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3 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 8
Beds: 3 BRs: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins, twin bunk bed, cot, & crib mattress
Beach: 7 min. walk to Carleton Shores association beach
Guest Reviews: 21 reviews
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Weekly
Monthly
Off-season 2018/19
$175 - $360
Summer 2019
$315 - $360
Off-season 2019/20
$175 - $360
Off-season 2018/19
$950 - $1,800
Summer 2019
$2,000 - $2,200
Off-season 2019/20
$1,200 - $2,000
Off-season 2018/19
 
Summer 2019
 
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Contact Peter or Janette Sergio - ID 21734
Time active: 6 years, 6 months
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Phone: (508) 533-8040 (home)
Phone: (508) 533-8040 (home)

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Description

Description

The three bedroom, two bath, spacious, mid century modern home is hidden on over an acre of shrubs and low trees. A 7 minute stroll takes you to Carleton Shores, spacious, private beach. When you have lots of gear drive to the parking area then a two minute walk down the path. The large living room has a seating area for conversations, TV and bird watching; or choose another spot to play games or read a book; or head out the slider onto the west deck with a cup of coffee at the bistro table. The cathedral ceilinged dining area opens to the east deck with outdoor dining and seating. The cozy kitchen has everything you need for a quick meal or a big dinner. Use the gas grill outside for burgers and more. The first floor bedroom has a queen bed and is adjacent to a full bath/shower and an office/laundry room. Two sunrise view bedrooms and a full bath/shower are on the second floor. The south bedroom has a pair of twin beds set up as a king, or separate them. The north bedroom has two twin beds and twin bunk beds. Both bedrooms have blackout shades if sunrise is too early. Sleep with the sound of waves on the beach. There is a two car garage and parking for an additional car outside.


Drive west down the Old King's Highway to historic Sandwich Village or go a little farther to the supermarkets, restaurants, and ice cream shops near Sandwich harbor and the canal. Head east on Old King's Highway to historic Barnstable or to Hyannis with its many shops and eateries.

Bicycle in the neighborhood or beside the Cape Cod Canal, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, or the Barnstable conservation area. Access to Scorton Creek, for great kayaking and fishing, is less than a mile away. A men's ten-speed and women's 3 speed bicycles and a few beach chairs and surf toys are available for your use.

The kitchen is well equipped with pots (including a 12 quart one), pans, utensils, dishes, cutlery and glassware

You can supply your own linens or use the ones in the house, provided they are returned to the appropriate closet in a clean and neat condition.

For more pictures and floor plans check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HelensDreamHouse
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Pricing & Availability

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Calendar Last Updated: November 11, 2018

Additional availability info: Available for longer term rentals. This is a Saturday to Saturday vacation rental.

Long-Term Rental (1 month or more): Available for long-term winter rentals from October until June. $1,800-$2,500/month (depending on party size) plus utilities. Fully furnished and linens supplied. Credit check, first, last and one month refundable security deposit also applies. Ask owner for details.

Payment Methods: Zelle (no transaction fees); PayPal, TransferWise (transaction fees vary); and personal checks

Additional pricing info: Discount for multiple weeks. Contact owner for non weekly rentals. 14% lodging tax likely in 2019.

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Off-season 2018/19
    3 nights
  • Summer 2019
    5 nights
  • Off-season 2019/20
    3 nights
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • walk to a salt water beach
Interior
  • 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
  • No Pets
Community Amenities
  • Tennis
Handicap Accessibility
  • 3 steps from ground to decks. 1 step from deck into house. One bedroom, bath, all living areas on the main floor with no interior thresholds. There are no grab bars in the bathrooms. Close to Barnstable's Sandy Neck beach with wheelchair access.
Location

Location - East Sandwich

Nearest beach: 7 min. walk to Carleton Shores association beach

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Reviews

Guest Reviews

21 reviews
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Spacious and Immaculate

We arrived to the sound of the ocean waves crashing on the nearby beach. Such a beautiful welcome from nature. This house had so much room for our reunion of cousins. We spread out in the well-appointed bedrooms. We spent a lot of time around the big, round kitchen table eating and talking. The spacious family room was also extremely comfortable and the large windows let in an abundance of sunshine. The beach was an easy walk down the street. The location just off route 6A made it easily accessible to shopping and dining a few minutes away in either direction. It is clearly evident the homeowners have taken care of their home inside and out. There are plenty of games and books for fun and relaxation. My cousins raved about the home and hope to come back here again next year. show more show less

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Date of Stay: October 2018
Date Submitted: October 2018
Scituate, MA
Member since Apr 2018
Helen's Dream House

My wife and I, my son and his wife and my two granddaughters stayed at Helen's Dream House for our summer vacation. There was plenty of room for all of us and we were delighted with the floor plan and the care that Janette and Peter took in ensuring that everything we needed was there for us.The house was clean and inviting. We especially liked sitting on the deck under the umbrella and watching the birds come to the birdbath, and a family of wild turkeys wandered through as well.
/>Getting down to the private beach was an easy walk and if we wanted to take the car, there was a beach pass, so no hassles. The house is located near the center of Sandwich and there are plenty of restaurants near by, so we never got bogged down in heavy traffic during the peak season on the Cape. We were very pleased with our stay and we would not hesitate to recommend this rental to our friends.
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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: July 2017
Owner Response:

We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your vacation at Helen's Dream House! It was a pleasure talking with you and your family. Helen loved bird watching too.

Hamden, CT, new haven
Member since Oct 2008
A perfect beach house

We spent a week at Helen's Dream House. The house itself is perfect. Airy, uncluttered, clean has all necessary supplies including beach chairs, plenty of towels, etc. The beach is a short walk away The furnishing is perfect retro-chic 70s beach house. Had a great time. We were only four but all the bedrooms are nice and would be great for two couples with kids (who get along) to share the bunk room. Water is cold in Cape Cod Bay in late June -- make no mistake -- but we drove across one day to Hyannis to hit the beach (and a minor league ball game) there for a change of pace. Would definitely go back show more show less

Date of Stay: June 2017
Date Submitted: July 2017
Owner Response:

Michael, We are so glad that you and your family had a great time! We enjoyed meeting you and your charming family.

Brooklyn, NY
Member since Jun 2016
The Perfect Place

We had a wonderful time. The house is perfect for a relaxing vacation. The beach is a short walk from the house. You can also drive and park with the provided pass. My boys enjoyed the beach. They found hermit crabs as the tide was going out in the evening. There are lovely restaurants a short drive away, but we mostly ate at the house with the supplied grill though. We enjoyed relaxing in the large living room. The house has everything you could possibly want.

Date of Stay: May 2017
Date Submitted: June 2017
Owner Response:

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! A place of peace, relaxation and restoration.

Medway, MA
Member since Jun 2017
So Relaxing!

We have recently returned from our fifth stay at Helen's Dream House. This is a great property. I love the quiet, peaceful privacy of the neighborhood AND it's so close to the beach. The house itself (especially the kitchen) has everything you need. It's open and airy and not at all cluttered. Whenever I'm here, I'm totally relaxed and happy as a clam! And you will be too!

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Date of Stay: September 2016
Date Submitted: October 2016
Owner Response:

Carol,
Thank you so much for the five star review! We are glad that you find it so relaxing and peaceful. We also appreciate the suggestions for the little improvements through the years.

Pinehurst, NC
Member since Jun 2012
Great vacation!

Great vacation at Helen's dream house. This is our second year going. We love the location,very nice quiet neighborhood. The house was clean, has all the commodities that you need, and most importantly great proximity to the private beach. We are definitely going back and absolutely will recommended to friends and family.
Great respect for the homeowners, wonderful people, very friendly and reasonable.

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Date of Stay: August 2016
Date Submitted: September 2016
Owner Response:

Thank you for the great review Bona! We hope everyone who stays at Helen's Dream House enjoys it like Helen did. We try to make each person feel welcome and leave refreshed.
Regards, Janette

Coplay, PA, Pa
Member since Jul 2014
Great Experience

Had a great time with my family here. Close to the water and in a quiet neighborhood. In very low tides the sandbar off the beach is very large and shallow, which makes for some nice beach adventures. Chairs for the beach and grill were available which came in handy. The owners are very easy to work with. Highly recommend.

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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: October 2016
Owner Response:

Thank you for the great review, Chris! We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your vacation at Helen's Dream House. This was a fantastic year for the low tide sandbars. We can thank the beach-fill on a 2,500-foot-long section of Town Neck Beach completed in March for the great sandbars.

Hampden, MA
Member since Oct 2016
Perfect house greatly cared by the owners

We rented this house for 3 weeks. The house is spacious, clean and perfectly located in walking distance (5 min) from the ocean beach. The surroundings are great - there are many birds and friendly animals (rabbits, squirrels, etc.) around the house. The house can easily fit up to 6-8 people. The key point is that house is really "smart" - the owners set up all in such a comfortable manner that you can easily guess where any required stuff is located. The house manual is not even needed since it is enough to use your intuition to find everything - owners really cared about the people who are going to rent it. show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2015
Date Submitted: August 2015
Russia
Member since Jun 2014
A wonderful stay so close to the beach!

We had a wonderful family stay at the house, which was roomy, bright, and comfortable with attractive hardwood floors. The property is beautiful, and is located in a very peaceful and attractive setting. It was great to have the private beach so close to the house, and to have two private association tennis courts available for our use. Janette was a pleasure to deal with at all times. We would not hesitate to rent the house again!!

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Date of Stay: June 2015
Date Submitted: July 2015
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Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed the house, the beach and the tennis courts! I enjoyed our communications enabling you to have a great family vacation.

Member since Jan 2015
Great Vacation!

I have just returned from my second stay at this spacious Sandwich beach home. The house is great. It is very well equipped with big windows and lots of them! It's in a very quiet neighborhood, but only a seven minute walk to the beach. The owner is very helpful and accommodating and answered all of my inquiries in a very timely fashion. A wonderful vacation!

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Date of Stay: September 2014
Date Submitted: October 2014
Owner Response:

Thank you, Carol. It was a pleasure to share our home with you!

Pinehurst, NC
Member since Jun 2012

About Peter or Janette Sergio

Member since:
5/1/2012
Reviews:
21 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
11/11/2018
Peter and Janette inherited Helen’s Dream House upon Peter’s father’s death in 2009. So let us tell you a bit about its history.

Helen and Lou were introduced to Cape Cod vacationing by spending time with friends at their Mashpee bay front camp in the 1950s. While searching for a place of their own, they found this lot in Carleton Shores. After years of saving, and Helen’s return to work as a physical therapist, they built their own house in the early 1970s. Lou and particularly Helen enjoyed visits from family and many friends until her death in 1995. Lou kept Helen’s dream house carefully maintained but seldom used after her death. Helen and Lou’s favorite time was when their family all converged on Helen’s Dream House for a week together, going to the beach, visiting Heritage Plantation and going to the Sandwich bandstand for concerts.

We enjoy being able to care for and share this home as Helen loved to do. We don’t have the ability to use it as often as Helen did, so we decided to share it by renting to those who would like to experience vacationing on Cape Cod. We have found that multi generational family vacations and two families sharing have really enjoyed Helen’s dream house as we have done.