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Harwich Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA, Merkel Beach 2/10 of a mile | ID 29899
7 BR
4 ½ baths
Sleeps 16
Beds: 3 kings, 2 doubles, 7 twins, cribs, sofabedss and youth bed
Beach: Merkel Beach 2/10 of a mile
Guest Reviews: 21 reviews
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Off-season 2020/21
$1,000 - $1,500
Summer 2021
 
Off-season 2021/22
$1,000 - $1,500
Off-season 2020/21
$4,500 - $9,000
Summer 2021
$9,000
Off-season 2021/22
$5,000 - $9,000
Off-season 2020/21
 
Summer 2021
 
Off-season 2021/22
 
State and local taxes of 12.45% will apply
Contact: Marylynn Clune
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Phone: (203) 762-1227 (home), (203) 216-4300 (cell), (203) 451-3052 (cell)
Phone: (203) 762-1227 (home), (203) 216-4300 (cell), (203) 451-3052 (cell)
Time Active:
2+ years
3
Description

Description

''Stepping Stones,'' located across from Wychmere Harbor, is a magnificent, small estate on two acres offering a captivating setting adorned by huge shade trees, a sweeping emerald lawn plus a sunken garden with a Koi pond. The compound consists of a 7-bedroom main house (Stepping Stones) and a one bedroom cottage (Pebbles) 125 feet away.
This rents with the house for an extra cost. It is not included with the price of the house.
The main house, which is air conditioned with its 6/7 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths, has been lovingly maintained and updated with a gourmet kitchen and butler's pantry waiting for your vacation enjoyment. A distinctive post and beam ceiling surrounds two fireplaces that make the living and dining room a warm and welcoming place for you to truly relax. The first floor has an extra den/bedroom plus a large welcoming sun porch with a gas fireplace.


Two of the main house bedrooms are in separate quarters with their own elegant mini kitchen.

Pebbles is 125 feet away from the main house. Just renovated, it has one king bedroom, a living room with a pull out sofa, a large living room with a gas fireplace, and a full kitchen. There is an outside shower and tub surrounded by a lovely garden. Pebbles does not come with the house it is an extra cost.

Stepping Stones is across from Wychmere Harbor, the most photographed harbor on all of Cape Cod. In the morning, just meander down the driveway with your coffee for even more amazing views. Merkel Beach is two tenths of a mile from our house plus there are side ways that lead one half mile to town for shopping and excellent restaurants. Public transportation from our driveway can take you to Provincetown. You do not need a car.

Enjoy a complete summer vacation with your entire family, plenty of space to either spread out or come together for a holiday that will make wonderful memories.
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Location

Location - Harwichport, just across from

Nearest beach: Merkel Beach 2/10 of a mile

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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Calendar Last Updated: September 25, 2020

Additional availability info: We can rent for three or more days before the full season. This is a Sunday to Sunday vacation rental.

Payment Methods: Personal checks

Additional pricing info: $350. cleaning is not included. Linen and towels are included, State and local taxes of 12.45% will apply

Minimum Stay Requirements:
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    3 nights
  • Summer 2021
    7 nights
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    3 nights
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • view of salt water
  • walk to a salt water beach
Interior
  • Central A/C
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Linens Included
  • Cable TV
  • DVD or VCR
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • Pets considered
Handicap Accessibility
  • The house has a first floor bedroom with a lavatory right off of it plus another full bath on the first floor. One small step to enter the main first floor living room. One step to enter home.
Green Amenities
  • Recycling
  • Reusable grocery totes
  • LED lighting
Reviews

Guest Reviews

21 reviews
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Beautiful home, kind and welcoming hosts, and an amazing weekend all around!

I do not have enough good things to say about this property or the hosts. Our prior reservation for this weekend cancelled on us last minute with no warning, and we thought we were going to need to cancel our girls weekend, which was the only plan we had left to celebrate my best friend who's wedding had been cancelled due to Covid. Marylynn was so responsive and so kind and eager to have us - she even went as above and beyond to ask me what our color scheme for decorations was so she could pull some matching plating and linens for us. She allowed for an early check in so we could decorate (and even helped by pulling some beautiful rose gold lanterns from her attic for us!) and offered a late check out as well so we could enjoy the beach.

The house is LOVELY, so well kept, and has such charm and character. More than enough beds for our group of 10 girls (could even have more). The front yard overlooks the harbor and is lovely to sit outside on (or in our case, play some games!), and additional parts of the large property's yard hosts a BBQ area with ample seating, and a fire pit with cozy couches surrounding it, even a Koi pond area with adorable lighting! The beach (which essentially is private, we were there on Labor Day weekend and the beach was empty except for us and a couple other people) is a 5-10 min walk, just across the street, and absolutely beautiful.

