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The Eastham Cape House

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths - showers only

The house is on a Cul de sac, and sits on a slight knoll with a large front yard dominated by shrubbery. The rear of the property is your usual sandy mixture Cape lawn - ideal for playing or simply lying out in the shade of the many locust trees, which also appear to be a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife.

We are within easy reach of Fort Hill, a popular spot for an ocean sunrise and Rock Harbour for its famous sunsets. The bike trail, which meanders through much of the Cape, can be accessed .07 miles from the house and it will take you right through to Coast Guard Beach and all the way to Marconi Beach or, in the opposite direction, to Orleans, Brewster and Dennis - a pleasurable and safe way of travel. We have 2 first class bikes there for you to use but you need to bring your own helmets.

The house is situated so that alternate roads can be used to avoid the highly traveled Route 6.

Rental period: The calendar may read otherwise but the rental periods are normally Saturday to Saturday unless other arrangements have been made. It will be priced accordingly. Check-in time is 3.00pm and check-out time is 12:00 noon.The time is crucial for the cleaners. It's so hard to find reliable people who maintain the highest standards. So please abide by the check- out time.

I'm sorry to say pets will have to have other arrangements made for them.There are various kennels that can make your animals comfortable and are within easy reach. Other guests must and should be considered.

We're also sorry to say that there is no smoking inside. There is an ashtray on the deck for your use, outside only. Hopefully you can understand our position, thanks.

Linen and towels are not available so you'll have to bring your own.However if need be linen and towels can be ordered and delivered through Cape Cod linen 800-559--5105

.Eastham beach stickers call 508 240-5976. 555Old Orchard Road. Open from 24 May til Labor Day. Wiley Park- Sundays only 9-3pm ,6/23--8/23.


We started to recycle a few years ago year to do our share. It went very well and we set the cellar up with everything you need to sort things out. You just sort and stack and we take everything out in the fall. Your childrens' grandchildren will thank you!

The Cape can be even more charming in the late summer and early fall, as most of the tourists have left. This is an ideal time to experience the true beauty of what Cape Cod really has to offer.

For those few who want to take the time to drive down and view the house, we encourage you to do so. Arrangements can be made for you. Just let me know. It is always good to actually see first hand the house you're going to rent. So many people don't and as a result are disappointed.

Choosing a holiday house doesn't have to be a hassle. Just look for good value. It pays off in spades.

I apologize for the necessity of the security deposit but unfortunately it's impossible to work around it.It's returned to you within four days of clearing.

We offer a check out time of 12:00 noon, which will give you plenty of time to pack up and depart.

It's nice to be a few steps from the ocean but unfortunately not every house is. There are advantages to being ten minutes away. One is to see the children get to fever pitch on the the ride to the beach and I'm sure you can guess the other!

More Details

Jay & Helga Mahoney
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German, French and passable Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2018

About Jay & Helga Mahoney

Growing up, and spending Summer vacations on the Cape made it so natural to purchase the house there. We look forward to opening the house in May and regret the task of closing it in November. We find it surprising that so many families opt for the high season in the summer while the off season offers people a chance to enjoy the tranquility and solitude of an uninterrupted beach stroll and the pleasures of autumn.

I grew up near Boston, went to college there, and upon earning my degree I found myself reporting to the Boston Army Base for induction. Yes, America used to draft - not a pleasant time to come of age. Luckily I got orders for Europe when many of my countrymen weren't as fortunate.

Little did I know how it would change my life forever. Having been taken in by the country I found myself being drawn back a few years later. It was in Heidelberg, the medieval home of Germany's oldest university, and the setting for the Student Prince is where I met my wife. The memories of our first few years play out like a fairy tale. A more romantic setting could not be imagined. It would be hard not to be taken in by its Old World charm. Even today, many years later, we still think fondly of our younger days there.

