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Peaceful Family Getaway: Spacious & Comfortable *Summer 2018 is booking now!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10

Get ready to relax--this beloved home is fresh, light-filled and welcoming. Deceivingly large for a traditional Cape, it has plenty of room for a family or two.

Visitors comment on the size of the house: a generous living room for gathering, a dining room seating 10 with access to front and backyard decks, a separate wing of the house holding the large open kitchen with island, a separate dining area, and a family room with a TV and a small loft. Kids love climbing the ladder to this little fun spot in the eaves. The general living spaces are well separated from the sleeping quarters, which allows for quiet and privacy. A 1/2 bath off the family room area also helps keep activity away from the bedrooms.

This 6-bedroom sleeps ten, with flexible bed arrangements. All the bedrooms have air conditioners for the summer season, although the breezes off the marsh and ocean are perfect for sleeping and relaxing. Each bedroom is simply decorated, with shades and/or curtains and extra bedding for comfortable sleeping. Bed linens and towels are provided. Pack-n-play and wooden crib available. Renters provide baby linens. For toddlers, we have bed rails for three beds and three waterproof bed pads, upon request.

We don't claim to be fancy, but we do try to make families feel welcome. The house has Wifi and cable, a Wii console, and DVDs and a DVD player. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor games and books for kids and grownups. Every year we make improvements to the property; our returning renters enjoy and compliment our annual updates.

The backyard is very private, surrounded by trees and brush. Birdwatchers, sunbathers and grillers enjoy the space. A large deck overlooks a tree-filled, sun-dappled space. The outdoor shower is a pleasure. Front and side decks also provide outdoor space to enjoy the sun and breezes. Front and back driveways easily provide parking for 4-6 cars, or a boat. (Town boat access is next to Keyes Beach, 4/10 mile from the house).

***Barnstable Beach Pass included covers parking fees at the 17 local beaches*** Walking to the beach is easy with our beach wagon, which can help carry the beach umbrellas, coolers, beach chairs & toys, and beach towels we provide.

Sorry, no smoking or pets.

More Details

Owner
Dan & Lu
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

About Dan & Lu

We are teachers, and spend many off-season weekends and a week each summer in the house ourselves. It is our family home, not just a rental property. Our five children spent summer time here, walking back and forth to the beach daily. They enjoyed the snack bar and shallow waters of the family-friendly Keyes Beach. Now that all the 'kids' are grown, we enjoy the house with them, their friends and our granddaughter. We eat out in Hyannis, and head out to many of the 17 beaches in Barnstable. Our favorites include Keyes, Covell, and Dowse's. Whether the house is full of family or we are just the two of us, it suits our needs.

Dan & Lu purchased this house in 1992

Why Dan & Lu chose Barnstable

Dan visited the Cape as a boy, and wanted to provide that experience for his five children. After months of searching, this property proved ideal with its location and space. The house has become a home over years of work and improvements, and we enjoy looking for ways to update the property every year.

What makes this house unique

This house so well-located, between town and beach. There is always something to do nearby, or if we wish to travel up the Cape, a day trip is an easy adventure. When we spend time in the house, we enjoy the backyard view of tall oaks and listening to the birds. From the backyard and the second floor, the view of sunrise over the marsh is quite calming. When the house is full of our large family, there's space for all, and as our granddaughter comes to enjoy the house and beach, we are delighted to share it with her. In particular, we look forward to when she is old enough to climb into the loft in the family room and enjoy it as her mom, aunt and uncles did in their youth. Hanging out in the kitchen and family room together and then sharing a meal at the big round dining table is one of our family joys. Playing charades in the living room has been family tradition, as is house-wide hide-and-seek. We've mentioned the nearby beach, and the stroll to it is wonderful any time of year.

Amenities

Hyannis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Washroom - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2nd fl Yellow Room - 1 queen
    1st fl Blue Room - 2 twin/ single
    2nd fl Pink Room - 1 king , King bed can be separated into two twin beds.
    1st fl Pink Room - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    2nd fl Green Room - 1 twin/ single
    2nd fl Coral room - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

This home is fantastic! Clean, beautiful and had everything we needed! It really was perfect !

  • 5 of 5

The owner was super easy to work with and very helpful ! We will be back again !

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect housing for us

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly what we needed. The house is spread out enough that some of us could be up late talking without disturbing anyone that was sleeping in the bedrooms. The peaceful backyard was fantastic for outdoor dining at anytime of day. The location is also wonderful, close enough to all the action Main street in Hyannis offers, yet far enough away from it you forget it is even there.

