Antique 200 year old 3/4 Cape buildinggas Fireplace  in sitting room
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Enjoy one of Cape Cod's most enchanting communities in the lower Cape. Located on Rte 28 in S. Harwich. This 1806 cape is near Chatham, short walk to beaches, eateries, bike trail and nearby golf, baseball, and conservation walks. Short drive to beaches, Museums, sports, biking and walking trails and restaurants. Busy road.

The space

This historic building is one of the oldest in the area and prior to becoming a guest house it was my antique shop. I love antiques and space is furnished with eclectic combination of old and newer furnishings.

Guest access

Old Cape Retreat is located on a busy road. It's on the first floor of a 2-story building with a private entrance from porch. Upstairs "Your Cape Escape" has a separate entry. I have a small office located behind the living room on the street side of the apartment where I work from time to time. It has a separate entry and is completely locked off from guest quarters. Guests are welcome to explore the grounds around the property, including seasonal gardens and a backyard lily pond.

Interaction with guests

I live on the premises in an apartment above the back building and am generally available to answer any questions you might have about the space or local area.

Other things to note

This is a central location so you can go to Chatham, Brewster, Dennis very easily and drive a little further to Orleans, and north to P'town or drive west to Sandwich. Thanks for your interest in my Old Cape Retreat and I hope you have a wonderful time on Cape Cod!

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people $28 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $49 NZD
Security Deposit $280 NZD
Weekly Discount: 8%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

-Please no smoking in building or on grounds
-No loud noise or parties
-Please communicate any damages or issues prior to check out
-Some well trained pets considered on a case by case basis


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

3 nights minimum stay

120 Reviews

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Jim User Profile
September 2017
Great rental at an affordable price. Everything you need is there, and it's a very cool, historic house.

Jeffrey User Profile
September 2017
Barry was a great host, and his cottage is very reflective of the unique Cape Cod character everyone loves.

Jacquelien User Profile
August 2017
The Old Cape Retreat was very charming and very centrally located to other towns on the cape!

Natacha & Sam User Profile
August 2017
Barry was very friendly and easy to communicate with. His home was especially ideal for our short Cape Cod stay for our friends wedding, just 10 mins from the venue. We especially liked the size of the bedroom and the living area of his little cottage, as well as his nightly rate compared to other AirBnb's nearby. We were very happy with our stay and recommend it to other travelers.

Burton User Profile
August 2017
The description of the property on Airbnb was accurate but did not prepare us for all the interesting antique pieces Barry used to decorate. We found out he is an antique dealer which explains the varied, well chosen pieces. The accommodations were comfortable and provided a quiet, restful night's rest. The cottage was well stocked with fresh fruit, snacks and other essentials. The location is central to the attractions on the rest of Cape Cod and deserves consideration for your trip to the area.

Angelina User Profile
August 2017
Charming cottage on the Cape. Perfect for 4 people. Barry is a nice, communicative host. Highly recommend the Old Cape Retreat!

Jackie User Profile
August 2017
Such a cute and cozy place! We had such a wonderful time on the cape. Barry was such a great host. The location was perfect. Close to many delicious restaurants and you can walk to the beach!!

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Harwich, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in September 2015
Barry User ProfileBarry is a superhost.

I am a retired realtor and antique dealer and have been living on Cape Cod for over 40 years. I love the Cape along with it's unique history and enjoy sharing my historic property with guests. I love antiques, good food, gardening, swimming and walking. I enjoy meeting new people and look forward to welcoming Airbnb travelers from all over the world. I support conservation and am very interested in architecture.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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