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Exciting Oceanfront 6-Level Home - Incredible Beach Sleeps 10, Protected Forest

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Teak table and benches, sit on wall beside oceanfront fire pit

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Quick look - 2015 RESERVATION UPDATE
(sorry, we are unable to accommodate 1-2 night rentals)
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April 8-May 12 holding offline for septic upgrade
May 15-18 SOLD (stan)
May 22-25 SOLD kjohn)
May 25-30 available
Jun 31- 06 SOLD (brwr)
Jun 06-13 SOLD (gldm)
Jun 13-20 available
Jun 20-27 available
Jun 27-04 SOLD (grss)
July 04-11 SOLD (pisa)
July 11-18 SOLD (shwcre)
July 18-25 SOLD (ckny)
July 25-01 SOLD (fdmn)
Aug 01-08 SOLD (alrd)
Aug 08-15 SOLD (rch)
Aug 15-22 SOLD (amwll)
Aug 22-29 SOLD (rpkn)
Aug 29-05
Sep 05-12

Please see our website at www.sandytoESCAPEcod.com

As seen on the Fine Living TV channel, 'SandyToes' is a charming seaside Nantucket Barn-style home on six levels, nestled into the woods overlooking Cape Cod Bay. Its multiple levels and interesting spaces give it a Swiss-Family-Robinson tree house feeling. Situated on an oceanfront sandy bluff and abutting 15 acres of forested conservation land (the beach is a short, paved walk down the hill) SandyToes is a UNIQUE and very rare destination. THE ROOMS: The great room is an inviting space at the top of the 'barn.' Under its vaulted, barnwood ceiling with beams and loft, you'll find planked floors, inviting well-appointed kitchen (SubZero, Meile convection oven, large sit-around butcher block island, two dishwashers, granite counter tops, induction cookers, and more). A freestanding fireplace makes the great room a cozy place to curl up with some of the scores of books. Above the kitchen is a ocean-view loft where youngsters (or grown-up kids) love to bunk or look down at the grownups making lunch with fresh seafood from the nearby fish market. The Great Room's dining deck offers shady sanctuary under its cathedral of trees and has room has a charcoal grill built into a n arched opening in the chimney (along with a top quality gas grill.) There are 3 pleasant bedrooms on the bedroom level: a garden view room w antique pine double bed / an ocean view room w queen pine canopy bed / an ocean view room w king size pillow top bed w antique headboard and small antique soaking tub. The rooms have beautiful wood floors, antiques, books, and comfortable beds.

When you step outside through French doors and stroll a few feet up the short sandy path to the bluff to the seaside observation deck, you experience a vast panoramic view of Cape Cod Bay from the highest spot on the bay. At yet another deck, tucked into a private woodsy corner, you can shower outside by moonlight surrounded by forest. This charming 'upside down' barn has elegant touches, but is casual for family fun and entertaining. There are walking paths along the old Indian trail on the oceanside bluff which start right at the SandyToes' side garden. While some cottages do not allow pets, we are dog lovers and invite you to bring your well-behaved best friend to frolic in the surf. Swim, wade, or beachcomb for starfish, sand dollars, and hermit crabs on a white, smooth sandy beach.

In the inter-tidal zone, you can sometimes find blue mussels and sea clams for dinner. The water gets warmer as summer progresses, so September and October are surprisingly good times to visit. We've been told that from our deck you can see when the bluefish come to shore in case you would like to try surf casting. (Yes, we did have a guest who actually brought in a bluefish from our beach.) Across the water, you can see Provincetown & Truro, or watch ships on their way to the nearby Cape Cod Canal, along which there is a fabulous seven-mile level bike path and easy parking for your car. If you ever want to leave, Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower, and the fascinating Plimoth Plantation (which is like a trip in a time machine) are only eight miles north, and Cape Cod proper is a short two miles away. Charming Sandwich is also two miles away and has a Glass Museum and Heritage Plantation and a fine antiques auction on alternate Saturdays.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The norm which you would expect...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    It is no surprise that we must ask that you not smoke indoors....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We consider non-shedding pets with pet fee...moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    –––Ocean view Master bedroom for portable crib...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    –––Ocean view Box canopy bed, ocean view...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    –––Garden view bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    ––– Loft bedroom, peeks at the sea...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    –––Den/Bedroom, large semi-private den/sleeping room/TV...moreless