Wanting to keep our ties with Boston we bought the cape house for it was practical at the time and the perfect house for us. Our plan was to change just about everything over the upcoming years and that was accomplished a while ago. The things remaining from the early days are a classic Cape couch from the forties and a dining room set that fits in beautifully. In renovating the bathrooms we elliminated the bath tubs to avoid any future slips. As it turned out it was the right house then and is an even better one now.

We hope families driving a 150 miles enjoy our house as much as we do traveling 3500.

Jay & Helga Mahoney purchased this house in 1998

Why Jay & Helga Mahoney chose Eastham

Since it's the dream of every youngster from Boston to one day own a home on Cape Cod it came naturally to seek out one there.

This was the third house we looked at and we knew from the get- go it was the one. Sitting up on the knoll with a huge expanse of land, twice as much as any other house on the street (only eight), the cathedral ceiling opening up the whole downstairs - it just seemed right.

We love working in the garden in the spring, whipping everything into shape. It seems with each passing year it takes longer and longer. What used to take three days now takes six (I'm down to half days) but it is still fun.If it weren't for Helga I'd still be at it when the first guests arrived.

There aren't many places like Cape Cod in the fall. It's breath taking. We would never think of coming in the high season. We'll leave that to families who can not come at any other time and who can brave the crowds and everything that goes with it. My only regret about the house is that we didn't buy it fifteen years earlier.

What makes this house unique

There is much to be said of the Lower Cape. To experience it, it will forever draw you back. It's almost like having all of the wonders of nature to yourself no matter how many others you're sharing it with.

.As far as the house goes there is nothing special or unique about it. It's like thousands of other Cape houses built in the late Eighties, except this one belongs to us. The house and what's in it reflect our taste and our lifestyle and we hope that our visitors will feel as comfortable there as we do.

It's too bad families today can't find the time to have the experience of that special day of hunting for their perfect summer house. If I had to choose my favorite childhood memory that would top the list, and I thank my parents for making those summers memorable. Maybe we can provide a few for your family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our twenty- third year coming to the cape and our first on Brenda Lane. It's a beautiful home.Very comfortable and quiet.We had four teenages with us and everyone had a great time

We had a family gathering on the cape and there was twernty-five of us.We went to all of our favorites: Arnolds,Coast Guard Beach, cape cod baseball(go firebirds)campfire on the beach,Wellfleet,Beachcomber, sunset atRock Harbor and shopping!

We hope to be back for our twenty-fourth year thanks again
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Eastham in Cape Cod

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Recycling is requested
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom 1 is upstairs off the master bedroom. Bathroom 2 is on the ground floor. There is an enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The main bedroom is upstairs with a modern bathroom and walk in shower, ensuite. The downstairs bathroom has also been renewed. All three bedrooms are air conditioned ..
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs and beach umbrellas are available as well as a pair of boogie boards. We have filtered water throughout the house and free telephoning within USA and Canada. There are also two bicycles available for your use(bring helmets) Replacement of any supplies or condiments would surely be appreciated by your successors. Thanks, and have a great stay. .


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The Eastham Cape House
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 27 reviews

Perfect location and house

  • 5 of 5

The house is in great location in the Cape and it is clean, well kept, and organized. All these contribute for our wonderful vacation. I would rent it again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great week

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th time staying at Jay & Helga's property in Eastham. We are always happy to arrive and find the house nice and clean with everything in its place. The house is comfortable and has everything you could possibly need on vacation. We only used the bedroom air conditioners one night which made us happy. The neighborhood is always quiet. We like to go to Race Point to drive on the sand. There was less access this year due to nesting birds. We also go to Nauset Beach in Orleans during the day and First Encounter Beach for the sunset. You have to experience that as there always seems to be applause the the sun sets. The dining room table is where we spend each night playing cards. While I know Jay & Helga do not control the weather, we had a fabulous week and plan on returning in 2018.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is the most charming house, and Jay and Helga are incredibly hospitable from afar. The five of us were comfortable and happy spending a week here. The house is very clean and has everything you could want/need, and the location suited our needs. Very close to mini golf; delicious seafood and ice cream; big supermarket. When we plan our next visit to the cape, we will contact Jay and Helga right away and hope that the house will be available to us!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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the perfect place

  • 5 of 5

3rd year coming to Jay and Helga's wonderful home, very comfortable and clean. already planning a return trip for next year...

