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nearby famed Nauset Beach, stunning dunes and beach scape, lifeguard protected

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Last updated: 01/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Three attractive air conditioned bedrooms, 3 baths, green views

Location, location, location! Sunlit, spacious, sparkling, well maintained and professionally managed shingle and white brick family vacation home off quiet country road steps from charming East Orleans center, close to Cape's best ocean, bay, and pond beaches.

Walk or bike to picturesque boat landing, ponds, beaches, and winding country roads, children's theatre, Cape's best ice cream, gourmet and sandwich take-out, fresh veggies, just-caught fish and butcher-prepped meats, bakery, and delicious family-run pizza cafe. Near family and fine restaurants, scenic Rock Creek Harbor and fishing boats for hire, rail trail center for gear and bike rentals, surf shops and lessons. Short drive to whale and seal trips, Audubon Nature Preserve, Nickerson State Park, surfing beaches, National Seashore, flea market, historic drive-in movie, and much more.

Our home has a delightful private deck with Weber gas and charcoal grills, oval wrought iron table seating 8-10 or more. Overlooks lush rhododendrons, goldfinches and hummingbirds, conservation lands, and stunning sunsets. French doors lead from deck to inviting family-dining room and fully equipped modern kitchen with recently installed GE stainless steel double ovens, new toaster oven, capressa coffee maker and bean grinder for coffee mavens. Double door 25 cubic ft GE fridge and ice maker.

Everything for summer fun and easy living with family and visitors. Architect-designed renovations, oak floors. stylish furnishings (antiques/Pottery Barn/Restoration Hardware), and carpeted master and two twin bedrooms (extra junior bed in one). Air-conditioned master bedroom has private bath and stall shower with his-and-her corian vanities, views of back garden, and two large closets, including one walk-in. Nearby charming twin bedroom furnished with antiques. Walk out to back garden, outdoor shower, and bluestone path to deck. Family room/dining room has handsome fireplace, TV, library, games, and sofa bed, stunning views of goldfinches and hummingbirds. Air conditioned third bedroom on first level has twin beds and junior bed, new TV, book shelves, desk, and white rattan furnishings. Three adjacent outdoor parking spaces.

High speed premium cable and internet. Desks in bedrooms, family room, and living room, including antique school tables, for kids and grownups.












































































































































































































































































































desks in master and twin bedrooms, and screened office area in living room.








House is airy and light-filled. Two bedrooms (including master) are air conditioned, living room is
cross-ventilated with large ceiling fan and 3
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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    kid-friendly home and setting: full array of indoor and sand toys, kids turtle wading pool, games, videos, books, foosball, etc. Snow Library near by with excellent programs, books, and videos. Kids frolic in nearby ponds ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

  • family room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Master bedroom 1: 1 queen

    two large closets (1 walk-in), 3 windows, spacious...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    cross ventilation, country furnishings...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 child bed

    new tv and wall to wall carpet, large closet ...moreless

  • Queen Bed (1) white metal country filigree frame in master bedroom, all bedrooms have air conditioning, recently installed or new wall to wall carpeting and attractive small rugs, antique and modern furnishings, ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    hall bathroom, near bedroom 2, laundry room, linen closet ...moreless

  • master bathroom: toilet, shower

    his-and-her corian vanities, nicely decorated...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Unique hilltop location overlooking town conservation land at end of cul de sac. Offers privacy and minimal traffic, walk to town, farm stores, country coffee cafes, and best ice cream on Cape, close to rental bikes, bike trail, Hot Chocolate Sparrow, surf and kayak rentals, at crossroads of best of Cape between Wellfleet and Provincetown and Chatham and Brewster. Professional property manager and experienced cleaning crew nearby and on call. Premium Cable TV, excellent cooking utensils, Weber Gas BBQ, Charcoal BBQ, pleasant dining deck surrounded by extensive rhododendron plantings, additional outdoor seating area - Fabulous Birdwatching. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    interesting collection of travel, Cape Cod lore, biographies, environmental boo small library of biographies, light reading, history, travel, art, cape cod guides, birding, etc....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games:

    puzzles, foosball, children's card games, monopoly, chinese checkers, chess and checkers, art supplies...moreless

  • Music Library:

    sonysound system, disc library...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    We provide premium cable. 27 inch Sony TV in family room and new TV in first floor bedroom...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    2, 27 inch Sony TV screen in family room and new bedroom 2 ...moreless

  • Toys:

    activities for all ages: large jigsaw and floor puzzles, foosball, beach play, turtle wading pool, cardboard blocks, doll carriage and miniature boat, paddle ball, volley ball, etc....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Civil War monument on corner...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    short drive or bike to famed Nauset Beach with gazebo for weekly music and dancing fun, yummy beach food, good changing facilities ...moreless

  • Resort
  • Rural:

    Private hillside with wonderful views of lush town-protected natural conservation lands and flowering bushes. Enjoy amazing sunsets and birdlife from deck, kitchen, dining/family room, living room...moreless

  • Village:

    charming East Orleans and Orleans Center are a short walk or bike ride away with small country shops for fresh produce, home baked pastries, fresh meats and fish, wine, great-in and take-out...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    large area in family room overlooks serene inspirational conservation land and bird feeders, French doors lead to deck and grill. Table seats 8-10. Comfy sofa, extra tables and chairs. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    all bedrooms have air conditioning units. Large ceiling fan in living room, automatic attic fan cools entire house at nite. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Premium cable broadband high speed included in rental fee. computer desk and printer table in living room behind bamboo screen. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer located next to washer in separate laundry room ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    .....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    US only...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric, adjustable by room...moreless

  • Internet:

    yes...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    kitchen and beach towels, pillows, blankets, bathroom rugs provided. Personal linens and towels negotiable for extra fee...moreless

  • Living Room:

    large living room with comfortable couch and chairs seats 8, with desk, computer/printer desk behind handsome bamboo divider ...moreless

  • Parking:

    paved space for 3 cars in front of house...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    one or two cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (4)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    good stock of beach and kitchen towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Maytag washer and dryer in separate laundry room at back door entrance to house (next to outdoor shower) adjacent to large bathroom and linen closet and two bedrooms and kitchen...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    comcast WiFi included in rental fee. Also available in local restaurants, library, etc....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    nice decorative feature in family room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    town of Orleans has several quality caterers and farm fresh groceries, as well as two supermarkets for full dinners or take-out, artisan breads and custom cakes, etc....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee-mavens: electric coffee grinder, caprese coffeeaker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    see dishes and utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    well equipped for casual and gourmet dining: cuisinart and hand mixer, full selection of quality utensils, cutlery, dishes, pots, serving pieces, wine glasses, pitchers, linens, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Whirlpool, recent purchase, very quiet...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    large gourmet kitchen with window overlooking conservation land, newly installed GE stainless steel double ovens, hood, and cooktop, new quiet whirlpool dishwasher and GE fridge with icemaker, well equipped for family and gourmet meal preparation, ample counter space, all amenities ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    supply of spices, oils, etc. available for renters ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    25 cu feet GE Energy Saver side by side GE fridge, with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    new whirlpool electric range burners and premium hood custom installed on stainless steel and wood cabinet...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    sail and motor boat rentals in South Orleans and State Park, Pleasant Bay sailing. Orleans Yacht Club nearby....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    attractive outdoor deck off family room overlooking lush rhododendrons and plantings, large oval table with seats 10...moreless

  • Golf:

    available nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    scenic town landings nearby, canoe. kayak, and surfboard rentals. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    overlooks conservation land...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    front lawn with adirondack chairs and benches, crate and barrel casual table and pottery barn cushions. Rear hillside perennial garden. Beach umbrellas, chairs, and toys in garage....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    large weber gas and charcoal grills...moreless

  • Tennis:

    available nearby, public and private courts...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    excellent shops for sports gear purchase and rental...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 3.5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
early summer
May 13 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,100

Changeover Day: Saturday

summer
Jun 24 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,400

Changeover Day: Saturday

fall
Aug 26 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,100
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

discount for two or more weeks, linens negotiable

Contact owner. Usually traveler pays half of rental fee to reserve rental with remainder, including cleaning fee and damage deposit,t five weeks before rental begins).


