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Walk to Dowses Beach and Upscale Village, Beautiful Home W/ Private Heated Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4BR/2BA - Sleeps 9-11

Wonderful Osterville location with a private heated pool. This 4 bedroom, 2 full bath home is in pristine condition and has a wonderful open floor plan. Completely renovated in 2012. Our home has central a/c, a new, stylishly appointed kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances, gleaming new hardwood floors, skylights, a fireplace and multiple, 3 separate living spaces perfect for families with children. The large, private backyard has a heated, in-ground, fenced-in swimming pool, brick patio with a new Weber gas grill, and outdoor shower. It is about a half mile to beautiful Dowses Beach and the warm waters of Nantucket Sound, and a short walk to the shops and restaurants of Osterville.

The first floor has two separate living spaces, including a large combination family room/dining room with new upholstered furniture, a large flat-screen HDTV, and large dining table that comfortably seats 6-8. The second living space is open to the new kitchen, and includes a fireplace, new upholstered furniture and seating for 10 at an over-sized breakfast bar and a custom built banquet. Also on the first floor are 2 bedrooms and a newly renovated full bath, including one with a king bed and another with a queen bed.

On the second floor are 2 additional bedrooms, a newly renovated full bath and another large family room, which includes a new sectional with a queen size pull-out sleeper. The bedrooms include one with three twin size beds (two twins and a roll away trundle) and another with a queen size bed.

The home offers 2 large HDTVs, a Bose Soundlink, WIFI, Cable with DVR service, 2 DVD players, and local phone service.

The house is very toddler-friendly, offering one full-size crib with crib sheets, one pack-n-play, one tension operated baby gate, one hand-held video monitor, various children's books and movies, and a booster seat.

Fresh linens are provided.

The large private yard has a heated, fenced-in, in-ground pool. The spacious brick patio has a Weber gas grill, a picnic table, and table and chairs for outdoor dining.

The 2-car attached garage has been converted into a well-equipped game room with an 8 foot pool table and an air hockey table for rainy day entertainment.

Other amenities we offer when you stay at our beautiful home:

Private Chef - We are affiliated with several wonderful private chefs and are happy to connect you with one of them who can prepare and serve meals for groups 2-20.

Mid-Rental Cleaning Services - Please inquire about mid-rental cleanings. We are happy to coordinate with the cleaning service for additional house-keeping throughout your stay so you can relax and enjoy your vacation.

Boats: Bring your own boat and park it in our side yard. You can launch from the public boat launches right in Osterville. We are also happy to arrange boat rentals with or without a captain during your stay.

Golf - Cape Cod has some of the best public golfing in New England within a short drive from the house.

Family Reunions - Need more sleeping space? Book our second home around the corner for the same week. Take the easy 2-3 minute walk between the two properties and enjoy the new 5 bedroom and 3 bath home. This home also has a new heated salt water in-ground pool. See this home at VRBO #601862

KEY WORDS: Private Heated Pool, Boat, Luxury, Golf, Private Chef, Wianno, Dowses, Craigville Beach, Kid-Friendly, Family Reunion, Osterville, Cape Cod, Joshua's Pond

More Details

Julie Gesner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Julie Gesner

We live outside of Boston with our two children. We love to travel, ski, surf and hang at the beach and pool. While incredibly busy as two full-time working parents, we try to enjoy our life to the fullest with as much vacation time as we can take!

Julie Gesner purchased this house in 2012

Why Julie Gesner chose Cape Cod

We chose Osterville because it is a short 1.5 hour drive from our primary home and Boston. We chose the Wianno area of Osterville because it is a short walk to either the beautiful village of Osterville or the warm waters of Dowses Beach. We love the expanded living space of our home so the entire extended family can relax together and not feel crowded. We chose this house specifically for the kid-friendly location on a quiet residential street and it's amazing back-yard. We wanted to be able to ride bikes around the circle and relax by the the heated pool after a day at the beach and also have room to BBQ, play yard games and throw a baseball. We love to entertain and this is the perfect home to do so.

What makes this house unique

Private heated swimming pool, Osterville, Dowses Beach, Craigville Beach, Joshua's Pond, Osterville, Pool Table, Air Hockey Table, large fenced in yard, Fancy's, Crisp, 3 living spaces


