5 bedroom, 4 bath, large wraparound deck, outdoor shower, modern ammenities
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About Heather Hobbs
I absolutely love Cape Cod and love this house and its fantastic location! I grew up spending summers in this house as it was my grandparents and is now owned by my mother. I am a yoga teacher and holistic wellness coach and I love outdoor adventures, nature and healthy living. Managing this property has allowed me to host and meet people from all over the world. I have hosted families from France, New Zealand, Canada, California and Colorado to name a few. I am passionate about travel and eco-tourism and truly pride myself in allowing guests to have a wonderful holiday at our Cape Cod Beach Retreat. Enjoy! You Deserve it!
Heather Hobbs purchased this House in 1960
Why Heather Hobbs chose Orleans
In the 1960's my grandparents, both lawyers in Philadelphia, bought this plot of land and designed their dream retirement home right here on Nauset Beach. Their friends thought they were crazy for choosing such a remote piece of land. However, as soon as the house was built everyone wanted to visit and rent it out for the summer. For decades my grandparents lived here and rented out the downstairs to colleagues and friends. When it wasn't rented the house was always full of children, grand children, family and friends. My parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters and I have all spent college summers living here. Body surfing and enjoying Nauset Beach, biking around Orleans, swimming in the warm lakes, evening trips to town for ice cream on rock harbor sunsets. We all love the relaxed lifestyle of waking up to the sunrise over the ocean each morning and sleeping to the sound of the waves. It is truly a magical place in an unbeatable location.
What makes this House unique
What I love most about this house is the classic Cape Cod charm mixed with luxurious modern comforts. Gourmet kitchen, wraparound deck for outdoor meals and BBQs, huge yard for kids and the gorgeous 180 degree ocean views throughout. I love hearing the sound of the waves and looking up at the stars and moon reflecting on the ocean at night. Orleans is a quaint Cape Cod town steeped in history and charm. It is known as the hub of the Lower Cape due to its fabulous restaurants, boutique shops, live theater and the world famous Nauset Beach. On summer nights they often host free sunset concerts. East Orleans is home to Nauset Farms, Sundae School Ice Cream, Zia's Pizza, Joe's Bar and Grille and The Nauset Beach Club Restaurant as well as several delis and boutique shops. Main Street Orleans has yoga, coffee shops, a whole food store and many boutique shops and restaurants with fabulous seafood. Neighborhood: The exclusive Nauset Heights neighborhood is beautifully preserved and provides a very tranquil natural environment. There is easy access to excellent bike paths, surf beaches, calm bays, many lakes, boating, fine dining, boutique shopping, evening entertainment and activities for all ages.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
$200 Pet Fee per pet. Must submit Pet Application.
Great for families with children!
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great Family Vacation in Orleans
My family and I had a great time staying in Orleans. The house was the perfect size for our group. We loved the open concept dining, living, kitchen area and the large outside deck. My only negative would be the walk to the beach. We had two young children that could not walk on their own. We brought two beach carts on wheels to transport our stuff & kids but unfortunately the carts could not be pulled in the deep sand, so ended up being worthless. As a result it was a little bit difficult transporting everything we needed for our days on the beach.
Other than that the house was in a great location and we thoroughly enjoyed our time together.
Outstanding Vacation Home
Everything was as described and perfect for a beach destination vacation away from the tourist crowds. We loved it and didn't want to leave!
So glad you loved it! We do too :) I hope you can join us again Jeremy
The house is beautiful - well appointed, clean with an exceptional kitchen, the bedding and mattresses were excellent, great space for a family to spread out. Heather and Eleanor were very attentive to any questions.
The location - a short walk to the ocean - and the view magnificent - you can not find a better location.
My family enjoyed a week of pure magic here - thank you Heather and Eleanor!
Thank you for being such a wonderful guest and I am so happy to hear that you loved your stay. Yes, I feel the house is "pure magic" also :) We love it!
You and your family are welcome back any time.
Beautiful Home, Amazing Views, Private Beach
I can't imagine a better location for a Cape Cod vacation. Walk out the back door and you're on a path through the dunes to Nauset beach. And given the distance from public parking, the beach feels like it's private. Our kids had a blast boogie-boarding within view of the house and took super-fun surfing lessons with Nauset Surf School (a ten-minute walk or two-minute drive away).
