|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Great news for our repeat and new Guests: after serving last summer as the set for a movie, the house is back on the market for Summer 2014! We're back and better than ever, with new stone patio, stone fire pit, side deck, and professional landscaping.
Situated on an old hilltop farm property set off by stone walls and private woods, right on Historic Old King's Highway (Route 6A), yet set well back from the road. You will enjoy quiet seclusion, yet still be only 10 minutes by car from all that Hyannis has to offer: restaurants, shopping, movies, tourist attractions and the ferry to Nantucket. A paradise for active, outdoor children with a swing set, enormous sandbox, playhouse. Ideal, too, for couples or smaller families who enjoy hearing birdsong in the morning as they sip their morning coffee on the private deck.
There is a large farm kitchen, beautifully restored and equipped, with an adjacent morning room (family board games and crafts included). The large living room with fireplace opens onto a spacious secluded deck. There is a roomy tiled bathroom with tub/shower and farm pedestal sink, and full-sized washer/dryer.
Large master bedroom boasts a king bed plus a cradle for babies up to 6 months at no extra charge. Second bedroom has 2 twin beds, while 3rd bedroom has a comfortable twin-sized bed with trundle plus a cozy built-in child's sleep nook. Beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys on site for your use.
Savor brunch, coffee, ice cream and get your local groceries (including authentic French bread and wine) in popular Barnstable village with its authentic New England appeal, only minutes away. Short drives to major beaches (Craigville, Sandy Neck, Hyannis) as well as Hyannis Whale Watcher cruises (based out of Barnstable's Millway marina), and the Audubon nature preserve at Long Pasture. The perfect launching point to any destination from Sandwich to Wellfleet!
Antiquers beware - there are so many shopping opportunities on Route 6A that you will want to extend a week!
Keywords: Completely remodeled vintage farm house on large lot. Convenient location with easy access to all Lower Cape and Mid-Cape attractions. Free beach pass allows access in season to 15 Barnstable salt- and freshwater beaches!
Miriam, a European-trained architect, and Craig, a U.S. government analyst, live with their young children (1, 6, 8, 8, and 11) in Europe (France this time) most of the time. For that one summer in three that they can spend in the States, they wanted the best America has to offer: Cape Cod.
Miriam Everhart purchased this farmhouse in 2009
Though neither of us is originally from New England, we want our children, who don't normally live in the States, to gain a sense of American history and values by living in a place where a lot of that history started: the Pilgrims, after all, first made landfall on Provincetown's 'First Encounter' beach. The significance of America's mix of cultures is brought home to them when they attend the Wampanoag Native American Pow-wow in Mashpee every July. Beyond history, there are the uncountable facets of nature, from the beach to the bogs, and from surf critters to birds. The Cape is not a place that encourages kids to sit in front of a computer or a TV screen all day, but to get out and experience life! When the inevitable rainy day crops up, there is still plenty to do locally and, ranging farther afield, in places like Plimoth Plantation and Boston. These are places that should not be unknown to any American children!
Once we had found our diamond-in-the-rough after nearly a year's searching, we spent the entire summer of 2010 remodeling and refurnishing it, as well as re-landscaping the garden, adding flower beds and clearing brush.
Why West Barnstable? Though perhaps not as chic as Brewster, Orleans, or Osterville, West Barnstable oozes authenticity. Beyond that, we're close to it all: while the crowds sit in those mid-summer traffic jams on Route 6, we have so much right at our doorstep in Hyannis, plus we can use back roads to take us virtually anywhere else from Mashpee and Sandwich to Brewster, Orleans, and beyond.
Conveniently located to three major Cape arteries (Mid-Cape Highway Route 6; Old King's Highway - Route 6A; Route 132), our house is nonetheless quiet, private, and peaceful. We within striking distance of all major Lower and Mid-Cape attractions, beaches, plus the 'downtown' amenities of Hyannis. Want to go off Cape for a while? The Nantucket ferries dock only 15 minutes away, while a 35-minute drive puts you in Wood's Hole to catch the Vineyard boats.
Whale watching? Millway's 'Hyannis' whale watching boat ties up about 4 miles from us: when your kids see a pod of mother whales and their calves diving under the boat and resurfacing on the other side, they'll talk of nothing else for weeks. Clamming and critter collecting are big draws in Barnstable Harbor at low tide.
There are big draws for grown-ups, too, including nightlife in Hyannis and antique places and fine arts & crafts boutiques galore all along 6A. Deep-sea fishing is available from multiple locations, rent a kayak, enjoy the gentle waves along the Bay or the wilder surf of the Atlantic: you can do it all in a single week!
As for culinary attractions, the Cape has it all, from the simplest clam & ice cream shacks to world-class cuisine. Local produce (think corn, tomatoes, zucchini, berries, peaches) coupled with local seafood, along with every imaginable item at huge grocery stores like Stop 'n' Shop make dining in a treat, too. If you're a native dry-lander, one single clambake or lobster bisque should change your mind (and your palate) forever.
For a big-city night out, Boston is easily accessible by car : park at Quincy or Braintree and take the T to all downtown destinations.
Overall, we had a great time and more importantly, our little one loved it... You were right the house and the yard are very toddler friendly... As a mom, I also appreciated most beddings and blankets being out of cotton... and comfortable pillows.
