"The Crab House" @ The Onset Beach Compound Resort - Habitat

  • 8 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathroom

The Onset Beach Compound is an equipment inclusive resort with 3 stilt cottages built inside the seashore just inches above sea level (YES these houses flood & require incredible maintenance, this is NOT the holiday inn) on a private beach. Located in the heart of the Cape Cod Canal and in the historic Onset Village, the gateway to Cape Cod, making it the perfect venue and location for travelers and guests to experience all that Cape Cod, Boston, And the Cranberry Region has to offer. One of the world’s most famous fisheries, Massachusetts Largest water-park, The Cape Cod Canal Cruise, historic sites like the “Summer White House”, and over 30 local restaurants within walking distance, Onset Village has activities for everyone of all ages.

A Managed Private Vacation Resort: The OBC is hosted and managed by “#StayHere Exclusive Experience Hosts” for a room fee commission of 40%. Our hosts create the best possible experiences for our guests, as well as act as Trip-advisors to guests, utilizing our first hand knowledge of Cape Cod. The #StayHere hosts design and install “Experience Packages” and “Experience Furnishings” into each cottage.

An “Experience Package” is a Custom made package with unique gifts, games, Arts & Crafts, s’mores ingredients, and or fun activities that are ready to be enjoyed upon arrival to your cottage. These packages are updated every change over and follow the seasonal tone.

“Experience Packages” - An experience Package is a custom made surprise packaged in some form of an apparatus (Bag, Box, Bucket, Etc) with directions and supplies to complete the activity or adventure within the package. Often the package is art based and guests are expected to bring the objects home as a “Prize”. Each E.P is documented with a # on a E.P map. Subject to season and availability.

“Experience Furnishings”- An Experience furnishing is an Exclusive object, Game, Or activity that isn't kept in a package but is placed in a particular location as a “furnishing” within a cottage. Each E.F is documented with a # on a E.F map. Subject to season and availability.

           —---------------------------------RESORT INFO-------------------------------

The resort features a multitude of inclusive “Resort Experiences” that are provided and maintained for our guests regularly.

“Resort Experiences” - An experience NOT private to each individual cottage. This would be the equivalent of “Common space”. - see resort maps to distinguish between “Resort Experiences / Common Space” and “Private Cottage Rental Space”

“The OBC Spa and Hot Tub”: Hours: 10:00AM - 9:00PM - 8 person chlorine Spa / Lounge Open Daily and all year round - Our Hot tub is constantly drained and refilled with our endless hot water supply. The hot tub is lightly treated with chlorine.

“Kilian’s Locker on Glen Cove” Hours: 10:00AM - 5:00PM - Wet storage & Beach Asset Management at sea level. Storage for 6 reservable kayaks, fishing tackle, Shell Fishing Gear, Life vests, Chairs, and other Beach/Oceanic essentials.

“The Compound’s Green, Gardens, & Verb Arena” Hours: 10:00AM - 8:00PM - The Compounds greens and gardens are landscaped with vegetation that is edible. A “Food Forest” in the making featuring Blueberry bushes, Rhubarb, Peach Tree, Plum Tree, Raspberry Bush, Strawberry Vine, Misc Veggies and Herbs, and more to come! The Green & Gardens are also home to the assets that make up the “Verb Arena”. These Verb Arena assets include: An Pool Table, Foosball, Bubble Hockey, Darts, Corn Hole, Can Jam, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4,Giant Checkers, and Mini Golf. These Assets are constantly under maintenance and improvement and access to such can change without notice. The greens and Verb Arena close at 8PM daily to allow the resort to transition into “quiet hours”. These games can be loud and disruptive out of operation hours and our staff is strict with the rules. Assets are Typically Locked to the ground and guests are not permitted to move them for ANY reason out of the designated operation space due to fire code.

“The Compounds Boat Landing” - Hours: 7:00AM - 5:00PM - on the Broad cove side of the compound the land juts into Broad Cove. This Landings seawall falls on the oceans Mean High Tide water line. Meaning the oceans water is at this point MORE often than not. This allows easy access into boats similar to a dock. Our landing has 3 Clothesline Mooring systems. This style of boat anchoring / mooring system allows vessels to “beat the tide”. Our landing has 3 pedal boats, 2 row boats, 1 Skiff boat. The Boats are kept without engines, But the resort has several gas & electric propeller engines that can be provided by request - if available. Assets can change availability without notice and can be closed without prior notice.

