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Relax In Quiet Surroundings With Beach & Golf Nearby

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Quiet Newly Renovated 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Baths With Beaches & Golf Nearby

Completely renovated furnished home featuring 3 bedrooms, 1 king bed with half bath, 1 bunk bed (twin over full), and 2 twin beds. All bedrooms have new flat screen TV's with a large flat screen TV in the family room. Just off the family room is the laundry room equipped with a new washer and dryer. Fully equipped kitchen with new stainless steel appliances. New washer and dryer off the family room. Enjoy the 3 season room off the kitchen with your morning coffee or spend time on the back deck just lounging around.

Don & Joanne McCarthy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 3, 2017

About Don & Joanne McCarthy

We moved to the Cape in 1971 from the Boston area and raised 5 children here. This particular home was the grandparent's home since 1970 the land had been in the family since the turn of the century. In the last 2 years this home was totally refurbished and now is available to rent. After raising 5 children Joanne went back to school and received her master's degree in marriage and family therapy and presently works with parents of autistic children. Don worked in insurance and started his own agency in 1979 finally slowing down and selling it 2 years ago but still remains working part-time for the new owners. We have 9 wonderful grandchildren and all but one live close by so we are kept very busy with the ongoings of the grandchildren.

Don & Joanne McCarthy purchased this house in 1970

Why Don & Joanne McCarthy chose Cape Cod

This house was built by Joanne's parents in 1970 so the grandparents were able to see their grandchildren grow and raise their own children. With the grandfather now deceased and the grandmother in a nursing home the decision was made to keep the home in the family renovate it and rent it. It has been a wonderful place to raise our children.

What makes this house unique

One of the unique benefits of this home is that every thing in the home is new. New floors, carpeting, furniture, bedrooms sets and mattresses as well as new stainless steel appliances. We also put in a new heating system. Front porch is pleasant to sit on as well as the back deck. We also have a 3 season room with 14 new windows which lets in a lot of sunlight. The family room is one of the favorite rooms in the house with a comfortable sectional to relax on as you watch the large flat screen TV or enjoy a game of cards at the table at the other end of the room.


East Falmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor complete new bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , New master 1/2 bath.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Basement new bathroom perfect for after beach clean-up.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 Night Tables, Dresser with flat screen TV, and half bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds, double dresser with a flat screen TV.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin over full bunk bed, single dresser with flat screen TV.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Best vacation property ever!

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely impressed by this immaculate home! JoAnne and Don put a lot of thought into including any and everything a family might need or may have forgotten to make their vacation enjoyable. They are family oriented people as shown by allowing children, including our 1 yr. old grandson, into their gorgeous home without hesitation. The pictures are exactly what this home looks like but we believe it was even better than the pictures portray. We spent most of the time visiting various places in the area but we had a lot of fun playing the games in the family room, making a fire in the fire pit with the wood supplied, watching our grandson play with the two toys they so graciously gave him one day from their shed, listening to the birds, and watching two turkeys in the back yard one morning along with squirrels playing everyday. Thank you JoAnne and Don for making our trip so memorable and relaxing! Sarah, Dan, Mindy, Ryan, and Kleat

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed this vacation home. Everything was super clean and new. Great location and very quiet street. The owner was extremely helpful with suggestions on where to eat, beaches, and other things to do. We loved the three season porch as it was a perfect spot to relax, eat, or play cards in. House was only a short drive to old silver beach and several great restaurants. You really can't go wrong with this rental. Thanks for a great stay from the Follmers!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Beautiful home in Cape Cod

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay at Don and Joanne's lovely house. It is very comfortable, beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. We were impressed by their attention to detail, they really have thought of everything you might possibly need and then some! Lovely people too!

The weather was a bit chilly and rainy some days so we didn't get a chance to use the fire pit outside - hopefully next time!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Don and Joanne's house in Cape Cod is a treasure. We have been going to the Cape for 7+ years and have stayed in various properties and this is one of our favorites. The house is immaculate and very clean. It is spacious, tastefully decorated and have the comforts of home. Our family had a relaxing and comfortable stay at this very well-maintained property. We are looking forward to future stays.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great location , quit and a beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

We were able to get around every easy, you can get off the Cape, drive to

any part of the Cape with little or no problems. Falmouth and Woods Hole

are short trips and great places visit. The Ferry to Martha's Vineyard is

out of Woods Hole which makes it easy to get to.

