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SPRING is here! SUMMER is coming! Start planning a great vacation on Cape Cod.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Family-friendly home on wooded lot overlooking Baker's Pond.

Charming location just across the road from Baker's Pond. The house is spacious with beautiful hardwood floors throughout and newly installed central air. The comforts of home include cable TV in living room, Wi-Fi, main floor washer and dryer. The kitchen has it all: dishwasher, microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker and of course, a lobster pot. You will love the openness between the breakfast room and kitchen.

You are also welcome to use the garage and any barbecue and recreation equipment you find.

The location is ideal...a short 5-min walk to the tucked-away, sandy beach on Baker's Pond. You can swim, kayak, canoe or fish. This pond is stocked with trout and small-mouth bass.

Explore the 'Ancient Way'--back roads into Nickerson State Park. Great for a WALKING adventure. It's accessible about 2 blocks/10-min walk up the road Directions to the 'Ancient Way' is in our guest book.

There are big waves at Nauset Beach, a 10-min drive, where you can swim, boogie board or just walk the long expanse of Cape Cod National Seashore.

Skaket Beach, on Cape Cod Bay, is only a 5-min drive away. The water is warmer than Nauset and at low tide you can walk out for almost a mile.

Rock Harbor(free parking) is just a little past Skaket Beach. Arrange a fishing trip on one of the many charter boats or just watch them bring in their catch.

We have also listed a favorite fishing captain in the guest book. Rock Harbor is another good spot to walk out 'on the flats at low tide. Really fun for kids! And don't miss the sunset on Cape Cod Bay-WOW!

This is a lovely house, always meant to be enjoyed, in a perfect Cape Cod location.

More Details

Carol Ritzman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Carol Ritzman

My parents, who loved the Cape, built this home in 1978 after my father retired from the Milwaukee Police Department. We have decided to keep the property in the family as a getaway place for us and to allow others to enjoy the beauty of Cape Cod as well.

Carol Ritzman purchased this house in 1978


Orleans House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Must follow "Departure Checklist" received at key pickup. Replace basic items (e.g. tp, laundry/dishwasher detergent, coffee) if you use it up.
  • Turn off the water to the washing machine as directed. Leave garage remote in the house before you head home.
  • Follow the "Golden Rule". Leave the house picked up. Add'l cleaning time after departure, beyond usual, may be deducted from your security deposit.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon , La-Z-Boy sleeper sofa in living room
  • Sleep Sofa is in Living room
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Cape Cod at it's finest

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent our 20th anniversary at this property. The amenities were second to none. The feel was warm and comfortable, very much like home. Impeccably maintained, quiet and clean, the location couldn't be better, minutes from the bay and the ocean, we were in heaven. Baker's Pond, right across the street, was an amazing place to swim and just relax sitting on the beach soaking up the sun and getting to meet some of the locals. The owners were kind enough to give us directions to a little out of the way parking area at Rock Harbor, what amazing sunsets! Sunrises at Nauset beach were well worth getting up for. We enjoyed the proximity to the diverse selection of dining establishments in Orleans. The property owners were so helpful in suggesting areas of interest and some of their favorite restaurants to try, they truly made our stay memorable. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 stayed at this charming home in August this year and had a very memorable vacation on the Cape. You can't beat its location both on the Cape (minutes from the main highway) and within Orleans (short driving distance from both the ocean and tide-side beaches and town). The home had everything you need in terms of amenities, and was very clean and spacious. Its layout was such that the six of us could easily spread out and not feel at all crowded. Its located in a nice neighborhood near a freshwater beach which we walked to each morning. You can clearly tell that its owners take a lot of pride in maintaining it and have everything arranged so that visitors feel at home. The owner not only answered every question and provided ideas in advance of our trip, but maintains a notebook in the home for guests to share their adventures and recommendations for making the most out of exploring the Cape. We would definitely stay here again as well as recommend it to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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July family vacation to 3563650

  • 4 of 5

This was our first visit to cape cod. The location of this house was amazing! Perfect lake with beach access in walking distance--swimming & fishing, not crowded, state park was very close--awesome trails for hiking and biking. Beach was just a few miles away. Plenty to do in the area. (National Seashore, Cape Cod Rail Trail, Nauset Beach, Skaket Beach, fishing (fresh water & salt water), hiking, shopping, great local restaurants/take out) The house was perfect for our family of four. I have already recommended this house to family & friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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