“The Glen Cove Oceanic Natural Habitat @ The Onset Beach Compound” - The Compound is built within the natural resource area and a large area of the beach side of the resort is a protected aquatic habitat. This habitat is home to many animals ranging from fox, mice, Gulls, Ducks, Geese, Osprey, Blue Herring, Giant Sunfish, Guppies, Various Shell-fish, Crabs and Blue Crabs, Turtles, amongst other aquatic species. During high tide fish can be seen swimming through our habitat. See You-tube Video here - LINK:

“The Compounds Outdoor Shower” Hours: 10:00AM - 8:00PM - Located at the main entrance of the resort on the corner of the “Studio Office” & Mermaid House there is an outdoor shower enclosure with Endless Hot water. The shower is well drained and well placed for privacy and ease of access.

“The #PlayHere - Park & Rec Unit Road Trailer” Hours: 7:00AM - 5:00PM located on street side of the resort.- The Compounds road trailer is home to the resorts 3 Yamaha Electric Bikes with 40 mile batteries , 3 Road bicycles, Air pumps and bike supplies, Ice Skates, Rollerblade's, Tennis balls and rackets, Basketballs, Baseballs and catching gear, FULL hockey gear, croquet, Horseshoes, badminton, and other Parks and Recs equipment all to be enjoyed at the several parks and common grounds around the village.(See Resort Maps for Info) Guests have inclusive access to reserve any Assets inclusive with Resort Accommodation. - The road trailer is also home to the “Disney Doomsday Quad Bike” of which guests can reserve assets in the same manner as the E-Bikes or other assets. - Reservations for #PlayHere Assets at

“#PlayHere” is a private organization specializing in creating experiences that can rarely be found at any other resort. You will see #PlayHere hosting live bands, yoga classes, sandcastle tournaments, and many other inclusive and non inclusive events that are hosted here at the OBC Venue and around Cape Cod.

Aside from the Inclusive amenities #PlayHere Offers our guests, a “Supplement Menu”, This menu is dependent on the available tour guides and professionals at any given time. #PlayHere typically requires up to 45 days to properly accommodate an exclusive experience from the supplement menu. in-home massage therapy, private boat and yacht charters, or Tours are all directly through #PlayHere as available.

                                    —---------------------------------PRIVATE COTTAGE RENTAL INFO-------------------------------

“The Crab House Experience” The Crab House is a small cottage that sleeps upto 8 people inside 2 bedrooms. (NO ADDITIONAL OCCUPANCY - NO EXCEPTION)

The MASTER BEDROOM / Captains Quarters Queen bed is a “Purple” Brand  bed with a drawer storage base and 55” Smart TV. With incredible views of Glen Cove and Broad Cove. This bedroom has its own Through Wall AC

The GUEST BEDROOM / Crews Quarters has ocean views from all three beds of Broad Cove.The room has two Twin XL beds in bunk bed formation and a Twin XL on a regular wood bed frame with a drawer storage base. This room is great for sleeping 3 Adults or children. The room has its own Through Wall AC. 

The BATHROOM / Head is a small bathroom just like you'd expect from a boat with a stand up shower with a 30 gallon electric hot water supply and a SONOS Speaker for seamless entertainment integration. shower and bath stocked with bathroom essentials such as shampoo, Body wash, conditioner, soaps, lotions, bug spray,Sun tan lotion, Anti Acids, and 8 bath towels & face cloths

The KITCHEN & DINING ROOM / Mess Hall A Small tight but functional kitchen, 4 gas burner stove, and Small gas oven located in the back of the cottage .The kitchen has a lobster pot, full set of pots/pans and baking supplies. The house is always stocked with easy to access plastic ware in the cabinets. Otherwise the cabinets are EMPTY to allow space for food storage. Existing within a natural habitat, any food left out will encourage wild animal visitors. They roam legitimately under the houses as they live here, if they smell food, they will “break in. Utilize the Tupperware and pantry space in cabinets provided.                                                                     The Dining room is small with views to “The OBC Green” and Ocean views of both Broad & Glen Coves. - Corkscrews, can openers, Keurig's, Kitchen towels, cleaning supplies and paper towels are stocked - pressure cooker, and crock-pots can be available upon request. 

The LIVING ROOM / The Beach View Lounge - A 35” Smart TV utilizes Roku and has Netflix access. in front of a Queen Pull out couch floating just inches above sea level. At high tide this room feels like the Lounge of a ship.The space is accented with End Table Smart-Bulb lights that provide a Rainbow array of colors as accent. During the day hours pay spectator to the daily “boat show” that is the boat ramp on Glen Cove. Guests have been known to say they don't turn on the TV because the boat traffic is so entertaining. The bean bag is a popular fixture guests love. The space is furnished with games, Cuddle Blankets, stocked with 8 Beach towels for guests. 

