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Jackie O'Rourke

Member since: 2015
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Fully Renovated - Private And Quiet - Near Coast Guard Beach!

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Eastham holiday house

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, Outdoor Shower, Fenced-In And Dog Friendly

Summer 2017 is already filling up! Book today before the few remaining weeks are gone!

Tired of the cobwebs and dated decor you've found in most weekly rentals? Spend your Cape Cod vacation in our fully renovated and absolutely beautiful Cape Cod home. Enjoy easy access to all that the National Seashore has to offer with walking paths, freshwater ponds, Salt Pond, and the famous Coast Guard Beach practically at your doorstep. Explore the Cape Cod Rail Trail on bike, blade, or foot - conveniently just around the corner. Take a long walk below the dunes of Nauset Light before a quiet dinner at a selection of nearby restaurants; local seafood, piping hot pizza, classic American, and authentic South African are all within a two minute's drive. Venture south to Orleans for some live music or north to Wellfleet for harbor-side oysters. Our home is located on a private road in a quiet residential neighborhood, but is just a short hop to everything: art, beaches, excellent dining, shopping, and adventures. Pop in the water to surf or kayak, watch the seals, or head out on a paddle board - the outer Cape is yours to explore, with the outdoor shower waiting for you when it's time to rinse off!

Looking for a quiet retreat? Curl up on the couch with a book, pop open a bottle of wine, or relax on the deck or in a hammock (we have three!) When the cool evening sea breeze rolls in, gather around the fire pit and lean back to watch for falling stars. Situated on just under an acre, we have fenced-in nearly half of the property and are a dog-friendly rental (please contact for details). Bringing the kids? The property abuts the local elementary school playground with nearby access to a freshwater pond, and is near mini-golf courses and the Wellfleet Drive-in.

With two bedrooms on the first floor connected by a full-bath, the upstairs en-suite Master is private and comfortable. The first floor features an open-layout with tall ceilings, two bedrooms (the Cherry and Surf rooms), both a full and half bath, easy access to the outdoor shower, and beautiful views of the yard on all sides. Upstairs is our Master Suite with tons of space, an en-suite bathroom with huge tile shower, and peeks of the pond to the south. The kitchen is equipped with a gas stove, full refrigerator, dishwasher, and double sink. Enjoy a DVD in the evening or access your Hulu or Netflix accounts on the 39'' Smart TV, or watch the major networks on our basic cable plan. No need to worry about staying connected: we have wireless internet free of charge.

Looking to beat the summer heat? Enjoy the central AC and shady yard. Visiting in the off-season? Enjoy the south-facing deck or stone patio for delightful afternoon sun before you toss dinner on the Weber gas grill. You won't find a nicer house in our price range, so why wait? Book your Cape Cod vacation today!

Have questions? Don't hesitate to ask! We'll reply promptly to all inquiries.

(Please note: we ask for a 2 night minimum stay in the off-season, and only rent weekly in the summer. Saturday check-in/check-out only in June, July, August. Cleaning fee is an additional $200. $500 security deposit is required. We are a pet friendly property, limited to 2 dogs per rental for an additional $125 per dog. Bookings are confirmed based on 50% deposit and signed lease agreement. Payments may be made by check or paid through Home Away - additional service fee applies to online payments.)

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Is your house on a busy road?

A: No! In fact, we are located on a dirt/gravel road and very little traffic passes by.

2. Where is the best parking for Rail Trail Access?

A: Our driveway! It is less then 1/2 mile to the Rail Trail from the house, and you will not need to cross a major road for access. (The trail crossing is Old Orchard Road, next to Arnold's Restaurant.)

3. Can we swim in the pond nearby?

A: Absolutely! The pond is in fact two connected ponds: Minister and Schoolhouse ponds. There is a convenient access within a short walk (either on the road or through the woods, but beware of poison ivy!) The ponds are also a lovely place for a short paddle, canoe, or kayak.

