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Yarmouth Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA, 1/10 mile Colonial Acres and 50 yards to Colonial Acres Beach | ID 1989
4 BR
3 baths
Sleeps 7
Beds: 3 queens, 1 twin, one folding cot
Beach: 1/10 mile Colonial Acres and 50 yards to Colonial Acres Beach
Guest Reviews: 14 reviews 14 reviews
OWNER SPECIAL: Just Reduced! August Weeks: Water view, was $3,950 now $3,000! Book Now!
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Weekly
Monthly
Off-season 2023/24
 
Summer 2024
 
Off-season 2024/25
 
Off-season 2023/24
$2,000 - $2,750
Summer 2024
$2,850 - $3,950
Off-season 2024/25
$1,500 - $3,000
Off-season 2023/24
 
Summer 2024
 
Off-season 2024/25
 
Listed by Ed Hartranft
Active
25+ years
Property ID 1989
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Description

Description

Beautiful views of the ocean can be enjoyed from almost every room of this vacation beach house, Idle Time. It is located on the ocean in West Yarmouth.

Downstairs, there is a smaller bedroom with a twin bed, TV and a full bathroom adjacent to the bedroom. French doors open up to a sun room/bedroom. That sitting room has wicker furniture to relax in and another queen bed. The living room/dining room has a fieldstone fireplace with flat screen TV and goes into a comfortable kitchen which is fully equipped and has a washer/dryer. Thee stainless steel appliances include washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, and stove.

Two winters ago, we installed a new second floor with 2 large bedrooms with queen beds and bathrooms, and a media room. Both bedrooms open up to a viewing deck to enjoy the magnificent ocean views. There is another room with a desk and another TV to watch a movie or to catch up on work. There is High speed Internet and Wi Fi for your convenience, outdoor shower, a gas grill, central air conditioning all with lots of charm in the Cape Cod tradition.


Shopping, restaurants, golf, and beaches are all located minutes away. Ferries to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod Airport are located within three miles.

Location

Location - West Yarmouth

Nearest beach: 1/10 mile Colonial Acres and 50 yards to Colonial Acres Beach

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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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OWNER SPECIAL:
Just Reduced! August Weeks: Water view, was $3,950 now $3,000! Book Now!
Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Off-season 2023/24
    7 nights
  • Summer 2024
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2024/25
    7 nights
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Calendar Last Updated: May 09, 2024

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Additional availability info: This is a Saturday to Saturday vacation rental.

Payment Methods: Personal checks

Other Fees:

State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply

Amenities

Amenities

  • On salt water On 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

  • No Pets No Pets

  • Internet Internet

  • Deck, porch or patio Deck, porch or patio

  • BBQ-grill BBQ-grill

  • TV TV

  • Cable/satellite TV Cable/satellite TV

  • Coffee maker Coffee maker



    Green Amenities

    5
    • LED lighting LED lighting

    • ENERGY STAR appliances ENERGY STAR appliances

    • Eco-friendly cleaning supplies Eco-friendly cleaning supplies

    • Recycling Recycling

    • Reusable grocery totes Reusable grocery totes

    Reviews

    Guest Reviews

    14 reviews
    Have you stayed here? Write a review
    Oceanfront Gem in Yarmouth

    Idle Time was exactly what me and my boyfriend needed!! We spent a week this gem of a house and really enjoyed it! What's most important to us when traveling is location (this place clearly has it), a cozy bedroom and equipped kitchen because we like to feel like we're at home when we're away. Waking up to a gorgeous view of the water was a highlight and 4 out of the 7 dinners we had were prepared at the house because the kitchen had what we needed. We went to Ring Bros. nearby for fresh ingredients and dined out a few nights at some GREAT spots. We got to fully relax here, thank you. Kind owners. We will be back.. to this exact spot!! show more show less

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    Date of Stay: October 2023
    Date Submitted: November 2023
    Jenna D.
    Member since Nov 2023
    Mildew odor

    I found the house to have a strong odor of mildew.
    There was an ants nest in kitchen wall behind the sink. I killed brown ants all week. Could not put any food down on counter. It would draw ants. Sofas are worn and shabby and cushioning is all gone. The two upstairs rooms are nice and view is awesome. Good location. Friendly owners.

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    Date of Stay: September 2023
    Date Submitted: September 2023
    Owner Response:

    In reference to your review, allow me to address the issues you brought up:
    1. There is no mildew smell that I am aware of but we will install a dehumidifier in the basement to prevent moisture build up.
    2. We have contracted with a pest company and treated for the ants.
    3. The couches are not brand new, but they are fine and there is nothing wrong with the cushions.
    I'm sorry to hear that you were uncomfortable at Idle Times. We work really hard to make vacationers comfortable in our home. If you had let us know any of your issues, we would have addressed them right away. I'm so glad you enjoyed the other aspects of our home.show moreshow less

