Waterfront View of Catboat Heaven!

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Last updated: 08/31/2016
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy a vacation at Cape Cod's sailing mecca. From the south-facing private deck, take in the view of 60 moored sailboats, the majority being custom-built catboats, ranging from boats built in the 1800s to brand new Arey's Pond catboats. Bring your own boat or rent one of ours to put on your private mooring in the pond right off your deck.

The home is located at the edge of a traditional boat yard where boats are still built in the old-fashioned way. The layout provides plenty of privacy from the working boat yard. The house is a well-maintained, recently painted and upgraded, 1950's Cape-style cottage. It's southern facing views towards the pond and a private deck give it a bright and cheerful ambiance.

Take a walk or bicycle to Kent's Point on Pleasant Bay for breathtaking views, or take a short run over to Pilgrim Lake for a freshwater swim. To access the bay by water, navigate your boat from the pond down the Namequoit River for an excursion into Pleasant Bay. From there, you can go to the ocean beach to enjoy the surf, or to an island for a picnic and a swim.

There is a festive seasonal feel to the boat yard during the day as the boats come and go from the pond on their way to or from Pleasant Bay, but by early evening, the pond is all yours for a relaxing sail in a Wooden Beetle Cat, with a bottle of wine, to watch the sun go down.

Keywords: Boathouse

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Access to a Variety of Waterfront Activities Including Swimming, Rowing, Kayaking. Mooring or Dock Space Provided for Guest's Boat, or Sailboat Available for Guest Rental (Hourly or Weekly)....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.7
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In Season:  Jun-Aug 2011 .. $2250/week.
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Last updated: 08/31/2016
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Take sailing lessons at the boat yard's Arey's Pond Sailing School (group lessons for children, privates for adults). Kayak or sail to ocean beach or row to an island for a picnic. Amazing birdwatching opportunities!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: The owners bought the boat yard in 1991 and lived in the waterfront apartment with their two daughters until recently buying a home on an adjacent lot. The owners share a deep commitment to preserving and protecting the beautiful waters of Arey's Pond and Pleasant Bay. To that end, they have sold land to the Orleans Conservation Trust, and put a portion of their property under Conservation Restriction.

Why the Owner Chose Orleans, MA, USA:
The owners bought this boat yard and the waterfront apartment because of its historic and aesthetic appeal. They are only the third owners of this traditional boat building business located in one of the most beautiful places on Cape Cod, let alone the world.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Arey's Pond is an amazing place to view wildlife. In the winter, we enjoy visits by numerous types of seals and sea birds, including Great Blue Herons and Kingfishers, who come to fish. In the summer, Ospreys fish in the pond, and Friends of Arey's Pond has recently installed a nesting pole at the mouth of the river this spring, so we should be seeing an Osprey pair raising their young there soon!

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Speaks: english



  • Kitchen from Dining Area

    Kitchen from Dining Area

  • Living Room from Dining Area

    Living Room from Dining Area

  • Kitchen


  • Gate from Deck to Enclosed Pet Yard

    Gate from Deck to Enclosed Pet Yard

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • South West View from the Deck in Springtime

    South West View from the Deck in Springtime

  • Waterfront Master Bedroom with Bathroom

    Waterfront Master Bedroom with Bathroom

  • From Living Rm towards 2 of 4 bedrms/bath

    From Living Rm towards 2 of 4 bedrms/bath

VRBO #293093

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Waterfront View of Catboat Heaven!

Orleans, MA, USA #293093

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