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Cape Cod Delight

  • 5 of 5

This summer marked our fifth visit to Jay and Helga's beautiful home. We look forward to returning every year - not just to Eastham, but to Brenda Lane in particular. The Mahoney's are wonderful, responsive hosts who leave no detail unattended. The house is on a beautiful, private lot with plenty of space for outdoor meals, showers, and play. The location is great, too. With the bike path is an easy ride away, accessing nearby beaches is a breeze. The master bedroom and bath are incredibly comfortable and the bedrooms downstairs offer plenty of space for other guests and kids. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you could possibly need, and each time we visit, the house is in spotless condition. It's truly a retreat - the perfect place to escape and unwind. Each year, we purchase a National Seashore parking permit and visit the various beaches on the outer cape. Of course, a week in Eastham wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Wellfleet Drive-In, a Firebirds baseball game in Orleans, and a visit to Arnold's. If you're looking for the perfect place to kick back, relax, and let the stress melt away, look no further! You will not be disappointed with this rental. We adore Brenda Lane and are already looking forward to our next stay!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Our family has been renting different locations at the cape for close to 20 years and this has been the best location we have rented.

Brenda lane was very clean and comfortable house with many extras and nice touches. The house was on a dead end street which made it very quiet and comfortable for a perfect relaxing vacation.

The owners were an absolute joy to deal with from the moment we asked if the house was available the first week in.

Jay and Helga were awesome and had a great sense of humor!!!

Their home and their help made a perfect week – THANK YOU!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Logan Airport, Boston
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Land Ho in Orleans
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Captains in Brewster
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mahoney's in Orleans/ Land Ho
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Boat Meadow Beach
Car: necessary

The town of Eastham is perfectly located on the Lower Cape for you to enjoy both the bayside and National Seashore beaches. Cape Cod is attractive throughout the year because of its uniqueness. However, if you are in search of tranquillity and solitude September and October are ideal months to visit. Whether it 's the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Provincetown, the raw beauty of Truro, the art galleries of Wellfleet, the beach walks of Orleans and Eastham or the exquisite charm of Chatham the Lower Cape is something to be experienced more than once in your lifetime.

Other Activities: bird watching, beach combing

Golf: The area is rich with golfing opportunities and, with the exception of weekends, Tee-Times are easily available. For a unique golf experience we recommend the links course in Truro, the oldest of its kind in the USA.

Those who wish to obtain an Eastham beach pass can save money. Normally, day parking is $20.00. A weekly pass is $75.00. You can check with the Town Hall (508-240 5974). It's certainly worth a call. They send the pass out to you. It can all be done online. As far as the National Seashore goes I think they also start charging on June 28th through Labor Day. That you're going to have to look into. The Eastham beach passes only apply to the bayside beaches.It's worthwhile to look into Nauset Beach in Orleans as well.

Those interested enquiries will be asked when would be a good time for me to telephone.This serves a dual purpose : one,it gives you a chance to asked any questions you may have beyond the website. Secondly, it gives us the opportunity to get to know one another on a more personal basis. Everything said, wouldn't you want to know the people renting your house?


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
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £148.52

contact owner before booking - e-mail address: mahoneyjay3@aol.com.

When the last days of summer on Cape Cod are at its best and the living is easy. The crowds have left and the beaches are still there.

September 1--8 is $1700.00 or $250.00 per night. A cleaning charge of $50.00 is added on if rented for less than a week.

A 50% down payment is due when booking.The other half is due one month prior to arrival.

cancellations: monies will be fully refunded if the house can be re-rented.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out is 12:00 noon.

Linen and towels are not provided. Pets and smoking are not allowed. Recycling is requested

If you're not old enough to rent a car, you're not old enough to rent the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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