Your private and peaceful post and beam home looks out from every room, including a screened dining porch and an eye-poping roof-top deck, across the tidal river and marsh of Pleasant Bay to the dunes and rhythmic waves of Nauset Beach. Watch the colors change from sunrise to sunset, see the birds, seals and teaming wildlife, wander down to the private foot bridge to the beach, or entertain your palate in your spacious, open kitchen, dining, and living space. This comfortable charmer is on Pochet Inlet in the Pochet Association just minutes from East Orleans, Nauset Farms, and dining options to match every taste. This tastefully expanded 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features a luxurious bath, indoor and outdoor showers, a multi-purpose loft for TV, extra sleeping space, or star gazing off the deck before returning to a roaring central fireplace. Choose from 3 main floor bedrooms (1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins) and 2 baths. The main room loft has 1 bedroom with 2 twins and 1/2 bath accessed by a one-of-a-kind spiral stairway. No pets please. Invite your friends instead to enjoy this truly special home.
- House3500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
Four-bedroom, three-bath with ocean views
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 11, 2018
About Katy Holmes
Our New England family has owned this house since it was converted from a duck-hunting cottage in 1961 to a year-round ocean front home. The home has had many updates over the years and is now jointly owned by the family's third generation.
Katy Holmes purchased this House in 1961
Why Katy Holmes chose East Orleans
This home was lovingly passed down through generations and has been enjoyed by family, friends, and now conscientious renters since 1999. My grandparents, the home's original owners, retired to the cottage from Manhattan due to its spectacular views of the ocean and proximity to Chatham, Brewster, Provincetown, and other areas of the old Cape. The Cape Cod Baseball League games are also hosted in Orleans Center, bringing free professional-level baseball to the Lower Cape all summer long.
What makes this House unique
As children we loved to play 'house' in the small bedroom and bath in the upper loft, accessed by a custom-made iron spiral stairway. Paper airplanes also festooned the living room below from eager young 'pilots' stationed in the loft. A large side yard is perfect for croquet, badminton, volleyball, or spirited games of wiffleball, watched admiringly from adults relaxing on the nearby deck. A winding path off the driveway leads down to the inlet, where all manner of animals can be observed in their natural habitat. The Wheel House is named for the enormous ship's wheel mounted high over the vaulted-ceiling living room, making the house feel like a ship, particularly in storms. Walks to the beach for smooth heart-shaped rocks, shells and sea glass have been our family passion for decades.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Family fun vacation house
The Wheel House is your quintessential Cape Cod beach house. The view from the house is breathtaking, the secluded location is perfect and the house is large. There are 4 good size bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Kitchen is well stocked. There is a deck off the upstairs family room and a screened in porch off the master. Everything about the house is worthy of a 5 star rating.
Great getaway with the family
We had a great stay at Wheel House. The property is amazing and a short walk to a private beach. The kids loved it. We’ll be Back.
Truly a hidden gem !
The location to the beach is convenient. A short distance to resturants. But the privacy of the Wheel House is amazing in a private neighborhood. Thanks for sharing.
The location is amazing and the house is a landmark.
We have stayed at the Wheel House many times and our time there is always wonderful. The house is an old rustic Cape house with many marvelous pieces of history within it. The location and the views can not be replicated anywhere. We love it.
Comfortable, homey, clean, great access to the coast & being out doors.
Just what we were looking for this Mother's Day weekend. Owner was very informative and flexible with checking in & out. House was well stocked with supplies. Having the fireplace was a real treat.
Rates & Availability
Cancellations fewer than 7 days from the start of your rental are subject to a one night cancellation fee of $375.