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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,844 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bdrm, 3 Bath, Quiet Street Central A/C, Wireless, smart TV, 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 plus ductless units in the basement and MBR, 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

Elaine Searle
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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, 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!


Northwest Harwich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1844 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • NO grease or food down any of the drains. There is NO garbage disposal and we have a septic system.
  • Wifi and Internet password provided one week prior to rental with additional instructions.
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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
Just a few of our favorite spots: Paine's Creek Landing & beach Brewster of sunset over the Cape Cod Bay. Scargo tower Dennis. Boardwalks Cape Cod: Boardwalk beach in Sandwich; Gray's beach boardwalk Yarmouth & others. Search out lighthouses on the Cape and visit! Fort Hill in Eastham offers great views of the marsh and a great place to watch the sunrise. Several Antiques Centers for browsing. Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. Variety of premium ice cream to include Ice Cream Smuggler Dennis, Sundae School & Schoolhouse in Harwich, Emack & Bolio's in Orleans, Cape Cod Creamery and many others! Many beaches of Cape Cod National Seashore. Great Island Wellfleet. Provincetown, Hyannis, Falmouth, browse towns to discover each with unique esthetic feel. Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard Cape Cod Rail Trail! Premium restaurants! SO MUCH MORE! Long term rentals available: the renter is responsible for cleaning services during their stay. Trash pickup provided but there is no recycled pickup


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Charming Classic Cape Home Bordering Bike Trail-Family Friendly In Harwich
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house was in a quiet beautiful location, easy to get everywhere. It was very spacious for our family. The homeowners were very friendly and helpful, made our stay easy and stress free. Would recommend and would absolutely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time with your family in our centrally located home and thanks for taking such good care of the house while you were here!!
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Lovely Cape home.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 weeks staying at this home. It is centrally located in Harwich, just minutes from golf, fresh water and salt water beaches.

The inside of the house is fine. The king size beds are very comfortable,, and the kitchen is well equipped. The deck over looking the backyard is great place to have your morning coffee or dinner in the evening.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive for 5 star rating and would like feedback on anything less in order to improve future renters experiences. Glad you had a wonderful two week rental! I agree that the location is perfect, quiet and peaceful although in great proximity to what the Cape has to offer! I have many reviews and positive feedback about the excellent condition of the house and how well maintained and clean it is- thanks!
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Cape and staying at this home made our stay perfect. The home is beautiful inside and out. We enjoyed sitting on the deck, listening to the birds and being surrounded by nature. The Cape Cod Rail Trail is just down the road and we walked it each morning. If you like to bike, bring your bicycle - the Rail Trail is great for bikers, walkers, joggers, and wanderers!

We explored all of Cape Cod, including Chatham for shopping. Everything is an easy drive from this home.

Elaine is very helpful, answering any questions and giving information right away. Thank you, Elaine, for sharing your home and making our vacation so very nice!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you had a great time on the cape and our house well met your expectations! Please come again!
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Comfortable and well stocked

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for our grandkids spring break and the house was a good place to share family time. Lots of room for activities, including a nice backyard for running around.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback. The Cape is special all year round and I am pleased that you were able to share special family memories here! Come back again!
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Perfect location, truly relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for allowing us to stay in your home. The location is great, so easy to get to but extremely secluded, with great access to the rail trail. House had everything we needed to feel just like we were in our own home, and was a completely relaxing stay. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanskgiving on the Cape!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful trip. Your home is beautiful, especially the grounds and yard. We enjoyed our first Thanksgiving on the Cape as a family!

Can't wait to do it again. Would love to rent your home again!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the positive feedback. You are welcome back!!
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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 Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Red's pizza
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Harwich Sound Beaches
Car: recommended

Built 1994


Rates & Availability

Northwest Harwich House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017, #2
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall, Winter 2017/2018
Oct 21 2017 - Apr 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Pre-Season 2018
Apr 13 2018 - Jun 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early fall 2018
Sep 15 2018 - Oct 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $40

100% refund if canceled 60 days or more before arrival. Cancellations that are made between 15 days and 60 days prior to arrival 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 the 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. There is a $250.00 refundable security deposit for pet which will be refunded within 10 days of departure assuming that there is no damage from the pet.
I prefer 7 day minimum during my standard summer rates however I will discuss other options as needed.
There is a discount for rentals more than 2 weeks and repeat customers of excellent standing. Please contact Elaine for more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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