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Sandwich Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA, 7 min. walk to Carleton Shores association beach | ID 21734
3 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 8
Beds: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins, twin bunk bed, cot, & crib mattress
Beach: 7 min. walk to Carleton Shores association beach
Guest Reviews: 31 reviews
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Off-season 2021/22
$180 - $300
Summer 2022
 
Off-season 2022/23
 
Off-season 2021/22
$1,200 - $1,500
Summer 2022
 
Off-season 2022/23
 
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Summer 2022
 
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State and local taxes of 12.45% will apply
 Online payments accepted
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Contact: Peter or Janette Sergio
Time Active:
9+ years
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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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Location

Location - East Sandwich

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

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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Calendar Last Updated: October 05, 2021

Additional availability info: No rentals Nov 15 to March 15. 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); TransferWise, PayPal (transaction fees vary); and personal checks

Additional pricing info: Discount for multiple weeks. Nothing longer than 30 days. Contact owner for non weekly rentals. State and local taxes of 12.45% will apply

Minimum Stay Requirements:
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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
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • No Pets
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.
Green Amenities
  • Filtered water
  • Recycling
  • Reusable grocery totes
Reviews

Guest Reviews

31 reviews
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Perfect escape

The house and location were perfect. My brief 4 days there seemed like a week. I quickly settled into a relaxing routine, enjoying the flow of the days, relaxing in the airy and unique house and on its wonderful giant decks (yes, plural!), exploring the quiet and safe neighborhood, making the mere 5 minute walk to the gorgeous beach where everyone was welcoming despite it being a private beach, running and hiking on the conservation trails across the street or at the state beach park a few minutes away, showering outside under the blue sky, watching the giant TV screen at night, and puttering around Sandwich, Barnstable and even across the bridge in Plymouth where I met dear relatives.

As others have noted, sleeping to the sound and sight of the ocean capped off this gift of an experience. Equally wonderful was the responsiveness and kindness of the owners to any and all questions I had. They even left some local treats for me to enjoy!
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Date of Stay: September 2021
Date Submitted: September 2021
Owner Response:

Amy, thank you for the great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the neighborhood (yes, we have great neighbors) and the abundance of nature trails to explore. It was a pleasure cummunicating with you. You are welcome back.

Guilford, CT
Member since Aug 2019
Excellent family vacation

Third time renting the property- love the short walk to a lovely breach and the quiet location. Perfect for a family vacation. We plan on returning!

Date of Stay: August 2021
Date Submitted: September 2021
Owner Response:

Thank you Jen.
So glad that you and your family had another great vacation. Looking forward to next year
Janette

Standish, ME
Member since Dec 2020
Good one!

A fine house in a fine location, well equipped, and with retro style touches.

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Date of Stay: June 2021
Date Submitted: July 2021
Owner Response:

Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your vacation. We would be pleased to have you back. Have a safe summer.

Altadena, CA
Member since Apr 2021
Great Vacation!

I always enjoy my stay at 'Helen's Dream House'. And this year was no exception. I love the fact that the house is very open with lots of windows and the location is very private. And I'm always pleased that the kitchen is so well equipped. I've always found whatever tool I needed.

The homeowners are lovely people; very accommodating and always very responsive. I will be back, for sure!

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Date of Stay: May 2021
Date Submitted: June 2021
Owner Response:

Carol, it is always a pleasure hosting you. I am glad you got a chance to stay after the shutdown last year. Helen loved having people visit so she made sure that the kitchen was well equipped and we have tried to continue that! Thank you for the great review! Have a great summer. Janette

Pinehurst, NC
Member since Jun 2012
Two weeks of peace and quiet

We spent two weeks here; the first week with my brother's family and the second week with just us. For the first week, we had plenty of space with the cousins all enjoying sharing the room with the bunk beds and the two twins. The kitchen is compact, but we made it work for our meals while also grilling most nights.

The best part of the house is the location. It really can't be beat. You can hear the waves from the lovely yard or one of two porches.There is nice privacy and the bird watching was fantastic. The walk to the private association beach is very short and it was never crowded. As most of the other reviews said- water shoes are a must as it is very rocky near the shoreline, but there was plenty of sand for the kids to play in near the dunes. It was also a treat to bring wood down to the beach and make a fire for smores one night.

The lighting in the house was gorgeous and you have water views from one bedroom upstairs and a stunning view of the stars and moon from the other upstairs bedroom. Overall, it was a great stay and the owners were responsive with any requests. There was plenty of beach chairs, a beach cart and the kids loved the outdoor shower.
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Date of Stay: August 2020
Date Submitted: September 2020
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We are so glad you had a peaceful and refreshing stay at Helen's Dream House. Peter's mom, Helen, loved to watch the birds, thus the bird baths. It is nice to hear the ocean at night! Thank you for the excellent review too.

Belmont, MA
Member since Jun 2012
Amazing stay

My family and friends spent one week at Helen's Dream House and our stay has been great. The house was clean, amazing location near the beach and kids friendly. I highly recommend it.

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Date of Stay: August 2020
Date Submitted: August 2020
Owner Response:

Marica, we are so glad that you had a great stay! Our cleaner takes great pride in a clean house. Thank you for the 5* review.

Newton Upper Falls, MA
Member since Jun 2020
Excellent family vacation

We greatly enjoyed our stay! So relaxing and such a short walk to a lovely beach. Communication with the home owner has been excellent. I would recommend this property.

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Date of Stay: August 2020
Date Submitted: August 2020
Owner Response:

Thank you Jennifer. It has been a pleasure communicating with you. We are glad your family had a relaxing vacation, especially during the pandemic!

Standish, ME
Member since Mar 2020
Lovely place near the beach and quiet neighborhood

We enjoyed our stay at Helen's house. The place is neat, house was clean and neighborhood is beautiful and a pleasure to explore.

Large back yard and privacy, outdoor deck is nice to sit down and enjoy dinner or breakfast.

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Date of Stay: July 2020
Date Submitted: August 2020
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Thank you. So glad you enjoyed your vacation at Helen's Dream House, especially during this pandemic.

Member since Jun 2020
Family

The house was perfect. It has all you need in terms of space and location. The neighborhood is quite, safe and friendly.

The beach can be reached by walking no more than 7 minutes or you can park in the resident reserved parking spaces if you need to carry lots of stuff! The beach is very spacious!

You can also visit many other places nearby. We had a wonderful time and would love to come back! The hosts were always available in case we needed them.

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Date of Stay: July 2020
Date Submitted: July 2020
Owner Response:

Thank you Maurizio. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and found refreshment at Helen's Dream House. Hopefully we can meet some day in person.

Washington, DC
Member since Jun 2020
Cape Cod

This property was just perfect for us. There is more than enough room to spread out and the kitchen was stocked with all utensils and pots we could use. The close proximity to the beach is great. Although the weather was wonderful for the first of November, it was not beach weather and we could not enjoy the water, but we did get to take a walk on the beach. I would most definitely rent this property again. The landlord checked in to make sure all was as expected and was going well. I appreciated the juice and the Cape Cod chips. What a nice treat. A wonderful host. show more show less

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Date of Stay: November 2018
Date Submitted: November 2018
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We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and found everything you needed. We enjoy beach walking all year as it is always interesting. Thank you for the great review. We hope you can visit again.

Tucson, AZ
Member since Nov 2018
About

About Peter or Janette Sergio

Member since:
5/1/2012
Reviews:
31 reviews
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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.


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