The Idle Wave

740 campground rd, Eastham, 02651, United States
  based on 4 reviews
  •   6
  •   3
  •   1
  • SQF 842
  •  wifi
  •  A/C


Let's take a step back in time to 1940 when a group of friends purchased a bunch of land and built bungalows all next to each other in order to spend their summers together with their families on the beaches of Cape Cod. Years passed, families grew up and left for other places. Houses were sold, new faces moved in. But one family and their bungalow remained. The Idle Wave. The lustrous wood of the built-in closets, cabinetry, and cubbies still gleam with polish. The drawers built into the walls still have a sheen to them. From the tide clocks to tell us when to go clamming, to the Captains wheel light in the sweet kitchen, the bungalow makes everything feel more simple, easy, and family centered.

Wake up to the sound of seagulls overhead and take your coffee out to the large front yard and relax in one of the Adirondack chairs while the kids gather around the table for their breakfast. Just fill the provided picnic basket with snacks for the day and walk to the end of the driveway where you will find the staircase to take you down to Campground Beach. Spend the day splashing in the waves, take the canoe out, float on a raft or two, try wave skimming or boogie boarding all of which are at your disposal. Don't worry, the house is only around 100 steps away so you can come and go as you please. When you are done in the sun, step into an oversized outdoor shower to wash the salt off. Dinner on the grill couldn't be easier with a brand-new Weber gas grill. Let the kids play with all of the toys in the large toy box while you cook dinner. When dinner is ready, serve it up on the large picnic table, the round table, or take it down to the beach and eat with your toes in the sand!

After tucking the kids in bed, the front porch is a great place to relax with a fireplace heater for chilly nights (or ambiance), adorable LED lights for indoor starlight, and a Bose sound system to plug your iPhone into for background music. The chairs have pull out foot rests to add to the comfort level. The first floor bedroom has a double nestled in beautiful wood built-ins complete with custom nooks on each side of the bed for your beverage or reading material. There is also a wall hung tv and books for relaxing. The second floor holds two more bedrooms. The queen bedroom has the old bungalow fashion drawers built into the wall and ample closet space. There is a large tv for viewing as well. The twin bedroom has ample closets and built in cubbies in the walls which are great for keeping treasures.

As soon as you walk through the door you feel at home. The Idle Wave is where you kick off your shoes, pour a glass of your favorite beverage, and breathe in the salty Cape air. Relax.

Our Campground Beach bungalow is the perfect place to create memories that will last a lifetime. We would love to share all that Cape Cod has to offer, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have!

  • This is a Saturday to Saturday rental until first part of August. Shorter stays will be considered after that
  • Linens are NOT provided but you may use ours for an additional low fee
  • We are located on the bay side with windows throughout, and there is no central a/c (but our rooms do have fans) and we have an a/c window unit
  • 1 Queen, 1 Double, 2 Twins
  • 1 Full bath/1 Outside shower
  • Sandy toes and beach hair guaranteed
  • The cleaning fee is $175 and a security deposit of 30% is required. Taxes are included in the rate

  • Rooms

    1 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen

    • Sleeping
      1 Double bed, 1 Queen bed, 2 Single bed
    • Cooking
      Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster, Water cooler
    • Heating/Cooling
      Air conditioning, Electric heating, Fireplace
    • Entertainment
      DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Cable)
    • The Bath
      Essentials, Shower
    • Laundry
      Clothes dryer, Washing machine
    • Miscellaneous
      Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
    • Outside
      Gas BBQ, Deck chairs, Canoe/Kayak
    Children welcome, Smoking not allowed
    Check in:
    4:00 PM
    Check out:
    10:00 AM

    740 campground rd , Eastham, 02651, United States

    based on 4 reviews
    Annie S
    Sparkling Clean & Thoughtful Touches

    Pretty cool Beach House nearby the sea. We should have stayed longer to benefit from all the features of this accommodation. So then next time ;)

    Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2019

    Stephanie Petrie
    The Idle Wave

    This is just the cutest cottage! I stayed here with my 10 year old daughter and my cousin, who was visiting from Iowa. What a great way to show her the beauty of the Cape! My daughter loved the “fancy lights” in the porch and the shed that was stocked with beach toys. Really, just a great place all around. Perfect for kids and adults.

    Not specified  |  stayed in 9/2019

    Quaint, Cozy & Clean

    Quaint, cozy cottage, very clean and well maintained. Great location. Owner is very helpful and quick to respond

    Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2019

    Aixa Sobin
    Amazing location

    Amazing location, fantastic place, loved all of it. Great BBQ we grilled every night, and Tara was the most amazing host ever. Thank you so much! we will be back.

    Group  |  stayed in 8/2019

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