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Charming Cape house in prestigous Gateway Isles, Sleep 10, Dock, River, Beach

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


South Yarmouth House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, kayaks,pedal boat, Dock, sleeps 10

Boat, kayak, paddle board, swim, fish, sunbathe, bike and enjoy the best of Cape Cod in this 4 bedroom , 2 bath, 2 story home located directly across from the Parkers River. Private dock on the River available to dock and launch your motor boat, jet skis, or other watercraft and water toys. River has unobstructed access to Nantucket Sound! Gateway Isle has a right of passage across the Red Jacket resort for a short cut to the beautiful sandy beaches along South Shore Drive. Just a short 10 minute walk, or an even shorter Surrey Bike ride, to many beaches directly on Nantucket Sound (with warmer water!), including Sea View Beach, Parkers River Beach, South Middle Beach. Short stroll to water sports rentals available at the Red Jacket resort, including parasailing, jet ski, boats etc. Cozy fireplaced living room, full kitchen, outdoor patio, Tiki Bar, gas grill, washer/dryer,dishwasher,all the comforts of home, a hammock and outdoor shower too. Enjoy boating with unobstructed access to Nantucket Sound, just minutes from your dock on Parkers River. This home is situated in prestigious beach and boating community of Gateway Isles; where you can also enjoy the peace of this quiet waterfront neighborhood, bike riding for the kids and River activities. We provide free of charge a 4 passenger pedal boat, stand up paddle board and kayaks for your use and enjoyment! We also have a 4-6 person Surrey Limousine Bike available to ride the family with style to the beach or around the neighborhood. Short walk to mini golf, beaches, arcade, restaurants & shops.

This house was newly renovated inside and out and new to the rental market in 2012. The outside work includes new roofing, siding and trim, oversized & fully enclosed outdoor shower. Inside we have refinished hardwood floors throughout first floor level and installed all new carpeting. Enjoy the comfort of brand new mattresses and bedding, freshly painted walls and ceilings, new refrigerator and new retro red appliances. We assure you that quality, cleanliness and visitor satisfaction is our priority. We have rented out two other prime waterfront properties for the past decade, listed on homeaway, #105984 and 105982. Feel free to visit those sites for additional references and guest reviews

Onsite activites also include kayaking, fishing, pedal boat, paddle boarding, Surrey limousine Bike, 3-1 game table, bumper pool, giant chess set, horseshoes, tree swing, hammock, outdoor patio, TIKI bar, hammock and gas grill. We will provide a pedal boat, stand up paddle board, 3 kayaks and life jackets, no extra charge. You can kayak on the River down to Swan Pond or up the mouth of the River to Nantucket Sound. A short walk (or bike or kayak ride) for rental of other water toys, including jet skis, para-sailing and race boat rides at the Red Jacket beach resort. A short walk to beaches, Pirate Cove min-golf, inflatable water park, shops, zoo-quarium, restaurants and more.

Larger family or want to add a private beach and private deck on Nantucket Sound? Add our studio oceanfront cottage (#51 S. Shore Drive,1/2 mile away) to your vacation package at reduced rate, see listing homeaway #105984

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Dawn & Steven Karol; member since Dec. 1998
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 25, 2016
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Why Dawn & Steven Karol; member since Dec. 1998 chose Yarmouth

Newly Renovated, New Mattresses,, Fun River activities, short stroll to the beach.

What makes this house unique

Kayaks, 4-6 Person Surrey Limousine Bike, 4 Person Pedal Boat, Stand up paddle board, Outdoor Patio with Hammock, Picnic Table & Tiki Bar, Bumper Pool, Dock on Parkers River with unobstructed access up to Nantucket Sound or down to Swan Pond. Free use of Kayaks, pedal boat, paddlle board and surrey limousine bike !!


based on 12 traveler reviews

Charming Cape house in prestigous Gateway Isles, Sleep 10, Dock, River, Beach
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
Rochester, NY


  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a week with my daughter, four grandchildren, and two guests. Also had my 2 nieces join us during the week to complete a lovely family gathering.

There are many"best things" about this property. First, it is very clean and roomy. Second, it provides many things to make the vacation a pleasure. The kids all loved the kayaks and paddle boat, meeting in the backyard for a drink or a chat, showering out of doors in a very spacious shower.