    Simonne L.
    Gaithersburg, MD
    Member since Sep 2023
    Our happy place

    We have rented this house for a few years . We have stayed in summer , fall and winter. The location is excellent , right on the bay, and the view is always moving and changing. We love the access to the beach right down the road. We take our children and grandchildren in the summer snd now it is there happy place too. The other amenities besides the million dollar view: ac/heat/ 3 bathrooms, dishwasher, washer and dryer, a beautiful yard for games and a couple usable decks, grill, and an outdoor shower with hot water. We go at least once a year and will continue to visit. Terri and Ed are most welcoming and wonderful hosts . show more show less

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    Date of Stay: June 2023
    Date Submitted: September 2023
    Lori K.
    Bristol, CT
    Member since Aug 2007
    The Perfect Vacation

    Idle Time is a beautifully updated home! You can relax and watch sunsets or create meals in a fully-appointed kitchen (or get take out!) and enjoy them in the dining room or on the fully furnished patio or deck overlooking Lewis Bay. Or you can grill!! Walk five minutes to the beach or drive 5 minutes to top notch restaurants. Idle Time is close to everything but far enough away to be the perfect, quiet haven.

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    Date of Stay: June 2023
    Date Submitted: October 2023
    Lori C.
    Member since Oct 2023
    Peaceful stays at Idle Time

    We've stayed twice at Idle Time this offseason - in December and March. The views of the water from the porch and decks are amazing! The house is comfortable and relaxing.

    Terry and Ed are very accommodating and wonderful to work with. We hope to return again in the fall!

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    Date of Stay: March 2021
    Date Submitted: April 2021
    Diane B.
    Norwood, MA
    Member since Mar 2010
    Idle Time

    We stayed at Idle Time the end of Jan 2021 and loved the house. Unobstructed views of Lewis Bay were beautiful, and the house is cozy and very clean. We will be back!

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    Date of Stay: January 2021
    Date Submitted: February 2021
    Susan L.
    Member since Feb 2021
    Idle Time is Perfect Time

    This house is absolutely stunning! This is our third year renting from Terri and Ed and we have already booked for next year. We visit each year with my father who is older and he loves staying in the sunroom. It works out perfect as there is also a full bath on the main floor so he does not need to go up and down stairs if he can't. The house is always clean on our arrival. We add on the linen package so we do not need to worry about sheets, towels or beach towels.

    This year was obviously different due to COVID-19 but my kids love the house as much as we do and we're happy to "chill" on the decks or lower patio. The views are spectacular especially sunsets. The house overlooks Lewis Bay and my kids love to explore the channel at low tide to see what creatures they will find. The beach is literally your backyard!

    Terri had told me when I first spoke with her about renting the house that she wants this house to feel like your home while you are there and it absolutely does! Terri and Ed have been awesome. If you have questions or concerns (we couldn't get onto WIFI) they immediately answer them and take care of you.

    We are already looking forward to next year!
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    Date of Stay: August 2020
    Date Submitted: August 2020
    Colleen C.
    Lenox, MA
    Member since Aug 2020
    We'll be back!

    We have been making memories with our family here for about 13 years! The grandchildren love it here at Idle Time, which is centrally located to many kids' activities and many great restaurants! The house is within walking distance to a beach which was a top priority for us when house searching. The new house updates are wonderful, great deck views and Terri and Ed are very accommodating. We've already booked for another visit next year to our home away from home!

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    Date of Stay: July 2020
    Date Submitted: August 2020
    Mary V.
    Potsdam, NY
    Member since Aug 2020
    Will Definitely Return!

    We spent a week at the house and really enjoyed ourselves! Even though it is close to everything, the setting is quiet and peaceful. What a treat to sit and read with a breeze off the water. The master bedroom was so comfortable, as was the guest room upstairs. Not sure how it would be to use the sunporch for sleeping. Our interactions with Terri and Ed were so pleasant. We look forward to returning.

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    Date of Stay: July 2019
    Date Submitted: August 2019
    Dona W.
    Member since Dec 2018
    Idle Time Thanksgiving

    We have been coming to Idle Time for 16 years and have become friends with Terri and Ed. Great hosts and an amazing house with spectacular views. Very comfortable house and you can sit in the sunroom and relax and read. The views are beautiful. So much to do, so little time. Thanks you for our years of memories.

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    Date of Stay: November 2018
    Date Submitted: November 2018
    Nancy S.
    Oak Ridge, NJ
    Member since Dec 2006
    About

    About Ed Hartranft

    Member since:
    9/10/1998
    Reviews:
    14 reviews
    Response Time:
    Over two days
    Response Rate:
    100%
    I was a teacher for 36 years and now retired. I live about 10 minutes away so I have easy access to my property, and I meet all of my guests to inform them about restaurants, things to do and places to go. It's a wonderful retirement job. I meet great people from places in Massachusetts and all over the country.

    What is special about this property?
    My beach house is oceanfront, close to many vacation activities, and is very clean and comfortable.

    What is special about your town?
    Yarmouth is located in the middle of the Cape. It has easy access to the highway so one can go to either end of Cape Cod to enjoy beaches and find interesting things to do.

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