Perfect Private Family Cottage: Close to Best Ocean/Pond Beaches, Town Ct
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- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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.
Member since: 2006
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
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
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 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
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- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
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- Iron & Board
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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
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- Housekeeper Optional
Shoulder (May, June, Sept, Oct).... $1500/week. Summer (July, August) ........... $2000/week . Discount for two weeks or more! Special rate for last week of August including Labor Day.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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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).
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
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view of house from private cul de sac off Uncle Vicks Way
private outdoordeck off family room. overlooks lush rhododendrons and birdlife
stone steps to garden, outdoor shower, back entrance, deck
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
kitchen, new double oven and cooktop, windows overlook conservation land
bird feeder outside dining room
master bathroom, double vanities
bedroom, 2 twin beds, child's bed, desk and tv, air conditioned
enjoy evening cocktail overlooking conservation lands and rhododendrons
front garden view from entry door
nearby famed Nauset Beach, stunning dunes and beachscape, lifeguard protected
another view of deck, with hummingbird feeder
stone steps and back garden
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
Dining area overlooks birding and conservation land, leads to desk
master bedroom, antique desk, 2 large closets, 3 windows, air conditioned
twin bedroom, cross ventilated double windows, country antique furnishings
bedroom, child's bed
front entry and patio, redwood settees
inviting front seating area and patio overlooks garden and conservation land
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016
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- Calendar last updated 07/31/2016