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Spacious, Private Waterfront Home--Avoid Bridge Backup with Friday Check-in!

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Water view from Screened Porch


Last updated: 08/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Lovely two-level house on Little Pleasant Bay in Orleans, MA. 1000 feet of salt-water river and Bay frontage- instant access for kayaking or swimming. Pristine views of the Bay and Kent's Point Nature Preserve, with a large yard and gardens. Fresh water swimming in Pilgrim Lake (great for young children) just a short walk. Dine or just relax on the screened porch. The layout affords lots of privacy for multiple families on two (and a half) levels. Explore the sand roads and the Preserve's hiking trails. A Nature Lovers' Dream. Yet, Orleans Center with great shopping, dining, theater and the Rail Trail is a 10 minute bike ride and Nauset Beach is just 10 minutes from the house. Everything that is wonderful about Cape Cod is just outside your door.

Our comfortable family home has been upgraded for summer rentals. Complete kitchen utensils and service for 12, comfortable beds & furnishings, 2 flat screen TVs (with cable and wi-fi), washer and dryer, clothesline, air conditioning, outdoor rinse-off shower, new gas grill. Bright, private and beautifully furnished with original artwork.

NEW FOR 2016! We are experimenting with what we hope will be a benefit for our guests-- Friday to Friday rentals. This should help with the bridge traffic and make your arrival and leaving less stressful.

What you will need: You will need to bring your own sheets, pillowcases and bath towels and beach towels. You can also choose to rent these from our local source. If you want to park at the ocean beach, you may want to get a temporary parking permit , available at Nauset Beach. Otherwise you will need to pay a modest fee each time you park there.


Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    We have one pack n play and a high chair...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is a threshold small rise at front door and screened porch. A half step up to main living area and bedrooms. Bathroom in King BR is accessible with grab bars at toilet and shower. Nearby Pilgrim Lake has a ramp to the water and the bathrooms!...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

  • Master: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Twins convert to King...moreless

  • Lower Level 1: 1 queen


  • Lower Level 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • All bedrooms are bright and have new bedding. Tenants must bring own sheets and towels. We provide pillows and blankets. Master has private bathroom w/shower. Queen and Twin rooms upstairs share a bathroom with tub/shower combo. Downstairs two bedrooms share bath with shower. The upstairs twins can be converted to a King....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom Master: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1st floor: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom Lower Level: toilet, shower


  • Master Bathroom has grab bars and can fit a wheel chair. Shower has low edge but is not fully wheel-in....moreless


  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) new flat screen TV's. 1 in living room and 1 in the Master BR. Older TV downstairs...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Family


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    The view of the river and bay speaks for itself. Gorgeous and peaceful. Access is an easy walk from the house....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There are two areas with expandable tables plus large table on screened porch...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    powerful, quiet centrally located AC and some individual room AC as well. Cool breezes all the time....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer/Dryer combo in the kitchen area...moreless

  • Garage:

    for storage not cars...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    easily park 3-4 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is space off the driveway for a larger vehicle or trailer...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer/Dryer combo in the kitchen area...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Variety of pots, pans of all sizes, grill accessories....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    service for 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Galley style kitchen with everything at fingertips!...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    One in kitchen and secondary in hallway....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stove and oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 29 - Oct 30, 2015
3 night min stay
May 27 - Jun 24, 2016
3 night min stay

Changeover Day: Friday

Early Summer
Jun 26 - Jul 22, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Peak Summer
Jul 23 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Sep 3 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning (8+guests) $100
  • Taxes Not included


Rates include cleaning fee and renters damage insurance ($1,500.00 at a cost of $49.00) . A $100 additional cleaning and trash removal fee will apply to parties of more than 8 people.

Cancellation less than 60 days before your rental date will result in a forfeit of the down payment of 50%. If the property is successfully re-rented, we will gladly return all but 10% of your down payment.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 08/31/2015
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Car: Necessary

This house is located in a wooded area with plenty of privacy. The views are lovely and yet you are only two miles from town.There is easy access to boating on the salt water river and Little Pleasant Bay and fresh water swimming at Pilgrim Lake, a short walk from the house. Just 3 miles from the ocean beach and close to Orleans Center. Movies, theater, hiking, bird watching. Relax and have a real vacation!

Other Activities: Nature observation, birding.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1967

About the owner: Our family moved to the Cape in the early sixties when my parents purchased an empty property in Orleans. That property became Tree's Place, one of the premiere gift shops/art galleries on the Cape. The house that we now offer for rental was our family home until recently. It began as two camp cabins and has experienced a number of renovations over the years. We love the house and spend as much time as we can there.

Why the Owner Chose Orleans:
We can't imagine a better place to vacation than our house. It is a peaceful retreat. It's arms are large enough to embrace multiple families without crowding. We have left evidence of our parents' very creative lives throughout the house. Our mother's paintings and prints and shelves with our father's books and short stories are available for all to appreciate.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When we are at the house, it feels like we are completely in nature. Geese honking down the river, boats quietly skimming by and the lovely scents of trees in bloom... This is a unique older piece of Cape Cod and we love hearing how others truly appreciate its special quality.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Water view from Screened Porch

    Water view from Screened Porch

  • Living room, breakfast area w/ view

    Living room, breakfast area w/ view

  • Queen Art Studio BR

    Queen Art Studio BR

  • Twins and couch in Writing Studio

    Twins and couch in Writing Studio

  • Living Room, Dining Area, Kitchen

    Living Room, Dining Area, Kitchen

  • Screened Porch

    Screened Porch

  • Living Room, looking toward Screened Porch and Pleasant Bay

    Living Room, looking toward Screened Porch and Pleasant Bay

  • Gardens off Screened Porch

    Gardens off Screened Porch

  • Our Perfect Peaceful View

    Our Perfect Peaceful View

  • House front and gardens

    House front and gardens

  • King Master BR

    King Master BR

  • Queen Lower Level

    Queen Lower Level

  • Full and Twin on lower level

    Full and Twin on lower level

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Back Yard (above the river)

    Back Yard (above the river)

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Front of House, side view to screened porch at back

    Front of House, side view to screened porch at back

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