Osterville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor - Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Renovated in 2012
    2nd Floor - Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Renovated in 2015
    Custom Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Custom Cedar and Mahogany Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • 1st Floor Master with Full-Size Crib - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1st Floor - King Bed with Full-Size crib, Hardwood Floors
    1st Floor - Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , 1st Floor - Queen Bed, Hardwood floors
    2nd Floor - Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , 2nd Floor Queen, hardwood floors
    2nd Floor - Twin Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , 2nd Floor - Sleeps 3 - Three twin beds, hardwood floors
    2nd Floor - Family Room - 1 queen , New Queen Sleeper Sofa, Hardwood Floors
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Walk to Dowses Beach and Upscale Village, Beautiful Home W/ Private Heated Pool
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Perfect Vacation House!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation house for our ladies trip. We spent our days eating, drinking and lounging. Everything you need is right here!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Mary!
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I rented the house for a girl's weekend in the off-season, but could easily see how much fun it would be to spend a week together in Osterville over the summer. Close to town and the beaches, the house is tucked in a quiet neighborhood making you feel as though you are truly a resident in the local community. Not that we needed this, but there was plenty of room to spread out and every basic need was thought of -- from a fully supplied kitchen to games and other amenities. It was easy to forget you were in a rental in this home away from home!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review!! Come back anytime:-)
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

The owner is incredibly responsive and helpful. The updated living spaces are very comfortable (literally 3 living rooms) bedrooms are well appointed. The kids loved the pool even with rainy cool weather (Julie was gracious to keep the pool open and heated beyond her scheduled close date!) Can't ask for more, just down the street from the beach and around the corner from 2 private golf courses and the downtown village. No need to keep looking! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property with pool. Wonderful vacation.

  • 5 of 5

This house is a perfect place to vacation with friends and family. It has everything you need for a relaxing visit. The house is well furnished, very clean and well maintained. Although our group did not include children, there is an amazing selection of supplies and games. The kitchen has all the equipment most cooks would need. There are three separate living areas which gives everyone plenty of room as well as several eating areas. The outdoor space is terrific with a gas grill, patio, nice yard and a spectacular pool. The location is ideal because it's a 15 minute walk to Dowses Beach and the village of Osterville. The owners are very quick to respond to every question and concern. This our second year and recommend it without reservation.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you! We feel lucky to have you as renters:-)
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A gem in Osterville

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for a week at the end of August and, simply put, we had the best time ever of any rental on the Cape to date. The house is impeccably furnished. Julie and Dave clearly know what families need because the house was equipped with anything we could have possibly desired (video monitor and crib, plastic plates, cups and utensils, and even air hockey and pool tables!). The heated (and gated!) pool was fantastic -- my kids spent hours in the pool every day. Short walk to Dowses beach, which is a gem. The owners were extremely responsive and always available for questions or to make recommendations. We highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Great Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year in a row we have stayed here and there is a reason why. The house, location and owners couldn't be better! House is well maintained and outfitted for everyone in mind from all the kitchen/BBQ/cooking needs to kids books/games/movies and plenty of sheets pool and beach towels. Julie and her husband have also spent a lot of time and effort compiling info of the local area (restaurants/activities/sites, etc) for those visiting from out of town. Having owned a vacation home in Osterville for years and having young kids, we can appreciate all that The Gesners have done/do to make this a seamless vacation for people like us now vacationing and looking for just the right place to stay. Their direct communication and willingness to make sure all goes well is very much appreciated. Thank you Julie for making another return trip to Osterville pleasant and memorable for our family!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Barnstable Municipal Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
The Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Wianno Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Dowses Beach


Rates & Availability

Osterville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early May (Pool Open)
May 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early June 2017
May 31 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
4th of July Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pool Heat - See Notes $0
CC Payment Fee-See Notes $0
Cleaning Fee - See Notes $250
Refundable damage deposit $500

Refundable Security = $1000 (instead of $500) for stays less than 7 nights and/or for groups younger than the minimum age of 30.

Cleaning Fees = High quality bed linens plus bath & pool towels are provided for your stay. We ask groups to wash/dry house & pool towels prior to exit. Bed linens are stripped/changed over by cleaners.

Pool Heat Fee (Optional) = $25/ Early Summer, High Season and Labor Day and $50/day other periods. If you are unsure about needing the pool heated, the determination can be made closer to your stay regarding whether to heat the pool. If the pool is heated, we can deduct the fee from your Security Deposit upon your departure. Pool is open May 1st through 3rd Weekend in September. Please inquire regarding availability of the pool in April and late September/October.

Credit Card Processing Fee = If paying via credit card, VRBO charges a 3% credit card processing fee. VRBO also applies an additional 1.5% to international CC bookings. These are additional to their "Service Fee". These fees go directly to VRBO (CC Processing Fees and Service Fee). To avoid CC Processing Fees, submit payment via E-Check instead of CC. VRBO's reservation system accepts E-Check payments in addition to CC payments and will walk you through the E-Check payment method once you click the "Book Now" link. E-Check is an EFT and is available as a payment option if your reservation is more than 10 days away. If you have questions - please ask us - we are happy to help:-)

SAVINGS!! Stay for 7 nights or longer during the 2 or 3 night minimum periods and pay the lower average nightly rate!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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