The location is great. It is easy to get around the town and we found wonderful shops and restaurants. One week was just not enough time to do everything we wanted to do.

I forgot to mention the gracious owners! Dawn and Steve were wonderful and provided everything we could ask for. I would rent from them, anytime, anywhere!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Harriet, we are delighted that you and your family enjoyed the house and amenities. You were all a pleasure as well! Thank you, and welcome back!
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Hopkinton, MA

Great week in Yarmouth

  • 5 of 5

We stayed along with one other family for a week this past summer and had a great vacation. There was plenty of room in the house for everyone and we were able to have all 4 kids sleep together in one room upstairs which they loved. The best part of the house is the location and ability to use the dock along with the kayaks, paddleboat and paddle boards. We spent hours over there every day and even saw a seal swimming up the river one day. We always spend a day at the Cape Cod Inflatable Park after breakfast at Keltic Kitchen, both of which are less than 2 miles away. We also loved Captain's Parkers, a bar/restaurant only a 5-10 minute walk from the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Second year renting this property

  • 4 of 5

This is our 2nd year renting this property, 5 adults & 3 kids (a 4 yr old, a 2 yr old, & 1 yr old). The house is located in a very nice & quiet neighborhood right off Rt 28, close to beaches. The house was clean & is very roomy. More than enough beds (no bunk beds which is a plus for me), and there was enough room in the bedrooms upstairs to put 2 pack n plays, and still have room to move around. The kitchen is provided with everything you need, including a grill outside, for cooking. This year the picnic tables & tiki bar were set up different than last year, this years set up was a better set up. The outdoor shower is large & private, a big plus. Across from the house is a dock with kayaks, paddle board, etc for your use. There wasn't enough time to enjoy it all!

The owners, Dawn & Steve, are a pleasure to work with. They are very accessible with any questions you may have. Another great vacation at this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everyone wanted to stay another week!

  • 5 of 5

First off, working with the owners (Dawn and Steven) was very easy. Regardless of the questions I came up with, Dawn answered graciously. Steven happened to be there when we arrived and came over to introduce himself to be sure we were all set.

The property was well maintained and we had no real complaints. There are window a/c's in all of the bedrooms and the cross ventilation of the cape breezes kept the common areas cool enough in the evenings. Two bedrooms down and two up, worked out very well for us. Bathrooms were clean with decent water pressure and the outdoor shower is secluded enough to really be used. Our group ranged in age from 20 months to 89 years and it was great that there were no major obstacles for either end of the spectrum.

The Surrey bike was a big hit with the kids and the neighborhood streets are quiet enough to allow them to be at the controls. The paddle boat, kayaks and paddle boards were a lot of fun for both adults and kids. All of these "toys" really made the week memorable for the whole family. Each year we rent a different house in a different area on the cape and this is the first one that I've had some of the family ask if we could go back to next year. Might even take the studio on the beach (I'll be in touch Dawn).

There are 3-4 public beaches w-in 1.5 miles with our favorite being Bass River Beach since it never got overly crowed and has all the facilities. No where near as crowed as Mayflower (my old favorite), and you can set up close enough to watch the kids in the water. There are plenty of ice cream, mini golf, and trinket shops, as well as the Whydah pirate museum with-in a very short drive.

Thanks for a great week and am looking forward to next year.

Jim & Terry

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim and Terry, We are delighted that you enjoyed the house, the water "toys" and all the amenities, and welcome your family back! Thank you!
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Bedford, MA USA

