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

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Last updated: 07/31/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Location, location, location! Sunlit, spacious, sparkling, well maintained shingle and white brick family vacation home off quiet country road steps from charming East Orleans and 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-shelved vanities, views of back garden, and two closets, including one walk-in. Nearby twin bedroom has two closets. Near back garden, outdoor shower, and bluestone path to deck. Family room/dining room with handsome fireplace, best window view of birds, library, sofa bed, and TV. Good selection of games. 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 wireless. For workaholics, there are 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 windows. Floor and window fans throughout. Automatic attic fan turns on to cool entire house at night.

Keywords: great family beach house, all indoor-outdoor amenities, location, location, location.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

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

    kid-friendly home: 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 for rainy days...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 (walk-in), cross ventilation, antique desk...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    cross ventilation, antiques and modern...moreless

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

    desk, new tv, air conditioned...moreless

  • Queen Bed (1) white metal country filigree frame in master bedroom, call bedrooms have recently installed wall to wall carpeting and attractive small rugs, combination antique and modern furnishings, light and airy...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:

    sony speaker dvd player sound 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 Tbedroom 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
  • 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
  • Medical Services

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 our corner...moreless

  • Rural:

    Private hillside site overlooks lush town-protected conservation lands. Enjoy golden sunsets and amazing birdlife from deck, kitchen, dining/family room, living room.. ...moreless

  • Village:

    charming East Orleans and Orleans Center are just a short walk or bike ride away with small country shops for fresh produce, home baked pastries, fresh meats and fish, wine, gourmet sandwiches, salads...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 overlooking conservation land and bird feeders, French doors lead to deck and grill. Table seats 8-10. Sofa, extra tables and chairs accommodate more. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    two units in master and second bedroom. automatic attic fan cools entire house at nite...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

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

  • Clothes Dryer:

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

  • Fireplace:

    wood fireplace in family room. Renters cannot use....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

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    large gourmet kitchen with window overlooking conservation land, newly installed GE stainless steel double ovens, hood, and cooktop, new quiet whirlpool dishwasher and recently purchased side by side 25 cu. ft GE fridge with icemaker, well equipped for family and gourmet meal preparation, ample counter space, all amenities ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    new built in 27' GE double oven, stainless steel, self cleaning. built in vent, timer. New hood over stove with vent and lights ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    25 cu feet GE Energy Saver side by side GE fridge, with icemake...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 metal table 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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August 20th - September 3rd
Aug 20 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,800
early fall
Sep 4 - Sep 24, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

discount for two or more weeks, linens negotiable

contact owner for details. Typically, half of rental fee on signing contract, second half and security deposit 4 weeks before rental begins.


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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 Lakes (ponds), Nauset and Skaket

Car: Necessary

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. The Cardinals training camp is nearby, also childen's Summer Theatre, live pop and classic music programs, art gallery openings 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 old Cape Cod rural setting that is also nicely located between Wellfleet/Provincetown and Chatham, both a short ride away (including a free bus for teenagers and others who prefer not to drive).

 

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 as a welcoming meeting place for family and friends. Extensive architect-designed renovations fill the interior with light and enhance the distinctive hill site. This spacious home works for all ages and visitors: It has nooks and spaces where one person can relax with a good book and green views; kids and grownups can play games, draw, solve puzzles, and enjoy foosball; 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 Thanksgiving.

Why the Owner Chose East Orleans, 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 walking to East Orleans for 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 conservation land. Coffee nook and nearby dining table are perfect for both snacks and gourmet meals. The separate laundry room is efficiently placed between bedrooms and outdoor shower, kitchen and linen closet


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

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

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

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

    private outdoordeck off family room. overlooks lush rhododendrons and birdlife

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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • front garden view from entry door

    front garden view from entry door

  • nearby famed Nauset Beach, stunning dunes and beachscape, lifeguard protected

    nearby famed Nauset Beach, stunning dunes and beachscape, lifeguard protected

  • another view of deck, with hummingbird feeder

    another view of deck, with hummingbird feeder

  • 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

VRBO #91319

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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