Goodspeed House ★ W Barnstable The Charm of Old Cape Cod * Beach Pass *Jacuzzi

  • Goodspeed House - a charming historic Queen Anne Victorian built circa 1810
    Goodspeed House - a charming historic Queen Anne Victorian built circa 1810
  • Set on a picturesque acre in an enchanting New England setting
    Set on a picturesque acre in an enchanting New England setting
  • Relax and unwind in the Jacuzzi after a long day at the beach
    Relax and unwind in the Jacuzzi after a long day at the beach
  • Grill some freshly caught fish on the outdoor BBQ.
    Grill some freshly caught fish on the outdoor BBQ.
  • Select a book from the library and pass the time away on one of several inviting Adirondack chairs.
    Select a book from the library and pass the time away on one of several inviting Adirondack chairs.
  • Grab an adirondack chair and some shade
    Grab an adirondack chair and some shade
  • Relax in the hammock or on a rocking chair
    Relax in the hammock or on a rocking chair
  • Feel the breeze in your hair while riding the swing.
    Feel the breeze in your hair while riding the swing.
  • plenty of spots for everyone to enjoy downtime
    plenty of spots for everyone to enjoy downtime
  • Rinse off in the Outdoor Shower after a day at the beach.
    Rinse off in the Outdoor Shower after a day at the beach.
  • Gather on the peaceful wrap-around screened-in front porch
    Gather on the peaceful wrap-around screened-in front porch
  • Enjoy the inviting wrap-around porch, where you can start your day with morning coffee, or retreat to in the afternoon and evening for drinks and interesting conversation.
    Enjoy the inviting wrap-around porch, where you can start your day with morning coffee, or retreat to in the afternoon and evening for drinks and interesting conversation.
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Entrance from the garden into the kitchen
    Entrance from the garden into the kitchen
  • Recently updated kitchen
    Recently updated kitchen
  • Plenty of area to prep meals
    Plenty of area to prep meals
  • Stainless appliances in the remodeled kitchen
    Stainless appliances in the remodeled kitchen
  • Large, open, airy kitchen
    Large, open, airy kitchen
  • Relax in comfortably elegant rooms
    Relax in comfortably elegant rooms
  • Select a book from the library
    Select a book from the library
  • Powder Room on the first floor
    Powder Room on the first floor
  • Dining room is sunny and welcoming
    Dining room is sunny and welcoming
  • First Floor Primary Suite with Queen bed and sitting area
    First Floor Primary Suite with Queen bed and sitting area
  • Views of the gardens from the first floor primary suite
    Views of the gardens from the first floor primary suite
  • Oversized marble walk-in shower
    Oversized marble walk-in shower
  • Ship's captain staircase!
    Ship's captain staircase!
  • Entrance to Second floor Primary Suite
    Entrance to Second floor Primary Suite
  • Second floor Primary Suite with Queen bed
    Second floor Primary Suite with Queen bed
  • Sitting area in second floor Primary Suite
    Sitting area in second floor Primary Suite
  • Adjoining bath in second floor Primary Suite
    Adjoining bath in second floor Primary Suite
  • Oversized marble walk-in shower
    Oversized marble walk-in shower
  • Queen bedroom on Second Floor, part of a suite
    Queen bedroom on Second Floor, part of a suite
  • Shared bathroom with Queen bedroom and Twin Bedroom
    Shared bathroom with Queen bedroom and Twin Bedroom
  • Oversized marble walk-in shower in the first floor Primary Suite
    Oversized marble walk-in shower in the first floor Primary Suite
  • Twin bedroom, part of a suite
    Twin bedroom, part of a suite
  • Enchanting Historical Seaside Vacation Home
    Enchanting Historical Seaside Vacation Home
  • Stroll through the lovely gardens.
    Stroll through the lovely gardens.
  • Goodspeed House - a private retreat on Cape Cod
    Goodspeed House - a private retreat on Cape Cod
  • Enjoy good conversation and grill s’mores in the firepit.
    Enjoy good conversation and grill s’mores in the firepit.
  • Stay home and dine alfresco
    Stay home and dine alfresco
  • Lush English perennial gardens make this a very special place
    Lush English perennial gardens make this a very special place
  • tretch out in the yard on sun-loungers and dream away the day.
    tretch out in the yard on sun-loungers and dream away the day.
  • Enjoy an intoxicating symphony of perennial blossoms
    Enjoy an intoxicating symphony of perennial blossoms
  • Classic Cape Cod Hydrangeas
    Classic Cape Cod Hydrangeas
  • Sandy Neck Lighthouse (1857) on a clear day.
    Sandy Neck Lighthouse (1857) on a clear day.
  • Beach days are a snap at nearby Sandy Neck beach!
    Beach days are a snap at nearby Sandy Neck beach!
  • A double fence leads to Sand Neck beach
    A double fence leads to Sand Neck beach
  • A special place with distant views that go on forever
    A special place with distant views that go on forever
  • Camping on Sandy Neck beach - the longest beach on Cape Cod!
    Camping on Sandy Neck beach - the longest beach on Cape Cod!
  • Classic barrier beach that stretches for 6 miles along Cape Cod Bay
    Classic barrier beach that stretches for 6 miles along Cape Cod Bay
  • Cottage colony and lighthouse at the tip of Sandy Neck/
    Cottage colony and lighthouse at the tip of Sandy Neck/
  • Sandy Neck's wooden walkway over the dunes..
    Sandy Neck's wooden walkway over the dunes..
  • Wood beach fence at Sandy Neck
    Wood beach fence at Sandy Neck
  • Sandy Neck dunes are a beautiful natural beach.
    Sandy Neck dunes are a beautiful natural beach.
  • Butterfly-filled meadows and woodland trails
    Butterfly-filled meadows and woodland trails
  • Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary's gentle trails
    Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary's gentle trails
  • Sandy Neck beach on Cape Cod Bay
    Sandy Neck beach on Cape Cod Bay
  • Sailboat moored at Sandy Neck
    Sailboat moored at Sandy Neck
  • Sandy Neck Cottage Colony's Summer Cottages on the peninsula
    Sandy Neck Cottage Colony's Summer Cottages on the peninsula
  • Go on a whale watcher cruise - just minutes from Goodspeed House!
    Go on a whale watcher cruise - just minutes from Goodspeed House!
  • Whales!
    Whales!
  • Take a ferry to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket
    Take a ferry to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket
  • Be sure to sample famous clam chowder
    Be sure to sample famous clam chowder
  • Dine on fresh local clams
    Dine on fresh local clams
  • Lobster rolls are must!
    Lobster rolls are must!
  • Fabulous lobster dinners are a short drive from Goodspeed House!
    Fabulous lobster dinners are a short drive from Goodspeed House!
  • Sushi anyone?
    Sushi anyone?
  • Enchanting Historical Seaside Vacation Home
    Enchanting Historical Seaside Vacation Home
$416-891/night
4 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • Sleeps 1-8
Internet Hot Tub (more...)

