The front of our homeback deck looking out over the pond and conservation land
Beautiful Home with Serene Pond
9 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
3 baths
9 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
3 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
9 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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This fully furnished house on Sterling Rd in Hyannis is available for rent by the night or week. We ask for a two night minimum September to June and a seven night minimum, Saturday to Saturday, in July and August.

The space

This fully furnished house on Sterling Rd in Hyannis is available for rent by the night or week. We ask for a three night minimum September to June and a seven night minimum, Saturday to Saturday, in July and August. A $175 cleaning fee applies to each rental.

We have a canoe and life vests for guests to use at their own risk. Enjoy the beautiful pond up close with an evening cruise ;) We have upgraded the TV package to include the Red Sox by popular demand.

The house was completely renovated, with new kitchen, granite counter tops, stainless Bosch appliances, etc. As of spring 2017, there are brand new sheets, pillows and mattress covers for every bed in the house to make our quaint home feel more like a hotel. We have also upgraded some of the couches, beds, and bar stools over the winter.

The house has a large tranquil backyard which backs to a beautiful private pond with tons of wildlife, and huge outdoor deck with charcoal grill to watch it from.

The house has two living rooms, a dining room and kitchen in addition to the three bedrooms. One upstairs bedroom has a queen size beds, the other upstairs bedroom has a queen and two twins, and the downstairs bedroom has 3 twin size beds. There are three full baths.

The house is about a half mile from the Cape Cod melody tent, and about a 5 minute drive to the big Hyannis Craigville beach.

For rent by owner, it comes furnished and sheets/ bath towels are provided. There is wireless internet and a flat screen TV with cable.

A wonderfully relaxing place, quiet with great air, you will fall asleep and awake to the sounds of the frogs and the birds from the forest and the pond.

You can go fishing in the pond but you need a fishing license.    I recommend rubber worms or surface bait like jitterbugs as the pond is full of weeds.  There are a number of small bass in the pond and some sunfish.
I highly recommend the bait and tackle store right around the corner between the pizza place and the cape cod melody tent.  They could also recommend you someone to go deep sea fishing with.  I haven't done it yet but I want to.   Let me know what your experience is. They are always helpful with questions from fishing to clamming.

Guest access

Guests have access to the main part of the house (there is an in-law unit as well which is not part of the rental). There is a canoe with paddles in the back, lawn and deck furniture, bbq grill, fully equipped kitchen, TV with 100+ channels, Dvd/blu ray, cable, stereo, front and back yard. It is your own home. Laundry in basement. We just ask to not use or let the kids into the basement workshop with our tools, fishing poles, etc.

Interaction with guests

Guests are left alone and have the place to themselves. If I have to get into the house for any maintenance issues you will know in advance.

Other things to note

No Pets.
InLaw Apartment/Caretaker: We have a retired school teacher named Betty Anne and her gentle dog who lives in the in law apartment which has a completely separate entrance. You may see her in the driveway, or mowing the lawn, or doing laundry in the basement. Neither she nor the cleaning people will come into the home while you are enjoying it.
When you arrive, you will find a lockbox on the front door with the key inside. We will give you the code to the lockbox at check in. To open the lockbox, you punch in the numbers or letters then pull down the spring loaded lever and then pull out to open the front panel.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 3
3 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch

Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $175
Security Deposit $400
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Greetings from the McCrea Family!
We like to think of all of our guests as friends and hope that you will treat our house as you would treat yours, not as one might treat a hotel room. We hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy a home that we enjoy being able to come and relax in. Please sign the guestbook when you leave and give us your suggestions.
Arriving: If one of us doesn’t meet you, there will be a Lockbox on the right hand door at the end of the driveway. We will email you the combination. Please leave the key in the Lockbox at all times.
House: Kitchen: Feel free to use all the utensils in the kitchen. Feel free to use anything in the ‘fridge’ , or any of the condiments, cereal, flour, sugar, etc, if you ‘Need’ something. We operate under the “please replace what you use” policy. If you need a pinch of seasoning or some ketchup, go right ahead, but if you use up all our microwave popcorn….. ;)

Please do not use the china well marked in the china cabinet in the dining room. There are cleaning products, recycle containers, bags, etc. in the pantry between the kitchen and living room and under the sink. When you have full trash there are two large bins on the left side of the house, to be separated into single stream recycling and trash. If you are there on a Tuesday, please wheel them to the curb.

When you leave, please clean up after yourself, feel free to run the dishwasher and leave it for us to put away.
BEDS: There are 3 twin beds in the downstairs bedroom, a queen size in one upstairs bedroom and a queen and two twins in the other upstairs bedroom.

We have other bedding options available if your party might require it, please inquire.

Bath: Pull the shower valve to get it to work ;)
Inside: Please take off your shoes, we like to keep the inside clean and so check our shoes at the door. Please do not move furniture around, it scratches the floor. Feel free to enjoy the black fireplace in the family room (not the white one in living room!). Please bring your own firewood and make sure you open the flue! Please don’t tape things to walls and ceilings.