This little cottage is simply lovely from the beautifully curated house interior to the gorgeous front and back yards. The house was quiet, clean, well maintained and stocked with all the things you need for a great vacation. We stayed there with our 2 and nearly 5 year olds and they loved the swing set, play fort, sandbox, books, toys and roasting marshmallows on the fire pit. The owners are also super nice and responsive via email, giving recommendations where to take our young kids. We would definitely love to stay in this house again on our next visit to the Cape. We had such a great time - the kids didn't want to leave! I highly recommend Veterans Beach for a small, quiet beach with bathrooms, playground, no seaweed and close to the beach parking for little ones. Plus the Nirvana Coffee Company is a must for any latte lovers. We also had a great time cycling the bike trail, hiring bikes from Barbara's Bikes, playing mini golf at Pirate Cove and enjoyed the Pirate Adventures in Hyannis.
I can't even begin to describe how great of a stay it was for our family. The house is beautiful and unique. The little details through out the house give it that special Cape Cod feel. The house was clean and well maintained. The property is so private we did not see one neighbor. It has everything you would need for your stay from dishes, laundry, blankets, cleaning products, towels and even toys for our children! The location was perfect - a small little town, in close distance to all of the popular areas of the cape. Miriam and Craig were wonderful to deal with- always attentive to my questions and giving useful information for our stay! I would highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a genuine cape cod home! Thank you again!
Fell in love with this part of Cape Cod, and Barnstable Village and it's beautiful beaches. Simply amazing!
I was looking for a rental that would be perfect for only me, not too big...but also accommodate some friends and family who were coming in for short visits.
The house is lovely, clean, well decorated, well equipped with simple updates that still allow the space to maintain it's period details and charm.
Indoor outdoor living is easy and the yard and outdoor areas are exceptional. The Beach Pass to all Barnstable Beaches was a great thing to have, but my favorite beach was not part of the Barnstable Beaches, but worth the price to park. It was Mayflower beach, east up 6A in Dennis. A must see at Low Tide.
The owners Miriam and Craig do a wonderful job caring for the home, even though they live across the Atlantic.
Miriam has quite the green thumb, I had the pleasure of meeting her upon check in as I was the first visitor of the summer season and she happened to still be here completing opening up the house.
Thank you Craig and Miriam for a storybook environment to enjoy my wonderful kick off to summer 2016!
I will be back to West Barnstable and wonderful Cape Cod again.
Our family of five—three adults and two kids (ages 5 and 2)—loved our summer stay in this home. Craig and Miriam were wonderful from beginning to end, and responded to all questions quickly. This was our first visit to Cape Cod, and they gave us excellent recommendations for places to go and things to do. This house is so close to many wonderful beaches, whale watching out of Barnstable, and even the potato chip factory on one rainy day. The house is wonderful, exactly as represented. Our kids adored it. Every day they found another new thing that they loved—the sandbox, the swingset, books, toys. Before we arrived, I wondered if the kids might wander too close to the street when in the front yard, but there was so much for them to enjoy in and near the house, that was never an issue. We absolutely loved our vacation and would gladly rent again. Thank you, Miriam and Craig, for a truly wonderful experience!
We, family of 4, arrived a saturday late, after an 18h trip from Germany. Not only that the "pre-"assistance to our vacation was remarquable (several e-mails with hints and tips) but the house was prepared perfect for our stay. Just filled up the Cooler and fine! The house was exact as per discription, perfect place to relax but still close to all nessesary facilities. Perfect place to stay, hit the close by beaches or be your center point to several interesting daytrips. All equipement (such as washing mashines, dryer, kitchen, etc) was on latest standard and we missed nothing. Perfect for kids of all ages and for all weather conditions. Wide garden to play, games for indoor and outdoor, TV, internet, fire place, grill,......almost too much to list. We can strongly recommand this place if you are looking for a vacation to relax and/or to have fun.
My husband, two kids and our nanny had a fabulous time at this perfect house. EXACTLY like the pictures. Awesome for the kids. A sandbox with toys to play with, swings and a fort in the back. A beautiful yard where the kids could run around. The house was set back from the road. We couldn't hear the neighbors or a car driving past the house. The master bedroom was spacious. The kitchen had all the tools and utensils to cook a feast.
The owners respond immediately to any questions or requests.
Had an incredible time. Highly recommended.
Beach pass gives access to 15 Barnstable salt- and freshwater beaches at no extra charge! Families with children take note: Whale watching from Millway, only 3 miles away! Superior nature trails at the Audubon Society's Long Pasture facility. Fish hatchery in Sandwich a huge draw for small kids who can feed the trout with food pellets from vending machines. Biking along Cape Cod Canal. Evening campfires on Sandy Neck Beach. Cape Cod Natural History Museum in Brewster has great guided nature walks and lectures for kids. Shows at Harwich Junior Theater and elsewhere. When all else fails (i.e., it's raining), the Mall and the movies are only minutes away!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Weekly Cleaning Fee||A$369 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$537|
|WeeklyTrush hauling fee||A$67 + Tax|
|Linnens&Towels per 6 persn||A$81 + Tax|
Cancelation Policy: 100% refund up to 90 days before arrival date, 50% refund 89-30 days if property not rented again
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.