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USA Massachusetts Cape Cod Barnstable Listing #8689

"Sampsons Folly" - Barnstable, MA

5 reviews
Max occupancy: 14 (8 adults) 5 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 6 bedrooms 6 bathrooms 2 dog max 
40 Old Kings Road, Barnstable, MA 02635

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You can reschedule your trip, cancel it and receive 100% credit for a future stay, or cancel it for a refund (minus the booking fee) at least 30 days before check-in.

Note: If your trip starts after August 31, you have these options as long as you change or cancel your trip at least 30 days before check-in.

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Historic home w/ outdoor spaces and tennis nearby - dogs OK!

Stay in this historic, dog-friendly home for a truly unforgettable Cape Cod experience. This spacious property features stunning grounds, luxury amenities, and original features like the wood-burning fireplace - plus a deck area outside.

Located in the small village of Cotuit near Barnstable, MA, this home is on Cape Cod about 66 miles from Boston. You'll have amenities nearby in the small village of Cotuit about a mile-and-a-half down the road, plus the Atlantic Ocean and everything this seaside destination has to offer is only minutes away.

This home, the Josiah Sampson House, is also often called "Sampsons Folly" by the locals. The land has a storied history in the Cotuit community, dating back to the early European settlers and indigenous people in the area. Today, the home offers a perfect place for family and friends.

Inside, you'll have plenty of space to lounge and relax. There's a family room with comfortable, vintage furnishings and a flatscreen cable TV, plus you'll have complimentary WiFi in case you need to log online and send off a few emails.

A separate living area provides a beautiful main gathering space for everyone, complete with a stunning oversized fireplace that dates back to when the home was originally built in 1809.

The spacious, fully equipped kitchen makes this home ideal for entertaining year-round. There's a large island for easy prep, a gas stove for all your cooking needs, and a convenient dishwasher for a simple cleanup.

An expansive dining room provides room for everyone to enjoy a meal together - complete with a large table that will seat up to seven guests. Outside, enjoy the beautiful grounds with an al fresco meal under the covered awning. For lunch, the gazebo provides an ideal shady spot for a casual picnic or drink. There's also a gas grill outdoor setup for any BBQ feasts you may have planned!

Inside, six bedrooms and six bathrooms will accommodate up to 14 guests (eight adults) and up to two dogs (a small nightly fee applies) total. Each bedroom features its own private bathroom. With five queen-size beds and four twin-size beds in total, there's plenty of room for everyone.

This home has a private washer/dryer for your convenience. You'll also have access to the Kings Grant Racquet Club next door.

For a dose of local culture and history, head down to the local watering hole in Cotuit called "The Kettle-Ho" - a reference to the original terms of sale for the land, which included a brass kettle and a garden hoe. This small village offers quaint local amenities, and you'll find more options nearby in Barnstable or Falmouth a few miles away.

If you're looking for great seafood and maritime history, there's no better place than Cape Cod. From fishing and sailing to lobster roll cruises, this place has plenty to offer year-round. In the summer, Loon Beach is just down the road, along with nearby South Cape Beach, where you'll find amazing sandy shores and a refreshing ocean breeze.

Spend your days exploring the coastline with local hikes and sunbathing on the sand, then plan a delicious dinner at a local seafood joint. You'll find lots of history in the area, with the historical village of Sandwich a few miles away and the Heritage Museum and Gardens open year-round.

For a classic Cape Cod experience, stay in this stunning historic home near Barnstable - book your trip today! A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

Property tax ID: C0145110200





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Washer/dryer : Private

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Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

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Tennis court : Shared


Gas grill : Private



5 reviews

Ginger L. Aug 2019
I would so rent again. It was very spacious, perfect for large families
Each room had it own bathroom. Master suite was spectular. Both kitchens has everything you need. 2 livingrooms. Plenty of space for all.
Thank you for being able at the last minute for us
Sophia B. Jun 2018
Was very spacious & welcoming! Loved all the rooms and ancient decorations , had a blast thanks so much
Ramesh C. Sep 2017
We 4 family lived here for 3 days. It is very nice property to have get together .We enjoyed it.
Samantha H. Aug 2017
beautiful house with lots of space