The Sonny By The Sea Residence

barnstable, cape cod
2 bedroom - 1 bath
(5 reviews)
Travel dates:
$425 - $443 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This beachy, shingle-clad home is a block from beautiful Millway Beach and marina, and is well set up for those traveling with kids. Super clean and all on one floor, it is in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood where you can walk to everything and never have to pack up the car. The hosts are happy to help you plan your visit with an insider's view to all of the best places to see and things to do in the area. The house is just steps to a beautiful saltwater marsh, and the Mill Way Marina is just a block away for boat tours, whale watching trips and a chance to see the catch of the day unloaded.

Why Kids Love it

From a pirate’s treasure box to toy boats and mermaid toys to play with in the bath, a beach theme extends through the house to the delight of smaller guests as well as adults. Kids enjoy all of the little things just for them: games and night-time story books and a movie projector for movies under the stars after a day of exploring at the beach. Millway Beach is sandy with gentle water, perfect for little ones with a swimming area and lifeguard in season. Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring low tide along the tidal flats with shallow pools of water filled with sea-life to discover.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights in July and August (Saturday - Saturday); 2 nights during the winter holidays; and by request at other times. This property is not available for long-term rental. The host requires the guest sign a lease agreement that will be sent directly on booking acceptance. A car recommended for reaching the property and exploring nearby; however, much is walkable from the property. There is a playground halfway between and marina and Main Street. Explore Main Street for great shops, artists, antiques, market, restaurants, library, museums, and lots more. An organic farm nearby sells locally-grown veggies and flowers. Included: central air conditioning, WiFi, cable tv, all linens, and beach towels. Please note, a 14.45% Massachussets Short-Term Lodging Tax will be charged separately when a booking is accepted.

About the Location

The residence is 5 miles from Hyannis and just under 2 hours from Boston and Boston Logan International Airport. A 2-minute walk takes you to the calm waters of Millway Beach. The marina is just a block away with a whale-watching boat, eco tours, charter boats, restaurant, cocktails, clam shack, fish market, ice cream and more. Barnstable Village is an easy 10-minute drive to Hyannis for ferries to Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and airport. CapeFlyer Train between Boston and Cape Cod is available in season, and buses year-round. In the winter watch as Santa arrives Cape Cod style – by boat. Take a holiday train ride and enjoy the parades, horse-drawn carriage rides and tree lightings.

Accommodation Details

This single floor cottage has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. It includes an open plan cozy lounge/kitchen with breakfast bar and dining table. The 2 bedrooms comprise 1 with queen size bed and 1 with twin beds. There is a sofa bed in the living space and portable crib. The bathroom has a bathtub/shower. There is a pretty garden with an outdoor shower, ideal for washing sandy feet after a day at the beach. The house has central air conditioning.

Style Notes

Ocean breeze. This beautiful and stylish home has been featured in multiple interiors magazines for its casual coastal feel and smart design. It has all the charm of a boutique inn with the privacy of your own home. The custom designed kitchen includes a breakfast bar for easy morning meals, and there is a washer-dryer to make a stay with kids easy. Relaxing porch out front, and deck with dining table and grill surrounded by beautiful gardens in the private backyard.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 queen
1 sofa bed (single)
2 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Eva C.
Member since March 30, 2018
My husband Steve and I fell in love with the Cape many years ago. We found ourselves drawn back time after time, driving through the night with our two boys still in their pajamas in the back seat looking forward to the relaxing days by the beach we would spend together. Ten years ago we decided to make Cape Cod our home. I am still discovering new and beautiful places, and smile when I drive along historic Route 6A past the rambling roses and hydrangeas bursting with blooms. I look forward to the changes that each new season brings. The long, lazy days of Summer... the color of the leaves in Fall and the crackling sound of the first fire in our fireplace, the beauty and tranquility of the first snowfall in winter, and waking up one morning after a long Spring rain and noticing that all is green again. We found our little cottage by the sea and spent the winter of 2010 designing and building our vision of the perfect Cape Cod get-away. Having rented before, we wanted to create a place where you could relax, unwind and enjoy from the minute you arrived. I hope you too will have many happy memories of sun-filled days and starlit nights and find as many reasons to fall in love with Cape Cod as we did!

