The Idle Wave *Pet Friendly*

740 campground rd, Eastham, 02651, United States
  based on 8 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!


From July 11 to August 21st this is a Saturday to Saturday rental. No minimum stay requirements outside of those dates.

• Linens are NOT provided but we offer all linens and towels for a very low fee so you don't have to worry about packing any. We also make up the beds free of charge!

• We are located on the bay side with windows throughout and a/c units for those extra hot days

• 1 Queen, 1 Double, 2 Twins

• 1 Full bath/1 extra large outside shower

• Firepit for roasting marshmallows provided

• Pets are considered for an additional fee. Please ask for details.

• Washer & Dryer provided

• Canoe provided

• Lots of beach toys, chairs, umbrellas

• Campground Beach is at the end of the driveway

• Sandy toes and beach hair guaranteed


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 8 reviews
Dave M (Idle Wave)
Perfect Week

Perfect week stay at Tara’s place. Proximity to ocean can’t be beat and the sandy front yard with the grill, chairs, tables, etc was perfect. Our best Cape stay yet!

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2020

Sara (Idle Wave)
Big outdoor shower & fire pit!

We really enjoyed our stay. We especially loved the big outdoor shower and fire pit! Tara was a wonderful host. The beach was in walking distance easy to pop back in and out of the house.

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2020

Nathaniel (The Idle Wave)
Great Location

Great location, close to the beach and great places to eat!

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2020

Unknown (The Idle Wave)
Perfect location and very kid friendly!

My friend and I stayed with both of our small children at the Idle Wave this summer for a couple days. This was the perfect size and location! It was just a one minute walk to the beach and had a great little front yard for the kids to play! It came equipped with every amenity you could think of! Also the outside shower was a huge hit for everyone! Overall we loved the place and would definitely revisit! I highly recommend it!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2020

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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