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Walk to Beach fm this Quintessential Cape Cod House sleeping 15

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1/2 bath, sleeps up to 15, outdoor shower

large (2700+ ft2) cape cod house (circa 1830 with large newer addition). House has a huge private lawn area. House is walking distance to the beach at Rock Harbor (1/2 mile), Rock Harbor (1/2 mile), and Orleans town center (3/4 mile). The beach at Rock Harbor is one of the most beautiful beaches, with pink sand and warm water. The beach at Rock Harbor has free parking unlike the public beaches that charge $15 per day. Walk to the harbor and watch the fishing boats come in. Walk to beach and Orleans town center. Very close to bike path too. Three bikes and some tennis rackets are included. The house has a large, private yard for sunning, picnics or sports games. Separate laundry room has washer/dryer. Kitchen has newer Bosch stainless appliances. House is furnished with some antiques and newer furniture. Screened sun room. Parking for 4+ cars. Wireless Internet & cable TV.

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Lois

I've been renting this house in the summers since 2007. Every year improvements are made to the house. In 2017 we refinished some floors, improved the upstairs flow into the bathrooms by moving some walls, and have freshly painted some rooms. We added a built in book shelf and stocked it with great classics, and added more seating in the living room (it now seats 12). We removed a large white pine and the lawn seems even larger. Our tenants always have been fabulous and been very responsible caring for the house while also enjoying their time in Orleans. We are lucky to be able to share such a nice house!

Lois purchased this house in 2007

Why Lois chose Cape Cod

The house sits on a 3/4 acre lot. It's a large lot with a large lawn to enjoy. It's very private and natural. Orleans is a great town. You never need to drive far for beaches, shopping, groceries or restaurants. Orleans is the first town on the outer/lower cape with beaches on both the ocean and bay sides.

What makes this house unique

Large (24 x 12) kids bedroom with 6 twin beds (real beds; not bunks) is set apart from other bedrooms so kids can be free to have fun without bothering anyone!


Orleans House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Floorboards
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1/Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , tub is oversized and has a hand held shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedrooms 4 and 5 have separate direct access to bathroom 4
    Bathroom 5 - powder room - toilet , powder room located on the first floor
    Outdoor Shower - shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower has hot and cold water
  • Four full baths + powder room and private outdoor shower with hot/cold water.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 6 twin/ single , with full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , with full bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , has direct access to full bathroom (shares bath with Bdrm 5)
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , with full bathroom (shares bath with Bdrm 4)
  • Cotton blankets and coverlets/no polyester. Bedroom 1 (king bed) is on the main floor with its own full bathroom; bedroom 2 is on the opposite side of the house with its own full bathroom and 6 twin beds (real beds; not bunk-beds); bedroom 3 (queen bed) is upstairs with its own full bathroom; bedroom 4 (queen bed and twin bed) is upstairs and shares a full bathroom with Bedroom 5; bedroom 5 (two twin beds) is upstairs and shares a full bathroom with Bedroom 4.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Very large yard and beautiful plantings. Wireless internet. Walk to beach. The house has air conditioning as follows: There is a Fujitsu Halcyon ductless split system AC unit with remote installed on the north wall of the living room that cools the living room and adjacent master suite. There is a quiet and high powered (6000 btu) Friedrich window air conditioner installed in the bedroom with six twin beds (Bedroom 2). There is a Airscape Fan (extremely energy efficient and quiet) installed on the second floor that silently brings cool air into the second floor in the evenings if needed (where three bedrooms are located). There are window AC units in the three upstairs bedrooms.


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Walk to Beach fm this Quintessential Cape Cod House sleeping 15
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews

This was a perfect house for our group of 14!

  • 5 of 5

The house is well kept and fully stocked. It had enough rooms to accommodate our group with a very nice kitchen and dining room. It had a large yard and private patio which was nice for being outside and playing yard games. The location is great too! Close to beach. We chose to drive because there really isn't much room to walk along the roads. We did walk to Rock Harbor which is a smaller beach; not quite was nice as Skaket beach, but still worth going.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location and space, but needs a couple upgrades

