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Julie Gesner

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Upscale Village - Heated Private Pool - Walk to Beach and Town - Sleeps 17

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Osterville House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom/3 Baths (Sleeps 15-17)

Gorgeous completely renovated cape cod home with a new private heated salt water pool at the end of quiet dead-end street in the Wianno area. The 5 bedroom, 3 full bath house is walking distance to Dowses Beach and Osterville Village and has been fully renovated for the 2015 season with a wonderful open floor plan. The new kitchen has beautiful light birch cabinets, gleaming white quartz counters, gorgeous blue glass tiled back-splash, and new stainless steel appliances. This home also has central a/c, gleaming new hardwood floors, new upholstered furniture, and pottery barn and Ralph Lauren linens. Enjoy a well-equipped games room for rainy day fun with foos-ball table and a ping-pong, pool and air-hockey table.

The private fenced backyard has a new salt water, heated, in-ground, swimming pool and a generous area for back-yard games. The patio has a new Weber gas grill and generous seating for outdoor dining. There is additional seating around the pool deck for lounging in the sun and back-yard entertaining. Shower off the beach sand at the end of day in the lovely custom mahogany and cedar outdoor shower.

This house is situated on a large 1/2 acre lot in a quiet, family friendly area about 1/2 mile to Dowses Beach and the warm waters of Nantucket Sound, and a short stroll to the shops and restaurants of Osterville Village. Craigville Beach is also about 2 miles away.

The first floor includes a large combination family room/dining room/kitchen, with plenty of seating in beautiful new upholstered furniture, a new 42” flat-screen HDTV, a large custom banquet with a maple trestle table and bench that comfortably seats 8. The family room is open to the new kitchen with seating for an additional 4-5 at an over-sized breakfast bar. Also on the first floor are 2 generous bedrooms, including a first floor Master Bedroom with a king bed with en-suite access to the shared bath. The second bedroom is very large and doubles as an additional hang-out space and bedroom. It has a set of twin bunk beds, a roll-away twin trundle, a sofa that pulls out into a sleeper, a new 30' flat screen TV with Cable & a DVD player and lots of adult and children's toys/games/movies. Both bedrooms share a newly renovated full bath.

On the second floor are 3 additional bedrooms. The large Master Bedroom has a king bed, a full-size crib and a lovely new private en-suite bath with a double vanity. The second bedroom has two double beds with twin roll-away trundle beds. The third bedroom has a queen bed and en-suite access to the large new shared hall bathroom.

The house is very toddler-friendly, offering one full-size crib with crib sheets, an additional pack-n-play, one tension operated baby gate, one hand-held video monitor, various children's books and movies, and a booster seat. There are also two size 16" wheel bikes for children (ages 4-6). Please bring your children's helmets.

Parking Pass to all Barnstable beaches including Dowses Beach, Craigville Beach and Joshua's Pond. Fresh sheets, pool and bath towels and propane gas are provided. The home offers WiFi, Cable, 2 DVD players, and local phone service.

The over-sized 1-car attached garage has been converted into a well-equipped game room with convertible pool, air-hockey, ping-pong table and a foos ball 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 very large driveway. 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 this lovely renovated 4 bedroom and 2 bath home. This home also has a heated in-ground pool. See this home at vrbo 435610

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

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julie Gesner (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english


based on 20 traveler reviews

Upscale Village - Heated Private Pool - Walk to Beach and Town - Sleeps 17
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Great home for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay in Cape Cod and thank good for memories! The home is everything all the other reviewers have stated. The location is at the end of a quiet tree lined cul de sac right next to an almost secret path to town. The house is beautifully laid out and furnished and has everything in the kitchen you could possible want.

Our three generations spend a week together every summer and had been visiting Sea Isle City for a number of years. We wanted to explore a different area this summer and our requirements were that the location is family oriented. The grandchildren are ages 4 to 10. We went to Dowses Beach the first day and it's a small protected beach. Parking can be an issue unless you go early or around 1 pm. We walked there as well and a beach tag is not necessary for walking.

Most activities were 15 to 20 minutes away. Hyannis was a popular spot for us with its restaurants and boating activities. What was always a hit with the family was the pool in the yard. The back yard is big! It's fenced in and has lots of space for the kids to run around. We also ate outside every time we didn't go out for dinner. There are two patio tables and it's nicely shaded in the evening.