There are golfs courses and beaches close and lots of places to eat close

to the house.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home was lovely. The decor was welcoming and warm. Everything one would need to comfortably spend any amount of time was there. The owners, Don and Joanne, are a lovely, warm couple....They, literally, live in the back yard of this little home....Very convenient should there be any questions, problems or, if you run out of half and half!!! This was our first experience with VRBO and we would highly recommend this property to anyone tired of cramped hotel stays.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hyannis Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dino's Pizza - Sports Bar/ Bobby Byrnes Pub
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Island Queen
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Falmouth Country Club /Cape Cod Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Cape Cod Railroad Dinner Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 151
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several @ Mashpee Commons
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Menauhant Beach, Old Silver & Falmouth Heights
Car: necessary

If you are looking for a tranquil setting for your vacation while being close enough to golf, beaches, and shopping, this home fits the bill!

The home is located on a lovely wooded lot across from a 65 acre wildlife management area. One mile north at the intersection of Rt. 151 is the Cape Cod Fair Grounds, home to the Barnstable County Fair, Horse Shows, Dog Shows, and numerous events through out the year. Just in back of the Fair Grounds on Currier Rd. is the Audobon Society's, Ashumet Holly Reservation with its manicured trails for hiking and enjoying the wildlife. Continuing north on Currier Rd. for one mile you will come a public boat landing and small beach at Ashumet Pond.

The house is located in a perfect area for the golfers in your party. There are five courses within four miles of the house. Don will be happy to talk to your golfers and fill them in on course particulars. He plays them all and often.

There are several salt water beaches within three to eight miles from the house. Manauhant, Bristol, and Falmouth heights to name a few, but Old Silver Beach in North Falmouth provides the most beautiful sunsets of any of the beaches.

If you are looking for a unique shopping experience, Mashpee Commons is the place to go. There are many local shops and some of the large chain stores. There are numerous restaurants serving Italian, Greek, Chinese, French, and Bobby Byrnes Pub. There is also a bowling alley, The Lanes, that also serves food. There are a few places to get your ice cream cones, and Sweet Waves where you can make your own frozen yogurt sundaes. Or you can drive across the street to Smitty's on the rotary for Falmouth's best local ice cream. You can catch the latest movies at the theater by Sienna's Restaurant. They usually offer dinner and a movie specials.There is often special activities going on during different seasons of the year.

Across the street on the Rt.151 side is the Stop & Shop and across the Rt. 28 side of the Commons is Roche Brothers Supermarket. Both of those areas also have several restaurants and shops. The Cape Cod Children's Museum is a mile down Great Neck Road South toward New Seabury.

One of our families favorites is Coonamessett Farm on Hatchville Rd. just a few miles from the house. You can visit with several alpaca, miniature donkeys, and farm animals. You can feed the chickens and ducks and collect eggs to purchase. You can pick your own vegetables or purchase them in the store. Be sure and visit their gift shop upstairs and enjoy a snack on the porch over looking the farm. During the summer and early fall, they have Jamaican Nights with traditional food and music.

Main Street in Falmouth is another fun spot to stroll. There are some great shops and restaurants. There is usually some type of entertainment going on during the summer. There is a great playground for the kids and during the summer season you can have a ride on the Carousal of Light. The Falmouth Historical Society offers tours through their houses and gardens. It is located across from the Village Green.

Continuing through Falmouth Center go left at the Green and head to Woods Hole. The Marine Biological Labs and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Labs are located there. There is an aquarium with a hands on tank inside and seals outside for your enjoyment. The seals are fed at 4:30 P.M. daily and do a little show. The Steam Ship Authority Boats run out of Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard. The Island Queen also goes to the Vineyard out of the dock on Falmouth Heights Rd. That is closer to the house and has much better parking. It is a passenger ferry vs. the Steam Ship Authority boats which take both passengers and vehicles. On your way back to the house, take the shore road and stop at Nobska Light House for the perfect Cape Cod picture. By the way, if you are a bicycle enthusiast there is a bike path that runs from North Falmouth all the way to Woods Hole. It is a beautiful ride through woodlands, marsh areas, and beaches and you can stop when you get to the Hole at Pie in the Sky for a freshly made pastry or get fresh fish at several restaurants on the water.

We consider ourselves very blessed to live in such a beautiful area of our world, and we would be happy to have you visit us.

Cape Cod has a lot to offer you for a most memorable vacation!


Rates & Availability

East Falmouth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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