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Charming 2br Cottage In Heart Of Historic Village - Walk To Beach & Restaurants

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Charming 2br Cottage In Heart Of Historic Village - Walk To Beach & Restaurants

Birdsong Cottage is named for the many birds that make their home in the garden. Originally built in 1935, the cottage was moved to its present location in 1955 and completely remodeled in 2001. People who stay here say it is a very peaceful and serene place. It has the best of all worlds, being tucked away down a long private driveway off a quiet side street yet right in the heart of the village with numerous restaurants, inns and museums a block or two away. Village sidewalks allow you to walk to a lot of places including the boardwalk and beach that are only a 10 minute stroll away. Ride your bike or your roller blades to and along the scenic Cape Cod Canal or kayak the salt marshes.

The cottage has 2 bedrooms, each with a queen bed. The bathroom has a shower, sink and soaking tub while the toilet is adjacent in its own private space and accessible from a hallway in the style of European bathrooms. With an open floor plan, the living room, dining area and kitchen flow bright and airy into each other.

Both bedrooms have air conditioning and a ceiling fan keeps the living room cool. The guest bedroom is just off of the front entryway which makes it very private. The kitchen is fully equipped to prepare gourmet meals but there are several take-out options in the area and a good supermarket is only 1 mile away. The screened in back porch is a great choice for a cookout and relaxing on a summer evening.

There is cable with premium channels and high speed wireless internet throughout the house and on the porch.

Housebroken and well behaved dogs are welcome.

More Details

Monique Szechenyi
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Monique Szechenyi

Born in Hungary and raised in Zimbabwe, I came to the USA as an adult and embarked on a long career as a travel consultant. This allowed me to travel extensively worldwide and experience different languages, cultures and customs. In addition to English I speak German and French and some Spanish. My home is a reflection of the many places I've been with items brought back from my travels.

Monique Szechenyi purchased this house in 2000

Why Monique Szechenyi chose Cape Cod

I love that Birdsong Cottage is tucked away on a quiet side street yet in the heart of the historic district with its many restaurants, galleries and museums. I can walk to almost all the local attractions including the beach and boardwalk and rent kayaks for marsh exploration right around the corner. The main highway leading to the Outer Cape for visits to the National Seashore, Provincetown and shopping in Hyannis is a few minutes away by car and the Sagamore bridge leading off Cape is also very close.

What makes this house unique

Birdsong Cottage is my home for 8 months of the year so it has all the amenities of a home, not a rental unit. I love to cook so the kitchen comes fully equipped with everything you need to put a gourmet meal on the table. The cottage garden sports a herb bed with fresh parsley, sage, tarragon, basil and chives and is filled out with flowers and shrubs so if you like gardening, you have the opportunity to get your hands in the dirt and keep the garden looking great.


Sandwich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Toilet is in a separate room accessible from hallway
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming 2br Cottage In Heart Of Historic Village - Walk To Beach & Restaurants
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

This place was great! Just go ! Walk to everything that matters .cottage was more than expected in

  • 5 of 5

Just go. You will love it!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clearwater FL

Lovely home in downtown Sandwich.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Bluebird Cottage for July and August 2016. We would recommend this home, it is comfortable, has many conveniences, walking distance to a lot of places, very quiet. Beautful flowers surrounding the house. Monique was a wonderful hostess. Dean and Joanne Florida

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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northern California, USA

Just like Home!

  • 5 of 5

When we turned the key and entered this lovely cottage, it was just like arriving home! It's pretty, spacious for its square footage, nicely decorated and fully stocked. Though it's just 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, we had no trouble accommodating 14 family members for dinner one night. The indoor table that seats 8 and the one on the screened-in porch that seats 6 made this comfortably possible. The house is quiet and peaceful, with a beautiful yard and it's literally around a couple of corners to restaurants and shops. The living room has plenty of cozy seating and the master bedroom is large with lots of space to store your clothes. One could easily spend a month or more here with all the room afforded. The kitchen is large enough for several people to prepare food at the same time. The lovely owner called to welcome us on arrival, and a pot of flowers and bottle of wine rounded out our warm greeting. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Very relaxing and close to everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Cod Melody Tent
Sandy Neck
Belfry Inne and Bistro
"Just around the corner"
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

We strongly recommend trip cancellation insurance since payment is non-refundable. TravelEx and Travel Guard are both reputable insurance companies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund