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Beautiful Cape Cod Family Getaway, Close to Beaches & Village!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This fabulous, newly-renovated home is near everything, yet tucked away on a quiet private 1.6 acre lot well off the road. It is the perfect spot to relax and unwind with easy access to all historic Orleans offers, yet just a five minute drive to Nauset Beach (2.66 Miles) on the Atlantic for big surf and off-roading. Five minutes in the opposite direction brings you to Skaket Beach (1.75 miles)on Cape Cod Bay. The Town Cove is .33 miles and Pilgrim Lake (fresh water swimming) is only 1.25 miles away. The deep sea fishing fleet at Rock Harbor is 1.6 miles.

Skaket's calm (bay) waters are perfect for small children to romp and wade or hunt for tiny sea creatures. If salt water is not your pleasure, or to wash the salt off, there are two fresh water lake beaches as well - Pilgrim Lake and Crystal Lake - in Orleans. You will be within short walking distance of 'Orleans Firebirds' (formerly 'Cardinals') summer college baseball all-stars ball games, village shops, public tennis courts and children's park, restaurants, craft fairs and ice cream!

NOT YOUR AVERAGE RENTAL, this charming home is beautifully furnished and appointed. A gourmet kitchen with all state-of-the-art appliances, granite countertops, a Heartland six-burner gas range with a gas conventional/convection oven, microwave and a Bosch dishwasher will be yours to enjoy. All the comforts of home are available with high-speed wireless internet access, three satellite TVs and a Radio/CD.

The first floor features a comfy living room with 52' High-Definition TV with HD DVD player, dining room seating eight, an open kitchen/family room with a fireplace--a great place for guests to relax and chat with the cooks preparing dinner in the adjacent kitchen or at the outdoor grill. There is also a luxurious, first floor, master bedroom with King-sized bed complete with high quality linens, plus an inviting master bath with four-by-six shower and double vanities. French doors lead from the bedroom to the deck and the large sparkling Hot Tub. The second floor boasts a lovely bedroom with a queen sized four-poster and antique dresser, a nearby twin bedroom (two beds) and a sparkling full bath with tub/shower and skylight. All linens and towels supplied.

The lower level of the home has a spacious bedroom/playroom with twin beds(linen and towels supplied), sliders to the back yard and a private full bath. For outdoor entertaining, there is a wonderful 50-foot deck on the rear of the home overlooking conservation woodland and a large lawn perfect for outdoor games. This property is perfect for a private getaway, or a family reunion!

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Jim and Colleen McGregor
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2018

About Jim and Colleen McGregor

I love Orleans and Cape Cod. A little piece of heaven on earth.

Jim and Colleen McGregor purchased this house in 2007

Why Jim and Colleen McGregor chose Orleans

Summer vacation has been Cape Cod for our family for over thirty years. We looked casually for a vacation home for that period of time. When we looked at this home - it was perfect!!! My wife and I, with much different tastes, agreed that it was 'love at first sight'. Our now grown children, and their four kids, all agree. We made it a reality and hope that you will choose to share it with us.

What makes this house unique

This property is very special in its seculsion. It borders on a wetlands. Nature is unbeliveable. You will greatly enjoy bird watching and the meticulously manacured grounds. It is very hard to find such a wonderful vaction experience - and never at this price.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time here in this lovely home (when we were here and not at the beach or in the shops or out eating!) Thank you for renting to us this year. We loved the location!
Aug 2005
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Orleans House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ensuite Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Luxurious double sink vanity and shower large enough for two
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjacent to upstairs bedrooms. Has skylight.
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower. - shower , Under Rear Deck. Has private enclosure.
    Laundry Room 1/2 Bathroom - toilet , In laundry room with sink and mirror.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , French doors open to hot-tub on deck.
    Upstairs - twin beds - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs.
    Lower Level Bedroom. - 2 twin/ single , Large bedroom on lower level - great room for teenagers.
    Upstairs - Queen Four Poster Bed - 1 queen , Upstairs. Queen four poster bed w/Ralph Lauren Bedding..
  • King size beds (1) master bedroom, Egyptian quality linen provided for this bed., Queen size Beds (1) 2nd bedroom upstairs, linens provided., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twins in 3rd bedroom upstairs, 2 twins in lower level bedroom/playroom, linen provided.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fifty Foot Rear Deck, Large Grassy Area for games (supplied), Beautiful Gardens, Private Location, Smoking on Deck only.


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Beautiful Cape Cod Family Getaway, Close to Beaches & Village!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 33 reviews

Quaint and comfortable, close to everything we love about Orleans

  • 4 of 5

Our family has stayed at this house many times over the years with our family of six and absolutely love it. The indoor spaces are comfortable, and the deck with hot tub and large teak table are perfect to relax and watch the birds that nest in the expansive back yard. We love that we can walk to baseball games, to the library and into town. We can easily drive in any direction to get to beaches, shopping, theatre, restaurants. The home has everything you need to allow for a relaxing and memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxurious Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home. It is situated far enough from the road so that you hear no road noise, but close enough to the beach and "town" so that nothing is a far drive. Morning coffee on the deck while watching a multitude of beautiful birds was a treat. We even saw the hummingbird several times!!!! All rooms, furniture, appliances, etc. are in top notch condition. The master bathroom is unbelievably beautiful!!! The owners were thoughtful enough to leave plenty of space for your food in the pantry; empty, brand new refrigerator, and dressers in all bedrooms for your clothes, plus plenty of space and hangers in the closets - very accommodating. Orleans is a great town - plenty of shopping and restaurants. Short travel to Wellfleet for more restaurants and on to P-town for shopping and the sights! Beach was easy to get to and there was always adequate parking and space on the sand. The house also had umbrellas and beach chairs for our use - including a beach cart, which is nice not to have to schlep that with you! We were there during an unusually hot week, but the house has plenty of fans and AC units - it was always very comfortable. And, having rented many homes before in different places, it was a real treat having a nice big flat screen TV in the living room and the Master BR! Don't miss the sunset at Skaket Beach either - that was a great tip - Thank you especially to the owners, who couldn't offer enough assistance to insure that our vacation was great. It was, and this house is a gem. . . all of the comforts of home and more.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodinville, WA (near Seattle)

The ideal home for your summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several homes in Orleans and Chatham over the past 10 years. We even owned our own home in Nantucket (for vacations). This home is one of the very best we have stayed in. High quality furnishings in a home that is well maintained by the owners. The location is one of it's great attributes: a short walk across the street to watch Cape Ball (and isn't summer about the beach and baseball?). I rode a bike to the beaches almost every day. Skaket (Cape Cod Bay), is 2.2 miles and the Ocean at Nauset Beach is 3.1 miles. One of the big values of the home is all the things they provide that most other rentals do not and they add up to a significant benefit: Linens for the beds, towels for showers and towels for the beach in great condition, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach toys, fully stocked kitchen (plates, plastic ware, utensils, everything we needed and more), DVDs...we used to load down a car to bring all the "stuff" we needed. Not so this year. Great TVs in the LR, Kitchen, Master BR and basement...great for a rainy day or keeping track of the Red Sox, the Tour de France or The British Open.

The hot tub came in handy the first day that was a bit cool...they have it maintained and monitored each week.

And the best ...a hammock that was great for peaceful reading or napping. A great big yard that is well maintained and great for a game of yard bocce.

We had a full house of kids and adults and everyone had a great time and will be back next year. There are stairs for upper and lower bedrooms so it may not be ideal for those sensitive about very young kids. We had puzzles on the dining room table as well as the family room....Great big deck with big family size table and chairs, big grill, Can't think of anything that was missing, Ceiling fans and window air conditioners in many rooms to make sleeping on those very hot and humid evenings tolerable. One of the big assets of the home are the owners who were there to make sure everything was as good as it could be. We had a couple of items that went south and they were there to make sure they were repaired and fixed within hours - we didn't have to worry about anything. Thanks Jim.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind review. Hope to see you again next year. Make your reservations early.
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Charlton, MA USA

Fabulous home and retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a great spot and home! Our family enjoyed the house, the details of every nook and crannie- including the upscale appliances (love the Heartland stove!), homey mix of vintage and new furnishings, all the beach items you can imaging, spacious and private rooms, each with a bathroom and shower, DVDs, games, garage, and very complete instructions (and not too over the top) on what to do when arriving/leaving, etc. A book of restaurants and explanation of the area, beaches, ages of people on the beaches, access, etc was all very nicely planned out. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Highly recommend this home. Right near Chatham, past the 2 lane traffic point, SO many beaches to choose from in 5-10 minute drive,. Super!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind Review. It is greatly appreciated. Hope to see you again next year.
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South Salem, NY

Great Family Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

Our family just returned from 2 beautiful weeks at this home in Orleans. It was everything the owner said in the description online - no surprises. Master suite was awesome, especially for 2 weeks. Prior rental homes have had uncomfortable beds and that is hard to handle, so this was a very comfortable stay. Location is great. It was nice to be able to walk to the ballgames across the street! House is not baby proofed but aside from the one stairway it worked out fine with a 1 year old… The deck looks out onto conservation land as is very nicely landscaped all around. Tons of birds to watch as well. Owners were extremely friendly and helpful in every way. For the first time on VRBO we were very satisfied.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic vacation house

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at many houses on Cape Cod over the years, but this one ranks as one of the most beautiful, comfortable and well situated places we have stayed. The house is beautiful, spacious and very well stocked. The master bedroom sweet is luxurious. The kitchen is fantastic and the deck is a joy to spend time on as it overlooks a beautiful property. We had our 2 year old grandson with us and, although it was a bit of a challenge being in a non child-proofed home, it was great to be around the corner from a playground. My son, a big baseball fan enjoyed going to night games around the corner as well. The house is on a very private driveway but it is five minutes from shopping, gas and sites. Orleans is a great place to stay as it is easy to get down or upcape in very little time. The owner was accessable and a pleasure to deal with. Just a great place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your generous review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Cape Cod home. Sorry about the weather and power interruption. We have a back-up generator but it will only come on in a black-out, not a brown-out. Thank you again and hope to see you next year.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Hyanis Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Captains Course, Brewster boarder.
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many nearby (within walking distance).
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Nauset Beach, National Seashore
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Town Cove.
Nearest Point of Interest
Pilgrim Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Eldredge Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Skaket Beach.
Nearest Point of Interest
Rock Harbor
Car: recommended

Orleans Firebirds - Cape Summer League College 'All Stars' Baseball Games, Children's Park, Tennis Courts, Craft Fairs, Town Shopping and Restaurants


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security Insurance policy required. Bedding/linens supplied on end of bed on arrival plus dirty linens from previous tenant in laundry hamper. Was dirty linens sometime during stay and leave folded on the end of the bed upon departure at end of stay. Strip beds and place soiled linens in laundry hamper to be washed for next tenant.

50% of rental to guarantee and 50% (plus non-refundable damage insurance) due May 1st.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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