Perfect Mix of Old and New

Welcome to your private retreat on Cape Cod, just minutes from the beach on the north side of the Old Kings Highway, (Route 6A), on the bay side of the Cape. Sitting on the edge of West Barnstable, Goodspeed House is a recently renovated 1810 Queen Anne Victorian, and the result is a perfect mix of old and new, melding historical architecture with modern fixtures. Set on a picturesque acre, lush English perennial gardens create an enchanting New England setting, reminiscent of Old Cape Cod. The established gardens make it feel tucked away from it all, while still being located near the sea and all of Cape Cod’s attractions. 

 

Enjoy a vacation filled with outside living. Go 4-wheeling on nearby Sandy Neck Beach. Dine in the best of Cape Cod’s restaurants nearby. Hike the nearby conservation trails or take in art, theater, local gift shops. Or stay home and grill on the BBQ and dine alfresco. Recline in the hammock. Feel the breeze in your hair as you ride the swing. Enjoy cocktails and relax in the jacuzzi at the end of the day. Surround yourself with sun and shade, and enjoy the comfort of this very special place with spaces for everyone to chill in this relaxed country setting.

 

Love the Beach?

Goodspeed House is a mere 7 minutes by car (2 miles) to famous Sandy Neck beach, making beach days a snap. Sandy Neck, one of the longest beaches on Cape Cod, is a classic barrier beach that stretches for 6 miles along Cape Cod Bay. It is a special place with distant views that go on forever of Cape Cod Bay. And the Neck's adjoining conservation area is a scenic spot to hike, fish and bird watch.

 

Beach Day, Everyday!

Our included beach pass allows you to spend a relaxing, fun-filled, sunny day at any one of 14 splendid beaches covering an expanse of over 100 miles in the Town of Barnstable. Afterwards, return to Goodspeed House and rinse off in the outdoor shower.

 

Prepare to Enjoy Lazy Days Ahead

Stroll through the lovely gardens. Gather on the peaceful wrap-around screened-in front porch. Stretch out in the yard on sun-loungers and dream away the day. Luxuriate and soak away your cares in the Jacuzzi hot tub (when weather allows) amidst an intoxicating symphony of perennial blossoms. Grill some freshly caught fish on the outdoor BBQ.  Enjoy good conversation and grill s’mores in the firepit. Select a book from the library and pass the time away on one of several inviting Adirondack chairs. Or curl up by the fire in the guest living room on cooler evenings to finish your book. Goodspeed House offers plenty of spots for everyone to enjoy downtime.

 

About Goodspeed House

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this charming historic Queen Anne Victorian was built by the Fish and Goodspeed families circa 1810. The home abuts acres of conservation land offering privacy. Goodspeed House has comfortably elegant rooms featuring antiques with a mix of Cape Cod casual chic furniture and decor. This light and lovely home has all the warmth you’d expect from its heritage – wide pine floors, ship's captain staircase, eccentric ceiling angles, curving hallways and an inviting wrap-around porch, where you can start your day with morning coffee, or retreat to in the afternoon and evening for drinks and interesting conversation.

 

The dining room is sunny and welcoming and has seating for 8-10 people. The exterior has the must-have outdoor shower, and when weather permits, use of a Jacuzzi hot tub to relax and unwind after a long day at the beach.

 

If you’ve stayed here in the past, the kitchen was recently updated.

 

With 3 queen bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom, Goodspeed House provides a comfortable space. The bedrooms are spaced out for privacy on each corner of the home. There is a Primary bedroom suite with a Queen bed and an oversized marble walk-in shower on the first floor. Upstairs another queen Primary bedroom suite also features a bathroom with an oversized marble walk-in shower.  Another queen bed and the twin bedroom make up a “suite” and share the same bathroom. Each bedroom is air-conditioned. 

 

There are two sides to this historical charmer: on one side are additional guest quarters that are currently occupied year-round, and on the other side, recently renovated, is The Goodspeed House, which is the space being offered to rent here. Although they are attached, they have separate entrances and separate living quarters. WiFi is included with the stay.

 

About West Barnstable

Like no other village on the Cape, West Barnstable is defined by its history and geography — both of which are evident as you approach this quaint village from the west. Route 6A, designated one of the 10 outstanding scenic byways in America, gracefully winds its way along the northern edge of the Cape. Stately elms and maples line the route forming, in spring and summer, a lush canopy over this former stagecoach path. In the fall, the canopy changes to a blaze of harvest colors.

 

West Barnstable is home to the amazing Old Village Store, with the best sandwiches around, along with the West Barnstable Train Station & Museum, where you can hop onto an excursion aboard the Cape Cod Central Railroad. At Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, you can explore gentle trails of sandy beaches, butterfly-filled meadows, woodland trails, farm animals and expansive tidal flats with million dollar views of Barnstable Harbor and the dunes of Sandy Neck barrier beach. There are kayak tours, boat cruises, or family nature programs available here, as well.

 

Within a 2 minute drive is Luke’s Love: A Boundless Playground located within the Lombard Field Recreational Area. Fenced in with access for all abilities, the playground is set in a rural setting with beautiful gardens. West Barnstable Pet and Supply is located across the street with live animals, as well as the Whelden library.



You'll Love the Charm of Old Cape Cod

Ideal for small retreats, family vacations, or a Cape Cod getaway with friends, Goodspeed House is perfect for a summer of relaxation, adventure or any combination of both. With its colorful gardens, lush green lawns, unique architecture, clean and fresh decor, proximity to beaches and restaurants, and the charm of the surrounding village of West Barnstable, the location retains the warmth of Old Cape Cod. And if you’re looking to experience a place with a sense of history, then look no further! We invite you to experience relaxing coastal elegance at this very special place by the sea.



*Adult dogs only are considered and allowed upon owners approval*

 

*Security Deposits must be held by Owner*

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges (less $250.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges (less $250.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 30 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

Property Type House
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Setting & View
  • Village
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Free Internet
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
Bathrooms 3 Baths
  • Bathroom 1 – Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 – Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-8
  • Bedroom 1 – 1 Queen bed
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 Queen bed
  • Bedroom 3 – 1 Queen bed
  • Bedroom 4 – 2 Twin beds
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Games/Board Games
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Beach Essentials
  • Fire Pit
  • Hammock
Pool/Spa
  • Hot Tub
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Pets Live at Property