  • Ocean views from the King and Queen bedrooms, views of the koi pond and woods. Master bedroom is very spacious (room for pack-n-play), and has an antique small footed tub with peeks at the ocean while you soak. Wood plank floors throughout, french doors to walkway to ocean deck, acres of conservation surround the house (there are a few neighbors, but you can't really see them once you are at SandyToes...a very private location, and so unique in that How Often do you Find a House Tucked into the Woods at the Ocean?...not very often....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    –––Main Bath has two entries for sharing...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    –Mezzanine bath has vaulted barn wood ceiling, view of woods...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    -- Lower-level bath has vessel sink, spacious shower...moreless

  • Outdoor

    –––Outdoor shower by moonlight and woods...moreless

  • Vanities are made of barn wood, and have maple countertops, Grohe gooseneck faucets, French lavatory sinks, handmade terra-cotta tile floors. The doors are real wood (not hollow) and the house is designed to resemble a barn, with beams, a rolling barn door on the kitchen, ships stairs to the loft (which has two sides of balusters so that it looks out at both the great room and also the dining room.) The inviting kitchen has a hidden Sub Zero 700 refrigerator flanked with antiqued raised panel doors and hand-forged iron handles. The spice cabinet is an antique carved cupboard with glass doors, the kitchen walls are planked with white pine boards. The two stainless undermount sinks in the granite countertop have a Grohe faucet and replica barbershop faucet. Open shelving allows you to grab or put away the charming dishes without the waste of effort of cabinet doors. The beamed ceiling has a pot rack, windows to the woods, antique sideboard, and more...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This multi-level hilltop home is comprised of many level changes. Although they are connected by short runs of stairs, this can be a challenging house for a mobility-impaired guest. We wish it were not so, but alas, even my mother could not navigate SandyToes. For an excellent, very accessible home just a mile away, please see our beautiful Tamarack Lake Estate which has most features easily accessible and at grade. Bay Shore Mini Lodge is another oceanfront listing which is suitable for our less mobile friends....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Digital cable TV, flat screen TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Board games... please note, we cannot reassemble every puzzle and game during turnovers. We will reimburse you if you'd like to buy a fresh (complete) game and add it to our game supply...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Split unit in great room, Split unit cools ground floor and Queen bedroom, window units King bedroom and Double bed bedroom. Hallways not air conditioned directly...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Top quality front loading High Efficiency washer and dryer (see photo)...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Freestanding fireplace, easy to build cozy fires...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat, 3 heating zones, hot water baseboard heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide nice bed linens, beach towels, towels, etc...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    3+ cars on street side of house...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking in front of the house...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Top quality front loading High Efficiency washer and dryer (see photo)...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Password is provided at SandyToes for its Wireless Internet...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Fireplace is freestanding, 'Cape Cod' onion-shaped pottery fireplace (yes, really) made from crucible-grade ceramic from the Bay State Crucible Company (smelting ceramic) - way more charming than it sounds....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Please ask...moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic Drip (MrCoffee) plus electric kettle for Melitta (hand drip) filter coffee, french press, coffee grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Abundance of nice glassware, Spode dishes, abundant cookware...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (2) 18' dishwashers...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Island kitchen has 2 refrigerators, Sub Zero w 2 freezer drawers, + a new Kitchen Aid 'french door' refrigerator for extra space, a smallish German Miele convection oven (euro-sized, not for 25 pound turkeys), two 18-inch diswashers, granite countertops with two undermount sinks, garbage disposal, kitchen island with oak top, antique spice cabinet, long storage cabinet from 'Dillon and Co' English antiques...moreless

  • Microwave:

    A smallish, make-do microwave. We are reading that some people think microwaving food is not healthy for humans. What do you think?...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Flour, sugar, baking soda and powder, spices, oils, cocoa, teas, corn syrup, birthday candles, etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Miele European compact (full size, but smallish) convection oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Overlooking the koi pond and ocean...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    (3)...moreless

  • Golf:

    Plymouth is a golf mecca... Pine Hills, Waverly Oaks, Atlantic, Crosswinds, etc...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden with frog pond on non-ocean side of deck, Indian Trail along forest side of property, goes into woods along ocean, comes out Sagamore Beach Highlands and trail down to ocean...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    Public court and swings in park about a mile away...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
 

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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan (Boston) OR TF Green (Providence)
0.75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
British Beer Company
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Woods Hole
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
White Cliffs, Pine Hills, Atlantic, Crosswinds, et
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Kingston 'Old Colony' line
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 3
0.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
British Beer Company
Sagamore Beach
Nearest Beach
Sagamore Beach, Cedarville Landing

Car: Necessary

Sandy Toes abuts Sagamore Beach Highlands Conservation acreage at the ocean. It is just two miles north of Sandwich, (probably the prettiest town on the Cape.) It is 15 miles south of Plymouth which is not only historic, but has whale watching and Plymouth Plantation the 1600s village of living history (like a trip in a time machine). Many vacationers know that this is an excellent and increasingly preferred location at the top of Cape Cod, as it gives easy access to exploring without the disadvantage of getting mired in the infamous Cape traffic. Just south is Sandwich. Hyannis is 20 minutes away (ferries transport you to Nantucket), as is Falmouth (ferries to Martha's Vineyard) and Wood's Hole. Buzzards Bay, with it's water-slide park and mini-golf and kayak rentals, is only 5 miles away. Less than 2 miles from SandyToes is the CapeCod Canal Bikeway: 8 miles of flat, paved waterfront biking w rest stations w water fountains, bike rental, food and antiques.

Other Activities: One guest landed a bluefish on the beach

Golf: The area has many fine golf courses, antique shops, and historic homes -- some of which date to the 1600s and can be toured. And there's nothing quite like being oceanfront when the July 4th fireworks can be viewed across the water --you can see fireworks all around you as Cape Cod towns have displays that are visible right from 'SandyToes' oceanfront deck. Campfires (current rules permitting) and clambakes on the beach complete idyllic summertime memories. If you want a taste of the big city, you can drive or take a train an easy 48 miles into Boston, where there are concerts, plays, shopping, and sites to satisfy all ages and interests. The commuter rail can take your teens into Boston's South Station, just a quick subway ride from the popular Back Bay, interesting and varied boutiques. Or go to Harvard Square in Cambridge, a lively fusion of culture, education, and exciting shops and bookstores. A short drive to New Bedford's whaling museum and Newport's grand mansions make fascinating day trips.

Ski: There is even a water slide park in nearby Buzzard's Bay. If you've ever worried that your summer rental would be shabby or tacky, crowded with cast-off furniture and depressing decor, or stripped down to the meanest minimum (we've seen so many like that), put your mind at rest. This pleasant home has been designed to please discriminating visitors with first-rate amenities in an inspiring private woodsy oceanside location. You may wish to review just a few of the compliments bestowed on SandyToes from our valued previous guests, by following the calendar/guestbook link. Then you can evaluate this delightful woodsy ocean hideaway we call 'SandyToes.'

