About our B&B
We purchased our 1846 Victorian home in 2004 and established the Bluefish Bed & Breakfast in 2005. Originally the decor was traditional Victorian thus fitting for the home, but not for us. Our preference is comfortable and usable antiques, mixed with unique and eye catching collectibles. So, our immediate priority was re-decorating. This included removing all of the flowery wallpaper and lacy curtains. Next step was painting all the walls with natural, inviting colors and choosing shades that fit our style for the large windows in all the rooms. We bought the house with 5 bedrooms on the second floor. Looking for more space in the guest rooms we decided to convert to two suites (two rooms each) and one guest room. This required removing the back of a closet wall to connect the rooms in the suites. Owning an old house was new to us. This is the exact moment we learn to expect the unexpected (i.e. don't say "that will be easy"). In this case it was two layers of sheet rock over lath and plaster and some seriously large & rock hard beams. We got it done, and learned some things about old homes along the way. Over the years carpets have been replaced and hardwood floors were refinished. We've slowly covered all the walls with Tim's Cape Cod scenic photography (all our website photo's are by Tim).
Our goal has always been to create a welcoming home that combines local photography & pottery with fun antiques, collectibles and new furnishings. The result is a comfortable, laid back, eye catching and inviting atmosphere. High ceilings, large windows with detailed mouldings and original hardwood floors are some of the features of our beautiful home. Outdoor seating can be enjoyed at the back of the property in the garden area, or in adirondack chairs on the front stoop where you can watch the day go by. Or, feel free to explore the diversity of vegetables that are grown in our whiskey barrel garden.
Our central location on a quiet side street is in the heart of the Harwich Historic District. We are a two minute walk to the bike path (Cape Cod Rail Trail), a mile and a half to the highway, also a mile and a half to the closest beach and the small shopping and walking district of Harwich Port. Many other Cape Cod attractions and restaurants are easily accessible from our location.
We invite you to vacation in our home where life is not hurried, it is easy to relax and feel welcome, a place where breakfast is leisurely and afternoon strolls are common.