The open floor plan and big kitchen made for very relaxed entertaining and gave everyone space to spread out on our two rainy days. It's worth noting that we had some of the best sleep of our lives here. The location at the end of a private road was very quiet--no loud neighbors and zero street traffic. I fell asleep listening to the gentle, distant, sound of waves.
There's a high-end "farm-stand" that sells everything from wine to seafood and steaks just three minutes up the road, so you don't have to drive "into town" unless you want to. We boiled lobsters in the big kitchen and grilled steaks out on the huge deck overlooking the ocean. And if you head two minutes in the other direction, you can drive onto the beach in a properly permitted vehicle (see Town Hall) and roast marshmallows at night. The kids thought that was really cool.
And lastly, both the owner and her daughter (who helps manage the home) were delightful. We're already planning our return visit.
Even more fabulous the second time!
We stayed at this Nauset Beach house in 2015 and it was wonderful! Since it was recently treated to a substantial remodel, we jumped at the opportunity to come back, and it is quite spectacular! The deck has been significantly extended, the kitchen has now been opened up and completely modernized, and the bedrooms have all been upgraded. The location is still perfect! Last time, when we were on our way there and told a local where we would be staying, he said, “Wow, you needn't bother going anywhere else on the Cape!” We couldn’t argue with him. It's such a quiet spot, and having direct access to the beach right in front of the property makes it so easy to go for a swim during the day - without the crowds - and out again for evening walks. The house itself is such a nice place to be, though. The new kitchen and deck made inviting guests over for a cocktail party quite the roaring success, while the kids entertained themselves playing in the large yard. Staying in the master bedroom is so rejuvenating; it is sunny and bright, opens onto the deck, and has a beautiful ocean view. The other bedrooms are also lovely, with comfortable beds, large closets, and nice windows. Heather was again such a gracious host and we were thrilled to revisit a couple of her local recommendations for dining out: Nauset Beach Club and Abba. The kids had not forgotten about Sundae School for ice cream, but no one had forgotten about bringing lobster and oysters back to the house for brisk, if messy, consumption! Our favorite nearby adventures were most often to Crystal Lake and Skaket Beach. The latter provides for a rare daily opportunity: to not only watch the sunrise over the ocean right in front of the house in the morning, but to then also watch the sunset over Cape Cod Bay just a few minutes drive across town in the evening. We highly recommend this classic, characterful, immaculate Cape Cod home!
Best Beach Spot Ever!
Wow, what an incredible location! The house is RIGHT on the beach and less then a 5 minute walk through the dunes to get to Nauset Beach (and the national seashore part of the beach, not the public beach, so it's super private)! The apartment is not fancy, but 100% functional and perfect for a family. It's the lower level of a house and all the rooms except the kitchen have full size windows (and with pull down shades, which was key for napping kids). It would be great for 4 people, or 6 if you use the pull out couch in the common room. There's a tiny kitchen, a huge common area and 2 good sized bedrooms. Although we didn't use them, there was a port-a-crib, a bed rail for a toddler and a booster seat available. There was also tons of good beach stuff in the garage - chairs, buggy boards, umbrellas, sand toys, etc. There was even a little kiddie pool for the kids to play in after the beach (there's also an outdoor shower with amazing water pressure!). There's a huge grassy yard that was perfect for running around in and we took some very nice bunny spotting walks in the evenings throughout the tiny private roads that make up this lovely neighborhood. This truly is an amazing rental - you can't beat the location and it's super convenient for kids.
Also, we found a very nice and calm beach (and with warmer water) on the inlet side of Nauset Beach, you walk through the dunes to get to it. We also discovered that there's free parking at Priscilla's Landing, which puts you on the same inlet/cove side of Nauset Beach. Definitely pick up some fresh donuts at the Hole in One, go to Jo Mama's for bagels and breakfast burritos, and Rock Harbor Grill (get there early) for dinner. Catch the sunset and some local live music at Rock Harbor. All this being said, we will definitely be going back here!
The exclusive Nauset Heights neighborhood is beautifully preserved and provides a very luxurious and relaxing natural environment. There is easy access to world class beaches, calm bays, lakes, boating, fine dining, boutique shopping, evening entertainment and activities for all ages.