This exquisite waterfront home is situated in a very private setting at the end of a quiet lane, overlooking Barnstable Harbor and the ever changing tidal ocean marsh. Enjoy spectacular sweeping water views and peaceful sunsets from every room. With the water's edge only 15 paces from the west-facing back deck, lazily watch the tides ebb and flow, and the shorebirds come and go, all day long. Yet all this serenity is only a 7min stroll to shops, galleries and restaurants in Barnstable Village, a 5min walk to calm waters of uncrowded Millway Beach, and a 3min walk to the marina. This is one of the few waterfront homes for rent on Cape Cod that has everything within walking distance.
Newly built in 2017 and beautifully furnished with a decor done in beachy hues of ocean blues and sandy neutrals, this 5 bedroom, 4 bath waterfront home embodies modern Cape Cod living. From the gourmet kitchen to the fireplaced living room to the en-suite master bedrooms with water views, this house is a very special place.
The first floor features a wood-beam ceiling great room containing the kitchen, dining area, and living area. Generous windows on the west side of the house feature water and ever-changing marsh views from the cooking, dining, and sitting areas. Sliding glass doors in the living area lead to a back deck that looks out over the water and marsh. The gourmet kitchen has granite counters and stainless steel professional-grade appliances, including a Thermador range, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and fridge drawers. The dining table seats up to 10 people, and the kitchen island has four counter stools. The living room area features a gas fireplace and 60” flat screen smart TV. Off the kitchen is a small mud room with a full-size washer and dryer. Off the living area is a den/bedroom with a flat screen smart TV, couch sitting area, and daybed with pull out trundle (two twins, sleeps two). The den/bedroom has water views from two west-facing windows and marsh views from two south-facing windows. A full bath is next to the den.
The second floor has three bedrooms and a laundry area. There are two master bedrooms each featuring water views from two west-facing windows, a king bed and a private en-suite full bathroom with double sinks, a tiled shower, and a water closet. The third bedroom has two twin beds and an en-suite private bathroom with a tiled shower.
The third floor is a large open space with two desks, computer monitor and printer, a wet bar, and 3 twin beds each with a pullout trundle (sleeps 6) perfect for children. Sliding glass doors open onto a west-facing deck offering expansive views across the marsh and harbor to Sandy Neck and beyond.
The house has high-speed wireless and wired internet access, in-ceiling wifi speakers in the great room, cable TV, professional grade cookware and kitchen gadgets, china dinnerware, outdoor dinnerware, gas BBQ grill, outdoor chairs and a picnic table, a private enclosed outdoor shower, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach wagon, and an assortment of games and books.
While there are beds to accommodate 14 people, occupancy is restricted to a maximum of 8 adults and accompanying children per Town of Barnstable regulations.
Area Amenities and Activities:
* Stroll to the village for restaurants, antique shops, ice cream, general store, day spa, theater, and library. (7-minute walk)
* Walk to the marina to watch the boats, dine on the water, take a whale watch cruise, launch your own boat at the town boat ramp, or head out on a deep-sea fishing charter. (3-minute walk)
* Walk to Millway Beach, a quiet and calm North side beach that's never crowded. At low tide, explore the wonders of the tidal flats. (5-minute walk)
* Launch a kayak adventure to explore the tidal marsh and Barnstable Harbor right from your own backyard, with kayak rental and delivery available from local firms, or bring your own.
* Fish right from your own backyard, and catch a Striper on the rising tide.