Historic Colonial Tavern - 1693 Cape Cod Estate

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About the Property

  • Sleeps: 15
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Property Type: Estate
  • Minimum Stay: 4 nights
  • Living Area: 7000 sq. ft.

No Weddings under any circumstances - violators will have their reservation cancelled with no refund. Any traces of a wedding will have the authorities notified as this a violation of our agreement.

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.

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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.

Availability maintained off website. Please contact Owner for current available dates! I have lived here all of my adult life and I think of it as Heaven on Earth.

The very large kitchen has granite countertops with room for the family to cook together. The cupboards are filled with spices and every necessary culinary item to make this one of the most memorable experiences for your reunion. The 7 bedrooms are spacious and elegantly furnished with period pieces. Pictures can be sent for the interested parties.There are 5 beautifully decorated bathrooms, libraries, and many other exquisite accompaniments including an entertainment room with a big screen TV and 4 other TVs. All the linens are provided with the idea of providing a perfect experience to be remembered forever.

The Historic Newcomb Tavern built in1693 is surrounded by expansive and beautifully landscaped lush gardens with two outdoor terraces and a fountain and one with a beautiful pergola overlooking the expansive backyard and gardens.. The house is lavishly furnished with period antiques and is located in the heart of the historic district, next to a 1600's Grist Mill, on a lake and approximately one mile from the ocean. Walk down the tree lined scenic street to Heritage Museum and Gardens, walk across the street around the pond to the Thornton Burgess Museum or the famous Historic Hoxie House built in 1637 or over to the Dunbar Tea Room or just over to the Sandwich Glass Museum. You can envision yourself in the middle of a Historic New England Village with beauty all around.

A short walk to Heritage Museum and Gardens, across the street from the Sandwich Glass Museum and steps away from several restaurants and fine shops. This stately 1693 Colonial Inn is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. It is one of the most photographed homes on Cape Cod because of its location on Shawme Pond with the Grist Mill, the Dunbar Tea Room, the First Church with its grand Steeple and more importantly its historical place in the Revolutionary War.


  • Features
    • Air conditioning
    • Bed linens provided
    • Bicycles
    • Fireplace
    • Free WiFi
    • Garage
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Kayak / canoe
    • Kid friendly
    • Kitchen
    • Lake view
    • Lakefront
    • Lanai
    • Managed by owner
    • No pets allowed
    • Non-smoking
    • Ocean view
    • Oceanfront
    • Parking available
    • Patio or deck
    • Porch
    • Towels provided
    • Water view
    • Waterfront
    • Wireless internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / satellite TV
    • Coffee maker
    • Dishes & utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD player
    • Freezer
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron and board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer & Dryer

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

See information on web for what's available on Cape Cod and specifically, Sandwich: Heritage Museum and Gardens, Sandwich Glass Museum, Greenbriar Jam Kitchen, Beaches, Lakes.
Public Tennis Courts at High School, Town Basketball courts.
Whale Watching is available from Barnstable Harbor or Provincetown Harbor.
Fishing Boats can be rented with Captains.
Multiple Town Playgrounds
Dog Parks in Mashpee, Yarmouth
Many Miniature Golf Sites.

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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Jun 12 2024 - Nov 30 2024
$2,000 $2,300 $12,000 $48,000 4 nights


Cleaning Fee: $200

Tax Rate: 10%


House Rule
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM


Please inquire about availability.


Owner Info

Yvonne Anderson

Yvonne Anderson

Guestbook comments from the owner:

My family had the pleasure of being guests in the Newcomb Tavern, Sandwich. When first entering the home you have a feeling of welcome and warmth. Entering each room captures your interest and you find yourself wanting to explore the next room. Being able to move in and experience the beauty and history of this Historic home is a privilege. My family were all sad at the end of our stay and we all look forward to making this a yearly occurence. Thank you once again Yvonne for your care of this wonderful home and for allowing us to be your guests.

Aug 2020

The house and location are even better than the pictures show. It was a perfect place for our family reunion. The owner provided us with everything we needed to feel at home and comfortable. The featherbed was so luxurious. In the evenings, we enjoyed duets on the piano from those in our group who played. Easy walk into town and to the beaches. Do stay in this marvelous and wonderfully preserved house if you can!

Apr 2020

We stayed for a week in the summer with our children and grandchildren -- 13 in all. The home itself is spectacular -- full of antiques and gorgeous furnishings. We all really felt the magic and history of the place, but not in a stuffy way. Croquet on the lawn; reading children's books aloud under the spreading branches of a wonderful tree in the yard; our 1 1/2 year-old greeting "George" every morning as she addressed his bust in the kitchen; playing the grand piano; walks around Shawme Pond -- these are only a few of the memories that are now part of our family's shared history. Yvonne is more than an owner; she is one of those rare generous souls who makes sure everything is more than perfect for her guests and becomes a family friend.

Mar 2019

We recently had our wedding at this beautiful home with our family and close friends. Everyone that stayed with us fell in love with this house. And it was the perfect setting for an intimate small wedding, we could not have asked for more. The owner of the home made us feel like we were family and pulled out all the stops for us. We would definitely recommend this rental property for anyone looking for a beautiful home to enjoy with their family and friends. The pictures displayed online are true in nature and seeing is believing, very spacious, clean and well maintained. There is a pond across the way with beautiful swans,ducks and you can fish in it. Walk thru town and see the Glass Museum, plenty of sights to see.

Nov 2018

Charming, comfortable, spacious, picturesque, etc, etc! Filled this lovely Tavern with a bakers dozen , plenty of room. Upper cape with easy access to cape, Boston, Newport. We will return for another enchanted adventure.

Feb 2018



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