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Private Sanctuary, Beautiful Home, Walk to Beach, & Barnstable Beach Pass

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Enjoy your vacation at this beautiful and serene setting, right next to the Audubon Society's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, north of Rt.6A in the Cummaquid area, with 2 surrounding acres of nature that attract many different types of birds, butterflies, and berries and also offers a relaxing and private setting to come home to after a day at the beach, whale watching, biking, shopping and the many other activities the area offers! This is a great home for an extended family vacation or groups of 6-7 friends for a getaway! For the summer season June-Labor Day stay for a week or more, in the off-season come for a 3-night stay or more! With the 2 gas fireplaces in this home, the Cape is a great place to visit in the Fall, Winter, and Spring too!

Recently totally renovated, spacious air conditioned home is immaculate (in summer season a/c units in each bedroom and all living spaces), 2.5 bathrooms and a private outdoor shower on the deck, outdoor living space and a yard surrounded by acres of nature and beauty. First floor includes master bedroom with a king size bed along with a large full bath (walk-in shower), a combined living/dining area with a gas fireplace for those chilly nights to warm up next to while enjoying a glass of wine, and an open and fully-equipped kitchen with eat-at counter and 4 highback chairs, Also on first floor is a large 1/2 bath with washer and dryer and all supplies needed for laundry prep.

Walk up the stairs to another large living room with another gas fireplace, entertainment center, and desk/work area for those few times you might need to work at one. This home will make you forget about work, but there is space to get it done, just in case, with WiFi included also. Second floor also includes a large full bathroom with bathtub and shower, 2 large bedrooms with one bedroom with a king bed, plus a twin bed, other bedroom has one bunk bed with a twin on top and a double bed on the bottom and two more twin beds. Also included is a Pack-n-Play for the little ones. Plenty of room for groups of 7-8 guests.

If you ever decide to leave the comfort of this home, you are only 1/2 mile walk from the Audubon Society's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary with beautiful grass trails and meadows while on your way to Barnstable Harbor and the beach at the end of Bone Hill Road. Take a short ride to Millway Beach (lifeguarded) and along that road you'll find the Whale Watch excursion boat, and deep sea fishing charters and several of the finest restaurants in the area. Take a ride 10 minutes away and you'll come to the Cape Cod Mall, Hyannis and Island ferry boats to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket! Along Rt. 6A you'll find speciality shops, restaurants, general/country stores, antique shops, and so much more. And don't forget all the other Town of Barnstable fresh water and ocean beaches that the landlord beach pass gives you free access to!

Keywords: House, Home, Beach House, Cape House

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Janet Smith
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Janet Smith

I am an elementary school adminstrator and come to the Cape every vacation and as many weekends as possible; however, I invite you to share my home when I am not there myself and hope that you will enjoy it as much as I do!

Janet Smith purchased this house in 2007

Why Janet Smith chose Cape Cod

My family bought our Cape home because we the love the area and want to live here someday. The home is close to Barnstable Harbor, Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary Sandy Neck beach, and Rt. 6A, and although close to Hyannis and all the amenities, it feels like we are far away from the hustle and bustle. Being close to the Audubon Society's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary allows us a beautiful walk to the beach through the grass and meadow trails and also brings all the birds and their beauty right to our home.

What makes this house unique

The quaintness of Barnstable village and the bay side of the Cape offers 'Old Cape Cod' feel with everything from beaches to restaurants to shops to malls to whale watches, bike rides, long nature walks, to stress-relieving relaxation!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This lovely home offers a peaceful and private setting, yet is located ideally for exploring the Cape. Our family enjoyed walking to the beach at sunset, boogie-boarding in the waves of the Cape's beautiful beaches, taking in Cape Cod League baseball games, and cooling off with a swim after a long bike ride. The house is well-organized and thoughtfully equipped with everything you might need on vacation, and the owner's tips on restaurants, beaches and other local information were invaluable. For our family, this was the perfect spot for a great summer vacation! Alex A. of Chevy Chase, MD Vacationed August 2009
Oct 2009
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Cummaquid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath Shower is double seated with 3 inch lip
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1st Floor 1/2 bathroom with washer and dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Full bathroom 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Hot/cold water outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom 1st Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 twin & 1 king. Pack n Play only no crib.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed has Double on bottom and twin on top
  • King size bed (1) Platform King Bed in master bedroom, a 2nd-floor bedroom has a bunk bed Double bed (1) on Lower Bunk, twin on top of bunk, plus 2 more twins, another 2nd-floor bedroom has a king bed plus 1 twin. No crib available, but there is a Pack-n-Play
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beach Pass for all resident and public beaches in Barnstable