Preview in person before renting

  • 2 of 5

I took this rental without previewing it. This is one of those listings that once you arrive, you immediately get the listing on the computer to see why you thought it would be something different. The house is across the street from the owners main house (river waterfront), and you walk across the street and through their yard to access a dock you share with them. Your rental does not have a summer water view. Maybe peeks in the winter between the river front homes. Pros: 4 good size BR's; small boat/kayak mooring; 1/2 mile walk to local ocean beach; surrey pedal bike is fun. Cons: House is old and dark; living areas are small; Lawn is small and in need of maintenance; owners across the street. Overall: Overpriced if you do not need a boat mooring.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Being an anonymous review, I'm not sure who wrote this in December about a summer rental. I am sorry you were disappointed. This house is exactly as described in the listing; across the street from the River. It is a short distance, about 100 feet ( a 30 second walk) to the River. The reviews posted dating back to 2012 also discuss the lovely River across the street and note the house is as described. If you thought it was direct riverfront, perhaps you didn't read the overview or look at the map, or somehow confused my house with another? No other guest has expressed disappointment to me but enjoy the location. Direct waterfront rental would cost thousands more. This house is about as close as you can get at a fraction of the cost. We have no "Mooring" as you state but we have actual docks. The docks are not shared and are directly on the River with a nice yard area to swim, enjoy the river and water activities , kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, pedal boating etc. On the River we have two separate sets of 24' foot docks with two separate gangways to walk on to each set of docks. The first set---two 12 foot floating docks--are for the exclusive use of this rental house We do also own the summer home on the River and have owned it for many years before purchasing this large 4BR home across the street that we now rent out. My family utilizes that second separate set of 12' docks for our boat if we come to the cape on the weekend and stay in our summer home on River; we don't need to use the rental homes set of docks and didn't. We don't live on Cape but do stay some weekends. We are accessible if any issue should arise. Although this rental home is not newly built, it was newly renovated inside and out in 2012 so I am surprised by your comment; other guests posted comments about the newness and roominess inside and out. The yard is well maintained by a professional landscaper weekly.
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My Family and I (Husband, 2 Toddlers, Grandparents) just returned from a wonderful trip to the Cape. The house was in a perfect location, had everything we needed (and then some) and was a main contributor to the amazing vacation we had. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Excellent location! Two story 4 bedroom home on street directly across from Parkers River in the prestigious Gateway Isles neighborhood. Private dock on the Parkers River also available for your motor boat, canoe, jet skis or other water toys. Sweet riverview from this home and a short walk to beautiful warm ocean beaches directly on Nantucket Sound. Family room with 3-1 bumper pool game table and giant chess set. Outdoor patio with Tiki Bar, hammock, tree swing, oversized outdoor shower, picnic table. 4-6 person surrey bike, 4 person pedal boat, stand up paddle board, and 3 kayaks also available free of charge for your use and enjoyment! Other activities include swimming, shopping, the Cape Cod National Seashore, Zooquarium, biking and hiking trails, antiques, fishing, boating, inflatable water park,whale watching, golf, mini golf, arcade,trampolines, go carts, parasailing, jet skis, ferry boats, museums, and parks. Loads of fun for all!


Rates & Availability

South Yarmouth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 7 2017 - May 13 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 14 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700

This home is available for rent by the month or by the wk. Holiday and weekend rates may vary-- call for details and special offers.
Refundable security deposit is also taken to secure against theft/damage/loss.
Sorry no RVs
Surrey bike may not be available for off peak season rental, inquire.
Monthly rental also offered during off peak season, oct-april

We require 50% to reserve, balance due April 1. The due date of the balance varies depending upon date of occupancy

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South Yarmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sofa bed
  • Two large air conditioned bedrooms are upstairs and two good sized air conditioned bedrooms are downstairs on the main level. There is a full bath on each level for your convenience. The couch opens up into a Queen bed if additional sleeping quarters are needed. Refinished hardwood throughout the first floor, all new carpeting upstairs. New mattresses, beddings, and window treatments. There is also a new oversized fully enclosed outdoor shower with hot/cold water for showering 'cape cod' style. AC units are in all bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
For those who enjoy watersports, rental of waverunners, kayaks, jet ski's and parasailing is also available a short walk or kayak ride down to the mouth of Parkers River. Free use of our Private dock on the River available to dock and launch your motor boat, jet skis, kayaks or other water toys. Three kayaks, a stand up paddle board and life jackets are provided on site for your use in the River. Parkers River runs down to Swan Pond as well as up to the ocean with unobstructed access to Nantucket Sound! Short 10 minute walk to many beaches directly on Nantucket Sound (with warmer water!), S Shore Drive, including Sea View Beach, Parkers River Beach, South Middle Beach. Even shorter Surrey Bike Ride to the Beach! seasonal restrictions may apply. Our house is in a quiet waterfront neighborhood, perfect for bike riding with the kids and River activities but also centrally located for a short walk to mini golf, water park,restaurants & shops as well as beaches.

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