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Walk to Ocean Beaches and Ponds from Historic 50's Architectural Gem

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Grill or sunbathe on the West facing evening deck; drinks or lunch upstairs

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Last updated: 10/16/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Truro estate description

Live a 50s Mad Men dream in this period modernist architectural gem, set on 3+ very private acres deep in National Seashore woods. Hilltop views, newly refurbished kitchen, new appliances, new washer/dryer, three outdoor mahogany decks, upstairs screen porch with mahogany deck, 2 fireplaces, three bedrooms and 2 baths at main house. Guest house with another deck, fridge, outdoor shower and 1/2 bath, sleeps four easily. Walking distance to ocean and pond beaches. WiFi and free long distance US calling plan.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                An open staircase and a ladder area without a railing makes this house not suitable for toddlers....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                With seating area and fireplace. Door to noon deck....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Door to noon deck....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

                Outdoorsy glazed porch. Great for kids but maybe not for all...moreless

              • Living room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

                Banquette in living room easily sleeps two separately....moreless

              • Guest house: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Guest house with outdoor shower, deck, queen bed, sofabed....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Opens onto laundry room with three windows...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Window, large mirror...moreless

              • Guest house bathroom: toilet, outdoor shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathrooms are not renovated.

              Other Amenities

                  • Upon request, we'll arrange for someone to meet and greet you on the Sunday morning after your arrival, to say hello, make sure you are OK, point out the route to the beaches and make sure that everything is working....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television:

                    Sorry, no broadcast stations or cable. Use TV for DVDs or streaming internet only....moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Lake View:

                    Higgins Pond just visible through woods, 5-10 minutes away on foot, 5 mins to ocean beach....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Hilltop home and guest house on 3+ acres of private woodland....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Period bentwood dining chairs with handwoven basket weave seats and backs....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    New large capacity dryer....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    2 brick fireplaces, in living room and MBR....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Living Room:

                    Brick fireplace....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Private parking at both main and guest houses....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Unlimited US long distance calling plan in effect....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    New large capacity washing machine....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    New pots, knives, utensils....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Dishwasher uses house hot water, so best to run it at night....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Wood countertops, restored period metal cabinets....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    New electric oven....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Boat:

                    There is a restored row boat suitable for use in the ponds - but a word of warning: it's heavy and not easy to move!...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    3 outdoor decks (2 new mahogany wood) plus upstairs screen porch at main house. Another deck at guest house....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Chequesset Neck Golf and Boat Club is 10 mins away in Wellfleet....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Exquisite kayaking on the Wellfleet ponds or Truro's Pamet River....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Charcoal grill (not propane gas). Grilling area with picnic table....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Oliver's on Route 6 (5 minutes drive from the house) rents beautiful clay courts, some floodlit. The town has many courts. There are usually tennis balls at the house, just bring your rackets!...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Beach chairs, boogie boards and inflatables....moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,700

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Early opening fee $230
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Location

                      16 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Provincetown
                      1.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      The Beachcomber
                      14 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Provincetown
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Chequesset Yacht & Country Club
                      32 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Hyannis
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Route 6
                      2.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Moby Dick's Seafood Restaurant
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Newcomb Hollow Ocean Beach

                      Car: Necessary

                      Located on a totally private hilltop in the National Seashore woods, this period 50s architect-designed home is just 5-10 minutes walk on sandy trails from the ocean beach and both Higgins and Gull Ponds.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1980

                      About: We bought this family retreat from the heirs of Edwin O'Connor, the author of 'The Last Harrah' who built the house when his book became a bestseller and a movie with Spencer Tracy. We are from London, England and have come to Wellfleet every summer since then. We now share the house and rent it when none of us are able to use it.

                      Why Truro:
                      We loved the house and the incredible privacy of its woods. Plus we knew the architect, Serge Chermayeff, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serge_Chermayeff, a contemporary of Walter Gropius and Eero Saarinen and a professor of architecture at Yale and Harvard. Like other well known architects, Chermayeff was a Wellfleet resident for decades. www.ccmht.org

                      The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                      The house is 'upside down,' with the kitchen, dining and living areas upstairs, and bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs. The upstairs screen porch looking west downhill to the ponds and the woods is our favorite spot. Swimming and kayaking in Higgins or Gull Ponds at the Sluice where they meet is a wonderful experience, and just a 5 minute walk through the woods from the bottom of the drive.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Grill or sunbathe on the West facing evening deck; drinks or lunch upstairs

                        Grill or sunbathe on the West facing evening deck; drinks or lunch upstairs

                      • Living room with brick fireplace (not shown).

                        Living room with brick fireplace (not shown).

                      • Upstairs screened porch facing west towards Higgins Pond.

                        Upstairs screened porch facing west towards Higgins Pond.

                      • Living room with restored period 50s furniture.

                        Living room with restored period 50s furniture.

                      • Western view from downstairs hall.

                        Western view from downstairs hall.

                      • Dining area, showing new appliances and restored 50s kitchen cabinets.

                        Dining area, showing new appliances and restored 50s kitchen cabinets.

                      • Kitchen has new appliances and pans, a microwave, blender, toaster oven.

                        Kitchen has new appliances and pans, a microwave, blender, toaster oven.

                      • MBR has large sitting area with fireplace and door to noon deck (not shown).

                        MBR has large sitting area with fireplace and door to noon deck (not shown).

                      • Upstairs guest bedroom 2.  Almost like a tree house, ideal for a youngster.

                        Upstairs guest bedroom 2. Almost like a tree house, ideal for a youngster.

                      • Approaching the studio.  Outdoor shower at rear of structure.

                        Approaching the studio. Outdoor shower at rear of structure.

                      • Newcomb Hollow ocean beach is 5 mins walk from the house on a wooded sandy trail

                        Newcomb Hollow ocean beach is 5 mins walk from the house on a wooded sandy trail

                      • From the drive as you approach the hill top

                        From the drive as you approach the hill top

                      • Noon deck and grill area faces south.

                        Noon deck and grill area faces south.

                      • Evening deck facing west towards Higgins Pond.

                        Evening deck facing west towards Higgins Pond.

                      • Living room detail.

                        Living room detail.

                      • Downstairs hallway leads upstairs to main living area.

                        Downstairs hallway leads upstairs to main living area.

                      • Doors lead from living room to upstairs screen porch.

                        Doors lead from living room to upstairs screen porch.

                      • Dining area towards kitchen.

                        Dining area towards kitchen.

                      • Guest bedroom 1 with door to noon deck.

                        Guest bedroom 1 with door to noon deck.

                      • Upstairs guest bedroom 2.

                        Upstairs guest bedroom 2.

                      • Signs on trees point the way along the sandy roads though woods to the house.

                        Signs on trees point the way along the sandy roads though woods to the house.

                      VRBO #479651

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                      $2,700 per week (USD)
                      3

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 11

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2013
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 10/16/2014
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