As other reviewers have said, Julie is most helpful. She checked in with us to make sure all was well. If you're looking for a place for relaxation in a wonderful area close to lots of attractions, this home is the place to go! It felt like home immediately for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved your time at our home and in Osterville! Please come back anytime!
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Great Cape Escape

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this rental. We had 12 people - 6 adults and 6 kids ages 6 to 16. The location was great - walking distance to the adorable town of Osterville and easy driving distance to anywhere else on the Cape. The house was fully equipped and fit all of our needs. The owners provided a very detailed book of things to do and know about the area. I highly recommend this VRBO rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! We love Osterville too and glad you enjoyed your stay at our home!
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An amazing house for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely amazing. I cannot say enough how perfect it was for our entire family. The location could not have been better. Our teenager daughters loved that they could walk or bike into Osterville and shop or get some ice cream or a delicious treat from the bakery. We loved exploring the town and surrounding area on our morning runs and bike rides. The area is definitely walker, runner and bike friendly - there are shaded paths everywhere and drivers are very accommodating. The house is beautifully decorated and stocked with everything imaginable. I have never seen a more well-stocked kitchen or a more beautiful pool and large backyard in a rental home. It was perfect for spending the day as a family at the house, playing yard games, swimming, and eating on the patio. Even on the 90 degree days, the shade from all of the trees and umbrellas kept us outside enjoying our day. Our four year old grandson didn't want to leave "his room" at the end of the week. He loved all of the toys, puzzles and games. And Julie was very easy to work with - she provided us with a wonderful guide answering every question we could possibly have. I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for the review! We love Osterville and the beautiful location. We are so glad you enjoyed it too. We have set the house up for families with children and for families who enjoy cooking and the outdoors. So happy to hear it worked for your family!
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Wonderful Cape Cod get-away

  • 5 of 5

The house was the perfect starting place for our vacation. Julie was incredible to work with and made the experience wonderful and very smooth. The house was perfect for our group of 12 and the pool and large backyard were great areas for us to relax and play games. The location, being within walking distance to the ocean and downtown area, was exactly what we wanted. And being at the end of the road offered good privacy. The rooms were plenty large and the outdoor shower was a really nice touch.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review - We are glad you enjoyed yourselves!! Come back anytime.
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Perfect for our group.

  • 5 of 5

This location and the other down the street were great for our large get together for Pax East. While the drive was long, the house was great to come back together and hang out. Spacious living made group games of charades, Jenga and Smash Bros a memorable time. The crib was a nice touch since we did have a one year old with us and that worked out well. The backyard was also fairly big, and even though we were there off-season, we spent a good amount of time in the backyard relaxing and grilling.

Julie kept good correspondence with us during our stay, and responded to any inquires pretty quick. She also provided a quite extensive guide of the local attractions, hiking trails, and more. I'd highly recommend the house for a family or two looking to relax on the Cape.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! We are so glad renting the two houses simultaneously for your group worked out so well!
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Simply the BEST!!!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Cape Cod the end of March for our Mom’s 90th Birthday celebration which was held in nearby Centerville. This lovely home was perfect for our family! From the very beginning, working with Julie was a wonderful experience. Her warm and caring nature and obvious love for her home makes you feel you definitely made the right choice. You walk in the front door and immediately feel welcomed. The Cape Cod décor is refreshing and relaxing. The owners considered everything that would make a family’s vacation enjoyable and fun. The living and dining areas are spacious with ample seating, the kitchen is very well equipped, and the bedding extremely comfortable. The owners even thought of accommodating families traveling with babies and children! This home is conveniently located to the quaint Village of Osterville as well as Dowses Beach – all within walking distance – and, don’t forget Fancy’s Market! We cannot thank you enough Julie, and we will definitely be in touch again when we plan our next family reunion on beautiful Cape Cod!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come back and visit us soon! Thanks for your wonderful evening review!
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Barnstable Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Crisp Flatbread Inc.
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Steamship Authority to Nantucket and The Vineyard
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Wianno Country Club
Nearest Train
35 Miles
MBTA Kingston/Plymouth Line
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Wimpy's Seafood
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Car: recommended

Classic Wianno area Cape Cod summer home in the beautiful town of Osterville. Private, heated pool with a large, beautifully landscaped fenced back yard. Plenty of room for multiple families. Flat dead end street which is perfect for learning to bike-ride.


Rates & Availability

Osterville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year's
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2017 - Pool Open
May 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early June
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season II
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Online Booking Fee - 3% $0
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee - See Notes $275
Pool Heat - See Notes $0

Pool Open May 1st through 3rd Weekend in September Annually

Pool Heat = $25/ Early Summer, High Season and Labor Day and $50/day other periods

Cleaning Fees = Includes all bed linens

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

Booking Fee = If paying via credit card, there is a 3% booking fee for the convenience. To avoid this charge, you can make a payment online via e-check if your reservation is more than 10 days away or a paper check along with a signed lease to us via regular mail.

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

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Osterville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , 1st Floor renovated ensuite bath
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , New mahogany and cedar outdoor shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor New, Private Ensuite
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor New Ensuite bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • 1st Floor - King Bedroom - 1 king , Ensuite Bath, new linens, hardwood floors
    2nd Floor - King Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , New ensuite private bath, new linens, hardwood floors, crib
    2nd Floor - Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Shared 2nd floor bath, ensuite, new linens, hardwood floors
    2nd Floor - Double Bedroom - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , New linens, hardwood floors, 2 double beds w/ twin trundles
    1st Floor - Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Twin bunk bed, twin trundle, queen sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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