4. We love to cook; is your kitchen fully stocked?

A: We have provided everything you will need to prepare meals, from basic hotdogs on the grill to a five-course gourmet meal, you'll have what you need! Plenty of pots and pans, knives, utensils, and serving ware are provided. We've stocked the house as a home (because that is what it is!) We have also provided travel hot/cold mugs, a beach cooler as well as an insulated shoulder cooler, pitchers for lemonade or sangria, and much more! A blender, electric mixer, and bread machine are all available for your use.

5. Will the fence keep my dog in?

A: Of course every dog is different, but our fence is dog tested, dog approved by our yellow lab and husky/pointer mix (not to mention countless furry friends). The fence is split-rail style with vinyl-covered metal garden fence stapled up to 3.5 feet high on all sides. Only you know your dog's habits and abilities, so please use your best judgement if you have a ''jumper'' or an escape artist!

6. What size are the beds?

A. We have 2 twins (singles), 1 full (double), and 1 Queen. We also have a twin air mattress and a queen air mattress if needed.

7. We don't want to bring sheets and towels - what are our options?

A. We recommend renting from Cape Cod Linen Rental for all of your linen and beach equipment needs:

8. What do you have at the house for my kids?

A. We're parents too! Our little Finny Rose is happy to share her toys, books, and pack n' play and more! We have baby and toddler toys, books for all ages, puzzles, a few outdoor toys, kids DVDs, a Graco Pack n' Play, and a "hook on" highchair seat. The stairs are gated at the top and bottom, and you'll find plastic bowls and cups, as well as some toddler utensils, in the kitchen cabinets. Please note: the house does not have a microwave.

9. And how about for my dogs?

A. We have several food and water bowls at the house, as well as leashes and pick-up bags in case you forget yours. You'll find dog treats in a glass case on the kitchen island shelves and a tennis ball or two in the yard.

10. Does the rental include a beach pass?

A. While we are not about to offer a "transferable" beach pass for each rental, the Eastham Sticker office is just down the street and a pass does save you money. Please refer to the town's office directly for more information:

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jackie O'Rourke (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Jackie O'Rourke

Jackie is a "native" Cape Codder, born and raised in Orleans, where her parents still live. Devon is a "wash-a-shore" from Ontario who quickly fell in love with the Outer Cape.

Though Eastham will be our "forever" home someday, Jackie is currently an administrator at a small private school in New Hampshire and Devon is working towards his Ph.D. in Biology at UNH.

In 2015 we welcomed a daughter in to the family, Finnoula Rose, and you'll see her influence in the house (plenty of toys and books to share).

We built our home for us, but decided to rent it out while we live off Cape so that we can share our beautiful property with other families and our love for the Cape with visitors from near and far. We love to help others enjoy our home and the Cape, so please feel free to reach out with questions as you plan your vacation.

Jackie O'Rourke purchased this house in 2011

Why Jackie O'Rourke chose Cape Cod

Enjoy the quiet and privacy of a dirt road in the small town of Eastham. We are easy to get to and just a short drive from all of the Cape's attractions. Come home from a busy day to a quiet yard and plenty of space. If you love the Rail Trail, enjoy riding out of the driveway and just under 1/2 mile to the trail - no need to pack up and park elsewhere. Beat the traffic to Provincetown - you're already half way there!

What makes this house unique

You will breath a little easier as you take in the morning breeze on the deck to the tune of the birds and plan your day of sun and fun. Hate the long salty drive back from the beach? We're just minutes away from Coast Guard and Nauset Light, so leave the soggy wait in traffic to someone else. Enjoy the conveniences of home - this rental is far from sparse and exceptionally comfortable.


based on 15 traveller reviews

Fully Renovated - Private And Quiet - Near Coast Guard Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful Vacation Home at a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home for the July 4th Week. The house and the property itself are immaculate and extremely well maintained. Jackie was very helpful, responsive, and considerate on getting our reservation booked, and in navigating the HomeAway process.

This is a lovely home, beautifully furnished but very comfortable in all respects. The kitchen was spacious and had everything we needed. The layout of the house allows everyone to have privacy and quiet times when needed while staying connected with gorgeous common areas. Plenty of room for everyone, including our two dogs! The fenced backyard was very large and had ample room for the dogs to safely run and play.

I would definitely recommend this vacation home to anyone looking for a relaxing and enjoyable getaway on Cape Cod. You will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, was our first word as we entered the house. It was absolutely beautiful, we were blown away. The house was a perfect fit for our family, five adults, two children and our two dogs. What can I say about the yard, the dogs didn't want to come home. They loved playing and exploring outside together.

You can see that the O'Rourke's take exceptional care of their home. It was immaculate and stocked with anything you may need.

I don't think we would ever want to stay anywhere else it was a perfect vacation.

The next time we visit the cape, 65 Knowles Street is our first choice!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place and location

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at 65 Knowles St and we could not have been happier with the place and the location. The house was very clean, newly renovated and the enclosed yard was very spacious with a great fire pit. We had young adults staying with us so the twin beds was not the optimal situation, but for next time I hear there is something to transform 2 twins into a king and the rooms were plenty big to fit a king. All three bathrooms were updated, clean, and very roomy. The beaches (Coast Guard and Nausett) were great and we also went to Nickerson State Park in Brewster so our grand-dog (who was afraid of the waves) could go swimming in the lake. The restaurants were great, Arnold's (right around the corner), Yardarm and Beachcomber were our favorites. Jackie, the owner, was very helpful with answering any questions we may have had. We will definately stay there again, but unfortunately the week we wanted for 2017 is already taken.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, great location for exploring the entire cape. We will be back for sure!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, great location for exploring the entire cape. We will be back!

Jackie was easy to work with and very accommodating.

Bike rental and coast guard beach are very close.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home; Spacious yet Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place and the surrounding area. It was well maintained and fully stocked. Especially liked the kitchen into the living room which was nice and big for the family to hang out in while preparing meals. The backyard was fully fenced in and the pup enjoyed running around. Jackie was always responsive and great. Thanks for the great memories....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Beach House Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The photos accurately portray this pristine home and spacious grounds...but you must be there to experience and appreciate first hand the light-filled and tastefully decorated rooms and the tranquility of the beach palette of sky, seafoam and sand used throughout the house. Each section of the first floor's open floor plan is inviting and comfortable, from the cozy breakfast nook, the chef's kitchen, the large wood block island with comfy bar chairs to lounge around, to the ample seating in the great room area complete with window seats from which to perch and read a book from the many available on the bookshelves. A mud "room" area inside the sliding deck doors was a welcome space to stash jackets, bags and leashes. We only used the master bedroom on the second floor which had a comfortable mattress for a good night's sleep and a huge tiled shower that felt like a spa experience. There is a full "jack and jill" bathroom joining the two first floor bedrooms. These rooms are in a new annex and can be closed off from the main area for privacy. A powder room conveniently serviced the first floor common area. Quiet central air conditioning was wonderful and enabled us to keep the windows closed and the heavy amounts of tree pollen out. Equally quiet ceiling fans helped circulate the air. Our 3 year old Lab LOVED the fenced-in 1/2 acre backyard with lots of places to explore and run around. The house is centrally located in Eastham which is close to all the Outer and Lower Cape has to offer--the CC bike railtrail, National Seashore walking trails and beaches, restaurants, shopping, Brewster, Chatham, Orleans, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown. Jackie was a gracious and accommodating host and a dream to work with. She promptly responded to all questions and any concerns we had. Her responsiveness guaranteed that we had a truly wonderful beach house vacation of which I will have fond memories. I would heartily recommend this home to my friends and relatives. Come, stay, you won't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Barnstable Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Local Break
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Boston Harbor Cruises - Provincetown
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Chequessett Yacht & Country Club
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Cape Cod Flyer - Hyannis
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Local Break, The Friendly Fisherman, Karoo
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Coast Guard Beach
Car: recommended