5 reviews

Katie R.
Visited in August 2021
We loved our stay here -- the house was meticulously appointed, cozy, yet elegant. So many sweet touches throughout that particularly thrilled our young children (all the wonderful games in the kid room). Eva dazzled us with a welcome basket, too. Just the loveliest way to start a trip. And Eva was so communicative and helpful every step of the way. Can't say enough about the location of the house -- we were within walking distance of so much! The strolls to the beach in the mornings and evenings were a highlight, as were easy jaunts into town for coffee and groceries. We also walked over to grab more than one lunch from Osterville Fish Too. Oh, also want to mention the bath toys -- our kids went bonkers for the sea life bath squirters. Made the end of the night easier for them for sure. We loved Barnstable and couldn't imagine staying anywhere but this gem of a beach cottage.
Amy C.
Visited in August 2020
We absolutely LOVED our stay in August 2020 at the Sonny by the Sea - It was our favorite vacation house we've ever stayed in. Eva was especially helpful in answering all of my questions before I arrived, and really transparent on travel regulation updates and implications. She really bent over backwards to make sure we were comfortable and informed. She asked for my children's genders and ages, and then left them special surprises in the house. The house was stocked with children's toys, games, etc. Barnstable was a really laid back town, it doesn't have the same hustle and bustle as some of the bigger towns. You can walk to a nice beach with lovely tide pools. When the tide is out, though, you do have to walk out quite far on the beach to be able to swim in the water. Great for shell searching!
Nicole W.
Visited in June 2020
We enjoyed the most wonderful stay at Sonny by the Sea. We were nervous to vacation during covid, however we needn’t have been. Eva’s home is meticulous. The extra precautions that Eva is taking gave me peace of mind, and as soon as we entered the home I saw that Eva probably keeps her home to this standard year round. It’s small, but beautifully designed and well thought through. And with the gorgeous yard outback and front, it was the perfect size for our young family of 5. Every consideration has been taken for her guests including a very sweet breakfast nook, a kids beach basket and a fully stocked kitchen. With 3 young children in tow, we wanted for nothing. The sweet little beach is a short stroll away, as is the local fish restaurant and causal fish shop. The walk into the main village was easy and enjoyable. We used the base for day trips to Martha’s vineyard, the drive in movies, P town and a host of other destinations. WiFi was strong enough for our kids to log in for school. We would absolutely return and recommend the home for anyone looking for a cape cod getaway. Eva is lovely to communicate with and was so generous with her time in considering our families needs. Thank you Eva!
Maria d.
Visited in March 2020
We had a lovely weekend in the Sonny by the Sea Residence. The house was very clean and inviting, and our three kids, 3, 5 and 7yo, loved all the toys, games and kids’ kitchenware. The view of the sunset 5 minutes walking from the house is beautiful! We also enjoyed hiking in the two Mass Audubon properties less than 10 minutes driving from the house. Make sure to tell the hosts if you need hot water within the first several hours of your stay because it takes some time to get going. And if you’re a large family like ours, it’s best to take very brief showers to make sure everyone has enough hot water. Overall it’s a wonderful place to stay in the heart of Cape Cod.
Laura M.
Visited in June 2019
Sonny by the Sea was our first Kid & Coe experience and it did not disappoint! We stayed with our 6 week-old and 2.5 year-old, so we knew we’d be spending a lot of time in and around the house with a newborn. It was perfect! There were beyond welcoming gift baskets for the kids and adults when we arrived, including bath toys that made my 2-year-old so excited she preferred to take 3 baths-a-day vs go to the beach. Ha! They provided everything needed in the kitchen, had great recos, and were extremely helpful and communicative. The light and bright decor and sunny backyard made the fact that we had to spend much of our time in the house vs at the beach (because of our newborn), incredibly enjoyable. I’d highly recommend a stay at Sonny by the Sea for a small family looking for a safe, cozy, beautiful home that’s walking distance to the beach.

Barnstable, Cape Cod

Beaches, whale watching and organic farms

Just under two hours’ drive from Boston, this heavenly Cape Cod village has a clutch of beautiful beaches, and a marina offering whale watching tours and boat trips. Explore Main Street for shops, artists, antiques and restaurants; seek out local organic farms, take a haunted house tour, or visit Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard by ferry.