We hosted an amazing and very special dinner catered by a private chef at Marylynn's beautiful dining room table. She allowed us to use her many decorations and plates to set the table for the special evening. I truly cannot thank the Clunes enough for our stay - they saved our weekend and allowed us to shower our best friend with love and memories, thank you so much and we can't wait to stay here again!
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Date of Stay: September 2020
Date Submitted: September 2020
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We were so pleased to host Amanda and her delightful friends at Steppingstones. They took great care of our home away from home and treated it as if it were their own while enjoying THE HOUSE AND AREA to the fullest extent. Moreover, it was gratifying know that they availed themselves of our lovingly acquired dinnerware that complemented the expertise of their private chef who brought his expertise to this long "Covid-19 delayed" wedding celebration. They were honest about their planned celebration and followed the rules of Stepping Stones and Harwichport. We would WELCOME Amanda back with her friends anytime.show moreshow less

Boston, MA
Member since Aug 2020
Amazing Week at Stepping Stones

We were able to enjoy the most wonderful week during COVID-19 with 3 generations. The house is perfect for separate families sharing the same space. We were able to spread out and enjoy so many great seating areas inside and out. The beach was so close, my husband and son got up every morning to go fishing down off of the Jedi in front of the Wychmere Club and we loved how private Merkel Beach was, not crowded at all.

The house was stocked with beach chairs, umbrellas, a paddle board and much more. We had a good old fashioned lobster bake one evening and it was delicious, I definitely recommend making the trek to Ring Bros. Marketplace in South Dennis and getting their clam chowder, steamers and lobsters for a crowd. The long table inside accommodated us perfectly. The 2 kitchens right next to each other were great spaces to have a few people prepping. It was super convenient since we ate in most meals. The walk into town was so easy and quick.

The front yard was the perfect spot for our daily whiffle ball games. We brought our own corn hole set and had that going on the side yard off of the kitchen. There wasn't a patio we didn't enjoy! The weather was also perfect the entire week. The breeze coming in off of the ocean was just as perfect. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. It truly is a special place to create lasting memories. We hope to be back sooner than later!
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Date of Stay: August 2020
Date Submitted: August 2020
Member since Jul 2018
Multigenerational Family Vacation

We had a terrific three-generation family vacation at Stepping Stones in August. Everything about the house was perfect. Marylynn and Dave were wonderful hosts. The house easily fit twelve adults and two small children, plus two small dogs that Marylynn allowed us to bring. Merkel beach was terrific, both for the kids and for the avid swimmers and the hosts provided beach chairs, umbrellas and beach toys. All you could need for a perfect beach vacation.

We shared home cooked meals every night at the beautiful dining room table, a significant part of our coming together for the week every year. Many thanks to Marylynn and Dave. show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2019
Date Submitted: September 2019
Member since Mar 2019
Family Gathering at Stepping Stones

My family was in Harwich Port for our son's wedding reception at the Wychmere Beach Club, which is down the road from this magnificent house and property.

This house was perfect for us. Stepping Stones was exacting as described! Spacious for our family of 16 and a short walk away from the town and beach. Will definitely consider Stepping Stones for our next Cape Cod family gathering. An added plus—the owner was very accommodating.

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Date of Stay: August 2019
Date Submitted: September 2019
Owner Response:

Thank you for your positive response regarding Stepping Stones. We are pleased that you had the chance to enjoy your lovely family, friends and wedding. It is always fun to have people share the various extras that we provide to make your party complete. You and your extended family left the house in excellent condition. We were happy, also, to have your son use our cottage. Our only regret was that the tornado on July 23, which came across the harbor, tore through the yard and up our driveway taking down eight trees and leaving its mark. We were able to have the largest trees removed on the same day leaving us waiting for the stump grinder. All of your family were more than gracious regarding the back acres and carried on with your family events as planned. It was a very special time for everyone!! Thank you and we hope to welcome you back to Steppingstones and Pebbles.show moreshow less

Floral Park, NY
Member since Sep 2019
Family Retreat

Our stay involved the week of the "Tornado". Lost power, cable WiFi etc. The owners had people the next day cleaning up downed trees, new generator, extension cords, etc. They stayed for 3 days until everything was perfect. Unbelievable commitment and they went way over the top to make sure we were well taken care of.