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Last updated: 01/26/2017
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Location

1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
East Orleans
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 6, exit 12 or 13
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Zia's, fresh delicious pizza, salads and bar
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crystal/Pilgrim ponds), Nauset, Skaket

Car: Recommended

So many choices! We love the splendid variety of water and beach activities -- ocean, bay, and pond swimming, birding walks at nearby Audubon Preserve, biking along historic Cape Cod Trail, renting boats for deep sea fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Cardinals training camp is nearby, also children's Summer Theatre, live pop and classic music programs, gallery receptions and evening talks, year-round ice skating, bowling, antiquing, craft fairs, community library and story-telling, fitness classes, hand-crafted jewelry, and of course food: from on-the -go fresh fast food and farmer's market to gourmet restaurants, superb fish, and famed Hot Chocolate Sparrow and Cape's best ice cream, and much more. Surfing and kayaking lessons. Orleans has it all in an unspoiled traffic-free Cape setting nicely located between Wellfleet/Provincetown and Chatham, both a short ride away (also reached by a free bus for teenagers and others who prefer not to drive).

Some additional comments about their stay sent to us by guests:

Caroline (July 2016): “Everything was perfect. The house was very clean. We appreciate the location.”

Sophie (Aug 2015: “We arrived late afternoon at the Cape and easily found the beach house. It is beautiful. Our stay was one of the best ever."

Bob (Aug. 2015): “One of the best VRBO rentals we have ever had. Thank you for the use of your Cape home. It was a wonderful experience for my entire family. The house is extremely well stocked. And the highlight is the deck with a grill that allows us to eat every meal outside in what feels like a nature preserve. I am sure we may be interested in a rental for next season.”

Melissa (July 2015): “Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful stay in Orleans. You have a beautiful home and my family and I very much enjoyed our time there. I am attaching a photo of us in front of the house. My mom actually broke her foot just prior to coming up but she still had a great time. Looking forward to next summer!”

Tracy (July 2013): “The house is lovely. We have had no difficulties finding what we need. We had a wonderful stay in your house and will check your availability when planning our vacation next year. The kids say they are never going to a Delaware beach again.”

Jack (July 2012): “This house has been good to us. It ranks as one of the cleanest of the 6 or so houses we have rented in the past 7 years. It’s appropriately we stocked with dishes, etc. Cheers!”

Jennifer (March 2012):“This is a great house! We have been there seven years in a row since our kids were 1 and 4. Excellent location, great layout. Everything said in the VRBO listing and more, including terrific owners. There’s so much to do in and around Orleans.”

Don (Aug 2011): “So far the weather has been pretty spectacular and our stay has been truly wonderful. This is obviously a very special place and our family has been soaking it up with delight.”

J

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: We live in Washington, D.C. and vacationed for years in Cape Cod before choosing our second home in Orleans. Sumner was born in Boston, went to MIT and Tufts. Our daughter, an author who teaches writing and art at local Ivy League college, lives in nearby Concord and our son owns a home in North Truro. We bought the house in 1999 when our youngest grand-daughter was born so that we had a a warm welcoming place to enjoy family and friends. We love to cook, explore historic sites,, enjoy sea air and eat well. Extensive architect-designed renovations fill the interior with light and enhance the distinctive hill site. This spacious home works for all ages and visitors: Nooks and spaces provide flexibe spades for one person to relax with a good book and green views while kids and grownups play foosball, draw, and solve puzzles, while others enjoy music, an end-of-day glass of wine, or surf the web. Or everyone can gather to eat and enjoy. We return in the spring, fall, and festive Thanksgivings. .

