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Eastham, Minister Pond Waterfront / Still Available week of 6/15

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private, Wooded 3/4 Acre Pondfront Property On Dirt Road

Rambling, solar powered two story home rented Saturday to Saturday. Lower level has one full bedroom able to accommodate four and a sunroom / bedroom duo with queen size bed. Expansive gourmet kitchen; 24x24 wide planked wood floor living area with comfy couches, tile gas fireplace, entertainment center and dining table for 8 opens to 12x16 covered porch, overlooking minister pond and providing amazing bird watching. The yard slopes down to a recreational area with large open fireplace and a flotation, launching dock for the provided row boat or canoe. Upper level has 'get away from it all' 24x24 master suite including wall to wall carpeting, tv, dvd, his and her dressers and closets, double glass sliders out to large deck over looking the pond for private sunbathing and star gazing; all tile master bath with jacuzzi, his and hers mexican sinks, over sized shower and coffee station. The yard has room to play as well perennial flower and herb gardens. A full playground is a stroll away up the dirt road.

More Details

Barbara and Ross McDonald
Member since: 2014
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Barbara and Ross McDonald

Ross and Barbara are beach lovers and look forward to sharing their house with like minded people. Both hard workers, they find their peace and relaxation enjoying Cape Cod's natural beauty with family and friends. Owners live in barn cottage on property.

Barbara and Ross McDonald purchased this house in 1990

Why Barbara and Ross McDonald chose Eastham

This started as a tiny pond side cottage which has been lovingly expanded over many years. It is now a comfortable retreat from the 'busy-ness' of Cape Cod summers, nestled on a dirt road close to bike trails, and the ocean, pond and bay beaches of Cape Cod. Fresh water fishing from the private dock is at your doorstep. Those who wish to cook will find the gourmet kitchen inviting. The open living plan allows not only for great family time, but for lovely breezes to keep you cool all summer. A stroll up the dirt road will bring you to a full size public playground adjoining the local elementary school. Swings, climbing jungle, basketball courts and baseball diamond are all free for your use.

What makes this house unique

Easy access to the bike trails, the beaches. Quiet dirt road still a stone's throw to Arnold's famous Clam Bar and the National Seashore Visitor's Center. Pond frontage with a floatation, launching dock, a canoe and row boat one can use to enjoy the water and a stone fireplace at pond's edge for intimate family gatherings


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Eastham in Barnstable County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Over size Shower and double Mexican sinks
  • Full tiled custom bathroom in up master bedroom suite with over sized shower, double sinks, Jacuzzi and coffee nook Full tile bathroom on first floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Linens for bunk beds and futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master suite, air conditioned, TV, with deck and bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom / sun room duo off kitchen with Queen size bed
  • Upstairs master suite with king size bed, full tile bath and private deck Lower level bedroom with bunk beds and queen size futon Lower level Sun Room / Bedroom duo with queen size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Located in a private setting on a dirt road away from the traffic and noise yet close to bike trails and beaches on Minister Pond


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Eastham, Minister Pond Waterfront / Still Available week of 6/15
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Madison WI

Pictures don't even do this home justice !

