coffee crusted on the basket and the carafe was not washed. The baseboard heating units all around had visible bugs and cobwebs. Behind the trundle bed in the basement were dead insects and more cobwebs. We cleaned the propane grill and had to empty out the grease receptacle. It was almost overflowing with grease, disgusting and a fire hazard. Again, these are easy to remedy by more attention to detail by the owner or cleaning contractor and would have earned another star.

The owner, Liz, was very friendly and responded to our questions very quickly before and during our stay. One evening, the combination of a blow dryer and room air conditioner tripped the circuit breaker. Liz was most quick to respond to my messaging and we were able to reset the breaker easily.

In a nutshell: great Brewster location, a well maintained home and very nice neighborhood. With more attention to cleaning detail and new mattresses for the twin beds, this home would get more stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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All you need in a vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a winter getaway on Cape Cod and it was a perfect retreat situated right near gorgeous Nickerson State Park. It's a peaceful, relaxed, welcoming home in a rustic residential area off the beaten path. We couldn't believe we could walk by foot to Nickerson State Park, and we spent hours upon hours hiking these very gorgeous woods. We can't wait to return in warm weather to swim and kayak in the pristine waters.

The home is exceptionally clean, has a very comfortable living room, and great accommodations for sleeping with really comfortable beds (sleeps a gazillion people--we had our pick of rooms!). It also had all the amenities we needed to be comfortable, cook some of our meals, enjoy some tv watching when we were exhausted, etc. Although we didn't have young kids with us on this trip, we noticed that the neighborhood is quiet, safe, and the fenced backyard provides ample space for unsupervised play time. Best of all, we got to bring our pup with us, which is such a treat for a vacation like this. He adored the backyard and the hikes!

We had never explored Brewster before and it's a charming sea captain's town filled with antique stores, charming restaurants, and an ideal launching point for exploring local color. You must go to Crosby Landing at low tide to walk the flats of Cape Cod Bay. In off season, dogs are allowed off leash, and we're pretty sure our pup never had more fun. We dined at the Bramble Inn, also in Brewster, and the food was classy and unforgettable.

The owners are delightful and approachable and were very willing to answer all of the questions we threw at them! They were very patient with us.

We can't recommend staying here more. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Cliff Pond
Car: recommended

Enjoy stunning sunsets at Crosby Beach, less then 2 miles away, through the paths of Nickerson State Park. Excellent seafood is everywhere at the cape, but be sure to stop by Sir Crickets in Orleans for the best local fare. And don't forget to plan a whale watch!




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Linens are not included. But we have an excellent linen service you can use (Cape Cod Linen Rental). We require renters to sign a lease and a pet addendum for all rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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