The house is a perfect set up for a large family or smaller multiple families. Everything is first class including the Eddie Bauer beach chairs. Multiple Kitchens, Freezers, Central Air, and unlimited hot water so no-one will run out of Hot Water taking showers. We have been renting houses on the Cape in Harwich for decades and I can't think of anything they could improve on. 5**** plus. show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2019
Date Submitted: October 2019
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Michelle, Dave and Family,
Thank you for your most positive review. When on July 23, 2019, the Cape had an unprecedented TORNADO, you were the most understanding guests. We appreciate your family's flexibility during this unavoidable activity and hope you will return to Stepping Stones sometime soon with your new grandchild. We would more than welcome your family of four generations! Congratulations to all.

Member since Jun 2018
Rental for Wedding Week

We rented Stepping Stones and Pebbles for my family, who was flying over from London, to stay during my wedding in the first week of May and it was fantastic. There were 13 of us and one baby staying on the property, and it suited our needs perfectly. The property is in an ideal location, across from the Wychmere and set back from the highway on beautiful grounds. The home is large, clean, with modern appliances and plenty of spaces indoors and outdoors for people to gather. Marylynn was wonderful to work with. She was incredibly accommodating and always available to answer any questions, not only about the property but also with recommendations for the area. She took care of details like making the beds before we arrived and having clean towels laid out on each of them. She knew my family was flying internationally and even offered us to come early to prepare the house for them. We would highly recommend this home for anyone looking in the area. show more show less

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Date of Stay: May 2019
Date Submitted: May 2019
New York, NY
Member since May 2019
Harwich Port Charm

Stepping Stones is very conveniently located on Route 25 and set back from the road with a sweeping lawn surrounded with large specimen trees. Across from it are unobstructed park views of the picturesque Wychmere Harbor.

This charming home is very inviting with multiple indoor and outdoor spaces accommodating both intimate and larger groups. While there, we went from a group of four to a group of eight and then to one of sixteen, the latter being with cocktails and appetizers on an outside terrace and a seated lobster dinner at the long table in the dining room.

A final comment would be that this is a venue that brings people together away from home, helping to make them comfortable with themselves and with others who they might meet for the first time.
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Date of Stay: September 2018
Date Submitted: September 2018
Owner Response:

John,
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Stepping Stones and thank you for your most positive guest review. It is rewarding to know that when you entertained you took advantage of the little niceties that I like to supply for our guests. We welcome people having a good time and it sounds like you did enjoy! We hope that you have another opportunity to visit the Cape soon.
Sincerely, Marylynn

Wilton, CT
Member since Sep 2018
"Perfect" Home away from Home

We rented Stepping Stones the last week of August 2018 for our 5th daughter's wedding. We sold our main house years ago where 3 of our daughters got married, nothing like a wedding at home. First, Marylynne and Dave went way our of their way to help us get this done. Next the house and yard are spectacular from the moment you walk in, what a great place to have a family reunion. We had the wedding tented in the front yard and the ceremony across the street overlooking Wychmere Harbor. The night before the wedding we had the rehearsal lobster bake in side yard, again spectacular setting. It was nice to have the wedding at a home where it is more personal. The guests were overwhelmed with the setting and I know one person who will be getting married there.
Jim & Brenda Croke. Harwich Port MA
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Date of Stay: August 2018
Date Submitted: January 2019
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Jim and Brenda,
It was wonderful to meet your beautiful family and on top of that to have their wedding reception at our home and a few steps away the ceremony over looking Wychmere Harbor. Thank you for the concern and care you gave STEPPING STONES. We, also, appreciate the time and successful efforts to preserve the flowers and the lawn. It was nice to see everyone taking advantage of the space in the various sitting areas and enjoying our special spots with the small waterfall and Koi Pond. We wish you and your family the best of all that is good.
Sincerely, Marylynn and Dave
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Harwich Port, MA
Member since Mar 2012
Our Happy Place

This was our second stay at Stepping Stones. We love this home and the owners are fantastic. We love walking to town, going to the beach and spending late afternoons with all the kids playing on the front lawn. Wychmere Harbor is right across the street and we love watching the boats.

Marylynn and Dave are great hosts. Always very responsive to any questions or if anything needs a fix.

Thank you!

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Date of Stay: August 2018
Date Submitted: August 2018
Livermore, CA
Member since Jun 2014
MIT reunion

The owners were fantastic hosts! They were always making sure we had what we needed and had endless recommendations of places to dine and visit to make the most of our stay. Their house is fabulous and has beautiful grounds. We enjoyed barbecues on the patio and the use of bikes and boogie boards. Thank you!

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Date of Stay: July 2018
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Beverly Hills, CA
Member since Aug 2018

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