About the property
- House2502 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
4+bdrms, loft, 3.5 baths , forest, drama, privacy, amazing private owners beach
2018 RESERVATION UPDATE:
March, April available MAY 07-13 SOLD..... MAY 13-31 available
JUN 01-09 available. .....JUN 09-21 SOLD...... JUN 21-30-available
JUL 01-07 SOLD
JUL 07-14 ...............available
JUL 14-21 SOLD
JUL 21-28 SOLD
JUL 28-04 SOLD
AUG 04-11 ............available
AUG 11-18 SOLD
SEP 01-08. SOLD
SANDYTOES is a dramatic and charming seaside Nantucket Barn-style home on six levels, nestled into the woods overlooking Cape Cod Bay (the ocean.) Its multiple levels and interesting spaces give it a Swiss-Family-Robinson tree house feeling. Situated on an oceanfront high 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 Bosch 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 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. 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.
Note: In all our years of renting this 6-level oceanfront home, only one person, was shocked that "SandyToes" does not sit right down on the sand like a Tahiti grass-hut, though we say it is "On a bluff overlooking the ocean," and "Highest Spot on Cape Cod Bay," and beach access is a "short paved walk down the hill." Our 70' bluff is on Sagamore Beach Conservation Land so naturally we can't build beach stairs or otherwise develop conservation land.
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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 the 2-D translation of manuscripts to printed page, and having discovered this exciting oceanfront house, at the edge of 15 acres of protected forest, I fell in love with it. I freelanced from there. Back then we didn't upload files, we drove real paintings to Fedex at Boston Logan airport. SandyToes was perfect - the Cape, but not inconvenient like the Cape, which is just two miles south, 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 escape for vacation enjoyment. 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...
Robin purchased this House in 1996
Why Robin chose Plymouth
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!
What makes this House unique
The house reminds me of the Swiss Family Robinson tree house. 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, but it's easy to walk down the hill to the beach opening.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Thanksgiving 2017 was special at this tree-house
My family booked a somewhat last minute trip to the Boston area to visit with some family and visit some colleges for one of our children. We were so thrilled that this house was available for this Thanksgiving week. Robin was fantastic to work with to align all of our needs for five days far away from our Georgia home, especially for a week like Thanksgiving.
The view ended up being even better than we expected, if you think that is possible from the amazing photos included in the listing. Upon arrival, the house was clean and very welcoming for us, with lots of lights on to illuminate our way in the darkness - it sure does get dark early on the Eastern New England end of the time zone! We have no complaints about anything not functioning properly.
Our dog loved the setting and had as good of a time as we did. We found a great dog sitter nearby that helped watch him when we spent a day in Boston. We also spent a morning (on Thanksgiving of course) experiencing the history lesson at Plimouth Plantation, which is just a couple of exits up the highway.
We loved walking the beach on numerous occasions and concluded that the walk down to the beach was an easy one. We really lucked out with the weather so we were able to enjoy a lot of outdoor time. We managed to enjoy the amazing sunrise on 4 of the 5 mornings!
All of our grocery needs were easily gathered at the Shaw's just a mile or so up the road. We stocked up the two refrigerators and managed to consume most of it during our stay.
All in all, what a great stay we had at SandyToes! We hope to be back soon!
5-Star Home and View!
We spent 5 days at Sandy Toes and had a great time! 4 adults, 4 kids under 4 and no complaints (except for the weather!). The owner was accommodating in our requests for baby items (pack and plays and baby gates), the house was clean and well stocked, and the view is to die for!!! We recommend this place to anyone looking to stay near the Cape.
My family and I rented the Sandy Toes property for a week and had a great time. The house was private and quiet and had amazing water views. We spent a lot of time on the deck listening to the waves. The beach was a short walk down the hill and we enjoyed walking on the shoreline which was also quiet with very little traffic. The home owner was very easy to work with, accommodating and easy to reach. Would highly recommend for a family getaway!
6 Star View of Cape Cod Bay
We just spent 7 days at Sandy Toes enjoying the property, beach, spacious home, and that view of the Bay, ohhh, cannot be beat. The home is well appointed for large family gatherings, cooking, spreading out, and not to miss a quick snooze in the window seat, ocean breeze on you, stunning views, a piece of paradise. Although one can drive to the beach, the hike down and climb back up keeps one fit while on vacation - all beach toys supplied. This home is quietly located in a residential spot that is welcoming, clean, easy access to the Cape, and the lower deck with that view of the sunrise, not to be missed! Hope to be back again next year!
4 days of fun at Sandy Toes
My Husband and I were looking for a last minute get away. We found Sandy Toes on the VRBO website and booked it right away. The photos don't do it justice. What a beautiful home! We loved the trails behind the house the short walk to the beautiful clean beach. Not to mention the fantastic views from the house and outside observation deck. I could look out all day. We found wonderful food and dangerous cupcakes in Plymouth. I was on a personal quest to find the perfect lobster roll so made it my job to have one everyday . My vote go's to Martini's Tavern. Lot's of historic sites, fantastic beach walks (we went to several in the area) a short trip to Provencetown, a glass museum in Sandwich and a beautiful Church converted into a restaurant. (The Belfry in Sandwich) So much fun packed into 4 days. We were always happy to come back to our beautiful Sandy Toes. Comfortable leather furniture in the living room to sink into after a day of site seeing and belly stuffing. My favorite spot was the awesome daybed tucked into a nook of windows. Listening to the sounds of the ocean at night from the the spacious master bedroom. The owner Robin is very friendly and helpful. She always got back to me right away with any question I had. She made sure we had everything we requested to fit our needs. a pleasure to work with. Would definitely recommend.
Had a wonderful birthday weekend
We had a lovely weekend at this home. I rented the property for my birthday celebration hoping family would be able to come and relax with us. We cooked Friday night and had a wonderful dinner at the kitchen table. The beautifully appointed kitchen area is so warm and welcoming that it added to the celebration. As luck would have it we were there for the early spring snow storm that lasted almost all weekend but that did not detract from the views from the windows. The twenty somethings that I hoped would visit, were thrilled to spend the weekend with us at this beautiful spot. Notwithstanding the weather we walked the beach and then relaxed in front of the fire. Robin was very easy to deal with. A pleasure.
Sandy Toes abuts Sagamore Beach Highlands Conservation acreage at the ocean. This stretch of oceanfront land is high bluffs, with beach entrances dotted here and there along the low areas between bluffs. 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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Final cleaning fee of $35 is refundable if the home is left as clean as when you arrived. If any cleaning is needed, first hour of cleaning is $100 and each additional hour is $60/hour.NON shedding pet is $150, shedding pet please ask ($250) damage insurance may be required if bringing pets