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Baby & Pet Friendly, Central AC, 4 BR sleeps 8, cash check discount

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 120 nights


About the property

4 BR, + den w/sleeper, 1 1/2 BA, slps 8, AC, Outdoor Shwr, WIFI, TV, No Smoking

Avoid credit card fees, use cash or check and receive a discount. Labor day long weekend free with weekly rental. Ask me about this special deal and my rate protection for repeat rentals. Scroll down after Amenities for a virtual tour! Follow me on Facebook (Tom Gehman Needham) Now with SOLAR POWER, central AC with heat pumps for a guilt free vacation. In the desirable 'Avenues' 7 minute walk to our private association beach area, a short walk to Craigville beach, pizza + Mexican eatery, post office and general store. 3 miles to Hyannis, the Melody Tent, Cape Cod mall, Barnstable airport, islands ferry, Cape Cod rail bike trail, several golf courses, many super markets and shopping, farm stand, Cape Cod potato chips, Cape Cod brewery, etc. Outside shower, gas grill, picnic table, yard chairs, sandbox, digital cable TV, 50 inch HD smart TV, 27 inch CRT smart TV, connect to your netflix, hulu, etc, high chair, Pack and Play, baby monitor, baby swing, a modern kitchen with gas range, convection oven, 2 microwaves, dishwasher, fridge with filtered ice maker, beverage fridge, filtered sink tap, coffee makers + Keurig brewer, washer dryer. Sleep sofa in den & foam fold out in front porch. Cleaning incl. no extra fees. PLEASE No Smoking inside. NOTE: Low rates in April and November have HD TV, internet and phone turned off, $125 charge to activate. May Through October HDTV, no charge WIFI internet and Free US+Canada Phone.

Electronic Gadgets Details: Our newest gadget is SOLAR POWER. This system interoperates with the electric utility to provide reliable continuous power 24/7 while generating clean pollution free power on sunny days. All of the power consumed by the home in the summer is generated by the system over the course of the year with no pollution. Enjoy your guilt free vacation!

Our WIFI and cable TV is Comcast digital service. The WIFI is open access not encrypted and free for you to use.

The TV is 'expanded service' about 100 channels and no pay per view. The living room has a 50 inch LED HDTV with neo internet player for smart TV access to your netflix, hulu etc accounts. The den TV is 27 inch CRT with digital cable TV and roku player for smart TV access to your netflix, hulu etc accounts. .

Our phone is Xfinity and is free for calls to the US. We recommend that you use your cell phone so people can call you back after you depart our home.

Our media library is provided through a ROKU player on the den TV and neo player on the living room TV. In addition to the free channels, you can rent movies instantly on the player via your own netflix account. We also have many classic VCR tapes of childrens movies and every TV has a combo DVD VCR player.

Summertime on the Cape is high season for bugs especially ants so you must have a control strategy in place. Don't feed ants! If there is food available to them, they will come. Tips are listed in the kitchen cabinet above the sink. Be aware that it is really not possible to go without a strategy on the Cape even if you don't need it where you live in the city.

Pet Friendly Details: We welcome pets no extra charge. We need to know what you are bringing for the lease. Standard security deposit of $500 no change if you bring pets.

Our area has a leash law similar to many cities and towns. Poop must be picked up when walking (and also kept cleaned up in our yard). Dogs are to be leashed. No dogs allowed on our beach or any public beaches from May 15 to September 15.

Summertime on the Cape is high season for fleas and ticks so you must have a control strategy in place. Be aware that it is really not possible to go without a strategy on the Cape even if you don't need it where you live in the city. After a week or 2 on the Cape without protection you may not think you have any fleas or ticks, but after another week or so both you and I have a good chance to be infested.

The outside shower is a great place to give a dog a bath with the hand wand.

Baby Friendly Details: We have a high chair, baby swing, sandbox, a few toys, pack and play, baby monitor, gate, To help lighten the load of gear when traveling with a baby. You can rent a crib, stroller, linen service, linen or towel service and many other items

The house is not 'baby proof' or 'child proof' and the laundry room contains the heating and hot water systems. So be advised on not letting children roam free unsupervised.

More Details

Tom Gehman
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2018

What makes this house unique

When my own children were small, this neighborhood was a very special place where we could escape the hustle of high tech jobs and be a family. Now my children are grown, and I offer a special experience to others in this magical place. It is like visiting grandma's house but with today's amenities. HDTV, WIFI, air conditioning, solar power, massive grill, modern kitchen, fully equipped and furnished. Very competitive rent and no hidden fees, normal cleaning included, I think you will find excellent value, no surprises, and a comfortable enjoyable vacation it a spot near the city and islands but yet feeling like a secluded beach. I look forward to welcoming you year after year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

With alot of family visiting, my parents home was too small to accomodate everybody. And 2 small dogs were also a factor. This home was perfect, large and comfortable. It quickly became the gathering place. Those renting hotel rooms were really jealous.
Nov 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the West Hyannisport around the Barnstable

