Historic Colonial Tavern - 1693 Cape Cod Estate

View of the Newcomb Tavern 1693 on the Lake in the center of Sandwich Village.
View of the Newcomb Tavern 1693 on the Lake in the center of Sandwich Village.

From $417 / night

8 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
Historic Colonial Tavern - 1693 Cape Cod Estate
Home
7 bedrooms
14 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 5
Sleeps: 14
Type: Home
Per night: $900 - $990
Per week: $5,500 - $5,995
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Sandwich vacation home rental
The Newcomb Tavern was built in 1693. This elegant Colonial Inn, known as the Newcomb Tavern, was the lodging establishment for dignitaries during the Revolutionary War located on picturesque Shawme Pond with a working Grist Mill. It has all of the modern amenities of a professional grade gourmet kitchen, exquisitely designed with the chef in mind.The house is a showcase of the 17th century and one of the most photographed homes on Cape Cod and New England.Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, built in 1693 as an Inn.

There is an elegantly appointed dining room with seating for 12 that overlooks the Lake with a Venetian chandelier, six fireplaces, Grand piano, Venetian chandeliers throughout the house, three large living rooms, and an Old English pub/bar that opens out on to one of the lush terraces with a fountain, The Secret Garden. With another Terrace and Pergola entered from the French Doors from the very large Kitchen. This Terrace/Patio with a big Table and Chairs overlooks the lush gardens and manicured lawns perfect for outdoor games.

There are 3 very large Living Rooms with fireplaces, a Baby Grand Piano and rooms to congregate or separate for gatherings. Each room has its' own character and decorated with a specific motif in mind. There are antiques from Early America and from around the World, all fitting into the history of the home as Peter Newcomb traveled the World in search of whales for lighting oil.

There are 6 fireplaces and views of the Town with the Church Steeple from the 1800's and another Church Steeple from the 1700's. The views from every room are wonderful.

Every amenity is thought of and placed there for your perfect vacation. Having rented so many places with my large family I have been able to decide what makes the perfect vacation spot for those who want to come to Cape Cod. It is my joy to have you remember this vacation as your favorite. There are indoor and outdoor games for everyone as I love the idea of children staying at the Newcomb Tavern thus being able to experience life in Colonial America and see so many historical places and items right there in the house.

Y Anderson

Area Information
Cape Cod is one of the most distinguished and well known vacation spots in the world. Sandwich is the oldest Town on Cape Cod, established in 1637.
The Newcomb Tavern 1693 is located in the very heart of the Village of Sandwich with Restaurants, Parks, the famous Sandwich Glass Museum and the beautiful Heritage Museum and Gardens. There is so much more within a short distance.
Cape Cod Bay is connected to the Shawme Lake in front of the Newcomb Tavern. The water from the Lake turns the Grist Mill that is in operation from the 18th Century to the present.
Sandwich has a fine selection of quality restaurants, serving some of the country’s best seafood, within a few minutes walk of the house.

Within an easy drive are the other fantastic sights of Cape Cod: The ocean and the National Seashore, world famous beaches and dunes are all over the Cape. The colonial and seafaring heritage is evident in every village, drive down Rt. 6a, The Old Kings Highway (it begins in Sandwich) winding for miles through historic villages, salt marshes and cranberry bogs. Cape Cod is one of the top five places in the world for whale watching, the closest boat is 15 minutes away. Ferries to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are 20 minutes away. Boston (& Logan International Airport) is 1 hour by car, Plymouth and the Mayflower is 25 mins away, the mansions of Newport Rhode Island are 1hr 20 mins drive and New York City is an easy four hour drive. In short, The Dunbar House and Sandwich make the perfect base for a short break or an extended stay.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Y Anderson

Y Anderson

Y Anderson

  • School:

    Monsignor Edward Pace High School, Emmanuel College
  • About:

    The Newcomb Tavern built in 1693 is my home since 1973, for the past 42 years. I was married right there in the Newcomb Tavern 1693 and raised my son after my wonderful husband passed in 1995. The house has been a labor of love, working on it in order to pass it down to future generations to enjoy.
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Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jun 01 2017 Oct 01 2017 $900 $990 $5,995 $15,000 3 Nights
Oct 02 2017 Dec 01 2017 - - $5,500 $12,500 1 Week
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 6%
Deposits: Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: cleaning fee: $250/week

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can you imagine going back in time to the time of the first Colonists in New England ?
A: The Newcomb Tavern was built by a whaling family that came over from Martha's Vineyard to establish an Inn and Tavern in the Village of Sandwich in 1693. This home is like no other from the period, with high ceilings and large windows and closets. The history of the Newcomb Tavern as a Meeting Place for the Tories, loyal to King George III.
Q: Why was it important to have an Inn and Tavern in the Town of Sandwich in the 1600's ?
A: It was a law within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that there be an Inn or Tavern within 500 yards of the Town Hall for all of those Townwpeople that lived far enough away that they could not conduct their business at the Town Hall and return before nightfall to their homes and dwellings. The Newcomb Tavern offered not only lodging but food and beverages for all.
Q: Does the Newcomb Tavern built in 1693 have modern amenities even though it was built more than 320 years ago ?
A: The Newcomb Tavern has been in the Newcomb Family until 1970 when we bought it and added more indoor plumbing, at the time there was only 1 bathroom, and very old electric wiring. There was no central heating and definitely no air-conditioning. In all of the modernization i have tried to keep everything well matched or hidden to keep the Colonial era architecture.
Q: How many different families have owned the Newcomb Tavern since 1693 ?
A: The Newcomb Family very graciously sold the house to our family in 1970so only 2 families have owned this property for the last 322 years.
Q: What else is there around Sandwich ?
A: Sandwich has a fine selection of quality restaurants, serving some of the country’s best seafood, within a few minutes walk of the house.

Within an easy drive are the other fantastic sights of Cape Cod: The ocean and the National Seashore, world famous beaches and dunes are all over the Cape. The colonial and seafaring heritage is evident in every village, drive down Rt. 6a, The Old Kings Highway (it begins in Sandwich) winding for miles through historic villages, salt marshes and cranberry bogs. Cape Cod is one of the top five places in the world for whale watching, the closest boat is 15 minutes away. Ferries to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are 20 minutes away. Boston (& Logan International Airport) is 1 hour by car, Plymouth and the Mayflower is 25 mins away, the mansions of Newport Rhode Island are 1hr 20 mins drive and New York City is an easy four hour drive. In short, The Dunbar House and Sandwich make the perfect base for a short break or an extended stay.
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