★ ★ ★ ★ ★ All 5-star reviews. Just received this from our guests departing 8/18 .., "I cannot tell you what a wonderful week we have had. Will get a review written ASAP but we have totally loved it. And a week in the lake has got my 5 year old swimming unaided so this will always be where he learnt to swim! Just magical. Thanks so so much."
Tamarack Lake Estate is more like a resort than a house. Imagine the enjoyment of having the best of both worlds -- sandy beaches of Cape Cod Bay and sparkling waters of a 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 with towering pines, brick paths and patios, decks, a private 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. Tamarack is provisioned with fine linens, all types of kitchen 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, the barbecue patio, and the decks overlooking Great Herring Pond, a spectacular 376-acre, spring-fed lake.
Tamarack has a beautiful gathering room, tastefully decorated in Nantucket style, a place to converse or watch TV. This room opens onto an expansive, at-grade deck with ample seating and a dining table. Back inside, you’ll find a sleek bar/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 a British West Indies armoire housing the TV, and an 1830s mahogany horseshoe counter for laying out a buffet, playing games, or locating your laptops.
The bright, well-equipped 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, food processor, stick blender, hand mixer, electric kettle, and Keurig and automatic coffeemakers. Step out the French doors into the sunny courtyard to visit the brick barbecue patio with its Weber gas grill plus Weber Kettle charcoal grill and stress-removing lake view.
Bedrooms are pleasant and thoughtfully decorated. The upstairs master queen bedroom has a luxury en-suite bathroom with soaking tub. The first-floor bedroom, with its queen Tudor tester bed, has an adjacent bathroom, making it convenient for people who avoid stairs. A lakefront room with has double beds. A king lakefront bedroom has an extra twin bed. Another king bedroom overlooks the park-like front of the house. There’s even a loft over part of Great Room with a 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. Kayaks, a canoe, floats, life vests, and water toys are supplied. For a modest usage fee we can make available a Sunfish sailboat.
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. There is a secondary driveway down by the dock that enables access to the lakefront by car.
The front 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 small, low-key weddings. Most neighbors aren't keen on weddings because of the traffic and because sound is amplified by the lake.)
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