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Private Sanctuary, Beautiful Home, Walk to Beach, & Barnstable Beach Pass
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful home, located on major route on Cape which is easily accessible to everything!

  • 5 of 5

First off Janet was amazing. Her home is beautiful and located in a great place that is easily accessible to everything.

Janet was super accommodating and a pleasure to work with in renting her home. The cleaning lady she uses is equally as nice and accommodating. I highly recommend this property for your summer vacation down the cape!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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All the amenities needed to make you feel at home!

  • 5 of 5

A week of comfort and enjoyment! We were two couples with three kids ages 3, 4 and 5. We were never bored and neither were the kids even on a rainy day. The house is very spacious and has everything you need as if it was your own. Great indoor space for the kids to play and outdoor space for the kids along with games, toys, umbrellas and chairs for the beach. A great center location near everything you need and beautiful beaches close by. Our favorite beach was Chapin beach with the most beautiful clear water and the kids had a blast collecting hermit crabs. Janet was very accommodating and easy to reach with any questions or concerns. Our first Cape Cod experience was a wonderful and staying here was definitely part of the reason.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your first trip to Cape Cod was enjoyable! Come again soon!
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Lovely House - Quiet Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Cummaquid (Barnstable). Janet's listing is right on - the house is as lovely as it appears in the photos, if not more so. The house has been recently renovated and it feels like a brand new home with outstanding accommodations. New appliances, good Wifi, an extra refrigerator in the garage, and plenty of storage; this enabled us to keep the house nice and neat, even though there were eight of us there most of the time. The children (4 ages 10 to 15) loved the outdoor shower and are begging their father to put one in when they get home!

From the Barnstable location we were able to explore other parts of Cape Cod within an hours drive. We drove to Nauset Beach one day, passing through some lovely small villages and towns. Locally we enjoyed the Barnstable beaches, and thanks to having a beach pass available, we were able to park at all the Barnstable beaches at no cost, a savings of $20.00 per visit.

I would highly recommend this house to large families, two families traveling together, or like us, two generations of a family gathering together for some summer fun. It really worked for us!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay! The outdoor shower is everyone's favorite thing here, including mine. Please come back soon and stay with me again.
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Beautiful house and location!

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful with lots of room and good location. It's centrally located and an easy drive to many beautiful beaches. The house comes with many nice additions, including toys for the kids (my daughter loved discovering the toy box upstairs!), beach toys for bringing to the beach, and even outdoor toys for the kids to play in the yard. The sitting area in the garage is really nice and the outdoor shower was great. The house was bigger than we expected and the bedrooms were perfect for my daughter and her two cousins, while still having plenty of room for the adults. Thank you so much - we are hoping we can come back again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your Cape Cod vacation while staying here. It was a pleasure accommodating your family and would love to have you come.back again!
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Incredible family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Cape Cod and we traveled from Texas with our two sons ages 15 and 11. I rank this as one of my favorite family vacations ever! Arrangements with Janet were wonderful. She is so friendly and genuinely excited to have you stay at her home.