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower , Cedar enclosure, hot and cold water.
    Bathroom-half - Toilet
  • Enclosed outdoor shower located at the back of the house. Cedar enclosure with hot and cold water. Bathroom #2 updated recently with ceramic tile floor, pedestal sink and faucet, standard WC, paint and wall paper
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Air Conditioner
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Air Conditioner
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Air Conditioner
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Air Conditioner
    Den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full size, Air Conditioner
  • Den on first floor, also can be a 5th bedroom. Full size sleep sofa is located in the den. Max sleep capacity is based on 1 in the den. It is possible to sleep a couple in the den raising the maximum capacity of the home to 9. Privacy is via doors that fully close off the den. Half bath is located adjacent to the den. Bedrooms 1,2,3,4 are on second floor. Front porch contains a foldout foam mattress, perfect for kids sleepover. Pack and Play is provided. Toddler bed usable in any bedroom. 4 box fans can be used throughout the house. All 4 bedrooms, den, LR, kitchen contain central air. House is centrally heated. Kitchen was updated recently with laminate floor, counter tops, gas convection range, refrigerator with ice maker, filtered water, microwave, dishwasher, recessed dimmer controlled lighting, AC Laundry in basement with washer and dryer, use is free. Comcast digital cable with WIFI, 3 TVs, VCR, DVD, ROKU Linen service not included, recommend No smoking
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Pit
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
All 4 bedrooms and den are air conditioned using window units. Kitchen is air conditioned with a minisplit that also cools the whole first floor. There is Comcast digital cable TV to 3 TV sets and WIFI open access WIFI broadband internet. Video library access to your own netflix via ROKU player in the den. Our phones are on VOIP free calls US + Canada. There are 2 microwaves in the kitchen. There is a Keurig coffee brewing system as well as regular coffeemakers. The refrigerator is 22 cubic feet with a 3 size ice maker using filtered water. Filtered water sink tap. Also dorm size refrigerator for beverages. A high chair and Pack and Play are provided. Baby monitor, Baby cups and spoons are provided. There is a 'turtle' can be used as a wading pool or sandbox. No smoking anywhere in the home. We have a zero tolerance policy on burn holes, fires, and smoke odors. Security deposit. plus damages. PLEASE smoke outside


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Baby & Pet Friendly, Central AC, 4 BR sleeps 8, cash check discount
average rating of 4.93617 based on 48 reviews
Needham USA

Spacious home, great location, everything we need

  • 5 of 5

Your cape house is a pretty short trip from our home, which is great. Very clean, quiet and comfortable - the A/C system works well throughout the house, and with 3 TV areas, everyone found a spot to relax and watch their shows. Plenty of sheets and towels are provided, and the bedrooms were spacious and comfortable (and we all liked the power units for our electronics). We didn’t need to bring lots of clothes, since we knew washing machines and a dryer was available. The refrigerator had plenty of room for everything we bought and needed to keep cool. It was a rare treat to be able to have our dogs with us- they liked exploring a new neighborhood! It’s a short trip into Hyannis- where we found a great variety of shops and restaurants that we enjoyed for breakfast, lunch and dinner all week. The Kennedy museum is also very interesting. Craigville beach is nearby, within walking distance if you wanted to take a good walk - not too crowded, and with a nice seafood place across the street with an outdoor canopy, a good lunch spot. We had a very pleasant week with our 3 boys, and plan to book another week next summer! Thanks for everything, Tom!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I look forward to hosting you all next summer. Let me know you dates as soon as you can as we are already getting return guests making reservations. Thanks so much!
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Brookline, MA

Excellent, spacious house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay - the owner has everything there and the house is very large, and in excellent condition. Very close to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I look forward to being your host again in the future. The little beach gets better all the time and the park adjacent as well. Thanks and have a great summer!
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed with Tom for several yrs... as always it was fantastic! Quiet neighborhood, close to beach, home has everything needed!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, clean and spacious house

  • 4 of 5

My family and I rented this house for a week, end of August, to spend our vacation. The whole process (booking, stay & exit) was so easy becauseTom was very quick to respond to any questions. We found the house to be nice, clean and spacious. All 4 bedrooms are upstairs (sleep 7 ppl comfortably) and a lot of space downstairs. I liked that separation, in case some of us wanted to go to sleep early and some wanted to stay up late.

The house was about 20-25 min walk (normal pace) from the public beach and 10 min drive to either supermarket or Hyannis center.

The living room furniture could require some upgrading, but overall everything met our expectations. We would consider renting again for future vacation plans and recommend this house to others.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review, I greatly appreciate your communications . I look forward to hosting next year!
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Great Old Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Great for multi generation vacation. Convenient to beaches, Main Street Hyannis and shopping. House was just as described, owner was quick with response and check-in was flawless. Plenty of parking and a beach pass for neighborhood beach. Nice large outdoor grill, good yard, front and back porches and a great outdoor shower. Would definitely rent again!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House & Fun weekend

  • 5 of 5

I rented this beautiful house for my 50th b'day celebration with 2 other couples. The house is in a quiet neighborhood but not too far away from town. when we arrived Tom left a beautiful mum plant in the table. The house was very clean and well stocked with pots/pans and the living area and kitchen area is large. It was a great weekend!! (I thought I had reviewed my stay, but as I was cleaning out email I noticed I never did) sorry this is a late review...I would definitely stay here again the next time I travel with a group. I highly recommend this property..

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I look forward to hosting you all again. Check us out in the summer months, the weather is alot better. All the Best! Tom
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Barnstable Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Craigville Pizza and Mexican
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Cape and Islands Ferry
Nearest Train
4 Miles
No train, bus terminal Peter Pan
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Rt 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Craigville Pizza and Mexican
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Seaside Park neighborhood private beach
Car: recommended

Located in West Hyannisport, this is a family neighborhood of about 150 homes sharing a private beach and waterfront area. Within a short walk is Craigville Beach, Memorial Beach, snack bars, pizza, general store and post office. A short drive to the super market, malls, downtown Hyannis, Cape Cod Melody Tent, Cape Cod rail trail, scenic train, many golf courses, and ferry to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. A week is not enough. Come back each summer and explore more of this special place.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £381.2

To make a reservation send your mailing address. Then I email the lease form to you, return it signed with 50% deposit. When received we will enter your reservation. Remaining 50% plus refundable security deposit must be received 2 weeks before rental begins. We will send co-signed lease and your access code to the home's lockbox. Apr or Nov rentals no wifi or phone, $125 to enable. Local TV incl.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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