Gooch Cottage:  Picture # 3 of porch looking out toward ocean Gooch Cottage:  U-shape porch with wonderful views of the town cove and distant ocean
Waterview - Cape Cod - Pets ok -GC
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Gooch Cottage - A taste of Old Cape Cod

This early 1900's antique cottage, one of three, sits atop the heights and provides a wonderful view of the town cove and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Most of our tenants have been coming for 20-40 years, so this is a unique opportunity to find a place you will want to come back to for years to come. Three bedrooms, 1 bath, fully furnished, full kitchen and a comfortable porch with a view you won't want to leave. Step back in time and relax.

Please bring your well-behaved pets. They are much better off with you than in a kennel.

You are 10 minutes from everything: beach, ponds, bike path, supermarket, fish store etc.

Cottage, porch and surrounding property are all non-smoking.

WEEKLY RENTALS ONLY - Rates depending on pre-season/prime time/post season. 50% deposit and lease required. Please do not consider your rental confirmed until we have communicated directly.

Please note: we do not provide any meals. These are housekeeping cottages with a full kitchen and many, many restaurants nearby.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly

Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit $150
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

All tenants bring their own sheets and towels. Well behaved pets are more than welcome.

These are all strictly non-smoking cottages inside and out.

If you are planning to bring your pets, please include that info in your initial inquiry. Thank you.

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Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Carmen User ProfileCarmen is a superhost.
September 2016
Old fashioned cottage overlooking marsh preserves and winding inlets. It was a return to simpler times which is so needed today. That is not to say one couldn't stream music using the very reliable wifi. Felt fortunate and grateful for the time.

Linda User Profile
July 2016
Gooch cottage was wonderful. The view from the porch was amazing. As others have said, the pictures do not do the cottage full justice. This rental is the perfect Cape getaway

Konstantin User Profile
September 2015
Excellent house in a great location. The house is very close to route 6. There're a lot of attractions around: first encounter beach, where you can see gorgeous sunsets and where you can swim; national guard beach, where you can watch sunrises; Nickerson state park. All other Cape Cod attractions aren't far away, for example, you can reach Province Town in 40 minutes. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. They showed us the house, recommended restaurants around, and attractions to visit. We had a vacation with our cat who enjoyed the porch with the birds very much. If you have a cat, this house is the best choice :-) The house, has everything that you need available. Surprisingly for airbnb, internet is very fast. We will definitely stay here again.
Joyce User Profile
Response from Joyce:
So glad you enjoyed the cottage. We enjoyed having you stay with us and thought that Maya was the most beautiful kitty ever! Thanks for positive review. Joyce
September 2015

Philip User Profile
July 2015
Excellent house and a great stay! All was as advertised. The view from the porch was amazing and we were able to access a number beaches quiet easily. Short drives for groceries, seafood, and ice cream in Orleans, and lobster rolls at Arnold's in the other direction. If you plan to bike the rail trail, you may have a bit of a hassle crossing Route 6 by bike, but otherwise everything was great. Communication with the host was easy and the house was ready to go. Would definitely recommend.

Stephanie User Profile
July 2014
Great location, I highly suggest ordering your steamed lobsters from Mac's Seafood just down the road!

Angela User Profile
June 2014
Gooch cottage was truly lovely. The location and house are exactly as described and depicted. Joyce and Duane are gracious and supportive hosts. We can't wait to come back!

Jeremy User Profile
June 2012
We had a wonderful stay at the Gooch cottage! It is a darling cottage built in the early 1900s, but with all of the amenities that you would hope to have on a vacation today. The cottage is set off quite far from the highway, so we had absolutely no concerns about anyone (or our dog) getting too close to the highway. It is extraordinarily quiet, and the view is beautiful. The hosts were a lovely couple that were the picture of kind, friendly and hospitable. The cottage is also quite a bit bigger than you might expect. Three rooms, a large bathroom, huge porch and lots of space in the kitchen, dining area and living room. Great for cooking (as is the grilling area with brand new charcoal grill) and families. Eastham is also a great area to be in--there are some fantastic restaurants nearby, and it is in the middle of almost everything. There are two amazing beaches nearby--we recommend seeing the sunset there!

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Eastham, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in February 2011
Joyce User Profile

Smith Heights Cottages have been in my husband's family since the early 1900's. The management of the cottages just passed on to us in 2010. We love all things antique and these cottages allow us to mix our passion with our work.

When we are at the Cape, we enjoy doing the same things that our renters enjoy. We rise early and go for a walk on the beach with our Maltese dog, Lulu. Oftentimes we arrive at the beach in time to see the sunrise. There are but a few people on the beach at this time, save for a handful of surfers..... it's very quiet and peaceful.

We love touring all of the historic properties nearby and are members of the French Cable Museum in Orleans, Friends of the National Seashore, Nauset Light Preservation Society and the wonderful lighthouse and rescue center in Provincetown. We are never at a loss for things to do.

My absolute favorite thing to do though is to grab whatever book I'm into at the time (right now I'm reading a book written by an Airbnb tenant that I had earlier this year)and sit on the porch. It is the most peaceful thing there is and no matter what is troubling me it all seems to recede to the back of my mind. I put my feet up on the porch rail, sit in a high back rocker and pass many hours away taking an occasional break to watch a pretty sailboat, kayakers paddle by or a great blue heron fly awkwardly overhead. It truly is a piece of heaven. I breath deeper here.

Languages: English, Español
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