The Crab House Ocean Patio / Oriens Gauntlet The Ocean Patio area along the Broad Cove side of the resort is a Private Entertainment space exclusive and private to The Crab House ONLY.  The Patio features a sectional couch and outdoor bean bags surrounding a Natural Firewood fire pit with 1 Free bundle of firewood. The Patio is equipped with Origin Acoustics surround sound Inground Tower speakers, delivering an amazing outdoor sound experience Controlled by the Cottages SONOS system all while overlooking the ocean under the stars. The patio also features a GIANT outdoor table with 8 seats with space for everyone, the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee while watching the sunrise or a drink with friends for a sunset. Both of which are WONDERFUL from “Oriens Gauntlet” 

“The Crab Sun Deck” - Opposite “Ortus Nook” the sundeck with a Queen Futon the SunDeck provides a space to relax close to the ocean just inches above sea level. With two walls being windows, you are legitimately “on the beach” when in “The Sun Deck”

The Ortis Nook- Step in and find yourself in awe of‘ The Ortus Nook’ views! Every person who steps in says the same thing “WOW'' The PANORAMIC views of nearly 180 degrees of Ocean view. Enjoy an early morning beverage while observing the sunrise. The Nook is PERFECTLY aligned to the Eastern sky. Paying tribute to the AMAZING ocean sunrise. Two rocking chairs & Sonos surround sound system speakers providing a seamless entertainment experience. The Ortus Nook is where you will find beach towels and cuddle Blankets, a variety of board games from puzzles to scrabble to “Cards against Humanity”, & our telescope to peep the night sky.  Even on a rainy cold day the Ortus Nook provides continued entertainment.

Wi-Fi, Entertainment, & Security: - The resort has its own commercial hotel grade server. Each house has its own network that is designed to handle well over the occupancy of the entire resort. Video games are available by request. Sega DreamCast with 4 controllers, Nintendo Switch with 8 controllers, X box with 4 Controllers & steering wheel / brake & Gas pedals. Each system is kept inside a rubber container and delivered by request by the host. The entire resort is equipped with EXTERIOR video surveillance. The cottages are also subscribed to “Minute” which is a sound and air quality monitoring system. Each Device monitors for cigarette smoke and Sound Decibel levels. We do not limit how loud one can be INSIDE of a unit, but sounds escaping a cottage disturbing another cottage is taken very seriously. Tampering with devices or violation of said devices will result in ALL GUESTS removal from the property without refund. The resort is a non-smoking environment and guests are encouraged to smoke on the road if need be.

Parking/Arrival - All doors on the property are locked and require a key code entry that is changed after every stay. Guests are allowed up-to TWO vehicles MAX with NO EXCEPTION. Each cottage has 1 private driveway reserved for each cottage that can fit one car in it, and ONE directly behind the driveway on the road NOT blocking the sidewalk. At NO TIME are OBC guests allowed to park ANYWHERE on the road in front of neighbors houses etc. Violators of our parking policy will be towed, Fined, and removed from the property without refund. Overflow parking is permitted at the village FREE parking lot at Hynes lot. GOOGLE MAP PIN:

Home highlights


Pets welcome

Wireless Broadband Internet






Boats, Kayaks & other toys Pictured are INCLUSIVE Maintained by #PlayHere 12 months a year

Tons of games in our #PlayHere shed and; Our wet storage Kilians Locker


Pool & spa facilities

Outdoor hot tub

Parking & facilities

Parking option included, Private garden


Accept credit card, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Suitable for events, Pets allowed, Smoking not allowed, Wheelchair inaccessible


Beach chairs, Bicycles, Canoe kayak, Foosball, Stereo system, TV (Cable)

Location features

Beach front

Bathroom & laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Hair dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel set, Bathtub

Heating & cooling

Air conditioning, Central heating, Heating available

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Kitchen & dining

Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster, Vacuum cleaner

Home Safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Security system, Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets welcome

  • Smoking not allowed

  • Wheelchair inaccessible

Check-in: 03:00 PM

Check-out: 09:00 AM


20 Mi


0.3 Mi


0.5 Mi


3 Mi



Policy and notes


Select check-in date



About host


Stayhere Hosts

Contact us

Subscribe to our newsletter

©2024 #StayHere-Exclusive Experience Hosts All rights reserved - Powered byLodgify
"The Crab House" @ The Onset Beach Compound Resort - Habitat
Onset Village, United States
from €NaN per night