We were in absolute awe of the beauty of the location of this home. Now having driven much of the Cape and having seen the other major towns (Hyannis, Chatham, Falmouth etc), I'm so glad we found and chose this home and Barnstable. The home is right off of 6A, which is one on the most beautiful drives you will find. The trees are landscaping everywhere is spectacular. This home is just a couple of minutes away from the harbor and we made great memories here! Our first day we took the whale watching excursion from Hyannis whale tours. I think we many have had some extra luck, but the day we went out, we saw over 35 different whales up close. Really close. It was spectacular!!

The next night we came back to the harbor to the restaurant Osterville and picked out our lobster to boil back at the house (more on that to follow). The next day we took a fishing charter on the Aquarius out of the same harbor. Unbelievable day. Great captain and deck hand. We caught many striper and brought home four large fillets for dinner that night. There are great restaurants nearby and a grocery store just minutes away. You are close to everything, but feel as if you are away from it all in a New England paradise.

The house is perfect for a family. It has everything you need to spread out and be comfortable. My favorite memories from this trip are cooking back at the house(I can't believe I just said that!) and enjoying the backyard. Janet has everything you need to make it feel like home. My 11 year old set up a croquet course within minutes of arrival and we laughed and had the best time playing every night. The upstairs is so ideal for families! There is a poker/game table and we had an ongoing poker tourney that we continued in the evenings throughout our stay. The house is extremely clean and has everything you would ever need. The outdoor space is filled with beach gear and outdoor games. Janet leaves you a beach pass with a guide to all the local beaches and she has a basket of things to do and a drawer filled with many local restaurant menus.

This was a wonderful home and I'm so grateful that we stayed here and had this family memory. You will be as well!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hutchinsons for a wonderful review of my home! I should just exchange your review for my narrative above! It was a pleasure having you as my guests and hope to have you come and enjoy my vacation home again. Thank you! My best to you all, Janet
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Warm, welcoming home in convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Janet's rental home. The house is large and spacious and filled with things to interest every member of the family. It comfortably fit our family of 2 parents, 2 kids and 2 grandparents. Due to mobility issues, the main floor master suite was much appreciated. The beach pass, beach gear and outdoor shower were especially useful. Janet, the owner, was very accessible and responsive to all of my questions. The house is situated in a very tranquil area, but is close, by car, to beaches, malls, markets and various tourist attractions. We liked the relative privacy of Bone Hill Beach and the very warm, but crowded, waters of Craigville Beach. We also enjoyed our day trips to Boston and Provincetown.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your time at my vacation home! It is a convenient set-up for family and extended family stays so am happy my home worked well for you all. Thank you for choosing my home for your Cape Cod vacation. Please come again! Janet
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Hyannis Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Optimist Cafe
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Hyannis Island Ferries
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hyannis Golf Club on Rt. 132
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Cape Cod Railroad in Barnstable
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Rt. 6A Old Kings Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
The Barnstable Tavern
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Bone Hill Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Entrance to Audubon Society's Grass Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Trail to Beach Continues
Nearest Point of Interest
Bone Hill Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
Quaint Barnstable Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Whale Watch Excursion Boat
Nearest Point of Interest
Deep Sea Fishing Charter
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Golf Course
Car: recommended

Audubon Society's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary 1/4 of a mile near.

Ocean/Barnstable Harbor beach within a 1/2 mile, Sandy Neck Beach about 5 miles away, Landlord Beach Pass allows free access/parking at all Town of Barnstable public and resident-only beaches, public golf course nearby, restaurants, restaurants, restaurants, close proximity to boats travelling to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, Whale watch excursions and deep sea fishing charters within walking distance 1.5 miles, kayaking excursions booked through the Audubon Society, art galleries, 6A bike trail, so much right nearby!


Rates & Availability

Cummaquid House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Peak Summer Weeks
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Shoulder Season
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
'17-'18 Winter Season
Nov 1 2017 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Property Damage Protection $99

Check-in is @ 4:00PM
Check-out is @ 10:00AM
If there are more than 8 guests total or more than 5 adults a total additional fee of $100/night will be assessed.
Town of Barnstable Dept. of Public Health Ordinances- All occupants names must be provided to Owner prior to stay. *See Lease Addenda

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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