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Perfect Private Family Cottage: Close to Best Ocean/Pond Beaches, Town Ctr

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view of house from private cul de sac off Uncle Vicks Way

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Last updated: 12/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Orleans house description

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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome:

                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

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

              • family room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                ...moreless

              • Master bedroom 1: 1 queen

                two large closets (walk-in), cross ventilation, antique desk...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                cross ventilation, antiques and modern...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 child bed

                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

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

                hall bathroom, near bedroom 2, laundry room, linen closet ...moreless

              • master bathroom: toilet, shower

                his-and-her corian vanities, nicely decorated...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • 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

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    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

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Foosball
                  • Games:

                    puzzles, foosball, children's card games, monopoly, chinese checkers, chess and checkers, art supplies...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    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

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    2, 27 inch Sony TV screen in family room and new Tbedroom 2 ...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    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

                  • VCR

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Monument View:

                    old Civil War monument on our corner...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    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

                  • Rural:

                    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

                  • Village:

                    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

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    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

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    two units in master and second bedroom. automatic attic fan cools entire house at nite...moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Cable modem broadband high speed included in rental fee. computer desk and printer table in living room behind bamboo screen. Premium cable...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Dryer located next to washer in separate laundry room ...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    wood fireplace in family room. Renters cannot use....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    US only...moreless

                  • Garage
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    electric, adjustable by room...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    yes...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    kitchen and beach towels, pillows, blankets, bathroom rugs provided. Personal linens and towels negotiable for extra fee...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    large living room with comfortable couch and chairs seats 8, with desk, computer/printer desk behind handsome bamboo divider ...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    paved space for 3 cars in front of house...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    one or two cars...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    (4)...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    good stock of beach and kitchen towels...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Maytag washer and dryer in separate laundry room at back door entrance to house (next to outdoor shower) adjacent to large bathroom and linen closet and two bedrooms and kitchen...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    comcast WiFi included in rental fee. Also available in local restaurants, library, etc....moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    nice decorative feature in family room...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    town of Orleans has several quality caterers and farm fresh groceries, as well as two supermarkets for full dinners or take-out, artisan breads and custom cakes, etc....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    coffee-mavens: electric coffee grinder, caprese coffeeaker...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    see dishes and utensils...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    well equipped for casual and gourmet dining: cuisinart and hand mixer, full selection of quality utensils, cutlery, dishes, pots, serving pieces, wine glasses, pitchers, linens, etc....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Whirlpool, recent purchase, very quiet...moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    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

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    new built in 27' GE double oven, stainless steel, self cleaning. built in vent, timer. New hood over stove with vent and lights ...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    supply of spices, oils, etc. available for renters ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    25 cu feet GE Energy Saver side by side GE fridge, with icemake...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    new whirlpool electric range burners and premium hood custom installed on stainless steel and wood cabinet...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Boat:

                    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

                  • Golf:

                    available nearby...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    scenic town landings nearby, canoe. kayak, and surfboard rentals. ...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    overlooks conservation land...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    front lawn with adirondack chairs and benches, crate and barrel casual table and pottery barn cushions. Rear hillside perennial garden. Beach umbrellas, chairs, and toys in garage....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    large weber gas and charcoal grills...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    available nearby, public and private courts...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    excellent shops for sports gear purchase and rental...moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      early summer
                      May 16 - Jun 27, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,700
                      summer
                      Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,200
                      early fall
                      Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,950
                      fall
                      Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,700

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      discount for two or more weeks, linens negotiable


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                      Last updated: 12/04/2014
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                      Location

                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Orleans center
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Route 6, exit 12 or 13

                      Car: Necessary

                      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

                       

                      Owner info

                      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


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                      • view of house from private cul de sac off Uncle Vicks Way

                        view of house from private cul de sac off Uncle Vicks Way

                      • private outdoordeck off family room.  overlooks lush rhododendrons and birdlife

                        private outdoordeck off family room. overlooks lush rhododendrons and birdlife

                      • stone steps to garden, outdoor shower, back entrance, deck

                        stone steps to garden, outdoor shower, back entrance, deck

                      • mingle, relax with friends and family in spacious, sun-filled living room

                        mingle, relax with friends and family in spacious, sun-filled living room

                      • family room, library, TV, music, dining area, 2 french doors lead to deck

                        family room, library, TV, music, dining area, 2 french doors lead to deck

                      • enjoy morning coffee watching birds feed and whale mobile sway.

                        enjoy morning coffee watching birds feed and whale mobile sway.

                      • dining area adjacent to large well equipped kitchen. French doors lead to deck.

                        dining area adjacent to large well equipped kitchen. French doors lead to deck.

                      • spacious easy-care counters, storage, new dishwasher in sunny large kitchen

                        spacious easy-care counters, storage, new dishwasher in sunny large kitchen

                      • twin bedroom,  cross ventilated double windows,    country antique furnishings

                        twin bedroom, cross ventilated double windows, country antique furnishings

                      • front entry and patio, redwood settees

                        front entry and patio, redwood settees

                      • inviting front seating area and patio overlooks garden and conservation land

                        inviting front seating area and patio overlooks garden and conservation land

                      • nearby famed Nauset Beach, stunning dunes and beachscape, lifeguard protected

                        nearby famed Nauset Beach, stunning dunes and beachscape, lifeguard protected

                      • another view of deck, with hummingbird feeder

                        another view of deck, with hummingbird feeder

                      • stone steps and back garden

                        stone steps and back garden

                      • Large, comfortable living room with large ceiling fan, music, wi-fi kids desks

                        Large, comfortable living room with large ceiling fan, music, wi-fi kids desks

                      • Dining area overlooks birding and conservation land, leads to desk

                        Dining area overlooks birding and conservation land, leads to desk

                      • bird feeder outside dining room

                        bird feeder outside dining room

                      • new custom built-in GE self-cleaning double ovens, Broan hood, and cooktop

                        new custom built-in GE self-cleaning double ovens, Broan hood, and cooktop

                      • master bedroom, filigree queen bed, antique desk, walkin closet, air-conditioned

                        master bedroom, filigree queen bed, antique desk, walkin closet, air-conditioned

                      • twin bedroom, junior bed, white rattan chest and desk, new TV, air-conditioned

                        twin bedroom, junior bed, white rattan chest and desk, new TV, air-conditioned

                      • enjoy evening cocktail overlooking conservation lands and rhododendrons

                        enjoy evening cocktail overlooking conservation lands and rhododendrons

                      • front garden view from entry door

                        front garden view from entry door

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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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