Why the Owner Chose Orleans, MA, USA:
We immediately liked the privacy the house offered along with its distinctive hillside setting and easy accessibility to the Cape's historic and natural charms, the beaches, and good food. We enjoy watching the morning rush of hungry birds to our feeders, pre-dinner drinks in the front patio, and dinner on our deck enjoying glowing sunsets. Our days are planned and unplanned -- walking along the beach, hiking and biking down country roads, boating, climbing dunes, exploring new galleries and antiquing, listening to country music or just hanging out grilling fresh fish and taking an end of day stroll to East Orleans for yummy ice cream or fresh baked pie.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Architect-designed renovations work well for privacy and togetherness, families and couples. Furnishings are attractive, comfortable, and easily maintained. The large kitchen overlooks lush conservation land. Breakfast perch and country pine table are perfect for snacks and gourmet meals. Separate laundry room efficiently placed between bedrooms and outdoor shower, kitchen and linen closet.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/26/2017

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  • nearby famed Nauset Beach, stunning dunes and beach scape, lifeguard protected

    nearby famed Nauset Beach, stunning dunes and beach scape, lifeguard protected

  • private outdoordeck off family room.  overlooks lush rhododendrons and birdlife

    private outdoordeck off family room. overlooks lush rhododendrons and birdlife

  • stone steps and back garden

    stone steps and back garden

  • Large, comfortable living room with large ceiling fan, music, wi-fi kids desks

    Large, comfortable living room with large ceiling fan, music, wi-fi kids desks

  • kitchen, built-in cooktop, overhead lights, two ovens, steps to dining and deck

    kitchen, built-in cooktop, overhead lights, two ovens, steps to dining and deck

  • Dining area overlooks birding and conservation land, leads to desk

    Dining area overlooks birding and conservation land, leads to desk

  • master bedroom, antique desk, 2 large closets, 3 windows, air conditioned

    master bedroom, antique desk, 2 large closets, 3 windows, air conditioned

  • twin bedroom,  cross ventilated double windows,    country antique furnishings

    twin bedroom, cross ventilated double windows, country antique furnishings

  • bedroom, child's bed

    bedroom, child's bed

  • front entry and patio, redwood settees

    front entry and patio, redwood settees

  • inviting front seating area and patio overlooks garden and conservation land

    inviting front seating area and patio overlooks garden and conservation land

  • front garden view from entry door

    front garden view from entry door

  • mingle, relax with friends and family in spacious, sun-filled living room

    mingle, relax with friends and family in spacious, sun-filled living room

  • stone steps to garden, outdoor shower, back entrance, deck

    stone steps to garden, outdoor shower, back entrance, deck

  • another view of deck, with hummingbird feeder

    another view of deck, with hummingbird feeder

  • family room, library, TV, music, dining area, 2 french doors lead to deck

    family room, library, TV, music, dining area, 2 french doors lead to deck

  • kitchen, new double oven and cooktop, windows  overlook conservation land

    kitchen, new double oven and cooktop, windows overlook conservation land

  • bird feeder outside dining room

    bird feeder outside dining room

  • master bathroom, double vanities

    master bathroom, double vanities

  • bedroom, 2 twin beds, child's bed, desk and tv, air conditioned

    bedroom, 2 twin beds, child's bed, desk and tv, air conditioned

  • bathroom

    bathroom

  • enjoy evening cocktail overlooking conservation lands and rhododendrons

    enjoy evening cocktail overlooking conservation lands and rhododendrons

  • view of house from private cul de sac off Uncle Vicks Way

    view of house from private cul de sac off Uncle Vicks Way

VRBO #91319

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Friday, February 17, 2017

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