  • 5 of 5

Coming home to this retreat was a warm hug around our family of four (two adults, two boys). Its got peaceful, cool, easy, and happy energy. My husband and I felt very happy to have a separate area all ourselves (love you kids, mean it, we'll be upstairs on the deck). The kitchen is equipped with anything you need (eg marshmallow roasting sticks, lobster pot, plenty of utensils of all kinds, and herbs). The house is very spacious, more so than how the pictures depict it. The convenience to Coast Guard beach enabled us to ride our bikes when the lot was full! The Rail Trail is just a skip away, we loved the play ground down the street, kids brought a basketball and enjoyed a sweet court. Rode bikes back and forth a few times by themselves. Arnolds right up the street is fan-freakin-tastic. Barabara & Ross greeted us warmly. We felt welcome from the minute we arrived. Even though they are right next door, we experienced it as a pleasure, there was complete privacy but also a comfort knowing that if we needed a thing, we could ask. Turns out, we needed nothing. Barbara noticed the hammock rope was getting a bit fringed, and placed a new on the back deck! My youngest loved the hammock. It's the small things like that that set this place a part from others: Large beautifully landscaped yard; quiet dirt road; clothes line out back; private bedroom for young teen (and the futon was preferable to the twin bunk bed); and semi-private for younger brother; the bird feeders and bath that bring in beautiful creatures; outdoor fire place was safe and easy--there was plenty of wood left over from previous stays and a fresh bunch on the patio for us; seeing swans on minister pond from the canoe; second story deck puts you in the tree tops; the couches beg you to nestle and watch lots of Red Sox games since you've beached all day; office space in upstairs room for your occasional need to work a bit, and a jacuzzi to remind you that you are on a seriously great vacation; very good tasting city water through tap, but also distilled/reverse osmosis provided ; encouragement to compost; recyciing made easy; espresso machine; deep kitchen sink and very efficient dishwasher, gas powered stove top, easy to use laundry, plenty of towels/linens. We did not use the fireplace inside, but it sure is pretty. We didn't use the coffee maker in the bathroom upstairs, but how cool that it's there! The house spoils you, but is not pretentious and that is how we like to vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Bernier family are dream tenants, quiet, respectful and clearly having fun as a family. Thank you for loving the property as we do and being so eloquent. It is our goal to provide a vacation home for families to enjoy as we have when our children were young and it feels great to know we met that goal with you.
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  • 5 of 5

I have to say this was one of our most enjoyable stays in the Cape. The location was excellent, the house was so clean and beautiful! Ross and Barbara were gracious hosts who have thought of almost every last detail. You will not go wrong renting this property!!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have Rebecca and her family. This home was meant for families to enjoy and with our kids grown, we love sharing and having others experiencing it.
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Lovely, peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this home very much! Our family found it a quiet, tree-shaded, bird-filled retreat where we could truly relax. The kids enjoyed the canoe and rowboat, and we all enjoyed the close proximity to the bike path, the waves at Coast Guard beach, and the long tides at First Encounter Beach. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to host you again in the future. We especially enjoyed your 6 year olds happy comments in our guest book!!
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Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

We have rented in this neighborhood for many years and this is certainly now a favorite! Beautiful home with everything you need for a great vacation.The master bedroom was especially nice. It is located near beautiful beaches, great restaurants, Rt 6 & the bike trail. The owners are next door and are very friendly and helpful if you need them.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome week

  • 4 of 5

What a great week we had. The house was close to everything and everyone enjoyed the pond. Both Barbara and Ross are very friendly. We found everything we needed in the house. Super quiet place. Hopefully we'll get to go again.

Nous avons eu une excellente semaine. La maison est près de tout et tout le monde a adoré l'accès à l'étang. Barbara et Ross sont vraiment gentils. La maison est bien équipée et située sur une rue hyper tranquille. En espérant y retourner un jour...

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hyannis, Massachusetts
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Multiple, close by
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Provincetown to Boston - Harwich to Natucket
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Brewster, Massachusetts
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Hyannis, Massachusetts
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Multiple, close by
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Coast Guard beach
Car: recommended

Your rental home is located by the National Seashore, a short walk to their Visitor's Center. A full playground is just a stroll away down a shady dirt road. Bike trails are nearby. The ocean beaches are within two miles, as are the bay side beaches. There is live theater, live music and art exhibits galore in the area. Many child friendly attractions, both recreational and educational are short car rides away. Whale Watching from the Provincetown Pier excites every visitor and is a must do activity. You are surrounded by picturesque towns with arts, craft and antique shops. Wellfleet Drive In theater( one of few remaining in the country) is two miles away. Edaville Railroad, Carver Massachusetts is two hours away. Ferries to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are within and hour. Fast Ferry to Boston is 20 miles up the road in provincetown


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Eastham, Massachusetts

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder season 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £382.4

You may book on line at with a service fee or you may contact us directly and send 50% of your rental with your contract and 50% plus the refundable security deposit of $500 thirty (30) days before your arrival. The security deposit will be returned within 10 days of departure assuming there are no damages. If you choose online booking we will still send you a contract for both of our protections. Thank you.

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