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TAMARACK LAKE ESTATE is really more like a resort than a house. You get so much provided for your vacation. Imagine the enjoyment of having the best of both worlds -- sandy beaches of Cape Cod Bay and sparkling clear waters of a spring-fed 376-acre glacier formed lake, right at the top end of Cape Cod. (One guest described it as a Lake Tahoe/Cape Cod vacation.) In this amazing spot, you'll have privacy, recreation, and comfort in a setting graced with sparkling waters, towering pines, brick paths and patios, decks, private sandy beach, dock, and boathouse -- even before you encounter the incomparable home itself. The home is luxurious, spacious, and thoughtfully appointed with a comfortable but upscale decor. And the home is VERY well provisioned, with nice linens, fine appliances, quality cookware, spices, condiments, baking needs, soaps, paper goods, laundry supplies, wireless Internet, digital cable TV, kayaks, canoe, swim platform, dock, boathouse, water toys, life jackets. Enjoy the private waterfront beach and fire pit, barbeque patio, picnic area. From our June 2017 guests "OMG THIS PLACE IS AWESOME !! "
BEDROOMS AND SLEEPING SPACES
-waterfront KING bdrm (made of 2 singles) +extra twin bed
-waterfront QUEEN bdrm with luxury bathroom
-waterfront 2 FULL beds (2018 this may change)
-parkside small bdrm with KING bed (made up of 2 singles) (2018 this may become a queen bed)
-main floor bdrm QUEEN bedroom with Tudor style tester canopy bed
- Great Room loft with SINGLE bed /could have 3-4 sleeping bags on padded, carpeted floor
Tamarack has a beautiful gathering room, tastefully decorated in restrained Nantucket style, a place to converse or watch TV. From here, enter the sleek mini-kitchen outside the Great Room. Added to the house in the '90s, the Great Room has a 22-foot stone fireplace, a sit-upon hearth, plank floors, soaring ceilings, and an expansive glazed-brick veranda where Adirondack chairs line up to take in the water view. This magnificent room is divided into areas: a banquet table, a writing area, two sitting areas with off-white couches, a British West Indies armoire housing the TV, and 1830s mahogany horseshoe counter for laying out a buffet, or locating your laptops (*WiFi throughout).
With its towering stone fireplace, the Great Room so large it is several rooms and living areas (dining, horseshoe-shaped laptop bar, conversation areas, living room, plus brick Adirondack deck overlooking the lake). Ship stairs lead to a carpeted small loft overlooking the gigantic room. A wall of sliders opens to the large brick patio, offering a flow and ease of indoor-outdoor living, with mature estate plantings and towering pines.
The delightful and well equipped main kitchen has a vaulted beamed ceiling with six skylights and task lighting. Wood floors and top quality appliances make this 2-sink, 2-dishwasher, 3-oven, bountifully-stocked kitchen a place to spend time. The chefs will appreciate our Thermador ProHarmony gourmet gas range with Faber pro hood, Miele MasterChef double convection oven, Sub Zero glass door refrigerator. Miele and Bosch dishwashers make cleaning-up painless. We supply a classic Kitchen Aid stand mixer, Cuisinart food processor, stick blender, hand mixer, Keurig coffeemaker (2) plus drip coffeemaker, French Press and Pour-over (Melitta) coffee carafe and funnel and filters. Step out the French doors into the sunny courtyard to visit the brick barbeque patio with its Weber gas grill plus Weber Kettle charcoal grill and stress-removing lake view.
The bedrooms are pleasant and thoughtfully decorated. Master queen bedroom queen luxury bath. First floor bedroom queen (Tudor tester bed) with adjacent new shower bathroom (very accessible for those more accessibility.) Lakefront rooms with 2 double beds. King lakefront bedroom has extra twin bed in room. Loft over part of Great Room has twin mattress and cots.
Tamarack has a private boat dock with jet ski ramp, a sandy beach, a boathouse with all-glass boathouse doors, with the lake lapping at the edge of the boathouse -- an exciting location in itself. Kayaks, a canoe, floats, and water toys are supplied.
For those considering accessibility in case a dear one isn't as mobile as in the past, most of the home's features are at-grade. The slope down to the water is an easy stroll and there is a secondary driveway down by the dock that enables access by car.
The circular driveway allows multiple vehicles to navigate through the park-like setting, and there is space for an event tent and caterers' vans. (On a case-by-case basis, we will consider very small weddings. Most neighbors aren't keen on weddings as sound is amplified by the lake and conversations 200 feet away can be heard, which is surprising.)
6 night bookings $6850 including 13% tax. Final cleaning fee $345, theoretically refundable. Please check back for room and capacity changes. 13 night rentals $12,500 for up to 10 guests.
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