The town of Yarmouth has something for everyone: historic sea captains’ homes along Route 6A in Yarmouth Port, touristy shops on Route 28 in West Yarmouth, and Bass River (Smuggler’s Beach) in South Yarmouth—a boater’s playground. The icing on the cake is luxury living on Great Island, a private island in West Yarmouth consisting of just 36 homes in a gated community.
Greg “Marty” Martin and Sarah Lapsley of Kinlin Grover (Team Martin Lapsley) in Yarmouth Port know the area well. They have lived in Yarmouth since 2012 and just welcomed their first baby in March. Lapsley grew up spending summers on the Cape, and her parents, Greg and Donna Lapsley, also work for Kinlin Grover in Yarmouth Port and own an antique home on 6A. “We love helping people on a daily basis, either in finding their dream home or selling,” says Lapsley.
Here’s a snapshot of what your money can buy in Yarmouth, according to Team Martin-Lapsley, Kinlin Grover.
$400,000 and under
This price range will get you a three-bedroom, two bath, perhaps 1,500 to 1,700-square-foot home with a garage, on about a quarter or third of an acre, in a desirable neighborhood. A quick drive to the beach. “At the lower end of this,” says Martin, “you get a fixer-upper—maybe 1,000 square feet, a traditional ranch. Or, you could find something very small, say 800 square feet, but all updated,” he says. Many homes in this price range are located in central Yarmouth, between Routes 28 and 6A.
Typical in this price range is a four-bedroom, three-bath home with a large-ish garage. “On the higher end, you’ll find a mostly, if not an all-updated home, with granite,” says Lapsley. “You’ll also have more living space,” she adds, including perhaps a fourth bedroom or other livable, usable space. “Homes on the lower end may need a thing or two,” she says. “If you wanted a smaller home, [at this price] you may get closer to the water.”
“On the north side, in Yarmouth Port, you can get a historic home on 6A or close to 6A, possibly a sea captain’s home and a marsh view,” says Martin. Conversely, on the south side, closer to a million, you can possibly get a view of water, but not necessarily on the water. “There’s lots of tourist attractions here, as well as gorgeous beaches,” he says. “There are also places in the center of Yarmouth, near Follins Pond, where you could find a house on the water, possibly with a dock,” adds Martin.
For $1 million and over, you can buy a larger, more updated historic home on 6A, or one with a marsh view. On the south side, you could find a home on Bass River or Great Island, with beach access or a dock. “As you get into these higher-priced homes,” says Lapsley, “you are more likely to get on the water with beach access.”
Team Martin-Lapsley, Kinlin Grover, 927 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port,
508-331-1404 (Sarah) or 508-505-7370 (Marty).