  • 3 of 5

This is a good house for a group vacation, but needs a couple upgrades to be a great house. The beds upstairs are old and uncomfortable, the air conditioners are loud and dated and the grill does not work. The house is in a great location to drive 15 minutes to some great beaches like nauset and beach comber. The dining room and family room are big and have enough seating for 8-10 adults to hang out and the yard is good for some lawn games.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katy: Thank you for your comments. Regarding the beds upstairs, I'm assuming you are referencing one of the two queen sized beds upstairs over the living room (not the large bedroom off of the dining room). That queen size bed frame (with the caned headboard) is just not withstanding the wear and tear of having so many people in the house. While it was bought new (JC Penney) in 2007, one of its feet fell off, probably from having the bed moved around the room. I saw that someone tried to rig a fix by putting a piece of wood under it, resulting in it being not level and yes, probably very uncomfortable. No tenants informed me of this issue, so I was unaware of it. It will definitely be addressed (new bed frame) this winter. All of the beds (both mattresses, box springs and bed frames) were purchased new in 2007 when I first began renting this house. Since it has been almost ten years (of summer use only as this house is vacant in winter), I agree that some mattresses will need to be replaced. Regarding noisy air conditioners, two new Freidrich units were installed in two of the upstairs bedrooms in June 2016. One of these was making a loud noise when operating (like a grinding noise) and it was returned to the manufacturer and replaced with a new unit in early August 2016. I would like to install central AC in the house, and this is on my wish list for the next couple of years. Regarding the outdoor gas grill, this was purchased new in 2015. The low fuel issue (causing the fire to not be hot enough) results from the safety regulator turning on when the grill is not turned off properly (not your fault). Every new grill now has this safety regulator, and it can be reset by a very simple process that I learned about on YouTube. I will be incorporating the instructions to reset this regulator in my write-up for summer 2017. I hope you enjoyed your stay nevertheless. I have many repeat guests now each summer, usually multiple generations of the same family celebrating an event or just enjoying a vacations together. It is a large house and I do my best to ameliorate everything I can, while also making upgrades and improvements each winter. It is very close to two amazing bay side beaches (1/2 mile to the beach at Rock Harbor and 1 mile to the public Skaket Beach with facilities). I hope you will stay again! -Lois
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Terrific House!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect house and location for a large family. The house is absolutely wonderful, very comfortable, grounds were just tremendous for children ad grownups alike. Access to the beaches from the location is terrific. Kitchen was fully appointed and the furniture comfortable. This house allowed for great mealtimes for the family and still allowed for privacy as well. Definitely will look to a stay next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large, lovely Cape house, loaded with charm!

  • 5 of 5

We go back to this same house, year after year! Lots of room to accommodate our family and friends. Super clean, nicely appointed and great space inside and out!!! Lovely kitchen and large open dining room makes it enjoyable at mealtimes for everyone. It's really such a special place!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious reunion home, perfect for any season!

  • 5 of 5

For my first trip to Cape Cod, or even the East Coast, this house was everything I hoped it would be and more.

I had planned a New Years reunion for myself and a large group of friends who scattered all over the country. It was such a challenge being able to find a house that was both big enough and available during the winter months to cater our needs, but we were lucky enough to find this house... It ended up being the perfect fit.

When we walked into the house, I was pleasantly surprised by its size and layout. The kitchen (which is fully stocked with everything you might need and then some) is conveniently located right in between the living room and dining room, and the open concept makes it easy to communicate between the two. The dining room table was very large with plenty of seating, and we found ourselves spending most of our time gathered around it playing cards and catching up.

While the girls were spread among most of the main bedrooms, the “dorm style” room full of twin beds was a perfect place to designate to the guys in our group. Although we used it for the boys, I feel as if it would function well as kid’s room for families that may be visiting.

Because we were there over a winter holiday, we found ourselves spending most of our within the house, leaving mostly to take walks to see the nearby beach and to buy grocery’s for the day’s meals. One would think that spending a majority of three days within a house with such a large group of people would get old, but one of my friends made a good point in noting that we never found ourselves feeling cooped up. In addition, the style of the house had such a warm New England/Cape Cod feel that it always felt like a home.

I would recommend this house to anyone who may be interested in making a trip to Cape Cod, no matter what the time of year. If I ever have the opportunity to visit again, no part of me would hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for a large family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house for a large family! We rented for the thanksgiving weekend and brought our five children, my sister-in-law and her husband and two kids and my mother and father in law! There was plenty of room for all 13 of us to enjoy a great family weekend. The large dining table in the open concept kitchen area was perfect for our Thanksgiving feast. The dorm like sleeping area housed 6 of the cousins perfectly and there were private bedrooms for each of the couples and the baby. The house is charmingly New England with lots of windows and light flowing through. Although not all of the rooms have been renovated, they are clean and functional and include adequate closet spaces and personal storage areas for an extended stay. We love this house, the location and the warm feeling it has! Will definitely be back again. Hoping we can get a few weeks this summer as it's sure to rent out quickly when people discover it!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Logan Airport (Boston) or Hyannis Arpt (15 miles)
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Land Ho
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
ferry to Nantucket
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Rock Harbor Grill
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
beach at Rock Harbor
Car: not necessary

Orleans is one of the nicest towns on the cape with a quaint village center, numerous beaches (both on the bay side and the ocean side) and close to other lovely towns.


Rates & Availability

Orleans House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $325
Pet Fee $250

I do not charge any other fees other than Rental Fee, Cleaning Fee and optional Linen Rental Fee.
Cleaning Fee of $150 per stay applies.
Optional Bed Linen Fee (sheets and pillowcases - all other linens are included) $175. (Bring your own sheets and pillowcases or rent through me).

Holidays have premium rates. Please inquire.

Wedding with parties < 25:
September - October 15:
$4,000.00 for up to 7 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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