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Walk to Crystal Lake; private Tennis Court

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Charming antique style home with large country kitchen, living room, card/game or use room as back up eating room, master bedroom, master bath and laundry on first floor. On second floor- three bedrooms(full, full, 2 twin beds), full bath plus common area with flat screen TV and queen futon.

Separate Building/Guest quarters- very spacious room with cathedral ceilings, pull out couch with queen mattress and full bathroom with large bath/jacuzzi. Outdoor shower facilities located next to the cottage. Can also use a single sized air mattress on the floor if desired.

5 minute walk to the spring fed waters of Crystal Lake. 5 minute walk/30 second drive to a saltwater pond that has a public town landing and leads to Pleasant Bay or just kayak on “The River”. 2-3 minute drive to Pilgrim Lake. 5-10 minute drive to Nauset or Skaket Beach. House was a former 1830’s school house that has been added on to over the years. Park like grounds allow for some great hide and seek games while the rest of the family plays tennis or just relaxes on the back patio. Mature gardens offer something in bloom from spring to fall. You’ll see why we call our home “The Good Life”…

Use of beach chairs, toys, beach towels and paddle board. Central A/C in main house with A/C window unit in guest quarters. Extra parking behind the guest cottage. Three flat screen TVs plus wireless high speed internet.

Keywords: Location: Orleans, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

Accommodations: Antique style House, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps 8-10, separate guest quarters,Tennis Court

5 minute walk to Crystal Lake

More Details

Property Manager
Sarah Pihl
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Sarah Pihl

We are an American/Swedish family living in Germany and knew instantly that this would be the perfect summer house for us with 3 kids and rotating guests. We loved the antique charm and layout of the house, and of course the tennis court! Kids running in and out of the house, people playing tennis, board games or simply reading in a quiet corner. There's something for everyone in this house!

Sarah Pihl purchased this house in 2007

Why Sarah Pihl chose Cape Cod

We rented in Orleans in 2006 and fell in love with the town. The town is 'Americana' at its best. Traditional main street with excellent shopping, nice library and superb cafes and restaurants. Plus water everywhere- lakes, inlets, bayside, oceanside- all within minutes of each other!

What makes this house unique

Tennis in the late afternoon, after the beach, then drinks on the patio. The option in early evening for swimming at Crystal Lake while the sun is setting...Sitting on the patio at night, tiki flames aglow and counting the shooting stars....Monday night band concerts at Nauset beach...Sitting on the hill watching the Cape Cod baseball league...spending the day at either Nauset or Skaket beach...


Orleans House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs/2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , jetted tub , In guest quarters
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , First floor near kitchen
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Back yard next to guest quarters
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master; first floor with private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , On second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , On second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , On second floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Pull out sofa/queen mattress in guest quarters
  • (1)King size bed in Master, (1)Queen size bed in guest house, (1)Double bed in first upstairs bedroom, (1)Double bed in second upstairs bedroom, (2)Twin Beds in third upstairs bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Flat screen TV in Common Area, Master Bedroom and Guest Quarters


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(20 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This house is incredible and completely true to the pictures and description. We had plenty of space for everyone to sleep and eat together and the back yard area is awesome for grilling. Would definitely rent Sarah's place again. Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family for my wedding weekend. The house is a unique combination of an old Cape Cod house and some modern additions. We loved the original parts of the house, but the new kitchen was great for the family to spend together. The guest house was perfect for additional family to stay with us. Overall we loved the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stayed here before and love the set up....enjoy all the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Property works great for us.......Steve is so helpful as is Maura the head housekeeper.....she assisted us on the first night. Landscaping could use some care rather than just mowing.....but I'm a gardener so that's where this is coming from. Great having the lake so close by.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place for large families

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week with my family to celebrate my 70th birthday! We were six adults and 3 children. The house has central air conditioning which we very much appreciated as the week was hot. The large kitchen was a central gathering place along with the outdoor patio. The guest house is very comfortable and the outdoor shower was an added benefit. The tennis court is in nice shape and there is a basketball hoop and ball as well. The shed is stocked full of beach toys, chairs, umbrella, tennis rackets and balls. Crystal Lake is a short walk from the house and was a nice place to cool off and play in the water or use their paddle board. The house and yard are beautifully maintained and the neighborhood is quiet. The house is centrally located with short drives to all beaches. We biked on the Cape Cod Rail Trail which is very nice and well maintained. The owner was very quick to respond to my questions about the property. There is a property manager available, if needed. I would recommend this property for families or groups who enjoy activities or to just relax and enjoy the good life.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Everyone involved with this house makes sure that you are getting exactly what you need. They are clearly flexible with their efforts. They want to make every guest feel at home and do a very good job at it.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Cape Cod Retreat

  • 5 of 5

They call it "The Good Life" for a reason. This is a beautiful property, with every amenity you need for an escape weekend with friends or family. I was here with friends for Labor Day and we all found it to be extremely peaceful, relaxing, and with easy access to a variety of activities--including on property tennis, a glorious lake within walking distance, and the Cape itself. The town of Orleans is quaint and picturesque. There are very clear instructions for exactly where everything is and how it works. And the house itself is gorgeous. There is a clearly older section of it that is classic New England, with dark wood floors and an antique feel. However all the facilities and extensive kitchen are completely modern. Really was just a perfect experience. My friends and I were so grateful to be there.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tennis court including basketball hoop; use of paddle board


Rates & Availability

Orleans House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Indian Summer
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $180
Linens by owner-up to 10 $100
Linens by renter $0

Please note that we accept electronic payments and personal checks. Even though the VRBO system says credit cards are accepted they are NOT except when renters would like to pay the 3% fee which will go to VRBO/Homeaway.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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