SandyToes may be fully booked by the time you read this. If so, please consider our similarly-wonderful alternatives: -- Storybook 'House by the Sea' an incomparable historic house on direct oceanfront, reigning over one of New England's most beautiful views, has beach stairs to a private beach.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: Dear prospective SandyToes guests: SandyToes became my 2nd home more than 20 years ago while I was doing illustration and design for well known publications, high-tech companies and businesses. Being a bit weary of of the 2-D translation of manuscripts to printed page, and discovered this exciting oceanfront house, at the edge of 15 acres of protected forest, I fell in love with it. I freelanced from there and was there when the Twin Towers fell, obliquely signaling the end of the high flying high tech investing boom, and a long sad artless decade to follow. Back then we didn't upload files, we drove real paintings to Fedex at Boston Logan airpor SandyToes was perfect - the Cape, but not inconvenient like the Cape. Just over the Bridge. Cape Traffic - new to you? ask around. That is why SandyToes is so popular with those who know the traffic choke points and realize this romantic, private tree-house on forest edge, overlooking an expanse of ocean -- is a secret weapon for vacation enjoyment. I've edited out a lot of blah blah about me. My goal is to create a setting that exceeds your expectations, is worthy of your choosing SandyToes, and makes you blissfully happy with your choice...

Why Sagamore Beach:
SandyToes has a super location: You never find an oceanfront home abutting conservation forest. Just how amazing is that? And it is just 2 miles north of the Cape Cod Canal, so you are very close to everything without getting stuck in the frustratingly bad Cape Cod traffic. We sit right on the Sagamore Beach/Plymouth town line tucked into the woods at the ocean. It was a hidden treasure, and I feel so lucky to have found it!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house reminds me of the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House (Disney movie) it's all these different levels, interesting spaces and perspectives, the privacy of having conservation forest on the back side but the jaw-dropping expanse of ocean next to it. Sits on a very slowly eroding bluff, so we don't go onto the bluff, it's easy to walk down the hill to the beach opening. 2014 is probably the last year the deck will sit perched on its spot at the edge of the bluff. We are moving it back a bit (Plymouth Conservation Comm is making us move it back 25 feet rather than the 8 feet we wanted!) So it'll still be astonishingly great, but watch for new photos for 2015, this is our last year with that amazing bluff-edge photo!


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Photos

  • Teak table and benches, sit on wall beside oceanfront fire pit

    Teak table and benches, sit on wall beside oceanfront fire pit

  • sparkling high views

    sparkling high views

  • Oceanview dining room, dining deck, open to kitchen and Great Room

    Oceanview dining room, dining deck, open to kitchen and Great Room

  • Looking up toward the loft over kitchen, ship-style stairs, railing on two sides

    Looking up toward the loft over kitchen, ship-style stairs, railing on two sides

  • The kitchen at night

    The kitchen at night

  • Shower bathroom on bottom floor, laundry next to it, 2 twin beds bedroom, too

    Shower bathroom on bottom floor, laundry next to it, 2 twin beds bedroom, too

  • Gardenview bedroom

    Gardenview bedroom

  • We've even turned a hall closet into another powder room, for your comfort

    We've even turned a hall closet into another powder room, for your comfort

  • ground floor bedroom

    ground floor bedroom

  • If you like blue...

    If you like blue...

  • Finishing touches on the NEW mahogany deck w built in laptop bar!

    Finishing touches on the NEW mahogany deck w built in laptop bar!

  • 11/20 builders just finished framing drawbridge and deck, trees trimmed, wow

    11/20 builders just finished framing drawbridge and deck, trees trimmed, wow

  • This photo was shot after a winter storm

    This photo was shot after a winter storm

  • Vaulted, beams Great Room with wide pine floors and freestanding fireplace, loft

    Vaulted, beams Great Room with wide pine floors and freestanding fireplace, loft

  • large beamed great room (this is a bad photo! will replace!)

    large beamed great room (this is a bad photo! will replace!)

  • Master bedroom w ocean view

    Master bedroom w ocean view

  • Another shower bathroom between levels

    Another shower bathroom between levels

  • Oceanfront canopy bed bedroom (queen)

    Oceanfront canopy bed bedroom (queen)

  • Long granite vanity, large tile shower, forest on two sides

    Long granite vanity, large tile shower, forest on two sides

  • Nestled in the trees and woods

    Nestled in the trees and woods

  • ocean views from the loft at the top of the house

    ocean views from the loft at the top of the house

  • iPhone's panorama feature catches a bit more of the view

    iPhone's panorama feature catches a bit more of the view

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