Dan & Lu were a pleasure to work with from start to finish and we look forward to staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your stay at our home. We love it for many of the reasons you mention. We were so impressed with your thoughtful care of our property and would love to have you return. Dan and Lu
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5

Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Dan and Lu,

I spent last weekend at your beautiful home. It was rented for a multi-generational mom get away. There were seven of us and there was plenty of space for us all to spread out. It was particularly helpful to have bedrooms and a full bath on the first floor as my mother is 88 years young. We all enjoyed your large kitchen with the cozy family room attached. It was great to wakeup and start the day without disturbing those that were still sleeping on the other side of the house. It was very close to the beach and to downtown Hyannis with lots of good restaurant choices. Everyone agreed it was the perfect spot to relax and spend some quality time. The home is stocked as discribed with sheets, towels, books, games & paper products making the experience even easier. I can't think of anything that was missing. I would definitely recommend your home to anyone and I hope to rent your home again in the future. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us. Sharon from CT

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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CWolf chester cty

  • 5 of 5

If and when we go back for a family vacation, this is the only place I would want to stay. The home felt like our home when we walked in Owner was a delight to work with and would recommend to everyone. Close to docks, etc. Food was great on the main street. Best vaca ever!!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I (parents, siblings and their spouses) rented this home for a wedding we had over Labor Day weekend. My initial attraction to the listing was the number of bedrooms that the house had for each of the couples we had staying there, and that turned out to be one of the best features of the home. We all comfortably fit and had a place to sleep without the need of a futon or pullout couch. The dining room table sat us all (in a circle), which was nice to have everyone at the table at the same time for the dinner we decided to stay in and cook on the grill. The bedrooms are on the other side of the house as the living room and kitchen, which was nice because the adults who were up playing card and board games didn't wake up the sleeping children with any noise. Having two small children in our party, it was a relief to have a pack n play, high chair, and toys waiting for us upon arrival and saving us the pain of having to bring them along or make do without them. The house is in a beautiful part of Hyannis Port and walking distance to a lovely little town beach where we sat and got sun, watched the ferry pass back and forth in the distance, and brought our children fishing for the first time. We thoroughly enjoyed taking turns napping on the hammock, sitting outside on the many decks the home has, and walking down to the beach with our kids. We had a great family vacation here and talk of making it an annual trip! The only feedback I have (that really wasn't a big deal) was that the downstairs could get a little stuffy without air conditioning (there is AC in the bedrooms though), but it was September and the breezes were fine. The cleaning checklist upon checkout was a little lengthy and I thought would be covered by the rental fee, but we made it out that day with plenty of time to spare.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy that you enjoyed your stay. We love our home and agree that it offers a great family experience on the Cape! Thanks so much for your feedback...we appreciate the support and always try to keep improving guests' experience. We're considering adding air conditioning to the kitchen wing. Other guests have remarked on those breezes, too, and the dining room area really allows for them to blow through. We have already modified the checkout checklist to make it even easier for guests. The list is meant to support our policy that guests leave the house the way they found it, and as you indicated, it does not take long. Hope to welcome you again if you decide to return. Dan and Lu
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Wonderful Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home and very well appointed. Wonderful living spaces, bedrooms comfortable and convenient. Set up convenient for families with different aged children. We very much enjoyed eating on the deck in the evening as well as socializing on other porches and in outdoor areas . The kitchen area was very efficiently laid out, and the kitchen was well stocked with appliances, dishes, pots and pans. It was also very nice to have beach items provided.

The Hyannis area provided good beach choices, and being able to walk to the beach was great. All in all we had a very nice week at a good location. We would recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Consider our home again if you return to Cape Cod in the future!
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Cape Cod Melody Tent
"So many great music acts, comedians and performers just down the street!"
Craigville Beach
"Flat open beach is popular for its surf. "
John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum
Four Seas Ice Cream
"Best ice cream ever in a beloved local spot. "
Spanky's Clam Shack & Seaside Saloon
"Busy, fun place for family--watch the boats come in and out of Hyannis Harbor. Or have seat ..."
Dowse's Beach
"Quiet, family-friendly beach with lots of space. "
Pain D'Avignon
"Tucked away off Rte 132, this place surprises with its pastry and great coffee. "
Lambert's Fruit Co
"GREAT source for fresh produce and deli. "
Naked Oyster
"Excellent seafood for date night or a gathering of good friends. "
Craigville Pizza & Mexican
"We've been going here for years with the family. Not fancy, just plain good. "
Sam Diego's
"Mexican-themed with big menu. Great for family. And adults can sneak in a margarita. On Rte ..."
All Cape Cook's Supply
"Find anything you want to cook with. A guilty pleasure. "
Paddock Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Old-school Cape Cod restaurant just around the corner from us. Think white tablecloths and g..."
Cooke's Seafood
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Cape Cod Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Main St Hyannis (many bars)
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Martha's Vineyard/Nantucket Ferries
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Hyannisport Golf
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Hyannis Transportation Center
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Main St HYannis (many)
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Keyes St
Car: recommended

Great location with easy access to town and beach. Hyannis, the main town on Cape Cod, has an airport, bus & train service, ferries to the islands, restaurants, cinema, mall and shops. Main Street is a mile from our house, yet the house feels private and close to the shore. Two beaches are walking distance, and three others are short car rides away. We easily travel up and down the Cape from our house.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $600

Rental fee includes beach pass for parking at 17 beaches in the Town of Barnstable, north and south sides of the Cape. It also includes trash pick up at the curb on Friday mornings. The refundable security/damage deposit covers any accidental damage, missing items, or extra cleaning beyond normal wear and tear.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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