12 reviews

1 / 34 Dining table can expand to 6. Center island. Most of the time we are at backyard picnic table.



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath

Description from owner

Charming 3 bedroom cottage surrounded by gardens located less than a 5 minute walk off sandy south shore Craigville Beach in Centerville, MA. Cottage is immaculate and fully equipped with TV, internet, and full kitchen. Back yard is grass, and largest yard within a mile, and has a large picnic table. Cottage gardens are bright and restful. Location is set back off main roads and is very quiet. Local beach has very shallow taper into water so it is very safe swimming; no drops and smooth sandy bottom. Great night life is 7 minutes away in Hyannis and Cape Cod Mall is just 10 minutes away. A good supermarket is 5 minutes away and traffic pattern is easy.

Kayak rentals are less than 10 minute drive and you can enter water within 3 minutes of cottage. HyLine island ferries are less than 10 minutes away on back roads, so no traffic. Local Hyannisport - former Kennedy compound Harbor tours are near by.

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4827347

About the area

Centerville is perfectly located just 3 miles west of Hyannis, so the cottage has great access to main street and mall shopping in addition to near by Swimming, kayaking, biking, and fishing. Local harbor and island tour boats are less than 10 minutes away. Hyannis Port and Kennedy Compound is just a mile away. Island ferries are 10 minutes away via back roads. The Cottage is located on a private way off the very south end of Old Craigville Road. Craigville Beach ranks as one of the top 3 Cape beaches and in top beaches world wide

Getting around

You can walk to the beach in under 4 minutes and drive to the market in 3 minutes. Historic Craigville Village is 200 yards away and is a great walking area.

Getting here

Exit #5 off Mid Cape Highway (RT6) follow Old State Road east and then south through historic Main Street Centerville. Then along Craigville Beach to our cottage. Google Maps has us correct.

Interaction with guest

We work diligently to assist guests in planning their vacation and to make the most of their time. We update our restaurant list three times a year.

Owner profile

Tom M.

Tourist License

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

Tom grew up in the local area and worked internationally in business for 25 years. During his college years Tom worked summers and Fall weekends as a Chief Mate for the HyLine Ferries. He is an accomplished sailor. Sue is an Advanced Practice Nurse and loves gardening.

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Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Damage deposit: $150.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 1 Full bath

Reviews (12)

12 reviews

“A Perfect Retreat! Our Best CC Rental Yet!”

Reviewed 19 Feb 2016

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Garden Cottage. The flower gardens were beautiful, and we had hummingbirds on the porch plants. The back yard is large. The cottage sits at the end of a long driveway and is far from any street noise. We found the cottage perfectly clean and have to say the bathroom was very clean and looked recently re-done. The cottage rooms were great and the kitchen is well equipped, and we used the two outdoor grills. However, most of the time we dined out. Most good dining spots are within 10 minutes of the cottage, and the beach is a 4 minute walk through a scenic village. Tom and Sue were great hosts and easy to work with. They helped us plan a great trip to Nantucket via ferries just 5 miles away. We are planning to return again in the summer and very much recommend this great cottage. Jeanne Bell, Nashua, NH

“Quaint, cozy vacation.”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2014

Tom and Sue, We enjoyed our week stay in your quaint cottage. It was like stepping back in time. The flower gardens were beautiful, the grounds were well kept and the cottage was clean and produced a feeling of relaxation. I enjoyed reading on the porch and listening to the birds. The privacy was surreal, not like other resortrs or rentals. It was a home away from home. I would recommend this cottage highly. Lee and Judy

Owner's reply: Sue and I thank Lee and Judy for staying and taking great care of the cottage and flowers. We are glad they enjoyed the privacy of our back yard.

“Beautiful garden and great location”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2014

We very much enjoyed staying at Tom and Sue's garden cottage. The flower garden is large and well kept; we loved watching the birdlife and the squirls in the trees. The beach is indeed closeby and the area is nice and quiet. Our son loved to bike to the beach. Many thanks for letting us stay at your home, Tom and Sue!

“Quaint, quiet, & peaceful”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2013

Charming sums it up! Wonderful area, fantastic surroundings, and more within short walking distance. Tom's tips for restaurants, stores, and sight-seeing are spot-on! Great trip!!!

Owner's reply: Glad Gerry had a great time and he is great to work with.

“very nice place to stay”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2012

We rented this place this August . It is really close to beach and very quiet. you can go either direction of the cape since this place is just about in the middle yet easy to get on rte 6 and 28. the place is fully furnished. close to nice restaurants and shopping places..if you have family and friends, I would recommend this place

Owner's reply: Thanks Gary and glad you had a great time and will return Tom

“Sylvan Cape in Hyannis”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2012

We recently returned to our home in beautiful St.Augustine, Florida from a charming, lovingly decorated home in Hyannis, MA. This darling cape has every possible creature comfort that any traveler could desire. We salute the lovely lady who made this all possible. Well as you Cape Cod visitors know .The charming seaside village of Hyannis has it all. Great restaurants, harbor vistas, beautiful beaches and the home of our late President John F.Kennedy.

Owner's reply: Thanks to Pat and friends for staying and we welcome them all back.

“Perfect for two friends”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2012

Charming house fit the needs of friends needing 2 separate bedrooms. It would also be good for a couple with children who could share one bathroom. The location was convenient to lovely towns in either direction offering many options in shopping and dining. Easy walk to the beach where the water was incredibly warm in June--much warmer than those in Wellfleet, Eastham, etc. We loved having morning coffee on the cozy front porch. Water was absolutely drinkable from the tap and water pressure was incredible in the shower! We'd highly recommend this cottage!

“A great place to stay”

Reviewed 28 Nov 2011

Well stocked nice and clean house. Very near to the pond and beach, may be 5 minute walk. Will definitely come back next summer. Only 1hr drive to P-town. Thank you Tom and Sue ! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

“Quiet spring retreat”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2011

Such a pleasure to have visited this dear cottage in early spring, which on Cape Cod is known to be cool but refreshing. Little traffic in the area at this time, and the cottage itself is cozy, comfortable. Kitchen is nicely equipped, even to a microwave. Large TV has many offerings if one wishes. Walking in the area is a joy, very close to two ponds and up into a 19th century camp meeting village with many houses on the National Register of Historic Places. Summer brings magnificent gardens there, and they're beginning to show even in May. Garden at the cottage is starting to wake up as well. Easy walk to magnificent beaches, south-facing, where the sound is different every day. Bring a wind-breaker, always. An on-shore breeze comes with the territory. Local area abounds in museums, and a ride along Route 6A provides more early history than you'll be able to absorb! Choose! Many choices for eating out, or excellent markets for cooking "in." Mostly we enjoyed resting, reading at this quiet sanctuary, while daily walks revealed something new at all times. We returned home refreshed, and hope to return in 2012! Thanks! Carolyn, Rose and Harriet

“Convienent to Craigville Beach”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2010

We enjoyed your cottage for the convenience of the beach and friends in Centerville. Pleasant walk to beach from your cottage passing the beauty of Elizabeth's Pond. We also found the cottage clean and having cable and internet was very appealing. Nice to have the humming bird and butterflies hovering over your excellent landscaping. Thanks Mike & Elaine

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