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Property Details

Updated: Apr 28, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Available June 27 to July 4th, August 1 to August &August 8 to August 15. Sat @2:00 PM. Must leave by Sat 10:00 AM. Weekly rental minimum.

My cottage is located on Window Harding’s Pond. It is 1.3 miles from Rt. 6 and 0.6 miles from First Encounter Beach on Cape Cod Bay.

The house was built in 1979; the interior was completed in 1992. The house style is Salt Box. The kitchen/dining/living room area (34 x 16) extends across the back of the house and is open to a wood beam cathedral ceiling. There are four bedrooms, two down and two up. The largest upstairs bedroom has a Queen Size bed. One of the downstairs bedrooms has a Queen Size bed. The other two bedrooms each have two twin size beds. There are two full bathrooms (tub with shower downstairs, shower upstairs). Also, there is an outside shower with hot and cold water.

There are full appliances: Washer and dryer on 1st floor, a Jenn Air stove with 4 burners and an oven, a Bosch dishwasher and garbage disposal. A 23 cubic foot Maytag refrigerator.

Trash pick-up is twice weekly, Wednesday and Saturday, to trash barrels located outside of the house. (In season)

The kitchen is well equipped with a microwave, coffee maker, blender and other normal appliances.

There are two decks, one on the back of the house overlooking the pond. This is equipped with a Weber charcoal grill and a Weber Gas Grill and a picnic table. The other deck is off the kitchen (main entrance to the house) and is very nice in the morning with the sun.

The house has GAS, forced hot water heat. There are three thermostats: 1st floor great room, 1st floor queen room, 2nd floor queen room.

There is a working fireplace in the living room area.

There is a HD color TV with Cable, and a DVD Player. A small stereo with CD player is provided. Internet Connection is provided.

The house is located on Widow Harding Pond (fresh water). The pond is about 10 acres in size. There is a dock in the pond and a 14' row boat for your use. Swimming is possible. There is a 10 foot beach area.

Fishing is possible in the pond. The pond has pickerel and largemouth bass in large numbers. Yellow perch, horn pout, sun fish and small mouth bass are present in smaller numbers. No license is required for up to 14 years old. Licenses (as of 2014) MA residents (15 to 17 years) are Free, (18 to 65) are $27.50, 65 to 70 are $16.25, 70+ and handicapped are free. Non-resident varies from $23.50 (3 day license) to $37.50. The licenses are available from the Town Clerk in the Town Hall, or from any of the local tackle stores.

There are four (4) Town of Eastham beaches where you can pay a daily fee. Those beaches are; First Encounter, Campground, Cooks Brook and Wiley Park. Upon entrance, you will pay the gate attendant $15.00 weekday parking fee and an $18.00 weekend parking fee and be issued a paper day pass. Your day pass is interchangeable amongst these four (4) beaches for that one-day it is issued. At a sticker only beach you must have either a Town of Eastham Taxpayer Beach Sticker or a Town of Eastham Visitor (One-week, Two-week or Seasonal) Beach Sticker to park. No day passes are sold or accepted at these beaches. Without a sticker, your vehicle will be subject to a $50.00 parking fine. Lifeguards are stationed at Wiley Park and Great Pond. Lifeguards are also stationed at the National Seashore beaches. First Encounter Beach, Wiley Park and Cooks Brook Beach have bath houses. All other Town-owned public beaches and ponds are equipped with portable toilets.

For a one or two week, or seasonal sticker the car's registration and a completed form with the fee must be presented at the Towns DPW building, 555 Old Orchard Road (Open until 4:00 PM. on Saturday).

Cape Cod Bay offers excellent swimming at high tide. First Encounter beach) is 0.6 miles down Samoset Road, only one of many town beaches on Cape Cod Bay. Many people like low tide at the Bay for the sand flats extend for about a mile. Makes for great exploring in the small pools of water that are left.

The National Seashore is on the East side of the Cape. I recommend a visit to the Salt Pond Visitor Center as they have many day and evening programs, walking and bike trial details as well as general information including off sight parking and shuttle buses to the Nauset Coast Guard and Light House beaches. (Directions to the Visitor Center: turn left from the house, left at Rt. 6. 1/2 mile on the right

Marconi beach, located in South Wellfleet (about 7 miles from the house), has a very large parking area with facilities for showering and changing. The Seashore operates independently from the town. Access to the Seashore is a daily fee of $15.00 or a season pass for any of the Cape Cod National Seashore Beaches for $45. Also general National Park Pass for $80. Bike trails have been installed in the old railroad right of way and now extend up Cape to Brewster and Harwich. The trail from Eastham to Provincetown is not continuous. Riding on Route 6 is necessary, although I believe new bike trails are being constructed with the desire of a continuous trail.

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

About the Owner

Hi, I am a retired Quality Engineer, worked for Polaroid most of my career. I live in Andover, MA with my wife Anne.

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I grew up in the house next to this property. My Dad gave me the land and I built this house in 1978. I designed and did all the wood construction. My kids left and we started to rent in 1992. I did major updates in 1992 and continue improvements each year.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Hyannis at 30 Miles Nearest Ferry : Hyannis or Falmouth to MV or Nantucket at 30 Miles Nearest Motorway : Route 6 at 1.3 Miles Nearest Beach : 1st Encounter at 0.6 Miles Car: recommended

The house is located on Widow Harding Pond (fresh water). The pond is about 10 acres in size. There is a dock in the pond and a 14' row boat for your use. Swimming is possible. There is a 10 foot beach area.Fishing is possible in the pond. The pond has pickerel and large mouth bass in large numbers. Yellow perch, horn pout, sun fish and small mouth bass are present in smaller numbers. It is 1.5 miles from the National Seashore Headquarters and 0.7 miles from First Encounter Beach on Cape Cod Bay. It is .7 miles from the Rail Trail (Bike Path)

Availability

From $1,100 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Nov 15 2014 - Jun 20 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rate: $1100 - $2200


In Season $2200 per week Sat 2 PM to Sat 10 AM 6/21/14 to 8/23/14
Off Season $1100 per week Sat 2 PM to Sat 10 AM 8/24/13 to 6/21/14 8/23/14 to 6/20/2015
Off Season rentals minimum $600 (for three nights)

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Amenities

From the Owner

This house is on Widow Harding's Pond and has a terrific view of the pond. It includes a dock and a row boat. Location is central, 0.6 miles to First Encounter Beach, close to the bike path and the Cape Cod National Seashore. With four bedrooms it sleeps 8 comfortably. The house is well equipped with all new appliances .

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4

Notes:

  • There are full appliances: Washer and dryer on 1st floor, a Jenn Air stove with 4 burners and an oven, a Bosch dishwasher and garbage disposal. A 20 cubic foot Amana refrigerator. Trash pick-up is twice weekly, Wednesday and Saturday, to trash barrels located outside of the house. The kitchen is well equipped with a microwave, coffee maker, blender and other normal appliances. There are two decks, one on the back of the house overlooking the pond. This is equipped with a Weber charcoal grill and a Weber Gas Grill and a picnic table. The other deck is off the kitchen (main entrance to the house) and is very nice in the morning with the sun. The house has GAS, forced hot water heat. There is a working fireplace in the living room area. There is a HD color TV with Cable, and a DVD Player. A small stereo with CD player is provided.

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