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Ken Winslow

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Waterfront Estate Private Beach - Special price last week Aug. & Labor Day

26 Reviews
Sleeps19
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Orleans Estate Rental Photos and Description

9 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, sleeps 19,

Chosen by Cape Cod Life magazine as one of the Top Ten places to stay on Cape Cod, our waterfront estate has breathtaking views of over 180' of Pleasant Bay and 300' of your own PRIVATE waterfront. Plus you are directly on the water, not across the street or down the lane.This very special property is a landmark to the area and owned by the same family since it was built on the shores of Pleasant Bay 100 years ago. It had been lovingly cared for and maintained and matches the grandeur of times past with modern amenities. It is an ideal environment for multi generational family members to vacation together - or old or new friends with lots of room to spread out, enjoy each others company, yet find privacy and peace.

Down the end of an old cape cod road, then down the end of a private seashell driveway, there are no streets, traffic, or even pedestrians nearby. Pleasant Bay is reached by a pathway down the bluff in front of the house and features a deck to sit on.The Bay has a gradual sandy bottom, warm water great for swimming, floating on rafts, paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking, and walking along the shore. There are 3 acres of open lawn, 17 rms, 9 bedrms, 5 1/2 baths plus an enclosed outdoor shower with dressing room. All of the bedrooms plus the dining room and family room are air conditioned. The 2001 kitchen features a 48' Sub-zero refrigerator, Corian counters, plus the estate includes the former servants wing with a 2nd fully equipped kitchen. There is lots of room for everyone to spread out with three living rooms, game room with pool table and darts, private deck on the beach, and mooring for your boat.

The estate is on one of the highest points on Pleasant Bay offering magnificent views. You walk down a bluff to the waterfront below. There is a large crescent shaped beach at low tide. This gets covered as the tide comes in and a deck is on the waterfront to enjoy at high tide.

The nine bedrooms are really nine bedrooms - not common rooms that become bedrooms at night with pull out sofas. There are no sofa beds, futons, trundle beds, bunk beds or cots. Everyone has a personal and private space. All of the bedrooms have twins beds or queens. The master bedroom has a king bed. Each bedroom sleeps two guests except for one extra large bedroom that has three twin beds.

Beach, bed and bath linens included. No cleaning fee or taxes or hidden fees. Available by the week only from early June to late Sept. Weekends considered in April and May and October and November. June and Sept are popular for important family gatherings by the week. WIFI. See a floor plan at our web site winslowestates.com.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Ken Winslow (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

Waterfront Estate Private Beach - Special price last week Aug. & Labor Day
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Exquisite, Fascinating!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed there for my birthday. We had a fantastic time! The owners ken and ginger are awesome and were very accommodating to our needs. We had a great time. We are planning on coming back here again next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Gorgeous Views on the Water for peace on The Cape

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family spent a lovely week at the Gentle Heritage in late August. The views are spectacular of the water and surrounding land, and has a nicely-manicured lawn on which to play games while surrounded by the beauty. We could walk down the hill to enjoy a little seating area just above a small beach to launch our kayak. The home is cool in its long extended layout which reminds us of its history, with 2 kitchens and a joined wing that has its own suite and glassed in porch, tv room and dining are. Favorite spots to hang out were in the billiard room, another large screened porch overlooking the water off the Master bedroom and the main living room with it's high ceiling and architectural beams. We also enjoyed an outdoor dining patio and lounge chairs on the lawn to gaze at the stars. The property has a good number of bedrooms and bathrooms to be used by the 12 in our group. The owners also provided information for a local chef who prepared a glorious meal at the home for us...highly recommended. Definitely worth a stay for relaxation and a great spot on The Cape!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Absolutely picturesque

  • 5 of 5

Whether you are looking for the ideal Cape Cod wedding venue or a private rental for a week-long vacation, this property is perfect. The setting (right next to the water on Pleasant Bay in Orleans) is stunning, beautiful, relaxing and, quite simply, breath-taking. We were blessed with 6 straight days of gorgeous sunshine and warm temperatures - making this the most memorable vacation of our lifetime. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Natick MA 01760
5

A Beautiful Place!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped on this property, with its magnificent, panoramic view of the bay, we knew it would be perfect for our daughter’s wedding. We had visited all the best venues on the Cape and this place was special. We rented Gentle Heritage for a week and arranged for the entire wedding party to stay with us. The owners were very pleasant, organized and helpful with logistics before the wedding. With plenty of rooms and lots to do on the property, we all had a fantastic time. Gentle Heritage has great facilities, spacious common rooms, many bedrooms and bathrooms, two kitchens, a billiards room, big backyard, and two pathways leading down to the beach. The bedrooms are well-appointed and comfortable. A family member brought his boat (there is public boat access nearby) and a few of us had a great time boating around Orleans and Chatham. The wedding was fabulous. So many of our guests commented that the property was the most beautiful they had ever been to for a wedding. With its breathtaking view of the bay and surrounding area, and perfect summer weather, it was truly a special day.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Breathtaking, one of a kind home

  • 5 of 5

This house is incredible. My husband and I recently got married at the house. We had our closest friends and family stay with us for a week. All of our wedding guests were blown away with the views. The house has plenty of bedrooms and hangout space. It is also easy to access the water. We cannot wait to go back and spend anniversaries there.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Santa Barbara
5

Gorgeous views, spacious home, a MUST stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Gentle Heritage has everything you need for a memorable stay on Pleasant Bay! This home delivers on everything in the summary, other renters’ reviews, and so much more. Gentle Heritage is very spacious and allows for multiple activities to happen at the same time or you can all hang out together in the living room or, even better, the beautiful outdoor space. The view is absolutely spectacular and I recommend enjoying it as often as possible during your stay.

I rented the property for a full week and it also hosted my 75 guest wedding. It could not have been more perfect. With so many rooms the Bride and Groom can each get ready at the house without the risk of seeing each other beforehand. The yard overlooking the bay makes for the best location for both ceremony and reception. Walking down to the deck by the beach makes for breathtaking photos. So much of the estate will become a part of your special day.

The owners are so helpful! Whether just staying with your family for the week or trying to plan a wedding, they are quick to respond to any message and accommodating your unique needs. They made our stay everything we wanted it to be, and more.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
chatham
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Land Ho!
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
to Nantucket
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
public - Captains in Brewster
Nearest Train
85 Miles
boston
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
routes 28 and 39
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
many

The estate is in South Orleans equal distance between Chatham and Orleans. Chatham's beatiful Main Sreet is noted for its quaint Cape Cod feeling and variety of shops including restaurants, antiques, clothing, and surf shops. Pleasant Bay is excellent for swimming, sailing, fishing, wind surfing, kayaking, motor boating (your own or rent one) water skiing, or just walking the shoreline. The estate comes with a mooring and a skiff and oars.

Nauset Beach in Orleans has big waves for body surfing, boogie or skim boarding, surfboarding and surf casting for bluesfish and bass.

Skaket Beach in Orleans is noted for the warm salt water flats, sand bars, clamming, and is always a favorite for children. You can walk seemingly forever into Cape Cod Bay when the tide is out or just swim sand bar to sand bar when it is in.

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Rates & Availability

Orleans Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
late fall
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,600
$10,000
 
 
Spring
May 5 2017 - Jun 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$16,000
 
 
early summer
Jun 21 2017 - Jul 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$16,500
 
 
Peak Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
$18,000
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
$16,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$16,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

16000-18000 per week
Linens - bath towel sets as well as beach towels - and cleaning fees are included in weekly rental rate. Rental fees are for the stated occupancy of the house only. Group gatherings, family reunion, birthday parties, etc. constitute additional use of the property and there will be increased charges.

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Amenities

Orleans Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - outdoor shower , enclosed
  • There is a fully enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water plus a dressing room.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • The nine bedrooms are really nine bedrooms - not common rooms that become bedrooms at night with pull out sofas. There are no sofa beds, futons, trundle beds, bunk beds or cots. Everyone has a personal and private space. All of the bedrooms have twins beds or queens. The master bedroom has a king bed. Each bedroom sleeps two guests except for one extra large one that has a set of three twin beds. Two wings of the house plus the two second floor bedrooms have central air. All bedrms have A/C as well as the dining room and family room. Please see our web site for a floor plan and room sizes.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1 king, 3 queens, 11 twins, 5 1/2 bathrooms plus a fully enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water and a dressing room. Please see our web site for a floor plan with room sizes. All of the bedrooms have A/C and several of the common areas do as well.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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