Orleans House Rental Photos and Description
4 bedrooms, 3 large baths, 1 half bath, plus nautical hot/cold outdoor shower.
This large, beautiful,comfortable home PLUS a cottage is located in the desirable area of East Orleans,1 lot away from the Priscilla Landing/Nauset Inlet. There are 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths (plus hot/cold outdoor shower) total along with a 2nd living and dining room, 2nd kitchenette with 18 Cu ft refrigerator and appliances, plus 3 big decks, etc. Feel free to bring or rent small boats/kayaks for easy launching & our private acre lot has ample parking. This unique property also offers access to our Nauset Heights Assoc private staircase down to Nauset Beach. Inside the main house, there is a large 900 sq ft great room with 26 windows. A modern kitchen with a granite island seats 5, a large living room with 2 sofas, and dining table for 8-10. The house is built of natural woods and is low allergy/non toxic, as are our cleaning products. There are both ping pong, pool tables and foosball, 3 decks/porches plus a 3rd floor Nauset water view observation deck that seats 4. Upstairs, there are two Queen bedrooms, one with private bath, the other with a water view deck. A nautically themed 3rd bedroom with bunk beds, sleeps 3-4.
The completely remodeled original cottage is connected by French doors to the main house.
WIZARD OF OZ Memorabilia: And most unusual of all, for fans for the famous movie 'The Wizard of Oz', we have a large collection of the personal memorabilia inherited from our Uncle RAY BOLGER who played the Scarecrow in that wonderful movie. We have many of his personal items on display here--- his dance shoes, top hat, Tony Award, house keys, address book, photos with many celebrities and US Presidents, family members, etc. A special edition DVD is available in our library as well.
For those with other tastes in amusement we have an extensive library of humor books--Dilbert, Calvin and Hobbs, Doonsbury, Cathy, Farside, Garfield, New Yorker, P.G. Wodehouse, etc. There is also a section of non- fiction books, cookbooks, Cape Cod guidebooks, New England gardening, top fiction and a wonderful children's book collection and some quaint vintage such as Nancy Drew series. Another shelf has over 100 Dvds many of them Hi Def as well as many Cds for musical pleasure. The are numerous games, puzzles and poker for those inclined in 2 cupboards. Plus a 46' HD TV with Comcast cable in the main living room and a 2nd TV also with cable in the 2nd living room. The house is professionally cleaned from 10-3pm before each Sat. changeover. When possible we provide a beautiful vase of local flowers upon check in.
HISTORY: In 1940 the original cottage was built to serve as lodging for the Worsely family during duck hunting season, for its proximity to the marsh and waters of Nauset Inlet. In 1996 it was purchased by Mark Picton, a profesional builder, who built the current main house as a 2,700 sq ft 'addition' to the original cottage. The two houses are connected by a wide hallway & french doors. His latest project, a beautiful house in Ct., very similar to ours, was featured in the November 2009 issue of Fine Homebuilding Magazine.
For the Pictons, being an avid boating, fishing and surfing family, the location was ideal, as the boat launching area into thousands of acres of the Nauset harbor and marsh system is only about 200 feet from the end of the driveway. The calm water is also now a favorite place for Standup Paddle boarders, which can be rented by the half or full day in Orleans. The majestic waves of the open ocean at Nauset Beach are only a walk over the dune from the boat launching area. We, Richard and Ann purchased the property at the end of October, 2009. We have now also totally remodeled the original 800 sq f cottage, for a total 3,450 sq ft.
HISTORY CONTINUED: The purchase of this property was enabled by the sale of LagoonHouse (www.lagoonhouse.com ) in Hawaii which we developed into one of the most successful vacation rentals in Hawaii, top 10 vacation rentals in the world!! You can check out the website and read our guest book entries ending in 2009, to understand that we have a long history of generous hospitality. We believe THIS wonderful beach house has the potential to provide families with a true Cape Cod vacation experience that also will also be remembered & cherished for many years. Richard has owned bayfront homes in Wellfleet and Eastham that were used as vacation rentals to the delight of his guests for nearly 20 years. Ann has owned vacation rentals in Hawaii, and has the perfect touch for eliminating any annoyances and maximizing the great and small pleasures of a home away from home. It gives us great satisfaction to hear those words 'BEST VACATION EVER!'. ( And please, to honor our guests with allergies, no smoking or pets are allowed.)
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Because this is such a great house for entertaining, we have a limit of only 10 guests to maintain it's fine condition. We do not rent for graduation, weddings or other parties, nor to underage individuals.
There is a property manager to help with any of your questions or concerns. In the meantime, we are happy to email you lots more photos.
The large walkout basement /rec room also has 2 sofas, a lounge and loveseat with a pool table AND a ping pong table for lots of family fun. There are beach chairs, boogie boards, lots of beach toys, & a cute red wagon to use to pull them down to the water.
Despite the addition of the 800 sq ft completely remodeled original 1940' s beach house, we are still limiting the number of guests to just 10. Please no pets.
As usual on the Cape, we do not provide sheets or towels, but do offer plenty of pillows and blankets. For those not wanting to bring their own, the linen charge is $15 per person and all linens must be left clean & folded at checkout
If you are interested in 2014 please let us know as we always book up early. The rates will be $5,200 for the 8 summer weeks, much less for June & Sept. As we receive deposit checks, we will block out the weeks that are reserved. One thing that makes this house unique is that you have the big, main 3 bedroom, 3 bath house (2,800 sq ft) & now the remodeled beach cottage. This adds another 800 sq ft of a total private space with it's own kitchenette with full refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, granite breakfast bar, plus dining/living room area, twin bedroom, full bath, daybed,etc--all on the first floor. There are 4 decks, both covered and uncovered, another 610sq'.
This is perfect for grandaprents or others who want to be with the gang but enjoy some space too. The houses are linked by a pretty breezeway & french doors and it has private outside entrances also.The main house and the cottage will never be rented separately.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible