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Charming Classic Cape Home Bordering Bike Trail-Family Friendly In Harwich

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Harwich Center House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bdrm, 3 Bath, Quiet Street Central A/C, Wireless, Smart TV, LG Private Yard

Come to Harwich and stay at our pristine cape style home in a safe, quiet neighborhood on a seven home cul-de-sac abutting the Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT). It is close to all amenities that the Cape has to offer including short walk to Hinckley and Long ponds. Red River beach is a short drive away with the warm waters of Nantucket Sound. Pleasant St. beach is also one of our favorites!

The location is perfect for those early mornings or evening walks any time of the year! This tastefully decorated property with nautical/ beach theme has 3 bedrooms all with king beds, 3 full baths and a master suite which has a Jacuzzi tub. There is additional sleeping on the lower level with bunk beds and a folding cot is also available.

Our lovely owner managed home was renovated in 2015 and includes a private 20x13 deck with table and chairs overlooking a manicured flat grassy yard large enough for ball playing, croquet, bean bag toss etc. Stone wall with mature plantings provide privacy.

The updated kitchen is well equipped and has oak cabinets. Relax in the bright and sunny living room located on the first floor with palladium ceiling which leads to the dining room and deck areas. The spacious outdoor shower encased with red cedar is new. There are beach chairs, boggie boards, beach umbrella, coolers, and assorted games for your use. Amenities include central air, wireless high speed internet (WIFI), smart TV, blu-ray, cable and all the modern conveniences of home. The new gas grill is ready for barbecuing.

Check in on Fridays to avoid heavy Cape Cod traffic typically seen more with Saturday changeovers.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Elaine Searle
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Elaine Searle

Our primary residence is in Unionville CT where we have lived for 28 years. Our dream was to own a home in Cape Cod and we are recent homeowners in Harwich!

Elaine Searle purchased this house in 2015

Why Elaine Searle chose Harwich - Harwichport

I have been vacationing in Cape Cod since childhood and adore the Cape! I have fond memories of my yearly vacations with my parents and brother many years ago. I love the beaches, shops, galleries and much more that the Cape has to offer. My dream was to own a home on Cape Cod. We would like to share our home with you and hope you can make your own special memories for years to come!

What makes this house unique

LOCATION!! For the golf enthusiast, Cranberry Valley Golf Course is located 1.3 miles away and was rated "excellent" by Zagat, and voted as "best of Cape Cod" 2011.

Shoppers have a wide selection to choose from including various antiques dealers, quaint Chatham shops, Outlets, Cape Cod Mall all within a 30 min drive.

Walk to Hinckleys Pond is 1/2 mile down the bike trail. Proceed to Pleasant Lake General store then head to Long Pond which is on the Brewster/Harwich line. This lake is the largest in Cape Cod as well as one of the best in New England. The lakes are perfect for all of your favorite water time sports. The beaches have their own unique features with nearby sound beaches in Harwich as well as Cape Cod National Seashore beaches!

Cape Cod is a nostalgic year round destination! The summer is special where Harwich Port is a short drive with its many shops, art galleries. and restaurants. The Wychmere Harbor is a photographer's dream. Historic Harwich center has bands, concerts and award winning craft shows. Neighboring Chatham and Brewster are must see destinations and have their unique characteristics. Fall is exciting and filled with memorable activities. There is less traffic, no crowds and all the restaurants are open. The Harwich Cranberry festival is one of the largest and oldest, attracting over 100,000 people annually in this 10 day event in September which culminates with a spectacular fireworks display. Enjoy the sunshine and swim in the warm lakes, bay & ocean beaches with no parking hassles or fees! Winter is the quietest season; visit picturesque small villages for holiday shopping, catch views of lighthouses, culinary gems or check out the dunes. The Cape comes alive in the spring where trees bloom & days become warmer. This is the perfect time to visit the outer cape and gentle trail walk of Fort Hill in Eastham. The Pilgrim monument in Provincetown opens April 1st & is the tallest all granite structure in the USA. Spectacular view


based on 11 traveler reviews

Charming Classic Cape Home Bordering Bike Trail-Family Friendly In Harwich
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Greene, New York

Very clean and a lot of space, loved the proximity to the bike trail! Elaine was very responsive!

  • 5 of 5

Great yard space for dogs! So close to the bike trail-had a blast!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a great time! it is very convenient to access the trail since the property abuts the bike trail. Have a great rest of the summer!!
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this home with my husband & our 3 boys. It was super comfy, clean, & set up perfectly for us. There was plenty of room too. The backyard is awesome after a long day of sight-seeing. We would definitely stay here again & again!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Filling like home!

  • 5 of 5

We have spent beautiful family time in this home. There is everything we need, there is a huge place even inside than outside. Just perfect!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know you came from Switzerland to vacation in beautiful Cape Cod. We tried to provide everything that you needed and I am so pleased that you had a great time! It was a pleasure to have you and your family in our home!!
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Penobscot Bliss was Perfect for Our Golf Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our Spring golf trip got off to a great start the second we arrived at the house. It was clean, spacious and the perfect size for our party of 6. The owners are amazing and responded immediately to my calls whenever I had a question. This is the perfect house for anyone looking to stay on the Cape. Conveniently located off Rte. 6, it's only minutes from beaches, attractions and my favorite, great golf courses! We're definitely coming back next Spring.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Cape has some of the best golf courses on the East Coast with Cranberry Valley golf course located right in Harwich! Glad you had a great stay and hope you can come again!
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Absolutely gorgeous home on a quiet lot

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for a girls' getaway weekend. The house felt like home. It was comfortable, we had everything we needed, and the surrounding area was so quiet and peaceful. My friends and I had a blast and I liked that everything was so close by. Even though it rained for most of our weekend, we were able to fully relax and enjoy some games. Thank you Elaine so much for everything. We're thinking of making this a yearly getaway :)

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a nice time! The Cape has a special nostalgic feel all times of the year. You are welcome back anytime and nice working with you guys!
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Southington, CT

Great Rental! We will Return!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this property in June 2015 for an extended Fathers Day Weekend. The rental had plenty of space for all of us, comfortable accommodations and not to mention, a fantastic location. The private yard / deck area was great for grilling out. The outdoor shower is a nice feature! We were able to access the trail behind the house for walking and bike rides. The first floor bedroom and full bath was a key feature for my older in-laws who were with us. The two bedrooms upstairs have good separation as well. Everyone had privacy and comfort. Full bath upstairs as well. I highly recommend. We will return! :)

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love the bike trail abutting our property! It was one of the reasons that we purchased this Harwich home in addition to so many other exceptional qualities. I am so glad you had a great experience and look forward to hearing from you again!
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Barnstable Municipal Airport, Hyannis
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Freedom Cruise line Nantucket Ferry, Harwich Port
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Cranberry Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Cape Cod Regional Transit, Hyannis
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Route 6 & 6A
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Harwich Sound Beaches
Car: recommended

Built 1994


Rates & Availability

Harwich Center House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter 2016/17
Oct 21 2016 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Pre Season 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Apr 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $40

100% refund if canceled at 90 days before arrival. Cancellations that are made less than 30 days prior to the arrival date are subject to retention of half of initial payment. Cancellations that are made within 15 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full payment except if Owners place a last minute replacement lease for the House during the same period of cancellation then the full payment shall be refunded. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.
An additional pet fee may apply-- contact owner. Damage protection of $300.00 refundable for pets.
I prefer 7 day minimum during my standard rate however I will discuss other options as needed.
There is a 10% discount for rentals more than 2 weeks. Please contact Elaine for more information. The renter is responsible for cleaning during their stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Harwich Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1844 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • 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 ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1, first floor - toilet , tub , shower , Combo, tub/shower in Nautical theme
    Bathroom 2, second floor - toilet , tub , shower , Combo tub/shower. Beautiful tile.
    Bathroom 3, second floor, master suite - toilet , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub. Beautiful tile.
  • There is a new enclosed red cedar outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1, first floor - 1 king , Beach theme
    Bedroom 2, second floor - 1 king , Beach theme
    Bedroom 3, second floor - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 23x17 master suite with leather sofa, desk, TV, folding cot
  • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8 There is additional sleeping in the lower level where there is one bunk bed (2 twins) There is a folding cot available. Pack N Play: may be used as crib depending on child age High Chair
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Long term rentals available: the renter is responsible for cleaning services during their stay.

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