We are centrally located to al of Easthams' amenities: North Eastham has options for eating out every meal of the day, coffee, baked goods, specialty restaurants, upscale and casual - Eastham has it all! The National Seashore has walking and biking paths as well as the ever-popular Coast Guard and Nauset Light Beaches, as well as the delightful visitor center just around the corner from our house. Eastham also has several freshwater beaches when you need a break from the salty sea, and local conservation areas for peaceful walks in the woods.

Outside of Eastham you can find several "big" stores in Orleans: Stop and Shop, TJMaxx, CVS, Shaw's Market, Staples, and others to meet all of your needs. Looking to shop local? Our favorites in Orleans are The Pumphouse Surf Shop, Kemp Pottery, The Red Balloon Toy Shop, The Hot Chocolate Sparrow, Orleans Villa Pizza, Main Street Books, If the Shoe Fits, and so many other great shops on Main Street! We highly recommend the shopping areas of Wellfleet (Main St., Commercial St., and Bank St., plus the harbor) and Provincetown (Commercial Street) as day or half-day adventures. At each location you’ll find stores for clothing, jewelry, pet toys, kid toys, and big-kid toys, not to mention Art galleries, coffee shops, and bookshops - mostly locally owned and deeply appreciative of your business. You can also stroll by the harbors and watch fishermen bring in the day’s catch, or take a walk up the Provincetown Monument (on a clear day and with good eyes, you can see the bay-side coast all the way to the canal bridges). There are museums big and small in several towns, and wonderful playhouses (with children’s shows in the early afternoons) in Orleans (The Academy Playhouse) and Wellfleet (W.H.A.T. Theater). Whale watching is particularly great in July and August as the Humpback Whales feed in our waters, or you can head to Chatham for a Monomoy Charter to see the massive seal colonies that have been making headlines in recent years. Other ideas? Rent bikes and head out on the Rail Trail Bike Path (remember, no need to find parking - you’re less than a mile away already! Take a left out of the driveway, a left onto Alston, a left onto Meetinghouse, and a left onto Old Orchard. Just before you hit the highway, you’ll intersect the path. Going right will take you north (less than 1 mile to Dunkin Donuts and Ben & Jerry’s, 6 more to the end of the trail in Wellfleet) and yet another left will lead you near lake and bay beaches, then to the heart of Orleans before meandering all the way to Dennis.) You might also take a windmill or lighthouse tour, hit the Wellfleet Flea Market, stroll at a local artisan fair (held frequently at the Eastham Windmill green, and at Nauset Middle School in Orleans). And of course some summer favorites to consider: catch a baseball game in Orleans (the famous Cod Cod Summer League) to see college standouts and MBL hopefuls, or try your hand on the many mini-golf courses ranging from a quick game (Arnold’s is just around the corner) to a bigger course (Cape Escape, at the rotary in Orleans). Eastham is a quiet town that is close to it all, so why not book today?


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Eastham, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
3 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
9 Sep 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$165
Cleaning fee A$263
Refundable Damage Deposit A$658

Cleaning fee is $200.. Pet fees are $125 per dog per week, maximum of 2 dogs.

Signed lease required to confirm booking. Contact Jackie O'Rourke for details and questions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Eastham, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet , 1st floor off kitchen
    Full Bath - toilet , bath with shower , Adjoins the downstairs bedrooms
    Master Ensuite - toilet , shower enclosure , Tile shower built for 2
    Outdoor Shower - shower enclosure , Private and accessible through the back door
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Surf Room - 2 single bed , 1st floor with adjoining bathroom to The Cherry Room
    The Cherry Room - 1 double bed , 1st floor with adjoining bathroom to The Surf Room
    Master Suite - 1 large double bed , Upstairs with ensuite bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing