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Sandwich Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA, 4/10 of a mile to Sandwich Town Beach and 2/10 of a mile to Boardwalk Beach | ID 27248
4 BR
3 baths
Sleeps 10
Beds: 1 king, 1 queen, 6 twins, Two of the Twins are a Bunk Bed
Beach: 4/10 of a mile to Sandwich Town Beach and 2/10 of a mile to Boardwalk Beach
Guest Reviews: 21 reviews 21 reviews
Daily
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Off-season 2022/23
 
Summer 2023
 
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$3,565
Summer 2023
$5,980
Off-season 2023/24
$3,565
Off-season 2022/23
 
Summer 2023
 
Off-season 2023/24
 
State and local taxes of 12.45% will apply
Listed by Donald Critchfield
Active
6+ years
Property ID 27248
5
Description

Description

''3 Boardwalk'' is our dream come true: a luxurious yet comfortable and child-friendly four-season home on 2.9 acres overlooking salt marsh conservation land and the ocean of Cape Cod Bay. A 4-minute walk to Boardwalk Beach, and another 4 minutes to the beautiful (and newly replenished) Town Neck Beach, you can kayak from the backyard, take a plunge off the famous Boardwalk footbridge, go tubing or paddling in Mill Creek, or spend the day on the beach sunning, watching boats come and go from the mouth of the Cape Cod Canal. Play a game of Bocce on our private court, freshen up with our enclosed outdoor shower, sit on the deck watching the boats go by or reading one of the many good books in our collection. Hungry? Walk to Sandwich Village in less than ten minutes for restaurants and cafes, or fire up the barbeque and grill some fresh lobsters. Top the evening off roasting marshmallows around the fire pit.

Our 3400 square foot waterfront home is lovingly decorated with many oriental rugs, fun antiques and original pieces of art--all collected by us personally. The first floor has a modified open floor plan with a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, a butler’s pantry with wet bar, a dining room with a handcrafted shaker-style cherry table with seating for 8, a large living room with a gorgeous beach-stone fireplace and a tavern-style game table, a separate family room with a 58-inch flat-screen HDTV and Blu-ray, a small office with a roll-top desk and laser printer/scanner/fax, and a bathroom with an extra-large shower. A large deck spans the entire length of the house looking out on the marsh, the dunes, and the ocean, and there are sliding doors in both the living and dining rooms, offering breathtaking views of the sun as it rises over the water.

Upstairs are four bedrooms, including a King-size master suite with a balcony overlooking the water, a sitting room with built-in bookshelves, fireplace, 47-inch flat panel TV, and Blu-ray DVD; wireless headset; a separate dressing room; and a bathroom with double sinks, a luxury 2-person jacuzzi-bath, and a separate shower. The Queen-size bedroom also has a balcony overlooking the water, with one of the best views in the house of sunrise! There are two more lovely bedrooms, each with a set of twin beds, and one with an alcove bearing a “hidden” set of bunks for the kids. There is a third, very large bathroom with double-sinks, full bathtub and shower.

The front yard is professionally landscaped with room for volleyball or croquet; the side yard has a bocce court and patio with fire pit, and the backyard is fenced in for your dog (with prior permission) beyond which is the marsh and ocean.

Our house is equipped with AC, WiFi, Bluetooth sound system, washer/dryer, outdoor furniture, books and games, barbeque grill, outdoor shower(s), doggie door to fenced yard, and bocce court.

''3 Boardwalk'' is our dream house-- we truly hope it becomes your dream house, too!

* Please note we require a 7-day minimum and book Saturday to Saturday, and a $200 fee for cleaning service.

For more information and additional pictures see our website: www.3boardwalk.com
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Location

Location - Sandwich

Nearest beach: 4/10 of a mile to Sandwich Town Beach and 2/10 of a mile to Boardwalk Beach

41.7630960 -70.4902140 0
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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Additional availability info: Cleaning Fee $300. This is a Saturday to Saturday vacation rental.

Payment Methods: Zelle (no transaction fees); and personal checks

Additional Pricing Info: Please contact us about a multi-week discount, State and local taxes of 12.45% will apply

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Off-season 2022/23
    7 nights
  • Summer 2023
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2023/24
    7 nights
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Calendar Last Updated: October 29, 2022

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Amenities

Amenities

  • View of salt water View of salt water

  • Walk to a salt water beach Walk to a salt water beach

  • Central air Central air

  • Outdoor shower Outdoor shower

  • Washer&dryer Washer&dryer

  • Pets considered Pets considered

  • Internet Internet

  • Jacuzzi tub Jacuzzi tub

  • Deck, porch or patio Deck, porch or patio

  • BBQ-grill BBQ-grill

  • TV TV

  • Cable/satellite TV Cable/satellite TV



    Green Amenities

    5
    • ENERGY STAR appliances ENERGY STAR appliances

    • LED lighting LED lighting

    • Filtered water Filtered water

    • Recycling Recycling

    • Reusable grocery totes Reusable grocery totes

    Reviews

    Guest Reviews

    21 reviews
    Have you stayed here? Write a review
    Couldn't be better!

    We have rented here for the past two years, and each time it was a perfect experience. The house is large and just swallows up people, inside and out, so you are never on top of one another. It is beautifully, and comfortably, furnished, in a way that feels like a home, not a rental. The kitchen is fully equipped (so many ways to make coffee!) and well-laid out. It has a little office, which came in handy this year. We brought my wife's 90-year father and set him up in the master bedroom, which he loved. We were glad to have the elevator to the second floor, just in case, though he didn't end up needing it. The grounds are meticulously cared for and, like the house, have many different places to chill - on your own, looking over the marsh, or resting in the hammock, or on the two balconies, or with a group, on the back porch or in the fire pit/bocce court/corn hole area. My brother-in-law was able to bring his dog for the two nights he stayed, which made things easy for him. As a birder, I loved the fully stocked feeders that attracted a steady stream of birds. Kayaking is great in the marsh - we brought our two and also used the two that are in the garage; just be aware of the tides.

    I could go on, but will wrap up by saying that you could not ask for more from a host - Don is warm and friendly, incredibly responsive, and clearly wants everyone to enjoy the house as much as he does!
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    Date of Stay: September 2022
    Date Submitted: September 2022
    Needham, MA
    Member since Sep 2022
    Beautiful Home/Beautiful View

    We had a wonderful time. The house is large and beautifully decorated. The owners are responsive and thoughtful, providing everything a guest could want. The area feels secluded but is close to everything. Our family enjoyed tubing, biking, walking, bocce, visiting breweries and restaurants, antiquing and just relaxing on the deck with a lovely view of the marsh.

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    Date of Stay: August 2022
    Date Submitted: August 2022
    Owner Response:


    Hi Lisa - Thank you for the kind review. We are happy you and your family enjoyed our home. We try to 'think of everything' and always welcome suggestions. As you found, because we are on nearly three acres of land it does make our place rather unique in terms of privacy and yet a short walk and you are either at Boardwalk Beach or in Sandwich Village. We hope to see you next summer. Don & Margot

    Newton Center, MA
    Member since Aug 2022
    Everything You Could Want and More

    This place is indeed a light-filled house surrounded by water! There are stunning views out of almost every window. You can watch the kayaks go by from the deck and see the ocean beyond the marsh.

    We have thoroughly enjoyed two vacations here with our two daughters, sons-in-law and three grandchildren ages 4 and under. We can't wait to go back next year! The house is beautifully decorated and has tons of space for all our needs. The house has every amenity you could need or want, including binoculars and a telescope, and if you have a dog, you'll love the fenced in doggie yard, doggie dishes and lots of designated doggie towels.

    Don keeps everything in excellent shape and keeps a book for you with everything you need to know. He's a terrific host, answering all your questions and responding to your needs promptly. Even though the boardwalk had been very attractive to us when we first rented the property, we enjoyed our stay just as much this year, after part of the boardwalk got washed away in a blizzard, as Don provided weekly beach parking passes. We cannot recommend this property more highly.
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    Date of Stay: June 2022
    Date Submitted: July 2022
    Owner Response:

    Kathleen F - Thank you for your kind review of our home. We especially try to make certain extended families such as yours have all the comforts and considerations possible and always welcome any suggestions for improvements or additions. We will happily welcome you next year and have just added a vintage Coleman canoe to our two kayak fleet so we can accommodate more folks on the water. See you next year.

    Sudbury, MA
    Member since Jul 2022
    Perfect, start to finish

    We had grand plans for visiting gardens, museums, etc., when we stayed the week in Sandwich but we couldn't tear ourselves away from the house and its views. We also thought we would miss the boardwalk access to the beach but we forgot about that as soon as we stepped foot on the property.

    Not sure where to begin with the accolades so just diving in:
    - Easy communication with Don, who was always responsive and always generous
    - Beautifully decorated home, comfortable and equipped with every last thing you might ever need
    - Squeaky clean
    - Views, somehow better than the photos suggest! Changing skies, marsh, ocean beyond, every day was something different and more beautiful than before, even the two rainy mornings were gorgeous
    - The two bikes were great for exploring the super cute neighborhood (we didn't get a chance to use the kayaks)
    - Daily croquet and bocce matches, a delight
    - Birdwatching, a delight
    - Nightly glass of wine around the fire pit, a delight
    - Lovely landscaping but also lots of natural cape cod beauty, we sat in every cute seating area they had and loved each
    - We were five adults and a corgi and the place was more than enough space
    - Loved the outdoor shower, the selection of books/games/puzzles, cooking in the large kitchen (appreciated the herb garden!), lounging on the decks
    - So close to everything—beach, canal, great food, great coffee, sweet historic area, Treehouse Brewery

    Thank you Don & Margot for sharing this gem. We can't wait to return!
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    Date of Stay: June 2022
    Date Submitted: June 2022
    Owner Response:

    Dear Bea K - We are elated you enjoyed our home. Your very generous review shows you made good use of the guest amenities we have provided as well as enjoying many of the businesses and attractions that make Sandwich so special. You were our perfect guests. As I told our cleaning people after you'd departed, I could not tell anyone had ever been there.
    We hope to see you next summer.
    Don

    Member since May 2020


    Excerpt from Guest Book:

    We had an amazing week at the beach and jumping from the board walk! So many cool things around you can walk to. Made friends with the raccoons around the campfire and saw all sorts of wildlife. Thank you!
    Juliana & families

    Date of Stay: July 2021
    Date Submitted: August 2021
    Jenny & Matt D
    Latrobe, PA
    (Homeowner Entered)

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    Many thanks for your gracious hospitality! You have made our vacation comfortable and fun - great family time for all. We visited local attractions, restaurants & beaches. The highlight was the 6 year old jumping off the bridge & tubing in the river! Evenings on the deck were a nice cap-off to very active days! Thank you.

    Date of Stay: July 2021
    Date Submitted: August 2021
    Martin & Betsy H
    Saunderstown, RI
    (Homeowner Entered)

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    We had a wonderful week at your home! Thank you for sharing. Morning coffee - evenings on the deck - jumping off the bridge - enjoying the fire pit & bocce court! It was a great time to hang w/our family & enjoy Cape Cod! Be Well!

    The B___________ & The H_________

    Date of Stay: July 2021
    Date Submitted: August 2021
    Bob & Tracy H
    Clemmons, NC
    (Homeowner Entered)

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    The J_______ Family (and friends) from Rochester, NY

    Thank you for a fantastic stay in your beautiful home. it is the best vacation rental we have ever had. We truly enjoyed ourselves. The views from the home were great. We kayaked and spent time at the beach. The home had everything we needed. Due to a last minute cancellation, we needed to bring our dog - Little Lady. She had a good time too. Don is a great host and takes pride in his home. Thanks again,

    Mark, Debbie, Madison, Lauren, Little Lady J____
    Lyvia, Mark, Katie (friends)
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    Date of Stay: July 2021
    Date Submitted: August 2021
    Debbie J
    Fairport, NY
    (Homeowner Entered)

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    The F_______ Family from Sea Grit, NJ

    Another beautiful week in Sandwich, MA! Thank you to our hosts for sharing your special home. Our crew of kiddos loved our trips to the beach, seeing the seals in the water, watching the fireworks from the deck, and jumping in the new galaxy splash toy - a great addition! Looking forward to being back next year.

    The F_____, O'M_____ & McH_____ Clans

    Date of Stay: July 2021
    Date Submitted: August 2021
    Jim & Chris F
    Plymouth, MA
    (Homeowner Entered)

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    Extended F_______Family from Sudbury, MA

    Thank you for a delightful stay in your beautiful, well-appointed home. We enjoyed the unique peacefulness of the coastal marsh all around us. And Seafood Sam's!

    Thank you, Don, for taking care of us so well.

    Kathleen, Bob, Chrissy, Matt, Olive, Sophie, Kelly, Matty & Tucker

    Date of Stay: June 2021
    Date Submitted: August 2021
    Kathleen F
    Sudbury, MA
    (Homeowner Entered)
    About

    About Donald Critchfield

    Member since:
    11/8/2016
    Reviews:
    21 reviews
    Response Time:
    Within a day
    Response Rate:
    0%
    Year Purchased: 2015

    About the owner: We're two former television news producers, one of whom is retired (Don) and the other of whom is now a semi-retired Episcopal priest (Margot). Don's a conservative midwesterner from Lincoln, Nebraska and Margot's a progressive/liberal who grew up all over the Northeast. It makes for an interesting marriage!

    Why the Owner Chose Sandwich, MA, USA:
    Margot grew up spending summers at the beach, and has always dreamt of living on the ocean. After 28 years of marriage, Don wisely said, ''Yes, dear.'' We fell in love with this house because it's oceanfront without actually being ON the ocean--there's the beauty (and safety) of the marsh in between. The views are of nothing but marsh, dunes and ocean. It's pretty amazing. Incredible sunrises. And being the first town on the Cape, Sandwich is the first exit so we don't have all that Cape traffic to fight in the summer. Plus it's close to both Boston and Providence.

    The Unique Benefits at this House:
    Margot fell in love with the incredible views of the marsh, dunes, and ocean (and the giant jacuzzi tub might have had something to do it with it too.)

    ''3 Boardwalk'' is our dream house-- we truly hope it becomes your dream house, too!
    Additional photos at: http://www.3boardwalk.com/home

    Please contact me by email or call 781-267-9569

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