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On Widow Harding's Pond, near First Encounter Beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Happy 2017. I have the weeks of June 24 to July 1 and July 15 to 22 open. I am also open all of May and Most of June at off season rate of $1100/week.

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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Owner
Peter Schwind
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017

About Peter Schwind

Hi, I am a retired Quality Engineer, worked for Polaroid most of my career. I live in Andover, MA with my wife Anne. I now am a Coast Guard licensed Charter Boat Captain and operate a 23 foot boat for commercial and charter fishing.

Peter Schwind purchased this house in 1978

Why Peter Schwind chose Cape Cod

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.

What makes this house unique

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 .

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Feb 18 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$210
$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)

50% deposit required to reserve. Balance due 30 days before rental date.

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Amenities

Eastham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk-in-shower
  • Downstairs bath tub with shower. Upstairs bath has walk in shower Outside Shower (hot & cold water) enclosed with changing area
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom Queen Downstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom Twn Downstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom Queen Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom Twin Upstairs - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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 24 cubic foot Maytag 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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