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Location, location, location! Sunlit, spacious, sparkling well maintained shingle and white brick family vacation home off quiet country road steps from charming East Orleans and Orleans center, close to Cape's best ocean, bay, and pond beaches.
Come in from beach, walk to front patio or stepping stones to outdoor hot/cold shower. Walk or bike to picturesque-boat landing and winding country roads, children's theatre, Cape's best ice cream, gourmet and sandwich take-out, fresh veggies, just-caught fish and butcher-prepped meats, bakery, and delicious family-run pizza cafe. Near family and fine restaurants, scenic RockCreek Harbor and fishing boats for hire, rail trail center with gear and bike rentals, conservation trails, surf shops and lessons. Short drive to whale and seal trips, Audubon Nature Preserve, Nickerson State Park, surfing beaches, National Seashore, flea market, historic drive-in movie, and much more.
Delightful private deck off of kitchen with Weber gas and charcoal grills, large oval wrought iron table seats 8-10. Overlooks lush rhododendrons, goldfinches and hummingbirds, conservation lands, and stunning sunsets. French doors lead from deck to inviting family-dining room overlooking green unspoiled hilltop views. French door opens to large fully equipped modern kitchen with recently installed GE stainless steel double ovens, new toaster oven, capressa coffee maker and bean grinder for coffee mavens. Double door 25 cubic ft GE fridge and ice maker.
Everything for summer fun and easy living with family and visitors. Architect-designed renovations, oak floors throughout hall, family and living rooms, cheerful, tasteful furnishings (antiques/Pottery Barn/Restoration Hardware), and fresh carpeting in master and two twin bedrooms (extra junior bed in one). Air-conditioned master bedroom has private bath and stall shower with his and her corian-shelved vanities, views of back garden, and walk-in closet. Twin bedroom on same second level has separate access to hall bathroom, tub, and shower, large linen closet, adjacent laundry room, and separate door to back garden and stone pathways to outdoor deck or bluestone path and parking area. Third bedroom, on first level, has twin beds and one junior bed, new TV and air conditioning, book shelves, desk, and white rattan furnishings. Three adjacent outdoor parking spaces.
High speed premium cable and wireless always available so vacationers can remain in touch with home, stream favorites, or -- dabble in work! Desks in master bedroom, and screened office area in large living room, and first level bedroom.
House is airy and light-filled. Two bedrooms (including master) are air conditioned, living room is cross-ventilated with large ceiling fan and 3 windows. There are floor and window fans throughout. Automatic attic fan cools entire house at night when needed.
Keywords: great family beach house, all indoor-outdoor amenities, location, location, location
kid-friendly home: full array of indoor and sand toys, kids turtle wading pool, games, videos, books, foosball, etc. Snow Library near by with excellent programs, books, and videos for rainy days...moreless
desk, tv, recently redecorated, air conditioned...moreless
Queen Bed (1) white metal country filigree frame in master bedroom, call bedrooms have recently installed wall to wall carpeting and attractive small rugs, combination antique and modern furnishings, light and airy...moreless
Unique hilltop location overlooking town conservation land at end of cul de sac. Offers privacy and minimal traffic, walk to town, farm stores, country coffee cafes, and best ice cream on Cape, close to rental bikes, bike trail, Hot Chocolate Sparrow, surf and kayak rentals, at crossroads of best of Cape between Wellfleet and Provincetown and Chatham and Brewster. Professional property manager and experienced cleaning crew nearby and on call.
