About This Listing
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.
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 $150 cleaning fee applies to each rental.
New!!! We have purchased a canoe and life vests for guests to use at their own risk. Enjoy the beautiful pond up close with an evening cruise ;) Also, we have upgraded the TV package to include the Red Sox by popular demand.
The house was just completely renovated, with new kitchen, granite counter tops, stainless Bosch appliances, etc. As of mid-July 2013, due to popular request, there are brand new sheets, pillows and mattress covers for every bed in the house to make our quaint cottage feel more like a hotel.
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. The two upstairs bedrooms each have queen size beds, and the downstairs bedroom has 3 twin size beds. There are three full baths.
The house is about a 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, available immediately.
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 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.
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 200+ 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.
Quiet, serene, nice neighbors. There is conservation land behind the property with a private pond. There is all sorts of wildlife from deer to turtles, with a wide, wide range of birds from swans and geese, to woodpeckers, cardinals, hawks, etc.
Close to grocery stores, beach, restaurants, Cape Cod Melody tent and Main st. Hyannis. Beach is less than a 5 minute drive.
Other Things to Note
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. Please don’t take anything from the ‘freezer’, but feel free to use anything on the ‘fridge’ side, 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. One foldout couch is in the TV area.
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. There are a number of menus and guidebooks and coupons on the bookshelf, please feel free to use.
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 lifejackets are hanging under the deck as well. Guests are REQUIRED to use life jackets at all times. Please do not use the paddles in the basement or 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 take the sprinkler out of the front yard as we are trying to grow our grass.
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 (website hidden), radio, games and INTERNET: The TV has basic 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 top drawer of the cabinet underneath the Sony Player you are welcome to watch. Radio is in dining room. There are a number of board games on top of the hutch in the family room, play! Internet password is underneath the router in the living room.
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 is a five minute walk out the driveway to the left on Sterling Rd.
Check in is 3pm or later; Check in is after 11am.
Problems: Please email at (email hidden) or
call (phone number hidden)
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, put a blanket over our sheets and then took other sheets and put it on top of that, leaving us with about 10 loads of laundry…. If something breaks, let us know, it’s probably not a big deal, we know glasses drop now and again.
Great house and location. We really enjoyed everything about the place. It was easy to get into the house. Kevin's assistant let us know the code etc. Would definitely recommend this place. Very reasonably priced. Very family friendly too.
We spent a few days in this nice home after the buzz of NYC and that was perfect! A good location to explore Cape cod ! A lot of space, good equipment, for a group of 8 people it was perfect !
Thank you Liesl and Kevin !
Ps : The restaurant advised spankys clam shack was delicious, best lobster ever !!
The details left before our arrival by Kevin and his assistant were superb. His assistant checked often to see if we had any problems. She answered queries we had very quickly. The house was as it was described. The area in which the house is situated was beautiful and so convenient for exploring Cape Cod.
Kevin's house was beautiful, spacious, well-lit, with a very nice view of the lake. It was exactly like the pictures in the profile. The neighborhood was residential and safe. We highly recommend his place to other guests.
The house is large, nicely appointed. Perfect for a weekend getaway with seven friends. Couple caveats: all of the mattresses are covered with plastic, which made sleeping uncomfortable for all guests; cable seemed to be basic only so if you're looking to watch tv, expect fewer than the 200 channels advertised; also the road is unplowed during the winter; and though the house sleeps nine, we had trouble with four cars in the driveway (I'm guessing the snowiest winter ever had something to do with this, but we were woken up early on Monday morning to move our cars for the neighbor)
Kevin was attentive during the reservation process and the time leading up to our stay. We did not need to contact Kevin during our stay.
The house was perfect for our group's needs. There was ample space for both group and individual activities such as quiet reading or a group meal. The home is located in a quiet neighborhood which is close to local stores.
The house was great. We didn't meet the host, but they were very warm via phone. We spent a great Christmas there.
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About the Host, Kevin
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.