Outside: Please enjoy the deck and furniture and yard. Feel free to use the grill on the deck but please bring your charcoal and fluid and clean up afterwards. We have purchased a canoe for guests to use! The bigger plastic canoe is available for guests to use. The paddles should be hanging under the deck next to the bottom of the stairs and life jackets are hanging under the deck as well. Guests are REQUIRED to use life jackets at all times. Please do not use the older fiberglass canoe with the web seats. Please enjoy and be safe!. The pond is very muddy and just a few feet deep and not really good for swimming. Please don’t disconnect the hose next to the basement door as it waters our apple trees.

Linens: Extra towels, blankets, and sheets are located in the first floor bedroom closet. When you are done with your towels, please put them in the baskets in the bathrooms. It would be kind to take the sheets you have slept on and put them on the floor next to the bed, so we know which ones we need to wash.
TV, radio, games and INTERNET: The TV has cable. It seems to be easier to turn on the TV and the Sony player and control the TV from there. The Sony player plays dvd’s and Blu-ray, and can connect directly to Netflix. There are some movies in the hutch in the living room, feel free to watch! There are a number of board games on top of the hutch in the family room, play! Internet password is on the white board in the kitchen..
Heat/AC: The thermostat is located in the hallway between the kitchen and bedroom. Please don’t turn above 68 in the winter and below 72 in the summer, as we try and conserve energy. Enjoy the great Cape weather and fresh air with an open window! The furnace on/off switch is on the opposite wall with the red plate.
Basement: Feel free to use the laundry in the basement. Please bring some detergent! Everything else in the basement is off limits. Please do not use our tools, motorcycles, tents, boogie boards, fishing rods, etc. and don’t let children down there as there are many sharp objects. When the pond is high, the sump pumps will run to keep water out of the basement.

Things to do nearby: The beach is a five minute drive away. Turn right at the end of Sterling and just follow the road to the right. Cape Cod Melody Tent is a ten minute walk with concerts all summer. Main St. Hyannis and Hyannis Harbor is a five minute drive with shops, restaurants, historic places, kids activities and ferries to the Islands. Grocery store is to the left on Rt. 28, 3 minutes away. The best sushi on the cape Misaki is a five minute walk out the driveway to the left on Sterling Rd.
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THANK YOU!!! By sharing our home with you, we are able to keep this wonderfully relaxing place in the family. We hope you feel like a guest and treat our home as one you would like to be invited back to. We understand accidents happen (and kids are kids!) but try not to be the guest that took all of our umbrellas, or left furniture in the closets (????), or broke the seats in our canoe, or our favorite, the family that burned our dining room floor(don't ask without providing alcohol)…. If something breaks, let us know, it’s probably not a big deal, we know glasses drop now and again.

Kevin McCrea


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

103 Reviews

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Sean User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful home very serene atmosphere. Perfectly located.

Vinod User Profile
September 2017
Well situated home in nice neighborhood with pond in the back. Enjoyed canoeing on the pond. Wish we could have spent more time in the home as it is well stocked and equipped. Quick responses and clear communication from Kevin. Spacious and very comfortable. Highly recommend.

Gael User Profile
August 2017
Lovely comfortable house. Lots of space. We were a party of 5 adults and 4 children (aged 7, 9, 13 and 14) and had plenty of room. Great neighborhood, very quiet street. We loved the pond at the back and the kids enjoyed canoeing and walking in the woods. Lots to do in area, restaurants and shops a mile or so away, good beaches 5 - 10 minutes by car . Kevin was a perfect host, great communication and if contacted with a question he would respond immediately and check in regularly to make sure the stay was going fine. Highly recommended!
Kevin User Profile
Response from Kevin:
Thanks, Gael!
August 2017

Linda User Profile
August 2017
The house is fully equipped for anyone who prefers to cook at home, and it is equally pleasant to return to after a day out. Kevin periodically checked in to make certain that everything was satisfactory.
Kevin User Profile
Response from Kevin:
Thank you for the review, Linda!
August 2017

Jaime User Profile
July 2017
Great property, great time

Jojo User Profile
June 2017
The house we stayed in Barnstable was a beautiful home away from home and truly had the Cape Cod feel. Kevin was a great host who made sure to communicate with us in a timely manner. I would definitely stay again.

Chris User Profile
June 2017
This a great spot for a family vacation. We were there for a week and just scratched the surface with everything there is to do. Within minutes there is a beautiful beach, golf, downtown Hyannis with all its shops and restaurants. The house is in great condition, so spacious and the three full bathrooms are a great convenience. Kevin is easy to reach and helpful when you have any questions. We highly recommend this home!

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Kevin User Profile

I am a contractor who owns property that we rent out. We aim to provide a quality product at a fair price.
We put our own work and care into all of our properties.

We hope you enjoy your stay and if you have any problems please don't hesitate to contact us. Please note that the renting rate for our Boston home on west springfield street is just for rooms,not for the whole house.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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