Premium Cable TV, excellent cooking utensils, Weber Gas BBQ, Charcoal BBQ, pleasant dining deck surrounded by extensive rhododendron plantings, additional outdoor seating area - Fabulous Birdwatching. ...moreless
interesting collection of travel, Cape Cod lore, biographies, environmental boo
small library of biographies, light reading, history, travel, art, cape cod guides, birding, etc....moreless
puzzles, foosball, children's card games, monopoly, chinese checkers, chess and checkers, art supplies...moreless
sony speaker dvd player sound system, disc library...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
We provide premium cable. 27 inch Sony TV in family room and new TV in first floor bedroom...moreless
2, 27 inch Sony TV screen in family room and new Tbedroom
activities for all ages: large jigsaw and floor puzzles, foosball, beach play, turtle wading pool, cardboard blocks, doll carriage and miniature boat, paddle ball, volley ball, etc....moreless
kitchen and living room overlook conservation lands, birdllife, and stunning views of mature seasonal garden with bushes and trees with changing display of rhododendrons, dogwoods arborvitae, etc....moreless
Very private scenic site on cul-de-sac overlooks lushly planted and natural protected conservation lands. Enjoy golden sunsets and amazing birdlife from deck, kitchen, dining/family room. ...moreless
charming East Orleans and Orleans Center are just a short walk or bike ride along Main Street in either direction, with country shops for fresh produce, home baked goods, wines, post office, medical ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
large area in family room overlooking conservation land and bird feeders, French doors lead to deck and grill. Table seats 8-10. Sofa, extra tables and chairs accommodate more. ...moreless
Seating for 8 people
two units in master and second bedroom. automatic attic fan cools entire house at nite...moreless
Cable modem broadband high speed included in rental fee. computer desk and printer table in living room behind bamboo screen. Premium cable...moreless
Dryer located next to washer in separate laundry room ...moreless
wood fireplace in family room. Renters cannot use....moreless
large gourmet kitchen with window overlooking conservation land, newly installed GE stainless steel double ovens, hood, and cooktop, new quiet whirlpool dishwasher and recently purchased side by side 25 cu. ft GE fridge with icemaker, well equipped for family and gourmet meal preparation, ample counter space, all amenities ...moreless
new built in 27' GE double oven, stainless steel, self cleaning. built in vent, timer. New hood over stove with vent and lights ...moreless
supply of spices, oils, etc. available for renters ...moreless
25 cu feet GE Energy Saver side by side GE fridge, with icemake...moreless
new whirlpool electric range burners and premium hood custom installed on stainless steel and wood cabinet...moreless
sail and motor boat rentals in South Orleans and State Park, Pleasant Bay sailing. Orleans Yacht Club nearby....moreless
Deck / Patio:
attractive outdoor deck off family room overlooking lush rhododendrons and plantings, large oval metal table seats 10...moreless
early summer May 16 - Jun 27, 2015 7 night min stay
summer Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2015 7 night min stay
early fall Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2015 7 night min stay
fall Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
discount for two or more weeks, linens negotiable
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Fabulous Birding and Audubon center, hiking and country walks, biking on Cape Cod Rail Trail, Cardinals baseball team training camp with exciting games, deep sea fishing, canoe and kayak rentals, Summer Theatre, live music -- pop and classic -- art galleries and evening talks, year-round ice skating, bowling, surfing, antiquing, art galleries and craft fairs, unusually well-stocked community library, excellent family and gourmet restaurants, famed Hot Chocolate Sparrow (lively must go-to community cafe for all ages, wi-fi), Sundae School for Cape's best ice cream, historic and nature museums, concerts, fitness classes, good shopping from Christmas Tree Shop to sports clothers to elegant women's wear, and much more. Surfing lessons and boat rentals (do it yourself or hired deep sea fishing boats). Orleans has it all, in an unspoiled low-key Cape Cod rural setting located between the more hectic Wellfleet/Provincetown and Chatham towns whose popular dining and theatre activities are a short ride away without the hassle of summer traffic and tourists
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: We iive in Washington, D.C. and vacationed for years in Cape Cod before choosing this authentic Cape home in quiet unspoiled Orleans. Sumner loves his New England heritage. He was born in Boston, went to MIT and Tufts, and his daughter, an author who teaches writing and art at local Ivy League college, lives in nearby Concord. We bought the house when our youngest grand-daughter was born, as a welcoming meeting place for family and friends in Boston and New York. Our son owns a home in North Truro. We renovated the 1970s house to fill the interior spaces with light and enhance the distinctive hill site. This home works for all ages and guest groups. It has many places for one person to read and think, look at green views and birds, read, and think; for kids to play games (they especially enjoy our foosball), draw, play with puzzles; and for others to enjoy music, an end-of-day glass of wine, a kitchen snack, or surf the web. We return in the spring, part of the summer, and Thanksgiving.
Why the Owner Chose Orleans: The house is secluded and set in a distinctive scenic setting yet close to Cape's cornucopia of historic charms, beach life, good food. We enjoy watching the morning rush of hungry birds to our feeders, pre-dinner drinks sitting on Adirondack chairs in the front patio, and dinner on our deck watching marvelous sunsets. Action-packed days involve swimming, walking along the beach, hiking and biking down country roads or the bike trail, boating, surfing, miniature golf, tennis, historic museums, national park events, kids theatre, antiquing, country music and jazz (the Cape has more and more of these), near-professional baseball, theatre and gallery openings, or just hanging out grilling a good meal and walking over to Sundae School for an ice cream cone and family games.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Architect-designed renovations work well for privacy and togetherness, families and couples. Furnishings are attractive, comfortable, and easily maintained. The large kitchen overlooks conservation land. Coffee nook and nearby dining table are perfect for both snacks and gourmet meals. A separate laundry room is perfectly located between the bedrooms and near the outdoor shower, kitchen and linen closet